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June 29, 2012


Issue 266

AROUND BRAMBLETON RED, WHITE, and BRAM is Tomorrow! – Join your neighbors tomorrow, June 30th, for a pre 4th of July celebration on the Brambleton Town Center Plaza! Enjoy concerts, food vendors, fireworks, family friendly field day games and a Dodge Ball and Volleyball Tournament. Due to the extreme heat forecasted, feel free to bring sun canopies and/or umbrellas for shade. View the event flyer here. Please see information regarding the tournament below and DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE TOURNAMENT!!!! - for the Dodge Ball Tournament - for the Volleyball Tournament BRAM Gear Sales – BRAM gear will be available for purchase at Red, White and BRAM. Just look for the tent with BRAM t-shirts in navy blue, red, light pink and newly added green and fuchsia! Adult and youth sizes available. Car magnets, water bottles and hats will also be on sale. BCA Management Office Closing – The Brambleton Community Association management office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Please contact Armstrong Management with any urgent requests at 703-385-1133. Verizon Customer Service Center – Please be advised that our customer service center will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, and will resume normal hours of operation Thursday, July 5, 2012. Community Update Meeting – The Brambleton Group is hosting a series of open houses over the next couple months to discuss the latest vision for Brambleton 2012-2020. The second meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 3rd from 11:00pm to 1:00pm at the Brambleton Welcome Center. To register for this event, please RSVP, so we can assure that adequate space is available. We hope to see you there! Paving Updates – The Developer has begun paving sections 16 and 17. The Paving Schedule Map identifies which streets will be paved on certain days. Please note the following schedule as identified on the map: Green Streets = 7/6 and 7/9; Yellow Streets = 6/29, 7/2, 7/3; Pink Streets = 7/3, 7/5, 7/6. The schedule may be affected by weather, equipment breakdowns or other factors beyond the contractor’s control. Please keep clear of all equipment and active operations during this time. Map Link:

Float n’ Flicks – The first Float n' Flick is scheduled for next Saturday, July 7th at the Community Center pool starting at 8:30 p.m. Feature presentation, Dolphin Tale, will begin at 8:30 p.m. Bring your floats and enjoy the flick, while you munch on some fresh popcorn! Other snack items will be available for sale. Scoop the Poop! – Scooping your pooch's poop isn't just a courtesy, it's the healthy and environmentally sound thing to do. The Association has received several recent reports of concern regarding a lack of attention to this necessary chore. Picking up after your dog is not only easy, it's the law. Here are some easy steps for dealing with your pet's waste: 

The first step is to always carry a plastic bag with you when you walk your dog. Re-using an old newspaper delivery bag or plastic grocery bag works well.

Using the bag like a glove, you can then pick up the pet waste, turn the bag inside out around the waste, seal the bag, and dispose of it in a trash can or one of Brambleton's many pet waste receptacles.

Don't place the bagged or un-bagged pet waste in a storm drain or hose the pet waste towards storm drains as they drain directly to a stream, river, lake or other water body.

BCA Trash and Recycling Survey – Recycling of household waste has increased due to single-stream recycling and the acceptance of more materials that can be recycled. Brambleton Community Association will be negotiating a new trash and recycling contract which will affect collection throughout the community for the next 5 years. Please take a couple of minutes to complete this 12 question survey and provide us with a better understanding of your household’s needs. Your feedback and comment on this matter is appreciated and valued. Thank you. SURVEY LINK -

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER Eclips Salon and Spa – Eclips is celebrating their 2nd year anniversary here in Brambleton and would like to say "Thank You". Stop by Eclips on the 14th to enjoy special treats and free give-a-ways! During the month of July, guests will be able to spin "THE WHEEL OF FUN" at check-out. Spin for free products, discounts on retail items and percentages off your next service! Everyone will be a winner!! July is also Guest Appreciation Month, which means any guest who tries a NEW service will receive 25% off! So don't let July pass you by without stopping by Eclips!! Sport&Health – Summer Sale ends June 30th! Zero enrollment fee on ALL memberships. Ask how to get JULY FREE! Call 703-774-9500.

Nick’s Corner Grill – Nick's Corner Grill will be closed from Monday, July 2nd - Wednesday, July 11th. We will reopen on Thursday, July 12th at 4:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience, but are currently in the process of remodeling as well as transitioning our current menu into a new Mediterranean menu! We hope you try out the new menu when we re-open!

COUNTY CORNER I Want to Display Fireworks in My Back Yard. Are Certain Fireworks Illegal to Possess? – Yes. In Loudoun County, any firework that explodes, rises into the air, moves across the ground or shoots projectiles into the air, is illegal to possess in Virginia. These devices include firecrackers, roman candles, pop bottle rockets, as well as shell devices used at public displays.

Although it is fairly easy to obtain these items by going across state lines, possession and use of these devices is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia. Depending on the classification of the device, federal explosives charges could also be imposed for interstate transport. The Fire Marshal's Office recommends that only fireworks sold at retail stands in Loudoun County be used. They may not be used on public property, including streets and roads. These fireworks have been tested to ensure they are suitable for consumers and are on an approved list maintained by the Fire Marshal's Office. Fireworks Safety – To report an emergency, please call 911. For non-emergency concerns related to the use or storage of fireworks, contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshall at 703-7378600. Their website has details on permitted fireworks and additional safety tips. 6.pdf


Brambleton Farmer’s Market 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Sport&Health Parking Lot (Olympia Side)

Wednesday, July 4th:

BCA Management Office Closed

Thursday, July 5th:

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert, Jah Works 7:00 p.m. – Brambleton Town Center Plaza

FEEDBACK WELCOME! Please forward any comments or suggestions pertaining to the FLASH or HOA. For all the latest information, please check our community Intranet. ____________________________________________________________________________ Brambleton Community Association 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210 Brambleton, VA 20148 703-542-6263 (o) 703-542-6266 (f)

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