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August 17, 2012

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Issue 273

AROUND BRAMBLETON Float n’ Flicks Next Friday – Join us at the Community Center pool on Friday, August 24th from 8:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. to watch “Dolphin Tale”. Popcorn will be provided, and other snacks/drinks will be available for purchase. Please check Facebook for the most updated info and possible cancelations due to weather. Contact beth.huck@brambleton.org for more information. Sizzlin’ Summer Concert – Blues and Kazoos –The next concert is on Thursday, August 23rd, a “Blues and Kazoos” themed night featuring blues/jazz/funk/hip-hop group, The Kelly Bell Band. The first 200 kids will receive free kazoos. This is a BYOB event, beer and wine only. ID’s and coolers will be checked at the gate. This is our last concert of the Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series. We hope to see you there! Doggone Wild Pool Party – On Sunday September 9th, we invite all spayed and neutered dogs to join us for our Doggone Wild Pool Party from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Animal Emergency Critical Care will be there with information and giveaways, and Woofies mobile pet groomers will be onsite for free nail trims. The cost of this event is $5/dog. Due to space restriction we will have to limit the amount of dogs in the pool at one time. Those who have pre-registered will have priority. Download the registration form here and the flyer here. Plenty of Volunteer Spots Left for Kids Triathlon – We are very excited about the First Annual Brambleton Kids Triathlon, which will be held on Saturday, September 1st. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Special Olympics of Loudoun. In order for this event to run as smooth as possible, we could use your help! If you are able to lend a hand for one or two shifts, please take a moment to register here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054AA8AE1-brambleton. Thank you in advance! Street Closures and Detours for Kids Triathlon – There will be several streets closures and detours on Regal Wood Dr, Legacy Park Dr, Ashton Woods Dr, and Lantana Dr (by the Community Center) on Saturday, September 1st from 7:00 - 10:30 a.m. For the safety of the children participating, please take precaution when driving around the Community Center and Legacy Elementary School. Please click here for more information on the street closures and detours. Please contact christine.elansary@brambleton.org if you have any questions. Brambleton’s Covenants Committee is Seeking Volunteer – To achieve membership capacity, the Committee is seeking one additional member. Please see the Committee’s Charter for eligibility requirements and the outline of the responsibilities of the Committee. If you are interested in the opportunity, the Committee invites you to attend an upcoming meeting to meet the current Committee members and experience a meeting first hand. Upcoming meetings are currently scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2012 and Monday, October 1, 2012. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the management office located in Brambleton’s Town Center. Interested candidates will need to submit a Letter of Interest and a completed Committee Member Application to the management office or to


Covenants@Brambleton.org and can contact the management office at 703-542-6263 with any questions or for more information. Playing by the Rules – We would like to remind everyone of the community’s rules regarding trash collection:    

Trash is collected on Tuesdays and Fridays and Recycling is collected on Fridays. Trash and recycling are to be placed in containers with tight fitting lids. Containers are to be put out for pick-up no earlier than the evening (after 6 p.m.) before the day of the scheduled removal. Containers are to be stored out of view, following pickup, on the day of the scheduled trash removal. Trash containers and recycling bins are not permitted to remain in a location visible from a neighboring property, except on days of trash collection.

Next Community Update Meeting – The Brambleton Group’s next open house meeting to discuss the latest vision for Brambleton 2012-2020 will be held next Wednesday, August 22nd from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 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!

FiOS News @ Brambleton Verizon is Offering Brambleton FiOS Internet Service Subscribers an Upgrade in FiOS Internet Speed to 50/25M, at No Additional Cost to You – Please complete the FiOS Internet upgrade questionnaire by selecting the following link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FiOS_50M25M_Internet (or copy and paste the web link into your Internet browser) to communicate whether or not you would like to receive the free upgrade. Your completion and submission of the questionnaire will facilitate your request for the 50/25M upgrade. You will not need to place the order by any additional means. In the event you are interested in obtaining an upgrade in Internet speed in excess of 50/25M, you will need to place the order with the Verizon Service Fulfillment Center (SFC), which can be contacted by calling the following phone number: (800) 501-1172. Additional fees will apply.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER The Pat Sommers Rockshop will be performing a FREE Acoustic Classic Rock Summer Show at the Brambleton Amphitheater on August 25th at 7:30 p.m. Caliente will be hosting a pre-show party featuring food and drink specials beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Pat Sommers Rockshop is Northern Virginia's premier audition only youth rock music program for teens. The show will feature three Loudoun County Teens including Brambleton's own Eric Levy on drums and bass. This is the last outdoor show of the summer so bring a blanket and chair and enjoy an evening of music. **NO BYOB at this event!** Johnny Rockets – We are in association with Volunteers of America, a collection point for "Operation Backpack". Their mission is to help homeless children get the necessary items to go back to school. You can help by stopping by our restaurant anytime during business hours and drop off school supplies: backpacks, notebooks, paper, pens, etc. Last year, there were more than 8,000 new filled backpacks from drives across the country. Getting an education stands as the number one problem affecting homeless children, but our community can band together to provide the supplies they need to get an education every child deserves. Summer Savings at Northern Virginia Orthodontics! – Only two weeks left to take advantage of our summer special. Call today and schedule your complimentary consultation and enjoy $400.00 off full treatment before August 31! Dr. Zach Casagrande is the leading Invisalign/Invisalign Teen provider in Northern Virginia and offers flexible financing and zero


down payment options. Visit us on the web at ashburnsmiles.com or give us a call at 703.327.1718. Offer is good through August 31, 2012.

COUNTY CORNER GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazards – GE Appliances is recalling about 1.3 million dishwashers in the United States to address a fire hazard that may result from an electrical failure in a heating element. The dishwashers were sold under GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile, and Hotpoint brand names. Many Brambleton residents have been affected by this recall. For more information, please visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12244.html. Help Support Brambleton Schools! – Target is giving back to schools with “Give with Target”. Want to help our kids? It's easy. Our Brambleton schools can receive up to $10,000 in Target Gift Cards for books or any supplies we need. Wouldn't that be great? All we need to do is vote for our school each week until September 8th. For every 25 votes our schools receive, Target will send a $25 gift card. Find out more and vote at www.Facebook.com/Target. Thank you! Visit https://givewith.target.com to vote for Creighton's Corner Elementary School, Legacy Elementary School, Stone Hill Middle School and Briar Woods High School! Public Hearings on Proposed Toll Rate Increases Along Dulles Toll Road – Three Public Hearings have been scheduled to inform and solicit comments from the community on proposed toll rate increases along the Dulles Toll Road. The public comment period on the proposed toll rate increases will run from August 17 through September 16, 2012. During that timeframe, links to an “On-Line Open House” and an on-line public comment form will be available on the Airports Authority website at www.mwaa.com/tollroad. These public hearings will be conducted in an open house format, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., as follows: Thursday, September 6, 2012 Stone Bridge High School - Cafeteria 43100 Hay Road Ashburn, VA 20147 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 South Lakes High School – Cafeteria 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191 Thursday, September 13, 2012 Spring Hill Elementary School 8201 Lewinsville Road McLean, VA 22102 There will be informational exhibits about the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, the cost and financing of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, the Dulles Toll Road and potential improvements that may be made to the Toll Road, the revenue anticipated to be raised as a result of the proposed toll rate increases, and how this additional revenue will be spent. Representatives from the Airports Authority will be present to discuss these items.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Sunday, August 19th:

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


Tuesday, August 21st:

Board of Directors Meeting 8:15 a.m. – BCA Management Office Grounds and Facilities Meeting 7:30 p.m. – BCA Management Office Kids Triathlon Clinic 6:00 p.m. – Community Center Main Level Toastmasters Meeting 7:30 p.m. – Community Center Main Level

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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