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September 28, 2012


Issue 279

AROUND BRAMBLETON Call For Board Candidates – The Call for Candidates deadline is next Friday, October 5th. Any resident interested in running for one of the two board positions this fall should submit their nominating petition to the Association by the deadline. Further information on the director’s responsibilities, nominating requirements and overall election process can be found on the community website. Neighborhood Campout Tomorrow!! – Our neighborhood campout is tomorrow, Saturday September 29th! The Loudoun Hounds will be joining us with “Hollywood Night with the Hounds” and will be providing activities for the kids, including a visit from Fetch, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. They will show the movie “Rookie of the Year” starting at 7:00 p.m. It is free to participate in the activities provided by the Hounds, but please bring items to donate for the school supply drive! Campsites are $15 each should you choose to stay overnight. Reserve your spot: *IMPORTANT* You must check-in prior to setting up your campsite. Check-in will begin at 3:00 p.m., no earlier. For additional questions, please email 8th Annual Fall Festival – Volunteers Still Needed! – Brambleton Fall Fest is next Saturday October 6th, from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy concerts, rides and amusements, kids’ activities, vendor marketplace, food vendors, beer and more! The cost is $10 for children 3 and up, Adults are $5, and children 2 and under are free. If you bring your Brambleton or Summerfield pool passes, you will receive $5 off per family (2 adults and their children). We still need to fill some volunteer spots. If you are willing to lend a hand, please sign up here: For additional questions please email Brambleton Day Parade – A parade will kick off our Fall Fest on Saturday, October 6th. We are looking for organization, clubs, scout troops, etc. that would be willing to participate. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bikes or wagons to show your Brambleton Pride. We would also like to showcase Brambleton’s pet population with a “Mutt Strut”. If you would like to participate please sign up here: Fall Wine Tour – Saturday, November 3 from 10:00am - 5:00pm; $65/person, price includes transportation and tastings. Tour stops include: Willowcroft, Bogati, and 8 Chains North. Bring a picnic lunch or plan to purchase lunch at one of the stops. Call the vineyards or visit their websites for current offerings. The bus will leave the community center promptly at 10:00am. Registration Required! Please contact Beth Huck to register or for more information at: or 703-542-6263. Purchase tickets at: Teen Halloween Party – Enjoy a teen only Halloween themed dance party on Saturday October 27th at the Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wear your best costume

and enter contests for cool prizes. Brambleton teens are free and guests are $5. Sign-up is required: Fall Community Yard Sale – The community yard sale will be held on Saturday October 13th. If you have items you would like to sell, you have two options. 1.) Sign up to be added to the list of participating homes or 2.) Reserve a space in the Community Center parking lot to sell your items at the marketplace. Spots at the marketplace are $5 each. You can sign up for both options at: Calling all 18 Month – 24 Month Olds (and their parents)! – A neighborhood mom would like to start a regular weekly playgroup for this age range. Contact Jill Nolton (; 703 327 7305) if you're interested. Jill will contact you separately with details. Playing by the Rules – Within Brambleton, residents are responsible to ensure the daily operation of exterior light fixtures which are designed to operate automatically. These fixtures include carriage lamps and some garage light fixtures. Community- wide inspections will be conducted within the next week and notice will be provided to all properties with non-operational fixtures at the time of inspection. If you are experiencing trouble after attempting to replace the bulbs, some suggestions to consider are:  

Check the breaker or GFI switch associated with the fixture. It could be that the breaker or GFI switch may need to be reset. The sensor or photocell may need to be replaced. These typically have a life span of a few years. Most national home improvement stores have them in stock or an electrician can perform the replacement.

If these steps do not restore the light to operation, an electrician may be necessary to further troubleshoot the problem or if you are still under your builder's warranty they may be able to assist you.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER Nick's Corner Grill, a Taste of the Mediterranean is excited to have D.J. Xenia on Friday and Saturday nights to introduce the beginning of our weekend entertainment! Sport&Health – Final membership sale before the holiday season! Join by September 30th and receive zero enrollment fee AND October FREE Save the Date: October 19th Verizon HMC Happy Hour! – Interested in an innovative approach to monitor and control your home using a computer, smartphone or your Verizon FiOS TV? Stop by the Brambleton Welcome Center on Friday, October 19th from 5:30-7:30 for the Home Monitoring and Control (HMC) Happy Hour! Enjoy a cool refreshing drink, tasty appetizers, and chat with Verizon reps who will be on-hand to demo their HMC equipment and answer all your questions. Also enter a drawing for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming Redskins' game. See you there! You are Invited to the Go Bananas Gives Back - Shop For A Cause Event! - Shop any day between Sept. 23-28 and Go Bananas will donate 10% of your purchase to one of these participating groups located within Brambleton: Creighton's Corner Elementary PTA, Legacy Elementary PTO, Girl Scout Troop 1752 and Brambleton Step Sisters. Simply tell them at check-out the name of the group you are supporting and they will keep track of the rest. (Sorry, no coupons, other offers or Banana Bucks may not be used during this community outreach event.)

COUNTY CORNER Step Sisters' Scramble - ONE week left to register! – ATTENTION GOLFERS!! Are you Tee'd off about Breast Cancer? Then join us for the first annual Step Sisters' Scramble Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by AIS - The tournament will be held Friday, October 12, 2012, 9am at Bristow Manor Golf Course and includes a day of golf, food (breakfast and post-tournament buffet), unlimited beverage cart, prizes, awards, fun and charity! Net proceeds will benefit breast cancer awareness and research. Register at or via the Step Sisters website, and click on "golf tournament". Only ONE week left for online registration, so register TODAY!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Sunday, September 30th:

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

Monday, October 1st:

Covenants Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m. – BCA Management Office

Tuesday, October 2nd:

BCA Board Meeting 8:15 a.m. – BCA Management Office

Wednesday, October 3rd:

Adult Only Pick-Up Basketball 6:30 p.m. – Legacy Elementary School

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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