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November 21, 2012

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Issue 287

THANKSGIVING EDITION

AROUND BRAMBLETON BCA Management Office Closing – The BCA Management Office will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving – Brambleton Community Association and the Board of Directors would like to wish everyone and their families a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Holiday Open House – Please join us on Saturday, December 8th, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Brambleton Town Center Welcome Center where we will be hosting our annual Holiday Open House. There will be carriage rides, carolers, face painters, balloon twisters, crafts, snacks and a visit from Santa. We will be taking reservations for time slots for Santa with a donation made to a charity. Sign up for a time slot using this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508054EABAA2B0-santa Download the Holiday Open House schedule here. Santa Tour – The Santa Tour will be on Sunday December 2nd starting at 6:30 p.m. The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department, on behalf of the Loudoun Holiday Coalition, will be collecting items for those less fortunate this holiday season. They are looking for donations of new and unwrapped toys, clothing, canned goods and nonperishable food items! Please have these ready at the designated “Santa Stop” nearest to you. Click here for the stop list. (Please note all times are estimates!) Silver Knights Chess Winter Break Camp – Learn how to play chess from a Silver Knights chess coach during winter break. Our coaches are highly-rated professional chess instructors and have taught tens of thousands of children to play, including the state and national champions. All chess supplies provided. To register, download the form here. Routine Inspections – In the continuing effort to maintain Brambleton as one of the most architecturally pleasing and well maintained communities in this area, and in accordance with the governing documents of the Association, exterior inspections of homes and lots are ongoing throughout the year. Inspections are performed by staff of the Brambleton Community Association and are typically conducted from the property line. Staff does not enter fenced yards or access decks during these inspections. Please contact Covenants@Brambleton.org with questions regarding the routine inspection process or any other Covenants related matter.


RESIDENCES AT BRAMBLETON Upcoming Board Meeting Dates Residences at Brambleton Date: Monday, December, 3, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Community Center, Lower Level 42645 Regal Wood Drive Brambleton, VA 20148

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER Enter to Win a $1,000 Holiday Shopping Spree – The Brambleton Town Center’s $1,000 Holiday Shopping Spree Drawing runs through December 6th. Enter to win a $ 1,000 shopping spree for yourself and a $1,000 matching donation to a local school of your choice at any Brambleton Town Center retailer. No purchase necessary to win. Shop Locally at the Brambleton Town Center on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday – They’re back – Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are this week, November 23rd & 24th, and the Brambleton Town Center retailers want your support. To show their appreciation for your shopping loyalty, they’ve created special offers for Brambleton Facebook fans only, which can be found by clicking on the Brambleton Town Center custom tab at the top of the page. There’s no need to clip these coupons, just simply mention you found them on Facebook for the savings! And don’t forget to save all BTC receipts from Nov 23rd & 24th to enter Week #3 of the Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway. The Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway – The Brambleton Group has given away 3 bikes so far from Bicycle Outfitters in the Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway Sweepstakes! Next week we will give away 2 more bikes to the top two spenders in the Brambleton Town Center between Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. So save your BTC receipts and bring them into the Welcome Center between Monday and Thursday, November 26-29 (11 AM to 6 PM), so we can record your total amount spent. We will announce the 2 top spenders/winners on Facebook next Friday, November 30. And it’s not too early to start planning for Week #5’s Bike Giveaway – a Facebook photo contest! E-mail a photo of your favorite spot in Brambleton that you bike to (or walk or drive) to brambletoninfo@gmail.com before December 10th with the subject line: Bike Contest. We will post the photos on Facebook during the week of December 10th and have our fans choose their two favorites. This must be your own photo (no copying photos from our website). Learn more ways to win in the Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway on Facebook. Brambleton Town Center Commercial – Have you seen the Brambleton Town Center commercial? Check it out on Brambleton’s YouTube channel, and be on the lookout for it airing on CNN, USA, Fox News, A&E, OWN, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, Hallmark, Food Network, and a small presence on the Xfinity online site that runs through Comcast. How many of your neighbors can you spot? On December 8, 2012 Regal Fox Stadium 16 is Celebrating the Release of The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey – We are hosting a marathon of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The marathon will begin at 11:15 a.m. with The Fellowship of the Ring and will conclude with the Return of the King at 8:00 p.m. Regal Crown Club members who purchases a ticket for this marathon at the box office will enjoy a discounted ticket price of $25 for all three movies, instead of $30. They will also receive a coupon good for a medium popcorn and medium drink for only $5.


Sport&Health – Huge Black Friday Sale on November 23rd ONLY! Call 703-774-9500 for details! The UPS Store Wants to Wish You a Happy Holiday and Safe Travel – Come in today and get your 2012 White House Ornaments and holiday forever stamps while supplies last! Also as a reminder, the guaranteed delivery times for ground are suspended starting December 11th. We will also be closing on Friday November 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

COUNTY CORNER Gifts of Hope – Brambleton Presbyterian Church invites all residents to come help package and wrap 1,000 Gifts of Hope Come for homeless families living in Northern Virginia on December 23, 10:30 a.m. to Noon at Legacy Elementary School. Contact elliott@brambletonchurch.org for more information. Good Times for a Great Cause! – Join muzzleJab for a Christmas Bash on Friday, November 30th, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at Caliente. muzzleJab is a not just a clothing line, it’s a lifestyle. We are a progressive brand that benefits military and law enforcement personnel battling cancer. We will be kicking off the Holiday Season with our new muzzleJab Fall clothing line, drinks, food, DJ and silent auction! Please know that admission cost also includes an automatic Christmas donation to a local family currently fighting cancer, and is in need of our support. For more information or order tickets, please visit www.muzzlejab.com/christmas-bash/.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Tuesday, November 27th:

Finance Committee Meeting 7:30 p.m. – BCA Management Office

Wednesday, November 28th:

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

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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