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December 21, 2012

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Issue 291

AROUND BRAMBLETON BCA Management Office Closing – The BCA Management office will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Birthdays, Anniversaries & More – If you would you like to wish someone a happy birthday or anniversary in the January newsletter, or introduce your new bundle of joy, send messages/stats and photos to communications@brambleton.org by COB today! 5K/10K Group Training Program for the Brambleton Ribbon Run – JRU Coaching is leading a 12-week in-person 5K/10K training program to focus on the April 13th Ribbon Run/Walk, beginning January 22nd, meeting every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in Brambleton. JRU Coaches are dedicated to helping people achieve their race goals, increase endurance and speed, in a fun and motivating group setting. A portion of all training registration will be donated to the Step Sisters. To register, please visit www.justrunu.com and Facebook at www.facebook.com/JRUCoaching. Win a FREE entrance to the training program by emailing sandy@justrunu.com, sharing a brief statement as to why you or someone you know deserves this prize. Trash Troubles – The Association office regularly receives reports from residents about trash and recycling in Brambleton. One area of trouble is in regard to wind. With the ongoing high winds in our area, wind-blown trash and debris is an ever present problem. Association staff and contractors work to clear trash and debris from common areas. Residents are reminded that the Association's governing documents require that they clear wind-blown trash from their property. Holiday Considerations – Holiday travel time is upon us. If traveling away from Brambleton for the holiday, please lock up your house and if possible have a neighbor watch out for anything unusual. Provide them with contact information just in case you need to be reached. Click here for the Loudoun County Neighborhood Watch newsletter for ideas on how to stay safe. If staying in Brambleton, and friends and family are visiting, please be mindful of parking and remind guests to do the same. Have a very safe and Happy Holiday! Become Part of the Brambleton New Year’s Celebration! – On Monday, December 31, 2012, Brambleton will once again welcome Ringing In Hope Walk, Run & Fun, a 10K & 5K Race, and 1K Fun Run/Walk. The walk kicks off at 12:30 p.m., followed by the races at 1:00 p.m. You and your children can be a part of this festive event by helping to cheer on the runners and direct them on their way! Here’s how you can help! As a course marshal, you will be provided with:  

A course map and a location to be stationed in Brambleton with information on water locations and first aid (or your front yard if it is on the race route) Instructions for contacting emergency services


Festive blowers to help cheer on the runners! Have your children join in on the fun!

All we ask is that you have a cell phone with you in the event medical services are needed for any of the race participants. Those interested in helping should please contact the event directors at: info@ringinginhope.com. To find out more information, or to register to participate in the event itself, please visit: www.ringinginhope.com.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER Sport&Health – Secure 2012 rates before they are gone forever! Become a member in December to take advantage of the rates, plus zero enrollment fee!

COUNTY CORNER Greenway Toll Increase - Public Comment Period Open – Last month, TRIP II, which owns the Greenway, filed an application with the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to increase tolls 3.54 percent - equal to 14 - cents for a standard two-axle vehicle. The company requested the SCC approve the increase to be effective January 1st. The SCC has opened the public comment period on this request, which will raise tolls on the 14 mile highway that runs from Rt. 28 to Leesburg. Please submit comments online by going to www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Once there, click on the <public comment/notices> link, followed by the <submit comments> button for case number PUE-2012-00136. Winter Wonderland for Sandy Hook – If you are interested in helping out Sandy Hook students, the Legacy PTO is organizing a snowflake drive. The request from the Sandy Hook PTA is to make the temporary school into a winter wonderland when the students return to school in January. The Harringtons will personally drop off the Snowflakes on December 25th on their way north for Christmas. Please drop off your snowflakes at the Harrington Home: 42714 Explorer Drive, Ashburn, VA before Tuesday, December 25th at 10:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Snowflake Drive Chair, Sarah Kurtz, sarah.kurtz@mac.com. For more information and ideas on how to help, visit: http://www.ctpta.org/About-CTPTA/SANDY-HOOK-FUND.html DMV 2 Go – Can’t get to DMV? DMV is coming to the Dulles South Public Safety Center Show (25216 Loudoun County Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20152) on Friday, December 28th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, view the flyer here.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Monday, December 24th:

BCA Management Office Closed

Tuesday, December 25th:

BCA Management Office Closed

Wednesday, December 26th:

No Pick-Up Basketball 6:30 p.m.

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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