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Brambleton Growing Families. Building Community. Connecting Life. July 2015

Community Association There's No Place Like Home 2016 Budget Process Design Review Application Process

Photo Credit Rum Ngo

Upcoming Events Sizzlin' Summer Concert Float n' Flicks


5 Message from the GM

Community Association Board of Directors Kim Adams President

Tony Buffington Vice President, Resident Director

6 Kids Triathlon

Meryl Bisaga Secretary/Treasurer

Brian Viola Resident Director

Tom Gurganous Resident Director

Pat Martin Director

Ric Spencer Director

7 Application Process

Management Office 42395 Ryan Road Suite 210 Brambleton, VA 20148 (p) 703-542-6263 (f ) 703-542-6266





Rick Stone

Preview all the meetings and events taking place in the month of July.

General Manager, PCAM, LSM

Christine Elansary


The electronic community newsletter is published monthly by the Brambleton Community Association, distributed via email and can be viewed on our website.



Communications To advertise in the Brambleton Community Newsletter, contact Christine Elansary via email at or call 703-542-6263.

Early bird registration is open now through August 1st. Sign up today and save!

Vacation is always nice, but coming back home to Brambleton is even sweeter.


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BUDGET PREPARATION BCA staff and committees will begin drafting the operating budget for 2016.

July 2015

SUMMER CONCERTS Check out who's playing at the Town Center this summer.


COVENANTS Before making any exterior modifications to your home, familiarize yourself with the Design Review Application process.

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13 Covenants Committee Meeting

Grand Prix Race Farmer's Market







BCA is fortunate to have a great relationship and partnership with spotlight sponsor, Little Smiles & Costa Family Dentistry.




Sizzlin' Summer Concert


NEWS FROM THE DEVELOPER For all the latest information about the development in Brambleton.


local libraries this month.


IMPORTANT INFO TO KNOW Association information that may come in handy.

A LEGACY FAREWELL Rob Duckworth bids farewell to his Legacy family.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS Numbers frequently requested.


CHILD SAFETY DAY Together with BCA, the Loudoun County Sheriff 's Office hosts its Annual Child Safety Day in August.

Float n' Flicks

Finance Committee Mtg

Welcome Billy Massey, BCA's new Facility and Grounds Supervisor.



Activities Committee Mtg

Grounds/Facilities Committee Mtg


Farmer's Market


14 Safety & Security Committee Mtg

Brambleton Kids Care Meeting

Farmer's Market


Teen After Dark Swim

Sizzlin' Summer Concert





Farmer's Market



FLOAT N' FLICKS Feature presentation for the first Float n' Flick of the year is Jurassic Park.


LIBRARY PROGRAMS Check out what's happening at our




FOR YOUR HEALTH Christopher Crowell, MD, discusses what we need to know about Meningitis.



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There's No Place Like Home I just returned from vacation, where I visited the Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks and finished it off with a night in Las Vegas. My family and I had a great time together viewing the absolutely incredible sites that Mother Nature had to offer at these three parks. We also enjoyed walking the streets of Las Vegas and taking in all that they had to offer. I will say that my teenaged kids made several observations about late night humanity which led to many questions and discussions. Not sure which they found more interesting, the wildlife at the National Parks or the Vegas “wildlife”? While we all had a great time, there is always something great about coming home. I always look forward to returning back from a long vacation. There is something about coming home that makes one feel at ease, a sense of belonging and a sense of comfort. Brambleton is that place for me on both a personal and professional level. While each National Park had its own unique beauty, opportunities and characteristics; similar features can be found throughout Brambleton if you take a moment to truly appreciate what Brambleton and our surroundings have to offer. Simple things such as the change in seasons; proximity to DC, interna-

tional airports, the beaches, and the mountains; access to uncountable recreational and leisure opportunities; a strong economy with a thriving workforce; and great communities are just a few of the outstanding perks that our region has to offer. I was reminded of this realization as I drove hundreds of miles between each park, with little more than livestock, wildlife and the occasional community in between. We are fortunate to live in an area of the United States that has so much to offer.

tle approach towards life has had an effect on our community that will continue beyond his actual presence at the school. Roy has also been a major asset to Brambleton through the years.. As our first Community Policing deputy, he has established a program that residents and the Association find invaluable. He has been a true resource to our community. Both will be missed as they take on new challenges. Their contributions to shaping our community will not be forgotten.

Another attribute that makes Brambleton great is its people. Good people make great communities. Residents, volunteers, staff, and community leaders all make Brambleton a better place to live. Regardless of how you contribute to your community, your efforts will have a positive impact on our community. That being said, I would like to sincerely thank Legacy Elementary’s Principal Rob Duckworth and Loudoun County Sheriff Office’s Community Policing Deputy Roy Ortutay for their commitment and dedication to our community. Rob has been part of our community since the Legacy doors opened. During that time he has had such a positive impact on the youth of our community and even their parents. His pleasant and gen-

Just as the canyons of Zion are shaped with every rain storm giving it new life, so is Brambleton with every person who gives back to their community. I encourage and challenge everyone to find a way that they can give back to Brambleton so that our community is a better place. Watch out! This positive behavior can be contagious. I would love to hear about the great ways you give back to the greater community of Brambleton. Please share your story with me. Sincerely,

Rick Stone PCAM, LSM General Manager



2016 Budget Preparations are Currently Underway Rick Stone, PCAM, LSM - General Manager com), and Condo Assessments (75% of the General Assessment). Once all the expenses have been projected for 2016, staff will then project the number of units that will pay assessments towards the various budget categories. The projected assessments divided by the total unit count for each month will set the various assessment categories. Setting the assessments based on the projected expenses is done to set the assessment as fairly as possible for the various unit types. This budget process is required by the Association’s Governing Documents. Residents are encouraged to become involved in the budget process at the committee level. Each committee will review current pro-

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BCA staff and Committees will begin drafting the Operating Budget for 2016. We start this process in July each year by soliciting the various committees and staff and start projecting expenses for the next year. Budgets are based on historical trends, existing contracts and related rate changes, projections of operating costs associated with new facilities, changes to reserve accounts and other miscellaneous changes that will impact the upcoming year’s expenses. The budget categories and the related expenditures are set by the governing documents. Those categories include General Assessments, Limited Common Assessments, Recreations, Single-Family Detached, Single-family Attached, Common Drives, Community Services (tele-


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grams and discuss enhancements that they want to see in the upcoming year. Staff will do the same. The budget recommendations will be assembled in one document and presented to the Finance Committee for consideration and BCA Board for final adoption. Residents with budget enhancements suggestions should discuss those with the General Manager to determine the best manner to propose their enhancement. The deadline for such proposals is August 17, 2015. Please contact Rick Stone at 703542-6263 or with all suggestions. All suggested enhancements will go before the appropriate committee and to Board for consideration. ď Ž



Design Review Application Process Elizabeth Stulga, CMCA - Covenants Manager Our office receives frequent questions about the Design Review Application process. I would like to take a moment to familiarize new and existing homeowners with the process from start to finish. You’ve decided to do a modification to the exterior of your home, i.e. a deck, a patio, a fence, etc., and you have received estimates and plans from contractors or you have decided to embark on the project yourself. Now what? You need to apply for approval from the Covenants Committee before beginning construction. Blank applications and the Design Guidelines can be found on our website -

properly review the application.

your sales documents.

When submitting an application or additional information, send it via email to designreview@brambleton. org, and please be sure to use the property address in the subject line to avoid any confusion or delays.

The Covenants Committee reviews applications on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the HOA office located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210. It is important to submit the application by the Wednesday prior to the meeting, so that it may be reviewed for accuracy. This allows time for follow up if further information is needed for the committee to

Please include any detailed drawings, photos, brochures, cut sheets and or color samples as applicable. Most importantly, the application needs to include a copy of your property plat, a certified survey of your land which identifies the dwelling, boundaries, easements, and access rights of way. The survey is most often provided at settlement and can be found with

The proposed improvement should be marked on the plat as close to scale as possible. It is preferred that this step is completed with a colored pen for ease in identifying the modification against the lines of the plat. The committee will review the application at their meeting, and a letter with their decision will be mailed to you. Please note that decisions are only provided in writing and that the correspondence from the meeting must be complete before it can be provided to the applicant. If the decision letter has not been received by Friday following the meeting, applicants may submit a request via email to designreview@brambleton. org to request the letter as an email attachment. Calls to the department directly following the meeting to find the results will cause a delay in the production of letters for everyone who submitted an application. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Stulga at designreview@ or 703-542-6263. ď Ž


A completed application would include a detailed description of the proposed improvement, alterations or changes and signatures from all adjacent and visually affected neighbors on the first page. The second page should include the applicants' initials after reading each of the 11 agreements, as well as the applicant's signature at the bottom.

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BCA Staff Welcome Sonya Farrell, Communications Coordinator

Meet Billy Massey, our new Facilities and Grounds Supervisor! Billy is responsible for the daily maintenance and upkeep operations of the Association’s facilities, amenities and common areas; and related interactions with homeowners, contractors, staff and vendors. Originally from Jacksonville, NC, where his family was stationed during his dad’s service in the U.S. Marines, he spent his summers helping on his grandad’s tobacco & soy bean farms. Billy joined the U.S. Navy at 18 and completed four cruises on the USS Theodore Roosevelt as a member of the Search and Rescue team. During his 10 years of service, he was a part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan following 9/11. As a veteran, he is an active volunteer for the Wounded Warriors Project, helping other wounded service members adjust and succeed through unique pro grams and services. Billy now lives in Brambleton with his wife and two daughters. His booming laugh, his penchant for karaoke, and his genuine enthusiasm for…. well, just about everything have been a wonderful addition to the Brambleton community, and we hope you all get a chance to say hello!! 


Sponsor Spotlight with Dr. Shane Costa - Little Smiles & Costa Family Dentistry

Brambleton isn’t just where I work, it’s where I live. It’s where my kids are growing up. This community is a part of just about every minute of my family’s life. When we moved here four years ago, my wife Virginia and I knew a few things for certain: we wanted to be active in this community with our three kids and we wanted to open our second practice here. This is where we want our roots to be. Little Smiles opened in 2013 and we couldn’t be more grateful for the community’s support. We believe wholeheartedly in giving back. One of the many ways we do that is through Brambleton sponsorships. We were blown away by how many great events Brambleton puts together for

residents. Sponsoring these events is a great way to interact with the community outside of the office. We get to show up in shorts and t-shirts and just have fun with our neighbors. Recently, we sponsored the inaugural Brambleton Brewfest and Red, White & BRAM! The Brewfest was a huge success. We had the opportunity to meet a lot of neighbors and had the best time just hanging out. Red, White & BRAM! was a beautiful Sunday evening and hundreds of kids came out to help us create an American Flag art installation (which will be on display in the HOA building). It’s events like this, where families come and join for fun, that we want to be a part of. We are already signed up

to sponsor both of these events next year! Coming up this summer you will also see us at the Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series (we’ll have some awesome giveaways) and in the fall we will be sponsoring the Kid’s Triathlon event. We are always open to hearing about other ways we can help the community. In an effort to always let our patients know how much we appreciate their business, we are planning some other great giveaways on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and through our referral program. Follow us, or better yet, stop in and say hello and we’ll tell you more! 

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their journey! Make-Over Contest Winner – Eclips Salon by Stephanie Dillenseger As part of their generous sponsorship to the Bram Brew Fest, Eclips Day Spa and Salon chose one lucky winner to receive a full make-over at their salon. The first of their Brambleton Summer Makeover Series was lucky winner, Helen! Helen entered because she wanted something new and easy to manage, as well as something that would impress her husband. She had the same style for the last twenty years, and being a busy working mom - not much time for herself. Helen was absolutely

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open for anything and super excited. She wanted something easy to take care of. Robin cut over 6 inches off her hair and drastically changed her color to a rich chocolate brown. Yer applied her makeup and finished her new look. After the team was done she was very pleased with the result! Helen was great to work with and she looked beautiful. Humans of Brambleton: Matt Partlow Humans of Brambleton is our blog feature that focuses on one of the many interesting personalities that call Brambleton home. If you’re interested in being a future Human of Brambleton, email us at! This month’s Human of Brambleton is Matt Partlow. You may have seen Matt at the Sport&Health at Brambleton Town Center or as a neighbor lending a helping hand. Matt originally moved to Brambleton in search

of more space for his family (and a basement to muffle his son’s drum set) and came to love the sense of community here. We chatted with Matt about being neighborly, golfing, and his participation in the upcoming World Police and Fire Games. What do you particularly like about living in Brambleton? We love the community, the atmosphere, the Town Center. Most of all we love our neighbors. We have a lot of neighbors with kids around us and we love watching them play. I try to make as many of their baseball games as I can. It’s a really nice community and we like it. What keeps you busy? What do you do day-to-day? I work two part time jobs. One at the Sport & Health at the front desk a couple of days a week. And then I work part time for the county of Loudoun. I retired back in 2011 from Loudoun County and was recently

It doesn’t take up half the day. So a lot of times I try to get out there a little after three o’clock. The price is reasonable and I’m home in time for dinner. Do you have any advice or tips for anyone looking to live at Brambleton? Be ready for lots of activities and things to do to get involved. [In] other places you might see people in the community and they get home from work and just go home and stay inside, come out the next morning and go straight to work. I think Brambleton tries to change that, whether it’s to be active on a trail, enjoy a concert at the Town Center, head to the local gym, going to a roving dinner, whatever. They try to get people to be neighborly. I think sometimes we lose sight of that. For instance, I have no young kids, but I was storing a bike for someone the other day because their son’s birthday was today. I think we lose that. Sometimes people don’t know what their neighbor’s names are…Brambleton tries to change that, to bring people together. That’s a great insight. Speaking of things to do, is it true you’re competing in this year’s World Police and Fire Games?

offered a part time position with them to come back and do some work, so I work a couple of days a week there as well. And then the golf course keeps me busy the rest of the time (laughs). It’s the only reason I work those other two jobs. What course do you golf at the most? Brambleton. I like putting some exercise to it. I’m an advocate of nine holes because you can finish in an hour and a half or two hours.

I am. I have a friend that I used to work with at Loudoun Fire and Rescue who got me involved. I never even thought about the games hosting a golfing competition, but my friend asked me if I wanted to play. I think it sounds awesome.

people from other countries who are coming to the place that I’ve lived all my life and they’ll be really excited to be here. Last question: have you ever hit a hole-in-one? I’ve been about six inches away but I’ve never hit a hole-in-one. I’m not sure if it feels worse to get up there and see it six inches away or six feet away, you know? Well, maybe at the Games! (Laughs) You know, it’s funny, some people can play for years and never get one, others play for two years and get their first hole-in-one. Closest I’ve been was a par 5 that I chipped in for an Eagle. That was a pretty good feeling. Town Center Tidbits •

Eclips Salon and Day Spa of Ashburn is this month's Spotlight Retailer. Stop by the Welcome Center during the month of June to enter for a chance to win a hair color & cut service as well as a "TRY ME" product basket!

Need to Cool Off? - Be sure to stop by Froots two hours before or during any of Brambleton’s Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts to receive 20% off any smoothie, shake, wrap, griller, or salad!

Hot off the Press! The Brambleton Town Center is debuting a brand new newsletter to help keep you up to date with all the downtown happenings! Feel free to stop by the Brambleton Welcome Center to pick up your copy today or you can view online here.

Barre Yo Presents T-barre for Teens - Join us at the Brambleton Amphitheater, located at Emberbrook Circle, for a special barre

What are you most looking forward to at the WP&F Games? I get the opportunity to play golf a lot, but I don’t always get to play with a firefighter from Spain or a policeman from South Korea. I think that will be the neat part - meeting


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Summer is Right Around the Corner and it's the Perfect Time to Get the Whole Family in for a Dental Check-up! - Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry has extended summer hours. Now is the time to get your smile summer ready. Little Smiles is a proud sponsor for Red, White and Bram. Be sure to stop by and see us. We'll have lots of fun activities planned for both kids and adults. Call (703) 542-7000 for more information. Bloo Dental Offers Oral Surgery We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia to our practice. Dr. Bhatia is a board certified Oral Surgeon with years of training at leading centers in the world. He completed his residency training and fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Brooklyn Hospital Center and associated Cornell School of Medical Sciences. He is offering oral surgery services for all ages in our office, including wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement. If you would like to make an appointment with him, please call our office at 703-327-5533. Come Try Bella Ballerina's Popular Barre Classes! A new session of Barre starts soon. Register on-

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Brambleton's Home of the Week is Miller & Smith's Quick Delivery Home the "Orion" Homesite #4024 for $603,350*- July Delivery! Elevation 2 Orion, 2-car garage, 3 finished levels, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sought-after walkout lot with fenced backyard, rear screened-in porch, contemporary gray shaker kitchen cabinets with Corian counters, cararra ceramic tile backsplash, stainless steel chimney hood, floor-to-ceiling stacked stone fireplace in Great Room, 5" plank hardwood floors on main level, walk to the pool! Contact Debbie Paschal at 703.327.0736. Also, check out about their Blue Sky Bonus here!

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Represents a 2% decrease from a year ago (June 2014)

June 2015 Average SOLD Price for Brambleton Single-Family Homes = $730,634*

Town Homes: •

Towns and Villas are both priced from the low $400s

Miller & Smith South Lawn increased the base price of their Tremont by $5k (approx. 1%)

Van Metre Devonshire Collection (Sect 24 villas) has decreased nearly 3% – now starting at $422,290*

Van Metre increased the base prices of their Townsend Collection (Sect 33) by $5k (approx. 1%)

Van Metre Brixton Collection’s Plan L (Sect 33) is no longer available

Average Base Price of a Brambleton Townhome = $472,624*

Represents a less than 0.1% decrease over last month’s numbers (May 2015)

Represents a 2.5% decrease from a year ago (June 2014)

June 2015 Average SOLD Price for Brambleton Townhomes = $515,843*

Only one Van Metre Northstar Collection home remains – The Portsmouth model home, priced at $899,000*

Brambleton Sales

Average Base Price of a Brambleton Single-Family Home = $657,381*

SF Homes = 1,986

Town Homes = 1,946

Condos = 799

Represents a slight increase (0.3%) over last month (May 2015) This is because the lower priced homes in the Northstar Collec-

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Project to Date Sales = 4,731 (opened Sept. ‘01)

2015 Year to Date Sales = 200 •

SF Homes = 61

Town Homes = 139

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Farewell from a Beloved Principal Rob Duckworth, Legacy Elementary Shcool, 2005 - 2015

June 22, 2015

Dear Legacy Parents, As I am preparing to pack up my office, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for 10 of the best years of my life. What a joyful experience it has been to join you in a partnership established for educating the students at Legacy. The reality is that it was so much more than just educating our students; we did life together and grew our school to be a safe place filled with love, honor, respect, and into an amazing institution of learning. As the saying goes, it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure. Through all of the laughter and tears, challenges and successes, this great adventure has positively impacted thousands through the years and I am grateful for the privilege of being a part of it from the beginning. I am both humbled and in awe for the amazing send off and gifts that you have given me as I retire. Words cannot express my gratitude for your trust, friendship, and generosity. My wife Charlene and I will plan a trip of a lifetime with your gifts and will think of you with great fondness and thanks for years to come. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing something this incredibly special for us. I have spent several hours reading every card and note given to me. Thank you for taking so much time to share your thoughts and well wishes with me. From the student assembly, open house, personal conversations, cookies, and many other precious gifts, I leave Legacy with countless memories and a special place in my heart for everyone associated with our school. My thoughts and prayers for Legacy will continue as I move on and I so look forward to hearing of great things to come. Thank you again for you investment in our school and community. Brambleton is one unstoppable village! With deepest gratitude, Rob

Brambleton Community Association would like to thank Rob for his partnership with the community and his commitment and devotion to the children, families and staff of Legacy Elementary. Wishing you all the best in your next adventure!


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Bring your rafts and floats Friday, July 17th for an evening viewing of the classic thriller The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Free popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase.



Ashburn and Gum Spring L Library Program Highlights for JJuly Ashburn Library Mondays, 7:00 PM - Live performances for all ages sponsore sponsored by the Loudoun Library Foundation, Inc. July 1 – 18 - Teen MiniCon Art Contest submit original work to Rust Library before 2:00 PM on July 18. Digital art may be submitted by email em to RustLibrary@ July 1 - 31 - Write On! Short Story Contest for Adults: Entries due d by July 31. Contest guidelines online: July – August 15 - Teen Film Competition: Create an original short film that will be shown to a live audience, with prizes awarded to the top 3 films and an " dience Choice Award." Contest guidelines online: library.loud STORYTIMES: 10:00 AM; Thursdays & Babygarten Storytime (ages 0-18 months) - Mondays, 10:0 Saturdays, 11:00 AM Wednesdays & ThursToddler and Terrific 2's (ages 18-36 months) - Tuesdays, We days, 10:00 AM Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) - Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:00 11 AM Musical Storytime (ages 0 & up) - Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 1:30 1: PM PM; Saturdays, Family Storytime (ages 0 & up) - Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:00 7 10:00 AM - Saturday, Open Door Sensory Storytime (preschoolers and up with a caregiver) ca June 20, 2:00 PM BOOK CLUBS: Adult Book Club: Tuesday, July 7, 7:00 PM - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 7:00 PM - Ms. Marvel Graphic Novels/Comics Books Club: Wednesday, July 1, 7:0 (Vol.1) No Normal by Willow Wilson Teen Lit Book Club: Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 PM - It’s Kind of o a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini Programs: One-on-One Technology Training - Get help with internet and an computer basics, and job searching. Call for an appointment. Art on Exhibit – Acrylics by Ken Lacey


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“Like” us on Facebook, and get our recent updates. pdates. Tuesdays, 7:00 PM and Thursdays, 10:00 AM - ESOL English Conversation Group:: An informal conversation group for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 PM - #locohangout: Play games, make things or just hang out. For teens only. July 9, 7:00 PM - Successful Self-Publishing: Learn what it takes to find your audience ience and develop a marketing plan. Presented by author and writing coach David Hazard. d. July 15, 2:00 PM - Super Smash Bros Wii U Tournament for Teens: Are you the bestt player in Loudoun? Win this qualifying round to represent Ashburn Library at the finale on August 14. July 31, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Busy Parents Library Playdate: Coffee and conversation rsation for adults, toys and playmates for kids.

Gum Spring Library July 1 - 18 - MiniCon Art Contest for Teens: Submit your entry before 2:00 PM on July 18 to Rust Library. Digital art may also be submitted by email to July 1-30 - Art on Exhibit: Photography by Jasmine Sanders n@library. July 1 - 31 - Write On! Short Story Contest for Adults. Email your entry to writeon@library. Contest guidelines are online or visit the branch. July – August 2 - Lights, Camera, Action! Film Competition for Teens: Create an n original short film. Contest guidelines available online Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - Live performances every week sponsored by the Loudoun un Library Foundation. Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM - Reading Buddies Storytime: Teen volunteers read d aloud to young children. Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - ESOL: English Conversation Group: Informal group for non-native on-native speakers to practice speaking English. All levels welcome. July 17 – August 22 - Flora of Virginia: An exhibition from the Library of Virginia showcasing Virginia’s natural environment and the history of botanical illustration and art. July 27, 7:00 PM - Flower Gardening: Learn about soil, sun exposure, color schemes, mes, form, texture, maintenance and more from a Master Gardener. July 28, 3:00 PM - Diary of a Superhero: Write your own diary with the help of fun n exercises based on superheroes.


23362 Virginia Rose


42755 Conquest

23224 Hales Trace

42502 Cardinal Trace

42677 Emperor

22812 Edson




42499 Rockrose

23102 Bronstein

22667 Settlers Trail

Sale: $355,000



Ask Me About My Neighborhood Rental Properties

101 Transactions in Brambleton & Counting!

Heather Gosman

Award-Winning Neighborhood Realtor P: 703-201-1891 E:

Gateway Brambleton 42365 Soave Drive, Suite 200 Brambleton, VA 20148

Rental: $2200





List Price $664,990 $575,000 $369,900 $399,900 $624,900 $669,400 $459,900 $289,900 $740,000 $689,900 $300,000 $689,472 $444,900 $333,000 $599,990 $379,000 $469,900 $599,999 $424,500 $600,000 $479,000 $589,999 $315,000 $574,900

Type Detached Detached Townhouse Townhouse Detached Detached Townhouse Garden 1-4 Floors Detached Detached Townhouse Detached Townhouse Townhouse Detached Townhouse Townhouse Detached Townhouse Detached Townhouse Detached Townhouse Detached

Beds/Baths 6/5.5 4/3.5 3/3.5 3/2.5 5/3.5 4/3.5 3/3.5 3/2.5 4/4.5 4/4.5 3/2.5 4/4.5 3/2.5.5 3/2.5 4/3.5 3/2.5 3/2.5 5/4.5 3/2.5.5 5/3.5 4/2.5 3/3.5 3/2.5 5/3.5.5

Close Price $650,000 $575,000 $369,900 $385,000 $625,000 $670,000 $462,900 $287,000 $742,000 $678,500 $285,000 $679,472 $442,500 $333,000 $601,000 $370,000 $470,000 $600,000 $417,000 $600,000 $479,000 $589,999 $308,750 $561,000

Seller Subsidy $0 $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,000 $0 $1,000 $0 $0 $3,000 $6,300 $5,000 $0 $7,500 $2,000 $1,200 $4,000 $0 $5,500 $10,000 $0 $0

Source: MRIS, All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed

Come To The

Ashburn Ice House For Summer Fun

Summer Camps Learn To Skate Classes

Hockey Skill Classes Birthday Parties Public Skating Public Skate Admission Rates: Adults (13 and up): $8.00 - Children (Under 13): $7.00 - Seniors: $5.00 Skate Rental: $5.00 - Group Skate: $8.00 Large groups are always welcome. Call for rates and times.

Always the Coolest Place in Town


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July 2015

21595 Smith Switch Rd. Ashburn, VA 20147 703-858-0300


Important Info to Know Brambleton Community Association

P.O. Box 11983 Newark, NJ 07101-4983

and security within Brambleton.

42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210 Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 703-542-6263(p) 703-542-6266(f )

Trash Collection

Notary Service

Trash: Tuesdays & Fridays Yard Debris: Tuesdays (March - Dec)

Available by Appointment Only - please call 703-5426263.

Recycling: Fridays AAA: 703-818-8222

Notary service is free to Brambleton residents for the first two documents, with a $2.00 fee per document thereafter. Non-residents will be charged $2.00 per document. BCTV, FiOS Channel 42 After Hour Emergency Contact

BCA Drop Box

A drop box is available after hours and is located outside To report a concern after nor- of the Brambleton Communimal business hours, please ty Association office building, call 703-385-1133. located at 42395 Ryan Road. Board of Directors Residents may drop off archiMeetings tectual applications, commitBoard of Directors meetings tee applications, etc. Assessare held at the BCA Manage- ments will not be accepted. ment Office located at 42395 Neighborhood Watch Ryan Road, Suite 210. If you see something suspiUpcoming Meetings cious or criminal, immediately call LCSO at (703) 777-1021 Tuesday, August 4, 8:15 AM Tuesday, October 5, 8:15 AM or 911 if it is a crime in progress. Assessment Mailing Subscribe to the resident Address sponsored B_Alert@BramBrambleton Community bleton FB page to be linked Association to the group that is focused and concerned about safety c/o FirstService Residential

Photo ID required. Witnessing on documents will not be provided by the Brambleton Community Association. Virginia notaries are not authorized to certify true copies of birth, death or marriage certificates. Only the Division of Vital Records/Statistics may perform such a certification. Social Media "LIKE" the Brambleton Community Association on FB, follow us on Twitter, and download our App from iTunes and Google Play. ď Ž



Important Numbers Community Management Contacts Brambleton Community Management Office

703-542-6263 703-542-6266 (f )

Residences at Brambleton (FSR)


Summerfield Condo (CMC)

703-327-4818 703-542-5845 (f )

Town Center Brambleton Welcome Center


BCA Services AAA Recycling & Trash Removal




Verizon - Activation/Account Changes/Billing/Disconnect (M - F, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)


- Repair


- Questions/Assistance w/


- Assistance w/ Suspension of Service


Utility Contacts Dominion Electric - North of Ryan Road


NOVEC - South of Ryan Road


Miss Utility


Washington Gas


Water/Sewer: Loudoun Water


County Contacts


Emergency: Fire/Rescue/Police


Animal Care & Control

703-777-0406 540-882-3984 (f )

Building Permits


Post Office, Ashburn - 44715 Prentice Drive


Sheriff : Non-Emergency


Sheriff : Traffic Hotline


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July 2015

Babysitter Directory The BRAM Sitters list is always being updated, and if you would like to be added to our directory, feel free to call the HOA office at 703-542-6263 Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM or email Make sure you leave your name, age, any certifications, telephone number, and address for proof of residency in Brambleton.



Telephone Number

Megan O’Sullivan (F,C,N) Ariana Abousaeedi (F,C,B) Megan Scalzo Christian Jessup (C, B, F) Emily Sola (B,F,C) Bradley Ace (F,C,Infant C) Malena Llanos (F,C) Erica Llanos (B,C) Erin Donahue (B,F,C) Esha Rawat Alexis Haycraft (C) Audrey Haisley (F,C) Bailey Moore (B,C,F) Lauren Cohen (B) Kristie Gogo Kirby Shultz Ashley Kucuk (C) Shaelyn Mullaney (C,F) Dina McAleer Christin Hensley Carly Hensley Sophia Travers (B,F,C) Hailey White (B,F,C) Antonia Pelligrini (B,C) Eve Thompson (B) Rachael Bissett Olivia Bissett Jessica Koch (B) Hanna Weinstock (B,C,F) Haley Jessup (F,C)

25 16 15 17 15 16 17 12 14 16 17 18 17 15 21 22 17 25 21 15 13 13 14 12 12 16 14 13 13 17

571-233-7165 703-732-6411 703-946-0125 703-327-7890 703-863-3023 703-327-3866 703-728-6714 703-542-7363 703-439-7405 703-722-2839 571-436-1871 571-839-7355 571-527-6060 703-901-0028 703-307-7555 520-240-0427 703-975-3892 540-533-3304 703-722-2258 703-327-5151 703-327-5151 703-822-3041 703-327-3529 703-786-7212 443-632-6584 703-507-9426 703-508-0602 703-327-4767 571-442-7893 703-726-8938


(B) Taken a Babysitters Course (C) CPR certified (F) First Aid certified (N) Nanny or daycare experience

* The Association makes no representations about these individuals except that they have given permission for their names to be published. We do not endorse or promote a single sitter. Please contact the specific person for his/her rates and abilities.



Committees Activities Committee

Upcoming Meetings:

Membership: Open

July 13, 7:00 PM

Upcoming Meetings:

August 10, 7:00 PM

August 18, 7:30 PM

Safety & Security Committee

July 15, 7:30 PM

Chair: Dave Pavlik Financial Advisory Committee

Membership: One Seat Open

Chair: Open

Upcoming Meetings:

Brambleton Kids Care

Membership: At chartered capacity

July 14, 7:30 PM

General Membership: Open

Upcoming Meetings:

August 11, 7:30 PM

Upcoming Meetings:

July 28, 7:30 PM

August 19, 7:30 PM

July 20, 7:30 PM Grounds & Facilities Committee

September 21, 7:30 PM

Chair: Walter Berkey Covenants Committee

Membership: At chartered capacity

Chair: Mike Dorrity

Upcoming Meetings:

Membership: At chartered capacity

July 21, 7:30 PM

Associates In Eyecare

* All Association Committee meetings are held at the BCA Management Offices, located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210. Location and date changes will be announced in the Friday Flash. Please visit http://www.brambletonhoa. com/committees or contact, call 703-542-6263 for more information on joining a committee.

Stone Ridge/South Riding

Optometrists, PC

Eye Exams For The Entire Family • Contact Lens Fittings • Eye Emergency Services N

Belmont Ridge Rd.





Evergreen Mills

Gum Springs Rt. 50

Stone Springs

Harris Teeter

South Riding

Stone Ridge


Stone Ridge Village Plaza 42015 Village Center Plaza Suite 103 Stone Ridge, VA 20105 (Next to Harris Teeter)


Dr Lindsay Plett

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July 2015

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August 2015

Brambleton Growing Families. Building Community. Connecting Life.

Sizzlin' Summer Concerts

August 2015

Float n' Flicks Community Association

We want to hear from you! Interested in submitting a community article for consideration? Please send an email to communications@ for more information.

Photo Credit Stephanie Lee

Upcoming Events Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts Float n’ Flicks



Meningitis: What You Should Know Christopher Crowell, MD - Medical Director, StoneSpring Emergency Center The April death of a local high school student from meningitis made the news and also brought concerns about the disease. Although the disease is rare, here’s what you need to know to recognize meningitis and get treated promptly.

often with altered mental status. The person may be confused, or very tired. These symptoms worsen dramatically in the first couple of days, which often differentiates this disease from the common cold or flu.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the cover that protects the brain and spinal cord. It’s usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. There are several types of meningitis. Bacterial meningitis, caused by one of several types of bacteria, is the most severe form of meningitis and can lead to brain damage or death. The good news is that this form of meningitis is very rare today thanks to vaccines against the bacteria that are given to infants and young children as part of a standard vaccine schedule. These are highly effective, safe vaccines that have dramatically reduced the number of cases we see in the emergency room.

If you think you or one of your family members has meningitis, see a doctor right away. Any newborn with a fever also should be evaluated for possible meningitis. Either call your primary care physician for guidance, or head to the nearest ER. The ER can evaluate your symptoms and perform a spinal tap procedure to rapidly test the fluid in the spinal cord for meningitis. If it is meningitis, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics, antiviral or antifungal drugs, depending on the type of meningitis. However, most cases will lead to a hospital admission. Bacterial and fungal meningitis will require intensive treatment and monitoring while viral meningitis requires only supportive care.

Viral meningitis, caused by a virus, is the most common form of meningitis we see today. The typical symptoms are similar to those of bacterial meningitis and include fever, headache and stiff neck,

While you can get meningitis at any age, the people at highest risk of developing the disease include infants and young children under five years of age, and those with weaker immune systems, including


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July 2015

organ transplant patients, diabetics and people with HIV. My colleagues and I often hear concerns from parents about their children being in school with someone else who had meningitis. Casual contact like being in the same hallway as someone with meningitis does not put you at any increased risk of getting meningitis yourself. However, kissing, or sharing cups and eating utensils with someone who has meningitis does increase your risk of the disease. To protect against contracting viral meningitis and other viruses, make sure to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the crook of your arm, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces if one of your household members is sick. For more information about meningitis, visit and search our health library. Christopher Crowell, MD, is the Medical Director at StoneSpring Emergency Center and a board certified emergency physician. Dr. Crowell has been with the StoneSpring Emergency Center since it’s opening in September of 2013.



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