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Brambleton Growing Families. Building Community. Connecting Life. June 2014

Community Association Development and Bond Release Brambleton Corner Pool Staff Covenants Update

Upcoming Events Sizzlin' Summer Concerts Unplugged at Beacon Crest


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A LOOK AT THIS MONTH

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

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POOL STAFF Meet the Brambleton Corner pool staff and newly hired Aquatics Coordinator.

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MESSAGE FROM THE GM 9 There is so much to look forward to in the community this summer.

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Here you will find a listing of all the Brambleton's community pool hours.

DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Many factors contribute to the ongoing successful development in Brambleton.

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POOL HOURS

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UPDATE ON COVENANTS Find out what's new with Covenants.

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Unplugged at Beacon Crest

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Farmer's Market Finance Committee Meeting

Brambleton Grand Prix

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Red, White & BRAM

Summer Concert

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Farmer's Market

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SUMMER EVENT PREVIEW

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Check out all the events taking place in June!

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GRAND OPENING

Meet the Safety & Security committee.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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B_FIT AND HEALTHY Resistance training is an important regimen to add to your routine.

BE ACTIVE IN POLITICS

CAMP COUNSELORS Get to know the summer camp counselors.

Check out what's happening at the Ashburn and Gum Springs libraries this month.

Get to know your Board of Directors.

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LIBRARY PROGRAMS

INFANT/CHILD/ADULT CPR Sign up to take the upcoming CPR class, scheduled for June 10th.

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

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the Brambleton Corner Grand Opening.

SAFETY & SECURITY

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We can't wait for the concert series! Save the date for all the bands coming to Brambleton this summer.

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SUMMER CONCERTS

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

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A MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

Summer Kick Off anyone can see what g r e a t things are happening in Brambleton. I look forward to release of our mobile app which is anticipated in the next 30-60 days.

To state the obvious, there is a lot happening in Brambleton! With summer approaching, there are a lot of things to do in the community. Have you signed up for summer camps and programming? Have you taken a walk, jog or bike ride on our 10 miles of trails? Have you visited the new Brambleton Corner Pool or other pools? Are you ready for the summer concerts or the Red, White and BRAM Festival? These are just some of the events and activities that are available to residents. Visit our new website (www.BrambletonHOA.com) to find out details on these activities and others that are happening this year in Brambleton. Speaking of new website, I am proud to announce that the Association has launched its new site. I am very proud of this site as staff has worked hard over the past year to research vendors, select, design, update and release the site. We believe the clean look, ease of use and functionality will bring people back to the site so that they can access important community information. We have eliminated the password requirement to improve transparency so everyone and

The release of the new website would not have been possible if it was not for the efforts and focus of our Director of Residents Services, Rosemarie Linder and our Communications Coordinator, Christine Elansary. I would like to thank Rosemarie and Christine for their focus and dedication to this project. Their commitment and efforts were essential in the overall layout, implementation and release of the site. Thank you for keeping me and the rest of staff on task when it came to this important community tool. I am looking forward to a great year at our community pools. Brambleton Corner Clubhouse & Pool opened for the time this past Memorial Day Weekend. This facility is a great addition to the community. The Developer has once again gone above and beyond their proffered requirements to provide us with a gorgeous facility with extensive landscaping. The facility will provide another place for residents to swim or sunbathe; the swim team with enhanced amenities for their meets and practices; a large clubhouse for community meetings and private rentals; and there is a grand lawn that will allow neighbors

to gather or provide another location for mid-size events and activities. I would like to thank Bill Fox, Steve Schulte, Kim Adams and the rest of the Brambleton Group for including input and feedback from the Association to assure that this facility will meet the demands of our growing community. This partnership has enhanced this community amenity for all residents’ enjoyment. It takes a lot of planning, coordination and work to open a facility such as the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse & Pool. I would like to recognize the efforts of our Community Lifestyles Manager, Beth Huck for her efforts to open this facility. She had only a day and a half between receiving the occupancy permit and opening day on Memorial Day weekend to make this happen. I would also like to thank BCA Maintenance Tech Stan Swart, HLS and AAA/Republic for their efforts to accomplish this task. I believe Brambleton has one of its best summers in front of us with new facilities opening, great events planned, miles of trails, a new website and great staff in place who are ready to serve its residents and community. I’m excited for the summer and look forward to another great season. As always, please don’t hesitate to let me know how things are going. I can best be reached by email (Rick. Stone@Brambleton.org), or through our website’s new RequestTracker or by phone. I look forward to seeing you at our events this summer; don’t hesitate to say “hi” or stop by to introduce yourself. Hope you have a safe and great summer. Sincerely,

Rick Stone PCAM, LSM

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Development and Bond Release Process Rick Stone PCAM, LSM - General Manager There are many factors that contribute to the ongoing successful development of Brambleton. One topic that residents often have questions about is the development and bond release process. This process has many “players”, can be confusing, and the timeline for the process can vary. In consideration of this, the outline below was created to provide a very high level, general overview of the process. The intent is to offer an explanation of the various organizations involved and to provide a better understanding of how it all comes together.

BASIC TERMINOLOGY Builder(s) – There are numerous home builders in Brambleton such as Miller & Smith, Winchester, Beazer, Pulte, Van Metre, etc. The builders are responsible for all improvements on a residential lot as contracted by the new homeowner and as required by the developer. Such improvements include but are not limited to the home, landscaping, driveway and sidewalk. County – Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is responsible for the rezoning of the properties and any special exception requests that are submitted by the Developer. Loudoun County’s Zoning and Building & Development Departments are responsible for the proffers, permitting and oversight of the development as approved by the Board and required by industry standards. Developer – Brambleton’s devel-

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oper is the Brambleton Group. They are responsible for designing and building the infrastructure for the community which include elements such as delivering the subdivided lots to the Builders, constructing the streets and storm water management systems Homeowners Association (HOA or BCA) – BCA is responsible for the covenants, maintenance and management of the Association, its common areas and facilities, and properties within the community. BCA’s responsibilities are defined through its governing documents.

THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS The Developer takes the lead in the development process. They begin the process by acquiring the land and in the case of Brambleton, rezoning that land through the County to allow for the density and use that most urban planned communities require. Once the land is rezoned, the Developer will begin to pull permits which will allow them to start building the infrastructure (such as water, sewer, gas, electric, telecommunications, streets, etc.) and subdividing the lots for residential use. Once the infrastructure is in place the developer typically sells the finished lots to the Builders. Once the lot or a section of lots has been purchased by the Builder, those lots are made available to prospective residents for the purchase of their new home. Builders

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typically start the construction of new homes once a sales contract has been finalized for that lot. The build process for most homes is around 4 months with many factors impacting this timeframe. Once the home and improvements are completed on the lot, the new homeowner will go to settlement and the house becomes a home. The homeowner becomes responsible for all improvements on their property once they take ownership. During and after the settlement phase, the Developer continues to be active in completing the required elements such as landscaping, street lighting and final paving. The timing for installation of landscaping on the common areas varies. Street lights will be installed once all homes are constructed within a section. They are typically installed at intersections. The final coat of asphalt is one of the last tasks the Developer performs before bond release. They do this so the various construction activities will not damage the finished asphalt. Just prior to the final paving, the Developer will break & replace sections of defective sidewalk, curb & gutter and driveway aprons. All this work is done in preparation of the bond release process.

THE BOND RELEASE PROCESS Once the Developer and Builders have completed construction of their improvements as noted in the development process above, the Developer will begin the Bond


Release Process. As part of that process, the Developer will notify the County, VDOT and Association that all work has been completed and that the section is ready for acceptance. During the process various organizations will inspect the conditions of the bonded improvements made by the Developer to confirm that they were constructed as planned and to an industry accepted standard. During the inspections, the various agencies will create a punch list of items that the developer is requested to address. Once the developer has addressed the items on the punch list, they will request a re-inspection of those items. The Association is also involved in the Bond Release Process and has a formal Common Area Acceptance

procedure in place. BCA Staff and a member of the Grounds & Facilities Committee will inspect all improvements on the common areas and determine if there are any deficiencies. Any deficiencies on the common area will be addressed prior to acceptance by the Association. Once a section is ready for acceptance, the BCA Board will review the punch list and actions taken. This process assures that the condition of the common area will not require funding from the Association to perform basic developmental responsibilities. The Bond Release process is lengthy and can take many months. The conditions and age of the improvements within a section have an impact on the process. Residents can expect the process to take 12-24

months and may experience minor inconveniences as punch list items are corrected. Once the section is off bond, the Developer will have minimal responsibility for the improvements. VDOT will be responsible for the roads with route numbers. The Association becomes fully responsible for the common areas and its improvements. This overview contains a lot of generalizations. There are always exceptions to any process and these processes are no different. One of those exceptions is the communities that are annexed into Brambleton. In this case the Developer and Builder are the same entity. All questions regarding the Development and Bond Release processes should be directed to the Association at HOA@Brambleton.org. 

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LIFESTYLES

Brambleton Corner Pool Staff & BCA Aquatics Coordinator Beth Huck CMCA, AMS, CFEA - Community Lifestyle Manager Tracy Herbstritt, BCA Aquatics and Facilities Coordinator Tracy is new to the BCA team and will be assisting the Lifestyles Department with both aquatics and facilities operations during the summer season. She is responsible for the day-to-day inspections and interaction with the lifeguard staff to assure that a higher level and uniform service is delivered to every resident who attends each of our three pools. She will also oversee the operations of the new concession stand at the Brambleton Corner pool and will assist residents that make use of the buildings and pools for private rentals. Tracy has lived in Brambleton since 2008 and has four children that also keep her busy with their hectic schedules. She enjoys attend-

ing their swim meets, regattas, and voice and piano concerts. When not busy working or shuffling her children, she enjoys spending time with her husband, shopping with her children and gardening. Kristen Booth, Area Coordinator for Crystal Aquatics I'm 22 years old and I recently graduated from JMU with a bachelor's degree in marketing. In my free time I like to read, run/ go to the gym, and hang out with my friends and family! My favorite thing about working at a pool would have to be getting super tan, and my least favorite is cleaning the filters at Beacon Crest. Can't wait to have a great summer! Kelly Stancik, Brambleton Corner Pool Manager My name is Kelly Stancik, and I am

a sophomore at George Mason University. For fun, I enjoy hikes and long walks on the beach. I've been a lifeguard for 4 years and my favorite part of lifeguarding is getting to know all the patrons at the pool and my least favorite thing is opening at 5:30 AM. Michael Kennedy, Brambleton Corner Assitant Manager Hi, my name is Michael Kennedy, and I am a sophomore at Providence College. I like baseball and watching sports. My favorite part about lifeguarding is being in the sun. My biggest pet peeve is when kids are running on the pool deck while I'm in the stand. ď Ž

CHANGE TO POOL BREAK RULES FOR 2014 Due to Federal Fair Housing requirements, homeowner associations, condominiums and apartments can no longer hold pool break periods based on age. In an effort to maintain a safe environment and remain in compliance with these requirements, Brambleton Community Association will implement an all-inclusive 10-minute pool break period for the 2014 season. New for the 2014 Pool Season: Pool break periods will be shortened from 15 minutes to 10 minutes at all BCA pools. During this period all patrons will be required to exit the main pool; not just those patrons under 16 years of age. The break period for all pools will be held the last ten minutes of each hour of open swim. Breaks may not apply to private rentals, community events or swim team use. Brambleton Community Association thanks all its pool patrons for their understanding and compliance with this federal requirement. Any questions pertaining to this change can be directed to Beth Huck at 703-542-6263 or beth.huck@ brambleton.org.

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Brambleton Community 2014 Pool Hours Community Center

Beacon Crest

Brambleton Corner

School Hours May 24 - June 13 Monday - Friday

12:00 PM- 8:00 PM

4:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Closed

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Peak Summer Hours June 14 - August 3 Everyday

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Early Morning Lap Swim June 16 - August 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday

5:30 AM - 7:00 AM N/A

N/A 7:00 - 10:45 AM

Swim Team Practice, M - F

Late Summer Hours August 4 - September 1 Everyday

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Monday - Friday

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Saturday and Sunday

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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Post Season Weekends September 2 - 14

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COMMENTS ON COVENANTS

Update on Covenants Elizabeth Stulga, Covenants Manager The Covenants Team has had a very busy year! There have been many changes and additions to the department’s responsibilities. I am very excited to share what the team has been up to and what the focus will be in the upcoming months.

Staffing In February we were sorry to see Elaine Llanos leave the role of Covenants Advisor, to pursue other goals. We wish her well in her new endeavors. In April; however, we were happy to have Shantil Moyer join the team as Covenants Advisor. She is a great addition to the staff and we welcome her as she gets to know Brambleton.

Comprehensive & Proactive Inspections We continue to do comprehensive inspection throughout the community. Already conducted this year were inspections in the Overlook, Section 22, Section 12, Town Center Residential and Belmont Trace. These inspections

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consisted of 793 Single family and Townhome units. These inspections note any modifications on the property and research is done to make sure the proper documentation is on file with the Association. The inspectors are currently doing comprehensive inspections in Section 21 before continuing into Section 18.

Violation Activity Covenants Inspectors complete proactive inspections such as trash, grass and carriage lights on a regular basis. They also inspect as a result of a concern. Year to date, 1723 notices to correct were sent to Brambleton residents. The chart to the right shows the violations by category, 2014 YTD.

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Resale Inspections Resale inspections are conducted when a resident orders a Resale Disclosure package when they are selling their home in Brambleton. In 2012, 116 of these types of inspections were conducted. In 2013 there were 174 inspections, reflecting an increase of 33%. As of May 2014, 93 resale inspections have already been


conducted and projections are on pace for an increase of 30+%.

Communications & Covenants The Covenants department now has new and improved ways of communicating and educating Brambleton residents. The Brambleton Channel, FiOS 489, offers regular Covenants

segments. "Covenants Corner" is a monthly segment filmed in the Association office. In this segment information about inspections, common concerns received by my office and any other pertinent seasonal or time sensitive information is conveyed. The second segment is "Keeping Brambleton Beautiful", where local experts share information and knowledge on a variety of subjects pertaining to subjects pertinent to Brambleton residents in an effort to make our homes beautiful and to answer common concerns received by my office and the offices

of our vendors. Check out the latest segment with AAA Trash and Recycling. The Brambleton channel can also be seen on our “new and improved” website www.brambletonhoa.com. There is no need to log in anymore, just click and view. For any covenants related information click on Resident Services – Covenants. On the main Covenants page, you can access a copy of the Revised Design Guidelines and the Design Review Application. You can also access information about the Covenants Committee, the Design Review Process, Covenants Administration, Home Based Businesses, Community Inspections and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. The team is always here to answer any questions you have and look forward to assisting residents in any way we can. 

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EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING

June Event Preview

Dana Vinci, Events and Programming Specialist Brambleton is known for having one of the most action packed summer events planned throughout Loudoun. Since November of 2013, we have been busy planning for the summer and now that summer has finally melted all the snow it is time to go outside and play! Here is a quick overview of what you can expect to see this month.

rock the night. This is for grades 6th12th grade. Rising 6th and graduating 12th are welcome. Be sure to bring your pool passes to get into either of these events. FREE EVENT. Guests $5 per person.

area and family activities on Olympia Dr and Legacy Park. FREE EVENT.

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– Summer Kick-off– 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse & Pool. Summer is officially here once this event starts. It is the end of school and pools are open. We will have games, prizes, concessions, water slides, and music . FREE EVENT. Brambleton residents only.

– Unplugged with Phil Kominski - 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM at Beacon Crest Pool. Enjoy a relaxing evening listening to some beach music/Jimmy Buffet style while sipping on your beverage. Bring some food, beer, and/or wine and enjoy the night. Glass will not be allowed on the pool deck. You will need your pool passes and ID’s will be checked at the door. FREE EVENT. Brambleton Only.

– Sizzlin’ Summer Concert - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM at the Town Center (gates open at 6:00 PM) Featuring The Doyle Brothers. Their style is a sweet modern cross between the Everly Brothers and Bruno Mars, enjoyable for all ages. This is a community favorite because not only is it free but you can bring in your own food and drinks (beer and wine). We will have a pizza truck and shaved ice on site for purchase. Please bring your ID’s if you are bringing in alcohol. FREE EVENT.

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– Teen Pool Party 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse & Pool. It will be teens only at the pool. There will be free pizza and soda plus DeeJay to

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– Bicycle Grand Prix - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at the Town Center. This is a new and exciting event for Brambleton. Come watch professional bicyclists speed around the town center throughout the day. At noon they will start the kid’s races. Sign-ups for the kids' race will be that day. We will have a nice viewing

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June 28th – Red White & BRAM - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. This is a Brambleton staple! It has everything for the family: live music, food, drinks, games, dunk tanks, fireworks and more! TICKETS: $5 per person. (2 and under are free). 


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Meet Brambleton's Safety & Security Committee Members As the most recently formed committee of the Brambleton Community Association, the Safety & Security Committee has been focused on learning about the Association’s current practices, becoming familiar with the roles and responsibilities of the various entities responsible for providing related services to the community and developing a survey to be introduced in the coming months. Although Brambleton is only 11 years old, the members of this Committee have collectively lived in the community for just over 40 years. Members live in various sections of the community and are in tune with what’s happening in the community and in the schools serving Brambleton. For example, Dave Pavlik, Committee Chair, has lived in Brambleton since the early days and has always taken an active interest in security within the community. Dave initiated the Neighborl-r, front; Geri Wardlow, Dave Pavlik, Daniel Miller; l-r, back; Kevin Pullen, Russ Wall, Jim Nuttall hood Watch program in Brambleton. Dave’s involvement as a volunteer and in the community was recognized by Brambleton’s Board of Directors when was awarded the Distinguished Community Service Award. The Association is grateful for the dedication and commitment of resident volunteers that make up each of the advisory committees. For more information about the activities of BCA’s Committees, see the Committee page on our newly designed community website: http://www.brambletonhoa.com/238/Safety-Security-Committee

Securing Your Home Rosemarie Linder CMCA, AMS, PCAM - Director of Resident Services Are you counting down the days for school to be out and planning to head out of town for summer vacation? BCA encourages residents take a moment to make plans for securing your property and belongings before heading out. We’ve compiled a list of tips and a variety of resources for you and suggest that taking a few of these precautionary measures before leaving can help to protect your home while you’re away. •

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Be sure to lock all windows and doors and use your security system if you have one. Park your vehicle inside of your garage and even turn off the automatic garage door opener to deter unauthorized access too.

they pick up mail, flyers, and any deliveries. Remember that most burglaries happen between 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, so it’s a good idea to have someone stop by during the day as well. •

Consider hiring a house sitter or ask a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your home. Request that

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To maintain the appearance that the home is occupied, invest in a few timers and set lights to go on and off throughout the evening and nighttime hours. Check outside lighting too. Spend a few minutes unplugging the televisions, irons, coffee makers and other appliances to protect them from power surges and perhaps save a little on power costs. Social media is a great way to share your plans with your friends but refrain from broadcasting your trip too widely. You can share the details when you’re

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back safe and sound. For more ideas on how to secure your home and plan a safe trip, see the latest Neighborhood Watch newsletter offered by the Loudoun County Sheriff ’s Office at http://sheriff.loudoun. gov/index.aspx?nid=135 The LCSO also offers several services to help residents with general safety and security. One of these services is a Crime Prevention Security Survey. This is a physical inspection conducted by a deputy sheriff to evaluate property from a crime prevention and security perspective. The deputy will make recommendation on how you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim. This is a free service. To schedule a security survey of your home or business please contact Major John Fraga, john.fraga@loudoun. gov. 


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Meet the Summer Camp Counselors Dana Vinci, Events and Programming Specialist Summer 2014 is filled with great programming here in Brambleton. Most of the time the little ones are very excited about summer camp but sometimes they can be a bit nervous because they don’t know who their counselor will be. In order to help calm those nerves we have put together a quick biography of many of this year’s counselors. If you would like to know more about the camp or the counselor, please contact the camp directly. You can find their information on our website. Go to www.brambletonhoa.org and select "programming". Hi! I am Matt Jones, Summer Camp Director for Bricks 4 Kidz. I grew up in Leesburg, Virginia and I am a Middle School Social Studies Teacher at St. Theresa School in Ashburn. I graduated from Longwood University in 2012 with a major in History and Social Sciences with a concentration in Secondary Education. I have taught in Richmond, Virginia, Lunenburg County and Prince Edward County. One of the most rewarding things about working with kids and teaching would most definitely have to be the” a-ha” moment. The moment when all of a sudden the content clicks and a student understands what it is that you want them to comprehend. I am looking forward to an amazing fun filled summer! My name is Eddie Street, Summer Camp Director for Bricks 4 Kidz. For the past year, I’ve enjoyed working as a Bricks 4 In-

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structor supporting several schools in the Ashburn/Leesburg area. I'm originally from Texas, but I grew up in Vienna, VA, attended Archbishop Carroll HS in Washington, DC, and recently graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Journalism. Now, I’m preparing to take the LSAT in September. During my free time I play sports, relax with family, and work as a freelance journalist. I’m totally convinced that this year’s summer camp will be awesome!!! So let’s have FUN! Hello Brambleton! My name is Addie Schafer and I am a recent graduate from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in English and Theater as well as a Master’s in Elementary Education (certified pre k- 6th grade). I have involved myself in educational as well as professional theater in the greater DC Metro Area as well as in Williamsburg where I spent my college years. I have worked with students internationally in Belize as well as Honduras and am accepting a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Scholarship in Malaysia this next school year. “The difference [will be] dramatic” as Drama Kids International preaches. I espouse by using drama as an educational tool for children to build foundational academic and professional skills to pave a pathway for their bright futures! I look forward to teaching drama camp for the second year in a row and working with your creative and spectacular students! My name is Alexandra Zinda and I’ve been working for MathTree for the past several summers (since 2007). The President of MathTree, Lynn Sal-

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vo, was my math tutor when I was in school and has been very influential in the strategies and approach that I use toward teaching math to my students. I have enjoyed teaching the MathTree curriculum to my students because it is engaging and provides them with a hands-on multimodal approach to learning math. For example, playing Go Fish and using combinations of dominoes to find all the sums to ten. In addition, the curriculum is individualized to meet my students’ unique learning needs and is also developmentally appropriate. I strive as a teacher to plant a love of math in my students by teaching them fundamental building blocks and skills, such as the importance of understanding place value, that will grow and develop over time. I’m looking forward to teaching for MathTree this summer at the Brambleton Community Center and working with your students! Hi, my name is Gigi Carpio and although I have worked with OTA before, I am excited to have this as my first summer as a counselor! This past school year I worked as a teaching assistant for kindergarten and first grade at Rolling Ridge Elementary, and fell deeper in love with teaching. I plan on returning to NVCC this fall to pursue a degree in education. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time being


active! I am very energetic and have the best time using that energy in a positive, productive manner- whether that be dancing my heart out at a Zumba class or taking hikes with friends. Family time is also extremely important to me, as I am one of five children and consider my mom my best friend! My passion has always been working with kids, and I cannot wait to get to know everyone coming to Brambleton this summer. Let's make this a summer to remember! Hi, I am Jenna Aschenbach and this will be my second summer working the Brambleton summer camps! I just completed my second year at the University of Mary Washington where I am studying International Affairs and worked as an Intramural Official. I played varsity soccer and basketball all four years at Herndon High School. My favorite part about working at Overtime Athletics is being able to teach the kids new things and watch them grow over the summer. I look forward to another great summer! Hello, my name is Ben Simpson and this will be my second year working at the Brambleton camps! I am a rising senior at George Mason University majoring in the Communications field. At GMU I am the play-by-play radio broadcaster for the Women's Basketball Team and the Sports Director of the campus radio station WGMU! I really enjoy being able to teach kids about fitness and sports, while hav-

ing tons of fun. I am looking forward to another excellent summer! Hi there. I am Lisa Sheffer and a rising sophomore at Radford University. This will be my third summer returning to the Brambleton area to work our Overtime Athletics summer camps. It is always exciting seeing familiar faces come back to join us year after year, however, I think the real prize is meeting new kids who will no doubt fall in love with our program and want to return next year. Being a coach for Overtime Athletics means putting your best foot forward and connecting with the kids while running each game and sport with them. That’s what I plan to enjoy doing with yet another summer off Legacy Park rive. Hello everyone! I’m Gayle Basso, your KidzArt Instructor for the half and full day camps at Brambleton. This is my third summer of KidzArt camps in Brambleton and I look forward to every day of summer fun! I have been creating art all of my life! I was fortunate to discover KidzArt, and have been teaching KidzArt classes to kiddos of all ages, from 3-75+, for 6 years. In fact, I have loved the experience so much that I’m now the KidzArt director and owner with my husband Tom. My children, Tyler (24) and Leah (18) have assisted me in KidzArt camps and they look forward to helping the campers in artistic fun again this summer! My biggest reward is having campers return to camp each summer and having my kids share in the KidzArt experience with me, creating wonderful memories and awesome works of art!

Hi, I'm Silver Knights Chess! I partner with elementary schools, middle schools, and community centers to teach chess to thousands of children each week. I teach students of all different levels, from total beginners to national champions. I run tournaments, where students can compete both individually and as members of their school’s team. This is my third summer teaching chess camp at the Brambleton Community Center, and I can't wait to teach your child! Hi, I’m Tanya Vanderheiden and I am very excited to teach a Musical Theatre camp in Brambleton! I received my Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from LeesMcRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. I have been working in the field of performing arts as a music, drama, and dance instructor since 2007. I have performed in a variety of musicals and plays with a variety of professional theater companies, including Washington Savoyards, Kennedy Center, Blair Mansion, Horn in the West, Tweetsie Railroad, and more! I was also a singer and dancer aboard Spirit Cruises. Some of my favorite roles include Grace in Annie, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, and one of the daughters in Pirates of Penzance. I most recently performed in StageCoach Theatre Company’s production of Love Notes. I am currently directing and performing in StageCoach’s production of a Salute to the 1940s-Musical Revue which will come to the stage this July! When I am not directing or acting, I work as a music teacher at Phoenix Children’s Academy. I am looking forward to a fun week of camp! 

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INFANT/CHILD/ADULT CPR AED Course Tuesday June 10, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Held at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse, 42255 Palladian Blue Terrace **Residents Only, at this time** "The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR Course" This class is designed for people who need to be certified in CPR. To name a few; teachers, coaches, daycare providers, lifeguards, or professional caretakers. During this course, an instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their adult, child and infant CPR and AED skills practice and testing. In addition, you will learn how to assist an adult, child, and infant who is choking. This class will run for approximately 3-4 hours. The cost is $85/person. Upon completion of this course you will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for 2 years. Please email Beth at beth.huck@brambleton.org for more information. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054eabaa2b0-infantchildadult1

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BCA Board of Directors Resident Directors

Front row (l-r): Meryl Bisaga, Kim Adams, Pat Martin Back row (l-r): Ric Spencer, Brian Viola, Tony Buffington, Tom Gurganous

The business and affairs of the Association shall be managed by the Board of Directors (Board). The Board shall have all the powers and duties necessary for the administration of Association affairs as defined in Article 4, Section 4.1. of the Association Bylaws. Those duties include but are not limited to, providing goods and services; hire/fire management staff ; collect assessments; adopt rules; enforce documents; obtain necessary insurance; prepare/adopt annual budgets; borrow money; manage common areas; and other duties consistent with association documents and practices. The full listing of duties can be found on pages 6-10 of the Association Bylaws. To contact Brambleton Community Association staff with general information requests, please use HOA@Brambleton.org. To Email Brambleton’s Board of Directors, please use BOD@ Brambleton.org. Where available, individual Board Member email addresses are provided below.

Meetings

Meetings are held at the BCA Management Office, located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210. Upcoming Meetings Tuesday, June 10, 8:15 AM Tuesday, August 5, 8:15 AM

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Tony was a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps from '98 - '02 and now serves as a Supervisory Special Agent for a local Federal Law Enforcement Agency. He was previously on the Grounds & Facilities Committee and is currently a Commissioner for the the Heritage Commission. Tony and his family moved to Brambleton in 2011, and they couldn’t be happier. Tom and his wife, Darcy, moved to Brambleton in 2006. They have three very active young sons. Prior to his election to the Board of Directors in 2010, Tom served on the Covenants Committee. Tom is a graduate of the University of Virginia and University of Baltimore School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar. A 10 year resident and previous Covenants Committee member, Brian serves as Vice President on the BOD. Prior to moving to Brambleton, he served as the President and Director of the Courts of Fox Mill HOA in Reston, a 115 home community where he helped oversee all HOA dues and negotiated several community-wide contracts.


Being Active in Politics Brian Viola, Vice President Another year, another situation where we here in Brambleton are pitted against another neighborhood in what should be an easy and obvious decision for our local Board.

wouldn’t recycle a quote I’ve used in a previous article, but this one seems spot on for this year’s fight. This is from the 2009 Huffington Post by Paul Hogarth.

Last year, it was the School Board in a redistricting battle over Briar Woods High School, this year it’s with the Board of Supervisors over the placement of the Dulles Air Cargo, Passenger and Metro Access Highway.

“Local government has a bigger impact on our lives than most of us realize. As one local candidate for public office once said, "local government can make the difference between an unmitigated disaster -- and just a regular disaster." The big decisions are made at the federal and state level, but local government is where the rubber hits the road -- where we make decisions like allocating stimulus money, or blunt the damage of draconian budget cuts that come from the top. It's where zoning laws can make a crucial difference in what gets built in your community. Local politicians are far more accessible -- and a small but vocal group of citizens can show up at City Hall and have enormous power.”

Most of you have probably heard about what’s going on. I’m sure a lot of you are sick of hearing about it so I’m not going to write another article urging you to do what I already know you are prepared to do. What I will do is again share a quote from an old article I found online one day that seemed rather appropriate given what we here in Brambleton have been through lately. Normally I

Seems appropriate, right? Folks, I’m not asking any of you to be activists, just get active. Although you wouldn’t believe it, the local Board DOES pay attention to the number of emails or speakers at hearings (whether in front of the board or through private recordings) they get for or against a particular situation/ proposal that they will be voting on. Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York has told this to us on the HOA many times. The moral of the story is that your voice, literally and figuratively, does get heard! Please consider this the next time you read or hear about something going on here in the county, especially when it concerns Brambleton! Thanks to all of those who have, and continue to be, active! 

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Photo Credit Suzanne Robertson

BRAMBLETON GROUP

News from the Developer Creighton's Corner Spring Fundraiser Earlier in the school year, the Brambleton Group promised Creighton's

Corner PTA to match (up to $10K) whatever money they raised for their playground fund this year.

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The school easily rose to that challenge, raising over $20K on their Spring Fundraiser Read-A-Thon! Then they won $30K towards a playground makeover from the Dannon “Rally for Recess” contest! Clearly they are well on their way to that new playground, thanks to community support and volunteer spirit. It’s the volunteers who keep CCES at the top of the list with the most volunteer support out of all Loudoun County Public Schools! Way to go Colts!

Brambleton Town Center Grand Prix. The RGS Title Brambleton Town Center Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, June 22, 2014 and will feature a new 6-corner, 1-km course that is sure to become an “instant classic” on the MABRA calendar! Click here for more information. Brambleton's Farmers' Market Season Kicks Off

Announcing the 2014 Brambleton Town Center Grand Prix

Begin your Sunday summer routine at the Brambleton Market! Fresh warm crepes await you at the market. Walk, run, or bike to the market and make it a family outing.

After many years hosting one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier races, Evolution Cycling is proud to announce a new town center venue for 2014: the RGS Title/Prosperity Home Mortgage

Follow Facebook to see what the producers are up to and what is happening at the market. Sundays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Same location: the Sport & Health Parking Lot by Olym-

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pia Dr. & Soave Dr. Market Manager: Nancy Murphy. Click here to view the Grand Opening event photos. Brambleton's Realtor Red Carpet Fun Realtors were the stars of the show during Brambleton's Realtor Red Carpet Event on April 22nd. Celebrity host, Ellen, entertained the local celebrities (and even served up

Oscar-worthy pizza), the paparazzi was buzzin' around for the latest scoop, and everyone enjoyed some silly photo booth fun - even this great selfie. Click here to view all the event photos.

Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX has just begun its twelfth annual Stars of Hope charity drive! Stars of Hope benefits several great charities, including The Will Rogers Institute, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital. In 2013 Regal Entertainment Group raised over 4 million dollars, and we hope to exceed that amount this summer! Please think about contributing the next time you visit Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX.

Do You Feel Like You are Not Getting Enough Sleep? – Do you have a significant other who keeps you up at night snoring? Sleep apnea could be to blame! Many people suffer from sleep apnea and/or snoring and may be unaware of the issue. Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help. Their office provides simple yet effective treatment for those suffering from sleep apnea and snoring. Call for a free consultation today! 703-5427000.

Bicycle Outfitters is holding their very first Sunday retail hours from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Saturday hours are from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Hours are set to continue through the summer.

Spider Man Mania is in full swing this May at Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX! Stop by for your opportunity to purchase Regal’s exclusive Amazing Spider Man 2 tee-shirt and receive a free large popcorn! Additionally, pre-purchase your digital copy of The Amazing Spider Man 2 and instantly receive a free copy of the first Amazing Spider Man! These are outstanding gift opportunities for both Dads and Grads, so stop by Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX today!

Northern Virginia Orthodontics CELEBRATES Teacher Appreciation Week! From May 2 - July 31, 2014 they are giving employees of our school system $500.00 off full treatment! As an added bonus, once they begin treatment each teacher will enjoy a $100.00 Amazon gift card for classroom supplies. Give them a call at 703-327-1718 for more details. Restrictions apply. New patients only.

Sport&Health – The earlier you join, the more you save! MAY FREE (including month-tomonth memberships)! Call 703-879-2006 or send an e-mail if you have questions.

Rappaport Companies organized a successful Community Safety Shred on Saturday, May 3rd click here to view photos of the event.

The Brambleton Town Center

Town Center Tidbits www.brambleton.com/towncenter •

Did you know that our local Caribou Coffee will transition to Peet's Coffee & Tea this summer?

• While the store is closed for renovation, you'll still be able to get your morning beverage fix at Peet's Mobile Experience which

whitening offer at Bloō Dental. Custom take-home whitening trays for $150! This offer is good through June 30, 2014. Please call their office to schedule an appointment, 703-327-5533. Don’t forget to Like Bloō Dental on Facebook.

will operate from the parking lot (6-11 am on weekdays and 8 am to noon on weekends). And as an added bonus, the mobile experience will serve freshly brewed coffee, tea and espresso for FREE! We anticipate Peet's to open by July.

Great Gift Idea From Bloō Dental – Need to brighten your smile for Prom? Or maybe you need a gift for Dad or an upcoming Grad. Well they have a great

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Tenant Annual Field Trip was held on Tuesday, April 29th. Students from Legacy Elementary were given a chance to learn how businesses operate at the Brambleton Town Center. Click here to view all the event photos. Builder Buzz www.brambleton.com/your-home/ modelhomes •

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Big day in Brambleton on Saturday, May 10th for five new model home grand openings! Stop by soon to see Winchester Homes' Your Home + Your Way singlefamily model in the Glenmere neighborhood (23504 Quillback Court) and Miller and Smith's South Lawn & Skyview Collec-

$500s

tions Models (23549 Epperson Square). Click here for view Brambleton's Model Home Map.

Need a new home now? Click here to view Brambleton's Quick Delivery homes

*Prices, terms, conditions subject to change.

Single-Families = priced from the upper $500s to upper $700s

Average Base Price of Brambleton SF = $672,323*

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Average Base Price of Brambleton TH = $481,979*

New Home Information Packet – http://ht.ly/ccg85 


2014 STEM Themed Summer Reading Program: June 16 - August 11 Stay connected: http://library.loudoun.gov/SRP Gum Spring Library Kick-off: June 16, Sign up and meet Smartie & Birdie •

10:00 am: Here, There, Everywhere: Wild and Wonderful Weather with Meteorologist Tom Kierein, For ages 5 and up.

2:00 pm: Teen Builder’s Challenge, For ages 12-18.

7:00 pm: Ghosthunting with Walt Gavenda, For teens and adults

Ashburn Library Kick-off: Monday, June 16, 11:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Sign up for Summer Reading Program and meet Curious George! Bring your camera for a great photo opportunity. •

Uncle Devin Show - A Musical Extravaganza, tickets 30 minutes prior to the show. Monday, June 16, 7:00 pm at the Ashburn Library Wednesday, June 18, 7:00 pm at the Gum Spring Library

Creepy Crawlies with Wildlife Ambassadors, tickets 30 minutes prior to the show. Monday, June 23, 7:00 pm at the Ashburn Library Wednesday, June 25, 7:00 pm at the Gum Spring Library.

Animal Safari with Tracy Eldridge Monday, June 30, 7:00 pm at the Ashburn Library

Gum Spring Library June programs: •

Sky Map Planetarium, View the planets, moon, and stars with the Maryland Science Center. Saturday, June 7, 10:30 am-3:00 pm, every 30 minutes. *Tickets are required and will be available half an hour before each show. For ages 7-12.

Write On! All in a Day’s Write, 2014 Annual Writer’s Conference: Saturday, June 14, 12:30 -5:00 pm. For Adults and Teens.

Tech Topics: Summer Mac Series: Introduction to the Mac, June 5, 1:00 pm. Introduction to iPhoto, June 12, 1:00 pm.

DIY Teen: Snacking on Science, Tuesday June 17, 2:00 pm .

Teen Screen Marathon: Avengers, Thursday June 19, 1:00-9:00 pm

Teen Author Panel: Thursday June 26, 6:00 pm

Big Library Read, A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson, Gum Spring Library, Tuesday, June 17, 7:00 pm. http:// company.overdrive.com/big-library-read/

Busy Mom Series: Coffee and conversation. Kids are welcome! Playdates: June 6 & 20th at 10:00 am. Book Club, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, Friday, June 13, 10:00 am Green Cleaning with Maid Brigade, Friday, June 27, 10:00 am.

Here, There, Everywhere: Could Einstein Have Been Wrong with Dr. Robert Ehrlich of George Mason University. Monday, June 30, 7:00 pm. Ashburn Library June programs: •

Lego Build Day! Saturday, June 28, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Build and explore with LEGO bricks.

Busy Parent’s Book Club. June 6, 10:00 am. The Glass Castle : A Memoir by Jeannette Walls. Book discussion, conversation and playtime. Bring your kids!

Ashburn Library Advisory Board’s June Book Sale. Saturday, June 21, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, June 22, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Donations will be accepted Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 20, during regular library hours.

Write On! : Secrets of Great Fiction Writing with Author and Writing Coach David Hazard. June 5, 7:00 pm: Secrets of Great Fiction Writing workshop June 12, 7:00 pm: Finding Your Power as a Writer workshop June 19, 7:00 pm : Mastering the Writer’s World workshop

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HEALTH AND FITNESS

B_Fit and Healthy Laura Malnati, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

When it comes to exercise, cardiovascular (CV) training often gets the majority of the attention while resistance training (RT) gets pushed to the backburner; however, there is a reason that 2 days a week of total body RT continues to appear on the exercise recommendations from all major health organizations. Resistance training is best known for its ability to improve strength, build and define muscles, and assist with weight loss; however, its benefits definitely do not stop there! Regular RT also can help prevent injury, improve athletic performance, decrease pain in patients with osteoarthritis as effectively as NSAIDs, increase bone health, improve daily function in all ages, and more. Even individuals who have cardiovascular disease improve their health to a greater degree with an exercise program that combines RT with CV training as opposed to just CV training alone. Resistance training workouts are intended to build strength, power, and endurance in skeletal muscles and should be performed 2-3 times per week for each muscle group. In order to accomplish this, the muscles have to be worked harder than they’re used to being worked on a daily

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basis; that is, each exercise should be performed to fatigue (repeated until the muscle is too tired to perform more repetitions while keeping good form). At least one set of exercise to fatigue should be completed for each of the major muscle groups: legs, hips, back, chest, trunk, shoulders, and arms. However, completing 2-3 sets of each exercise will lead to greater gains. To build muscle strength, choose a resistance that fatigues your muscles within 8-12 repetitions. For more endurance gains, choose a resistance that allows you to complete 15-25 repetitions before fatigue. Research strongly supports the importance of resistance training, but, as you can see from the generality of the guidelines I described above, what is less clear is exactly how this exercise should be performed. Because of this ambiguity, a wide variety of resistance training programs exist from body weight exercises to heavy weightlifting in the gym, boot camp classes to CrossFit, Insanity and P90X videos to outdoor fitness trails. Choosing between all these options can be daunting to the most seasoned athlete, and completely overwhelming to the rookie exerciser trying to improve his/her health. The good news is all of them can be beneficial as long you’re working your major muscle groups to fatigue, so rather than be overwhelmed to find the “right” workout, try a few different options and choose the one you enjoy the most. In order for this lifestyle change to last, you have to enjoy what you’re doing. So choose what you enjoy and mix it up when you get

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bored. Challenge 6: Put some muscle into it The goal for this challenge is: do at least one set of an exercise to full muscle fatigue for each of the major muscle groups at least 2 times per week. However, for greater strength gains perform 2 to 4 sets of each exercise to fatigue and complete up to 3 resistance workouts per week. As long as you take at least 1 day of rest before you work the same muscle group again, structure your workouts however they best fit into your schedule. For example, you can work every muscle group in a total body workout or exercise your upper body one day and your lower body the next. Use this month’s tracking spreadsheet to help keep track of how many times you’ve worked each muscle group. I’ve given some examples on the spreadsheet for types of exercises that will target the different muscle groups, but the sky is the limit so feel free to be creative. Just remember that using proper form is very important, especially when you are adding extra resistance and repetitively performing the same movement. Depending on your flexibility, strength, and body control, certain exercises may be better for you than others. A good rule of thumb is that if it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t so ask for help or try something different.  Laura is a physical therapist at The Jackson Clinics in Ashburn and writes monthly about health and fitness topics. If you have questions or would like more information, join the B_Fit in Brambleton Facebook page or e-mail her at: lmalnati@thejacksonclinics.com


RESIDENT RESOURCES

Important Info to Know Brambleton Community Association 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210 Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 703-542-6263(p) 703-542-6266(f ) HOA@brambleton.org www.brambletonhoa.com www.brambletonevents.com www.racebrambleton.com BCTV, FiOS Channel 489 Brambleton Community Center 42645 Regal Wood Drive Available for private rentals and community programming. Contact Dana Vinci or Beth Huck rentals@brambleton.org After Hour Emergency Contact To report a concern after normal business hours, please call 703-385-1133. Board of Directors Meetings Board of Directors meetings are held at the BCA Management Office located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210.

awnings, and for smaller projects like changing the color of paint on your front door.  Submit completed applications to the management office at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210, Brambleton VA 20148, via fax to 703-542-6266 or to elizabeth.stulga@brambleton.org. As the Covenants Committee meets once per month, it is important to submit all of the required information with your application so as not to delay review of your project. Need Mailbox Repair? Black Mailboxes - Call Main Street Mailboxes at 703-753-5521. Weathered Bronze Mailboxes - Call Dominion Electric Supply Company, Erin Schwartz, at 703-631-8100. Trash Collection Trash: Tuesdays & Fridays Yard Debris: Tuesdays (March - Dec) Recycling: Fridays AAA: 703-818-8222 www.recyclebank.com

Upcoming Meetings Tuesday, June 10, 8:15 AM Tuesday, August 5, 8:15 AM Assessment Mailing Address Brambleton Community Association c/o FirstService Residential P.O. Box 11983 Newark, NJ 07101-4983

BCA Drop Box A drop box is available after hours and is located outside of the Brambleton Community Association office building, located at 42395 Ryan Road. Residents may drop off architectual applications, committee applications, etc. Assessments will not be accepted.

Do You Need to Apply? Our office regularly receives applications for decks, patios and fences.  Please note that an application is also required for play equipment,

NOVEC Please contact NOVEC at 1-888-3350500 for any street light outages. Be

sure to give your street address and the pole number when making the call. Dominion Power Call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-3664357) to report an outage. Neighborhood Watch If you see something suspicious or criminal, immediately call LCSO at (703) 777-1021 or 911 if it is a crime in progress. Subscribe to the resident sponsored B_Alert@Brambleton FB page to be linked to the group that is focused and concerned about safety and security within Brambleton. Notary Service Available by Appointment Only please call 703-542-6263. 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. 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. Follow Us on Facebook "LIKE" the Brambleton Community Association for the latest Association news.

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COMMUNITY CONTACTS

Important Numbers Community Management Contacts Brambleton Community Management Office

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

Residences at Brambleton (FSR)

703-385-1133

Summerfield Condo (CMC)

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

Town Center Brambleton Welcome Center

703-542-2925

BCA Services AAA Recycling & Trash Removal

703-818-8222

RecycleBank

888-727-2978

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

800-501-1172

- Repair

888-553-1555

- Questions/Assistance w/ Verizon.com

888-669-9901

- Assistance w/ Suspension of Service

888-338-9333

Utility Contacts Dominion Electric - North of Ryan Road

888-667-3000

NOVEC - South of Ryan Road

888-335-0500

Miss Utility

800-552-7001

Washington Gas

703-750-1000

Water/Sewer: Loudoun Water

571-291-7880

County Contacts

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Emergency: Fire/Rescue/Police

911

Animal Care & Control

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

Building Permits

703-777-0220

Post Office, Ashburn - 44715 Prentice Drive

703-406-6291

Sheriff : Non-Emergency

703-777-1021

Sheriff : Traffic Hotline

703-771-5798

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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 HOA@brambleton.org. Make sure you leave your name, age, any certifications, telephone number, and address for proof of residency in Brambleton.

Name

Age

Telephone Number

Sydney Wayne (B,C) Megan O’Sullivan (F,C,N) Ariana Abousaeedi (F,C,B) Kaitlin Scalzo (C, F) 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) Melissa Abboud (B,C,F) Jessica Abboud (C) Andrea Abooud Daniel Abboud Hailey White (B,F,C) Antonia Pelligrini (B,C) Eve Thompson (B)

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703-303-6555 571-233-7165 703-732-6411 703-638-9737 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 703-474-2631 703-300-8483 703-300-8483 703-300-8483 703-327-3529 703-786-7212 443-632-6584

Key

(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.

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VOLUNTEER

Committees Activities Committee

Financial Advisory Committee

Safety & Security Committee

Co-Chairs: Amber Colatosti, Liz Jackson

Chair: Mark Davis

Chair: Dave Pavlik

Membership: Open

Upcoming Meetings:

Upcoming Meetings:

June 10, 7:30 PM

June 24, 7:30 PM

July 8, 7:30 PM

Membership: Open Upcoming Meetings: July 13, 7:30 PM

July 22, 7:30 PM Technology Ad-hoc Committee

September 14, 7:30 PM Covenants Committee Chair: Mike Dorrity Membership: One seat open Upcoming Meetings: June 9, 7:00 PM

Grounds & Facilities Committee

Chair: Paul Raven

Chair: Walter Berkey

Upcoming Meetings:

Membership: Open

Scheduled as necessary

Upcoming Meetings: June 17, 7:30 PM July 15, 7:30 PM

July 14, 7:00 PM

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* 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 contact HOA@brambleton.org or call 703-5426263 for more information on joining a committee.

June 2014


Associates In Eyecare

Optometrists, PC

Stone Ridge/South Riding

Stone Ridge Village Plaza 42015 Village Center Plaza Suite 103 Stone Ridge, VA 20105

Dr. Tiffany Lione Dr. Lindsay Plett

(Next to Harris Teeter)

Eye Exams For The Entire Family • Contact Lens Fittings Eye Emergency Services • Laser Vision Consultation Frames For Every Personality and Price Range N

Belmont Ridge Rd.

S

Evergreen Mills

Gum Springs Rt. 50

Harris Teeter

Stone Springs

703-542-8888

E

W

Brambleton

South Riding

Stone Ridge

ASSOCIATES IN EYECARE

www.StoneRidgeEyecare.com

NEXT MONTH

July 2014 Float n'Flicks Sizzlin' Summer Concerts Unplugged at Beacon Crest

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

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