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

Community Association Brambleton Corner Pool Alternative 3C Community Policing Officer

Upcoming Events Spring Yard Sale Loudoun Lyme 5k


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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 May.

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COMMUNITY POLICING Brambleton prepares for the arrival of a new Community Resource Officer.

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MESSAGE FROM THE GM 8 Residents are urged to support Alternative 3C.

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BRAMBLETON CORNER Take a tour of the new Brambleton Corner Clubhouse & Pool.

ALTERNATIVE 3C 10 3C provides enhanced access and facilitates future movement, relieves traffic congestion and improves intermodal relationships.

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LAWN MAINTENANCE Lawns need some TLC at this time of the year to prepare for the growing season.

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A look at this month.....

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USE OF COMMON AREA The Association has seen an increase of prohibited uses of the common areas.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Get to know your BCA Board.

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How well have you done with all the fitness challenges so far?

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HOPPIN' GOOD TIME

Save the Date! Our Red, White & BRAM event will be held on June 28, 2014.

Resident children enjoyed the Bunny Trail.

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NEWS FROM THE DEVELOPER

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

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

UNPLUGGED For all the latest information about the development in Brambleton.

Enjoy live acoustic music poolside this summer.

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B_FIT AND HEALTHY

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

A listing of our most frequently requested phone numbers.

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BABYSITTER DIRECTORY

FLOAT N' FLICKS Check out what movies will be featured at this summer's Float n' Flicks.

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

Enjoy a night on the town! Here you can find a complete list of available resident babysitters.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

Urgent Action Needed

I would like to thank residents that have already taken time out of their busy schedules to communicate their preference for ALT 3C (the RT 50 alternative that aligns with the Countywide Transportation Plan [CTP] and is VDOT’s preferred alternative). We have seen overwhelming response and encourage those who haven’t yet expressed their preference to do so by visiting our website (www. supportALT3C.com). Here you can view the supporting facts and easily complete the form that will automatically email VDOT and the County your preference for Alternative 3C. Voicing your support by the May 7th deadline will help VDOT understand our concerns and issues as Brambleton residents. I would also like to thank Supervisor Janet Clarke for her continued support for ALT 3C and acknowledge her efforts in a recent email that is clear, fact based and supported by links to all of the related documents. Please take a minute to read her email and get a better understanding of how numerous approved and planned projects will impact the entire Dulles region; not just those along RT 50. Email from Supervisor Clarke

The facts and data surrounding the project are supportive of our Community’s desire to keep the route for this road on RT 50; ALT 3C. As stated many times before, ALT 3C is VDOT’s preferred route, it aligns with the CTP, does not require lengthy CTP amendments, is actually the cheaper route once all County and proffered road projects are considered, and remains the best alternative for the entire region. These are the reasons why the Association feels strong in its position and will continue to take the high road approach as we continue to seek related accurate information and facts. As we come across this information, we will communicate that to the residents of Brambleton, post it on the dedicated website as supporting documents and pass that same information on to the elected County and State officials that can represent us in a manner that is fair and beneficial to our vision and lifestyle as Brambleton residents. Based on the flurry of emails from both ALT 2 and ALT 3C supporters, we anticipate that the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will slow down their process for considering this matter to allow for additional pub-

lic input. The original timeline published by VDOT indicated that they would seek a resolution from the Board of Supervisors in May; as of the publication date of this article, this topic has since been removed from the May agendas. This additional time will also allow County staff to provide additional facts and input to the LoCo Board and residents. It is anticipated that the LoCo Board will place this matter on their agenda in late summer or early fall. I see this as a good thing from our perspective, as ALT 3C is logically the only option. However, logic and politics don’t always go hand-in-hand as we have experienced with the rezoning of voting districts and high schools. For that reason, the BCA Board and staff will remain active on this project. Once again, thank you for your involvement and stand by to take further action, and don’t forget to visit our dedicated website often. Sincerely,

Rick Stone PCAM, LSM General Manager

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Brambleton Community Association Supports Alternative 3C and Opposes Alternative 2 for the Proposed Limited-access Dulles Air Cargo, Passenger and Metro Access for the Following Reasons: •

The Loudoun County 2030 Countywide Transportation Plan and Alternative 3C are in alignment.

Per VDOT’s assessment, “US Route 50, Alternative 3C is consistent with Loudoun County’s CTP by providing six through lanes with interchanges at: Northstar Boulevard (VA Route 411)/Bi-County Parkway, Gum Spring Road, and Old Ox Road (VA Route 606)/Loudoun County Parkway”, per the Revised Environmental Assessment, released 4/3/14. •

VDOT has identified Alternative 3C as the “Preferred Alternative” for the implementation of the proposed DACPMAH, per the Revised Environmental Assessment, released 4/3/14.

“Alternative 3C is the Preferred Alternative because it best provides enhanced access and facilitates the future movement of people, passenger services, and air cargo traffic to and around the planned development at Dulles Airport, relieves traffic congestion, and improves intermodal relationships in the project study area.” •

The limited-access configuration of Alternative 2 would provide little to no additional relief to traffic on local roads.

Roads such as Shreveport Drive, Creighton Road, and Loudoun County Parkway are planned and funded; and will be constructed years before either Alternative 2 or Alternative 3C are constructed. These roads will provide the needed east-west access for Brambleton. •

The environmental impact of Alternative 3C is far less than Alternative 2.

NVCC has identified Brambleton as their final selection for a future campus. The route for Alternative 2 would eliminate the potential NVCC site in Brambleton.

BCA supports the work/live lifestyle and the addition of more than 2 million sq. ft. of office space along the southern parcels of Brambleton. Alternative 2 will impact this lifestyle concept, future economic development and additional tax revenue these parcels will bring.

There are fewer Residential and Business Displacement impacts with Alternative 3C.

The overall aesthetics and appearance to Brambleton’s southern entrances, Belmont Ridge Road, Northstar Blvd and Loudoun County Parkway will be negatively impacted by Alternative 2.

Brambleton Community Association has reached this decision by considering the Association’s governing documents, vision, mission, and core values. We have reached this decision through careful consideration of the below documents that support our position to support Alternative 3C and oppose Alternative 2. Email VDOT and the LoCo Board of Supervisors Your Opposition to Alternative 2 and Support for Alternative 3C today! www.supportALT3C.com VDOT Deadline is May 7, 2014. LoCo Supervisors Deadline to be decided.

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New Community Policing Officer to be Based in Brambleton Rosemarie Linder CMCA, AMS, PCAM - Director of Resident Services

BCA is pleased to announce a new working relationship with the Loudoun County Sheriff ’s Office (LCSO) which will position Deputy First Class Roy Ortutay in Brambleton as a Community Policing Officer. LCSO defines Community Policing as an approach to law enforcement that often employs non-traditional methods of problem solving and one which utilizes crime prevention strategies to address quality of life issues that often lead to criminal activity. At a presentation to Brambleton’s Board of Directors earlier this year, Captain Eric Prugh and Lieutenant Russ Wall both shared the many benefits to the community including;

regular interaction with community members and partnership in solving community problems. Acting upon the recommendation of BCA’s Safety & Security Committee and staff, the Board made the determination to support this outreach from LCSO. BCA has dedicated resources and space at the Community Center to serve as an office for Deputy Ortutay. Work is currently underway to render the space suitable for this use. We look forward to working with Deputy Ortutay to preserve the quality of life in Brambleton and hope you’ll join us in welcoming him to the neighborhood. 

The following basic objectives of Community Policing have been established by the Sheriff 's Office: •

Community Policing Deputies must be accessible to and interact with members of the community on a regular basis. Accountability is a cornerstone of this component.

Community Policing Deputies and members of the community together must identify problems or problem areas in their neighborhoods.

Community Policing Deputies and members of the community must then form a partnership and together formulate problem solving strategies by utilizing both traditional and non-traditional law enforcement methods.

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LIFESTYLES

New Facility Preview: Brambleton Corner Clubhouse & Pool Beth Huck CMCA, AMS, CFEA - Community Lifestyle Manager We are very excited about the opening of the new Brambleton Corner facility, scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend. The new facility has a lot to offer Brambleton residents. Allow me to take you on a tour… As you walk down the sidewalk to the main entrance of the building, you will notice a light and airy foyer outfitted with cozy furnishings, many windows that bring in an abundance of natural light, and beautiful stone tiled floors. A TV is mounted on the wall with the Brambleton Television Network playing for visitors and guests to see what is going on in Brambleton. As you continue down the hallway, you will find a meeting room off to the left which can be used for community meetings and programs, and will also be available for private rentals. It’s the perfect spot for a Bride to get ready, to set up food buffet, or even a fun photo booth area. To the right, there is an entrance to the caterer’s kitchen equipped with a commercial refrigerator and freezer, commercial

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ice maker, commercial dishwasher, and ample counter space for your caterer to prep for an event. Just in front of the kitchen is a serving/bar area which will also be utilized as a concession area during peak hours at the pool, and during the Bettas Swim team home meets. The bar area opens up to the main room, which can be used as a banquet hall for weddings and other larger events, as well as community events, meetings, and classes. Plenty of tables and chairs will be available in the space to meet the needs of any type of event. The room has been upgraded with state of the art audio/visual equipment and has a retractable theater screen. The space boasts the most gorgeous natural light which flows through its numerous windows. The main room opens up to a grand lawn area on onside and the pool deck area on the other side. The grand lawn area is intended to be used as an extension of the main room, and can be outfitted with a large tent or remain as open air for weddings and formal gatherings.

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The pool area is tastefully appointed with Brown Jordan sling chaise lounges, chairs, and tables with umbrellas. The area will also include four shade cabanas. The pool is an 8-lane lap pool with a beach entry area for the little ones. An eating area with grill will be available for all patrons to use. The bathhouse completes this facility with both men’s and women’s bathrooms with toilets, sinks, showers, and changing areas. Two additional family restrooms will also be available and will include showers and a changing room. We think that Brambleton’s residents will be pleased with this new facility. We hope that you will come to check it out at some point this swim season. We are planning a “Grand Opening” event and details are forthcoming. As always, please feel free to address any concerns, feedback and compliments about the facility, aquatics staff, etc. with me at any point throughout the season at beth.huck@brambleton. org or at pools@brambleton.org. 


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COMMENTS ON COVENANTS

Lawn Maintenance Elizabeth Stulga, Covenants Manager

Just as people speak of "spring cleaning" tasks performed to freshen up a home that has been shuttered up all winter, lawns and the rest of your landscaping need some TLC at this time of year to prepare your yard for the growing season.

Grass Spring is the time for applying crab grass/weed killers if you want to get the jump on your nemesis. You'll want to use pre-emergent herbicides. The time to do this is right after the forsythia blooms. Spring is also a good time for fertilizing your yard. You may want to get a soil sample analysis done on your yard to determine the right products to help your lawn. Spring is a good time to aerate lawns as well.

Raking Is a good first task of spring lawn care. Okay, I can hear the groans coming from all lands near and far, wherever grassy carpets are cultivated: "But

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we already raked leaves in the fall!" Sorry, but raking is for more than just removing leaves: it's for controlling thatch, too. A thatch build-up of more than 1/2 inch is considered excessive and can hurt a lawns health.

Grass cannot exceed six inches at any time. Proactive inspections for grass are ongoing during the growing season.

Weed

While mowing is a big part of the growing season, it isn’t the only thing that needs to be done to the lawn. Edging around landscaping beds and tree rings will prevent grass from encroaching into the mulch. A flat sharp shovel should assist with this task. Spring is the time to add fresh mulch to your landscaping beds.

If crabgrass is a problem in your lawn, apply pre-emergent herbicides to keep seeds that dropped last summer from germinating. Timing is critical for this application. Most product bags have application timing advice

Mowers & Equipment Spring is a good time for checking summer outdoor equipment to make sure it is in good working condition. Tune up mowers to add to their longevity. Mowing in the spring can be necessary to accomplish as often as every five days, depending on the rain. If you are planning any trips please have someone mow your yard while you are away, as lawn care is still the homeowner’s responsibility.

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Trim, Edge & Mulch

Walk around perimeters to see if any other maintenance needs to be conducted. Several storms have taken off shingles from roofs and shutters from homes so check your homes for possible storm damage. Remove tree stakes if the trees are older than one year, as stakes can cause damage to the tree and stunt its’ growth. If you have any questions about maintenance or inspections please contact the covenants team. 


Prohibited Use of Common Areas Richard Stone CMCA, AMS, PCAM, LSM - General Manager The Association has seen an increase of prohibited uses of the common areas. Per our governing documents, the common areas are for the use and enjoyment of all residents within Brambleton. No one resident should make exclusive use of the common areas through damage, disturbance, denuding; or make personal use of the common areas. Below are some examples of prohibited uses of the common area: •

Installation or locating of basketball goals, trampolines, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, or other sporting equipment Clearing trees/brush/understory of natural areas; Planting grass within natural areas

Dumping debris, yard waste, or pet waste in natural areas or down storm sewers.

Installation of gardens, landscape in the common areas.

The Association has also seen an increase concern for motor vehicles on Brambleton trails. The trails are intended for walkers, joggers, runners and recreational bikers. Please be reminded that the use of the follow motor vehicles on the trails is prohibited: •

Licensed cars and trucks; including contractors for homeowners

Golf carts, ATV, UTV or any other gas or electric recreational vehicle

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The use of electric “Razor” or similar bikes, scooters, go carts with a MPH rating greater than 10MPH

The Association will make use of motor vehicles on the trail for maintenance purposes as allowed by the governing documents. Such use will always yield the right of way to trail users. Association staff will be glad to answer questions about the appropriate use of the Common Area or the use of motor vehicles on the trails, contact us at hoa@brambleton.org. 

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EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING

A Hippity Hoppin' Good Time Dana Vinci, Events and Programming Specialist It was a beautiful day for a hop along the Bunny Trail! April 12th marked our second year of bringing the Bunny Trail to Brambleton and it looks like it is here to stay. We had over 600 kids plus families participating in the trail and 25 vendors presenting crafts and activities for them to do along way.

The trail started at the tot-lot located off Minerva Dr and Callalily Way and ended at Virginia Rose Pl. The participants walked a lovely trail that lead them over some hills, through some woods, around a pond and ended at a colorful egg hunt made just for little ones.

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Along the trail they visited booths where they made bunny ears, jumped on moon bounces, had their face painted, decorated many eggs and much more. If you missed it this year make sure you sign-up early next year. Flashlight Egg Hunt was postponed from Friday to Saturday due to rain. We had a record turnout of over 200 kids ready to search for the golden eggs. Line-up started at 7:30pm in the tennis courts and by 7:45 we realized we needed more eggs. In total about 4000 eggs where hidden throughout Legacy Park. At a little after 8:00pm we let them loose and all you could see was about 200 flashlights shining through the trees. Both events were fantastic fun and we can’t wait to do them again next year. We have to send out a huge thank you to all the vendors who participated and especially our trusty volunteers who came out to help. We love our volunteers so much! If you have any questions or comments

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Thank You Bunny Trail Sponsors!! Applause Applause Brambleton Golf Course C3 Cyber Club Chatting Children Chesterbrook Academy Chibis Indoor Playground Cooperative Preschool of Loudoun Creative Dance Curiosity Zone Fit4Mom Jessica Monte Photography KidzArt Little Hands Music Little Smiles Dentistry Math Tree NOVA Engineering Overtime Athletics Park Valley Church Primrose School at Moorefield Super Kicks Keller Williams/ LaToya Anderson Life Time Athletic Creighton's Corner 5th Grade


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Please take care not to block sidewalks when placing waste containers out for pickup.

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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 3, 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.


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BRAMBLETON GROUP

News from the Developer Brambleton Television Network (BTN) The Brambleton Group continues to add new content to their BTN

of their classes offered at the club. Residents can watch this on the Brambleton Television Network (BTN - channel 489) at 11 am, 1:45 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:15 pm and 10 pm!

book.com/brambletonview

Talk of the Town Center Videos:

Brambleton 7th Annual Ribbon Run

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The Brambleton Group and builders have been busy developing a new Club House and pool, new neighborhoods and new homes over the long winter and will be announcing several Grand Opening celebrations during the spring and summer months. Please view the latest development photos by clicking the links below. Facebook Photos: https://www.face-

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Flickr Photos: https://www.flickr. com/photos/brambletonview/ Lights, Camera, Action!

The Step Sisters had a record-breaking 7th annual Brambleton Ribbon Run 5k/10k Run-Walk & Kids' Fun Run. With a picture-perfect spring morning and approximately 2,000 in attendance, the event raised nearly $40k for the cause! To view all the photos from the event, please click here. For more information on the Brambleton Step Sisters, please click here.


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Nick's Corner Grill is excited to announce that they have changed their name! It has been almost two years since they launched their new Mediterranean menu and are so thankful for your continued support. Through this, they have decided to officially change their name to Nick's Taverna! They are currently working on a new website and Facebook page, so be sure to look out for it.

Regal Fox Cinemas announces The 2014 Summer Movie Express will begin June 17th and will last for 9 weeks. They will present “G” and “PG” rated movies at 10AM each Tuesday & Wednesday during Summer Break. Popular titles such as Alvin & the Chipmucks:Shipwrecked, Chimpanzee, Dolphin Tale, Happy Feet 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss & Boots, Rio, and Smurfs will be shown on the big screens to be enjoyed by thousands of fans for just $1. Portions of the proceeds will go to the Will Roger Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation charity. It is a great way to see some of the best family-friendly movies available on the big screen while supporting a worthy charity. Dr. Irfan Galaria from Galaria Dermitology and Plastic Surgery in the Brambleton Town Center

recently returned to Sudan on a medical mission to repair cleft lips/palates. They are pleased to announce that they hit a very important milestone this year with over 500 cleft lips repaired since the start of the program a few years ago. •

Congratulations to Insight Eye Optique's owner, Dr. Meera Sutaria, on the birth of their baby boy in March. Congratulations to Brambleton's Harris Teeter for raising nearly $13,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last month! The staff at Harris Teeter wish to extend a big THANK YOU to all of Brambleton for your support, and congratulate the winners of their raffles: Lion King Raffle - Melissa K., Katy Perry concert tickets - Karen D., free Starbucks for the month of April - Laura B., free haircuts from Eclips Salon and Day Spa of Ashburn - Martha, Julie J. and Kristin, and a free month membership from Brambleton Sport&Health - Arthur B! Tim Arnold, The Silhouette Man, is coming back to Go Bananas on Wednesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 5th. Tim is recom-

mended by the Smithsonian for his amazing ability to transform black paper into heirloom-quality profile portraits that he cuts freehand with an ordinary pair of scissors in only 5 minutes. For

more information and to book appointments visit The Silhouette Man. Builder Buzz www.brambleton.com/your-home/ modelhomes Single-Family Homes •

Winchester Homes' new Abbey Model is anticipated to open May 10th

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Van Metre Homes' Edgewood collection has increased their base prices by $5K*

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New models by Miller and Smith, Van Metre, Winchester and Camberley Homes are almost ready for viewing!

The average base price of a Brambleton townhome = $477,216*

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Program Highlights for May 2014 at Ashburn Library “Like” us on our Facebook page and get our recent updates - https://www.facebook.com/ashburnlibrary •

Teddy Bear Sleepover. Saturday, May 10, 2:00 PM. Stories, songs and fun! Be sure to bring your teddy bear along. For all ages.

Pet Adoption 101. Saturday, May 3, 2:00 PM. Learn how to choose the best pet for your lifestyle and family. For teens and adults.

Foster Care: Basics and Beyond. Saturday, May 4, 11:00 AM. Learn about foster care. There will be a Q&A session with the presenter, a foster parent and a youth in foster care. For adults.

Korean Culture and Wedding Ceremony with the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project. Saturday, May 31, 1:30 PM. Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage month: learn about art, view a wedding reenactment and taste the food. For all ages. Registration required, beginning May 3rd. Call the Ashburn Library at 703-737-8100 extension 4 for details.

Program Highlights at the Gum Spring Library Like” us on our Facebook page and get our recent updates - https://www.facebook.com/gumspringlibrary •

Gum Spring Library Annual Family Fun Walk, Saturday, May 10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more information and to pre-register visit: www.gumspringlibrary.blogspot.com

Loudoun Health for Life Day, Saturday, May 10, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

In Our Own Voices presented in partnership with Friends of Loudoun Mental Health: Thursday, May 22, 7:00 PM: Loudoun residents explain the challenges of living with mental illness. For teens and adults.

Every Child Ready to Read/Early Literacy Workshop for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers: Monday, May 5 @ 7:00 PM: For parents, teachers, and caregivers of children ages 0-5. Registration required, beginning April 21. This workshop is for adults only.

Every Child Ready to Read Chapter Books: Workshop for Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers: Monday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM: For parents, teachers and caregivers of children ages 5-7. Registration required, beginning May 5. This workshop is for adults only.

Stretch Out Stress - Yoga for Teens: Saturday, May 3 @ 2:00 PM. Registration required

Stress and Teens: Helping Your Teen Cope with High School Stress presented by Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Caryll Jefferies, Psy.D., May 21, 7:00 PM. For parents of teens.

Job Seekers: 30 Second Commercial with Loudoun Workforce Resource Center: Learn how to improve your networking with a prepared 30-second commercial. Monday, May 12 @ 12:30 PM.

Hypnotism for Relaxation and Improved Study Skills: Monday, May 12 @ 7:00 PM. For teens & adults.

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HEALTH AND FITNESS

B_Fit and Healthy Laura Malnati, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS ing them. However, remember that you don’t have to do it alone. Strong support from family, coworkers, or friends is also helpful in making a lasting change. Finally, clearly defined realistic goals can keep you focused and motivated. Long term goals help you envision your best possible self, and short term goals keep you on track day by day. Challenge 4: Reflect, regroup, and recommit Congratulations on 4 months of hard work and commitment toward your wellness goals! Instead of introducing a new challenge this month, let’s pause and reflect on the work we’ve done and focus on solidifying our current wellness changes. Not only have we discussed the health implications of exercise, nutrition, and happiness, but we’ve also used research supported strategies to help our month by month efforts translate into long term lifestyle modifications. Let’s first reflect on the latter: The most successful strategy for making and maintaining healthy lifestyle choices is being aware of your habits. That’s the main goal of the challenges, not to make short term unsustainable changes but to become aware of your current habits and take small steps to make changes. Using the tracking sheets helps develop a daily habit thinking about your health behaviors. We also need to confront the barriers that keep us from making a change. Identifying the thoughts, situations, or other factors that caused you to struggle over the past few months is the first step in overcom-

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Reflect on our 4 challenges. If you’ve scored 100% on each of them, great job and just keep up the good work. However, if you’ve struggled with any or all of the challenges, don’t be disheartened. So have most of us, and it’s not the stumbling blocks along the way that define our success—it’s the ability to adapt, make changes, and keep going. This month’s challenge has 4 parts: 1. Create a new tracking spreadsheet for any or all of the previous challenges: cardiovascular exercise, sugar intake, and happiness habits. Ideally, you would use this month to fine tune each of these wellness variables, but this needs to be a realistic challenge so you choose how many things you track at once. Pause daily and fill out the tracking sheet(s) to raise your awareness of your behaviors. 2. Next, think back on the past 4 months, and identify at least 2 barriers for each challenge that kept you from being completely successful. Look at your old tracking sheets and see if they can give

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you some clues. Are you more or less successful when you’re with certain people or in certain places? Does time of day make a difference? Write specific barriers on your tracking sheet. Then write a least 1 strategy you will use to help overcome each barrier this month. 3. Write down 1 long term wellness goal that you will accomplish by the end of this 12 month challenge series. Place this someplace where you will read it often and visualize yourself accomplishing this goal. Then write 3 short term goals you will accomplish in the next 1-2 months. You can write these on your happiness challenge tracking spreadsheet or anywhere you’ll read them daily. Make choices that help you accomplish these goals. 4. Finally, intentionally recruit a support system. Find another person or group of people who will help you succeed. Have them track their wellness along with you; tell them your barriers and ask for input on how you may overcome them; share your goals and ask them to help keep you accountable. I’m here to help so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me as well. I can always use another person on my support team!  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 3, 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)

17 25 16 18 15 17 15 16 17 12 14 16 17 18 17 15 21 22 17 25 21 15 13 13 19 17 15 13 14 12 12

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: May 11, 7:30 PM

Membership: Open Upcoming Meetings:

Chair: Mike Dorrity Membership: One seat open Upcoming Meetings: May 12, 7:00 PM

Gro

and Financial

Advisory

Contact on.org bramblet rick.stone@

June 24, 7:30 PM

Upcoming Meetings: May 13, 7:30 PM June 10, 7:30 PM Technology Ad-hoc Committee

Grounds & Facilities Committee

Chair: Paul Raven

Chair: Walter Berkey

Upcoming Meetings:

Membership: Open

Scheduled as necessary

Upcoming Meetings: May 20, 7:30 PM June 17, 7:30 PM

June 9, 7:00 PM

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Wanted!!

cilities unds & Fa

May 27, 7:30 PM

July 13, 7:30 PM Covenants Committee

Members

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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.

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Associates In Eyecare

Optometrists, PC

Creative Dance Center

Discover the magic of dance this summer …

Stone Ridge/South Riding

Half-Day Camps in Ashburn & South Riding Stone Ridge Village Plaza 42015 Village Center Plaza Suite 103 Stone Ridge, VA 20105

All Boys Hip Hop • Pre-Princess Ballet Musical Theater • Campp Rockers • Jazz & Hip Hop Full-Day Fu ull-DDayy Summer Camps in Old Old Towne Toowne Ashburn

Dr. Tiffany Lione Dr. Lindsay Plett

After Schgoraoml

(Next to Harris Teeter)

DanceorPtaro tion and

Transp Daily Dance Class! f Registration $50 Offor 2014-15

Code Bram0514

Eye Exams For The Entire Family • Contact Lens Fittings

Auditions in June

Eye Emergency Services • Laser Vision Consultation

CDC Stars Competition Team Performing Troupe Nutcracker

Frames For Every Personality and Price Range N

Belmont Ridge Rd.

S

Evergreen Mills

www.CDCdance.com

Gum Springs Rt. 50

Harris Teeter

Stone Springs

703-542-8888

E

W

Brambleton

South Riding

Stone Ridge

ASSOCIATES IN EYECARE

www.StoneRidgeEyecare.com

Ashburn

Old Towne Ashburn

South Riding

703-724-4900 703-729-1033 703-542-2008

NEXT MONTH

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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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42395 Ryan Road Suite 210 Brambleton, VA 20148 703-542-6263 (p) 703-542-6266 (f ) www.brambletonhoa.com www.brambletonevents.com www.racebrambleton.com BrambletonTV Network, FiOS Channel 489

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