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Legacy Park Transforms Into a Campground Overnight

Volume 10 Issue 11

November 2011

Christine Elansary, Communications Coordinator

Happy campers are excited for the Neighborhood Camp Out.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Wint erize YYour our Home .................. 2 Winterize F req uently Ask ed Questions ... 3 requently Asked Teen Hallo w een P ar ty ................. 4 Hallow Par News from the Developer ......... 5 NVO - Best Places to Work ....... 9 V erizon Smar t Home ................... 1 0 November Gardening Tips ......... 1 2 Info to Know .................................. 1 3 Important Contact Numbers .... 1 6

One of the most unique events held each year in Brambleton is the Neighborhood Camp Out. For one night, Legacy is transformed into a campground, allowing residents to experience all the fun of camping in the woods. And with the convenience of being in the community, the option of enjoying the evening festivities before retreating back home is nice. For some, a warm cozy bed is much more desirable than roughing it in the woods. For others, the adventure is too compelling to pass up. Complete with all the traditional camping rituals such as setting up a tent and roasting marshmallows fireside, the camping experience is elevated with the Brambleton Town Center and playground within walking distance. In addition, the fun-filled activities include games in the tennis courts, a family scavenger hunt, rock wall and an evening kid movie. What better way to introduce the great outdoors than trying it at the Neighborhood Camp Out. For the fourth year in a row, this event has been one that residents really look forward to spending with the entire family. In fact, many plan their personal events around the camp out date. Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, the experience is definitely worth a try and an evening you and your kids will never forget.

Winterize Your Home Rosemarie Linder, Covenants Manager

Fall is the time to prepare your property for the upcoming winter season.

furnace to ensure it will run efficiently through the winter months.

Door ws Doorss & Windo Windows ws. During the winter, doors and windows have the potential for letting lots of cold air inside your home. Not only does this make your home less comfortable, but it forces your heating system to work even harder to heat your home (resulting in high heating bills). Make sure your doors and windows are caulked and insulated, keeping the warm air inside. Caulk around windows and doors. If the gap is bigger than the width of a nickel, you need to reapply exterior caulk. Check window glazing putty, too (which seals glass into the window frame). Add weatherstripping as needed around doors, making sure you cannot see any daylight from inside your home. Remove and replace any cracked caulking around windows, vents, pipes and doors.

Roof, Gutt er ents Gutter erss & V Vents ents. Inspect the roof. If climbing on a ladder is not feasible, use binoculars to check for missing shingles. Replace broken shingles and make sure there are no leaks in your roof. With lots of leaves falling, make sure you clean out your gutters and downspouts so that water can flow freely away from your home. Make sure all exterior vents, filters and dampers are clean and serviceable.. Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Detectors With the fireplace, furnace and boiler all working overtime, it is important to have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home to keep your family and you safe.

Fireplace Fireplace. With the cold weather coming, you

Equipment Equipment. Clean and store all of your yard

may be using your fireplace frequently. Make

maintenance equipment. Make sure all your

sure your fireplace is clean and that the flute

winter equipment, such as shovels and snow

opens and closes properly.

blowers, are in working order. In addition, make

Pipes Pipes. When the temperatures drop below

sure you have extra gas available for your snow

freezing, pipes may freeze. In order to prevent

blower in case there is a large snow storm..

your pipes from freezing, drain your garden

Landscaping Landscaping. Trim trees and shrubs that are

hoses and air conditioning pipes, and insulate

hanging too close to the house or electrical wire.

exposed outdoor pipes. If you go on vacation,

For your lawn, consider fertilizing your lawn in the

keep the thermostat set at 55 degrees. Finally,

fall to ensure it has necessary nutrients during

in case there is an emergency, make sure you

the colder months. Remove leaves from your

know the location of the main water shut-off to

lawn, especially big ones that can prevent air

prevent catastrophic water damage.

from getting to your lawn and contribute to

Furnace urnace. To keep your furnace running well,

insect infestations.

remove all flammable material from around your

Driv eway . Seal cracked driveways and Drive

furnace, clean your filters monthly, and call a

sidewalks to prevent further deterioration.

trusted HVAC professional to inspect your


Frequently Asked Questions Sarah Conrad, Community Services Coordinator

Q. I have noticed a street light out. Who should I call to have this fixed?

Who would I contact to have this removed?

A. Brambleton’s streetlights play a greater role in the safety and security throughout the community. Residents should report any streetlight outages to the appropriate electric utility company. NOVEC is responsible for all streetlights south of Ryan Road (REPORT). VA Dominion Electric (1-866-366-4357) is responsible for the streetlights in the Residences and areas north of Ryan Road, while Summerfield (703-327-4818) is responsible for the streetlights located on their private streets. Reports of streetlight outages to the utility company must include the pole number and either the closest intersection or address to the pole. Thank you in advance for reporting the streetlight outages in your neighborhood.

A. If the street is owned by VDOT please visit and submit the online form or call 800-3677623. If the street is maintained by the HOA office, please call 703-542-6263 or email Q. My mailbox is damaged and needs to be replaced. What should I do? A. The black mailboxes and posts (most common) can be purchased through Mainstreet Mailboxes. Office: (703) 753-5521 ~ Fax: (703) 753-5594 ~ Email: For weathered bronze mailboxes, call Dominion Electric Supply Company, Erin Schwartz, at 703-631-8100.

Q. There is a dead animal on the street.


Kids Get into the Spirit of Halloween Christine Elansary, Communications Coordinator

We’ve had so much rain in Brambleton this year that quite a few events had to be canceled or rescheduled. Despite the surprising snow storm that occurred on October 29th, everything on the calendar still happened. Trick or treating took place at the Town Center as planned, and the snow stopped falling just in time for our very first Teen Halloween Party. Not only did the event take place, but it was the highest attended teen event in the community thus far. “It’s so great to have a place for the kids to hang out with friends right here in the community,” explained one resident. The Community Center was dawned with Halloween décor, including fog machines and lights. Popular music from the deejay played all night and with

karaoke set up, the kids were able to sing their favorite songs. Plenty of pizza, soda, snacks and candy were available at their disposal. All of the costumes were great, and gift certificates were given out for the scariest, most creative and most original, just to name a few. “Since a lot of kids in Brambleton are starting to be too old for Trick or Treating, a Teen Halloween Party was a great way for the older kids to still enjoy dressing up at a party of their own," says Beth Huck, Events and Programming Coordinator. As the community continues to grow and as the children get older, event staff and the activities committee members would like to add more teen-centered events to the calendar. We are always looking for new ideas or suggestions and would like to hear from you. Please feel free to send your ideas to


News from the Developer The Bramble10 Bash Rescheduled for November 5th

Bramble o wn Cent er Announces Bramblett on TTo Center Ne w TTenants enants New

Our Bramble10 Bash & Fall Festival has been rescheduled for NOVEMBER 5th. The cost for admission is: Children (3 & up) - $10/rides wristband; Adults - $5/entrance; Ages 2 & underfree, and $30 max per family (a family = 2 adults and their children)!

Brambleton is happy to announce today, four new retail tenants at Brambleton Town Center. Bella Ballerina, Sweet Frog and La Cucina will all open in October and Johnny Rockets has expanded into an additional storefront. Read more here:

View all the details here:

Brambleton Public Safety Center Ground Breaking Ceremony

The BTC hosts Briar Woods Homecoming Parade!

Fire-rescue and county officials gathered on Thursday, September 29th, to celebrate the first step in construction for the long-awaited Brambleton Public Safety Center, which will be a combination volunteer- and career-staffed station and the county’s Fire Marshal’s Office. The center also marks one of the county’s most energy conscious and efficient projects. In addition to being a LEED certified Silver building, the center will have radiant heating in the bays, a geothermal system, waterless and low-flow plumbing and underground cisterns, to name a few.

The Brambleton Town Center was proud to host the Briar Woods Homecoming Parade. Festivities, including a moon bounce, games, popcorn and cotton candy entertained the crowds as they watched the Parade go by. Be sure to look for our Bramble10 Anniversary float! View more photos & video here: IMAX U nder Construction at R egal FFo ox 1 6 Under Regal 16

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Construction has officially begun for the new IMAX theatre at Regal Fox 16 in the Brambleton Town Center. They anticipate opening for their first IMAX movie for Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) on November 18th!

Bramble 7 7 Homes in Just Ov er Bramblett on Sells 3 37 Over 9 Months in 20 1 1 — Milest one Mar ks a 201 Milestone Marks New Sales Record for the Community Brambleton announced October 3rd that we have sold 377 homes in just over 9 months, surpassing our 2010 record-breaking year of 352 homes. Total YTD net sales include 175 singlefamily homes and 202 townhomes.

Follow construction progress photos here:

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A Special Homecoming Makeover at Annalee’s Formals

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On Saturday, October 1st, NBC Washington’s fashion and style expert Leigh Macdonald stopped by Annalee’s Formals at the Brambleton Town Center to offer free style advice and to do a Homecoming Makeover for a very special young lady who has achieved so much despite many life challenges. Meet Nailah Phillips, a sophomore at Heritage High School and the winner of this year’s Homecoming Makeover giveaway. Nailah’s homecoming transformation was aired on NBC Washington’s News4 Midday Report on Monday, October 3rd.

New Playgrounds Three brand new play sets will be installed soon in the Emerald Ridge & Overlook neighborhoods! View more photos here: Emerald TTrails rails New trails are being constructed in the Emerald Ridge neighborhood. Follow construction progress photos here:

View Nailah’s story on NBC Washington’s Midday Report here:

Camberley Homes “Boulevard at Brambleton”

Read more here:

Camberley Homes’ new model, the “Lakeshore”, is coming along and close to opening. Did you know you can have a penthouse in Brambleton? If you would like a sneak peek, please call Mike at 703.327.1182!

View more photos here: Brambleton’s Biggest Fan Have you met Barb? If not, check out Brambleton’s biggest fan’s exclusive interview published recently in our Bramble10 Commemorative Magazine! Here is a picture of Barb in her birthday outfit from Misguided Angels and her new hairdo from Eclips Salon & Day Spa taken at the Brambleton Town Center. Follow her journey as she gets ready to buy her first home in Brambleton!

View more photos here: Fall in Love with Brambleton An album dedicated to the beautiful changing colors of Fall – includes our fan photos also. Enjoy! View more photos here:

Follow Barb here: brambletonbarb,


Bella Ballerina is Now Open

The Brambleton Community Association Helps Keep Loudoun Beautiful

On October 17th Bella Ballerina opened their doors for the first time to little dancers in the Brambleton Town Center. They are a specialty dance school and offer everything from Mommy and Me classes up through age 8 with ballet, jazz & tap classes. We look forward to sharing photos in our next update of our little dancers in their tutus!

Keep Loudoun Beautiful, a local non-profit organization with its name bound to its mission, partnered with Loudoun County, Tarara Winery, the Brambleton Community Association, and 60 volunteers recently to remove litter from the banks, shores and shallows of the Potomac River along the Loudoun County border.

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Job Opportunities at the Brambleton To wn Cent er Center

Briar W oods High School TTraining raining Car t Woods The Brambleton Group donates money for a much needed trainers cart for the Briar Woods Athletic Department.

The following BTC tenants are hiring so if you know someone looking for employment here are is the contact information - La Cucina Italiano, email or call 703-869-9544 & Sweet Frog At Brambleton, email! Construction for both new tenants is going well and are hoping to open this Fall.

Practice Makes Perfect for Briar Woods “Our practice field was a mud bath but we told our guys listen, ‘I don’t care how it is, it’s like old style football we just have to prepare. We had our best Thursday practice out in the mud,” Pierce said. “We had one dropped ball and we did all of our assignments right. That told me something there... the guys stayed focused.” Briar Woods - who has outscored its four district opponents by a combined 192-9 this season will host Heritage Oct. 14.

Falcons Fly into Field Hockey This year a new field hockey club was introduced to Briar Woods High School. The team started with only 12 players, but has now grown to be the biggest team in the area and consists of a total of 27 players.

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Our Wonderful Weather

Upcoming Events

We have collected some awesome sunset photos recently that we added to our Wonderful Weather album from our fans! One even made it on the front page of the Washington Post titled “Stunning September sunset in Washington, D.C.”.

November – La Cucina/SweetFrog anticipated opening November – December – Holiday Shopping Spree November 5th – Bramble10 Bash “the only thing missing is you” November 26th – Holiday Event (tree lighting & carriage rides) December 4th – Holiday Open House* December 11th – Santa Holiday Coalition Run* December 31st – Ringing In Hope Charity Walk, Run & Fun

Washington Post Article: View Our Weather Album here:

*residents only

Photo Albums Worth a Look

Bramble ak es on a Green Bramblett on TTak akes Business Challenge

Facebook Fan of the Week: Meet the Team: Caption That: Family Portrait Album: Our Wonderful Weather Album:

The Brambleton Community Association and the Brambleton Group were both recognized by Loudoun County Government & Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce as GOLD Green Businesses. Brambleton is proud to be a steward of the environment, doing its part to achieve a more sustainable community.

Get Lost in Loudoun Debuts During two jampacked weeks in June, five out-ofstate visitors participated in a series of challenges and adventures that took them from one end of Loudoun County to another. After Visit Loudoun won an Emmy Award in 2009 for a series of 50 episodes promoting Loudoun tourism, the organization was eager to “come up with the next great way to get our message out”. View the series on!

Read more here: Loudoun County is #3 on the List of the Nation’s Brainiest Loudoun County and Alexandria round out the top five, with Montgomery and Fairfax counties also ranking in the top 10 — in other words, six of the 10 highest-educated local jurisdictions are in the Washington area. Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Read more in the Washington Post here:


Northern Virginia Orthodontics Chosen as a Great Place to Work Northern Virginia Orthodontics (NVO), located in the Brambleton Town Center was chosen by The Washingtonian magazine as one of the 2011 Great Places to Work. "Our practice is flattered to have been chosen for this prestigious award. There is nothing like making a posivite change in someone's life... we truly enjoy what we do. My team is made up of the best people in orthodontics. Together, we make great smiles, healthy bites and have fun doing it," states Dr. Zach Casagrande.

very fortunate to be able to look forward to going to work every day," shares Lisa Hensley, NVO's treatment coordinator.

UPCOMING EVENTS Holiday Kickoff November 26 Holiday Open House December 4

NVO was chosen as one of this year's 50 winning workplaces. A panel of editors and writers reviewed more than 13,000 employee surveys. The final determinations relied heavily on the scores given by a company's employees.

Santa Holiday Coalition Run December 11 Ringing in Hope Walk/Run December 31

"I am proud to be a part of the amazing team at Northern Virginia Orthodontics. I am energized by our wonderful patients and feel


Make Your Brambleton Smart Home – Even Smarter! Introducing Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Have you ever left for work and wondered if you left an appliance on? Wished that you could be outside with the kids while inside getting things done? Verizon Home Monitoring and Control can give you the peace of mind you have been looking for.

your energy usage in near-real-time and study energy consumption over periods of time.

This innovative service will allow you to remotely access, control and monitor doors, windows, thermostats and appliances via a compatible smart phone and PC, and interact with your home through the FiOS! TV widget on your FiOS® TV. An energy reader will also allow you to view

To get started, you can order online at or call 1.800.501.1172. Choose one of the following kits and any accessories. Once you receive your equipment, you can begin setup and activation. (Note some items are recommended for professional installation, such as the Smart Thermostat and Energy Reader.) After paying the one time equipment costs, you pay only $9.99 a month.

Home Monitoring Kit $69.99

Energy Contr ol Kit $1 69.99 Control $169.99

View video of events at your house over your broadband connection – whether you’re at home or away.

This kit includes: 1 1 1 1 1

This kit includes: 1 Gateway Device 1 Indoor Camera 1 Indoor Light Module Home Monit oring and Contr ol $2 1 9.99 Monitoring Control $21

Gateway Device Smart Thermostat Appliance Switch 110 Volt Energy Reader Remote Control

With V erizon Home Monit oring and Verizon Monitoring Control:

Choose from a variety of easy-to-install home automation and energy management features that can be controlled remotely from your computer, compatible smartphone, or FiOS TV.

•Remotely adjust your thermostat 24/7, from

a laptop or your compatible smartphone. •Help lower your energy use by showing where/when electricity is being used.

This kit includes: 1 1 1 1 1 1

Take control of your energy consumption and lower your utility bills while conserving resources.

•Remotely view your home using remote

Gateway Device Smart Thermostat Appliance Switch 110 Volt Indoor Camera Indoor Light Module1 Energy Reader Remote Control

cameras and lock or unlock doors. •Send automatic event notifications to your

computer or smartphone.


recommend professional installation for some products, such as the Smart Thermostat or Energy Reader. If you require professional installation for your devices, you may seek your own licensed professional or visit to learn about InstallerNet installation services. What de vices suppor t the V erizon Home devices Verizon Monitoring and Control app? Supported smartphones: Is this a security product? No. The Home Monitoring and Control service is designed to enable you to manage and to selfmonitor your home and property. It is not a professionally monitored system and is not connected to your local emergency services providers.

iOS 3.1 and higher (including iPhone 3G, 3GS/4, iPod Touch 3rd/4th Gen)

Android 2.1 and higher (including Motorola: Droid/Droid2/DroidX, HTC:Droid Incredible, LG Vortex, Samsung Gallaxy S).

For more information: please go to or call 1-800-5011172.

Does the monthly cost change if you add devices? You can add as many Home Monitoring and Control devices as you want and still only pay $9.99 a month!

Visit the Brambleton Welcome Center to experience Verizon Home Monitoring and Control for yourself!

Do I have to purchase the equipment thr ough V erizon? through Verizon?

The Verizon name and logo and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans are trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of Verizon and may not be used in any manner without the prior written consent of Verizon. All other product and service marks are trademarks of their respective owners.

Currently, the equipment must be purchased through Verizon Online to be associated to your Verizon Online account, allowing you to monitor and control your home. Is professional installation available for the Home Monitoring and Control equipment?

Home Monitoring and Control Service is provided by Verizon Online LLC. Licensed in NY # 12000302262 by NY State Department of State. VA DJCS # 11-6657.

Most Home Monitoring and Control products are designed to be self-installed. However, we


November Gardening Tips Debbie Dillion, Urban Horticulturist

To protect an upright evergreen from snow damage, drive a strong stake into the ground near the trunk of the tree. Tie a rope to the bottom of the stake and, using the rope, wind up the branches in a circular pattern around the tree. This is a two-person job on large trees. At the top, secure the rope to the stake.

Leaf fall makes renovation of overgrown deciduous shrubs easier. Begin this year by removing all diseased or broken stems. Next, remove 1/3 of all remaining shoots, eliminating the oldest and tallest. If the bush is still too tall, cut the remaining stems to a side bud or branch. Repeat the process a second or third year to complete renovation.

Pinecones, sweet gum balls, and seedpods of many plants, such as redbud and milkweed, add a beautiful touch to holiday ornaments. You can still collect many of these, if you take a walk along a hedgerow or through a park or a weedy field.

Trim hollies and other evergreens, such as magnolia, aucuba, boxwood, and pyracantha, to furnish material for Thanksgiving decorations. If you are planning on having a live, balled and burlapped Christmas tree, dig a planting hole now before the ground freezes. Fill the hole with straw or hay to keep it from freezing. Store the soil in a garage or shed so you will have workable soil when you need it for planting the tree.

Twig arrangements are different and easy to make. Collect twigs with unusual features; for example, winged elm, corkscrew willow, redosier dogwood, and crepe myrtle.


Important Information to Know

Brambleton Community Association 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 703-542-6263 (p) 703-542-6266 (f)

Brambleton Community Center 42645 Regal Wood Drive Available for private rentals and community programming. Contact Beth Huck:

Do You Need to Apply?

Board of Directors Meetings

Our office regularly receives applications for decks, patios and fences. Please note that an application is also required for play equipment, awnings, and for smaller projects like changing the color of paint on your front door.

Board of Directors meetings are held at the BCA Management Offices, located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210.

Upcoming Meetings

Submit completed applications to the management office at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210, Brambleton VA 20148, via fax to 703-542-6266 or to

Tuesday, December 6, 8:15 a.m.

Trash Collection Trash: Tuesdays & Fridays Yard Debris: Tuesdays (March - Dec) Recycling: Fridays AAA: 703-818-8222

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.


Notary Service

BCA Drop Box

The Brambleton Community Association offers Notary services at the Brambleton Management Office. If you are interested in utilizing this service, please note the following: 路

A drop box is available after hours and is located outside of the Brambleton Community Association office building, located at 42395 Ryan Road.

Available by Appointment Only - please call 703-542-6263.

Residents may drop off architectual applications, committee applications, etc.

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.

Assessments will not be accepted but should be mailed to: Brambleton Community Association c/o Armstrong Managment P.O. Box 7778 Philadelphia, PA 19101-7778

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.

Brambleton Community Association


Annual Meeting

Please contact NOVEC at 1-888-335-0500 for any street light outages. Be sure to give your street address and the pole number when making the call.

is scheduled for

November 15, 2011

Need Mailbox Repair?

7:30 p.m.

Black Mailboxes - Call Main Street Mailboxes at 703-753-5521

Legacy Elementary Cafeteria

Weathered Bronze Mailboxes - Call Dominion Electric Supply Company, Erin Schwartz, at 703-631-8100


Brambleton Committees Activities Committee Chair: Lori Fetterman Membership: Open Upcoming Meetings: November 16, 7:30 p.m. December 21, 7:30 p.m. Covenants Committee Chair: Mike Dorrity Upcoming Meetings: November 14, 7:00 p.m. December 5, 7:00 p.m. Financial Advisory Committee Chair: Mark Davis Membership: Three seats open Upcoming Meetings: November 22, 7:30 p.m. December 27, 7:30 p.m. Grounds & Facilities Committee Chair: Mike Brown Membership: One seat open Upcoming Meetings: November 15, 7:00 p.m. December 20, 7:00 p.m. Technology Ad-hoc Committee Chair: Paul Raven Upcoming Meetings: Scheduled as necessary * All Association Committee meetings are held at the BCA Management Offices, located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210. Please contact for more information on joining a committee.


Important Contact Numbers Community Management Contacts Brambleton Community Management Office 703-542-6263 Brambleton Welcome Center


Residences at Brambleton (AMS)


Summerfield Condo (CMC)


703-542-6266 (f)

703-542-5845 (f)

BCA Services Verizon -

Activation/Account Changes/Billing/Disconnect (M - F, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) 800-501-1172

- Repair - Questions/Assistance w/ - Assistance w/ Suspension of Service RecycleBank

888-553-1555 888-669-9901 888-338-9333 888-727-2978

AAA Recycling & Trash Removal


Utility Contacts Dominion Electric - North of Ryan Road


NOVEC - South of Ryan Road


Miss Utility


Washington Gas


Water/Sewer: Loudoun Water


County Contacts Emergency: Fire/Rescue/Police


Animal Care & Control


Building Permits


Post Office, Ashburn


Sheriff: Non-Emergency


Sheriff: Traffic Hotline


540-882-3984 (f)


2011 Advertising Rates (Color) 1/8 Page (3.5" x 2.25") - $50 1/4 Page (3.5" x 4.624") - $75 1/2 Page (7" x 4.625") - $100

Contact Christine Elansary for more information at 703-542-6263 or send an email to Advertising rates will increase for 2012.


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