VOL. 2 Issue 6
THE CHASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
July 31st 7:00pm - HOA Meeting
August 7th 6:30pm - National Night Out August 9th 8:30pm - Teen Movie Night
August 18th 7:30pm - Summer Adult Social
September 7th 7:00pm - “Back To School” Ice Cream Social September 22nd 5:00pm - MC Camp Out & Movie Night
October 14th 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Fall Festival (Tentative) October 28th 5:30 - Halloween Movie (Tentative)
**Please check Martin’s Chase Facebook Page for more details on all events listed above - Dates and Times are subject to change*
IN THIS ISSUE
2 - LCPS Dates to Know 2 - Mom’s Group
3 - National Night Out Invite
4- Finance Committee Update
5- Covenant Committee Update 8- Storm Recovery Info 8 - Book Club
9 - Teen Movie Night Invite
10 - Summer Adult Social Invite 11- Around Town 11- CMC Notes
LCPS INFO August 27th
First Day of School
Kindergarten get together on Friday, July 27th @ 3:30PM. RSVP to Amy for more information: email@example.com Pool Days: Thursdays at 3:30 - Hope to see you there. If you would like more information about upcoming events or playgroups starting up in the fall, please contact Jocelyn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 3rd - Labor Day Holiday (school closed)
Oct. 8th - Columbus Day (school closed)
Nov. 5th & 6th - Student Holiday (school closed)
Notes From the Finance Committee The Martin's Chase Home Owners Association Finance Committee started 4 months ago and would like to help the homeowners see where their fees are going. The Association has a fully funded reserve for the repairs and maintenance for its properties. This list is based on the draft budget for the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year. The
MC SHOUT OUTS
expected breakdown per homeowner for the Martin's Chase Home Owners Association is as follows:
Monthly per owner
Good Luck to all the MC Students heading back to
Elementary, Middle, High School & College.
Reserves for future repairs Snow Reserves
MC Hood? Ryan Rogers, Joe Swanson, Mike
Management Company and Community Coordinator
Kennedy and Vanessa Kennedy will face combat in the
26th. The race takes place in Morven Park and these
brave beasts would love to have you cheer them on as
they conquer a wall of fire, crawl through mud pits and
Did you know we have four warriors in training in the
grueling 8 mile Super Spartan obstacle race on August
attempt to avoid as much barbed wire as possible!
Want to give a shout-out to the bestest partner, teacher, and best friend I could ever have asked for. Darrian also wanted to say thanks for all the great genes dad!!
Clubhouse and Exercise Center
Landscape care and improvements
The current members of the committee are Edward Bernat, Sara
Happy Birthday to Jamie on September 13th, don’t forget to offer him a few “licks” and ribbing... Much Love – Brandi and Darrian
Finnern, Sara Rogers, Jade Nguyen and Amy Beahm. Edward Bernat Committee Chair
"GREEN SLIME" ICE CREAM 1 cup of Welch's 100% White Grape-Peach Juice (yellow cap - no High Fructose Corn Syrup) 1/2" slice of pineapple 6 - 7 baby carrots a handful of fresh spinach 3 cups of ice Place all ingredients into the VitaMix container in the order listed and secure lid. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to HIGH. Use tamper to push all ingredients to the blades. Blend until you see the 4 "pillows" formed on top. Do not over blend or melting will occur. If you are using another blender, you can put the items in a food processor prior to putting into your blender (except the ice) to help assure it turns out smooth.
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MC POOL HOURS
Did you know when you become a “friend” of Martin’s Chase on Facebook you get
June 8th - Sept. 3rd 10-8pm Sept. 4th - 7th. 1-7pm
access to a multitude of events, dates, and
Sept. 8th - 9th 10-8pm
overall informative updates throughout
Sept. 10th - 14th 1-7pm
Martin’s Chase and the general Ashburn
Sept. 15th - 10-8pm
area? You’ll find Committee/HOA meeting
Sept. 16th - 10-5pm
dates/times, community events, local
Sept. 16th - 6-7pm Doggie Swim
happenings, school events and other
**Open until 9:00pm on August 3rd**
neighborhood related stories to make sure
**Pool is closed until 11am on Saturdays
you are up to date at the bus stop!
through August 25th**
Covenant Committee Notes The Covenant Committee would like to share with you a few changes as we continue the transition from Lennar to a Homeowner led HOA board. We would like to thank Craig King for his 3 years of service on the committee. We look forward to great things from Craig as an HOA board member. Our new Chairperson is Peter McGrath. Peter is an original member of the Covenant Committee and has the experience to properly manage and represent the Covenant committee's charter moving forward. The vacant position was filled by Brett Klees. We welcome Brett as a new member to the committee. The remaining members that comprise the committee positions are: Ryan Rogers, Ramzi Nassib, and Josh Nodell. Committee meetings are held the last Thursday of the month (7pm) at the clubhouse. All homeowners are welcome to attend and discuss their individual applications, as well as any issues or concerns they have pertaining to any infractions within the community.
Kids N Creations Hands on cooking experience for the growing gourmet in a relaxing, playful environment. Kids have fun while making gourmet meals, trying new foods and making new friends. Whatâ€™â€›s more, they get to eat their culinary creations and take home the leftovers.
E-mail email@example.com to register. Birthday party sessions are also available on request. Contact us for information about weekend classes.
Cooking Sessions for 7+yr budding chefs ($20 per session/kid)
Aug 7th 6:00 PM - Cooking Time: 90 min Chicken Pot Pie Chocolate dipped Strawberries Aug 9th 6:00 PM - Cooking Time: 90 min Vegetable Quesadillas Sweet Empanadas Aug 14th 6:00 PM - Cooking Time: 90 min Chicken Satay & Curried Coconut Rice Fried Bananas with Chocolate Sauce Aug 16th 6:00 PM - Cooking Time: 90 min Palak Paneer (Spinach with Indian Cheese) Badam(Almond) Kheer Aug 21th 6:00 PM - Cooking Time: 90 min Chicken Piccata Gooey Chocolate Cake Aug 23th 6:00 PM - Cooking Time: 90 min (Breakfast for Dinner) Frittata with Veggies and Chicken Pancakes
SPRING MOVIE NIGHT featuring:
CULTURAL CORNER - Celebrating Ramadan Ramadan is a Muslim holiday that started on Friday, the 20th of July and continues for 30 days until
Saturday, the 18th of August this year. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. Muslims are
called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. They are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits --- essentially to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. The Arabic word for “fasting” (sawm) literally means to
“refrain” - and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts and words. During Ramadan, every part of the body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The feet must refrain from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast.
Therefore, fasting is not merely physical, but is rather the total commitment of the person’s body and soul to the spirit of the fast. Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraints; a time to cleanse the body and soul from impurities and re-focus one’s self on the worship of God.
Whether you are Muslim or not, we can all benefit from a focus on reevaluating and changing our selves for the better.
STORM RECOVERY If you are like myself or any other resident in our community, most likely you have experienced at least one power outage since you moved in. Most recently this last one was by far the longest my family has endured. NOVEC public relations news release published July 2 (www.NOVEC.com) indicated that the storm caused damage everywhere in the region, but some NOVEC neighborhoods in Loudoun County seemed to have received the brunt of the storm. Multiple tree and line crews worked non-stop to get the power back on. Crews came from as far away as Georgia to join NOVEC crews as they toiled under the sun in Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William and Stafford counties as well as Loudoun County to restore power. Though it could have been a lot worse, I can’t thank the hard workers at NOVEC enough for restoring it as quickly as possible under the grueling heat conditions. However, it goes without saying that we should start to prepare early by looking around our house to see what items are needed for future outages as well as sign up for weather alerts etc. as we approach the upcoming seasons of storms. While I thought I was prepared for the latest outage – turns out I really wasn’t. Some of their tips are below and will help you “weather” the next outage. What to Do:
NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative) outages and downed wires: 1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500
Customers with Internet access can track restoration progress at http://stormcenter.novec.com/index.cfm or www.loudoun.gov
If you have left your home, use Martins Chase facebook page to connect with neighbors to keep communication open regarding outage restoration.
Open freezers and refrigerators only when necessary.
Keep flashlights in reachable areas and ensure they are fully charged at all times. Examples: bedside tables, side of refrigerators, near garage doors or inside garage etc.
Harris Teeter in Brambelton is open 24 hours and carriers dry ice to be used for freezers etc.
Invest in battery operated candles, radios and car cell phone chargers.
ONLY use portable generators, camp stoves, or grills outdoors to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
Heat food indoors in a chafing dish or fondue pot over canned fuel.
Receive automatic updates and sign up for alerts at www.loudoun.gov/alert or follow on www.twitter.com/LoudounCoGov or www.facebook.com/LoudounCountyGovernment
A great way to beat the heat? Stay inside and read a great book! Our next book club meeting will be held at 42016 Donnington Place on July 24 at 7 PM. The book we will discuss is Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. As always, you are welcome to attend even if you haven't read the book! If you are interested in joining our Martin's Chase book club, please send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Calling ALL MC TEENS!
Teen Movie Night
Thursday, August 9th 8:30 p.m. on the Clubhouse Green Bring your friends & lawn chair!
13 and Up ONLY Please!
Send in your favorite vacation drink recipe to share with your neighbors!! Send drink name, ingredients and instructions to Brandi.Burnett@gmail.com
Before Summer Ends, Let’s Enjoy One Last Great Tropical Evening in UGLY
and Bad Shorts!! Join the Social Committee for an Adult Evening of Island Fun and Games, Live Music, and Tropical Drinks on Saturday August 18th from 7:30-10:30 PM Please RSVP with your payment of $10 per person to Dawn Cole, 41841 Bristow Manor Dr, by Saturday, August 11th. Price for Admittance at the Door is $20 per person. Must be over 21 and present ID at event to be able to consume alcohol. Tropical Drinks, Soft Drinks, and Finger Foods will be provided. *****BYOLC – Bring Your Own Lawn Chair******
BrickFair: The Largest LEGO Fan Festival and Convention in the USA
Sunset Hills Winery
Sun, August 5, 11am – 4pm
Wine & Watercolor with Alex Carr
Dulles Expo Center, South Hall, Chantilly, VA (map)
Sunday, July 29 and Sunday, October 28th
BrickFair is a Lego Fan Festival held each August near Washington, DC. BrickFair
The seasons in Watercolor! We'll capture the delicate colors of spring, the vibrant
colors of summer and the rich, russet tones of autumn with three, different seasonal
workshops. So come get in touch with your creative side! See how much fun and how rewarding watercolor painting is! All skill levels, from beginner to advanced are welcome!
hosts America's most dedicated adult LEGO builders and features fantastic LEGO
creations great and small. Hundreds of LEGO enthusiasts come together from across the USA (and Canada, Australia, U.K., and more) to show their best. LEGO buildings,
LEGO monsters, trains, cranes, planes and more are spread across 50,000 square feet. http://www.brickfair.com/ http://www.dullesexpo.com/guestinfo/events/ index08_12.htm $10.00 - Ages 4 and up, FREE - Ages 3 and under
Sat, August 11, 10am – 3pm
Ag in the Classroom
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Thursday, August 2, 9am - 2pm
Join us for our NEW Super Science Saturdays! The second Saturday of each month
at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center from 10 am - 3 pm. Through demonstrations and
Ag in the Classroom provides high quality professional development workshops for
pre-school, elementary, middle school, and pre-service teachers. At the workshops
teachers learn standards-based, hands on activities designed to be integrated into the core content areas of science, language arts, social studies, and mathematics. They will leave with cross-curricular lesson plans, practical ideas ready for use in the
classroom, and a teacher resource kit which includes curriculum, books and posters. After the morning workshop participants tour the Governor’s Mansion at Morven Park. To register, contact Tammy Maxey – email@example.com
hands-on activities, visitors of all ages will become immersed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics related to aviation and space exploration. Helicopters Saturday, August 11, 10:00 am to 3:00 am
Farm to Fork Loudoun www.forktofarm.com
Farm-to-Fork Loudoun is an 11-day culinary celebration of local food, developed to honor the art of collaboration. We bring together Loudoun’s fine farmers with
restaurant chefs and owners to develop new, or strengthen existing, relationships – a
unique camaraderie that helps drive the local economic engine! All participating chefs
Women and Children’s Expo
and restaurant owners have committed to using at least 70 percent locally sourced
Sat, August 4, 10am – 6pm
food July 26 through August 5. Restaurant patrons may order from specially
Grand Court at Fair Oaks Mall
Fair Oaks Mall will present a Women and Children’s Expo for professional women in
the Washington D.C. area on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 in the Grand Court of the center. The Fair Oaks Women and Children’s Expo will feature such showcased services as continuing education, women's health care and career
opportunities for women, along with enrichment programs for children including private schools, private preschools, martial arts, gymnastics, and arts and performance
schools. This event is 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, August 4, 2012 and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Grand Court at Fair Oaks Mall.
created Farm-to-Fork Loudoun menus featuring some of the county's best locally
grown and raised produce, beef, lamb, and poultry, complemented by a selection of
Loudoun wine, brew and spirits. Inspired by a current national movement that poses an important question – "Where does our food come from?" – this 11-day project is a true
celebration. Be sure to visit any of the 22 fine culinary sites to discover the bounty of
Loudoun and the skills and passions of the people who bring your food and wine, brew and spirits from field to table. Welcome to Farm-to-Fork Loudoun and thank you!
Center. Zip Line, rafting, tubing and other adventure will help you beat the heat. See
Looking for preteen, teen or adult fun? Head to the Harpers Ferry Adventure
Come enjoy our Reggae Festival, August 4th from 11 am - 8 pm - don't miss out!!! Kids under 10 FREE. See website for music line up and more information.
their website for discounts and more information.
Notes From CMC
1) The past few weeks we have experienced high heat conditions and our grass has definitely suffered. To help adequate hydration and grass health, please read the helpful tips for watering/mowing below.
· Deep and infrequent watering maintains a healthy root system and reduces weed infestation (as opposed to light and frequent irrigation, which promotes shallow roots and germination of weed seeds).
· Water is best applied early in the day (5 to 10a.m.) when evaporation loss is lowest. Afternoon watering is acceptable but wind may affect uniformity. Night watering minimizes evaporation, but may increase fungal diseases.
· Mow your grass at the right height during the summer. Longer grass blades increase the depth of the root system, shade the soil, and help drought tolerance. · Keep your mower blade sharp.
· Annual core aeration can loosen compacted soil and allow water to infiltrate deeper into the ground.
2) In the wake of recent storms, many of us have damage that needs to be fixed. This will be a prime time to take advantage of programs Associa has to offer. The first program is Associa Advantage. This program lets you take advantage of savings as much as 65% on household goods and services. The second program is Associerge. Associerge is your
24/7 virtual assistant. You can use this for everything, from small tasks to large tasks like vacation planning. A few residents have used this program for their “to-do” lists. Please follow the links below for more information on the programs or contact Jimmy @ (703) 542-6694. Associerge – http://www.associerge.com/Login.aspx
Associa Advantage - http://www.associaadvantage.com/?Page=The Program
CLASSIFIEDS J & J Enterprises Services Offered: *Dog waste removal *Weed removal
Support an upcoming Martin's Chase Photographer:
Katie Smith Photography Book an hour session at 150 with access to
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Jordan Ryan & Jacob Kennedy
all digital copies See http://www.katiesmith-
Tutoring can help. Certified math teacher available. If you are interested, email Rita at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Miller Babysitting,
WHITNEY IRIZARRY (17) 571-334-4489 email@example.com
photography.com/ for more information
LA Sources, Consulting
Enhance your math skills!
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Want to place an ad in the classifieds section? Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to be added to the sitter list,
please email: email@example.com with
your name, age, phone number and email address.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Mon-Sat. As early as 7:00 and as late as needed.
IMPORTANT NUMBERS & INFORMATIVE WEBSITES NOVEC 703-335-0500 OR 1-888-335-0500 www.novec.com
American (Garbage & Recycling) 703-368-0500
Washington Gas 703-750-1000 (emergency line) 703-750-1400 www.washingtongas.com
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
Loudoun County Water (LCSA) 1-866-539-1988
Ashburn Fire & Rescue Emergency 911 703-729-0006
Pediatrics@Nite Office is relocated to the building behind Wegmans in Leesburg. 571-434-0400 1509 Dodona Terrace SE, Leesburg VA
Loudoun County Sheriff Emergency 911 703-777-1021 Loudoun Hospital Center 44045 Riverside Parkway Leesburg,VA 703-858-6000