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Local Brambleton News: Ashburn Can Add Mid-Summer COOL Events to the Dulles Technology Corridor Neighborhood

Friday, July 18, 2008

excerpt from eblast to Brambletonians

Brambleton’s FRIDAY FLASH

July 18, 2008 Issue 58

AROUND BRAMBLETON

Brambleton’s Wildlife There have been recent sightings of various types of wildlife around Brambleton. Sightings of bears, copperhead snakes (both poisonous and non-poisonous) and other wildlife have been reported. All residents are reminded to remain alert and take proper precautions when traveling in or near Brambleton’s natural areas or adjacent undeveloped properties.

Sit Rover, Sit – Puppy obedience training and basic dog obedience training will begin on Saturday, July 26th. (Puppy Obedience Training, 8 – 9am, $90; Basic Dog Obedience, 9 – 10am, $90) Classes run one hour weekly for seven (7) consecutive weeks and will meet at the Brambleton Community Center back parking lot. The instructor, Kevin Kealy, is the retired Police K-9 instructor for the Ocean City, MD Police Department and has overseen the Police K-9 training for 31 law enforcement agencies in MD, DE and VA. He has also spent two years as the Country K-9 trainer in Iraq supplying K-9 teams to the U.S. Army. If you are interested in registering for the course, please log onto the Brambleton Intranet and go to Resident Resources/Forms-Online/Dog Obedience Training Classes.

Calling all Crafters, Artists, and Home-Based Businesses! – The Brambleton Community Association will be hosting its 4th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25th from 2 – 7pm. We are looking for vendors that would like to participate at the Home & Garden Marketplace. For more information and/or to register, please contact Christine Elansary or call 703-542-6263.

2nd Grand Opening – Asian Spice Cafe’s hosting another Grand Opening Special this Saturday from 11:30am-2pm. They will be offering free samples, so head on over to the town center for a taste!

Playing By the Rules The Property Maintenance Standards for Brambleton require that any dead plants, shrubs or trees should be immediately removed. For the best results, plans to replant the material using a similar size and species should be carried out in the fall. Also please note that all tree stakes and wires should be removed after one full growing season from the initial planting.

Summer Movie on the Lawn – Please join your neighbors for the next Summer Movie on the Lawn next Saturday, July 26th at dusk. The feature presentation is National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. A concession stand will be set up with juices, sodas, water and candy for sale. There will also be free popcorn.

COUNTYCORNER

Excellence in Financial Reporting – Loudoun County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). For more information, please see the news release.

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS: Keeping Children Safe In, On, and Around the Water

  • Maintain constant supervision. Watch children around any water environment (pool, stream, lake, tub, toilet, bucket of water), no matter what skills your child has acquired and no matter how shallow the water. For younger children, practice “Reach Supervision” by staying within an arm’s length reach.
  • Don’t rely on substitutes. The use of flotation devices and inflatable toys cannot replace parental supervision. Such devices could suddenly shift position, lose air, or slip out from underneath, leaving the child in a dangerous situation.
  • Enroll children in a water safety course or Learn-to-Swim classes. Your decision to provide your child with an early aquatic experience is a gift that will have infinite rewards. These courses encourage safe practices.
  • Parents should take a CPR course. Knowing these skills can be important around the water and you will expand your capabilities in providing care for your child. You can contact your local Red Cross to enroll in a CPR course.

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