On Friday, March 27, the Nature Center and HOA Office will open at 9:00am as usual; however, will close early at Noon for Employee Appreciation Day.
- Family Pond Plunking – Saturday, April 11, 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Nature Center pond – details
- Buy and Sell at the Spring Yard Sale – Saturday, April 25, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm around our neighborhood – details
- 7th Annual Earthday@Loudoun Family Festival – Sunday, April 26 – details
Broadlands Piranhas Swim Team Registration for Non-Residents: Monday, April 13. Non-Resident registration will begin on April 13, 2015 at 8:00am (space permitting). This also includes those non-residents who were on the swim team last summer. A Broadlands Outside Pool Membership must be purchased to gain access to the Broadlands pools in order to swim on the team. Please click on Outside Pool Membership to learn how to sign up before registering for the swim team.
CSL – Registration cost is $150.00 per swimmer. Registration can be done online starting at 8:00am at: http://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=reccslblva
ODSL – Registration cost is $135.00 per swimmer. Registration can be done online starting at 8:00am at: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=recbstpva
- 2015 Nature Summer Camps – Register Now! For camp information – details
- Spring Tennis Camps starting in March – details
Summer Lifeguard Positions Available for the Broadlands 2015 Pool Season! High Sierra Pools is hosting an interview day at Broadlands Community Center on Friday, April 3rd, 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Join them at the Community Center, located at 43004 Waxpool Road. Interested applicants should apply online at highsierrapools.com or contact their recruiters at (703) 920-1750, extension 205.
Have great moments caught on camera at these fun events or around our neighborhood? Please send them to email@example.com for us to share in the Broadlands Newsletter, on our website or in the Broadlands Blast. To sign up for the Broadlands Blast, please enter your email where you see the Broadlands Blast logo the in the top right portion of this website.
Ladies Nite Out, Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes – March 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Clubhouse. Got cabin fever? Dance away your winter blues!! Please come even if you do not have a voucher. This is event is for female Broadlands residents who are 21 years of age and older. You will not be admitted without an ID – details
***The HOA Office and Nature Center will be closed today, Friday, March 6, 2015 due to bad road conditions.***
Patriot Disposal Services has suspended all trash and recyling collection services today at 9:00am, Thursday March 5th, due to dangerous road conditions.
They will be collecting both trash AND recycling on Monday, March 9th (and on Thursday, March 12th) as a make up.
Please be careful and stay off the roads today so the plows can clear the roads safely and efficiently.
The Broadlands Association is not responsible for removing snow or treating state or county maintained (VDOT) roadways. The Association is only responsible for clearing snow from paved parking areas in townhome neighborhoods and HOA maintained roads in the community.
Snow removal will be performed when an accumulation of 2 inches or more has fallen on the ground. If you are not sure who maintains your street, please click on this document: SNOW REMOVAL STREET LIST.
Please use the following numbers for assistance with any snow removal questions or issues:
- VDOT streets – 703-383-8368 or visit: http://virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp —- To track VDOT truck locations visit: http://vdotplows.org/ —- For more information, download the: VDOT Snow Brochure
- HOA streets – 703-999-7782
- DEV (Developer – Van Metre) – 703-348-5800
HELP MAKE SNOW PLOWING EASIER AND FASTER
When a snow storm has been predicted, especially overnight, the snow plows will be working during the early morning hours. The best way to ensure that the plowing crews can clear the streets better and faster is to park in driveways and parking spaces. In many of the townhouse and private streets sections, a vehicle parked in the street can severely restrict the ability of the plows to do their work. Help your community by parking in garages, driveways and marked parking spaces.Thank you for your assistance.
INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDERS – Please clear your walkways
Both Virginia and Loudoun County Codes require that the occupant – whether an owner or a tenant – remove all snow and ice from any walkway adjoining any part of their property within 6 hours after the snowfall has ceased. If the snow or ice fell during the night, it must be removed by Noon the following day. Should the storm occur on Sunday, the accumulation must be removed by Noon on Monday. Failure to comply with the Code can result in a fine of $250.00 imposed by the county.Complaints should be reported to via the LEx – Loudoun Express Request form. To access this form, please visit http://iframe.publicstuff.com/#/?client_id=1295. Select “Roads and Transportation” then “Residential Street Safety”, complete form and submit. Please be a good neighbor and a good citizen. Clear your walkways and keep Broadlands a safe environment for all our residents. If you know someone physically unable to keep their walkway clear, please consider giving them a helping hand.
VDOT plows Claiborne Parkway, Broadlands Boulevard, and Waxpool Road/Truro Parish (among others). The large plows that are used on these main roads sometimes have a difficult time locating the edges of the roadways when they are snow covered, and they often run up the sloped curbs and onto the grass, skimming and damaging the surface of the turf. In an effort to assist the plows in identifying the edges of the roadways and keeping them off the turf, the HOA has installed snow stakes every 50ft along the main roads. This will benefit the community since the damage created by these plows is paid for from HOA funds. Generally, these stakes will remain installed from November through March during the snowy season.
STAY SAFE – Don’t Skate on the Community Ponds!
Please remember skating is prohibited on all community ponds. Even walking on any ice-covered pond can be very dangerous. The surface of the pond may appear to be frozen, but our winters are normally not cold enough to guarantee that the ice is thick enough to support anyone’s weight, even a child’s. Parents, please tell your children that it is extremely dangerous, even deadly, to walk or skate on the ponds in the community. Let’s keep our neighborhood safe!
Just two more volunteers are needed to help with clean up at the Ladies Nite Out event held on Friday, March 6, 2015, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Broadlands Clubhouse located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square…
To sign up please visit: SignUpGenius.com/go/8050A4EA8A62BA20-ladies. Thank you so much for lending a hand. Without volunteers like you our community events wouldn’t be possible.
THE BUG MAN! – February 14
Program Time: 10:00am-11:00am, Doors open at 9:45am
Cost: Pre-paid price is $4.00/child. Payment must be received by noon on Friday, February 13, 2015. Payment on the day of the event: $5.00/child. Pre-pay online at broadlandsnaturally.org or at the Nature Center.
With 100’s of real bugs to share, “The Bug Man” provides a fascinating educational program for children of all ages. This exciting program will introduce you to ecology and basic entomology of insects. You will learn about their importance, followed by their coolest defense strategies and life cycle. Throughout the program he will be showing real live bugs! And, you will have a chance to pet his collection of bugs at the end!
A new local bus started in our area on February 2, 2015. The Route 85, Dulles South Connector, operates weekdays from 5:30 am to 8:00 pm. This Dulles South Connector route begins at East Gate and travels through South Riding, Stone Ridge and Brambleton, then on to the Loudoun Station park and ride lot where there is connecting bus service to Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station. The cost is only $1.00. Please view the map at this link: Dulles South Route Map. To view all bus schedules and route maps, go to www.loudoun.gov/localbus. Hop on board this new LC Transit Route 85 and see where transit can take you.
Calling all volunteers! If you are looking for a fun committee to volunteer on, THIS IS IT. Broadlands Live! is gearing up for yet another fantastic season and we need help from other music loving Broadlanders.
Please join us at 7:30pm on Monday, February 2nd to discuss the upcoming season and let us know how you’d like to be a part of the fantastic team of volunteers that puts this amazing event.
The meeting will be held at the Clubhouse, located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square.