Board of Directors Elections

  • Have you ever wondered how things get done for the cluster or who makes cluster policy and the rules governing the cluster?
  • Now is the time to consider making a difference in the cluster.

The Bentana Woods West Cluster Board of Directors elections will be held on April 27th and we need candidates for openings on the board.

Qualifications? Live in the cluster either as an owner or a renter.

Time Involved? One meeting a month during the first week of the month.

How do I apply? Just write a short bio and either call the election coordinator Becky Totten at 571.723.9967 or send her an email at

The election is April 27th.  Please let Becky know by April 7th that you would like to run for the BWWCA Board of Directors.

This is your chance to put your ideas into action.

NO Trash Service for Feb 13th or 14th Due to Snowstorm

From: Rinker, Rachel
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:48 PM
Subject: Winter Storm Preparation
Importance: High

Good Afternoon —

As many of us are aware there are mixed predictions regarding snowfall accumulations in our area across the next several days. As of right now our area is slated to begin receiving snow/ sleet Wednesday evening with accumulations between 4-8” throughout the night. If we receive these snowfall amounts our crews will likely NOT be servicing on Thursday, February 13th. They also call for the snow to continue throughout the day Thursday with some predictions calling for over a foot of snow at end. Depending on how long and how much snow the DC area receives our crews may also NOT be servicing Friday, February 14th.

The main issue at this time is that our service is going to depend on how much snow we receive and when and how it hits our area. I will update everyone as soon as our crews can determine if it will be safe for service on Thursday and will continue to update into Friday. Please pay close attention to my emails and be on the lookout for continued updates.

As always, our #1 priority is Safety for all and we appreciate your patience during this weather event.

Rachel Rinker
HOA Account Specialist
AAA Recycling & Trash Removal
Republic Services
(571) 328-7552 (Office)
(703) 568-5079 (Mobile)
(571) 328-7640  (Fax)

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights


Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights is open for the 2013 season from 5:30 to 10 pm, seven days a week from November 15 to January 6th.  Check their schedule for any special events and entertainment that you may be interested in seeing while you’re there.

A limited number of tickets are available at the gate, so you may be better off planning ahead and purchasing your entry for specific dates through TicketFly ($1 off weekday admission using the code: SITE13).

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights


Visit Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights from November 16th  – January 6th to experience over 500,000 LED lights and displays that bring Meadowlark Botanical Gardens to life!  Imagine the beauty of Meadowlark’s renowned gardens transformed into a winter wonderland, including a flowing stream of softly glowing lights. Marvel at the two story animated fountain, stroll past the Gingerbread Village, and explore the beauty of nature like you’ve never seen it. This event is sure to be the highlight of your holiday season!

Exterior House Colors *Updated!*

For our cluster, there is only one exterior house finish allowed: Olympic Solid Color Premium Acrylic Latex Stain – it’s important to note that this is not paint, and is actually wood stain. Locally, it is sold at Lowes (closest stores being in Sterling and Chantilly) and unfortunately isn’t available at our nearby Home Depot.

Homes stained with an original palette color may be re-stained with that same approved color indefinitely. Should a homeowner wish to change color only a color from the new palette may be used. You cannot have the same siding color as your closest neighbors.

Trim surrounding windows and door frames is also Olympic Solid Color Stain and only two colors are approved. Gutters, roof troughs, roof flashing and fixtures must all be stained/painted one of the trim colors. Downspouts may be painted either the trim color or the same as the siding. Decks may be stained one of three approved colors or left to weather naturally.

Original: Beachwood, Beige Gray, Butternut, Chamois, Cocao, Russet, Sage.

Beachwood Beige Gray Butternut Chamois
Cocao Russet Sage

New: California Rustic, Fawn, Monterey Gray, Taupe, Sandstone, Willow Mist.

California Rustic Fawn Monterey Gray Taupe

Trim: Mahogany, Oxford Brown

Mahogany Oxford Brown Spacer Spacer

Deck: Mahogany, Oxford Brown, Desert Sand

Mahogany Oxford Brown olympic desert sand Spacer

All door colors (original, equivalent, and new), except the last two, are Duron Glossy Enamel.

The original color names have been discontinued but the hues are the same as the equivalent Duron colors shown here:

Duron Equivalent Color Palette

Original Equivalent
Bertram Tatami Tan SW6116
Basil Baguette SW6123
Blue Fury Refuge SW6228
Cantonese Gold Yarrow SW6669
Hunter Green Grasshopper SW6733
Pumpkin Copper Harbor SW6634
Titan Blue Loch Blue SW6502

New Duron Color Palette

Amber White
Carolina Slate
Chadwicke Tan
Cobblestone Gray
Foxhall Green
Farm House Red
Mahogany (Olympic)
Oxford Brown (Olympic)

Doors painted with an original palette color may be re-painted with that same approved color indefinitely. Should a homeowner wish to change color, only a color from the new palette may be used.

The main and external closet doors should be painted the same approved color.

A front screen door, if installed, must be painted the same color as either the front door or the trim.

Our thanks to JoAnne Henck for working with the Duron store to obtain the equivalent matches for our original colors.