Heritage Harbour South CDD Meeting

The April meeting of the Heritage Harbour South CDD will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, April 1st at the Stoneybrook Golf Clubhouse. See Agenda

Stoneybrook Board of Directors Meeting

The Stoneybrook Board of Directors will hold its next official meeting on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Rec Center. All residents are encouraged to attend. See Agenda

Heritage Harbour South CDD Meeting

The March meeting of the Heritage Harbour South CDD will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, March 4th at the Stoneybrook Golf Clubhouse. See Agenda

Stoneybrook Board of Directors Meeting

The Stoneybrook Board of Directors will hold its next official meeting on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Rec Center. All residents are encouraged to attend. See Agenda

Heritage Harbour South CDD Changes Meeting Day and Location

The February meeting of the Heritage Harbour South CDD will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 4th at the Stoneybrook Golf Clubhouse. See Agenda

Stoneybrook Board of Directors Meeting

The newly elected Stoneybrook Board of Directors will hold its first official meeting on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Rec Center. All residents are encouraged to attend. See Agenda

CDD Meeting

The January meeting of the Heritage Harbour South CDD will be held at 6 pm on January 16th at the Comfort Inn. See Agenda

Stoneybrook Elects its First Owner Controlled Board of Directors

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 homeowners of Stoneybrook at Heritage Harbour Community Association elected their first owner controlled Board of Directors.  A total of 21 candidates vied for the nine seats on the board.  Approximately 400 ballots were submitted. 

After the election results were announced, the newly elected nine member board held an executive session to elect their officers.   The names and titles of the members are listed in order of the number of votes received (highest to lowest): Tom Bakalar (President), JoAnne Pytlik, Dave Arras, Ira Tropp (Treasurer), Dick Williams, Mike Listro, Phil Martinetti, Gene Zeiner (Secretary), Lee Miller (Vice President).  The first six names were elected for two year terms and the remaining three names were elected for a one year term.

The nine members also voted to hold a workshop meeting on Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 6 PM in the Stoneybrook Recreation Center.  The board also voted for a ninety day continuation of current committtees, contracts and services.

Congratulations to the nine new board members. Also, thanks to Brenda, Allison and the 13 election volunteers for a well organized election process.

Stoneybrook HOA Turnover Meeting and Board of Directors Election

On Tuesday, January 2, 2014 the Stoneybrook Community Association will be officially turned over to Stoneybrook homeowners. There will also be an election of a new Board of Directors. The new Board will have nine (9) homeowner members. There are twenty-one (21) homeowner candidates competing for the nine (9) member Board, who will replace the current Lennar Board members.

The package of information for the upcoming Board of Directors election was mailed to Stoneybrook homeowners on December 10, 2013. The information package contains: an Agenda, Ballot, and Limited Proxy,(View) Candidates' Resumes, (View) Return Envelope and Ballot Envelope. ((View)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are delivering another homeowner's ballot to the Rec Center, you must present the Limited Proxy signed by that homeowner.


On Friday, March 22nd, I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Manatee County Public Library Book and Author Luncheon held at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch.   Libraries very important to me and I was overjoyed to be able to share in the celebration of one of my very favorite authors – ADRIANA TRIGIANI. Many of you may have read her Big Stone Gap Series or her very latest novel, The Shoemaker's Wife. If you have not, may I suggest you pick up one of her books. I can promise you that you will be entertained, informed and you certainly will not be sorry.

Adriana is bigger than life itself. Her love of family is so very evident in her novels and in her hilarious renditions of Italian family anecdotes. Honestly, you do not have to be an Italian to understand her humor and passion.
The sell out crowd of over 425 ladies and gentlemen who squeezed into the Fete Ballroom at the Polo Grill certainly were not all Italian but the laughter rang out til tears ran down our cheeks. Adriana is also a passionate fan of libraries. Her Mother, Ida, was a Librarian. On Friday, Adriana donated two personal items for an impromptu auction and netted the Manatee Library Foundation over three thousand dollars.
It was a wonderful afternoon. I got to speak with Adriana and felt the warmth and love in her special squeeze as she hugged me. Mostly, we were strangers at our table but shortly we were sharing backgrounds, stories and laughter. Adriani Trigiani was the catalyst!.......Jenny Magarelli


April 2014 posted

crime watch

stoneybrook golf Main page

2014 Potluck Calendar

Lee and Sheri Miller have prepared an updated Stoneybrook Potluck Committee Guidelines and a new 2014 Potluck Calendar. Details.

Need Cleaning Help?

A Stoneybrook resident has recommended where to get cleaning help. Details.



New handyman added to vendor list. List

Local Pool Cleaning

Superior Pool Care Inc. is owned by a Heritage Harbour couple and they offer professional, reliable and trustworthy service.  They are registered with the State of Florida, insured and belong to the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.

They are based here in East Manatee and offer a full range of services from weekly pool care to general repairs.  Call them at (941) 746-6025  or visit their website.

street lightBlackout On Stone Harbour

It was a dark and stormy night as I walked my dog pass the corner of Stone Harbour Loop and Stone Harbour Loop. Suddenly two street lights went out and I was left in darkness.

Fortunately I was able to find my way out of this black hole and walked on to a more lighted area. The next day I contacted Allison Betts at the Rec Center and she contacted Florida Power and Light to fix their lights (Stoneybrook leases the poles). With a telephone call and follow up e-mail all was arranged.

The moral of this story is that our staff have no way of knowing when a street light misbehaves. Those of us that venture out at night need to report bad lights.


This Facebook group is for residents of Stoneybrook in Heritage Harbour of Bradenton, FL. Connect with your neighbors, find out about events in the community, and share useful information. There are currently 30 members. Link

A Long Walk

A resident recounts his 270 mile walk on the Appalachian Trail. Story

Eco Tour

Take a Eco tour of Stoneybrook as seen by local resident, Larry Eichert. Tour.


Family Cat "Rufus" is Lost

RufusRufus, our family cat has been missing since Tuesday evening, March 25th.  Rufus left from our home in the 8700 block of Monterey Bay Loop, here in Stoneybrook. Here is a description of Rufus, he is a grey house cat with black stripes, approximately 3 1/2 years old, and weighs about 7 pounds. PLEASE help us find Rufus, we miss him greatly!!

If you find Rufus or see him roaming, please contact: Jim Bryant (863)393-5454 and/or Andrea Sutherland (941)730-9512 or (941)745-2680. Thank you very much.

March Bingo Date Change

The second night for March Bingo has been RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, March 18th due to the original date falling on St. Patrick's Day. Please mark your calendars.

Bingo will start at 6:30 pm. Come early to get a good seat! The cost is $10 per game pack. Remember no one under 18 years of age.

Savanah Georgia Trip CANCELLED

It's that time of year when we will "Hop on the Bus" for an exciting adventure! This year's adventure will be to a city with a lot of southern charm, SAVANNAH March 19-21, 2014! We will spend 3 days and 2 nights in this historical city. The trip will include 2 night hotel accommodations, 2 continental breakfasts, Guided city tour, a visit to the Anheuser Busch Brewery, St. Simon's Island. The fee for this trip is $165 per person and is due by Wednesday, February 26, 2014. For more details contact the Rec Center (941)750-9688.

March Bingo (Two Nights)

Bingo Nights! March 3rd AND 17th. First number called at 6:30 pm SHARP! Come early to get a good seat! The cost is $10 per game pack. Remember no one under 18 years of age.

Golf Results

For more information, contact Lou Brodersen (loubrodersen2@gmail.com) or the pro shop.

Red, White and Blue - and Yummy

Red white and blue, sparkling table centerpieces, happy faces, and flags were everywhere at the July Patriotic Party Potluck held at the Rec Center Friday, July 12.  Yes, it was a week after the Fourth of July extravaganzic weekend, but the holiday lingered on in the spirits of the sixty attendees.  Couples came, families came, visiting grandchildren came and young teens came to enjoy the eats and fun.

From closets, cupboards and secret hoards, red white and blue décor emerged to amp up the festive feel of the patriotic party theme.   Stoneybrook potlucks are known for their superb food and friendly style. The committee did a bang-up job of ensuring both. 

A red, white and blue sheetcake (pre-cut, thanks to Harrietta Martinetti’s clever negotiations with Publix) was the dessert table centerpiece. It was inscribed, “God Bless America”.  Just to keep the sweet theme going, Zack Betts, dressed as Uncle Sam, walked around distributing red white and blue candies from a basket decorated by Cathy Faust. 

Old Guys Rule, a splendid Barbershop quartet was the entertainment.  The quartet, consisting of Bill Colleran, Hank Stromenger, Bob Mitchell and Dick Zarfos, sang barbershop specialties, golden oldies and  led a sing-along of patriotic songs. They ended their program with “God Bless America” to the cheers of the audience.

Lee Miller was the master of ceremonies, and called on all veterans to stand be recognized.  The committee was Phil and Harrietta Martinetti, Barbara and Dave Femc, Linda Buxbaum and John Graben, Jane Stanley and Jim Lashley, all under the general chairmanship of Lee and Sheri Miller who run the Potluck Program for Stoneybrook.

On August 9, a pasta party is planned highlighting families—it will not be a potluck, but put on by a family participation committee. Call Allison at the Rec Center for details.  The next regular potluck will be September 13.

Stoneybrook Patriotic Potluck

The July 12 potluck committee, composed of Linda Buxbaum & John Graben, Barbara & Dave Femc, Harrietta & Phil Martinetti, Sheri & Lee Miller, and Jane Stanley & Jim Lashley, invite all our Stoneybrook friends and neighbors to our Stoneybrook Patriotic Potluck.

We will be providing DESSERT; but, in order for us to better plan for the potluck, we encourage you to sign up at the Recreation Center near the bulletin board on the potluck sign-up sheet. Please let us know how many people will be coming with you and what you are bringing which would be either an entrée, salad, or vegetable dish that serves 10-12 people. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided, or you can bring your favorite beverage.

Doors open at 5:00 P.M. Potluck begins at 5:30 P.M. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with two choices for purchase. $1 for one ticket or $5 for 6 tickets.

To add to the fun and excitement of our potluck, the barbershop quartet “OLD GUYS RULE” will provide 30 minutes of entertainment.  The group was formed in March 2011. The members are Bill Colleran (tenor), Hank Stromenger (bass), Bob Mitchell (lead), and Dick Zarfos (baritone). The quartet has a combined experience of over 100 years in barbershop quartet singing.

After the entertainment, we will have a patriotic quiz and there will be time to enjoy visiting with friends and neighbors.

Please plan to attend.  Because it is July, please wear RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. If you are a veteran, please wear your uniform, hat, or the part that still fits.


Come to CELEBRATE our JUNE FESTIVITIES at our NO FRILLS POT LUCK on Friday, June 14th.June is one busy month – the day of our Pot Luck is FLAG DAY, followed by FATHER'S DAY, first day of SUMMER, and it is the month we celebrate GRADUATIONS! If there is any other occasion to celebrate, let us know – we will be happy to add your celebration to our festivities – births, birthdays, anniversaries, promotions – any reason to party!

The sign up notebook for the potluck is at the Recreation Center near the bulletin board. Please sign up to bring a main course, salad or side dish, or a dessert that will serve 10 – 12 people. Also indicate the number of people who will be coming with you. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided. You are welcomed to bring your own beverage.

Pot Luck will begin at 5:30 pm and the Recreation Center will be open beginning at 5:00 pm.  We will be having a 50/50 Raffle. In addition, once we are finished with dinner, we plan to have games available so that we could have some fun playing and visiting with our friends for approximately one hour before it is time to clean up and vacate the Recreation Center by 8 pm.

Our June No Frills Pot Luck Committee invite you to join the community for a great evening - Curly and Phyllis Jameson, Lan and Anita Janecek, Daryl and Carol Heeg, Tom and Mary Ann Werner, and Joseph and Jenny Magarelli.