August Bingo Cancelled
Bingo has been cancelled for the month of August. However, it will return the third Monday in September, which is Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm.
Summer Picnic Potluck
Please join us at the Rec Center on the second Friday in August (August 8th), for our monthly potluck. The theme will be Stoneybrook's "SUMMER PICNIC POTLUCK" So we ask you to sign up at the Rec Center, for the Friday, August 8th event, starting at 5:00 to bring your food, get acquainted with neighbors, and all join to eat at 5:30. Since it is a picnic, we ask you to bring picnic food – suggestions are hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, BBQ with sides like potato salad, baked beans, chips, cole slaw, salads etc. Dessert can be your favorite that you would take to a picnic – cookies, bars, brownies etc. Bring your own beverage, or coffee, tea and lemonade are provided. Though it may be hot in August, we promise you a cool room to share food and fun with friends in the community. Please sign up and join us!
Stoneybrook Neighborhood Watch Meeting
The Stoneybrook Neighborhood Watch Program will hold its next meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Stoneybrook Rec Center. All Stoneybrook residents are encouraged to attend.
Deputy Alan Fifield of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office will be our guest speaker. Deputy Fifield will review basic information for an effective Neighborhood Watch program, hints for making our homes safer, and recent crime statistics. Both new residents and long-term residents will benefit from this discussion. Deputy Fifield has been our advisor and friend since we formed Neighborhood Watch in 2008.
ALL Stoneybrook residents need to be the "eyes and ears" of our community. Report suspicious activities to the Sheriff's Office. Come to the meeting to keep informed.
Please remember to lock all vehicles left outside your garage and remove valuables that will make your vehicle a target for burglary. Remember, if a thief steals your garage remote, they could return later and break into your home.
River Strand Wins Third Annual Heritage Harbour Cup
In the third annual Heritage Harbour Cup, River Strand stayed unbeaten by edging Stoneybrook, 20 1/2-19 1/2 this week.
The 2-day match pitted 14 players plus two pros from both clubs. Stoneybrook hosted the first day and River Strand, the second. The matches were four 9-hole events, concluding with 16 singles matches.
Playing for Stoneybrook were Bob Bystricky, Steve Fox, Doug Nooney, Ed Fagan, Jim Garner, John Chappius, Darrell Martin, Grant Gaugler, Anthony Gonzalez, Eduardo Ronderos, Eric Otterbein, Mark Messner, Chris Brandt and Todd Pyle. Lou Brodersen was the team's honorary captain.
Family Cat "Rufus" is Lost
Rufus, 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.
For more information, contact Lou Brodersen (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
JUNE POT LUCK
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.