Greenbriar Villas (Village of Briar Meadow)


JUNE 2022

June 2022 Newsletter

And now it is June.  I hope everyone had a pleasant, perhaps even a reflective Memorial Day, as we honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.   There is no doubt that summer is here.  The temperatures and more reasonably priced green fees prove it.  As the days grow longer it is hard to believe that by the end of this month the days will slowly start to shorten.  The good news is that schools will be out and those who hunt the most innocent prey will, for a few months, need to find other targets for their evil.

Nevaeh Alyssa Bravo, 10:

Jacklyn Cazares, 9:

Makenna Lee Elrod, 10:

Jose Manuel Flores Jr., 10:

Eliahna Garcia, 10:

Irma Garcia, 48:

Uziyah Garcia, 10:
Amerie Jo Garza, 10:

Xavier Lopez, 10:

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10

Tess Mata, 10:

Miranda Mathis, 11:

Eva Mireles, 44:

Alithia Ramirez, 10:

Annabelle Rodriguez, 10:

Maite Rodriguez, 10:

Alexandria “Lexi” Rubio, 10:

Layla Salazar, 11:

Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10:

Eliahana Cruz Torres, 10

Rojelio Torres, 10:

June 4 is the final leg of horse racing’s triple crown with the Belmont Stakes.  Who can remember when, in 1973, Secretariat won the Belmont to become the first triple crown winner in 25 years?  I still can see the huge chestnut colt charging down the stretch to win the Belmont by a record 31 lengths.  The horse known as Big Red set records which still stand in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes. 

June 4 is also Cheese Day.

June 5 is Doughnut Day.  How do you follow Cheese Day?  With Doughnut Day, of course.

June 6 is D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history, which led to the liberation of France and ultimately the defeat of the Nazis in WWII.

June 14 is Flag Day as well as  Bourbon Day.  Combine the two and have a drink to Old Glory.

June 19 is Father’s Day.

June 19th is also Juneteenth.  The day in 1865, 2 months after Lee surrendered, when the slaves in Texas were finally informed that, because of the Emancipation Proclamation 2 years earlier, they were free.

June 21 is summer solstice.

Back to our neighborhood…Thank you to Steve and Marcea for hosting the Cinco De Mayo gathering complete with margaritas.  Congrats to Stan Smith of Team Clifton Place for winning the cornhole tournament event.

If you want to go on the Caribbean Cruise in January, or you are seeking more information about the cruise, you should get with Blair Mondor (860-402-3990) soon.  At least 32 neighbors and friends have committed to the voyage.  If we get many more on board, as they said in the movie Jaws, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” 

Upcoming events: 

June 13 Monday Morning Mimosas at Mulberry Pavilion at 9:30 am.   Start your day off right.  GBSC will provide the champagne, juices, ice and paper products and you bring a breakfast snack to share.  If you want something other than champagne, feel free to bring your own. This is a rain or shine event.  You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning. Remember Mulberry, not Chatham!  Think how embarrassing it would be to show up to drink at 9:30 am only to find you are at the wrong rec center.

July 4 - Celebrate Independence Day inside, out of the heat, at the Chatham Rec Center from 3:30 to 5:30.  The club will provide grilled hot dogs, buns, condiments, lemonade, iced tea, and paper products.  You can bring your adult drink and a dish to share.  Choose your dish to be shared based on the following guide. 

If your last name begins with:

A-G bring a side (baked beans, potato casserole, a veggie dish, chips, etc.)

H-P bring a salad (cole slaw, potato, macaroni, tossed, etc.)

Q-Z bring a dessert or fruit

Wear your patriotic colors.  No fireworks will be allowed inside the building.  No agenda, no meeting, or entertainment.  Just an opportunity to share some quality time with neighbors who may have been hiding out from the heat and to consume a few traditional American gastronomical disasters on a bun. 

July 16  You have been invited by Lori and Steve Peachey to share in the celebration of a couple of very significant events . Keep reading the note from Steve and Lori below:

How do you commemorate that moment when your Doc said," we've found you a heart?"

The Peachey's would be honored for you to join us at Chatham between 4-5:30 Saturday, July 16 for a toast of hope to celebrate the one-year heart anniversary

A chaotic weekend planned for our vow renewal of 38 years and heart 1st anniversary.  Steve and I are thrilled to have our ""out of state" kids, family, grandkids coming so warning: " enter Chatham at your own risk"  

We are  humbled and appreciative of the support of our Greenbriar Village community during the most challenging time for Steve and I.  Come as you are casual and share a cup of cheer (byob)(venue rules)  and cake reception.  Your presence would be  another gift.

Lori & Steve Peachey ( 17492 SE 83rd Cottonwood Ter

July 17 - The Mystic Ice Cream Truck  will visit us.  The truck will be stationed on Evergreen Court from 6:00 to 8:00.  Not coincidentally, July 17 is National Ice Cream Day.  If you are not familiar with them, Mystic Ice Cream is a family-owned business located on 466-A in the Fruitland Park area.  They have a large selection of alcohol-infused flavors of ice cream and some that are without alcohol, and they even offer some dairy free products.  More information will be available as the date approaches.  You can check out Mystic Ice Cream’s website ( for more information.  It is a fun place to visit and play “Name That Tune” or Trivia and indulge in some great ice cream. 

The next GBSC meeting will be September 27th as there will not be meetings over the summer.  That does not mean that we will not have activities in the summer months and Angie and Blair are soliciting ideas for summer fun.

Save the Dates:  GBSC annual block party will take place on October 16th and the Christmas party on Tuesday,  December 13th. 

Money, money, money:  Treasurer, Jim Caldwell, reports that GBSC has the sum of $2,044 as of May 27th.  

You may or may not know this, but the Greenbriar neighborhood has an equipment sharing program.  I am attaching the list of equipment and who owns it.  Please look through the list and let Jan Thomas (352-561-4848 or 352-272-9887) know of any updates, additions, deletions  or changes.

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