We are small but mighty, a cul-de-sac with 24 brick homes and one vacant lot. A quick walk over a bridge brings us to The Emerald with its greens, swimming pool, and tennis courts. We are bordered by the 18th tee on one side; the 10th tee on another side and a strip of land left undeveloped and treed on the third side.
We enjoy socializing and find just about any excuse for gathering and eating and drinking. It could be one of our residents turning ninety years young or surviving Hurricane Florence or throwing a house- warming for a new resident on the street.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
A spread of delicious foods and bouquets welcome our newest neighbors – Bob and Linda Prescott, West and Anne Munz, Terry and Cheryl Flanagan
What better way to mark that event than getting together and sharing our hurricane survival stories? Who stayed during the hurricane? Who evacuated? Where did you go? Did you lose any trees? Was your house OK?
Every month some of the women gather for breakfast or lunch. Not to be left out, the men meet the second Tuesday of each month at their “Bacon Bunch Breakfast Group” at Sea Glass Café. This usually includes lively conversations about Greenbrier, city, state and world events.
A few times a year, men and women meet together at a local restaurant for a meal. Every December finds us toasting the season with a Holiday Luncheon. In the spirit of Auld Lang Syne, we invite the neighbors who have moved away but are not forgotten. If they don’t live far away, they are likely to come, and we get to catch up with each other. “Once a Pinehurst neighbor, always a Pinehurst neighbor!”
Our Social Committee is working on additional events for the rest of the year. We are always open for new ideas or other activities folks would like to have.
Pinehurst Place neighbors enjoy many interests and hobbies. Some folks like to travel, play golf, tennis, swimming, book clubs, garden clubs, crafts, biking, walking, playing bridge, fishing, boating and volunteering for many good causes. Some are members of civic groups and clubs that do a lot to help keep New Bern a great place to live.
Pinehurst Place is a great neighborhood with wonderful people that care about each other. Remember, we have one vacant lot left so come build and join our happy group!
Many Kudos go to our GPOA Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs for making and keeping Greenbrier one of the best communities to live in!
Ask anyone about the Backwoods and you will hear that we are the friendliest and most active of all the sections in Greenbrier. There is no special registration to join us. If you live on Southern Hills, Laurel Drive, Oak Hill Lane, Oakmont Circle, or Inverness Court, you automatically belong!
Our friendly neighbors will welcome you warmly and tell you about us and all the activities you may join. There are Bridge groups, Mah Jongg groups, book clubs, Bible groups, poker groups and numerous other rather informal groups. You will learn about all of these by word-of-mouth. We are always in need of players for card games and readers for book clubs so you will likely receive invitations to join them.
An activity for just the women is the monthly luncheon. Neighbors take turns planning the luncheons which take place at local restaurants on the first Friday of each month from September through May, with the exception of October and December. We ladies enjoy sampling various restaurants while getting together and catching up on news of the group. A flyer in your paper box provides details for you.
Our two big annual events are the Oktoberfest in mid-October and the Christmas/Holiday party during December.
For more than 20 years, Oktoberfest has featured brats, German potato salad, sauerkraut and a tremendous selection of appetizers, sides and desserts.
The Christmas party is held at The Emerald and in the past has featured a buffet dinner or heavy hors d’oeuvres. These are very well-attended gatherings where we have a good time and mix with our neighbors!
We know you will be happy in the Backwoods!
SO, THIS IS HOW IT STARTS……
There were four of us, each a recent homeowner in the Clubhouse Drive area. We didn’t even know one another very well, but we shared a vision of a friendly, active neighborhood. Out of that mutual vision we formed what is now called “The Clubhouse Crew.” Members either live on Clubhouse Drive or on one of the side streets.
The Clubhouse Crew has so far enjoyed two afternoon Bunco parties featuring refreshments, laughs and prizes. The result is that we all have gotten to know some friendly folks who we might have just passed by with barely a wave.
It is hoped that our enthusiasm and success will grow to include dinners out, group volunteer opportunities, progressive dinners and other types of game events.
If you live on Clubhouse Drive or one of its side streets and want to join, contact Linda Stout, Janet Routier, Rhona Beadle, or Emilie Zucker.