Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 8, Issue 10 · October, 2008

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A Note from the President

Recently, while I was in the pool, I was thinking that while growing up in the North, Labor Day always signaled the end of the summer, but not here. We are very fortunate here to have an ?extended summer? and our pool will remain open through October 12.

The Suggestion box has been working very well. We have received some really great ideas. With the formation of committees, letters will now be answered by the appropriate committee. Originally I said questions would be answered by mail or e-mail, but due to the high volume of letters we receive, we now will be answering questions by telephone as well. If you would like to receive your answer by email please include it with your name.

I want to thank Barbara Jerchower for volunteering to get us started with a Community Watch. Barbara was in touch with the Cary police and a program will be held on October 16 at 3:00 pm giving information on what we need to do to make a Community Watch work in our neighborhood. I hope we will have many residents willing to participate in this program. Recently we’ve had problems with people breaking into the pool area after hours. If you should see anyone in this area after dark please contact the Cary police who will come over and check it out for us.

Only 32 people signed up to be on the 4 committees. We had anticipated a much larger turnout based on all of the interest the members have shown through their questions about this community but we would like to say ?thanks? to all who took the time and interest to apply.

The new recreational area seems to be in full swing. There will be a second bocce game added on Tuesday mornings. Come on out and join the fun! Also in the exercise room our Nu Step recumbent bike has arrived complete with cardio. Why not come over and take it for a spin? Hope to see you all out and about.

Pat Schneider

Flu Shots

The annual flu shot clinic will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The sign up sheets are in the clubhouse lobby and you must signup by noon, Monday, September 29. Please bring your Medicare card when you come for your shot. There is no charge for Medicare recipients. For residents not on Medicare, The cost of the flu shot is $30.00 and a pneumonia shot is $45.00.

Golf Scramble

The 2008 HP Golf Scramble will be held on October 13 at Crocked Creek Golf Club. A shotgun start will take place at 9:00 am. Prizes will be awarded & the winning team members will have their names engraved on the plaque in the card room. A sign up fee of $5.00 must be paid to HPCA with your monthly activity form.

The registration sheets are in the clubhouse lobby. The sign up deadline is Oct. 6. Each golfer will pay the green fee ($27 including cart) to the golf course on tournament day. If you have any questions, contact Walt Ramsey.

Free Yoga Class

A free yoga class will be given on October 2 at 1:00 pm, during the regular time. This is gentle chair yoga - no floor exercises. Discover why yoga is not exercise but has all the benefits of exercise. It improves balance & breathing, reduces stress & increases bone strength. Come try it, you’ll like it.

Ladies' Lunch

The October lunch will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at 12:30 pm. A box lunch will be catered by Honey Baked Ham. Please mark your choice of lunch on the separate sheet and return to the clubhouse with your sign up page.

There will be a wonderful exhibit of miniature dollhouses including rooms, shops, gardens and many other miniature projects by members of the Small Wonders Miniature Club of Cary. Two lucky ladies will win a miniature piece to take home.

The cost for lunch is $10.00 and the deadline for reservations is noon, Monday, October 6. Your hostesses are Mary Ellen Heller and Joan Edlind.


It’s that time of year again. Come join your neighbors on Friday night, October 24 for our annual Oktoberfest. You will be entertained from 7-9:30 pm by the famous, fully costumed ?Little German Band and Dancers.? They have performed around the U.S. as well as Munich and Bavaria.

Happy hour with appetizers begins at 5:00 pm. BYOB. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm consisting of knockwurst and bratwurst on Guglhupf’s pretzel rolls, German potato salad, Brigitte’s German sauerkraut and for dessert, apple strudel. Coffee, tea, ice tea and soda will be provided. Please sign up early as seating is limited. The deadline to register is noon Monday, September 29, and the price is $20.00 per person. This is the best deal in town. Liz and Gerry Mongrain are your hosts.

This is a lottery event and if it does not fill with homeowners it will be opened to the general public.

Halloween Party

Halloween will come to the Heritage Pines clubhouse on Friday, October 31 at 5:30 pm. Wear your scariest or funniest costume and bring your decorated pumpkin and join us for the fun. We will have prizes for the best costumes, best pumpkin and games.
A light supper of deli and chicken salad sandwiches, potato salad and brownies will be served. The cost is $8.00 and the deadline is October 13. As always, BYOB. Please come and join in the fun. Your hosts are Martha & Bill Kozar.

Fall Arts & Crafts Show

The Heritage Pines Artists will be having their Art Show in the Heritage Pines Clubhouse on Saturday, November 8, 2008. We will welcome participation from all residents as we did last year, however there will be restrictions as to space and number of articles displayed. Also, all entries must have been made within the last three years. There is a $2.00 fee for all exhibitors. The deadline for signing up is October 13. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Ward.


Remember to save Saturday, December 6 for Santa at HP. All the details, volunteer and sign up information will be in the November newsletter.



2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Cary, NC 27519
Betty Landes, CMCA
On-Site Manager
(P) 919-466-0016
(F) 919-466-0014 - clubhouse

Management company
Dickson Properties, Inc. (AAMC)
Web site:

Heritage Happenings 
Hot Off  The Press

HP Homeowner
Board Members

Pat Schneider

Vice President
Morty Berkowitz

Secretary Treasurer
Dick Hellkamp

Directors at Large
John Hannan

Emmett Waller

Click here to contact the Board

These elected homeowners represent you with the Heritage Pines Board and the community.


Community Thanks
To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :

  • Hospitality - Nancy White

  • Men's Breakfasts - Don Matthews, Art Heaton & Bob Hodes

  • Ladies’ Lunch - Janice Bond & Eva Germano

  • Evening with Elvis - Dave & Barbara Harcharic

Community Brunch - Nancy White

French & Spanish

If you are interested in a French conversation group and/or the beginning conversational Spanish class, please call Nan Grothman at 467-8039.

Tennis Anyone

Tennis players interested in playing doubles at Heritage Pines new court, contact Tarvy Giannuzzi at 319-1797.

Change of Times

Scrabble will be meeting at 1:30 pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

Square dancing starts at 7:30 Tuesday evenings.

Sign Up Sheets

You may turn in your sign-up sheet beginning at 9 am, Thursday, September 25 during office hours. None will be accepted before that time. If you are unable to deliver your sign-up sheet to the office, you may ask a neighbor or friend to take your sheet. Each resident is limited to one (1) extra sheet. Thank you for your patience. We trying to work on making event sign-up pleasurable for everyone. A separate check is required for the “lottery” events.

The files below are PDF files. These can be viewed by downloading a FREE copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click on the Adobe Acrobat Reader Image (right) and follow the steps to download and then install Adobe Acrobat Reader.


HPCA Board Meeting
October 16 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural - October 8 & 22 - 10:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Sybil and Gary Hurst
  • Sonia Medina
  • Peggy Ferris and Janet Richard
Thinking of You

Mary Bonti
Jim & Nancy Clark
Kay Cole
Terry Kagan
Mary Kane
Bill Kozar
Kathryn Kuhn
Gloria Madigan
Helen Moll
Chris Vezzetti
Levy Zur



October Wedding Anniversaries  

  2 - Fred & Angie DeVita
  3 - Otto & Brigitte Schafer
  6 - James & Nancy Clark
10 - Tony & Juana Sierra
15 - Al & Margie Roos
21 - Nick & Ann Iulo
22 - Jerry & Chris Vezzetti
23 - Ernie & Mary Hahl
23 - John & Janet Petruccione


  • Nothing to report this month.
October Birthdays

  1-Virginia Smith
  2-Nadia McNally
  2-Milton Miskew
  2-Marianna Tock
  3-Anne Council
  3-Gracie Howington
  3-Jerry Steffey
  5-Kay Cummings
  5-Frank Hill
  5-Jack Snyder
  5-Paul Thimsen
  6-Jim Bryant
  7-Marian Flowers
  7-Dallas Franklin
  7-Mary Ellen Heller
10-Faye Settle
11-Gwendolyn Cooke
11-Howard Orebaugh
12-Doris Rzasa
14-Barbara Jerchower
14-Barbara Sowter
15-Claire Salvatore
15-Nan VanBuren
16-Dee Mueller
16-Aggie Woessner


17-Ann Thompson
17-Dick Shannon
17-Mary Wilkins
18-Pat Grasso 18-Cathy Mannix
19-Carole Pederson
20-Pat Hajian
21-Gerry Mongrain
22-June Colon
22-Teresa Luciano
22-Chrys Matthews
22-Jean Rossi
22-Paul Salvatore
22-Linda Thompson
24-Sue Holland
24-Bill McDaniel
25-Martin Anderson
25-Ann Crispi
27-Forrest Franklin
27-Bob McKernie
29-Janet Deal
29-Harriet Gordon
30-Mary Alice Kelley
31-Joe Kane

From Hospitality Chair:

October – Bev Loseke - If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our
concern, please contact Bev.

Around the Clubhouse 

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New Residents

Peggy Ferris and Janet Richard
Sonia Medina
Sybil and Gary Hurst

Community Watch

Community Watch is a program that was developed to allow communities to band together to unite against crime.
Participants act as the "eyes and ears" of the police and report suspicious activity when they see it. In 1997, the
department established the Cary Community Watch Association to keep all Community Watch groups in contact
with one another. A quarterly newsletter is mailed to members by the Community Services Unit. An informational
meeting about starting a group in Heritage Pines will be held in the HP clubhouse on Thursday, October 16, 2008, at 3:00 pm with Officer Brian Austin. If you have any questions, contact Barbara Jerchower.

Four on the Floor, Prepare Before!

Kay Lane is pictured above with AlfieWhen disasters strike, it is sometimes the smallest members of our family – our pets- that are the most affected. During an evacuation, most public shelters for people will not accept pets. You may be forced to leave pets behind (like what happened during Hurricane Katrina) if you have not made other plans. Frightened animals can slip out open doors or into parts of your home damaged by the storm and become lost or injured.

To prepare for emergencies, it is important to have an Emergency Evacuation Plan in place that includes your pets. Here’s what you need to consider:

  • First of all, each family needs to have a Family Emergency Kit that contains medications, food, clothing, water, money, copies of important papers and hygiene items for each family member to last for approximately 3 days.

  • Then make sure your Family Emergency Kit (or an Animal Emergency Kit) contains pet food, water/food bowls, pet medications, and special care instructions, supplies for handling waste, immunization records with photos, and even a few toys to comfort them.

  • All animals should have secure carriers or collapsible cages, as well as collar, leashes, and rabies tags, along with owner ID tags.

  • You may want to add your Veterinarian phone number to your "ICE" cell number.

  • Consider having your pet "chipped" (implanted with a small microchip containing your information) to be used in case it ever is lost. Finally, determine safe locations where you and your pets can stay during an emergency, such as with a friend or family member. If they are unable to house both you and your pets, arrange shelter for
    your pets at a veterinarian or kennel close to where you will be staying.

For future information on preparing for our four-legged loved ones you can visit http://www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/animals.shtm

Thanks to Kay Lane for writing this article. Kay Lane is pictured above with Alfie.

Brickman Field Notes:


It has been quite the busy couple of months for us at Heritage Pines. We appreciate all of the feed back that we
have received and we will continue to strive to improve the quality of the landscape at Heritage Pines.

  • In the late part of August, we applied Pine Straw to all of the common area beds. We hope that you enjoy the color contrast and clean lines that the Pine Straw is providing.

  • We hope that you all enjoyed our September information sessions regarding turf improvements. We welcome any comments and suggestions that you may have for future topics.

  • Our planned topic for the month of October is seasonal color and how it will enhance the curb appeal of your home and property.

  • This will be held on Monday, October 6 at 3:00 pm in the clubhouse.

  • Towards the end of September you will see us aerating and over-seeding the property (with the exception of those homeowners that opted out of one or the other). We are developing a system for all of the pruning requests that we received and once we have the system in place we will put the plan into action.

  • We are also in the process of developing a system to respond to all of your special requests (requests outside of the contract). We will respond to each and every special request however, we ask that you be patient with us. There are quite a few special requests and we want to make sure that each and every one receives adequate time.Again, thank you for allowing Brickman to maintain and enhance your property.

The Brickman Team

Community Reminders From the HPCA Board

  • Remember the community directory is for residential use only. Please do not share this private information outside of this community.

  • Please be aware that you are not permitted to prune, remove or plant in the common areas.

  • Cars leaking fluids will destroy the new asphalt parking lot.

  • If you have a leaker please park it somewhere else.

  • Remember to observe stop signs and speed limits especially in our community.

  • The law in Cary requires you to pick up after your pets while outside.

  • Due to damage that can be caused by lawn mowers and line trimmers, the landscape company will not trim around your mailbox posts, lamp posts or up against your houses.

You are responsible for controlling grass and weeds in these areas. You can protect your siding, lamp posts and mailbox posts by adding borders or metal sleeves. Look around the neighborhood for ideas.

Keep this information for reference:

Home Buyers Warranty
One Denver Highlands
10375 East Harvard Avenue, Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80231
Fax: 303-368-0529
Website: http://'www.2-10.com

Afternoon Sailing

Dick Gross & Paul Bowker
Dick Gross & Paul Bowker - After-noon sailing

Friday Night Dominoes

Liz Mongrain,Doris Eutizzi and Gloria Slugg