Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 8, Issue 11 · November, 2008

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A Note from the President

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful autumn weather. The change of season is always welcome. It’s the time of year for pumpkins, the spectacular changing colors of the leaves, home-made pies, mums, green lawns, opening of windows, cool nights for sleeping, and most importantly a time to count our blessings as we gather around the Thanksgiving table with family and friends.

I am often asked what the difference is in the meetings that are held by the Board of Directors. I would like to explain. First, there are the monthly Board of Directors meetings held at 10:00 am on the third Thursday of each month. These meetings are always open to any member of our community. When you attend, you are asked to sign in as a speaker or an observer. Before the meeting is called to order there is an Open Forum at which time you may ask your question. We will attempt to answer your question and if we are unable to answer the question at that time we will get back to you. Our meetings have been running about 3 ½ hrs. long. This is a long time for anyone to sit in one seat, so we find it necessary to have work sessions in between the monthly meetings. At these sessions we discuss items that have come up during the month, or an item that requires immediate attention. While some residents have expressed that these sessions are  "unfair" as they are closed, this is UNTRUE. While these meetings are also open to all, we are unable to entertain questions at this time. As the words work session imply, we are working. These sessions come up as needed so they are not scheduled. We also have what is called "an executive session." These are closed meetings. At this time we would be discussing a resident by name and would be protecting their privacy. Examples of this might be when a resident is be-hind in his homeowner’s dues or has received a violation notice. I hope this will clear up the confusion for those who did not understand. Please remember this Board is working for you!
Looking forward to seeing you out and about.

Pat Schneider

Gotta Dance

Appearing at Heritage Pines Clubhouse on Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m.

The Heritage Pines Line Dancers
Heritage Pines Line Dancers love to dance! The ladies have performed at nursing homes, assisted care homes, the Golden Jubilee/Resources for Seniors, and the Raleigh-Wake County Senior Olympics. They consider it an honor to perform for the residents of Heritage Pines.

Dancing for two years under the direction of Norma Curran, the intermediate class includes Pauline Collette, Eva Germano, Ruth Macziwitzki, Chrys Matthews, Sonia Medina, Katharina Megger, Nell Naughton, Janet Petruccione, Nancy Romano, and Audrey Schmidt.

Choreographed and directed by Norma Curran, the advanced class will perform its Senior Olympics, Gold-Medal-winning versions of Grease Lightning from 2007 and Come On Everybody from 2008. These ladies designed their costumes, sewed their poodle skirts, spend many hours rehearsing, and, just plainly, have a lot of fun! Norma Curran, Sandy Ramsey, and Alice Cassimatis are original members of the advanced group, dancing together for five years. Newer members are Myrle Adams, Sue Brescia, Sandy Giovino, Marianne Hannan, Barbara Harcharic, Fran Mammolito, Saundra Robertson, Jean Rossi, Mary Schroeher, Susan Smith, and Jean Tiedemann, with back-up dancer Nancy Romano.

December Ladies’ Lunch

Save Friday, December 19 for ladies’ lunch. Reminder this is a different day of the week than other months.


Veterans Day

Please join your neighbors for a memorial service honoring our Veterans on Tues Nov 11 in the clubhouse at 10:30 AM. Travis Thompson will present the program. Veterans are asked to bring a service picture to be placed on the center table in the foyer.

A box lunch from Village Deli will be served at 11:30 AM. The cost of the lunch is $6.00 and will include sandwich, pickle, fruit cup, and cookie. Please indicate your sandwich choice on the separate sheet found in the newsletter and return it with your sign up sheet. If you wish, you may bring a blanket or chair so that you can picnic on the grounds. Deadline for sign up is Mon Nov 3. Hostesses are Ray and Jeanette Adamski.

This is another function that half the cost is covered by your community association.

Ladies’ Lunch

The members of our Heritage Pines book club will host our November ladies’ luncheon on Tuesday, November 18 at the clubhouse. It will be a potluck luncheon; therefore, we ask that you bring a dish for six-eight people. Our entertainment will be our own neighborhood resident, Dave Manning. He has three books of published poetry and has won awards from the North Carolina Poetry Society, including its Poet Laureate Award in 1996, 1998 and 2006. Dave will read his poetry and entertain us with songs.. You don’t want to miss him! The cost for the luncheon will be one dollar.

The Sassy Classics

This Rockettes-style senior dance troupe has been dancing together for five years under the tutelage of Freddie-Lee Heath, an incredibly talented local dance instructor who has received national recognition as a choreographer and teacher. Performing for us this evening will be Carole Guld, Andrea Gardner, Felicia Baldwin, Judi Hinton, Kathleen Meyer, Linda McKinney, Noela Woodall, Joyce Rothchild, Sharon Norton, Shirley Dimond, and Judy Smith, one of our residents. They will dance to "Bye Bye Blackbird",
"New York, New York", "Let Yourself Go‖ and introduce their newest offering "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers".

The Dancing Divas

Members of Freddie-Lee Heath’s newest senior dance troupe performing tonight will be Bev Norwood, Norma Curran (our resident dancing diva), Judy Akey, Carol Bilbro, Judy DuPre, Martha Rigney, Margie Rose, Stella Sun, Anita Williamson, and Judy Wright. They will dance to "All Shook Up", "Cool Yule", "Conga" , and "On Broadway"

The troupe began working together in 2006 with the goal of becoming better dancers and to have fun, build friendships, and increase fitness while learning and performing Rockette-style dance routines.

Breakfast with Santa

Heritage Pines will be welcoming Santa at Breakfast on Saturday, December 6 at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. There will be pancakes and sausage for everyone. Santa will visit and have a small gift for all children. The cost is $3.00 for children & $5.00 for each adult. Please use the separate sign-up sheet enclosed with this newsletter. If you would like to volunteer to help, please use the blue volunteer sheet. Any questions, call Barbara Lipson or Tina Caffera.

Holiday Party at the Sheraton

The HP Holiday Party for all homeowners will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm. The hotel is located at 4700 Emperor Boulevard, in RTP. The menu and cost is listed on the separate sign up sheet. The cost reflects the HP Association paying half. Please sign up by noon, Monday, November 10. Charlie Chiklis & the Moonlighters band will provide the music for dancing. There will be a cash bar.

“Jersey Boys”

"Jersey Boys" is coming to the Progress Energy Center in Raleigh in June 2009. Tickets are on sale now. A trip is being planned for Thursday, June 25th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $50.50 for seating in the dress circle, if we have a group of 20 or more people. We will be car pooling and we will plan to have dinner after the show. If you are interested, please call Bernie/Bob Aliberti by November 3rd – 469-3219.


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)
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Heritage Happenings 
Hot Off  The Press

HP Homeowner
Board Members

Pat Schneider

Vice President
Morty Berkowitz

Secretary Treasurer
Dick Hellkamp

Directors at Large

Emmett Waller

Click here to contact the Board

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

Social Committee Request

The Ladies’ Lunch Committee has openings for 2009. We’re looking for sponsors, co-sponsors and any group, large or small, that would like to sponsor a lunch and provide an interesting program. We’ll work with anyone interested and show you how easy it is to arrange a wonderful event. Okay ladies, talk to your neighbors and give us a call. We need volunteers. Call Saundra Robertson, 460-8745, or Nancy Romano, 379-3943.

Community “Driving Force”

Several residents have expressed a desire to get the bus back. Most of them do not drive. Sometimes they need rides for doctor appointments or to do some shopping. I thought we could see if there was any interest in volunteering to drive a resident when needed. If you have interest in donating your time please call Martha Kozar 465-9672. If there is enough interest we can meet to decide on a strategy. If you are a resident who needs a ride, please call Martha.

Holiday Decorating With Liz

Help is needed following the Veterans’ Day Lunch to bring holiday decorations down from the storage room. The annual decorating party will continue on Wednesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 13 at 10 am. Please contact Liz Mongrain if you would like to help with this project.

Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :

  • Hospitality - Bev Loseke

  • Men's Breakfasts - Bob Hodes & Emmett Waller

  • Ladies’ Lunch - Joan Edlind & Mary Ellen Heller

  • Halloween Bash - Susan Smith

  • Oktoberfest- Gerry & Liz Mongrain

  • Golf Scramble- Walt Ramsey

General Assembly Chorus

Once again the General Assembly Chorus (in which HP resident Doug Elvers will be participating) and the Carolina Harmony Chorus will present their "Songs of the Season" show on Saturday, December 6th.

There will be two performances – 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. These will be held in the Fletcher Opera Theater, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh. Advance sale ticket prices range from $15 to $20. Ticket
information and announcement are posted on the bulletin board at the clubhouse or contact Doug Elvers at 469-8348.

Rex Volunteers

On September 24th Lois Copeland of Rex Hospi-tal Volunteers visited Heritage Pines. Since her last visit in May, thirty ladies have been working on projects to be distributed to patients at Rex Hospital. Our completed projects included "angel bags", drain bags, fleece wraps, totes and pillows, incubator covers, baby hats and blankets and over 250 assorted pillows. A special project this visit was a dozen pumpkin pillows made and appliquéd by Liz Mongrain.

Our volunteers are encouraged by Lois’ stories about how our projects are used in the hospital. We are happy that they bring a little happiness into the lives of sick people.

We thank all our volunteers and all the people who have donated fabric, yarn and sewing notions. We plan to use it all.

The Rex Volunteers meet twice a month in the Clubhouse. Please check your calendar for the dates. If you have any questions, please call Bernie Aliberti.

Brickman Field Notes:

Residents of Heritage Pines,
By now you should be seeing good seed germination from our aeration and over-seeding efforts. Remember, some yards may look better than others right now depending on the shape they were in before we over-seeded. If you have a more challenging yard (meaning a lot of weeds, dirt patches, and overall weak turf conditions), you should see seed germination but it may take two or three seasons for your yard to fully rebound.

All of the yards were fertilized with a seed starting fertilizer in mid October. Your annual turf weeds should be disappearing by now as well. We will apply a pre-emergent weed control chemical in the spring.
We distributed a letter regarding over watering to all of the residents at the end of September. We really need your help in managing your systems effectively to prevent our mowers from rutting up your yard. We are planning a conversation regarding proper watering procedures for sometime in the spring.

We hope that you enjoyed the conversation that we had in September regarding turf improvement practices. We are planning another conversation towards the end of October to discuss seasonal color enhancements. We would appreciate any feedback for future topics that you may like to learn about.
Again, I have been meeting with customers on a regular basis for various issues that have come up in the last couple of months. I will get to all of them however, it is a time consuming process and we appreciate your patience.

Thank you,
The Brickman Team

From the Clubhouse Committee:

In case you have not heard the clubhouse hours are 5: 00 am to 12 midnight as previously publicized.


Community Reminders

From the HPCA Board:

  • Remember that your key for the clubhouse is for your use ONLY. It is unfair to the members of this community to give your key to someone else to enter the clubhouse or use the facility without the homeowner being present. Please be considerate of your neighbors. This rule will be strictly enforced.
  • If you should see something broken or missing from the clubhouse please notify the
    clubhouse office as soon as possible.
  • Please remember to check all exterior doors when you are leaving the clubhouse after nighttime activities to be sure that they are locked.

ARC changes
These changes to the HP "Rules & Regulations" were passed by the board at the September 19, 2008 meeting.

  • F. Miscellaneous guidelines & Restrictions signs – Add "(e) a maximum of two security company signs may be placed in a mulched bed area in the yard or on the
    mailbox post."
  • Clarification of Rules & Regulations, No.1 – 1. Pruning, removal, or addition or plants in the common ground is strictly prohibited. Trees shall not be removed from any homeowner’s property without prior written approval of the Association and if required, by the Town of Cary.

    Exception: Replacing dead or damaged trees in rear yards with the same species and in the same location requires no application or approval. Trees in front and side yards require


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.

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HPCA Board Meeting
November 20 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - November 12 & 26 at 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - November 14 at 10:30 am
  • Finance - November 12 at 11:00 am
  • Grounds - November 5 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - November 17 at 11 am

New Neighbors
  • Marge & Jack Bacola
Thinking of You

Carol Bonney
Sue Brescia
Pat Harrison
Mary Kane
Wally Nance
Ingeborg O’Conner
David Pritt
Flo Sudduth
Barbara Yu



November Wedding Anniversaries  

  3-Jack & Pam Berry
  4-Jack & Lois Snyder
  4-Tim & Mary Wilkins
  4 David & Barbara Yu
  8-Joe & Teresa Luciano
12-Egon & Gretchen Neubert
18-Don & Joan Ward
19-Mike & Ann Crispi
21-Harvey & Alice Gunther
23-Dan & Bettie Diamondidis
24-Gerry & Liz Mongrain
24-Bob & Dorothy Rogers


  • Gloria Slugg on the birth of her 2nd great grand -child, Aiden Patrick Moulis, September 19.
  • Tim & Mary Wilkins on their 6th great grandchild, Wilkes Hamilton Corcoran, August 26, 10 lbs, 13 oz, 22 inches in Hillsboro, NC.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The family and friends of Gloria Madigan

Bev Loseke - death of her Mother, Marion Thomas


November Birthdays

  2-Fred DeVita
  3-Joyce Thimsen
  7-Connie Davey
  7-LouAnn Steffey
  9-Betty Ecklund
10-Angelo Muzio
10 Beverly Ports
12-Ginny Lane
12-Lee Mazan
13-Tom Carter
13-Jeff Dunn
13-Sondra Epps
13 Jan Richard
15-Nick Iulo
16-Ernie Hahl
16-Don Matthews
16-Edward Moldt
17-Jane Fink

17-Dom Mammolito
19-Nancy Clark
19-Judy Smith
20-Ronnie Guadagno
22-Bill Ingling
22-Marie Miskowitz
22-Susan Smith
22-Marguerite Summers
24-Wiley Nance
25-Chig Hill
25-Barbara Yu
23-Inge Diehl
23-Dottie Dowding
23-Doris Manning
28-Tom Bevill
28-Lee VanBuren
30-Margaret Pritt

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman November– Cathy Clark - If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Cathy.

Around the Clubhouse 

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New Residents

Marge & Jack Bacola

Recumbent Bike

Dave Gordon tests out the new bike for the exercise room. He is available to give lessons or help you.


Bernie Aliberti, Liz Mongrain, Lee Aliberti, Judy Moore, Pam Berry, Nell Naughton, Clare Cady, Ingeborg O’Connor, Cathy Clark, Phyllis Piccola, Kay Cole, Margaret Pritt, June Colon, Dorothy Raulet, Angie DeVita, Saundra Robertson, Dottie Dowding, Jo Romano, Fran Dusterhoff, Audrey Schmidt, Doris Eutizzi, Nancy Skelding, Margaret Fox, Gloria Slugg, Mary Hodes, Susan Smith, Sue Holland, Barbara Yu, Teresa Luciano


Donna Callahan & Barbara Pascoe
Andy Woodall and Dave Harcharic
Jim & Nancy Clark
Jim Davey & Bob Aliberti

Community Brunch September 2008