Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 8, Issue 12 · December, 2008

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A Note from the President

The holidays are upon us. Many of you will be attending the Santa’s Breakfast with your families, while others will be volunteering to help at the breakfast. This is a wonderful time for our community to come together. A time when we get to meet all of those children and
grandchildren we hear so much about during the year. In the spirit of the season, it is both a time for giving and receiving.

When we give of ourselves we receive our greatest gifts. Another way in which this community comes together is at the Annual Holiday Party. It is a night of good food, good entertainment and good friends. This year promises to be just as much fun as last year!

We have been asked why our Homeowner’s Association helps with the cost of some of these functions during the year. With the soaring costs of just about everything these days, we feel it is important for us to help defray some of the cost of these functions. As you all know, we are unable to accommodate everyone in the clubhouse at one time.

This is the reason that our Holiday party must be held outside of our community, and why tents must be rented to allow everyone the opportunity to attend the 4th of July party. All of this costs money. We feel this is an important part of being an "active adult" community. We are fortunate to have such an active social committee and so many generous volunteers to provide these activities for us.

Anyone wishing to volunteer to work on an activity committee or chair a
Function, please contact the clubhouse office. All are welcome, and they are always open to your suggestions.

On behalf of myself and the Board we would like to wish you all a
joyous holiday season.
Looking forward to seeing you all out and about.

Pat Schneider

Remembrance of
 Pearl Harbor

In 1941, my father was the Naval Public Works Officer on Ford Island, the small island in Pearl Harbor along which the battleships were moored.

On December 7, 1941, I was ¼ mile away from Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor. Of the 2400 American deaths that infamous day, 1800 (75%) were men stationed on these battleships. Thus, I was literally at ground zero. In fact, I was wounded in the first half hour (hearing loss when 500 tons of explosives detonated inside the Arizona) and again later that day when my older brother dropped a heavy wooden box full of 50 caliber machine gun bullets on my right foot.
I was 6 years old and have a number of vivid recollections of that day: tremendous explosions, balls of fire, heavy smoke, low flying Japanese planes with open cockpits flying no more than 10 yards above us and pickup trucks filled with badly burned sailors who had swum to shore through burning oil. In addition to my recollections, I have several other mementos including my Father’s helmet and a waffle iron with a well preserved waffle that my Mom was cooking that morning.

Please join me on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the clubhouse for more "Remembrances of Pearl Harbor."

By Jim Davey.

Annual Community Meeting

Mark your calendar! On December 10, 2008 at 6:30 pm we will be holding the Heritage Pines Community Association, Inc. Annual Meeting at the Green Hope High School on Carpenter-Upchurch Road.

During the meeting we will review the past year, vote on a special assessment for the villas in regard to the termite amendment and answer members’ questions. In order to have the meeting move along in an organized manner, all the questions from homeowners in the open forum portion will need to be submitted in writing. Pencils and note cards will be handed out for your convenience. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to submit any questions to your Community Manager by mail, e-mail or send them to the meeting with another Heritage Pines homeowner.

We look forward to seeing all homeowners at the meeting. Thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy schedule to attend the meeting.


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.
Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Boulevard
Durham, NC

Directions to the hotel:

  • From HP Dr. turn right onto Carpenter Upchurch Rd.

  • Turn right onto Morrisville Carpenter Rd.

  • Turn left onto Davis Dr.

  • Turn right onto Koppers

  • Rd/McCrimmon Pkwy.

  • Turn left onto Chapel Hill Rd/NC54

  • Turn right onto to Emperor Blvd. Take to 4700 Emperor.

Ladies’ Lunch

A Merry Holiday Luncheon will be held at the clubhouse on Friday, December 19 at 12:30 pm. It will be catered by Biaggis and the cost is $10.50 per person. The deadline to register is noon, Monday, December 1. The menu is: Ziti al forno, Rigatoni ala Bolognese, Eggplant Parmesan, green salad, assorted cookies, tea, coffee and soda. For those who want to participate in a gift exchange, please bring a new, wrapped gift, costing no more than $5.00. Please bring either a can of food, can of soup, dried beans, cereal or crackers to donate to the Food Bank of North Carolina. Your hostesses are Saundra Robertson and Jane Suppa.


Dan Kelly won a blue ribbon at the 2008 North Carolina State Fair in the amateur painting division for his "Yoganda Boy". Congratulations Dan.
Eileen Fitzgerald, and Fran Livoti have paintings in the current exhibit at the Page Walker Arts & History Center in Cary.

Community Maps

You will find included in this newsletter a new map of this community that includes all of the street addresses of each home. Many thanks to Audrey and Warren Schmidt who created this new map for the community.

2009's First Pot Luck

Ring in the new year with a pot luck supper in the clubhouse on Saturday, January 3 at 5:30 pm. The deadline for signing up is noon, Monday, December 22 & there is a $1.00 charge. Come and enjoy the first social event of 2009.

Mardi Gras

Save the Date; February 21,2009.Get your masks or your costume ready for Mardi Gras which will be coming to Heritage Pines Club House. Margaret Fox and Barbara Harcharic are the hosts for this event.

Brickman Field Notes:

Residents of Heritage Pines, Yet another busy month here at Heritage Pines. We have been receiving many questions regarding the aeration and over-seeding process.

Overall, we consider the over-seeding to be a great success and a step in the right direction for overall turf improvement in the community. Remember, this is in some cases a two or three season process so be patient. There have been a few concerns in the community regarding germination. Many of the troubled areas that we have looked at are going to continue to challenge us.

Thanks to all of you that attended the "Seasonal Color Conversation." We strive for these meetings to be a resource for you and welcome any suggestions for future topics.
As you have noticed, we have planted our seasonal color beds around the entrances and hope you all enjoy them!

We completed our pruning around the homes in early/mid November as well.
Again, we would like to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to improve the landscape at Heritage Pines and we hope that you all have a very happy and healthy holiday season!

The Brickman Team


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

Emmett Waller

Click here to contact the Board
In the subject box of the email write ― HP Board

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

Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :

  • Hospitality - Cathy Clark

  • Gotta Dance - Judy Smith, Norma Curran & The Heritage Pines Line Dancers

  • Arts & Crafts Show - Joan Ward & the art class

  • Veterans Day - Jeanette & Ray Adamski and Travis Thompson

  • Ladies’ Lunch - Linda Thompson & the book club members

Community Reminders

From the HPCA Board:

Due to an increased amount of meetings and activities, please check with clubhouse office first to make sure that there is a room in the clubhouse for you to meet before setting your date. This will help to avoid confusion and confrontations between groups. Unfortunately there will be times when a set group needs to be canceled for a special activity. Thanks for your cooperation.

Directions to the Public Crime Map Website

From Officer Brian Austin
Go to http://www.townofcary.org

  • From the Site Index section, choose  "Maps Online"
  • Once on the "Maps Online" page choose the "Town of Cary Maps Online" button
  • Click the "I understand, proceed to Cary GIS" button
  • From the Town of Cary Maps list, choose 'Crime Data"

Once in the crime data site:

  • Enter a street address for the location you would like to review
    Choose the time period you would like to review (1 month, 3 months, 6 months,
    1 year)
  • Choose the radius you would like to see (.5 or 1 mile)
  • Click the "GO" button

You can also choose what crimes you would like to see by checking and un-checking the boxes next to the corresponding crimes.

There are also links to the following locations on this website:

  • Town of Cary Website
  • Crime in North Carolina
  • NC Sex Offender Site
  • Traffic Stops
  • Crime Prevention Tips
  • Crime Data Definitions
  • Cary Police Department Homepage


Sign Up Sheets

You may turn in your sign-up sheet beginning at 10:00 am, Monday, November 24 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.

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HPCA Board Meeting
December 18 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - December 10 & 24 at 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - December 5 at 10:30 am
  • Finance - December 10 at 11:00 am
  • Grounds - December 17 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - December 11 at 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • No new neighbors to report.
Thinking of You

Mary Bonti
Bob Brevko
Ed Caffera
Carol French
Roslyn Hartsell
Terry Kagan
Nadia McNally
Barbara Yu


December Wedding Anniversaries  

  9 - Bob & Ann Thompson
10 - Bill & Julie Cossa
12 - John & Pat Sherman
13 - Ralph & Saundra Robertson
14 - Oswald & Carole Bonney
14 - Bill & Marilyn James
16 - Levy & Lois Zur
20 - Forrest & Dallas Franklin
22 - John & Sondra Epps
23 - Mickey & Sue Brescia
25 - David & Harriet Gordon
28 - Dick & Diane McCarraher


  • Doris Eutizzi welcomed her 7th great grandchild named Autumn Joy Wiley who joins her 3 brothers in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, October 28. Three days later on October 31 she welcomed her 8th great grand child, Samantha Kay Spaeth who joins her brother in West Bend, Wisconsin.

Our Deepest Sympathy

Virginia Smith - death of her sister

Judy & Drew Smith - death of her Mother, Marian Fuller.


December Birthdays

  1-Joan Hakanson
  1-Sonia Medina
  1-Fran Vesel
  2-Bobby Cathcart
  3-Julia Cossa
  4-Robert Brevko
  4-Denise Galloway
  4-Ruth Gerosa
  4-Guni Kachalia
  4-Judy Moore
  6-Jeanne Bevill
  7-Olga Lord
  9-Marianne Hannan
  9-Tim Mannix
  9-Bob Tiedemann
  9 Phyllis Smith
10-Joan Edlind
10-Fern Phipps
10-Mary Svantner

12-Henry Grandpre
13-Lois Bigelow
15-Fran Mammolito
16-Sue Brescia
16-Marge Hellkamp
16-Fran Livoti
17-Gayle McKernie
17-Philip Piccola
17-Vicki Riccardi
18-Joan Robinson
19-Alice Moldt
21-Dick Dowding
22-Nancy Romano
25-Jean Tiedemann
26-Al Panebianco
26-Gloria Slugg
28-Dick Hellkamp
28-Jo Vivelo
31-Annette Cross

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman December– Gloria Broedel - If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Gloria.

Around the Clubhouse 

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Golf Scramble

Four teams gathered at Crooked Creek golf course on Oct. 13 for the annual Heritage Pines Golf Scramble. This year's winning team with a score of 4 under par was:

Tim Mannix - Captain
Vito Romano
Art Heaton
Cathy Mannix

Individual award winners were:

  • Walt Ramsey - Close to pin, hole No. 5
  • Tony Zalapi - Close to pin, hole No. 3
  • Tim Mannix - Long drive, men
  • Cathy Mannix - Long drive, women




Most original – Dave Harcharic & Lou Tsipis Funniest – Bob Hodes Scariest – Ray Adamski





Most original – Mary Hodes Scariest – Jeanette Adamski Funniest – Pat Schneider  

Candy Corn – Frank Laza


Miniatures In October the ladies lunch had the privilege of viewing a display of miniatures created by the Small Wonders Miniatures of Cary.

Nancy White & Susan Smith are enjoying the miniature display.

Miniature created by Joan Edlin

Miniature created by Mary Ellen Heller
Miniature created by Mary Ellen Heller


On November 6, the community was enter-tained by three talented dance groups. Our own Heritage Pines Dancers were the host group and welcomed the Dancing Divas and Sassy Classics to the floor. Heritage Pines resident Norma Curran directs the Heritage Pines dancers and is a member of the Dancing Divas. Another resident, Judy Smith, is a member of the Sassy Classics. Our thanks to all the dancers for a most enjoyable evening.

Sassy Classics


Dancing Divas

Norma Curran

Fran Mammolito, Sandy Giovino, Susan Smith, Sandy Ramsey, Jean Tiedemann, Jean Rossi and Saundra Robertson

Marianne Hannan, Mary Schroeher and
Barbara Harcharic
Sandy Giovino, Barbara Harcharic, and Mary Schroeher