Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 9, Issue 1 · January 2009

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A Note from the President

Happy New Year! Here it is January and the Board of Directors have com-pleted their first 6 months. We have lots of good news to announce.
Let me begin by welcoming Vito Romano to the Board.

Vito will be replacing John Hannan who has resigned. Vito has been a
resident of Heritage Pines for 2 years and has served on our Finance Com-mittee this year with previous BOD experience when he lived in NY. We be-lieve Vito will be a real asset to this Board and we look forward to working with him.

I would like to thank Kathryn Kuhn for working so diligently on canvassing the neighborhood in order to get the Termite Control contract for the Villas. The positive response was amazing. Kathryn spent many weeks on this project and even got several of the single family home owners to canvass as well. We are grateful for their support and hard work. It is wonderful to be in a community, such as ours, where residents support one another.

Once again the clubhouse has been miraculously transformed into a winter wonderland, both inside and out by Liz Mongrain and her merry helpers. Liz always has the ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

I hope you have all taken the opportunity to see how nice our entrance on Carpenter Upchurch looks. Many missing or dead shrubs have been re-placed, seasonal colors have been added and the median looks terrific. The landscaping committee, headed by Joyce Bryant, has worked very hard with Brickman Landscaping in sprucing up our community.

I hope you have all enjoyed this holiday season. I know all of our grandchildren did when they attended the Breakfast with Santa. Thanks to Barbara Lipson and Tina Caffera for chairing this activity and to all of the wonderful volunteers who made it possible. Our resident Santa, John Hannan, made the day very special for the children.

We have gone through many changes in this community and I want to reas-sure you that we will continue to work very hard to provide a safe, inviting and active community that we can all be proud of.

Looking forward to seeing you out and about,

Pat Schneider

Round Dance

Monday Evening Round Dance -  A new group is starting in January and it is FREE. Spend an evening with your partner and have some FUN. It is EASY and we show you everything that you need to know. The WALTZ is our most popular dance. Make a New Year's RESOLUTION and join us at 7:30 on Monday evening. Call Jack or Lois Snyder at 919-274-0239 for more information.

Making Glass Bead

Janet Deal will be offering a class on Thursday, January 8 at 10 am to make a glass bead necklace. A color picture of the necklaces will be in the lobby. All materials will be supplied by the instructor, and you will have a choice of colors. The cost is $10.00 and the deadline to register is Monday, January 5.

Tree Health

Tree health is the topic for the January Brickman forum on Wednesday, January 14 at 10 am. Robert Day from Bartlett Tree Experts will be here to make a presentation on tree health and answer questions from homeowners. The sign up deadline is noon, Monday, January 12.

Making Mardi Gras Masks

On January 19 at 1:30 pm come to the clubhouse to make your own mask for the February Mardi Gras Party. The cost for the base masks and glues will be $3.00. Please bring any suitable materials you have to decorate your masks. Suggestions are buttons, fabric trim, ribbon, feathers, old jewelry, silk flowers, fabric, and any thing else you might have. Join the fun. Deadline, Monday, January 5, 12 noon.

Ladies Lunch

The January ladies’ luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 12:30 pm in the clubhouse. Hostess Nancy White is calling this an - Old Fashioned Lunch‖. Nancy & her committee are providing homemade soups and are asking everyone to bring something to go with soup - sandwiches, salads or desserts - to share. This will be a time to visit and reflect after the holiday hassles. The cost is $2.00 per person and the deadline is noon, Monday, Jan 5.

Mardi Gras

Save the date, Saturday, February 21, for live Dixie Land (and other) music, festive food and our own New Orleans style parade. There will be an election of a King and Queen of Mardi Gras. Wear a mask, if you wish. You can make one at the mask workshop or buy your own—they are not required to attend. No better way to spend a cold winter evening than to party at Mardi Gras.

Neighbors in the News

On December 3 the News & Observer and the Cary News published articles on Jim Davey an Joe Kane. Jim Davey was relating his experiences about being in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 while his Dad was stationed there. Joe Kane’s article was about his baking skills for the holidays. The articles are posted on the hall bulletin board in the clubhouse. Take a moment to read interesting facts about two of your neighbors.

Art Club

The HP Art Club wishes to thank all our friends, neighbors and families who attended the Art Show on Nov. 8. We appreciate the support of this community. The door prizes were won by Marilyn James, Audrey Duck, Ralph Robertson and Art Heaton.

I personally want to thank all the artists and their spouses who helped to set up and clear up. Thanks to Don Ward for making the table easels and to Don and Joe Lacenere for the outdoor advertising signs they made and set out. Thanks for all the donations of refreshments. Come and join our Art Club held every Friday from 9:00 am to noon. Thanks for your support. Joan Ward

Brickman Field Notes:

Residents of Heritage Pines,
We hope you have all seen and like the enhancements that we performed at the main entrance. We feel that it creates a nice clean, crisp look that highlights the Heritage Pines Community signs.

We have been working hard to keep the community looking clean during the leaf dropping season and we feel that we have been successful doing so. Throughout the winter months we will continue to periodically clean leaves as necessary.

We will continue our pruning schedule through the winter months.. Our focus will be cleaning the slopes, removing weeds and dead or dying limbs, as well as lifting trees as necessary.
On Monday, January 14 at 10:00 am, Robert Day, a representative of Bartlett Tree Experts, will present a program on Health Care for Trees at the HP clubhouse. Please join us then.
We hope you all have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season!

The Brickman Team


Community Reminders
From the HPCA Board:

Please remember that committee members must submit their requests in writing, on a proposal form, for the Board to review before beginning any project. Forms may be found at the office. Thanks for your cooperation.

Computer Classes

Anyone interested in computer classes please contact Rex Hoppa - rexh62@mail.com.

Bocce Time Change

For the winter months, bocce has changed it’s time to 1 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come out and enjoy the fresh air and fun. You can play or just "cheer on" your neighbors.

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
Vito Romano
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 - Gloria Broedel

  • Santa Breakfast - Barbara Lipson & Tina Caffera

  • Ladies’ Lunch - Saundra Robertson & Jane Suppa

  • Men’s Breakfast - Doug Lipson

  • Holiday Party - Social Committee

  • Remembrance of Pearl Harbor - Jim Davey, Joe Lacenere & Bob Hodes

Committee Updates

Clubhouse Committee:
At the November 14, 2008 meeting the following actions were addressed for consideration:

  • Reconfiguration of the clubhouse:

    To accommodate a larger number of HP mem-bers interested in attending social events and ac-tivities. Currently many of us are unable to attend due to limited occupancy requirements.

    We are asking residents who are professionals in Architecture and Design for input to determine the best solution of this problem.
  • Awnings for the clubhouse pool:

    To provide an attractive and much needed shaded area at the clubhouse pool for association members and their guests.
  • New high definition TV and sports and entertainment packages for the clubhouse:

    To provide opportunity for association members to gather together for special events such as monthly or weekly movie nights and many sports events.

The above action items have been presented to the Heritage Pines Board of Directors for review and consideration.

Sign Up Sheets

You may turn in your sign-up sheet beginning at 10:00 am, Monday, December 22, 2008 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.

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
January 15 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - January 14 & 28 at 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - January 2 at 10:30 am
  • Finance - January 14 at 11:00 am
  • Grounds - January 21 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - January 19 at 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Ed and Elaine Morgan.
Thinking of You

Ray Bassi
Doris Burns
Bob Cathcart
Kathryn DiFiore
Harriet Gordon
Milton Miskew
Gerry Mongrain
Angelo Muzio
Otto Schafer
Bill Wark


January Wedding Anniversaries  

  4 - Ed & Elaine Morgan
  4 - Bill & Louise Reinders
  6 - Martin & Millie Anderson
  6 - Lee & Nan VanBuren
  8 - Bob & Mary Hodes
  9 - Dick & Carol French
10 - Bill & Martha Ingling
12 - John & Dolores Bolan
29 - Dick & Janet Deal
31 - Edward & Alice Moldt
31 - Dave & Margaret Pritt


  • nothing to report at this time!.

Our Deepest Sympathy

Marge Roos on the death of her husband, Al , November 29

Kay Cummings and Madelyn Gattis on the death of Walter Cummings, December 4,
Kay’s husband and Madelyn’s son-in-law.

Bob Cathcart on the death of his wife, Bobbie, December 9.

January Birthdays

  1-Carolyn Gilbert
  1-Eileen Kania
  1-Jeannette Martin
  1-Jim Pederson
  1-Saundra Robertson
  2-Cynthia Ghee
  2-Bill Reinders
  6-Bill Cossa
  6-Joe Luciano
  9-Frank Hanrahan
  9-Ann Trasatto
  9-Ruth Macziwitzki
10-Ron Mitchell
10-Mickey Nance
11-Mary Bonti
11-James Hall
11-Herb Rodell
11-Jane Suppa

12-Dan Diamondidis
12-Keith Holland
13-Audrey Duck
13-Gwen Moore
14-Tarvy Giannuzzi
14-Walt Ramsey
18-Bill Grothmann
21-Dan Kelley
21-Mary Popke
25-Pam Berry
26-Bev Loseke
28-Helen Handley
28-Ernest Rossi
28-Jo Vivelo
30-Janice Bond
31-Rose Meguerian
31-Brigitte Schafer

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman January– Flo Sudduth - If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Flo.

Around the Clubhouse 

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New Neighbors

Ed and Elaine Morgan Ed and Elaine Morgan

New HPCA Board Member

Vito and Nancy moved from Poughkeepsie, NY to Heritage Pines in October 2006. They have three children and four grandchildren, their oldest son and his family live in Apex. Since the early 90’s, Vito and Nancy visited the Cary area and saw Heritage Pines being built in its infancy.

Vito worked for a large corporation in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years, all of that time being spent in Finance. In the 80’s he became a Regional Accounting Manager in the Hudson Valley, then a Controller responsible for all financial statements and business controls in Kingston, NY. Subsequently, he was assigned to headquarters in Westchester, NY with responsibility for internal business controls for all large computer system locations in the US.

During his career, Vito served on the Board of a local college helping to develop a business curriculum for incoming students. He also served on a committee for a local credit union in their investment center which evaluated new product offerings for its customers.

Vito and Nancy at many of the community functions  - lower right shows his sense of fashion for the  "Tacky Party" and his ready smile.

Breakfast with Santa - 2008

Santa came to visit with the children, they were fed, given presents and entertained by song.

A good time was had by all at the Breakfast with Santa. This is just a sampling of the pictures that were taken. If you would like to see all of the pictures you may borrow the disk from the clubhouse office.