Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 9, Issue 4 · April 2009

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A Note from the President

Spring is just around the corner!  Hooray! Our pool and spa will be opening this year on April 11th. The drain covers have been replaced in both the pool and spa as required by a new federal law that was passed last year so we are looking forward to an enjoyable season. The pool brings out many of our neighbors who we might not have seen over the winter. We have also redesigned a large section of the deck area, complete with a covered awning. This will allow those of you who may not be able to sit out in the sun the opportunity to come out and socialize by the pool as well.

The Board is happy to take this opportunity to announce that we have chosen Dickson Properties to continue serving as our community's management company. As always, we received three proposals from management companies. The Board met with a representative from each company and we were able to have them answer all of our questions. Each company then prepared written proposals for our review. As cost is a factor as well, Dickson's
proposal came in at the lowest price.

After careful consideration, we chose Dickson Properties. The Board has been very pleased with the service we have received from Dickson in the past and look forward to continuing with our good relationship. Karen Bayless will continue as our account manager, Betty Landes will continue as our on-site office manager, and we welcome to the office, Linda Hoyne, who is a part-time employee covering for Nancy Blunt while she recovers at home.
May you all enjoy a beautiful spring and don’t forget to stop and take the time to smell the roses. We live in a great community!

Looking forward to seeing you out and about.

Pat Schneider

Choral Group

You are invited to join a mixed voice (men & women) choral group here at Heritage Pines. Their next meeting will be on Friday, April 3, at 2 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact one of the following: Mary Giannuzzi, Joan Hall, Nancy Romano, or Eva Germano. Plan on raising your voice in harmony!

Going for Gold

The Heritage Pines Line Dancers will be competing in the Raleigh Wake County Senior Games again this year. Our performance will be on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. in the Garner Historic Auditorium (Old Garner High School). We hope many of you will come and cheer us on as we try for another gold medal. Directions to the auditorium will be posted in the clubhouse. Hope to see you there!
Dispelling the Hospice Myth Hospice of Wake County, with its home office located in Raleigh, N.C., is the oldest, largest, and most experienced hospice organization serving Wake and the surrounding six counties. It is your partner in caring on one of life’s most challenging journeys. On Monday, April 20, at 3 p.m. They will be here to dispel some myths about Hospice and its’ vast network of programs.

Ladies Lunch—Theater

The April Ladies’ Lunch will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. An entertaining afternoon will be given by The Raleigh Little Theater represented by "The Pickle Jar Players." Two actors will present dramatic readings following our box luncheon to be catered by Carolina Café. The cost will be $11 inclusive of a small donation to the theater for deserving children interested in theater. Please join Jeannette Martin and Jane Suppa for what will be a "dramatic" treat. Please mark your choice of sandwich on the sign up sheet in your newsletter. Your choices are chicken salad on a croissant, garden veggie in a tomato wrap or Charleston smoked turkey on a tomato baguette, included with your choice will be a cookie.

April Pot Luck Dinner

Don’t forget: The April Pot Luck Dinner will be held in the clubhouse on April 4 at 5:30 p.m. Deadline to register was March 23.

Honoring HP 2008 Volunteers

We will be honoring homeowners who have volunteered within the community in 2008. The board, committee chairmen, events chairmen, block captains and hospitality monthly chairmen will be invited to lunch. All of the other support volunteers will be invited to a coffee. This community could not function without all of the outstanding volunteers who give their time so freely to make Heritage Pines the best place in which to live. Thank you.

Art Club

The Art Group has asked Marcelle Hook to teach an oil & acrylic painting class for the month of May. She will be teaching still-life or landscape painting on the four Friday mornings in May. The four classes will cost $50 per person. You will be required to furnish your own supplies. A supply list can be picked up at the office. Please sign up an make a separate check. If the class does not fill your check will be returned. The deadline is April 13. If you have any questions please contact Eileen Fitzgerald or Joan Ward.

Cossa Memorial

Triangle community members and the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center will team up once again on April 18 for the third annual Matt Cossa Memorial Event, which will take place at Green Hope High School. The event begins at noon and is hosted by the Green Hope High School varsity baseball team, who will face off against Southeast Raleigh High School at 2 p.m. Admission to the event is $5 per person, which includes five raffle tickets. HP residents Bill & Julia Cossa are the grandparents of the late Matt Cossa who succumbed to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006.

Community Reminders

Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air, and with that, spring cleaning and a grace period for violations. The weather’s getting nicer, and the pool is opening this month. Now’s the time to take a look around the outside of your home or villa to see what spring cleaning needs to be done. How’s that mailbox looking? Could it use a coat of paint or do the plants around it need trimming? How about your flower beds? Do they need to be weeded and mulched? How about that deck or the privacy fence where you’ll want to sit outside, have dinner, read a book, sip a cool beverage (of choice, no doubt)? Does it need to be power washed and stained? Does your driveway or walkway or the siding on your home or villa need to be power washed?

If the answer is yes, April is a great time to complete these chores and not have to worry about them the rest of the spring and summer.

Committee Updates

Call Before You Dig In Your Yard!!

To keep from cutting or damaging electrical, phone, cable, and other utility lines in your yard, please be sure to call or have your contractor call Central Locating at 1-800-632-4949. At no charge, Central Locating will notify utility companies to mark the areas in your yard that contain utility lines. If a line is damaged or cut, fines may be imposed. (Someone in Heritage Pines had to pay $150 for a phone-line fine.) Submitted by the ARC committee.

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
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 - Betty Ecklund

  • Ladies’ Lunch - Mary Schroeder & Jean Tiedemann

  • Men’s Breakfast - Bob Hodes & Joe Lacenere

  • Trivia Pot Luck Dinner -
    Martha Kozar & Mary Grandpre

  • Poetry - Dave Manning

  • Healthy Brain - Fran Livoti

  • St. Patrick’s Party - Mary & Bob Hodes

Brickman Field Notes:

Residents of Heritage Pines,

By now spring is in full force and so is our mowing. We hope you all enjoyed our conversation in March regarding best water practices for your lawn. Keep an eye out for an irrigation audit
sign-up sheet in the office. This is for any homeowner that would like for us to meet with them and assess their irrigation system. We will help out with issues such as clock programming, ensuring that the system is operating efficiently, and that rain sensors (if you have them) are working properly. There will be a $75 charge for this service and any repairs or desired additions will require an additional quote.

Our topic for Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m., will be annual and perennial enhancement beds. The talk will include suggestions for sun, shade and drought tolerant plants.

We feel that the "extra work" sign-up sheet is working out great. It is allowing us to have a systematic approach for your requests. Remember, we try to book at least a full day of work before we come to the community. This way, we are able to minimize our costs and not charge a trip fee.

Thanks and happy spring!
The Brickman Team


Sign Up Sheets

You may turn in your sign-up sheet beginning at 10:00 am, Monday, March 30, 2009 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
April 16 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - April 8 & 22 at 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - April 3 at 10:30 am
  • Finance - April 8 at 11:00 am
  • Grounds - April 15 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - April 6 at 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • No new neighbors to report
Thinking of You

Chadyeane Laza
Dick Deal
Joan Edlind
Harriet Gordon
Terry Kagan
Kathy Kuhn
Ann Thompson
Becky Waller
Louise Williams


April Wedding Anniversaries  

  2-Richard & Linda Henderson
11-Sheldon & Gloria Broedel
12-Pat & Lucille Grasso
14-Robert & Mirella Brevko
15-Ed & Jean Eagle
16-Robert & Frances Vesel
19-Dick & Dottie Dowding
22-John & Marianne Hannan
23-Bob & Aggie Woessner
25-Paul & Claire Salvatore
26-John & Myrna Worsley
27-Don & Chrys Matthews

  • Nothing to report at this time.







April Birthdays

  1- Pat J. Colwell
  1- Nan Grothmann
  1- Barbara Harcharic
  1- Bob Hodes
  2-Jack Berry
  2-Carole Bonney
  3- Millie Anderson
  4- Julia Taylor
  5-Mark Crispi
  6- Audrey Schmidt
  8- Bob Rogers
10-James Dowdy
10-Madelyn Gattis
10- Marie Glosto
12- Richard Hinkley
13- Margaret Fox
13- Mary Hahl
14-Doris Burns
14- Marilyn James
14-Kathleen Kania

16-Mike Etkin
17- Allie Bassi
17- Betty Weber
18- Sandy Ramsey
19- Don Ward
20-Pat Harrison
20-John Sherman
21-John Bolan
22- Kay Lane
22- Ken Safon
23- Donnie Hall
25- Dave Gadigian
25- Marcia Garelick
25-Louise Williams
25- Doug Lipson
27- Dorothy Egan
27-Barbara Pascoe
28- Bernie Aliberti
30- Ingeborg O’Connor
30- Robert Vesel

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman April – Audrey Duck If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Audrey.

Around the Clubhouse 

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Valentine Pot Luck - fun, games, and singing, too!

Seated: Jim Hall Standing: Norma Curran, Jeannette Martin, Joan Hall, Cathy Clark, Louise Williams and Nancy Skelding

Joe Schroeher, Barbara Harcharic, Jean Tiedemann, Dave Harcharic, Mary Schroeher, & Marge Hellkamp - hiding in the rear is Bob Tiedemann & Dick Hellkamp

Betty Ecklund, Olga’s daughter Rosemary, Joe Lacenere, Olga Lord & Bev Loseke

Ernest Rossi, Bud & Mary Grandpre, Jean Rossi, Diane & Dick McCarraher,
Eileen Quinlan Kania and Kathleen Kania
Mardi Gras Parade


Revelers departing the clubhouse

Picture taking of the picture taker.

Grand Marshall - Doug Elvers

Revelers returning to the clubhouse

Nancy Skelding

Jean Tiedemann & Susan Smith

 Jane Suppa & Louise Williams


Queen & King of the HP Mardi Gras - Liz and Gerry Mongrain


Saundra Robertson serving the King Cake to Doris Eutizzi and Liz Mongrain


A sea of purple - the Mardi Gras Committee - congratulation on a wonderful evening