Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 9, Issue 9 ∑ September 2009

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A Note from the President

Here we are in the lazy, hazy days of summer! While the days have been hot, we have been fortunate to have a little rain almost every evening giving our lawns and shrubs a chance to survive the summer heat. The Brickman team, along with the Grounds committee, have been busy all summer working to keep our community looking good. This has been a good summer for our pool and hot tub as well. The new poolside awning has been used every day, and allows many resi-dents who were unable to sit in the sun a nice place to gather and so-cialize.
As most of you know, we have had a lot of homes for sale in our neighborhood. As many of our residents age they are opting to move closer to their families, while others require assisted living facilities.

New 55 and older neighborhoods are popping up all over, making the competition for re-sales more difficult. We are happy to see that sales and rentals have been picking up here in Heritage Pines. Several homes, which have been on the market for a long time, have now sold. Letís be sure to welcome new residents and take the time to include them in the many activities we have to offer.

I want to thank all the men who volunteered for the Ladiesí Breakfast this year. They never let the ladies down, providing us with a great breakfast! Itís an event the ladies look forward to every year and we love to see men working in the kitchen! Looking forward to seeing you out and about,

Pat Schneider


Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fans and lights need to be turned off after you have finished using the room. Please help us be better stewards of our energy. Thanks.

Clubhouse Update

The board and the ad hoc committee met and reviewed the plans for the renovation. Revisions were proposed and we are about to secure bids on the work to be done.


Pat Schneider and family would like to thank all of the residents of Heritage Pines who participated in the annual Pancreatic Cancer bowling fundraiser. The event was a huge success (raising over $13,000.00) and everyone had a good time. Your ongoing support and help in raising money for research and awareness of this Silent Killer is greatly appreciated. Pancreatic cancer has the worst survival rate of any cancer, and once patients are diagnosed they usually only have a few months to live. It is now the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in America. Thanks again for attending a Celebration of Life for Harvey. Pat Schneider and family.


If you need to cancel an event please, do it through the office as we have waiting lists for various events. Please do not give or sell your ticket on your own as this complicates the name tag lists. Thank you.

Visual Artists Wanted

The Community Visual Arts Show is scheduled for October 31 from 10 am - 3 pm. All homeowners are welcome to exhibit, but space will be limited . Registration forms will be available in the office. If you have any questions please contact Eileen Fitzgerald.


Eventsí Update

September Pot Luck Dinner Reminder

The date for the September dinner is Saturday, the 5th, at 5:30 pm in the clubhouse. The cost is $2.00 per person, and the deadline to sign up is noon, Monday, August 24. The hosts are Dick and Lorrie Gross. A movie will be shown after dinner.

Ladiesí Luncheon

The September ladiesí lunch will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday, September 15 at 12:30 pm. The lunch will be catered by Bear Rock Cafť. The cost is $ 10.00 and the deadline to register is Monday, 8/31. Your hosts are Cathy Clark, Fran Dusterhoff and The Needle People.

Please indicate your choice of sandwich on the separate sheet enclosed in your newsletter and return it to the office with your signup sheet. Jill Wissing from the Dorcas Thrift Shop will be the guest speaker.

A Night in Italy

Come join us for a night of fun, food, dancing and song at A NIGHT IN ITALY on Saturday, September 19. Dance or sing along to the accordion music of Dennis Bongiorni. Romaís Italian restaurant will be catering, serving lasagna, Italian chicken, marinated green beans, salad and Italian bread. Oh, and letís not forget the cannoliís and Italian cookies for dessert. The cost will be $15.00 per person and the deadline for signing up is Friday, September 4. Doors will open at 5:30 with dinner beginning at 6:15. Any questions? Contact Pat Schneider.

Tea Party Hat Decorating Class

For those girls who don't have a hat to wear to the tea, come and decorate one prior to the tea at 1:00 pm on September 26. She may bring her own hat to decorate or use one of the straw hats that will be provided. The cost is just $1.00 and the deadline to register is September 14.

Ladiesí Afternoon Tea

On Saturday, September 26 at 3:00 pm, a tea will be held in the clubhouse for the ladies of HP and their granddaughters, age four and up, who are able to attend. Not everyone has a granddaughter in the area, but please come anyway. There will be a talk and display on antique dolls. If you have a doll, please bring it to share. Hats and boas are optional. If you did not save your dolls there will be a collection of books and you can look up your childhood doll during our teatime. The tea will include strawberry & cream cheese sandwiches, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, cream puffs, scones, fudge and many other goodies. The deadline to register is September 14 and the cost per person is $5.00. Your hosts are Janet Deal & Audrey Schmidt.

Fall Follies

The much anticipated Fall Follies will be held at the clubhouse on October 3 at 7 pm.. Producer Walt Ramsey will be showcasing the following collection of musical and dance talent: harmonica player David Yu; singers Mary Giannuzzi, Tim Mannix, and the Heritage Pines Choral Group; and the Line Dancers, Round Dancers, and Square Dancers. This song and dance show will be followed by drinks and snacks in the card room. Be sure to sign up for a gala evening. The cost will be $4.00 and the deadline to register is September 21.

Golf Scramble

The 2009 HP Golf Scramble will be held on October 5 at Crocked Creek Golf Course. This is a coed team event with captains selecting one of four balls to be used for each shot. 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 $3.00 to cover prizes and engraving must be paid to HPCA with your monthly activity form. The registration sheets are in the clubhouse lobby. The sign up deadline is September 21. Each golfer will pay the green fees ($28 including cart) to the golf course on tournament day. If you have any questions, contact Walt Ramsey.

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
Joyce Bryant
Emmett Waller

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

Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :

  • Hospitality - Nancy Skelding

  • Menís Breakfasts - Bob Hodes & Emmett Waller

  • Ice Cream Social - Jeanette Adamski

  • Ladiesí Breakfast - Bob Hodes & Joe Lacenere

  • September Pot Luck - Dick & Lorrie Gross

Brickman Field Notes:

September 2009

Residents of Heritage Pines, Greetings! Aeration and over seeding is again upon us. We plan to aerate the community September 21-25. Last year as many of you may recall, we had several problems with our aerators hitting pipes that were buried just barely subsurface. Our aerators can plug as deeply as four inches. Some of the lateral lines that we hit last year were barely two inches below the ground. Since we cannot see the pipes that are subsurface, there is no way that we can prevent that from happening. In return, we cannot be responsible for any damages that may occur.

There are a couple of options if you feel that your pipes may be in danger: (1) if you know where your pipes are buried you may flag out the areas around the trench. This is an indicator to our crews not to aerate the flagged area and (2) if you are uncertain where the pipes are buried, you may opt out of the aerating and over seeding process. This can be done by putting a written request into the clubhouse office.

Along with flagging where possible shallow pipes may be, we would also request that you flag out all of your irrigation heads (in grass areas only) to prevent our aerators from hitting the heads and causing possible damage to the sprinkler heads. If your sprinkler heads are not flagged we cannot take responsibility for any damage done to the sprinkler head.

We are expecting great results once again from our aeration and over seeding process. As many of you may recall, we have stated that it may take 3+ years for lawns in poor condition to turn around and become thick and lush. This is the second year that we will be aerating and look forward to great results in the spring!

The Brickman Team

Sign Up Sheets

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

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - September 9 & 23 at 10:00 am
  • Finance - No Meeting
  • Grounds - September 16 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - September 14 at 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • None to Report This Month
Thinking of You

Tom Carter
Angie DeVita
Bob McKernie
Gayle McKernie
Barbara Safon


September Wedding Anniversaries  

  2 - Ray & Allie Bassi
  2 - Howard & Suzy Orebaugh
  3 - Dick & Gwen Moore
  4 - Emmett & Becky Waller
  7- Ernest & Jean Rossi
10 -Chig & Hilda Hill
11- Tom & Minnette Carter
11- Jeff & Nancy Dunn
13 - Ronald & Mary Ann Kruss
15 -Tom & Nancy Boxell
15 - Will & Jean Harper
16 - Ed & Tina Caffera
16 - Mike & Sally Etkin
17 - Dick & Marge Hellkamp
20- Cleveland & Evelyn Bryant
21 - Jack & Joan Robinson
24 - Phil & Phyllis Piccola
28 - Ray & Jeanette Adamski
27 - Ken & Barbara Safon
28 - Lou & Marilyn Tsipis
30 - Joe & Mary Schroehero


  • Our Deepest Sympathy to:
    Frank Laza on the death of his wife, Chadyeane, on July 22.
  • Our Deepest Sympathy to:Bill & Louise Reinders on the death of his brother.
September Birthdays

  1-Ann Iulo
  2-Robert Edlind
  2-Warren Schmidt
  4- Bettie Diamondidis
  4-Joe Schroeher
  5-Merlyn Muth
  6-Janice Busse
  6-Mary Schroeher
  7-Mary Lee Tatum
  8-Dean Lockwood
  8-Johanna Truncale
  9-Ray Adamski
  9-Ivan Bahamonde
  9-Emmett Waller
11-Joyce Lewis
11-Mert Sirota
13-Ann Martyanik
15-Dave Harcharic
16-Eileen Hoppa
17-Ed Caffera

18-Drew Smith
18-Nick Trasattoz
19-Jim Davey
19-Dave Manning
19-Frank Rzasa
20-Nancy Dunn
20-Richard Henderson
20-Nancy White
21-Carol Harder
23-Mike Crispi
23-Travis Thompson
25-Dan Golden
25-Vito Romano
25-Levy Zur
26-David Yu
27-Marlene Gadigian
28-Hilda Hill
29-Polly Collette
30-Sally Morena
30-Rex Hoppa

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman SeptemberóDenise Galloway If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Denise.

Around the Clubhouse 

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Grounds Committee

Pond Pump
Ice Plants


The grounds committee has been hard at work beatifying and taking care of the HPCA
community. Below you will see a picture of a funny contraption Don Matthews and Art Heaton created to pump water from the pond to help establish ice plants on the east side of the
clubhouse pond. They are beautiful plants that are very hardy once established and they are drought tolerant. Take a look the next time your are walking "out and about."

Your Neighbors



ď60th Anniversary"

Dick and Gwen Moore are celebrating their 60th anniversary on September 3, 2009. They have been blessed with 5 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren with a third due in November.



From The News & Observeró‖Morty Berkowitz of Risk Management Associates in Raleigh has been appointed to the advisory board of the USO of North Carolina. He will provide assistance in developing an outreach program and other public relations duties.