Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 9, Issue 11 · November 2009

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A Note from the President

Autumn is officially here. Signs of the season are evident all over this community with homes decorated with pumpkins, scarecrows, mums, and even a ghost or two. Everyone works very hard to keep the neighborhood looking festive.

The Board has accepted the resignation of Dick Hellkamp as of Nov.1. Dick has been our Treasurer since the Board took over from the builder and he has worked above and beyond, making sure every penny is well-spent and accounted for. We are all very sad to see him go, but also realize that he has spent the last 5 years working hard on the Finance committee as well as the Board and deserves some free time. Thanks for all of your conscientious work, Dick.

Dick had one year left of his term so the Board appointed Joyce Bryant to fill this term. There will be one opening for a three year term on the Board which will be filled at an election held on the night on the annual meeting which will take place on Monday, December 14. The Board has appointed Emmett Waller to head the nominating committee for this election.

I want to thank Walt Ramsey and the very talented members of Heritage Pines who performed at the Fall Follies. If you didn’t get to see the Follies, you happened to miss quite a show!

Everyone had a wonderful time and the talent was amazing. Martha Kozar won the prize for gathering the most
autographs from performers on her program.

On a sad note, I want to mention the death of a resident, Mary Mazzoni, who was the mother of Eva Germano. Mary reached the age of 96 in August, and at the Italian Night in September, Mary came onto the floor to dance with Eva.

Mary looked so happy and Eva commented that her mother had such a
wonderful time and asked not to be taken home. The Italian music really brought Mary to life and everyone watched in amazement. Unfortunately, no one had a camera that night, but I am sure that everyone who was present will never forget the sight of Mary and Eva’s last dance together. I know I won’t.

Looking forward to seeing you out and about,

Pat Schneider

Community Events

Pizza Night

Saturday Night November 7 will be pizza night in the clubhouse at 6:00 pm. The cost is $4.00 per person for the pizza and the deadline to register is noon, Monday, November 2. A movie will follow dinner. Chairs Saundra Robertson & Jeanette Adamski ask everyone to bring a dessert to share.

Veteran’s Day

Come and help commemorate this special day with your neighbors. On Wednesday, November 11, coffee, tea, and morning snacks will be served at 9:30 am in the clubhouse followed by a program at 10:00. Mary Hodes and Travis Thompson are your hosts.

The cost is $2.00 and the deadline to sign up is noon, Monday, November 2.

Cary Police Informational Meeting

Join us in the clubhouse on Thursday, November 12 at 3:00 pm,. A representative of the Cary Police Department will be here to talk with the community and answer any questions from homeowners.

Holiday Decorating with Liz

Help beautify your community for the holiday season by decorating the clubhouse on Wednesday & Thursday, November 18 & 19 at 10:00 am both days. Please contact Liz Mongrain if you can assist with this fun project.

Ladies’ Luncheon

There will be NO Luncheon in November.

Clothes Pin Rocking Chairs

On Monday, November 16 at 1:00 pm, you will learn how to make the wonderful "Clothes Pin Rocking Chairs". The cost is $2 and the deadline to sign up is noon, Monday November 2.


Bingo will not be held in November or December, it will resume in 2010.

Santa Breakfasts

The annual Santa Breakfasts will be held on Saturday, December 5. There will be two seatings, one at 8:30 am and the second at 11:00 am. Please fill out the enclosed reservation forms and return to the clubhouse office with your regular sign up sheet. The cost is $5.00 for each adult and $3.00 for each child. The deadline to register is noon, Monday November 2. Remember, first come, first served. There will be pancakes & sausage for everyone & Santa will visit with a small gift for each child. If you can volunteer to help, please use the volunteer sigh up sheet. Any questions, please contact Margaret Fox or Louise Williams.

Book Club

For the past seven years, Linda Thompson has led our monthly book club discussions.

 She assisted with the selection of books, arranged with the West Regional Library for book club kits and never failed to be well prepared to lead the discussions (which were always educational and often spirited.) The book club members thank Linda for the gift she has given to us over the years.

There will be no book discussion at the scheduled November 3 book club meeting. Instead it will be a re-organizational meeting. Current members and any other interested residents of HP, please plan to attend. The meeting will be held at 1:00 pm in the clubhouse. The format may have to change but we plan to continue with a HP book club.

Submitted by Denise Galloway

Golf Scramble Update

The annual Heritage Pines Golf Scramble was played on Oct. 15 at Crooked Creek with the team of Walt Ramsey, Tim Mannix, and Joe Dunbeck winning with a score of 77. Tim Mannix won two close to the pin prizes while Walt Ramsey won the other close to the pin and long drive prizes.

Dorcas Pantry News

Thank you to all who have given non perishable food items. All of your items have been used to fill grocery bags that are handed out to prescreened families. However the need is still great. More families sign up for help every week. Current needs are Jelly, Jell-O, canned
tomatoes, potatoes & meats. Also toilet paper and 2lb bags of flour and sugar.

The goal is to give each family a weeks worth of well rounded meals when possible. I am hoping Heritage Pines can make a dent in the need in Cary.

Myrna Worsley

Your Neighbors

Don & Joan Ward entered four gourds in the Gourd Show at the NC Fairgrounds.

They received one first place and two third place awards. Congratulations to Don & Joan.

Congratulation to Eileen Fitzgerald who won a third place award for her painting at the Senior Art Exhibition at the Cary Senior Center.

Elections for the Board

In the HPCA By-Laws, Article V, section IV, it states that nominations to the Board of Directors may be made by a nominating committee consisting of a chairman who is a member of the Board and two or more members of the
association. The committee shall be appointed by the Board. The committee this year consists of Emmett Waller, Chair, Pat Sherman and Travis Thompson. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the annual meeting. This year there is one three year term to be filled.

Clubhouse Lost & Found

Please check the clothing rack in the hallway for clothing left behind at the clubhouse and pool. Small items can be found in the office.

December Dates to Save

Music, Music, Music! What is it good for? Music enriches our lives, is a rewarding experience, makes the day more alive, is a source of joy, adds to the quality of life and it is good for the brain.

These are some of the many good reasons to join the choral group that meets in the clubhouse on Fridays at 2:00 pm. Everyone who can sing is welcome to join - you do not have to read music. The choral group will sponsor a
Community Holiday Sing-along on December 13. More information in the next newsletter. Come join us each Friday and be ready for a wonderful holiday event.

Wednesday, night, December 16 for The Encore Singers Concert at the clubhouse.

The annual Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 18, 2009, at the NC State University Club.

There will be more details in the December newsletter on all of these events.

Clubhouse Fall Display

Have you seen the fall décor in front of the clubhouse? Thanks to Margaret Fox, Barb Harcharic, Saundra Robertson & Pat Schneider , HP has a lovely seasonal display. They were joined by incidental passer-by-neighbors. First came Chrys Matthews who said, "Let me send my husband to help." And help Don Matthews did with his mallet and braces. Along came Millie Anderson and her dog to provide advice and counsel. Then came Bob Aliberti who was frozen in awe-struck silence with the quality of work. Even a Brickman employee offered his trimming expertise.

Also please go inside the clubhouse to view Pat Schneider’s indoor display.

Submitted by Barb Harcharic

Yard Sale
The 200 block of Rockport Ridge Way is having a yard sale on Saturday, November 14 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Anyone else in the HP community is welcome to join in but must put up their own signs.

For more information, contact Eileen Fitzgerald.

Community Information

Signs in Yards

The office has received several complaints from homeowner’s regard-ing signs in neighbor’s yards. As a reminder, please note the following from our Rules and Regulations: No construction signs or other signs advertising work being done in a homeowner’s house or on a homeowner’s property shall be displayed. Also, Signs are not permitted except as are allowed under Article XI, Section (Signs) of the Heritage Pines Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, as well as the Town of Cary Ordinance. Dickson Properties is permitted to remove these signs from yards.

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
Joyce Bryant
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 - Bev Loseke

  • Men’s Breakfasts– Bob Hodes & Doug Lipson

  • Ladies’ Lunch - Pat Sherman & the ladies of phase V - Heritage Pines Drive &
    Franklin Hills Point

  • Oktoberfest - Katharina Megger & Sidney Tew

  • Arts & Crafts Show - Eileen Fitzgerald

Brickman Field Notes:


As you have all seen, we are seeing some great results from our aeration and over-seeding process. Throughout the month of October and into early November, we will continue to scratch and seed those areas that are in need of extra attention.

We feel that the turf program that we have employed for the past year has greatly increased both the turf density and health. We look forward to continuing that trend.

As you have noticed, we recently applied new pine straw to the common areas. We are pleased to announce that once again, Pine Straw Distributors will be offering their
services to you if you would like pine straw or mulch applied around your home. The window to sign up for the pine straw and mulching will be from Wednesday, October 21until
Tuesday, November 10. Pine Straw
Distributors will be applying the straw during the week of November 16 and ending no later than November 20. Sign up sheets will be available at the office. Remember, there is an additional fee that will be associated with this service that is to be paid by you the home owner.

The periodic rains have wreaked havoc on our mowing schedule. We do our best to be consistent with our mowing days however, the weather can easily take us off course. If you have noticed a part of your yard that was skipped (or in some cases, the whole thing), it is because our crew members are
empowered to decide whether or not the lawn is too wet to mow. We do our best to avoid creating ruts in your yard however there are times when it is impossible to see until we make one pass through it. Again, if you have an irrigation system, check to make sure that your rain sensors are working and be certain that you are not adding to the problem of saturated turf by over-watering.

If there is an area in your yard that you do not want us to mow for any reason (including too wet), the process is as follows: flag out the area with a pattern that is easily discernable for our mow crew (this may take several flags). Our crew will mow only the outside perimeter of the area flagged. Example: if you have a 10’ circle in your yard, use several flags to cover the area (in a circular pattern) that you do not want mowed. If you only put one flag in the center of the area, we will mow right up to, and around that flag. If you are unsure how to flag an area so that it makes sense to our crews, please put a request into the office and a member of our team would be happy to come out to assist you.

Thank you,

The Brickman Team

Sign Up Sheets

You may turn in your sign-up sheet beginning at 10:00 am, Monday, October 26, 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
November 19 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - November 11 & 25 at 10:00 am
  • Finance - November 11 at 110:00 am
  • Grounds - November 18 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - November 2 at 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Pam & Bill Roberts
  • John & Cindy Yusko
Thinking of You

Jeanette Hill
Rex Hoppa
Martha Kozar
Paul Sanderson


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


Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Tony Sierra on the death of his wife, Juana.
  • Myrle Adams on the death of her husband, Norm.
  • Eva Germano on the death of her mother, Mary Mazzoni.
  • Travis & Linda Thompson on the deaths of Travis’s mother and Linda’s uncle.
  • Hugh & Mary Toland on the birth of their first grandchild, Nicholas Anthony Pomes on September 10.
  • John & Myrna Worsley on the Birth of their sixth great grandchild, Kylie Beth Thoman on October 12.
November Birthdays

  2-Fred DeVita
  3-Joyce Thimsen
  4-John Yusko
  7-Connie Davey
  7-Elaine Morgan
  7-LouAnn Steffey
  9-Betty Ecklund
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
23-Inge Diehl
23-Dottie Dowding
23-Doris Manning
24-Wiley Nance
25-Chig Hill
25-Barbara Yu
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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Follies Pictures
If you like the pictures of the Follies’ entertainers on page 5, according to Walt Ramsey you can view more at -

Louise Williams, Judy Moore
Fran Dusterhoff, Cathy Clark
Lee Aliberti, Eileen Fitzgerald



Welcome New Neighbors


John & Cindy Yusko


Pam & Bill Roberts

Clubhouse Fall Display


Clubhouse Fall Display

Fall Follies


Jean & Will Harper

David Yu

Barbara Harcharic

Mary Gianuzzi

Walt Ramsey

Saundra Robertson

Mary Hodes

Donna Long & Millie Hellmann
Dick & Carol French
September Ladies Lunch