Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 9, Issue 12 · December 2009

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A Note from the President

When pondering upon what to write this month. I came across an article that I would like to share with you in the spirit of this Thanksgiving season. Here are a few suggestions of things to be thankful for that you may not have considered.
The spot you find at the far end of the parking lot because it means you can still walk.

Your big heating bill, because it means you are warm. The lady in church behind you who sings off key because it means you can still hear. The clothes that fit a little to snug because it means you have more than enough to eat. A floor that needs mopping and windows that need to be cleaned because it means you have a home.

The alarm that goes off in the morning because it means you’re alive. Weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means you have been productive.

This Thanksgiving I hope you pause to give thanks for all of these things and more. It is easy , in this busy world, to forget to thank those who mean so much to us. I would like to give thanks to my wonderful friends here in Heritage Pines for their continued support, my Board and the committee members who work above and beyond to make this community the best it can be and the support staff of Betty and Nancy in our office who make my job much easier.

Happy Thanksgiving and looking forward to seeing you out and about,,

Pat Schneider

Community Events

Santa Breakfasts

The annual Santa Breakfasts will be held on Saturday, December 5. The deadline to register was noon, Monday, November 2. The library will be closed from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Dec. 5 so Santa will have a place to rest after his long trip from the North Pole.

Book Club

The HP Book Club will continue to meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm in the clubhouse. Books for the Jan. 5 discussion can be picked up Tues., Dec. 1, at 1:00 pm. At that time we will continue to discuss reorganization plans.

We will have a volunteer leader each month, who will have input on the selection of the book. Guideline material for leading the discussion will be provided. Volunteers are still needed to lead the discussion for a few months in 2010. Anyone interested, please come to the Dec. 1 meeting. All HP residents are welcome.


Join the HP choral group on Sunday, December 13, at 2:30 pm in the clubhouse for carols and refreshments. Residents and their families are invited to come and join in the songs of the season. The fee is $2.00 per person, and the deadline to register is noon, Monday, December 7.

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Heritage Pines Homeowners’ Association will be held on Monday, December 14, 2009, at 6:00 pm at Green Hope High School. There will be an election to fill the one vacancy on the Board, and nominations can be made from the floor. The budget for 2010 will be presented. If you cannot attend, you may fill out the proxy form you received in the mail, and follow the instructions for returning it. Only one vote per household is permitted and must be cast by the homeowner. If you have any questions, please call the office.

Encore Singers

The Encore Singers, a non-profit community service oriented show choir based in Cary, will perform at HP on Wednesday, December 16, at 7:00 pm. The cost is $ 2.00, and the deadline to register is noon, Monday, December 7. Their performance will be comprised of songs and dances in a variety of genres and time periods. Refreshments will be served after the show.

Holiday Dinner & Dance

The annual Holiday Dinner will be held on Friday, December 18, 2009, at the NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh. It starts with a cash bar and appetizers at 5:30 pm followed by dinner and dancing to The Moonlighters Orchestra. Please indicate your choice of dinner on the enclosed registration form, and return it to the clubhouse with your sign-up sheet and your check. The deadline to sign up is noon, Monday, December 7. Your Homeowners’ Association helps to subsidize this event. Come and celebrate the season with your neighbors.

Ladies’ Luncheon

A Merry Holiday Ladies’ Lunch will be held on Monday, December 21, at 12:30 pm in the clubhouse. Please note the change of day. The luncheon will be catered by Biaggi’s Restaurant, and the cost is $10.50. The deadline to sign up is noon, Monday, December 7. The menu will include Ziti al Forno, Rigatoni ala Bolognese, Eggplant Parmesan, green salad, cookies, and beverages. Myrna Worsley asks that everyone bring canned goods or a check to help the Dorcas Shop. For those who want to participate in a gift, exchange, please bring a new, wrapped gift costing no more than $5.00. Your hostesses are Saundra Robertson and Jane Suppa.

Wii Games

Wii games are now available in the clubhouse, and controls may be checked out in the clubhouse office. Instruction classes will be held in the clubhouse in January.

Your Neighbors

Dan Kelley, a HP resident and a member of the Fine Arts League of Cary, has paintings on dis-play at the Cary Town Hall during the months of November and December. Congrats to Dan.

The General Assembly Chorus (of which HP resident Doug Elvers is a member) will present its Holiday Concert featuring the General Assembly Chorus, the Carolina Harmony Chorus, and their featured quartets singing some of the most popular and loved holiday music.

Two performances of the show (one at 2:00 pm and one at 7:30 pm) will be held on Saturday, December 5, at the Fletcher Theater at the Progress Energy Center in Raleigh. Ticket prices range from $15 to $20 for advanced sales. Ticket information is available click here, or contact Doug Elvers.


The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Sunday, May 16, 2010, 1:00 Matinee
Durham Performing Arts Center, $86.25 for Orchestra.

Family and friends are welcome. Please call as soon as possible. Payment is due by December 7.

Bernie and Bob Aliberti 469-3219
Green Hope Elementary, H.S. & Panther Creek. Check the clubhouse board for local school information on their holiday concerts and volunteer needs.

Clubhouse Update

The current status of the clubhouse renovation is as follows: The board has been meeting with
contractors and a designer/decorator to firm up a final plan for the renovation. No final figures have been arrived at since there are numerous options to choose from in terms of colors, quality and
Any final figure will include items that had to be replaced based on the reserve study. This means that these items would have to have been replaced anyway.
Figures which have been circulated throughout the community could not be accurate since no final figures have been determined and not re-serve money has been committed, or spent.
There will be an informational meeting when plans are finalized.
Submitted by Morty Berkowitz


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

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 - Cathy Clark

  • Men’s Breakfasts -
    Bob Hodes & Joe Lacenere

  • Pizza Night & Movie - Jeanette Adamski &
    Saundra Robinson

  • Veteran’s Day - Mary Hodes & Travis Thompson

  • Cary Police - Frank Hanrahan

Brickman Field Notes:


Well, it sure has been a wet fall. All the rain has wreaked havoc on our mowing scheduling and that is the reason that during October/November, our mowing days were as unpredictable as the weather. The rain has also created several mowing challenges from a saturation/drainage standpoint. Many yards have drainage problems due to either improper drainage from your gutter downspouts, low spots in turf (especially in between houses) or natural drainage challenges.

We do our best to mow as much as possible without leaving ruts in the yard, with nearly 300 yards to mow on a weekly basis, that can be a challenge. We appreciate your understanding on that matter. Throughout the next few months, you will see our crews liming up trees in your yard. This is in an effort to create clearance for the workers mowing the yard.

At 2 pm on Wednesday, December 9, please join us for a discussion regarding our winter pruning technique and standards Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday season.

Thank you,

The Brickman Team

Sign Up Sheets

You may turn in your sign-up sheet beginning at 10:00 am, Monday, December 21, 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
December 17 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - December 9 & 23 at 10:00 am
  • Grounds - December 16 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - December 7 at 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Marilyn Gervais & Tom Schwartz
Thinking of You

Lee Aliberti
Drue Anderson
Joan Hall
Jeanette Hill
Eileen Hoppa
Bill Ingling
Al Panebianco
Dorothy Raulet
Tony Sierra
Virginia Smith


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


Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Pauline Sanderson on the death of her husband, Paul.
  • Kathryn Kuhn on the death of her mother..
  • Ed & Alice Moldt on the birth of their fourth grandchild, AliJane, on September 22.
  • Dorothy Raulet on the arrival of her second great-grandchild, Dante William Bellino,
    on September 22.
  • Charles & Fran Dusterhoff on the birth of their fourth grandchild, Charles Thomas
    Dusterhoff, on November 3.
  • Paul & Joyce Thimsen on the arrival of their second great-grandson on October 21 in
    Spokane, WA.
December Birthdays

  1-Joan Hakanson
  1-Sonia Medina
  1-Fran Vessel
  3-Julia Cossa
  3-Tony Sierra
  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-Fern Phipps
10-Mary Svantner
12-Bud Grandpre
13-Lois Bigelow


14-Terry Wright
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
24-Lee Busse
25-Jean Tiedemann
26-Al Panebianco
26-Gloria Slugg
28-Dick Hellkamp
28-Jo Vivelo
31-Annette Cross

From Hospitality Chair:

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

Around the Clubhouse 

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Welcome New Neighbors


Marilyn Gervais & Tom Schwartz

Wedding Anniversary


Harriet & David Gordon—celebrating their 63 wedding anniversary on December 25.

Afternoon Tea at the Clubhouse - With Their Guests

Janet Deal

Diane McCarraher

Martha Kozar

Janet Petruccione

Helen Handley

Alice Cassimatis

Barbara Harcharic

Barbara Jerchower and Jane Suppa

Marie Glosto and Jane Finkand

Dallas Foster

Mary Ellen Heller

Marianne Hannan

Susan Smith and Audrey Schmidt

Arts & Craft Show

We had a very successful A&C show on Saturday, October 31. Nineteen artists contributed their paintings, quilts, jewelry, photographs, needlework, and carvings. Thanks to all those who participated and also to those who attended. The door prizes were won by Sharon Ellico, Pam Roberts, Travis Thompson, and Dick Gross.

Marianna Tock
Nan VanBuren
Marianne Heaton