Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 10, Issue 1 · January 2010

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A Note from the President

As another year is quickly coming to an end , we can take this opportunity to look back at the past twelve months. Many people have come and gone from this community.

Some have passed away, while others have gone into assistive living or made moves to be closer to family. In a community of our size, it is easy to know most everyone, but not everyone chooses to do so. Some people are very private, while others want to always be in the thick of things. I have met many people over the past year who I never knew before and have enjoyed new friendships. We have many interesting, talented, and caring people here. This is the beauty of Heritage Pines.

While making New Year‘s resolutions this year, why not think about what you might want to do to help this community continue to grow in a positive way. Unfortunately, there will always be a small group of people who don‘t like "the rules" or think they don‘t apply to them and these people waste way to much time and energy on trying to stop this positive growth. It is time for all of you who enjoy living here, to work together to keep this community a place you are proud to call "home".

As I stated at the annual meeting, this will be my last term as President. After 18 months, it is time to take a break. While I have enjoyed this position most of the time, it has been a lot of hard work and I couldn‘t have done it without the outstanding work of my Board. Morty, Emmett, Dick and Joyce thanks for always giving it your all. As Dick leaves us, we would like to welcome Eileen Fitzgerald to the Board. We feel Eileen is a good fit and will be an asset to the Board. Again, many thanks to all of the Committee members and to all of you who support this Board.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and best wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Looking forward to seeing you out and about,

Pat Schneider

Community Events

Wii Games

Wii games are now available in the clubhouse. The controls may be checked out at the clubhouse office. The games on hand are bowling, tennis, golf, boxing and baseball. A player orientation class will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at 3:00 pm courtesy of Ron & Carol Mitchell. The deadline to register is Monday, January 4 and there is no cost. Come and learn a new way of playing old games.

Pot Luck Dinner & Bingo

On Saturday, January 16, a pot luck dinner & bingo party will be held at the clubhouse starting at 5:30 pm. The plan is to eat the main course, play some Bingo, have dessert, and play more Bingo. The cards will be $1.00 each and prizes will depend on how many are playing. Please call Martha Kozar at 465-9672 to find out what dish to bring. The deadline to register is noon, Monday, January 4, 2010,and the cost is $1.00.

Calling All Square Dancers

The HP square dancers will be having an Open House on Tuesdays, January 5 and 12 at 7:30 pm. If you have never square danced or if you "retired" but would enjoy coming back, this is your chance! There is no charge for new dancers on these two nights. Come and have fun.

Crafters’ Studio

Come join like-minded people who enjoy crafts for Open Craft Days (Crafters‘ Studio) in the Craft room. We will meet on Tuesdays, January 5, 12, and 26 from 9:00 am to 12 noon. Bring whatever your are working on. It‘s always fun working, helping and learning with others. If you have any questions, contact Janet Deal or Clare Cady.

Gourmet Dinner Club

On November 14, the gourmet members met at Laly Gener and Brunie Robles home for a Caribbean Dinner. Along with the mojotos, we had yucca fritters with garlic dipping sauce and fried plantains. The delicious dinner included salad, rice with pigeon peas, roast pork and ripe plantains.

Dessert was bread pudding with rum sauce and coconut flan. After dinner we did a little salsa dancing. It was a wonderful evening. Our next dinner will be February 13. Please call Martha Kozar for more information.

Thank You

A most sincere "thank you" to all the many volunteers who gave so generously of their time and talent to the Heritage Pines annual "Breakfast with Santa" event. A special 'thanks" to the head of each committee who worked endlessly to help ensure the success of the event; Bernie Aliberti, Barbara Harcharic, Bob & Mary Hodes, Susan Smith and our beloved Santa, John Hannan. Just one look at the beautiful smiling faces of the children, their parents and grandparents in attendance, tell us that a good time was had by all. The time and effort put forth by everyone to make this annual event a truly memorable one is most appreciated. We could not have done this without your help. Submitted by Co-Chairmen Margaret Fox & Louise Williams

Smoky Mountains “Show Trip”

Join us for five days and four nights,
April 12 - 16, 2010, for $415.00 per person. The trip includes motor coach transportation, four nights lodging, four breakfasts and four dinners, four evening shows, two morning shows and a tour of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. You will also have free time in Gatlinburg. $75.00 per person is due upon registration and the balance is due by February 2, 2010. Thirty people are needed to make the trip which takes about five and one half hours with two stops, one for lunch. This trip is open to everyone in the community. For more information and reservations, call Saundra Robertson. Brochures are in the library.

Annual Community Meeting Hand Outs

You may pick up a copy of the Proposed Renovation Changes for the Clubhouse and the association financials either at the Library or the clubhouse office.

Your Neighbors helping Neighbors
Dorcas Shop

Your donations to Dorcas Ministries has been a big help. If you would like to make a cash donation, please send a check to Jill Wissing, Crisis Ministries Manager. You can designate where you would like the money to go for food, towards the capital fund, or to help with clients‘ utility bills. Please continue to contribute donations of non-perishable food. The pantry shelves are looking empty. We can still use canned meats, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce,
pancake mix, and Jell-O. I pick up the donations on Wednesday afternoons and take them to the shop on Thursdays when I do my small part there. Myrna Worsley.

Board Minutes

Mickey Brescia has generously offered to hand deliver a copy of the HP Board minutes to any HP "shut in" when needed. For all residents, the
minutes are posted in the case opposite the office and can be found in a notebook in the clubhouse library.

Landscaping Services - opt-in or opt-out - your choice

In the newsletter you will find a separate sheet for 2010 contracted services to be performed by Brickman. Please fill out the sheet and return it to the clubhouse office. EVERYONE must complete the form - even if you signed one last year. The services listed on the sheet are all included in your monthly dues. All requests for any otherspecial, private paid services must be made directly to Brickman, NOT through the HP office..

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

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 - Alice Moldt

  • Men‘s Breakfasts - Bob Hodes & Joe Lacenere

  • Ladies‘ Lunch - Saundra Robertson & Jane Suppa

  • Sing a long - Nancy Romano

  • Encore Singers - Joe Lacenere & Frank Hanrahan

  • Santa Breakfasts - Margaret Fox & Louise Williams

  • Clubhouse Holiday Decorating - Liz Mongrain

Brickman Field Notes:


I hope you are all having a fantastic holiday season! Even though this seems like the time of year that landscaping services slow down, we are remaining quite busy. We have already provided the final cut for the winter however, we are still working on climbing up trees, removing the leaves, and gearing up for our annual winter prune which will be starting in January. We hope you all enjoyed our conversation about the winter
pruning techniques last month and look forward to seeing great results in the spring.

Also, please notice the insert to this month‘s newsletter. We are requesting that ALL residents please fill this sheet out and turn into the clubhouse office. This is the same request sheet that was distributed last year and determines (by you) which services that you would like Brickman to perform at your residence.

Thank you and continue to have a joyous holiday season!

Thank you,

The Brickman Team

Sign Up Sheets

You may turn in your sign-up sheet beginning at 10:00 am, Monday, November 23, 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
January 21 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - January 13 at 10:00 am
  • Grounds - January 20 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - January 4 at 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • James & Virginia Yawn
Thinking of You

Ed Giovino
Chig Hill
Eileen Hoppa
Olga Lord
Tim Mannix
Joyce Thimsen
Becky Waller


January Wedding Anniversaries  

  2 - Hugh & Mary Toland
  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
24 - Bill & Pam Roberts
29 - Dick & Janet Deal
31 - Edward & Alice Moldt

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Diane Miskew on the death of her husband,
  • Becky & Emmett Waller on the death of Becky‘s sister.
  • Carol Jean White on the death of her grand-daughter.
  • Roslyn Hartsell on the birth of her first granddaughter, Grace Lauren, 7 lb. 14 oz.
    born on November 23, 2009.
  • Lou & Marilyn Tsipis on the arrival of their first great grandchild, Paige Josephine Stroat.
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-Bill Adley
  9-Frank Hanrahan
  9-Ann Trasatto
  9-Ruth Macziwitzki
10-Ron Mitchell
11-Mary Bonti
11-James Hall


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
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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Welcome New Neighbors


James & Virginia Yawn




Eileen was elected at the annual meeting on December 14, 2009 . She is filling the position vacated by Dick Hellkamp.


December View!


A December view from the back of the clubhouse. Hidden in the reeds is the Great Blue Heron, a frequent visitor to the pond..

Breakfast with Santa

Ramsey family


Aliberti family

Willard family

Skelding family

Eutizzi family

Yu family

Suppa family
More Santa

Germano & Busse families

Curran family

How big is big, Santa?
Cole family
Toland family


Spanish Honors Class from Green Hope High School came to carol.
We are blessed with wonderful neighbors who come to share their holiday spirit with the community.