Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 10, Issue 3 · March 2010

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A Note from the President

At last!

Demolition and construction has finally started on the clubhouse and the pool.
The pool has had all the finish sandblasted off and is being prepared for the new plastered surface and tile. It is still scheduled to open on April 10th. Also the new back deck furniture and pool lounges have arrived.

The demolition in the clubhouse is almost finished. The walls have been removed and the carpet and hardwood floors are gone. The framing for the new storage closets has started and the wallpaper will be coming down soon.

The clubhouse sale netted $ 1,160.00 and will be used toward two new TVs in the all-purpose room and the exercise room.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all of you who helped pack up the clubhouse and worked on the sale. You all did an admirable job, and we all appreciate your hard work.

Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:
If you want a rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.

Community Events

Book Review Club

The book club is meeting on March 2 at 1 pm at the West Regional Library. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan will be the March pick.

...Coming in 2010

Laury Holley from Triangle Adaptive Aquatics and Fitness will be back to teach water aerobics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the clubhouse pool.

A New Committee forming
Navigating the System

From time to time residents experience problems in dealing with the town, county, state or federal governments and are unable to navigate the system. In addition, problems with Medicare/Medicaid and the health care industry also pose problems, as does local community problems.

I am going to head up a small committee which will seek to assist residents with these types of problems.

If you are interested please contact Betty at 466-0016 and leave your name and phone number and we can set a meeting time.

Submitted by Morty Berkowitz

Committee News

Social Committee on the move…

The social committee is working hard for this community during renovation and they are finding ways for you to keep active and planning for upcoming events.
They have set up a new system to serve you better. Each month you will have two committee members who will be your contact link in planning and implementing your event.

Here is the schedule for the new few months:

  • April - Janet Deal & Eva Germano

  • May - Wendy Adley & Mary Hodes

  • June - Saundra Robertson & Nancy Romano

  • July - Joe Lacenere & Fran Livoti

If you are interested in chairing an event please contact the member listed for the month of your event.

Another new policy will be that the event chairman will be able to receive the collected money for the event shortly after the deadline for the event. This allows the chairmen to know exactly how much money can be spent for their event.

The chair will still have to fill out appropriate paper work for receiving the money and for accounting for how the money was spent. This includes turning in receipts with the expense report.

Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast will have a longer deadline for sign up to attend due to the changes in event money policy. You will have to sign up on the Monday a week before the breakfast and we will no longer be able to accept payment on the day of the breakfast.



The West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive offers free Yoga at 10 am on the second and last Friday of each month. No registration required. Relax and rejuvenate with some basic yoga poses.

C-Tran bus service

Are you interested in having C-Tran bus pick you up at the clubhouse weekly to grocery shop and/or mall shop? Please call Eva Germano or Fran Livoti to express your interest.

License Plate Holders

Most of you have probably heard about the new regulations regarding license plate frames. For those of you who do not know, the NCDMV is requiring as of November 2010 that your license plate frame does not cover the words "North Carolina" on the bottom of the plate.

Most license plate holders are plastic and a simple wire cutter can cut off the bottom that obscures the “North Carolina”. From what I’ve seen walking around the top part appears to be OK. I  will be glad to help anyone in HP to fix the problem.

Submitted by Will Harper.


As we packed up the clubhouse to get ready to begin our renovation, we had several items to dispose of and were fortunate to be able to give these items to others who could benefit from them.

As we are replacing one of our refrigerators, we were able to donate the other one to our local Cary-Morrisville Fire Dept. The interior, glass insert doors, are being used by Habitat for Humanity and the stove was donated to a family in St. Michael’s Church. Sister Helene, from St. Michael’s , helps coordinate families in need with household items and appliances. If you should have items to donate, please contact St. Helene at 468-6110 and she will arrange for a pick-up if the item can be used. Thanks.

The clubhouse committee is planning a community grand opening after the renovations have been completed.

Submitted by Pat Schneider

Architectural Review Committee (ARC)

We are pleased to announce the addition of 2 new members to the ARC. They are Gale Keenan and William Adley, both Gale and Bill will be an asset to our group with their past business experience and insight into communities such as ours.

We would also give our thanks to ALICE CASSAMATIS for the terrific job she did as Chairperson of our committee, and for all the time and effort she put forth as ARC Chairperson, sometimes advisor to our B.O.D. and all around good neighbor and friend. We wish her well in her new home and community; visit us anytime; the door is always open.

Bob Tiedemann, chair, ARC
Grounds Update Work will start soon on the repair to the Step Pool structure behind the intersection of Knotts Valley and Crystal Brook. Heavy rains have caused erosion to the sides and floor of the structure. This area is part of the Neuse River Riparian buffer.

Heritage Pines is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the structure. Money for the repair will come out of our 2010 budget.

Grounds Committee

Charlie Chiklis and the Moonlighters Return to Cary with Free Swing Concert Get ready to foxtrot, swing and waltz as big band Charlie Chiklis and the Moonlighters perform a free concert at Cary’s Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

While there is no entrance fee, donations will be collected at the door in memory of Charlie Chiklis, founder of Charlie Chiklis and the Moonlighters, who died last August. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Moonlighters are a premier dance band with a broad repertoire of music including swing, foxtrots, waltzes and all Latin tempos. In addition, the band has an impressive library of beach/shag, soft rock and country music arrangements. Their smooth blend of brass, woodwinds and percussion appeals to all age groups who like to dance or listen. This is the band’s third consecutive appearance at Cary’s Herbert C. Young Community Center.

For more information on the Charlie Chiklis and the Moonlighters free swing concert visit the Concerts section of http://www.townofcary.org or call (919) 469-4061.

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

Joyce Bryant

Vice President
Morty Berkowitz

Emmett Waller

Eileen Fitzgerald

Patricia Schneider

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 -Barbara Pascoe

  • Clubhouse committee and all the volunteers who packed up the clubhouse to prepare for the renovation and conducted the silent auction.

Brickman Field Notes:


We applied a pre-emergent herbicide to the property during the latter part of February. These areas included beds and hard surfaces (at the common areas and homes, with the exception of those that opted out). Our turf pre-emergent also included post-emergence and fertilizer. We will continue to spot spray (post emergent)
throughout the community as we see weeds beginning to emerge.

We pruned all of the homes and common areas (with the exception of those that opted out) the last week in February into the first week of March.
We are rapidly approaching our full mowing service at the property. As you start up your irrigation systems please be sure to manage your water consumption appropriately.

Over-watering will not only lead to poor turf conditions throughout the season but it will also create the possibility of mowing ruts in your turf.

We look forward to a great 2010 season at Heritage Pines!

Thank you for all of your continued support, and if you are in need of private services, please contact our office directly at 919-469-0002.

The Brickman Team

HPCA Board Meeting
March 18 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • No meetings scheduled this month

New Neighbors
  • Elisabeth & Stephen Seidel
Thinking of You

Janice Bond
Mary Bonti
Kay Cole
Marion Flowers
Ed Giovino
Chig Hill
Hilda Hill
Dean Lockwood
Bev Loseke
Ruth Macziwitzki
Fran Vesel
Nancy White


March Wedding Anniversaries  

  9-Jerry & Lou Ann Steffey
11-Rolf & Dee Mueller
12-Ed & Sandy Giovino
27-Donnie & Carol Hall
30-Lou & Ginny DeCellis
31-James & Elizabeth Dowdy

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Susan Holahan on the death of her mother.
  • Sonia Medina on the death of her sister.
  • Priscilla Ruskay on the birth of her third grandchild, Sophie Jaynna Ghia on January 24, 2010.
  • Morty & Susan Berkowitz on the birth of their eight grandchild, Harry George Scoular on February 9, 2010.
March Birthdays

  1-Joyce Bryant
  1-Kathryn Kuhn
  1-Myrna Worsley
  2-Joe Dunbeck
  2-Susie Hall
  3-Eva Germano
  4-Anne Beavis
  5-Cleveland Bryant
  5-Bill White
  5-John Worsley
  6-Frances Dusterhoff
  6- Alan Garelick
  7-Clare Cady
  7-Ed Giovino
  7-Louise Reinders
  8-Jo Romano
10-Kay Cole
10-Charles Dusterhoff
10-Mary Giannuzzi
12-Ann Perry
12-Hugh Toland
13-David Sommerville
14-Rolf Mueller
14-Vicki Shannon


15-Marge Roos
15-Fran Williams
16-Joe Lacenere
16-Carole Stephens
17-Mania Drimer
17-Bill James
17-Carol Mitchell
17-Lynn Willard
20-Diane Miskew
21-Lorrie Gross
21-Frank Laza
21-Lois Snyder
22-David Harrison
23-Jim Clark
23-Eileen Fitzgerald
23-Carol Jean White
24-Katy Jackson
25-Bob Aliberti
25-Laura Tomlinson
26-Ginny DeCellis
28-Marge Bacola
28-Dick McCarraher
28-Virginia Yawn
31-David Gordon


From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman March - Betty Ecklund
If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Betty.

Around the Clubhouse 

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Welcome New Neighbors


Elisabeth & Stephen Seidel


Valentine Gourmet Dinner Party


Martha & Bill Kozar, Bernard & Linda Kenik and Pat Schneider

Laly Gener and Pat & John Sherman
Pot Luck Bingo

Ernest & Jean Rossi and Paul & Joyce Thimsen


Kathleen & Eileen Kania


Virginia Smith, Nancy White & Nancy Romano
Clubhouse Renovation 2010

The Packing

The Silent Auction

The Wall—Before (between the Card Room & the Multi-Purpose Room)

The Wall—During

The Wall—After—what wall?

Hardwood Floor—removal
Pool Renovation 2010
Swimming pool renovations and new pool & deck furniture waiting to be unloaded