Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 10, Issue 5 · May 2010

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A Note from the President

The Pool opened on schedule ! A lot of you must have been very happy as it was busy Saturday and Sunday and the weather co-operated.

The wall between the card room and the all-purpose rooms is being put up this week , the fireplace mantle is in, the
library and TV cabinet countertops are in, and the hardwood floors are almost completed. Please do not go into the clubhouse and walk on the wood floors. If the glue hasn’t dried completely and you walk on them, it could shift the boards and create gaps.

The Clubhouse committee is working hard on the "Grand Opening." Be sure and mark your calendars for the date so you won’t miss it. Thank you for your patience, we truly believe it will be worth the wait.

The first social event for the Spring was this past weekend at the new refinished pool. I was out of town, but I hope a good time was had by all.

Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:
Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.
author unknown

Community Events

Book Review Club

The book club is meeting on May 4 at 1 pm at the West Regional Library. The Girls From Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow will be the May pick. Suzy Orebaugh will lead the discussion.


Laury Holley will return as your water aerobics instructor. You are invited to join. The classes are being held for 12 weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting May 5, 2010, at 9 a.m. for the Advanced sessions and at 10:15 a.m. for the Regular session. The fee depends on the number of classes in the month. No classes will be held on Memorial Day, May 31.

CTran Bus Service

If you are interested in having the bus for the Cary Transportation bus stop at the clubhouse to transport members to local shopping areas please come to a meeting at the clubhouse pool on Wednesday, May 12 at 11 am. This is a meeting to determine where you would like to shop , what days of the week and times.

Poolside Pizza Party

The Heritage Pines Square Dance Club will host a Poolside Pizza Party on Saturday, May 15 from 5 PM until dusk. The cost for the event is $6. If you bring a special drink to the party remember no glass containers. To guarantee seating, please bring your own lawn chair.

Memorial Day

Join us for our annual Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 31, in the clubhouse. We will have treats and coffee at 9:30 am, with the ceremony beginning at 10:00 am. Travis Thompson will lead us in remembering our fallen soldiers. Our own choral group will lead us in some patriotic songs. There will be a $2 charge for each attendee.

Sign up sheets & money collection

Someone will be outside the front of the clubhouse on Tuesday, April 27 from 1 pm – 3pm and Friday, April 30 from 10 am – 12 noon to collect your sign-up sheets. You may also drop them at the William Douglas office or mail them to the property management company office at 210 Towne Village Drive, Cary, NC 27513.

Art Club

The art class on using the grid system will be taught the four Friday mornings in June from 9-12. This is a helpful tool for those learning to draw. There will be a fee of $10 for materials to be paid with the June sign-up sheet. If you have any questions contact Eileen Fitzgerald.


You are cordially invited to the
GRAND OPENING of the renovated Heritage Pines Clubhouse Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For your enjoyment, a local Cary harpist, Dr. Marilyn Wienand, will entertain you from 1:30 to 4:30.

You will have an opportunity to tour the clubhouse, the pool and deck areas
and enjoy the company of other residents.

In order to allow everyone to enjoy the afternoon, we are offering two times for your visit: 1:00 to 3:00 and 3:00 to 5:00.

Please use the sign-up sheet
to indicate your preference by
Monday, May 3rd, 12 noon.

We look forward to seeing you !!


Warm weather hours for Bocce have begun. They are now meeting at 10 am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Come join the fun either as a participant or a spectator. Everyone is welcome.

Pool Time

More pool signs are being added to the pool fence to remind members and their guests that safety is very important as we enjoy the pool season. Please be courteous to your neighbor, obey the rules and pick up after yourself. It is important not to leave noodles or small personal safety floats out where they could be a hazard to others. Pool sign up sheets are on the wall by the phone, please sign in with your pool pass numbers. Remember loud voices do not make good neighbors.

 "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."  Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book



The clubhouse committee proposed that the rental fee for the clubhouse be increased from $50 to $150 with a $250 refundable deposit provided there are no damages to the clubhouse after a post party inspection. The increase to become effective June 1, 2010.

The charge includes cleaning afterward plus set up and the take down of tables and chairs if necessary.

Motion was passed by the Board on April 8, 2010.

Golden Jubilee Senior Expo

Join us at the 14th Golden Jubilee where you will be provided with upbeat information and products that promote healthy living for people 50+ and their families. An extensive range of services from over 150 exhibitors will be offered as well as an offering of free health screenings, some informative seminars and entertainment!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
9:00am - 1:00pm
Jim Graham Building NC State Fairgrounds - Raleigh, NC


If you see a community street light on during daylight hours or if it does not come on at night report it to Progress Energy. Just get the pole number off the base and call 508-5400. The association is paying for these light posts and the electricity to run them.

  • Houses for Sale - if you put your home up for sale either you or your agent should contact the Good Neighbor Group to be listed and get information on clubhouse tours.

    Good Neighbor Group:
    Betty Morgan
    Mary Hodes
    Sandy Ramsey
    Linda Thompson
    Nancy Romano

  • Unwanted solicitation - Recently calls have been made in the community stating that you would be receiving a new Medicare card. They asked for personal information. NEVER give anyone your Medicare card number, social security number or any banking information. Immediately call the police if this happens. The Cary Police non emergency number is

2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Cary, NC 27519
Betty Landes, CMCA
On-Site Manager
(P) 919-466-0016
(F) 919-466-0014 - clubhouse

William Douglas Property Management Company http://www.wmdouglas.com

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 - Betty Ecklund for doubling up while Audrey was out of town.

Brickman Field Notes:


Mowing is now in full swing and we are mowing every week. We will be mowing the property on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (weather permitting). If we get rain during the week, our schedule may be adjusted. We keep the HOA informed of any adjustments that we make due to poor weather conditions.

During mid April, we applied our round II turf fertilizer consisting of a pre emergent herbicide, post emergent herbicide and liquid nitrogen fertilizer. Overall, we are once again happy with the results from our over seeding and aerating process from last fall. Our nutrient program will continue to promote healthy turf throughout the community.

Now is also the time that most of you will be starting up your irrigation systems. Once again, managing these systems is of the utmost importance for maintaining healthy turf. Most areas throughout the community have fixed spray heads for their sprinkler system.

 It is best at this time of year to minimize the amount of water going down on the turf. The idea is that you want the fescue (in most cases) roots to dive deep for water. If you turn on your clock and set it at mid summer settings, you will keep those roots at the surface and in turn, when we get hotter temperatures in July and August, you will see the turf begin to stress because the roots are not used to having to dive deep to look for water. A suggested setting for the fixed spray heads for this month is 5 minutes 3 times per week for turf zones and 4 or 5 minutes per zone for shrub beds. This is a recommendation. Depending on weather conditions, you may need more or less time. In minimizing your usage now, you set yourself up for a successful dry season.

If crew determines that your grass is too wet and subject to tire damage your yard will not be mowed until the problem is corrected. You may consult the office for a consultation to re-solve your problem.

Thank you and enjoy the beauty of the earth

The Brickman Team

20 - 25 MIN
5 - 8 MIN
3 - 5 MIN
15 - 30 MIN
10 - 15 MIN
50 - 70 MIN


Sign Up Sheets

Someone will be in the clubhouse on Tuesday, April 27 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to collect your sign-up sheets. You may also drop them at William Douglas office or mail them to th eproperty management company office at 210 Towne Village drive, Cary, NC 27513

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HPCA Board Meeting
May 20 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • No meetings scheduled this month

New Neighbors
  • No new neighbors to report
Thinking of You

Ray Bassi
Betty Ecklund
Dan Golden
Eileen Hoppa
Ruth Macziwitzki
Barbara Pascoe
Ralph Robertson
Virginia Smith
Marianna Tock


May Wedding Anniversaries  

  1-Bob & Bernie Aliberti
  4-Dave & Doris Manning
11-Dave & Barbara Harcharic
13-Ivan & Blanche Bahamonde
15-Nick & Ann Trasatto
15-Bill & Alice White
18-Don & Audrey Duck
19-Dick & Vicki Shannon
21-Drew & Judy Smith
23-Tarvy & Mary Giannuzzi
28-Bob & Kay Cole

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Joe Lacenere on the death of his wife, Angie.
  • Jane Suppa on the death of her brother.
  • Nell Wilk on the birth of her 3rd great grandchild, Jeanette & Ray Adamski on the birth of their 10th grandchild, Katharine in Chicago, IL.
May Birthdays

  1-Joan Wark
  2-Susan Berkowitz
  2-Ana Maria Melling
  2 -Brunie Robles
  2-Pat Schneider
  3-Mickey Brescia
  3-Harvey Gunther
  3-Tina Panebianco
  4-Sandy Giovino
  5-Ann Roedema
  7-Norma Curran
  8-Betty Morgan
  9-Susan Bermudez
  9–Joan Hall
10-Ralph Robertson
11-Thomas Moldt
12-Jack Bacola
14-Marianne Heaton
14-Dinesh Kachalia
14-Peggy Sommerville


14-Russ Willard
17-Angie DeVita
19-Don Bond
19-Ed Eagle
20-Diane McCarraher
20-Bob Woessner
21-Blanche Bahamonde
21-Shang-Hsiu Hsiung
22-Lee Aliberti
23-Bonny Chirayath
24-Dick Gross
24-Joan Ward
25-Nanette Hall
29-Don Duck
29-Nancy Skelding
29–Mary Toland
30-Lou DeCellis
30-Betty Hockaday
31-Mary Hodes

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman May - Sonia Media
If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Sonia.

Around the Clubhouse 

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Senior Olympics

Elvis at the Senior Olympics with the Heritage Pines Line Dancers, they won the Bronze metal this year. Included in the picture are Sandy Ramsey, Norma Curran, Joe Lacenere, Judy Smith, Sandy Giovino and ...
Poolside Pot Luck

Walt & Sandy Ramsey

Bill Adley, Bob Hodes & Dick French

Pat Hajian, Judy Moore & Mary Campbell

Fran Livoti & Susan Smith

Mickey & Bugs

Don & Linda Brown

Liz & Gerri Mongrain
Clubhouse Renovation 2010