Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 10, Issue 6 · June 2010

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A Note from the President

By the time you receive your newsletter the clubhouse will be open – good news for all of us !!!

The Board would like to thank everyone for their patience these last four months. A lot of time and effort by many people went into making these changes and the Board hopes you all will use and enjoy the improvements.

A special thanks to Debra Young, our decorator, who gave guidance on materials and colors and great suggestions on cutting costs. And Laura Caldwell, our Property Manager, who acted as our liaison with all the trades people and venders. Also Betty Landes, who got stuck with the odds and ends of things that needed to be done as well as do her regular job off site.

The finishing touches on the decorating will continue in the coming months but the clubhouse is open for full use.

We hope you will take pride in the "new" clubhouse and treat it as you would your own home.

Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:
All good things come to he who waits.

Community Events

Book Review Club

The book club is meeting on June 1 at 1 pm. Like Water for Chocolate by Betty Smith will be the June pick. Pat Sherman will lead the discussion.

Art Club - drawing with a grid

The art class on using the grid system will be taught the four Friday mornings in June from 9:00am -12:00pm. 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.

Encore Singers - return

The Encore Singers is a non-profit community service oriented show choir based in Cary. Their purpose is to delight others with a short performance comprised of song and dance from a variety of genres and time periods. They will be presenting an array of favorite Broadway songs on Wednesday June 9, at 7 pm. The cost will be $5. Nancy White is the chair.

Ladies Lunch

The June Ladies Lunch will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday June 15, 2010, at 12:30 pm. The Heritage Pines Book Club will host the luncheon with a box lunch catered by the Village Deli. Please indicate your sandwich of choice on the separate sheet found in the newsletter and return along with your sign up sheet to the clubhouse office. Soft drinks will be available to everyone.

The cost will be $9.50. Rebecca Stacy and Janet Lockhart, staff with West Regional Branch of the Wake County Library System, will be the featured speakers. Nancy Romano and Denise Galloway are the chairs.

4th of July

The Dixie Belle’s Smokehouse will be catering the 4th of July party this year. Their menu will be Carolina pork bbq, Texas beef brisket, loaded potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, iced tea, hushpuppies, eastern, western, or mustard sauces, banana pudding. The price will be $9.00. RSVP by noon June 14.

The food will be served at 5:30 pm.
Randall Callahan & the Bloomsbury Boys will provide the music beginning at 6:30 pm. Jeanette and Ray Adamski are the chairs.

This is a community event and is being subsided by your community association.

No June Bingo

Bingo will resume in July at the clubhouse.

Needle People time change

Please note this group will begin at 1:00 pm staring in June.

Men’s Breakfast

Change in the sign up schedule. Starting June 8th you will have to sign up for breakfast by The RSVP dates.

Social Event deadlines

Please get your sign up sheets to the office by the posted deadline of the event. It is important for the committee to have an accurate count of attendees and money collected so they may plan their party. If you turn in your sheet after the deadline you will be put on a wait list to buy a cancelled ticket. Thank you.

Shred Day on June 5, 2010

The Apex Police Department is hosting a "Shred Day". The event will take place on Saturday, June 5th from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, in the parking lot of the Apex Town Hall, located at 73 Hunter St, Apex, NC.

This event is being organized to help promote the prevention of Identity Theft. It is open to the public as well as business owners with documents that need to be destroyed. The event is free of charge.

Only documents containing personal identifying information will be accepted. Please do not bring books or magazines. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed. Please remove all metal from hanging file folders and spiral bound notebooks. Please limit the amount of items to be destroyed to five (5) file boxes. For more information please contact Cpl. Joey Best @ (919) 249-3475 or e-mail fraudinfo@apexnc.org.


Housekeeping - New Floors

Please do not drag furniture across the new hardwood floors.

Hot Tub & Guest Rules

From page 2 of your HPCA Rules and Regulations booklet: # 9 Use of the spa by children under 18 is prohibited.
# 17 All residents and guests must sign in and have pool passes in plain view. #18 Guests must be accompanied by the resident when utilizing the pool and Clubhouse facilities.

Serenity Pond news

At the January Board meeting, a homeowner lodged a complaint about our care and maintenance of the Serenity Pond. In response we hired a consultant from Soil & Environmental Consultants (at a cost of $1,292.50).

He supplied us with a report stating that we were in compliance with all agencies that had jurisdiction over the ponds and areas surrounding them.

We had done nothing wrong in cutting vegetation as the Serenity Pond is not in a riparian buffer.

Also the applications of fertilizer around the ponds were in compliance with DWQ guidelines.

These reports will be posted on the bulletin board in the clubhouse for those who are interested in reading them.


For accurate information contact a member of the board. Relying on
information passed around through rumors results in the continuous spread of misinformation. This has been a particular problem with the renovation of the clubhouse. In
Addition, the minutes of board
meetings are published complete
with financial information. This is
complete transparency, as

Before anyone files a complaint with a government agency, he or she should bring the problem they believe exists to the board. We recently incurred a large expense having to establish that we were in compliance with a government regulation, which had not been an issue before a complaint was made.

By the way, the ponds belong to the homeowners association, and not to any individual homeowner or homeowners.

Property values can only be maintained if everyone cooperates. Your property value is decreased if your neighbor’s property isn’t maintained. Power washing, mulching, painting mailbox posts, etc. all are required of homeowners. So is the care of privacy fences.

CARY, NC – With higher temperatures and dry weather upon us, the Town of Cary encourages all citizens to “Exercise Good Water Habits,” the theme of this summer’s Beat the Peak campaign. Throughout the season, citizens can maintain their commitment to conserve water by giving their landscape a sustainable work-out and their homes a water efficient makeover.
Good Water Habits Workshops are scheduled throughout the summer to help citizens learn how to pump up their water savings. Events are free and open to the public; registration is required and can be made by calling (919) 469-4090. Upcoming workshops include:

  • June 5, Noon, A Water Sensible Home, Home Depot, 2031 Walnut St.

  • June 5, 2 p.m., A Water Sensible Home, Lowe’s, 2000 Walnut St.

  • June 8, 6:30 p.m., Rainwater Harvesting: Irrigating the Natural Way, Bond Park Community Center

  • June 17, 6:30 p.m., Good Circulation: Tankless, Recirculating and Solar Water Heaters, Bond Park Community Center

  • June 24, 6 p.m., Composting: Good Soil Nutrition, Cary Senior Center

Town of Cary Volunteer Boards and Commissions Recruitment

The Town of Cary is currently seeking volunteers from within Cary’s corporate limits to fill vacancies on the Town Council-appointed boards and commissions. The Council believes that citizens should have input into Town government, and volunteer boards and commissions provide a formal process for citizens to do this by serving in an advisory role to the Town Council. Citizens interested in apply should visit the Town’s web site at  to learn more and to download an application. Applications must be received in the Town Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. June 30, 2010.

We are also hosting a boards and commissions recruitment open house on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at Cary Town Hall. At that time, interested citizens will be able to speak directly with our volunteers and staff about the board and commissions.

Trip to DPAC

Billy Elliot, the Musical, is the story of a young boy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring, into a ballet class and discovers his dream to dance. The music is written by Elton John. Heritage Pines is planning a trip to see this show on Sunday, Nov. 7th at 1:00. Tickets are $81.25 for orchestra seats. We will try to car pool and have dinner after the show.
Please call by June 1st to reserve your seat.

Bernie and Bob Aliberti

Play Ball

Heritage Pines annual Durham Bulls ballgame will be on Friday, July 23rd. The Durham Bulls will be playing the Syracuse Chiefs at 7:05 pm. This year we will have the best available seats and food will be on your own. Tickets are $9.00. Please call by June 1st to reserve your seat.

Bernie and Bob Aliberti


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 - Sonia Media
    May Poolside

  • Pot Luck - Janet Deal & Eva Germano

  • June Poolside Pizza Party - Wendy & Bill Adley and the Heritage Pines Square Dancers

  • Memorial Day - Travis & Linda Thompson

  • Grand Opening - Liz Mongrain & the Clubhouse
    Committee & the Board

Brickman Field Notes:


Yet another busy month here at Heritage Pines! Summer is in full swing and the hot temps are upon us. Please make sure that you are irrigating responsibly, especially between you and your neighbor (if you both are irrigating then the area is getting twice the water!!!)

The Town of Cary recently passed its version of the pine straw ban. "The rule bans using pine straw within 10 feet of multifamily dwellings and commercial buildings with combustible exteriors, such as vinyl, aluminum, Masonite or wood siding. The rules do not apply to detached, single-family dwellings. (WRAL.com)" From the Town of Cary’s website: "No pine straw or any other landscape cover material with a fire rate of spread more than 24 inches per minute shall be placed, kept, or stored within 10 feet of buildings with combustible exterior construction including, but not limited to, vinyl, aluminum, Masonite, or wood siding."

 "(a)Exception: Detached single family residential structures not utilized as an "R-4 Home Daycare"

or "R-4 Residential Care Home‖ as defined in the North Carolina Building Code."

"(b)Civil Penalties: Violations not abated within (7) days of a written notice shall constitute a $250.00 per day fine." "The rules go into effect immediately. Violators will first get a written notice, but if violations aren't corrected in seven days, a $250 daily fine will be assessed." Effective May 13, 2010.

With these impending regulations, all residents should consider the installation of mulch around their homes with a mulch other thank pine straw. The mulches recommended by the Town of Cary are Large Pine Bark Mulch, Small Pine Bark Mulch, Cypress Mulch, and Hardwood Mulch. Brickman recommends Pine Straw Distributors for your mulching needs, please contact them via their website at http://www.psdnc.com or calling their office at (919) 233-3440 to schedule you mulch installation.

Again, we would like to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to improve the landscape at Heritage Pines!


The Brickman Team

Maple Tree Spraying

Bartlett Tree Experts has given us a good deal for spraying our maple trees for gloomy scale. The cost is $10 per tree per treatment done twice a year. Because of time restraints we de-pended on volunteers to call you. Thanks to our callers: Linda Brown, June Colon, Janet Deal, Mary Grand-pre, Art Heaton, Bev Loseke, John Petruccione, Nancy Romano, Audrey Schmidt, Pat Sherman and Nancy White. - Eileen Fitzgerald, chair.

HPCA Board Meeting
June 24 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - June 9 & 23—10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - June 14, 10:30 am
  • Finance - June 23, 1:30 pm
  • Grounds - June 23— 4:00 pm
  • Social- June 7—11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • No new neighbors to report
Thinking of You

Tom Carter
Joe Dunbeck
Madelyn Gattis
Gary Hurst
Suzanne Orebaugh
Marianna Tock


June Wedding Anniversaries  

  2-Jim & Joyce Bryant
  3-Bill & Wendy Adley
  6-Bill & Nan Grothmann
  9-Tom & Jeanne Bevill
10-Walt & Sandy Ramsey
11-John & Nadia McNally
12-Bob & Jean Tiedemann
13-Russ & Lynn Willard
14-Dan & Mary Alice Kelley
16-Lee & Janice Busse
18-Ang & Jo Vivelo
19-Dave & Dean Lockwood
21-Tony & Jo Romano
21-David & Peggy Sommerville
26-John & Cindy Yusko
28-Dan & Fran Golden
28-Jim & Carole Pederson


  • Correction: Jeanette & Ray Adamski on the
    birth of their 10th GREAT grandchild, Katharine
    in Chicago, IL.
June Birthdays

  1-Dick Moore
  2-Becky Waller
  4-Eva Lynn Faucette
  5-Mary Hinkley
  6-Donna Long
  8-Bill Kozar
  9-Alice Gunther
10-Tony Romano
11-David Pritt
13-Gretchen Neubert
14-Will Harper
15-Jim Alvado
15-Janet Petruccione


15-John Petruccione
16-Minnette Carter
17-Joan Roesler1
19-Eleanor Klittner
20-Jerry Vezzetti
22-Carol Hall
22-Linda Henderson
22-Bob Thompson
24-Sheldon Broedel
25-Lucille Grasso
28-Helen Wilson
29-Priscilla Ruskay
30-Bob Cole
30-Valerie Elvers

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman June - Gloria Slugg
If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Gloria.