Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 10, Issue 8 · August 2010

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A Note from the President

The heat came early and it looks like it is staying around for awhile.I hope you are all cooling off in the pool.

A question came up at the board meeting about the board meeting minutes and why the previous meeting minutes were not posted. The minutes cannot be posted until they are approved by the Board and that is not done until the following month’s meeting. However, if you would like to see the minutes before then, you may ask Betty to see an unapproved copy. Also, all the Board meeting minutes from 2009 to the present are in notebooks in the Library.

We have ordered a HD cable box for the large TV and it should be installed by the first week of August. You all can now enjoy large, colorful and very clear TV events.

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:
The eyes believe themselves, the ears believe other people.

Community Events

Book Review Club

The book club is meeting on Tuesday, August 3 at 1 pm. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg will be the August pick. Susan Berkowitz will lead the discussion.

Senior Bowling Leagues

There are three senior bowling leagues at Buffalo Lanes located on High House Road in Cary that will start their winter season soon. These are handicap leagues (handicaps are based on 100% of 200), and a number of Heritage Pines residents participate in them. The leagues meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The cost of bowling is currently $8.00 for three games (including the prize fund). If you are interested in joining any one or all three of those senior leagues or would like additional information, please call Bob Hodes.

New Non-Fiction Book Club

Is anyone interested in joining a non-fiction book club which would meet on Sunday evenings? Come to an organizational meeting Sunday August 8th at 7:30pm. Bring 1-2 suggestions for the reading list (for example, history, travel, current affairs, biographies, memoirs). Let’s see where we go from there! Questions call Bonny and Verghese Chirayath.

Proposed Bylaw revision
Question & Answer meeting

The self-appointed committee to revise the Heritage Pines Bylaws (Lou DeCellis, Kathy Kuhn and Frank Pettinelli) are having a question and answer meeting on the Bylaws revision that they drafted and passed out to the community earlier in the year, on August 10, 2010 at 7:00. All residents are invited; however please register on the sign-up sheet so they will know how many chairs to set up.

Ladies Lunch & Chick Flick

Join us for a box lunch from Café Carolina on Tuesday August 17th. Please select your choice of sandwich on the sign up sheet. Price for lunch is $10. We will be viewing a movie on our new screen for those who wish to stay.


The August meeting of the Quilt Group will be on Wednesday, August 18th. We will go to Thimble Pleasures Quilt Shop in Chapel Hill and then stop for Coffee near the Quilt Shop. Please meet at the Clubhouse at 9:30 AM and we'll arrange a car pool. The next Clubhouse meeting will be September 8 at 10 AM. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.

Rex Volunteers

The Rex Volunteers are a group of ladies who meet twice a month to cut, sew and stuff various projects for distribution at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Lois Copeland is our liaison at Rex. She visits us often to pick up finished projects and encourages us to continue our work.

During the past four months we have continued our projects while the clubhouse was being renovated. We delivered over 450 items to Lois. These items included baby hats, lap robes with pillows, tote bags with pillows and a large assortment of specialty pillows. The March delivery included rabbit, duck, and shamrock pillows. The June delivery included many red, white, and blue pillows for distribution around the 4th of July.

We welcome any resident who would like to help. We will take a short vacation and resume our regular schedule on September 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Please note that this is a new time - 1:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call Bernie Aliberti or Liz Mongrain.

Heritage Pines Duplicate Bridge

Heritage Pines Duplicate Bridge Group is looking for substitutes and regular players. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Club House at 1:00 pm for a very relaxed game with an occasional pregame lesson. If you are interested in playing, please contact Barbara Jerchower.


In an attempt to rid the swimming pool of the ducks, who have been visiting in the evening leaving their "calling cards" all over the deck, green and white flag banners will be strung over the pool. This suggestion was brought to the clubhouse committee by Fran Livoti. Thanks Fran.

The grill on the deck has been checked out and parts have been ordered to complete the repair. It should be ready for use shortly.

The TV in the multi-purpose room will now have a HD hookup. Don’t forget there is also a Wii connected for your use.

Please remember to turn off the lights and fans when you are finished in the clubhouse.

Submitted by Pat Schneider

Senior Day at the Museum of Life and Science

Tuesday, September 21, from 9:00am to 5:00 pm for Seniors. Groups of 10 or more are $8.00 per person and requires pre-registration one week prior to event. Please check the bulletin board at the clubhouse for details.

Green Hope Elementary School

Volunteers are needed to help with many different kinds of opportunities at the school. They desperately need volunteers the weeks of August 30 and September 7 to help kindergarteners learn the ropes of the school cafeteria. Please check the clubhouse bulletin board for contact information and details..

The Greatest Show
on Carpenter-Upchurch

Hold On To Your Top Hats!
Reserve Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 on your calendars for the smash opening night of Heritage Pines Presents Our Talent Extravaganza

  • The Heritage Pines Community Chorus

  • The Dancing Divas - with Norma Curran

  • The Heritage Pines Line Dancers

  • The Heritage Pines Round Dancers

  • The Sassy Classics with Judy Smith, and

  • The Heritage Pines Square Dancers

Watch for details in next month’s newsletter!



(a) Garbage pails, recycling bins, trash barrels, gardening equipment and supplies, lumber, firewood, and other miscellaneous items shall not be stored or left outdoors. Such items must be kept within the house or garage. Garbage pails, recycling bins and/or trash barrels shall be placed at the curb no earlier than 5:00 pm on the day before scheduled collection and shall be removed by 6:00 pm the day of collection (per Town of Cary ordinances).


(c) No construction signs or other signs advertising work being done in a homeowner’s house or on a homeowner’s property shall be displayed.


(b) One small flag, approximately one square foot (144 square inches) in area, in good taste and in good condition, and on a stand of no more than twenty-four (24) inches in height, may be placed in a mulched bed or on the lamp post.


(a) There may be a maximum of three (3) lawn ornaments, sculptures, planters with plants/flowers, or statues, or combination thereof, of not more than twenty-four (24) inches in height and located in a mulched bed in the rear yard.

A total of three (3) planters of not more than twenty-four (24) inches in height with plants or flowers may be placed on the front stoop or on the edge of the driveway and/or sidewalk close to the dwelling. Artificial silk or similar fabric plants are permitted. The artificial plants or flowers may not be plastic and they must be seasonally appropriate and naturally colored.

Discolored or faded artificial plants/flowers must be removed or replaced.

The above information came from the
Heritage Pines Rules and Regulations booklet..


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 - Marge Roos

  • Men’s Breakfast - Bob Hodes, Joe Lacenere, Travis Thompson & Dick Gross

  • 2nd - Doug Lipson & crew

  • July 4th - Jeanette & Ray Adamski

  • Ladies’ Lunch - Susan Smith & committee of new homeowners

Brickman Field Notes:

The Animal Days of Summer...

Greetings from one of the hottest summers in history!! As the summer heats up and the days have become longer, we have seen an increase in the amount of animal activity in the area. We would encourage you to not feed the wildlife in the community. Feeding these animals will trigger their natural instincts to stick around for the known food sources. Over the summer we have had reports of geese attacking humans, and rabid animals in the area – for the safety of you and your neighbors, PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE!!!

As for the hot days we have had, your lawn and landscape have experienced some challenges. We are seeing lawns in the community go dormant earlier than usual, while many of the plants seem to be surviving just fine! We will
continue to urge you to inspect your irrigation system for proper operation, and adjust it for the proper amount of water – even in the heat and lack of rain we are continuing to find wet areas from over irrigation and broken systems. Please check your system for proper operations. During July and August we have adjusted our mowing frequency so we do not add stress to an already stressed lawn!!!

See you soon

The Brickman Team

Grounds Committee Notes:

Construction activity. For residents that have driveways and/or use the segment of Crystal Brook Lane between Knotts Valley Lane and Heritage Pines Drive there will be construction equipment and activity to correct deficiencies to the step pool structure located off Crystal Brook Lane.

Your association is required by agreements with the North Carolina Division of Water Quality to maintain this and other storm water devices in good repair.

The activity will take place between 15 August and 30 September. This is an approximate time window and the actual duration of construction will be less than this window. The contractor for the step pool, North State Environmental, will place all necessary traffic (vehicular and pedestrian) safety measures needed during the project duration. If you have any questions contact Martin Anderson, Chair Grounds Committee.

HPCA Board Meeting
August 19 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - August 11 & 25 - 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - August 2 - 10:30 am
  • Finance - August 25 - 1:30 pm
  • Grounds - August 18 -  4:00 pm
  • Social- August 2 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Becky & Orval Boykin
  • Ester & Joseph Cheng
  • Verghese & Bonny Chirayath
  • Steve & Sharon Toomey
  • Clay & Kathy Davis
  • Don & Linda Brown


Thinking of You

June Colon
Marianne Heaton
Shirley Reick
Marianna Tock
Joan Ward



August Wedding Anniversaries  

  1-Verghese & Bonnie Chirayath
  2-Joe & Pat Dunbeck
  3-Henry & Mary Grandpre
  4-Dick & Mary Hinkley
15-Bill & Martha Kozar
17-Mort & Susan Berkowitz
20-Alan & Marcia Garelick
21-Dominick & Fran Mammolito
22-James & Joan Hall
22-Dinesh & Guni Kachalia
24-Tim & Cathy Mannix
26-Doug & Carol Elvers
26-Charles & Frances Dusterhoff
27-Rex & Eileen Hoppa
28- Steve & Sharon Toomey
29-Ron & Carol Mitchell
29-Mert & Marilyn Sirota
29-Paul & Joyce Thimsen
30-Bob & Gail McKernie


Our Deepest Sympathy

  • Peggy Strickett on the death of her daughter..
August Birthdays

  1-Phyllis Piccola
  1-Tim Wilkins
  2-Doris Eutizzi
  4-Marguerite Canning
  4-Rita Gehring
  4-Elizabeth Dowdy
  7-Mary Norris
  9-Dick Deal
  9-Jack Robinson
12-John Hannan
14-Mike Rubel
14-Lois Zur
15-Cathy Clark
16-Evelyn Bryant
16 Sally Etkin
16- Dan Weinrich
17-Morton Berkowitz
19-Ralph Hakanson

20-Millie Hellmann
22-Egon Neubert
22-Dorothy Raulet
23-Clay Davis
24-Gloria Broedel
24-Pat Sherman
24-Flo Sudduth
25-Jean Eagle
25-Terry Kagan
25-Evelyn Richards
25-Dorothy Rogers
26-Pat Dunbeck
26-Mary Ann Kruss
28-Jeanette Hill
30-Ronald Kruss
30-Katharina Megger
30-Nell Naughton
30-Charles Johnson

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman August - Nancy Skelding
If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Nancy.

Around the Clubhouse 

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New Neighbors

Becky & Orval Boykin

Ester & Joseph Cheng

Verghese & Bonny Chirayath

Steve & Sharon Toomey

Clay & Kathy Davis

Don & Linda Brown