Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 10, Issue 10 · October 2010

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A Note from the President

The end of the year is creeping up on us and before you know it will be December!
Brickman has been working on the yards these last few weeks, trying to get them back to their pre-hot summer looks. Please, please water them so the seeds will germinate.

It is budget time now and the committees are working on their budgets for 2011. If any of you has a suggestion for any of the
committees for something you think they should include in the budget for next year, please e-mail it to them by way of the
clubhouse office cheritagepines@nc.rr.com or turn in a written suggestion. Betty will make sure the chairman receives it. But please hurry as budgets will be finalized in early November.

Also elections are coming up. There will be two Board positions open, so if you or if you know someone, who would like to serve on the board be sure and get your nominations in by November 15 for free publicity in the newsletter. We will be having a candidate’s night on December 2. Entries can be written in at the beginning of the annual meeting on December 14. We are not having a nominating committee this year.

Hope you all will enjoy this cooler weather and the fun things that fall brings!

Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:
Bittersweet October -
The mellow, messy, leaf kicking pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.
Carol Bishop Hipps

Community Events

Pot Luck & Bunco

The October Pot Luck Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 2. All those attending the event will have a chance to play or learn to play Bunco. Other games will also be available after dinner.
This event is sold out.

Book Review Club

The book club is meeting on Tuesday, October 5 at 1 pm. Two new ladies joined the book club last month. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows will be the October pick. Gail Keenan will lead the discussion. Extra copies are available for anyone who would like to join the club. If interested, please contact Denise Galloway.

October Ladies Luncheon

The October Ladies’ Luncheon will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday, October 19 at 12:30 pm. Your hostess will be Nancy White. This will be a pot luck so please bring one of your favorite dishes to share with 6-8 people. Our speaker at the luncheon will be Stephanie Penrod, the Recreation Program Specialist, from the Cary Senior Center. She will discuss the many activities the center offers, including the day and overnight trips that are so popular with our seniors. I hope our new residents will come.

Non-Fiction Book Club

We decided to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Clubhouse craft room. The next meeting will be on October 19 at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing "Undaunted Courage: Meriweather Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West" by Stephen Ambrose. We have multiple copies available through a book club kit put together by the library. If you weren’t at the September meeting, feel free to contact Bonny or Verghese Chirayath. November’s pick is "The Man Who Loved China" by Simon Winchester, a great storyteller! After that we’ll have to generate a new list and have another vote. Feel free to come to this book club, membership is always open! All are welcome. Bring a munchies and/or beverage. Hope to see you there. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.

Grounds Committee Notes:

Watering Your Yard After Aeration and Seeding

To get the maximum benefit from aeration and seeding done on your yard during the period 20-24 September, follow this advice from Brickman: Water for half as much, but twice. In other words, if you have an irrigation system, set the watering times for rotor and spray zones to half what they are now, and repeat immediately after the first cycle is completed. This is done to keep the new seedlings moist to assure germination. If you water your yard by an oscillating or other type sprinkler, then water each section of your yard for 10 minutes or so, then repeat the pattern again. Do this on each of your Town of Cary approved watering days for two to three weeks then resume your normal watering schedule until irrigation shut down.


Scams Information

On Monday, October 18 at 2:00 pm, Detective James Grier of the Cary Police Department will be at the clubhouse to provide information concerning scams directed at Cary residents. He will also provide specific information concerning those fraudulent activities affecting senior citizens in our area. To ensure that Detective Grier brings sufficient materials for those residents in attendance, please check the appropriate box on the clubhouse sign up activity sheet.

A Night in Italy

A night of fun, food, dancing & songs Saturday, October 9. SOLD OUT event

Pool Closes—October 10 at dusk.

Sunday, October 10 will be the last day for your pool enjoyment for 2010.

The Greatest Show on Carpenter-Upchurch

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
7:00 pm
That’s Entertainment”
Featuring Heritage Pines Residents and Friends Performing with

  • The Dancing Divas

  • The HP Community Chorus

  • The HP Line Dancers

  • The HP Round Dancers

  • The Heritage Pines Square Dancers

  • The Sassy Classics with Judy Smith

Sold Out event

Flu Shots

The annual flu clinic will be at the HP clubhouse on Wednesday, October 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sign up sheets will be in the lobby of the clubhouse beginning Wednesday, September 29.
Pneumonia shots will also be available. There is no charge if you are on Medicare. The fee for non Medicare residents is $30.00 for the flu shot and $50.00 for the pneumonia shot. This vaccine is for the seasonal flu - NOT the swine (H1N1) flu.

2010 October Golf Scramble

The ever popular golf scramble will be played on October 21 at 9:30 am at the Crooked Creek Golf Club in Cary. This coed event features teams of 4 players playing only their best shot. It is fun for all and you don’t have to be a great golfer to help your team.

A sign up sheet will be located on the table in the entry hall to help set up competitive teams. You can indicate on the sheet if you would like to play with favorite partners. You also need to sign up on the events sheet in the newsletter. There is a fee of $3.00 payable to HPCA to cover prizes. Also, the players must pay a green fee of $28.00 when they get to the course. Contact Walt Ramsey if you have any questions.

HP Annual Arts & Crafts Show

Our Heritage Pines Arts & Crafts Show will be in the clubhouse on October 23 from 10 am to 3 pm. We welcome participation from all residents. New residents are invited to show what they have been doing.

There is a $2 fee for all exhibitors. There is no charge for those coming to view the display. The deadline for signing up to exhibit is October 11. Registration forms will be in the racks outside the library in the clubhouse.

If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Fitzgerald.

Holiday Party

Sunday, December 12 is the date to save for the Christmas Holiday Party. It will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary.

The Embassy Suite has blocked rooms for the night of the party and has given us a special rate of $79.00 a night plus tax to include happy hour on Sunday and breakfast on Monday.

You have until November 21 to call and get this special rate, their phone number is 919-677-1840. When making your reservation ask for the Heritage Pines Party Block. The address for the hotel is 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC 27513.
The sign up for the meal will be in the November newsletter.

Gloomy Scale

Bartlett Tree Experts will be in the community in October to apply the
second application for gloomy scale treatment on maple trees. If you did not sign up for the Fall treatment you may bring a check for $10 per tree, made payable to Bartlett Tree Experts and live it in the clubhouse office or office mailbox by Monday, October 4.
There will be a list available in the office that you can view to see what you have paid.


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 - Chrys Matthews

  • Men’s Breakfast - Don Matthews & Art Heaton

  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast- Bob Hodes & team

  • International Night - Janet Deal & Wendy Adley

  • Beading Classes - Janet Deal

Brickman Field Notes:

Summer Draws to an End!?!?

As we passed through September and into October, we look back on this summer and we know a bit more than we did this spring – It was a hot & dry Summer! As of September 20th, we are 8.55" behind in rain fall year to date and oursummer was the hottest summer on record!

As we look to the fall we will continue our efforts to renovate the lawn areas of the community by scratching and seeding bare areas, but remember, proper watering will be the key

During the summer, another record was set – Damages to the homes in Heritage Pines. As a reminder, please use the following steps to report all (siding, window, irrigation…) damage claims.

  • Call to the Heritage Pines office to report the incident – it will be added to our list of con-cerns for the week.

  • A Brickman representative will review the claim to be sure that it is damage caused by Brickman – we will either leave you a note or speak with you directly on the issue.

  • The home owner is responsible for repairing the damage – calling and scheduling repair with contractor.

  •  Brickman will reimburse the homeowner following receiving of the receipt – typically around 2 weeks from our receiving the
    receipt to the homeowner receiving reimbursement.

During the summer we ran into several instances that we were unable to inspect damages and we only received the receipts requesting payment. As of October 1, unless we have inspected the damages and agree them to be created/caused by Brickman, we will no longer provide reimbursement. In the event that you repair damages yourself, please provide us with a receipt for the materials purchased… so that we can reimburse you for them. Following these steps will help us to work with our teams as best as possible to prevent similar damages in the future.

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

The Brickman Team

HPCA Board Meeting
October 21 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - October 13 & 27  - 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - October 4 - 10:30 am
  • Finance - October 27 - 1:30 pm
  • Grounds - October 20 -  4:00 pm
  • Social - October 4 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Carol Regitz and Jean Regitz
  • Cynthia Finnelly and Dan Weinrich
  • Helene Johnson and Paul Johnson
  • Elba Oliveras and Felix Martinez De Leon
  • Catherine McAuley and William McAuley
Thinking of You

Bob Hodes
Warren Schmidt
Susan Smith
Jean Tiedemann
Alice White
Tim Wilkinsa



October Wedding Anniversaries  

  2 - Fred & Angie DeVita
  3 - Otto & Brigitte Schafer
  4 - James & Virginia Yawn
  6 - James & Nancy Clark
18 - Jack & Marge Bacola
22 - Jerry & Chris Vezzetti
23 - Ernie & Mary Hahl
23 - John & Janet Petruccione




Our Deepest Sympathy

  • Bud & Mary Grandpre
    on the death of his sister.


Congratulations to:
  • Virginia Smith on the birth of Madelyn LaMastra, August 23. Great grandchild #5
  • Gwen & Dick Moore on the birth of Jocelyn Joan Brideau, September 7. Great grandchild #4
  • Helen Handley on the birth of Elin Hope Handley, August 31. Great grandchild # 11
October Birthdays

  1-Virginia Smith
  2-Nadia McNally
  2-Marianna Tock
  3-Anne Council
  3-Gracie Howington
  5-Kay Cummings
  5-Frank Hill
  5-Jack Snyder
  5-Paul Thimsen
  6-Jim Bryant
  7-Marian Flowers
  7-Dallas Franklin
  7-Mary Ellen Heller
11-Gwendolyn Cooke
11-Howard Orebaugh
12-Doris Rzasa
14-Barbara Jerchower
15-Claire Salvatore
15-Nan VanBuren
16-Dee Mueller
16-Aggie Woessner
17-Ann Thompson
17-Dick Shannon
17-Mary Wilkins

18-Pat Grasso
18-Cathy Mannix
19- Larry Fisher
19-Carole Pederson
20-Pat Hajian
21-Gerry Mongrain
22-June Colon
22-Teresa Luciano
22-Chrys Matthews
22-Jean Rossi
22-Paul Salvatore
22-Linda Thompson
24-Sue Holland
24-Bill McDaniel
25-Martin Anderson
25-Ann Crispi
27-Forrest Franklin
27-Bob McKernie
29-Janet Deal
29-Harriet Gordon
30-Mary Alice Kelley

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman October - Fran Livoti
If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Fran.

Around the Clubhouse 

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New Neighbors


Carol Regitz and Jean Regitz

Correction from last month
Ruthie on the Left and Vickie on the Right

Cynthia Finnelly and Dan Weinrich

Helene Johnson and Paul Johnson

Elba Oliveras and Felix Martinez De Leon
Catherine McAuley and William McAuley