Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 10, Issue 11 ∑ November 2010

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A Note from the President

Pumpkins, cool weather and falling leaves are here. Which means Thanksgiving isnít far behind. Then national and local elections (donít forget to vote!) and our community annual meeting and elections. As of now we do not have anybody indicating that they are running for the board.

October was a busy month starting with the Ladies Luncheon Fashion Show, Bunco Pot Luck, A Night in Italy, The Greatest Show, Cary Police Scams presentation, Ladies Luncheon presentation from the Cary Senior Center and the Annual Art Show. Our thanks go out to Nancy Romano, Saundra Robinson, Diane and Dick McCarraher, Eva Germano, Judy Smith, Bob Hodes, Nancy White, Eileen Fitzger-ald and Joan Ward for orchestrating all of these GREAT events. This community is blessed with volunteers who share their talents and we are grateful.

The sign-up for the Holiday Party is coming up this month. It is going to be at the Embassy Suites, behind the old Samís Club. The Social Committee listened to your complaints about last yearís and moved it closer to our community and also changed the band. Read the
details in the newsletter and I hope everyone comes to enjoy the food, fellowship and of course the dancing!
Happy Turkey Day to you all,

Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:
God and angels donít get paid even though theirs is some of the most important work around.
Ditto for volunteers..
Cherishe Archer

Community Events

Book Review Club

The next meeting of the Book Review Club will be on Tuesday, November 2 at 1 pm in the TV room of the clubhouse. Weíll be discussing "The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music" by Steve Lopez. Clare Cady will lead the discussion. For more information please contact Denise Galloway.

Wii Games

The Wii games for the fall and winter sessions start on Wednesday, November 3 at 3:00 pm. Come meet by the big screen TV at the clubhouse and learn to play Wii and have fun. If there is enough interest, we will start a Wii Bowling League. For more information please contact Ron or Carol Mitchell.

Veterans Day

Come join and help commemorate and honor Americaís veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

On Thursday, November 11, the doors open at 10:00 am and a brunch will be served at 10:30 am in the clubhouse. Janet Deal and Sharon Toomey are your hosts. The cost is $5.00 and the deadline to sign up is noon, Monday, November 1. Homeowners are asked to bring a service picture of themselves or a family member to be placed on the center table in the clubhouse foyer by November 1.

Please identify the pictures with name and branch of service. If you have an active military relative who is willing to come in uniform, they will be our guests. Please indicate this on your sign-up sheet.

Gourmet Club

In July, we had a wonderful Summer Dinner at the home of Audrey and Warren Schmidt. We had baked tilapia with all of the sides. The martinis were wonderful with the fish.

In September, we met at the home of Audrey and Donald Duck. Our theme was Motherís Favorite Recipe. With Audrey Duckís sausage recipe, we ate a corn casserole, potato pancakes, broccoli salad and a chocolate cake.

We are meeting on November 13 and our theme is going to be Fall Foods. For further information, please contact Martha Kozar..

Non-Fiction Book Club

The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, November 16, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the clubhouse Craft Room. Weíll be discussing "The Man Who Loved China" by Simon Winchester. All are welcome. Please bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For more information, contact Verghese or Bonny Chirayath..

Rex Volunteers

Please note Rex Volunteers will NOT be meeting on Wednesday, November 24.

Shred Day - November 6

The Apex Police Department is hosting a "Shred Day". The event will take place on Saturday, November 6 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm in the parking lot of the Apex Town Hall, located at 73 Hunter Street, Apex, NC. This event is being organized to help promote the prevention of Identity Theft. It is open to the public and is free of charge. Only documents containing personal identifying information will be accepted. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed. For more information contact Cpl. Joey Best @ (919) 249-3475 or email fraudinfo@apexnc.org.

Grounds Committee Notes

Pine straw and hardwood mulch for the fall

We will be applying new pine straw to the common areas and shredded hardwood mulch around the clubhouse and pool which will comply with the Town of Cary ordinance passed this year concerning fire safety. These applications will occur in early December after the majority of leaves have fallen. We are pleased to announce that once again, Pine Straw Distributors will be offering their services to you if you would like pine straw or mulch applied around your home. The window to sign up for the pine straw and mulching will be from Monday, November 1, 2010 until Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Pine Straw Distributors will be applying the straw during the first week of December and ending no later than December 17, 2010. Signup sheets will be
available at the office. Remember, the cost associated with this service is to be paid by you the home owner. An information sheet is included as a supplement to this newsletter.

Controlling growth around our clubhouse pond and Serenity pond

This growing season we instructed Brickman to mow and edge to within 2 feet of the waterís edge in order to prevent cuttings from entering the water and aggravating the control of algae. We also wanted to not cut the pickerel plants that are spreading around the perimeter of the clubhouse pond and hedges which are spreading around the perimeter of Serenity pond. These aquatic plants will hopefully crowd out other weeds and grasses and present a more attractive pond appearance. However, once the frost and colder fall temperatures have caused the growth in these strips to die back we have instructed Brickman to cut to the
waterís edge all growth for the winter season, until the growing season begins again next spring. We will also be cutting sucker shoots to control any further tree growth as well as climbing up lower branches of existing trees.

Holiday Decorating with Liz

Help beautify your community for the holiday season by volunteering to help decorate the clubhouse on Wednesday and Thursday, November 17 & 18 at 10 am on both days. If you can spare an hour or two on either day, please contact Liz Mongrain..

Candidates Night

Candidates Night is scheduled for Thursday, December 2. This event allows homeowners to meet members who are running for the two Board positions. So far we have not received any applications. A sample nominating application has been included in this newsletter.

Breakfast with Santa

The annual "Breakfast with Santa" will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010. There will be two seating's for this event; one at 8:30 am and the second at 10:30 am. Please fill out the reservation forms that were sent in your newsletter and return to the clubhouse office with your regular sign up sheet.

The cost for this event is $5.00 for each adult and $3.00 for each child. The deadline to register is noon, Monday, November 1, 2010. This is a very popular event so please sign up as soon as possible, remember, first come, first served.

There will be pancakes and sausage for everyone. Santa will be there with a small gift for each child. If you can volunteer to help, please use the volunteer sigh-up sheet. For further information please contact Louise Williams or Margaret Fox.

Encore Singers

The Encore Singers, a non-profit community service oriented show choir based in Cary, will perform at Heritage Pines again on Wednesday, December 8, at 7:00 pm. Their purpose is to delight others with a short performance comprised of song and dance from a variety of genres and time periods. The cost is $5.00, and the deadline to register is Noon, Monday, November 22. Refreshments will be served after the show. Your hostess will be Nancy White.

Thank You

I would like to thank Cathy Clark, Fran Dusterhoff, Mary Ellen Heller, Joe Lacenere, Fran Livoti, Pat Schneider, Nancy Skelding and Louise Williams for helping me with the Night in Italy event. It would not have been a success without their help. Eva Germano.

Community Email List

It has been suggested to have a community email list. If you are interested in sharing you email with the community please send an email to the office (cheritagepines@nc.rr.com) giving your permission. We can only accept one email address per household..

Silent Auction

The Panther Creek Choral Boosters Organization is hosting a Silent Auction at the high school and has extended an invitation to the residents of Heritage Pines to come to the Holiday Concert Choral Event on Friday, December 17, 2010 from 6:00 pm for Auction Bidders and 7:00 pm for Concert Event at the auditorium of Panther Creek High School located on McCrimmon Parkway, off Highway 55.
Please see information on the clubhouse bulletin board.

Spanish Club

Please note a time change. They will start at 9:00 am instead of 9:30


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 - Fran Livoti

  • 1st Menís Breakfast - Bob Hodes & Team

  • 2nd Menís Breakfast - Doug Lipson & Team

  • The Greatest Show - Judy Smith

  • A Night in Italy - Eva Germano

  • Ladies Lunch - Nancy White

  • Annual Art Show - Eileen Fitzgerald & Joan Ward

  • SCAMS - Bob Hodes

Brickman Field Notes:

Summer Draws to an End!?!?


As the long, hot, dry summer drew to an end, we performed our fall turf renovations. Our aerating efforts reaped rewards in some areas, and needs attention in a lot of other areas. During November, we will continue to scratch and seed our bare and thin areas throughout the community Ė we need your help!! Please double check that your irrigation system is operating properly, and applying the proper amount of water. All of the lawns that are being watered properly are seeing great results. During November, we will also be applying our winter fertilizer to the lawns.

Check out the mulching opportunities. We will be mulching the common areas, and we look forward to PSD helping each of you beautify the
community. The pruning of the plants to ready them for winter is happening during the first couple weeks of November as well.

As always, let us know how we are doing! And have a Happy Thanksgiving

Thank You,
The Brickman Team

Holiday Dinner and Dance

The annual Holiday Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary. The doors open at 5:30 pm with a cash bar. A dinner buffet will start at 6 pm and it includes four salads, Salmon, Beef and Chicken entrees, hot vegetables and desserts.

Tea and coffee are included. Music will be provided by the Bloomsbury Boys. Cost for the activity is $27.00 per person.

The Embassy Suite has blocked rooms for the night of the party and has given us a special rate of $79.00 for the night plus tax to include Happy Hour on Sunday evening and breakfast on Monday. You have until November 21 to call and get this special rate. Please call 919-677-1840 to make your reservations and ask for the Heritage Pines Party Block. The address for the hotel is 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC 27513.


HPCA Board Meeting
November 18, 2010
at 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - November 10 & 24  - 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - November 8 - 10:30 am
  • Finance - No scheduled meeting
  • Grounds - November 15 -  4:00 pm
  • Social - November 1 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • None to Report
Thinking of You

Jim Bryant
Mary Campbell
Mania Drimer
Eva Germano
Joan Hakanson
Frank Laza
Sally Morena
Barbara Pascoe
Pat Schneider
Dolores Silberberg
Bob Tiedemann
Fran Vessel
Joan Ward



November Wedding Anniversaries  

  4-Jack & Lois Snyder
  4-Tim & Mary Wilkins
  4-David & Barbara Yu
  8-Joe & Teresa Luciano
12-Egon & Gretchen Neubert
18-Don & Joan Ward
19-Mike & Ann Crispi
21-Harvey & Alice Gunther
23-Dan & Bettie Diamondidis
24-Gerry & Liz Mongrain
24-Bob & Dorothy Rogers

Congratulations to:
  • David and Barbara Yu on the birth of their 3rd granddaughter, Jesse Rose Holcombe.
    Jesse was born on September 28, 2010
    and weighed 7lbs and 4 oz.
November Birthdays

  2-Fred DeVita
  3-Joyce Thimsen
  4-John Yusko
  5-Becky Boykin
  7-Connie Davey
  7-Elaine Morgan
  7-Stephen Seidel
  9-Betty Ecklund
10 Beverly Ports
12-Ginny Lane
12-Lee Mazan
13-Tom Carter
13-Jeff Dunn
13-Sondra Epps
13-Jan Richard
16-Ernie Hahl
16-Don Matthews
16-Edward Moldt

17-Jane Fink
17-Dom Mammolito
19-Nancy Clark
19-Judy Smith
22-Bill Ingling
22-Marie Miskowitz
22-Marguerite Summers
22-Susan Smith
23-Dottie Dowding
23-Doris Manning
24-Wiley Nance
25-Chig Hill
25-Barbara Yu
28-Tom Bevill
28-Lee VanBuren
30-Margaret Pritt

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman November - Cathy Clark
If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Cathy.