Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 10, Issue 12 · December 2010

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A Note from the President

Where has the year gone? It seems like just yesterday we were emptying the clubhouse and getting ready for the renovation. The final things for that should be finished before the New Year and then we have to start the repairs on the 10 years of wear and tear.

Just a reminder of the Annual meeting of the Homeowners on
December 14, at Green Hope High School. If you can’t attend, be sure and bring your proxy to the office or give it to someone who is attending.

Also there will be a Candidates night on November 30 from 7 pm to 8 pm for you to talk to and question the candidates running for the Heritage Pines Board.

It is getting harder and harder to get people to plan and run social events for Heritage Pines. The Board and Social committee are exploring ways to solve this problem and we are asking all of you to fill out the survey that is in the newsletter and turn it in to the office.

I wish Peace and Good Health to all of you for the Holidays and the New Year.,

Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.
Amanda Bradley

Community Events

Santa Volunteers

Meeting for all volunteers for the Santa Breakfast will be held at 1 pm on Monday, November 30.

Candidates Night

Candidates Night will be held on Tuesday, November 30 from 7:00  - 8:00 pm. Morty Berkowitz, Joyce Bryant and Angelo Vivelo are the three candidates running for the two board seats. Come and get to know your neighbors who are running for office.

Green Hope High School
Marching Band

We are honored to have the Green Hope High School Marching Band come to our neighborhood to practice for their upcoming parades in Apex and Cary. They will be making the loop around the clubhouse on two Thursday afternoons, December 2 and 9, from 3:15 - 4:15 pm. Bring a chair to sit as you enjoy their music and performance. We will be having our own private parade. Come cheer for our young neighbors.

Below is their indoor schedule:

  • December 16 - Winter Band Concert, 7 pm - GHHS Auditorium

  • April 5 - Arts Showcase, 7 pm
    Koka Booth Ampitheatre

  • May 18 - Spring Band Concert, 7 pm
    GHHS Auditorium

Breakfast with Santa

The annual "Breakfast with Santa" will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010. This year’s event will be attended by 181 residents and their families.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

The next meeting of the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will be on Tuesday, December 7 at 1 pm in the TV room of the clubhouse. We’ll be discussing Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom. The discussion will be led by Eva Lynn Faucett. For more information please contact Denise Galloway.

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. Reservations are closed.

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. The address for the hotel is 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC 27513. Reservations for this event are closed.

Cary Women’s Club Holiday House Tour

The Cary Women’s Club is sponsoring a Holiday Tour of Cary Homes on Sunday, December 5 from 1-4 pm. You will be able to visit four lovely homes. Each home will be uniquely decorated for Christmas. Tickets are $15.00 and the proceeds go toward a scholarship for an area high school senior. For more information and tickets call Jeannette Martin.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

The Voices of Hope and Chamber Orchestra from Green Hope High School will present Amahl and the Night Visitors. The production will take place at the Green Hope High School Aduditorium on December 9, 10 & 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm. The tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Janet Deal’s granddaughter will be in the production.

Hillyer Community Chorus Concert

Will Harper and Dave Manning invite you to a free concert December 5, 2010, 7:00 PM at Hillyer Memorial Church on Hillsboro and St. Marys Streets in downtown Raleigh.
A 70 voice chorus, 6 soloists, and orchestra will perform two pieces:
"Magnificat" by Giovanni Battista Sammartini and "Psalm XIX" by Camille Saint-Saens. The concert will last about 1 hour. There is a reception following. Both concert and reception are handicap accessible. Please contact Will Harper if you have questions..

Choral Holiday Sing-a-Long

Join the HP Choral Group on Thursday, December 16, at 7 PM in the clubhouse for carols and refreshments. Residents and their families are invited to come and join in the songs of the season. The fee is $2.00 per person, and the deadline to register is December 6.


HPCA Annual Meeting & Board Election

The annual meeting of the Heritage Pines Homeowners’ Association will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2009, at 6:30 pm at Green Hope High School. There will be an election to fill the two positions on the Board, and nominations can be made from the floor. The budget for 2011 will be presented. If you cannot attend, you may fill out the proxy form you received in the mail, and follow the instructions for returning it. Only one vote per household is permitted and must be cast by the homeowner. If you have any questions, please call the office.

Holiday Ladies Luncheon

A Merry Holiday Ladies Lunch will be held on Friday, December 17 at 12:30 pm. Please note the change in day. The luncheon will be catered by Biaggi’s Resturant. The cost is $11.00 and the deadline to sign up is December 6.

The menu will include Ziti al Forno, Rigatoni alla Bolognese, Eggplant Parmesan, Green Salad, Cookies and Beverages.

For those who want to participate in a gift exchange, please bring a new wrapped gift costing no more than $5.00. Hostesses are Saundra Robertson and the Muir Brook Ladies.
With Thanksgiving coming to an end and Christmas right behind the shelves at Dorcas Ministries are very bare

Please help by bringing non perishable foods to the December Ladies Lunch. The items most needed are, spaghetti sauce, canned potatoes, canned tomatoes, small jars of jelly and canned meats of any kind. Whatever you donate will be much appreciated and will help make some families holiday brighter. Myrna Worsley will collect the food items at the end of the luncheon. Happy Holidays

Non-Fiction Book Club

The Non-Fiction Book Club will not meet in December. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 18 at 7:0 pm. The book for January is In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or beverage. For more information, contact Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.

Arts & Crafts Show

The Arts & Crafts Show on October 31 was a success. Eighteen contributors showed a variety of things they had made—including paintings, photography, quilting, jewelry, needlework, and woodworking. Door prizes were won by Bob Cole, Charlie Dusterhoff, Dick Gross and Barbara Pascoe.

Rex Volunteers

On Wednesday, November 10 Lois Copeland of Rex Volunteer Services at Rex Hospital visited with the Rex Volunteer ladies. We gave her 285 finished projects for distribution in Rex Hospital. These projects included baby hats and blankets, adult lap robes, tote bags and pillows for cancer patients and a large selection of pillows, including many children’s and holiday themes.
Our volunteers meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 1:00 pm in the craft room. We are always in need of sewers.

We will be taking a holiday break and will not meet in December. Our meetings will resume on Wednesday, January 12. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please call Liz Mongrain or Bernie Alilberti

Gourmet Club

The Gourmet group enjoyed a fine harvest feast Saturday, November 13. The fall theme was carried out with a menu starting with onion squares and a baked brie with crackers and breads, augmented with a selection of wines. A butternut squash soup followed, then Cornish game hens with wild rice stuffing and a wonderful vegetable casserole. A tasty apple cake and coffee completed the meal. Dave and Bev Whitbeck hosted.

The next meeting will be January 8, Nancy White hosting. This group meets in member homes, the second Saturday of every other month. For more information, contact Martha Kozar..

Community Email List

We have only received permission from eight homeowners to be added to the 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..

Pine straw and hardwood mulch for the fall

We will be applying new pine straw to the common areas and Pine straw and hardwood mulch for the fall.

Sign up sheets are available in the clubhouse until November 30th if you wish to use Pine Straw Distributors to refresh or replace your pine straw and/or mulch. Pine Straw Distributors will be applying the straw and mulch during the first week of December and ending no later than December 17, 2010.

Remember, the cost associated with this service is to be paid by you the home owner. An information sheet was included as a supplement to the November newsletter and a copy is available in the clubhouse. As a reminder to Villa owners you must use hardwood mulch rather than pine straw for bedding areas within 10 feet of your villa homes to be in compliance with the Town of Cary Ordinance. A copy of this ordinance is also available in the clubhouse for your review.

State Fair Awards

Dancing Divas won 1st place in the Novelty Tap Jazz Show category at the NC State Fair. Homeowner Norma Curran dances with this group.
Sassy Classics won 2nd place in the same event. Homeowner Judy Smith dances with this group.

Sweet Adelines - Homeowner Jan Richard and her singing group won 2nd place at the International Sweet Adelines completion in Seattle, Washington.

Congratulations to all of our talented homeowners. 

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 - Cathy Clark

  • 1st Men’s Breakfast - Bob Hodes & Team

  • Fall Decorations - Margaret Fox & Barbara Harcharic

  • Veterans Day  - Janet Deal, Sharon Toomey & Team

  • Holiday Decorations - Liz Mongrain & Team

Brickman Field Notes:

Another Year Has Gone By!

As 2010 draws to a close, we would like to say thank you for trusting your landscape maintenance to Brickman. This year was full of successes,
surprises and opportunities for improvement. As 2011 begins, we have made adjustments to the maintenance contract to address the weed control in the lawns.

As the winter draws in, we would like to remind you to keep watering!!! Even as the grass and plants go dormant, they still need water!! In the winter, a lot of damage (even death) can happen to plants and grass through the combination of freezing temperatures and wind. Please monitor you
landscape for soil moisture, and apply water as needed. We’ve gotten a great start on the turf renovations and we have great germination, now we need your help to get these grass plants
established. Be sure to winterize your irrigation system before we get a freeze so that your back flow preventer does not burst!

Remember fall and winter are great times for planting, so let us know if there are any projects with which you need help.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Thank You,
The Brickman Team

Grounds Committee Notes:

Year end project summary
In addition the year end projects listed in the last newsletter the following have been approved:

  1. Replacing dead or dying trees at the constructed wetland at Franklin Hills Point with Bald Cypress trees, removing Wax Myrtles that were planted along the fence edges to preclude future maintenance problems, and adding Beautyberry Bushes between the trees on the
    north slope and east slope to further enhance the attractiveness of our constructed wetland. The aquatic plants will die back this fall and winter, but will reappear even better next year.

  2. Installing 4 lawn hydrants and purchasing ¾ inch hoses with sprinklers. These lawn hydrants which tap the irrigation main lines that are charged from the clubhouse pond will enable us for the first time to bring irrigation to three common areas along Knotts Valley Lane and Sawgrass Hill Court as well as a common area next to the dam at the clubhouse pond. With the success we have seen from the over-seeding of these areas we should be able to promote better fescue coverage next spring and summer.

Stormwater BMP Inspections

We successfully passed our required storm water inspection on October 30th for six level spreaders and two scour holes after completing repairs to them.

These repairs totaled $9,750 which was met with funds from within our approved 2010 grounds budget. This completes our inspections for this year. Next year’s annual inspections will start in March 2011 and it is expected that any repairs will be incidental and not extraordinary. Our proposed 2011 budget provides for routine maintenance and repairs to these permitted storm water structures.

HPCA Board Meeting
December 16, 2010
at 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - December 8 & 22  - 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - December 13 - 10:30 am
  • Finance - No scheduled meeting
  • Grounds - December 15 -  4:00 pm
  • Social - December 6 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • None to Report
Thinking of You

Janice Busse
Dorothy Cook
Carol Elvers
Eva Germano
Lucille Grasso
Art Heaton
Merlyn Muth
Flo Sudduth



December Wedding Anniversaries  

  1– Joseph & Esther Cheng
  9 - Bob & Ann Thompson
10 - Bill & Julie Cossa
12 - John & Pat Sherman
13 - Ralph & Saundra Robertson
14 - Oswald & Carole Bonney
14 - Bill & Marilyn James
16 - Levy & Lois Zur
19 - Felix Martinez & Elba Oliveras
20 - Forrest & Dallas Franklin
22 - John & Sondra Epps
23 - Mickey & Sue Brescia
25 - David & Harriet Gordon
28 - Dick & Diane McCarraher

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Sandy & Walt Ramsey on the death of her brother.
  • Minnette Carter on the death of her husband, Tom.
December Birthdays

  1-Joan Hakanson
  1-Sonia Medina
  1-Fran Vesel
  3-Julia Cossa
  3-Tony Sierra
  4-Denise Galloway
  4-Guni Kachalia
  4-Judy Moore
  6-Jeanne Bevill
  7-Olga Lord
  9-Marianne Hannan
  9-Tim Mannix
  9-William McAuley
  9-Bob Tiedemann
  9-Phyllis Smith
10- Verghese Chirayath
10-Fern Phipps
10-Mary Svantner
12-Bud Grandpre

14-Terry Wright
15-Fran Mammolito
16-Sue Brescia
16-Marge Hellkamp
16-Fran Livoti
17-Gayle McKernie
17-Philip Piccola
17-Victoria Riccardi
18-Linda Brown
18-Joan Robinson
19-Alice Moldt
19-Chuck Stranger
21-Dick Dowding
22-Nancy Romano
24-Lee Busse
25-Jean Tiedemann
26-Gloria Slugg
28-Dick Hellkamp
28-Jo Vivelo

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman December - Denise Galloway
If you know of anyone in the neighborhood who is in need of care or our concern, please contact Denise.


Heritage Pines World War II Veterans

Seated: Jim Hall, Dick Dowding, Frank Laza, David Gordon, Frank Hanrahan, Lee Busse and Joe Schroeher
Standing: Jack Robinson, Jack Bacola, Joe Lacenere, Ernest Rossi, Warren Schmidt and Tarvy Giannuzzi

Not present when the picture was taken: Ray Bassi, Sheldon Broedel, Tom Carter, Bill Cossa, Fred DeVita, Ernie Hahl,
Bob Rogers, Paul Salvatore, Irving Silberberg, Angelo Vivelo, Alice White , Bill White and Tim Wilkins.