Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 2 · February 2011

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A Note from the President

Emmett Waller submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors as of the 20th of January due to health concerns.

The Board accepted his resignation with understanding and is in the process of finding an appropriate replacement, since Emmett served as our Treasurer.

The process for replacing a Board member is governed by the By-Laws, Art. 5, Sec. 7 and Art.8, Sec.6 which states the remaining Board members may appoint someone to fill out the unexpired term .

A serious problem has come to our attention this month. A high school student walking through the neighborhood was caught
breaking into unlocked cars. He was apprehended by the Cary
Police. This is a warning to all of us to KEEP YOUR CAR DOORS LOCKED and do not leave your garage doors open unless you are in or around the garage. If you see someone breaking into cars or houses or trespassing in your yard that you know shouldn’t be there (not the landscape people!), please call the police first. Then call the office and let them know what has occurred.

Be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. If you are going to be coming home after dark, turn on your outside lights and make sure your post light is working. If any of the street lights are not
working, please get the number off of the base and call the Electric Company and let them know so it will be fixed.

Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:

The man that rows the boat doesn’t have time to rock it.

Community Events

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

The next meeting of the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will be on Tuesday, February 1 at 1 pm in the TV room of the clubhouse. We’ll be discussing Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. The discussion will be led by Suzy Orebaugh. For more information, please contact Denise Galloway.

Super Bowl Sunday

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 6, the clubhouse TV will be on for everyone’s enjoyment. If you would like to come join the fun, just show up! If you have a snack to share, that will be great also.

No Movie Night - uper Bowl Sunday
Sunday Evening Movies will resume on February 13.

Water Aerobics 2011

If you are planning on attending water aerobics this year, please come to a planning session. Laury Holley, our instructor for 10 years, is moving to Charlotte. We need to determine what you want for classes and then do a search to hire someone. Please come share your ideas. Monday, February 7 at 2:00 pm.

Valentine Party

You are invited to a community Valentine Party on February 12 at 6 pm. Carrabba’s will be catering. Live music will be by DJ Santino DeVita. The menu is Chicken Marsala, Penne Pomodoro with meat sauce, Caesar Salad, Bread and Assorted Desserts.Cost: $16.00, RSVP by January 31.

Ladies Lunch - ”A Valentine Brunch”

The Needle People will host a Ladies Valentine Brunch on Monday, February 14 at 11 am. The menu is bagels, lox, cream cheese, fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and tea. Cost is $6.00, RSVP by January 31. Come join us for a "heartfelt" good time..

Buying a computer?

Rex Hoppa is hosting a class on how to decide what computer to buy to fit your needs. He will help you sort through all of the technical information. Join him on February 14 at 2:00 pm, RSVP February 7.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, February 15 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Clubhouse. The book will be “Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity” by Samuel Huntington. There are limited copies of this book at the library, but plenty (new and used) are available online for a nominal price.
All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.


Mystery Theatre

Join us at O’Malley’s Pub (in the clubhouse) on Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 PM when the Heritage Pines Players present "A Deadly Incentive" starring Tim Mannix, Russ and Lynn Willard, Bill and Wendy Adley, Pat Schneider, and Janet Deal. The play will be directed by Walt Ramsey and produced by Janet Deal and Sharon Toomey. You will be part of the intrigue when you try to guess "Whodunit?"! Your cost for the evening entertainment is $5.00. BYOB and the snacks and soft drinks will be furnished. After the mystery is solved, dessert and coffee will be served. This event sold out in 2008, so be sure to make your reservation by February 14! We look forward to seeing you at O’Malley’s Pub and be prepared to guess "Whodunit?"!

Beginning Mah Jonggers...

If you are interested in getting together to play Mah Jongg as a group of beginners please contact Lynn Willard.

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee would like to remind residents that we offer a coffee and dessert reception at the clubhouse for family and friends of deceased homeowners. This is a lovely way for our community members to meet the families and to pay our respects.

Please notify the clubhouse manager or contact the Hospitality Chairperson for the month. Her name will be listed on the back sheet of the newsletter. The clubhouse can only be used if it is available.

Submitted by Betty Ecklund, Hospitality

Social Committee

Please note the change in policy for purchasing soft drinks for events. It will be the responsibility of each chairperson of an event, to purchase the soft drinks and include the cost in their budgeting for that event. The HOA will continue to provide the soft drinks for weekly scheduled events at the clubhouse.

Submitted by Pat Schneider, liaison to the Social Committee.

Town of Cary - suggests

During winter weather:

  • Do not park on streets so that plows and other Town equipment can service the area.

  • Bring your solid waste and recycling bins to the curb, including those living in multi-family units who typically receive backyard service.

  • Do not attempt to deal with downed limbs or trees on a street or sidewalk on your own since they may be tangled in live power lines; instead, call the Town at (919) 469-4012.

  • C-Tran fixed route and door-to-door transit services run as scheduled for as long as doing so is considered safe. Riders are encouraged to call C-Tran directly at (919) 481-2020 for updates.

  • Be neighborly. Check on neighbors to make sure that everyone is OK.

  • Stay indoors during severe winter weather. If you do decide to venture out - whether walking or driving - let folks know when and where you are going so that they can contact emergency officials should you fail to reach your destination. Take a cell phone just in case.

Mailbox Posts

The Board and the ARC committee has agreed to allow residents who need to replace their mailbox post with either the original or one made of white vinyl (like the one at the clubhouse). The mailbox and post are private property and the homeowner is responsible for maintaining them. The Board has agreed to purchase in quantity, the white vinyl posts so as to get the cheapest price for residents. As a result we can sell them to the residents at a reduced price. But we need to know how many residents would like to replace their posts in the coming year. Fact sheets and info on how to order a wooden post (the original) will be available at the clubhouse. Also if you would like to replace your present wooden post with a white vinyl one this year, please call the office and let us know, so we know how many to order.


  • Original Wooden Post - Post -$185, delivery $20, installation $50 = $255

  • Vinyl Post – Post $75-$80 thru the HOA, ($125 individually), installation $75 including 6ft treated post and concrete = $155

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
Patricia Schneider

Emmett Waller

Eileen Fitzgerald

Morty Berkowitz

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 - Barbara Pascoe

  • 1st Men’s Breakfast - Joe Lacenere & Team

  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast - Doug Lipson & Team

  • Fabric embellishment & jewelry classes - Janet Deal

  • Ladies Lunch - Pat Schneider & Martha Kozare

Brickman Field Notes:

Spring is on its Way??

As we get into February, we get closer and closer to the best time of the year – SPRING!!! Our list of work items this month concentrates our efforts on an awesome year. We are preventing weeds in the lawn and beds, performing our winter pruning and improving the health and vigor of the plants. So, as we are preparing these work items, we need your help. We want to be sure that your property is included or excluded from these operations as you wish. So, IF YOU HAVE NOT RETURNED YOUR OPT IN/OPT OUT SHEET TO THE CLUBHOUSE, PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY!!

As you might remember, over the past couple of years there has been a lot of buzz around transitioning lawns from Fescue to Bermuda or another warm season turf. In the event that you are going to make this transition this spring, remember that our pre-emergent weed control will prevent your seed from germinating as well. So, if you seed your yard with Bermuda this spring, we will not be able to treat your lawn with spring pre-emergence. Please communicate with us if you are planning this transition.

Spring is the time for pruning Crape Myrtles – our standard practice is to remove crossing branches and to prune the tree for proper growth habits – we do not perform Crape Murder! Crape murder is cutting back of the tree to stubs – doing this can cause floppy growth during the summer and eventually this floppy growth will break due to the winds and rains that we receive in the summer.

As always, thank you for trusting your landscapes to us, and let us know if you have any questions!

Chris, Derek, Kevin & The Brickman Team!

HPCA Board Meeting
February 17, 2011
at 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - February 9 & 23 -10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - February 14 - 10:30 am
  • Finance - No scheduled meeting
  • Grounds - February 16 - 4:00 pm
  • Social - February 7 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Deloy and Darlene Hanson
Thinking of You

Ann Beavis
Jean Bevill
Ed Eagle
Mary Hodes
Bill Ingling
Gail Kennan
MaryAnn Kruss
Ann Martyanik
Gerry Mongrain
Bob Tiedemann
Marilyn Tsipis
Fran Vesel
Louise Williams


February Wedding Anniversaries  

14-Bob & Susie Hall
14-Frank & Jeanette Hill
16-Tom Schwartz & Marilyn Gervais
22-Don & Janice Bond
22-Bill & Carolyn McDaniel
27-Warren & Audrey Schmidt

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • The family of Dorothy Raulet who passed December 24, 2010.
  • Eleanor Klittner on the death of her sister in November.
  • Lee VanBuren on the death of Nan on January 1, 2011.
  • Paul and Joyce Thimsen are celebrating the arrival of the first girl to be born into the Thimsen family in 35 years.
  • Jillian Ruth Neithercut was born on January 6, 2011. This is their 4th great-grandchild.
February Birthdays

  1-Jean Reigtz
  3-Felix Martinez de Leon
  6-Art Heaton
  6-Paul Johnson
  8-Bud Bonney
  9-Evelyn Pettinelli
10-Cindy Yusko
12-Doug Elvers
13-Myrle Adams
13-Dave Lockwood
14-Angelo Vivelo
15-Otto Schafer

17-Tina Caffera
18-Martha Ingling
19-Tom Boxell
19-Orval Boykin
20-John Epps
20-Barbara Lipson
22-Alene Hale
22-Barbara Safon
24-Lee Rubin
25-Mary Campbell
25-Marilyn Tsipis

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman February - Barbara Pascoe
Please notify Barbara if anyone in our community need our care or concern. We live in a
community that really cares for one another!

Around the Clubhouse 

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New Residents

Deloy and Darlene Hanson