Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 3 · March 2011

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A Note from the President

It looks like Spring is trying to come. The trees on Cary Parkway are blooming and the few 70 degree days are encouraging. I’m sure all of us are ready for it.

The Board has appointed Angelo Vivelo as the new Board member replacing Emmett Waller, who resigned last month due to health
reasons. Angelo will serve as Treasurer to fill out Emmett’s term which expires the end of this year.

The Clubhouse will be undergoing some major repairs on the outside in the coming months. We need some major concrete work done. So please have patience and cooperate with the signs and warnings that will be posted.

 Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:

Think all you speak,
but speak not all you think.

Community Events

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

On March 1, the Book Club will discuss the book, Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. The discussion will be led by Denise Galloway.

Ladies Lunch—Planting in NC

The Stretch & Flex exercise class will host the March Ladies Lunch. A member of the Brickman Landscaping Company will speak about the challenges of landscape planting in North Carolina. The lunch will be catered by Jason’s Deli. RSVP by February 28.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Club House.

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, put 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.


Do you remember the 60’s – squares, hippies and times of change and new musical sounds. Take a stroll down memory lane with vintage songs like Singing in the Rain and Sing, Sing, Sing with Vocal Motion, the all-volunteer SAS show choir. You’re certain to feel the love with high energy hits like the disco classic Ladies Night, the Jackson 5’s I Want You Back, and ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man. This is a show you won’t want to miss.

VocalMotion will perform at Heritage Pines on Monday, March 21, at 7:00PM. Cost is $3.00 including dessert. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, March 7.

Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the HPCA Board will be held on March 24 at 10 am. Please note the change of date for this month.

Bus Trip to Barn Dinner Theatre

Are there any Patsy Cline fans in Heritage Pines? Would you like to hear some of the songs that made her famous?

Then get ready to come along with us on Tuesday, April 5, to the Barn Dinner Theater in Greensboro. A brand new AT&T coach will pick us up at the Clubhouse around 10:45AM and take us to the theater where we will have a buffet lunch and then see the show, "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.". Afterwards, we will return home on the same comfortable bus and be back in time to watch your favorite TV show.

Total cost for this trip is $71.70 – a bargain when you realize that lunch, a show, and all transportation is included in the price. We have room for 46 people on the bus so make your reservation with us as soon as possible if you want to go.

March 4 is the first deadline, after that date the trip will open for your guests. The final trip deadline is March 9. Your reservations require a separate check, if we do not fill the bus your check will be returned.


Mystery Theatre

The Heritage Pines Players will be presenting A Deadly Incentive at O’Malley’s Pub (in the clubhouse) on Saturday, March 12 at 7 PM. BYOB and snacks and soda will be furnished. Following the program, dessert and coffee will be served. This event is sold out and has a waiting list! We look forward to seeing you at O’Malley’s Pub and be prepared to be part of the intrigue when you guess "Whodunit?"

ARC Committee

We would like to add one or two new members to the Architectural Review Committee. This is your opportunity to help the community as a volunteer.
We meet twice a month for an hour on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 10 am.
If you are interested please submit your name and phone number to the clubhouse office.

VHS movies for loan

We have a closet full of VHS movies that may be borrowed . They are located in the clubhouse main room left closet on the bookshelf.

Please observe this HPCA rule:

(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 on the evening before scheduled collection and removed within the same day after collection.

Cary Town Hall Meeting

There will be a Cary Town Hall meeting on Thursday, February 24, at which time various submitted petitions will be discussed.

It was suggested by our Council person that residents of Heritage Pines and surrounding communities attend to present our objections to
the traffic patterns which exist at the junction of Carpenter Upchurch Road and Morrisville Parkway extension.
A petition will be circulated throughout our area in support of modifications to correct the objections. Contact Tarvy Giannuzzi for questions.

FEBRUARY 24, 2011 at 6:30PM

Dorcas Letter Dear Friends at Heritage Pines

Thank you so much for your generous donation of approximately 300 pounds of food! I just learned that you didn't receive the note I sent awhile back, so I wanted to be sure you knew how much we appreciated your generosity, then and now.

Each year, Dorcas Ministries is able to feed several thousand of our neighbors in need, and this is due largely to the kindness of people like you who keep our pantry shelves stocked.

We'll be moving to a new location sometime this spring, and are looking forward to the extra space (and parking!) at the Cary Plaza. Please keep us in mind - not only for future donations, but in case you know someone who might be in need of emergency food or financial assistance.

I can't think of a neighborhood in Cary that hasn't been represented by an applicant for our services over the past few years. Not only does it take grace to give help, but it also takes grace to be able to ask for help when it's truly needed. We all like to think we're self-sufficient, but life happens, as the saying goes.

We are so blessed to have as current volunteers your neighbors, Myrna Worsley, Mary Campbell and Chig Hill. Without volunteers like them, and donors like all of you, Dorcas Ministries would not be able to fulfill our mission, Providing Help When it Counts.

Best regards,
Jill Wissing
CCA/Dorcas Ministries, Crisis Ministry Manager

Grounds Committee

The Grounds Committee is soliciting volunteers to expand its membership from three to five members following the departure of Don Matthews and Art Heaton. Both of them served for two years and gave generously of their time and talent. Selection
to the committee will be made from those applying after meeting with the present active members.

Minimum requirements are to attend monthly meetings and be willing to perform responsibilities assigned by the chairperson . The Grounds Committee has always been comprised of individuals who are team players and who tackle the many issues with consensus building solutions. We need similar minded people to join us. Please submit your name and interest to the clubhouse office.

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

Eileen Fitzgerald

Angelo Vivelo

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 - Bob Hodes & Team

  • Valentine Party - Eva Germano & Saundra Robertson, Margaret Fox, Eileen Kania, Kathleen Kania, Joe Lacenere and Fran Livoti

  • Ladies Lunch/Brunch - The Needle People, Bernie & Bob Aliberti, Joe Lacenere

  • Computer class - Rex Hoppa

Mailbox Posts - update

We have received enough responses from residents for us to order the new mailbox posts. Those of you who have put your name on the list for a new post, please bring a check to the office for $155 if you want us to arrange for installation or $80 if you intend to install it yourself. This includes all shipping and taxes. The checks must be in the office by Friday, March 25, 2011. If you have any questions, please call the office.

Those of you who have not put your name on the list, but want a new post, we are ordering extras, so please bring your checks to the office also. We will have posts available for those of you who decide later on that you want a new one installed.

Grounds Committee

The application of pine straw and mulch in the common areas of Heritage Pines has been a full application to all common areas in the fall and a partial application to selected common areas in the spring. This year, the application will switch with a full application occurring in mid to late April and the partial application occurring in the late fall based on available budget funds.

 The Grounds Committee felt that this would present a better view of our community in the spring and summer with a full application occurring in mid to late April and the partial application occurring in the late fall based on available budget funds. The Grounds Committee felt that this would present a better view of our community in the spring and summer months when people are out and about, walking, and enjoying the outdoors in our community.

We will again have signup sheets in the clubhouse beginning in mid March for individual lot owners who want their areas mulched or pine strawed with Pine Straw Distributors (PSD). PSD prices will be provided along with their estimate of quantities required with the signup sheets in the clubhouse. It is the individual’s responsibility to coordinate their requirements with PSD and to pay PSD upon receiving an invoice.

As a reminder it is the responsibility for all owners to keep their planting beds and tree rings refreshed and presenting a good appearance whether or not you elect to use PSD. Also, Villa owners are reminded that hardwood mulch is required for any planting bed or tree ring within 10 feet of their building in accordance with Town of Cary Ordinance regarding fire safety.


HPCA Board Meeting
March 24, 2011
at 10:00 am
Please note the date change for March.

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

New Neighbors
  • None to report
Thinking of You

Jeanette Adamski
Ray Bassi
Linda Brown
Betty Hockaday
Dean Lockwood
Donna Long
Joe Luciano
Nell Naughton
Johanna Truncale
Alice White


March Wedding Anniversaries  

11-Rolf & Dee Mueller
12-Ed & Sandy Giovino
27-Donnie & Carol Hall
30-Lou & Ginny DeCellis
31-James & Elizabeth Dowdey

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Ernie Hahl on the death of Mary on January 23.
    Jean Tiedemann on the death of Bob
    on January 28.
March Birthdays

  1-Joyce Bryant
  1-Kathryn Kuhn
  1-Myrna Worsley
  2-Joe Dunbeck
  2-Susie Hall
  3-Eva Germano
  4-Anne Beavis
  5-Cleveland Bryant
  5-Bill White
  5-John Worsley
  6-Frances Dusterhoff
  6- Alan Garelick
  7-Clare Cady
  7-Ed Giovino
  7-Louise Reinders
  8-Jo Romano
10-Kay Cole
10-Charles Dusterhoff
10-Mary Giannuzzi
12-Ann Perry
13-David Sommerville
14-Don Brown
14-Rolf Mueller
14-Vicki Shannon
15-Marge Roos

15-Fran Williams
16-Joe Lacenere
16-Carole Stephens
17-Mania Drimer
17-Bill James
17-Carol Mitchell
17-Lynn Willard
20-Diane Miskew
21-Lorrie Gross
21-Frank Laza
21-Lois Snyder
22-David Harrison
23-Jim Clark
23-Eileen Fitzgerald
23-Carol Jean White
24-Katy Jackson
25-Bob Aliberti
25-Esther Cheng
25-Laura Tomlinson
26-Ginny DeCellis
28-Marge Bacola
28-Dick McCarraher
28-Sharon Toomey
28-Virginia Yawn
31-David Gordon

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman March - Betty Ecklund
Please notify Betty if anyone in our community needs our care or concern. We live in a
community that really cares for one another!