Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 4 · April 2011

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A Note from the Vice-President

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? The term "volunteer" can define a vast array of support, including people who work without pay.

The most important qualifier of a
volunteer is that they receive nothing in return for their work, short of the satisfaction they get from knowing they helped. What better time then this to honor one of our own here at Heritage Pines? Emmett Waller, has given of his time and talents to this community for the past 10 years.

Emmett has been a dedicated worker in this community with participation in the Advisory Board for 2 years, the Board of Directors for 5 years, co-chaired the Transition Committee, served as a Board liaison to the ARC and Grounds committee, co-chaired numerous community celebrations, and has cooked for the Men’s breakfasts since its inception in 2001.

This is just a partial list of Emmett’s involvement in Heritage Pines.
I think the best way to describe Emmett, is to say that he has never had a personal agenda, only the need to make this neighborhood the best it can be. I, along with the members of past and present Board of Director, are honored to have worked with such a fine gentlemen. Also, many thanks to his gracious wife, Becky, for always supporting Emmett and this community. Emmett will be greatly missed on the Board but his guidance and wisdom, will always be with us.

Again, thanks to everyone who volunteers in this community, and to those who can’t or don’t , please try to give of yourself and support those who do.

Looking forward to seeing you out and about,

 Pat Schneider

Thought for the month:

It is wise to direct your anger towards the problems-not people; to focus your energies on answers not excuses.

William Arthur Ward

Community Events

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

This month the Book Club is reading "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. The discussion will be led by Mary Giannuzzi on April 5th.

Bus Trip to Barn Dinner Theatre

Tuesday, April 5, the bus leaves for the Barn Dinner Theater in Greensboro. The bus will be at the Clubhouse at 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". The trip is sold out.

Swimming Pool Opens

On Saturday, April 9, the clubhouse heated swimming pool will open. The pool hours are dawn to dusk all year long.

April Ladies Lunch

Did you know as early as 1750 people lived and visited the area now known as Cary? Do you want to learn more about your home town? Please join us on April 12th at 12:30 when the Book Club hosts the Ladies Luncheon. Our guests will be Janet Lockhart, Adult Services Librarian at West Regional Library, who will be joined by Sherry Monahan, author of the new book "Cary". Ms. Monahan will discuss her book and take questions.
Janet will briefly discuss ebooks available at the library. Handouts will be available with general information on library compatible ebook readers.
We have asked Janet to bring brochures on the "Friends of the Library" program. The Book Club will be presenting our 2011 donation at the luncheon and invite others to join us in donating to support Library Programs and Lifelong Education in our community. This will be a pot luck luncheon, the cost will be $3.00.

Bus to Biltmore/Ashville

Announcing a Bus Trip to Biltmore/Asheville, NC for 3 Days/2Nights – June 21-23, 2011
Price of $259.00 includes: Motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, 4 meals (2 breakfasts/2 dinners), guided tour of Asheville including Grove Arcade; full day at Biltmore; visits to Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, Folk Art Center & St. Lawrence Basilica.

At the Biltmore you will visit the house and gardens and the new Antler Village & Winery. Please join us for three fun-filled days and a heart full of memories. Trip must be paid in full by April 11 but you can hold your place until then by a $75.00 deposit now.

Please note that prices are based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is an additional $60.00.

You have the option of purchasing travel insurance for this trip in case you have to cancel. Flyers are available in the clubhouse and office. Please call Peggy in the office with any questions.


Adventures in Basic Watercolor

For four Fridays in May explore all the essential watercolor basics and the 'rules' and 'no-rules' of watercolor. Gain confidence in using this incredible medium. Learn what you need to know to paint beautiful watercolors, while creating several no-stress paintings in class. This class is for beginners and those who want to strengthen their skills. Students should receive supply list upon registration. Write a separate check for the 4-week class for $43.00 to HPCA, the deadline is April 18. Space is limited.

Instructor: Laura Azzi - a statement from Laura: As a teacher, I have a sincere desire to demystify the challenge of the varied technical behavior of watercolor. My classes are chalked full of information to help you translate what you see visually to the paper. It gives me great joy to watch someone learn and invent you own new approaches to painting watercolor.

Attention Wii Players

It looks like most of us will be turning to golf or swimming and outdoor activities soon. So, when the Pool opens, we will suspend formal Wi games until the Pool closes in the fall.

Everyone is welcome to come in and use the Wi game whenever convenient. The controllers and batteries are in the drawer under the TV. The Disc drive is in the cabinet under the drawer. Do not remove the disc, just push the turn on button at the top. Have a great Spring and Summer!

Ron Mitchell

Happy Birthday, Everyone!

The Baby Boomers are turning 65 this year and we’re hosting a birthday celebration for everyone! (Everyone has a birthday!) Be sure to save the date - Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 6 PM. Happy Birthday!

List of 2011 Events Planned:

  • April 5 – Bus Trip to Barn Dinner Theater/Greensboro – Filled

  • May 30 (Mon) – Memorial Day Celebration from 9:30 -11:00AM – Donuts, Coffee, Juice

  • June 21-23 (Tues. –Thurs.) – Bus Trip to Asheville/Biltmore - $259.00 – Brochures in Clubhouse Lobby RSVP April 11

  • July 4 (Mon) – July 4 Celebration – 11:30AM – 4:00PM – Party Platters from Fresh Market; Games/Contests – Entertainment by Tina Cash (40-50-60s Music)

  • Oct. 15-23 (Sat – Sun) – Bus Trip to Branson, MO - $739.00 – Brochures in Clubhouse Lobby
    RSVP August 1.


Please sign up in the lobby if you are interested in any of the following trips:

  • Trip to Las Vegas – Date not set yet

  • November – Atlantic City Bus Trip

  • Wine tasting

Grounds Update

As many of you have observed, the right of way for the extension of Heritage Pines Drive across Louis Stephens Drive to Preston Village Way in Preston Village was recently cleared and a waterline installed connecting the waterlines on Louis Stephens and Preston Village Way.

The Town of Cary Engineering Department was contacted and there are no plans at this time to clear the remainder of the right of way and build the extension to Heritage Pines Drive. Morrisville Carpenter Parkway will open soon and the Town of Cary will be studying the new traffic patterns after they have been established before any decision is made on further road construction in our area.

Please observe HPCA & Cary’s rules about pets:

Article XI Use Restrictions
Section 9

Animals. No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred, or kept on any Lot, except that a reasonable number of cats, dogs, and other household pets may be kept provided they are kept within the residence and are not kept, bred, or maintained for any commercial purposes or become a nuisance to the neighborhood. No person owning or having custody of an animal shall allow the animal to stray or go upon another owner’s lot without the consent of such other owner. No animals shall be permitted on or in the Common Area at any time except as permitted by the rules and regulations of the Association or by applicable law. All animals shall be on a leash when outside the owner’s dwelling.

The Town of Cary’s Pet Rules are for citizens living or visiting Cary:

Pick up after pets.

It is unlawful for the owner of any animal to fail or refuse to remove feces deposited by the animal on any street, sidewalk, park, or other publicly owned area. It is also unlawful to fail or refuse to remove feces on any private property.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Club House. The book will be "Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman" by Jon Krakauer. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.

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 - Betty Ecklund

  • Both Men’s Breakfasts - Bob Hodes & Team

  • Mystery Theater - Walt Ramsey & cast

  • Ladies Lunch - Exercise Group/Eva Germano &
    Eileen Kania

  • VocalMotion - Sharon Toomey/Eva Germano

Intersection Update

The petition requesting modification of the intersection of Carpenter/Upchurch Road and Morrisville Parkway extension was submitted to Mayor Weinbrecht and the Town Council on February 24 by our neighbors, Dale & Joel Carpenter and Tarvey Giannuzzi. Its outcome is too early to call.

Updates on any progress will be given periodically.

We wish to express our appreciation to Councilwoman Jennifer Robinson and especially to Town Clerk Sue Roland for their help given to our petitioners at the meeting.

Also, special thanks to our residents who attended the meeting showing their support and to Louise Ferrell for her assistance in gathering signatures for the petition.

Our Neighbors

The PTSA is sponsoring a benefit for the Green Hope High School After Prom Party. A Taste Of Italy Dinner will be held on Monday, April 4 from 5-7 pm. Cost is $8 and take out is available. The dinner includes Chicken Marsala, Penne Pasta, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Mark you calendars.

Our Neighbors

Green Hope Elementary (located on Louis Stephens Drive across from the Tennis Center) needs reading and math tutors for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Time involvement is one or two hours each week (Monday through Thursday) during the time frames of 8:45 to 11 a.m. for reading and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for math. Teaching experience is not necessary. If you would like to volunteer one or two hours each week to help these children improve achievement or want more information, please contact Mary DePuy.

Garden Club

Anyone interested in being part of a Garden Club please sign up in the lobby and you will be notified of the first meeting.


Volunteers are needed to be trained to lead monthly Bingo. A team will be created to lead Bingo at scheduled times. Please contact Dick Gross if you are interested in helping.

Secure Your Recyclables

Brickman has brought to our attention that unnecessary trash is blowing around the neighborhood from recyclables that not secured on pick up day. Please make sure all of your light items are covered or strapped to prevent littering the neighborhood. Thank you.



HPCA Board Meeting
April 21, 2011
at 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - April 13 & 27 -10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - April 11 - 10:30 am
  • Finance - No scheduled meeting
  • Grounds - April 20 - 4:00 pm
  • Social - April 4 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Gladys Mimms
  • Donna Long & Jim Sansom
Thinking of You

Ray Bassi
Dorothy Cook
Jeff Dunn
Ed Eagle
Helen Handley
Eileen Hoppa
Martha Kozar
Don Matthews
Joan Roesler
Becky Waller


April Wedding Anniversaries  

  2-Richard & Linda Henderson
11-Sheldon & Gloria Broedel
11-Deloy & Darlene Hanson
12-Pat & Lucille Grasso
15-Ed & Jean Eagle
16-Robert & Frances Vesel
19-Dick & Dottie Dowding
22-John & Marianne Hannan
23-Bob & Aggie Woessner
25-Paul & Claire Salvatore
26-John & Myrna Worsley
27-Don & Chrys Matthews

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Mary Schroeher on the death of Joe on March 2.
April Birthdays

  1- Pat J. Colwell
  1- Barbara Harcharic
  1- Bob Hodes
  2- Carole Bonney
  3- Millie Anderson
  4- Julia Taylor
  5- Mark Crispi
  6- Audrey Schmidt
  8- Bob Rogers
10- James Dowdy
10- Madelyn Gattis
10- Marie Glosto
12- Richard Hinkley
12- Stanley Kaplan
13- Margaret Fox
14- Doris Burns
14- Marilyn James
14- Kathleen Kania
15- Tom Schwartz
16- Wendy Adley

16- Mike Etkin
17- Allie Bassi
17- Betty Weber
18- Sandy Ramsey
19- Don Ward
20 John Sherman
21 John Bolan
21 Irving Silberberg
22 Kay Lane
22 Ken Safon
23- Nell Wilk
25- Dave Gadigian
25- Marcia Garelick
25- Louise Williams
25- Doug Lipson
27- Dorothy Egan
27- Barbara Pascoe
28- Bernie Aliberti
30- Ingeborg O’Connor
30- Robert Vesel

From Hospitality Chair:

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

Around the Clubhouse 

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New Residents

Gladys Mimms - Gladys has returned to NC after a career in education in NY State.
Donna Long & Jim Sansom - Donna and Jim were married in February.

Heritage Pines Players
Front row: Pat Schneider, Linda Thompson, Wendy Adley, Janet Deal and Lynn Willard
Back row: Travis Thompson, Walt Ramsey, Bill Adley, Russ Willard and Tim Mannix


On Saturday night, under the skillful direction of Walt Ramsey, the Heritage Pines Players
presented a murder mystery called A Deadly Incentive. The cast consisted of Walt Ramsey, Tim Mannix, Russ and Lynn Willard, Bill and Wendy Adley, Pat Schneider and Janet Deal. Sharon Toomey and Linda Brown were the Producers. John Epps took the video, which can be viewed at a later date and Ron Mitchell took over 100 pictures which can be viewed on the digital screen in the clubhouse lobby. Committee members prepared and served snacks and desserts at the tables. Tim Mannix entertained us with a few Irish tunes as well. The audience was so receptive and joined right in to make the cast feel relaxed and appreciated. The entire cast and crew had such fun while rehearsing for the past few months and celebrated at a "wrap party" at Biaggio’s. Again, thanks to Walt for all of his time and hard work to put on this event. We’ll all be looking forward to your next production, Walt!
Submitted by Pat Schneider