Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 5 · May 2011

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A Note from the Vice-President

Jim and I have lived here for over 10 years now and I don’t know about you, but all of a sudden everything about the house needs to be done. Painting, carpet replaced, smoke detectors replaced, garage door buttons fixed and we already replaced our main heating system this fall. Well the same thing seems to be happening to the clubhouse! The parts that were not renovated are starting to need repair.

The pool opening was delayed because of two things- 1- We needed to correct several safety issues in order to pass inspection and 2- The heater for the pool needed to be replaced. Between these two things we have had to spend over $3500. We had not budgeted for this
unexpected expense and they are not in the reserve schedule for this year. Also the back deck patio, concrete and wood must be repaired for a cost of $7,500, the front pad needs to have work done and the back parking lot will have to have $8,000 worth of repairs.

The Board tries very hard to keep from raising the dues or doing a special assessment. So when we tell you that the social events MUST be self sufficient, we are doing it for a reason.

The Builder started the supporting of the some social events for sales reasons and everyone took it for granted that it was a sure thing every year. The Board is not sure how much longer we can continue doing this, or even if we should, as a low percentage of the community participate in some of the events.

The Reserve study will soon be completed. At that time we will deter-mine whether we will have to increase our contributions each year to maintain and enhance the community property and to insure our property values.

I hope you all have a pleasant summer and NO MORE TORNADOS!,

 Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:

A good thing to remember
and a better thing to do
To work with the construction gang
and not with the wrecking crew.

Community Events

Garage Sale??

Anyone interested in having a garage sale the end of May, please attend a meeting on Monday, May 2 at 4:00pm in the clubhouse. Contact is Millie Anderson.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

This month the Book Club is reading "Brooklyn" by Colm Toibin. The discussion will be led by Bernie Aliberti on May 3rd. This group is always open to new members and occasional visitors.

Bartlett Tree Presentation

Tuesday, May 3, at 2:30pm, Robert Day, Certified Arborist, will speak on "Show Me Your Root Collar". It is the second largest problem with trees. He will also update us on the gloomy scale treatments on maples. He will provide great information for the care of trees, so make plans to join us for this talk. This event is free, please sign up for seating.

Adventures in Basic Watercolor

Begins Friday, May 6. Laura Azzi will explore all the essential watercolor basics and the 'rules' and 'no-rules' of watercolor. Class is filled.

Garden Club Meeting

Our first Garden Club Meeting will be on May 10 at 10:00am in the Card Room. Please join us.

Special Sunday Night Movie

The May 15 edition of our Sunday "Nite" movie will present the Metropolitan Opera’s filmed version of Puccini’s "Madame Butterfly". Featured in this presentation is Maria Zifchak, cousin of Martha Kozar of Heritage Pines. Maria performs in the role of Suzuki. Please note a couple of changes from normal Sunday "Nites"  -  Attendees are invited to bring their sampling of Wine & Cheese to share with others at 5:30pm. The film for ALL attendees will begin at 6:00pm sharp. For more information, please contact Martha Kozar or Barb Harcharic.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Club House. The book will be - Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History‖ by S.C. Gwynne. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.

May Ladies Lunch/Fashion Show

The May Ladies’ Lunch & Fashion show will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at 12:30pm. The lunch menu will be Egg Roll sandwiches with cold cuts, chicken salad on croissant rolls, fruit cup and cookie. The fashion show will feature clothing from Dillard’s in Cary Towne Center and the models are the women of Heritage Pines. The cost is $6.00 and the deadline for sign-up is May 2.

Please bring food donations for Dorcas Ministries as the Pantry shelves are looking empty. They can use canned meats, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, and Jello. Food will be picked up by Myrna. Thank you.


Happy Birthday, Everyone!

The Baby Boomers are turning 65 this year and we’re hosting a birthday celebration to celebrate everyone’s birthday! Join us on Saturday, May 21 at 6 pm. It will be catered by Grill 57 who will be grilling on site in front of the clubhouse. Menu is hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, & potato chips with birthday cake for dessert. The cost is $13.00. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, May 2.
Join Baby Boomers Pat Schneider, Wendy Adley, Linda Brown, and Sharon Toomey as we remember the "Good Old Days". There will games, entertainment and music from the old days. See you on May 21 and Happy Birthday Everyone!

SPECIAL NOTE: If you borrowed "The Best of 50’s Party" CD from the clubhouse, please return it, as we need it for this party.

Green Hope Jazz Band

The Green Hope High School Jazz Band will play for us on Thursday, May 26. Time to be determined, Please check with the clubhouse for a specific time it was not available at the time of printing the newsletter.
Refreshments will be served, cost $2.00, rsvp by May 16.


The next bingo is Friday, May 27 at 1:00 pm. 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.

Memorial Day Celebration

We will have our annual Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 30, at 9:30am at the clubhouse. Travis Thompson will emcee the celebration of our military who have died and our Choral Group led by Nancy Romano will have a selection of songs for this day. Mickey Brescia will honor them with a playing of taps. Please bring the names of those that you want to be remembered to the office by May 23 so that we can put them on a scroll to be read at the ceremony.

We will serve ham and sausage biscuits, fruit and coffee when you arrive. The cost of this event will be $4.00. Please sign up by May 16 so we can get a count for the food.

Afternoon Tea

Put on your prettiest attire and join us on June 1 at 3:00pm for an elegant afternoon tea at the clubhouse . Hats and gloves are optional, but would add to the festivities. Doors will open promptly at 3:00pm and we are limited to 80 people. Cost of this event is $12.00, catered by Peppers and deadline for sign up is May 9.

Mailbox Posts

We can still order mailbox posts. Please contact the office if you need one. The cost is $155.00 installed or $80.00 if you just want the post.

Immunization Clinic

We will not be holding an immunization clinic this year at the clubhouse. Due to the availability of so many locations that offer this service, our participation has decreased.

Our Neighbors

Hillyer Community Chorus Concert

Will Harper, Dave Manning, & John Sherman invite you to a free concert Sunday, May 22 at 7:00pm at Hillyer Memorial Church on Hillsborough & St. Mary Street in downtown Raleigh. A 70 voice chorus, 5 soloists & orchestra will perform Mass in E flat by Franz Schubert. The concert is approximately one hour with a reception afterwards. Concert & reception are handicap accessible. Contact Will Harper for more info.

General Assembly Chorus Concert

The General Assembly Chorus (of which HP resident Doug Elvers is a member) will present their Spring Benefit Concert "Harmony, Hope and Healing" for the Pretty in Pink Foundation. Featuring the General Assembly Chorus and two National Champion quartets some of the most popular music will be performed. Two performances of the show – one at 2:00 and one at 7:30 – will be held on Saturday, April 30th, at the Fletcher Theater at the Progress Energy Center in Raleigh. Ticket prices range from $18 to $23 for seniors. Ticket information is available on the website:  or contact Doug Elvers. A flyer is posted on the bulletin board in the clubhouse.

Thank You from Hospice of Wake County

Somewhere in the magic of giving, a wonderful relationship has developed between your neighbors at Heritage Pines and the patients and families served by Hospice of Wake County. It started with Mary and Hugh Toland who have been volunteers for several years. They shared their passion for hospice care with you and it has blossomed.
How has Heritage Pines supported HOWC? Our patients have been comforted with afghans and booties that have been lovingly made by some of your neighbors. A very special moment was generously prepared for one of our patients who was British by birth. She wanted to experience an English tea again. The table was set with fine china, elegant silver, tea cozies and tea sandwiches, scones and other delicacies.

Other neighbors have become volunteers who provide support to our patients and their families in their homes. Some help in the office with administrative tasks such as filing or preparing mailings or manuals. And still others support the fundraising efforts which enables care to be provided to anyone without consideration regardless of need or financial means.
We, at Hospice of Wake County, send our deepest thanks to all of you who have been so kind to share you time and your talents and open our doors to anyone else who might want to become involved.

With gratitude,
Anne Arndt, Manager of Volunteer Services, Hospice of Wake County


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 & Audrey Duck

  • Men’s Breakfast - Bob Hodes & Team

  • Ladies Lunch - Tuesday Afternoon Book Club
    May Wedding

Encore Singers

The Encore Singers will perform for us on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00pm with a new performance comprised of song and dance from a variety of genres and time periods. Cost of this event if $5.00 and deadline for sign up is May 23.

Duplicate Bridge

Heritage Pines Duplicate Bridge Group is looking for substitutes and regular players. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Club House at 1:00 pm for a very relaxed game with an occasional pregame lesson. If you are interested in playing, please contact Barbara Jerchower.

Rex Volunteers

Rex Volunteers is a group of ladies who meet twice a month to cut, sew and stuff various projects for distribution at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. There is also a group of ladies who sew at home. We appreciate all the time and effort our residents give to make this service a success.

One of our residents, Fran Mammolito, recently donated a sewing machine to our group and we are already using it. Thank you, Fran.

Thanks also to many residents who have donated fabric and sewing thread. We hope to use it all.

Lois Copeland is our liaison at Rex Hospital. She either visits us at the Clubhouse to pick up our finished projects or I deliver them to her home.
Last month we gave over 250 finished projects to Rex Hospital. These projects included baby and adult hats, baby blankets and incubator covers, tote bags and pillows, children and adult pillows, including our special spring butterfly pillows.

We welcome any resident who would like to join us. We meet at the Clubhouse at 1:00 pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. If you have any questions, please call Bernie Aliberti.

Other Upcoming Events

  • June 21-23 (Tues. –Thurs.) – Bus Trip to Asheville/Biltmore - $259.00

  • July 4 (Mon) – July 4 Celebration – 11:30AM – 4:00PM – Smithfield BBQ Games/Contests – Entertainment by Tina Cash, vocalist.

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

Water Aerobics

We are still actively searching for a certified and insured water aerobics instructor. If you have any leads please contact the office. You may still use the pool in the mornings for exercise.

Parking Lot Project

We will be resurfacing the tennis court parking lot. This lot will be closed during the resurfacing process. Please pay attention to where you are parking. Look for information in the clubhouse lobby as to the date for this work.



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

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review - May 11 & 25 - 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - May 9 - 4 pm
  • Finance - No meeting
  • Grounds - May 18 -  4:00 pm
  • Social - May 2 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • None to report
Thinking of You

Lee Busse
Doris Eutizzi
Helen Handley
Dean Lockwood
Olga Lord
Joan Roesler
Fran Vesel
Becky Waller


May Wedding Anniversaries  

  1-Bob & Bernie Aliberti
  4-Dave & Doris Manning
11-Dave & Barbara Harcharic
13-Ivan & Blanche Bahamonde
15-Nick & Ann Trasatto
15-Bill & Alice White
18-Don & Audrey Duck
19-Dick & Vicki Shannon
21-Drew & Judy Smith
23-Tarvy & Mary Giannuzzi
28-Bob & Kay Cole
28- Paul & Helene Johnson

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Martha Ingling on the death of her husband, Bill, on March 16.
  • Margaret Pritt on the death of her husband, David, on April 17.
May Birthdays

  2-Susan Berkowitz
  2-Ana Maria Melling
  2-Brunie Robles
  2-Pat Schneider
  3-Mickey Brescia
  3-Harvey Gunther
  3-Tina Panebianco
  4-Sandy Giovino
  5-Ann Roedema
  7-Norma Curran
  8-Betty Morgan
  9–Joan Hall
10 Abby Johnson
10-Ralph Robertson
11-Thomas Moldt
12-Jack Bacola
14-Marianne Heaton
14-Dinesh Kachalia
14-Peggy Sommerville
14-Russ Willard
15-Ruthie Hauf


17-Angie DeVita
18- Helene Johnson
19-Don Bond
19-Ed Eagle
20-Diane McCarraher
20-Bob Woessner
21-Blanche Bahamonde
21-Sue Hsiung
22-Lee Aliberti
23-Bonny Chirayath
24-Dick Gross
24-Joan Ward
25-Nanette Hall
29-Don Duck
29-Nancy Skelding
30-Lou DeCellis
30-Betty Hockaday
31-Cynthia Finnelly
31-Mary Hodes

From Hospitality Chair:

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