Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 6 · June 2011

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A Note from the President

THE POOL IS OPEN!! Now if the weather would just cooperate. We have a request to change the hours that children under age 18 can use the pool. The board decided that before we did this, we should give the residents a chance to weigh-in on the decision. Also, the tennis court needs repair work for about $12,000 with no
guarantee that we wouldn’t have the same problems in a couple of years. We spent $10,000 three years ago on the tennis court. Do we have enough residents using the court to warrant spending this amount? We have much nicer courts at the Cary Tennis Center just around the block. Should we do something else with the court? Miniature golf? A real shuffle board court?

Because of these concerns, we are enclosed in the mailed newsletter a survey for you to fill out letting us know your preferences. The Board will then take your responses into our considerations.,

 Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:

Life is a steep grade, and we should welcome every
opportunity to give our friends a lift when they need it.

Clubhouse Events

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. Mickey Brescia will honor those who have died with the playing of taps. Please list the names of those military that you want to be remembered on the list in the clubhouse lobby, as the names will be placed on a scroll to be read at the ceremony. We will serve ham and sausage biscuits, fruit and coffee when you arrive.

Afternoon Tea

Put on your prettiest attire and join us on June 1 for an elegant afternoon tea at the clubhouse . Hats and gloves are optional, but would add to the festivities. Doors will open at 3:00pm. Food has been ordered and registration is closed.

Water Aerobics

We will be having two classes beginning on June 6. On MWF at 8:00am an advanced class and at 9:15am an intermediate class. Please sign up in the clubhouse lobby for these classes.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

This month the Book Club is reading  "On Account of Conspicuous Women" by Dawn Swamp. Linda Thompson will lead the discussion. The meeting is June 7 at 1:00pm. This group is always open to new members and occasional visitors.

Janet Lockhart of the West Regional Library asked that we notify our residents that Kindle e-readers will be able to check out electronic books from the library later this year. This is according to a recent news release (L.A. Times) from Amazon.com (company that sells Kindle products) and is contrary to the information Janet had when she spoke to us at the Ladies Luncheon last month.

Garden Club Meeting

The Garden Club will meet on June 7 at 10am at Janet Deal’s house, Ann Hilton from Brickman will be speaking to the club.

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.

“Hello Neighbor” Talk

On Saturday June 11, at 1:00 pm, in our clubhouse, the Cary Police will be explaining a new program called "HELLO NEIGHBOR". After having several acts of vandalism to my property, I contacted the Cary Police and met with Officer Shawn Smith who suggested that this would be an excellent program for our neighborhood. Officer Smith will be bringing a few policemen with him to cover items of safety in not only guarding your home, but your own personal safety as well. This will be a very informative session where you will have time to ask any questions you may have.

Please sign up and join us for coffee and lotsof valuable information.

Submitted by Pat Schneider

Pot Luck/Bingo

We will be having a potluck/bingo on Saturday, June 11, at 6:00pm in the clubhouse. Please bring a dish to share and bingo will follow dinner. The cost of this event is $2.00 per person to cover beverages, set up and clean up. Bingo cards will be $1.00 each. Please join us for an evening of good food, good company, and fun.

Apply Now to Serve on Cary's Boards and Commissions

Community-minded citizens are encouraged to apply for one of 26 upcoming vacancies on the Town council’s nine advisory boards and commissions. Use your talents and take an active interest in your community on one of the following:

  • Economic Development Commission;

  • Environmental Advisory Board;

  • Information Services Advisory Board;

  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Advisory Board;

  • Planning and Zoning Board;

  • Public Art Advisory Board;

  • Town Center Review Commission;

  • Zoning Board of Adjustment; and

  • Citizen Issue Review Commission (for Cary’s School of Government graduates, only).

Selected applicants will serve for three years starting in October, except where unexpired terms are being filled, and advise the Town Council on their board/commission’s cause. Applications can be found at http://www.townofcary.org and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on June 30, 2011. Learn more at "Boards and Commissions" at http://www.townofcary.org or call (919) 319-4508.

Karen Gray,
Deputy Town Clerk, (919) 319-4508

Deanna Boone,
Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908

Susan Moran,
Public Information Director, (919) 380-4240

Upcoming Trips

June 21 – 23, 2011

If you are signed up for this trip, please come to the clubhouse office on Friday, May 27, from 2-3PM to pick up your itinerary, luggage tags, neck badge, and insurance papers if you signed up for it and did not receive it in the mail. If you cannot make it at this time, please come after 1:00pm the following week.
Also, if you would like to go on this trip, there is still room on the bus for more people. The total cost of the trip is $259 per person for double occupancy. Single occupancy is $60 more. This includes 2 nights lodging at the Brookstone Lodge in Asheville, 4 meals, full day at Biltmore, guided tour of Asheville; visits to Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, Folk Art Center, and the St. Lawrence Basilica.
Branson, Mo Trip – Oct 15 – 23, 2011.

People are already signing up for this trip so if you planning on going, please get your $75.00 deposit per person into the office. The cost of $739 includes 8 nights lodging, 14 meals, and admission to 7 shows including one on the Showboat Branson Belle. We will also make a stop in Nashville on the way home. We will be traveling in a roomy motor coach equipped with video and restroom. For any questions, please call Peggy in the office at 466-0016.

Atlantic City, NJ Trip
Nov. 27-30, 2011

Pack your bags and join us for 4 days in exciting Atlantic City. Three nights lodging, 4 meals, and $30 casino bonus is included in the $230 cost for this trip. We will travel in a spacious motor coach with video system and restroom. Deposit of $75 will hold your place for this trip.

Brickman Talk

On Monday, June 13, at 11:00 am Brickman will be presenting a talk on Pruning. Please use the sign up sheet if you plan to come.

July 4 Celebration

Don’t miss joining us on Monday, July 4, from 11:30am to 4:00 pm to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Smithfield’s BBQ will provide fried chicken and BBQ with fixin’s for lunch. Tina Cash will entertain us from 12:00 – 2:00pm with a variety of songs and also to emcee our fun and games. Cost for this event is $12 per person. Mark this date on your calendar and sign up by June 20 to save your spot.

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee would be grateful for donations of get well, sympathy, or blank note cards. If anyone has some available, please drop them off in the office.

Congratulations to:

Norman Curran and Dottie Walton and their group, "Second Time Arounders" a tap group from Hillsboro won a gold medal at the Senior Games competition held in Newport, North Carolina. They will be representing Carteret County at the Senior Games held in Raleigh in late September.

David Gordon was a guest of honor on the Flight of Honor trip to Washington, DC on April 19 for World War II veterans.

The trip was sponsored by the North Carolina Auto Dealers Association. Many volunteers participated to assist the veterans. The group visited the World War II Memorial, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Air Force Memorial, the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of The Guard at Arlington Cemetery. They were greeted everywhere by bands, singers and thankful well-wishers.
Upon return home they were greeted at the airport by Bagpipers, a Band and the 82nd Airborne Singers and a very large crowd with flags, balloons and signs.

David served in the 30th Infantry Division that landed on Omaha Beach and he fought his way across France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He received 5 Purple hearts and the Bonze Star.

Submitted by Harriet Gordon


A WWII veteran to share their experiences with a local student. His information is posted on the clubhouse bulletin board.

Office Vacation Hours

The office will be open from
9am - 1 pm during the week of
June 6-10.

Tennis Court Parking Lot Project

We will be seal coating and striping this parking lot on May 27. This lot will be closed during this process. Please pay attention to where you are parking. Look for information in the clubhouse lobby for this work.

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.

Our Neighbors

Carpenter/Upchurch Intersection Update

The modifications to the intersection outlined in our petition are still being evaluated by Cary’s engineering department, according to the latest email from our council woman, Jennifer Robinson.

Town of Morrisville
Morrisville will be re-enacting the Civil War Battle of Morrisville at Page House on June 25th. Historian, Ernest Dollar, will be providing the town with a museum exhibit and movie premiere.

For more information as it becomes available, please email Ann Wisner at West Regional Library ann.wisner@wakegov.com.

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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 - Sonia Medina

  • Men’s Breakfast - Doug Lipson/Don Matthews/Crew

  • Ladies Lunch/Fashion Show - Nancy Romano

  • Birthday Party - Wendy Adley, Linda Brown,
    Sharon Toomey and Pat Schneider

  • Memorial Day - Mickey Brescia, Travis Thompson & HP Choral Group

Brickman Notes

IRDU Airport 4/1/10 - 5/12/10 4/1/11 - 5/12/11
90+ Degree
5 0
80-89 Degree Days 14 14
Days with Rain 18 14
Inches of Rain 2.66 2.74
Average High 80 76
Average Low 55 53

The historical high/low are 72/46. So, with that being said, welcome to a normal? spring! This spring has provided us some GREAT grass growing weather – cool nights, warm days and one good rain each week! The lawns have really taken off, and we are running to keep up with them – several of you are applying a little extra fertilizer, and the clumps in your yards are caused by this.

Remember that the double application of weed killer in your yards can adversely effect the growth of your grass.

As you receive this article, we are moving our way through our spring pruning operation. Please refer to the pruning standards for the property as a refresher as to how and what we are doing. Keep in mind that we are concentrating on having healthy plants, we are not going to run around and do a bunch of shearing to create meat balls and boxes!

We are continuing to spot spray our turf weeds throughout the property – we have already seen some Virginia Button Weed and some Nutsedge – so we are getting those handled – we are keeping our eye out for the Crabgrass as well.

These rains that we are getting can really be great for the lawns and landscape, but they can reek some havoc on our crew’s schedules. Keep in mind that our mowing schedule will be adjusted by rain, and as you all know, we have some yards that stay REALLY wet, we keep that in mind as we re-schedule.

As for Irrigation – we are not even running it!! I would encourage each of you to think about how much you are watering, and how much you need to water – usually we over water, and with the DRAMATIC increase in cost of water from the town of Cary, you may want to think about turning off your systems. Unless you have new plantings around the house, most of your plants are not needing any water at all, and the lawn areas should get a little stressed before you get the water going on them. Again, use the finger test to touch the top of the soil – if it is moist, you don’t need water!
Summer is moving in, and I hope you have plans to stay cool, you know what they say, April Showers = May flowers, and spring comes in like a lamb and goes out like a Lion!!!

Please join us for a conversation about pruning on June 13th in the clubhouse at 11 am.

See you soon and until then Happy Travels & Gardening

Chris, Michael, Kevin & The Brickman Team

Gloomy Scale on your Maple

The identification, biology, and management of this scale insect is available click here. It has been recommended by Robert Day, a certified arborist with Bartlett Tree Experts Co., that moderate to heavy infestations be treated twice per year for three consecutive years. The first application will be in late June and the second application will occur in late September. They are offering a discounted rate of $10 per treatment per tree.

You may sign up in the lobby and bring a check to the office made payable to Bartlett Tree Experts by June 15.
Cicada Songs, Not Alarms, Being Played Throughout Cary

If the warmer temperatures encourage you to open your windows and let in the fresh spring air, don’t be surprised if you also hear nature "singing."

Every decade or so, our area of the United States experiences the emergence of periodical cicadas, heavy-bodied wedge-shaped insects with a brownish-black body roughly 1-inch long. Their arrival, from May-July, is announced by a rhythmical, shrill call. During this period, residents may hear a loud and incessant chorus similar to a car or burglar alarm; these calls typically begin at dawn and cease shortly after dusk. This year’s cicada songs appear to be particularly loud in and around select Town parks including Bond Park, Brooks Park, and Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. If you hear a noise similar to an alarm and believe there is an immediate threat to life or property, please call 911; otherwise, call the Town of Cary non-emergency number at (919) 469-4012.

HPCA Board Meeting
June 16, 2011
At 10:00 am

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

New Neighbors
(click on image to see larger version)

                      Tom & Marilyn Nugent

John & Ethel Toland 

Thinking of You

Marge Bacola
Lee Busse
David Gordon
Helen Handley
Keith Holland
Otto Schafer
Irv Silverberg
Marianna Tock
Mary Toland
Jo Vivelo


June Wedding Anniversaries  

  2-Jim & Joyce Bryant
  3-Bill & Wendy Adley
  9-Tom & Jeanne Bevill
10-Walt & Sandy Ramsey
11-John & Nadia McNally
13-Russ & Lynn Willard
14-Dan & Mary Alice Kelley
16-Lee & Janice Busse
17-Orval & Becky Boykin
18-Angelo & Jo Vivelo
19-Dave & Dean Lockwood
21-Tony & Jo Romano
21-David & Peggy Sommerville
26-John & Cindy Yusko
28-Dan & Fran Golden
28-Jim & Carole Pederson
29-Clay & Kathy Davis

Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Terry Kagan’s Family on her death on May 1.
  • Ann Cooke on the death of her mother, Dorothy Cooke, on May 12.


  • Paul & Joyce Thimsen on the birth of
    another great-granddaughter. Bethany was born on April 22 to grandson and wife,
  • Steven & Dawn Thimsen.
    This is their fifth great grandchild.
June Birthdays

  1-Joseph Cheng
  1-Dick Moore
  2-Becky Waller
  4-Eva Lynn Faucette
  5-Mary Hinkley
  6-Donna Long
  8-Bill Kozar
  9-Alice Gunther
10-Tony Romano
13-Gretchen Neubert
14-Will Harper
14-Vikki VanHorn
15-Jim Alvado
15-Janet deCecilia

15-Janet Petruccione
15-John Petruccione
17-Joan Roesler
19-Eleanor Klittner
20-Jerry Vezzetti
22-Carol Hall
22Linda Henderson
22-Bob Thompson
24-Sheldon Broedel
25-Lucille Grasso
28-Helen Wilson
29-Priscilla Ruskay
30-Bob Cole
30-Valerie Elvers

From Hospitality Chair:

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