Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 7 ∑ July 2011

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A Note from the President

The pool and tennis surveys are in and totaled. The results are to keep the present hours for the children at the pool 2:00-5:00 PM.

The office has the surveys and the totals. We will have a lifeguard on duty at the pool on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 5PM for the summer. He will check for pool passes and to enforce the rules concerning the pool and hot tub. Beginning July 1, you must have your pool passes on you to use the pool resident passes for yourself and a guest pass for each guest.

Each house is issued two resident passes and two guest passes. You may borrow guest passes from your neighbors or friends. And please donít forget to sign in!

It is the time of the year to power wash the dirt off from the winter. We will be power washing the community sidewalks, skipping over the driveways. It will be your responsibility to power wash your driveway, walkways to your houses and your house, if it needs it.

We will be power washing the clubhouse and outer buildings as well as the sidewalks around the clubhouse.

Happy Fourth of July!!

 Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:

If you donít get everything you want, think of the things
you donít get that you donít want.

Clubhouse Events

July 4th Celebration

Our Annual Nationís Birthday Celebration on Monday, July 4, at 11:30am at the clubhouse is sold out. You can add your name to the wait list in case there are any cancellations.

Book Club

This month the Tuesday Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 5, at 1:00PM. The Book selection is  "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch. Roslyn Hartsell will lead the discussion.

Water Aerobics

We will be having two classes in July . On MWF at 8:00am an advanced class and at 9:15am an intermediate class. Dates are July 1, 6, 20, 22, 25, 27 & 29. Please use sign up sheet to register for these classes.

Garden Club Meeting

The Garden Club will meet on July 12 at 9:30am at Fran Livotiís house. Seven people attended the June meeting and Ann Hilton from Brickman spoke to the club. She was very informative and will be coming back to the August meeting.

Non-Fiction Book Club

This month the Non-Fiction Book Club will not read a book for the July 19 meeting. Instead, they will have a pot-luck dinner at 6:30 PM at Bonny Chirayathís house and discuss the reading list for the coming year. Everyone should come with ideas. Regular book club meetings will resume on the third Tuesday of Sept. at 7 PM in the craft room of the clubhouse.

Ladiesí Lunch

The July Ladies Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, July 19 at 12:30PM. Jeanette Martin will have readings from two published authors, Florence Nash and Stan Absher. They are both members of the Black Socks Poets, a local writing group. Florence Nash was born and raised in North Carolina with degrees from UNC/Chapel Hill and Duke University.

Besides her published works, she is a lecturer in creative writing seminars. She will read from her published collections. Stan Absher was also born and raised in North Carolina. He will read from his recently published book, "Night Weather" which is beautifully illustrated with wonderful art. We will conclude with a question and answer session after the readings.

The last part of the program will be an "open mike" where anyone may read any poems or short stories they have written.

We have much talent among our Heritage Pines residents and we hope that you will be willing to share your work with us.

Firehouse Subs will provide box lunches for this event. Make your choice on the sign up sheet and please RSVP by July 5 to attend. Cost is $10.00 per person.

Pizza & Game Night

On Saturday July 30, at 5:30 pm, we will be having pizza followed by games with prizes. Cost for this event will be $8.00. We will have an assorted selection of pizzas, including cheese, meat and veggie. Come prepared to be challenged!

Save these dates

August 16

We will have a co-ed luncheon for the men & women of Heritage Pines with a speaker from SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Plan). Judy Gray, Outreach Coordinator, will be our guest speaker. Make sure you bring any questions that you may have for her.

August 27

We will be having an "End of Summer Party" on Saturday, August 27 so mark your calendars for this fun event. Enjoy games with your friends at the clubhouse and feast on ribs and chicken. There will also be watermelon for dessert - yummy!

Our Neighbors

Latest Info on Carpenter/Upchurch Intersection

An email from Tim Bailey, P.E. for Town of Cary, indicates they are investigating: Speed limits, sight distance, pedestrian patterns, roundabouts, and other options. It seems that our petition is still very much in the works and is being looked into.

Get Started with Library eBooks!

Staff from Wake County's Digital Library will demonstrate how to search for and download eBooks from the library's collection. Don't have an eReader yet? Following the presentation an eReader petting zoo will give you the opportunity to try one out. Sign-up, please call (919) 463-8500 Wake Regional Library Friday, July 15th at 10:30 am.


David Gordon in the news

TV News 14 interviewed David Gordon about his World War II experience for a feature on Memorial Day. The interview was shown on TV every two hours on Memorial Day. David served in the 30th Infantry Division which landed on Omaha Beach and fought itís way through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Submitted by Harriet Gordon

Sheets

It is important to sign for the Library, Pool, and Exercise Room. Occasionally, someone has left something and checking the sign-in sheet helps us to locate the owner of the lost item. Also, sometimes someone leaves something on the copier or gets a fax report and it makes it easier for us to locate you..

Fishing in the Ponds

Please note that a fishing license is required for anyone over the age of 16 to fish anywhere in North Carolina (including our pond). The cost of the annual license if $15.00 and can be obtained by internet at http://www.ncwildlife.org

Cary Reminds Utility Customers to Watch How You Water

The temperature is rising and the Town of Cary wants to remind utility customers that alternate day watering rules are in effect year round in Cary and Morrisville. Water customers with odd-numbered street addresses can water outdoors using automated devices such as sprinklers and irrigation systems only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Customers with even-numbered street addresses may water outdoors using sprinklers and irrigation systems only on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. No one may use outdoor automated devices--
including sprinklers--on Mondays; however, hand-watering and using drip irrigation are okay any day of the week.

Day Odd
Monday NO NO
Tuesday YES NO
Wednesday NO YES
Thursday YES NO
Friday NO YES
Saturday YES NO
Sunday NO YES


Upcoming Trips

Branson, Mo Trip Ė Oct 15 Ė 23, 2011

People are already signing up for this trip so if you are 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 Ė Nov. 27-30, 2011

Pack your bags and join us for 4 days in exciting Atlantic City. Three nights lodging, 4 meals, and a $30 casino bonus are 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.

Important Facts

When thunder roars go indoors. Lightning Awareness Week was June 19 Ė 25, and the Town of Cary Fire Department joins the National Weather Service, NOAA and the Office of Climate Control and Weather Services in encouraging people to learn about lightning safety. This yearís message is, "When thunder roars go indoors."

According to the National Weather Service, lightning kills over 50 people each year and injures hundreds of others often causing permanent neurological impairment; in Cary, Fire and Rescue units responded to three residential fires resulting in an estimated $264,000 in damages caused by lightning in 2010.

To reduce the chance of being struck by lightning:

  • Watch for developing thunderstorms and know that when you hear thunder, you are within striking distance so seek safe shelter immediately.

  • Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment, away from indoor and outdoor pools, tubs, showers and other plumbing.

  • Make sure key electrical equipment is protected by surge protectors, and install GFI circuitry outside near water sources.

  • Recreation counselors and coaches should have a written plan and at the first clap of thunder send participants to a large safe building or enclosed vehicle.

  • If someone is struck by lightning, call 911; if the person is unresponsive and not breathing, start CPR and use an AED if one is available.

  • Wait 30 minutes to go outside after you hear the last clasp of thunder.

Grounds Update

Brickman Groupís Chris Maerlender gave a very informative talk on pruning at the clubhouse on June 13. Over 49 people attended. If you werenít one of those who attended you can obtain a copy of the slides used by Chris in the presentation at the club office, or if you prefer an email of the color slide presentation in pdf format that can also be done by furnishing your email address to the office.

Chris explained why we prune and the three types of pruning employed: rejuvenative, thinning, and heading. Employing these methods produce natural form and healthy shrubbery as opposed to the "meatball" and 'squared hedge" that results from shearing shrubs with power tools.

Everything Chris presented is in conformance with the pruning standards that have been formulated between the grounds committee and Brickman group. These standards have been periodically provided in the newsletter and updated over time. If you want a copy of the current standard for 2011 contact the office.

The constructed wetland pond at the corner of Franklin Hills Point and Heritage Pines Drive was mulched on June 20 with brown hardwood mulch. It provides a very attractive background to the green aquatic plants in the wetland and the dawn redwood trees and beauty berry bushes growing on the slopes. Take a look and enjoy the sight.

The Grounds committee is seeking a volunteer or volunteers to water the four flower planting pots in front of the clubhouse and the one on the side entrance. Watering is usually required three times a week during the hot summer months. A hose is readily available for the front pots and a watering pot is available for the side entrance pot.

Please let the office know if you are willing to help out on this duty that has been performed by the grounds committee members for several years now. We would like to involve others in this necessary duty.


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 - Gloria Slugg

  • Menís Breakfast - Bob Hodes & crew

  • Afternoon Tea - Margaret Pritt, Saundra Robertson &

  • Hello Neighbor - Pat Schneider

  • Pot Luck Bingo - Nancy & Jeff Dunn

  • Pruning Talk - Martin Anderson & Grounds Committee

Interesting Facts


After 823 years, July 2011 is special. This year July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This apparently happens once every 823 years.

Tennis Court Parking Lot Project

We will be seal coating and striping the tennis court parking lot on July 8. 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.

Brickman Notes

Summer 2011

As another HOT summer moves in, we wanted to provide a quick re-cap of our 2011 progress, and some summer notes. Hereís a quick update:

Lawn Care - we have made 2 spring applications of fertilizer and weed control to all lawn areas, and we are continuing to spot spray as needed to control Virginia Button Weed, Crabgrass and spurge. Overall, the lawn areas are clean of weeds!
Mowing - we are continuing to perform the mowing operations on a weekly basis, and as we move into the hottest part of the year we will continue to evaluate the mowing needs on a weekly basis.

Pruning - hopefully each of you has had a chance to understand our pruning standards and the processes that we follow. We have made one complete run through the community with pruning, and are continuing to make our rounds and prune
as needed to meet the standards.
Weed Control - on a weekly basis, we are continuing to manage the weeds in both curb cracks and the beds - this is an ongoing process year round.

As we move into the summer, please continue to monitor your irrigation system and its operation - some of you may have noticed that the water rates have increased, so your water bill has gone up - ask yourself "Does my landscape need this much water?"

Watering your established plant material should not be neededóif you can turn that zone offóDO SO!!
Once again, we continue to make progress in your community, and we appreciate all of you for trusting your landscape to Brickman!

Happy Summer!
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, donít 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 yearís 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
July 21, 2011
At 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - July 13 & 27 - 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse July 12 - 4:00 pm
  • Finance - No meeting
  • Grounds - June 15 - 4:00 pm
  • Social - July 20 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors

                      None to report!

Thinking of You

Lee Busse
Dottie Dowding
Deloy Hanson
Marie Miskowitz
Joyce Thimsen
Hugh Toland


July Wedding Anniversaries  

  2 - Jim & Connie Davey
  4 - Keith & Sue Holland
  5 - Dick & Lorrie Gross
13 - Howard & Lee Rubin
14 - Frank & Doris Rzasa
16 - Travis & Linda Thompson
17 - Art & Marianne Heaton
17 - Frank & Evelyn Pettinelli
21 - Dave & Marlene Gadigian
21 - Ralph & Joan Hakanson
25 - Vito & Nancy Romano
26 - Doug & Barbara Lipson
31 - Tom & Mary Svantner

  • No new announcements!
July Birthdays

  1-Carolyn Padley
  3-Betty Smith
  4-Janice Dilen
  4-Bob Hall
  4-Martha Kozar
  5-Dolores Bolan
  5-Laly Gener
  5-Frank Pettinelli
  7-Jeanette Adamski
  7-Joyce Aspinall
  7-Suzanne Orebaugh
  8-Jane Gillett
  8- Delores Silberberg
  8-Ty Stranger
  8-Alice White
12-Kathy Davis
13-John McNally

13-Shirley Rieck
14 Roslyn Hartsell
16-Ray Bassi
17-Donna Callahan
18-Liz Mongrain
20-Fran Golden
20-Mary Grandpre
21-Jean Harper
22-Mary Easley
22-Chris Vezzetti
23-Howard Rubin
24-Carol Elvers
25-James Yawn
27-Steve Toomey
30-Carol French
30-Darlene Hanson

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman JulyóMarge Roos
Please notify Marge if anyone in our community needs our care or concern. We live in a community that really cares for one another!