Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 9 · September 2011

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A Note from the President

As some of you know, we have changed management companies. The Board asked for bids from six companies, personally
interviewed four of these and picked the company we felt best suited our needs. Effective September 1, 2011, Elite Management Professionals, Inc., will take over as our management company.

The president is Dawn Hatcher and Karen Bayless will be our community manager.

You have received a letter from Elite
Management explaining how and where to pay your homeowner dues.

I know it has been a long time since we have had property violation inspections, therefore, when it was done this last month, many of you received violation letters. With the new management company, inspections will be done twice a month and backyards will be done
on a quarterly basis. This will lead to a more thorough and consistent violation reporting.

Our community has regulations we must follow for the swimming pool, fire codes, building codes, and the BMP’s (Best
Management Practices for wetlands pond, step pool and other water control items). With these regulations we have inspections from the State, the County and the City. These inspections and our rules and regulations are to maintain the appearance of the neighborhood in order to safeguard our property values.

September Board meeting has been changed to Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm.

 Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:

Activity and sadness are incompatible.

Clubhouse Events

Book Club

The Book Club will meet on September 6 at 1:00 pm in the clubhouse. "The Tender Bar", by J.R. Moehringer is the selection. Clare Cady will lead the discussion.

Thursday Afternoon Bridge

Bridge returns on the 1st & 3rd Thursday afternoon at 1 pm, beginning September 1. Contact Joan Hall for information.

Old Fashioned Gathering

Bring a pot luck dish of your choice and we will meet on Saturday, September 3 at 6:30 pm at the clubhouse. Here’s a chance to catch up on what your neighbors have done over the summer.
Nancy White will be our hostess for this event. Cost is $2.00 per person. Deadline to sign up is August 29.

Diner’s Auction/Wine & Cheese

You are invited to a premier event on Sunday, September 11 at 7:00pm. We will have a Diner’s Auction for local restaurant certificates that you can bid on. If you want to see a list of the restaurants participating , it is available in the office. Each participant will be given play money to bid on these choice meals. Winning bid will be awarded the coveted certificate. Part of the proceeds will be given to a charity that will be chosen that night. Bring wine to share and cheese & other snacks will be provided. Cost is $15.00 per person. The deadline to sign-up is September 6.

Garden Club Meeting

The Garden Club will meet on Tuesday,
September 13, at 9:30am at the clubhouse. They will be exchanging plants at this meeting.


The Rex Volunteer ladies have been busy all summer working on projects for Rex Hospital. Our completed projects will be picked up by Lois Copeland, our liaison at Rex Hospital, on Wednesday, September 14th. We have approximately 200 completed projects.

The Volunteers are taking a late summer
vacation. We will not meet on Wednesday,
September 28 and Wednesday, October 12. We will resume meeting on Wednesday, October 26.

We meet twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesday to sew and stuff pillows. We are in need of sewers, either machine or hand sewing. Please join us if you think you can help. If you have any questions, please call Bernie Aliberti.

Friday Night Bridge

Anyone interested in playing party or rubber bridge at 7 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month, please call Audrey Schmidt. To be more inclusive, Couple Bridge will be changed to Friday Night Bridge and includes both singles and couples. We currently have 10 people (making 2 1/2 tables) of regular players plus a list of substitutes. The group is friendly and encompasses all skill levels. If you like to play bridge, please consider joining us as a regular or a substitute. September 16 is play night.

Birthday Dessert Drop-In

Birthday Dessert Drop-In IN HONOR OF EMMETT WALLER Friday, September 9, 2011
7 – 9 P.M. Heritage Pines Clubhouse HOSTED BY HIS CHILDREN. Deadline to sign up –August 29

Ladies Luncheon

The Heritage Pines Quilt Club will host the Ladies Luncheon on Tuesday, September 20 at 12:30pm. Vintage quilts from the past, contemporary quilts and quilted projects will be on display and quilters will briefly talk about their quilting projects. If you have a quilt or quilted project you would like to be part of the display, please contact Pam Roberts. The menu will be Egg Twist Sandwiches of ham, turkey, or roast beef and Chicken Grape Salad on croissants served with fresh fruit and cookies for dessert. Cost is $8.00. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, September 6.

Non-Fiction Book Club

Regular book club meetings will resume September 20 at 7pm in the craft room of the clubhouse. "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers,
a true story of a Syrian-American family caught up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is the featured book. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For more info, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath or just come.

Watercolor Classes

Watercolor painting classes will be held on four Thursdays, September 22, 29, October 6 & 13, 2011 from10 am to 12:30 pm. The concentration will be on flowers. Registration will be limited to 12 people. The cost for all four classes will be $43.00.Sign up by September 6 for these classes.



A decision was made by the players of Bocce Games, to set a comfort temperature for playing games. We will not play if the temperature outside is 87 degrees or above or 40 degrees or below. Thank you.
Submitted by Tarvy Gianuzzi.

Veterans - Sign Up

Please check the information in the clubhouse lobby to verify that we have the correct information concerning your military service. We are planning our Veterans Day program and want to confirm that the information is correct! Thank you.

Wii Games

Fall & winter Wii games will start on Wednesday, October 5, at 3:00 pm. Come join an energetic group of Senior Wii’ers who primarily love to Bowl, but are willing to try out other Wii games also. We meet at the big screen TV in the clubhouse.

Upcoming Trips

Barn Dinner Theater
November 1 - Bus Trip
On Tuesday, November 1, we will travel to Greensboro for a buffet lunch and matinee showing of "Groovin", a 60’s & 70’s musical. Our bus leaves HP at 11:30am to get us there for the 1:00 PM buffet lunch. After the 90 minute show, We will return to the clubhouse at approximately 5:30pm. Cost
for this event is $72 per person. Please sign up by September 26 if you would like to join us. Call Peggy in the office if you have questions.

Atlantic City, NJ Trip
November 27-30.

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. Trip must be paid in full by September 11.

Improving Your Photography
Ron Mitchell, Heritage Pines "semi" professional photographer will be teaching a 12 week class on "Improving Your
Photography". The class will begin on Monday, November 7 at 2:30 pm.

Participants are required to bring their camera and camera manual to each
class! (Manuals can be downloaded or purchased if you cannot locate your manual.) Class members will receive basic instructions on how a camera works, picture composition and situational capture techniques. Pictures will be taken and evaluated. Ron will use many of his
own photographs as teaching aids. Class fee is $24.00 for 12 class sessions. Class size is limited to 12 maximum! If you have questions, you can email Ron at ronmitch@nc.rr.com. Deadline to register is October 3. You may register early for this class in the office.


Some of the large bingo cards have left the clubhouse. Please return these cards so we do not have to spend the money to purchase a new set. Remember that items in the clubhouse are not for use outside the building. All items in the clubhouse should
be available for use whenever needed by the homeowners. Thank you for your consideration with this concern.

Pet Owner Notice - cats & dogs

his is a reminder for all pet owners to be responsible while walking your pet through our community. Please be sure to pick up after your dog or cat while walking and remember that all pets must be on a leash while walking. Dispose of droppings appropriately by throwing them in your trash - not the woods or ponds.

The Town of Cary requires that all dogs and cats be on a leash or lead if they are not on the owner’s property. Heritage Pines’ rules
follow the same as the Town of Cary.
Your cooperation will be appreciated by

Carpenter/Upchurch Intersection

Update - Mr. Tim Bailey, Director of Engineering for the Town of Cary, indicated in his last email that they are continuing to monitor the issues and concerns about this intersection. It would be helpful if more residents of our community of Heritage Pines wrote to our council representative, Jennifer Robinson. Her email is
Jennifer.Robinson@townofcary.org. Please let your voice be heard.

Town of Cary Sertoma Series

Fall 2011 Series
All shows are held at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 801 High House Road. Concerts are free and open to the public. For more concert information, call (919) 469-4069.

Cary Town Band Concert: Labors of the Day, Free Friday, September 2, 7:30 p.m.
http://www.carytownband.org What better way to start the Labor Day Weekend than with a celebration of the holiday with the Cary Town Band? Join us as we recall picnics, baseball, concerts, and other summer activities. Enjoy music honoring a varied collection of jobs that the holiday was created to commemorate. No rain date or location.

September 11th Concert 2011, Free Sunday, September 11, 3 p.m.
 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragic events in the United States. Remarkably, on this same date in 1956, the Sister Cities movement emerged from a White House Summit on Citizen Diplomacy. Featuring performances by local musicians, dancers and singers, the September 11th Concert is an opportunity to spread a message of hope through music, movement and the spoken word as we pay tribute to both of these events. For more, (919) 460-4963. Rain Location: Cary Senior Center Ballroom

Triangle Brass Band Concert, Free Friday, September 16, 7 p.m. http://www.trianglebrass.org Join the Triangle Brass Band for "Pops in the Park!" The area's premier adult brass band will perform an audience-pleasing selection of marches, musicals, light classical music and traditional brass band tunes. No rain date or location.

One Leg Up, Free
Sunday, September 18, 3 p.m.
http://www.onelegupjazz.com Based in Asheville, North Carolina, One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions. Rain location: Kiwanis Shelter

Brass at Bond, Free
Saturday, October 8, 1 p.m
Join us as we celebrate the rich, pure sounds of brass instruments. This year's performance will feature some of North Carolina’s most innovative brass ensembles. The afternoon of music will delight the entire family! Bring your blanket and your lunch and enjoy the sounds of Brass at Bond! No rain date or location.

The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, Free Saturday, October 15, 3 p.m. http://www.carolinajazz.com The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra is a 20-piece big band that performs standards from the repertoires of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and many others. Rain Location: Kiwanis Shelter

2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Cary, NC 27519
Betty Landes, CMCA
On-Site Manager
(P) 919-466-0016
(F) 919-466-0014 - clubhouse

Elite Management
Professionals, Inc.

Community Manager
Karen Bayless
Office Phone 919-233-7660 x 202
Office Fax 919-233-7661

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 - Nancy Skelding

  • Ice Cream Social - Jeannette Martin & committee

  • 1st Men’s Breakfast -  Bob Hodes & crew

  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast - Art Heaton, Don Matthews & crew

  • Co-Ed Lunch - Social Committee

  • End of Summer Party - Mary & Bob Hodes & committee

Brickman Notes
As Summer Turns to Fall

The hot days of summer are coming to a close. Looking into the long range forecast, we seem to be getting into a cooler, wetter weather pattern
that is GREAT to look forward to.
With the incoming cool down, we will be aerating and seeding all of the lawn areas in the community during the week of September 26th – 30th.

During the past couple of years we have had several incidents with our aerators hitting pipes that were buried just barely below the surface. Our aerators can plug as deeply as four
inches. Some of the irrigation lines that we hit last year were barely two inches below the ground.

Since we cannot see the pipes that are subsurface, there is no way that we can prevent that from happening. In return, we cannot be responsible for any damages that may occur.

There are a couple of options if you feel that your pipes may be in danger: (1) if you know where your pipes are buried you may flag out the areas
around the trench. This is an indicator to our crews not to aerate the flagged area and (2) if you are uncertain where the pipes are buried, you may opt out of the aerating and over seeding
process. This can be done by putting a written request into the HOA office.

Along with flagging where possible shallow pipes may be, we would also request that you flag out all of your irrigation heads (in grass areas only) to prevent our aerators from hitting the heads and causing possible damage to the sprinkler heads.

If your sprinkler heads are not flagged we cannot take responsibility for any damage done to the sprinkler head. Please have all flagging completed following our weekly mowing of your
home the week of September 19th.
With that part resolved, there are a couple of other tips that can help us to ensure great results from this year’s efforts:

1. BEFORE we come to aerate your property be sure to have watered your lawn deeply – this will enable our aerators to penetrate the soil so that we can improve the seed to soil contact as well as reduce the level of
compaction in your soil.

2. AFTER we have aerated and seeded your yard, please be sure to water your lawn just enough to keep the surface of the soil moist – NOT SOPPING wet.

Following these steps will help to be sure we take advantage of this one opportunity each year that
we get to set your lawn up for success next year. If you are interested in more info, check out the NCSU website.
Through our partnership with you, we are expecting great results once again from our aeration and over seeding process. See you soon.

Chris, Michael, Kevin & The Brickman Team

Check the clubhouse
bulletin board to find out more information about what is happening
in the area.
If you wish to place a
notice on the board please include
your name and date.

HP Annual Arts & Crafts Show

This year our show is a little earlier than usual. We are holding it on Saturday, October 8 from 10 am to 2 pm. Do you have something you’ve been working on that you’d like to share? You have until September 26 to send in your registration form. The fee for entering this year is $4. Attendance for viewers is free, we do ask for you to sign up if you plan to attending. Bring your friends and/ or your family to see what talent lives in Heritage Pines. Registration forms for exhibitors will be in the racks outside the library in the clubhouse. If you have any questions, please call Eileen Fitzgerald.

Piano Music

On Saturday, October 1, at 7:00 pm, enjoy a relaxing evening of piano music by Roger Lehman, featuring light jazz, standard hits and classics. Savor international coffees accompanied by sweet treats to tempt your palate. All this for the affordable price of $6.00 per person. Sign up by September 19.

HPCA Board Meeting
September 22
At 1:30 pm

Please note the date & time
change for September
HP Board

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - September 14 & 28—10:00 am
  • Clubhouse September 12 - 4 pm
  • Finance - No meeting
  • Grounds - September 14 -  4:00 pm
  • Social - September 12 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors

                      None to report!

Thinking of You

Doris Eutizzi
Frank Hill
Jeanette Hill
Gale Keenan
Katherine Kuhn
Tina Panebianco
Betty Smith
Frank Rzasa
Joan Ward


September Wedding Anniversaries  

  1 - Chuck & Ty Stranger
  2 - Howard & Suzy Orebaugh
  3 - Dick & Gwen Moore
  7- Ernest & Jean Rossi
10 - Chig & Hilda Hill
11- Jeff & Nancy Dunn
13 - Ronald & Mary Ann Kruss
15 -Tom & Nancy Boxell
15 - Will & Jean Harper
16 - Ed & Tina Caffera
16 - Mike & Sally Etkin
17 - Dick & Marge Hellkamp
17 - Irving & Delores Silberberg
19 - Don & Linda Brown
20- Cleveland & Evelyn Bryant
21 - Jack & Joan Robinson
24 - Phil & Phyllis Piccola
24 - John & Ethel Toland
28 - Ray & Jeanette Adamski
27 - Ken & Barbara Safon
28 - Lou & Marilyn Tsipis

  • No new announcements!
Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Carol & Ron Mitchell on the death of her brother.
September Birthdays

  2-Robert Edlind
  2-Warren Schmidt
  2-Beverley Fuquay
  4- Bettie Diamondidis
  4-Catherine McAuley
  5-Deloy Hanson
  5-Merlyn Muth
  6-Jo Bidleman
  6-Janice Busse
  6-Mary Schroeher
  7-Mary Lee Tatum
  8-Dean Lockwood
  8-Johanna Truncale
  9-Ray Adamski
  9-Ivan Bahamonde
  9-Emmett Waller
11-Mert Sirota
13-Ann Martyanik
15-Dave Harcharic
15-Jim Sansom
16-Eileen Hoppa
16-Pam Roberts
17-Ed Caffera
18-Drew Smith

18-Nick Trasatto
19-Jim Davey
19-Dave Manning
19-Frank Rzasa
20-Nancy Dunn
20-Richard Henderson
20-Nancy White
21-Ethel Toland
21-Carol Harder
23-Mike Crispi
23-Travis Thompson
25-Dan Golden
25-Vito Romano
26-Carol Retiz
26-David Yu
27-Marlene Gadigian
27-Bill Roberts
28-Marilyn Gervais
28-Hilda Hill
29-Polly Collette
29-John Toland
30-Sally Morena
30-Rex Hoppa

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman September – Chrys Matthews
Please notify Chrys if anyone in our community needs our care or concern.
We live in a community that really cares for one another!