A Note from the President
Fall has arrived and I am sure we are all ready
for cooler weather! Lawns should start to look better with the aeration and
seeding to be done the end of September. If we don’t get rain, be sure and
The Social Committee has presented the
following proposal - "That all attendees for an event pay full price for
the event. No meal sharing will be permitted. Special diet requests will be
accommodated, if possible, before the event deadline." The Board of
Heritage Pines has approved this proposal.
The Board has also approved a change in the
Rules and Regulations under A, #9, c and d. The new ruling reads as
c. "Any event that has a profit making business must benefit the
residents and has to be approved by the Board." a, b, e, f, and g all
remain the same.
This change was made because of the request of
the Social Committee to have a Health Fair and also the Art group who is
having an Arts and Crafts fair and would like the resident participants to
be able to sell their arts and crafts. The rules go into
Thought for the
It is good to let a little sunshine out
as well as in.
The Garden Club will be taking a local field
trip September 27. This trip will be in lieu of the regular October
meeting . Contact is Janet Deal.
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. The sign up
is extended until September 26.
The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 4 at 1:00 pm in the
clubhouse. Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay is the selection. Susan
Berkowitz will lead the discussion
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.
HP Annual Arts & Crafts
Don’t miss this chance to see our Heritage Pines
residents artistic work at this annual event. It will be held at the
clubhouse on Saturday, October 8, from 10 am to 2 pm.
There is still time to sign up to be an exhibitor, if you have a craft you
to show. For any questions, please call Eileen Fitzgerald.
International Pot Luck
miss the HP First Annual International Pot Luck on October 15 -
6:30pm. We want to sample as many foreign dishes as possible so search
your recipes & make your best international dish. Each table will be
decorated to represent a different country - Italy, Turkey, France, Poland,
Mexico, Australia, Cuba, etc. Bring your favorite wine to share at your
table. Come in the colors of your favorite country or national clothing if
you like. The idea is to enjoy
the various cultures of our world and have a fun evening. Cost is $3.00 and
you must sign up by October 3.
Non-Fiction Book Club
The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club
will be on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Club
House. We will be discussing Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railways
Transformed the World, by Christian Wolmar. All are welcome. Bring a snack
to share and/or a beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny
Chirayath, or just come.
The Volunteers are taking a late summer
vacation. They will not meet on Wednesday, September 28 and
Wednesday, October 12. They will resume meeting on Wednesday,
BINGO date change
For the month of October, only Bingo will be held on Thursday, October
27 at 1:00 pm. Then in November we will revert back to our regular day
of the fourth Friday - November 25. If you have any questions about Bingo
contact Dick Gross.
October Ladies Luncheon will be
sponsored by the Line Dance Club on Friday, October 28 at 12:30 pm.
The deadline to sign up is Monday, October 10. The menu will be from
Daniels - baked ziti, tossed salad, bread, and a cookie/brownie for a cost
of $8.00. The program will include line dancing and tap dancing demos by
some of our dancers. Attendees will have a chance to try and learn a simple
dance. We hope to see you
Pines - Get ready to party on Saturday, October 29 at 6:30 pm. We
will have fun contests and games for everyone.
There will be light appetizers including
pumpkin dip (yum-mm) and a contest for the best, the funniest, the most
and the scariest masks. Costumes or masks are optional . Come and have a
great evening of entertainment with your neighbors. Cost will be $8.00 and
sign-up by October 17.
Green Hope Concert Schedule
September 27, 2011
Arts Concert/Ice Cream Social
October 6, 2011
Western Wake Orchestra Festival
October 25, 2011
October 27, 2011
Honors Dance Concert
November 16-18, 2011
A reminder to those who have pre-registered for the Photography Class that
the class fee of $24.00 is due by October 3. Classes begin Monday, November
7 at 2:30 PM in the clubhouse. Don’t forget to bring your camera and your
camera manual (manual can be downloaded or purchased if you cannot locate
yours) to each class. The class if filled; however, you can add your name to
the wait list..
Veterans Day Program
residents are invited on Friday, November 11 at 10:30 am to honor our
Heritage Pines military veterans and to thank them for their service. We
have over 100 veterans living in
Heritage Pines and we all enjoy our freedom
because of their sacrifice. Please join us in
honoring those who have bravely served our
country during both times of war and peace.
A brunch will be served featuring an assortment of mini sausage and ham
biscuits from Biscuitville and mini chicken
sandwiches from Chick Fil A. Assorted fruits, cheeses and pastries will be
included. Cost will be $7.00. Deadline for reservations is Monday, October
31. Linda Brown & Sharon Toomey will host this event. Residents are asked to
bring service pictures of themselves or family members to be displayed in
the clubhouse foyer by November 7. Please identify them with names and their
branch of service.
Would you like a gentle morning yoga class right
here at Heritage Pines starting soon for six weeks? Yoga teacher Judith
Valerie has over 30 years experience teaching Yoga and would like to have HP
experience this gentle exercise. Check out her website at
If you are interested please contact Jeanette Martin so she can see if there
are enough people to have this
Barn Dinner Theater
November 1 - Bus Trip
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 October
3 (extended deadline) if you would like to join us. Call Peggy in
the office if you have questions.
Atlantic City, NJ Trip
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. There is still room for a few more people.
Robert Day, our arborist with Bartlett Tree
Experts, has made a recommendation and submitted a proposal to the Grounds
Committee to thin out the overcrowded trees that provide an opaque 50 foot
buffer along the Heritage Pines property, next to Carpenter Upchurch Road.
If approved and funded this thinning would take place during the winter
months of 2012. Funds are available within the present grounds budget to
commit to this work. If you observe the buffer from the sidewalk along
Carpenter Upchurch you will readily see that the
pines are crowding out the birches, maples, and oaks, as the trees have
grown since they were planted some seven to ten years ago. In many cases the
pine branches interlock with the branches of the more desirable oaks,
birches, and maples.
The pines are also precluding the understory trees of cryptomeria, hollies,
magnolias, and redbuds as well as ligustrum and wax myrtles from the light,
rainfall, and space needed to grow to their intended heights
and widths. Additionally, the pines are robbing all other trees and plants
of needed nutrients. The grounds committee is convinced this action is
necessary for the health and management of our expensive landscape
plantings. Before submission of
this matter for board consideration a letter is being sent to all those
having homes/villas abutting the buffer. No action will be taken by the
board until the Town of Cary has reviewed the proposal and expressed
approval in writing to the Heritage Pines
Community Association that the proposal meets all aspects of the design
standards for the buffer cited in the Town Of Cary Land Development
Ordinance, Chapter 7. We will keep you informed of developments.
Martin Anderson, chair
HP Art Club Exhibit
The Heritage Pines Art Club is please to
announce they are exhibiting this fall at the Charismatic Salon on 1606 Old
Jenks Road, Apex, NC. Everyone is invited to stop by and see the show.
Book Club Bash
Want tips on how to start, host or liven up a book club? Looking for
suggestions of good books for discussion? Join library staff at the first
West Regional Library Book Club Bash! You have two chances to join us:
Monday, October 3rd at 7 pm, or Friday October 7th at 10:30 am.
Registration preferred; please call 463-8500 to sign up.
Tea with the Dangerous Dames
Come have tea with the Dangerous Dames! Mystery authors Julie Compton,
Deborah Sharp, and Joanna Campbell Slan will be at the West Regional Library
on Monday, October 17th. Come join us at 3 o'clock for tea, cookies
and lots of fun. Registration preferred; please call 463-8500 to sign up.
Town of Cary Sertoma
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.
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
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.
Saint Francis Brass
Band Benefit Concert For Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
4:00 pm in the Sanctuary
FREE admission - Tax-Deductible Donations accepted
United Methodist Church
2965 Kildaire Farm Road
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Cary, NC 27519
Betty Landes, CMCA
(F) 919-466-0014 - clubhouse
Office Phone 919-233-7660 x 202
Office Fax 919-233-7661
to contact the Board
In the subject box of the email write - HP
homeowners represent you with the Heritage Pines Board and the
Community Thanks To The Following
Chairpersons and Their Committees :
Hospitality - Chrys
Pot Luck Social - Nancy
White & committee
1st Men’s Breakfast -
Bob Hodes & crew
Ladies Lunch - Quilt
Watercolor Class -
Eileen Fitzgerald & Art Club
Summer Closes Out
As summer draws to an end, we are ALL thankful
for the heat to be coming to an end, but we have the cold to look forward
to in another month or so! As we all know, fall is the time for lawn
renovations. We just completed the fall aeration and seeding efforts for
the Tall Fescue. We really beat the soil up, and put down a quality seed –
but we need your help with the water – please be sure your lawn is
receiving enough water to promote germination and establishment of the seed
– a few keys are:
Keep the surface of the soil moist until you
begin to see the seed germinating (usually a week or 2)
Once the seed has germinated, be sure to back
off on keeping the surface wet and begin watering deeper – but remember –
it is getting cooler so we won’t need as much water as we did in July
We will continue our efforts to renovate the
lawn areas of the community by scratching and seeding bare areas, but
remember, proper watering will be the key ingredient!
For a little over 2 months now, we have been
following a weekly pruning plan – the community is broken up into 5
sections, each section will be detailed in one week. Following this plan
has helped us to improve the consistency of the community. In the event
that you have a request for an item to be handled at your home, please
contact the office to have it added to our weekly list for completion.
As an additional reminder, please use the
following steps to report all damage claims (siding, window, irrigation…) .
Call the Heritage Pines office to report the
incident – it will be added to our list of concerns for the week.
A Brickman representative will review the claim
to be sure that it is damage caused by Brickman – we will either leave you
a note or speak with you directly on the issue.
The home owner is responsible for repairing the
damage and calling and scheduling repair with contractor.
Brickman will reimburse the homeowner when the
receipt is received, typically around 2 weeks after we receive the receipt
from the homeowner.
In the past, we run into instances that we were
unable to inspect damages and we only received the receipts requesting
payment. As of October 1, unless we have inspected the damages and agree
them to be created/caused by Brickman, we will no longer provide
reimbursement. In the event that you repair damages yourself, please
provide us with a receipt for the materials purchased… so that we can
reimburse you for them. Following these steps will help us to work with our
teams as best as possible to prevent similar damages in the future.
Again, we would like to thank you for allowing
us the opportunity to continue to improve the landscape at Heritage Pines!
And, LETS GO CANES! (Kevin & Chris are BIG Carolina Hurricanes Fans)
The Brickman Team
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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.