Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 1 · October 2011

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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 water!

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 follows:

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 effect immediately.

 Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:

It is good to let a little sunshine out
as well as in.

Clubhouse Events

Garden Club Meeting

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.

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. The sign up is extended until September 26.

Book Club

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

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.

HP Annual Arts & Crafts Show

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 would like
to show. For any questions, please call Eileen Fitzgerald.

International Pot Luck

Don’t 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.

REX Volunteers

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, October 26.

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.

Ladies Luncheon

The 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
all there!

Halloween Party

Heritage 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 unusual,
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
6:30 pm

October 6, 2011
Western Wake Orchestra Festival
3-9 pm

October 25, 2011
Band/Percussion Concert
7:00 pm

October 27, 2011
Honors Dance Concert
7:30 pm

November 16-18, 2011
Fall Play
7:30 pm.


Photography Class

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

All 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.

Yoga Anyone?

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 http://www.jvyoga.com. If you are interested please contact Jeanette Martin so she can see if there are enough people to have this

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 October 3 (extended deadline) 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. There is still room for a few more people.

Carpenter Upchurch Buffer

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
Grounds Committee

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.

Regional Library

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 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.

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.

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

Saint Francis
United Methodist Church
2965 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC


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 - Chrys Matthew

  • Pot Luck Social - Nancy White & committee

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

  • Ladies Lunch - Quilt Club

  • Watercolor Class - Eileen Fitzgerald & Art Club

Brickman Notes
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:

  1. Keep the surface of the soil moist until you begin to see the seed germinating (usually a week or 2)

  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…) .

  1. Call the Heritage Pines office to report the incident – it will be added to our list of concerns for the week.

  2. 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.

  3. The home owner is responsible for repairing the damage and calling and scheduling repair with contractor.

  4. 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) Cheers,

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.


HPCA Board Meeting
October 27
At 10:00 am

Please note the date change
for October

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - October 12 & 26 - 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse October 10 - 4 pm
  • Finance - No meeting
  • Grounds - October 19 - 4:00 pm
  • Social - October 3 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Pat Cannata,
    with her husband, Joseph

Gene Paris

Thinking of You

Janice Busse
Eva Germano
Ernie Hahl
Mary Hinkley
Gale Keenan
Ingeborg O’Connor
Fern Phipps
Margaret Pritt
Saundra Robertson
Johanna Truncale
David Walsh
Joan Ward


October Wedding Anniversaries  

  2 - Fred & Angie DeVita
  3 - Otto & Brigitte Schafer
  4 - James & Virginia Yawn
  6 - James & Nancy Clark
18 - Jack & Marge Bacola
22 - Jerry & Chris Vezzetti
23 - John & Janet Petruccione

  • Ed & Alice Moldt on the birth of their granddaughter, Grace Catherine Moldt on
    August 19.
Our Deepest Sympathy to:
  • Jeanette Hill on the death of husband, Frank.
  • Chig & Hilda Hill on the death of her son.
  • Elizabeth Szkiba & James Dowdy on the death of her son.
  • Doris Burns, on the death of her son.
October Birthdays

  1-Virginia Smith
  2-Nadia McNally
  3-Anne Council
  3-Gracie Howington
  5-Kay Cummings
  5-Jack Snyder
  5-Paul Thimsen
  6-Jim Bryant
  7-Marian Flowers
  7-Dallas Franklin
  7-Mary Ellen Heller
  9-Elba Oliveras
11-Gwendolyn Cooke
11-Howard Orebaugh
12-Doris Rzasa
14-Barbara Jerchower
14-Joseph Cannata
15-Claire Salvatore
16-Dee Mueller
16-Aggie Woessner
17-Mary Wilkins
17-Ann Thompson

17-Dick Shannon
18-Pat Grasso
18-Cathy Mannix
19- Larry Fisher
19-Carole Pederson
20-Pat Hajian
21-Gerry Mongrain
22-June Colon
22-Teresa Luciano
22-Chrys Matthews
22-Jean Rossi
22-Paul Salvatore
22-Linda Thompson
24-Sue Holland
24-Bill McDaniel
25-Martin Anderson
25-Ann Crispi
27-Forrest Franklin
27-Bob McKernie
29-Janet Deal
29-Harriet Gordon
30-Mary Alice Kelley

From Hospitality Chair:

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

Welcome New Neighbors:

Pat Cannata, with her husband, Joseph


Gene Paris