A Note from the President
Believe it or not, itís that time of the year,
the election of two Board members and the yearly membership meeting. We
have two Board
positions open this year. If anyone is interested in participating in the
operation of the community, please contact the office.
The membership meeting is Tuesday, December 13
and the candidateís night is Tuesday, November 15.
We have a new management company on board and
the violation checks are back on schedule.
Although their employees are familiar
faces, they have not been around for several years and some of our rules
have changed. So, please have patience. If you get a violation letter you
think is unfair, contact the management company and ask them for a
clarification. They will contact the office and the Board to make sure that
their decision was correct or not. All violations are handled by the
management company; please do not call the clubhouse office.
It is budget time. The Board, the finance
chairman, and the management company are trying to get a handle on the
for this year and what to expect next year. We are anticipating that we
will be spending more money on replacements, repairs and upkeep of the
common land and property as the years go by.
Therefore, we are increasing our contributions
to the Reserve Funds.
Also members are asking for more services. We
are trying to balance this with the increase in the costs of what we
provide now. You will receive a copy of the proposed budget in the mail
notice for the annual meeting.
Thought for the
Remember there are no bad days - some are just better than others.
Theater - November 1
Bus Trip Reminder the 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. The
trip is sold out.
Afternoon Book Club
We will meet on Tuesday,
November 1, at
1:00 pm to discuss The Art of Racing in the
Rain by Garth Stein. Discussion leader is Mary
Easley. Please plan to remain at the end of the
meeting to help with selections for 2012. Newcomers are welcome at any
Bartlett Tree Talk
Robert Day, arborist with Bartlett Tree
Experts, will give a presentation on tree roots, their growth, and
containment with bio barrier, at 1:00 pm on
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the clubhouse.
Anyone who has attended one of Robertís presentations knows they are always
informative and useful to all of us in Heritage Pines.
up by October 31.
The Spanish Honor
Society of Green Hope High School will present an informational program
on a traditional Mexican holiday called Dia de los Muertos. It will be in
the clubhouse on Thursday, November 3, at 3:30 pm. Traditional holiday
snacks will be served. Sign up by October 31 -cost is $2.00.
A reminder to those who have registered for the
Photography Class that the class begins on Monday, November 7 at 2:30 pm in
the clubhouse. Donít forget to bring your camera
and your camera manual (manual can be downloaded or purchased if you cannot
yours) to each class.
Veterans Day Program
Veterans Day brunch and
program will be held on
November 11 at 10:30 AM to
honor our veterans for their
service and to thank them for
serving our country. Cost is
$7.00 and reservation deadline is Monday, October 31st. A reminder to
residents to bring in service pictures of themselves or family members to
be displayed in the clubhouse foyer by November 7. If residents have any
military memorabilia that they would like displayed for the program please
November Ladies Luncheon will be sponsored by the Non-Fiction Book Club on
Tuesday, November 15 at 12:30 pm. A nonfiction author, Ernest Dollar, a
historian, who is the Executive Director of the Preservation Society of
Chapel Hill, will speak on "The Civil War in North Carolina."
Mark your calendars and join us. Sign up by
October 31. Lunch will be from Pepperís and
cost is $11.00.
Mark Tuesday, November 15 on your calendars
from 7-8 pm to meet the members who are
running for the two open board positions. A
sample nominating application has been included in this newsletter.
Candidate information forms are available in the clubhouse..
Non-Fiction Book Club
The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, November
15 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Club House. We will be discussing
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. All are welcome. Bring a
snack to share and/or a beverage. For more
information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath, or just come.
On Thursday, November 3, from 12-6 pm, the Cary
Lions Club will sponsor free eye exams in the parking lot at Maynard
Crossing Shopping Center (High House & NW Maynard near Kroger
Grocery Store). A van will provide screening for vision, glaucoma & diabetes
for free. For more information, call Lion Jim Irvin at 919-467-2719.
Free Yoga Class
20 people said they would be interested
yoga at Heritage Pines. Judith Valerie will come to the clubhouse on
Friday, November 18, at 10 to 11:15 am. This will be a free session so that
you can see if you want to continue with weekly sessions. Call Jeanette
Martin if you want to come and register on the sign-up sheet.
The Needle People will be decorating our
clubhouse for the holidays on November 30.
Painting Poinsettia Workshop
simple techniques to create brilliance in the flaming leaf-flower &
petal-like leaves. We will use live plants to explore their color and
texture. No water color experience necessary. Cost if $32 for class on
Thursday, December 1 from 10:00am-4:30 pm. Sign up now as seating is
annual "Breakfast with Santa" will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011.
There will be two seatings for this event, 8:30 am & the second at 10:30 am.
Please fill out the reservation form & return to clubhouse office with your
regular sign up sheet. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 per child .
Deadline to register is Monday, November 7.
As this is a popular event, please sign up early. Pancakes & sausage will be
served & Santa will give each child a gift. If you can help, please use the
volunteer sign-up sheet. For more information contact Louise Williams or
your calendars for Sunday, December 4 at 1:00 pm. We will have Mary Ellen
Toebes show us how to create a unique and decorated gingerbread house. She
will not be using kits. Everyone will leave with their own house to display
as they wish. Class size is limited and cost is $12.00.
Register by November 21.
Holiday Party at Embassy
Donít miss our Holiday Party set
for Sunday, December 11, at 5:30 pm at the Embassy Suites in Cary starting
with a cash bar. Entertainment will be Tina Cash, the singer who was here
for our July 4 party. Dinner buffet will start at 6:00 pm and consist of 4
salads, salmon, beef & chicken entrees, hot vegetables & desserts. Cost
will be $29.00 per person and sign up is open until November 7. Donít miss
this chance to get in the holiday spirit with your community.
Barn Dinner Theater
November 1 - Bus Trip
NEW - Bus
Trip/Progress Energy Theater in Raleigh
February 19, 2012 - We will see Italia
Carolina, a very entertaining musical show at 7:00 pm. Bus will pick us up
at 6:30 pm at Heritage Pines Clubhouse. Cost is $50.00 per person. Sign up
by December 5.
Atlantic City, NJ Trip
Ė November 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 $240 cost for this trip. There is still room for a few more
Please save these
Choral Concert/Dessert - December 10,2:30 pm
Annual Meeting at Green Hope High School on
Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm.
Ladies Lunch on Friday, December 16,12:30 pm.
70th Wedding Anniversary for
Joe and Teresa Lucianooga
Joe & Teresa were married November 8,1941.
Both of them were born and raised in New Jersey.
Joe went into the Army after they were married and Teresa worked as a
seamstress making military uniforms during the war. Joe served in the
Pacific with General MacArthur during the occupation of Japan. They
currently have two children, six grandchildren and three great
grandchildren. They moved from New Jersey to Cary in 2006.
America Recycles Day
Paper Shred Event, November 19, - 9amó12 pm at Operations Center, 400 James
Jackson Avenue. The Town is partnering with Shred It to offer citizens free
on-site secure destruction and recycling of your confidential documents (3
box maximum). Bagged pre-shredded paper will also be accepted for recycling.
For more, search "Spruce" at
or call (919) 469-4301.
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Cary, NC 27519
Betty Landes, CMCA
(F) 919-466-0014 - clubhouse
1401 Sunday Drive Suite 116
Raleigh, NC 27607
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 - Eva
International Potluck -
Janet Deal & committee
1st Menís Breakfast -
Bob Hodes & crew
Ladies Lunch - Susan
Grounds Committee News
As an update on our last month notice
concerning a proposal from Bartlett Tree Experts to thin out the Heritage
Pines buffer along Carpenter Upchurch Road, we have sent a letter to the
Town of Cary Planning Department on October 12, 2011. We asked them to
review the proposal and determine whether, after the thinning out, we would
still meet the requirements of an opaque 50 foot Class A buffer cited in
their land development ordinance. Once we have their response we will
forward the matter to the board for consideration of the proposal.
The fall aeration and over seeding was
accomplished in the last week of September and the first week of October due
to rain and wet ground conditions. Germination has already been seen and
with judicious watering by home owners we should see good results.
The fall flowers recommended by Brickmanís Amy and Chris for our 8 planting
beds and five flower pots will be planted soon. Replanting a different
selection of drought resistant plants
(needle point holly, Japanese cleyera, and ruby loropetelum) in the
seventeen planting beds along Carpenter Upchurch is underway. Also warranty
replacement of plantings during the year that failed will be accomplished
FALL IS HERE!!!!!
As the summer drew to an end, we performed our
fall turf renovations. Our aerating efforts reaped rewards in many areas,
and we are continuing to
provide attention to other areas. During November, we will continue to
scratch and seed our bare and thin areas throughout the community Ė we need
Please double check that your irrigation system
is operating properly, and applying the proper amount of water. All of the
lawns that are being watered properly are seeing great results. During
November, we will also be applying our winter fertilizer to the lawns.
Proper watering can be achieved by verifying
that the soil surface is wet to the touch, but not saturated. Overwatering
can cause the seed to rot as well as create ruts from our mowers as we come
around to mow.
Keep a close eye on the areas between your
house and your neighbors house so that these areas are not being
As always, let us know how we are doing! And
have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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.
Arts & Crafts Show Update
The Arts & Craft Show on October 8 was a huge
success. Eighteen different people plus the watercolor art class showed
their wide variety of talent. Door prizes were won by Deloy Hanson, Louise
Williams, Marguerite Canning & Ann Perry. For those who missed out this
year, start planning and working now for next yearís show.