Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 11 ∑ November 2011

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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 expenses
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 with the notice for the annual meeting.

 Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:

Remember there are no bad days - some are just better than others.

Clubhouse Events

Barn Dinner 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 meeting.

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. Sign up by October 31.

Spanish Program

he 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.

Photography Class

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 locate
yours) to each class.

Veterans Day Program

A 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 contact
Clare Cady.

Ladies Luncheon

The 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.

Candidates Night

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.

Testing Screening

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

Over 20 people said they would be interested in 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.

Clubhouse Decorating

The Needle People will be decorating our
clubhouse for the holidays on November 30.

Painting Poinsettia Workshop

Learn 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 limited.

Santaís Breakfast

The 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 Margaret Fox.

Gingerbread House

Mark 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.

Upcoming Trips

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 people.

Please save these dates:

  • 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 http://www.townofcary.org
or call (919) 469-4301.


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.
Leigh Jones
1401 Sunday Drive Suite 116
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-233-7660
Fax: 919-233-7661

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 - Eva Germano

  • International Potluck - Janet Deal & committee

  • 1st Menís Breakfast -  Bob Hodes & crew

  • Ladies Lunch - Susan Smith/Line Dancers

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 soon..

Brickman Notes

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
your help!!

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 overwatered!

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.

HPCA Board Meeting
November 17
At 10:00 am

Please note the date change
for October

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - November 9 & 23 - 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse November 14 - 4 pm
  • Finance - No meeting
  • Grounds - November 16 - 4:00 pm
  • Social - November 7 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Pat Cannata,
    with her husband, Joseph

Gene Paris

Thinking of You

Laly Gener
Gale Keenan
Joe Luciano
Felix Martinez de Leon
Ruth Macziwitzki
Marianna Tock


November Wedding Anniversaries  

  4-Jack & Lois Snyder
  4-Tim & Mary Wilkins
  4-David & Barbara Yu
  8-Joe & Teresa Luciano
12-Egon & Gretchen Neubert
18-Don & Joan Ward
19-Mike & Ann Crispi
21-Harvey & Alice Gunther
23-Dan & Bettie Diamondidis
24-Gerry & Liz Mongrain
24-Bob & Dorothy Rogers


  • Paul & Helene Johnson welcome their
    3rd grand-daughter, Maci Paige Johnson,
    born August 20, 8lb 2oz.
  • Pat & Joe Dunbeck welcome their first great grandchild, Juliana Maksian, born September 20
    to Carrie and Rick Maksian.
Our Deepest Sympathy to:

Donna Long on the death of her sister on October 12, 2011.

November Birthdays

  2-Fred DeVita
  3-Joyce Thimsen
  4-John Yusko
  5-Becky Boykin
  7-Connie Davey
  7-Stephen Seidel
  9-Betty Ecklund
10-Beverly Ports
12-Ginny Lane
12-Lee Mazan
13-Jeff Dunn
13-Sondra Epps
13-Jan Richard
16-Ernie Hahl
16-Don Matthews

16-Edward Moldt
17-Jane Fink
17-Dom Mammolito
19-Nancy Clark
19-Judy Smith
22-Marie Miskowitz
22-Susan Smith
22-Marguerite Summers
23-Dottie Dowding
23-Doris Manning
24-Wiley Nance
25-Chig Hill
25-Barbara Yu
28-Tom Bevill
28-Lee VanBuren
30-Margaret Pritt

From Hospitality Chair:

Chairman November Ė Cathy Clark
Please notify Cathy if anyone in our community needs our care or concern.
We live in a community that really cares for one another!

Welcome New Neighbors:


Dan Murray


Anastasia Hrytsay


Jim Gollattscheck

Judy & Chuck Brown