A Note from the President
Kudos to all the 2011 VOLUNTEERS that worked
the many social events this year. Without them we would not have had the
lunches, dinners, parties and special events such as the recent Veterans
Day celebration. Please think about offering your help in the
coming year so that these great social activities can continue.
The annual membership meeting is December 13.
We are required by law to have one meeting a year. And if we do not have a
quorum (100 members) either in person or by proxy we cannot conduct any
business. This means we cannot vote for Board members until we do.
This could mean another meeting will have to be
planned, which will cost more money. So please come to the meeting, or if
you are unable to make it, make sure you get your Proxy to the office. The
Board has raised the dues starting in January of 2012 by $5 a
month per household (approximately 3%). This was done to increase funding
to the Reserve Fund in order to keep from having to have a special
assessment levied down the road. As the building and infrastructure are
aging and will need to have major repairs or
replacements in the future, this increase will assure that the funds are
there when they are needed.
The Holiday season is fast approaching and the
social events for the year will wind down with the Holiday Party on Sunday,
December 11. This is the last Holiday Party that will be subsidized by the
Association, so if you haven’t signed up, there still is time to join us
for a lovely dinner and entertainment.
Happy Holidays to one and all,.
Thought for the
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into
enough, and more. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a
home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie, author.
The annual "Breakfast
with Santa" will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011.
Sunday, December 4
at 1:00 pm, we will have Mary Ellen Toebes show us how to create a unique
and decorated gingerbread house.
Afternoon Book Club
The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tues. December 6th at I PM. How Full
Bucket by Tom Rath will be discussed, leader
is Denise Galloway. Residents are welcome at any meeting.
Holiday Sing-a-Long &
Join the HP Choral
Group on Saturday, December 10, at 2:30 pm in the clubhouse for
carols and refreshments. Residents and their families are invited to come
and join in the songs of the season. Cost is $2.00 per person and deadline
is November 28. At this event, we will also be celebrating Olga Lord’s 90th
birthday with a song. Olga’s family is providing cake for everyone. Come
join the celebration!
Holiday Party at Embassy
Don’t miss our Holiday Party on 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 four salads,
salmon, beef & chicken entrees, hot vegetables & desserts. Cost will be
$29.00 per person and sign up is open until November 21.
VPCA Annual Meeting & Board Election
annual meeting of the Heritage Pines Homeowners’ Association will be held
Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 pm at Green Hope High School. There will be
an election to fill the two seats on the Board and nominations can be made
from the floor. The
budget for 2012 will be presented. If you cannot attend, you may fill out
the proxy form you received in the mail and follow the instructions for
returning it. Only one vote per household is permitted and must be cast by
the homeowner. If you have any questions, please call the office.
Treen Hope High School Spanish Honor Society
would like to welcome all of you to a Christmas caroling event! On December
15 at 3:30pm, we will be singing Christmas Carols in Spanish. We will be
singing most of the holiday classics! Come out and join us for this
occasion! Sign up by December 5 - cost is $2.00.
Holiday Ladies Luncheon
A Merry Holiday Ladies Lunch will be held on
Friday, December 16 at 12:30 pm. Please note the change in day. The
luncheon will be catered by Biaggi’s Restaurant. The cost is $11.00 and the
deadline to sign up is December 5.
The menu will include Ziti al Forno, Rigatoni
alla Bolognese, Eggplant Parmesan, Green Salad, Cookies and Beverages.
For those who want to participate in a gift
exchange, please bring a new wrapped gift costing no more than $5.00.
Hostesses are Saundra Robertson and the Muir Brook Ladies.
With Thanksgiving coming to an end and
Christmas right behind, the shelves at Dorcas Ministries are very bare.
Please help by bringing non perishable foods to the December Ladies Lunch.
The items most needed are spaghetti
sauce, canned potatoes, canned tomatoes, small
jars of jelly and canned meats of any kind. Whatever you donate will be
much appreciated and will help make some families holiday brighter. Myrna
Worsley will collect the food items at the end of the luncheon. Happy
Non-Fiction Book Club
There will be NO meeting of the Non-Fiction
Book Club in December. The next meeting will
be on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Club House. We
will be discussing In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes
with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents they Protect by Ronald
Kessler. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For
more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath, or just come.
Hillyer Community Chorus
Will Harper and Dave
Manning invite you to a free concert Sunday, December 4, 2011 at
4:30 PM at Hillyer Memorial Church on Hillsboro and St. Marys Streets in
downtown Raleigh. A 70 voice chorus, 5 soloists, and orchestra will perform
an all Felix Mendelssohn concert.
Mendelssohn (1809-1847) was a Jewish
composer in Germany, that also played the
organ in the Lutheran Church. He is responsible for renewing an interest in
J.S. Bach and resurrected much of Bach’s music.
The program has three short pieces: Concert
Piece for Clarinet and Cello; Psalm 95, sung in English; and Lauda Sion
(Praise God), sung in Latin.
The concert will last about 1 hour. There is a
reception following. Both concert and reception are handicap accessible.
Please contact Will Harper if you have questions.
To minimize conflicts with other sports activities, the bocce schedule will
be changed. Starting January 3, 2012, bocce games will be held on Tuesdays
& Fridays at 1:00 pm, weather permitting. Conditions of 40 degrees or above
will still apply. Newcomers are always welcome.
Would you like to learn how to make a little fabric landscape? We are
holding a class to make a landscape based on farms, fields and flowers.
Learn the basics in this class (all materials provided in a kit), and then
you can go home and
fuse a landscape based on one of your photos from your travels. No sewing
or quilting experience necessary, just
the desire to cut into the fabrics provided to assemble your creation!
Monday, January 29 - 1-4 pm - $10
Those interested in playing horseshoes in 2012 please contact Paul Johnson.
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.
A TIME TO REMEMBER
Veterans Day celebration at our clubhouse was a huge
success, with over 100 residents attending. This wonderful event was
co-chaired by Sharon Toomey and Linda Brown, who were assisted by a
hard-working committee. A delicious brunch was served at this time and the
Heritage Pines chorus entertained us with three selections. We were
fortunate to have as our guests, three representatives from the U.S. Navy .
The Commander gave an excellent talk, and all three servicemen spent a lot
of time walking around the room, speaking to our
Veterans and listening to their stories. Audrey Schmidt read a very
inspirational story and when Taps were played by Mickey Brescia, you could
hear a pin drop in the room, for this was a time to remember.
Whether you are a Veteran, married to a
Veteran or have a family member who served, or is serving now, everyone
should remember that it is because of these brave men and women that we are
able to enjoy the freedoms that we have in
this country. So the next time you see a serviceman in uniform, please just
tell them that you appreciate what they are doing for our country, for this
is the time to remember.
Submitted by Pat Schneider
Carpenter/Upchurch & Morrisville
An e-mail was sent to Mayor Harold Weinbrecht of Cary, requesting his
assistance in our being kept up to date about the modifications to this
intersection. His response was, he has spoken to the town manager and was
told that they are looking into several options. He also indicated that all
options are expensive, and requested to be updated by the town manager. It’s
for those who are interested in the modifications to write to our town
council. E-mail can go to
She is the town clerk.
submitted by Tarvy Giannuzzi
Over the course of this summer,
we implemented a process for improved management of the details on your
property. We have divided the entire property into 5 different sections, and
detail one section each week. This allows us to inspect 20% of the property
each week, and focus on the details of those properties the following week.
We have been able to monitor our success
through the decreased count of home owner concerns that are called into the
office. Look for more information on this in the Clubhouse soon!
Remember fall and winter are
great times for planting, so let us know if there are any projects you need
help with. Happy Holidays to you and your family!
ELECTION 2011 CANDIDATES FOR
TWO SEATS ON THE 2012 - 2014 BOARD
Hi, I’m Alan Garelick.
Some of you know me from walking my Jack Russell "Cooper". Since Copper is
no longer here, I’m not around as often. I work part time now, so I’d like
to give time to be a Board Member to help the homeowners enjoy their
retirement and this community.
Hi! I'm Pat Schneider
and I have been a resident here for 7 years, serving on the Board for the
past 3 1/2 yrs. I am currently vice-president and I also served as the
President when we transitioned over from the Builder. I have been a part of
many exciting changes in this community. I can usually be found at the
clubhouse attending, chairing or helping out at events, participating in
activities, attending meetings or just having fun with friends. I have been
a dedicated and very active member of this community. Previous experiences
include being V.P. at my last community, fundraising, volunteering and
working in geriatric occupational therapy. As always I will strive to make
this community "the best that it can be".
a seven year resident of Heritage Pines, I want to use my experience to
build a strong and responsive homeowners association. I have chaired the
Grounds Committee and have been a member of the Clubhouse Committee during
renovations. I am currently serving as Treasurer on the board. I have
enjoyed being a board member and wish to continue service to the community.
You will be voting for two seats on the HPCA board. The offices will be
determined by the new board as per HPCA governing documents. A board member
is expected to attend all regular meetings, called meetings, work sessions
and be a liaison with a standing committee. Emailing is necessary for board
To print a copy of a PROXY Ballot click
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
Green Hope High
December 13—6:30 pm
Community Thanks To The Following
Chairpersons and Their Committees :
Hospitality - Cathy
G.H. Spanish Honor Society - John Sherman & the
Men’s Breakfast - Bob
Hodes & crew
Veterans Day - Linda
Brown & Sharon Toomey
Ladies Lunch -
Bonnie Chirayath & the Non-Fiction Book Club
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 Brickman’s 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
you for trusting your landscape
maintenance to Brickman. This year was full of successes, surprises and
opportunities for improvement. As 2012 begins, we have made adjustments to
the maintenance contract to address the process of our pruning. As the
winter draws in, we would like to remind
you to keep watering!!! Even as the grass and plants go dormant, they still
need water!! In the winter, a lot of damage (even death) can happen to
plants and grass through the combination of freezing temperatures and wind.
your landscape for soil moisture, and apply water as needed. We’ve gotten a
great start on the turf renovations and we have great germination, now we
need your help to get these grass plants established. Be sure to winterize
your irrigation system before we get a freeze so that your back flow
preventer does not burst!
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.
The project to thin out the buffer along
Carpenter Upchurch Road is requiring
additional work. It is anticipated that a
landscape plan showing what pine trees are to be removed and what shrubbery
is to be planted to meet the requirements of the Town of Cary will be
completed and an application submitted to the Town of Cary for review and
approval before the end of the year. Brickman will accomplish fall
fertilization on Monday, November 21, 2011. Partial pine straw application
for selected common areas in Heritage Pines will be done in early December
after the leaves have fallen.
In The News
Paul Johnson with Cary Police Chief, Pat
Paul Johnson graduated from Cary's Citizen Police Academy on November 2,
2011 after 12 weeks of training. Way to go Paul!.