Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 11, Issue 12 ∑ December 2011

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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 great
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 havenít signed up, there still is time to join us for a lovely dinner and entertainment.

Happy Holidays to one and all,.

 Joyce Bryant

Thought for the month:

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.

Clubhouse Events

Santaís Breakfast

The annual "Breakfast with Santa" will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011.

Gingerbread Houses

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 is Your
Bucket by Tom Rath will be discussed, leader
is Denise Galloway. Residents are welcome at any meeting.

Holiday Sing-a-Long & Birthday Party

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 Lordís 90th birthday with a song. Olgaís family is providing cake for everyone. Come join the celebration!

Holiday Party at Embassy

Donít 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

The annual meeting of the Heritage Pines Homeownersí Association will be held on
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.

Spanish Program

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 Biaggiís 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 Holidays!

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 Presidentís 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 Bachís 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.

2012 Programs

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.

Quilted Landscapes
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

Horseshoes Anyone?
Those interested in playing horseshoes in 2012 please contact Paul Johnson.

Upcoming Trips

Bus Trip/Progress Energy Theater in
- 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.


The 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

Community Information

Carpenter/Upchurch & Morrisville
Parkway Intersection

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. Itís advisable
for those who are interested in the modifications to write to our town council. E-mail can go to sue.rowland@townofcary.org
. 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 we
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!


Al Garelick

Hi, Iím Alan Garelick. Some of you know me from walking my Jack Russell "Cooper". Since Copper is no longer here, Iím not around as often. I work part time now, so Iíd like to give time to be a Board Member to help the homeowners enjoy their retirement and this community.

Pat Schneider

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".

Angelo Vivelo

As 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 communication.

To print a copy of a PROXY Ballot click here.

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.


HPCA Annual
Green Hope High
December 13ó6:30 pm

Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :

  • Hospitality - Cathy Clark
    G.H. Spanish Honor Society - John Sherman & the
    Spanish Club

  • Menís 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 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

Thank 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. Please monitor
your landscape for soil moisture, and apply water as needed. Weíve 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.

Grounds Committee

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 Bazemore

Paul Johnson graduated from Cary's Citizen Police Academy on November 2, 2011 after 12 weeks of training. Way to go Paul!.


HPCA Board Meeting
November 17
At 10:00 am

Please note the date change
for October

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - December 14 & 28ó10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - December 12 - 4 pm
  • Finance - No meeting
  • Grounds - December 21 - 4:00 pm
  • Social - December 5 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors

None to Report

Thinking of You

Bernie Aliberti
Lee Aliberti
Carol Bonney
Oswald Bonney
Janice Busse
Lee Busse
Marguerite Canning
Fred DeVita
Carol French
Gloria Slugg


December Wedding Anniversaries  

  1Ė Joseph & Esther Cheng
  9 - Bob & Ann Thompson
10 - Bill & Julie Cossa
12 - John & Pat Sherman
13 - Ralph & Saundra Robertson
14 - Oswald & Carole Bonney
14 - Bill & Marilyn James
19 - Felix Martinez & Elba Oliveras
20 - Forrest & Dallas Franklin
22 - John & Sondra Epps
23 - Mickey & Sue Brescia
25 - David & Harriet Gordon
27 - Judy & Chuck Brown
28 - Dick & Diane McCarraher
30 - Joseph & Pat Cannata

  • Ty & Chuck Stranger welcomed their second grandson, Dean Abram Dudek,
    born on October 14.
  • Paul & Joyce Thimsen welcomed their
    6th grandchild, Eliana Leigh Thimsen,
    born October 17.
Our Deepest Sympathy to:

The family of Marie Miskowitz who died November 9, 2011.

December Birthdays

  1-Joan Hakanson
  1-Fran Vesel
  3-Julia Cossa
  3-Tony Sierra
  4-Denise Galloway
  4-Guni Kachalia
  4-Judy Moore
  6-Jeanne Bevill
  7-Olga Lord
  9-Marianne Hannan
  9-Tim Mannix
  9-William McAuley
  9-Phyllis Smith
10- VergheseChirayath
10-Fern Phipps
10-Mary Svantner
12-Bud Grandpre
14-Terry Wright
15-Fran Mammolito

16-Sue Brescia
16-Marge Hellkamp
16-Fran Livoti
17-Gayle McKernie
17-Philip Piccola
17-Victoria Riccardi
18-Linda Brown
18-Joan Robinson
18-Thomas Nugent
19-Alice Moldt
19-Chuck Stranger
21-Dick Dowding
22-Nancy Romano
23-Susan Holahan
24-Lee Busse
25-Jean Tiedemann
26-Gloria Slugg
28-Dick Hellkamp
28-Jo Vivelo

From Hospitality Chair:

DecemberĖ Denise Galloway
Please notify Denise if anyone in our community needs our care or concern.
We live in a community that really cares for one another!