Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 12, Issue 1 · January 2012

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A Note from the President

The annual membership meeting is over and you have elected Pat Schneider and Angelo Vivelo to serve for another 3 years. The budget for 2012 was presented and unanimously approved. I was very proud of the community –voting was 60%- either by proxy or in person. And over a hundred households were present at the meeting! Keep up the interest in your community!

As most of you have heard, Betty Landes is going in for hip surgery the first of the year. Therefore the office will be operating on different hours. Starting January 9th the office will be open from 9AM to 3PM Monday
and Wednesday, 9AM to 1PM Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. These hours will be posted throughout the Clubhouse. These hours could change if we find they are not sufficient to take care of the necessary
business. Please use the mail drop across the hall from the office when the office is closed. Please be patient and support us during these 6 to 8 weeks that Betty will be out.

We have new door security in place as of this week. It is an internal system that sounds an alarm if any door is left open for more than 2
minutes. The key pad and directions for turning it off and resetting it is on the key pad in the hall across from the office. This alarm is NOT connected to the security company and will not call the police. However, if the doors are opened after 11:30 PM and before 5:30 AM the alarm will go to the security company and the Police.

If you have automatic bank draft for your homeowners dues, it will automatically change to the new amount. You do not have to do anything.

 Joyce Bryant

This is my wish for you:

Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth and love to complete your life.

Joyce Bryant


Clubhouse Events

Afternoon Book Club

Thank you to all who participated in the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club this past year. I apologize for my error in the December newsletter. The December selection was Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet . The discussion was led by Susan Berkowitz. The January selection is How Full is Your Bucket, by Thomas Rath and Donald Clifton. The discussion will be Tuesday, January 3, 2012. at 1:00 pm. The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club is open to all residents of Heritage Pines. We select our books in advance and use book club kits from the Wake County library system. The book to be read is distributed one month in advance, usually at the book club meeting. Volunteers from the group lead the discussions each month. Anyone interested in joining the group, or dropping in for a particular book’s discussion would be most welcome.

Submitted by Denise Galloway


Starting January 3, 2012, bocce games will be held on Tuesdays & Fridays at 1:00 pm, weather permitting. Conditions of 40 degrees F or above will still apply. Newcomers are always welcome.
Yoga Classes Join Judith Valerie, yoga teacher with over 35 years experience, for gentle yoga with the focus on balance, stress reduction and doing the exercises at your own pace. She will teach 6 classes each Friday, beginning January 6 and ending February 10. Classes will begin at 10:00am until 11:15am in the clubhouse main room. The cost of the six classes is $60.00. Sign up by January 3.

White Elephant Ladies Lunch The January Ladies Luncheon and White Elephant Gift Exchange will be sponsored by the Social Committee on Tuesday, January 17, at 12:30PM. For those who would like to participate in the White Elephant gift exchange, please bring a new or slightly used, wrapped, gift that perhaps someone else would enjoy. The luncheon will be catered by East Coast Wings & Grill. Please make your choice from the five luncheon items on the signup sheet and RSVP by Monday January 9th. The cost per person is $9.00. Loads of fun, excitement and surprises are on hand for this luncheon! Come join us!

Winter Food Fest And Chili Cook-Off Contest

Get ready all you “foodies”. The Social
Committee is hosting a winter potluck and Chili Cook-Off contest on Saturday, February 4 at 6:00 pm. Those of you who want the pleasure of tasting and eating our residents favorite cold weather recipes just need to bring your favorite dish to the event. Those of you who want to enter the Chili Cook-Off need to get cracking on
your favorite Chili recipe and fill out the cook-off entry form in the rack across from the library and turn into the office by January 9 with your $4.00 entry fee. So, “bring it on” all you chili chefs. The judging will take place before the event begins so that everyone else will get a chance to taste the award winning entries! The cost of the event is just $4.00 for everyone. The cut-off date for attendees is January 23.

Rules for Chili Cook-Off

You must make one standard size “crock pot” full of Chili. Please include the electrical cord so we can keep your chili warm. Name your chili and ingredients (do not include recipe). This is necessary to post for those who may have dietary restrictions. Be as creative as you want when naming your Chili (have fun!)

Your entry fee will be the same $4.00 as those bringing a covered dish. Please include the fee with your entry form by January 9.
Chili will be judged on flavor, consistency and aroma. Chili will not be judged on “heat”. If your chili tends to be excessively hot, please note that on your ingredients card. Just say: Some like it hot! The judges will not know who you are. Your pot of chili will be assigned a letter. When the judging is over and the event begins your pot of chili will be labeled with your name. Good Luck!.

Choral Group News

It's the most wonderful time of the year for saying thank you to all who attended the Choral Group Holiday Sing-a-long. We heard many wonderful voices in the sing-a-long portion of our program and want to invite residents to come and join our group. We meet on Friday afternoons at 1:30 PM and all are welcome. Check the Newsletter for rehearsal dates.

Submitted Nancy Romano

Travel Night

Join us for an adventurous evening of travel trips that you can take and be part of on Saturday, January 21 at 7 PM. Several residents have some great ideas for future trips they are planning and would like to present them to our community. Peggy also is planning some trips for this year and we will all come together to discuss them and see if we can accommodate any future dream trips that you may have. It will be a fun evening for all with refreshments and several prizes. Please come and see what part of the world or country you can explore next. Register by January 9. Cost is $3.00!

Quilted Landscapes Class

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.

Class is Monday, January 30, from 1:00 -
4:00pm. Pam Roberts will teach the class. Cost is $10.00. Sign up by January 16.

Grand Time for Singing and
Co-Ed Luncheon

Would you like to understand opera arias and hear Broadway show tunes and duets? We will have this unique opportunity here at HP on Tuesday, February 14 . Jack DeBruyn who sang with the Chicago Symphony, Carol Springfield, organist/Choirmaster & soprano soloist, and Nathan Proctor, Associate Director of Music at White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh will entertain us by translating foreign phrases into English and telling the audience what is going on in the scene. This will be a co-ed luncheon open to anyone in the community. It will be catered by Roma’s Italian Restaurant in Cary. Menu will consist of an entrée, salad, bread, and cookie. Cost is $10.00 per person. Sign up by January 30.

Upcoming Art Class

The Art Class is at it again. We’re having an art class in acrylic paints. It starts
on March 1 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The cost is $20.00, that’s right - just $20.00. The instructor will be Brandon from Polka Dot Palette in Carpenter Village. The cost includes canvas, brushes, and acrylic paints. That right, all you have to do is
bring yourself and everything else will be
provided. In two hours you will leave with a
finished canvas of a landscape. I personally took the class with 25 people one night and left with “Starry Night”. The class is limited to 12 people so sign up before the February 13 deadline.

Horseshoes Anyone?

Those interested in playing horseshoes in 2012 sign up in the clubhouse lobby. Any questions contact Paul Johnson.

Upcoming Trips

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. We still have more room for you to join us for this fun evening. Deadline is extended to January 16 but no refunds for prior payment will be given. Call Peggy in the office with any questions.

Bus Trip/Savannah, GA - May 21-25, 2012 - We will see Savannah, Jekyll Island, & Beaufort on the scenic 5 Day/4 Night trip. Eight meals, including 4 dinners and hotel accommodations are included at this price of $425.00 per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy adds
another $100.00. See Peggy for more

Breakfast with Santa 2011

A most sincere “thank you” to all the many
wonderful volunteers on each committee who gave so generously of their time and talent to the Heritage Pines Annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. And a very special “thank you” to the head of each committee that worked tirelessly to help
ensure the success of this event: Bernie Aliberti, Barbara Harcharic , Sandy Giovino, Bob Hodes, Mary Hodes, Susan Smith, and our wonderful Santa, Russ Willard. Just one look at the beautiful smiling faces of the children, their parents and their grandparents in attendance, tell
us that a good time was had by all. The time and effort put forth by each and everyone to make this annual event a truly memorable one are most appreciated. We could not have done this without your excellent help.

Submitted by Louise Williams & Margaret Fox.
Co-chairmen for this event.

Digital Photo Frame Pictures

If you have pictures that you have taken at any Heritage Pines event or activity and would like them on the digital photo frame in the foyer, please turn the pictures into the office on a CD or memory card. The CD or memory card will be returned to you.

HP Rules & Regulations Booklet

The Heritage Pines Rules and Regulations
Booklet was revised in December 2011 and
handed out at the annual meeting. If you did not receive your copy please come by the office and sign for your copy.
To print a copy from the residents only area click here. We are trying not to incur the cost of mailing the booklets so please make arrangements to pick it up. You can have a neighbor sign for you if you cannot make the adjusted office hours. Thank you for your help with this project. 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!

Access Cards to the Clubhouse

Every home has been issued an access card to the clubhouse. This type of entrance pass is used for everyone’s safety. When you answer the front door please try to determine if the person or persons are homeowners before you
give them access. If they want a tour and you do not have time have them call the office to set up an appointment with the Good Neighbor group.

Non-Fiction Book Club The next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Club House. We will be discussing The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath, or just come!


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 - Denise Galloway
    G.H. Spanish Honor Society -
    John & Pat Sherman & the Spanish Club
  • Men’s Breakfast - Bob Hodes & crew
  • Santa’s Breakfast - Louise Williams &Margaret Fox, committee & volunteers
  • Ladies Lunch - Saundra Robertson
  • Holiday Party - Mary Hodes
  • Holiday Sing-a-Long - Nancy Romano

Brickman Notes

Another Year in Review

As 2011 drew to a close and we open the calendar on 2012 we’d like to take a quick minute to thank all of the Heritage Pines Residents for trusting your landscapes to Brickman. Strong relationships are the foundation for Brickman’s quality service. For 70 years, the Brickman family has partnered with the customer to meet and exceed expectations. That tradition of listening and responding to the customer has enabled Brickman to become one of the largest providers of quality landscape services in the nation. But we never lose sight of the most important thing: our relationship with each customer - every day.

In reviewing 2011, we feel we’ve continued to make improvements in the management of your landscapes. In July of 2011 we implemented a weekly division of the property that now has a full detail rotation of the property being completed in 5 weeks. Combining this calendared plan with our use of hand pruning has really helped to provide an improved level of consistency with the pruning of the property. Moving into 2012 we will continue to use this planning method along with weekly property inspections that develop our work items for the following week.

On Thursday, February 9 at 9:30 am, we will be conducting our annual landscape kick off meeting for all of the residents. In this meeting we will review the planning maps as well as our pruning standards for 2012. Please get your name on the list, and we look forward to seeing you there!

As a quick reminder, in the event that you have a concern with your landscape, please contact the clubhouse office to have your name, address, phone number and concern added to our weekly list of items to address. Also, in the event that we have damaged your siding, broken a window or damaged your property in any way, please contact the clubhouse so that we can approve the damages for repair and have you reimbursed.

Thank you again for a wonderful year!!

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

We anticipate the application regarding thinning of the buffer along Carpenter Upchurch Road will be submitted to the Town of Cary by the end of December. Once the Town Planning Department has verified that Heritage Pines will meet all requirements to maintain an opaque buffer, the plan will go to our board for review and approval of the work proposals. We expect this work to occur during January and February of 2012. The first phase will be the removal of pine trees and the pruning of lower branches on other trees in the berm. The last phase will include the planting of evergreen shrubs where required, to meet the Town of Cary standards.

Should you have a question regarding this project, please call in to the office, leave your name, and a member of the Grounds Committee will return your call as soon as possible.

On Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM Chris Maerlender from Brickman will be at Heritage Pines to speak to us. He will be discussing the process implemented this summer of weekly inspections. The community has been divided into five sections, which then allows the Brickman management staff to inspect 20% of the property each week, and focus on the necessary details of those properties during that week. Other topics expected to be covered are pruning and leaf removal. There will be time for questions and answers. Please plan to attend. Sign up in the February newsletter.

HPCA Board Meeting
January 19 - 10:00am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - January 11 & 25 - 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - January 9 - 4 pm
  • Finance - No meeting
  • Grounds - January 11 - 4:00 pm
  • Social - January 9 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Barbara Boylston
  • Chuck & Judy Brown
Thinking of You
Bill Adley
Wendy Adley
Mike Etkin
Doris Eutizzi
Thomas Hand
Tim Mannix
Gail McKernie
Dorothy Rogers
Johanna Truncale
Dottie Walton
Helen Wilson


January Wedding Anniversaries  

  2- Charles & Abby Johnson
  4 - Bill & Louise Reinders
  6 - Martin & Millie Anderson
  8 - Bob & Mary Hodes
  9 - Dick & Carol French
12 -John & Dolores Bolan
24 -Bill & Pam Roberts
29 -Dick & Janet Deal
31 -Edward & Alice Moldt

  • Rex & Eileen Hoppa on their new
    grandson, Samuel Armstrong Hoppa,
    born December 13. He weighed 9 lbs. 12 oz.
Our Deepest Sympathy to:

Angie DeVito on the death of her husband, Fred.
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Sharon Ellico on her death.

January Birthdays

  1-Carolyn Gilbert
  1-Eileen Kania
  1-Jeannette Martin
  1-Jim Pederson
  1-Saundra Robertson
  2-Cynthia Ghee
  2-Bill Reinders
  6-Bill Cossa
  6-Joe Luciano
  9-Bill Adley
  9-Frank Hanrahan
  9-Ann Trasatto
  9-Ruth Macziwitzki
10-Ron Mitchell
11-James Hall


11-Jane Suppa
12-Dan Diamondidis
12-Keith Holland
13-Audrey Duck
13-Gwen Moore
14-Tarvy Giannuzzi
14-Walt Ramsey
16-Ruth Graves
19-Dottie Walton
21-Dan Kelley
26-Bev Loseke
28-Helen Handley
28-Ernest Rossi
30-Janice Bond
31-Rose Meguerian
31-Brigitte Schafer

From Hospitality Chair:

January - Flo Sudduth
Please notify Flo if anyone in our community needs our care or concern. We live in a community that really cares for one another!

Around the Clubhouse 


Welcome to Our New Neighbors

Barbara Boylston


Chuck & Judy Brown

Happy Anniversary!

Harriet and David Gordon were married 65 years on December 25. David served in the 30th
Infantry Division in Europe in World War II. He earned five Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He met Harriet on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, after he returned from the war.

They have four children and four grandchildren. They moved to Heritage Pines from Punta Gorda, Florida in 2004.