Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 12, Issue 2 · February 2012

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A Note from the President

Winter is half over and so far, we have been very lucky with the weather! As most of you know, Betty is recovering nicely and we all
hope to see her back in the office around the middle of February. Linda Hoyne is helping Peggy in the office. So far the shortened office hours have not impacted anyone.
We are looking into replacing some of the furniture in the clubhouse and are trying different furniture arrangements. So things may not always be placed where they usually are. We will be ordering two new bicycles for the exercise room and possibly an upper body machine.

A big THANKS to the Needle club for putting up AND taking down the Christmas decorations. Also to Susan Berkowitz for the Menorah display and to the Men’s breakfast group for hauling the decorations up and down the attic storage steps.

Thanks to all who worked to stay within the 2011 Budget. I know that you will all do a good job for the coming year.

 Joyce Bryant

Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you
cannot quit and rest!


Clubhouse Events

Winter Food Fest And Chili Cook-Off Contest

Great news for all you Chili lovers
out there! We have 7 contestants
signed up for the Chili competition.
Now all we need is your special
covered dish to complete the feast.
So, don’t forget to come on
February 4th at 6:00pm for the great Chili

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday afternoon book club will meet on February 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the clubhouse. The book to be discussed is Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. The discussion will be led by Helene Johnson. All residents of Heritages Pines are welcome to attend. Contact Denise Galloway for any questions.

Brickman Talk 

Don’t forget to sign up for the Brickman Talk on February 9 at 9:30 am. Pruning and lawn care will be discussed. This is a great opportunity to understand their system for maintaining our properties and updating your OPT IN/ OPT OUT sheet. Sheets will be available on the wall across from the library for those unable to attend.

Grand Time for Singing and Co-Ed Luncheon

Don’t miss this great performance! We have three very talented people to entertain us 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.

PLEASE NOTE; There will be no Men’s
Breakfast, No Stretch & Flex and No Afternoon Bridge on Tuesday, February 14.

Yoga Class

There will be a make-up Yoga class on
February 17 at 10 am. This class is a make-up for the cancelled January 13th class.

Bus Trip/Progress Energy Theater

The bus trip scheduled for February 19 to the Progress Energy Theater in Raleigh has been cancelled.

Garden Club

The Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, February 21 at 10 AM in the clubhouse. The speaker will be Ame Hilton from Brickman. She will be speaking about roses. For more information contact Janet Deal.

Rules & Regulations Book Change

Under Landscape Changes, Page 11, Item 6, add “and no lower than six feet.” If you have not picked up your Rules & Regulations Book, please pick up your copy in the office.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The next meeting of the Heritage Pines Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 pm. We will be discussing the Pultizer Prize-winning book, “A Problem from Hell”: America and The Age of Genocide by Samantha Power. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath, or just come.

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’s 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.

Water Aerobics Class Meeting

Anyone interested in information about the water aerobics classes, please come to a meeting on Tuesday, February 28 at 10 AM in the clubhouse.

Upcoming Trips

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 information. Don’t forget to sign up by February 13th!

Event Change Set-Up Fee

According to a new Board policy, it Is mandatory that all events that require more than four tables will need to pay a set up fee of $60.00

Save the Dates

Christopher Reed, a professional pianist
will be entertaining us on Saturday
evening, March 24. There will be
dancing and refreshments. Be sure to
mark your calendars!

The Heritage Pines Players will be
presenting Murder on Maui at the
Pineapple Haven Hotel (in the clubhouse)
on Saturday, April 28 at 7pm. This event
sold out last year, so be sure to mark the
date on your calendar. We will look
forward to seeing you at the Pineapple Haven Hotel and be prepared to be part of the intrigue when you guess “Whodunit?”
Welcome New Neighbors Bonnie and Michael Wolfe 111 Knotts Valley Lane

Plumbing Backup?

If you have a water or plumbing problem call the Town of Cary utilities department. They will determine who is responsible for the cost of repair. The Town takes care of the pipe and cleanout (vertical piece) that is within the easement/or public right of way for lines going to the sewer in the street. The homeowner is responsible for problems that are located within their property line, which can include additional cleanouts if the run of the pipe is more than 50 feet or has turns.

Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :

  • Hospitality - Denise Galloway
  • Men’s Breakfast - Bob Hodes & crew
  • Ladies Lunch - Wendy Adley/Sharon Toomey and
  • Newcomers Welcome - Pat Schneider and Social
  • Travel Night - Joyce Bryant and Mary Hodes


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.


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.

Brickman Notes

??Spring is on its Way??

As we get into February, we get closer and closer to the best time of the year – SPRING!!!

Our list of work items this month concentrates our efforts on an awesome year. We are preventing weeds in the lawn and beds, performing our winter pruning and improving the health and vigor of the plants.

Spring is the time for pruning Crape Myrtles – our standard practice is to remove crossing branches and to prune the tree for proper growth habits – we do not perform Crape Murder! Crape murder is cutting back of the tree to stubs – doing this can cause floppy growth during the summer and eventually this floppy growth will break due to the winds and rains that we receive in the summer.

Spring is also a great time for “resizing & shaping” your plants. Hard pruning plants in the late winter give the plants a chance to use the first spring flush to fill back in.

On February 9th at 9:30 in the Club house we will be conducting our annual meeting with all of the home owners to discuss pruning & lawn care. We will also review and inform all in attendance our processes for pruning and detailing the properties throughout the community. This will be a great opportunity to better understand our systems for maintaining the property. In this meeting you will also have an opportunity to update your OPT IN / OPT OUT plans for your property. We look forward to seeing the entire community!

As always, thank you for trusting your landscapes to us, and let us know if you have any questions!

The Brickman Team

HPCA Board Meeting
February 16 - 10:00am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - February 8 & 22 - 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - February 13 - 4 pm
  • Finance - No meeting
  • Grounds - February 8 - 4:00 pm
  • Social - February 6 - 11:00 am

New Neighbors
  • Barbara Boylston
  • Chuck & Judy Brown
Thinking of You
Dick Dowding
David Gordon
Carol Hand
Deloy Hanson
Betty Landes
Barb Pascoe
Phillip Piccola
Dottie Walton


February Wedding Anniversaries  

14-Bob & Susie Hall
16-Tom Schwartz & Marilyn Gervais
17-Jim Sansom & Donna Long
22-Don & Janice Bond 22-Bill & Carolyn McDaniel 27-Warren & Audrey Schmidt


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

Our deepest sympathy goes to Lee Mazan on the death of her mother.

We acknowledge the death of Michael Crispi and extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

February Birthdays

  1-Jean Regitz
  3-Felix Martinez de Leon
  5-Mike Wolfe
  6-Art Heaton
  6-Paul Johnson
  8-Bud Bonney
  9-Evelyn Pettinelli
10-Cindy Yusko
12-Doug Elvers
13-Myrle Adams
13-Dave Lockwood
14-Angelo Vivelo
15-Otto Schafer

17-Tina Caffera
19-Tom Boxell
19-Orval Boykin
20-John Epps
20-Barbara Lipson
21-Chuck Brown
22-Alene Hale
22-Barbara Safon
24-Lee Rubin
25-Mary Campbell
25-Marilyn Tsipis
29-Dick French

From Hospitality Chair:

February - Betty Eckland
Please notify Betty 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



Bonnie and Michael Wolfe

This picture was incorrectly identified in
last month’s newsletter. We apologize for
the error.