A Note from the President
Can you believe this winter? Too bad they
aren’t like this every year. Hoorah! Betty is back! The office will
continue to be closed on Tues-days and Thursdays after 1 PM. We had planned
to do this before Betty went out on sick leave and it seems to be
functioning okay. This gives Betty some time to catch up on things without
being disturbed. She will NOT be answering the phones, but if you leave a
message she or Peggy will return the call the next morning.
Yoga Class at Heritage Pines
We are offering our second group of lessons starting March 2nd through March 30th. Judith Valerie, our yoga teacher is hoping to get another group of ladies interested in Friday yoga classes. Judith has been a professional certified teacher for 22 years. There will be five (5) lessons in March offered at $50.00. Judith will gear the lessons toward those needing to start with gentle yoga. Judith’s website is http://www.jvyoga.com Sign up by February 27.
Afternoon Book Club
Fabric Landscape Class
Following the sell-out success of the first class, there will be another class, Mountains and Lakes, on Monday, March 12, 1 - 4pm. Cost for the kit will be $10.00. You will create an 8”x10” fabric landscape to place in a wooden frame. All materials and frame are provided and no sewing or quilting expertise is needed to complete this easy and fun landscape. Clear instructions are provided and you will stepped through each part of the process. There will be lots of photos and colored printouts for you to choose which “look” you want. Deadline to sign up is March 5.
Garden ClubThe Garden Club will have a field trip on Tuesday, March 13 to the Fairview Nursery in Holly Springs. There will be a tour and a seminar on Container Gardening. We will meet at the clubhouse at 9:15am. Please call Janet Deal for questions. RSVP by March 5.
Third Friday Night Bridge
The Friday Night Bridge Group would welcome anyone interested in playing party bridge to join them. We are a friendly group and have players at all levels. If you are new or haven't played bridge in a while, you won't feel intimidated by this group. We meet every month on the 3rd Friday, 7PM (March 16) at the clubhouse. We can use regular players or if you don't want to commit to playing every month you might consider being a substitute. Call Audrey Schmidt for questions.
May the Luck of the Irish Be With You!
Come join us for a St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 17 at 6:00 pm. The party will be catered by Peppers at a cost of $14.00 per person. The menu will include the traditional slow roasted corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and served in separate buffet dishes along with another Irish favorite - Shepherd’s Pie. Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty beef stew and gravy topped with fluffy mashed potatoes. No Irish meal would be complete without homemade Irish soda bread and dessert. Musical entertainment will be provided by Tim Mannix and there’s sure to be a festive Irish sing-a-long. Anyone out there want to lead the Irish jig? This will be a fun night for “Wearing of the Green”! Please sign up by March 5.
What better way to celebrate the first day of spring than to have a garden enthusiast delight us? Our Ladies Luncheon on Tuesday, March 20 at 12:30 pm will feature a vibrant and knowledgeable speaker, Rita Mercer, a local garden professional. She will speak on the Elizabethan Gardens. Please check out her website: http://www.ritasgarden.net and see what she has done. Her gardens in Apex are open to the public at various times. The luncheon menu will include chicken grape croissants, ham, turkey or roast beef sandwiches and fruit and cookie. Cost per person is $10.00. Please sign up by March 5 and join us for a wonderful experience!
Non-Fiction Book Club
The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm in the Craft Room of the Club House. We will be discussing the Pultizer Prize-winning and National Book Award winner, A Stillness at Appomattox. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath, or just come.
Enclosed is a 2012 Opt In/ Opt Out
Don’t forget the time changes at 2:00 am Sunday, March 11. You will want to turn your clocks forward one hour before retiring on Saturday evening.
There is still time to sign up
Enjoy a Piano Concert!
Christopher Reed, a professional pianist and concert artist, will be entertaining us on Saturday, March 24 at 7:00pm. A native of Raleigh, he is currently the Director of the Jordan Academy for the Performing Arts and Director of Music at Jordan Lutheran Church in Apex. Enjoy an evening of music with dancing and refreshments. Cost is $5.00 per person and the sign up deadline is March 12.
Join us at The Pineapple Haven Hotel (in the
clubhouse) on Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 PM when the Heritage Pines Players
present “Murder on Maui” starring Tim Mannix, Lynn and Russ Willard, Mary
and Bob Hodes, Pat Schneider, Wendy Adley and Dick Gross. The play is
directed by Walt Ramsey and produced by Sharon Toomey.
Save the Dates!
Laura Azzi will be teaching a Watercolor Class
on May 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Cost will be $43.00. Be
sure to check the next newsletter for more information.
Grounds Committee Report
Thank you to all residents who attended the
Brickman presentation on February 9th. Chris Maerlender was well prepared
with information and slides on issues of pruning and fertilization. He
explained in detail the landscapers division of Heritage Pines into work
areas, and elaborated on how the work is assigned/completed in that weekly
frame. Questions asked by residents were pertinent and the answers helped
all present. For those of you unable to attend the meeting, you will find an
updated version of the “Opt In-Opt Out 2012” form in this issue. Please
review it, update your wishes and return the form to the clubhouse at your
earliest convenience. If you are uncertain what you requested in 2011, the
office staff will have a master copy for reference.
“When a stoppage occurs, contact the Public
Works & Utilities Department at 469-4090, Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM or
469-4012 after hours, or on holidays. The Town will assess the stoppage to
determine if the blockage is on the Town’s side of the sewer line or the
homeowner’s side of the sewer line. The Town of Cary will clear blockages
that occur in the main sewer line or in the sewer lateral, from the main
line to the clean out pipe at the edge of the property. The sewer clean out
is a vertical, capped 4” pipe that provides direct access to the sewer
Chili Dinner Winners
Joe Lacenere won first place at the Chili
Cook-Off Dinner on March 4.
HOA Board Information
Update on Morrisville Parkway
On January 26th, an email was
It is suggested for those interested
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Not Much of a Winter!
As I write this article, I think
The Brickman Team
We will see Savannah, Jekyll
Island & Beaufort on a scenic 5 Day/4 Night trip. Eight meals, including four
dinners and hotel accommodations are included at this price of $425.00
We will tour the scenic Cape Cod area, including Hyannis Port and Martha’s Vineyard and the historic Plymouth area with a trip to the famous Plymouth Rock. The 7 Day/6 Night trip includes transportation, ten meals and hotel accommodations for $549.00, double occupancy. Single occupancy adds an-other $180.00. See Peggy for more details.
Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
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