A Note from the President
The redbuds are blooming, so Spring must really
Yew Exercise Equipment
A representative from Fitness Concepts will be here on Wednesday, March 28 at 10:00 am. They will demonstrate the new exercise equipment and answer any questions you may have.
Afternoon Book Club
Garden Club Orchid Tour
The Garden Club will have a field trip to Orchid Trail Greenhouses, Tuesday, April 10. They are located at 402 Church St., Morrisville. This will be a self- guided tour. Please be at the clubhouse by 9:30 am to leave for the tour.
Pool OpensOur heated pool opens at sunrise on Saturday, April 14. Please check your new HP Rules & Regulations book for specific rules for the pool.
Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!
Saturday Night – oh, what can we do? Come to the pizza party & find out who’s who! We’ll eat and we’ll mingle and play a game or so and catch up with neighbors before it’s time to go. Saturday, April 14 is the date, so sign up now and don’t be late. At 6:00 pm we all will meet and gather round so we can eat. Cost is $6.00 per person, RSVP April 2.
Water Aerobics Video
Monday, April 16 at 11 am and/or Tuesday, April 17 at 1:30 pm the new water aerobics exercise videos will be showing in the clubhouse.
Non-Fiction Book Club
The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm in the Craft Room of the Club House. We will be discussing In the Presidents 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 beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath, or just come.
Advanced Directives: The Uncomfortable Gift presented by Hospice of Wake County, Inc.
Please join us for a very important and
informative program on Wednesday, April 18 from 10:30 am to 12:00 am.
The Advanced Directives Program will include: Written instructions created in the present regarding future medical care for yourself:
The event will include coffee and snacks. Cost
will be $3.00 per person and adult guests are welcome to attend.
Wine & Cheese
Does an evening of delightful wines and delectable cheeses make you want to venture out and check on what’s happening? Then come out and join our wine and cheese party on Saturday, April 21, at 7:00 pm. Relax and have fun sipping the fruit of the vine and tasting varieties of cheese. You are asked to bring your favorite wine to share at your table. Cheeses will be provided. For entertainment, we will play food trivia and compete for prizes as we divide into teams. This is a total evening of fun and relaxation so mark your calendars and sign up by April 9 deadline. Cost is $5.00 per person.
Water Aerobics Classes
Water aerobics is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 2. There will be two classes per day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (weather permitting) and the cost will be $2.00 per class which totals $20 for May. The fee will be used to purchase CDs and a CD player for the use of water aerobics only, as well as new equipment as needed. For the month of May, the classes will begin at 9:00 am and 10:15 am. There will be an informational session to preview the DVD in order to see the proper way to do the exercises. They will be held on Monday, April 16 at 11 am and/or Tuesday, April 17 at 1:30 pm.
Join us on Friday, May 4 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for a Total Wellness Event provided by Life Sync Events. Many professional Wellness Providers will be in our clubhouse with information on stress reduction, healthy cooking tips, yoga and many more wellness related topics.
The event will also include snacks and raffle prizes! Cost will be $2.00 per person and adult guests are welcome. RSVP April 16.
Spring Into Song
The HP Choral Group will present our first Spring Fling in the Clubhouse on May 5 at 7 pm. We will entertain you with songs from Rogers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin and Harold Arlen. It's time to “Get Happy” and even “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” as we sing songs of Springtime. Please mark your calendar and join us. The cost is $3 and refreshments will be served after our Spring Sing-a-long.
Water Color with Laura Azzi
Laura Azzi will be teaching a Watercolor Class
on four consecutive Fridays, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1 from 10:00 am to
12:30 pm. Those who took her other classes enjoyed them. Whether you are a
beginner or experienced, this is a good group.
Save the Dates!
Happy Spring – such great weather for going out, planting something, taking a walk, or just feeling the warm sun! I just wanted to let you know that I am still here at Heritage Pines but not in the office any more. I will be working events and bus trips from now on and will be at the clubhouse on Mondays from 10:00am until 2:00pm if anyone wants to meet with me and discuss an event or trip.
I have a lot planned for this year and hope that you will find time to be part of the fun. In April, I will be hosting a pizza party and a wine and cheese night – both on Saturdays. For May there is the trip to Savannah, GA (we can still take a few more) and the Memorial Day celebration. On the first Saturday in June we will have a memory book workshop and on June 12 a bus trip to see All Hands on Deck, a take off on a Bob Hope USO tour. I will also host the Ladies Lunch & Fashion Show in June. We will have our Independence Day celebration on July 4 and in September a scenic bus trip to Cape Cod and the sur-rounding areas.
Please feel free to call me if you have an idea or something you would like to see put on the calendar. You can reach me at 919-749-2455.
The project is coming along on schedule, thanks to the many enthusiastic efforts of the volunteers. The pit will be open the first part of April. Watch for days and times and the Grand Opening. Contact Paul Johnson with any questions.
It’s that time of the year to change the hours for Bocce. Beginning April 10th, Bocce will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday. Temperature conditions remain the same.
Our new art display system is now up on the back wall of the Arts & Crafts room. Come and enjoy viewing the talent of our community. The display will be changed monthly. Any resident of HP may display their two dimen-sional work. Those interested should call Eileen Fitzgerald to schedule a month or ask questions.
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Effective March 31, 2012, 10-digit dialing – the appropriate area code (919 or 984) plus the seven-digit telephone number – is necessary for local calls to be completed. Local calls, that is those in the 919/984 area do not require the “1” plus 10 digits. If you dial “1” plus the 10 digits when placing a local call, you will hear a recording advising that a “1” is not needed and to hang up and redial.
If you do call 9-1-1 by accident,
please stay on the line and talk to the 9-1-1 operator to confirm that no
emergencies exist. If you hang up after misdialing 9-1-1, the Emergency
Communications Center staff will re-dial your number to gain assurance that
you are not
Report Spring pine straw will be applied in late April by
Brickman and Pine Straw Distributors (PSD), their subcontractor. Any home
owner desiring either mulch or pine straw for their properties who wishes
to contract with PSD to do the work can call 919 233-3440 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for a cost estimate.
Villa owners please remember that Cary has an ordinance prohibiting pine
straw with 10 feet of house foundations.
The Grounds Committee recently received the
completed Tree Inventory Report from Bartlett Tree Service which we
requested last fall. The census indicates we have 950 trees in the common
areas. The report is extensive and will be very useful to the community in
coming years. The committee is in the process of reviewing and clarifying
implementation of the information provided in the report.
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
LIKE A LAMB, OUT LIKE A ????
Well, spring has sprung!! As we move into
April, we will be continuing to treat your lawns for upcoming weeds – to
prevent them and kill them! Over the past several years, several home
owners have elected to transition their yards from the initial Tall
Fescue lawns over to Bermuda or Zoysia grass. Brickman is treating these
lawns as they are intended – cool season or warm season – each type of
lawn will receive the correct turf program as we understand your
The Brickman Team
Mark your calendars for another special treat. We will be seeing All Hands
on Deck, a take-off on a 1942 USO show, at the Barn Dinner Theater on June
12. The bus will leave Heritage Pines at 11:30 am to arrive for the 1:00 pm
lunch buffet. After we eat, we will enjoy the comedy musical revue of the
kind of USO show that Bob Hope and Jack Benny would have taken to the
troops. Total cost for the bus, lunch and show is $79.00. Sign up by April
16 as we have to pre-pay for our tickets.
Sign up deadline May 7, 2012 Flyers with
complete details are in the holder outside the clubhouse office.
Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
Afternoon Book Club for May
The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 1 and the book is to be determined.
Please fill out the Holiday Party survey and
return to the office by 11 am, Monday April 2 for the
A new bulletin board has been added to the wall opposite the office—check out current information about events and trips.
Homeowner Dan Kelley won second place in the Senior 55 Art Show at the Cary Senior Center in February.
Pete & Jan Lichtenberg
Our Deepest Sympathy to:
Our deepest sympathy goes to:
From Hospitality Chairperson:
Around the Clubhouse
Zen and her owner will be on site at random times to disrupt the pattern of the geese. Please do not approach Zen while she is working. If you see geese, please let the office know the location and time.
Welcome New Neighbors