Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 12, Issue 4 · April 2012

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A Note from the President

The redbuds are blooming, so Spring must really be here!

Alas, so is the pollen. Because of the pollen, if you get a letter from the Elite Management about power washing, you have until May 31 to comply.

The new look for the Clubhouse will be finished soon as more of the furniture will be arriving. Please take care of the new furniture as you would in your own home. Use the coasters provided in the TV area and the lobby. PLEASE dispose of your glasses and cups when finished, I have found several left sitting in the lobby with liquids in them.

The new bikes and upper body equipment has been installed – there will be a demonstration on the equipment March 28 by a Fitness Concepts representative.

Enjoy this spring weather and Happy Spring to all. .

 Joyce Bryant

April prepares her green traffic light
and the world thinks GO!


Clubhouse Events

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

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on April 3 at 1:00 pm. The selection for April is April 1865, The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik.
The discussion will be led by Susan Berkowitz.

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 Opens

Our 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.
This program will provide an overview of the primary types of advance directives, the pros and cons of using advance directives, as well as free copies of the legal documents available to the consumer. Further, the program provides guidance regarding how to engage/involve your family, friends, and/or other decision makers in supporting your choices about your own care.

The Advanced Directives Program will include: Written instructions created in the present regarding future medical care for yourself:

  • Only used:
    If you are seriously ill or injured
    Unable to speak for yourself

  • Should include at least:
    Living Will: what you want done
    Health Care Power of Attorney: who you want to do it.

The event will include coffee and snacks. Cost will be $3.00 per person and adult guests are welcome to attend.
RSVP April 2.

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.

Total Wellness

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.
Class size is limited to twelve and the cost will be $43.00, RSVP April 30.

Save the Dates!

  • Green Hope Jazz Band Concert - May ??? - check clubhouse for specifics.
  • Herbfest - Page Walker -Cary - May 4 & 5
  • Pizza HP Pool Party Saturday, May 19
  • Memory book workshop - clubhouse, Saturday, June 2

Peggy’s Column

Hi Everyone,

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.

Art Display

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.

Newsletter Information

Items that you would like to be put into the HP Newsletter must be handwritten or emailed via an attachment, if possible, by the 15th of the month prior to publication.

Email Information

. If you want your email included on the roster and/or community information email list, please email the office cheritagepines@nc.rr.com to give permission.

Area Codes

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
experiencing an emergency. This takes the staff away from their intended task of answering emergencies and dispatching the appropriate professionals.

Grounds Committee 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 cspsd@nc.rr.com for a cost estimate. Villa owners please remember that Cary has an ordinance prohibiting pine straw with 10 feet of house foundations.
If you notice any burnt out street lights in the community please note the lamp post number (located at the base of each lamp post) and notify Progress Energy: http://www.progress-energy.com. Or call 1-800-419-6356. They respond quickly and are appreciative of the call. Many residents walk the grounds during the evening and we want everyone to be safe.

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.
Spring flowers have been selected for the beds at various locations in the community, such as the entrances and at the clubhouse. They will be planted in the near future.
The new aerator with a different spray pattern has been installed in the clubhouse pond.

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


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 intention!

In order to make this process seamless, if you have a Zoysia, or Bermuda lawn – entire or in part – please verify that your notes are up to date in the club house on the Opt In / Opt Out form.

Mother Nature has been good to us this spring – cool nights and warm days. After an unseasonably warm winter, we are anticipating an active season for insects. We have especially noticed increased activity with the ants throughout the community. We will be doing our best to treat the ant mounds as we can, but we are not responsible for treatment of all mounds throughout the community – please work with your exterminator to establish your best options to find a remedy!

Our mowing, pruning and weeding routines are well underway – so please let us know if you need anything else!

The Brickman Team

Upcoming Trips

Barn Dinner Theatre
June 12, 2012

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.

Cape Cod and Plymouth
September 9-15, 2012

Sign up deadline May 7, 2012 Flyers with complete details are in the holder outside the clubhouse office.

Call Peggy at 919-749-2455 for any questions concerning the trips.


Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :

  • Hospitality  - Barbara Pascoe
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast - Joe Lacenere & Crew
  • St. Patrick’s Day - Saundra Robertson & Committee
  • Ladies Lunch - Committee
  • Piano Man - Committee
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast - Doug Lipson & Crew

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
Social Committee meeting.

Bulletin Boards

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.


HPCA Board Meeting
April 19 - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee
    April 11 & April 25 at 10:00 am 
  • Clubhouse - April 9 at 4:00 pm
  • Finance - Ad Hoc
  • Grounds - April 18 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - April 2 at 11:00 am

New Neighbors
Pete & Jan Lichtenberg

Lee & Margie VanBuren

Jo Ann Bacon
Thinking of You
Carol French
Dick French
Eva Germano
Rex Hoppa
Gary Hurst
Sybil Hurst
Ginny Lane
Nadia McNally
Doris Manning
Phil Piccola


April Wedding Anniversaries  

  2-Richard & Linda Henderson
11-Sheldon & Gloria Broedel
11-Deloy & Darlene Hanson
12-Pat & Lucille Grasso
15-Ed & Jean Eagle
16-Robert & Frances Vesel
19-Dick & Dottie Dowding
21-Tom & Marilyn Nugent
22-John & Marianne Hannan
23-Bob & Aggie Woessner
25-Paul & Claire Salvatore
26-John & Myrna Worsley
27-Don & Chrys Matthews


  • Will & Jean Harper are the proud grandparents of twins, born February 29, Robert Daniel Smith, weighing 3lbs. 8oz and Caroline Elsie Smith, weighing 3lb 7oz.
  • Laly Gener welcomes a great grandson, Giovanni Fernandez born March 3, weighing 9lbs 6oz.
  • Roslyn Hartsell welcomes a granddaughter,
    Elizabeth Louise Parker, born March 17, 2012
Our Deepest Sympathy to:

Our deepest sympathy goes to:

  • Alice & Harvey Gunter on Alice’s Mother's passing on 3/10/12.
  • Jeanette Hill whose sister, Ann Roedema passed 3/11/12.
  • Bill & Carolyn McDaniel on Bill’s Mother’s passing
  • Forest and Dallas Franklin whose son-in-law passed. 
April Birthdays

  1- Pat J. Colwell
  1- Barbara Harcharic
  1- Bob Hodes
  2- Carole Bonney
  3- Millie Anderson
  4- Julia Taylor
  5- Mark Crispi
  6- Audrey Schmidt
  8- Bob Rogers
10- Madelyn Gattis
10- Marie Glosto
12- Richard Hinkley
12- Stanley Kaplan
13- Margaret Fox
14- Doris Burns
14- Marilyn James
14- Kathleen Kania
15- Tom Schwartz
16- Wendy Adley
16- Mike Etkin

17- Betty Weber
18- Sandy Ramsey
19- Don Ward
20- John Sherman
21- John Bolan
21- Irving Silberberg
22- Kay Lane
22- Ken Safon
23- Donnie Hall
23- Nell Wilk
25- Dave Gadigian
25- Marcia Garelick
25- Louise Williams
25- Doug Lipson
27- Dorothy Egan
27- Barbara Pascoe
28- Bernie Aliberti
30- Ingeborg O’Connor
30- Robert Vesel

From Hospitality Chairperson:

April - Audrey Duck
Please notify Audrey if anyone in our community needs our care or concern.
We live in a community that really cares for one another!

Around the Clubhouse 


Goose Busters

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


Pete & Jan Lichtenberg


Lee & Margie VanBuren

Jo Ann Bacon