Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 12, Issue 5 · May 2012

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A Note from the President

Everything is so beautiful this time of the year in North  Carolina – I’m so happy to have decided to spend the rest
of my years in this area. Heritage Pines is looking good  and will look even better after the summer flowers are planted, which will be the first part of May.

The horseshoe pit is finished and play has begun. A big thanks to Paul Johnson and his committee for all the work they did: painting, scraping, raking, etc. I want to remind everyone that the horseshoe pit is NOT a sandbox for the  grandchildren to play.

We have a few more chairs to come, pictures to hang,  and some more odds and ends to do and then we will  be finished decorating the clubhouse. I have heard nothing but good comments on the new chairs. The clubhouse has been power washed and we will be painting the wood trim and refurbishing the outside concrete.

Hopefully, in a few months everything will look spiffy again.

Enjoy this spring weather – summer will be here before you know it.

 Joyce Bryant

The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.


Clubhouse Events

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on May 1 at 1:00 pm. The book club selection for May is Moloka’I by Alan Brennert. The discussion leader will be Suzy Orebaugh. The group will meet in the clubhouse.

Jazz Band

The Green Hope High School Jazz Band will have a special performance for us in our clubhouse on Thursday, May 10 at 3:30 pm. Cost of the performance is $2.00 and the sign up deadline is Monday, May 7. Refreshments will be served following the performance.

Ladies Spring Luncheon

On Tuesday, May 15 the Stretch & Flex Club will host the luncheon with guest speaker Mark L. Ansbrow, OCS. He is a physical therapist who will talk about Safe Exercise for those over 55. Assorted sandwiches from Lowes’ Deli and dessert will be served. Cost $10.00, sign up deadline, April 30.

Non-Fiction Book Club 

The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Clubhouse. We will be discussing Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath, or just come.

Pool Party

Celebrate the beginning of summer at our swimming pool on Saturday, May 19 at 5:00pm. We will be dining outside around the pool and deck areas. The menu will be cheese, pepperoni or veggie pizza from NY Pizza, salad and dessert. We suggest you bring your own chairs and remember that if you choose to BYOB, no glass containers are permitted in the area around the pool. Cost is $6.00 per person and the deadline sign-up is Monday, May 7. Join the fun and come prepared to have a good time eating, visiting, playing some “pool” games and celebrating the beginning of the summer season!

Memorial Day 

We will gather on Monday, May 28 at 9:30 am for our annual remembrance. Please bring any pictures of deceased military with you and they will be placed on a poster by our flags. After the ceremony, you can have them back. Joan Hall will play the piano for us and Nancy Romano will direct the HP Choir, who will sing military songs. Afterwards, please join us for coffee, donuts, and juice. Cost is $4.00 per person. Deadline to sign up is May 14.

Memory Scrapbook Workshop

On Saturday, June 2, at 10 am, Peggy will hold a memory scrapbook class. All materials for this will be provided (except the pictures to be put into the book) and class is limited to eight people. You will have your choice of four different scrapbooks. Please bring any pictures and memorabilia that you would like to include in your book, which can be passed on to family or friends. The cost of the class is $12.00 and sign up deadline is May 21.

Encore Singers

The Encore Singers of Cary will entertain us on Thursday evening, June 7 at 7:00 pm. They will present Movie Magic, a variety of melodies from movies over the past several decades. Their singing and dancing performances have always been a favorite among our residents, so be sure to sign up by Tuesday, May 29. Cost is $6.00 and refreshments will be served.


Limber up those pitching arms and join us on Mondays & Fridays at 10 am for some fun! With two foul lines to choose from, most anyone can make a ringer. The Ladies are proving very
formidable and the competition is fierce. Bring your chairs and cheer your team on.


A big THANK YOU for all those who helped Pat and I at the St. Patrick’s Day Party: Mary Toland, Joan Hall, Barbara Harcharic, Margaret Fox, Joyce Bryant, Louise Williams, Sharon Toomey, Susan Smith and our “coffee man” Joe Lacenere.
Tim Mannix was wonderful. Thanks so much, Saundra Robertson 

Dorcas Friends

The Dorcas Medical Loan Closet is bursting at the seams with walkers, so if you have a friend in need of a walker, please send them to the Crisis Ministry office at 187 High House, Mon-Fri, 10am to 1pm. On the other hand, they are out of wheelchairs and have frequent requests for them. They would appreciate donated wheelchairs; they can be dropped off at our donation drop-off area behind the Dorcas Shop at 187 High House.


Grounds Committee Report

As summer begins please remember the guidelines set in place to convey a landscaping concern or request for work to Brickman. Any concern or service request for work, either under our covered services contract or to arrange for private work to be done, should be e-mailed or telephoned into Betty at cheritagepines@nc.rr.com or 919- 466-0016 . She maintains a weekly list, which is available in the main office. The turnaround time for Brickman, for non urgent matters, is about 10 days.

Please note that if a Brickman employee visits your home and no one is available he usually leaves a phone message requesting the call be returned to Brickman’s main office. The office maintains a spreadsheet for tracking issues and your cooperation will help us ensure an accurate record and good service for all.

If you have any concerns about the large trees on your property please call Robert Day of Bartlett Tree Service, 919 782-7803, our contract arborist. Gloomy scale on maples is an ongoing concern in the community.

Brickman’s Notes

Another Spring has begun in Heritage Pines – grass, plants and weeds are growing, birds are singing, and money is running down the drain! Wait, wait – money? Yea, let’s save some money – TURN OFF THE IRRIGATION!!

As spring began, many of the residents have had your systems started up and your backflows mounted and the control clocks turned on. With our current soil saturation rate, your MONEY is running down the drain! We will be using signage at the entrances to help communicate to the community when to turn your irrigation controllers on, and how often to run them – until then – please turn them off, and leave them off!

At this point in the year, the cool season fescue has really got the temperatures that it likes – warm days and cooler nights. Let’s promote the deep root growth for another few weeks, then we will begin slowly watering – this promotes the deep roots as well as manages money and our precious resource - water!

The 90 day forecast and trends are showing a potential for a warmer and wetter spring, so let’s be sure to promote healthy landscapes with proper watering!

Please refer to the Grounds Committee article to follow the homeowner concerns process!

Cheers & Happy Spring!!

The Brickman Team

You’re Invited


Homeowners Will Harper and Dave Manning invite you to a free concert May 20, 2012, 7:00 PM at Hillyer Memorial Church at 718 Hillsborough St. in downtown Raleigh.
A 70 voice chorus, 3 soloists, and orchestra will perform three pieces: Mass No. 2 in G Major, by Schubert, Cantique De Jean Racine, by Faure and Ave Verum Corpus, by Mozart. The concert will last about 1 hour. There is a reception following. Both concert and reception are handicapped ac-cessible.
Please contact Will Harper if you have ques-tions.

Art Reception

People From Around the World, an
exhibition of oil paintings by Artist Dan Kelly will be at the Page-Walker Art & History Center, April 27 to May, 21, 2012. A reception will be held on Friday, April 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Dan is a homeowner here at HP.

Who Dun it ???

Ever wonder how some of the things get done in our Community? Well so did I, so I began to ask around and each month I will share one of these findings with you. This time it's how do all of those trash and recycle containers that we have by the backdoor, get out to the curb every Monday night no matter what the weather?

The answer is Bob Hodes.

Submitted by Pat Schneider

Upcoming Trips 

Barn Dinner Theatre
June 12, 2012

Deadline has been extended to Monday, May 7. We still need four people for this trip to go. The show is All Hands on Deck on Tuesday, June 12. We leave Heritage Pines by bus at 11:30 am and return around 5:30 pm.
Total cost for the bus, hot buffet lunch, and show is the bargain price of $79.00.
Please call me at 919-749-2455 if you have any questions. Peggy

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.

October 17, 2012

A five night cruise to Nassau & Freeport Bahamas - see bulletin board for details.

Important Community Information 

Event Checks - We will only accept checks from the residents of Heritage Pines. Please have your guests pay you for any event you want to include them in. You can then bring your personal check made out to HPCA to the office.

Clubhouse Security System

Please do not let anyone you do not know in the clubhouse. We want to keep all our residents safe. Anyone wanting a clubhouse tours should contact the office to schedule an Good Neighbor tour.

Homes for Sale

Information on homes for sale in the community is located in a box next to the clubhouse mailbox.

Private Property

Please ask your grandchildren or friends to not cut through private yards in the neighborhood. It is a short cut to Green Hope or the neighboring streets, but it is private property and disconcerting for homeowners.

Chest Straps

If you are interested in obtaining a heart monitor chest strap for the new exercise bike, they are $48 plus shipping. You may call Beth Kirkpatrick at Fitness Concepts, 919-878-9880.


It is such nice weather for walking your pets. Please remember you are in Cary and you need to keep your cats and dogs on a leash at all times when they are outside. This is also a rule at HP. Remember to keep a clean neighbor-hood, please pick up after your pets.

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
Pat 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.

Peggy’s Column

I have enjoyed watching all the gorgeous flowers and trees unfold enhancing Heritage Pines with their beauty and color. All this new life makes me want to get up and go!
So many of you have mentioned cruises to me and I am working with Cruise Planners on a trip to the Caribbean in October.

Because of your requests, we will be able to use credit cards for this one. I will place a flyer on the bulletin board with the details and feel free to call me with any questions that you might have. We have 12 double-occupancy cabins available to us and can book more if we need them. If this first cruise goes well, I would like to do a Hawaiian Cruise in May of next year and a Mississippi Riverboat Cruise later next year. Please contact me if you are interested in any of these three cruises. That way I can gauge the interest and won’t pursue
something you don’t want. Please call me or email me at peggy@toebes.com with your comments. I am also at the clubhouse on Mondays starting at 10:00am.

June events will include our trip to Barn Dinner Theater on June 12, please note the deadline was extended to Monday, May 7.

Also Belk’s from Cary Towne Center will be assisting me in putting together a Fashion Show for the Ladies Luncheon on June 19. Models are still needed for the fashion show, if you are interested please call or email me.

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss anything.

I will be taking off the month of August to visit my sister in Pennsylvania, but will still be available to you by phone if anyone has any questions.

Stay well,

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 - Sonia Medina
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast - Joe Lacenere & Crew
  • St. Patrick’s Day - Saundra Robertson, Pat Schneider & Committee
  • Ladies Luncheon - Committee
  • Piano Man - Committee
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast - Doug Lipson & Crew


Tom Nugent won the Gold Medal in the Senior Bocce Tournament by defeating the reigning Champion. Good Going!!

The event will also include snacks and raffle prizes! Cost will be $2.00 per person and adult guests are welcome. RSVP April 16.

Cary Events

Check out the bulletin board near the pool entrance for all kinds of events that are happening at Page-Walker and other Cary locations. It’s spring and you have a large choice of local activities.


HPCA Board Meeting
NO May meeting
the next meeting for the board
will be on Thursday
June 21 - 10:00 am 

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - May 9 & 23 at 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - May 14 at 4:00 pm
  • Finance - Ad Hoc
  • Grounds - May 9 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - May 7 at 11:00 am

New Neighbors
Gerry Brent 

Peg Wheeler

Carole & Jerry Rourke
Thinking of You
Carol Bonney
Abby Johnson
Katie Jackson
Emmett Waller
Jean Rossi
Pam Roberts


May Wedding Anniversaries  

  1-Bob & Bernie Aliberti
  4-Dave & Doris Manning
11-Dave & Barbara Harcharic
13-Ivan & Blanche Bahamonde
15-Nick & Ann Trasatto
18-Don & Audrey Duck
19-Dick & Vicki Shannon
21-Drew & Judy Smith
23-Tarvy & Mary Giannuzzi
27-Jerry & Carole Rourke
28-Bob & Kay Cole
28- Paul & Helene Johnson 


Our Deepest Sympathy to:

Our deepest sympathy goes to:

  • Teresa Luciano in the death of her husband, Joe on April 3, 2012
  • Suzy & Howard Orebaugh in the death of her brother.
May Birthdays

  2-Susan Berkowitz
  2-Ana Maria Melling
  2-Brunie Robles
  2-Pat Schneider
  3-Mickey Brescia
  3-Harvey Gunther
  3-Tina Panebianco
  4-Sandy Giovino
  4-Pete Lichtenberg
  7-Norma Curran
  8-Betty Morgan
  9-Joan Hall
10-Abby Johnson
10-Ralph Robertson
11-Thomas Moldt
12-Jack Bacola
14-Marianne Heaton
14-Dinesh Kachalia
14-Russ Willard
15-Ruthie Hauf
17-Angie DeVita
18- Helene Johnson

19-Don Bond
19-Ed Eagle
20-Diane McCarraher
20-Bob Woessner
21-Blanche Bahamonde
21-Sue Hsiung
22-Lee Aliberti
23-Bonny Chirayath
23-Marilyn Nugent
24-Dick Gross
24-Joan Ward
25-Nanette Hall
26-Mary DePuy
29-Don Duck
29-Nancy Skelding
30-Lou DeCellis
30-Betty Hockaday
31-Cynthia Finnelly
31-Mary Hodes
31-Peg Wheeler

From Hospitality Chairperson:

May - Gloria Slugg
Please notify Gloria 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 New Neighbors

Gerry Brent


Peg Wheeler

Carole & Jerry Rourke