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
Hopefully, in a few months everything will look
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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 ReportAs 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.
People From Around the World, an
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?
Submitted by Pat Schneider
Barn Dinner Theatre
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.
Sign up deadline May 7, 2012.
Flyers with complete details are in the holder outside the clubhouse office.
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.
Homes for Sale
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
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!
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
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
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 :
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.
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
Our Deepest Sympathy to:
Our deepest sympathy goes to:
From Hospitality Chairperson:
Around the Clubhouse
Welcome New Neighbors