A Note from the President
While I've been gone the sprucing up of the clubhouse and surrounding area is continuing. The summer flowers have been planted. The front entrance has been finished and is beautiful. We have enlarged the trash can cement pad to place the cans away from the back door. The fence will be ex-tended to hide the cans. We will be painting the outside trim on the clubhouse as soon as we get bids.
The gas line to the grill has been cleared, so
it can be used again. Please CLEAN it after using, so it will be ready for
the next person.
Join the fun! Come play Bunco on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the clubhouse. If you have any questions, please call Lucille Grasso. Next Bunco is Thursday, May 31. The June one has been cancelled because of the Encore Singers.
Bartlett Tree Experts
Afternoon Book Club
The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on June 5 at 1:00 pm. The book club selection for June is Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin. The group will meet in the clubhouse and Linda Thompson will lead the discussion. Newcomers and drop -ins are welcome!
Don’t forget to sign up for the program by the Encore Singers, a professional singing and dancing group from Cary. The program, “Movie Magic” will be presented on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 PM. Cost is $6.00 and the sign up deadline is Tuesday, May 29.
Join us Saturday, June 9 at 6:00 pm to set up
the teams and practice for the end of summer tournament. Bring your lawn
chairs and be prepared to watch or play. Ice cream treats and
Barn Dinner Theatre
The bus will leave on June 12 from the clubhouse at 11:30 am, if you purchased a ticket.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 14, at 7:00 pm for Cruise Night. We will tell you of the cruises we have planned and you will be able to sign up for them that night. Credit cards and checks can be used to book your preference. We will have refreshments and door prizes. There is a fee of $2.00 and you must sign up in advance so we can have a final count of how many are coming. Last day to sign up is June 4.
Bingo Pot Luck
Bring a dish and join us for a pot luck dinner
at 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 16. Cost is $2.00 and the sign up deadline is
Monday, June 4.
Out to Lunch Bunch
Come to the formation of the Out to Lunch Bunch on Monday, June 18 at 3:30 pm. Anyone who would like to get together and go to a different restaurant every month for good conversation and some laughs is welcome to attend.
Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show
Don't miss our June Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show by Belk's on Tuesday, June 19 at 12:30 pm. Lovely summer fashions will be modeled by our own Heritage Pines residents. The lunch will be catered by Harris Teeter and will consist of sandwiches, fruit, and desserts. Cost is $12.00 and sign up by June 4.
Non-Fiction Book Club
The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club
will be on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Clubhouse. We
will be discussing Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubrow. All are
welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For more information,
Get Ready for the 4th of July!
Our 4th of July celebration will take place on Wednesday, July 4th from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm. We will serve rib sandwiches and have a premium hot dog bar with lots of fixings. Also there will be 3 sides to choose and Pepper’s will cater. Dessert will be ice cream for everyone. We will have games and some give-a ways for this event. Cost is $12.00 per person and deadline is June 18 to sign up.
Join us for a field trip to Plant Delights Nursery. They strive to offer large, quality plants at affordable prices. Their hosta breeding program is one of the most extensive in the country. You can view their catalog at http://www.plantsdelight.com. We will be car pooling, so please sign up by June 25 so we can judge how many cars will be needed. We will meet at the clubhouse on Friday, July 6, at 9:00 am. If you have any questions please call Audrey Duck.
Event Organizers - we have lots
of program ideas , we just need volunteers to chair events, especially the
Ladies Luncheons in July and August.
Make Room for Neighbors
Original Art Display
For 2 straight years now, our spring weather has
been normal! This winter was nice and comfortable; very little snow (none)
and cool temps are great for healthy landscapes.
The Town of Cary's
Alternate Day Watering ordinance is in effect year-round.
Washing of cars, driveways, houses, etc. -
watering restrictions do not apply.
The Need for Conservation
When water enters storm drains it carries with it all the residues that are on streets and driveways, including sediment, nutrients, salts and other pollutants. This non-point source pollution is a major concern in managing water quality.
The goal of Cary's water conservation program is
to educate customers on the benefits of water conservation. Town staff is
available to recommend ways to improve irrigation systems efficiency.
Violators receive an oral or written notice of violation. Repeated or
flagrant "Waste While Watering" violators can receive civil penalties of
$100 for the first day of the offense, $200 for the second day, $300 for the
third day and $400 for each day thereafter that the violation continues.
Who Dun it ???
Did you ever wonder where the greeting cards you
receive from Heritage Pines
Submitted by Pat Schneider
For all the Heritage Pines residents who drive past Green Hope High School during the afternoon rush - do not pass stopped vehicles and cross the yellow line! This is a fineable traffic violation and you can get a ticket. The cars that are stopped in the road blocking traffic do not get tickets. If this concerns you, please contact your town council representative or anyone else who might make a difference.
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Signs of summer are everywhere - pools opening, trees & plants in full bloom, gardens popping up and people out there walking, playing, and socializing.
As you read this, I am probably on our Savannah trip - 30 adventurous people checking out sights in Georgia. When I come back, we will have our Memorial Day program. This year we have a lot of Heritage Pines residents participating in it ,so please join us.
Don't miss our cruise night on Thurs-day, June 14. Cost is $2.00 and the sign up deadline is June 4. We will have refreshments and door prizes.
In July, we will have Wheel of Fortune night and to cool us off we will have an Ice Cream Bash! Look for info on these events in the next newsletter.
Barn Dinner Theater
Cape Cod and Plymouth
Sign up deadline extended to June 4, 2012.
Grounds Committee Report
The following guidance is
provided concerning responsibility for tree debris caused by winds, or acts
of nature: If a segment of a live tree falls on your property from a tree
that is on another property to include common areas, then the
Fire Ant colonies
Please beware of fire ant
colonies. They appear as mounds of earth in your yards, and planting beds. Do
not kick or disturb the mounds. Fire ants can quickly get on your clothing
and their bite is something to avoid at all costs. Our contract with
Brickman provides for fire ant control on the association’s common
areas only. This means a home owner must take
Enclosed with the printed
newsletter as a separate printing is our current pruning standards developed
in conjunction between the grounds committee and Brickman. Pocket
pruning is the method used for shrubbery in order to promote healthy
developer plantings on your property as well as common areas. We have posted
an article from the News and
Bartlett Tree presentation
We encourage all of you to attend Robert Day’s presentation on Monday, June 4 at 2:30 pm on tree health. Robert is a board certified master arborist with Bartlett Tree Experts.
Rules and information from The
Town of Cary about irrigation have been provided in this newsletter.
From Hospitality Chairperson:
Around the Clubhouse
Welcome New Neighbors
MURDER ON MAUI PLAYS TO FULL HOUSE
Intrigue and drama were in abundance April 28 as over 130 Heritage Pines detectives searched to find a solution to the tragic murder of New York socialite Stella Capwell (Lynn Willard). Set in Hawaii, this mystery featured romantic entanglements, a catfight, a séance, a sing along dance, and voodoo. Accusations flew back and forth as suspects Tim Mannix, Dick Gross, Bob Hodes,
Pat Schneider, Mary Hodes, and Wendy Adley were grilled by Private Eye Russ Willard. Host and Director Walt Ramsey provided insight into suspects’ actions and motives.
The mystery was solved by several groups with the winning group being Olga Lord, Carolyn Padley, Bev Fuquay, Fern Phipps, Gloria Slugg, Jim and Joyce Bryant and Ron and Carol Mitchell.
The play was Produced by Sharon Toomey assisted
by Art Director Linda Brown, Photographer Ron Mitchell, Stage Manager
Bill Adley, and Video Cameraman John Epps.