Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 12, Issue 7 · July 2012

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A Note from the President

I would like to share with you some information about the Reserve Fund. A reserve study is done every two to five years by a certified Reserve Study Company. They assess all of our physical properties - buildings, fences, parking lots, concrete etc. With computer programs
they assess the life of these items and when we would need to replace them or have major repairs done and the cost at that time, accounting for inflation, etc. They send us a complete report and from this we can decide how much we need to put into the reserve fund each year.

When these items need to be replaced or major repairs done, we will have the money to take care of these major expenses. With the aging of these physical properties, more and more things will need to be replaced or repaired.

Because of this we have increased the amount we are putting in the Reserve Fund to $100,000.00. We will be using this fund for various items each year, as we are doing this year. With the study we know which items will be coming up for repair or replacement and can plan
our Reserve budget and withdrawals for the coming year. This money is put aside to cover MAJOR replacements and repairs.

Ongoing items such as painting and general maintenance are covered in the yearly budget. Without the Reserve Fund we would be assessing the residents every time a major item needed to be replaced or repaired. I hope this clarifies the Reserve Fund and its purpose.
Have a happy summer!

 Joyce Bryant

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you
don’t get that you don’t want.


Clubhouse Events

July 4th Celebration

Don’t forget the Independence Day community celebration on Wednesday, July 4, from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm for those who have signed up. See you there!

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday afternoon book club selection for July is Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan. Discussion leader is Bernie Aliberti. The book club will meet on July 10th at 1 pm. Please note this is a date change. Because of the July 4th holiday, the discussion will take place on the second Tuesday of July. There will be no change in August.

Wheel of Fortune Night

Come join the Wheel with friends and neighbors and compete against each other for fun and prizes on Saturday, July 14th at 7 pm. We will divide into teams and the winners will be given play money to buy prizes. The one who has the most money gets the pick of prizes, second one gets second pick, etc. until the prizes are gone. There will be snacks and drinks
for everyone. Sign up by Monday, July 2nd. Cost is $6.00 per person to allow for purchasing of gift cards.

Non-Fiction Book Club

In July, the Heritage Pines Non-Fiction Book Club will hold its annual Potluck and Planning meeting. It will be at 6 pm, July 17 at the Chirayath home. For more information, contact Verghese or Bonny Chirayath..

Ladies Luncheon

The July Ladies Luncheon will be held on Friday, July 20 at 12:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Lu Ann Ely-Rudolph, a
well - renowned speaker on proper etiquette and international protocol. Her humorous presentations delight audiences of all ages and are not only entertaining, but educational. Join us as she presents dining etiquette tutorials, followed by a Q&A session. Our food will be catered by The Meat House who was here in May for our Total Wellness Event. Many of you sampled the delicious grilled chicken! The luncheon menu will be lemon pepper grilled chicken breast on a whole wheat
bun with lettuce and tomato, broccoli salad, potato chips and watermelon. The cost will be $13.00, RSVP by July 9.

Out to Lunch Bunch

Join us Wednesday, July 25 for lunch. We will decide on a location and keep you posted. Please call Lee Mazan if you’re interested in joining us. We will be leaving the clubhouse at 12:00 noon.

Ice Cream Bash

Come cool off with us and enjoy a refreshing dish or cone of your favorite ice cream on Wednesday, July 25, at 3:00 pm in the clubhouse. Depending on how many sign up, we will have 3-5 flavors of ice cream with topping for you to sample and savor. You can even make a sundae or ice cream soda if that is your pleasure.

Afterwards, let’s sit and visit. If anyone would like to bring pictures or scrapbooks of a trip to share with everyone, that would add to the fun. I have some pictures from
our last Halloween party that I will bring to show. Sign up by July 9th and the cost is $4.00 per person.

Robert from Bartlett

Hello Heritage Pines residents! The time to treat the gloomy scale is upon us. The sign up sheet is in the office. We are taking names and payments until 12:00 noon Thursday July 5th. The treatment
will be scheduled for July 9th. Many have inquired about root collar excavations and many have been done in the neighborhood already (thanks for listening!) With summer now upon us it is best to delay any major root collar work until the heat
has subsided. More info to come this fall on root collar excavations and a group price for Heritage Pines residents. Thanks for the continued interest in the care of your trees.

Community Information

  • Pool Rules - With the heat of the
    summer and a crowded swimming
    pool, please remember to observe
    the HPCA Pool Rules. There is a
    concern about children wearing proper swim diapers, and also running and jumping around the
    pool. These rules apply to both you and your guests.
  • Cats in Heritage Pines - The Town of Cary has a leash law for cats. Any cat that is loose in the neighborhood can be reported and
    picked up by the Cary Animal Control.
  • Original Art Display - Come check out the new art display in the craft room. The July display will feature Joan Ward. Peggy 919-749-2455

Brickman’s Notes

As another HOT summer moves in, we wanted to provide a quick re-cap of our 2012 progress and some summer notes. So here’s a quick update:

  • Lawn Care – We have made two spring applications of fertilizer and weed control to all lawn areas, and we are continuing to spot
    spray as needed to control Virginia Button Weed, spurge, etc. Overall, the lawn areas are clean of weeds!

  • Mowing – We are continuing to perform the mowing operations on a weekly basis, and as we move into the hottest part of the year, we will continue to evaluate the mowing
    needs on a weekly basis.

  • Pruning – Hopefully, each of you has had a chance to understand our pruning standards and the processes that we are following. We have made one complete run through the community with pruning and are continuing to make our rounds and pruning as needed to meet the standards.

  • Weed Control – On a weekly basis, we are continuing to manage the weeds in both curb cracks and the beds – this is an ongoing process year round.

As we move into the summer, please continue to monitor your irrigation system and its operation. Some of you may have noticed that the water rates have increased, so your water bill has gone up – ask yourself “Does my landscape need this much water?” Watering your established plant material should not be needed – if you can turn that zone off – DO SO!!! Remember that we have divided the community up into five individual sections and we perform as needed pruning and detailing through the community following that schedule. Please reach out to the clubhouse office in the event that you have a concern – we address these weekly through the community. Keep in mind that we are pruning the plants to be natural in shape and to meet and follow the pruning guidelines put in place by the community.

Once again, we continue to make progress in your community, and we appreciate all of you for trusting your landscape to Brickman!

Happy Summer!

The Brickman Team

Who Dun it ???

As I write this, I see that there is an American flag placed in front of every mailbox in our community for today is June 14, Flag Day. Isn't this a wonderful way to celebrate our flag and the freedom it represents? Visitors to our community always remark on how great these flags look and of our community spirit. Well, the people who are responsible for getting these flags out for Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, and Veteran's Day are our Block Captains. These Block Captains also volunteer to go up to the Clubhouse each month, pick up the newsletters, and deliver them to each resident’s home rain or shine. So, the next time you see a Block Captain making a delivery don't forget to say "thanks".

Submitted by Pat Schneider


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.

Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
  • Hospitality –Audrey Duck
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast– Doug Lipson and Crew
  • Horseshoe Social - Paul Johnson
  • Ladies Luncheon - Eva Germano/ Stretch & Flex
  • Bingo Pot Luck - Dick Gross
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast– Bob Hodes and Crew

Event Planner’s Column

The Savannah trip is over and was a great trip – one of our best! We came back tired but satisfied. There is still time and room for you to join our Cape Cod bus trip from September 9- 15. We have 31 people so far but can take more – it is a good time of year to travel there. The weather should be enjoyable and the tourists will be gone (except us). If that doesn‘t appeal to you, consider our cruise to Freeport and Nassau Bahamas on October 17. It is a 5-day cruise where you can do as much or as little as you want.

Details are posted by the bulletin board. I have been asked about the cost of my events and I would like to share a few thoughts with all of you. Heritage Pines does not pay me for any event. Therefore, I need to price the event to be compensated for my time. I spend lots of time negotiating contracts, arranging catering, making numerous phone calls, running around town (gas and using computer supplies for flyers & newsletter articles. Also there is time spent purchasing prizes for events, picking
up food, writing articles for the newsletter, sending emails, and the many other things that I do to ensure the event runs well.

Some days it is a full time job, but I enjoy what I am doing and I hope to keep on doing it with community support. I feel blessed to work for a community that is so helpful and giving and I would like to thank
each and every one of you who have
assisted me with any event. I couldn’t have done it without your help.

If ever any of you have a question about
something, please don’t hesitate to call me and we can discuss it. I am here for you and will try to address any concerns that you may have.

God Bless You, Peggy



HPCA Board Meeting
July 19 - 10:00 am 

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee -  July 11 & 25 at 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - July 9 at 4:00 pm
  • Grounds - July 11 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - July 2 at 11:00 am
July Wedding Anniversaries  

  2 - Jim & Connie Davey
  4 - Keith & Sue Holland
  5 - Dick & Lorrie Gross
13 - Howard & Lee Rubin
14 - Frank & Doris Rzasa
16 - Travis & Linda Thompson
17 - Art & Marianne Heaton
17 - Frank & Evelyn Pettinelli
21 - Dave & Marlene Gadigian
21 - Ralph & Joan Hakanson
25 - Vito & Nancy Romano
26 - Doug & Barbara Lipson
31 - Tom & Mary Svantner

Thinking of You
  • Eva Lynn Faucette
  • Laly Gener
  • Fern Phipps
  • Carol Regitz
  • Brunie Robles
  • Hugh Toland
  • Dottie Walton



Deepest Sympathy

Our Deepest Sympathy goes to Jane Fink in the lost of her sister and her sister-in-law.


  • Millie Hellmann has a fourth Great Grandson, Chay, born April 1st weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz.
  • Bev Ports is Great Grandmother to James Steven Joyce born May 26th weighing 7lbs.14oz.
  • Thank You - A big thank you to all my friends from Stretch and Flex who helped me with the May Ladies Luncheon. I couldn’t have done it without you!
    Eva Germano
  • And a big thank you to Eva for all her time and effort in making the Ladies Luncheon such a success!! You did a fantastic job!!


New Neighbors
  • John and Ann Marie McKeveny
  • Meta Linde and Gail Reilly
  • Rex Hoppa and his granddaughter, Abby Johnson
July Birthdays

  1-Carolyn Padley
  3-Betty Smith
  4-Janice Dilen
  4-Bob Hall
  4-Martha Kozar
  5-Dolores Bolan
  5-Laly Gener
  5-Frank Pettinelli
  7-Jeanette Adamski
  7-Joyce Aspinall
  7-Suzanne Orebaugh
  8-Jane Gillett
  8-Ty Stranger
  8-Alice White
  9-Anastasia Hrytsay
12-Kathy Davis
13-John McNally
13-Shirley Rieck

14-Roslyn Hartsell 
17-Donna Callahan
18-Liz Mongrain
20-Fran Golden
20-Mary Grandpre
21-Jean Harper
22-Mary Easley
22-Daniel Murray
22-Chris Vezzetti
23-Howard Rubin
24-Carol Elvers
24-Judy Brown
25-James Yawn
27-Steve Toomey
29-Janie Bush
30-Carol French
30-Darlene Hanson
30-Carolyn McDaniel

From Hospitality Chairperson:

July - Marge Roos
Please notify Marge 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

John and Ann Marie McKeveny

Meta Linde and Gail Reilly
Rex Hoppa and his granddaughter, Abby Johnson

A BIG Thank You to the Heritage Pines Choir

For making our first Spring Fling such a success. Under the leadership of Nancy Romano the choir was exceptional. The
talented Joan Hall played the piano. The residents had a great time and enjoyed the variety of musical skits. We’re looking
forward to next year!