Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 12, Issue 8 · August 2012

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A Note from the President

With the warm weather more people are outside, walking, gardening etc. and we have had some complaints about pets and cigarettes.

Smokers, please dispose of the butts in fireproof containers. Do not throw the butts on the grass. With the dry conditions, it could cause a fire. Plus the fact it is unsightly to see a bunch of butts on the ground or in the street. Please help keep the community beautiful.

Pet owners, there is a Town of Cary leash law, as well as a community one that all dogs and CATS must be on a leash. If your pet is found running loose the Cary animal control could be called.

With this heat, if you have an irrigation system, please turn it on and run it to keep your grass from dying. It doesn’t take that much water to save your lawn. If it dies, it will not come back, and that means even more work for the landscapers to do in the fall to get your grass growing again.

The Board has enacted a new policy that all community residents, in-cluding owners, renters and occupants, must go through an orientation with the Clubhouse Manager within 60 days of new occupancy. This is to make sure all new residents have a copy of the rules and regulations and are aware of the community rules including the use of the pool and the clubhouse.

Have a great rest of the summer and stay cool! 

 Joyce Bryant

Recreation is not being idle;
it is easing the wearied part by change of occupation. 


Clubhouse Events

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 PM on August 7th. We meet in the clubhouse. Any resident interested in joining us is welcome! Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gooda is the selection this month. The discussion will be led by Clare Cady.

Ladies Luncheon

The August Ladies Luncheon will be on Thursday, August 16th at 12:30 pm and will feature a White Elephant gift exchange. For those who would like to participate in the White Elephant gift exchange, please bring a new or slightly used wrapped gift.

The luncheon menu will be a variety of sandwiches from Lowes, fruit and cookies.

Cost is $10.00 and the sign up deadline is Monday, August 6. Join us for a fun luncheon--lots of laughter, good food and great company!

Non-Fiction Book Club

There will not be a meeting in August For more information, contact Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.

Out to Lunch Bunch

The August meeting of the Out to Lunch Bunch will be at Biaggi’s on Wednesday, August 22. We will meet at the Clubhouse at 12:00 pm. Eileen Fitzgerald will be making reservations for us and will need to know if you would like to join us, please call Eileen by Monday August 20.

It’s Back! End of Summer Party

Join us for ribs, fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, cake and all the fixin’s for our end of summer party. There will be games, prizes and lots of fun! The date is Saturday, August 25 and the cost is $12 per person. Happy Hour starts at 5:30 pm, bring your own cocktails. Food will be served at 6:00 pm. There is a limit of 100 people so sign up soon!

Second Annual Diner's Auction

Get ready to bid for the second annual Diner's auction on Saturday, September 1 at 7:00 pm. We will have certificates from local restaurants to bid on using play money. Everyone will be given the same amount of "cash" to begin. Money can be combined with others for something that you might want to share.

There will also be door prizes for several lucky folks and light refreshments for all.
Check with those that came last year and they will tell you what a fun time we had at this event. Sign up by August 20 to be part of this. Cost is $6.00 per person.

Original Art Display

Come check out the new art display in the craft room. The August display will
feature Ron Mitchell’s photographs.

Donations to Habitat

Many of our residents are familiar with Habitat for Humanity's worldwide home building operations for those in need. Locally last year Habitat of Wake County built six affordable new residences in Cary along Old Apex Rd.

This year they are building four on Fairview Ave. in Morrisville. In an effort to increase their continuing funding needs, Habitat recently opened a "Re-Store" on High House Road where they take in tax deductible donations of building materials and household items such as plumbing and lighting fixtures, doors, windows, cabinets, appliances and hardwood furniture. They then sell these items to the public at reduced prices, using the proceeds to support the building of additional homes in our community. From time to time every homeowner has a usable chair, cabinet, dresser, table etc. that is just sitting around taking up space. Habitat would love to come by and pick up these items from you.

With that in mind we are seeking
potential Heritage Pines donor-participants. If you are able to participate in this project, use the
sign-up sheet in the Clubhouse lobby by August 15 and take an informational brochure. The  Habitat truck is scheduled to be in Heritage Pines on THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Their driver will furnish you with a tax receipt form. It's nice to be able to help someone in need. Please check out their web site: http://www.HabitatWake.org.

Bud Grandpre
Homeowner & Habitat Volunteer

Peggy’s Column

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are taking advantage of your community pool during this torrid heat. I try to stay cool in the air conditioned areas – don’t know what I’d do without air  conditioning in my car since I spend a lot of time on the road.

If you would like to mark your calendars for some future events I am planning, please note these dates.

In September look for our Second Diner’s Auction on September 1 and a Fall Festival on September 29.

A Barn Dinner Theater bus trip on October 9 and October 27 a Oktoberfest complete with a polka band for your enjoyment. Add to that a costume party to celebrate Hallo-we-e-n on October 31.

In November we will make Gingerbread Houses on  November 17 and see the Christmas Show at the Rudy Theater in Selma on November 30.

December will bring the clubhouse Holiday party on December 15 and a holiday luncheon at Prestonwood on December 21. So mark your calendars so you won’t miss any of the fun!

I will not be here for the month of August but you can reach me by phone if you have any questions.

Keep Cool!!

P.S. I have a new mailbox across from the Library for you to use if I’m not here. Peggy 919-749-2455


Brickman’s Notes
Another Summer in The Piedmont of NC

As another summer goes in the books, we are looking forward to the fall. As the summer drew on this year we continued to focus on the weed control in the lawns, and pruning around the homes. We are continuing to make our rounds on the pruning by following a detailed
breakdown of the property into 5 sections – each section being serviced in 1 week. As the summer comes to an end, we are beginning to develop plans for the fall aeration and overseeding plan that will happen in early September – more specifics on the schedule next month. We have continued to spot spray the lawns for the summer emerging weeds. With some of the drastic heat that we have experienced, we have begun to see some lawns go dormant for the summer – this is quite common, and once we cool back down the lawns will green back up. During August we will continue to monitor the turf health, and make our plans for fall lawn renovations.

As you have noticed, our mowing schedule has become a little spotty – we are spot mowing through the property on an as needed basis. Both the warm and cool season turf types have struggled due to the prolonged heat. We will continue to monitor these conditions on a weekly basis to establish the best course of action based on the health of the turfgrass.

Our methods of pruning are continuing to yield great success – please check out the property maps that are available in the clubhouse to better understand where you are on the schedule. In the event that you have a special request, please contact the clubhouse to be added to our weekly concerns list. We address these concerns on a weekly basis!

Irrigation seems a little futile in the July heat that we have had. It is NOT futile !!! At this point in the year with fescue lawns, we are watering to keep the plants alive – not watering to have them thrive! Watering your lawns will help to keep the root systems alive so that when condi-tions in the environment improve they will re-cover quicker.

As always, continue to provide us with your feedback through the clubhouse office so that we can be sure to address your concerns. n!

Happy Summer!
The Brickman Team

Grounds Committee Report

Please pay particular attention to Chris
Maerlender’s article “Brickman Notes” in this newsletter. The heat and lack of rain have caused problems with our lawns and mowing schedules. The staff at Brickman are our landscape experts. We respect their level of expertise. Please try to comply with their suggestions regarding mowing and watering. In an effort to help us with prudent use of watering, Chris has posted signs at the Heritage Pines entrances, indicating the number of days suggested for watering. These will be placed/changed in a timely manner, dependent on the weather. Mowing in periods of in-tense heat damages fescue and will be avoided when deemed necessary.

Pruning is ongoing and done in phases, much in the same way mowing is organized. As you all know, the property has been divided into 5 sections for purposes of consistent and
predictable maintenance of our shrubs. (A color coded map, displaying these areas that are inspected and programmed for accomplishment over a 5 week period for the entire property is posted in the clubhouse.) Should the weather interrupt the schedule, it simply begins at the point of interruption and continues throughout the week.

In the fall we anticipate work being done on the two gazebos within our community. With board approval the Grounds Committee made arrangements for both gazebos to be repaired, power washed and painted.

Bartlett Tree Experts began spraying for Gloomy Scale mid July. They have worked their way through the community spraying those maple trees identified by homeowners. Thanks to all of you who cooperated with the sign up and prepayment. A second application will be done in the fall.


The Fall Follies 2012 will be presented Saturday evening, October 20.

This musical extravaganza will feature residents of our own Heritage Pines community.

You don’t want to miss it!


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 –Marge Roos
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast – Bob Hodes and Crew
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast– Doug Lipson and Crew

Peggy’s Events - Trips for 2012

Cape Cod Bus Trip: Sept. 9-15, 2012

Cost is $549.00 per person (double occupancy). We leave at 8:00am from Heritage Pines and our first night will be at the Holiday Inn Express in Haskell, NJ. From there we will travel to the Dunes Motel in S. Yarmouth, MA. and check in the next afternoon. The hotel is on the ocean and you can catch a lovely view of it from the hotel or even walk along it if you enjoy the stroll. Breakfast is provided each day and access to an indoor pool. We will tour Hyannis, Sandwich, JFK Museum, Plymouth, Provincetown, Chatham, and a ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard while we are there. We have 40 people going but can take up to 10 more if you want to join us. Check must now be made out to Peggy Toebes. Call me at (919)749-2455 if you would like to travel to Cape Cod with us.

Barn Dinner Theater Bus Trip: October 9, 2012

We will board our AT&T bus for Greensboro, NC where we will have a buffet lunch and see the show “Dixie Swim Club”, a comedy about a
reunion of 5 southern women and their friendships which span over 33 years. Cost of bus, lunch and show is $79.00. Make checks payable to Peggy Toebes as I have to pay the bus and Barn Dinner Theater. Payment is due no later than September 10 for trip.

Caribbean Cruise: October 17-21, 2012

$454.00 to $494.00 per person double occupancy. We will leave Heritage Pines early that morning and travel to Charleston, SC where we will pick up the Carnival Fantasy and cruise to Nassau and the Freeport Bahamas. You can pick up a tour to Paradise Island while there in addition to some other local tours. We have three cabins left and final payment is due on July 28.

Rudy Theater Bus Trip: November 30, 2012

 We will see the Christmas Show at the American Jubilee in Selma, NC. Cost of the bus and show is $59.00. Lunch will be at your own expense and we will stop at a local restaurant near Rudy Theater.

Who Dun it ???

Did you know that we have a group of
volunteers here in Heritage Pines, who
assist residents in the sale of their homes? In the past, when prospective buyers came to see our clubhouse they were not  allowed to just wander in to look around.

This was to protect both the privacy and
security of the residents. Since this was an ongoing problem, a group of volunteers were formed called the HP Good Neighbor Group with Betty Morgan being the chair. Along with volunteers Sandy Ramsey, Mary Hodes, Linda Thompson, Nancy Romano and Paul and Helene Johnson they give guided tours of our Clubhouse and answer any questions buyers may have. Agents can call anyone of them to make an appointment to tour the
clubhouse and outside facilities. This group adds that "personal touch" to our

Submitted by Pat Schneider


HPCA Board Meeting
August 16—10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee -  August 8 & 22 at 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse  -  August 13 at 4:00 pm
  • Grounds  -  August 8 at 4:00 pm
  • Social  -  August 6 at 11:00 am
August Wedding Anniversaries  

  1- Verghese & Bonny Chirayath
  2-Joe & Pat Dunbeck
  3-Henry & Mary Grandpre
  4-Dick & Mary Hinkley
14-Bonnie & Mike Wolfe
15-Bill & Martha Kozar
17-Mort & Susan Berkowitz
20-Alan & Marcia Garelick
21-Dominick & Fran Mammolito
22-James & Joan Hall
22-Dinesh & Guni Kachalia
24-Tim & Cathy Mannix
26-Doug & Carol Elvers
26-Charles & Frances Dusterhoff
27-Rex & Eileen Hoppa
28- Steve & Sharon Toomey
29-Ron & Carol Mitchell
29-Mert & Marilyn Sirota
29-Paul & Joyce Thimsen
30-Bob & Gail McKernie 

Thinking of You
  • Tom Hand
  • Barbara Harcharic
  • Mary Alice Kelley
  • Kathryn Kuhn
  • Priscilla Ruskay
  • Marilyn Tsipis
  • Dottie Walton
Deepest Sympathy
  • The family and friends of Helen Wilson who passed away July 13, 2012.
  • The family and friends of Marianna Tock who passed away July 23, 2012.
August Birthdays

  1-Phyllis Piccola
  2-Doris Eutizzi
  4-Marguerite Canning
  4-Rita Gehring
  7-Mary Norris
  9-Dick Deal
  9-Jack Robinson
12-John Hannan
14-Ed Bush
14-Jerry Rourke
14-Mike Rubel
15-Cathy Clark
16-Evelyn Bryant
16 Sally Etkin
16- Dan Weinrich
17-Morton Berkowitz
19-Ralph Hakanson
19-Carole Rourke

20-Millie Hellmann
22-Egon Neubert
23 Clay Davis
24-Gloria Broedel
24-Pat Sherman
24-Flo Sudduth
25-Jean Eagle
25-Evelyn Richards
25-Dorothy Rogers
26-Pat Dunbeck
26-Mary Ann Kruss
28-Jeanette Hill
30-Ronald Kruss
30-Katharina Megger
30-Nell Naughton
30-Charles Johnson

From Hospitality Chairperson:

August - Nancy Skelding
Please notify Nancy 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

Keith Holland welcomes his daughter, Carrie Turso

Julia Cossa welcomes her son, Dennis Cossa
Joan & Gene Grider
Billie Lemon

Eileen Fitzgerald

My three year term on the Board will be up December 31, 2012. I will soon be 85 years old and it’s time for someone younger to take over. My time on the board has been both interesting and challenging. It took a while to learn all the “ins and outs” that concern the board. Most of us are unaware of the depth of their activities.

I learned many things I didn’t even know that I didn’t know. I met new friends and gained new areas of interest. It has added a new dimension to my life. Being on the board has been a good experience. I’m glad I accepted the call to run.