Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 12, Issue 9 · September2012

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A Note from the President

School will be starting soon – watch out for those student drivers!

Pool update: Nine umbrellas have been sent off to get new, bright and lighter weight covers on them, so they will be easier to raise and lower. They will be back in about one week and then the other five umbrellas will be sent off for their refurbishing. The lounge chairs and chairs are being repaired and we are waiting for the other three new handicap height lounges to arrive.

The outside of the clubhouse is being painted and will be finished after the pool closes. The gazebo on Knotts Valley will be demolished and a new one will be installed sometime in the next six months. The new one will be mostly maintenance free. The gazebo on the Serenity Pond will be repaired and painted.

New refurbished informational signs have been installed. We are still looking for someone to repair and refurbish the front entrance signs.

We have ordered a new flower arrangement for the glass table in the
lobby. It is a brighter color, as many of you have requested. It was
bought with the funds we collected from the sale of the unwanted
furniture from the clubhouse. 

 Joyce Bryant

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy,
but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure
you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.
George Horace Lorimer


Clubhouse Events

Weight Watchers

You are invited to a Weight Watchers informational meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at 3:00 pm. They will hold meetings here if there is enough interest. Please RSVP by September 4.

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 11 at 1 pm. We meet in the clubhouse. Any resident interested in joining us is welcome! Noah’s Compass by Ann Tyler is the selection this month. The discussion will be led by Pat Sherman.

Garden Club

The Garden Club will meet at the clubhouse on Tuesday, September 11 at 9:30 am. We will be carpooling to the JC Raulston Arboretum. It is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes. RSVP by September 4.

Italian Night

Come join the fun Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm. Menu: Ziti Al Forno, Rigatoni ala Bolognese, Eggplant Parmesan, Green Salad, Dessert and Beverage. Catered by Biaggi’s The cost is $13.00. RSVP by September 4.

Ladies Luncheon

A special treat awaits you for our September Ladies Luncheon on Tuesday, September 18 at 12:30 pm.

Two chefs from Coffee and Crepes at Crossroads will be making crepes for us here at Heritage Pines. There will be three choices of crepes for lunch: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Crab Cakes, or Spinach with Cottage Cheese for the vegetarian. They will also offer buckwheat crepes for our gluten free

Please note your choice on the sign up sheet. Cost for this luncheon is $12.00 per person. Our guest speaker will be Sylvia Gill who will enlighten us about the NC Museum of Art. She will also join us for lunch. To add to the festivities, please wear a hat of your choice – funny or classy - so we can take some great pictures of your creations to be put on our digital frame. The deadline to sign up for this event is September 4.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, September 18 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Club House. We will be discussing Dewey: a Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. All are welcome. This month there is no need to bring snacks—we are having ice cream! For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath, or just come.

Original Art Display

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

Horseshoe Tournament

I know, the summer has been HOT and everyone is hiding out. That's why I'd like to hold a Beginning of Fall Horseshoe Tournament on Friday, September 21st at 2pm.I would like SIX two person teams to compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies, to determine the 2012 Horseshoe Champs of Heritage Pines.

This will give all of you a chance to practice between now and then and choose your partners no later than September 14th. Signup sheets will be in the clubhouse.

This Tournament promises to be a chance to cheer your favorite team to victory along with good comradely and some special treats. Please let Paul Johnson know your interest in participating by Sept 4th. I am also seeking a couple of people to help with the event. The cost is $4.00.

Ladies Afternoon Tea Party

Sunday, September 23 at 3:00 pm all the ladies are invited to an Afternoon Tea Party catered by Karen Choplin of Duchess Tea. Wear or bring your favorite scarf or shawl and come have fun, and let the caterer do all of the work. RSVP by September 10.

Out to Lunch Bunch

The September meeting of the Out to Lunch Bunch will be at Capital City Chop House off of Airport Parkway. The date is September 27, Directions for the 6 mile trip will be posted in the Clubhouse. We will meet at the Clubhouse at 12:30 pm to assure that everyone has a ride. Please notify Barb Harcharic of your interest by September 24.

Fall Festival

Get ready for an old-fashioned Fall Festival on Saturday, September 29. Heritage Pines will have its very own first Fall Festival with games and challenges for all. Join us for a cake walk and bring home a tasty treat. Try your hand at painting a mini pumpkin or see what kind of skill you have at a variety of fun games. There will be apples and pumpkins and a chance to take a picture with a scarecrow. Lots of fun for all - including apple treats, popcorn, and prizes to be won. Check your calendars and save the date. We need least 50 people to have this event Festivities start at 6:30 pm and the cost is $7.00 per person. See you there!

Villa Owners Meeting

A meeting for the Villa owners will be held on Monday, October 1 at 6:30 pm in the Clubhouse. This meeting is an informational meeting to discuss the replacement of Villa roofs. The builder, initially, never set up any provisions for replacing our roofs, and now after 10 years, concerns are being raised as to what happens if a roof has to be replaced.

The Board has met with Karen Bayless of our management company to discuss possible solutions and we would like to share this information with you and listen to your ideas. Again, this is ONLY an informational meeting. However, it is important to attend so we can see how Villa owners feel about this, which will tell us how to proceed. Please sign up by September 24, so we have enough chairs.

HP Annual Arts & Crafts Show

The 2012 Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Saturday, November 3. Start working on your projects now. Registration forms will be in the wall rack opposite the clubhouse library. Any questions contact Eileen Fitzgerald.

Heritage Pines Board Resolution

The HP Board passed a motion at the July meeting to accept monthly association dues until the 29th of the month without a late fee.

“Please Come Back Again”

Were the words from seniors at the Bond Day Care Center. On July 6th, Director Nancy Romano and accompanist Joan Hall and the Heritage Pines Choir took their Spring Fling songs to the center. What joy to see those dear ones smile. We were so blessed!!!

Submitted by
Darlene Hanson

Social Committee

The Social Committee appreciates all the help the members of our community give us in creating special events that make our community a wonderful place to live and play. We have enjoyed the Ladies Luncheons that have been arranged by the various clubs and we appreciate those who continually give us the help needed to make social events memorable for all.

We strive to make the events exciting and cost effective, but our creative juices and energy are running dry!! We would love to hear from members of the community who would like to host an event or who may have a great idea that just needs some support from us to act on that idea. If you are one of those people, please don’t hesitate to contact any of us or Betty in the clubhouse office. There is no such thing as a bad idea and we would love to hear from you!

Message from Nominating Committee

This December at the annual meeting of the HPCA, there will be an election to choose a member for the Board of Directors. Eileen Fitzgerald, who has done an outstanding job as a member of the Board, is retiring.

Therefore, her position on the Board is open. Forms are available in the office for anyone who wants to apply. I have been asked many times, how much time is required of a Board member. The answer is, as much time as it takes to conduct the business aspects of the Association.

There is a monthly meeting and other meetings depending on issues that may have to be resolved during the month. In addition, each Board member is responsible for overseeing a committee.

We encourage anyone with a strong interest in keeping our association a viable, fiscally sound and socially active organization to apply.

Morty Berkowitz, Chairman

Community Information

Original Art Display
Come check out the new art display in
the craft room. The September display
will feature the art work by Joe Lacenere

West Regional Library
Is featuring the art work of Don & Joan Ward.

Mah Jongg set missing

Anyone who has borrowed the Mah
Jongg set from the clubhouse, please
return to the Tuesday night group.

Carpenter Up-Church Intersection Up Date

The latest email received from Tim Bailey, Director of Engineering for The Town of Cary, stated that the fiscal year 2013 budget did not include funding to modify the intersection as requested by our petition.

He also stated the petition would have to be re-submitted next spring, to hopefully be considered in the 2014 budget. This blocked intersection is the reason the
Carpenter family is asking to have the zoning changed on the southeast corner of that intersection from commercial to multi-family housing.

Submitted by
Tarvy Giannuzzi

Grounds Committee Report

Please pay particular attention to the article from Chris Maerlender, Brickman Group Manager, on fall aeration and seeding in this newsletter. We anticipate this effort will begin mid September. Your cooperation with his requests/suggestions will assure healthy lawns for 2013.

Many residents of our community have received unsolicited offers from local lawn care companies. These offers are financially attractive. They will rescue our lawns by providing custom blended fertilizers and weed control, utilizing environmental friendly products.

Typically one service per year will be free, and the offer is time limited so the potential
customer must act immediately. Our current contract with Brickman Group covers these services, at no additional cost to residents (it is incorporated in our monthly dues). If you are not on the “opt out” list with Brickman, signing on for another lawn service is a disservice to your lawn and a waste of your money. The company making the offer has no way of knowing what fertilizer, weed control, or seed products Brickman is using.

Brickman uses quality grass seed. Should you have any questions please contact Martin Anderson.

Last month’s article from the grounds committee mentioned the anticipated repair and update of our two gazebos. It has been determined that the gazebo by the clubhouse is in need of replacement.

Therefore it will be demolished
and replaced. The board is exploring options/cost. This will be paid for out of reserve funds. We estimate the work will be done in early fall. Work will proceed as previously planned on the other gazebo.

Brickman’s Notes
As Summer Turns to Fall

The hot days of summer are coming to a close. Looking into the long range forecast, we seem to be getting into a cooler, wetter weather pattern that is GREAT!

With the incoming cool down, we will be aerating and seeding all of the lawn areas in the community during the week of September 17th – 21st. During the past couple of years we have had several incidents with our aerators hitting pipes that were buried just barely below the surface. Our aerators can plug as deeply as four inches.

Some of the irrigation lines that we
hit last year were barely two inches below the ground. Since we cannot see the pipes that are subsurface, there is no way that we can prevent
that from happening. In return, we cannot be responsible for any damages that may occur.

There are a couple of options if you feel that your pipes may be in danger: (1) if you know where your pipes are buried you may flag out the areas around the trench. This is an indicator
to our crews not to aerate the flagged area and (2) if you are uncertain where the pipes are buried, you may opt out of the aerating and/or over seeding process. This can be done by putting a written request into the HOA office.

Along with flagging the shallow pipes, we would also request that you flag all of your irrigation heads (in grass areas only) to prevent our aerators from hitting the heads and causing possible damage to the sprinkler heads. If your sprinkler heads are not flagged, we cannot take responsibility for any damage done to the sprinkler head.

Please have all flagging completed
following our weekly mowing of your
home the week of September 10th.

With that part resolved, there are a couple of other tips that can help us to ensure great results from this year’s efforts:

  • BEFORE we come to aerate your property be sure to have watered your lawn deeply –
    this will enable our aerators to penetrate the soil so that we can improve the seed to soil
    contact as well as reduce the level of compaction
    in your soil.

  • AFTER we have aerated and seeded your yard, please be sure to water your lawn just
    enough to keep the surface of the soil moist – NOT SOPPING wet.

Following these steps will help to be sure we take advantage of this one opportunity each year that we get to set your lawn up for success next year. If you are interested in more info,
check out the NCSU website.

Some of the homeowners through the
community have a noxious weed called Bahiagrass. This weed will grow its seed head to 18-24” in a couple of days and is very unsightly. We will be communicating directly with these home owners the remedy for this plan
– if you want to know more check out
 for more information.

And finally, many of the home owners in the community work to help their lawns each year by purchasing your own seed and doing some seeding of your lawns. While this may seem like
a great idea, we have run into the challenge of poor seeds being installed by home owners and actually bringing in weeds. This year, Brickman will be providing small bags of seed through the clubhouse office for homeowners that feel it is necessary to apply seed.

Be sure to not over apply seed so that the grass seedlings will have the opportunity to mature and grow.

Through our partnership with you, we are expecting great results once again from our aeration and over seeding process.

See you soon,
The Brickman Team

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 – Nancy Skelding
  • Ladies Luncheon - Eva Germano, Wendy Adley &
    Sharon Toomey & Committee
  • End of Summer Party - Bob & Mary Hodes and Committee
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast – Bob Hodes and Crew
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast – Doug Lipson and Crew

Acrylic Painting

We’re having an art class in acrylic paints on October 2 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The cost is $20.00, that’s right - just $20.00. The instructor will be Brandon from Polka Dot Palette in Carpenter Village. The cost includes canvas, brushes, and acrylic paints. All you have to do is bring yourself and everything else will be provided. In two hours you will leave with a finished canvas of a flower. The class will be limited to 12 people. Those signing up need to vote on your sign up sheet for either a magnolia or poinsettia for your completed picture, majority wins. There are prints of the flowers in the clubhouse for you to view.

Fall Follies 2012

Fall Follies 2012 will be presented on Saturday, October 20 at 7 PM. The Heritage Pines Square Dancers, Round Dancers, Line Dancers and Choral Group will be featured with special presentations by Mary Giannuzzi, David Yu, Joan Hall, Bonny Chirayath and Tim Mannix. This musical extravaganza sold out when last presented in 2009, so sign up early! Cost is $5.00 and the sign up deadline is Monday, September 24.

Rex Volunteers

Rex Volunteers are a group of ladies who meet twice a month at the Clubhouse to sew pillows and tote bags to be used by patients at Rex Hospital. Lois Copeland, a long-time volunteer at Rex, is our liaison. The group will begin meeting in September after a summer vacation. We meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Please check your newsletter for the exact days.
If you would like to help stuff pillows or do simple sewing, please join us or call Bernie Aliberti.

Peggy’s Column

We are gearing up for a great September, so come be part of the fun! Our Diner’s Auction on September 1 promises to be challenging for the bidders, as we have a nice assortment of restaurants that have donated cards or certificates. The list is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.

Then there is a Ladies Luncheon on
Tuesday, September 18. Read the details for it in this newsletter. Crepes and Coffee will be catering.

We will end the month with a Fall Festival filled with games and challenges for all. There will be a cake walk where you can win a sweet treat and also several games where you can win tickets to cash in for prizes.

Details are in this newsletter.

For those of you that keep asking about Hawaii, I have put flyers by the bulletin board. We will only have so many cabins soI advise you to sign up early. We are askingfor a $250.00 deposit to hold your cabin payable by check to me, or if you wish to use a credit card, please call Melanie Raia at 919-234-3984 or 919-740-5981 and give her your card information for the deposit.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and stay happy!


Barn Dinner Theater Bus Trip

We leave Heritage Pines at 11:30AM on Tuesday, October 9, to see the “Dixie Swim Club” Show, a comedy about the reunion of 5 southern women and their friendships that span over 33 years. Lunch will be buffet style at 1:00PM and the show begins at 2:00PM. The total cost of this event is $79.00 per person for the bus trip, lunch, and show. Payment is due by September 10 so I can prepay for the reserved tickets and the bus.

Caribbean Cruise: October 17-21, 2012

$454.00 to $494.00 per person double
occupancy. We will leave Heritage Pines October 17 early in the 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.

Rudy Theater Bus Trip: November 30

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.

payable to Peggy Toebes

Who Dun it ???

When is the last time you visited our
library? We have quite a library here,
and with the assistance of Marge Roos
and Lorrie Gross it is kept in excellent
condition. Books are taken out on the
honor system and returned into a wicker basket, and without delay these books are replaced in their proper spots on the shelves by these two volunteers. Along with books, there are magazines, tapes, CD's, puzzles and local information such as the Cary magazine.

If you haven't stopped in yet please do.
There are comfortable chairs to sit in to read and the puzzle table is always set up. Thanks ladies for doing such a
great job!

Submitted by Pat Schneider


HPCA Board Meeting
September 20 at 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - September 12 & 26 at 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - September 17 at 4:00 pm
  • Grounds - September 12 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - September 10 at 11:00 am
September Wedding Anniversaries  

  1 - Chuck & Ty Stranger
  2 - Howard & Suzy Orebaugh
  3 - Dick & Gwen Moore
  7- Ernest & Jean Rossi
10 - Chig & Hilda Hill
11- Jeff & Nancy Dunn
13 - Ronald & Mary Ann Kruss
15 -Tom & Nancy Boxell
15 - Will & Jean Harper
16 - Ed & Tina Caffera
16 - Mike & Sally Etkin
17 - Dick & Marge Hellkamp
19 - Don & Linda Brown
20- Cleveland & Evelyn Bryant
21 - Jack & Joan Robinson
24 - Phil & Phyllis Piccola
24 - John & Ethel Toland
27 - Ken & Barbara Safon
28 - Ray & Jeanette Adamskie 

Thinking of You
  • Ray Adamski
  • Pat Schneider
  • Hugh Toland
  • David Walsh
Our Deepest Sympathy
  • Lou Tsipis on the loss of his wife, Marilyn who passed away July 23, 2012.
  • Barbara Pascoe on the loss of her mother, Anne Beavis who passed away August 10, 2012.
September Birthdays

  2-Robert Edlind
  2-Warren Schmidt
  2-Beverley Fuquay
  4- Bettie Diamondidis
  4-Catherine McAuley
  5-Deloy Hanson
  5-Merlyn Muth
  6-Jo Bidleman
  6-Mary Schroeher
  7-Mary Lee Tatum
  8-Dean Lockwood
  8-Johanna Truncale
  9-Ray Adamski
  9-Ivan Bahamonde
11-Mert Sirota
13-Ann Martyanik
15-Dave Harcharic
15-Jim Sansom
16-Eileen Hoppa
16-Pam Roberts
17-Ed Caffera
18-Drew Smith
18-Nick Trasatto

19-Jim Davey
19-Dave Manning
19-Frank Rzasa
20-Nancy Dunn
20-Richard Henderson
20-Nancy White
21-Ethel Toland
21-Carol Harder
21-Gene Paris
23-Travis Thompson
25-Dan Golden
25-John McKeveny
25-Vito Romano
26-Carol Regitz
26-David Yu
27-Marlene Gadigian
27-Bill Roberts
28-Marilyn Gervais
28-Hilda Hill
29-Polly Collette
29-John Toland
30-Rex Hoppa

From Hospitality Chairperson:

September - Chrys Matthews
Please notify Chrys if anyone in our community needs our care or concern.
We live in a community that really cares for one another!

Around the Clubhouse 

Mailbox Posts

$155 installed
$75 posts only

Mailbox Numbers

ASAP Signs
5518 NC Hwy. 55, Durham, NC
Check clubhouse bulletin board for pricing.


Welcome New Neighbors

Jan Newport (standing) and her mother Ann Sladish (seated)

Jane King