A Note from the President
October – the beginning of crisp weather, sweaters, pumpkins, chrysanthemums, lawn renewals, and we will be working on the BUDGET for 2013. All Committees, the Finance Chairman, the On- Site Manager, the Elite Management Company, and the Board will be busy this month juggling numbers and coming up with a Budget for next year. It that will be mailed out the first of November.
Our annual Homeowners meeting will be early this year – Monday, December 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Green Hope High School. We will hold an election for one Board member for a three year term of office. Eileen Fitzgerald’s term is up and she has decided not to run again. She has served the community well, as liaison to the Grounds committee and Secretary for the Board. She will be missed. Now is the time for those of you that would like to serve your community and learn the workings of a Homeowners Association to step forward and volunteer to run for the Board. Applications are available in the office or nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Homeowners meeting.
There will be a candidates night on November 27, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Clubhouse for homeowners to meet the candidates and ask questions.
Villa Owners Meeting—October 1
Monday, October 1 at 6:30 pm in the Clubhouse an informational meeting will be held to address creating a Villa sub association. A Villa sub association means that Villa owners will be able to vote solely for issues that pertain to their dwellings, and to discuss the replacement of Villa roofs. It is important for all Villa owners to attend.
Weight Watches has started! We still have room so come and join us. The meetings are held at the Clubhouse on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm for the weigh-in and the meetings are at 3:00 pm. Contact the office if you would like to join.
Afternoon Book Club
The Tuesday afternoon book club will meet on October 2 at 1pm. The selection for this month is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. The discussion will be led by Roslyn Hartsell and Denise Galloway. We will soon begin selecting books for 2013, so please bring along any suggestions you have. Any interested resident is most welcome to join us.
We will be meeting on Tuesday, October 9 at 9:30 am in the Clubhouse arts and crafts room for a planning session for 2013. Bring your ideas and suggestions as we plan for an exciting 2013.
Non-Fiction Book Club
The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 pm in the Club House Craft Room. We will be discussing Night by Elie Wiesel. Considered his masterpiece, this is the story of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. All are welcome. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.
Get Ready - We are Doing it Again~ For the second time this year we will be having a Fashion Show and Ladies Luncheon– this one for Fall and Holiday Fashions by Christopher & Banks. We are in need of 20-25 models for this show and they will be given a very generous discount on the clothes that they model. Please contact Peggy at (919)749-2455 if you are interested in being in the Fashion Show. The date for the show is Tuesday, October 16 at 12:30 pm. Lunch will be catered by Amante’s Restaurant. Cost is $11.00 per person and sign up by October 1.
On Wednesday October 24 the Out to Lunch Bunch
will be going to Daniel’s Restaurant in Cary. We will meet at the Clubhouse
at 12:30 pm to assure that everyone has a ride. Please call Anne Perry for
Oktoberfest On Saturday, Dallas Foster’s Polka Band will entertain us
with music to dance – including polkas and line dancing for your pleasure.
Pepper’s will cater this event with German sausage, German potato salad,
sauerkraut, corn on the cob and rolls and toppings for the sausage.
Festivities will start promptly at 6:00 pm with our meal. Sit and visit with
your friends while you eat and then get ready to polka and dance the night
away. Cost for this event will be $18.00 a person and sign up by October 15.
The cost of the band for this event is $350.00.
Oktoberfest On Saturday,
Dallas Foster’s Polka Band will entertain us with music to dance – including polkas and line dancing for your pleasure. Pepper’s will cater this event with German sausage, German potato salad, sauerkraut, corn on the cob and rolls and toppings for the sausage. Festivities will start promptly at 6:00 pm with our meal. Sit and visit with your friends while you eat and then get ready to polka and dance the night away. Cost for this event will be $18.00 a person and sign up by October 15. The cost of the band for this event is $350.00.
Caroline Farmer, Deputy Director, Victims and Citizens Section of the N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office will be here on Monday, October 29 at 4 pm to talk about scams and identity theft. She will also have time for questions. Please do not miss this important opportunity to protect yourself from identity theft. Sign up by October 15.
Get Ready to Howl at the Moon What’s Halloween without a party? Join us on Wednesday, October 31 – 7:00 pm Sample Witches Brew and feast on Goblin’s cookies – try some haunted dip with some crunchy chipsters. Try the tasty witches’ eyes and bony treats. Meet with other monsters and share your horror stories. Cost is $5.00 for this fun night – sign up by October 15. HP Annual Arts & Crafts Show The 2012 Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Saturday, November 3. All of you are invited to come and see what your neighbors are doing. Those planning to exhibit need to fill in the form on the rack across from the library and return it to the office by October 22. The fee for the exhibitors is $4.00 Any questions contact Eileen Fitzgerald.
Card Making Workshop
Janet Deal will be conducting a workshop on Monday, November 5 at 1:00 pm. You will be stamping and embellishing two cards—your choice of holiday or all occasion. All supplies are included plus envelopes. The cost is $3.00 and the class will be limited to 14 so sign up by October 22 to save your space. If you have any old Christmas cards or photos that you would like to cut up and use, please bring them.
Message from Nominating Committee
The applications for the HPCA Board position are in the office for anyone interested in running for office. There will be one vacancy this year.
Volunteer to help keep your community beautiful.
This information will be published in the November newsletter and the deadline for submission is October 15. The board will hold a Meet the Candidates Night on November 27 in the clubhouse. Any questions contact Morty Berkowitz, Chairman.
The Architectural Review Committee is seeking new members. They meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month if needed. The committee reviews requests for exterior changes for the homeowner’s dwelling or property. A great way to learn about your community and meet your neighbors. Contact Bill Adley if you have any questions.
West Regional Library
Needs volunteers West Regional Library Is currently seeking volunteers Monday through Friday. The first shift is between 9 am and 11 am. The second shift is between 1 pm and 3 pm. For more information, please contract Suzanne France at 919-463-8507, or drop by the Library located at 4000 Louis Stephens Drive.
Original Art Display
Come check out the new art display in the craft room. The October display will feature art work by Kay Cummings A SEPARATE CHECK, payable to Peggy Toebes IS REQUIRED FOR THE ALL TRIPS !
Elite Management Professionals
The management company for Heritage Pines is moving their offices in Raleigh. Effective September 24, 2012 their new address will be: 4112 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27615 Their phone and fax will remain the same: 919-233-7660 - phone 919-233-7661 - fax.
Grounds Committee Report
By now all our lawns have been aerated and seeded. Please comply with the recommendations of our landscaping company as noted in the September newsletter “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.”
The recent frequent heavy rain storms have brought to our attention the number of sprinkler systems that go on despite the ground being saturated with rain. This would indicate the system either has no rain sensor or it is faulty. As a result it is difficult for the lawn to be properly cared for by the landscape company. Plus, it is a needless expense to the homeowner, since water rates were increased by six percent last month. Please check your sprinkler system control box to see if you have a rain sensor and then check to be sure it is functional (does it go on by-pass after a rain storm). If you need help verifying whether or not you have a rain sensor please call Denise Galloway, 919 234-9143, a member of the Grounds Committee, who will try to be of assistance.
The Town of Cary has a Rain Sensor Ordinance (see Heritage Happenings June, 2012) which indicates irrigation systems are required to have a rain sensor. Repeated or flagrant violators can be subject to civil penalties/fines. The company responsible for your backflow test/recertification, winterization, reconnect and start up should be able to assist you in installing a rain sensor and/or determining if your rain sensor is operating correctly. The seed packets from Brickman are now available to residents (See Brickman article, September issue). Stop by the office to pick one up. This will insure that the same quality seed used by the landscaper is used for any bare spot on our lawns.
As summer draws to an end, we are ALL thankful for the heat to be coming to an end. How ever, we have the cold to look forward to in another month or so! As we all know, fall is the time for lawn renovations, we just completed the fall aeration and seeding efforts for the Tall Fescue. We really beat the soil up, and put down a quality seed – but we need your help with the water – please be sure your lawn is receiving enough water to promote germination and establishment of the seed – a few keys are:
WATCH FOR THE SIGNS AT THE ENTRANCES THAT WILL TELL YOU HOW MANY DAYS TO WATER.
We will continue our efforts to renovate the lawn areas of the community by scratching and seeding bare areas, but remember, proper watering will be the key ingredient! As noted in last month’s news letter article – DO NOT BUY YOUR OWN SEED FOR YOUR YARDS. Brickman has provided to the club house small bags of seed if you feel compelled to do some of your own seeding – our seed is Blue Tag Certified by the USDA to be 100% Weed Free, 100% Free of Other Crop Seeds and to have a 90% germination rate.
Our goal is to use only the most top quality of seed blends for the community, and some of the seed blends that have been used by home owners in the past include other grasses that only compete with the fescue that we are installing. On the bags we have provided are instructions for applying this seed. See the clubhouse for your bag.
As of mid September, Jeff Hendrickson has become the on site supervisor for Heritage Pines. Jeff has been with Brickman for 2 years and has had a very successful career with us in many rolls. Jeff found his passion for the landscape industry following his graduation from North Carolina State University (the GREATEST University in the world) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain. Soon after graduation, Jeff joined our team and has moved through the ranks due to his integrity, attitude and his work ethic. Since he began working at Heritage Pines, we have seen great improvements in process, team moral and site quality! We are very excited to have him as our leader for your community. Again, we would like to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to improve the landscape at Heritage Pines! Hockey season is starting back up – so, LETS GO CANES!!!! Make it a great day,
See you soon,
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
Heritage Pines is honored to have over 100 military veterans living in our community. All residents are invited on Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm to honor those who have bravely served our country during both times of war and peace and to thank them for their service. Finger foods and desserts will be served and the cost is $5.00 per person. Sign up deadline is Monday, October 29. Residents are asked to bring service pictures of themselves or family members to be displayed in the clubhouse foyer by November 5. Please identify them with names and their branch of service.
Veterans - Please check the list in the lobby to confirm that we have your correct military service information.
Fall is just around the corner – can you believe it? Heritage Pines is buzzing with lots of activities and events for you to enjoy.
I will have a meeting on Monday, September 24 at 12:30 pm in the clubhouse for the people who are going on the Caribbean Cruise to the Bahamas on October 17. We will discuss details for the trip.
The Fall Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 29 has been cancelled.
We have 11 seats left for the Barn Dinner theater on October 9 for the “Dixie Swim Club” Show. Cost of the show, buffet lunch and bus ride is the bargain price of $79.00. The sign up has been extended to September 30, so if you were thinking of going, please sign up.
I am having a Fashion Show at the Ladies lLuncheon on October 16. Details are in this newsletter.
On Saturday, October 27 at 6:00 pm, we will have a band playing polka and dance music for our Oktoberfest.
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.
By the time you read this, I will have gone to Cape Cod with 40 people and returned. Take care – Happy Autumn!
Who Dun it ???
Do you know who the "coffee man" is? While many of you may remember Juan Valdez, the famous, fictional coffee farmer of Columbia our "coffee man" is very real. He is our very own Joe Lacenere. No matter what the event, Joe is always readily available and happy to make the coffee. I recently overheard a funny conversation regarding who was going to make the coffee since Joe was going to be away during a recent event. Joe was asked to write down the directions for filling the urns. So Joe, the entire community thanks you for all of your years of service in the kitchen, from set-up to clean-up. We know we can always count on you! P.S. Nobody can cut a "grape " like you!!
Submitted by Pat Schneider
Our Deepest Sympathy
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