A Note from the President
November is here and we have a busy month
ahead. We have the residents’ Arts and Crafts Show, Veterans Day,
Thanksgiving, and decorating the clubhouse for the holidays. The Breakfast
with Santa is December 8th and the Homeowners annual meeting is the
3rd of December.
Villa Owners Meeting
A meeting for all villa owners will be held Tuesday, October 30, at 6:00 pm in the clubhouse, see page 6 in the back of this newsletter for details.
HP Annual Arts & Crafts Show
The 2012 Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Saturday, November 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is a free event: come and bring your family and friends.
Card Making Workshop
Janet Deal will be conducting a card making workshop on Monday, November 5 at 1:00 pm. If you have any old Christmas cards or photos that you would like to cut up and use, please bring them.
Afternoon Book Club
The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on November 6 at 1pm. The selection for this month is That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo. The discussion will be led by Susan Berkowitz. We are in the process of selecting our books for 2013, so please bring any book titles you would like for us to consider. As most of you know, we use book club kits from West Regional Library for our selections. This eliminates the need for us to purchase books. If you have any questions, please contact Denise Galloway.
Don’t forget to sign up for our Veterans Day program on Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm. Join us in honoring our veterans and thanking them for serving our country. Cost is $5.00 and sign up deadline is October 29. Please remember to bring any service pictures of yourself or your military family members to display.
We will be meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at
10:30 am in front of the Clubhouse. Join us for a trip to Logan’s Trading
Company in Raleigh
We have made them before and we are doing it
again! Come join us and make a delightful and colorful Gingerbread House
that you can decorate any way you like. Mary Ellen Toebes, Master
Gingerbread House Maker, and her assistant, Tammy Campbell, will be helping
residents create a masterpiece of their own. All materials are provided –
gingerbread, trimmings, and “paste” to put it all together. Last year our
residents made some elegant houses, but were disappointed that they
couldn’t show them off. This year we are making them on Saturday, November
17 at 1:00pm - 3:00 pm so they can be viewed at the Santa’s Breakfast.
There is only room for 12 people, so sign up early if you want to
participate. Cost is $12.00 per person and sign up by November 5. For
questions, call Peggy Toebes.
Pie & Ice Cream Social What better way to kick off the Thanksgiving
weekend than to have a social with delicious pie and creamy ice cream. As an
added surprise, we will have our own Ron Mitchell show us his DVD on
hummingbirds - an unique and wonderfully colored world of these tiny
interesting birds. Afterwards, you can talk and socialize with
everyone. All this will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at 3:00 pm. Come
and have a great time. Sign up by November 5 and the cost is $5.00 per
Pie & Ice Cream Social
What better way to kick off the Thanksgiving weekend than to have a social with delicious pie and creamy ice cream. As an added surprise, we will have our own Ron Mitchell show us his DVD on hummingbirds - an unique and wonderfully colored world of these tiny interesting birds.
Afterwards, you can talk and socialize with everyone. All this will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at 3:00 pm. Come and have a great time. Sign up by November 5 and the cost is $5.00 per person.
The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, November 20 at 7 pm in the Clubhouse Craft Room. We will be discussing It Worked for Me by Colin Powell. All are welcome. Bring a snack and/or beverage to share. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.
Out to Lunch Bunch
We will not meet in November or December, we will resume in January.
Meet the Candidates Night
On Tuesday, November 27 from 7- 8 pm in the clubhouse, you will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running for the HP Board position being vacated by Eileen Fitzgerald.
The election will be held at the annual meeting on December 3, 2012 at Green Hope High School.
Holiday Bus Trip
Catch the holiday spirit and make plans now to join us on a holiday bus trip to Selma, NC on Friday, November 30 for the Christmas Show at the Rudy Theater. The songs and costumes from this American Jubilee event will dazzle and entertain you and put you in a mood for the holidays. The show begins at 1:40 pm and we have second row seats for everyone.
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 before the show. The bus will leave from Heritage Pines at 10:45 am. Please call Peggy Toebes with any questions.
Happy Holidays, while the merry bells keep ringing, may your every wish come true. Join the HP Choral Group on Sunday, December 2 at 7:00 pm in the clubhouse for carols and refreshments. Residents and their families are invited to come and join us in the songs of the season. Cost is $4.00 per person and sign up by November 19.
The annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on
Saturday, December 8, 2012. There will be two seatings for this event, 8:30
am & the second at 10:30 am. Please fill out the reservation form & return
to clubhouse office with your regular sign up sheet. The cost is $6 for
adults and $3 per child . Deadline to register is Monday, November 12. As
this is a popular event, please sign up early. Breakfast will include
pancakes, sausage, fruit and drinks. As a bonus, Santa will have a gift for
each child registered.
Save The Date
A New Years Day Brunch (January 1, 2013) is being planned between the hours of 10:00 am an 12 noon in the Clubhouse. Details are forth coming in our December newsletter.
Grounds Committee Report
As many of you will recall, Robert Day of Bartlett Tree Experts spoke to our HP community last June about our maple trees. A handout is enclosed in this newsletter explaining and indicating by sketch the necessity to free the tree root collar from excess mulch and soil. Robert recommended this work be accomplished before winter. A number of residents have inquired about the possibility of hiring someone to take care of this task.
The grounds committee will have a signup sheet
available in the clubhouse lobby. The cost will depend on the number of
residents who sign up. The work will be completed by mid December. If you
are interested please sign up by November 12th You will be notified as soon
as possible about the cost per tree.
Please do read the Brickman article in this newsletter. This month Chris Maerlender will be discussing lawn care by the Brickman workers. Brickman will be applying lime to all grassed areas at Heritage Pines to reduce the acidity of the soil. The application rate is 20 pounds of lime per 1000 square feet. This is a soil treatment to correct PH and does not affect the germination of new grass or require any watering for its effect. The treatment will be applied as soon as it can be scheduled within the next 30 days.
Lastly, thank you for the positive comments on “Goosebusters”; we agree Zen and his owner have done a great job encouraging the geese to find other shelter.
As the summer drew to an end, we performed our fall turf renovations. Our aerating efforts reaped rewards in many areas, and we are continuing to provide attention to other areas.
During November, we will continue to scratch and seed our bare and thin areas throughout the community – we need your help!!
Please double check that your irrigation system is operating properly, and applying the proper amount of water. All of the lawns that are being watered properly are seeing great results.
During November, we will also be applying our
winter fertilizer to the lawns. Please keep an eye on the signs at each
entrance for instruction
See you soon,
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
Original Art Display
Come check out the new art display in the craft
room. The November display will feature art work by Janet DeCelia.
Come check out the new art display in the craft room. The November display will feature art work by Janet DeCelia.
Heritage Pines Villa Owner
A special thanks to all of you that attended
the meeting regarding the villa roofs.
The Girl Who Came Out with the Stars
The Girl Who Came Out with the Stars is the title of Dave Manning’s new book of poetry. He is donating this publication along with earlier volumes of his poetry to the HP Library. Thank you Dave and keep the creativity flowing.
Our Deepest Sympathy
From Hospitality Chairperson:
Around the Clubhouse
Welcome New Neighbors