Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 12, Issue 11 · November 2012

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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.

We have a lot of houses for sale at this time. The realtors are coming to the Clubhouse wanting a tour. Please Do NOT let them in unless you are prepared to give them a tour. Our policy is that guests must be accompanied by a resident at all times. We have a Good Neighbor group that conducts tours of our facilities for prospective buyers with an appointment. They do an excellent job of selling the community to the potential buyers. They may call the office for an appointment for a tour.

The lawn seed is coming up and everything is turning green again!
We still have extra seed in the office if you need more.

Have a happy and bountiful Thanksgiving!.

 Joyce Bryant

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the
highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Clubhouse Events

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.

Veterans Day

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.

Garden Club

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
where we will enjoy viewing their fall decorations for your home and eating lunch at the Seaboard Café located inside the garden center. Please call Pat Schneider for reservations.


Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program will be here Friday, November 16 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am to answer any questions you might have on Medicare. Whether you’re new to Medicare or you’re considering a supplement or drug plan, this will be an informative class for you. 2013 Medicare open enrollment closes on December 7, 2012.

Gingerbread Houses

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 person.

Non-Fiction Book Club

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.

Holiday Concert

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.

Santa’s Breakfast

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.
Volunteers are needed. If you can help, please use the volunteer sign-up sheet.

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.

Thank you to those who have monitored their lawn watering. Brickman will continue to post suggested watering days at the two entrances to HP. Back flow valves will be shut off in the near future. When this is being done you might consider asking the Back Flow person if your rain sensor is in place and functional. They can also instruct you in how to shut off your system if you do not know. Remember, the Town of Cary requires a functioning rain sensor on every sprinkler system.

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.

Brickman’s Notes

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
for irrigation !!!!!

Proper watering can be achieved by verifying that the soil surface is wet to the touch, but not saturated. Overwatering can cause the seed to rot as well as create ruts from our mowers as we come around to mow. Keep a close eye on the areas between your house and your neighbors house so that these areas are not being overwatered!

As we come into the fall, we will be working on leaf removal through the property. We will work to coordinate with the Town of Cary for their leaf collection services as well. Fall and early winter are beautiful times in the landscape, and critical times for setting up the landscape for 2013

As always, let us know how we are doing! And have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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 – Fran Livoti
  • Acrylic Painting Class - Art Club
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast– Bob Hodes and Crew
  • Fall Follies – Walt Ramsey, Sharon Toomey, production crew & committee
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast – Doug Lipson and Crew

Original Art Display

Come check out the new art display in the craft room. The November display will feature art work by Janet DeCelia.

Peggy’s Column

Hey Everyone!

Fall is my favorite time of the year and the weather is great for doing all kinds of things – walking, planting mums, checking the falling leaves, and enjoying all the autumn colors.

With November clacking at our heels, we have lots to look forward to – making
Gingerbread houses on November 17, a Pie and Ice Cream Social with a great DVD to watch from one of our own residents on November 20, and then a fabulous Christmas Show bus trip on November 30. Start making plans to join us for all or at least one of these activities. Details for all these are in the newsletter.

For December, we have two great holiday events planned. One is a Holiday Party at the clubhouse scheduled for Saturday,
December 15, details will be in the
December newsletter. We are also having a community luncheon at Prestonwood for the first time. The limit for the room we have is 70 people so if you want to go, do sign up early.

That’s it for now – see details for November events in this newsletter.

Peggy 919-749-2455

payable to Peggy Toebes

Heritage Pines Villa Owner

A special thanks to all of you that attended the meeting regarding the villa roofs.

There will be a second meeting regarding  the villa owner’s opinions about roof replacement at
6 pm on October 30, 2012 at the Heritage Pines Clubhouse.

You may sign for your card to cast your non-binding vote  prior to the meeting at the Heritage Pines Clubhouse
or you may cast your vote at the meeting on October 30th.

For any additional information please contact  the Heritage Pines Clubhouse at: 919-466-0016 Or Karen Bayless and Matt Carlan with Elite Management Professionals at 919-233-7660

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.


HPCA Board Meeting
November 15, 2012  - 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - November 14 & 28 at 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - November 12 at 4:00 pm
  • Grounds - November 7 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - November 5 at 11:00 am
November Wedding Anniversaries  

  4 - Jack & Lois Snyder
  4 - David & Barbara Yu
12 - Egon & Gretchen Neubert
18 - Don & Joan Ward
21 - Harvey & Alice Gunther
23 - Dan & Bettie Diamondidis
24 - Gerry & Liz Mongrain
24 - Bob & Dorothy Rogers  

Thinking of You
  • Joe Cannata
  • Eileen Fitzgerald
  • Sybil Hurst
  • Gale Keenan
  • Catherine McAuley
  • Margaret Pritt
  • Sandy Ramsey
  • Jean Tiedemann
  • Joan Ward
Our Deepest Sympathy
  • Gail Keenan on the death of David Walsh on September 23.
  • Katharina Megger on the death of her sister who lived in Chicago in October.
  • Ed and Jane Bush on the death of his father.
November Birthdays

  3-Joyce Thimsen
  4-John Yusko
  7-Stephen Seidel
  9-Betty Ecklund
10 Beverly Ports
12-Ginny Lane
12-Lee Mazan
12-Barbara Boylston
13-Jeff Dunn
13-Sondra Epps
13-Jan Lichtenberg
16-Ernie Hahl
16-Don Matthews
16-Edward Moldt

17-Jane Fink
17-Dom Mammolito
19-Nancy Clark
19-Linda Kempf
19-Judy Smith
22-Susan Smith
23-Dottie Dowding
23-Doris Manning
24-Wiley Nance
25-Chig Hill
25-Barbara Yu
28-Tom Bevill
28-Lee VanBuren
30-Margaret Pritt

From Hospitality Chairperson:

November - Cathy Clark.
Please notify Cathy 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

Linda Kempf
Linda Kempf
Pat Simcox Pat Simcox