Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 12, Issue 12 · December 2012

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A Note from the President

The holiday season is fast approaching and I know everyone is busy with decorating, cooking, shopping and entertaining. But don’t forget the Homeowners Annual Meeting on December 3 at 6:30!

We scheduled it earlier this year, so as not to interfere with the celebrations. We will be electing one Board member and ratifying the budget. There will be no dues increase this year. There will also be a report on the Villa Roof committee. So make sure to attend or if you can’t make it, send in your proxies, as we need a quorum to conduct business. If we do not have a quorum, we will have to have another meeting to elect the Board member and ratify the budget.

Some of you are getting letters to paint your faded shutters. The color
palette that we have always used has been difficult to match with colors
that are now available. We have matched up most of the colors with three paint companies and will be discussing at the Board meeting the possibility of the ARC committee approving some of the more current colors for the community. If you have any thoughts on this, please drop a note to the Board.

Occasionally things disappear from the clubhouse, and we have been
asked to replace them. The policy is that if personal items are voluntarily left in the clubhouse and they are missing, it is not the Association’s obligation to replace them.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah to all!.

 Joyce Bryant

May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and
every window open to great possibility.

Mary Anne Radmacher


Clubhouse Events

Bocce Hours

At this time of the year the Bocce games will be played at 1:00 pm instead of 11 am. The temperature limit of 40 degrees minimum still stands.

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.

Heritage Pines Annual Meeting

The annual meeting will be held at Green Hope High School on Monday December 3, at 6:30 pm in the school auditorium.

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on December 4 at 1 pm. The selection for this month is A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. The discussion will be led by Suzy Orebaugh.

Breakfast with Santa

Just a reminder, the annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 8. There are two seatings for this event, 8:30 am and 10:30 am.

Sunday Evening Movies

Sunday, December 9, beginning at 5:00 pm we will show Christmas with Luciano Pavarotti, followed by a movie at 6:00 pm.

Garden Club

We will be meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at 10:00 am in front of the Clubhouse. Join us for a trip to Homewood Nursery in Raleigh where we will enjoy viewing their selection of over 85 varieties of poinsettias. If some of you would like to go to lunch afterwards, please call Janet Deal.
Sign up deadline is December 3.

Getting in the Spirit

The Holiday spirit – that is. Come and join us for a joyful hour of talking, sharing, singing, and cookies and pie. We will gather from 2-3 pm on Wednesday, December 12 to wish each other the joys and blessings of the season. Bring a small gift and we will play a game to exchange them. Cost is $5.00 and you need to sign up by December 3.

Hillyer Community Chorus Concert

Will Harper and Dave Manning invite you to a free concert December 16; 4:30 PM at Hillyer Memorial Church at 718 Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh. A 70 voice chorus, 4 soloists, and orchestra will perform three pieces: The Shepherds Farewell by Hector Berlioz; Solemn Vespers de Confessori by Mozart; and a surprise composition by our director Bill Rashliegh. The concert will last about 1 hour. There is a reception following. Both concert and reception are handicap accessible. Please contact Will Harper if you have questions.

Holiday Party

The holidays are a time for nostalgia and December brings back memories of wonderful times for everyone. Join friends and neighbors for a potluck dinner. Black Forest Ham with Pineapple and all white meat turkey and gravy will be catered by Pepper’s Market. Bring a side dish to complement this and have a fun get together to remember holidays past. Jeff Dunn will provide holiday dancing and oldies tunes from his wonderful CD collection. There will be plenty of time to visit, socialize and reminisce about past holidays. Come and eat, mingle, dance or watch and enjoy the evening with other HP residents. Everything starts at 6:00 pm on Saturday, December 15. Cost is $7.00 per person and please call Peggy at (919) 749-2455 to let her know what you are bringing so she can coordinate the meal. Sign up by December 3 to be part of this memorable event.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will resume on January 15, 2013. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.

Holiday Luncheon Prestonwood CC

What better place to have a fabulous lunch than at Prestonwood Country Club. We have a room reserved for us on Friday, December 21 so we can enjoy eating together while listening to holiday music. Lunch is buffet style and we will start at 12:30 pm. Just remember that parking is very limited, so you may want to car pool with someone. Cost is $24.00 per person and everyone is invited. Wine or mixed cocktails are $8.00 extra and you must pre-pay when you sign up and specify whether you want wine or a mixed drink. Space is limited so please sign up December 10.

New Year’s Day Brunch

Start the new year with your neighbors on Tuesday, January 1 at 10 am to 12 noon in the clubhouse for a brunch catered by Peppers Market. Cost $12, RSVP by 12/17 Menu: Stratas (layered egg casserole): Vegetable & cheese
Sausage & cheddar Applewood smoked bacon & goat cheese Standard scrambled eggs Applewood smoked bacon Sausage Hash brown casserole
Mini Danish, and muffins,bagels and rolls
Orange juice Fresh fruit

Ballroom Dancing

Have you ever wondered what the Round Dancers are doing on Monday evenings? We are dancing to choreographed ballroom dances with the assistance of a round dance cuer. Some of the great classics were choreographed over 50 years ago by choreographers from all over the world. We concentrate primarily on the Waltz and two-step rhythms. However more advanced dances are done to the Fox Trot, Rumba, Cha Cha, West Coast Swing and many other rhythms as seen on the popular TV show, Dancing With the Stars. A new group will be starting after the holidays on January 7th at 7:00 pm. Everybody can dance. No experience is necessary. Where else can you spend the evening socializing with your partner and friends, and it is FREE. Put it on your calendar now. Call Jack or Lois Snyder if you have any questions.

Make It Take It

Two Make It and Take It Workshops are being planned for the month of January. Workshops will feature instructions for a project that you will be able to take home with you. We are looking for more ideas and leaders for workshops. If you have a special talent or have an idea for a workshop, please let the office know. Be sure to check your newsletter for information on our Make It and Take It Workshops!


The Social Committee is planning a Live and Learn program series for 2013. The programs will feature educational speakers from the community that will share with us information that is important to us. An Unused Medicine Drop sponsored by the Morrisville Police Department, an Elder Law Attorney and an Audiologist are a few of the programs that we are planning. There will be a nominal cost for each program and refreshments will be served. If you have suggestions for a speaker, please notify the office or a member of the Social Committee. Check your January newsletter for information about our first program for the 2013 Live and Learn program series!

Mark Your 2013 Calendar

  • January 14 - Make It Take It - Fabric Landscape

  • January 15 - Ladies Luncheon - Antique Roadshow

  • January 23 - Live & Learn series

  • January 28 - Make It Take It - paper folding

Art & Carft

Our Art & Craft Show on November 3 went well. We want to thank the exhibitors who showed their work: Janet Deal, Eileen Fitzgerald, Kip Harder, Mary Ellen Heller, Joe Lacenere, Fran Livoti, Sonia Medina, Ron Mitchell, Barbara
Pascoe, Margaret Pritt, Pam Roberts, Don Ward, Joan Ward and Myrna Worsley. The door prizes were won by Marguerite Canning, Paul Johnson,
Eileen Kania and Margarita Cohn.

Grounds Committee Report

The Grounds committee is pleased to report all existing contracts have been renewed and approved by the board. The committee voted for, and the board approved, the placement of 2 benches on the concrete pad at the former site of
the gazebo (between the pond and Knotts Valley Rd.) The gazebo was so badly damaged it had to be removed. The gazebo at Serenity pond was
refurbished. We are in negotiations with the Town of Cary on a joint venture that would bring two benches to Louis Stephens Drive, one on each side of Heritage Pines Drive. With the recently received board approval for a bench to
be placed by the pond at the intersection of Heritage Pines Drive and Franklin Point
Drive, there will now be three opportunities for residents in that area to rest while taking a walk.

Those of you with sprinkler systems, please remember the importance of having your backflow winterized. When the backflow preventer is removed, it prevents freeze damage during the winter months. The stand pipes remain in place but should be sealed to prevent
debris and bugs from getting inside. Whoever does your spring start up can shut your system down. The backflow should be stored in a safe place, to avoid damage by being dropped or accidentally run over. There were not enough residents interested in having root collar work done on the maple trees for us to get a reasonable group price. Therefore the responsibility for freeing the tree root collar from excess mulch and soil will need to be done by the home owner or someone hired on an individual basis.
Be sure to read “Brickman Notes” in this
newsletter. There is a leaf removal plan in place, as well as the fall pine straw placement in some common areas and ongoing preparation of lawns/shrubs for winter.

There will be no Grounds committee meeting in December.

We wish you all a pleasant holiday season.

Brickman’s Notes
Another Year Has Passed!

As 2012 draws to a close, we would like to say thank you for trusting your landscape maintenance to Brickman. This year was full of successes, surprises and opportunities for improvement.
As the winter draws in, we would like to remind you to keep watering!!! Even as the grass and plants go dormant, they still need water!! In the winter, a lot of damage (even death) can happen
to plants and grass through the combination of freezing temperatures and wind. Please monitor your landscape for soil moisture, and apply water as needed.
We’ve gotten a great start on the turf renovations and we have great germination. However we need your help to get these grass plants established. Be sure to winterize your irrigation system before we get a freeze, so that your back
flow preventer does not burst! Remember fall and winter are great times for planting, so let us know if there are any projects
you need help with. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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 –Cathy Clark
  • Acrylic Painting Class - Art Club
  • Men’s Breakfast– Bob Hodes and Crew
  • Art & Craft Show - Eileen Fitzgerald and all the Exhibitors
  • Card Making Workshop - Janet Deal & Sharon Toomey
  • Veterans Day - Linda Brown & Sharon Toomey

Out to Lunch Bunch

We will not meet in December, we will resume in January.

Veterans Day

Proceeds from the Veterans Day program
donated $25 to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 67, who furnished the poppies and $25 to CARRE, Inc.’s Veterans Housing Project in Durham.

Original Art Display

Come check out the new art display in the craft room at the clubhouse.
The December artist is Dan Kelley.

Peggy’s Column

Hi All,
I looked at my calendar and went into shock – it can’t possibly be approaching the holiday season so soon! Time to make a list, check it off, and get going on those holiday chores.
We have some wonderful events to look forward to as we celebrate the season here:

The first is a “Get in the Spirit” gathering on Wednesday, December 12 at 2PM.
Follow that with our Holiday Memories & Potluck at the clubhouse on Saturday, December 15, at 6:00PM. Jeff Dunn will be providing music with his extensive collection of oldies and dance tunes.

Join us for a holiday luncheon at Prestonwood for a fabulous buffet lunch on Friday, December 21 at 12:30PM. Just remember that parking there is limited so you might want to consider car-pooling.

Next year I will be concentrating solely on trips. Here is what is planned. The ones that don’t have dates have not been confirmed yet but are in the working stages.  Feb 25 – 28 -- Disney World, Orlando, FL, March 3– Temple Theater Bus Trip, Sanford, April 5-8 – Washington DC Bus Trip, May – Murder Mystery Cruise, Wilmington, May 15-25 – San Francisco, Hawaii – cruise around 4 islands, June 15-23 - American Steamboat River Cruise to Memphis & New Orleans, June – Castles of New York, July 8-10 – Williamsburg, VA, August – Cruise to Bermuda, September – Train Ride through West Virginia to see fall foliage
I wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy holiday and may you all have a blessed New Year.

Peggy 919-749-2455

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 Annual Meeting
Monday, December 3, 2012 
Green Hope High School
6:30 pm

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - December 12 & 26 at 10:00 am
  • Clubhouse - No December Meeting
  • Grounds - No December Meeting
  • Social - December 3 at 11:00 am
December Wedding Anniversaries  

  1– Joseph & Esther Cheng
  2 - Jan & Pete Lichtenberg
  9 - Bob & Ann Thompson
10 - Bill & Julie Cossa
12 - John & Pat Sherman
13 - Ralph & Saundra Robertson
14 - Oswald & Carole Bonney
14 - Bill & Marilyn James
20 - Forrest & Dallas Franklin
22 - John & Sondra Epps
23 - Mickey & Sue Brescia
25 - David & Harriet Gordon
27 - Judy & Chuck Brown
28 - Dick & Diane McCarraher
30 - Joseph & Pat Cannata  

Thinking of You
  • Bernie Aliberti
  • Lee Aliberti
  • Jane Fink
  • Laly Gener
  • Kathy Lee Jackson
  • Dean Lockwood
  • Ron Mitchell
  • Gerry Mongrain
  • Ingeborg O’Connor
  • Joan Roesler
  • Antonio Sierra
  • Jean Tiedemann
  • Joanna Truncale
Our Deepest Sympathy
  • The family and friends of Gail Keenan who passed on November 16.
  • Jan Newport and Ann Sladish on the birth of Jan’s grandson and Ann's great-grandson, Miles Henry Newport born November 13.


December Birthdays

  1-Joan Hakanson
  1-Sonia Medina
  1-Fran Vesel
  3-Julia Cossa
  3-Tony Sierra
  4-Denise Galloway
  4-Guni Kachalia
  4-Judy Moore
  6-Jeanne Bevill
  7-Olga Lord
  9-Marianne Hannan
  9-Tim Mannix
  9-William McAuley
  9-Phyllis Smith
10- Verghese Chirayath
10-Fern Phipps
10-Mary Svantner
12-Bud Grandpre
14-Terry Wright
15-Fran Mammolito

16-Sue Brescia
16-Marge Hellkamp
16-Fran Livoti
17-Gayle McKernie
17-Philip Piccola
17-Victoria Riccardi
18-Linda Brown
18-Joan Robinson
18-Thomas Nugent
19-Alice Moldt
19-Chuck Stranger
21-Dick Dowding
22-Nancy Romano
23-Susan Holahan
25-Jean Tiedemann
26-Gloria Slugg
28-Dick Hellkamp
28-Jo Vivelo
31-Alan Brunt

From Hospitality Chairperson:

December chairperson is Barbara Harcharic.
Please notify Barbara 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.



Neighbors In The News!

Millie Anderson won eight red ribbons and nine white ribbons at the 2012 North Carolina State Fair for her floral arrangements.

The Carolina Harmony Chorus won first place at the 2012 Sweet Adelines International competition in Denver, CO. Jan Lichtenberg is a member of that group.

Welcome New Neighbors

Anne & Van Xouris
Marge & Gene Moore
Dottie Miani