Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 13, Issue 1 · January 2013

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A Note from the President

As many of you have noticed the front of the clubhouse is in disrepair. The builder wrapped all the architectural wood details with aluminum sheeting and over the years water has leaked into it and has rotted the non-treated wood. We have had contractors and engineers look at it and they will be giving us their recommendations on how we can correct the problem. The wood details are not load bearing, they are only decorative. Please stay away from the area with the caution tape as the beam is very weak.

Alan Garelick is the new Board member replacing Eileen Fitzgerald. Alan will begin his three year term the first of January 2013. The Board welcomes him aboard. The officers for 2013 will be decided at the January meeting which will be held on January 10 at 10:00 am.

The Board was extremely pleased at the turnout for the membership meeting on December 3rd. It was the largest number of homeowners ever in attendance at an annual meeting, 107 households in person and 38 proxies. It indicates to us that you care and are interested in what goes on in your community.

May the New Year bring health and prosperity to you all.

 Joyce Bryant

Action and words are the windows
through which the heart is seen.


Clubhouse Events

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. Don’t forget! RSVP 12/17.

Villa Owners Meeting

On Monday, January 7, at 6:00 pm there will be a meeting to further discuss the issue of a proposed change to the organizational structure of the Heritage Pines Community Association. This meeting is a follow up to the meetings concerning the villa roofs.

The Board has asked Henry Jones, Esquire of Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones & Carlton to present the process of establishing two classes of membership. A1 will be the Villas and A2 the Garden Homes by an amendment to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of Heritage Pines, Inc. This change would make it easier for maintenance concerns for the villas to be resolved. Morty Berkowitz / Pat Schneider.

Garden Club

We will be meeting on Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00 am in the Clubhouse to plan our 2013 excursions. Bring your ideas and suggestions for an enjoyable year. If you have any questions, please call Janet Deal. Sign up deadline is January 2.

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on January 8 at 1 pm. The selection for this month is The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. The discussion will be led by Susan Berkowitz. All residents of Heritage Pines are welcome to join us. We meet the first Tuesday of the month.

Weight Watchers Open House

Wednesday, January 9 at 3:00 pm, come and learn about how Weight Watchers can benefit your life. Enrollment time for new members.

Travel with Peggy

2013 is a new year and there are many wonderful places to travel to this year. Come join us as we take you through the trips we have planned. We
will use many modes of transportation - cruises, bus rides, train rides and even airplane trips. There will be time for questions and refreshments will be served. Mark the date, Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 pm on your calendars so you don't forget.

Make It Take It: Series 1 Fabric Landscaping

Have you seen those little fabric paintings that Pam Roberts and others have made? In this class, you can make one! The theme is "at the beach" and you will make an 8 x 11 landscape from many different fabrics that Pam will provide. Lots of photos, templates and suggestions available at the class and ALL supplies will be provided except the frame. You will be given easy-to-understand written steps and will be guided through each of the steps to create your fabric painting. No sewing required, but you could add some embroidery, painting or beading to your painting later if you wish. Join us Monday, January 14 at 1-4 pm. Sign up by January 7. Limit 10 in class. Cost is $10.00.

Ballroom Dancing

Waltz Box - 1,2,3,4,5,6
Join us Monday evening, January 14th [note the new date] at 7:00 pm to find out more about the Choreographed Ballroom Dancing. We call it Round Dancing because we dance in a big circle. No dancing experience is necessary. Bring the guys just one time and find out why they want to keep coming back. Have fun and exercise while learning some waltz dances. Call Jack or Lois Snyder if you have any questions.

Ladies Luncheon

The January Ladies Luncheon on Tuesday, January 15 at 12:30 pm will feature J. C. Knowles,
a historian, storyteller and retired auctioneer. You are invited to bring in an antique and he will tell us the history and other informative information about your antique! Our lunch will be catered by Tossed. Please use the enclosed sheet to choose your lunch choice. Cost is $13.00 for your sandwich or salad choice. The sign up deadline is Monday, January 7.

Please remember that Heritage Pines is not responsible for any damage to or loss of your antique. Your antique should be labeled with your name and only one antique per person. Begin the New Year by attending a fun and informative luncheon!

Non-Fiction Book Club

The meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be held on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains by Nicholas Carr. Please bring a snack or beverage to share. All are welcome. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.

Live & Learn Series
Medicine Drop Off 

The first program in our 2013 Live and Learn series will feature a Medicine Drop-Off by the Morrisville Police Department. Bring in your unused or expired medications and they will discard them for you. Detective Ben Farrell will be speaking to us about prescription drug and home safety. The program will be on Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 am at the clubhouse. There will be a cost of $2.00 and refreshments will be served. Learn about drug and home safety, socialize with your neighbors, enjoy refreshments and Live and Learn! Sign up deadline is January 14.

Out to Lunch Bunch

We will meet January 23, at 12:00 at the clubhouse to make sure everyone has a ride. Lunch will be at 12:30 pm in The Bistro at Embassy Suites at 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd. Reservations must be made by January 21, please call Lee Mazan. Please leave your name and phone number.

International Pot Luck

Join us Saturday, January 26 at 6:00 pm for a chance to taste food from different cultures. Bring an unusual dish and join the fun! The cost is $4.00 and dessert will be provided. Sign up deadline is January 14. For more information, call Janet Deal

Make It Take It: Series 2 Paper Crafting

On Monday, January 28 at 1 pm there will be a Make It and Take It paper crafting workshop in the craft room. Participants will learn the simple and unique art of Iris Folding by making a Valentine card. There will be other patterns available for you to take home and make for any occasion. The second project will be a gift card enclosure to use by itself or in a greeting card. Samples will be on a display board in the lobby. Class size is limited, so register early! Please bring your own scissors and all other materials will be provided. The cost is $3.00 and the sign up deadline is January 14. This workshop will be taught by Sharon Toomey.

Green Hope Spanish Honors

Please join us for a Fiesta Day by Green Hope's Spanish Honors Society on Wednesday, January 30 at 4 pm. You’ll be able to learn about different cultures of the Hispanic community. A sampling of regional cuisine will be given, as well as a demonstration of regional dancing and exotic paintings on display. Sign up by January 7, cost is $2.00.

Wine Pairing with Dinner

Come join your neighbors on a trip through Italy on Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 pm at the Clubhouse. You will enjoy regional food paired with local wines. Peppers Market is catering and they will provide a wine expert to guide you on your tour of Italy. Check the insert for specific details. Sign up by January 21, cost is $17.00.

Santa Volunteers

A most sincere “thank you” to all the many wonderful volunteers who gave so generously of their time and talent to the Heritage Pines Annual “Breakfast with Santa” event this year. A very special “thank you” to the head of each of the committees that worked endlessly to help ensure the success of this event: Bernie Aliberti, Barbara Harcharic, Bob Hodes, Mary Hodes, Susan Smith and our wonderful Santa, John Kopp (wasn’t he great?). We also extend a special thank you to Bernie and Bob Aliberti’s
daughter, Barbara, who so generously offered her time and talent to provide the music and direction for the great sing-along. Just one look at the beautiful smiling faces of the children, their parents and grandparents in attendance tell us that a good time was had by everyone. The time and the effort put forth by each and everyone to make this annual event a truly memorable one are most appreciated. We could not have done this without your excellent and most generous help. Co-Chairmen, Margaret Fox and Louise Williams

Cancer Survivor Exercise Program

The YMCA is offering a free exercise program exclusively for CANCER SURVIVORS. You do not have to be a member of the “Y”. The classes will start on January 29, 2013 and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1- 2:30 pm for 12 weeks. The “Y” joined together with Livestrong to design a physical activity and well-being program to help Cancer Survivors achieve their holistic goals. For more info, please contact Amanda Dismukes at 919-553-2393. For car pooling call Tom Nugent.

Grounds Committee Report

Brickman is using a new subcontractor for pine straw and mulch application in the common areas of Heritage Pines. This new contractor only does commercial work and is not available for private individual work. In the past, we would post a sign up sheet in the clubhouse for individuals wanting Pinestraw Distributors service on pines straw and mulching in their planting beds and tree rings. This will no longer be an option. Residents will either have to do this work themselves or hire someone to do it for them to ensure that each of us fulfill our responsibility to keep the planting areas and tree rings in our yards meeting standards. The committee members want to thank everyone for their cooperation with the committee this year and extend best wishes for the Holiday Season and a New Year.

Brickman’s Notes

Turning Over (and picking up) Another Leaf!!!

As 2012 draws to a close and we open the calendar on 2013 we’d like to take a quick minute to thank Heritage Pines Residents for trusting your landscapes to Brickman. Strong relationships are the foundation for Brickman’s quality service. For 70 years the Brickman family has partnered with the customer to meet and exceed expectations. That tradition of listening and responding to the customer has enabled Brickman to become one of the largest providers of quality landscape services in the nation. But we never lose sight of the most important thing - - our relationship with each customer every day!

In reviewing 2012, we feel we’ve continued to make improvements in the management of your landscapes. During the 2012 season, we continued to manage our operations on site based on the weekly division of the property plan developed in 2011. Now the full detail rotation of the property is being completed in 5 weeks. Combining this calendar-based plan with our use of hand pruning has really helped to provide an improved level of consistency with the pruning of the property. Organizing our crew in this format has allowed us to systematically move through the property in just over one month, while physically touching each individual area of the landscape. Moving into 2013 we will continue to use this planning method along with weekly property inspections that develop our work items for the following week.

Another area that we strived to improve in 2012 has been our fall leaf-removal operations. Leaf removal this year has had successes and challenges. Even as we move into January, we are continuing to perform leaf clean up. This is always a high-profile part of our maintenance service at HP. Some days, it seems that the leaves come down faster than we can scoop them up! We worked very hard to ensure that we had several full leaf removals completed prior to the winter holidays and we will be continuing to perform leaf removal from lawns and natural areas into the new year. This is an ongoing process. While we feel that 2012 was an improvement over 2011 in leaf-removal, our goal for 2013 is to further improve this area of our service.

Other activities we will be working on in January and February are some winter pruning techniques on plantings throughout the community. We will be utilizing selective pocket pruning to manage the size and shape of plantings for now, and as we move into the growing season next year. Several home owners have discussed with us having plants drastically reduced, so that they will better fit the intended space they are planted in – we will reach out to you for further discussion on this. For those of you who would like to have this done, please contact the clubhouse and add your name to our weekly list so that we can discuss it with you! Thank you for a wonderful year,

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
4112 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
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

Morty Berkowitz

Joyce Bryant

Alan Garlick

Pat Schneider

Angelo Vivelo

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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 –Barbara Harcharic
  • Men’s Breakfast – Bob Hodes and Crew
  • Holiday Decorations - Susan Berkowitz, Joyce Bryant and The Needle People under the
    direction of Fran Dusterhoff
  • Holiday Concert - Joan Hall and Nancy Romano
  • Santa Breakfast - Margaret Fox and Louise Williams

Original Art Display

Come check out the new art display in the craft room at the clubhouse.
The January artist is Linda Brown.

Save the Date

The Heritage Pines Spring Play is coming! A Walt Ramsey Production will take place on April 27, 2013.

Landscaping Concerns

Brickman has partnered with HPCA to
implement a process for addressing individual resident concerns and requests. If you have a concern about landscaping service, we encourage you to deliver (by phone, email, or in person) your information to the HPCA
office. It will be entered onto a spreadsheet and forwarded to Brickman once each week (usually Thursday), for follow-up. Within a 10 day period, Brickman will contact the resident about the concern or otherwise take action on the concern, to resolve it. Columns on the spread sheet are provided for Brickman to record when these steps are taken and what final action was taken. Once each month the concerns from the previous month are
reviewed, during the monthly walkthrough (usually the first Tuesday of each month), with Brickman personnel and the Grounds
Committee. This compilation of concerns is also a method for Brickman and the Grounds  Committee to determine if trends are  developing that require our attention.  We truly value and appreciate your feedback!

Travel with Peggy

Hi Everyone,
I hope all your holidays wishes came true and that you enjoyed time with friends and family during this season.
Here is the trip schedule for next year. Some of the flyers are already across from the HP office, next to the bulletin board. If any of you need a flyer, just call me or email me at Peggy@toebes.com and I will be glad to get them to you. I am looking forward to Disney World because I always feel like a kid again when I am there. For anyone that is worried about walking, I can arrange for you to rent a motorized cart and sail through the park. Just
remember to take the key with you when you park it. As you can see from the description, everything else you need is included in the trip. This trip requires a $200.00 deposit, refundable until 2 weeks before the trip. Pack your bags, and let's go visit Mickey and Minnie!

2013 Trip Schedule

February 25-28
– Disney World, Orlando, FL – $1,288 per person (dbl occupancy) Includes airfare from RDU, 3 nights at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, 3-days park hopper tickets; Disney’s Quick Service meal plan, transfers to/from airport and travel insurance.

March 3, 2013 – Bus Trip to Temple Theater, Sanford, NC – $65.00 – includes lunch at
Miss Lacy’s Magnolia & Tea Room.

April 5 – 8, 2013 – Bus Trip to Washington, DC – $379.00 per person (dbl occupancy) – 3 nights lodging, 6 meals, WWII Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Capital Hill, Embassy Row, Smithsonian and more.

May 15 – 25, 2013 – Trip to San Francisco/Hawaii- starts at $3,080.26 per person (dbl
occupancy) Includes airfare from RDU.

June 3-8 – Bus Trip to Castles of New York – $699.00 per person (dbl occupancy) 5 nights lodging, 8 meals, 1 boxed lunch; Boat tour of Singer & Boldt Castles; Tour NY State Capital; Wing’s Castle, Millbrook Vinyards & Winery with samples.

June 15-23 – American Steamboat River Cruise to Memphis/New Orleans – starts at $3,495 per person (dbl occupancy) includes one hotel night and airfare from RDU plus 9-day cruise with meals and drinks and complimentary shore excursions.

July 8-10 – Bus Trip to Williamsburg, VA – $325.00 per person (dbl occupancy) – 2 nights
accommodations, 4 meals, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing.

Sept. 20-22 – Bus Trip to West Virginia to Ride the Rails - $425.00 per person (dbl occupancy); 2 nights lodging, 6 meals, 2 train rides; American Mountain Theater, Seneca Caverns,
Blackwater Falls State Park.

Call me for single rates and flyers on any of above trips. 


HPCA Board Meeting
 Thursday, January 10, 2013
at 10:00 am
Please note the date change for January. 

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - January 9 & 23 at 10:00 am -
    if needed
  • Clubhouse - No January meeting
  • Grounds - January 9 at 4 pm
  • Social - January 7 at 11:00 am
January Wedding Anniversaries  

  2- Charles & Abby Johnson
  3 - Lee & Margie VanBuren
  4 - Bill & Louise Reinders
  6 - Martin & Millie Anderson
  8 - Bob & Mary Hodes
  9 - Dick & Carol French
24 - Bill & Pam Roberts
28 - John & Rachele Kopp
29 - Dick & Janet Deal
31 - Edward & Alice Moldt   

Thinking of You
  • Nancy Clark
  • Dottie Dowding
  • Stan Kaplan
  • Louise Reinders
  • Paul Thimsen
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.


January Birthdays

  1-Carolyn Gilbert
  1-Eileen Kania
  1-Billie Lemon
  1-Jeannette Martin
  1-Jim Pederson
  1-Saundra Robertson
  2-Cynthia Ghee
  2-Bill Reinders
  6-Bill Cossa
  9-Bill Adley
  9-Frank Hanrahan
  9-Ann Trasatto
10-Jeanne Brunt
10-Ron Mitchell
11-James Hall
11-Jane Suppa

12-Dan Diamondidis
12-Keith Holland
13-Audrey Duck
13-Gwen Moore
14-Tarvy Giannuzzi
14-Walt Ramsey
16-Ruth Graves
19-Dottie Walton
21-Dan Kelley
26-Bev Loseke
28-Ernest Rossi
30-Janice Bond
31-Rose Meguerian
31-Brigitte Schafer

From Hospitality Chairperson:

The January chairperson is Flo Sudduth Please notify Flo 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

Hardy & Anne Rothrock
Linda Boehnel