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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The January Ladies Luncheon on Tuesday, January
15 at 12:30 pm will feature J. C. Knowles,
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.
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.
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
It Take It: Series 2 Paper Crafting
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
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.
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
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.
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!
The Brickman Team
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 at the clubhouse.
Save the Date
The Heritage Pines Spring Play is coming! A Walt Ramsey Production will take place on April 27, 2013.
Brickman has partnered with HPCA to
Travel with Peggy
January Wedding Anniversaries
Our Deepest Sympathy
From Hospitality Chairperson:
Around the Clubhouse
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