Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 13, Issue 2 · February 2013

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A Note from the President


There is a lot of valuable information in the newsletter every month: information about the landscaping, the repairs and the improvements on the property, the activities and the social events. The better informed you are, the more benefits you will receive from living in our Heritage Pines community. A lot of people spend a lot of time each month, so that you can be kept informed.

The rain has held up the repairs on the front of the Clubhouse, but hopefully, by the end of January it will be done. Please be aware of the construction material stacked in the parking lot and don’t park near it. Also be aware of the dumpster for the demolition material that is parked in the pool parking lot.

The Board has had its first meeting of the year and we welcomed Al
Garelick as a new member. He will serve as the Secretary for the Board. We are hoping with the new year, we will get more people interested in attending the Board meetings. Next month the meeting will be Thursday, February 21 at 10 AM.

Read your newsletters and attend the Board meetings and you will
always know what is going on in the community.

 Joyce Bryant

Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called the present.

Eleanor Roosevelt.



Be careful walking around the ponds, repairs will commence soon on the asphalt paths. March is the scheduled completion date.

Help Wanted

Call girl (or guy) to assist with
entertainment at the Ole Fashion Bingo Pot Luck Dinner on Saturday March 2 at 6:30 pm.

  • Ability to recognize and call out numbers a must!

  • May be asked to do spinning the cage and hand placements.

  • Well developed sense of humor

  • No prior experience necessary.

Applicants, please leave your name and number in the office. To arrange for an interview or audition, please be at the regular Bingo session at 1:00 pm Friday, January 25 in the clubhouse. Other opportunities to participate in the Pot Luck Bingo Dinner are available.

Clubhouse Events

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on February 5 at 1 pm. The book club will be discussing Girl In Translation, by Jean Kwok. The discussion will be led by Mary Giannuzzi. All residents of Heritage Pines are welcome to join us the first Tuesday of the month..

Make It Take It: Series 2 Picture Framing

Join us on Monday, February 11 at 10 am in the clubhouse to learn how to frame a picture. All styles of framing will be demonstrated. You may bring a picture of your own, if you would like to frame it. If you need a matte and or glass, bring it with you. I have all the necessary hardware you will need. Cost is $2.00 and sign up is February 4. Call Janet Deal if you have any questions.

Garden Club

We will be meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 10:00 am in the Clubhouse for a trip to Fairview Garden Center at 8224 Holly Springs Road. There will be a talk on houseplants and a demonstration on making a terrarium. Here is your opportunity to find the perfect plant to brighten your home or begin a new hobby. Everyone is welcome to join us. Sign up by February 4. Contact Bev Fuquay if you have any questions.

Ladies Pot Luck Luncheon

The February Ladies Pot Luck Luncheon will be Tuesday, February 19 at 12:30 pm. Kathy Knapp from Bliss Victorian Home Spa will speak about taking care of YOU. Skin care and the importance of hydration will be emphasized. Kathy is a licensed Massage Therapist / Esthetician. The sign up deadline is Monday, February 4 and cost is $2.00.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing Into Thin Air: a Personal
Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer. Please bring a snack or beverage to share. All are welcome. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath or just show up.

Friday Night Super Social

Join your neighbors for a Supper Social on Friday, February 22 at 5:30 pm. Lasagna and meatless lasagna (your choice) from Roma’s Italian Bakery and Deli, bread, salad, brownies and cookies will be provided. After supper, you may join in the weekly game night, bring your own game to play with friends or just come eat and socialize with your friends and neighbors. Cost is $9.00. Sign up deadline is Monday, February 11. Indicate on the enclosed sheet whether you would prefer lasagna with or without meat. Please come and enjoy a supper social with your friends and neighbors!

Elder Law Attorney

The Live and Learn program on Wednesday, February 27 will feature Jackie Bedard, an attorney that specializes in elder law with the law firm of Carolina Family Estate Planning. She has authored many books and resource guides and will talk to us about wills, trusts and estate planning, protecting our assets, Medicaid and nursing home planning and the Veterans Aid and Assistance program. The program begins at 10 am and the cost is $2.00. Refreshments will be served and the sign up deadline is Monday, February 18. Join us for a very informative and useful Live and Learn program!

Out to Lunch Bunch

We will meet February 27, at 12:00 pm at the Clubhouse to make sure everyone has a ride. Lunch will be at 12:30 pm at Borders Mexican Grill. Reservations must be made by February 25, please call Barbara Harcharic and leave your name and phone number.

Ole Fashion Bingo Pot Luck

Come one, come all for a homemade fare. Bring your favorite dish to share prepared the old fashion way - “Like Grandma Makes.” After dinner, clear the table for some action, good ole
Bingo. Cards are $1.00 each. The more people that play, the bigger the pay off. All money collected is paid out. Many, many winners!! You don’t have to play to come and enjoy dinner with your neighbors on Saturday, March 2 at 6:00 pm at the Clubhouse. Sign up is February 18 and the cost is $2.00.

St. Patrick’s Day Party

On Saturday, March 16 at 5:30 pm
our annual St. Patrick’s Day Party
will be held in the Clubhouse. The
traditional dinner of corned beef,
cabbage, potatoes, bread and
dessert will be catered by the Hibernian Restaurant. The cost is $18.00 per person and the deadline to register is Monday, February 25.
There will be games, prizes and lots of fun. Don’t forget to wear green!

Ball Room Dancing

It’s not too late to join us on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm. We are starting a new Choreographed Waltz group [Round Dancing] You do not need to
know anything about dancing. We will show you which foot is your left foot. Come and have some fun. It’s good exercise and best of all, it’s FREE.
Call Jack Snyder if you have any questions.

Rex Volunteers

On the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 1:00 pm a group of residents meet at the Clubhouse to work on projects for Rex Hospital. We stuff and sew pillows, crochet and knit baby hats and blankets and sew tote bags. Also, some residents do this work at home.
Lois Copeland is our liaison at Rex Hospital. She picks up our finished projects or we deliver them to her. For the year 2012, we completed 641 projects: 216 baby hats, 5 baby blankets, 85
tote bags and 335 assorted pillows. We are always in need of new volunteers. If you would like to join us, please check the newsletter calendar for our meeting dates. If you have any questions, please call Bernie Aliberti.

Save the Date

Mystery Theater 2013 - Take a walk down memory lane with Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred when the Walt Ramsey Production Company presents Trouble at the Tropicabana on Saturday, April 27. You’ll laugh at the antics of Lucy and Ethel and have a chance to solve a mystery. You might want to participate in the congo line led by the Cabana dancers or take mamba lessons at Ricky’s Trobicabana Club. There will be lots of laughter and mystery! Save the date and be sure to read the details in the March newsletter.

Grounds Committee Report

As we begin a new year please, remember that a call (919-466-0016) or e-mail cheritagepines@nc.rr.com to the HP office is the best way to communicate a concern/complaint about your landscaping. The message should include your name and address along with your concern. For private work or a consultation, you may contact Brickman (919-469-0002) directly. The Grounds Committee really needs your cooperation on this, as it is a useful tool for us to keep current on community issues. By the time you receive this newsletter, the
two benches, purchased by us and installed by the Town of Cary, will be in place along Louis Stephens Drive. The third bench, by the Wetlands Pond, will be delivered and installed as soon as possible. This completes our bench placement, as the ones at the site of
the former Knotts Valley gazebo were
installed earlier this month.

It is essential that you take the time to read “Brickman Notes” each month in this
newsletter. The article keeps us updated on timely events of importance.
This month we have an insert in the
newsletter which should be returned to the HP office by February 18. It relates to your “opt in/opt out” options regarding lawn and plant care for 2013. For those who have had their lawns planted with warm season grass, please access your special form in the rack opposite the clubhouse library. The asphalt walking paths around both ponds, will be repaired and resurfaced this spring. We anticipate the work will begin in March and should be completed within two weeks.

Lastly, the Grounds Committee welcomes Alan Garelick, HP board liaison, Fran Livoti and Dick Deal as committee members.

Brickman’s Notes

??Spring is on its Way??

As we move into February, we get closer and closer to the best time of the year – SPRING!!!

Our list of work items this month will
concentrate efforts on an awesome year. There will be a pre-emergent application to prevent weeds in the lawn and beds. You’ll also see us performing our winter pruning to improve the health and vigor of the plants.

Spring is the time for pruning Crape Myrtles – our standard practice is to remove crossing branches and to prune the tree for proper growth habits – we do not perform Crape “Murder”! This is cutting back of a tree to its stubs – doing this can cause floppy growth during the summer and eventually this floppy growth will break, due to the winds and rains
that we receive in the summer.

Spring is also a great time for “resizing &
shaping” your plants. Hard pruning of plants in the late winter gives the plants a chance to use the first spring flush to fill back in. We have made it our goal to reach out to all residents whose shrubs could benefit from this type of pruning. If you have not heard from us, but you
are interested in having us perform
“Rejuvenation Pruning” on your landscape
shrubs, please contact the Heritage Pines office to get this scheduled. We strongly recommend this practice for shrubs that have outgrown their intended space over time and may be encroaching on other plantings, structures, walkways, or driveways. It is truly a GREAT way to “hit the reset button” on larger shrubs
and take advantage of their already-developed root systems, while maximizing the spring flush of new growth! For an example of this type of
late winter pruning, look at the shrubs in the planting beds in the front of the clubhouse.

This month you are required to resubmit your OPT IN / OPT OUT plans for your property, using the form provided. Please take a few minutes to review and fill this out so that we can properly address your landscape needs for the 2013 season.
New this year, is a form for those of you who have warm season turfgrass (Bermuda, Zoysia). If you have this type of grass, please pick up the form in the rack outside of the library for specialty grass. All forms must be returned to the Heritage Pines office by February 18, 2013. If the office is not open you may deposit forms in the mailbox across from the office.

We look forward to serving your community this season! As always, thank you for trusting your landscapes to us, and let us know if you have any questions!


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

Joyce Bryant

Pat Schneider
Vice President

Alan Garelick

Angelo Vivelo

Morty Berkowitz
Public Relations

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 –BHospitality - Flo Sudduth
  • New Years Day Brunch - Barbara Harcharic &
    Margaret Pritt
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast - Bob Hodes & Committee
  • Fabric Landscaping - Pam Roberts
  • Ladies Luncheon - Linda Brown/Sharon Toomey
    & Committee
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast - Don Matthews/Art Heaton/
    & Committee
  • Live and Learn - -Janet Deal & Social Committee
  • International Pot Luck -- Janet Deal & Committee
  • Paper Crafting - Sharon Toomey

Lost and found!

Did anyone lose jewelry at the Prestonwood Luncheon? You may claim it in the Heritage Pines office.

Mail Box Numbers

3” white mailbox numbers for both sides,
3 digits are $5.35

3” white mailbox numbers for both sides,
4 digits are $6.85

Please contact Lane Hubbard (919-361-2895) at ASAP Signs to place your order.

You may pick up your order at 5518 NC Hwy. 55 Durham, NC 27713 ( 6.5 miles on the left side of HWY 55 - from the
clubhouse) or pay $1.50 for shipping and have them mailed to you.

Original Art Display

Come check out the new art display in
the craft room at the clubhouse.
The February artist is Rex Hoppa.

Travel with Peggy

I now have a website where you can view all my trips. It is http://www.peggy.toebes.com You
must register to use it – enter a name for yourself and your email and it will send you a password. Then you can change your password, if you like. There are flyers for almost all the trips that you can print out and even a registration form to use to sign up. It
will give you the address to send your check. Checks must be made out to me, as I have to pre-pay everything.
I have added some new flyers to the ones by the bulletin board.

My newest trip is a Casino Trip to Cherokee on March 18-19. The bus is $129.00 per person and rooms are extra with the cost, depending on your
player’s card. I can reserve the room if you give me your player card # or you can do it yourself. The cut-off date for this trip is February 10. People have already signed up for this trip.

Our Washington DC trip is filling up – we have almost 20 people signed up already. The cut-off date is January 28 when it must be paid in full. The trip is April 5-8 for 4 days and includes three nights, 6 meals and two full-day guided tours of the Washington DC area.

Don’t forget our show trip to Temple
Theater in Sanford on Sunday, March 3.
The show is Forever Plaid, a show about a 50’s group and their music. The bus trip, show AND lunch are $69.00 per person. We will eat lunch (3 choices) at Miss Lacy’s Tea Room before the show.

If you have not booked passage for the Hawaii Trip, prices have gone up. The price begins at $3,126.76 per person (double occupancy) and will increase again after February 15, 2013. If you are contemplating this trip, please sign
up now – your $300.00 deposit is fully
refundable for a valid reason. The trip is May 15-25, 2013.

A full schedule and more trip information is on the wall across from the clubhouse library.



HPCA Board Meeting
 Thursday, February 21, 2013
at 10:00 am 

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - February 13 & 27 at 10:00 am
  • Grounds - February 13 at 4 pm
  • Hospitality - February 4 at 1 pm
  • Social - February 4 at 11:00 am
February Wedding Anniversaries  

14-Bob & Susie Hall
16-Tom Schwartz & Marilyn Gervais
17-Jim Sansom & Donna Long
22-Don & Janice Bond
22-Bill & Carolyn McDaniel
27-Warren & Audrey Schmidt   

Thinking of You
  • Anne French
  • Dick Hellkamp
  • Joe Lacenere
  • Pat Schneider
Our Deepest Sympathy
  • Pat Cannata on the passing of her husband
    Joe on December 13.
  • Katharina Megger on the loss of her sister,
    Anna on December 23.
  • Dan Kelley on the passing of his wife Mary
    Alice on December 29..
  • Irv Silberberg on the birth of his first great grandchild, Elizabeth Silberberg, born on December 7, 2012.
  • Anne Perry on the birth of Eva, her second grandchild, on January 16 in Gilford, NH.


February Birthdays

  1-Jean Regitz
  4-JoAnn Bacon
  5-Mike Wolfe
  6-Art Heaton
  6-Paul Johnson
  8-Bud Bonney
  9-Evelyn Pettinelli
10-Gerry Brent
10-Cindy Yusko
12-Doug Elvers
13-Dave Lockwood


14-Angelo Vivelo
15-Otto Schafer
17-Tina Caffera
19-Tom Boxell
20-John Epps
20-Barbara Lipson
21-Chuck Brown
22-Alene Hale
22-Barbara Safon
24-Lee Rubin
25-Mary Campbell
29-Dick French

From Hospitality Chairperson:

The February chairperson is Barbara Pascoe. Please notify her 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

3” white mailbox numbers for both sides,
3 digits are $5.35

3” white mailbox numbers for both sides,
4 digits are $6.85

Please contact Lane Hubbard (919-361-2895) at ASAP Signs to place your order.

You may pick up your order at:

ASAP Signs
5518 NC Hwy. 55, Durham, NC
( 6.5 miles on the left side of HWY 55 - from the clubhouse) or pay $1.50 for shipping and have them mailed to you.