Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 13, Issue 4 · April 2013

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A Note from the President

Many of you received violation letters for power washing. These were done in error, as we asked Elite Management to hold off on them until we could negotiate a reduced price with a power washing company. (Please see article inside newsletter) Some of you may still get a first letter for power washing. If you have not done the power washing by the first of July, you will get a second notice.

For your information:

The Board, the ARC committee nor the clubhouse office personnel have anything to do with the violation letters that are sent.

Elite Management’s Senior Community Manager has the sole
responsibility for notifying the residents of violations that have incurred. If you get a violation letter and you have an objection to it, please call Elite Management Company to discuss it with them. Please do not call the Board members or the office. We do not see the letters and are not aware of the violations, unless the residents bring it to our atten-tion. One of the main reasons for having a management company is to have an impartial group citing the violations and not a neighbor or friend.

The work on the front of the clubhouse is finished and the walking paths are almost finished. The street signs are still in progress and hopefully, will be done by summer.

Enjoy the spring weather and flowers..

 Joyce Bryant

April has put a spirit of youth in everything.



Clubhouse Events

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on April 2 at 1 pm in the clubhouse. The selection for this month is, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Roslyn Hartsell will lead the discussion. Since the meeting is close to Easter and in the middle of spring break you might have taken a copy from the book club kit and are not able to make the meeting. Please remember the books are due at the library immediately after our meeting. You may either leave the book in the HP office, or contact Denise Galloway. Many thanks!

Clubhouse Sale

There will be a sale of miscellaneous Clubhouse items, including framed prints, on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday April 4 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm each day.



It's a new year and a new season for Horseshoes. For those of you that played last year and had fun, join us again and meet your friends and pick your teammate. For those of you that signed up last year, but couldn't make it, try again. Both ladies and men can play this game, so don't be shy. If you haven't played before, no problem, we'll be there to help. This year we're starting at 2 pm on Mondays & Thursdays beginning April 8. Sign up at the clubhouse in the lobby.


What You Should Know and What You Can Do is the topic for our next Live and Learn program on Wednesday, April 10. The speaker will be James R. Burke, MD, PhD. Dr. Burke is a professor of neurology and

director of the Memory Disorders Clinic of the Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Duke University. The program will be from 10:30-11:30 am and the sign up deadline is Monday, April 1. Be sure to join us for a very informative presentation!

Ladies Luncheon

No Ladies Luncheon for April

Tea Party with Grandchildren

It has been four years since we've had a Tea Party with our grandchildren, great grandchildren and their dolls. Pull out your old hat and decorate it for spring! We will have lots of surprises for the children and even some for Grandma! Of course, you can come without a child. It's Saturday, April 13 at 3:00 pm at a cost of $$12.75 each. There will be a Hat Decorating Workshop from 1:00 -2:30 pm before the Tea. No early birds please, there will be place cards on the tables for seating. Deadline is Friday, April 5. Miss Manners will be present!

Garden Club

Tuesday, April 9 at 10.00 am meet at the clubhouse to carpool to Duke Gardens in Durham to view the lovely spring flowers. RSVP by April 1.

Tackling Acrylics - Tips & Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Acrylic Paint!

Have you struggled with acrylic painting only to feel like you are battling the dry time or other aspects of using this wonderful media? Do you love acrylics, but need a boost of encouragement to get back to or continue painting? Just need a plain old dose of some fresh ideas? Well this mini-workshop is for you! Diane Johnson will share her 45 years of experience using acrylic paints with you. No long tales, just direct topics, then personal one-on-one direction about your own painting(s). You will paint a picture of your own. You may not finish the piece, but you will be better equipped to complete it at home. We'll also show you how to start a painting, what to do when you are in the middle of painting (a tough time for some), then how to know when your piece is finished!  Monday, April15 from 1-3 pm, cost $18 - sign up by April 8, class size limited.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The nonfiction book club selection for April 16 is Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. We always meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Clubhouse. All are welcome. If you like, bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. For more information, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath, or just come.

Silk Scarves

Join us Thursday, April 18 at 1:00 pm to create two (8"x 54") of your own original dyed and designed silk scarves. A $6.00 fee includes all supplies. Please note that we will be standing most of the time and the location of the workshop is at 310-312 Rockport Ridge Way, in the garages of Gerry Brent and Sharon Toomey. Sign up deadline is Monday, April 8. Space is limited, so sign up early!

Out to Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00 pm the Out to Lunch Bunch will be going to Red Lobster at Crossroads for lunch. Please call Mary Lee Tatum if you would like to go. 


Join in the fun and solve the mystery when The Walt Ramsey Production Company presents Trouble at the Tropicabana with Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred. The cost is $5.00 and the sign up deadline is Monday, March 25. There are still a few seats remaining. Be sure to sign up and join us for an evening of laughter and mystery!


Heritage Pines is pleased to host
a VocalMotion performance on
Monday, May 6 at 7:00 pm.
VocalMotion is a show choir sponsored by the SAS Institute in Cary and has been labeled by the Town of Cary as “the area’s top show choir”! They will present Let’s Dance, a Broadway-style performance that showcases a variety of dances and vocal music. The cost is $5.00 and will include refreshments and a donation to the VocalMotion charity, KidZNotes. Join your neighbors for an enjoyable evening! Sign up deadline is Monday, April 22.

Don "Bigweather" Schwenneker

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9:45am, come on out and meet our local meteorologist, from ABC11 NEWS, Don "Bigweather" Schwenneker.
Don will be here just in time to discuss hurricane season and hurricane preparedness. You won't want to miss this informative and fun presentation. There will be time for you to ask questions as well. The sign up deadline is April 22. There will be no fee for this program.

Social Committee News

The members of the Social Committee would like to express their gratitude to all of the community members who have given of their time and talent to host some awesome events this year. The committee members spend endless hours planning, shopping, setting up, cleaning up and running events in order to make Heritage Pines an exciting and fun place to live. The Social Committee appreciates any volunteers willing to chair events and the committee is always willing to help. Making and sticking to the rules helps the event planner run the event smoothly. Deadlines are important for planning food and beverages, room set up and financial outlay, as each event is self-supporting. Therefore, we are going to have to enforce the deadline dates as listed in the newsletter, without exception, for ALL events. If you are unable to attend an event and have paid, notify the office to see if there is a wait list. If not, your name will be added to a “ticket for sale” list. Your name tag is your ticket to attend; please wear it or have it with you during the event. Thanks in advance for your support and understanding in this matter. Now, put on your thinking caps and let us know what great ideas you have for future events!

Save the Date - Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, May 18 - Pool Pizza Party - Wendy Adley - host

  • Thursday, May 23 - M&T Poka Dot Pallet - painting class

  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Celebration - Mickey & Sue Brescia - hosts  - HP Choral Group Concert

  • Thursday, Fourth of July Gala Event - Jeanette & Ray Adamski - hosts - entertainment by the Dixie Land Band, plus food and fun.

Grounds Committee Report

As we say goodbye to the remnants of winter, we are happy to report that spring flowers have been selected for the main flower beds around the clubhouse and at both Heritage Pines entrances. They will be planted once the Brickman staff feels the weather is stable enough to sustain them.

The work on the asphalt paths was completed in mid March. The results look great and make for a much more pleasant and safe walkway.

Zen and his owner have returned to help us control the geese. Please remember to be respectful of Zen's work responsibilities should you run into them on the grounds.

Thank you to all HP residents who attended the discussion held by Brickman staff on the 22nd. The Grounds Committee and the Brickman staff work diligently to provide the best landscaping services possible. We appreciate your cooperation by reading both of our articles in this newsletter every month, attending lawn/shrub care talks, and making use of the concerns list to help us identify issues.

Lastly, we repeat the request we made in last month's newsletter. Please take a look at your property in the coming weeks. Take special note of the condition of mulch/pine straw around tree rings and in planting beds (both those planting beds clearly on your individual lot and those straddling rear and side property lines with those of a neighbor. Maintenance of these areas is the responsibility of the individual home owners. These areas are not the "common areas" maintained by the community under the Heritage Pines by-laws. If you are uncertain of your responsibility there is a map posted on the hall bulletin board at the clubhouse. You can also obtain an individual map from the office staff. A joint venture, involving all adjacent homeowners, is the most organized and cost effective way to comply with our community regulations.

Brickman’s Notes

April Showers….

According to the 2013 Farmer’s Almanac, April looks like a wet, soggy month (hold off on that irrigation!) with a stellar day of weather tossed in here and there. We’ll certainly take this promised rain with a grain of salt and look forward with great gusto for the “May flowers”, as they are most certainly around the corner!!!

Speaking of flowers, you will soon see the new spring flowers that we will plant at the entrances and around the clubhouse and we truly hope you will enjoy the colorful display!

The turf is growing quickly now and those of you with fescue lawns have certainly witnessed our crews hard at work, mowing the quickly growing green stuff!

Hopefully, our February application to prevent weeds from making their way into the lawns is blocking most of the weeds. But since there are always a few stubborn weed seeds that won’t cooperate, you will see us out there spot spraying any weeds in the lawns that persist.

Shrubs are beginning to grow in earnest. And our experienced pruners will be making the rounds to

make sure that your shrubs are trimmed and neat. For those of you who trusted us with your winter-pruning, you’ll be rewarded with new, rejuvenated growth springing forth on those shrubs that were pruned!

Also, we thank those of you who attended our landscaping Q&A meeting on March 22nd that was held in the clubhouse. We loved seeing you all and appreciate the level of engagement that you all have in your home’s landscaping. Lots of great questions and feedback! We get a lot of good feedback at these types of functions and we value everyone’s input as we endeavor to provide you with top-notch landscape maintenance. We will certainly keep you all posted through these monthly newsletters until we all get together again for another Q&A.

We hope you all are enjoying yourselves this spring as May flowers come your way!


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

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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 – Fran Livoti, Betty Ecklund & Barbara Pascoe
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast– Bob Hodes/Joe Lacenere/
    Travis Thompson
  • Ladies Luncheon- Quilt Club
    St. Patrick’s -
    Mary Hodes
  • Live & Learn - Saundra Robertson & Social
  • Live and Learn - Linda Brown & Social Committee

Power Washing

In order to make power washing less expensive for the homeowners, the HP Board has made an agreement with Superior Power Washing LLC for the following power washing fees. You can sign up at the office for the services you want to have. Bring in a check (no credit cards) made out to Superior Power Washing LLC, not HPCA. If you have any questions, please call Superior Power Washing at 919-412-6448

Power Washing Fees:

  • Garden Homes including scrubbing exterior face of House gutters $100

  • Villa with 2 sides, front and back $65 per unit

  • Villa with 3 sides, front, back and side $80 per unit

  • Power washing Patio $20

  • Power washing driveway, street curbs and walkway including small front porch - Villa $70 Garden Homes $75

  • House Gutters are free with cleaning of driveway and house/villa

  • House Gutter cleaning alone $45

A special thanks to Morty Berkowitz for negotiating with Superior Power Washing for these discounted prices.

Roof Stain Removal

Anyone who has a problem with roof stains can call Mildew Magic at 919-845-9935. This process extends the life of your roof shingles.

Original Art Display

Come check out the new art display in the craft room at the clubhouse.
The April artist is Art Heaton.

Travel with Peggy

Hi Everyone,

Our DC Trip is ready to roll with 30 people. If you feel left out and would like to go, call me as soon as possible so I can get you registered for this one. Otherwise, we plan on having fun visiting our nation’s capital and seeing the sights. We will see two parts of the Smithsonian, Arlington Cemetery, the World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, the Capital, Embassy Row, and a lot more. The cherry blossoms should be out to welcome our tour. We will be staying at the Springhill Suites, in Sterling, Virginia for this trip. Cost is $379.00 double occupancy.

If you are still thinking about seeing Hawaii, now is the time to act. We can’t hold our cabins for much longer as the ship is filling up. We fly from RDU to San Francisco on May 15, spend the night at the Sheraton at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, and then fly to Honolulu the next day. We have two days at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel and then pick up a 7-day cruise of four Hawaiian islands on May 18. May is the best time to see Hawaii, as the weather is perfect for visitors and the flowers are colorful and delightful. We return to RDU on May 25. Inside cabins start at $3,170.26 for double occupancy.

There has been a lot of interest in the “Castles of New York” trip where we will have a cruise up the St. Lawrence River aboard a replica steamboat to see Singer & Boldt Castles. Our hotel will be the Edgewood Resort on the St. Lawrence River near the Canadian border. We will also tour Wing’s Castle located on the Hudson River. After that tour, it’s on to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery where we will have a chance to sample some world-class wines. If that isn’t enough, we will also have a guided tour of 19th century architecture in the New York State Capitol Building. There is something for everyone on this trip, so let me know if you want to be part of this wonderful experience. Cost of this trip is $699.00 for double occupancy.

Please feel free to call me at (919) 749-2455 about any of these or other trips. As always, I recommend that you take out travel insurance when you travel. You can purchase it yourself online or I have brochures to help you. 



HPCA Board Meeting
 Thursday, April 18, 2013
at 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - April 10 & 24 at 10:00 am
  • Grounds - April 10 at 4 pm
  • Hospitality - April 1 at 1 pm
  • Social - April 1 at 11:00 am
April Wedding Anniversaries  

  2-Richard & Linda Henderson
11-Sheldon & Gloria Broedel
11-Deloy & Darlene Hanson
12-Pat & Lucille Grasso
15-Ed & Jean Eagle
16-Robert & Frances Vesel
19-Dick & Dottie Dowding
21-Tom & Marilyn Nugent
22-John & Marianne Hannan
23-Bob & Aggie Woessner
25-Paul & Claire Salvatore
26-John & Myrna Worsley
27-Don & Chrys Matthews  

Thinking of You
  • Nancy Clark
  • Ann Council
  • Lorrie Gross
  • Eva Lynn Faucette
  • Darlene Hanson
  • Deloy Hanson
  • Dick Hellkamp
  • Mary Hodes
  • Dan Golden
  • Helene Johnson
  • Billie Lemon
  • Jeanette Martin
  • Tom Nugent
  • Janet Petruccione
  • Sandy Ramsey
  • Paul Salvatore
  • Jim Sansom
  • Joyce Thimsen
  • Frances Vesel 
Our Deepest Sympathy
  • Nancy & Tom Boxell on the lost of Nancy’s Father.
  • Mary & Hugh Toland on the birth of their grandson,
    Vincent Laurence Pomes, on March 17, 2013 .


April Birthdays

  1- Barbara Harcharic
  1- Bob Hodes
  2- Carole Bonney
  3- Millie Anderson
  4- Julia Taylor
  5- Mark Crispi
  6- Audrey Schmidt
  7-June Williams
  8- Bob Rogers
10- Madelyn Gattis
10- Marie Glosto
12- Richard Hinkley
12- Stanley Kaplan
13- Margaret Fox
14- Doris Burns
14- Marilyn James
14- Kathleen Kania
15- Tom Schwartz
16- Wendy Adley
16- Mike Etkin

17-Gene Grider
17- Betty Weber
18- Sandy Ramsey
19- Don Ward
20- John Sherman
21- Irving Silberberg
22- Kay Lane
22- Ken Safon
23- Donnie Hall
23- Nell Wilk
24-John Higgins
25- Dave Gadigian
25- Marcia Garelick
25- Louise Williams
25- Doug Lipson
27- Dorothy Egan
27- Barbara Pascoe
28- Bernie Aliberti
30- Ingeborg O’Connor
30- Robert Vesel

From Hospitality Chairperson:

The April chairperson is Sonia Medina. 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.


Helen Smith