Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 13, Issue 5 · May 2013

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A Note from the President

This is the best time of the year in the south. The weather is warm, the grass is green and the trees and flowers are
blooming! Enjoy all this as you walk on the newly refurbished walking paths around the ponds. You won’t have to dodge the goose droppings either because of Zen and  Goose Busters! Stop and rest on the new benches at the old gazebo site and enjoy the view.

The damaged sidewalk on the south side of the pool parking lot has been put out for repair bids and should be fixed soon.

The heater for the pool has been installed and the pump for the spa has arrived. Enjoy the sunshine and the nice warm water.

We have cancelled the May Board meeting and the July Board meeting. The June Board meeting will be Thursday, June 6 at 10 AM.

 Joyce Bryant

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

William Morris


Clubhouse Events

National Poetry Month

Monday, April 29 at 11 am in the clubhouse HP homeowner, Dave Manning, author, will read from these two books:

Genes traces the journey of a family through a generation, of a boy who thought he would live forever, a mother whose garden went wild when she died in the landscape of his California childhood and of family quarrels unresolved, when he and his loved ones were squanderers of time.

The Girl Who Came Out with the Stars recalls a time in young life charged and vivid with discovery of friends, sounds and sights before those things became worn and lost, becoming no more than a kind of code into the convenience of daily language. Sign up deadline is Friday, April 26

Water Aerobics Exercise Club

We will be holding water aerobics classes on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from April 29th through the end of September. The cost for the entire season is only $50.The classes will be from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Please sign up early as there is a limited number of spots available. Contact Mary Hodes for more information. Sign up deadline is May 6.

Open Pool Exercise

Once again water aerobics using the cards will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting May 2 from 9 -10:00 am. It’s free and leadership is alternated among those attending. Open to everyone.


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.

Silk Scarves - second class

Tuesday, May 7 at 1:00 pm workshop 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. Class is full from previous class waiting list.

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on May 7 at 1 pm in the clubhouse. The selection for May is Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron. Pat Sherman will lead the discussion.

Live and Learn

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9:45am, come 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!

Pool Pizza Party

Celebrate the beginning of summer and the opening of our swimming pool on Saturday, May 18 at 5:00 pm. We will be dining outside around the pool area. The menu will be cheese, pepperoni or veggie pizza from NY Pizza, salad and dessert. Please remember that if you choose to BYOB, no glass containers are permitted in the area around the pool. Cost is $6.00 per person and the sign up deadline is Monday, May 6. Seating is limited, so be sure to sign up early! Join the fun and come prepared to have a good time eating, visiting, playing some “pool” games and celebrating the beginning of the summer season!

Garden Club

Join us on Tuesday, May 21 at 10.00 am at the Clubhouse for our trip to Cary Garden Center on Old Apex Road. We will be viewing their new shipments and getting planting ideas. Contact Fran Livoti for more information.

Ladies Luncheon

No Ladies Luncheon for May

Non-Fiction Book Club

The Non-Fiction Book Club will meet on May 21 at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse Craft Room. Our selection for May is Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Over-treated Society by Nortin Hadler of the UNC Medical School. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share if you like. For more information, call Bonny or Verghese Chirayath.

Spring Fling

The Heritage Pines Choral Group will present Spring Fling in the Clubhouse on Saturday, June 8 at 7 pm. Join us in a sing-along and have a BROADWAY BLAST! Let us entertain you with a Broadway medley and songs from the musicals Oliver and The Music Man. Sing with us and we’ll “Pick a Pocket or Two” and blow some bubbles!

 Please mark your calendar for the evening of June 8. The cost is $4 and refreshments will be served after the program. Sign up deadline is Tuesday, May 28.

Memorial Day Celebration

There will be a community Memorial Day gathering on Monday, May 27 at 12 noon. The program will be followed with a box lunch from Capis. The cost is $8.75 per person. Please pick your choice from the enclosed menu and return to the office by Monday, May 13.

Opting for Independence
Presented by Comfort Keepers

Please join us on Wednesday, June 5 at 10am for an interactive presentation with strategies to remain healthy, happy and at home. According to AARP, nearly 80% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, often referred to as "aging in place." Aging in place is more than remaining in your environment of choice as you age. The essence of home is to feel safe in an environment where you have the ability to control and enjoy your experiences. Sometimes over time people are confronted with short term or ongoing challenges that may result in reduced physical or cognitive ability. The good news is there are a number of strategies that you can tailor to your individual situation to help you get the most out of every day and continue to enjoy your favorite activities. Presentation by Kathleen Brennan and Susan Paxton, RN from Comfort Keepers . Sign up deadline is Tuesday, May 28.

Encore Singers

The Encore Singers, a non-profit community service oriented show choir from Cary, will present their spring performance in the clubhouse on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm. They will be singing selections by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and will include songs from many popular movies. Join your neighbors for an evening of wonderful entertainment!
Cost is $6.00 and the sign up deadline is Tuesday, May 28.

Out to Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, May 22 at 12:00 pm the Out to Lunch Bunch will be going to Ruby Tuesday at Crossroads for lunch. Please call Phyllis Smith if you would like to go.

Polka Dot Palette

On Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 pm the instructor from Polka Dot Palette will be here teaching an art class in acrylics. He supplies all the materials needed. This year we will be working on a painting called Autumn Stroll. Everyone really enjoys his classes, so sign up soon to reserve your spot. Deadline is May 13 and the fee is $20.


Social Committee News

Those were the days! As many of you are new to Heritage Pines you may have heard stories of how the Board supplemented some of the larger functions we held. This was true while we were still under the control of the builder who paid for most of the larger parties and holiday functions, in order to promote sales of their homes. The Homeowners Board was then able to continue to help supplement some of the functions, as long as they were open to every resident of the community. As the economy changed, the association was no longer able to help supplement functions feeling it was more important to keep our dues down. The Social Committee continues to work very hard to keep costs down and the variety of activities up, but residents must realize that prices of just about everything are continually on the rise and that reflects on what we must charge for our functions. We hope you will continue to enjoy the functions and activities offered in the community. Of course, if you have any ideas and are willing to either chair or help on a committee, contact the Social Committee.

Grounds Committee Report

As you know some members of the Grounds Committee walk one fifth of the community each month with Brickman staff. Our goals are to monitor common areas and assess firsthand the lawn care of our community. On our recent walk, we were pleased to see many of you have taken our requests/suggestions to heart and have mulched and painted lamp and mailbox posts! Thank you. For those of you who have not gotten to outdoor chores yet/or are unable to complete them yourselves, there is a “reference book” maintained in the clubhouse of workmen who will do small outdoor chores at a fair price. These items contribute to a well maintained and attractive community, which is a general requirement of our bylaws.

Thank you also to those of you thinking ahead to “sprinkler “ time. As they did last year, the Brickman staff have kindly offered to help any resident who needs their sprinkler set or to advise on watering times per zone. Again, this simply requires an email or call to the clubhouse office.

The Town of Cary has sent out their annual letter regarding backflow assemble testing. The program will begin June 4th. If you “opt in” the town has a certified testing company to perform the required test on your irrigation. You can also “opt out” and have someone you chose, town certified, test your backflow assemble. If that is your choice the letter provides info on how to notify the town you will not need their services.

In case you did not receive a letter this year, one will be available at the office.

Enjoy spring and thanks again for your cooperation! Please continue to read “Brickman’s Notes” for the latest landscape information.

The Grounds Committee

Brickman’s Notes


Another Spring has begun in the little slice of heaven we call Heritage Pines.

Shrubs, turf, and weeds have hit their growth spurt and your Brickman Team has SPRUNG into action! You’re probably getting your irrigation system up and running too, and we implore you to contact us if you need any assistance in programming your clocks or adjusting your sprinklers for maximum efficiency and water savings. Irrigations problems, if not addressed quickly, can get away from you in a hurry! So we want to help in any way we can!

Let’s face it, there is a lot going on in the landscape this month! We recognize that many of the residents that call Heritage Pines their home have questions about their landscapes and also want to know how we approach the different challenges that are constantly swirling.

Because of this, we would like to start something new this month. We would like to incorporate a Question and Answer segment into our monthly article…sort of like “Dear Abby”, but about landscape stuff! We are inviting everyone reading this to submit that burning question that you’ve always wanted to know the answer to about your yard. Or, whatever happens to be troubling you in the landscape department.

We really want to hear your questions! And we promise to address as many as we can each month!

Please email or deliver your questions to the Heritage Pines office. If it is after business hours, you may leave your question in the clubhouse office mailbox, located on the wall across from the office door. We will get this new ball rolling!

Cheers & Happy Spring!!

The Brickman Team

Did you know…

There is a reference notebook in the clubhouse library that contains
recommendations for help services by neighbors in the community.

You may also list someone in the book, if you have had good service.


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 – Sonia Medina
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast– Bob Hodes/Joe Lacenere/
    Travis Thompson
  • Tea Party with Grandchildren - Janet Deal & committee
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast– Don Mathews/Art Heaton and crew
  • Mystery Theater - Walt Ramsey, cast & committee
  • Live & Learn - Margaret Pritt & Social Committee
  • Make & Take- acrylics - Art Club
  • Make & Take - scarves - Gerry Brent

FYI -Community Information 

  • More signatures are needed for consent to change the HPCA Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions to allow the Villa owners to vote separately on issues that specifically pertain to their attached homes. Please come by the clubhouse office by May 6. If you are unable to come to the clubhouse office, please call and a committee volunteer will bring the paperwork to you for your signature.

  • Power washing sign up will close on May 31. Bring your checks to the office if you wish to employ Superior Power Washing.

  • All residents are asked to sign your name and pool pass number on the sheet provided beside the phone at the swimming pool.

  • Vehicles should not be parked in the fire lanes in front of the clubhouse. We do not want to be fined by the fire department or have vehicles towed.

  • If you are planning to have a yard sale please abide by the Cary sign ordinance. If you have questions you may visit their site http://www.townofcary.org or call 919-469-4082.

Save the Date—
Upcoming Events

Original Art Display

Come check out the new art display in the craft room at the clubhouse.
The May Display is by The Quilt Group

Travel with Peggy

Hi Everyone,

Did you know that the month of May is National Senior Travel month?

The weather is great and we are feeling like getting out, so let’s go!

How about Wilmington for a lunch cruise on a Cape Fear Riverboat on Tuesday, May 14? This is an XYZ Club trip from the Cary Senior Center and Heritage Pines is invited to join them. The bus will leave at 8:00 am from Cary Senior Center (where you can leave your car in the back of the parking lot). We will board the boat in Wilmington at 11:30am, have a wonderful buffet lunch and then cruise leisurely up the river for a while. It will be a nice relaxing afternoon in a lovely area. Cost of the bus, lunch buffet and cruise is $85.00 per person. We will return to Cary Senior Center at approximately 4:30pm. Seating is limited and you need to pay by May 1.

June is another good travel month. We will be going to “Castles of New York” June 3-8, so get ready for another great trip for six days and five nights.
You will have five nights lodging, five breakfasts, one boxed lunch, and three dinners with a scenic cruise up the St. Lawrence River. Cancellation insurance is available if needed. Cost of this trip is $699.00 per person – double occupancy.

If you have not been to Williamsburg, VA, you might want to sign up for this trip in our neighboring state. History buffs will enjoy a step into the past at Colonial Williamsburg, the Jamestown settlement including the Indian Village, Settler’s Fort and Yorktown Victory Center, where you will see George Washington’s tent and then Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing. This is a three day, two night trip at a cost of $325.00 per person double occupancy July 8-10.

Call me with any questions –


Save the Date - 
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 18
White Elephant Ladies Luncheon -
Wendy Adley & Sharon Toomey - hosts

Thursday, June 20
Live & Learn -
Dr. Christopher Outten will speak on the Facets of Health & Wellness

Thursday, July 4th
Fourth of July Gala Event - Jeanette &
Ray Adamski - hosts - live entertainment by the Dixie Land Band, plus food and fun.

HPCA Board Meeting
 No meeting is scheduled
for May

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - May 8 & 22 at 10:00 am
  • Grounds - May 8 at 4 pm
  • Hospitality - May 6 at 1 pm
  • Social - May 6 at 11:00 am
May Wedding Anniversaries  

  1-Bob & Bernie Aliberti
  4-Dave & Doris Manning
11-Dave & Barbara Harcharic
12-Van & Anne Xouis
13-Ivan & Blanche Bahamonde
15-Nick & Ann Trasatto
17-John & Susie Higgins
18-Don & Audrey Duck
19-Dick & Vicki Shannon
21-Drew & Judy Smith
23-Tarvy & Mary Giannuzzi
27-Jerry & Carole Rourke
28-Bob & Kay Cole
28- Paul & Helene Johnson   

Thinking of You
  • Ralph Robertson
  • Dorothy Rogers
  • Johanna Truncale
  • Chris Vezzetti
Our Deepest Sympathy
  • Marilyn Nugent on the loss of her  husband, Tom on March 23, 2013.
  • Darlene Hanson on the loss of her  husband, Deloy on April 16, 2013.
  • Jane Fink on the loss of her sister, Ann Cotherman on April 13, 2013.
  • Paul & Joyce Thimsen on the birth of their 7th grandchild, March 25.
  • Jane Fink on the birth of her great grand daughter, Violet Jane on April 15.


May Birthdays

  2-Susan Berkowitz
  2-Ana Maria Melling
  2-Brunie Robles
  2-Pat Schneider
  3-Mickey Brescia
  3-Harvey Gunther
  4-Sandy Giovino
  4-Pete Lichtenberg
  7-Norma Curran
  8-Betty Morgan
  9–Joan Hall
10-Abby Johnson
10-Ralph Robertson
11-Thomas Moldt
12-Jack Bacola
12-Dennis Cossa
14-Marianne Heaton
14-Dinesh Kachalia
14-Russ Willard
15-Ruthie Hauf
17-Angie DeVita
18- Helene Johnson 

19-Don Bond
19-Ed Eagle
20-Diane McCarraher
20-Bob Woessner
21-Blanche Bahamonde
21-Sue Hsiung
22-Lee Aliberti
23-Bonny Chirayath
23-Marilyn Nugent
24-Dick Gross
24-Joan Ward
25-Nanette Hall
25- Andrea Wildzunas
26-Mary DePuy
29-Don Duck
29-Nancy Skelding
30-Lou DeCellis
30-Betty Hockaday
31-Cynthia Finnelly
31-Mary Hodes
31-Peg Wheeler
31- Van Xouris

From Hospitality Chairperson:

The May chairperson is Gloria Slugg  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.