A Note from the President
We welcome guests and family to the pool during
these hot summer months. Please remember that guests must be accompanied by
a resident at all times. The hours for children under 18 years of age are 2
to 5 pm. Be sure you put your name on the sign-up sheet by the water
fountain. We are aware of the problem with the umbrellas and are trying to
Fourth of July
Don‘t forget the 4th of July Party on Thursday, July 4 at 4:00 pm. Sign up deadline was 6/17.
Summer Fun on Friday Nights (June 7-October 11)
Come and join us on Friday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 pm during the summer months. No fee required. Just bring your own beverage (no glass please if you sit out by the pool) and a snack to share. Feel free to stay and enjoy Game Night at 7:00 pm in the clubhouse. Plates will be provided. You are not required to bring food if you do not plan to eat. Just bring yourself and your beverage. Enjoy!!
Afternoon Book Club
The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet July 9 at 1:00 pm. PLEASE NOTE: This is a week later than we usually meet due to the holiday. The book selection is The Devil Amongst the Lawyers by Sharyn McCrumb. Suzy Orebaugh will lead the discussion. All residents of Heritage Pines are welcome.
Join us on Tuesday, July 9 at 10.00 am at the Clubhouse for our trip to Elizabeth’s Home & Garden Shop in downtown Cary. It is located two buildings down from Ashworth’s Village at 127 West Chatham Street. Contact Millie Anderson for more information. Sign up deadline is July 1.
Villa Owner Meeting
Please be advised that there will be a meeting at 6 pm on July 10 at the clubhouse for all villa owners. This will be a very important meeting since we will be voting on proceeding with this project.
You will be receiving a letter from Elite Management Company with further details. It will include a proxy for your vote if you cannot attend the meeting.
Join us for Bunco on Monday, July 15 at 1:00 pm in the card room. We will be playing the 3rd Monday of every month. All are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Moore.
Non-Fiction Book Club
The Non-Fiction Book Club will hold it’s annual potluck and planning meeting on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 pm at the Chirayath's home. We will plan our book selections for 2013-2014. If you've been thinking about joining us, this is a great time to start. Bring a couple of ideas for non-fiction books you would like to read next year. Contact Verghese or Bonny Chirayath to let us know if we can count you in and tell us what you might be bringing.
Ladies Luncheon @ Preston & Out to Lunch Bunch
Come join the ladies for a luncheon at Preston Country Club on July 24 at 12:00 noon. Girlfriends are welcome but seating is limited. If you would like to car pool, please meet at the clubhouse at 11:40 am. Lunch will start at 12:00 noon. The price is $22.00 and the deadline for sign up is July 8. Contact Saundra Robertson for more information.
Ice Cream Social
On Sunday, July 28 there will be an ice cream social beginning at 3:00 pm in the clubhouse. Various flavors of ice cream will be available along with an assortment of toppings and soda. The cost will be $4.00 per person. Mark your calendars and join the fun! Deadline for signing up is July 15. The usual Sunday Night at the Movies will begin at 6:00 pm for those wishing to remain and watch a movie with us. The event will be co-chaired by Barb Harcharic and Margaret Pritt.
Come discover how laughter really is the best medicine! Research shows us that humor and laughter play a very important role in how a person ages. We all face challenges as we age and experience the aging of loved ones, discover how humor can help you cope along the way.
On July 31 at 10 am, Jennifer Pollard from Aging Outreach Services will be our speaker and she welcomes your questions and interaction during her presentation. Her passion is working with seniors and providing solutions and resources to enhance their quality of life. AOS are advocates for older adults who’s mission is to ensure they have a quality of life. Sign up deadline is July 22.
Grounds Committee Report
While winter pruning was primarily pocket and
rejuvenation, during the spring and summer Brickman will be utilizing
shearing and heading. The terms heading and shearing might use some
clarification as to what has been or will be done.
The Grounds Committee
As another HOT summer moves in, we wanted to
provide a quick re-cap of our progress, and some summer notes. So here’s a
Mowing – We are continuing to perform the mowing operations on a weekly basis and as we move into the hottest part of the year, we will continue to evaluate the mowing needs on a weekly basis.
Pruning – Hopefully, each of you has had a decent understanding of our pruning standards and the processes that we are following. We have made one complete run through the community with pruning and are continuing to make our rounds and prune as needed to meet the standards.
Please Note: During winter, the pruning that was performed was primarily pocket pruning and rejuvenation pruning. We are now performing some shearing and heading pruning during the spring and summer. The terms heading and shearing might use some clarification as to what that really means. We perform both heading and shearing with power and hand pruners. Heading is the process of reducing height, while shearing refers to cutting back sides of plantings to shape them or otherwise control their growth. In our pruning standards, we have specifications for the maximum height (10 feet for screening plantings and at window sill for foundation plants). Similarly, we control side growth so as to not allow developer plantings encroach on sidewalks and driveways and to maintain space between the plant and a house wall or the utility boxes that everyone has in their front yards. Also, shearing is a process to remove new growth and to shape plants as to their natural forms. We are not shaping shrubs into meatballs or giving shrubs a buzz-cut as these terms might suggest. Our ultimate goal is to continue to maintain plants within their natural shape, however, seasonal conditions require that we adapt our pruning practices to meet the demands of the landscape.
Weed Control – On a weekly basis, we are
continuing to manage the weeds in both curb cracks and the beds. This is an
ongoing process year round.
Answer: If you do not want us to mow
your lawn on any given week, please place a red marking flag on your front
lawn by the mailbox. This will let us know that you wish us to skip your
lawn this week. We will return the following week.
Answer: Another great question!
Contractor planted shrubs are typically the hollys, abelias or wax myrtle
shrubs that are planted directly around the foundation, as well as around the
common area buffers and utility boxes. Usually, homeowner plants are planted
in front of the foundation shrubs and consist of flowers and perennials and
these plants almost always fall into a different planting palette than the
aforementioned list. However, there are exceptions to this. The best thing to
do if you’re not sure which shrubs are which, is to contact the clubhouse and
one of us will set up a time to meet with you and review the plants in your
yard to see what’s what!
Your Account Manager,
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Hot Off The Press
Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
Travel with Peggy
My surgery went well and I am working on
getting back to my trip schedule. I am still not able to drive, but
hopefully in a couple of weeks I can pay Heritage Pines a long over-due
visit. I thank all of you that sent cards to me – it was a joy reading your
messages and thoughts and I felt happy that you thought of me. Thanks,
Those of you that signed up for insurance for
this trip will need to call the insurance company and tell them of the new
Bingo - time change
Please note, Bingo has changed its time to 1:30
pm on Friday, July 26. Everyone is welcome to come join this fun game.
Original Art Display
Come check out the new art display in the craft room at the clubhouse. The
July Display is by Joyce Bryant.
Rex volunteers will be taking a summer
vacation. Please put a note on your calendar that there will be no
volunteers meetings in July or August. We will resume meeting September 11
Cheers for the Singers We had a Blast – a Broadway Blast! Our Spring Fling
songfest was filled with music, fun and laughter. The chorus gave an
amazing performance and Nancy never missed a beat.
Please note, Bingo has changed its time to 1:30 pm on Friday, July 26. Everyone is welcome to come join this fun game.
Original Art Display
Come check out the new art display in the craft room at the clubhouse. The July Display is by Joyce Bryant.
Rex volunteers will be taking a summer vacation. Please put a note on your calendar that there will be no volunteers meetings in July or August. We will resume meeting September 11 Cheers for the Singers We had a Blast – a Broadway Blast! Our Spring Fling songfest was filled with music, fun and laughter. The chorus gave an amazing performance and Nancy never missed a beat.
Who Dun It
Have you been to the Sunday Evening Movies at the clubhouse? Did you know that Barbara Harcharic has been hosting this activity for the past three years? Each week, the upcoming movie is posted on the activities bulletin board across from the office. Come on down and enjoy an evening of entertainment with your neighbors. There is no sign-up for this activity and movies begin at 6:00 pm. Thanks Barbara, for your dedication to this ongoing activity.
From Hospitality Chairperson:
Around the Clubhouse
Cheers for the Singers
We had a Blast – a Broadway Blast! Our Spring Fling songfest was filled with music, fun and laughter. The chorus gave an amazing performance and Nancy never missed a beat.
The group singing with Mickey and Joan accompanying filled the hall.
Jeff was an engaging Fagan teaching the boys to pick a pocket and we
netted a nice haul of wallets. The audience outdid Lawrence Welk’s
bubble machine filling the hall with sparkling spheres. We thank
everyone who participated. It made us feel as though “Happy Days” are
really here in Heritage Pines.
North Carolina Disabled American Veterans Elect A New Commander
Cleveland Bryant Jr. was elected as the Commander of the Disabled
American Veterans (DAV) at their annual convention held in Raleigh on
June 8, 2013. He will serve as the DAV Commander for the state of
North Carolina for the 2013-2014 year. Commander Bryant will oversee
61 chapters in the DAV representing more than 35,000 members. The
focus of the DAV is to assist disabled veterans and their families so
they may have a better quality of life.