Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 13, Issue 8 · August 2013

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A Note from the President

The community power washing is completed. The sidewalks in the
entire community were power washed, as well as the curbing in the clubhouse vicinity. With everyone in the community making sure their driveways, personal sidewalks and curbing are clean, the community will look “spiffy” for the rest of the year.

The Villa owners voted to start putting aside $30 a month to help
cover the replacement of their roofs in the next 8 to 10 years. The
increase will start January, 2014. This fund will help finance the cost and is a benefit to all of us. If any part of the community looks rundown or uncared for it reflects on all of our properties. We should all thank them for their foresight.

We need to reactivate the clubhouse committee. We are looking for volunteers to work on this committee. The responsibilities are the inside of the clubhouse, the pool area and the recreational spaces. Please contact the clubhouse office if you can help us out.

FYI - To solicit in the Town of Cary, companies must have a permit. When they go door to door, they must wear an identification badge to indicate this on their clothing. If you encounter anyone soliciting without a Cary permit, you can contact the police. We have “No Solicitation” signs in the neighborhood. However, this does not have any legal power as long as they have a permit from Cary. Please be cautious with anyone who comes to the house trying to sell you something if you have not contacted them yourselves, even if they have a permit from Cary.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and stay cool!

 Joyce Bryant

“Every day of your life
is an opportunity
to be a blessing to someone.”

Ethel Chadwick


Clubhouse Events

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday afternoon book club will meet on August 6 at 1 pm. Discussion will be led by Denise Galloway. Our August book selection is Sutton by J.R. Moehringer (author of The Tender Bar). All residents welcome.

Coffee, Tea & Poetry  

On Thursday, August 8 at 1 pm, come have a cup of coffee or tea and join Dave Manning with two of his fellow poets, Florence Nash and Stan Absher. They will share their poems and conversation about their love of poetry and how they found their voice.
RSVP by Monday, August 5. Cost is $2.00 and snacks will be served.

Friday Night Pizza

Join your friends and neighbors for pizza! On Friday, August 9 at 5:00 pm we will be serving pizza and soda (BYOB). You can choose where you want to enjoy your pizza- by the pool, on the back deck or inside the clubhouse. Please remember if you BYOB, there are no glass containers permitted in the pool area. There will not be a program, just a casual Friday evening supper with your friends and neighbors. Cost is $5.00 and the deadline is Monday, August 5. Mark your pizza choices on the form enclosed in the newsletter. Pizza will be served in the clubhouse from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. See you on August 9!  

Garden Club

There will be NO Garden Club meeting in August because of the heat.

Rex Volunteers 

Rex volunteers will be taking a summer vacation. Please put a note on your calendar that there will be no volunteer meetings in August. We will resume meeting September 11.

Diabetes & Nutrition

Toni Cox, RD, CDE, LDN, from the Diabetes Management Program at WakeMed Cary will be our speaker on Wednesday, August 14 at 9:30 am. You do not want to miss this informative talk. The cost will be $2, please register by Monday, August 5. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday Night Bingo

Feeling “lucky” ? Come and find out. Join the fun at the Bingo Bash on Saturday, August 17 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Light refreshments for $2.00 and cards are a $1.00 each. You just might get “Lucky”. Sign up deadline is Monday, August 12. Any questions contact Meta Linde.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The Non-Fiction Book Club is taking a month off in August. We'll start again on Tuesday, September 17 at 7 pm in the Craft Room. Contact Verghese or Bonny Chirayath for more information.

Afternoon Bunco

There will be NO afternoon Bunco on Monday, August 19. Please join us September 16 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.

Co-Ed Luncheon with Officer Reeves

Join us on Monday, August 19 at 12 noon for our Co-Ed Luncheon at the clubhouse. Officer John Reeves with the Cary Police Department will be our speaker. He will share information about the Cary Police and give tips on crime and safety. Lunch will start at 12:00 noon. The price is $9.00 and the deadline for sign up is August 5. Lunch will be catered by Which Wich. You will need to pick out your sandwich choice on the insert. Please contact Margaret Pritt if you have any questions.

Out to Lunch Bunch

There will be NO Out To Lunch in August. If you are interested in picking a restaurant for a month, please let the clubhouse office know. We are looking for volunteers to scout locations.

July 4th Party

Uncle Sam (aka Dick Gross) was on hand greeting Saundra Robertson and Louise Williams and other guests at the door for the Fourth of July party. A good time was had by all, as they danced to the music of the Bloomsbury Boys. The cook-out was catered by Grill 57 with plenty to eat. Jeanette & Ray Adamski chaired the event with a committee of Sue & Mickey Brescia, Jan & Pete Lichtenberg, Martha Kozar, Pat Schneider, Margaret Pritt, Joe Lacenere, Gloria Slugg, Dick Gross and Sharon Toomey.

Our New Grill

We have a new addition to our clubhouse. It's a new electric grill to be used outdoors. There have been many requests to have a grill to use for small clubhouse gatherings. The old gas grill has been fixed numerous times and it just doesn't seem to work for long. The new grill will be stored in the entry area by the kitchen door. The grill needs to be taken onto the back patio where there are two separate electrical outlets between the back doors which can be used.

We hope you will enjoy the grill! A few reminders: keep the grill away from the vinyl siding, clean the grill after each use and return the grill to the clubhouse after it has cooled.

Did You Know?

Wake Rescue and EMS Fun is an ambulance transport service you can join for $60 annually. This will cover all emergency transportation services anywhere in Wake County. For further information you may call 1-800-814-5339. Thanks to Bev Loseke for submitting this information.




Grounds Committee Report

Non contractor planted shrubs are the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain. Should you require assistance with issues such as landscaping (pruning/mulch placement) or irrigation, please consult the vendor book located in the library. There are numerous suggestions of contacts utilized by fellow residents in these areas.

It is important that residents read the Brickman column each month for timely information and advice on our lawns. Remember the new Q&A section of this column is to answer any general questions you have/advice you seek on lawn, shrub and flower care. Watering recommendations can usually be found at the two exits of Heritage Pines.

We are grateful for your cooperation in utilizing the “concerns list” for all landscaping issues on your property. It is very important for tracking purposes. Thank you!

The Grounds Committee

Brickman’s Notes

Doggie Days of Summer

I would like to start this month’s column in grateful reflection to all the wonderful folks that call Heritage Pines their home! We sincerely appreciate all of you! And I truly appreciate your time in reading these articles. So...

The heat of summer is upon us! And with it, our diligent team of landscape professionals will dutifully drive forward with summer activities. So far, the summer has produced an abundance of rain, followed by hot, humid weather. Despite this challenge, our team has weathered the storms and kept things pretty tight!

So, just a few housekeeping items of note:

Lawn Care – We are continuing to spot spray, as needed, to control Virginia Button Weed, spurge and Nutsedge. I have notice several areas where we need better control of these weeds and we are working hard to get these areas under control.

Mowing – Because of all the rain we’ve had, mowing is still being done on a weekly basis. Normally, August is a slower month for mowing, but this year has been very conducive for growing turf and we will continue to monitor this as the season progresses.

Pruning – We are now in our second cycle of pruning for the community. For those of you who are familiar with our process, we have divided the property up into five sections. We perform pruning in one of the five sections each week. Right now, there are a lot of Crepe Myrtle trees that are bending under the weight of their abundant flowers. When this happens, we always have a few folks who have branches touching their home. Mitigating these tree branches on structures is always a high priority for our team and we always appreciate when residents let the clubhouse office know, so we can address this concern.

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. We feel like we’ve been very successful this year in managing the weeds that like to grow in the sidewalks and curbs. We hope you agree! Irrigation- With this hotter weather, please continue to monitor your irrigation system and its operation and please ask for help if you’re not sure how you should be setting your irrigation programs! I would strongly recommend that you water your lawns every day that the Town of Cary allows right now. The clocks all have a percentage adjustment. This is an easy adjustment to make. It can increase your watering without changing the actual irrigation program. I would suggest increasing your percentage to a range of 130%-160% for the next few weeks, in order to keep the roots of the turf alive. Then, when September comes, the cooler temperatures and shorter days will allow us to adjust back down to 100%. I will continue to update you all on irrigation adjustments. If you need help with your irrigation programming, please contact the clubhouse office and we’ll be delighted to help out!

This month, there were no questions from residents in our Q&A box at the clubhouse. Please feel free to submit your questions, which I will answer in this article next month!  Thank you!

Evan Barrows
(Your Brickman Account Manager)

Unwanted Solicitation

The overview of solicitation in Cary is this:

You must have a Town of Cary solicitor permit hanging visibly from your body. It should be either clipped to your shirt/jacket or hung around your neck with a lanyard. If the person is not wearing that when they knock on your door, please contact Cary PD at the non-emergency number of 919-469-4012.

Please do not open the door to them, unless you feel comfortable that they are legitimate. It is unlawful for people to try to go door to door and sell items without one of these permits. The EXCEPTIONS are legitimate non-profit groups (i.e. Boy Scouts/ Girl Scouts) and local school’s fundraisers. OTHER people can come to your door without a permit if they are not selling you anything, but trying to give you or exchange information, such as religious groups, political groups, people requesting petitions to be signed, etc. You may have businesses that are handing out information which is fine, however, they cannot solicit sales without the permit. We are not able to enforce No Soliciting signs, however they can sometimes work as a deterrent for solicitors to be aware that it may not be a good neighborhood to try to get sales in.

Cary Police offer the following tips when dealing with door-to-door salespersons:

1. Ask to see the person’s Town of Cary permit, which contains a photo of the solicitor.

2. If the person claims to represent a "Not For Profit" group, ask for proof of their NFP status.

3. If the solicitor cannot present either of these documents or if the solicitor is aggressive or threatening, call 9-1-1.

The Town of Cary Police Department asks citizens to:

  • Be vigilant, immediately reporting suspicious or unfamiliar vehicles and pedestrians to police.

  • Book a home safety inspection, a free service by the Town of Cary. A police officer will go on location to identify physical weaknesses in and around a home and offer low-cost suggestions to improve safety and security.

  • Make sure that all doors, windows and skylights are secured with the best possible locks and check locks regularly to ensure they remain in good working order. While no lock is burglar proof, the more difficult it is to gain entry, the longer it will take, which increases the chances of burglars getting caught.

  • Use variable light timers and motion-sensitive lights to activate lighting inside your home.

  • If utilizing an alarm system, make sure to have clearly visible signage stating the premises is protected by an alarm and set video systems to record day and nighttime activity.

  • Ensure valuables are not visible from the street, especially high-end electronics.

  • Organize a neighborhood block party as part of the August 6 National Night Out, a nationwide celebration of safety and crime prevention. Meeting your neighbors is one of the best ways to keep your street safe.

Officer John Reeves will be here at the Co- Ed Luncheon on August 19 to answer any questions and share other crime prevention tips.


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 – Marge Roos
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast– Bob Hodes/Joe Lacenere/
    Travis Thompson/Dick Gross
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast– Don Mathews/Art Heaton & Crew
  • July 4th Party - Jeanette & Ray Adamski and Pat Schneider
  • Live & Learn - Social Committee
  • Preston Luncheon - Saundra Robertson
  • Ice Cream Social - Barb Harcharic & Margaret Pritt

Travel with Peggy

Hi Everyone,

I am back on the road again for short jaunts. I have started driving and will be at Heritage Pines on Monday, August 5 to give everyone information and luggage tags for the West Virginia Train Trip. Please stop by and see me from 9:30am to 12:30pm. If you can’t make it, call me and I will send you a packet in the mail.

We still have a few spots left on this great trip for anyone that has a last minute urge to join us. It will be a great time to view the beautiful fall colors in the mountains of West Virginia. The weather might be getting cool, so don’t
forget to bring a jacket in case you need it. We will ride the trains, see a premier two-hour show at the American Mountain Theater and explore Seneca Caverns, which has the oldest cave in the state. In addition, we will wonder at the magnificent views of Blackwater Falls State Park, named for the falls of the Blackwater River whose amber-colored waters plunge five stories. The falls are one of the most photographed sites in West Virginia so make sure that you pack your camera. Cost of the trip is $425.00 per person (double
occupancy) payable in full now. Single rate is $115.00 additional.

After this, we will go to Atlantic City from December 1-4, 2013. It will be a great time to see all the festive and colorful holiday decorations. Last year we took a bus tour of the city that has so many different faces, depending on what area you see. It was also a great place for Christmas shopping – I picked up some unusual gifts that delighted my family. So mark your calendar and sign up soon. Final payment is due by Sept. 20. Cost of the trip is $239.00

That’s all for now, 


Original Art Display

Come check out the new art display in the craft room at the clubhouse.
The August display is by Sonia Medina.

Social Committee News

We have had a great response to our monthly Live and Learn series! Thank you for your positive comments! Being a new program, we have tried several different ideas. Many of you have said that you miss the refreshments and the social time following the program. It has been requested that we begin charging $2.00 again and serve light refreshments. Therefore, beginning in August the $2.00 fee will be reinstated. We have a very informative program scheduled for August and two scheduled in September. Be sure to read your newsletter for details!

Ladies, we have two exciting luncheons planned for September and October. Be sure to mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 18 for a fashion show and luncheon. If you would like to be a model, please contact Linda Brown. The clothes will be provided by Dillard’s. The October Ladies Luncheon will highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a breast cancer survivor and would like to help with this luncheon, please contact Sharon Toomey or Pat Schneider.

A big thank you to all of you who have chaired events and been committee members this year! The year has been busy with fun and educational events. However, we need chairpersons!!!

Volunteering to chair or co-chair a program is a great opportunity to meet new friends and help Heritage Pines continue to be a fun and friendly place to live. There are many of us available to help you, so please let the office know if you are willing to volunteer or have program suggestions.


Ice Cream Social, Sunday, July 28.
Humor & Aging, Wednesday, July 31

Be sure to read your monthly newsletters for activities and events that are planned. Heritage Pines is a busy community! Please don’t forget to mark events you have signed up for on your own calendars. When you have registered for an event and forget to attend, you are not only missing a great opportunity, but many times costing the event an unnecessary expense for set up. If you have registered for an event and are unable to attend, call the office so they can cancel your ticket and ask someone from the waiting list to buy your ticket. Please sign up before event deadlines and remember to pick up your nametag when attending an event!

Clubhouse Courtesy

Your help is needed in keeping the clubhouse clean. The cleaning service comes twice a week, but in between your help is needed to pick up after yourself. If you move a chair, pillow or tablecloth, put it back.

We do have automatic lights in the bathrooms, the rest of the clubhouse are manual switches and should be turned off when not in use.

Our library has computers and a copy/fax machine for your use. Please notify the clubhouse office when the machines are not working properly, out of ink or out of paper. You may leave a message on the phone or in the office mailbox when the office is not open



HPCA Board Meeting
August 15, 2013 -
at 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - August 14 & 28 at 10:00 am
  • Grounds - August 7 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - August 5 at 11:00 am
August Wedding Anniversaries  

  1- Verghese & Bonny Chirayath
  1-Jim & Claire Hanes
  3-Henry & Mary Grandpre
  4-Dick & Mary Hinkley
12-Gene & Joan Grider
14-Bonnie & Mike Wolfe
17-Mort & Susan Berkowitz
20-Alan & Marcia Garelick
21-Dominick & Fran Mammolito
22-James & Joan Hall
22-Dinesh & Guni Kachalia
24-Tim & Cathy Mannix
26-Doug & Carol Elvers
26-Charles & Frances Dusterhoff
27-Rex & Eileen Hoppa
28- Steve & Sharon Toomey
29-Ron & Carol Mitchell
29-Mert & Marilyn Sirota
29-Paul & Joyce Thimsen
30-Bob & Gail McKernie    

Thinking of You
  • Anne Council
  • MaryAnn Kruss
  • Dean Lockwood
  • Gerry Mongrain
  • Tom Svantner
  • Johanna Truncale
  • Chuck and Judy Brown on the birth of their first grandchild, Matthew Charles Brown born July 8, 2013


August Birthdays

  1-Phyllis Piccola
  2-Doris Eutizzi
  4-Marguerite Canning
  4-Rita Gehring
  8-Rachele Kopp
  9-Dick Deal
  9-Jack Robinson
11- Pat Simcox
12-John Hannan
14-Ed Bush
14-Jerry Rourke
14-Mike Rubel
15-Cathy Clark
16-Evelyn Bryant
16 Sally Etkin
16- Alice James
16- Dan Weinrich
17-Morton Berkowitz

19-Ralph Hakanson
19-Carole Rourke
19-Ann Sladish
20-Millie Hellmann
20-Dottie Miani
22-Egon Neubert
23-Clay Davis
24-Pat Sherman
24-Flo Sudduth
25-Jean Eagle
25-Evelyn Richards
25-Dorothy Rogers
26-Mary Ann Kruss
28-Jeanette Hill
30-Ronald Kruss
30-Katharina Megger
30-Nell Naughton
30-Charles Johnson

From Hospitality Chairperson:

The August chairperson is Nancy Skelding.  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 

Welcome New Neighbors

Carl & Debi Sayler


North Carolina Trivia

  1. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the oldest state university in the United States.
  2. In 1903, the Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight by man at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk. The Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawk now commemorates their achievement.
  3. High Point is known as the Furniture Capital of the World.
  4. Known as "Fish Town" in the early 1700's when Blackbeard frequented the coast, "Beaufort Town" was established as a seaport with the right to collect customs in 1722.
  5. The Outer Banks of NC hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
  6. Whitewater Falls in Transylvania County is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States.
  7. The University of North Carolina's mascot, the Tarheels, is a nickname for North Carolinians. It supposedly came from the days when NC produced a lot of tar and someone saw a set of foot-prints made by someone who had stepped in the tar.
  8. Charles Karault was born and raised in Wilmington.
  9. North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation. Students at a Wilson County school petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly for the establishment of the sweet potato as the official state vegetable.
  10. The World War II battleship 'North Carolina' is permanently berthed on the Cape Fear River at Wilmington. She was saved from the scrap heap in the 1960's by public subscription, including donations of dimes by schoolchildren.


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