Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 13, Issue 9 · September 2013

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A Note from the President

Fall is here already! With it comes cooler weather, pumpkins, mums, holidays and the end of the year. As many of you know, my term on the HOA Board will be over the end of this year. I do not plan to run again. I have served on the Board since May 2009 and have been Board President for four of those years. I have enjoyed seeing the community grow, improve and prosper financially. I know there are many of you who are very capable of doing this job. We just need you to be willing! There are two positions open for terms of 3 years. If you are interested, please call me and I can give you input on what it involves.

By the time you get this newsletter, hopefully, the flag pole will be lit again. The conduit pipe is under the driveway and we are waiting for the electrician to hook up the power.

The crape myrtles have caused a major mess this year to the sidewalks, driveways and patios. We are suspending the power washing violations for those of you that had their properties power washed this spring and summer until fall of next year. If you get a letter by mistake, please call Elite and tell them you have already power washed this year and they will cancel it. If you did not power wash and get a letter, you will be expected to do it this fall. You will continue to get violation letters if your house and roof need to be clean. Please do not power wash your roof as this will harm it. Call the Clubhouse office and they will give you the name of someone who will remove the mold. The mold is harmful to your roof tiles.

An updated Rules and Regulation booklet is in the works and will be distributed at the Membership Meeting in December. I want to thank the committee for all their hard work. Jim Bryant, from ARC, headed the committee, as he worked on the last update of the booklet. The rest of the committee is made up of members of each of the major committees for the HOA, Sharon Toomey from Social, Denise Gallo-way from Grounds and Bob Thompson from Clubhouse.

I will be gone the month of September and there will not be a Board meeting this month.

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather! !

 Joyce Bryant

“The only thing that comes without effort is old age.”



Clubhouse Events

Round Dancing

We do choreographed ballroom dancing every Monday evening for fun and exercise. Stop by at 7:30 and see what we are doing, September 9 will be the first meeting for the month. No dancing experience is necessary. We will show you everything you need to know, and it is FREE. Call Jack Snyder for more information.

Brickman Talk  

Tuesday, September 10 at 9:30 am Evan Barrows will be presenting pruning practices for HP with a Q&A session after the talk. Please sing up by September 3, this allows time for the room set up plans and making your name tag. 

Garden Club

The Garden Club will meet following Brickman’s talk on Tuesday, September 10.

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet on September 10 at 1:00 pm. Please note this is a date change. Due to the holiday, we will meet on the second Tuesday this month. Because of this change the book club kit must be returned on the same day. If you have a copy of the book and are unable to attend the meeting, please either drop it off in the Clubhouse office or call me by the due date. We will have had the book for 5 weeks. Other book clubs are waiting for it.

The selection for this month is State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett. The discussion will be lead by Meta Linde.
Thanks to all members of book club, particularly Pat Sherman, for accommodating to my short notice conflict and taking over the discussion of Sutton.

Rex Volunteers 

Our summer vacation is over and Rex Volunteers will again be meeting at 1:00 pm in the Clubhouse on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. September 11 will be our first fall meeting.

This group stuffs and sews pillows and tote bags for patients at Rex Hospital. We are always in need of stuffers and sewers. If you would like to volunteer, please stop by the clubhouse or if you need more information, call Bernie Aliberti.

Healthy Hearts

Please join us on Thursday, September 12 at 10:00 am to learn the Ten Things You Need to Know About Keeping Your Heart Healthy Presented by Bhavani Balaravi, MD, Cardiologist, WakeMed Faculty Physicians – Raleigh Cardiology.

Join us as we hear Dr. Balaravi explain how and why heart disease occurs, treatment options available, and what you can do to prevent it from happening. Bring your questions so that Dr. Balaravi can address them.

Dr. Bhavani Balaravi is board certified in nuclear cardiology and a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine in both cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

Accompanying Dr. Balaravi will be Bruce Handley, Cardiac Cath Lab Director at WakeMed Cary, who will demonstrate “Hands Only” CPR and give us a refresher on use of our defibrillator. Cost is $2.00 and the sign up deadline is September 3.

Ornament Workshop 

Come make a ornament using a photograph of your grandchild, pet or other choice. The face should fit a two inch circle. Other supplies included. Monday, September 16, at 1:00 pm cost is $10, sign up deadline is September 9. The class is limited to 12.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The Non-fiction Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm in the Craft Room of the Clubhouse. We will be discussing the very readable Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. We will also have ice cream! We still have copies of the book if you need one. All are welcome. For further information, contact Bonny or Verghese Chirayath.


Ladies Luncheon & Fall Fashion Show

Join us on Wednesday, September 18 for our annual Ladies Luncheon and Fall Fashion Show at 12:30 pm. Lunch will include sandwiches catered by Lowe’s Foods with fresh fruit, cookies and beverages. The cost of the lunch is $7.50 and the models are gearing up to find wonderful new outfits for you to preview from Christopher and Banks. Sign up deadline is Monday, September 9. Seating is limited to 80. Be sure to get your reservation in early!

Friday Night Pizza

Everyone enjoyed meeting for an informal night at the clubhouse, so we are offering a repeat performance of Friday Night Pizza. On Friday, September 20 from 5:00-5:30 pm, we will be serving pizza and drinks (BYOB) in the clubhouse. Please bring a salad or dessert to share with others. Sit and enjoy meeting new and old neighbors on the back patio, in the clubhouse or out at the pool. Just remember there are no glass containers permitted in the pool area. The cost is only $5.00 and the sign up deadline is Monday, September 9. Stay and enjoy Game Night at 7:00 pm. Remember to mark your pizza choices on the form included in this newsletter and bring a salad or a dessert to share!

Bartlett Tree Experts

Hello HP Residents,

A number of you have expressed interest in having your larger trees, including large crape myrtles, pruned. Bartlett would like to provide this service for residents of the community at the best price possible. With this in mind, we would like to set a date (or dates) in November to visit each person who is interested in having pruning done. We can then prune at a later date in a most efficient way. I will be at the clubhouse in October to talk about “Healthy Trees” and at that time you may sign up to have your trees evaluated. Stay tuned for updates.

Robert Day

Praises for Live & Learn

The Live and Learn series is one of the best things about Heritage Pines!” “Thank you for the Live and Learn series!” “A great selection of programs!” These are a few of the many positive comments we have been receiving about the Live and Learn series.

The Social Committee is pleased that the series has been so well received. Be sure to check this month’s newsletter for information about the two programs that are being offered in September. Come and visit with your neighbors, enjoy the refreshments and learn new information - see you in September!

Grounds Committee Report

Because of the number of you who phoned in concerns about pruning shrubs and trees, we want to clarify what you can expect from Brickman under our current contract. In last month’s article we mentioned that Brickman maintains only contractor installed trees and shrubs on your property. Brickman will prune back branches from any trees (crape myrtles, maples, etc) that are touching your home or prune low branches of trees that are interfering with mowing operations. Pruning maps are posted on the Clubhouse hall bulletin board indicating where this work is being done each week. In addition, there will be signs at the entrances to Heritage Pines indicating what pruning area is scheduled each week.

Large trees (maples, pine and crape myrtles, for example), as they become more mature each year, MUST be the homeowners responsibility. Because of workplace safety issues, the Brickman staff will prune only to a height they can reach from the ground with their equipment. If you have branches or growth beyond this height that you want pruned, please seek out the service of a tree company such as Bartlett Tree Experts (919 782-7803) to do this pruning, which will be at your expense.

Most concerns this past month had to do with pruning issues. The Brickman staff will have a community meeting to further explain pruning procedures. It will be held on Tuesday September 10th at 9:30 A.M. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Sign up is required. This is your opportunity to understand our landscapers’ strategy for shrub management and have your questions answered.

It is very important that residents read the Brickman article each month in this newsletter. This month it covers our upcoming fall aeration and over seeding, taking place the week of September 9-13. Remember, it is important to follow all Brickman requests, including irrigation prior to treatment and proper marking of pipes and sprinkler heads, before the anticipated start dates (September 9-13).

If you feel something on your property has been damaged by the Brickman crew, please remember to follow this procedure:

Call or e-mail the clubhouse office with your concern. A representative from Brickman will assess the damage. He will tell you if it is landscaper covered.

Approval for repairs MUST be obtained from a Brickman rep before repairs are made. There can be no exceptions to this rule. To sum up: only a member of the Brickman staff can make the decision on coverage, and only if you have received prior approval will a bill for damages be reimbursed by Brickman.

Lastly, the Grounds Committee is pleased to announce we have a new member. JoAnn Bacon will officially join the grounds committee at our September meeting. Welcome JoAnn, and thank you for your commitment of time and energy!

The Grounds Committee

“In September----September…” 

Ahhh…. Only the voice of Barry White could do the month of September justice….

Hello good people of Heritage Pines! We’ve made it through another NC Summer!

This month, I do have a lot of important information to disseminate, so I’m going to have to suspend the “Dear Brickman Q&A” that I have been doing, and focus in on some nitty-gritty, detail stuff for this month’s article. But I promise, the “Dear Brickman” column will return with vigor this Fall!

With the incoming, cooler weather, we will be aerating and seeding all of the lawn areas in the community during the week of September 9 – 13. During the past couple of years we have had several incidents with our aerators hitting pipes that were buried just barely below the surface. Our aerators can plug as deeply as four inches. Some of the irrigation lines that we hit last year were barely two inches below the ground.

Since we cannot see the pipes that are subsurface, there is no way that we can prevent that from happening. In return, we cannot be responsible for any damages that may occur.

There are a couple of options if you feel that your pipes may be in danger: (1) If you know where your pipes are buried you may flag out the areas around the trench. This is an indicator to our crews not to aerate the flagged area (2) If you are uncertain where the pipes are buried, you may opt out of the aerating and/or over seeding process. This can be done by putting a written request into the Clubhouse office.

Along with flagging where possible shallow pipes may be, we would also request that you flag out all of your irrigation heads (in grass areas only) to prevent our aerators from hitting the heads and causing possible damage to the sprinkler heads. If your sprinkler heads are not flagged, we cannot take responsibility for any damage done to the sprinkler head. Please have all
flagging completed by Sunday, September 8, following our weekly mowing of your home.

With that part resolved, there are a couple of other tips that can help us to ensure great results from this year’s efforts:

BEFORE we come to aerate your property be sure to have watered your lawn deeply. This will enable our aerators to penetrate the soil so that we can improve the seed to soil contact, as well as reduce the level of compaction in your soil.

AFTER we have aerated and seeded your yard, please be sure to water your lawn just enough to keep the surface of the soil moist – NOT SOPPING wet.

Following these steps will help to be sure we take advantage of this one opportunity each year that we get to set your lawn up for success next year. If you are interested in more info, check out the NCSU website

Now, I’d like to speak to some general turf concerns:

Several areas throughout the community have a noxious weed called Bahia grass. This weed will grow its seed head to 18-24” in a couple of days and is very unsightly. Our turf crew has been working on the treatment and management of this particular weed; however, it does tend to be a tough one to completely eradicate! If you want to know more click here for more information.

And finally, many of the home owners in the community work to help their lawns each year by purchasing your own seed and doing some seeding of your lawns. While this may seem like a great idea, we have run into the challenge of poor seeds being installed by home owners and actually bringing in weeds. Brickman will be providing small bags of seed in the Clubhouse office for homeowners that feel it is necessary to apply seed. Be sure to not over apply seed so that the grass seedlings will have the opportunity to mature and grow.

Through our partnership with you, we are expecting great results once again from our aeration and over seeding process.

Please note on Tuesday, September 10, please join me at the clubhouse at 9:30 am for a quick presentation and Q&A session on pruning practices for Heritage Pines. This will be a great opportunity to have “a community conversation regarding all things pruning”!

See you in September!

Evan Barrows
(Your Brickman Account Manager)

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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Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
  • Hospitality –  Nancy Skelding
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast– Bob Hodes & committee
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast– Bud Grandpre & committee
  • Coffee, Tea & Poetry - Dave Manning
  • Friday Night Pizza - Saundra Robertson
  • Saturday Night Bingo- Meta Linde, Gail Reilly & Barbara Harcharic
  • Live & Learn - Diabetes Educator- Denise Galloway & Sharon Toomey
  • Co Ed Luncheon - Margaret Pritt & Saundra Robertson

Travel with Peggy

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful summer with lots of time for refreshing dips in the pool and time with friends and family. I had out of town family visit and planned a mini reunion with family here. It was great to bond again and reminisce about past times.

Our trip to West Virginia has 48 passengers rearing to go ride those trains and see the beautiful sights planned. If anyone has a last minute whim to accompany us, please let me know as soon as you get this, so I can put you on the rooming list. Dates are September 20-22 and the cost is $425.00 per person double occupancy.

Atlantic City will be our next adventure and there is room to add a few more people. As I stated previously, I plan to do some of my Christmas shopping there, as I always find unique and different items for various family members and friends. Also, just walking around the casinos and viewing their festive decor is a real treat for the eyes.

We will stay at the Tropicana Hotel and cost is $239.00 double occupancy for December 1-4. Join us for a great time.
You can view my 2014 schedule on my new website and click on the 2014 button on the top bar.

Take good care of yourselves. I hope to see you soon.  


Original Art Display

Come check out the new art display in the craft room at the Clubhouse.
The September display is by Fran Livoti.

Senior Bowling

The fall senior bowling season begins September 2nd (Monday league) and September 5th (Thursday league) at Buffaloe Lanes, High House Rd.,Cary. These are 100 % handicapped leagues (whether your average is 40 or 140, if you just bowl your average, you will bowl a 220!) Bowling begins at 12:30 p.m. This is a great way to spend 2 to 3 hours in the afternoon and meet some really great people. If you are interested or have questions, please call Bob Hodes. Remember, if you haven’t bowled in 20, 30 or 40 years, that’s fine, most of the other bowlers in the leagues were in the same situation when they joined.

Coming in October...

Saturday, October 12 - Creative Art Show & Sale This is an opportunity for all of the creative talent at Heritage Pines to display and sell to you and your guests. If you are interested in exhibiting please pick up an Exhibitor’s form in the rack across from the library. All residents of HP are invited to display their talent, this will include two and three dimensional arts, crafts, and literature.

The October Ladies Luncheon will be on Friday, October 25 at 12:30 pm and will highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Plan to wear your “pink” and join us for a fun luncheon!

Out to Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, September 25 at 12:30 pm will dine at The Bistro of Embassy Suites. Please call Lee Mazan if you plan on attending.

Introduction to Calligraphy

Calligrapher, Ginny O’Neal will be teaching Introduction to Calligraphy on Friday, September 27 at 12:00 pm to 2 pm. Learn the art of decorative hand lettering. This will be a hands on class and all supplies are included. Sign up deadline is September 16 and the cost is $10.00. Class is limited to 10 people so sign up soon! Make sure you wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Light Houses

On Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 am, JC Knowles will share the history of the North Carolina Lighthouses, the Lost Colony and the Wright Brothers with us. A retired auctioneer and North Carolina historian, Mr. Knowles will entertain us with his humor while sharing the history of our state’s coastal region. This is a program you won’t want to miss! Cost is $2.00 and refreshments will be served. Sign up deadline is Monday, September 16.



HPCA Board Meeting

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - September 11 & 25 at 10:00 am
  • Grounds - September 11 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - September 9 at 11:00 am
September Wedding Anniversaries  

  1 - Chuck & Ty Stranger
  2 - Howard & Suzy Orebaugh
  3 - Dick & Gwen Moore
  4 - Alan & Jeanne Brunt
  7- Ernest & Jean Rossi
10 -Chig & Hilda Hill
11- Jeff & Nancy Dunn
13 - Ronald & Mary Ann Kruss
15 -Tom & Nancy Boxell
15 - Will & Jean Harper
16 - Ed & Tina Caffera
16 - Mike & Sally Etkin
17 - Dick & Marge Hellkamp
19 - Don & Linda Brown
20- Cleveland & Evelyn Bryant
21 - Jack & Joan Robinson
24 - Phil & Phyllis Piccola
24 - John & Ethel Toland
27 - Ken & Barbara Safon
28 - Ray & Jeanette Adamski     

Thinking of You
  • Jeanne Brunt
  • Ed Eagle
  • Mary Easley
  • Jane Gillett
  • Nanette Hall
  • Dick Hellkamp
  • Olga Lord
  • Margaret Pritt
  • Virginia Smith on the birth of her sixth Great Grandchild, Charlotte Helen in Fort Collins, CO.


Our Deepest Sympathy
  • Joan Grider on the death of her husband, Gene on July 27, 2013.


September Birthdays

  2-Robert Edlind
  2-Warren Schmidt
  2-Beverley Fuquay
  4-Bettie Diamondidis
  4-Catherine McAuley
  5-Merlyn Muth
  6-Mary Schroeher
  7-Mary Lee Tatum
  8-Dean Lockwood
  8-Johanna Truncale
  9-Ray Adamski
  9-Ivan Bahamonde
11-Mert Sirota
13-Ann Martyanik
13-Marie Williams
15-Dave Harcharic
15-Jim Sansom
16-Eileen Hoppa
17-Ed Caffera
18-Drew Smith
18-Nick Trasatto

19-Dave Manning
19-Frank Rzasa
20-Nancy Dunn
20-Richard Henderson
20-JoAnn Minor
21-Ethel Toland
21-Kip Harder
21-Gene Paris
23-Travis Thompson
25-Dan Golden
25-John McKeveny
25-Vito Romano
26-Carol Regitz
26-David Yu
27-Marlene Gadigian
28-Marilyn Gervais
28-Hilda Hill
29-Polly Collette
29-John Toland
30-Rex Hoppa
30-Anne Xouris

From Hospitality Chairperson:

The September chairperson is Chrys Matthews.  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

Phyllis & Bill Bedotto


Elaine & David James


Dave & JoAnn Minor


Marie Williams

Anita Tilley

Mailbox Posts

$155 installed
$75 posts only

Mailbox Numbers

ASAP Signs has moved to Wilkesboro.
Contact information for Lane Hubbard is cell: 919-468-1666
email: sales@asapsign.net
website: http://www.asapsign.net
mailing address:

ASAP Signs
604 Winston St.
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

All orders are now mailed to your home.

3” white mailbox numbers for both sides with 3 digits are $5.35 plus $1.50 for shipping and handling.

3” white mailbox numbers for both sides with 4 digits are $6.85 plus $1.50 for shipping and handling.