Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 13, Issue 10 · October 2013

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A Note from the Vice President

Attendance at the Live and Learn series hosted by the Social Committee has steadily been increasing. What a fun way to learn and afterwards to socialize with your neighbors! There is such a variety of topics being presented, there’s bound to be something of interest for everyone. Our last Live and Learn discussed how to have a healthy heart and also discussed the new "Hands Only" CPR. If you are interested in learning this new method, there is a sign-up sheet in the lobby. If you have any ideas for topics that you would like to hear about, please contact Betty or anyone on the Social Committee.

We have been pleased with the interest shown by residents in running for the Board in December. There will be a Meet the Candidates night in November and the election will take place at the Annual Meeting on December 4. Having served on the Board for 5 years, I can tell you, although it takes work and dedication it can also be very rewarding. We all want to be proud of our community. Remember, it is always nice to be part of the solution, instead of part of the problem!

The feeling of Autumn is in the air and it feels good! Remember the pool closes for the year on Oct. 13 so get your "last laps" in now.

The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 10:00 am. Come on down and see what's going on.

Looking forward to seeing you out and about, !

 Pat Schneider

“We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life
by what we give.”



Clubhouse Events

Walking Club 

Now that the weather is cooler, we would like to start a walking group. This group would meet at 9 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday outside of the Clubhouse. The walk would be for approximately 1 hour around our community. If you have any questions, call Laly Gener or just meet in front of the Clubhouse for our walk. We will begin on Monday,
September 30. Mark you calendars.

Afternoon Book Club

The October selection is Plum Island by Nelson DeMille. The discussion will be lead by Susan Berkowitz and will take place on Tuesday, October 1. All Heritage Pines residents are welcome. Members, remember we are beginning to select books for 2014. Suggestions are most welcome.

Garden Club

The Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, October 8 at 10:00 am.

Creative Arts Show - Spring 2014

The Creative Arts Show will be held sometime in the Spring., You have the fall and winter to be creative and have items to display and/or sell. Anyone interested in participating, please contact Janet Deal.

Mystery Theatre Auditions

Auditions are requested for actors/actresses for the 2014 spring play Polter-Heist. Audition time is October 14 from 3 to 5 pm, and there is a signup sheet in the office. Contact either Walt Ramsey or Sharon Toomey for details.

Bartlett Tree Experts

Robert Day will be at the clubhouse in October 15 at 9:30 to talk about “Healthy Trees” and at that

time you may sign up to have your trees evaluated. Sign up deadline is September 30.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, October 15 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Clubhouse. The book will be The Lost City of Z: a Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. If you have questions, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath; otherwise just come.

Understanding Medicare

Join us Wednesday, October 23 at 10:00 am to learn about the Medicare changes, options, rights, privileges, and entitlements for seniors and their families. Marion Sole from Cardinal Retirement Planning, Inc. will be our speaker. Medicare Parts A and B benefits and deductibles Medicare Part D prescription drug assistance will be covered. Cost is $2.00 and sign up deadline is October 14.

Ladies Luncheon

Our October Ladies Luncheon will be held on Friday, October 25 at 12:30 pm. Our guest will be the manager of the Vera Bradley store at the Streets of Southpoint. She will tell us about the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation and the 2013 breast cancer awareness pattern used in their purses and accessories to help fund breast cancer research. There will be a display of many of the Vera Bradley purses and accessories from the store, and they have donated a travel bag/purse as a door prize for our luncheon! Breast cancer has impacted all of us, whether we have had the disease or have had a family member or friend that has had the disease. Wear something the color “pink” to show your support for a cure! Join your neighbors for a fun, informative luncheon and an opportunity to win a new Vera Bradley purse! The luncheon will be catered by Peppers Market and Sandwich Shop and the cost will be $11.00. Choose your menu choices on the sheet enclosed in the newsletter. Sign up deadline is Monday, October 7.

Mesh Wreath Workshop

Join us for a mesh wreath workshop to be held on Tuesday, November 5 in the craft room from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. This will be a hands on workshop and a list of supplies for you to purchase will be given out to those who sign up. Sign up deadline is October 21. The class is limited to 10 people so sign up soon. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Thompson or Lynn Willard.

Hands On CPR 

At the L&L discussion on “Healthy Hearts” held on September 12th we had a brief lesson on “Hands Only CPR”. A signup sheet is available in the lobby, if anyone is interested in learning this technique. Please sign up by September 30th. You will be notified of class times.

There is a short DVD demonstration, and then each attendee will get some “hands on” experience using a mannequin. There is no certification with this class.


Thank You

Alan Garelick organized the referral notebook in the clubhouse library. He divided it into three notebooks. Thank you Alan for making it easer to find referred help in our community.

HP Board Candidate Information

If you are interested in running for a position on the HPCA Board , please pick up a candidate information packet from the Clubhouse office. A Meet the Candidates night will be held on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm in the Clubhouse and voting will be at the HP Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 4 at Green Hope High School. You need to submit your application and a picture (or one can be made by the office) by Thursday, October 15. If
you have any questions, please contact the current board or Clubhouse office. Volunteers make this community special!

Help Your Community

Link your grocery store shopper’s card to Green Hope High School or another school of your choice. They will receive a reward from your purchases at no cost to you. Harris Teeter and Kroger do it at the Customer Service desk. In Food Lion and Target, you have to do it in line.

Submitted by Mickey Brescia

Grounds Committee Report

The presentation on pruning issues September 10th by Brickman was well attended and very informative. Evan Barrows, Brickman account manager, did a thorough job of explaining current pruning techniques.

Pruning is scheduled on a 5 week basis Monday through Thursday in conjunction with the mowing schedule. If you want to know more about the pruning cycle, visit the bulletin board in the Clubhouse where it is posted. Locate your home on the maps, note the color, then refer to the legend to find what week and day in the five week cycle your property is mostly likely to have pruning (not withstanding the vagaries of holidays, weather, and unexpected events). The current pruning week will also be posted on the board.

The hedge rows, composed of mainly wax myrtles and privets, that serve to screen views between properties are to be maintained between “a height of no less than 6 feet and no more than 10 feet” according to the HPCA Rules and Regulations. We have instructed Brickman to prune to a height of 8 feet to allow for growth, without exceeding the10 foot height.

Next month on October 15 at 9:30 am, Robert Day, master arborist from Bartlett Tree Experts, will give a presentation on tree pruning and other tree related topics. There is a signup sheet enclosed with this newsletter.

All lawns have been aerated and seeded (for residents who participate in this offering). Do your best to comply with the landscapers recommendations for keeping the turf moist as the seed germinates. Seed packets are available again this year from Brickman. They can be picked up in the office.

Please read the Brickman article concerning leaf control and collection. Managing leaf control is always problematic during the fall season. We ask for your patience in this regard, as the wind swirls and the leaves drop continuously. The Brickman staff will make an extra effort to have our property looking good for the Thanksgiving holiday period.


October Glory

As the heat of summer retreats to its den, we are ALL thankful for the brisk, cooler days that we have to perform our Fall services!

Fall is the time for lawn renovations; we have completed the major fall aeration and seeding efforts for tall fescue. We used our core aerator machines to poke holes in the turf, and put down a quality seed, but we need your help with the water – please be sure your lawn is receiving enough water to promote germination and establishment of the seed. A few keys are:

1. Keep the surface of the soil moist, until you begin to see the seed germinating (usually a week or 2)

2. Once the seed has germinated, be sure to back off on keeping the surface wet and begin watering deeper, but less frequently – but remember – it is getting cooler so we won’t need as much water as we did in July. WATCH FOR THE SIGNS AT THE ENTRANCES THAT WILL TELL YOU HOW MANY DAYS TO WATER.

We will continue our efforts to renovate the lawn areas of the community by scratching and seeding bare areas, but remember, proper watering will be the key ingredient!

DO NOT BUY YOUR OWN SEED FOR YOUR YARDS. Brickman has provided to the Clubhouse small bags of seed, if you feel compelled to do some of your own seeding – our

seed is Blue Tag Certified by the USDA to be 100% Weed Free, 100% Free of Other Crop Seeds and to have a 90% germination rate. Our goal is to use only the most top quality seed blends for the community, and some of the seed blends that have been used by home owners in the past include other grasses that only compete with the fescue that we are installing. On the bags we have provided are instructions for applying this seed. See the Clubhouse for your bag.

I also want to personally thank ALL of you that came out for my September 10th pruning presentation in the clubhouse! We certainly had a good crowd! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you, and hearing all the great questions and feedback you graciously provided. I truly appreciate the opportunity to connect with you, and hope to do it again soon!

One more item: With the drier, cooler weather, we will start to see a few leaves start to drop from the trees in smaller volume than what we will see coming down in November. For this smaller volume of leaves, our tactic is to simply mulch them up with the mowers. However, when the real leaf-drop begins next month, we will devote most of our HP Team’s resources to collecting and removing the leaves from your yards. Much like our mowing and pruning operations, there will be a method to our madness – a PLAN to cycle through the entire property in a safe and efficient manner.

Some of you heard me say, in our community chat at the Clubhouse, that in a perfect world, we would catch the leaves before they hit the ground—but that’s a story for another day.

Please check back next month for more information on our plan for Fall leaf removal services!

To the fine folks of Heritage Pines; Y’all have a great day, and thanks for reading this!

Evan Barrows
(Your Brickman Account Manager)


Keeping Your Home Safe

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 13 for our November Live and Learn program. Officer Bob Poiscella from the Cary Police Department will share information and give a visual presentation on “Keeping Your Home Safe”. He will share information that is important to all of us! The program will begin at 10 am and refreshments will be served. The cost is $2.00 and the sign up deadline is October 28.

Bingo Buddies

October date change for Bingo it will be Friday, October 18 at 1:30 pm. Come and join the fun!


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.


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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 - Chrys Matthews
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast– Bob Hodes & committee
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast– Doug Lipson & committee
  • Friday Night Pizza - Linda Brown
  • Live & Learn - Healthy Hearts-
    Denise Galloway & Social Committee
  • Ornament Workshop- Janet Deal
  • Ladies Luncheon Fashion Show- Linda Brown & Nancy Romano
  • Live & Learn- Light Houses JC Knowles- Sharon Toomey
  • Calligraphy Class - Janet Deal

Travel with Peggy

Hi Everyone,

Are you enjoying the cooler weather as much as I am? It’s nice to get out there and not bake in the sun, but to savor a nice cool breeze in your hair. I love when the weather turns towards fall.
Now that I am getting back into shape, I will be at Heritage Pines every second and fourth Monday, starting in October from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, if anyone wants to see me about a trip.

I am still looking for a few more people for my Atlantic City trip on December 1-4. We will stay at the Tropicana Hotel and cost is $239.00 per person, double occupancy. The price includes $30.00 in casino money and 4 meals in addition to three nights at the hotel.

Are you ready to start thinking about the holidays? There is a trip to the Holiday Show at the Rudy Theater in Selma for Friday, November 15, 2013. Bus, lunch, and show cost is $85.00 per person. We have second and third row seats reserved for this. Seating is limited, so if you would like to go, send me your check as soon as possible. I already have 10 people signed up. We will eat at the Parkside Café for lunch.
Our first big trip for 2014 will be New Orleans from February 16-22, 2014. It includes a riverboat cruise, tour of a Louisiana plantation, visit to the National World War II museum, a tour of New Orleans, and more. Cost of the seven days, six nights is $539.00 per person, double occupancy.

You can view my 2014 schedule on my
new website  and click on the 2014 button on the top bar.

Call me if you have any questions on any of the above – (919)749-2455.


Original Art Display

Come check out the new art display in the craft room at the Clubhouse.
The October display is by the
Artists of Heritage Pines

Save The Date: November Ladies Lunch

The November Ladies Lunch is on November 19, Our guest speaker will be Kristine Ashwood, the Executive Director of the Raleigh Ten Thousand Villages Store. This global fair trade business began more than 60 years ago through the visionary work of Edna Ruth Byler. Come hear Kristine give you a different view of how women around the world are working themselves out of poverty by creating unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home décor, art, and sculpture. The company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. The Raleigh store has been in business for 18 years and is run by five employees and 60 volunteers of which 98% are women. We look forward to seeing Kristine’s videos and products from around the world.


Heritage Pines is honored to have over 100 military veterans living in our community. All Heritage Pines residents are invited on Monday, November 11 to honor those who have bravely served our country during both times of war and peace. The program will begin at 10 am. Refreshments will be served and the cost is $5.00 per person. Sign up deadline is Monday, October 28.

Please join us to thank our veterans for their service to our country.
Residents are asked to bring service pictures of themselves or family members to be displayed in the Clubhouse foyer by November 4.

Please identify them with names and their branch of service.

Out to Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, October 23 at 12:30 pm location to be determined.




HPCA Board Meeting
October 17 at 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - October 9 & 23 at 10:00 am
  • Grounds - October 9 at 4:00 pm
  • Social - October 7 at 11:00 am
October Wedding Anniversaries  

  3 - Otto & Brigitte Schafer
  4 - James & Virginia Yawn
  5 - Andy & Orysia Serowski
  6 - James & Nancy Clark
18 - Jack & Marge Bacola
22 - Jerry & Chris Vezzetti
23 - John & Janet Petruccione

Thinking of You
  • Linda Brown
  • Madelyn Gattis
  • Rita Gehring
  • Bev Fuquay
  • Chig Hill
  • Paul Johnson
  • Dick McCarraher
  • Ed Moldt
  • Drew Smith
  • Carol Jean White
  • Drew & Judy Smith on the birth of their first Grandchild, Bailey on July 11 in Jacksonville, FL
  • Howard & Lee Rubin on the birth of their first Great Granddaughter, Olivia Stewart born on
    September 7


Our Deepest Sympathy
  • Carolyn Hand on the loss of her husband, Tom on September 3, 2013
  • Bob & Fran Vesel on the death of his brother, Ed Vesel on August 27, 2013
  • To the Family of Betty Weber who passed on August 20, 2013


October Birthdays

  1-Virginia Smith
  2-Nadia McNally
  3-Anne Council
  3-Gracie Howington
  5-Kay Cummings
  5-Jack Snyder
  5-Paul Thimsen
  6-Jim Bryant
  7-Marian Flowers
  7-Dallas Franklin
  7-Mary Ellen Heller
10-Jim Brady
11-Gwendolyn Cooke
11-Howard Orebaugh
12-Doris Rzasa
15-Claire Salvatore
16-Dee Mueller
16-Aggie Woessner
17-Ann Thompson
17-Dick Shannon
18-Pat Grasso
18-Cathy Mannix

19- Larry Fisher
19-Carole Pederson
20-Pat Hajian
21-Gerry Mongrain
22-June Colon
22-Chrys Matthews
22-Jean Rossi
22-Paul Salvatore
22-Linda Thompson
24-Sue Holland
24-Bill McDaniel
25-Martin Anderson
25-Ann Crispi
27-Forrest Franklin
27-Bob McKernie
29-Janet Deal
29-Harriet Gordon
29-Jane King
31-Joan Grider

From Hospitality Chairperson:

The October chairperson is Fran Livoti.  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

Andy & Orysia Serowski


Jim & Ginny Brady 

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.