Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 13, Issue 11 · November 2013

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A Note from the President

Congratulations! Three residents have stepped up to the plate and are willing to offer their time and effort to the community by running for the Board of Directors. There are two slots open this year. Please come and meet them at Candidate’s Night on Wednesday, November 20. Then you can make an informed choice at the Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The flag pole was lighted; however, now it and the front portico are dark. These two are related, but the electricians are having a hard time finding the cause. Hopefully, by the time you get your newsletter, it will be fixed permanently. It has been frustrating, as nothing seems to get done quickly. As the building ages, we are constantly in repair mode.

The tennis court needs major repair – there is some thought to making it into a combination tennis and “pickle ball court.” Pickle ball is being played at community centers all over the area and is played on a smaller court with a whiffle type ball and a wooden paddle. It does not require as much running or power. We would be interested in any thoughts you have about this. Please drop your comments off at the office for the Board.

The Newcomers Meet and Greet was well attended, and I enjoyed meeting so many of our new residents. Thanks to the Social Committee for doing a good job with this every year.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

 Joyce Bryant

“First Rule of Holes:
If you’re in one, stop digging.”

Denis Healey


Clubhouse Events

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet November 5 at 1 pm. The discussion of House at Riverton by Kate Morton will be led by JoAnn Bacon. We will be finalizing selections for 2014. All residents of Heritage Pines are welcome.

Hands On CPR 

The classes for “Hands only CPR” will be offered in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, November 6 at three different times: 9-10 AM, 10-11 AM and 7-8 PM. Please call or stop by the office to select your time of choice.

Approximately 25 people can be trained in an hour. Pat Groves, RN WakeMed Cary Emergency Department, has graciously offered to come help us learn this life saving technique. There is no certification with this class.

Garden Club

Join us at the Clubhouse at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 7 . We will be visiting the Homewood Garden Center in Raleigh to enjoy their Holiday Shop and poinsettia show. Contact Cathy Clark for more information.

Veteran’s Day

All Heritage Pines residents are invited on Monday, November 11 to honor and thank our veterans who 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. Residents are asked to bring service pictures of themselves or family members to be displayed in the Clubhouse foyer by November 4. Please add their names and their branch of service.

Games Galore

If you’re interested in playing various games - Crazy Eights, Uno, Yahtzee, etc. come to a planning discussion on Tuesday, November 12 at 1:00 pm in the Craft room. We are looking forward to getting together and playing on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm.

Home Safety

Don’t forget Officer Bob Poiscella from the Cary Police Department will be here on Wednesday, November 13 at 10:00 am to discuss and give a visual presentation on how to keep your home safe. Sign up deadline is October 28.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club will be on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm in the Craft Room of the Clubhouse. The book will be That Used to be Us by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share and/or a beverage. If you have questions, call Verghese or Bonny Chirayath; otherwise just come.

Ladies Luncheon

The November Ladies Lunch will be catered by Honey Baked Ham and will feature Kristine Ashwood, the Executive Director of the Raleigh Ten Thousand Villages store. This exciting program will take place on Tuesday, November 19 at 12:30 pm at the clubhouse. Please come hungry for a delicious lunch and for a desire to know more about this company. Their mission is to help improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. Kristine will bring a video presentation and samples of some of the handicrafts that are made around the world and sold at the store. Be sure to fill out and return your lunch choice form along with $11.00 to the office by November 4.

Candidates Night 

On Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 pm you are invited to come meet the candidates that are running for the two positions that are open on the HP Board of Directors. The Meet and Greet will be held at the Clubhouse. Voting will be at the HP Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm at Green Hope High School.

HP Choral Performance

Happy Holidays, while the merry bells keep ringing, it's the most wonderful time of the year to sing along with the Heritage Pines Choral Group. Join the Choral Group on Sunday, December 8 at 7 pm in the Clubhouse for carols and refreshments. Residents and their families are invited to come and join us in the songs of the season. The cost is $4.00 per person and sign up is by November 25.

Santa’s Breakfast’

Our annual “Breakfast with Santa” will be held this year on Saturday, December 7. There will be two seatings for this event; the first at 8:30 am and the second at 10:30 am. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for each child. This is a popular event so, sign up early. Breakfast will include pancakes,
sausage, fruit, and drinks. And as a bonus, Santa will have a gift for each child registered.

Volunteers are needed. If you can help, please feel out the volunteer sign up sheet. Deadline is November 11th. For more information, please contact Louise Williams or Margaret Fox.

Grounds Committee Report

FALL FLOWERS have been selected and should be planted soon in the flower beds at the entrances to Heritage Pines and on the grounds of the Clubhouse.
MAPS of the PRUNING SCHEDULE were shown and discussed at the Brickman session on pruning, September 10th. These are on display in the lobby of the clubhouse. Take a minute to study the map and see when your house is scheduled for regular pruning. Our hope is that you will better understand the overall pruning plan, and know what week you can expect your property to receive attention.
Robert Day, Bartlett Tree arborist, gave a helpful presentation on STRUCTURAL PRUNING OF YOUNG TREES on October 15th. Hand outs are available in the Clubhouse for those residents unable to attend. Among his recommendations were that we inspect trees on our individual property yearly, and that structural pruning is best undertaken in the winter months.

As we head into fall, homeowners with sprinkler systems will be having the BACK FLO shut off. This might be a good time to have your system checked for potential problems.

LEAF PICK UP will begin in November. Please be sure to read the Brickman article in this newsletter. The issue of fall leaf pick up is complicated and often depends on the vagaries of weather. There is a plan, which can be seen in their article. It will help all of us to be well educated on the plan.

The Grounds Committee

Bartlett Trees:

Hello again HP residents! Thanks to all who came to the recent pruning presentation. Our office will be making calls later this week to all those who requested a visit.

It is time to treat for GLOOMY SCALE on the red maple trees. There will be a sign up sheet in the office. Treatments will be $10 per tree, per treatment with the first treatment being scheduled for 11/27/13 and the second for the middle to end of June 2014. Please sign up and prepay for these treatments by 11/25/13.

Finally for those of you who may be thinking about replacing your red maple with another shade tree, here are a couple of possible candidates: sugar maple, willow oak, swamp white oak and nutall oak. Fastigate hornbeam (Carpinus) and blackgum (Nyssa) are smaller deciduous trees that might also be good candidates.

Please check neighborhood and/or Town of Cary restrictions before deciding to replace your street tree.

Robert Day


Our Autumn Landscape 

“I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, not the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.”

Lin Yutang

Hello again, fine folks of Heritage Pines! As you can see, I’m thinking a lot about autumn these days. And it’s impossible, as a professional landscaper, to reflect on autumn, without focusing on Leaf Removal Services!

This leaf pick-up season, our primary focus is getting the early dropping leaves all cleaned up by Thanksgiving. You can enjoy your holiday time with good friends and family, without worrying about the build-up of leaves around the yard.

Tactically speaking, we will start in the back yards, and methodically blow out the leaves from the beds, under shrubs, and, of course, leaves on the lawn. As I mentioned last month, we will be mulching up smaller amounts of leaves with our mowers as we mow the lawns. But in some cases, the leaves get too numerous for that practice to be effective.

Please note -There are some challenges to leaf removal. Wind can be our best friend or our worst enemy when it comes to collecting leaves. We love the wind at our backs, because we can move the leaves faster. But wind can quickly change direction, and our pile of leaves that we’ve worked hard to direct, can be scattered about in a matter of seconds. Two men with separate blowers, working in tandem, can be an effective remedy for this. But still, it can be challenging. Rain can make the leaves wet and heavy, making them hold fast to hard surfaces also.

Fortunately, we have also coordinated with the Town of Cary to have our own special visit to have their leaf-vac team come vacuum the leaves once we have them pulled out to the curb. In preparation for this, there may be a 48-72 hour period when we will have piles of leaves out along the curb. We appreciate everyone being patient with us, if you see us bringing the leaves to the street and staging them there in preparation for the Town’s vacuum crew.
Thank you all for your attention to this! I wish you all a safe, and enjoyable month and Happy Thanksgiving y’all! 

Evan Barrows
(Your Brickman Account Manager)

Holiday Dinner Party

Come join the fun Saturday, December 14 at 6:00 pm. Catered by Biaggi’s, the menu will be Ziti Al Forno, Rigatoni ala Bolognese, Eggplant Parmesan, Green Salad, Dessert, and Beverage. You are welcome to BYOB. The cost is $14.00. RSVP by November 25.

Bingo Buddies

New date - Bingo will be played on the third Friday of every month starting at 1:30 pm. See you on November 15th.


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 -  Fran Livoti
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast– Bob Hodes & committee
  • 2nd Men’s Breakfast– Don Matthews/Art Heaton & Crew
  • Live & Learn - Understanding Medicare- Denise Galloway & Sharon Toomey
  • Ladies Luncheon Breast Cancer- Sharon Toomey & Pat Schneider
  • New Owners Meet & Greet -
    Social Committee 

Travel with Peggy

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well and staying active. Also, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, since this is the November issue.

It is great being back at Heritage Pines every second and fourth Monday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and seeing a lot of you again. I will continue to be there for your travel questions, so please stop by and say hello.

The trip to the Holiday Show at the Rudy Theater in Selma is Friday, November 15, 2013. The bus will arrive at Heritage Pines Clubhouse at 11:00 am, so please be there so we can make it to lunch before the show. We will eat at the Parkside Café for lunch and then go to the Rudy Theater.

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 day, six nights trip is $539.00 per person, double occupancy. There are already 80 people signed up for this trip, so if you are thinking of going, I will need a deposit of $75.00 per person to hold a place for you.

If you want to view my 2014 schedule go to my new website and click on the 2014 button on the top bar to see the 2014 trips. I will also be doing some day trips which are not on there yet, but I will keep you informed.

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 November display is by the
Quilt Club

Help Wanted:

The Hospitality Committee needs your help. We meet the first Monday of the month at 1:00 pm at the clubhouse. If you’re interested in bring a part of this caring group, please contact the office.

Thank You

A special thank you to Janet Deal and Pat Schneider for our lovely fall display at the front entrance. It really makes Heritage Pines look like a warm and inviting place to live.

Ginger Bread House

Sign up early to get in on this sweet Make and Take for November. Mary Ellen Tobes will be here on November 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to help us make the most beautiful Ginger Bread Houses you have ever seen! There is only room for 10 people to enjoy this Make and Take, so be sure to sign up and hand in your $10.00 by November 11.

Holiday Decorating 

At 9 am on Thursday, November 21, the Stretch ‘n’ Flex class will begin decorating the Clubhouse. If you would like to volunteer to help, please join the group, it will be greatly appreciated.

Out to Lunch Bunch

We will not be having an outing in the month of November, due to the holidays.

HPCA Board Meeting
November 21 at 10:00 am

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee - November 13 & 27 at 10:00 am
  • Grounds - November 13 at 7:00 pm
  • Social - November 4 at 11:00 am
November Wedding Anniversaries  

  4 - Jack & Lois Snyder
  4 - David & Barbara Yu
12 - Egon & Gretchen Neubert
17- John & Susie Higgins
18 - Don & Joan Ward
21 - Harvey & Alice Gunther
23 - Dan & Bettie Diamondidis 

Thinking of You
  • Nancy Clark
  • Doris Eutizzi
  • Chig Hill
  • Guni Kachalia
  • Eleanor Klittner
  • Carolyn Padley 
Our Deepest Sympathy
  • Frank Rzasa on the loss of his wife, Doris on October 17, 2013.



November Birthdays

  3-Joyce Thimsen
  4-John Yusko
  7-Stephen Seidel
  9-Betty Ecklund
10 Beverly Ports
12-Ginny Lane
12-Lee Mazan
12-Barbara Boylston
13-Jeff Dunn
13-Sondra Epps
13-Jan Lichtenberg
16-Ernie Hahl
16-Don Matthews
16-Edward Moldt 
17-Jane Fink

17-Dom Mammolito
19-Nancy Clark
19-Ginny Brady
19-Linda Kempf
19-Judy Smith
22-Susan Smith
23-Dottie Dowding
23-Doris Manning
24-Wiley Nance
25-Chig Hill
25-Barbara Yu
28-Tom Bevill
28-Lee VanBuren
30-Margaret Pritt

From Hospitality Chairperson:

The November chairperson is Cathy Clark .  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

Gulab & Bharti Patel


Judy Fagan

Mailbox Posts

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Mailbox Numbers

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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.