Heritage Pines Community Association

Volume 13, Issue 12 · December 2013

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A Note from the President

This will be my last letter for the newsletter, as my term will be over in December.

I want to thank the Board for their hard work and cooperation. They have made it easier for me to do my job. I also want to thank all the chairpersons of the committees and their members. Without all these people, the Board and the Homeowners Association would not be able to function. I hope you will give all these people a “Thank you” when you get a chance.

The street signs are finally being installed! Please notice that the signs are reflective and can be read at night. We had to pay for the signs and the installation, but now they will be the responsibility of the Town of Cary to maintain them.

The general membership meeting is Wednesday, December 4, 6:30 pm at Green Hope High School. I hope you will make an attempt to attend. If you cannot, please fill out a Proxy and turn it into the office. We need a quorum to conduct business, and if we don’t have one, we will have to schedule another meeting before the end of the year.

It was my pleasure to serve the community for the past 4 1/2 years on the Board and before that on various committees. My wish is that the community continues to flourish and be one of the best places to live in Cary.

Happy Holidays,

 Joyce Bryant

“ Whenever ideas are shared,
the result is always greater than the sum of the parts.”


Clubhouse Events

Afternoon Book Club

The Tuesday Afternoon Book club will meet on December 3 at 1 pm. Denise Calloway will lead the discussion on The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.


Starting Tuesday, November 19th Bocce playing time will be back to it’s winter schedule on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:00 pm weather permitting. Conditions of 40 degrees or above will still apply. Newcomers are always welcome.
We would like to thank the mystery person who left a set of Bocce balls at court side. Come and join us! 

Garden Club

There will be NO Garden Club meeting in December because of the holiday.


Encore Singers 

A Sparkle JollyTwinkle Jingley Christmas.

Encore Singers will once again come to HP on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00PM. Cost is $6.00 per person and refreshments will be served. Deadline is December 2nd to reserve your spot for this wonderful holiday program.

Games Galore

New start up group - Games Galore - everyone is welcome to join the group who will be playing different games on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. December 10 at 1 pm will be the only date in this month.

Rex Volunteers

The Rex volunteers will meet on Wednesday, December 11 at 1:00 pm. There will not be a meeting on December 25th.

Non-Fiction Book Club

The Non-Fiction Book Club will not meet in December. We'll start again on Tuesday, January 21 at 7 pm in the Craft Room. Contact Verghese or Bonny Chirayath for more information.

Spanish Honors
& French Club 

The Green Hope High School Spanish Honors Society and the French Club will be here on Wednesday, December 18 at 3 pm to sing holiday songs. Please come join the young voices for an afternoon of cheer and light refreshments. Cost $2.00, rsvp by December 9.

Out to Lunch Bunch

There will be NO Out To Lunch in December. 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.

Social Committee News

It has been a great year! Thank you to everyone that helped with our social events and activities this year. We appreciate the time that each of you spent to plan and help with events, so that we could have a very successful and busy year!
As we begin to plan for 2014, please remember that we always need chairpersons and volunteers for events. If you would like to volunteer for an event, please notify the office or a member of the Social Committee.

Holiday Luncheon -
Prestonwood Country Club 

What better place to have a fabulous lunch than at Prestonwood Country Club. We have a room reserved for us on Friday, December 20 so we can enjoy eating together while listening to holiday music. Lunch is buffet style and we will start at 12:30 pm. Just remember that parking is very limited, so you may want to car pool with someone. Cost is $22.00 per person and everyone is invited. Wine or mixed cocktails are $8.00 extra and you must pre-pay when you sign up and specify whether you want wine or a mixed drink. Space is limited so please sign up by December 2.

Veterans Day 2013

One hundred homeowners and guests attended our Veterans Day program on Monday, November 11. Thank you to everyone that participated in the program, to the committee, and to those in attendance! It was a very special morning for our veterans. Our speaker, Army Staff Sergeant Brian M. Young wrote in an email, “My wife and I love the Army and everything Military. However yesterday we were completely awe struck. It was a very moving and inspirational day for us.” Heritage Pines is honored to have many veterans living in our community. Thank you for your serving our country!

FREE Sunday Evening Movies

What's playing? Come by any Tuesday or later in the week, and see what movie is
currently showing. It will be posted on the Activities Bulletin Board across from the
office. The showing is at 6PM at your Clubhouse. Everyone is Welcome!!!!!

Pickleball Opportunities

As our President mentioned in the November Newsletter, Pickle ball is gaining popularity in our area. Heritage Pines is exploring the possibility of a combination tennis and pickle ball court. If you are curious, there are opportunities to learn about the game. It’s played on a tennis court, but with smaller boundaries using a whiffle type ball and wooden paddle – great for former tennis or badminton players.
Bond Park Community Center has open gym times every Tuesday from 12:30-3:00 and Friday from 9:30-12:30. The Senior Center September-December class brochure has all the information on page 32. Note that due to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Center will be closed on certain dates.

The Herb Young Community also has open gym for Pickle ball on Monday and Wednesdays, but the gym will be closed for floor refinishing from 11/18 thru 12/16.
The Clubhouse office has a copy of Pickleball rules. There are videos on You Tube and you can find the rules online also.
Please drop your comments off at the office for the Board.

Submitted by Carol Mitchell 


Keep your neighborhood looking good - join the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). We need more members to approve request changes to exterior of resident’s homes including landscape changes. If interested, please call Bill Adley.

Email Addresses

On November 15 a community email was sent, and many emails were returned. If you would like to be on the community email list, please contact the Clubhouse by email.

Rules & Regulations update

The newly revised HP Rules & Regulations booklet will be handed out at the 2013 Annual Meeting at Green Hope. If you are unable to attend and wish a copy, please come by the Clubhouse office.

Many thanks go out to the committee volunteers who gave their time to update this publication: Jim Bryant, the Architectural Review Committee, Denise Galloway, Grounds Committee, Sharon Toomey, Social Committee.

Bob Thompson,
Clubhouse Committee

Hillyer Community Chorus Concert

Will Harper and Dave Manning invite you to a free concert Sunday, December 15, 2013; 4:00 PM at Hillyer Memorial Church on Hillsboro and St. Marys Streets in downtown Raleigh.  A 50 voice chorus, 4 soloists, and orchestra will perform two pieces: Missa Brevis in C Major by W.A. Mozart; and A Musicological Journey Through The Twelve Days of Christmas by Craig Courtney. The concert will last about 1 hour. There is a reception following. Both concert and reception are handicapped accessible.

Grounds Committee Report

Leaf collection is well underway, and thus far the weather gods have been cooperative. The Brickman staff will utilize signs at both entrances to the community for any necessary updates.

Please note that the annual “opt in/opt out” list selection for 2014 will be published in the January newsletter. This will be your ANNUAL election of services, as specified in our current landscape contract. Watch for it as there will be a due date for prompt return to the HP office.

It is important that you carefully review the “REVISED PRUNING STANDARDS” for 2014. The Grounds Committee, in conjunction with the Brickman staff, has revised the standards for Heritage Pines. We have expanded what WILL be pruned, and identified what WILL NOT be pruned by location and by plant/tree species. The revised pruning standards will be sent as an attachment to the “Opt in-Opt out” list in January. Please read and review it carefully before making any decisions since the option, ONCE MADE, will be in effect for the calendar year 2014.

Rejuvenative pruning can be defined as “restore to youthful vigor”. It is typically performed in the winter months (December–February). It is best used for hollies, boxwood and similar foundation plants. Brickman will offer this type pruning to residents with no additional fee. It does require a HOMEOWNER REQUEST (via call, e-mail or in person to the HP office) to the concerns list, and an ONSITE MEETING with the landscape staff to agree on the scope of service. In any event, selective pocket pruning will be done to appropriate plants as part of winter pruning. Pocket pruning creates pockets for light and air to reach the interior of shrubs to promote their health.

Our contractors are accomplishing some year-end landscape work to enhance the community. New plantings have been installed at three locations: the guard shack, the slope between the clubhouse pool and the west parking lot, and at the rear of the clubhouse deck. Additionally, the constructed wetland (corner of Heritage Pines Drive and Franklin Hills Point) has received a makeover. We are planning an application of lime on all Heritage Pines turf in December, in order to promote a healthy soil PH condition for the turf.

We wish all of you a happy holiday season and good fortune in the coming year. Many thanks for your cooperation with us throughout 2013. There will be no grounds committee meeting in December. We next meet Wed. January 8th at 7 pm.

The Grounds Committee


A December to Remember

Hello, good folks of Heritage Pines!

It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over! For those of you reading this, I would like to bestow a huge “thank you” from our whole team for trusting your landscapes to Brickman. Strong relationships are the foundation for our quality service, and we sincerely appreciate all of you as great clients, and GREAT individuals! And we love working hard for you!

One item that I would like to focus on this winter is Rejuvenation Pruning. Performing Rejuvenation Pruning on plants in the late winter give the plants a chance to use the first spring flush to fill back in. We have made it our goal to reach out to all residents, whose shrubs could benefit from this type of pruning. If you have not heard from us but you are interested in having us perform “Rejuvenation Pruning” on your

landscape shrubs, please contact the clubhouse office to get your name on the list. In order to perform Rejuvenation Pruning, we need to have a face-to-face meeting with you to review your shrubs and make sure that we are all on the same page. We strongly recommend this practice for shrubs that have outgrown their intended space over time, and may be encroaching on other plantings, structures, walkways, or driveways. It is truly a GREAT way to “hit the reset button” on larger shrubs and take advantage of their already-developed root systems, while maximizing the spring flush of new growth! We will also be utilizing selective pocket pruning to manage the size and shape of plantings as we move into the growing season next year.

Another area that we strived to improve in 2013 has been our fall leaf-removal operations. Even as we move into January, we are continuing to perform leaf clean up. This is always a high-profile part of our maintenance service at HP. Some days, it seems that the leaves come down faster than we can scoop them up! We worked very hard to ensure that we had several full leaf removals completed prior to the Winter Holidays and we will be continuing to perform leaf removal from lawns and natural areas into the new year. This is an ongoing process.

Lastly, I’d like wish you all a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Year’s!

Here is wishing that the coming year is a glorious one that rewards all your future endeavors with success!

Thank you again for a wonderful year!

Evan Barrows;
Your Account Manager, 
and the whole Brickman Team!


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 -  Cathy Clark
  • 1st Men’s Breakfast– Bob Hodes/Joe Lacenere/
    Travis Thompson/Dick Gross
  • Hands on CPR- Denise Galloway
    Ladies Luncheon - Linda Brown & Wendy Adley
  • Wreath Making - Linda Thompson & Lynn Willard  

2014 Calendar

“Are You Prepared for an Emergency?”

Wednesday , January 8, 2014 - 10:00 AM—RSVP, Monday, December 23
Speaker: Charles Barnett, Cary CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Emergencies can happen at any time and come in many forms. They may last as little as an hour or for many days to months - fire or flood, tornado or icy roads, gas leaks or power outages. It is important to be prepared to care for yourself and your household for at least 3 days in the event
of any emergency. Learn specific steps you can take now to be prepared for an emergency.

Travel with Peggy
December Travel Column


As I write this, I can hardly believe it is only forty one days until Christmas. Time to start thinking about how we want to spend this Holiday, and what we need to do to make it happen to create fond holiday memories.
Also time to make out our lists for giving – I love shopping for my nine grandchildren and now I have an added great granddaughter to shop for this year.

The trip to New Orleans has two full buses, so I have started a wait list for anyone else that is thinking of going. There are always last minute cancellations, so you stand a good chance of going, if you are early on the waiting list. Please call me, if you want to be on it.

The trip to Mackinac Island and Frankenmuth MI is also getting some attention, and I have a bunch of people signed up already. It is scheduled for June 14-22, 2014. The trip is nine days and eight nights and goes to
northern Michigan for a cost of $779.00. We will see Mackinaw City, tour Mackinac Island, ride through the Soo Locks, go to Colonial Michilmackinac and of course, Frankenmuth, which is Michigan’s “Little Bavaria.” This will be an extremely memorable trip and a good chance to take great pictures. I suggest that you send me your deposit of $75.00 per person if you are thinking of going, so you can be assured of a spot on this trip.

Flyers are on the wall across from the library if you want to view the itinerary.

As you know, I will be at Heritage Pines every second and fourth Monday, from 9:30am to 1:00pm. Please stop by and say hello.

Call me if you have any questions or can’t find a flyer – (919) 749-2455. 


Original Art Display

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


Ladies, mark your calendar for Friday, February 14, 2014! The ladies will be served a special Valentine’s Day Luncheon and our servers will be men from Heritage Pines. There will be fun entertainment and delicious desserts! Save the date and join the fun for a special Valentine Day treat for the ladies of Heritage Pines.

Social Committee News

It has been a great year! Thank you to everyone that helped with our social events and activities this year. We appreciate the time that each of you spent to plan and help with events, so that we could have a very successful and busy year!

As we begin to plan for 2014, please remember that we always need chairpersons and volunteers for events. If you would like to volunteer for an event, please notify the office or a member of the Social Committee.


HPCA Board Meeting
No Monthly HPCA Board Meeting
in December

Annual Board Meeting
December 4, 2013 - at 6:30 pm
Green Hope High School

Heritage Pines Committee  Meetings:
  • Architectural Review Committee -  December 11 at 10 am
  • Grounds - No meeting in December
  • Social - December 2 at 11:00 am
December Wedding Anniversaries  

  1– Joseph & Esther Cheng
  2 - Jan & Pete Lichtenberg
  9 - Bob & Ann Thompson
10 - Bill & Julie Cossa
12 - John & Pat Sherman
13 - Gus & Munni Patel
13 - Ralph & Saundra Robertson
14 - Oswald & Carole Bonney
14 - Bill & Marilyn James
20 - Forrest & Dallas Franklin
22 - John & Sondra Epps
23 - Mickey & Sue Brescia
25 - David & Harriet Gordon
27 - Judy & Chuck Brown
28 - Dick & Diane McCarraher  

Thinking of You
  • Morty Berkowitz
  • Bob Edlind
  • Eva Lynn Faucette
  • Olga Lord
  • AnaMaria Melling
  • Carolyn Padley
  • Barbara Pascoe
  • Warren Schmidt
  • Carol Jean White
  • Joe Dunbeck on the birth of his second great grand daughter, Thalia Marie Maknan born October 21, 2013
Our Deepest Sympathy
  • Marge Hellkamp on the loss of her husband, Dick on November 13, 2013
  • Bonne Wolfe on the loss of her husband, Mike on November15, 2013
December Birthdays

  1-Joan Hakanson
  1-Sonia Medina
  1-Fran Vesel
  3-Julia Cossa
  3-Tony Sierra
  4-Denise Galloway
  4-Guni Kachalia
  4-Judy Moore
  6-Jeanne Bevill
  7-Olga Lord
  9-Marianne Hannan
  9-Tim Mannix
  9-William McAuley
  9-Phyllis Smith
10-Verghese Chirayath
10-Fern Phipps
10-Mary Svantner
12-Bud Grandpre
13-David James
14-Terry Wright

 15-Fran Mammolito
16-Sue Brescia
16-Marge Hellkamp
16-Fran Livoti
17-Gayle McKernie
17-Philip Piccola
17-Victoria Riccardi
18-Linda Brown
18-Joan Robinson
19-Alice Moldt
19-Chuck Stranger
21-Dick Dowding
22-Nancy Romano
23-Susan Holahan
25-Jean Tiedemann
26-Gloria Slugg
28-Jo Vivelo
29- Anita Tilley
31-Alan Brunt

From Hospitality Chairperson:

The December chairperson is Barbara Harcharic.  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

Bob & Dot Kurzawa

Joe & Kerry Schepers

Clarence & Linda Goebel


Diane & Frank Lafortune

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.