A Note from the President
With the warm weather more people are outside,
walking, gardening etc. and we have had some complaints about pets and
Afternoon Book Club
The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club will meet
at 1 PM on August 7th. We meet in the clubhouse. Any resident
interested in joining us is welcome! Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya
Gooda is the selection this month. The discussion will be led by Clare
The August Ladies Luncheon will be on Thursday, August 16th at 12:30 pm and will feature a White Elephant gift exchange. For those who would like to participate in the White Elephant gift exchange, please bring a new or slightly used wrapped gift.
The luncheon menu will be a variety of sandwiches from Lowes, fruit and cookies.
Cost is $10.00 and the sign up deadline is Monday, August 6. Join us for a fun luncheon--lots of laughter, good food and great company!
Non-Fiction Book Club
There will not be a meeting in August For more information, contact Verghese or Bonny Chirayath.
Out to Lunch Bunch
The August meeting of the Out to Lunch Bunch will be at Biaggi’s on
Wednesday, August 22. We will meet at the Clubhouse at 12:00 pm. Eileen
Fitzgerald will be making reservations for us and will need to know if you
would like to join us, please call Eileen by Monday August 20.
Join us for ribs, fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, cake and all the fixin’s for our end of summer party. There will be games, prizes and lots of fun! The date is Saturday, August 25 and the cost is $12 per person. Happy Hour starts at 5:30 pm, bring your own cocktails. Food will be served at 6:00 pm. There is a limit of 100 people so sign up soon!
Second Annual Diner's Auction
Get ready to bid for the second annual Diner's auction on Saturday, September 1 at 7:00 pm. We will have certificates from local restaurants to bid on using play money. Everyone will be given the same amount of "cash" to begin. Money can be combined with others for something that you might want to share.
There will also be door prizes for several
lucky folks and light refreshments for all.
Original Art Display
Donations to Habitat
Many of our residents are familiar with Habitat for Humanity's worldwide home building operations for those in need. Locally last year Habitat of Wake County built six affordable new residences in Cary along Old Apex Rd.
This year they are building four on Fairview Ave. in Morrisville. In an effort to increase their continuing funding needs, Habitat recently opened a "Re-Store" on High House Road where they take in tax deductible donations of building materials and household items such as plumbing and lighting fixtures, doors, windows, cabinets, appliances and hardwood furniture. They then sell these items to the public at reduced prices, using the proceeds to support the building of additional homes in our community. From time to time every homeowner has a usable chair, cabinet, dresser, table etc. that is just sitting around taking up space. Habitat would love to come by and pick up these items from you.
With that in mind we are seeking
Peggy’s ColumnHi Everyone,
I hope you all are taking advantage of your community pool during this torrid heat. I try to stay cool in the air conditioned areas – don’t know what I’d do without air conditioning in my car since I spend a lot of time on the road.
If you would like to mark your calendars for some future events I am planning, please note these dates.
In September look for our Second Diner’s Auction on September 1 and a Fall Festival on September 29.
A Barn Dinner Theater bus trip on October 9 and October 27 a Oktoberfest complete with a polka band for your enjoyment. Add to that a costume party to celebrate Hallo-we-e-n on October 31.
In November we will make Gingerbread Houses on November 17 and see the Christmas Show at the Rudy Theater in Selma on November 30.
December will bring the clubhouse Holiday party on December 15 and a holiday luncheon at Prestonwood on December 21. So mark your calendars so you won’t miss any of the fun!
I will not be here for the month of August but you can reach me by phone if you have any questions.
P.S. I have a new mailbox across from the
Library for you to use if I’m not here. Peggy 919-749-2455
As another summer goes in the books, we are
looking forward to the fall. As the summer drew on this year we continued
to focus on the weed control in the lawns, and pruning around the homes. We
are continuing to make our rounds on the pruning by following a detailed
Grounds Committee Report
Please pay particular attention to Chris
Pruning is ongoing and done in phases, much in
the same way mowing is organized. As you all know, the property has been
divided into 5 sections for purposes of consistent and
In the fall we anticipate work being done on the two gazebos within our community. With board approval the Grounds Committee made arrangements for both gazebos to be repaired, power washed and painted.
Bartlett Tree Experts began spraying for Gloomy Scale mid July. They have worked their way through the community spraying those maple trees identified by homeowners. Thanks to all of you who cooperated with the sign up and prepayment. A second application will be done in the fall.
SAVE THE DATE
The Fall Follies 2012 will be presented Saturday evening, October 20.
This musical extravaganza will feature residents of our own Heritage Pines community.
You don’t want to miss it!
2000 Heritage Pines Drive
Community Thanks To The Following Chairpersons and Their Committees :
Peggy’s Events - Trips for 2012
Cape Cod Bus Trip: Sept. 9-15, 2012
Cost is $549.00 per person (double occupancy).
We leave at 8:00am from Heritage Pines and our first night will be at the
Holiday Inn Express in Haskell, NJ. From there we will travel to the Dunes
Motel in S. Yarmouth, MA. and check in the next afternoon. The hotel is on
the ocean and you can catch a lovely view of it from the hotel or even walk
along it if you enjoy the stroll. Breakfast is provided each day and access
to an indoor pool. We will tour Hyannis, Sandwich, JFK Museum, Plymouth,
Provincetown, Chatham, and a ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard while we are
there. We have 40 people going but can take up to 10 more if you want to
join us. Check must now be made out to Peggy Toebes. Call me at
(919)749-2455 if you would like to travel to Cape Cod with us.
We will board our AT&T bus for Greensboro, NC
where we will have a buffet lunch and see the show “Dixie Swim Club”, a
comedy about a
$454.00 to $494.00 per person double occupancy.
We will leave Heritage Pines early that morning and travel to Charleston, SC
where we will pick up the Carnival Fantasy and cruise to Nassau and the
Freeport Bahamas. You can pick up a tour to Paradise Island while there in
addition to some other local tours. We have three cabins left and final
payment is due on July 28.
We will see the Christmas Show at the American Jubilee in Selma, NC. Cost of the bus and show is $59.00. Lunch will be at your own expense and we will stop at a local restaurant near Rudy Theater.
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Did you know that we have a group of
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Submitted by Pat Schneider
From Hospitality Chairperson:
Around the Clubhouse
Welcome New Neighbors
My three year term on the Board will be up December 31, 2012. I will soon be 85 years old and it’s time for someone younger to take over. My time on the board has been both interesting and challenging. It took a while to learn all the “ins and outs” that concern the board. Most of us are unaware of the depth of their activities.
I learned many things I didn’t even know that I didn’t know. I met new friends and gained new areas of interest. It has added a new dimension to my life. Being on the board has been a good experience. I’m glad I accepted the call to run.