Hadleigh Woods         Gazette

Web Site: hadleighwoods.com                                                       Vol.  33, June 2008


Shrub Replacements The Board is currently involved in an inventory of the shrubs and bushes in the Common Area that are possible candidates for replacement this year.  Depending upon the judgment of the Board and the availability of funding, as many as possible will be replaced soon with suitable plants.

Making Your Monthly Condo Payment, etc.  Due to the two recent announcements on how to better communicate with the Board (one, the establishment of an Official Board street address of 19-B Hadleigh Road, and, two, the opening of a secure “Letter Drop Box” on the Pump House Door) there are a couple of things you may need to look into further:

If your condo payment is sent via US Mail by either you or your bank, the mailing address must change from the old P.O. Box 712 to the new 19-B Hadleigh Rd.

You now have the option of by-passing the US Mail and dropping your condo payment in the HWACCA Letter Drop Box slot. Likewise, any correspondence with the Board can be submitted in the same manner.

Gardening and Decorating Rules Cautions.   A couple of perennial issues may be in need of your attention.  As stated in the Rules, the areas under the decks-3 season and screened rooms are not to be used for unsightly storage.  Keep the area clutter-free and neat at all times (your neighbors appreciate that!!).  Also, if you do any authorized planting (in a side garden, in the shrub area or in the light pole circle) you own the weeding and general upkeep of the area(s) involved.  The landscaper is not obligated to weed where you plant.

Note: Violators of these Rules will receive letters of reprimand from the Board.

Flying the American Flag.  As most of you know, our rules restrict flag flying to a dawn to dusk (sunrise to sunset), only, interval.  Also, the flag must not exceed a certain size, preferably on a wooden pole and on the approved wooden pole mount.  Beyond that, certain rules of flag etiquette always apply (no flying during inclement weather or storms, etc.).

Landscape Committee Help.  The Board is still looking for volunteers to serve on this vital committee.  We want to thank the Committee for all their hard work and welcome the newest member, Lucille R., who has done a great job trimming the brushes around the neighborhood.  If you have an interest in joining, please contact any Director now.

Continue to Manage Your Septic System This is a further reminder to keep up the good work of keeping bad stuff out of our septic systems.  The first major failure of a single system is currently under investigation to determine what steps are required to get that system back to full operational level ASAP.  Remember, chemicals, granular soaps, non-biodegradable tissue papers, plastics, raw garbage or any other solid objects have no place in these systems. Likewise, discharging unusually large volumes of water are generally not helpful in septic systems like ours.  

Veterans.  As a veteran, are you aware that you may be eligible for a real estate tax credit? There are informational brochures in the Town Hall office lobby.  Call the Assessor at 434-7530.

Poker, Anyone?  A group of card playing residents have put together a regular, friendly poker game of several tables.  If there are any other like-minded residents please give Dick M. 890-0323, Joe C. 898-3379 or Joe D. 893-1974 a call.

Anyone for Golf?   The weekly “H-W Golf School and Tourney” is held every Monday at approximately 9:00 AM.  In keeping with the spirit of Hadleigh Woods it is open to all, men, women, guests, beginners or veterans.  The more the merrier.  Depending upon the weather, start times may change so check with someone you know plays regularly.

Breakfast Every Friday at 8:30 AM.   An informal breakfast open to all residents and guests of Hadleigh Woods is normally held every Friday at 8:30 AM at the Alley Kat Grill located inside the Park Place Lanes, unless you are notified differently.

Bowling Every Wednesday at 3:00 PM.  The H-WOpen-To-All” bowling party is held every Wed. afternoon at 3:00 PM at Park Place Lanes.  After, around 5 PM, everyone is welcome to join in for dinner at J. Michael’s Sports Pub on Rockingham Road.   

Walking the Rail Trail Every Sunday at 9:01 AM.   With the onset of decent weather, the health walk on the Windham Rail Trail is resuming now.  Walkers should plan to meet just before 9:00 AM either at the Roulston Road end or at the Junction end (depending on how far you want to walk, etc.).  Following the walk, most people opt to go to breakfast at the Kitchen at Windham Junction.  Hope to see you there for the joy of fitness and continued good health.


Summer is about to arrive on the scene with all it’s splendor.  We are sure to have hot days, warm nights, gentle showers, scary thunderstorms and all the rest of what makes summer so wonderful in Southern New England.  Relax and enjoy this brief but special time that we have waited for all year.  It is ours to savor and enjoy to the fullest.