Hadleigh Woods   Gazette

Web Site: hadleighwoods.com                                                        Vol.  36, November 2008

New News Staff

Since Len K. has decided to “lay down the keyboard”, Dolly and Cathy T. will now be acting as reporters, editors and publishers of the Hadleigh Woods Gazette.  Together we will continue this important task of keeping our neighbors informed of important Association news and providing the personal information that helps keep our friendly community close and connected.

We encourage everyone to contact us with suggestions and/or information you’d like to see included in the newspaper.  Please call or email us so that we can continue to meet the evolving needs or our readership.  Cathy T.:  893-5994 TropicPalm@aol.com  and Dolly:  898-3376 dollywalsh@comcast.net

We offer a heartfelt “thank you” to Len Kimball for his hard work and dedication to keeping Hadleigh Woods residents “in the loop”.  Len, you left some big pages to fill!

Cathy T.   893-5994                                                          Dolly  898-3376 


Message from the President

Hadleigh Woods Community,

As you might be aware, two of our board members belong to the Community Associations Institute.  CAI of NH is having a Condo Expo on Thursday, November 13th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 Somerset Parkway) in Nashua and is open to all homeowners.  The expo will be from 4pm to 6pm with exhibitors that specialize in condo-related services.  This will be followed by an optional buffet dinner and guest speaker lecture.

I attended this event last year and found it very informative.  I feel that the more we learn about our lifestyle as condominium owners the better our community will be.  Hopefully, we will have a number of people that will carpool together.

If you would like to attend the expo, please call Cassandra at CAI-NH 603-465-2454.  Tell her you are from Hadleigh Woods and she will wave the registration fee and give you our dinner lecture price.

Richard  HWACCA – President


Important Association News

Annual Association Meeting.  In accordance with the Association Bylaws, the Annual Meeting of the Hadleigh Woods Adult Community Condominium Association will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Windham Middle School.  Please take a moment to review the important information sent to you in mid-October. 

We hope you will join us to keep up-to-date on what’s going on in our community, cast your vote for the Directors and share coffee and dessert with your neighbors.  However, if you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting, please fill out the proxy ballot included in that packet and give it to the Secretary, Gratia  prior to the meeting.

Nominating Committee.    We have three members of the Board who will be completing their two-year commitment as directors.   Those seats will be filled by a vote at the Annual Association Meeting on November 20.   Richard and Gratia have decided to run for another term.  In addition, John K. and Dick M. are throwing their hats into the ring. 


 Condo Fees.  The proposed fee of $185 does not go into effect until January 2009.   .....................................................................

Welcome to our new neighbors.  Tom and Karen, originally from North Dakota and recently from No. Providence, Rhode Island, are now residing at on Hadleigh Road.


 Team Maintenance

Tip of the Month

Fire trucks and rescue equipment clanged through Hadleigh Woods in late October when answering a call to investigate a suspicious odor detected at 20 Hadleigh.  Fast-acting neighbors called thinking the odor was caused by a propane gas leak.  Luckily, propane wasn’t the offender, but instead a “natural gas” created the problem.  Seems the odor was caused by the drain traps drying out (the unit has been vacant for an extended period) which allowed septic gas to permeate the premises.  Once Hartley filled the traps with water, the odor dissipated.                                                    

Harry suggests, “If there are any plumbing facilities that have not been used in the last six months such as your upstairs shower or vanity, the traps can dry out and allow sewer gas to enter your home.  Make it a point to run some water in ALL your plumbing facilities at least every six months.”


 Just for Fun

**NEW** PC Users Group?  Anyone interested in forming a PC users group, please contact Richard.

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 890-0323 or Joe  893-1974 a call.

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.

 <Note the new times below>

Bowling Every Wednesday at 2:00 PM.  The H-WOpen-To-All" bowling party is held every Wed. afternoon at 2:00 PM at Park Place Lanes.  After, around 4 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 colder weather, the health walk on the Windham Rail Trail will begin a little later.  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.


Thanksgiving - the all-American holiday!  In spite of the national economic crisis and whatever personal concerns we may have, we at Hadleigh Woods can find much to be thankful for.  What’s on your “thankful” list? Good neighbors and good friends are always at the top of our list.  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!