Hadleigh Woods         Gazette

Web Site: hadleighwoods.com                                            Vol.  32, Mar- Apr 2008


Robert Rondeau

1934 – 2008


Once again the community is saddened by the death of another original resident, Bob Rondeau. Bob, who was 74, died April 8th of complications from a debilitating lung disorder that had rendered him mostly housebound for some period of time.  Bob and his wife, Lucille, moved to 5 Hadleigh Road in 2004 from their family home of 31 years in Pelham. Prior to retirement, Bob was a long time (33 year) employee of Massachusetts Electric Company.


In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by a son Bill of Alaska and by three daughters, Esty, Kathy and Lisa who all live in the area. He also leaves five loving grandchildren. Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Let it be known that our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Lucille and the entire family during this very difficult time of personal loss.




Garage - Yard Sale Time, AgainFor anyone interested, a date has been set for a Community - Wide Garage Sale: Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2008 (the rain date is the following weekend, 5/24 and 25). As you know, participation is voluntary but if you choose to participate you need to contact either Gerda or Arlene so the advertising costs can be shared among the participants.



 From The Board of Directors:


·       New HWACCA Mailing Address – To eliminate the cost of a P.O. Box and the time and expense of traveling to the Post Office, a new mailbox will be installed near the Pump House. This will be only for delivered US Mail, Postage Paid.  You will be notified of the unique address as it becomes available.


·       New HWACCA Drop Box – In conjunction with the mailbox, the Board will also install a secure drop box on the Pump House door. The slot to the locked box can be used for dropping off your condo payments, communications to the Board, etc. Only the Board is authorized to open the box.


·       Fine Tuning the Water System. Three things are underway to improve the taste, odor and purity of our water. First, the Chlorine levels have already been lowered and the Chlorine tank will be thoroughly cleaned this spring to remove residues. Second, the Iron-Manganese removal-treatment system that softens our water will be regenerated to make the process more effective for even cleaner water. Lastly, an annual blow-out of Distribution Lines to remove sediments will take place before we begin watering lawns.


·       Landscape Committee:  The Board is looking for volunteers to serve on this vital committee. The numbers have been further depleted by the recent resignation of Claire and Mary Ann, both tireless workers who decided to “take a break”.


Managing the Septic System.  This is a reminder to keep up the good work of keeping bad stuff out of our septic systems. Because you have not put bad chemicals, heavy or raw garbage or any other solid objects into the systems, they continue to work without incidence as they are designed to do. 


Seasonal Decorations. The time has come and gone for removing all outside Christmas decorations from around your unit.


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 890-0323, Joe  898-3379 or Joe D. 893-1974 a call.


Anyone for Golf?  Spring has sprung and the golf bug has re-appeared in our village. Beginning now, the weekly “H-W Golf School and Tourney”, with separate flights for the Men and the Women, will take place at Applewood Golf Course, as follows:


      Men’s Flight: Every Monday morning starting at 10:00 AM

      Ladies Flight: Every Friday morning at 10:30 AM (after breakfast at the Alley Kat)


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 the Junction. Hope to see you there for the joy of fitness and continued good health.


Ah, the signs of spring are everywhere…..migratory birds have begun to return, it’s too warm for winter and too damned cold for summer, traces of green are showing on the lawns while mud and winter sand is still around. Alas, our beloved Red Sox are back in town like a rite of spring.

However, we will get through this New Hampshire spring just in time to enjoy the 4th of July and Labor Day before the next snow flakes begin to fall!!