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Hadleigh Woods Gazette

Volume 51                        website: hadleighwoods.com                                           July 2010

  

Can you believe it?  2010 is half over already!  We’re well into July and it’s all gone by in the blink of an eye!  This has certainly been an enjoyable year weather-wise.  After a painless winter we were blessed with a perfect spring, far better than last year’s when we were considering building an ark.  Yes, right now we’re in the midst of an early summer heat wave but our air conditioners are humming, keeping us cool, and everyone is having good vacation weather.

We can take a dip at the town beach on Cobbett’s Pond or travel less than an hour to many seacoast beaches.  It’s always a little cooler north to the Green or White mountains or south to beautiful Cape Cod.  Mother Nature’s gifts abound in our beautiful New England and summer is a perfect time to explore.  We’ve found countless ideas for day trips or excursions in the New Hampshire monthly magazine.  So, pack a picnic, load the car and hit the road, there’s lots to see along the byways. Cheers!

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 Important Association News

Message from the President

 

Water Testing – below is the water quality tests done this year.

 

Date

1/25/10

Chloride

Sodium

Iron

Manganese

Hardness

 

Well #1

593

 

157

 

0.037

2.26

678

 

Well #2

660

149

0.039

2.19

654

 

Blend (tap water)

604

322

2.16

0.748

194

  

Date

3/5/10

Chloride

Sodium

Iron

Manganese

Hardness

 

Well #1

265

 

64.1

 

0.052

0.826

371

 

Well #2

650

166

0.113

2.15

632

 

Blend (tap water)

572

290

0.037

1.08

271

 

Date

5/13/10

Chloride

Sodium

Iron

Manganese

Hardness

 

Well #1

449

 

130

 

0.010

1.69

505

 

Well #2

475

141

0.211

1.76

529

 

Blend (tap water)

430

351

0.200

0.023

4.5

 

You will notice that our well water lab results vary from month to month and from well to well. These chemicals are not something that we can control. The blended mixture is a result of our water softening system’s ability to reduce hardness and iron and to some extent manganese. Manganese is what you may occasionally see as black specks.

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Treasurer’s Report To date, we have $185,635.20 in our various Capital Reserve Accounts. All invoices received to date have been paid. The Association continues to be in good financial shape.

DecksTotal Deck Care is currently in the process of restoring our decks. First, they use a biodegradable product that requires no neutralizing agent, and is simply washed away with water. Next, they apply an oil-based sealant that protects wood from destructive ultraviolet light. This product also contains fungicides to protect against microorganisms, water repellants to protect against atmospheric moisture and salts, and resin to protect wood fibers from wind, rain, and erosion.

We appreciate the patience and cooperation that you have been showing and especially the timely payments that you have been sending to our Treasurer. Thank you.

Storage Shed – Thanks to the efforts of Joseph Maynard of Benchmark Engineering the Zoning Board has approve our variance request. We are currently waiting for estimates on the substructure and electrical work that will need to be done.

Propane – Selkirk price (think of it as the wholesale price) posted on Thursday, July 1st, was 113.726 making the price per gallon $1.67 (Selkirk number + $.53).

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 Just for Fun

PUZZLE ANSWERS -- I know these were easy, but good to keep us thinking.

Name The Flowers:

1. Iris  2. Rose  3. Buttercup  4. Bachelor Button  5. Sweet Peas 6. Carnation  7. Tulips

 Name the Tree:

1. Fir  2. Ash  3. Pear  4. Palm  5. Beech  6. Date

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ONGOING

 

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

Rail Trail Every Sunday.  We begin our walking at 8:00 AM either from Roulston Rd. or Windham Junction, your choice. Some non-walkers join us at the Kitchen at Windham Junction at 9:00 AM.

Bowling Every Wednesday at 3:00 PM.  The  “Open-To-All” bowling party is held every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM at Park Place Lanes.  After bowling (around 4:30 or 5:00 PM) we  go for dinner at J. Michael’s Sports Pub. Everyone is welcome to join us there.

Notice: The first week of each month we will be going to the Kitchen at Windham Junction after bowling and not J. Michaels.

Hadleigh Woods Diet Group.  A number of residents gather every Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM to weigh in and give ideas and encouragement for losing weight.  The cost is $2 per week.  Anyone interested in joining, please contact Joanne (978-828-3378) or Gratia (890-3140).