Hadleigh Woods Gazette

Web Site: hadleighwoods.com                                                 Vol.  24, June 29, 2007


From the Board of Directors

The third annual mid-term, all-member Association Meeting was held on Tuesday, June 26, at the Windham Senior Center.  It was very well attended and the news from the Board was very positive and informative.  Likewise the questions and comments from the floor were insightful and constructive.  Some of the more important items dealt with possible additions to the blanket insurance coverage, a fresh and comprehensive study of long-term capital requirements and funding plus a potentially new view of back deck, stoop and stair maintenance.  A new first were refreshments donated by the Chip & Lillian, Joanne & Richard and Team Maintenance.  All in all, a good and productive meeting.


Landscape Committee.  The 2007 version of the “Flower” committee has been formed under the direction of Claire.  Members include Andrea, Mary Ann, Joanne B., Diann, Frank and Gerda.  In addition to managing the development and care of plantings in the common area, they provide advice to the Board on owner guidelines for planting and outside decorating.


Water Leaking Into Basements.   The Board has established a special committee under the direction of Director George to identify the cellars with foundation wall cracks that have actual water leak.  If you think you qualify, contact George so we can inspect and document your situation for further action.


Lingering Spring Start-Up Routines.   Most of the required Spring lawn and sprinkler routines are complete.  However, a few lawn sprinkler issues keep coming up (no pun intended!).  If you notice spray patterns that are goofy or aren’t operating at all, report it to a Director.  The Board will follow-up with the contractor.


Pump House Moisture.  Again this year, a very moist situation in the Pump House is leading to potential mold and mildew on the inside walls.  To help stave off a build-up on the inside walls, security bars have been installed by Team Maintenance so the windows can now be left open and fresh air can circulate inside the building.


Emergency Contact List.  Some of you have yet to return a completed Emergency Contact List that was recently distributed to you.  We are enclosing another copy so please complete it with the requested information and return it to any Director ASAP. The file will be confidential and only referred to in an emergency. Thanks again for your help.


Hadleigh Woods Calendar:


A Grand 4th of July PartyAn All-Resident (and their families), Old Fashioned, Fourth of July Cook-Out is planned for July 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the Pump House Parking Lot. Everything from burgers and franks and all the fixing, soft dinks, beer and wine will be provided free compliments of Team Maintenance as a part of their “Give-Back-To-The-Community” policy.  I’m sure there will be some form of entertainment provided for our enjoyment. You will also want to attend just to see the beautiful, new canopies and folding tables the Association sprung for.  Please, bring your own chairs!


Breakfast Every Friday at 8:30 AM.  An informal breakfast open to all residents 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 Hadleigh Woods, open-to-all bowling party is normally held every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM. at Park Place Lanes.  Afterward, everyone is welcome to meet for dinner at J. Michael’s Sports Pub.   


Walking the Windham Rail Trail Every Sunday at 9:01 AM.  Everyone is invited to be a walker on the paved Rail Trail between Roulston Rd. and Windham Depot Rd. Different distances for different people can be accommodated. Usually, around 10 AM the walkers gather at The Kitchen at Windham Jct. for coffee.


Free Gift!!  In September, Team Maintenance will donate a dinner-for-two gift certificate to the resident whose lamp post floral display is deemed most worthy (by independent judges, of course). This is a chance for all flower people to blossom!


Recently, Team Maintenance along with a few other residents volunteered their time to help keep the neighborhood in ship-shape condition. Among some of the projects that were completed were:  staining all the mail box posts and replacing rusted screws, spike fertilizing all the lawn maple trees plus the spruce tree border near the entrance to Hadleigh Road, rebuilding several washed-out areas in the lawns and applying liquid fertilizer to the evergreen shrubs. Additionally, the volunteer Flower Committee trimmed and treated many bushes in front of individual units and planted several new, replacement shrubs considered to be in bad condition (i.e. dead!!). Other than a small amount for materials, most of this work was done cost-free to residents! We owe the volunteers a sincere “Thank You” for the work they do for the benefit of all of us.



Summer, oh Summer in good old New Hampshire, that elusive time of sunshine and showers, burned-out lawns and wilted flowers. It is so conveniently wedged between an unpredictable Spring and that lovely, but ever so short, Autumn. Get outside now and enjoy every bit of summertime....for however long it lasts!