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Hadleigh Woods         Gazette

Web Site: hadleighwoods.com                                            Vol.  37, December 2008

 

Ch-Ch-Changes!

Dolly and I have been discussing ideas for things we’d like to see in our little neighborhood newspaper.  This month, Dolly provided a fun holiday “Name That Carol” contest (see pages 3 and 4).  The winner will receive a nice bottle of bubbly (donated by Joe W.) with which they can toast to the New Year.  Next issue, we’d like to start running a regular feature - a profile of a member of our community so that we can learn more about each other (any volunteers?  Please contact Dolly!).  And, we’re talking about having a place where we can highlight personal news you’d like to share – birthdays, special celebrations like anniversaries or new additions to the family, weddings, as well as neighbor needs – a hand with something, not feeling well, etc. 

We encourage everyone to contact us with suggestions and 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 Turgeon:  893-5994 TropicPalm@aol.com  and Dolly Walsh:  898-3376 dollywalsh@comcast.net

May this magical season shower joy upon all who read this and may the twinkle of holiday lights reflect your hearts’ desires!  Happy Holidays!

Cathy T.   893-5994                                                          Dolly  898-3376

 

Message from the President

Thank You!

Our water systems committee members, Hartley and Tom T., noticed a high water usage at the pump house on Saturday, November 29. Our first thought was that we had a pipe that was broken somewhere in the system.

Our second thought was that someone's hot water tank might have ruptured. We began a phone campaign to contact all unit owners to check their water heaters. In a very short time, we discovered that the heater at 21 Flat Rock had failed. 

Thanks to all of you that helped make calls and check people's basements that were away.

PS:  This is an example of why the Board needs an emergency contact for each unit. If you have not submitted a contact name & number to the Board for emergency situations, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you.

Richard

HWACCA - President

Important Association News

CONGRATULATIONS to our newly elected board members:  Richard, Gratia  and John K.  Thank you for taking on the responsibility of managing and directing the goings-on at Hadleigh Woods.

 

New Year, New Condo Fee – Reminder that effective January 1, 2009, the condo fees will be $185 for all units.  If you use Internet banking automatic payment to send your check, please make the necessary adjustments to the amount before the next pay cycle.

 

Neighborly Reminders

Holiday decorations from the Gardening Rules - Christmas decorations shall not be displayed prior to Thanksgiving, nor later than January 31st.  Outside lights may be hung earlier if a snow storm is predicted, but they can't be lit until Thanksgiving.  Decorations shall be kept within the Limited Common Area and the Common Area directly in the front of each unit.  The lights on shrubs or decorative items must be miniature and run continuously.  Flashing lights are not permitted.  A white floodlight may be used to illuminate front decorations provided such flood light does not shine into neighboring units.  All other holiday decorations may be displayed 15 days before till 15 days after the holiday.

Note: Neither the Landscaper nor the Association is responsible for any damages to the decorations that may occur due to ice, snow or snow plowing. 

Also, please make sure that all planters are removed from the driveway area.

 

NOTE: This month Rooter-Man will be pumping our septic tanks. Some unit owners will be assessed if their subsurface account is not sufficient to cover this service. The Board has voted to increase the subsurface accounts from $25/yr/unit to $75/yr/unit beginning January 2009 to reduce or eliminate any assessments in the future.

 

One animal’s trash is another’s ….  - Please remember to put any trash bags that have food scraps in them into an enclosed container so Mother Nature’s creatures can't tear into them.  It’s happened a few times recently on Flat Rock and on upper Hadleigh Road.  We share the environs with raccoons, deer, foxes, coyotes and wild turkeys, to name a few, so let’s not encourage them to misbehave by making the garbage picking too easy!

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Team Maintenance

Tip of the Month

Check your dryer vents -    Don’t forget to clean out your dryer vents regularly to prevent lint buildup and avoid the potential for fire.  Also, while the dryer is running, check out back to make sure the flaps open freely.

Team Maintenance offers computer assistance to anyone here at Hadleigh Woods.  We can add memory, speed up a slow computer, repair a dead computer, help with word processing & spreadsheets, install an external or internal backup drive, and much more.  Contact Harry. 

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Just for Fun

**NEW** Any bookworms out there?  Anyone interested in forming a monthly or bi-monthly book club, please contact Cathy T. 893-5994. 

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 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 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.

 

Special Holiday Fun

REMINDER:  Windham’s Senior Christmas Party will be held at Castleton on Wednesday, December 10.  Doors open at 11:15 AM. 

NEW YEAR’S EVE:  Anyone interested in having a community New Year's Eve Party should let Marian (898-2540) know by December 10th.  Ten dollars ($10) per person would be necessary and this should be given to Marian with your response.  Time, place, etc. will follow once the number of people attending is determined.

 

Yuletide "Quiz"

Join in the fun and show your "Carol" knowledge by identifying the song title or phrase below.

Drop your entry in the H.W. mail slot by 12/29/08 to win a New Year's Eve bottle of champagne.

Winner will be randomly selected from correct entries and identified in the next newsletter.

NAME THAT CHRISTMAS TUNE

  1. Move hither the entire assembly of those who are loyal in their beliefs.

  2. Embellish interior passageways.

  3. Vertically challenged adolescent percussionist.

  4. First person singular experiencing a hallucinatory phenomenon of a natal celebration devoid of color.

  5. Soundless nocturnal period.

  6. Majestic triplet referred to in the first person plural.

  7. The Yuletide occurrence preceding all others.

  8. Precious metal musical devices.

  9. Omnipotent supreme being elicits respite to ecstatic distinguished males.

10. Caribou with a vermilion olfactory appendage.

11. Allow crystalline formations to descend.

12. Jovial Yuletide desired for the second person singular or plural, by the

      first person plural.

13. Commence auditory reception of the announcing cherubs vocalizing.

14. Bipedal traveling through an amazing acreage during the period between

      December 21st and March 21st. in the northern hemisphere.

15. Its arrival occurred at twelve o'clock midnight during a clement nocturnal

      period.

16. Exclamatory remark concerning a diminutive municipality in Judea,

      southwest of Jerusalem.

ALERT

"SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN", are you ready?

"GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN", and ladies, too.  It's time to

"JINGLE your BELLS" and "DECK THE HALLS" as you decorate

"O CHRISTMAS TREE".  Prepare,,,,,for "THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR".

 

"HERE WE GO A CAROLING" on Tuesday, December 23rd,  time TBA.

Practice will be on Thursday, December 18th at 7 PM at Marian’s, 

We might not sound like "HERALD ANGELS SINGING", but we'll shatter

the "SILENT NIGHT" and spread some good cheer.

 

So "COME ALL YE FAITHFUL" of the "LITTLE TOWN OF Windham"

and enjoy this special Season that honors the "HOLY NIGHT"

that changed the world.

 

 

"MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL  ...........A GOOD LIFE!