Hadleigh Woods         Gazette

Web Site: hadleighwoods.com                                           Vol.  35, October 2008


Old Publishers Don’t Die They Just Fade Away

It is with mixed emotions that I now lay done the keyboard as the publisher of this humble journal. The first issue appeared in July of 2005 and I hope it has helped in some small way to keep you informed of both pertinent business and the people side of our beloved HADLEIGH WOODS. I’m sure the next editor will have as much fun as I have had trying to get the word out in a timely and accurate manner.

                                                            Thanks for your indulgence, Len Kimball


William J. “Joe” Chase

1945 – 2008



Again, we mourn the loss of one of our residents.  Joe died on Saturday, Sept., 27, 2008 at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, N.H.  Joe was born in Somerville, MA and graduated from Somerville High School. He was retired from C/F Motor Freight in Woburn where he was employed for 32 years. He was a proud Teamster member of Local 25 for 32 years. Joe was a major part of the Teamsters fund-raising for Autism.  He received a commendation for his efforts.  Joe was a loving husband, father and a devoted grandfather.  He loved playing poker and rooting for his beloved Patriots.  He will be greatly missed by all of us in the community.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and his family.



Board Meeting.  In an effort to communicate more with the community, the Board has scheduled their next meeting on Friday, October 10, at the Alley Kat beginning at 9:30 AM following our weekly Hadleigh Woods Friday breakfast.

Nominating Committee.    We have three members of the Board that are ending their two-year commitment as directors.  If you would like to run for the Board, please notify one of the Committee members: Betty 893-5097, Cathy 893-5994 or Jim 893‑0131.

Gazette Editor.  We are in need of a new editor for the Gazette.  Although following the wonderful work that Len Kimball has done for the first three years will be difficult, we know that there are others in the community that are up to the challenge.

Gutters.  All Shine Window Cleaners will be doing gutter cleaning on Tuesday, October 14, and Wednesday, October 15.  Please ensure that your outside water spigots are not shut off from the inside.

Drain Installation.  Sometime around the 15th of October, DeCola Paving will be installing a drain in front of units 3-5 Flat Rock Road to eliminate an ongoing drainage problem that has existed there for a number of years.

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.

Anyone for Golf?   The weekly “H-W Golf School and Tourney” is held every Monday at Applewood Golf Course at approximately 8:30 AM.  In keeping with the spirit of Hadleigh Woods, it is open to all, men, women, guests, beginners or veterans. The more the merrier.  Depending upon the weather, start times may change so check with someone you know who plays regularly.

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.


Autumn, ah the beautiful New England Autumn!  Some locals would say we are entering the most invigorating and colorful time of the year.  The rich and bountiful harvest, the beginnings of brightly colored leaves and all the county fairs and bazaars continue to remind us of simpler times when we were young and everything seemed to be a little sweeter.