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April 17th 2018 


Happy Patriots Day !

on Monday April 16th

And It's also Boston Marathon Monday !

Headlines - Life Events and Recent News:

 Hi Everyone! Last week we gave you an advance notice of change for the day of rubbish pickup. As of now, the new day of pickup will start on Monday, April 30th, and every Monday thereafter. You will all be receiving something in the mail from Republic Services about the change. We are also asking everyone that lives in the retreat lots off the main roads to please bring their rubbish out to the mail box side of the main road they live off of. The trucks will no longer be going into those lots to pick up the rubbish. Most are already doing this and it's appreciated, but some are not. Your cooperation in this matter is very much needed and appreciated! Thank you!                                              

 We also have one other change to tell you about.  Anyone that goes on any overnight trips from the Park, such as, Atlantic City, etc., must not use the parking lot at the Community Building. You may park your cars in the spaces down by the Bocce and Horseshoe courts. There are many activities, meetings etc. going on at the hall and the parking lot needs to be open for them. If someone rents the hall, it's not fair to them not to have use of the parking lot meant for that purpose. This also includes the two Handicapped spots in the parking lot. Carpooling may be a good idea.  We're sorry for any inconvenience, but this is necessary. Thank you for your cooperation.


On the same subject about parking...we still have people that take up 2-3 spaces when they park at the hall. The parking lot is not that big and every space counts! Can you PLEASE make sure you're only taking up one space when you park! As we are adding more activities at the hall, we need all the spaces to be usable when needed. Thank you for your cooperation! Your Board of Directors


Reminder:  We'd like to ask for your assistance. If you know of a tree that is down, but you haven't called Gary or the office about it, could you please do so. We are trying to get a final tree count for the insurance company so we can submit it to them. We'd really appreciate any help you can give us! Thank you ! 

  We will be having elections for the Board of Directors at our Annual Membership Meeting in August and we need to have a Nominating Committee in place very soon to start working on this. If you think you may be interested in being on this committee, please call me and I'll put your name on the list.     ................. If interested please call Thank you!              Nancy Froio @ 781-293-8685

 The Gardens at Henrich Hall will be available for the summer of 2018, the week of the 22 nd of April. The gardens are all prepared for planting, they have been weeded, raked, and fertilized .  The cost this year is $ 25.00  with a refund in October, when the garden is cleaned up. Most of the gardens are 4 ft by 8 ft, but there is both a larger and smaller garden available.   If you are interested in renting a garden this year please phone me at 781 293 5625.   ......................... John Kessinger

No Large sticks should be in with leaves and pine needle from yard waste.

Also when bagging  DO NOT OVERLOAD THEM ! If we cant pick them up we will leave them !


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Our Weekly Community Events:

Bingo - April  9th  -  1st Special - 1st -Sally Burke - Door Prize-Cathy Walsh-  50/50 - Jen Walker -  Even Odd -Judy Duncan - 2nd  Special -  1st - Jen Walker -  2nd -Marie Roy - 3rd -Carole Whitman and  Carol Nelson.   ..................... Claire Johnson




  Whist –April 11th -  1st - Sandy Dalton with 49 Pts. - 2nd -  Carol Nelson with 47 Pts. - 3rd Gene Dalton with 26 Pts.  ………………..........................................................................................................  Nancy Hiltz


Bowling – April 12th  - Woman’s High Single –Arlene Lyons @ 94 Woman’s High Three Total –NArlene Lyons @ 258 - Men’s High Single: Tom Crotty  @ 99 -  Men’s High Three Total – Tom Crotty @ 265  - Avis Arsenault won the quarters.  ............ Rita Magnarelli


Knitting   - Every Wed @ Henrich Hall -  1:00 pm - Come join us !

The Thursday  Night Singing Group-Singing Seniors meet @ 7 PM to about 8:15 PM at Henrich Hall .  The music is contemporary and the lyrics to the songs are provided. Its fun and a great social activity. Join up and  meet new people and new friends 


   Upcoming Events:


Generations Come and Play Cribbage @ the Halifax C.O.A . on Sundays From 6pm to 8pm $5 Donation - Prizes Given !   


Reminder: come join us on April 17, 2018 at 2pm at Henrich Hall! Cathleen Drinan, our health agent, will talk about the danger of ticks.

 Next Halifax Estates Helping Hands Committee Meeting is Friday April 20th  Lower Level Henrich Hall !

 The Next Board of Directors Meeting is April 26th @ 1:00 pm. All members in good standing are invited to attend!

Reminder: May 1, 2018 at 6:30pm at Henrich Hall, our very first paint night All supplies will be provided. We are Full ! No Spots Left ...........Thank You ! ................... Iris Perkoski

Generations Meeting Wed May 9th @ 12 noon- Hot dogs & burgers @ 11 am Dessert @ 1pm  - $5 per person Call Rita @ 781-293-3348 by May 1

SPRING IS A GOOD TIME TO DE-CLUTTER YOUR HOME AND SHED!!!! The Entertainment Committee has chosen June 23, 2018 (rain date June 24th) to hold a park-wide yard sale! Here is how it works (hopefully): Every home owner that wants to participate is responsible to put out and sell their “treasures” outside their OWN HOME (not in the Henrich Hall parking lot). The fee for each participant is $20. The Entertainment Committee will do all the advertising. We will give out marked maps of all participating homes at both entrances. It will also include a “Rolling Food Truck”. Much more information to come as we work out the details. ............... Iris Perkoski

FYI - We have a date for the annual October Craft Fair. It is scheduled for October 27, 2018. More info to come at a later date. ...... Iris Perkoski



   Trips with Dave Roy   Call - 781-294-4846  - All Trips 2 B paid 5 days in advance to Dave Roy !


We need at least 30 people to go on these bus trips ! Friends and Family are always welcome ! ALL TRIPS ARE NOW $30.00 Per Person

CHANGE: Twin River now Monday - May21st  -Leaves @ 10  -Home @ 6


Atlantic City Trip to the Tropicana - $235.00 PP double or triple. - May 6th to 8th - $30 slot play and two dinner vouchers Leaves Park @ 6:30 Sun May 6th .  ........................................  Please call to reserve ! ! !        All Payments must be made by  April 5th



   For Sale, Wanted, Needed or Free:


For Sale - Heavy Duty Frigidaire Crown Series stackable washer and dryer - Super Capasity - 8 cycle 2 speed combo - $200.00

Call Kenny @ 781-500-0492

For Sale - Only 2 years old Whirlpool Side by Side Refrigerator -Color is Black- Would make a great 2ND fridge ! ONLY $200,00

 Please Call 781-293-2472

 Other Notices:


Looking for more volunteers to join the Entertainment Committee. We are in need of more organizers/helpers. Please consider joining us. Please Call Me For More Info @ 781-293-1577 ..... Thank you. .... - Iris Perkoski -


There are some people that have spaces in the RV lot that have plates but no currant 2018 stickers ! Please Be Advised that they will be considered abandoned and may be towed if this is not remedied shortly !


   Business Ad's and Notices:



Town & Country Carpet Cleaning  We not only do carpet cleaning we also do upholstery and tile and grout cleaning in your home. We also will come and do the same in your RV ! Professional and Affordable is what you get @ Town and Country Carpet Cleaning !  Please Call Us Today  @ 508-747-0896 - Senior and Veterans Discounts given !  



  Dave's Automotive Located in Hanson Just over the line on Rt 58 @ 875 Monponsett St. It is a family owned and operated business for over 30 years. We are here to help keep you moving. FULL AUTO REPAIR and we also are a Mass. Inspection sticker facility.   We are proud to offer Veterans Discounts too ! ! Please Call us @ 781-293-7000 or stop by for all of your auto needs !   

Have a Home To Sell Here in Our Community ? The PARK SALES GROUP @ ParkSalesGroup.com or our sister site @ HalifaxMobileHomes.com can help you sell your home period ! ! !  Please call us @ 781-294-1087 or 781-264-6588 - With Us it's just  a “ Plain - Simple and Straightforward way of doing business the right way ! -

 Look for our ad in the Halifax C.O.A. Newsletter Too ! We Support Local !  ...Thank You,  Jeff and Donna O'Connell


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For a Little $ $ Your Approved Business Ad Could Be Here !  

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NOTICE: As of  4/10/18 All Business Ads here in the Chit Chat

will be limited to 1 small graphic and 4 lines with normal # 10 text.... Thank You !

Entertainment  Section:


Today  April 17th  - I'm sorry to say is ................................. Tax Day for your 2017 Taxes ! !


Trivia When did we start paying income taxes ?


Did You Know ? - The average lifespan of a major league baseball is 7 pitches


Weekly Laughs   So a photon checks into a hotel and is asked if he needs any help with his luggage. “No thanks, I’m traveling light.” - A length of rope walks into a bar. The bartender looks at him and says “get out, we don’t serve ropes in here!” The rope goes outside and cuts himself in half and ties his two sections together. Not pleased with his appearance, he takes a comb and combs out his ends. He walks back into the bar and the bartender says “hey, aren’t you that rope I just kicked out?” And the rope replied “no, I’m a frayed knot.” - What kind of concert only costs 45 cents?…. 50 cent featuring Nickelback.! - which side of the zebra has the most stripes?…………… The outside ! - Never trust an atom, ……  they make up everything. - Wanna hear two short jokes and a long joke? Joke joke jooooooke. - Why did Timmy hate eating clocks?………It was really time consuming. - So a skeleton walks into a bar, he says to the bartender “Give me a beer and a mop” …....

BOOM .............That is all we have !  ...…… For this week anyway !……………..


Trivia Answer - In 1913, the income tax system was made permanent thanks to the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. This amendment gave Congress the ability to legally assess tax on income earned by individuals and corporations.


Weekly Quote   - Never be so busy as not to think of others.   ……  Mother Teresa

  Next Town Recycling Wed. April 25th  


That’s it for this week, Be Safe and Be Well !

............ Jeff O’Connell Sr. - Editor    

  Thought for today - Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

 ………  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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