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March 20th 2018 


Hope Everyone Had a Great St. Patrick's Day !

May the Good Lord take a liking to you ........... but not too soon !

   The first day of spring is on March 20th  !  

We hope someone told Mother Nature that !

Headlines - Life Events and Recent News:

Hi Everyone! I hope everyone is doing okay after the very nasty storms we've had the last couple of weeks. I know there is a lot of damage throughout the Park, but I hope you are all getting the help you need to get back to normal without too much inconvenience in your daily life. If there is anything we can do to help, please don't hesitate to call any Board member. As you can imagine, the cleanup is going to be an enormous undertaking and will take quite a bit of time, especially with the snow that we have on the ground now and more storms predicted. (Let's all hope they're wrong!) Please be patient during the cleanup of the downed trees. Don't forget that Gary Villiard will be chipping any branches and brush that you can get out to the edge of the road, but please don't attempt to move trees...leave that to the professionals! 

I want to send my very sincere appreciation out to Gary and Stacey Villiard for the work they have done for us through these storms. They were practically "living" in the Park since March 2nd to try and help people secure their damaged homes before the next storm hit and caused more damage. I think I can say with certainty that no other landscape/plow co. would have made us their first priority and spend SO MANY hours in here like they did! They went above and beyond for us and I'm sure most people appreciate that. There were some people that didn't appreciate it and they made it known publicly. Because of that, I want everyone to know that I'm starting a list of people that DON'T want any emergency services rendered to their property, such as taking a tree or branches out of their roof, to help prevent further damage, without having a contract or agreement with them first! If you would like to be on that list, please call me and I'll add your name and address.  If you're not on that list, then in emergency situations we will send the proper personnel to secure your home if needed. Hopefully, we won't ever have another storm like the ones we've had recently!  ................   Hurry up Spring, we need you!   .................................. Nancy Froio.....781-293-8685

 The Next Board of Directors Meeting - This Meeting will be on Thursday March 22nd @ 1:00 p.m. @ Henrich Hall in the upper level. All Resident Members are invited to attend. There is always an Open Forum at the end of each meeting where members can ask questions or bring any concerns they may have to the Board of Directors !

Now the clean-up continues ! !Here is some information from Gary and Stacey Villiard about that. They will continue chipping throughout the Park.  They will be clearing yards of branches and wood that the residents can't move. They will start picking up yard debris, such as leaves and pine needles, after the snow is gone. All Yard debris like leaves and pine needles MUST be in bags or barrels to be picked up !  NO TARPS  WHATSOEVER !  Please don't mix any large sticks in with leaves and pine needles. Also, no dog poop ! You can put the sticks out in a pile to be chipped. The regular scheduled day for pickup will be each Wednesday. Thank you all for your cooperation.

The Thursday Night Singing Group (Singing Seniors) has resumed meeting at 7 PM at our Community Hall. The music is provided by Rick Darling at his key board. Rick presents both familiar and a few not so familiar sing along songs. Lyrics  for the not so familiar songs are provided.   Come---join the group-  Singing is a fun activity- its therapeutic- and it’ s a free night of enjoyment.   ……..   John Kessinger

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Our Weekly Community Events:

Bingo - March 12th -  1st Special - 1st - Peggy Goyette - Door Prize-Stan Estabrook-  50/50 – Helen Platt -  Even Odd - Jen Walker and Sandy Pratt - 2nd  Special -  1st - Patty Fanning -  2nd -Jackie Gaudet- 3rd -Roxanne Currier and Helen Platt ………….… Claire Johnson


  Whist –March 14th -  1st - Avis Arsenault with 50 Pts. - 2nd - A Tie with Sandy Dalton and Jim Hiltz with 48 Pts. - 3rd Gene Dalton  with 16 Pts.  ……………….  Nancy Hiltz


Bowling – March 15th  - Woman’s High Single –Nancy Hiltz @ 91  Woman’s High Three Total –Dottie Martel @ 255 - Men’s High Single: Tom Crotty @ 99 -  Men’s High Three Total – Tom Crotty @ 252  - Carl Faith won the quarters.  ....... Rita Magnarelli


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


   Upcoming Events:


GENERATIONS is having a meat raffle @ the Town Hall on Saturday March 24th From 1 - 3 pm - Hope to see you all there !


Generations is going to the Company Theatre on Sunday April 8th to see La Cage Aux Folles'  the Broadway Musical - Tickets are $45 PP and cutoff date is March 11th  ..... Call Rita Magnarelli @ 781-293-3348  .................... You must provide your own transportation !


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

All are welcome to join and attend.



   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


Sorry ........ we had to cancel the trip to Foxwoods last week due to inclement weather ! !   

Foxwoods - April 10th - Leaves @ 10  -Home @ 8

Twin River May 15th - 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 - NEED 4 MORE PEOPLE ! ! !



   For Sale, Wanted, Needed or Free:


Needed - Someone to fix 2 vacuums - Please Call 781-243-1591

For Sale-2005 Chevy Silverado - High miles - Low price -  $2500 or best offer call 1-508-465-0189

For Sale -Small Washer and Dryer $100 pair - 6x8 aluminum original storage shed- free pickup -  Round kitchen table $25 - Mens 18 speed 26in lightweight bike, Make me an offer - Call Joe or Marianne @ 781-738-1138 or 1139 ( in park)



Other Notices:


We received a great Idea for a security measure ! If you own a car with a car alarm and the button is on your keys take them and put them beside your bed that way you could hit the panic button and use this in any type of emergency to signal that you need help ! Now we all need to be receptive that when we hear an alarm go off it may mean that someone needs help and it should be investigated.  Nice Idea Richard ! :-)



The Board of Directors are happy to announce that they have agreements in place for Home Sales in Halifax Estates that returns some funds for each sale by them and their companies back to the community and corporation. They are Gail McManus From Realty Door - Charles Brine and Marion Krivacs of Real Estate Done Your Way and Jeff and Donna O’Connell of The Park Sales Group. All are residents here in the community of Halifax Estates. We ask that you consider one of them to use if you’re ready to sell your home as it keeps it here in the community.

..............................   As always, you’re free to use any one of your choice in or out of the community or sell it yourself.



   Business Ad's and Notices:



Are you thinking of SELLING YOUR HOME or BUYING A HOME ?? 

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We Offer Very Low  Commissions, as LOW as 3%  

+ Full Real Estate Services & Flexible Marketing based on YOUR needs  -   Professional Evaluations.

Call Long Time Residents

Charlie Brine  352-789-9791 or Marion Krivacs  339-933-6438  lets talk, or visit us at www.realestatedoneyourway.com



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 ! ! !

If you have any friends or family that are looking to move here we can help them find just the

right home here with our many, many listings in our community. 

Please call us ANYTIME @ 781-294-1087 or 781-264-6588 -  .........

NO HYPE  just  a “ Plain - Simple and Straightforward “ way of doing business the right way ! 

See Us on Facebook also @parksalesgroup

Please Call Us with any questions you may have or if we can be of any help ! 

Thank You,  Jeff and Donna O'Connell

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

( which is then donated to the Halifax Estates Helping Hands Committee)

send us an e mail @ halmobilehomes@aol for details !  Or call 781-294-1087

Entertainment  Section:


Today  March 20th -  is National Ravioli Day.................  Enjoy !       .......... It's also the first day of Spring !  Or so the calendar says ! !


Did You Know ? - Sharks are immune to almost all known diseases.


Trivia What is the only fish in the world that spawns in the middle of an ocean but spends its adult lives in rivers.


Weekly Laughs –  Husband: “Oh the weather is lovely today. Shall we go out for a quick jog?“ Wife: “Hahaha, I love the way you pronounce ‘Shall we go out and have a cake’!” - How many gorillas can fit into a car? Eight.  How many chickens can fit into the car?     None, the car is already full of gorillas. - She: I have a doctor’s appointment today but I really don’t want to go… He: Just call in sick then. - A boy breaks an old vase at a rich uncle‘s house. The uncle gets extremely angry and yells: “Do you even know how old the vase was? It was from the 17th century!” The boy sagged in relief: “Oh, good  I’m glad it wasn’t new.” -Why couldn’t Mrs. Dracula sleep properly?….. Because of Dracula’s coffin. -What did the judge ask when he went to the dentist?….. “Do you swear to pull the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth?” - “Mom, don't get alarmed, but I’m at the hospital.” “Son, please. You’ve been a surgeon there for 8 years now. Can we start our phone calls differently?” - What did one candle say to the other?…… I'll be going out tonight. - “What's the name of your new dog?”…….“I don’t know. ..... and he won’t tell me.”

……......................... See you next week ! :-) 

Trivia Answer - The EEL ................... Who Knew ?


Weekly Quote   - To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.  …………… Reba McEntire


  Next Town Recycling Wed. March 28th and Wed. April 11th    


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

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

  Thought for today - A best friend is like a four leaf clover: Hard to find and lucky to have !

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