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        September 15th  2019      


Headlines - Life Events and Recent News:


Our Condolences to Family and Friends of Joseph C. McCullough, of Rosewood Drive. Joe passed away peacefully on September 5, 2019 at the age of 82. Joseph was the son of Joseph and Louise (Hodgdon) C. McCullough. He graduated from Boston Trade School in 1957, joined the U.S. Navy in 1955 where he also served honorably in Vietnam from 1968-1969. He re-enlisted serving as a Seabee and a reservist until 1997. Joseph was married in June of 1966 to Barbara L. Scott and settled in Rockland where they raised their family. Joe worked for himself as a finish and framing carpenter before becoming a shuttle bus driver at South Shore Hospital. Joe was a quiet, mischievous, fun loving, kind and caring man. A Mass of Catholic burial was held at Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Halifax. Burial was at Knollwood Cemetery in Canton.

 For The Full Obituary Click Here !


What a terrific looking job the Beatification Group and everyone did at the garden area with the new fence by Henrich Hall !

 The New Mums and pumpkins at the office and also at Henrich Hall look very festive ! - Take a drive around and see ! 

  ..........  Once again all by volunteers and donations !

A musical Note From RD - Thank you to everyone who helped make the "Kool Kids" concert a big success !  It was an afternoon filled with  great music, food, great friends and neighbors ! A great time was had by all !  The singing group will resume sessions on Thurs Oct 3rd  @ 7 pm in Henrich Hall    ..................    All Welcome ! ......Rick Darling


Our Next Paint Night will be Tuesday Sept 17 at 6:30. As some of you know, Tami has moved to Vermont, so her Mom Susan will taking over as our instructor. The price has changed to $20, includes all materials and instruction. This month we will be doing a very pretty fall painting. Let me know if you will be joining us by calling or texting me (Sue Hopps) at 339-933-3057 Dress for a mess! Wear something you don't care about or bring an apron or smock. We wish Tami all the best in her new home, and look forward to working with Susan!



Stop & Shop Pharmacy will host a Flu Vaccination Clinic this week on Thursday, September 19, 2019.Town Hall in the Great Hall, 2nd Floor from 2pm to 5pm. All are welcome, you do not have to be a Halifax resident to receive the vaccine. Anyone 9 years or older can receive the vaccine. If you have insurance coverage please bring your Insurance Card, most insurances cover the flu vaccine. Please bring a copy of your Insurance Card to help decrease your wait time. If you do not have health insurance coverage, the cost is $15.00 per vaccine.  Cash or check only, please.



Board of Directors Meeting - Thursday September 26th 4 pm @ Henrich Hall 



There is a new town of Halifax website with information on all departments it is 

( None of the old links work so update your bookmarks bar)

The Town Of Halifax recycling driver would like to thank everyone who puts the recycle on the mailbox side !

It makes it so much more efficient to pick up ! :-)


Generations Project: Please Drop off old clothes & books in the box @ the rear of the COA  - Proceeds benefit Generations -Thanks

It is that time of year that our heat comes on and a good time to check the batteries in the smoke alarm and the CO2 detectors.

If they are not working properly and you have any worries the Halifax Fire Dept can check and maybe replace them if they have any available !  ........... Thanks go out to Rose W for this info !


Have some news that you would like to share with the community ??

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Our Weekly Community Events:


Bingo - September 9th - 1st Special –Ed Nelson -  Door Prize - Manti Mulholland - 50/50 –Claire Johnson – Even Odd- Patty Fanning - 2nd  Special -  1st  - Donna O’Connell - 2nd -  Patty Fanning -  3rd -  Sally Burke and Sandy Pratt   .................... Claire Johnson


  Whist –September 11th -   Congrats to all who played and won !



 Bowling –   September 5th  - Woman’s High Single –Sally Burke @ 98 -  Woman’s High Three Total –Dottie Martel and Lois Ready  @ 258 - Men’s High Single: Carl Faith and Joe Kozak @ 90 and Men's High Single  - Joe Kozak @ 248 -

Carl Faith won the quarters. ..................... Rita Magnarelli


Anyone Interested in Bowling on Thursdays Starting on 10-3 19

Please Call Rita Magnarelli @ 781-293-3348



These Other Activities Are Down At Our Community Building -  Henrich Hall !


Is the Singing Group  @ Halifax Estates

They practice on Thursday Evenings 7 pm @ Henrich Hall in the Upper Level

  Come down and join !  All Welcome ............... Hope to see you there .................... Rick Darling

Line Dancing -  Tuesdays - 2:30pm  - Upper Level  @ Henrich Hall ! 

If you don't want to dance you are welcome to come down and watch !  All Are Welcome !

 Chair Yoga -  Wednesdays  - 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon  - Upper Level @ Henrich Hall ! 


  Knitting and Crocheting  -  Wednesdays 1:00  PM Upper Level @ Henrich Hall !

Ladies Cards  - Fridays @ 1 pm Upper Level Henrich Hall.


Don’t forget the Library  - Lower Level Henrich Hall - Books - VCR Tapes - DVD’s and More ! !

 There are also a Fitness Area and Pool Tables, Dart Board, Ping Pong Table and a Wood Shop Too !


  There is always lots to do here @ Halifax Estates !

Get Involved  ...... Try One or Try All

  After All ....... It's your Community ! 


   Upcoming Events:



Trips With Nancy & Jim Hiltz - 781-293-7195


Twin River Casino Trip - Tues. Oct. 1st  - Bus leaves park @830 am  and returns at 4 pm  ………… Please Call to Reserve !




Here is a  list of community events that are coming up !

 Please Mark your Calendars:



Our next Paint Night will be Tuesday Sept 17 at 6:30

Call or Text Suzie Hopps @ 339-933-3057 to Reserve a spot


Helping Hands Committee Meeting Sept. 20th 10 am Lower Level @ Henrich Hall


  Several  residents have ask for more Game Nights to be organized here in our community. And here we go: Game Night is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 7pm-10pm at Henrich Hall. The game is LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER. It is played with Quarters for a total of $3.00 each game. If you don’t know the rules for this game, it really does not matter, it is super easy to learn and fun to play.  Come join us and bring your own booze. We will provide some snacks.  ........ From Iris Perkoski/ Entertainment Committee


 Wed September 25, 2019, at 1pm at Henrich Hall  we are having Maryellen Lee from the Plymouth

County Sheriff’s Dept. give a presentation about the current types of scams we, the elderly population,

seem to be exposed to on a daily basis. Come join us. Coffee and goodies after will be available.


Board of Directors Meeting - Thurs. Sept. 26th 4 pm @ Henrich Hall 


Free Wellness Clinic Oct. 1st, 12:30 - 1:30 pm @ Henrich Hall


Craft Fair here @ Henrich Hall –  Sat. October 19th

Need a table ??? Call Judy Yergeau @ 339-244-4713 


Halloween Dance with DJ’s – Sat. October 26th  @ Henrich Hall


Movie Night in November – Date to be determined  @ Henrich Hall


New Years Eve Party – Tues. Dec. 31 @ Henrich Hall


Please Mark your Calendars ! ! !

Now That is a lot of fun times coming up here @ Halifax Estates !

Any Questions Or Ideas ??

Please Call Entertainment Committee Chairperson Iris @ 781-293-1577


Community Rules

Need a Copy of the Community Rules ?? Click Here For A Full Copy of All The Rules !



   For Sale, Wanted, Needed or Free:

Free - 4 large plastic storage bins. They need some washing as they have been used outdoors pick up @ 62 Redwood Drive  Take one or two or take them all !

For Sale: - Solid Oak Table and Chairs with fold in leaf 44" 50"   ...... Call Glenda 781 293 3391 $75.00

Free - 1 Small Rocker Recliner -Beige in color @ 104 Beechwood - Call 774-826-9110

Free - Metal Railing 4 ft section approx. 58 " long - Railing for a 3 step stairs  - also uprights  - Call Ted @ 339-788-3458

For Sale: - Coffee Table 47 long 27 deep and 18 high - $50  - Like Brand New - Call 617-980-3840  (In Park)

FREE -FREE -FREE - Giant Patio umbrella with weighted stand- Big Tarp for Winter included ! - Really Good Condition, just not used. Come Pick It up no deliveries - Call Murray @ 781-291-9128 (In Park )

For Sale : Like new, lightly used. Never left house Drive Scooter 4. Quick and easy dis-assembly. Flat free non-marking tires. Height adjustable swivel seat with fold down backrest with padded adjustable armrests. Large, plastic carry basket. Anti-tip wheels. Plug-in rechargeable battery -  Price $599.00   -  Call 1-508-942-6402

For Sale : Tires and wheels HD Electra Glide $350 - HD Seats - $50 - Floor Jack $20 - Fairing with stereo $300 - Floor Jack $15 - Receiver Hitch for P/U $15 - Rear window protector/ ladder rack $40 - Aluminum Roof Rack $75 - Please Call  @  1-339-933-1143




Thank You !


Need to sell something, or give it away for free ? ? Want or need something ????

Free Ad for all HMHEA Inc Members !

More Notices:

From Iris Perkoski Treasurer Helping Hands – As you all might know, Helping Hands has been able to help many Halifax Estates residents in many different ways over the years.  We say THANK YOU VERY MUCH  to all the generous donors and, we thank the volunteers who are always willing to be “dispatched” to do different chores or give rides. This time it is Helping Hands that is asking for YOUR HELP. We, the Helping Hands Group, would like to raise several thousand dollars to go 100% towards a Tree Fund. We think we can achieve that by collecting cans and plastic bottles from all of you (and maybe even your extended family). We understand that in some ways it is a drop in the bucket given what tree removal costs, but in another way, it could also be a feel – good moment for residents to know that we all helped in some way. Helping Hands would only be the workhorse behind this project with ALL money raised from can/plastic bottle collection going to the tree fund. Your Executive Board has been consulted and seems to be on board with this idea, but this project is still subject to a vote by the board. It will be on the agenda at the next board meeting.


For Your Entertainment  Section:


September 15th - Is National Gymnastics Day - Gymnastics are as old as ancient Greece where exercise helped men stay fit and battle ready.   ……………. I know I wont be on the balance beam today …….. you ??


Did You Know ?  The “Windy City” name has nothing to do with Chicago weather ! - Chicago’s nickname was coined by 19th-century journalists who were referring to the fact that its residents were “windbags” and “full of hot air.” Ow ……  that hurt especially if your from that city !


Trivia - What President had a pet hyena ?


 Weekly Quote  - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

…… Swami Sivananda

 Weekly Laughs -   Why is a sofa like a roast chicken?….. Because they're both full of stuffing! - A guy goes into a lawyer’s office and asks the lawyer: “Excuse me, how much do you charge?”The lawyer responds: “I charge $1,000 to answer three questions.” “My My – That’s a bit expensive isn’t It?” “Yes.  ……………. What’s your third question?” - What’s red and moves up and down?….. A tomato in an elevator - What do you call a crocodile with GPS? ….  A Navi-gator. - What do you call an alligator that sneaks up and bites you from behind? ….  A tail-gater. - What did they call the canary that flew into the pastry dish?  …. ATweetie Pie! - What language do geese speak? A: Porchageese - : What do you call a bird that kicks your butt? …..  Steven Seagull. - What did one plate whisper to the other plate? …..  Dinner is on me. - Why was the picture sent to jail? ….  It was framed. - How do you stop an astronaut’s baby from crying?…… You rocket! - How do you talk to giants?….. by using really big words! - How do you make an artichoke? ….. You strangle it. - Which hand is better to write with? …..  Neither, it’s better to write with a pen or pencil. - What do elves do after school? …. Their gnome work. -

    That’s All I got ! ! .… Rata tat tat ……… Till Next Week ! !


 Extra Joke !  - What kind of music do mummies listen to? ……  Wrap music.


Trivia  Answer - Theodore Roosevelt !  Its name was Bill and was a present from the Ethiopian emperor. Roosevelt was famous for his many pets, including a one-legged rooster, a badger, a pony, and a small bear.


Say What !  - Easy One Today ! ……. Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?


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

( 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

To All Who Have Placed Ads ................Thank You !



Business Ad's and Notices:



Remember with us its never complicated It's always .............

“ Plain - Simple - Straightforward"

If your thinking about selling Or buying a home please call us !

No Hype ! Only Results !


 Thank You, Donna And Jeff O'Connell

@ The Park Sales Group

Our Tel # are 781-294-1087  or  781-264-6588

Call Us with any questions about homes sales in the community !

Did we mention NO EXTRA CLOSING COSTS ! Click Here !


NOTICE:   All Notices Above Are Paid  Advertisements Only !

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

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


    Next Town Recycling - Wed. September 25th


Thought for today - Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

 …… Robert Louis Stevenson



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Main Office Hours @ 50 Sycamore Dr. - Tues. & Thurs. - 9am - 1pm Only !  - 781-293-9015

Tel. # For Emergency - Bristol South - 1-508-823-2300  ext 2102 - Mon - Fri  9 am -5 pm  - After Hrs. Ext 8

Your resident on site contact person for non emergency or maintenance issues daytime hours is:

 Peter Hayhow  @ 1-508-397-2891

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