Halifax Estates Weekly Newsletter

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         August  18th 2019      


Headlines - Life Events and Recent News:


Here Are The New Board of Directors of HMHEA Inc.



I want to thank all the Members that took the time to come

to the Annual Meeting to have their say and vote!

It was a very good meeting and all your input is appreciated. As Colleen and Chris both said, we are doing very well for being a ROC for only two years! Besides the Board of Directors, that was elected to run the day to day operation of our Community, all of our volunteer committee members have played a tremendous part in our successes! We couldn't have done it without them! I want to congratulate the new Board Members that were elected at the meeting! They will be taking their places on the Board within a few weeks.  I also want to thank all the candidates for stepping up and running for a position on the Board! Volunteers like you are the heart of our Community ! Last, but not least, I want to thank everyone involved in preparing for the meeting. It's a lot of work getting the packets ready for the Members, from getting the copies done, stuffing the envelopes and our wonderful volunteers that deliver them, to the volunteers that checked people in, gave out the drawing ticket for the free months rent and the guys that made sure all the tables we needed were set up. Thank you all!                  #BetterTogether                 Nancy Froio

Ellie Hurst is recovering @ Life Care Center of West Bridgewater,  765 W Center St, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 or Main Tel # Phone: (508) 580-4400 We are sure she would like to hear from some of her friends.  ..........  Get better soon Ellie ! !

Heather Sargent of 18 Ferndale Drive has broken her ankle and will be home recuperating. We are sure a card, a call or visit would be appreciated !  .....................We hope you heal quickly !

REMINDER: Generations Trip ! - Georges of Galilee In Rhode Island - Thurs. Aug 22nd - $91 tip included - Leave Henrich Hall @ 10:30 Returns 6pm - Choice of 1  - 1/4 Lobster or Grilled Rib Eye - Call Dottie by 8/15 @ 781-801-4822

Just a Reminder Here are the HALIFAX ESTATES CONTACT NUMBERS  !

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

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

For Halifax Estates Member Residents ! See Bottom of Newsletter for details !

Our Weekly Community Events:


Bingo - August 12th - 1st  Special –Janet Durgan - Door Prize- Millie Mahar  –  50/50 –  Barbara Young - Even Odd - Ed Nelson and Alyce Dutton - 2nd  Specials -  1st - Donna O'Connell -  2nd - Janet Durgan -  3rd - Nancy Froio


..................... Claire Johnson

  Whist –August 14th  -   1st - Ronnie Hiltz  with 52 PTS - 2nd  Cathy Walsh with 51 PTS -


3rd  - Sandy Dalton with 19 PTS    ................ Nancy Hiltz



 Bowling –   August 8th -  Womens High Single -Carol Keegan  @ 93 - Womens High Three - Carol Keegan @ 256 - Mens High Single - Bob Grahn @ 98- Mens High Three - Bob Grahn @ 252

Quarters were won by Arlene Lyons .................... Rita Magnarelli




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:


Here is a summary of community events below that we have coming up !

 Please Mark your Calendars:

COA is hosting their annual picnic – Wed Aug 21st @ 12 noon


R D & The Kool Kids Concert Sept. 8th @ Henrich Hall 1pm


Wed September 25th @ 1pm A speaker about Elder Abuse @ Henrich Hall


Game Night on Sat. Sept 21st


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  


Movie Night in November – Date to be determined  


New Years Eve Party – Tues. Dec. 31

 Please Mark your Calendars:

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

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

We will update this as soon as information is available


R D & The Kool Kids -They will be having A concert on Sept. 8th @ 1 pm @ Henrich Hall. - There will be some special guests called the "Golden Melodies Chorus" to help everyone have a great afternoon of music and fun.

Mark this event on your calendar so you can come join us !  ...... Refreshments to be served !  

Hope to see you all there !  ......................... Rick Darling

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:


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


WANTED - Still Looking for someone to walk my dog periodically mostly mid day or evenings Call 339-933-5943 for more information.


Plant Swap: I will swap evening primrose and black eyed Susan's  (both Yellow) in exchange for whatever perennial you may have in your garden!   If interested please give me a call @ 781-293-5367 leave # on answering machine if no answer.

For Sale - 3 seater couch - 3 yrs old - Looks brand new ! Raisin Brown Call 617-980-3840

For Sale - Very light lemon sofa, round on one end, straight other from Jordan’s $50.00 - 7 Piece yard set, wrought Iron, table 4 chairs 2 rockers  - $50.00 ……  Call 781 293 3009  

Free - Anyone interested in building a small rock wall, free boulders (approx. 25-50)  & delivery” Leave message at 781-563-2425 to take a look at pile, will return call”

For Sale -   Tires and wheels HD Electra Glide   $350 - HD Seats - $50 - Floor Jack $20 - 25 & 50lbs Barbell Plates $20 - Large dresser with hutch $150 - Wall Entertainment Center $50 - Cloth Recliner  $20 -18 speed touring Bike $150 -


 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:


Just ”My 2 Cents Worth” ! 

Another year has passed being a resident owned community we are all constantly learning new ways of doing things. New committees have been formed such as the Beatification Committee and has made our community looks even better. The Rules and Bylaws committee have been working hard to make changes needed to our rules. The Maintenance Committee continues to keep everything going in our large community. The Finance committee brought us a great budget  that will fund everything. We also have a very active community thanks to the Entertainment Committee. We have a more caring community thanks to the Helping Hands Committee that continues to assist those who may need some help from time to time.  All of this done by all volunteers ! Isn’t that amazing !  Thanks should be given to all those who give their time freely to make our community better. The Board of Directors with the help of all committees and we might add with the guidance and participation from the residents has done an excellent job in our community.  Let’s us all continue to keep up the good work as we all continue to grow together. …….. JFO


EEE has been found in Halifax and the surrounding towns - Please make sure that there is no standing water in and around our homes and always wear some sort of spray to keep the mosquitoes away and limit the time outside early in the morning and dusk at night. More Info about EEE Click Here !

We try to keep the wood shop in order  But we need everyone's help who uses it ! We ask that if you need any screws or nails or anything in the bins please take a moment to put it back where it was and not leave them scattered on the bench.

 If you find there is anything that needs to be repaired please call.  Also if there is any other issues that needs to be addressed please call me @ 781-294-1035 ……..  Thanks ………….  Jeff O’Connell



For Your Entertainment  Section:


August 18th  - Is National Fajita Day !  - It sure would be a great day to enjoy some of these Mexican styled foods that we have grown to love so much !  Ok lets throw in some of those nachos too and make it a feast !  ….............. Enjoy !


Trivia - Which mountaineer and his Sherpa became the first men to conquer Mount Everest on May 29, 1953?

 Did You Know ?  A Sherpa is a member of a Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet, renowned for their skill in mountaineering !

 Weekly Quote  -  “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy,

and inspires your hopes.”…… Andrew Carnegie


Weekly Laughs - Where do animals go when their tails fall off?  ……. To the retail store ! -How does a train eat? …..it goes Chew Chew ! - I got another letter from this lawyer today. It said “Final Notice”. Good that he will not bother me anymore. -Guest to the waiter: “Can you bring me what the lady at the next table is having?” Waiter: “Sorry, sir, but I’m pretty sure she wants to eat it herself.” -One company owner asks another: “Tell me, Bill, how come your employees are always on time in the mornings?”  Bill replies: “Easy. 30 employees and 20 parking spaces.” - Waiter, there’s a fly twitching in my soup!”- “And what do you expect for this price? A ballet?!” - Patient: Doctor help me please, every time I drink a cup of coffee I get this intense stinging in my eye.- Doctor: I suggest you remove the spoon before drinking. -A man is reading his newspaper and says to his wife: “Michelle, look. Here is an article about how women use about twice as many words per day as men do.”…….The wife responds: “That’s because we have to tell you men everything twice” - Police stops a man in his car.  Police: Sir, what’s in that bottle? - Man replies: Water. - Police: [sniffs] It smells like wine! - Man: Oh no, Jesus did it again! - Goodness, is that the smoke alarm beeping like that?- ….No, its my kitchen trying to back up ! ! - Theory of relativity explained: The relative length of a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you are on. - A keychain is a device which enables you to lose all keys at once. - My socks got so holy. I can only wear them to church. - If you spent your day in a well, can you say your day was well-spent? - A patient bursts into a doctor’s office, "Doctor, I believe I'm a deck of cards!" …..The doctor calmly replies, "Go sit in the waiting room, please, I'll be dealing with you later." - Apparently taking a day off is not something you should do when you work for a calendar company.


   That’s it ! .… Rata tat tat ……… Till Next Week ! !


 Extra Joke ! - How to achieve a beach body?  1. Have a body  2. Arrive at the beach !  .......... Done !  


Trivia  Answer - Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.   ............................  I know that was a tough one ! !


Say What !  - Betty Botter bought a bit of butter. The butter Betty Botter bought was a bit bitter And made her batter bitter. But a bit of better butter makes better batter. So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter Making Betty Botter’s bitter batter better !

Can you say this even once ? ?


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 your 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




NOTICE: HMHEA Inc Does Not endorse any of these businesses above.

 They are paid advertisements only !


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

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


    Next Town Recycling - Wed.  August 28th


Thought for today - “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”…………..  Albert Schweitzer


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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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