The WALDEN WOODS NEWS is no longer being published. What follows is an archive of the newsletters previously published for all homeowners by the Communication Committee. They contained news of recent and upcoming events, homeowner profiles and general information relevant to the entire community. The NEWS was distributed electronically to those homeowners having e-mail and via hardcopy delivery to those who did not.
Winter 2014 List of Elected 2015 Board Members, Annual Meeting Announcement, Pickleball Promo, Holiday Party (Adult's and Kid's) Invitations, Reserve Study Reminder, and an Invitation to a Special Program for Seniors.
Fall 2014 Newsletter Document Committee Update, Budget Talk, Pool/Tennis Codes, How To Report Problems, Annual Meeting Announcement, Island Landscaping, AAI Process, Ruth Johnson's True Story of Serendipity, Dog and Bike Show Photos
News from the Environmental Committee: Coyotes In an effort to educate the residents of Walden Woods -- particularly, our residents who may have animals -- about the presence and habits of coyotes living in the area, the Environmental Committee encourages the viewing of this video:
March 2014 Newsletter Save a Tree (Accept Legal e-mail Notices), Who to Call (Elite), Community Garden Meeting, Website Promo, Recreation and Social Committee Update, Women's Bible Study Group
November 2013 Newsletter Environmental Committee report on upgrades to the walking trail; Fisher Cat news; Garden Committee report on Harvest Dinner; Social Committee report on Bunco Night and the Dog and Bike Faire, also invitations to Holiday, Movie Night and Souper Bowl Parties.
August 2013 Newsletter Community Garden review, Social Committee report on recent and upcoming events, Documentation Committee report, Environmental Committee report on hiking trail changes, Invitation to Recycling Facility tour, Thanks to diligent dog owners, Thanks to Russo for prompt tree service, Walden Woods Quiz, Invitation to Adult Learning Program (ALP) for seniors, Prompt to attend upcoming Conservancy & Council Meetings.
March 2012 Newsletter Tag Sale, Social & Garden Committees Call for Volunteers; Spring Improvements Require Submission of AIA Forms to Standards Committee; Leash and Clean up After Your Pets, Please; Spring Book Club Picks; Joke Corner
Aug 2011 Newsletter Community Garden Announcement, Meeting House Update, Tag Sale Report, Windsor Food Bank, Changes to Pool Rules, Need for Council Directors, Social Committee Info, Great Pond Village, Need for Committee Volunteers, Day Hill Motocross Track, Various Announcements and a Hurricane Story.
May 2011 Newsletter Community Gardening, Appeal for Meeting House Committee Volunteers,Pool Party Announcement, Earth Day Cleanup Report, Pool Repairs, Mailbox Issues, New Community Bench, Egg Hunt Party Report, Tag Sale Announcement, and an Environmental Committee Update
February 2011 Newsletter Genevieve Lattimer named new editor; winter happenings at Walden Woods; 2011 events calendar; standards committee feature; Earth Day; Bob's Joke Corner; coverage of recent and upcoming special events for the community
Nov 2010 Newsletter Appeal for 2011 Volunteers (Including insert identifying Committee Needs), Maintenance Building Update, Annual Homeowners Meeting, 2011 Calendar Availability, Walden Pond Ins/Outs, Pond Platform Update, Autumn Thoughts, Country Walk Development Update, Disappearing "Mountain", Duplex Council Director Change, The Why of Words and Bob's Joke Corner
Aug 2010 Newsletter Social Events and Meeting Reminder, Pond Platform Status, Appeal to Tennis Players, Vulture Report, Country Walk Development Status, Speeding and Dog Curbing Warnings,Little Walden Pond Report, Repair of Marshall Phelps Stone Wall, Appeal for Meeting House and Social Committee Volunteers, Senior Dress Code and Antarctica Trivia
May 2010 Newsletter Fishing on Walden Pond, Decking?, E-Mail Advice, Council Director Replacements, Maintenance Building Update, Earth Day Cleanup Report, Recycling News, Appeal for Sappling Transplanting Help, and Cucumber Magic.
Feb 2010 Newsletter Announcement of New Directors, CWD Construction Update, Special Event Schedule, Walden Pond Beaver Report, Maintenance Report on Stone Walls and Vinyl Fences, Update on Construction of a Community Maintenance Building, Zocco's Pasta Night Report, and an Ode to Fireplace Wood
Also includes copies of Social Committee's Special Event Schedule and the Board of Directors/Property Management Information Sheet.
SPECIAL NOTE The newsletter was not published between February 2009 and February 2010.
Dec '08 - Feb '09 Newsletter Coyote Alert, 2009 Budget Review, New Names for Residents, 2009 Social Event Schedule, Note to Russo Landscaping, Beth Goulet Profile, Problems on the Knoll, Conservancy Board Agenda re Scoff-Laws, Political Wit and Observations, and Appeals for Social, Welcome and Meeting House Committee Volunteers.
Also includes copies of the 2009 Budget Breakdown and Committee Descriptions/Contact Info.
Aug-Sept '08 Newsletter Three New Directors, Tag Sale Reminder, Speeders Beware, Big Pond Environmental Corrections, Pride of Walden Woods, Capital Improvement Project Status Report, Movie Night Report, Caution to Parents, and Walden Woods Greening. Also Ballfield Survey and Oktoberfest Promo Inserts.
June-July '08 Newsletter Village and Townhome Council Board Vacancies, Centenarian Katherine Gloster, Rules for Leasing a Home, Walden Woods Green, BBQ Party Report, Movie Night Announcement, Tag Sale Announcement, Gossip Column, Poolside News, and Signs of the Times
April-May '08 Newsletter Pool Resurfacing and '08 Opening, Memorial Day Party Announcemnt, Speed Warning, Stone Wall Problem, Big Pond Improvements, Earth Day Cleanup Review, Ball Field Upgrade, Tax Referendum Reminder, Kite Flying and Movie Night Announcments, Belated Tax Advice, No OPen board Meeting in May, and Intro to the Green Corner feature.
Feb-March '08 Newsletter Movie Event Approved, Special Assessment Reminder for Villagers, Mailbox Responsibilities, Budget Breakdown and Analysis, Appeal for Pool Attendant, Irish Joke, Professional Stdies, Speeding Warning, Newsletter Help Appeal, Worst Joke Contender, New Orleans Worth Visiting, Recycling the Right Way and Great Egg Hunt Reminder
Dec '07-Jan '08 Newsletter Message to Volunteers from Giampolo, Annual Reminder about Winter Parking and Decorations, Expanded Social Plans for '08, A Look Back to '07 Events, Holiday Party Report, Environmental Committee Report, Duplex/Townhome Council Meeting Announcement, Welcome Committee News, Care Giving Appeal from Giampolo, Snowman Crisis, Meeting House Appeal for Help, and the Gossip Column
Oct-Nov '07 Newsletter Budget Preparation Announcement, Annual Homeowners Meeting Announcement, Halloween Report, Shutter Matter, Request to Remove Mailbox Spillovers, New Townhome Council Director, Village Assessment, Tree Plantings, Service Provider Database Idea, Wine Tasting Report and A Thanksgiving Message
Sept '07 Newsletter Announcement of Change to Bi-Monthly Publication, God's Thoughts on Lawns, Henderson's 70th Anniversary, Duplex Council Meeting Schedule, Need for Townhome Council Director, Restaurant Review, Appeal for Welcome Committee Help, Classics Test and Editorial about Signs
July '07 Newsletter Newsletter Survey, Tag Sale Reminder, Meeting House Siding Update, Ball Field Status, Swimming Pool Stats for June, Tennis Court Enhancements, Walk Walden Woods Report, Wine Tasting Party Announcement, Golf Outing Cancellation Notice, Feng Restaurant Review, Village Council Special Assessment Notice, and New Village Council Director Announcement
June '07 Newsletter Report on Tree Cutting, Appeal for Townhome Council Director, Need for Standards Committee Function, Restaurant Review, Village Budget Issue, Walk Walden Woods and Tag Sale Announcements, Pool Party Report and Advice on What To Do with Grass Clippings
May '07 Newsletter Pool Party Announcment, Attendant Position Filled, Tag Sale Announcement, Village Board Vacancy, Golf Outing Status, Earth Day Report, Using Our Amenities, Editorial on Need for Volunteers, and Meeting House Siding Delay
April '07 Newsletter Earth Day Cleanup Announcement, Capital Improvement Status Summary, Welcome Committee Meetings for Country Walk Influx, Appeal for Pool Attendants, Report on Snow Plow Damage, Tax Review, Social Committee Activities, Hiking Trail Report, Egg Hunt Report and Words of Wisdom.
Mar '07 Newsletter Obsolesence of Country Walk, Appeal for Townhome Director, Meeting House Facelift, High School Similies and Metaphors, Egg Hunt Invitation, Tag Sale Announcement, Walkathon Announcement, and the Gossip Column
Dec '06 Newsletter Annual Homeowners Meeting Announcement, New Signs, Report on Vandals, Village Fence Replacement List, Ball Field Update, New AAI Process, Walden Pond Update, Holiday Party Report, New Industrial Site Neighbors, and the Worst Joke of the Year
Nov '06 Newsletter Annual Parking and Holiday Decorating Rules Reminder, 2007 Budget Presentation, Wine Tasting Party Report, Holiday Party Notice, Appeal for Council Director Volunteers, First Duplex Council Director, Notice Operandi Q&A, Walkathon Cancelation, and Gossip Column
Oct '06 Newsletter Praise for Environmental/Pond Committee, Rec Field Progress, Why Men are Happier, Invitation to Duplex Homeowners, Walkathon Announcement, 2006 Reserve Spending Report, 2007 Golf Outing Announcement, Wine Tasting Reminder, Holiday Party Announcement
Sept '06 Newsletter Request for input to 2007 Budget, Tag Sale report, Request for Volunteers, Gossip Column, Golf Outing report, Ballfield Problems, Baseball Outing report, a look at life 100 years ago, and Wine Tasting Party Invitation
Aug '06 Newsletter Meeting House Rules Changed, Village Council Assessment Idea Dropped, The Great Dog Poop Debate, Tag Sale Promo, Saga of Walden Pond, Wine Tasting Party Officially On,Pool Count, and Golf Outing's Final Reminder
July '06 Newsletter Use of new baseball field, Rock Cats baseball outing, Swimming Pool usage stats, Pillsbury Doughboy eulogy, Tag Sale reminder, Pond Maintenance update, Appeal for Help to Ridge homeowners, Village Council meeting announcement, Warning to Hikers, Golf Outing reminder, and Wine Tasting Party reminder.
June '06 Newsletter Sikora's message re change in Conservancy Board Meeting format, Coyote Caution, Parcel C Progress Report, Standards Committee Plea for Help on Ridge, Wine Tasting Party Inquiry, Golf Outing Reservations Announcement, Tag Sale Reservation Announcement, Pool Party Report and Photos, Pool Attendants, and Gossip Column.
May '06 Newsletter Pool Party Announcement, Pool Attendant Solicitation, About Our Environment (saving the pond), Church Bulletins, Country Walk News (developer's conflict with town re Common Reed removal and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy), Pending Board Decisions, Complaint Against Unisource, Tag Sale Announcement, CPR Class, Start of New Recreation Area Construction, and Entrance Sign Facelift.
April '06 Newsletter Swimming Pool Opening, Derby Day Party, Tag Sale Rumor, Winter Holiday Party Scheule Change, Golf Outing Announcement, Country Walk Update, Certificate of Incorporation Approval, Landscaping Plan change, CPR Class Change, Town News, Vernal Pool Description, Egg Hunt Party Report, Internet Connections, and Typoglycemia
Mar '06 Newsletter Egg Hunt Invitation, Knollwood Street Signs Installed, SAT for Dummies Redux, CPR Course Invitation, Fencing Scheduled, Golf Outing Invitation, Country Walk Update, Pool Area Improvements, and a Word from Joe (three most popular complaints)
Feb '06 Newsletter Word from President Sikora (Country Walk update), Springtime Parties Planned, Updated Rules Ready, Landscaping Improvement Projects, Newcomers Welcomed, Walden Pond Saved Again, Speed Warning and Certificate of Incorporation Notice
Nov 05 Newsletter Budget Preparation Scheduled, 20 Year Plan Impact, Resale Packet Reminder, Winter Parking/Decorations Reminder, Appeal for Volunteers - Again, Warning to Dog Owners, and Holiday Party Invitation
Oct 05 Newsletter Search for New Blood, Village Council Costs/Benefits, Residents Honored by Town, Tea Party Invitation, 20 Year Plan Presentation, 1st Letters to the Editor, Book Swapping Announcment, and Mr. Manners
Sept 05 Newsletter Elite Mgmnt Rep Change, Knoll Fence Replacement Strategy, Passage of Bylaws, Tribute to Stds Committee (editorial), Street Signs for Knoll, Resumption of Game Night, Tag Sale Photos, Personal Announcement Offer, and Meet Karen Machamer.