Butterfield LIFE July + August 2016

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Conrad and Ann Waligorski

Out & About: American Folk Art at Crystal Bridges

Board Member Q&A: Rick Meyer

Living Spaces: The Home of Nelda Farthing

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Feature Profile Conrad and Ann Waligorski


Fitness Blue Zone Study

10 Village Newcomers Ken and Nancy Mays 10 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors


11 Living Spaces The Home of Nelda Farthing 12 UA Alumni News Lucas Service Award 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About American Folk Art Exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum 17 Walton Arts Center 25th Anniversary Season & Grand Re-Opening 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events 20 Foundation News 20 Foundation Giving

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22 Meet Your Village Board Getting to Know Rick Meyer


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Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Dave Marks Sales Counselor Move-In Coordinator PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2016 Council Members Carl Koffler, President Larry Hanley, Vice President Jerol Garrison, Secretary Larry Masters, Immediate Past President Michele Utterson, Ron Hanson, Carolyn Park, Ruth Ann Rodwen, Carol Sonnenberg, Genie Donovan, Mort Gitelman BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Bruce Johanson, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Jim Webster, Sara Koenig, Jacquelyn Brandli Lewis Epley, Bettie Lu Lancaster Theresa Ewing, Bill Shackelford, Bill Waite Rick Meyer, Foundation Representative Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus

From the CEO Cookouts, parades, swimming, enjoying cool summer treats like watermelon and homemade ice cream – these are all activities we associate with the Fourth of July. But let’s not forget that July 4th is a patriotic holiday commemorating our country’s declaration of independence in 1776. As we celebrate our nation’s freedom, lets honor those who gave their lives in order for this great nation to remain free. We have many veterans who live here at Butterfield Trail Village; let’s take time to thank them for their service. In this issue of Butterfield LIFE, we feature Conrad and Ann Waligorski, Butterfield residents who have extensive backgrounds in academia at the University of Arkansas. You might know Conrad as the moderator of the Butterfield’s popular Wednesday evening lecture series. Ann is one of the valued residents who keep the BTV Library humming. This issue also recognizes Butterfield resident Bill Stewart who has worked tirelessly spearheading the BTV Recycling Program. Stewart was honored recently by the Rotary Club of Fayetteville for his community volunteer efforts. You can also enjoy photos from Butterfield’s wellattended June 2 groundbreaking ceremony for our new multi-purpose Commons Center. This project will take approximately one year to complete and will add 17,200 square feet of space and amenities for our residents to enjoy. As a hot and busy summer begins to draw to a close, it won’t be long until fall starts to show its colors in a magnificent display across the region. Razorback football season will begin, and Hogs fans from all over the state and beyond will begin filling up the UA campus. Until then, I hope that each one of you is able to spend time with family and friends during these remaining days of summer and enjoy all that Northwest Arkansas has to offer.

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Feature Profile

Conrad and Ann Waligorski With Books Galore, High-Achieving Butterfield Residents are Lifelong “Shelfies” and Proud of It Owning a big-screen TV is not a priority for Conrad and Ann Waligorski. In fact, the TV in their home is small screen by today’s comparisons and takes the backseat to a collection of books that spans nearly an entire wall in their living room. 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Owning a lot of books is a sign of an avid reader. But a packed bookshelf like the Waligorskis’ (which represents only 60 percent of their collection) is a sure sign of a book enthusiast. It may come as no surprise then that Conrad Waligorski, who was a political science professor at the University of Arkansas for 38 years, is a published author himself. While Ann enjoyed a complimentary career as an acquisitions librarian. However you slice it, books — and the discussions, impressions and possibilities they evoke — play a central role in this couple’s lives. The Waligorskis are bona fide shelfies and they wouldn’t have it any other way. “Books are something we care about,” Conrad said from the couple’s Village home on a recent summer afternoon. “Books, reading together, pictures, traveling, architecture, textiles, tea, beer. If we like something, we’ll go after it with a passion.” BIG ASPIRATIONS Conrad and Ann Waligorski have been in Northwest Arkansas for more than 40 years. Both are originally Photos by Beth Hall

from the North (he’s from Chicago, and she’s from Toronto), and have similar backgrounds. Early on it was a shared intellect and the same wry sense of humor that sparked a connection. Conrad met Ann Kamarner while they were attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison, at a student mixer. He was pursuing a graduate degree in Political Science, while hers was in American History. They lived in the same L-shaped dorm building where the men and women’s wings met in the middle. “We went to the same bar in college,” Ann said with a chuckle. “It had the moose on the wall.” “She would play baseball on the slot machines,” Conrad said. “He’d sit at a table and grade papers,” she said. They married in 1969. And what followed has been a union filled with laughter, travel and adventure, careers that meshed both practically and philosophically, and a bond solidified by like interests, purpose and priorities. Conrad grew up in a working class family. His dad was a polisher of metals and his mom stayed at home. Conrad was the first member of his immediate family to attend college. Ann also grew up in a working class home. Her father was a retailer and her mother was also a stay-at-home mom. Conrad attended City Junior College in Chicago (his choice because it was $10 a semester) before transferring to Loyola University and graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. After Loyola, he worked for the American Medical Association to save money for grad school. He toyed with the idea of becoming a lawyer, but followed his heart and took the political science track instead. He receive a number of scholarship offers from leading universities but chose the University of Wisconsin — ranked third in the nation — to earn his masters and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science. Ann also had high aspirations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in American History from the University of Toronto, and went on to earn her masters in the same from the University of Wisconsin. During graduate school, she got a taste

for working with manuscripts, documents and records (foreshadowing a career to come) when her thesis focused on a 19th century immigrant settlement. During the mid-1800s, hundreds of thousands of immigrants came to Wisconsin, many from the eastern U.S. and Europe. “I had access to the records of the woman who ran the immigrant settlement near Milwaukee,” Ann said. “These were some of the country’s first immigrants. The first on U.S. welfare rolls – some of this country’s first English-as-asecond language residents. It was a fascinating topic.” Meanwhile, in graduate school, Conrad honed his focus on the relationship between politics and economics, which ultimately led to his field specialty of normative and historical political theory. Once he acquired his Ph.D., he accepted a position as a political science instructor at the University of Arkansas. In 1970, the couple packed their bags and headed 700 miles south to Fayetteville. “We had one car at the time we shared,” Ann remembered. “Yes, it had two gears,” Conrad said. “Stop and go.” SPARKING A WONDER At UA, Conrad taught a full range of political science courses. He especially enjoyed the honors courses on normative political economy, democratic theory and 20th century American political thought. As with all things, teaching for 38 years had its great joys and disappointments, he said. “The best part was being able to talk about ideas that have fascinated me most of my life,” he said. “And the gratifying thing is that sometimes they sparked the same enjoyment and wonder in students.” Conrad wrote and published three books: The Political Theory of Conservative Economists in 1990; Liberal Economics and Democracy: Keynes, Galbraith, Thurow, and Reich in 1997; and John Kenneth Galbraith: The Economist as Political Theorist in 2006.


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“Economic theories provide widely, though differing, conceptions of how the world operates and what it is possible and desirable to achieve,” he said. “I assumed that the same way that some economists employ their economic theory to analyze politics, it is possible to use normative political theory to analyze economic arguments. Thus, in each book I examined similar ideas and concepts in a comparative framework.” Once in Fayetteville, Ann also accepted a position at the University of Arkansas – at Mullins Library, where she was head of the Acquisitions Department. One interesting undertaking came when the UA was developing its King Fahd Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Ann was awarded an off-campus duty assignment to become a subject matter specialist.

photos of architecture, mechanical toys, music, maps, tea, beer, cheese popcorn and other collectables that they can ruminate over later together and relive their experiences. THE NEXT GOOD BOOK Conrad retired from UA in 2001 and Ann in 2007. They moved to Butterfield in 2014 and have only continued to expand their intellectual pursuits. Conrad is the moderator of the BTV lecture series on Wednesday evenings, and Ann is one of the volunteers who keeps the BTV Library running smoothly.

Alaska Cruise, 2014

“The Saudi government was supporting the new Middle East studies program, and the involved professors gave me access to lots of money for works for the university library,” Ann said. “I learned basic Arabic so I could select items for purchase from Arabic catalogs and decipher the Arabic invoices. It was a challenge.”

In addition to their love of discussing – discussing books, architecture, politics, volunteering, their last vacation, where they’ll take their next trip together – they both have pet hobbies. Conrad bakes bread that the couple likes to give as gifts, and Ann crochets blankets for the Children’s House in Springdale.

Sufficient to say, Ann and Conrad have met nary an intellectual challenge they didn’t embrace. Especially when they could combine it with travel. One summer not long into their marriage they both accepted positions as UA faculty teaching members of U.S. Air Force who were stationed in England. “We wanted a vacation with lots of opportunities to travel,” Ann said. “We lived in a cottage that had mice, three miles from Oxford. We taught during the day and had three days every week to ourselves to explore.” Together, the Waligorskis have travelled to the Caribbean, Alaska, Italy, France, Greece and England, to name a few, always bringing home books, CDs, 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


“Moving to Butterfield was an easy choice,” Ann said. “Our family all live in other parts of the country, and Fayetteville has been our home for more than 40 years. It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision. We made sure Butterfield would fit our needs and it does. Living here, we have everything we want. We can travel at our own pace, then come back and enjoy the good things in life.”

Their shared joys continue to fuel a zeal for the life they’ve created together. Many days, you’ll find Conrad with his nose in a book on political science, while Ann is known to knock out a short novel in a summer afternoon. (Vinegar Girl by Anne Taylor is a recent example.) “Conrad is curious,” Ann said of one of the attributes she appreciates in her husband. “Plus I can safely argue with him.”

Salisbury Cathedral, 1973

“For both of us, good friends and talking to one another has kept us alive intellectually,” Conrad added. “And a good book collection helps.”

Get Healthy in the Blue Zone I have been a believer in the Blue Zone principles for health and longevity for years now and incorporate many, if not all, into my daily life, as well as the fitness and wellness programs for residents here at Butterfield Trail Village. The Blue Zone principles were developed from a study by National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner. By Fitness and In 2004, he conducted a worldwide study to Wellness Director identify the longest living Jennifer Neill people and what it was about their lifestyles that led to longer, better lives. Since publishing the bestselling book The Blue Zones, Buettner has launched a major public health initiative to transform cities. In this and upcoming issues of Butterfield LIFE, I’ll be featuring one or more of the Blue Zone’s Power 9 principles and suggesting how BTV residents can incorporate them into their lifestyle routines. One of the easiest and most rewarding ways to start is with the “Move Naturally” principle. Find ways to move without thinking about it. Look for classes or activities that will stimulate your mind and as a result, your body will enjoy that exercise even more.

Fitness and Wellness

Hiking is an easy way move naturally, while enjoying nature and socializing at the same time. Coming this fall, Butterfield will kick off a walking and hiking challenge on the Razorback Regional Greenway as a part of our Power 9 initiative. Right now, 22 residents are excited to take on this challenge, and I want to recruit several more! As director of fitness and wellness, I personally see the changes in residents who move to BTV and become healthier as they get involved in our many activities and fitness classes. Residents make new friends and restart social lives that have been dormant for many years. Those residents have a spark that resonates in their overall health and subsequently extends their lives.

The Power 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Move Naturally Purpose (Have a sense of purpose) Down Shift (Avoid stress) The 80-percent Rule (Stop eating when

almost full)

Plant Slant (Eat a more plant-rich diet) Wine @ 5 (Drink in moderation) Belong (Attend faith-based services weekly) Loved Ones First (Family and friends come first) Right Tribe (Establish a social circle that supports healthy behaviors)


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Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Ken and Nancy Mays

Anniversaries July Anniversaries Phil & Virginia Wilson


Glen & Martha Fincher


Charles & Faye Edmondson


Bill & Pat Medley


Wesley & Martha Smith


Charles & Donna Horne


Leroy & Wilma Reese


Bob & Geri Bender


Campbell & Susan Johnson


Wulfran & Ingrid Polonius


August Anniversaries

When did you move to Butterfield?

Jerry & Kay Brewer


Joe & Judi Schenke


Richard & Mary Meyer


Ray & Penny Culver


We moved here on May 16, 2016.

Jim & Margaret Hunt


Where are you from?

John & Doris Schuldt


Buck & Jean Watson


Harris & Carol Sonnenberg


Ron & Polly Hanson


Jim & Linda Buckner


Ellis & Nancy Trumbo


Jimmy & Gaye Cypert


Jim & Lois Ferguson


Bill & Gloria Mills


Ken is a native Californian. Nancy grew up in Fayetteville. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, she went to California with the intention of staying one year, but stayed 39 instead.

What did you do before your retirement? Ken was an administrator/manager for the County of Orange, a large metropolitan county in Southern California. Nancy was an educator.

Do you have children/grandchildren?

John & Helen Elliott

We have two daughters: Susan Mays, who lives in Denver, and Sarah Derrick, who lives in Long Beach, Calif. Our three grandsons are Alex, Nick and Tommy.

Why did you choose Butterfield? We became aware of BTV while still living in California, and visited relatives here. We have many friends here and were aware of Butterfield’s good reputation. Nancy’s mother lived at a similar community in Des Moines.

New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Pete & Ginger Crippen Ken & Nancy Mays Chuck & Donna Horne




Living Spaces

The Home of Nelda Farthing Where Style and Simplicity Meet Nelda Farthing was a Realtor for 36 years, and she knows a good property when she sees one. Nelda handpicked this charming one-bedroom Butterfield apartment for its convenience, custom options and maximum use of space. An en suite bathroom, a large kitchen pantry and stackable washer and dryer provide the facets Nelda needs for active, functional living. With features like granite counter tops, a private entrance patio and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, style and comfort are hers for every occasion. —Photos by Beth Hall


Living Room

Sitting Area



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UA News

UA Alumni Association Names 2016 Lucas Service Award Winner Award Began in 1991 Honoring BTV Resident Andy Lucas The winner of the Arkansas Alumni Association’s 2016 Andrew J. Lucas Alumni Service Award has been named, and the recipient will receive the honor at a ceremony this fall. The award winner is Kenny Gibbs, a University of Arkansas alum who is a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in Little Rock. Gibbs graduated from UA in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He was the president of the alumni association from July 2006 to June 2008 and is a lifetime member. The Andrew J. Lucas Alumni Service Award bears the name of Butterfield resident Andy Lucas who had a 31-year career at the alumni association. A 1959 UA graduate, Lucas was the longtime editor of Arkansas Alumnus magazine, which is now called Arkansas. Created at the time of Lucas’ retirement in 1991, the award acknowledges a significant contribution of time and energy on behalf of UA and the alumni association.

Andy Lucas

Over the years, Lucas and his wife Shirley have volunteered extensively with the alumni association’s scholarship review process, assessing hundreds of applicants and helping select scholarship recipients. This fall, Gibbs will be honored at the Alumni Awards Celebration that Butterfield Trail Village is sponsoring on Oct. 14 at the Fayetteville Town Center. Tickets are $100 per person, and $25 of each ticket goes toward alumni association scholarships. For more information, contact Deb Euculano at (479) 575.2292 or deuculan@uark.edu.

Andrew J. Lucas Alumni Service Award Recipients: 1991

Andrew J. Lucas BA’59

2004 Greg Nabholz BSBA’88, MBA’90


Mary Trimble Maier BA’49

2006 Julian C. Stewart BSCE’57


Archie B. Ryan Jr. FS’56

2007 Frances Barton Nutt BSHE’50


Fred Pickens Jr. LLB’39 LLD’77

2008 Rosemary Fairhead BSPA’75


Robert T. Dawson BA’60 LLB’65

2009 Lewis E. Epley Jr. LLB’61, BSPA’61


W. Curtis Shipley BSBA’55

2010 B. Alan Sugg BSBA’60, MED’67


Harriett Hudson Phillips BA’72

2011 Jacque Martini BS’78, MBA’09


Elizabeth Riggs Brandon BSE’55

2012 Charles E. Scharlau III LLB’51


David R. Malone BSBA’65, JD’69

2013 David Woolly BSE’72 (COEHP), MED’77 (COEHP)


Sylvia Hack Boyer BSE’63

2013 William Woolly BSBA’68 (WCOB), MED’72 (COEHP)

Tommy Boyer BSBA’64

2014 Larry G. Stephens BSIE’58


Roy L. Murphy BSIM’49


Charles B. Whiteside III BSBA’63


Curt C. Rom BSA’80


William P. Bowden Jr. BSA’54



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John and Sally King

The Jack Mitchell Big Band at the June Moon Dinner and Dance

Jerry Rose and June Colwell

Rosa Lee Layne and Sherry Young at a BTV art class 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

Residents enjoy Blue Moon dining

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BTV Clay Class

Dancing the night away

Anne Prichard works with clay

BTV Groundbreaking Draws Crowd Butterfield Trail Village broke ground for its new Multi-Purpose Commons Center on June 2 before a crowd of nearly 100, with Fayetteville Chamber dignitaries, the mayor and BTV residents. The Commons Center will feature a state-of-the-art performance hall and add 17,200 square feet of premier amenity space for residents to enjoy. The project will give the BTV entrance a whole new look and include a Village bistro, additional meeting and office space, a new lobby, a larger general store and much more.

Shovels hit the dirt

Mayor Lioneld Jordan and Quintin Trammell

The well-attended ceremony

SoNA Executive Director and Cellist Matthew Herren

Quintin Trammell addresses the crowd

BTV Foundation and Board President Mike Jones BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Out & About

New American Folk Art Exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum Travel Back in Time to Late 18th Century Art A new exhibition opening July 2 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art tells the story of the early days of the United States through the objects made by everyday people. American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum features 115 artworks, including quilts, carvings, signs, samplers, weathervanes, whirligigs and more from the renowned collection of the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. The exhibition was created especially for Crystal Bridges, and is the first time the museum has shown an entire exhibition of American folk art. For the most part, the artisans who made these objects had no formal training in the “fine arts” of sculpture or painting. Nevertheless, they were confident in their abilities to create items that were not only functional and well made, but a pleasure to use and to look at. Over time, these works became known as “folk art,” and for many years were not considered true “artworks” and so were largely ignored. Fortunately, times change, and these handmade, everyday artworks were brought out of the attic and back into the public eye to receive the recognition and study they deserve. The things we make tell a story about who we are, and so these objects offer a very personal insight into our national identity: our history, our culture, and our values.

Map Quilt



Bicycle, Livery, Carriage and Paint Shop Trade Sign

“This exhibition provides a great opportunity to see extraordinary art created by self-taught artists,” said Mindy Besaw, a curator at Crystal Bridges. “I’m excited to present folk art for the first time at Crystal Bridges. In addition, many of these masterworks have not traveled outside New York in decades.” American Made will be on view at Crystal Bridges from July 2 to September 19. Admission is $10 (free for Crystal Bridges members and guests ages 18 and under). Learn more about the exhibition and upcoming events and programs at crystalbridges.org.

Columbia Weathervane

Standing Sentinel

Walton Arts Center: Playing a pART in a Legacy

Arts & Entertainment

Highlighted Happenings in NWA

Expansion to be Complete in Time for 25th Anniversary Season and Grand Re-Opening in November! As Walton Arts Center nears the final push of its $23 million expansion and renovation, the community is invited to Play a pART in a commemorative phase that will create a legacy of supporting arts and entertainment for generations to come. The expansion project is adding 30,000 square feet of new space to Walton Arts Center, including a larger main lobby with a modern glass façade that extends out toward Dickson Street; concierge-style concessions; extended space for technical and theatrical equipment; a renovation and expansion of the Starr Theater; and a new Underwood Family Plaza – ­ a destination for community gatherings, weddings and special events. The project is expected to be complete for WAC’s 25th Anniversary Season and Grand Re-Opening in November.

Walmart AMP > July 4th Fireworks Spectacular Featuring the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) July 4 > MercyMe Featuring Jeremy Camp July 30 > Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs August 12 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.com TheatreSquared > All the Way August 24 – Sept. 18 For more info, visit theatre2.org

In May, the Starr Theater re-opened following significant renovations, including updated and additional seating, a new dedicated lobby and entrance, and additional backstage space that allows the theater to function independently of performances in Baum Walker Hall. The expansion of WAC’s black box theater includes a new window that overlooks the Underwood Family Plaza, giving patrons a brand new experience when they see a show in Starr Theater.

Arkansas Public Theatre > Mary Poppins July 29-31, August 4-7, 11-14 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org

Once complete, the Underwood Family Plaza will showcase public art in a park-like setting of natural beauty. A water feature of hammered copper will be central to the space, surrounded by engraved personalized bricks and commemorative bricks celebrating artists who have performed on WAC stages since it opened in 1992. Bricks and paving stones from the original building will also be reinstalled in the WAC Rose Garden to continue the legacy of our original donors. The newly engraved bricks in the Underwood Family Plaza will reaffirm the community’s commitment to the arts, paving the way for the next 25 years of great arts and entertainment in Northwest Arkansas. There are still opportunities for the public to get involved with the expansion and leave a legacy – through the personalized and commemorative bricks in the Underwood Family Plaza and inside Walton Arts Center’s two theaters with name engravings on chairs. A charitable contribution to the expansion and renovation of Walton Arts Center can also memorialize your loved ones for generations to come. What better way to show your support of the arts than by engraving your or a loved one’s name at Walton Arts Center? For more information, call (479) 571-2759.

Arts Center of the Ozarks > Oklahoma: The Great American Musical July 15-17, 21-23 For more info, visit acozarks.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: > American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum July 2 – Sept. 19 > The Four Seasons Through Sept. 12 > Summer Blooms Tour July 6, 8, 13, 15 > Arkansas Declaration of Learning July 6 > Summer Family Fun: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre July 7 > Distinguished Speaker Series: Cheech Marin, Actor and Art Collector July 14 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org NOTE: This listing is for informational purposes only; Please refer to the monthly calendar or the Village bulletin board for confirmed transport-provided event listings.


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Library News

Discover America This Summer BTV Has Your Independence Day Book List The Butterfield Trail Village Library is honoring the 4th of July all summer long by showcasing a variety of books about America, its founders and modern day history, too. These titles include work by a Pulitzer Prize winning author, the story of indelible Revolutionary War figures and the tale of a little-known “First Lady” who kept the secrets of a founding father hidden. History Books Section: Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough brings us the masterful 1776 – an intensely human story about those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful tale of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, noaccounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. New Books: Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick is a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. These audacious generals fought battles that culminated in victory for Washington and defeat for Arnold, who delivered West Point to the British army. The Washingtons: George and Martha “Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love” is a dual biography by Flora Fraser that gives a clear picture of the First Couple as fully-rounded, flesh and blood people. Beginning with their courtship, life on the plantation, and birth of their children, it proceeds to the days of the Revolution and the formation of the United States as a government.



America’s First Daughter: a Novel by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie is a fictionalized biography of Martha “Patsy” Randolph, eldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson. Patsy filled the role of “First Lady” in formal occasions and accompanied Jefferson to Paris and London. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father’s reputation, in the process defining not only his political legacy, but of the nation he founded. Those interested in the presidency in the 20th century will want to read Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill brings history alive as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. Other Genres from the Bestseller List: The Last Mile by David Baldacci; 15th Affair by James Patterson; The Apartment by Danielle Steel; 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber; Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave; Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen; and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

Featured Events

Featured Village Events COMING IN JULY July 21 | 8:30am – 3pm S.A.L.T. Safety Academy for Seniors Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) is made up of representatives from local sheriff’s offices and police departments; members of AARP and local senior citizens. The purpose is to decrease crime and fear of crime, increase senior crime prevention and education, and improve law enforcement’s understanding of the crimeprevention needs of seniors. Join the Washington County S.A.L.T. team for a safety academy hosted by Butterfield Trail Village. The program includes panel discussions addressing fraud and scams, and local vendors who provide services benefiting seniors. July 29 Rhythm of the Range | Depart 11am Join us as we travel to the iconic Baldknobbers Country Music Theatre in Branson, Mo., for Rhythm of the Range, a country and western musical set in the late 1800s. Mama is about to lose the ranch to the mean banker and relatives from all over the country plan a hoedown to save the ranch. Tickets for this show are $13, payable in the BTV Program Office. We will stop for a quick hamburger on the way to Branson and enjoy dinner at Shorty Small’s prior to returning home.

Quebec City, Canada

COMING IN AUGUST August 10-15 Village Tours Presents: Quebec City, Canada! Strolling the streets of Old Québec is like journeying back in time. The eminently walkable walled city has a unique French European ambiance and is graciously well preserved after 400 years. With passport in hand, join us for a Village Tours excursion topping our distance and sights! This trip includes overnight accommodations at Hotel du Vieux located in the heart of the old city surrounded by bistros and local artisan shops. We’ll journey to the Island of Orleans featuring quaint farms, artisans, wine and food tastings. Other stops include St. Anne of Beaupré basilica, the awe-inspiring Montmorency Waterfalls, higher than Niagara Falls, an elegant dinner on the St. Lawrence River and a guided tour of the Petit-Champlain district. In addition, one entire day is designated for whale watching in Tadoussac. In Quebec City, the weather is comfortable, the culinary experiences are divine and the people are warm and welcoming. Village Tours has an extraordinary experience awaiting you! If you would like to journey with us, please contact the BTV Programs and Events Department today. August 26 The Will Rogers Follies at Tulsa Performing Arts Center Tulsa-area native Will Rogers was a multimedia star like no other before or since. A cowboy with a folksy sense of humor and mad rope-trick skills, he found success as a vaudeville performer, newspaper columnist, radio host and stage and screen actor. He was the leading political humorist and highest paid Hollywood movie star of his time. The Will Rogers Follies is a musical that tells the story of his amazing life (1879-1935) in a series of Ziegfeld Follies-style song-and-dance numbers. We will enjoy dinner in Tulsa prior to show time.


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Foundation News

BEAUTIFICATION FUND • Jerol and Sally Garrison in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell GARDEN FUND • Judy and Tim Schatzman in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell HEALTHCARE FUND • Marie Breuer in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell MEMORIALS • Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of Hazel Brunson • Ray & Penny Culver in memory of Max Harris • Virginia Burdick in memory of Ida “Beulah” Burleson • June Colwell in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell, and Bettie Cook • Tom Davis in memory of Hodges Sam Escue • Mitsy Kella in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell • Mary Carolyn Pendleton in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell • Nell Tuck in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell • Harris & Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Samuel Escue, Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell, Bettie Cook and Francis Beaty • Jim & Diane Modisette in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell • Bill & Alice Jones in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell • Earlene Henry in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell • Doris Layne in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell • Jean Randle in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell • Mary Lou Middleton in memory of Bettie Cook • Shirley Johanson in memory of Francis Beaty • Shirley Chewning in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell • BTV employees in memory of Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell MOVING MADE EASY • Reba Rothemich • Beth Vaughan Wrobel • Polly Lancaster • Jim and Linda Pinkerton SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Jean Randle in memory of J.L. Lancaster

BTV Foundation Seeks to Grow Beautification Fund Goal for 2016 Within Reach Butterfield Trail Village kicked off the summer with a grand groundbreaking celebration for our new multi-purpose Commons Center in early June. I was personally so impressed with the audience turnout and reception of this event. During the ceremony, I had the distinct opportunity to talk about our BTV Foundation. Addressing the crowd of residents and staff, members Help us reach our goal! of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Lioneld Jordan, I realized how important Butterfield is to Northwest Arkansas. FOUNDATION

As a village for more than 30 years, it is $140,000 essential that we $130,000 maintain the beauty $120,000 and nature enjoyed $110,000 by our residents every $100,000 day. We need your help $90,000 to continue growing $80,000 the BTV Beautification $70,000 Fund. Currently, the $60,000 fund is just shy of $50,000 $80,000. It was the $40,000 Foundation’s goal to reach $150,000 by the $30,000 end of 2016. I need $20,000 your help in making $10,000 that possible as we work to renovate the South Courtyard. Please consider making a donation to Beautification Fund as you prepare your end of year giving and memorials. Please remember, our Foundation is working to enrich the lives of all Butterfield residents. In addition, I’m pleased to announce that the Foundation will be sponsoring a distinguished speaker presentation by Peter MacKeith, dean of the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Please join us for this wonderful event including a wine and cheese reception on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. More information will be available in the next issue of Butterfield LIFE. Mike Jones BTV Foundation Board of Directors

Board Spotlight

Meet Your Village Board Q&A with BTV Board Member Rick Meyer For three decades, Butterfield Trail Village has represented the pinnacle of premier retirement living in Northwest Arkansas. This is due in large part to the efforts of a dedicated group of BTV Board members working for and alongside Village residents and staff. This is the eleventh in a series of Q&As introducing Butterfield LIFE readers to the members of the BTV Board of Directors.

Q: Where did you grow up, and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? A: Grew up in a small farm area between Kansas City and Independence, Mo. Mary and I came to NWA in 1967, moved to Beaverton, Ore., before returning to BTV in 2007. Mary and I have lived in Minnesota and California as well. Q: Tell us about your profession. A: Professor of Biological Sciences, adjunct professor of Agronomy, architecture instructor at the University of Arkansas; statistical quality control engineer at Westinghouse; instructor, research professor at the University of Minnesota; oceanographer, chief scientist of expeditions in the Atlantic, Indian oceans and Red Sea; interim director of research and sponsored programs, associate director at the Arkansas Water Resources Research Center; visiting scientist, professor at Waltair University, University of Chennai and University of Milan; chairman, interim executive director, EMT at Central EMS; endowment fund manager, president of the Phycological Society of America; treasurer, endowment fund manager, interim executive director of Sigma Xi. Q: What is your academic background? A: Business Management, Accounting at Central Business College, 1949; BS in Biology, Mathematics, Secondary Education at Missouri Valley College, 1954; Ph.D. in Botany, Zoology, Microbiology at University of Minnesota, 1965. Q: Tell us about your family? A: Mary and I have a daughter, Jane, and two granddaughters, Margaux and Lauren. Q: Why is Butterfield important to you? A: Butterfield not only provides the comfort of long-term support and care, but it also provides an enriching premier social and intellectual environment. This allows us a great deal of relaxed freedom to pursue a variety of interests.

Q: When were you elected to the Board, and how did you come to serve? A: My recent membership on the Board is to represent the BTV Foundation Board’s activities and programs as they complement the Board’s strategic plans and enhance the lives of the residents. Q: What special positions do you hold on the Board, and do you serve on/lead any committees? A: BTV Foundation representative and member of the Strategic Development Committee and served as chair of the Health Care Centers Subcommittee for the remodeling project. Member of the Resident Association’s Legislative Liaison Committee. Q: What sets Butterfield apart, in your opinion? A: Butterfield is unique in that it is the only comprehensive care resident community in the state and immediate region. This full lifespan of care is of great assurance to residents and their families. Q: As a Board member, is there anything you would like Village residents to know? A: As a board member of both the corporate and Foundation boards I’m open to a broad array of ideas and recommendations for the best management practices and sustainable growth of the Village. Q: Besides BTV, do you currently serve on any other boards or committees? A: Interim publisher of American Scientist magazine; charter member of three new churches in NWA and held multiple leadership positions; member of Sally Ride (the astronaut) Foundation board; NWA Planning Commission consultant; environmental consultant and chair of several international symposia.


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Bill Stewart Honored by Rotary Club as Top Volunteer BTV Resident Given “Service Above Self” Award for Recycling at Village The Rotary Club of Fayetteville recognized Butterfield resident Bill Stewart for more than a decade of leadership and volunteer hours he’s dedicated to recycling efforts at Butterfield Trail Village. Stewart received the rotary club’s 2016 Clark McClinton Service Above Self Award, which is given to a member of the community who displays an exemplary commitment to serving others through volunteering. Stewart was recognized on May 19 at a rotary club meeting in Fayetteville. “This is an honor not only for Bill and his family, but also for Butterfield Trail Village,” said BTV resident Lyle Gohn, who nominated Stewart for the award. “We’re extremely grateful and lucky to be the recipients of his dedication, time and efforts over the years.” Known as “Mr. Recycler” around campus, Stewart has volunteered for the BTV Recycling Program for nine-plus years. In 2009, he was named chairman of



the BTV Recycling Committee and served for eight years, implementing new efforts and expanding the program’s reach. During this time, Stewart began his day at 5 a.m., making his rounds at the Village and collecting residents’ recycling items. From there, he’d take the materials to the BTV recycling center, where he sorted, compacted and prepared the appropriate the materials for delivery to the city’s recycling center. Stewart devoted six to eight hours a day, six days a week, volunteering for Butterfield’s recycling program. Under his leadership, approximately 135,000 pounds of material was diverted from local landfills; and BTV saved an estimated $600,000 in associated landfill fees. Even though he stepped down as chairman of the committee last year, Stewart can still be spotted early in the morning doing what he does best – collecting items around campus and preparing them for recycling.

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