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Butterfield 2016: The Year in Review Living Spaces: Karen and Thermon Crocker
Out & About: Holiday Performing Arts
Lecture Series: UA Dean Peter MacKeith
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From the CEO
Feature Article Butterfield 2016: The Year in Review
Village Newcomer Q+A Dwain and Glenda Newman
Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors
10 Living Spaces The Home of Karen and Thermon Crocker 12 UA Alumni News Alumni Awards Celebration 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Holiday Performing Arts 18 Library News Five Fall Reads 19 Featured Village Events 20 Foundation News
21 Christmas Church Services 21 BTV Christmas Purse 22 Distinguished Lecture Series UA Dean Peter MacKeith
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VOL. 5 ISSUE 6 NOVEMBER + DECEMBER 2016
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 It’s a busy time of year at Butterfield, and before we know it, fall will give way to the holidays. We hope you will take an opportunity to enjoy some of the special programs and entertainment happening here at the Village and in the community over the next two months. In November, Butterfield has arranged for an array of featured events honoring our military veterans for Veterans Day. Many BTV residents are veterans themselves and attending these events in the community and here on campus is a meaningful way to show support. In December, the area performing-arts scene comes alive with holiday musicals, plays and symphonies. Check out the Out & About feature in this issue of Butterfield LIFE for a lineup of some of the best in holiday entertainment. Also in this issue, we’ll take you inside the Village home of Karen and Thermon Crocker, artists who’ve incorporated nature and craftsmanship to create an interior that is both understated and exotic. This year has been good for Butterfield. We’ve completed several key renovations and kicked off a new expansion project that will take our programming to a new level, and give the Village entrance a whole new look. I encourage you to read the feature article this issue to reflect on the many accomplishments BTV had in 2016. Moving forward, the Village will still have construction ongoing in 2017. Hopefully, by early fall the new Commons Center will be complete. In the meantime, let’s remember to have a little grace and understanding with others and ourselves, and before long it will all be a reflection of 2017. Enjoy this holiday season and may each of you be blessed as we enter the New Year. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer
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Opened in 1986, Butterfield Trail Village is a locally governed 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ only comprehensive LifeCare Retirement Community, BTV offers active older adults worry-free living that is secure, independent and fulfilling – and the freedom to enjoy plentiful activities both inside and outside the Village.
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Butterfield in 2016: The Year in Review State of the Village is “Stronger Than Ever” Without question, 2016 was a banner year for Butterfield Trail Village. A series of major upgrades and renovations came full circle to completion, receiving a warm welcome, while a highly anticipated $6.4 million expansion project debuted, drawing keen interest from both the Village and the community at large.
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As an organization, Butterfield was in the public eye more than ever in 2016, strengthening its standing and partnerships, and sharpening focus on what today and tomorrow’s seniors want from carefree, active living. Residents identified ways to make a difference by giving back and supporting causes that are close to their hearts. The results have been impressive in a year that is also Butterfield’s 30th anniversary. At every turn, BTV is drawing interest from new audiences and securing its position as Northwest Arkansas’ premier active-living retirement community. “The state of the Village is strong – not only financially, but in the way we’re positioning ourselves in the community,” BTV CEO Quintin Trammell said. “Butterfield has a tradition of providing quality senior living in a sustainable way, and there is a growing need for this kind of lifestyle. We’re meeting the needs of our residents now while ensuring we remain viable for future generations. People are taking notice, and the interest in Butterfield is greater than ever.”
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TURNING HEADS In 2016, projects were underway at every corner. Butterfield took the Health Care Center and refurbished all of the rooms, creating modern and comfortable living spaces and adding new conveniences with a brighter look and feel. The BTV apartment hallways received an updated interior design with custom flooring, freshly painted walls and brand-new front doors for every resident. Elsewhere, phase one of a new wayfinder signage project launched this year, guiding residents and guests to key locations on campus and promoting Butterfield’s brand along Joyce Boulevard and Old Missouri Road. The BTV Art Studio got an upgrade, too, which included new instructor-led workshops in stained glass and clay work. Perhaps the most fanfare came when BTV kicked off the Commons Center project at a well-attended groundbreaking ceremony in June. Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld praised Butterfield for what a wonderful asset it is to the city and lauded plans for the project, which features 17,200 square feet of prime amenity space, a state-of-the art Performance Hall, a Village Bistro, a covered entrance and more. With front-of-the-house seating for more than 250, the Performance Hall will allow BTV to expand its entertainment programming not only for the Village, but for the community. “Every time we start to build something new, we see another influx of residents,” Mike Jones, president of BTV’s Board of Directors and the Butterfield Foundation, said. “Since we broke ground on the Commons Center, I’ve had individuals come up to me and say, ‘This is what I’ve been waiting for.’ People see that we are willing to invest in Butterfield’s facilities and programs, and they see we are doing things right.”
The projects were part of a larger facilities plan that began in 2015 with BTV’s new $1.8 million Aquatic and Wellness Center and the $2.8 million Assisted Living Cottage. The entire campaign will move Butterfield squarely into the next decade. “It’s been a stepby-step process, which started with the Aquatic Center and the Assisted Living Cottage and will be capped off with new Commons Center,” Jones said. “It’s part of a fiveyear plan to make Butterfield more relevant not only for the residents living here now, but for those moving in in the next ten years.” The opening of the Aquatic and Wellness center helped move fitness and health front-and-center for Village residents in 2016. Classes like Tai Chi have skyrocketed in popularity; group exercise classes are being offered more often; and programs like the new BTV to Bentonville hike — where groups walk along NWA Razorback Regional Greenway — are attracting those who like mixing exercise with nature. “When you move to Butterfield you have such an active lifestyle,” said resident Bettie Lu Lancaster, who is also the resident representative on the BTV Board of Directors. “Hiking, water aerobics, individualized fitness with a personal trainer – we have such incredible programs. It’s not only for residents, but the people who are on the waiting list are actively involved, too. Butterfield becomes their community before they even move here.” HEART OF THE COMMUNITY Butterfield residents have a heart for giving, and they connect with the community through a variety of ways. For example, residents mentor and develop friendships with second graders at Butterfield Elementary School through the BTV Pen Pal program. They participate in an annual Veterans Day Parade in Fayetteville to show their support for the military. They host events through partnerships with the University of Arkansas that welcome visiting Fulbright scholars and students with the UA Spring International Language Center.
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In September, BTV presented the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank with a check for $11,000 – money residents raised over a period of two years by donating their unused food tickets. The donation will provide approximately 50,000 meals to residents in need across Northwest Arkansas. Also in 2016, for the third consecutive year, a team from Butterfield Trail Village led the region in raising money for the Northwest Arkansas Walk to End Alzheimer’s. “Butterfield’s Special Care Center is dedicated to the care of residents with memory loss,” said Patricia Poertner, senior director of BTV resident services. “I think that’s a big reason we have such strong support from our residents for this event.” In support of memory care in the community, BTV became a sponsor this year of the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation’s Drive for Dementia golf tournament. The foundation’s efforts in assisting the caregivers of those with memory loss was a natural fit for Butterfield. “Part of Butterfield’s mission is to support our community,” Mike Jones said. “We have many residents who have lived in Northwest Arkansas for a long, long time, so it’s a natural outlet for them to pay it forward and give back.” Butterfield’s connection to the UA played out in a variety of ways this year. BTV sponsored the UA Alumni Association’s 2016 Awards Celebration in October, while UA experts in music, archeology, theater and neuropsychology were guest speakers at BTV this year. “Staying connected to the university is important because so many of our residents are retired professors or former employees,” said Lancaster, who herself is a retired UA political science instructor. “Programs keep us all in touch with what is going on at the university, and the work that is being done there. It’s a perfect way to preserve that close connection.”
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GETTING THE WORD OUT Butterfield worked hard this year to let the community know all that the Village has to offer, and those efforts are paying off. BTV’s occupancy rate was an average of 97 percent for most of 2016 — higher than it has been in years. More people than ever have joined the Carriage Club and are on their way to becoming residents once a property becomes available. “When I go out to groups in the community I continually run into people who say, ‘I want to move to Butterfield, and I’m waiting for this home or this cottage to come open,” Lancaster said. “Butterfield is very much part of Fayetteville. It’s part of what you do when you become a certain age: you retire and move to Butterfield.” Marketing Director Melinda Silva said Butterfield’s position at the forefront has gained the attention of a newer audience. The average age of new residents is 75, much lower than ten years ago. This demographic values an active, carefree lifestyle, with lots to choose from — especially travel. “These are baby boomers who’ve worked hard all of their lives,” Silva said. “Now they want to play and enjoy life to the fullest.” Depending on how active one wants to be, Butterfield has a new calendar of events each month that includes arts and entertainment including arts and entertainment, themed dining, lectures and presentations, fitness and wellness, and group travel to destinations like Quebec City, Canada, Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Louisiana Cajun Country, and river boat cruising in the Pacific Northwest. Butterfield is seeing more second-generation residents, too, Silva said. Those who saw the security their parents, aunts or uncles experienced living at Butterfield and who want it for themselves. “They’re planning farther ahead, and starting to plan earlier,” she said.
Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Dwain and Glenda Newman
Anniversaries November Anniversaries Michael & Susan Cruse
Robert & Pauline Keegan
Jim & Joyce Herrin
Larry & Borgny Hanley
William & Betty Stewart
December Anniversaries When did you move to Butterfield? We moved into our apartment on August 12. We previously lived in a townhouse just a few blocks away on Paradise Valley Golf Course.
Jack & Lorene Lejeune
Lee & Beverly Bodenhamer 18th
Where are you from? Dwain grew up in Borger, Texas. His family moved to Springdale in 1951 in his junior year in high school. Glenda was born in Crossett in southeast Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas, starting in 1961. Both consider themselves loyal Arkansans. What did you do before your retirement? Dwain founded National Home Centers, Inc., and served as owner, chairman and CEO. The company sold its assets to Stock Building Materials in Raleigh, N.C., in 2010. Glenda spent most of her younger years as a mother and housewife. She and three friends owned the Designer’s Touch, an interior design firm in Springdale for several years. Today, Dwain and Glenda continue to manage their commercial-industrial real estate properties. They will celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary in late December. Do you have children/grandchildren? We have four children. Jeff Newman is a cattle farm manager near Wesley, Ark. Kristy Newman is a miniature horse breeder and trainer at her farm in Grandview, Texas. Glenda’s sons both live in the Springdale/Fayetteville area. Brent Hanby is the co-owner of Encore Flooring and Building Supplies in Springdale. Blake Hanby is an attorney and the owner of City Title and Closing in Fayetteville. Together, Dwain and Glenda have six grandchildren. Why did you choose Butterfield? We had several friends who moved here and we felt it was time to downsize. Glenda’s mother, Ruth Lawson, moved here a year earlier and it gave us a chance to give her extra attention. We were so impressed with the facilities and the excellent staff and marketing department. There are unlimited activities and programs that interest us. We also feel that the paths at Butterfield are incomparable; from independent living, to assisted living and even healthcare options. The residents are especially cordial and friendly and we are enjoying making new friends.
John & Dorothy Robinson
Steven & Jeanine Neuse
Dwain & Glenda Newman
Ken & Nancy Mays
Herb & Mary Stout
Thomas & Judith Schatzman
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Peter & Rhonda Nouguier Neil & Judy Ingels Leal Dugas Bernie & Jean Daniels Doni Merbitz
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Turning Wood into Art The Home of Karen and Thermon Crocker When the Crockers set out to decorate their Village home, they decided to make the most of the beautiful things theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d created. Thermon, a retired surgeon, is a wood turner, and Karen, a landscape architect, is also an artist. Photos by Stephen Ironside
Clean lines and customized wall color throughout the 1,600-squarefoot stunner let the art and furnishings take center stage.
Petrified wood polished to perfection greets guests in the entryway.
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Karen’s affinity for nature is reflected in her paintings.
Furnishings that carry history in their design like this solid wood Amish dining table mean so much.
The Crockers’ home features high ceilings, built-in functionality and a layout that flows.
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Alumni Association Lauds Honorees at Awards Fete The University of Arkansas Alumni Association hosted its 72nd annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Oct. 14 at the Fayetteville Town Center. Butterfield Trail Village, along with Fidelity Investments, was a silver sponsor of this year’s event. Awards were given to recognize the accomplishments of 11 outstanding University of Arkansas alumni, faculty and friends. The 2016 honorees were: • • •
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Carl Collier BS’64, co-owner of Collier Drug Stores – Community Service Award Frank Fletcher BSBA’63, chairman and CEO of Frank Fletcher Companies – Citation of Distinguished Alumni Award Ingrid Fritsch, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Kenny Gibbs, senior vice president of wealth management for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith – Andrew J. Lucas Service Award Connie Lewis Lensing BA’74, JD’77, senior vice president of litigation and employment at FedEx Express – Citation of Distinguished Alumni Award Jeff Long, vice chancellor and director of athletics – Honorary Alumni Award Doug McMillon BSBA’89, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. – Citation of Distinguished Alumni Award Janine A. Parry, professor in the Department of Political Science at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Charles and Nadine Schwab Faculty Teaching Award Laurent Sacharoff, associate professor at the U of A School of Law – Faculty Distinguished Achievement Rising Teaching Award William Schwab, professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice – Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Service Amber Straughn BS’02, astrophysicist for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland – Young Alumni Award
Instead of a silent auction at the celebration, the Alumni Association hosted its first ever Homecoming Online Auction from Oct. 7-21. More than $12,000 was raised for Arkansas Alumni Association student scholarships.
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UA Athletic Director Jeff Long with Shelley and Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon
Honorees Ingrid Fritsch and Dr. Amber Straughn
Sandy and UA Chancellor Joe Steinmetz with Margaret Whillock and Ben Carter
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Gearhart Honored by Historical Society The Washington County Historical Society named Butterfield resident Gretchen Gearhart a 2017 Distinguished Citizen of Washington County.
The Diary of Anne Frank
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Gearhart, who has long been active in preserving local history, and Carolyn Reno of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, both received the honor during the historical society’s annual meeting Oct. 9. Gearhart served on the historical society’s board of directors from 1994-1995 and in 1998, and was vice president from 1996-1997. She was secretary from 1999-2002 and editor of the society’s quarterly publication Flashback from 2003-2006. She also served as assistant editor and business manager of the Arkansas Historical Association. Please join us in congratulating Gretchen!
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Out & About
Holiday Performing Arts Experience the Magic of the Season Tis the season to enjoy the jolliest of holiday performances and events right here in Northwest Arkansas. From Christmas symphonies, holiday musicals, plays and ballets, and to a display of a half million twinkling lights right here on our city’s historic square — these yuletide happenings will put you in the spirit.
Walton Arts Center
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker Nov. 25-27 Welcoming Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet to Walton Arts Center for the very first time! Making its Arkansas debut, this group’s captivating style and showmanship is sure to amaze. With fascinating costume and makeup and a score by Tchaikovsky, this performance is a holiday classic with a few modern twists. This show is fun for the entire family! A Very SoNA Christmas Sat., Dec. 3 The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas’ annual Christmas concert has become a Northwest Arkansas tradition. A Very SoNA Christmas features your favorite sacred and secular music celebrating the magic and beauty of Christmas. With The SoNA Singers, Schola Cantorum and special guest soloists. Plus, a matinee performance at 2 p.m. has been added by popular demand! The Snowman: A Family Concert Presented by SoNA and Walton Arts Center Sunday, Dec. 4 Share with your family the magic and splendor of the symphony. Experience this very special screening of the award-winning film “The Snowman” as SoNA musicians bring to life the extraordinary score in an afternoon that is sure to enchant your little ones. Tim Warfield’s All-Star Jazzy Christmas Sat., Dec. 10 Known for his distinctive and soulful saxophone playing, Tim Warfield delivers one lively show. Hear arrangements of all your favorite holiday tunes like “Let It Snow,” “Joy to the World” and “Silent Night.” Terell Stafford, Cyrus Chestnut, Stefon Harris and jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale come together to form quite the bona fide ensemble. 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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The Hip Hop Nutcracker Thursday, Dec. 22 Prepare to switch up a classic Christmas tale with The Hip Hop Nutcracker. This version of Tchaikovsky’s classic has a modern twist, both in how it sounds and how the dance is performed. Set in 1980s Brooklyn, an on-stage DJ, an electric violinist and all-star dancers bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life with electrifying chorography and astounding digital scenery. A Very Electric Christmas Friday, Dec. 23 This Christmas, watch as both traditional and non-traditional story and song are brought to life through illumination right before your eyes. A Very Electric Christmas brightens up the holidays with familiar characters such as Nutcracker soldiers and the Mouse King, as well as caroling worms, dancing candy canes and much more. A perfect holiday event for all ages, so bring the grandkids!
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Arts & Entertainment
Christmas with the APO Arend Arts Center Sat., Dec. 17 One of the finest orchestras in the region, the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra presents Christmas with the APO, featuring yuletide favorites performed by the Singing Men of Arkansas, the University of Arkansas Children’s Choir, and in a side-by-side collaboration with the Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Highlighted Happenings in NWA
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios Nov. 30 – Jan. 1, 2017 Prepare to be entertained as six cast members depict more than 40 different characters in TheatreSquared’s production of Great Expectations. Follow Pip on his dynamic journey; a quest for love and the truth of his perplexing past.
The Lights of the Ozarks
Historic Downtown Fayetteville Square Nov. 20 – Dec. 31 The Lights of the Ozarks is a magical festival of Christmas lights, carriage rides, Santa Claus and more on the historic downtown Fayetteville Square. Stroll or drive through every evening beginning at 5 p.m. and enjoy festive music, choir performances and refreshments. With a half a million shimmering lights each night through the Christmas season, this is a holiday spectacular you won’t want to miss!
BTV Decorations Spread Holiday Cheer
The Village loves to show off at the holidays and this year will be somewhat different due to the construction. Don’t humbug just yet because the Programs and Events Department will be in full swing decorating the campus! The trees will be wrapped with lights and illuminated the week of Thanksgiving. The Lodge Christmas tree will go up on Nov. 21, and the tree in the main building lobby on Nov. 29. The signature fence garland that has become a statement piece for the Village will go up Nov. 14.
Walton Arts Center > The Acoustic Living Room: Songs & Stories with Kathy Mattea Featuring Bill Cooley Dec. 1 > An Evening with Chris Botti Dec. 2 > Dover Quartet with Avi Avital Dec. 6 > Eamonn McCrystal and Chloë Agnew Dec. 8 > Art Garfunkel: In Close Up Dec. 9 > The Book of Mormon Dec. 13-18 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Arkansas Public Theatre > Annapurna Nov. 4-6, 10-13 > The Santaland Diaries Dec. 2-4, 8-11 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org Arts Center of the Ozarks > Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park Nov. 11-12, 18-19 For more info, visit acozarks.com TheatreSquared > I & You Through Nov. 6 For more info, visit theatre2.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art > Exhibition: Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies: The Road to the White House Through Jan. 9 > Exhibition: The Art of American Dance Through Jan. 16 > Distinguished Speaker Series: Nick Cave, Artist and Educator Dec. 2 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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Five Titles to Curl Up with This Fall A cozy blanket and a good book go hand-in-hand, and the Butterfield Library has plenty of good titles to choose from this season. Thanks to the BTV Foundation, the following books were recently added to library shelves: The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life – Writer John le Carré gives us a glimpse into his journey over more than six decades and the life events that formed his marvelous spy novels. From Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy to The Constant Gardener you will recognize them all in this incisive and humorous memoir. Best of all, le Carré explains his search for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters. A Hero of France by Alan Furst is a fictional look at the French Resistance as a small group of ordinary men and women fight the Nazis by helping downed British airmen escape back to England. As we have come to expect from a Furst novel, his characters walk off the page as real people living in extraordinary times with enough suspense and romance to hold attention to the last page.
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A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny weaves a plot as complicated as any spy novel. Built around the discovery of an intricate old map stuffed in the walls of a bistro in Three Pines, we follow Gamache as he discovers secret after secret. Life After 80 – 85-year-old author Richard Smith tells us how to grow older with joy and composure preparing for the transition with timely and prudent actions. His book is filled with anecdotes from his own experience of living into old age at the Westminster Retirement Community in Bradenton, Fla. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance is Vance’s own life story – a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. David Brooks of The New York Times calls it “essential reading for this moment in history.”
Featured Village Events COMING IN NOVEMBER
COMING IN DECEMBER
Veterans Day Celebrations Residents, friends and family are invited to these special events honoring the men and women who served our country.
Christmas Around the World DEC. 9 | 6-9pm Each year, Butterfield residents, friends and families come together to dine, dance and celebrate the holidays. This year, BTV has a unique and flavorful theme for the annual celebration highlighting Christmases from around the world. Feast on elegant hors d’oeuvres and enjoy global décor representing countries from the north, south, east and west. This evening will feature the swinging fun sounds of The Brooks and Jackson Band and a sleigh ride photo booth with Father Christmas. The BTV Foundation will host its Silent Auction with bidding on services, show tickets, dinner parties and gift baskets. Reservations required. Guests are $10.50pp.
NOV. 10 | 7pm Korean Medal Presentation Veterans who have received the Korean Service Medal will be honored during this special presentation by retired Lt. Col. Steve Gray of the U.S. Air Force. NOV. 11 | Departure 8:15am Veterans Day Assembly at Central Jr. High School The annual Veterans Day Assembly at Central Junior High School in Springdale includes music performed by the school’s band and choir with skits and ceremonies given by students and faculty. If you need assurance that young people haven’t forgotten our veterans, please don’t miss this unique and highly executed program. NOV. 11 | 5:30pm BTV Veterans Day Recognition Dinner & Program The Village will honor veterans with a dinner, program and patriotic performance by the Singing Men of Arkansas. NOV. 13 | Departure 1:15pm Veterans Parade in Fayetteville Board the BTV bus for annual Veterans Parade on the downtown Fayetteville Square. BTV is proud to be a gold level sponsor for this year’s parade. Veterans from the Village will be part of the parade, so please show them support with your attendance.
DEC. 12 | 7:30pm Krampus and Carols: Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band Catch the excitement of sleigh bells jingling and friends calling “yoo-hoo” as the Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band performs its annual Christmas concert at the Village. Under the direction of conductor Michael Ferguson, this all-volunteer organization includes more than 300 members, with concerts usually involving 70 to 80. Members range from high-school age musicians to retirees. Butterfield has proudly hosted this band family for twenty-two years now. Please join us for an evening you won’t forget!
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Foundation News The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between August 10, 2016 and Oct. 11, 2016 from the following donors:
CHAPEL FUND • Anonymous EMPLOYEE CARE FUND • Anonymous in honor of the Butterfield’s Administration, Housekeeping and Laundry, Maintenance and Facilities, Programs and Events, and Transportation departments LIBRARY FUND • Gretchen Gearhart MEMORIALS • Virginia Burdick in memory of Helen Noble and Linda Duncan • Polly Lancaster in memory of Sam Escue; Bettie Cook; Sue Ellen Ward, daughter of Phil and Virginia Wilson; and Riki Stamps’ father, Troy Kimbrell • Shirley Chewning in memory of Rex McQueen and Neva Cook • Dorothy Young in memory of Neva Cook • Thomas and Rebecca McCoy in memory of Nancy Trumbo • Glen and Martha Fincher in memory of Nancy Trumbo • Peggy Wemett in memory of Nancy Trumbo • Mary Muir in memory of Nancy Trumbo • Patricia Brown in memory of Nancy Trumbo • Ray and Penelope Culver in memory of Stephen Mark Wharry, son of Richard and Ardith Wharry MOVING MADE EASY • Annabelle Claypool • Charles and Donna Horne • Dan Griffin and Fran Pearson SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Ronald Younkin in honor of Sarah McDonald, Tavon Daniels and Devin Audut
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Greetings from the BTV Foundation Board It’s autumn again. I love autumn. Football. Beautiful leaves. Football. Cooler temperatures. Football. It’s my favorite time of the year. It also reminds us that this year is almost over. There is always so much to do before January. I hope one thing on your list is considering a contribution to the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation. We are continuing our Beautification Campaign and about half of the way to reaching our goal of $150,000. We have completed some of the projects but as construction continues, new projects will be addressed. We also have many ongoing projects, some have continued over many years. If you have questions about these special donation funds, we have literature available in the Foundation office. As a tax professional, I am aware of a couple of simple ways that you can make a gift other than just writing a check. You can gift a portion or all of a “Required Minimum Distribution – RMD” from a pension or an IRA account. You can gift stock that has appreciated in value without including the capital gains as income. I would recommend that you visit with your individual tax professional about these and other ways to be charitable. Of course, we always welcome a check. I would also direct your attention to our silent auction items available at our annual Butterfield Christmas party. The proceeds will go to the Foundation and be included with the Beautification Campaign funds. We always have fun and unique items at the auction, many that would make wonderful gifts. We on the Foundation Board are here to serve you and hope our efforts score a touchdown! Now, back to football. Lisa Lashley Higgins is a certified public accountant and member of the BTV Foundation Board of Directors.
Churches Host Christmas Services Area churches are offering special worship services that are sure to fill you with the spirit.
Central United Methodist Church
First United Presbyterian Church
6 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
695 E. Calvin St., Fayetteville
Service of Hope and Healing Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve Family Friendly Candlelight Service Sat., Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Classic Service Sat., Dec 24 at 5:30 p.m.& 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Day Worship with Holy Communion Sunday, Dec. 25 at 11:00 a.m.
First Baptist Church
St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church
20 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville
224 N. East Ave., Fayetteville
First Family Christmas Party Wed., Dec 21 at 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve Christ-Mass Sat., Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supper Service Sat., Dec 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Christ-Mass Christmas Day at 10:00 a.m.
First Christian Church 20 N. College Ave., Fayetteville Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Sat., Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. Christmas Day Service Sunday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m.
BTV Christmas Purse Brightens Holidays for Employees The Resident Council Christmas Purse is a longstanding holiday tradition at Butterfield Trail Village. It represents the time of year when Village residents can express their appreciation monetarily to BTV/Morrison staff for the many services they provide during the year. Residents can contribute to the Christmas Purse between Nov. 11 and Dec. 9, 2016. The total amount contributed will be divided among eligible BTV/Morrison employees based on how many hours they worked during the year. To be eligible, an employee must have worked at least 160 hours and be on the payroll on Dec. 1, 2016. At the discretion of the Resident Council, the contribution amount may be augmented with funds from an investment account bequeathed to the BTV Residents Association for the sole purpose of supporting the Christmas Purse. Last year, $72,000 was distributed from the Christmas Purse to 174 eligible employees. Over the past dozen years more than $670,000 has been provided to more than 2,000 eligible staff to help brighten their Christmas season. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Architecture Dean Charms Audience At Distinguished Lecture Series Peter MacKeith, dean of the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, spoke to a full house in September as part of Butterfield’s Distinguished Lecture Series. MacKeith, who has worked in architecture and design practices in both the United States and Finland, gave a presentation titled “From Artek to IKEA: Nordic Design for Everyone.” He used the audience to help illustrate how Finnish design has evolved over time. First, he divided audience members into decades by their ages. Next, he brought out everyday Finnish items like a vase, a threelegged stool, a flag, Fiskar scissors and a shirt that were developed during the respective decades. Then, he seamlessly intertwined the design and function of the items over the different decades to now. MacKeith charmed the audience with his longtime connection to Arkansas. Years ago he was a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship that allowed him to study in Finland. He reminisced that he felt like he had come full circle when he joined the University of Arkansas. MacKeith has served as dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design since July 1, 2014. He previously served as associate dean at the Sam Fox School of Design
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& Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. He was also a professor at the Sam Fox School, and served as both assistant and associate dean of Washington University’s School of Architecture. Before joining the Sam Fox faculty and administration, MacKeith was the director of the Master of Architecture – International Program at the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) in Finland. He also held faculty positions in architecture at the University of Virginia, the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and Yale University. His architectural teaching received two Creative Achievement Awards in architectural education from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (2007-2008, 2013-2014). During MacKeith’s Sept. 20th presentation, BTV Foundation President Mike Jones was on hand to thank the participants, including BTV friend, Mary Purvis. She was instrumental in arranging the program and securing MacKeith to speak as part of the lecture series. The Foundation continues to use all funds collected to serve the needs of the Village and residents. Jones closed with a request to all residents to remember the BTV Foundation while planning their year-end giving.
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