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Celebrate the Season BTV Holiday Tour of Homes
Village Newcomer Peter Estes
Foundation News David Lashley Boardroom
BTV: The Year in Review
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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature BTV: The Year in Review 9 Village Newcomer Q+A Peter Estes
9 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 10 Living Spaces The Home of Susan Meadows 12 UA News State of the University Address 14 Village Snapshots 15 Employee Spotlight Bobbi Boller 16 Out & About NWA Holiday Happenings 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events Veterans Recognition Program
20 Foundation News David Lashley Boardroom 21 Village News Area Holiday Worship Services BTV Christmas Purse
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VOL. 6 ISSUE 6 NOVEMBER + DECEMBER 2017
From the CEO The end of the year is a time of great reflection. As we approach the close of 2017, I am reminiscent of the many accomplishments this year has provided for Butterfield Trail Village. Our collective finish line was crossed in October with the soft opening of our new multifaceted Commons Center. This expansion is a jewel in our crown for current and future Village residents alike.
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 2017 Council Members Larry Hanley, President Tim Schatzman, Vice President Jim Fergurson, Secretary Carl Koffler, Immediate Past President Ellen Compton, Carol Sonnenberg, John Brewer, Ruth Ann Rowden, Ardith Wharry, Carolyn Park, June Colwell and Mort Gitelman BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Bruce Johanson, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Jacqui Brandli, Secretary Dr. Kimberly Chapman, Sara Koenig Lewis Epley, Bettie Lu Lancaster, Howard Higgins Theresa Ewing, Bill Shackelford, Bill Waite Rick Meyer, Foundation Representative Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus
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No words can express the pride I have for our Board of Directors and staff for achieving this exciting milestone. There were definitely growing pains along the way, but I can say the end result is quite fantastic. On November 7, we will begin our Grand Opening week with a ribbon cutting reception at the Commons Center. The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce will join us as we kick off a series of celebrations. On Nov. 9, we will showcase our new Performance Hall with an evening of entertainment by special guests who will show us some of the exciting opportunities this venue presents. Then, the week will be capped off by our BTV Veterans Recognition Program. This annual event is a favorite for all. Certainly, I can’t end this year without thanking each of you for the enduring support throughout this year. It has been my sincere pleasure to lead the Village during this time of change and progress. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the BTV family, and I wish every one of you a blessed Christmas season and a Happy New Year. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer
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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The Year in Review:
BTV Hits Grand New Strides in 2017 With the opening of a multi-million-dollar lifestyle expansion that brings an ultra-modern performance venue and casual dining bistro to campus, plus a new partnership with the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading medical school, programs that put residents in touch with nature, and trips to exciting destinations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2017 has been a banner year for Butterfield Trail Village. The new $6.7 million BTV Commons Center opened in October as the crown jewel of the Village. With a state-of-the-art Performance Hall, the new BTV Bistro, meeting and office spaces and more, this cutting-edge center has been designed to enhance and sustain the vitality of residents for generations to come. 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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“Our residents are very excited, and they have reason to be,” Butterfield Trail Village CEO Quintin Trammell said. “This expansion is a key project that’s allowed us to provide a new element of service and excellence by delivering more options for dining, convenience, wellness and entertainment.” The Performance Hall seats up to 200 people and features a raised stage, professional-grade lighting and acoustics and a performers’ dressing room. With the help of music-minded residents and staff, the BTV Foundation raised money to purchase a new Yamaha C-7 grand piano. This new venue creates opportunities for the Village to host more musicians, artists and entertainers as well as larger seminars, lectures and classes.
Mike Jones, president of the BTV Board of Directors and BTV Foundation, said that the Commons Center caps off a five-year plan of major improvements on campus. “Last year, we finished our remodeling efforts in the hallways, the Dining Room and in our atrium areas,” Jones said. “These efforts, along with our new Assisted Living Center and the Aquatic and Wellness Center, all come together to keep Butterfield modern and relevant for those people seeking a truly premium senior care community.” NEW PROGRAMS SET BTV APART This fall, Butterfield made a major announcement that will change the way the Village provide quality medical care to its residents.
The BTV Bistro is an open-kitchen eatery BTV and the serving fare for University of breakfast and lunch Arkansas For Medical initially – but over time Sciences (UAMS) the menu will evolve. Northwest Regional Residents helped lead the search for a new Yamaha C-7 grand piano. The bistro’s relaxed Center announced a causal experience, partnership that will which includes a convenient grab-and-go menu, designate a UAMS physician onsite at Butterfield to complements traditional dining in the BTV Dining serve residents’ health and medical needs. Room and fine dining at The Lodge. Allan Martin, M.D., will begin seeing residents from BTV is also rolling out a new Flex Plan that will allow a new clinic office at BTV on Nov. 20. Martin, who residents to spend dollars how they choose – at specializes in geriatrics, will provide Butterfield’s either the BTV Bistro, in the Dining Room or at the independent living residents with a wide range new General Store, which is double the footprint of of outpatient primary care, including diagnostic, the previous one. The Flex Plan replaces the existing specialty and preventive care, urgent care, and meal card system. ongoing case management. “People’s needs change over time from one generation to the next, which is why we’re continuing to offer new products like these,” Trammell said. “By creating more options, Butterfield stays relevant; our residents stay engaged and satisfied, and we move ourselves forward.” The Commons Center features a large covered porte cochére entrance that will make it convenient for residents to be dropped off and picked up. The entrance includes reception and security areas, and presents a grand new first impression to all who enter. Inside, the new main lobby is furnished with cozy seating groupings that are perfect for circular conversation. The transportation desk is located in the lobby for convenient walk-up service. The Commons Center also includes a Low Vision Library Room with audio books and reading assistive technologies, the David Lashley Boardroom, and a newly landscaped South Courtyard.
He will see residents at his BTV clinic weekday mornings Monday through Friday, and will also make Village house calls. Residents may choose to utilize Dr. Martin as their primary care physician, or see him on an as-needed basis. This forward-thinking partnership positions Butterfield Trail Village as the only retirement community in Northwest Arkansas to have a dedicated primarily care physician onsite serving its independent living residents. “The partnership between Butterfield and UAMS will help ensure our residents receive quality care here, where it’s most convenient,” Trammell said. “Having our own primary care physician onsite not only strengthens the delivery of healthcare, but it sets Butterfield apart from the rest.” Also this fall, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Arkansas began holding classes and workshops at Butterfield. This lifelong learning partnership between OLLI and BTV lets residents take advantage of affordable educational BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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opportunities tailored made for senior-aged adults who want to explore intellectual and cultural topics, without ever leaving the Village. THE GREAT OUTDOORS This year, the Fitness and Wellness Department took residents into the great outdoors, blending exercise with nature. Residents walked most of the 37-mile NWA Razorback Regional Greenway over a 10-week period this year, starting in Fayetteville where Skull Creek connects to the Village property, and ending in downtown Bentonville. They went zip lining in Eureka Springs, and took day hikes to places like Devil’s Den State Park, Lake Fort Smith and Tanyard Creek Nature Trail in Bella Vista. BTV also strengthened the continuum of care at the Village by launching new fitness programs at the Health Care Center and the Assisted Living Cottage. The programs are geared toward helping special care residents reduce the risk of falls and improve overall wellness. Bettie Lu Lancaster, a BTV resident who is on the BTV Board of Directors, said an active lifestyle is a state of mind that residents take beyond organized programs with activities like Sunday night bocce ball, which is a popular social event.
Riki Stamps said. “Our Village Tours excursions are the epitome of that active lifestyle.” When they weren’t traveling for fun this year, several BTV residents were firmly in the public eye receiving awards for civic, philanthropic and academic contributions. They included: • • • •
Margaret Whillock – 2017 University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Medal Bill and Carol Brunner, the late David Lashley – 2017 Fayetteville High School Hall of Greats Tony Stankus – 2017 Science and Library Award for Most Published Science Librarian Ellen Compton – 2017 Distinguished Citizen of Washington County by the Washington County Historical Society A LABOR OF LOVE This year, Butterfield christened a new outdoor enhancement that was created by residents, for residents. The new BTV Sensory Garden at the Special Care Center is not only a beautiful new aesthetic feature that incorporates elements of nature, it’s also a therapeutic tool for residents with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory-loss related conditions.
A group of Butterfield residents led by Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele, Zip lining in Eureka Springs this year. “Butterfield’s entire fitness Karen Crocker and Ardith program is going full steam Wharry took on the project right now,” Lancaster said. “With classes from of developing the Sensory Garden earlier this year. eight thirty in the morning until evening, hikes out in the country, and then we do things on our own The garden was created with native plants and to be active, it’s hard to imagine a more complete greenery to stimulate sight, sound, smell and touch. format.” The process works by triggering pleasant memories and sensations that lessen confusion and agitation SAVVY SENIORS for those experiencing a cognitive decline related to Butterfield residents and guests were on the go this a memory-loss condition. year with the Programs and Events Department’s signature Village Tours excursions. In May, they BTV projects like Sensory Garden, the Commons sailed away to western Europe on a 12-day Oceania Center and the new partnerships with UAMS cruise that stopped at ports in Spain, France, and OLLI all work together to create an exciting Monaco and Italy. They traveled to some of the new sense of place at Butterfield, and elevate its highest and most breathtaking vistas in the Natural standing in the community. State on the Arkansas Treasures and Vistas Tour, and jaunted over to Oklahoma City for a frontier “We look forward to the many opportunities to adventure that was capped off with a Ronnie enjoy these new enhancements and share them Milsap concert. with future residents and the community,” Trammell said. “For now, we’re going to acclimate and fine “Butterfield residents really do love traveling to tune and give everyone some time to transition. faraway places — and exciting places closer to Everyone could use a breather with some time to sit home — meeting people, experiencing culture, back, relax and enjoy what we have.” foods and friends,” Programs and Events Director 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Peter Estes
Anniversaries November Anniversaries Robert & Pauline Keegan
Mike & Susan Cruse
Lyle & Nancy Shelor
Jim & Joyce Herrin
Larry & Borgny Hanley
Bill & Betty Stewart
Roy & Butch Clinton
December Anniversaries Jack & Lorene Lejeune
Lee & Beverly Bodenhamer 18th Dwain & Glenda Newman
Ken & Nancy Mays
Herbert & Mary Stout
Tim & Judy Schatzman
When did you move to Butterfield? September 8, 2017 Where are you from? I was born and raised in Fayetteville. I have lived here all my life except for approximately three years while I was in the Navy and my wife and I lived in Hawaii for that period of time. What did you do before retirement? Before I retired in September 2013 I practiced law here in Fayetteville in my firm with my dad and later with my son, daughter and our partner Douglas Gramling. I continued to practice for 43 years at which time I retired. Do you have children and grandchildren? I have two children: Amy Christine Turner and Peter G. Estes II.
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Lyle & Nancy Shelor Max & Claire Sutton Liz Shannon Margy Scott Kathryn Widder Bob & Lois Zimmerman
Why did you choose Butterfield? My parents Peter G. Estes and Louise Hannah Estes became residents of Butterfield Trail Village in the early â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s. My father passed away here in 1990 and my mother passed away in 2008. When I lost my wife in December 2014 I knew that the best place for me would be at BTV. Although I have been here for a short time it is what it I expected it to be and that is home. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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The Home of Susan Meadows: A Sentimental Connection Susan Meadows grew up with the idea of quality and permanence, and it’s reflected in the styling of her Deluxe Butterfield apartment. From the antique furnishings passed down from her family, to a needlepoint of a family’s prayer from her late husband Bill’s side – heirlooms hold an honored place.
Photos by Stephen Ironside
Living spaces flow to create a wide-open great room concept.
Blue gingham accents blend with creme neutrals for a look that’s both classic and contemporary.
A beautiful snow scene painted by a German solider was handed down by a relative.
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The kitchen features custom cabinetry and countertops.
Susan’s grandmother’s quilt is front-andcenter in the guest bedroom.
Susan’s patio faces BTV’s landscaped North Courtyard.
The roomy master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a full bathroom – the second in the home.
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H O L I D A Y
Tour of Homes Tuesday, December 12th
9am to 12pm
Enjoy a self-guided tour of select apartments, cottages and village homes decorated for the holidays against the beautiful backdrop of the Village at Christmas, with refreshments and progressive hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres. Greeters will be on hand to help guide and answer questions.
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Hallway art dedication Mary Gosnell and Pat Jahoda
Ebony & Ivory Music Series
BTV Play Readers Theatre
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New stained glass in chapel
Earlene Henry creates one, too.
A late summer evening at BTV's Diner En Blanc
Meet Your BTV Staff
NAME AND POSITION: Bobbi Boller, Facilities Coordinator HOW LONG AT BTV: Since 2010 DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: I receive maintenance requests from residents and BTV employees, prioritize them and assign them to maintenance staff. I also take care of resident parking changes and the assigning of covered parking spots. I assign and reissue parking pendants and fobs to residents. WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE IN ON THE JOB? I take pride in assisting residents with their work requests and knowing that our staff will be able to complete the work in a timely manner. It helps residents to know that they can depend on our staff to make the repairs they need. WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS AND HOBBIES? I like attending concerts, shopping and spending time with my dog, Lucky. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Out & About
Holiday Events and Performances Light Up the Season!
Irvin Berlin’s White Christmas
‘Tis the time to enjoy the jolliest of holiday performances and events right here in Northwest Arkansas. From Christmas symphonies, plays and musicals to an award-winning holiday lights display in our city’s historic downtown square — these yuletide happenings are not to be missed! Walton Arts Center Irvin Berlin’s White Christmas Nov. 7-12 The timeless 1954 holiday favorite film has been so delightfully adapted for the stage that even The New York Times insists you include this production on your wish list. Come and enjoy the story of a song-and-dance team who meets a sister act while performing a Christmas show in Vermont. The pairs end up planning a musical extravaganza in hopes of saving their former commanding general’s failing country inn. Will they be able to pull off a Christmas miracle? Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer: The Musical Dec. 1-2 You’ll want to bring the grandkids to this beloved holiday classic! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical brings your favorite holiday characters from the movie screen to life on the big stage, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and Rudolph himself! 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Danú A Christmas Gathering: Féile na Nollag Dec. 10 The spirited Irish band brings the tradition of a Celtic Christmas with songs, music and stories that have emerged from the history of its homeland. Listen to virtuoso players on flute, fiddle, button accordion and percussion alongside the voice of Nell Ní Chróinín and traditional dancers – all here to celebrate the rich heritage of Ireland with you. LeAnn Rimes: Today Is Christmas Dec. 12 Rimes, a two-time Grammy Award winner, made a splash in country music becoming the youngest recipient of the award at the young age of 14. Now, the internationally acclaimed pop-country icon brings tidings of joy to Northwest Arkansas as she performs a compilation of both original and traditional Christmas songs from her own holiday albums. A Very SoNA Christmas Dec. 16 SoNA’s annual Christmas Pops performance will include your favorite sacred and secular songs that celebrate the magic and beauty of the season. Also featuring the SoNA Singers, area high school and collegiate choruses, and special guest soloists.
The Snowman: A Family Concert Presented by SoNA & Walton Arts Center Dec. 17 This magical holiday concert especially for children and families features a special screening of the hit film “The Snowman” with a virtuosic orchestral soundtrack that SoNA performs lives. All ages will be enchanted as a winter wonderland comes to life in this timeless tale of a young boy’s special friendship with his snowman. TheatreSquared It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Nov. 29 – Dec. 31 This inventive twist on Frank Capra’s classic is wonderfully adapted for stage. It’s Christmas Eve, 1946, and five actors have gathered in WFMK Studio A for a live radio broadcast, ready to take on dozens of characters and recreate Bedford Falls, with live Foley sound effects and virtuosic, high-energy performances. Even the cynics among us will cheer as character George Bailey is famously visited by an angel while standing on the brink of despair. Arkansas Public Theatre A Christmas Story Dec. 8-17 You’ll shoot your eye out! It’s a line we all know well from the 1983 comedy classic, A Christmas Story. Hilariously adapted for the stage, you’ll be in stitches following young Ralphie Parker’s quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, watch as Ralphie, along with his family and friends, find themselves in all sorts of situations including a tongue stuck to a flag pole! Don’t miss the laughs! Lights of the Ozarks Downtown Fayetteville Square Nov. 17 – Jan. 1 The historic Fayetteville square transforms into a winter wonderland of nearly a half-million twinkling lights during the award-winning Lights of the Ozarks! Bundle up for a stroll or enjoy the display from your car every evening beginning at 5 p.m. With nightly carriage and pony rides, fresh hot chocolate and festive holiday music, the Lights of the Ozarks is a holiday experience you won’t want to miss!
Arts & Entertainment
Highlighted Happenings in NWA Walton Arts Center > Susan Werner Trio Nov. 9 > Bria Skonberg Nov. 10 > Trike Theater presents Charlotte’s Web Nov. 17, 19, 25, 26, Dec. 1-2 > VOCES8 Dec. 3 > Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China Dec. 7-8 > The Latin Jazz All-Stars Featuring Steve Turre & Nestor Jones Dec. 8 > Robert Earl Keen’s Fam-O-Lee Back to the Country Jamboree Dec. 13 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Arkansas Public Theatre > Every Day A Visitor Nov. 3-12 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art > Exhibition: Stuart Davis: In Full Swing Through Jan. 1 > Distinguished Speaker Series: Artist Carrie Mae Weems Dec. 8 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org Arts Center of the Ozarks > Latin American Ensemble Nov. 9 > Breakfast with Santa Dec. 2 > ACO Chorale Holiday Concert Dec. 2 For more info, visit acozarks.org Faulkner Performing Arts Center > Gregorio Uribe: Latin Jazz Nov. 14 For more info, visit faulkner.uark.edu 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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Chillers, Thrillers and Whodunits at BTV Library Plus, Lovelorn Women, Letters in History and More Can’t get enough of mysterious strangers lurking in the night, shadowy cat-and-mouse games and twisted plots with murderous outcomes? Then you won’t want to miss the latest collection of detective novels on the shelves of the BTV Library. We also feature a tale of women in love, a historical recounting through the letters of women, and a folky look at the town of Hogeye, Ark.
In Earthly Remains: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, the twenty-sixth novel in a powerful series by Donna Leon, the Italian detective is on medical leave, but unexpectedly tackles a mystery on his island retreat off Venice. In Seeing Red by Sandra Brown, TV journalist Kerra Bailey implores former ATF agent John Trapper to tell the truth about his father Major Franklin Trapper, widely believed to have been a hero after the bombing of a Dallas hotel. Quebec detective Armand Gamache, in Louise Penny’s Glass Houses, wonders what he could have done better about a stranger in town during the previous November, who is facing a murder trial in the following July. In Prussian Blue author Philip Kerr asks: Can a former Nazi homicide detective ever get away from his past, or will he be forever blackmailed into committing crimes for others? Rachel Hauk’s The Wedding Shop weaves together two pairs of star-crossed lovers from the past and present: Cora Scott, a 1930s career woman who inherits her great aunt’s bridal shop where women come for miles for famed bridal treatment; and Captain Haley Morgan, a returning Air Force veteran who resurrects the legendary bridal shop some eighty years later.
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Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present provides a fascinating look at U.S. history through the candid correspondence of famous and not-so-famous women. Nancy Kendrick is one of the founding members of the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., and her Notable Women of Arkansas: From Hattie to Hillary, 100 Names to Know shows her command of the state’s history. Folksier in tone is Looking for Hogeye, which portrays our rural hill folk, by Arkansan Roy Reed, one of the country’s foremost journalists.
Featured Village Events COMING IN NOVEMBER NOV. 8 | 3pm Ebony and Ivory Music Series with Pat Jahoda and Sue Gohn Join us this evening for the first concert of our new music series to be performed in BTV’s newly christened Performance Hall! Residents Pat Jahoda and Sue Gohn will each perform on Butterfield’s new Yamaha C-7 grand piano, specially purchased for the Performance Hall. The Village has long enjoyed entertainment provided by gifted residents who are also musicians, and the Ebony and Ivory Music Series is the perfect way to share their talents. Please welcome these artists as they showcase the Village’s lovely new instrument. Pat Jahoda
NOV. 11 | 7pm Veterans Recognition Program with Singing Men of Arkansas Our nation’s flag will be proudly posted this evening by the Air Force ROTC Color Guard at Butterfield’s annual Veterans Recognition Program. You are invited to honor these residents who served in the U.S. armed forces, hear their stories and celebrate the pride in which they fulfilled their duty. Special guests the Singing Men of Arkansas will present a patriotic, uplifting performance. COMING IN DECEMBER DEC. 11 | 7pm Arkansas Winds Band Presents Holiday Wonder Under the direction of Michael Ferguson, the Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band will present an evening of entertainment dedicated to bringing the spirit of Christmas to life. Featuring Minor Alterations by David Lovrien, with a selection of yuletide favorites reimaged by the composer; Sparkling Lights by Matt Conway; and Fantasia on Kingsfold by Robert Longfield, a relevant and celebratory treatment of the hymn, “O Sing a Song of Bethlehem.” DEC. 15 | 6-9pm Village Christmas Party and Dance: Miracle on Joyce Boulevard In the timeless movie Miracle on 34th Street, Susan Walker, the mother who thought Santa Claus was a myth, would later say, “I believe, I believe, I believe.” The miracle on Joyce Boulevard is the realization our lovely Commons Center expansion includes a spacious new hall for the annual Christmas party and dance! Enjoy fresh hors d’oeuvres, holiday cocktails and mock-tails, while dancing to the sounds of The Wings of Swing Big Band, a 10-piece band from Springfield, Mo. The BTV Foundation will also host a Silent Auction with proceeds supporting residents through services and gifts.
Singing Men of Arkansas
The Wings of Swing Big Band
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Foundation News The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between August 14, 2017, and October 4, 2017, from the following donors:
BEAUTIFICATION FUND (SENSORY GARDEN) • Wilma Samuel HEALTH CARE CENTER FUND • Virginia Burdick in memory of John Belitsakos LIBRARY FUND • Conrad & Ann Waligorski in honor of Genie Donovan MEMORIALS • Carolyn Park in memory of John Schuldt MOVING MADE EASY • Irma Boyer • Shirley Galloway MUSIC FUND • Anonymous • Elizabeth Howick • Jeanine Neuse • John Brewer • Mitsy Kellum • Marie Breuer • Dan Griffin & Fran Pearson • Nancy McVey • John & Dorothy Robinson • Virginia Lancaster • Ann Roberts • Kurt & Gene Tweraser • Audrey Gately • Lyle & Sue Gohn • Bobbie Nell Templeton • Bobbie Peters • Jim & Ann Newman • Jacqueline Rocha • Mary Dewitt • Gretchen Gearhart • Juanita Duncan • Rada Carter • Faye Crowell • Jim & Linda Pinkerton • Doug & Mavis Dobbyn in honor of Pat Jahoda • June Colwell in memory of John Belitsakos • Harris & Carol Sonnenberg in memory of John Schuldt • Pat Jahoda in memory of Carolyn Hickson
New BTV Boardroom Carries Name of Longtime Board Member David Lashley Now that the construction of the new BTV Commons Center is finished, it brings with it the David Lashley Boardroom. As many of you know, my father was one of the original Butterfield board members and was very active. He always had an opinion, but he was willing to back that up with whatever work was needed. Years ago, as a member of the long-range planning committee at First United Presbyterian Church where he attended, he latched on to the idea of a retirement village when his good friend, Mrs. Howell, moved to Little Rock to a similar community. He hated to lose his friend because she could no longer live in Fayetteville. With the help of other churches that formed a long-ranged planning committee, Butterfield opened its doors in March of 1986, and today is Northwest Arkansas’ premier retirement destination. My husband Howard Higgins agreed to serve out Dad’s term on the BTV Board of Directors, where he has served for the last nine years. I recently joined the board of the BTV Foundation. We are both honored to be associated with Butterfield. I guess this is what you call a legacy of leadership. That’s why I’m thrilled that the new Village boardroom is being named in my father David Lashley’s honor. He would be so proud of the people who give their time to serve the Village. I feel like he will be watching over the decisions made inside the new boardroom and wishing he could put in his two cents. Most of the boardroom furnishings are being provided by donations made to the BTV Foundation. Please know that your memorials and gifts are being used all over the Village and we greatly appreciate them. Lisa Lashley Higgins BTV Foundation Board of Directors
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Holiday Services Hosted by Founding Churches
FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 695 E. Calvin St., Fayetteville
Join Butterfield’s five founding churches as they welcome the community to celebrate the Christmas and Thanksgiving seasons. These joyful programs and worship services are sure to leave you filled with the spirit.
ThanksLiving Dinner and Reflections Sunday, Nov. 19, at 5:00 p.m. Please call (479) 442-4411 for meal reservations
CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
Celebration at the Manger Sunday, Dec. 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Please call (479) 442-4411 for meal reservations
Night of Hope and Healing Worship and Communion Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Services Sunday, Dec. 24 Classic Worship, Central Sanctuary: 10:45 a.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Contemporary Service, Central Activities Center: 9:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Genesis Service, Genesis Campus: 10:45 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 20 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville Thanksgiving Banquet Sunday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. First Family Christmas Party Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Service Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 20 N. College Ave., Fayetteville
Christmas Eve Services Sunday, Dec. 24 Looking for Hope at 11 a.m. Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m. ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 224 N. East Ave., Fayetteville
Christmas Eve Service Sunday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m.
Christmas Eve Services Sunday, Dec. 24, at 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Candlelight Service Sunday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m.
Christ-Mass Monday, Dec. 25, at 10:00 a.m.
BTV Christmas Purse Brightens Holidays for Employees The BTV Christmas Purse is a wonderful holiday tradition that lets residents say thank you to Village employees for the care and services they provide during the year. Whether it’s to offset the cost of buying presents for the kids, set aside for savings or spend on something special for themselves, a bonus is always appreciated this time of year. The Christmas purse goes to benefit both Butterfield and Morrison staff, and is overseen by the BTV Resident Council. Residents can contribute to the purse between Monday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. The total amount contributed will be divided among eligible 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, 2017. 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 to 190 eligible employees. Over the past 12 years, more than $742,000 has been provided to more than 2,000 eligible staff to help brighten their Christmas season. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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UA Chancellor’s ‘State of the University’ Address Cites New Strategic Plan to Guide Growth The University of Arkansas continues to be one of the fastest-growing universities in the nation. In fall 2017, the UA welcomed more than 27,550 students to campus, the largest student body in history. There’s a reason the UA continues to grow. Classified as a top-tier research institution by the Carnegie Foundation, the university is home to internationally known researchers who build futures through teaching and work every day to solve real-world problems through research and discovery. It’s is a place where tradition and innovation collaborate to keep students and faculty grounded as they work to better our world.
Create a more collaborative and innovative culture on campus through efficient tracking of interdisciplinary work, and find ways to redesign business processes to improve efficiency and productivity to free up resources to allocate to other priorities. Foster new research collaborations that result in sustainable initiatives through a new chancellor’s fund for new collaborative research ideas, and assess research space and interdisciplinary research center needs. Augment outreach and engagement efforts across Arkansas to meet the land-grant mission of service, and increase engagement and impact of the UA across the state.
Chancellor Joe Steinmetz delivered a State of the University address in September, laying out a new academic strategic plan based on eight guiding priorities developed through a campus-wide process.
The entire strategic plan can be found at uark.edu/ strategic-plan.
“The strategic plan is the roadmap for our future, a set of unified goals for all of us to work toward together,” Steinmetz said. “We make a difference. We solve problems. We transform lives.”
The UA’s commitment to academic success continues with more than $500 million invested in recent years in academic buildings, labs, art studios, residence halls and other facilities. Campaign Arkansas is underway to raise $1 billion for academic programs and facilities by 2020.
Some of the goals and actions in the strategic plan are to: •
Increase graduation and retention rates through new mentoring programs, financial aid support, improved access to student health and wellness programs, and creating a Student Success Center to coordinate these efforts.
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This fall, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation donated $120 million to the university to establish the School of Art, which includes a relationship with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art that will help transform the university and Northwest Arkansas region into an international hub for the study of art.
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