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LIFE THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF BUTTERFIELD TRAIL VILLAGE
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Feature Article
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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Article At Home for the Holidays 9 Newcomer Q&A Paul and Wyvern Beach 9 Anniversaries & New Neighbors 10 Employee Spotlight
Special Care Activities Director Cayla Ervin 12 BTV Christmas Purse 13 Villages Spaces A Look Back: Last Yearâ€™s Holiday Tour of Homes 14 BTV Cares Board of Directors Pandemic Outreach 15 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Seasonal Performing Arts & Virtual Events
17 Walton Arts Center Outdoor Mural by Artist Octavio Logo 18 Village Flavors Holiday Inspired Pairings 20 Foundation Listings 21 Featured Village Events 22 Fitness & Wellness Butterfield Expanding Key Fitness Programs
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Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Kelly Syer Director of Marketing Leann Pacheco Sales Counselor Dave Marks Move-In Coordinator
Elise Lorene Marketing Coordinator
PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2020 Council Members Ron Hanson, President Roy Penney, Vice President Linda Pinkerton, Secretary John King, Past President Ed Piper, Neely Barnett Carol Sonnenberg, Ginger Crippen Geri Bender, Skipper Solomon Pat Jahoda, Gay Harp Jim Ferguson, Wulfran Polonius BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jacqui Brandli, President Dr. Kim Chapman, Vice President Bill Shackelford, Secretary David Williams, Treasurer Kim Brawner, Bernard Madison, Mark McNair, Ann Henry, Jim Wood, Bryn Wood Bagwell, Bob Kelly, Diane Warren, Larry Hanley
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From the CEO This year has certainly been a challenging one for all of us. Way of life at Butterfield Trail Village has seen some dramatic changes as we have coped with this terrible virus. Residents and their families have shown great courage and made significant sacrifices. Our residents have endured many difficulties over the course of this year, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through the challenges of the pandemic. Despite everything, our Village team has stepped up to take on a number of significant new projects this year – ever committed to ensuring Butterfield continues to be the premier retirement community in the region. Anyone who has passed Butterfield along Old Missouri Road has likely noticed a great deal of red dirt. That’s because we are constructing a new paved lot to offer a better parking environment for our employees, and a much-needed overflow parking option for the times we host special activities and events that draw visitors. I’m excited to share that this new paved lot will free up the old gravel parking area, allowing us to build a new Village Home duplex and enthusiastically welcome additional residents to the neighborhood. Weather willing, the new paved lot will be finished by December, and we will break ground on the Village Home shortly thereafter. As we approach the holidays and the end of such a memorable year, it’s important to note that we may have to mark occasions somewhat differently than in the past – yet the meaning behind our celebrations remains the same. The season of giving thanks and planning gifts offers us the chance to be generous and honor things that matter. I sincerely hope you remember the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation as you make your year-end gifts, with the knowledge that your generosity provides continuous improvement of programs and services for residents and our beautiful campus. On behalf of all of us at Butterfield, I wish you and your loved ones a healthy, joyful holiday season.
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 BTV Foundation funds a number of vital programs and services that enhance quantity of life at the Village. Contributions from supporters like you help sustain a number of important Foundation funds including: Beautification Fund BTV Chapel Fund Music & Performance Fund Garden Fund
Health Care & Special Care Fund Bird & Wildlife Fund Employee Care Fund Employee Scholarship Fund
Your gift matters! Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. Please remember the BTV Foundation when making decisions about your year-end giving. We depend on the collective generosity of our Village to support residents now and for future generations. • Gifts may be made online at butterfieldtrailvillage.org/donate. • For more information, contact Riki Stamps at (479) 695-8073 or email email@example.com.
I support the Foundation’s Music & Performance Fund to help uplift all residents at Butterfield Trail Village. Music is the universal language that reaches the hearts and minds without any explanation needed. The orchestras, soloists, dancers and singers – all of the performances by artists enrich our quality of life. — Pat Jahoda, resident Residents have great ideas about how to make Butterfield even better and the Foundation exists to help those ideas come to fruition. When (the Village) added more outdoor benches to campus, two residents donated anonymously. When the costs exceeded the amounts pledged, the Foundation picked up the rest. — Ann Henry, resident
Join us on Veterans Day as the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation Presents: A Star-Spangled Celebration November 11 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Channel 1961 Tune in for this celebration of U.S. military veterans and their contributions to our great nation! Broadcasting live from the Performance Hall, enjoy patriotic music, personal accounts from BTV veterans, and the chance to make a honorarium on a veteran’s behalf to the Foundation, a 501(c)3. The Foundation was formed in 1984 by resident and veteran Truman Yancey and wife Sylvia for the purpose of supporting Butterfield Trail Village programs and services.
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Sherry Young’s stained glass
A Santa in Ann Marie Ziegler’s collection
A Hanukkah menorah in Gene Tweraser’s home
AT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Residents Rally to Share Warmth & Joy of the Season from a Distance The holidays are a big deal at Butterfield Trail Village, and residents look forward to decorating their homes, reveling with family and friends, and observing time-honored customs and traditions. Nine months into the pandemic, however, and it’s clear the holidays will be different this year. We talked to three Village residents who shared how they plan to celebrate Christmas, their passions, their loved ones and beliefs this season – from home.
Sherry Young Stained Glass and the Holidays Go Hand-In-Hand Through art, Sherry Young expresses what her heart is saying. And making art at the holidays is a family tradition for this BTV resident and fine artist. “At Christmastime, our family comes together to celebrate by reading the Bible about the birth Sherry Young of Jesus,” Young, a BTV resident since 2015, said. “We also love to give gifts that we’ve made for each other. It’s something we’ve done for years. Even now that our children are grown, we still open presents on Christmas Eve. And we still encourage our family to make gifts.” As a commissioned artist, Young’s forte is oil and acrylic painting of still life, portraiture and animals – and creating gorgeous stained glass. Her work includes 18 custom, stained-glass windows at Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville where she and husband Jim are members. Commissioned by members of the congregation, each 21”x21” stained glass creation carries a personal or religious message.
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For many residents at the Village this year, the pandemic has eliminated much of the holiday hecticness that comes with shopping, baking and wrapping. For Young, it means the stained-glass classes she teaches at the BTV Art Studio are on hold. Instead of making new stained glass this season, she’s revisiting a personal collection of ornaments she made last Christmas at the Art Studio. “Decorating at Christmas is something I do for me,” said Young, who recently retrieved the collection from storage. “I chose to make the angels (in the collection) because of the role they play in the nativity story – and because they make me smile.” Placing a stained-glass ornament near a string of lights on the Christmas tree, or near a window where it catches the sunlight adds a touch of magic to your home. “That’s one of my favorite things about stained glass,” Young said. “If you hold it up to window or near the light, it really illuminates the true beauty of the glass.” Being at home during the pandemic hasn’t dampened Young’s creative spirits. She has a room converted into a small art studio, but there are only so many walls in her and Jim’s home. “I’ve resorted to painting on rocks,” Young said with a smile. “I told my husband I’ve run out of wall space, so now I’m turning to the ground outside.”
Ziegler has collected Santas for nearly 30 years
Ann Marie Ziegler Santas from Around the World on Display The holidays are an amazing time of year. For Butterfield resident Ann Marie Ziegler, the day she brings her Christmas decorations out of storage marks the start of one of her favorite times of year. “I have always loved Christmas and having everything decorated,” Ziegler said. “When I was growing up, my father had a plastic Santa and sleigh hanging on the front of the house. Over my youth, my mother got all sorts of trees. We had fresh spruce, flocked, aluminum with colored lights. My tree preference is green with lots of room for ornaments.” Ann Marie Ziegler
Last year, Ziegler opened the doors of her Village apartment to visitors as part of Butterfield’s annual Holiday Tour of Homes. But with the campus mostly closed to visitors, this year’s Tour of Homes is cancelled. Ziegler, however, will decorate nonetheless, with an extensive collection of ornaments she’s been building for most of her adult life. Front and center are more than 100 Santa ornaments and figurines that Ziegler has been collecting for nearly 30 years. She started after she and husband, Joe, were married in 1967. And adding to the collection was a family affair while the couple’s son and daughter were growing up. “In the early ‘80s, we started collecting ornaments from places we visited or from an event,” Ziegler said. “The very first one was from Hawaii and it says Merry Christmas in Hawaiian. Friends and relatives would also give us ornaments so they could be part of our tree. Once we moved to our new home, I realized I had a lot of small Santas and decided that I would make some displays. After that, whenever we traveled, I’d look for an ornament or a Santa that appealed to me and had meaning.” The collection includes a Santa painted on a cypress root from New Orleans, a Santa riding a Grizzly bear from Alaska, a fuzzy Santa with skinny legs from a
Ornaments from Young’s personal collection
Tweraser’s Hanukkah dreidels
butcher shop in Zermatt, Switzerland, and a large red-nosed Santa from Sweden made of concrete. “It’s solid concrete,” she said, “so you can imagine me carrying it home on the plane.” The Christmas décor on display in the Ziegler home took on a deeper meaning after Joe Ziegler was in a serious bicycling accident in 2008. “The accident happened while he was training for a tour in Colorado,” Ziegler said of her husband who passed away in 2013. “He was in a wheelchair for almost five years after that, and he loved having all the decorations out.” When Ann Marie moved to Butterfield in 2018, she had custom wall shelves built in her living room for her displays. Dressing her tree alone might take three or four days and involve 1,000+ ornaments. Once her Santas and ornament collections are arranged, she takes pictures so she can recreate the displays again next year. “I think I like bringing out the holiday decorations and putting the Santas out one-by-one because of the memories,” she said. “They let me remember the places our family traveled to and the good times we had collecting them.”
Gene Tweraser Celebrating Faith and Joy at Hanukkah Gene and Kurt Tweraser will celebrate Hanukkah, or the Jewish Festival of Lights, from their Butterfield home. Usually observed in December and occasionally starting in late November, Hanukkah takes Gene Tweraser place at the darkest time of the year, and since it is based almost entirely on at-home customs and traditions, it might just be the perfect pandemic holiday. The rituals of Hanukkah — lighting candles on the menorah for eight consecutive nights, exchanging small gifts with family and friends, and celebrating with special recipes, music and games — hold great importance and meaning to Gene Tweraser. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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“I was born to Jewish parents, and in Judaism anyone born to a Jewish mother is automatically considered Jewish,” she said. “My life has been greatly enriched by the Decorative dreidels tenets of the Jewish faith. I enjoy celebrating Hanukkah because I feel connected to past and future generations of my family and to Jewish tradition. I love the songs, games, food and memories.”
Latkes, or potato pancakes, are made with onion, egg and grated potatoes, and cooked in oil. As legend goes, in ancient times, the Jewish people reconquered the Temple only to find it had only enough oil to light lamps for one night. Miraculously the oil lasted for eight nights, until a new supply was found.
When the Twerasers were raising their two sons, the family would gather each evening of Hanukkah to light candles on the menorah, eat traditional foods and exchange gifts. Hanukkah was not originally a time of gift giving other than giving children “gelt,” or small amounts of money, Tweraser said. But in America, some Jewish parents give their children a gift for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.
Latkes, which are customary for eastern European Jews, are usually eaten with applesauce and sour cream, Tweraser said. Jews from Israel and other Mediterranean countries celebrate with Sufganiyot, which are jelly donuts.
And the Twerasers happily obliged. “My husband is not Jewish,” she said. “But he’s helped raise our sons as Jews and participates in all of the Jewish holidays. Our boys are grown now with families of their own, but Kurt and I still celebrate Hanukkah together.” The approach of Hanukkah signals it’s time to start peeling potatoes for a traditional dish known as latkes.
“Years ago, I’d make latkes on Wednesday nights during Hanukkah when we had friends over, and everyone just loved them,” Tweraser said. “Because there is a lot of frying involved, I’d make them ahead of time and freeze them. They’d heat up perfectly in the oven, and I was able to enjoy dinner with our friends.”
The verdict is out on whether Tweraser will make the latkes this year. But she and Kurt will exchange gifts, and play games like spin the dreidel as they do each Hanukkah. “I don’t do as much cooking as I used to, and the fact the food here is really good contributes to that,” Tweraser said. “While we cannot have friends come and celebrate with us this year, I have much to be grateful for. I’m grateful for being here at BTV, being healthy and happy, having a spouse who is vigorous at 91, and having children, grandchildren and a sister and her family who are all well.”
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Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Paul and Wyvern Beach When did you move to Butterfield? We moved to Butterfield Trail Village on June 4, 2020. Where are you from? We both grew up in southeast Kansas. Paul is from Coffeyville, Kan., and Wyvern is from Edna, Kan. What did you do before retirement? In 1959 after graduating from college, we moved to Bartlesville, Okla., so Paul could work for Phillips Petroleum Co. In the ‘50s Phillips had invented polypropylene and high-density polyethylene and was looking for uses. Paul was lucky to get in on the ground floor of the company’s transition to plastics. Wooden chicken coops to plastics, metal bread trays to plastics, glass bottles to plastics, etc. This involved us moving several times (Stone Mountain, Ga., Lexington Ken., Hopkinsville, Ken.). The remainder of his 35+ years, Paul worked for Phillips Chemical Co. He was their director of sales training and retired in 1995 as national sales manager for their sulfur division. Wyvern enjoyed selling real estate for more than 25 years. She held a broker’s license in both Oklahoma and Kentucky.
Anniversaries November Mike & Susan Cruse Lou & Trish Beland Larry & Borgny Hanley Bill & Betty Stewart
21st 23rd 25th 27th
December Lee & Beverly Bodenhamer Vernon & Paulette Collins Gary & Adella Gray Dwain & Glenda Newman Doug & Barbara Prichard Tim & Judy Schatzman Jim & Nancy Blair
18th 20th 26th 26th 27th 29th 30th
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Kate Lacy Jack & Pat Smith Bill & Barbara McIver
Do you have children and grandchildren? We have two sons. Brad lives 10 minutes from Butterfield in Fayetteville. Bryan lives in Gainesville, Ga. We have two granddaughters in Atlanta, and a grandson in McCordsville, Ind. We have five great-grandchildren. Why did you choose Butterfield? Our son who lives in Fayetteville had been encouraging us to look at Butterfield for several years. After checking out Butterfield, we found it offered everything we wanted in a retirement community. Most appealing to us was the continuing care and the social activities Butterfield offers.
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Meet Your BTV Staff NAME Cayla Ervin POSITION I’m the Activity Coordinator for the Assisted Living Cottage and the Health and Special Care Centers. HOW LONG AT BTV Two and a half years. EDUCATION Studied Art Education at the University of Arkansas, and Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO I create meaningful relationships with residents by engaging them in activities. I work with musicians and other groups to provide entertainment and activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul. Did you know we love animals? We have pet parades and host visits by farm animals. Birthday and holiday parties are a big hit, too. WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? The one-on-one visits with residents. I so enjoy getting to know the residents and hearing their stories. Boy, do they have great stories! Laughing together is the best medicine. Taking the time just to sit and enjoy the beautiful Sensory Garden outside the Special Care Center. It’s such a calming and peaceful environment for residents. WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE IN AT WORK? Building relationships with residents, family members and staff. Doing my homework. I continually seek knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease, and I’m proud to be part of the successes we have at the Health Care and Special Care Centers. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Director of the Fayetteville Senior Center and its Meals on Wheels program for eight years. Event coordinator at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. HOMETOWN/BACKGROUND I lived in Downey, Calif., Little Rock, Ark., and Northwest Arkansas. I’m an only child who was raised by wonderful parents and grandparents.
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FAMILY I have three sons and a daughter. They have blessed me with five amazing grandchildren. INTERESTS AND HOBBIES Hiking and photography. Painting, gardening and traveling.
Enjoy Butterfield Programming from Anywhere
Available on Your Computer, Mobile Phone, Tablet or Smart TV! Butterfield has an easy new way to access two different YouTube channels featuring BTV TV programming using the technology most of us have at our fingertips. In addition to the main Butterfield Trail Village YouTube channel — where programming is archived in case you missed the live broadcast — we’ve launched a new BTV Fayetteville LIVE YouTube channel that lets us share programming as it’s happening! Visit the BTV Fayetteville Live channel for livestreamed fitness classes, Town Hall meetings, performing arts & entertainment, guest speakers and more.
An easy way to find both YouTube channels is to scan the unique code for each with your Smart device. You’ll need a QR Code Reader app on your device to do so.
YouTube Main Channel
YouTube BTV Fayetteville Live Channel
For questions or more information, contact the BTV Information Technology team at (479) 695-8071.
Christmas Purse Brightens the Holidays for BTV Staff
Donations Accepted from November 9 to December 4 The BTV Christmas Purse is a wonderful Butterfield tradition that lets residents show their gratitude to employees for the excellent care and service they provide throughout the year. Each year, Butterfield residents donate to the BTV Christmas Purse fund so that every eligible Village employee will receive a holiday bonus. The bonuses are always appreciated, and with the stress and hardship accompanying the Covid pandemic, a bonus now can be especially meaningful. Residents may contribute to the Christmas Purse fund from Monday, November 9, through Friday, December 4, 2020. Individual employee bonuses are determined by the total amount of contributions and the hours worked by each employee during the current year. To be eligible for the bonus, an employee must be on the payroll as of December 1, 2020.
“We all should give as generously as we can to the Christmas Purse this year because our support staff has had special challenges keeping our needs met at BTV and in their own lives,” said Ron Hanson, president of the BTV Resident Council, which oversees the Christmas Purse program. BTV Leadership staff are not eligible for the bonus. Residents can make their contributions to the Christmas Purse in the donation box at the Reception Desk. For more information, contact Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give generously to the Christmas Purse this year – and help reward our faithful employees!
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A Look Back: Last Year’s Holiday Tour of Homes Every year in December, Butterfield’s Holiday Tour of Homes shows off the best and brightest of Christmas finery at our award-winning Village. Although the much-loved tradition won’t take place this year, it’s fun to remember last year’s event in photos. Hundreds enjoyed the 2019 Holiday Tour of Homes showcasing cottages, apartments and Village homes decked out in high style for the holidays.
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BTV Board Members Organize Resident Check-ins During Pandemic Jacqui Brandli, president of the Butterfield Board of Directors, has a routine each Wednesday. She has lunch at the BTV Bistro to make herself available to residents who may want to join her, discuss concerns or just visit over lunch. But since the pandemic struck, many social aspects of life as we know it are on hold – including Brandli’s Wednesday catch-ups at the Bistro. Village residents, especially those who live alone, are vulnerable to a unique kind of loneliness that can come with self-isolating and distancing from others. “With the Bistro closed, I lost most of my contact with residents, and they lost that opportunity to discuss concerns or just talk,” Brandli said. “I was a mental health professional and am well aware of the effects the isolation can be having. Sometimes the best treatment for negative feelings is to be able to vent and know that someone cares.”
“Almost all said they were appreciative for the efforts Butterfield is making during the pandemic,” Brandli said. “The entertainment, education, fitness and wellness classes being offered virtually and with safety in mind, the delivery of meals to their homes, and the technology BTV is affording to help them stay informed and connected.”
“I was a mental health professional and am well aware of the effects the isolation can be having. Sometimes the best treatment for negative feelings is to be able to vent and know that someone cares.” – BTV Board President Jacqui Brandli
Brandli spoke to board Treasurer David Williams, who joins her on some Wednesdays at the Bistro, and he shared her concerns. So they met with Patricia Poertner, senior director of BTV Resident Services and a licensed social worker, who identified about 150 residents who could be particularly vulnerable, including those living alone and without vehicles. With the list of names, Brandli, Williams and other board members got to work, making contact with each resident either by phone or with a safely distanced in-person visit. “We simply introduce ourselves as a BTV board member and generally ask, ‘How are you doing?’” Brandli said. “And then we listen.” They heard a mixture of concern, worry and gratitude. Some residents were new to the Village when the pandemic struck and hadn’t had time to assimilate. Others had suffered the illness or even the death of a loved one. Overwhelmingly, residents were grateful 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Board member Bryn Bagwell said personal contact has been key to providing reassurance to residents – and even opening new doors of communication and support.
For instance, Bagwell knew that Wulf and Ingrid Polonius were relatively new to the area when they moved to Butterfield. After the Poloniuses were featured on the cover of the July/August issue of Butterfield LIFE, Bagwell saw an opportunity to help. “I offered to send copies of the magazine to their daughter and any other family members,” Bagwell said. “Ingrid gave me a list of names and addresses of family and friends around the world. I mailed at least 15 copies and listed my return address as ‘Big Fan of the Poloniuses, BTV Fayetteville.’” Once the copies were received, friends began contacting them to reconnect. It was a great way to facilitate long overdue connections with friends.” Brandli said the board is continuing to stay in touch with residents with help from BTV’s founding churches and others in the community. The outreach, she said, has strengthened the bond between the board and Village residents. “I really appreciate our members’ willingness to invest their time and energy in reaching out,” she said. “These are essentially ‘cold’ calls, and you never really know what reaction you are going to get. But our board has been willing to take that chance and it has made a difference.”
Village Snapshots Alzheimer’s Walk
Mischievous Swing Band
Absentee Voting at Health Care Center
Illinois River Watershed Visit
Chef’s Gourmet Boxes – Canadian Rail Tour
Carriage Club Picnics
Mudbugs Cajun Band & Gumbo
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Out & About
Tis the Season for Safety and Fun Seasonal Performing Arts & Entertainment
Though this holiday season promises to be different than others, there are still many art and entertainment options to choose from. Northwest Arkansas performing arts organizations and venues are taking extra precautions to help you enjoy your holiday safely and with peace of mind.
Lights of the Ozarks
Lights of the Ozarks Historic Downtown Square, Fayetteville November 20 thru January 1, 2021 This amazing winter wonderland of lights on the downtown square begins with a virtual Lights of the Ozarks lighting ceremony on November 20. Thousands of twinkling lights will illuminate the square each evening from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and remain on display through January 1, 2021. Guests are urged to wear masks and practice social distancing. Visit experiencefayetteville.com for more.
Nick Cave: Until The Momentary, Bentonville Thru January 3, 2021 Open with reduced capacity and safety measures, the Momentary contemporary arts space is hosting Nick Cave: Until, the Nick Cave: Until largest and most ambitious project yet from the renowned artist. This exhibition is a visual feast for the eyes, spanning over 24,000 square feet of gallery space. Through visual art and mixed media, Cave addresses gender, race, and gun violence in America. Admission is free. Also on display are many outdoor visual art projects and multiple food and drink options. Visit themomentary.org for more.
SoNA Virtual Performances Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville Throughout December In lieu of the annual Christmas concert, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) will release weekly virtual performances to be posted on its website and shared via social media. The SoNA Singers choral group will also make special virtual appearances with recordings of festive tunes. Visit sonamusic.org to learn more.
North Forest Lights
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville Thru April 4, 2021 North Forest Lights is back at Crystal Bridges for an extended season with enhanced safety measures. Enjoy an enchanted nighttime walk through the woods featuring dynamic, nature-inspired lighting elements and immersive soundscapes. Five distinct outdoor installations bring the soul of the forest to life with light, sound and sensory effects in a captivating, family friendly experience. North Forest Lights is open evenings after sunset. Visit crystalbridges.org for tickets.
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Mural on Display in Arts Center’s Gardens “Harvesting the Winds of Change” Part of 2020 Sprayetteville Festival Walton Arts Center is best known for presenting performing artists from all over the world on its stages. But this summer the arts center commissioned a local visual artist to create an outdoor mural for the gardens of its Fayetteville campus. Harvesting the Winds of Change was installed by artist Octavio Logo in just 12 days in July as part of the Sprayetteville Street Art Festival. The mural is painted on the Grub’s building, which is part of the art center’s campus. It’s displayed on the north wall, allowing patrons and visitors to enjoy it from the art center’s gardens, which open onto West Avenue. The mural was inspired by the true story of William Kamkwamba, an inventor and author from Malawi, Africa, who gained fame at age 13 when he built a wind turbine from scratch using only a few books he had access to. To build it, he used his father’s bicycle, a small generator, and old scrapyard parts that he repaired himself. William’s family faced a life-threatening drought, but his wind turbine generated enough power to activate a water pump that supplied an irrigation system, saving the harvest, his family and ultimately an entire village. Logo is a professional painter from Mexico City who has been living and working in Northwest Arkansas
for several years. In addition to collaborations with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Logo’s bold, dynamic street art is gaining favor in south Fayetteville, where his murals include depictions of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, and a Black Lives Matter memorial to George Floyd.
For Walton Arts Center, commissioning the garden mural and participating in Sprayetteville 2020 was a practical way to support local creatives and add to the ever-growing catalog of public art in Fayetteville. Eight new murals were painted during Sprayetteville, most of which are in walking or biking distance of downtown. Harvesting the Winds of Change was made possible by donations to WAC’s Ghost Light Recovery Fund, which is in effect during the pandemic. For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org.
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Holiday Inspired Pairings When it comes to celebrating the holidays, good food and spirits are a must. BTV Executive Chef Henry Leachman and Chef Memo Vaca, director of Dining Services, add warmth and cheer to the season with snack and drink recipes so fun and festive, you’ll want to make them again and again!
Henry’s Homemade Eggnog Holiday Sausage and Cheese Balls Yields 20 Servings 1 Pound Pork Sausage 2 Cups Bisquick® 4 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 3 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley 1 Tbsp Paprika 1/4 Tsp Kosher Salt 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Brushing Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix sausage, Bisquick®, cheese, 2 tbsp of the parsley, salt, pepper and paprika until combined. Scoop mixture into tablespoon size balls onto prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of balls with olive oil and bake until deep golden brown and no longer pink in the middle, approximately 25 minutes. Plate and garnish with chopped parsley. 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Yields 6 to 7 Servings 4 Egg Yolks 1/3 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon of Sugar 1 Pint of Whole Milk 1 Cup Heavy Cream 3 Ounces Bourbon 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg 4 Egg Whites Beat egg yolks in a bowl until they lighten in color. Gradually add 1/3 cup of sugar until completely dissolved. Add milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg, and stir to combine. Beat egg whites in a bowl to form soft peaks. While beating egg whites, add remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Whisk egg whites into the egg yolk, milk, and cream mixture. Chill and serve. I typically use raw eggs for this recipe, but pasteurized eggs may be used to eliminate any risks associated with raw ones. Results will be the same. –Henry Leachman Recipes on this page by Henry Leachman
Smashed Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Christmas Spiced Old Fashioned
Yields 12+ Servings
Yields 1 Serving
8 Oz Unsalted Butter 7 Oz Light Brown Sugar 6 Oz Granulated Sugar 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt 1 Tsp Baking Soda 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract 2 Large Eggs 2 Cups All Purpose Flour 3 Tbsp Corn Starch 1 Cup or 6 Ounces of Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate Chunks 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (Optional) Sea Salt (Optional)
Old Fashioned Cocktail
Sift flour and corn starch together at least twice and set aside. In stand mixer bowl with paddle attachment, combine butter, brown sugar, sugar, salt and baking soda. Mix on medium for two minutes. Pause to scrape down sides. Increase speed to medium-high to high and mix until pale in color with a fluffy whipped texture, about two minutes.
1 Strip Fresh Orange Peel 2 Oz Plantation Single Cask Rum 4 Dashes Angostura® Bitters 1 Sugar Cube 1 Tsp Partner Sweet Vermouth 1 Tsp Spiced Simple Syrup Toschi Amarena Cherry Garnish Toschi Candied Orange Peel Garnish
Spiced Simple Syrup 2 Cups Water 4 Cinnamon Sticks 2 Star Anise Pods 1 Tsp Whole Cloves 6 Cardamom Pods, Crushed 1 Tbsp Crystallized Ginger 1 Tsp Whole Black Peppercorns 1 Cup Turbinado Sugar
Spiced Simple Syrup
Slow mixer to medium speed and slowly add vanilla and eggs.
In a small saucepan, bring water to a light boil and add spices. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 15 minutes.
Pause to scrape down the sides. Increase mixing speed to high and continue mixing for another minute until eggs are fully incorporated.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Simmer 5 minutes.
Reduce speed on mixer to low. Add flour, chocolate and walnuts and mix for 1 minute. Increase speed to medium for 30 seconds or until all the flour is incorporated.
Turn off heat and let rest for 20 minutes at room temperature. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 350 °F. Portion cookie dough into 2.6 oz or approximately 2” balls. Place dough ball on greased cookie tray or parchment paper-lined tray. Position dough balls 2.5” inches away from wall and each other. Place tray in freezer and chill dough balls for 18 minutes. Bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes at 350 °F. The texture will improve as they cool. Important – when cookies are done baking, immediately sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on each cookie and GENTLY smash the cookies down with a bowl or glass with a 2” inch flat surface. This will cause the inside center to remain chewy. Let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.
Old Fashioned Cocktail In a rocks glass, add sugar cube, bitters, simple syrup and sweet vermouth. Muddle until sugar is mostly dissolved. Add Rum (may substitute Rye Whiskey or Bourbon). Add large ice cube (or several small cubes) and stir 60 seconds to melt the ice slightly. Reverse-squeeze orange peel into glass to release the oils and aroma onto the drink. Garnish with cherry and candied orange peel skewer. Cheers!
Enjoy this crispy-edged, ooey-gooey creation with all the cracks and crinkles you want in a cookie! Recipes on this page by Memo Vaca
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Featured Village Events Coming in November
NOVEMBER 9 | 3:30pm Live in Concert: Kiril Laskarov and Tatiana Mann Present Beethoven’s Spring CHANNEL 1961 Celebrate the 250th birthday of composer great Ludwig van Beethoven with this special concert broadcast live from the BTV Performance Hall. Violinist Kiril Laskarov, in his 21st season as concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, will be joined by concert pianist Tatiana Mann to present Beethoven’s classic Sonata Op. 24, Spring. Laskarov and Mann have both performed across North America, and they brought down the house when they performed at the Village in 2019. Let’s welcome them back! CH1961 (Airs again on November 13th & 24th)
NOVEMBER 11 | 11am to 1pm Butterfield Trail Village Foundation Presents: A Star-Spangled Celebration CHANNEL 1961 Join us on Veterans Day from the Performance Hall for this uplifting celebration of U.S. military veterans and their contributions to this great nation. Tune in for patriotic music, personal accounts from veterans, and the chance to make an honorarium or memorial on a veteran’s behalf to the BTV Foundation, a 501(c)3. The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation was formed in 1984 by resident and veteran Truman Yancey and wife Sylvia to support Village resident services. Please direct questions to Riki Stamps, director of Programs and Events, at email@example.com. NOVEMBER 17-19 Holidays at BTV: Light Up the Village! Despite being in a global pandemic, residents at Butterfield Trail Village have been rallying together, while staying apart, to look out for the wellbeing of their friends and neighbors. Let’s highlight that kind spirit this season by helping BTV adorn the Village campus with holiday lights, color and décor! Butterfield will provide residents with one-on-one assistance hanging their holiday lights on their patio, balcony or front entrance (Village homes and cottages) on November 17-19. Reserve your spot on the sign-up sheet at the Transportation Desk today.
Coming in December DECEMBER 12 | Time TBA All We Want for Christmas is You! CHANNEL 1961 There’s no better time to count your blessings than at Christmastime! We’re blessed to be hosting Butterfield’s Christmas party event live from the Performance Hall stage featuring Tulsa’s Mischievous Swing band. Tune in for holiday music favorites, while enjoying delicious chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres delivered to your door. Join hosts Riki Stamps and Michael Burks and celebrate the best time of the year!
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The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between August 13, 2020 and September 22, 2020 from the following donors: Donations/Memorials
Music & Performance Fund/Lighting Project
The Polly Lancaster Estate in honor of CEO Quintin Trammell and the BTV administrative staff; Bobbi Boller and Facilities and Maintenance staff; Fitness & Wellness Director Jennifer Neill; Gary Hodges and Information Technology staff; Jay Green and Health Services staff; Riki Stamps and Programs and Events staff; Transportation and Reception staff and the BTV Art Studio
Pat Jahoda Ray & Penny Culver in honor of Jim Newman, and in memory of Polly Lancaster Doug & Barbara Prichard in memory of Linda Buckner Carolyn Park in memory of Butch Clinton
Dick & Anne Booth Barbara Brannan in memory of Polly Lancaster Shirley Chewning in memory of Polly Lancaster and Butch Clinton Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of Jack Hunt Ron & Polly Hanson in memory of Linda Buckner and Polly Lancaster Bill & Ayleen Bequette in memory of Earl Eddins and Jack Hunt
Health Care/Special Care Fund Marie Breuer in memory of Polly Lancaster Kenneth & Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele in memory of Earl Eddins Chuck & Donna Horne in memory of Linda Buckner, Polly Lancaster, Butch Clinton and Jack Hunt Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of Linda Buckner and Earl Eddins
Dwight & Linda Weems in memory of Polly Lancaster
Dick & Ann Booth in memory of Linda Buckner
Winnie MacDonald in memory of Polly Lancaster and Earl Eddins
Alan & Lenora Metz in memory of Polly Lancaster and Butch Clinton
June Colwell in memory of Butch Clinton
Carolyn Park in memory of Polly Lancaster
Douglas & Darlene Gates in memory of Polly Lancaster Carl & Sybil Taylor in memory of Polly Lancaster
Scholarship Fund Sylvia Yancy
James Nix & Karen Phelps in memory of Polly Lancaster Raymond & Linda Vining in memory of Polly Lancaster James & Raylene Newell in memory of Polly Lancaster Harris & Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Butch Clinton
Beautification Fund Vernon & Paulette Collins in memory of Polly Lancaster and Butch Clinton
Moving Made Easy The family of Earl Eddins Georgia Thompson Pat Moore BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Butterfield Expanding Key Fitness Programs Your Back will Thank You with “Healthy Spine” Focus Back pain is one of the world’s leading health problems, but residents at the Village will soon have new fitness classes and expertise to combat it. The BTV Fitness and Wellness Department is expanding a number of its key exercise and fitness offerings for residents over the next few months, including an enhanced Back Care Program and more in-depth yoga classes.
To that end, Neill and her staff are incorporating aspects of a leading health and wellness program into BTV’s Back Care Program. Foundation Training is a modality of exercise, movement and principles that helps people eliminate chronic pain and maintain strength-filled lives. By teaching individual back muscles to act in concert with one another, residents can disperse their weight more evenly and keep their back and posture aligned. “Foundation Training doesn’t buy into the idea that getting older means falling apart, or giving up what you do,” Neill said. “It tells us our body is always adapting, ready and willing to change if we offer it the right input.” Earlier this fall, Neill and BTV fitness intern Sarah Eaten, a University of Arkansas graduate student, worked with certified Foundation Training instructor Katherine Shoulders to develop enhancements to the Back Care Program for residents. Neill will work to earn Foundation Training certification as well, but the testing process is on hold during the pandemic.
Fitness trainer Katherine Shoulders (left) shows BTV’s Jennifer Neill and Sarah Eaton techniques to incorporate in the Back Care Program for residents.
Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill said the enhanced Back Care Program will incorporate a new “healthy spines” focus into existing exercise classes. For example, cardio classes include Chi Walking, which incorporates Tai Chi principles to promote back health. A new fitness class, Yoga and the 7 Foundations, will teach residents how certain activations can be used to strengthen daily movements and improve spine health. “We have so many Butterfield residents who suffer with back pain,” Neill said. “Our goal is to lessen the burden of that pain with exercise and methods that are proven to be successful.” 22 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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“The methodology of Foundation Training matches our own,” Neill said. “Exercise should be a pleasure, with your focus on exploring rather than avoiding. When you’re lifting heavy things — be it tree branches, groceries or your grandkids — these should be moments in your day when you feel strong and capable. That’s what we help our residents work toward at Butterfield.” Beyond the Stretch Neill said later this year, Butterfield will offer new indepth yoga options to the current, primarily stretchbased classes that residents know and love. “Yoga is very popular here, and many residents request it,” Neill said. “The new offerings will let residents dive deeper and improve areas like balance, stability, flexibility, joint health and respiration.” For more information, see the monthly Programs & Events calendar under the Lifestyle tab on our website at butterfieldtrailvillage.org, or contact the Fitness and Wellness Department at (479) 695-8036.
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