JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2021
THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF BUTTERFIELD TRAIL VILLAGE
Marolyn Fields BTV Cares
Health Care: Work of the Heart Village Flavors
A Sweetheart of a Pairing
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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Profile Marolyn Fields 9 Newcomer Q&A Jack & Pat Smith 9 Anniversaries & New Neighbors
10 BTV Cares Health Care Staff: Work of the Heart 11 Foundation News BTV Foundation Honors Veterans 12 Living Spaces The Apartment of Marolyn Fields 13 Village News Coping with Stress in the New Year 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Walton Arts Center & TheatreSquared 18 Village Flavors A Sweetheart of a Pairing
19 Featured Village Events 20 Foundation Donations 21 Board Member Spotlight Q&A with Bob Kelly and Bryn Bagwell 22 Fitness & Wellness BTV Launches Fall Prevention Testing
Correction: The new BTV Back Care Program described in the NovemberDecember 2020 issue of Butterfield LIFE magazine was developed by Jennifer Neill and Sarah Eaten, with valuable foundation training support from Katherine Shoulders.
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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 2021 Council Members Roy Penney, President Ellis Melton, Vice President Linda Pinkerton, Secretary Ron Hanson, Past President Skipper Solomon, Ann Marie Ziegler, Neely Barnett, Pat Jahoda, Jim Ferguson, Ginger Crippen, Geri Bender, Adella Gray BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jacqui Brandli, President Dr. Kim Chapman, Vice President Bill Shackelford, Secretary David Williams, Treasurer Bernard Madison, Mark McNair, Ann Henry, Bryn Wood Bagwell, Bob Kelly, Will Clark, Bill Mitchell, Wulf Polonius
From the CEO Every year as we turn the final page of our annual calendars, there’s a sense of new beginnings. I am guessing you likely join me in feeling significant relief that we’re leaving 2020 in the history books. While things are still very concerning about our national and community public health situation and we continue to worry about protecting the most vulnerable in our society, I believe there is realistic cause for optimism and hope that we are rounding a corner in the months ahead. We have all learned a lot about ourselves at Butterfield in the past year – resilience, determination, and a level of patience and resolve we might not have realized we possess. Our residents and their loved ones, as well as our loyal staff, have found creative, meaningful ways to support each other and stay connected. I want to express my sincere thanks for the significant energy and can-do effort this has taken. This issue of Butterfield LIFE highlights several reasons for continued positivity and fresh starts as we kick off 2021. Our cover story features resident Marolyn Fields, a professional booking agent for humorists, speakers and entertainers worldwide who returned to her roots in Northwest Arkansas. Learn about our residents’ generosity and support as the BTV Foundation honored our nation’s veterans – and get practical advice about managing stress under extraordinary circumstances from Senior Director of Resident Services Patricia Poertner and BTV’s fantastic team of social workers. Look for a delicious recipe pairing from our culinary team for Valentine’s Day, meet two members of the BTV Board of Directors, and learn what a ZIBRIO SmartScale is and why it will support the health of our residents. On behalf of all of us, Happy New Year. Here’s to healthy days ahead!
Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer
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Marolyn Croft Fields
Resilience & Humor for the Win Photos by Stephen Ironside
Ask Butterfield resident Marolyn Fields what her recipe for happiness is, and her answer will likely include humor. Humor lightens the load. Self-deprecating humor adds levity to life. Humor is all around us if we are willing to look for it. Marolyn has firsthand knowledge of the power of humor in large part due to a long, successful career as a booking agent for humorists, motivational speakers and entertainers across the U.S. and Asia. Owner and principal of her own company, Marolyn’s passion for matching speakers and entertainers with the unique needs of clients has been a great joy in life – one that’s led to bookings for Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, comedian Art Linkletter, pro basketball coach Rick Pitino, horse trainer D. Wayne Lukas, author Mitch Albom, among many others. A career in a high-profile industry wasn’t initially the plan for Marolyn, who is a self-described “underthe-radar type.” But her successful career has not only been a blessing professionally, it has also provided both her and her family many wonderful opportunities together. Marolyn is passionate about musical theater, and she’s visited New York City many times to soak up the sights and sounds of Broadway. (It’s extra fun when your daughter and son-in-law are theater people.) Having worked on Broadway in Manhattan for many years, Marolyn’s daughter Heather Fields Stern is an actor turned stage manager, while 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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husband Eric Stern is a veteran conductor of Broadway musicals. Although she lived for many years in Louisville, Ky., Marolyn is an Arkansas girl and a Springdale native at that. A skilled fisherman, (she cleans them, too) Marolyn has fished in Arkansas’ Little Red River, deep-sea fished in Key West and fly fished in Montana. Marolyn saw first-hand how her mother’s life was enriched as a Butterfield Trail Village resident, so when she returned to Arkansas in 2013, she decided she would become a member of the Village community someday, too. “Northwest Arkansas is home to me,” Marolyn said from her BTV home. “I left when I was 18 and returned when I was 77. Returning here is simply returning to my roots, as well as knowing for several years that I ultimately wanted Butterfield to be my address.”
Marolyn Croft grew up in Springdale, the youngest daughter of Walter and Lucille Croft.
Walter and Lucille met as students at Springdale High School and they married after graduation. Walter was a comptroller and retired from Jones Truck Lines. The Croft family had a home in downtown Springdale along the Rodeo of the Ozarks parade route, and relatives would visit each year. It was a family affair with Marolyn’s twin brothers Bill and Bob and sister Carolyn in attendance. “We lived on Emma [Avenue] where Arvest Bank is today, and our cousins rode horses and were part of the parade each year,” Marolyn said. “We’d lay blankets out in our front yard and watch the parade go by. Mom would be in the kitchen the entire time, cooking fried chicken, homemade rolls and ice cream. She was a wonderful cook.” After high school, Marolyn followed her sister Carolyn to Ouachita Baptist University where Marolyn studied Home Economics. She met and fell in love with fellow student Larry Wright of Malvern, and they married while still students. After graduation, Larry soon entered the Army, and the newlyweds were stationed at Fort Sill and Fort Hood before he deployed to Vietnam. He returned to the U.S. and was promoted to captain. After the Army, the couple made their home in Arkadelphia, but over the next few months, Larry became increasingly ill and died. It was determined he’d contracted a rare bacteria in Vietnam and it proved fatal.
began working to manage bookings for humorist Grady Nutt, as well as her husband George, who was also a motivational/special occasion speaker. Grady Nutt gave Marolyn her first job in the business; not only was he a professional mentor, he was a family friend. Nutt was a regular on the TV show Hee Haw in 1982 when he was killed in a plane crash following a speaking engagement. “Grady had the uncanny ability to see the humor in life and turn those stories into life lessons,” Marolyn said. “He was a master at making people feel worthy – without feeling the need to be perfect in their pursuit.”
In 1990, Marolyn began her company Program Resources in Louisville, booking professional speakers and entertainers around the nation and world. company owner and principal for 30+ years, Marolyn has worked with a myriad of clients including chambers of commerce, Gulfstream Aerospace, KFC, Microsoft, Prudential Financial, Coco-Cola, Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Salvation Army. Over the years, she’s booked thousands of speakers and entertainers, including some famous, household names.
Eventually, she remarried to George Fields, who came to Arkadelphia as a youth director at First Baptist Church. After they married, George was drafted into the Army. The couple was stationed in New York City, where daughter Heather was born.
“The people I’ve booked are accomplished in their own way,” Marolyn said. “Yes, there have been notable personalities from time-to-time, but mostly these are people who are simply experts in their field. Some used motivation to uplift their audience; some used humor, offering a serious thought or two to take home and ponder. Some spoke [exclusively] to teachers and some to youth. Other specialized in business and leadership or life and relationships.”
After the Army, they moved to Louisville, where George entered the Southern Seminary. Marolyn
One of her most challenging experiences was in September 2001 when Marolyn booked decorated
Marolyn was a widow at age 26 with a 14-month son, Mitchell.
(From left) Lucille Croft, Heather Fields Stern (with son Zachary) and Marolyn
Son Mitchell Fields’ family
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U.S. marine and commentator Oliver North and politician Joseph Kennedy to speak at Affiliated Foods in Little Rock for the second year in a row. The event was just days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and commercial air travel was grounded. At the last minute, Marolyn’s team was able to charter a private plane for North and Kennedy’s replacement, news commentator Sean Hannity, who made it to Little Rock on time. One of her most memorable moments was when she received a call from Washington, D.C., looking for entertainment for a World War I reunion being held in Louisville. The budget was tiny, and many of the veterans set to attend had difficulty seeing or hearing. Ultimately, Marolyn booked the Louisville Men’s Chorus whose patriotic performance featured a reenactment of a speech by Gen. John J. Pershing, aka “Black Jack” to his troops. As the chorus sang the various military service songs, veterans from each branch stood and waved flags, many needing assistance. After the event, the veterans had their photos taken with “Black Jack” who was in full WW1 military uniform. “I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with people in all types of businesses who were at the top of their field,” Marolyn said. “I’ve learned so much from them as a whole as to how to approach life, deal with hardships, live outside of myself and strive to provide encouragement to those around me.”
When Marolyn’s daughter, Heather, was growing up, she accompanied her mom to speaking engagements, consults and conventions. Marolyn and her daughter would have long talks afterward about what Heather had seen and heard. “I think Heather learned early in life that she could do anything she set her mind to,” Marolyn said. “If she tried something and discovered that was not for her, she would simply shift gears and go in another direction. Hearing stories of how other people have succeeded despite hardships gave her a sense of knowing she could also succeed with or without hardships.” 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Today, Marolyn’s children and their families are a huge source of joy and happiness. Mitchell and his family live in Louisville where he works as an IT Project Manager with Humana. His wife, Jenny, is an attorney, and their children, Ben, 17, and Evelyn, 13, are passionate about their interests. Ben is earning a pilot’s license and wants to go into the Air Force. Evelyn is an accomplished violinist. Heather and Eric are in Boston, where Heather teaches theater at Suffolk University and Emerson College, while Eric teaches Broadway conducting and orchestrating at Berklee College of Music. After 9/11, Broadway virtually shut down, and Heather and Eric toured for two years with Thoroughly Modern Millie (one of many musicals Marolyn has seen Heather, or Heather and Eric together, perform live). Heather and Eric’s children are Zachary, 16, a high schooler who loves beating “Grandmama” at UNO, and Madeline, 28, an opera singer. In 2013, Marolyn moved to Little Rock, returning to her home state, and lived there seven years before moving to the Village in June 2020. With her mom as a BTV resident before her (Lucille Croft lived at Butterfield until her death in 2008), Marolyn is among a growing number of secondgeneration Village residents. Incidentally, Lucille’s cousin, Carrie Grimsley, was one of BTV’s first residents in the 1980s. “I put my name on [Butterfield’s] Carriage Club list when I moved back to Arkansas in 2013,” Marolyn said. “I was called several times whenever an apartment became available, but I always declined – until recently.” When BTV’s Leann Pacheco called Marolyn in January 2020 with word that a cozy corner apartment was available, it was an offer she had to take. “Once I looked at the place, I knew in my heart I needed to take it,” Marolyn said. “The location was perfect, and the timing was perfect. Everything worked out, and I’m happy as a lark.”
Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Jack and Pat Smith
When did you move to Butterfield? We moved to Butterfield on October 1, 2020. Where are you from? We came here from Hermitage, Pennsylvania, a small town seventy miles north of Pittsburgh. Jack was born in Brooklyn, New York. Pat was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania. We met while we were in high school in Sharon. What did you do before retirement? After earning a masterâ€™s degree, Jack taught high school English for five years until Penn State University opened a campus in Sharon and offered him a job teaching college English. He had fifty years in teaching and retired at age 77. Jack served as a consultant in English education for the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Council of Teachers of English. He wrote a Sunday column for the local newspaper in Sharon for twenty years. His subject was the English language. Patricia retired from the library staff of the branch college of Penn State. She has an associateâ€™s degree in Letters, Arts and Science. For many years she volunteered in the genealogy department of the public library in Sharon.
Bernie & Jeanie Daniels Karl & Cecy Rice Thermon & Karen Crocker Charles & Sandy White
23rd 27th 29th 30th
February Dan Griffin & Fran Pearson 14th Lewis & Donna Epley 24th Max & Claire Sutton 26th
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Sara Brown Linda Miller Scott & Pam Covington Barbara Counce Joan Armstrong
Do you have children and grandchildren? We have four children. Our daughter, Robin, lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter, Claudia, lives here in Fayetteville; son, Jack III, in New Jersey; and son, Christopher, in Land-O-Lakes, Florida. Our grandchildren are Jack Smith IV, living in New York and Rebecca Johnson, here in Fayetteville, and two great-grandchildren: Beckett Musser and Georgia Musser. Why did you choose Butterfield? While we were visiting our family here, we toured Butterfield. We were impressed by the care offered, by the friendliness of the staff, and by the many amenities included.
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Heath Care Staff: Work of the Heart Skilled BTV Team Delivers Comfort and Care Every great organization is special because of its people – and the passion they show for the mission behind the work. Butterfield is widely recognized as an independent living community, yet the availability of health services and long-term nursing care on campus is an enormous benefit to residents and their loved ones. A mission of providing compassionate care and comfort is central to the work of a whole team of employees. Skills required to work with residents at the Health Care Center and Special Care Center are varied. Close to 100 nurses, certified nursing assistants, housekeepers, food service workers, administrators, social workers and therapists form the team responsible for dispensing everything from medication to laughter and affection.
To understand what motivates and rewards the people who dedicate themselves to this work, words of Butterfield employees say it all. “We form strong bonds with our residents. We spend a lot of time with them and they become our family, and we theirs. We are able to give more individual attention because we are a smaller center, which helps us nurture the bonds we have with our residents.” – Renee Bradford, LPN “Years of working in foodservice eventually led me to the healthcare industry. I love working around food and the presentation of food, and enjoy seeing the satisfaction of patrons. It can be very fulfilling to provide a necessary resource. A very caring staff and beautiful campus make Butterfield special.” – Janet Taylor, Pantry Cook
“I have worked other places where you feel no matter how hard you worked and how much love and care you have given, it is never enough. Here at Butterfield, you have the time to take care of the residents and don’t have to rush through the day.” – Darcel Ferguson, Staffing Coordinator “As a licensed social worker with over a decade of working with children and families living in adversity, I had the opportunity to completely switch gears and work in hospice care, which eventually paved a path to join BTV. Working with the geriatric population has been the most rewarding experience in my career. The residents have diverse backgrounds filled with wisdom. It is an honor to be in their presence, listen to their amazing stories, learn from their experiences, and offer support to them in times of need.” – Cyndi Maddox, LTC Social Services “There are moments when you know you just made someone else’s day better. Whether it’s a smile, a laugh, or a hug; making that person’s day better lets me go home and tell myself I made a difference today.” – Jason Clayton, RN
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BTV Foundation Honors Veterans Residents Pledge Donations at Virtual Telethon Event Foundation Event Donations RESIDENT DONOR
IN HONOR/MEMORY OF
In honor of Capt. Morriss Henry, US Air Force In honor of Major Lewis Murphey Henry, US Air Force
In honor of Capt. Richard Booth, US Air Force
In memory of Lt. Col. Truman E. Yancey, US Army
In memory of Lt. Col. David Randle, POW, US Air Force
In honor of Lt. Col. Doug Prichard, US Army, Special Forces In honor of Capt. Eric Prichard, US Army In honor of Col. Jim Chittenden, US Air Force In honor of Major J.D. Prichard, US Army In honor of Sgt. Brandon Prichard, US Army
In memory of Sgt. Maj. Gaine C. Roberts, US Marine Corp
John & Sally K. King
In memory of E-3 Richard E. King, US Navy In memory of Major George Charles Johnson, US Army
The Village is proud to be home to many military veterans and their loved ones. To celebrate and honor these individuals, the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation presented A Star-Spangled Celebration – a two-hour entertainment event and telethon that was broadcast live November 11 on BTV in-house cable. The uplifting performance featured a wide array of patriotic music, along with testimonials from a number of veterans who shared their personal accounts and pride for our nation. BTV produced and aired the event safely and with social distancing in place.
In memory of T5 Ollen Walter McCoy, US Army
In memory of Cpl. Andrew Breuer, US Army
In memory of Staff Sgt. Walter Schuldt, US Air Force
In memory of Capt. Clifton Murray Smart, US Army
In memory of BKR1 Wyatt Moore, US Navy
In honor of Gene Krabel, US Army In honor of Terry Olsen, US Army Reserve
In memory of Capt. Jim Pinkerton, US Navy
In memory of Chaplain Rev. Dr. Maurice Roberts, US Navy In honor of Lt. Col. E. Stephen Roberts, US Army In honor of Commander Bronwyn R. Fillion, US Navy In honor of Rear Adm. Daniel Fillion, US Navy
In memory of PFC Norman M. Smith, US Air Force In honor of Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Smith, US Navy Kenneth & Beth Vaughan-
In memory of Sgt. Kenneth S. Steele, Sr., US Marine Corp
In memory of Charles H. Vaughn, US Navy
Ron & Alice Talbert
On behalf of US veterans at Butterfield Trail Village
Donna Horne & Family
In honor of Sgt. Chuck Horne, US Air Force
In honor of Col. Patrick Shea Brannan, US Air Force In honor of PFC Charles H. Brannan US Marines In memory of Lt. Col. Charles F. Brannan, US Army Air Corp
Foundation board members and BTV staff were on hand to answer calls from residents wishing to pledge honorarium or memorial gifts to recognize veterans special to them. Nearly $3,800 in generous pledges were made on behalf of 45 veterans, with all proceeds going to support projects of the BTV Foundation.
In memory of Staff Sgt. Charles W. Smith, US Air Force
In memory of Capt. Phillip Colwell, US Army In memory of Lt. Leonard Ezell Harding, US Air Force In memory of PFC Leland Tracy Harding, US Army In memory of Lt. Col. Billy Charles Edward, US Air Force
In memory of 1st Lt. Joe Fulton, US Army
Lanny & Bonnie Ashlock
In memory of PFC2 W. Olen Ashlock, US Navy In memory of HM2 Gary Reid Ashlock, US Navy In memory of Sgt. Patrick Ellis Goodson, US Army In memory of Fred Wayne Goodson, US Navy In memory of PFC David (Jake) Lynn Goodson, US Army
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The Apartment of Marolyn Fields Marolyn Fields had to act quickly when an apartment in the heart of the Village campus came open. Now a year later, her decision is paying off tenfold. In a coveted corner location, overlooking the North Courtyard and steps from the Aquatic & Wellness Center where she works out, Marolyn is relishing the joy of making the apartment home.
The open-concept floor plan gives Marolyn all the space she needs.
A low-hanging chandelier adds a fresh voice to the dining nook.
Her kitchen is flush with cabinet space and outfitted with stainless-steel appliances.
Pops of yellow and warm wood tones create a sunny retreat where Marolyn can relax and recharge. 12 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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A wall-to-wall desk creates a quiet workspace she uses for ongoing projects.
Coping with Stress in the New Year Social Workers Offer Tips During Ongoing Pandemic
Butterfieldâ€™s team of licensed social workers is in tune to the real-life impacts the pandemic is having on residents, from the stress of isolating at home for prolonged periods of time, to worry, illness and even loss.
Depression: Feeling blue from time to time is a normal part of being a human, but depression is more than an occasional low mood. Depression should be treated by a doctor or licensed therapist. STRATEGIES FOR COPING
The team of Senior Director of Resident Services Patricia Poertner, Health Care Social Worker Cyndi Maddox, Transition Social Worker Tayler Christian and Elise Rackley, an intern in social work at the University of Arkansas, recently shared some of the common impacts theyâ€™re seeing in the pandemic. This compassionate team of professionals has also put together some practical tips and strategies for good mental health in the New Year.
Maintain a Healthy Routine: Get outside for some fresh air or take a walk in the sunshine. A balanced routine of exercise, a healthy diet, hydration and rest will help you feel good physically and mentally. Practice Mindful Stress Reduction: Use intentional techniques like meditating, praying or even repeating a soothing mantra, quote or Bible verse to help ease worry.
EMOTIONAL IMPACTS Feeling Sad or Lonely: Isolating at home for months can cause feelings of loneliness, sadness or hopelessness. These feelings may be intensified if personal relationships with friends or family are affected. Anxiety or Agitation: The disruption of daily routines may create anxiety, confusion or agitation. BTV residents are impacted by the loss of regularly scheduled group events, in-person classes and social gatherings. Grief Due to Loss: Some residents are mourning the loss of a loved one due to illness, and in some cases, a lack of closure from the inability to see that person prior to the death. Fear of Seeking Medical Care: Trust issues stemming from a fear of contracting the virus in a health care or clinical setting is another impact of the pandemic. Delaying medical care can cause a decline in health.
Engage in Joyful Activities Each Day: Schedule a FaceTime chat with a grandchild, a phone call to a longtime friend, or sketch, paint or create art from home. Intentionally Connect: Send a handwritten note to a friend who needs cheering up, or support a community member or cause in need. Shifting the focus from ourselves to others can improve mood. Limit Negativity: Set healthy boundaries for time spent on social media or watching the news. Continued exposure to negative subject matter can adversely affect your health.
BTV residents now have access to psychiatric services through UAMS. Psychiatrist Jon Rubenow, D.O., has joined the staff at the UAMS at BTV Clinic. To schedule a telehealth appointment with Dr. Rubenow, please call (479) 713-8701. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Village Snapshots Holiday Decor at the Village
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Kiril Laskarov & Tatiana Mann perform
Veterans Day Dinner
Secret Santa Cookie Exchange
You and Your Health Lecture Series
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Out & About
Night of Broadway Comes to Walton Arts Center Safety Precautions in Place for ‘Charming' While touring Broadway shows are still on hold due to the pandemic, Walton Arts Center will give musical theater fans the chance to get their fix when Broadway and TV actor Bret Shuford takes the stage for a special socially distanced performance. With musical direction by Tracy Stark and direction by Lennie Watts, Charming: A Tale of an American Prince features Shuford, a Texas native who was bitten by the theater bug early and spent the last 20 years working in New York City. Charming tells the tale of one prince’s trek from Tracy Stark and Bret Shuford the faraway kingdom of Texas to a castle in The East Village. Shuford’s quest is highlighted by the music of Sondheim, Lutvak, Prince and more, with a little Disney magic thrown in for good measure. Friendship bracelets, giants and perhaps even a furry woodland creature help guide this prince along the way. Will he get his “happily ever after”? The cabaret-style Charming will be performed at Walton Arts Center on Saturday, January 16. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 plus applicable fees and can be purchased at waltonartscenter.org or by calling the box office at (479) 443-5600. Charming is part of Procter & Gamble Ghost Light Programming, which is also provided in part by supporters of WAC’s Ghost Light Recovery Fund. Shuford’s Broadway credits include Wicked, Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour, Amazing Grace, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Other New York credits include Actors Fund Benefit performances of A Wonderful Life, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, On the Twentieth Century and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
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Television and web credits include Law and Order SVU, Alpha House, Submissions Only and My Dirty Little Secret; his film credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, Bedfellows and Uncle Melvin’s Apartment. Safety Precautions in Effect Charming will be performed at Baum Walker Hall to allow for a minimum of four empty seats between parties and every other row will remain empty. These empty rows, with select seats removed, will also serve as walkways to seats located in the center of the theater, reducing contact between patrons. Walton Arts Center has implemented additional health and safety precautions to protect patrons, staff, volunteers and artists from the spread of Covid-19. For a complete list of health and safety precautions that will be in place for this and future performances at the arts center, visit waltonartscenter.org.
Rave Reviews for TheatreSquared NWA’s Professional Theater Innovates On Stage & On Screen TheatreSquared, Northwest Arkansas’ nationally acclaimed professional theater, has grown to become the largest in the state, offering more than 300 performances each year in two innovative theater spaces. When the pandemic hit last spring, halting live performances before an audience, T2 artists got creative. They outfitted their $31 million, brandnew T2 theater building in downtown Fayetteville with cameras and recording equipment and began to create filmed theater for digital streaming – a move that’s earned them national attention. It started in spring 2020 when T2 went to digital programming for its education department. Suddenly, more Half-Life of Marie Curie than 10,000 people had tuned in. Then, T2’s Arkansas New Play Festival went online and had streams from 49 states and 16 countries. And in October, the company shifted to full digital productions with a filmed version of Ann and the world premiere of Russian Troll Farm: a Workplace Comedy. In December, The New York Times named T2’s live digital production of Russian Troll Farm among the “Best of Theater in 2020.” The dark workplace comedy also received enthusiastic reviews by The New Yorker and NPR’s All Things Considered. “I can’t overstate how significant it is to have glowing reviews in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal,” T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford said recently. “It helps cement T2 — and by extension,
Northwest Arkansas — in the national theater scene. It gives us that much more leverage as we seek partnerships with the nation’s leading theaters and theater artists. And it’s like a huge gust of wind as we head into our world premiere of Designing Women this year. It’s a big deal.” T2 has also recently received glowing praise by the Wall Street Journal for its digital productions of A Christmas Carol and its brand-new The Half-Life of Marie Curie. (BTV resident Ann Marie Ziegler is a sponsor of the production, and Rebecca Harris, star of the play, is the daughter of resident Madeline Harris.) In addition, T2’s worldclass new theater facility received the 2020 American Architecture Award. Best Seat in Your House T2 is offering online streaming to a number of its award-winning plays and original performances on its website including: Half-Life of Marie Curie and Russian Troll Farm – available online through January 15, 2021. School Girls, or, the African Mean Girls Play – available online for limited streaming engagement on January 20 – February 14, 2021. A world premiere adaptation of Designing Women – available online from April 14 – May 9, 2021. Subscriptions to T2’s season are available in both online streaming and hybrid versions. Streaming allows digital delivery of all available titles with access for 24-hours, while hybrid subscriptions offer digital or in-person attendance once the T2 company returns to hosting live audiences. For more info visit theatre2.org or call the box office at (479) 777-7477. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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A Sweetheart of a Pairing Traditions of the heart involving chocolate and strawberries are hard to resist! We suggest you sweeten up Valentineâ€™s Day this year with a decadent dessert and cocktail pairing from the BTV culinary team. Chef Memo Vaca, director of Dining Services, shares everything you need to whip up this divine, double-the-chocolate duo from home.
Chocolate Fudge Lava Cakes
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Martini
1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter 6 Ounces Bittersweet Chocolate 2 Eggs 2 Egg Yolks 1/4 Cup Sugar 1 Pinch Salt 2 Tbsp Flour 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
4 Ounces Grey GooseÂŽ Vodka 2 Ounces Strawberry Simple Syrup* 1 Ounce Lemon Juice 2 Tsp Pink House Alchemy Tonic Dip rim of martini glass in melted chocolate and chill. Combine drink ingredients and stir gently with ice. Strain into glass and enjoy.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter and flour two ramekins or oven-safe coffee mugs. Melt the butter with the chocolate on low heat in a double boiler or in the microwave. Whisk until smooth. Beat the eggs with the egg yolks, vanilla, sugar and salt until thickened and pale. A blender works best. Fold the chocolate mixture and flour into the egg mixture. Pour batter into ramekin or cup and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, depending on your oven. Serve in baking vessel or let cakes cool for a minute, then cover each with an inverted dessert plate. Carefully turn each one over, let stand for 10 seconds and then unmold. Sift powdered sugar on top and garnish with berries if desired. Serve immediately. 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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*Instructions for Strawberry Simple Syrup: In a blender, puree four strawberries, 6 ounces of sugar and 8 ounces of water. Bring mixture to boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain seeds and pulp; cool syrup before use.
Recipes courtesy of Chef Memo Vaca
Featured Village Events Coming in January JANUARY 5 | 6:30pm Jazz Night with the Claudia Burson Quartet CHANNEL 1961 Broadcasting live from the BTV Performance Hall! Enjoy the sounds of pianist and local jazz icon Claudia Burson along with Steve Wilkes on drums, Edwin Garcia on bass and Alisha Pattillo on saxophone. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres delivered to your door, then settle in for an evening of soulful, inviting sounds by these talented area musicians.
JANUARY 12 & 24 | 7:00pm Did You Ever Wonder: Who Was Marquis de Lafayette CHANNEL 1961 This series of video vignettes by local author J.B. Hogan explores the history of Fayetteville – starting with French aristocrat and U.S. Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette, after whom Fayetteville was indirectly named. Then, on January 24, join us as Maylon Rice, former president of the Washington County Historical Society, presents a related program delving even deeper into the city’s past.
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FEBRUARY 6 | 5:00pm The Story of Chinese New Year CHANNEL 1961 Chinese New Year is celebrated on February 12, and 2021 is the year of the White Metal Ox. In this documentary, learn about the traditions and preparations that take place for the annual celebration each year and discover the stories behind the animals in the Chinese zodiac. This fun program includes an authentic Chinese meal delivered to your door.
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The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between September 23, 2020 and November 18, 2020 from the following donors: Beautification Fund Pat Moore in memory of Butch Clinton Donations/Memorials Doris Layne in memory of Polly Lancaster Ed & Jane Piper in memory of Butch Clinton Charles & Beth Leverett in memory of Polly Lancaster Ron & Polly Hanson in memory of Bill Bequette Pat Jahoda in memory of Polly Lancaster and Butch Clinton Brian & Ann Noland in memory of Polly Lancaster Winnie Macdonald in honor of Andy Lucas and in memory of Conrad Waligorski Shirley Chewning in memory of Joe Selzer Garden Fund Karen Hendrix Barbara Brannan in memory of Helen Brannan Ann Young in memory of Bobbie Nell Templeton Health Care/Special Care Fund Valerie Harlan in memory of Polly Lancaster Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of Bill Bequette and Butch Clinton Chuck & Donna Horne in memory of Ludie Casey Kenneth & Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele in honor of Ann Newman, Barbara Brannan, Dwain & Glenda Newman, and in memory of Butch Clinton Mike & Susan Cruse in memory of Joe Selzer and Betty Hannah Jimmy & Gaye Cypert in memory of Joe Selzer, Jim Modisette, Butch Clinton and Bobby Nell Templeton Vernon & Paulette Collins in memory of Jim Modisette Library Fund Barbara Brannan in memory of Helen Brannan Jerry Rose & June Colwell in memory of Jim Modisette Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton in memory of Jim Modisette and Joe Selzer Moving Made Easy Pat Parker Music & Performance Fund/Lighting Project Pat Moore in memory of Polly Lancaster Scholarship Fund Dorothy Mitchelson Terry & Joann Mount in memory of Polly Lancaster
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Meet Your Village Board of Directors Q&A with Board Members Bob Kelly and Bryn Bagwell The success of Butterfield Trail Village is due in large part to the efforts of a dedicated group of BTV board members working for and alongside Village residents and staff. We caught up with Bob Kelly and Bryn Bagwell, who joined the board in January 2020, about their first year of service. Kelly is founding principal and president emeritus of Core Architects in Fayetteville, while Bagwell is market president at Generations Bank in Fayetteville.
How did you come to join the BTV Board of Directors? BK: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church asked me to submit for the BTV Board position. I was a member of St. Paul’s beginning in 1985 and have served on numerous facility committees over the years. I continue to serve St. Paul’s today, although I now am a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
BB: I was honored to be nominated to serve on the board by First Christian Church. I was once a nursing home administrator and have always loved the idea of creating a place for our senior members to live fully and honorably in a home-like atmosphere. BTV has that in spades!
What was the biggest challenge the board faced in 2020? BK: Covid-19 is the most important/significant challenge this century! It’s even more significant for a community like BTV. With all of the unknowns, I have witnessed an incredible caring and concern for all residents. Each day of challenges, the underlying guide of every decision was “how do we best take care of everyone.” The leadership and management focus are impressive and unwavering. It has been an honor to be on the board of a well-run organization.
BB: The Coronavirus has totally rocked our world! It’s been challenging to ensure residents are safe, but not so isolated that they can’t live life normally with the companionship and attention of friends and family. I have been so impressed with our board’s willingness to reach out and make calls to individual residents and check in on them personally. I don’t know a more committed and caring board than BTV.
How does your distinct background lend to your service on the BTV board? BK: Fay Jones, my advisor when I was getting licensed as an architect, said you are learning with each job you have whether it is good or bad knowledge. I have stayed focused on providing good service to all clients. I hope that is translated into my service on this board.
BB: My professional background is very broad and includes a return to banking / finance a few years ago. Interesting fact: I was the commercial loan officer for BTV while working for Arvest, and I first met Quintin when he was CFO. I can appreciate an organization that has the security of being wellmanaged and well-financed, but that also has a heart. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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BTV Launches Fall Prevention Testing Program ZIBRIO SmartScale will Help Residents Make 2021 the Year of Balance Butterfield is launching a new program for residents using technology to test, monitor and improve their balance, while providing ongoing support to reduce future risk of falls. The Fitness & Wellness Department will offer the ZIBRIO SmartScale program to residents starting in February, Director Jennifer Neill said. The ZIBRIO SmartScale, a device that looks like a bathroom scale, measures a person’s physical balance to identify if they are at-risk for falling and tracks their progress after intervention. “Fall prevention is very important at Butterfield, which is why we offer Fall Prevention classes twice a week and why I regularly give talks on the subject,” Neill said. “One in four Americans over age 65 falls each year. Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the ER for a fall. Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall – these kinds of statistics are always top of mind. So, yes, fall prevention is a critical part of our role at the Fitness & Wellness Department.” As people age, their balance generally worsens, and experts agree impaired balance is a leading factor in falls. An older adult may not even realize their balance is deteriorating until after they’ve fallen, which in some cases can be too late. Neill said BTV residents can easily participate in ZIBRIO SmartScale testing from home. Fitness & Wellness staff will simply bring the SmartScale to the resident’s front door and administer the short (fiveminute) test from a distance, if need be. BTV will provide the results to residents immediately, make recommendations, and follow up with re-testing every three months. 22 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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“If there are indications of a risk, we’ll offer personalized intervention,” Neill said. “We will offer personal training with one of our interns, our weekly Fall Prevention classes – or we can design an exercise program they can do on their own.” In the past, Neill has conducted campus-wide balance testing at the Village using the Berg Balance Scale tool and the Wii Fit Balance Board, but each had limitations. The SmartScale not only explains the reasons behind a resident’s balance score, but it tracks their progress to identify strategies for improvement – which makes it an excellent fit for Butterfield. Also in February, BTV will take a deep dive into balance wellness as part of an initiative to make 2021 “the year of balance at Butterfield,” Neill said. The Fitness & Wellness team will be offering educational talks, guest speakers and physical therapy instruction – all to help residents improve their balance. For more information about balance testing and monitoring, contact the Fitness & Wellness Department at email@example.com.
Photos courtesy of ZIBRIO
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