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From the CEO VOL. 11 ISSUE 4
Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Kelly Syer Director of Marketing Leann Pacheco Sales Counselor Dave Marks Move-In Coordinator
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PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2022 Council Members Ellis Melton, President Jerry Rose, Vice President Frances Sego, Secretary Roy Penney, Past President Everett Solomon, Judy Higginbottom, Georgia Thompson, Roy Clinton, Vernon Collins, Nancy Mays, Bob Bender, Doug Prichard BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jacqui Brandli, President Robert (Bob) Kelly, Vice President David Williams, Treasurer Dr. Kim Chapman, Secretary Mark McNair, Dr. Michael Hollomon, Chuck Culver Beth Vaughan-Wrobel, Lance Brewer, Bill Mitchell, Chuck Nickle, Wulf Polonius, Will Clark 1923 East Joyce Boulevard Fayetteville, AR 72703 Main: (479) 442-7220 Marketing: (479) 695-8056 butterfieldtrailvillage.org Butterfield LIFE may not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission from the publisher. Butterfield LIFE is published by Butterfield Trail Village. Contents © 2022. All rights reserved. Produced by DOXA / VANTAGE doxavantage.com
Opened in 1986, Butterfield Trail Village is a locally governed 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ only comprehensive Life Plan 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. 4 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
There’s a saying I appreciate, “To plant a seed is to believe in tomorrow.” I like the forward-thinking attitude it implies – both hope and action for the future. During this summertime growing season of 2022, we are all enjoying the results of literal and metaphorical seeds that have been planted at Butterfield over the past 35 years. And, like any good gardener, our leaders are thinking ahead to be certain we have everything we need for the Village to thrive for generations to come. We are committed to nurturing what we have today, while also strategically planning for how we should evolve and grow. This issue of the magazine embraces a theme of planting, cultivating and enjoying the benefits of our outdoor spaces. You’ll learn about Bob Hendrix, our feature profile subject who is an encouraging gentleman dedicated to the management and success of our productive, beautiful campus community gardens. We will highlight three outdoor campus spaces that are perennial resident favorites, and share a few simple and flavorful garden-inspired recipes perfect for hot days. We introduce you to new villager Buzz Baker, whose warm personality has made him known all over campus in just a short time. We are also glad to share a brief backstory on Dr. William Swindell, an internal medicine physician who joined the UAMS Clinic team at Butterfield last year to help provide general medical care for interested BTV residents, Carriage Club members and staff. As summer has us exploring the larger region, we are pleased to tell you about Bentonville’s Osage Park and its floating wetland boardwalks, archery range, water activities and art installations. In addition to showing a glimpse of the activities taking place in coming weeks on our own campus, we will also offer a preview of what the Walton Arts Center has in store for its 2022-23 season. Here’s to a great summer!
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Ask Bob Hendrix where he’s from, and he’ll say Malvern, Arkansas. Well, almost. He actually grew up about seven miles outside of Malvern, near Poyen. Really, though, their family farm was four miles from Poyen, in the small community of Big Creek. His dad was a farmer who, right out of high school, went into the chicken business and produced table eggs. His dad also raised cows and hogs and grew truck crops. This is where Bob did his first gardening. He was among the older four of six boys who helped most with farming work. Much time has passed since those days. Reflecting back recently, he told someone how his grandfather had given him a Bible for Christmas when he was 5 years old. That Bible is now 81 years old. “Can you believe it?” After a career in the poultry business, Bob has returned to his gardening roots in his retirement at Butterfield Trail Village, where he and his wife, Karen, have lived for nearly 10 years. Bob organized projects at companies for decades, and now he helps keep things organized at the shared residents’ garden on the BTV grounds. There are 23 garden plots assigned to residents. A chart of the plots and a list of their owners’ names and phone numbers are posted inside the door of 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
the garden shed. That shed also stores tools — such as hoes, shovels, pitchforks — and other supplies that everyone can use. A gardener recently donated a lightweight, battery-powered tiller that is easier to maneuver than traditional tillers. A tall chain-link fence surrounds the garden area to keep out deer and other wildlife. Most of the plots are marked by landscaping timbers, which must be replaced every few years. The middle section holds several raised beds. Bob does some tilling for a few residents to prepare their beds for planting. There are more vegetables than flowers in the garden at this point, but many irises, peonies and other flowers are in the mix. Residents grow their own produce and sell any surplus at a weekly farmers market during the growing season. “I enjoy working with the BTV gardeners and helping to solve problems that arise in the garden,” he said. “It is great to have produce which we can share with the residents and staff.”
FEATURE PROFILE Bob got started gardening again by helping out another resident, Carl Koffler, who was an avid gardener. He helped Carl replace some timbers and then helped with weeding the beds when his health was failing. After he passed, Bob took over his garden spot. Bob goes by a few basic gardening tenets: Don’t plant too early; keep the weeds down; and regularly water the plants.
Rooted in Farming In his youth in Big Creek, Bob’s family grew sizeable gardens that included corn, okra, tomatoes, peas, peppers, squash, potatoes and watermelon. On Sunday afternoons, instead of playing baseball or basketball with his friends, Bob helped his family prepare the produce to take to market on Monday. They delivered produce to grocery stores and restaurants in Hot Springs, Malvern and Pine Bluff, and chickens and eggs to restaurants in Hot Springs. His dad was on the school board and served as state treasurer for the Future Farmers of America. His mother was a national 4-H leader, started two local 4-H clubs and put a lot of time into home economics clubs. She also worked on the farm with the rest of the family. “I don’t know how she ever did it, but she raised six boys and worked in the fields, had to cook three meals a day, wash all their clothes,” he said. The older boys did take turns washing dishes each night. After graduating from Malvern High School, Bob went to Southern Arkansas University (Southern State at the time) to study two years in their agriculture program. His tuition was $50 a semester, and students could work on the farm there to earn room and board. It had chickens and cows; they milked the cows, pasteurized the milk and made ice cream.
Bob then took a job milking cows for a year to earn money to return to college, this time at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He also got his master’s degree in poultry science at the U of A. Several of his college buddies ended up going into the poultry business, too.
A Career in Poultry Bob’s first job out of college was at OK Foods in Fort Smith, where, as an assistant nutritionist, he worked with the chicken growers and visited their operations. These were contract farmers, and Bob tried to help them solve problems and made sure they were following protocols. A couple of years later, certain he would get drafted, Bob joined the Arkansas Air National Guard in Fort Smith. He spent six years in the guard, including one year on active duty during the Berlin Crisis. Then he got a call about a job opening at the Campbell Soup Swanson plant (now ConAgra) in Fayetteville. He started working there in 1961 as a service man, again working with the poultry growers. Then in 1966, the company opened a new plant in Sumter, South Carolina. Bob had the opportunity to go there and do live production, growing the birds to get them to the plant. The operation included building a feed mill and hatchery and working with the growers. “And it always amazed me that Campbell Soup was willing to turn something over to a 29-year-old kid, who thought he knew everything, and let him do it. And it worked,” he said. He faced one of his biggest challenges in South Carolina, which was row crop country and void of chicken houses. Campbell Soup built three chicken houses to show what they should look like. By 1968, they had signed on the contract growers and had about 300 poultry houses built.
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FEATURE PROFILE Then in 1973, a snowstorm dumped 23 inches of snow — a weight that the chicken houses weren’t built to withstand. The roofs of several houses collapsed, and many chickens were lost. The National Guard came to help, and Campbell Soup ended up paying about half the costs of building new houses to get the contract growers back in operation.
Back to Arkansas, Then Texas In 1974, Bob returned to Arkansas to work for Mountaire Farms, owned by the Cameron family of Little Rock. He oversaw live production at a complex in DeQueen with a plant, feed mill and hatchery. A year later, he was promoted to complex manager over the whole southwest Arkansas operation. In September 1981, the company sold the complex to Pilgrim’s Pride, based in Pittsburg, Texas, and Bob stayed on with the company. While he was at Pilgrim’s Pride, the company bought ConAgra’s poultry business in 2003 and Gold Kist in 2006. When he started working for the company, they processed about 2 million chickens per week. Over the years, that grew to about 40 million chickens per week. When he retired in 2009, Bob had been with the two companies a combined 35 years – and had spent a solid 50 years after college working in the poultry industry. “Every day was different, and you always had more to do than you could get done,” he said about the poultry business. He’s also grateful for good friends who helped him in his career during tough times. Bob and Karen met at Calvary Baptist Church in Fayetteville, where they were also married in September 1959. They’ll celebrate 63 years together this fall.
Bob starts each morning with coffee and reading the newspaper on an iPad, and he often walks two miles with BTV friends. He enjoys reading westerns and biographies of former presidents. He prefers meaningful conversations to small talk, and never took coffee breaks during his career. Now, however, there’s a group of residents — some who were in school together, plus a few others — who meet regularly for coffee and discussions. Bob usually checks on his garden each day. He’s growing three big beds of strawberries — all the Sweet Charlie variety that he ordered from Ison’s Nursery in Georgia. Last October, he planted the new plants, covering the beds in black plastic and cutting holes to insert the plants. This method controls weeds and keeps dirt off the strawberries. They were starting to ripen in early May, and he’ll replace these plants in a couple of years.
While working for Pilgrim’s Pride, the Hendrix family lived in Pittsburg, Texas. Their daughter, Camille, still lives there. She got an interior design and marketing degree from the University of North Texas. She received an interior design and marketing degree from the University of North Texas. Their son, Blake, earned a bachelor's degree in economics. He was living in Carrollton, Texas, with his wife and stepson when, tragically, he died in 2007 from a severe reaction to a wheat allergy at age 42.
He grows three types of tomatoes – Cherokee purple, which he considers the best tasting, along with Beefsteak and Celebrity tomatoes. He’s also growing corn, purple hull peas and peppers — including four jalapeño and two banana pepper plants.
Life at BTV
“I enjoy producing the stuff,” he said. “I can go down there every day and watch that stuff come up and grow a little bit. I enjoy that.”
Two or three years after Bob retired, he and Karen moved from Texas to Fayetteville, where she had been raised. They found the lot they wanted at BTV, and Karen customized how the interior of their new home would look. They moved in in fall 2012.
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Bob was proud of how his corn looked when it first poked through the dirt this spring. He makes sure the plants are away from the edge of the bed, with plenty of space to develop deep roots to anchor them when they get to full height.
One new BTV resident wanted a garden spot this year because she had never had much time to spend with her grandchildren. Her two grandsons now come out and help her garden. “That works out good,” Bob said.
VILLAGE NEWCOMER Q+A
Buzz Baker When did you move to Butterfield? I moved into my Butterfield apartment on April 1, 2022 – nothing foolish about that at all! Where are you from? Buzz Baker I was born in Hawkins, Wis. and grew up on a dairy farm during the Great Depression. I didn’t realize we were in a depression until later, when I learned a bit of history… We didn’t have electricity until 1938, lived on a dirt road, and traversed blinding blizzards by running a navigation line from the house to the barn – but I was a happy kid. What did you do before retirement? A week after high school graduation, I went into the military. Unable to afford college, I enlisted in the regular U.S. Navy and had the chance to travel extensively as an Atlantic sailor and learn about many cultures. After leaving the service, I used my GI Bill to attend Georgia Southwestern for an associate degree, then got a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Valdosta State University. I earned my Pharmacy degree from Auburn University and began working in hospital pharmaceuticals, first in Albany, Ga. for nearly a decade. I then took a job in Goldsboro, N.C. and worked 30 years at a 2,500-patient hospital, where I had the chance to grow the pharmacy department enormously over that time. I eventually formed a corporation to provide consulting support for clinical care of disabled individuals, helping group homes to develop specialized treatment plans for patients. Outside of work, I followed my passion for airplanes and earned a private pilot license in 1972. I flew until 2018. Do you have children and grandchildren? My first wife Pat and I raised two sons. I lost her to cancer in 1994 and my oldest son passed away in 2021. My younger son and family live in Fayetteville. I married my second wife, Fay, who already had two daughters and a son. Sadly, Fay died in 2006. From my children of both marriages, I have nine grandchildren – three of whom were international adoptions. Why did you choose Butterfield? I moved to Northwest Arkansas at the invitation of my youngest son, who plays tennis with the son of Butterfield residents Paul and Wyvern Beach. The Beaches hosted me for a first look around BTV – and because I liked what I saw, I joined the Carriage Club. I got to meet many great people and observe residents’ and staff’s genuine concern for each other. Being here is the best insurance policy I could ever buy. I feel like I’m living in a 5-star hotel with all the advantages!
Anniversaries July Phil and Virginia Wilson Glen and Martha Fincher Chuck and Donna Horne Bob and Geri Bender Perry and Shirley Franklin Ned and Cathy Irving Wulf and Ingrid Polonius
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August Morriss and Ann Henry Joe and Judy Schenke Jimmy and Diana Horton Ray and Penny Culver Jim and Margaret Hunt Buck and Jean Watson Ellis and Kay Melton Harris and Carol Sonnenberg Ron and Polly Hanson Jim and Lois Ferguson Otto and Betty Loewer Neil and Judy Ingels Paul and Wyvern Beach
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New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins David and Jerilyn Renfroe Richard and Susanne Jones Hansell Schaefer & Barbara Mulkey
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Is There an Additional Doctor in the House? Introducing William Swindell, M.D. Butterfield Trail Village has a unique advantage, thanks to a special partnership with the Northwest Regional Campus of the University of Arkansas College of Medicine (UAMS.) Located in the heart of the BTV Commons building is a UAMS Clinic, dedicated to the treatment of residents, Carriage Club members and staff. As patient numbers began to grow for the clinic, so did the need for another doctor. Dr. Larry Wright, associate director of the NW UAMS Internal Residency Program and primary care physician for the Butterfield UAMS Clinic, recruited longtime friend and former colleague Dr. William Swindell out of retirement in the spring of 2021 to join the clinic team part-time. First impressions of Dr. Swindell reveal a softspoken, gentle demeanor which unfolds into easy conversation – demonstrating a comfortable rapport that is such an important characteristic for a trusted primary care physician. Born in Bentonville, Ark., Dr. Swindell grew up in the small unincorporated Benton County community of Hiwassee and attended school in nearby Gravette. After high school graduation he headed off to the University of Arkansas, with an intent to study political science and someday run for elected office. Best-laid plans changed, however, thanks to Dr. Swindell’s inherent knack for the physical and biological sciences. His high school chemistry teacher had taught at such an advanced level, college chemistry was a breeze – and he quickly found himself tutoring pre-med students in the subject matter that came so easily to him. He said, “I was inspired into medicine, and had never even considered it growing up. A student I was tutoring asked me one day if I had ever thought about pursuing pre-med myself. I took it to heart and soon after changed my major to zoology.” To be certain he was making the right decision, Dr. Swindell worked his summer break in a medical setting in Gravette. He discovered after time in a clinical environment and observing surgeries that he both enjoyed the work and had the right emotional makeup to be a medical doctor.
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Dr. Swindell earned his medical degree from UAMS College of Medicine in Little Rock with the help of a Health Professions Scholarship William Swindell, M.D. with the U.S. Army, then accepted a military surgical residency. After interning at Presidio of San Francisco and serving as an Army flight surgeon with the 145th Aviation Battalion in Savannah, Ga., he ultimately determined his calling was internal medicine. He completed his residency in 1981, laying the foundation for a very satisfying lifelong career. Dr. Swindell said, “I decided to return to Arkansas as an internist, and choosing that path allowed me the chance to establish long-term relationships over the years. Several of my earliest patients from the 1980s stayed with me until I decided to leave full-time practice decades later. Some of my toughest patients became my dearest friends.” His practice began with the Rogers Diagnostic Clinic, followed by an affiliation with the Sisters of Mercy system, a few years in Van Buren, Ark., and then a return to Mercy until retiring in 2020. Dr. Swindell now sees patients on Tuesdays in the Butterfield UAMS clinic and covers for Dr. Wright at other times. Through the clinic’s direct affiliation with the medical school, both doctors additionally serve as attending physicians for the steady flow of medical residents scheduled for geriatric-focused clinical rotations. The part-time arrangement allows Dr. Swindell to keep one foot in the practice of medicine he loves and the other foot in retirement. He stays busy flower gardening, doing yard work and checking items off wife Lindy’s “honey-do” list. The couple, married for 44 years, enjoy their home near Lake Atalanta in downtown Rogers.
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Featured Village Events COMING IN JULY JULY 4 | 11 AM PERFORMANCE HALL
JULY 14 | 5:30 PM PERFORMANCE HALL
Independence Day Celebration
Denim and Rhinestones Casino Night
Celebrate America’s Independence Day at Butterfield Trail Village! Musicians Susan Shore and Michael Cochran will take the stage to perform pieces from the Americana music genre, encompassing traditional music styles such as folk, country, bluegrass and blues. Susan, a New Jersey expatriate living in the Arkansas Ozarks, is a multi-talented singer-songwriter and musician. She has a charming stage presence with a smooth alluring voice that coincides with the talents of Michael, an Arkansas native who became a banjo player in his teens and promptly added guitar and mandolin to his instruments.
Are you feeling lucky? Do you like to line dance? Join us for an evening full of fun during the Denim and Rhinestones Casino Night featuring professional Las Vegas-style games with dealers and casino chips redeemable for great prizes. Meet at the dance floor for country music tunes by Jumpsuit Jamie and the Can't Wait to Playboys. After a couple of two-steps and line dances, you'll be ready to make your way to enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and craft cocktails. Guests are encouraged to dress in denim, and ladies adorn yourselves with anything that sparkles for this party that offers something for everyone!
COMING IN AUGUST
AUGUST 26 | 5:30 PM PERFORMANCE HALL AUGUST 12 | 4 PM THE LODGE
A Family Affair We are all family at Butterfield Trail Village! There are over 50 second-generation residents living in this great community, and they are each invited to celebrate their legacy during a summer Wine in the Lodge gathering. Join the fun, meet other second-generation residents, share your legacy, and create lasting friendships.
Aloha! Village Luau Follow the drumbeat to the islands of paradise for an unforgettable evening of Hawaiian tradition, food and luau ambiance! Meet your friends early for an ice-cold tropical cocktail followed by a delicious Hawaiian meal, including smoked pork prepared by Chef Memo Vaca. The evening won't be complete without the enchanting hula, the "language of the heart" and of the Hawaiian people. Hula instructor Leilani Sheldon and "A Touch of Aloha" dancers from Tulsa will perform island stories of the past, along with hope for the future. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Paris-Inspired Mother's Day Celebration
Tulsa Historic Tour
Shepherd of the Hills by NWA Lights Up Youth Theatre
Butterfield Spring Arts & Crafts Show
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Ozark Ballet Theatre
Spring Scenes on Campus
Downton Abbey High Tea Party
Butterfield Elementary Pen Pal Ice Cream Social with Residents and Students
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Favorite Places & Spaces Butterfield’s campus is known for its verdant open spaces, the majestic old oaks towering above the Joyce Boulevard border of the Village – and the many, many patios opening up to green courtyards and shade trees that provide homes for wildlife. Those who call Butterfield home treasure these natural environments and find plenty of reasons to take in the fresh air and sunshine. When asked to share favorite outdoor spots, residents described options ranging from quiet, private spaces to public locations designed for social engagement, as well as places created to inspire physical activity.
Mud Creek Trail Butterfield enjoys a prime location for those who like to be on the move. A direct access point to the 2.35-mile Mud Creek Trail allows active residents easy connection to the 37.5-mile Razorback Greenway trail system that spans from south Fayetteville to Bella Vista. Lyle Gohn enthusiastically describes his favorite outdoor space, “Walking, biking, running, strolling, relaxing, greeting and chatting with old friends or strangers, viewing nature, wildlife or listening to the rippling stream – these are the reasons I love the trail! We at Butterfield are so fortunate to have the paved, safe trail literally in our backyards and accessible for all residents, including those using a scooter, wheelchair or walking sticks."
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Ellis and Kay Melton’s Village Home Sunroom A comfortable, cozy screened sunroom is where Ellis and Kay Melton can be found for about six months out of the year. The couple were able to add their favorite semi-outdoor space when plans were being designed for construction of their Village Home, and they have loved the flexibility it has offered. They laughingly describe the location where they read, nap and watch their neighbors in the community garden as “our version of the outdoors.” Kay tends to a few thriving and colorful potted plants and they both enjoy watching the birds congregate at their nearby feeder.
Ellis and Kay Melton
Marian Catron’s Cottage Patio While Butterfield is located in a busy area of Fayetteville near lots of shopping and services, its 44 acres can feel surprisingly tranquil. Every apartment, cottage and Village Home has some type of outdoor living area to encourage enjoyment of fresh air, flora and fauna. Marian Catron shared how much she loves sitting just outside of her cottage, a spot she goes throughout the year as weather allows. “My favorite space is my fenced patio overlooking a large common area. My wonderful companion Gus the Dog and I enjoy watching the birds, deer and other wildlife. I have lived in a cottage for three years and count my blessings!”
Marian Catron BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Fresh from the Garden Cucumber-Basil Gin Smash 1 serving This light, refreshing cocktail is like sipping summer through a straw! Serve this fragrant beverage ice cold in a tall glass to enjoy a handful of very complementary ingredients, specially selected to cool you down. You’ll find no shortage of garden-fresh cucumbers and basil during the hottest months of the year, making July and August the perfect time to shake up a few of these muddled treats. INGREDIENTS 8 basil leaves 8 slices of small- to medium-sized cucumber, about 1/4” thick 1 1/2 Tbsp simple syrup 2 oz good quality gin 1 Tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice Crushed ice Tonic water For garnish: Additional cucumber strips, cut into thin ribbons using a vegetable peeler
INSTRUCTIONS Put basil leaves and cucumber slices into a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or a wooden spoon, muddle or smash the ingredients until fragrant and slightly softened. Add simple syrup, gin, lemon juice and ice to the basil and cucumber. Shake well, until the cocktail shaker becomes a bit frosty. Fill a tall glass (highball) with ice and strain the cocktail into the glass. Fill the remaining space with cold tonic water. To garnish, weave a thin ribbon of cucumber onto a cocktail skewer or long toothpick, starting at one end and folding the ribbon back and forth to create a wavy shape. Place against the glass rim and serve.
Bite-Sized Blackberry Lemon Tarts 24 servings Summer isn’t complete without the occasional cool baked treat – and this easy, semi-homemade recipe offers big flavor in small bites. Beautiful ripe blackberries provide the perfect topping for lemony, creamy tarts, created using a couple of store-bought time savers.
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CRUST 16 oz Pillsbury® Sugar Cookie Dough (24 individual ready-to-bake package) CREAM FILLING AND TOPPINGS 4 oz Neufchâtel or cream cheese, softened 4 Tbsp butter, softened 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teas vanilla extract Pinch of salt Lemon curd 24 fresh blackberries
Tangy Purple-Hull Pea Salad 6 servings
Purple hull peas are a favorite crop for a few Butterfield gardeners – and those lucky enough to taste the results of their harvest know why. This recipe is a healthy crowd pleaser that features bright confetti colors and an abundance of fresh flavor. Excellent as a side dish, this salad also doubles as a delicious salsa to pair with tortilla chips, atop grilled meats or even as a bold accompaniment to a cheesy omelet. INSTRUCTIONS Combine all dressing ingredients in a large bowl or storage container, whisking well. Add all salad ingredients and stir gently to fully incorporate dressing. Cover tightly and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight to allow flavors to fully meld. Stir again before serving. Salad will keep perfectly for a couple of days. NOTE: If purple hull peas are not in season, frozen purple hull or black-eyed peas work perfectly well. When cooking fresh or frozen peas, cover with water plus one inch in a medium saucepan. Season to taste and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain, rinse, cool and use in salad. If using canned peas, substitute two well-drained 15-oz cans.
INSTRUCTIONS Using your fingers, press an individual piece of cookie dough into each well of a well-greased 24-count mini muffin pan. (Silicone mini muffin pans are fail-safe, but any pan will work as long as it is sufficiently greased.) Gently form the dough to the sides of each well to create cookie dough cups. Bake according to the instructions on the package. Once the cookie dough is lightly browned, remove the pan from the oven and immediately use a teaspoon to very gently press the warm dough down slightly to ensure plenty of room for the filling. For the filling, combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat ingredients until very smooth, by hand or with an electric mixer.
SALAD DRESSING 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp granulated sugar (or sugar substitute) 1/2 teas kosher salt 1/4 teas freshly ground pepper A few dashes of hot sauce to taste – such as Tabasco®, Louisiana Hot Sauce® or sriracha sauce SALAD 3 cups cooked purple hull peas (black-eyed peas are a good substitute) 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 1 medium to large chopped tomato 10 oz sweet corn 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 – 2 Tbsp finely chopped pickled jalapeño 2 oz jar of pimentos, juice drained 1 – 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro or Italian parsley Juice of one lime
When cookie cups are completely cooled, spoon a rounded teaspoon of cream cheese filling into each. Top the cream cheese filling with a rounded teaspoon of lemon curd. Gently place a fresh blackberry on top. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Tarts will hold well up to 24 hours if kept chilled. NOTE: If you’re feeling ambitious, homemade lemon curd is not difficult to make. However, we opted to use a store-bought version found with the jams and jellies – with delicious results. You’ll have a bit left over for later, perfect for a pancake or ice cream topping! BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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OUT & ABOUT
The Ultimate Urban Park
Managed by the local nonprofit, Peel Compton Foundation — whose mission is to connect the community through nature, education, recreation and preservation — Osage Park in Bentonville is one of the region’s newest park properties and could easily be described as the ultimate urban park. Full of natural experiences and recreational adventures, Osage Park is a thrilling destination for visitors of all ages, interests and abilities.
park’s nature focused offerings are open for all to enjoy from sunrise to 11pm daily. Many visitors come expressly to explore the floating boardwalks, and if fishing is your thing, a private/public partnership between Peel Compton Foundation, Bentonville Parks and Recreation, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unites the park and lake spaces for all to enjoy.
While there, you can also contemplate five beautiful art installations from Oz Art NWA. The adventures at Osage are “Osage Park is the perfect location endless: Explore the floating for art that immerses visitors in boardwalks meandering through the outdoor experience,” says the park’s 12-acre wetland Elizabeth Miller, art collection ecosystem, check out the park’s The Quiver Archery Range manager for OZ Art NWA. When cherry tree grove, discover thinking about work that would engaging public art installations, complement this setting and inspire park visitors, we play pickleball, try out the unique programming sought artists whose work illustrates a respect for the at The Quiver Archery Range, visit the dog park, enjoy a rotating selection of food truck fare, fish natural environment and an affinity for everyday life.” Lake Bentonville, or simply sit a spell to connect The park’s main entrance and parking area is located with your surroundings. directly adjacent to the Pavilion at 700 S.W. 16th Street in Bentonville. For more information, While reservations are suggested for The Quiver (a visit peelcompton.org. 70-meter outdoor range with 20 archery lanes), the
DÉJÁ VU Chakaia Booker, 2016 Rubber tires and stainless steel
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LAUNCH INTENTION Griffin Loop, 2019 Steel
GARDEN BOATS FOR OSAGE PARK Jennifer Torres, 2020 Stainless steel
TALL GRASS Asia Ward, 2021 Plastic globes and solar lights
FLUTTERING QUILTS Greely Myatt, 2021
My Fair Lady
Create Your Own Subscription at Walton Arts Center Walton Arts Center has earned the designation of being Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts center due to the variety of programming it presents. The nonprofit performing arts center presents entertainment options that include Broadway, live music, theater, dance, children’s programming, film, fine art, classical and symphonic performances and more. The only problem is deciding what to see! With programing so robust, patrons are sure to want to visit Walton Arts Center several times during the season. Walton Arts Center’s popular Create Your Own subscription is available now for the 2022-23 season. Patrons can curate their own subscription and get early access to the best seats and subscriber-only benefits. Choose shows from any series except for Starrlight Jazz Club and West Street Live to make your three-, five- or seven-show subscription package. The more shows you add in a Create Your Own subscription, the more you save. Three-show packages get $2 off each
P&G Broadway Series My Fair Lady, Aug. 9-14 Pretty Woman: The Musical, Sept. 20-25 Chicago, Nov. 8-13 Tootsie, Jan. 17-22 Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Feb. 9-12 and 14-19* Hadestown, May 23-28 Coca-Cola Night Out Series Legally Blonde the Musical, Oct. 14-16 A Conversation with Fran Lebowitz, Nov. 29 Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, Dec. 2-3 Time for Three, Jan. 24 Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s STAR DUST: From Bach to Bowie, March 16 Land O’Lakes Concert Series Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Sept. 15 The Music of Sam Cooke – The King of Soul, Jan.30
ticket, five-show packages get $3 off each ticket and seven-show packages get $5 off each ticket. In addition to the ability to customize their subscription, Create Your Own subscribers also get early access to the season’s shows before single tickets go on sale to the general public, early access to new shows added throughout the year and discounts on most shows, including Broadway. Single tickets for My Fair Lady and Pretty Woman will go on sale June 14. Single tickets to all other shows will go on sale later this summer. Create Your Own subscription packages can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10 am until 2 pm, by calling 479.443.5600 weekdays 10 am until 5 pm or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. Select from the following shows and more to build your package. For a complete listing of shows visit www.waltonartscenter.org.
Pirates of Penzance
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Fun Series Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Nov. 25-27 Walton Arts Center & SoNA Present The Snowman: A Family Concert, Dec. 11* A Letter for Elena, April 23 Annie, May 5-7 Madagascar the Musical, June 2-3 10x10 Arts Series Aida Cuevas 45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo with Mariachi Aztlán, Oct. 20* Aquila Theatre’s Pride & Prejudice, Oct. 27* Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Nov. 20* The Swingles, Dec. 4* The 5 Browns, Jan. 14* LADAMA, March 30* New York Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, April 1* Duwende, April 14*
Winnie the Pooh
Kids Series Winnie the Pooh, Oct. 21-22 Bluey’s Big Play, Dec. 20-21 Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume, March 5* Windmill Theater Hiccup!, April 16* LOL@WAC Menopause the Musical, Jan. 10 Spamilton: An American Parody, Jan. 28 VoiceJam Festival The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Party, Oct. 31 VoiceJam Competition, April 15
*Shows not eligible for discounts. + While not all shows are eligible for discounts, they do count toward your package level. All shows must be purchased in one transaction to receive the discount. You can add more later, but you will keep the same package level all year.
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The Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between March 17th and May 16th from the following Donors. Donations/Memorials Anonymous in honor of Lyle Gohn Anonymous in honor of Lyle Gohn Ray and Penny Culver in memory of Mitsy Kellum John and Beth Shine in memory of Jud Hanson Ron and Polly Hanson in memory of Fran Pearson Roy Clinton in memory of Fran Pearson, Mary Meyer, Jerry Brewer, and Onita Elder Jerry and Kay Brewer in memory of Mary Stout and Bob Zimmerman Collier Drug Store in memory of Jerry Brewer Doug and Barbara Prichard in memory of Martin Redfern Susan Rieff in memory of Jerry Brewer
Health Care/Special Care/Sensory Garden Fund Vernon and Paulette Collins in memory of Carolyn Parks and Tim Schatzman Morris and Ann Henry in memory of Tim Schatzman Marie Brewer in memory of Mitsy Kellam Barbara Brannan in memory of Kenneth Steele Max and Claire Sutton in memory of Jerry Brewer Steven Schulte in memory of Jerry Brewer Ellis Trumbo in memory of Jerry Brewer Stanley Brown in memory of Jerry Brewer Ayleen Bequette in memory of Jerry Brewer and Fran Pearson Alex Stallings in memory of Jerry Brewer Jim and Margaret Hunt in memory of Mary Meyer, Mary Stout, Onita Elder, Jerry Brewer, Fran Pearson, and Tim Schatzman
Music and Performance Fund Pat Jahoda Bill and Sabra Martin Helen McElree in memory of Leal Dugas Linda Pinkerton in memory of Fran Pearson
Employee Scholarship Fund Lloyd and Dorothy Seaton in memory of Tim Schatzman
Recycling 2022 Fund Dennis Nelson and Elizabeth Houle Lyle and Sue Gohn in memory of Tim Schatzman
Library Fund Lyle and Sue Gohn in memory of Tim Schatzman
Birds and Wildlife Fund Nick and Jerilyn Nicholson in memory of Fran Pearson
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Reviving Recycling Residents Bring Back Green Efforts Shortly after Butterfield opened in 1986, a few conscientious residents began recycling newspapers – a small initiative which eventually grew to nearly 60 active volunteers who actively collected and properly disposed of paper, cardboard, glass, batteries, plastic and metal containers on campus.
Butterfield residents and campus operations. The action came about after the Residents’ Council, led by president Ellis Melton, voted in 2022 to make the Recycling Committee a permanent committee of the Residents’ Association.
According to data estimates collected through March 2020, nearly four million pounds of recyclable materials have been diverted from landfills and recycled for additional use. That volume equates to an impressive 56 tons each year or 400 pounds per resident – and more than $1 million saved in labor and dumpster fees over the span of 35 years of active efforts.
Dennis Nelson agreed to chair the committee, and work began in earnest to reorganize the volunteers needed to support collection efforts. Each floor of the apartment buildings has a team of people identified to oversee and assist with trash room management, breakdown of cardboard and hauling of materials to collection points for City of Fayetteville trucks. Residents in cottages and Village Homes are able to carry their own recyclables to the curb for pick-up.
Now, after an almost two-year hiatus due to Covidrelated restrictions, the Butterfield Recycling Program has been reinstated and is part of a new coordinated effort with the City of Fayetteville to further grow a progressive, innovative program for
In May, the Recycling Committee sponsored a Recycling Legacy Reception to publicly honor decades of volunteerism and leadership by Butterfield residents – and encourage continued participation in the important effort.
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FITNESS & WELLNESS
A Balancing Act
Reducing Risk of Falling with ZIBRIO® Balance Screen Improve Your Balance! Take a balance class to build strength, improve core stability, posture and proprioception (the body’s ability to sense movement, action and location.) BTV classes are held each Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Falls are unfortunately common for seniors and they are no small matter. In fact, falling accounts for the majority of injuries to people over the age of 65. Risks can be environmental, such as low lighting, physical obstacles, uneven surfaces and improper footwear – or related to medications, muscle weakness, or even vision and hearing issues. Awareness of problematic factors, paired with intervention meant to support prevention, can significantly reduce risks. Butterfield Director of Fitness and Wellness Jennifer Neill has made fall prevention a cornerstone of her classes and individual coaching. After learning about the ZIBRIO Stability Scale, a piece of professional equipment designed to measure physical balance and identify people at higher risk of falling, Neill knew BTV residents needed the technology. Many other fitness professionals also clearly saw the value of the equipment, evidenced by a demand that resulted in a nearly two-year wait to finally get Butterfield’s order fulfilled! The ZIBRIO device resembles a bathroom scale and is extremely easy to use. In just 60 seconds, a person can stand still on the platform to measure and analyze their balance in real time, using a 1 – 10 scoring scale. As individuals measure periodically, the data helps determine if balance improvement is needed – and if intervention has led to improvement over time. Neill said, “Use of this new technology will be a key part of our important ongoing balance program, and we want to be sure our residents and Carriage Club members receive its benefits. Anyone is welcome to drop by the aquatic center gym between 1 and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays to get tested and learn effective tips for balance improvement.”
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Practice tai chi to target all of the physical components needed to stay upright, such as leg strength, flexibility, range of motion and reflexes. Tai chi at BTV takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:45 a.m. A water aerobics class not only improves strength, reflexes and overall balance – it’s also impossible to fall! Classes convene in the BTV aquatic center each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Meet one-on-one with a fitness specialist trained in balance improvement. University of Arkansas fitness interns working at BTV this summer are available for consultation appointments at no cost.
WITNESS HISTORY beginning JULY 2. A rare, original print of the US Constitution in conversation with American art.
EXHIBITION SPONSORED BY KENNETH C. GRIFFIN
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Shelley Niro, Treaties (detail), 2008, printed 2022, inkjet print, 24 x 54 1/8 in. Courtesy of the artist.
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