Butterfield LIFE May + June 2023

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6 16 19 4 6 9 9 10 11 12 14 16 18 19 20 21 22 From the CEO Feature Profile Otto & Betty Loewer Newcomer Q&A Patty Goyette Anniversaries & New Neighbors Employee Spotlight Kelly Goff Featured Village Events Village Snapshots Living Spaces Otto & Betty Loewer’s Village Home Village Flavors Healthy Bowls Out & About TheatreSquared Walton Arts Center Best of Broadway Foundation Donations Ozark History Magnetic Spring Once the Subject of Magnificent Tales Fitness & Wellness Therapy Services and the Department of Well-Being Contents BUTTERFIELD LIFE MAY+JUNE 2023 3

From the CEO


Kelly Syer Director

Leann Pacheco Sales Counselor


Riki Stamps

Director of Programs & Events

Michael Burks

Asst. Director of Programs & Events


2023 Council Members

Jerry Rose, President

Doug Prichard, Vice President

Frances Sego, Secretary

Ellis Melton, Past President

Grace Babcock, Liz Brantley, Marian Catron, Roy Clinton, Vernon Collins, Marvin Higginbottom, Rick Roessler, Nina Simmons


Robert (Bob) Kelly, President Will Clark, Vice President

David (Dave) Williams, Treasurer

Dr. Kim Chapman, Secretary

Lance Brewer, LeRoy Duell, Dr. Michael Holloman, Mark McNair, Bill Mitchell, Chuck Nickle, Wulfran Polonius, Beth Vaughan-Wrobel

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Opened in 1986, Butterfield Trail Village is a locally governed 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ only comprehensive 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.

We’ve reached that time of year when the Butterfield campus is in its glory and everyone appreciates getting outdoors before the real heat of summer sets in. Our Village is lucky to have such a verdant campus, lined by the stately oaks that run the length of our Joyce Boulevard border. Those huge trees continuously remind me of the residents who make up our community – they have seen so much in the Northwest Arkansas region come and go, weathered generations of change, and continue to remain rooted and appreciated.

Our goal with Butterfield LIFE Magazine is to celebrate our residents and staff, embrace and promote the community surrounding our campus, all while demonstrating the vitality and contributions of senior adults. We hope our readers enjoy and feel inspired by the stories we present, and we are always open to hear your ideas for future topics.

In this issue’s cover story, you will learn about Otto and Betty Loewer, an interesting, multi-talented, fun-loving couple who moved to Butterfield in late 2019. They have kindly allowed us to also show you around their beautiful Village Home, filled with tasteful art and many personal touches. Our staff profile deservedly highlights a very familiar face to all who regularly pass through the front entrance of the Commons, receptionist Kelly Goff. And, we are pleased to introduce Patty Goyette, a BTV newcomer with a warm, engaging personality and great sense of humor.

We are proud to share details about a valuable partnership between Butterfield’s on-campus physical, occupational and speech therapy program and the Department of Well-Being that is responsible for our many physical and emotional health offerings. Also on the topic of health, look for three nutritious and flavor-packed recipes that are perfect for summer.

Don’t miss reading all about award-winning TheatreSquared’s upcoming 2023-2024 season shows, one of which Butterfield is very pleased to sponsor – as well as the latest world class performances we can anticipate at the Walton Arts Center.

Many thanks to all who join us in supporting the mission and good life at BTV,

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love working with people who share and live the same mission” – Shelby, CNA Competitive pay + generous sign-on bonus Full-time team members earn great benefits and PTO Low patient staffing ratio allows time for excellent individual care and relationship-building Upcoming Events For tickets and info, visit sonamusic.org SUNDAY, MAY 7 SoNA Beyond: Transcending Words Fayetteville Public Library THURSDAY, MAY 11 Spring Gala Heroncrest Event Center FRIDAY, JUNE 30
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Otto & Betty Loewer

A Lifetime of Friendship & Love

There really wasn’t a time Otto and Betty Loewer didn’t know each other. They grew up in the same east Arkansas farming community and have been friends as long as they can remember.

A strong sense of community was instilled during their youth in Cross County. Between school and church, everyone knew everyone — and took care of one another — in the close-knit community. They felt safe, supported and protected.

Betty was 4 and her sister was 10 when their family moved near Wynne after their father purchased a rice and soybean farm. Betty spent much of the time with her dog and a book. She enjoyed working puzzles, building dollhouses from cardboard, climbing trees and wading in creeks.

Otto’s dad had moved from Louisiana to the rural Fair Oaks community, where he forged a rice, soybean and cattle farm out of swampy forested land. His dad also met his mom, secretary for the U of A Cooperative Extension County Agent in St. Francis County. Together, they raised three sons and also operated a successful seed-processing business. And they were named Farm Family of the Year at least once.

Otto, the oldest son, picked cotton for a neighbor at age 10 and soon was driving a farm tractor. When he was in eighth grade, Betty’s family moved just a mile down the road, and they rode the same school bus 15 miles to Wynne High School and talked to each other endlessly.

At their high school, students could letter in scholarship as well as sports. Otto still has silver dollars awarded to him for his 4-H Club activity. He also played football and sang in choir and was an honor graduate in 1963. In high school, Betty was involved with choir, student council and the school newspaper, as editor, and also was an honor graduate in 1964 and studied vocal music.

Otto and Betty’s families had attended the same church in Wynne, and they carpooled to Vacation Bible School during elementary school. By high school, she considered him her best friend. The story goes, he told a buddy one day in the school cafeteria that he thought he would marry Betty someday. And, when Otto went off to college, Betty realized she was losing her best friend.

Words by Michelle Parks | Photos by Stephen Ironside


Though many assumed Otto would continue working the family farm after high school, he had another life in mind. With his dad’s Louisiana roots, attending Louisiana State University appealed to Otto. He attended Ouachita Baptist University for one year before transferring to LSU in 1964 for an agricultural engineering degree. He and Betty dated and got married in 1966, after her sophomore year at Ouachita Baptist University. After joining him in Baton Rouge, she was a secretary in the agronomy department for three years.

Otto received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army but got a deferment to go to graduate school. In 1970, after completing his master’s degree in agricultural engineering, he left LSU with his sights set on becoming a college professor.

During these years, they also welcomed two daughters, Cynthia and Sarah. Betty spent time with their daughters and worked part-time while her career took a back seat, but she would eventually finish her college degree.

Following Army Officers Basic School, Otto got his Ph.D. in agricultural engineering at Purdue University in 1973. Several years later he obtained a master’s degree in agricultural economics at Michigan State University.

For Otto’s first faculty position at University of Kentucky, he was on the front end of computer technology. Betty managed and later bought a copy/printing business near the university campus – in the days before personal computers. Otto also got the chance to be a project consultant in Brazil; the entire family lived there for three months, and Betty homeschooled the girls.


Otto’s next position, as department head for what is now the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Arkansas, is what brought the family to Fayetteville for the first time in 1985. He helped with what was a nationwide transition from agricultural engineering to biological engineering, as well as the major renovation of what is now John White Jr. Engineering Hall.

Betty decided to get an interior design degree at the U of A. She’d always been able to think creatively and problem-solve in three dimensions. In high school, she’d considered architecture, but said it was nearly impossible for a woman to be accepted into that program in the early 1960s. Having “found my passion,” Betty soon got a job after graduation at an architectural firm. There, she worked on the planning and interior design for the current Washington County Courthouse when the building was brand new.

They next moved south, where Otto had a similar department chair role at the University of Florida. Betty worked in the university’s facilities planning department to creatively solve space issues.

They were happily pulled back to Fayetteville in 1996 for Otto to become dean of the U of A’s College of Engineering. He envisioned the college becoming a major driver for economic development in the state. While there, the Arkansas Research and Technology Park was created from previous programs.

Then, as founding director of the U of A Economic Development Institute, Otto connected the campus to the people of the state. He helped create two multi-county economic development coalitions and also brought five Delta community colleges into partnership to secure significant funding for workforce development.

Started by the Institute, the Students Engaged in Economic Development (SEED) program connected professors and students at the U of A with communities throughout the state. Students worked on real-world community projects, such as one where Betty brought her interior design students to help as she and Otto had the chance to work together.

Betty taught half-time in the U of A interior design program for 10 years. For this SEED project, her class worked with clients in the community to do an adaptive reuse design for an empty Kmart building in their former hometown of Wynne. Students provided conceptual designs for a revitalized space to serve as a multi-use community building presently known as the Technology Center for the Delta, a widely used facility.

And at 64, Otto began teaching graduate courses at the U of A, which he continued for 12 years before

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We basically won the lottery of life, I think, for so many things
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retiring in 2021. For one of those courses, Linkages Among Technology, Economics and Societal Values, he wrote the textbook. He considers this course his most significant career contribution.

After she retired from teaching in 2006, Betty returned to painting again and volunteered with Cooperative Emergency Outreach, which provides food and other assistance to families in need. And she and Otto found more time to travel. They’ve been to all of the United States, gone on several cruises and visited some 40 countries — something they never envisioned while growing up in rural east Arkansas. And they still talk to each other endlessly.


The Loewers were attracted to Butterfield Trail Village for its comprehensive health care because they didn’t want to be a burden to their children and family as they aged. And the same sense of community that was important in their youth is something they’ve found at BTV.

Once at BTV, they realized that living there is much like being on a cruise ship that never leaves port. Nearly every imaginable amenity is available, and it is its own supportive community. They’ve enjoyed renewing old friendships and making new ones, often over the dinner table.

“They take care of the things that you don’t need to be doing,” Betty said. “That makes living older a lot easier.”

They were in the Carriage Club for more than four years before they finally moved into their Village Home in late 2019. It had been gutted, so they started with a blank canvas. Betty designed their space, eking out extra storage and usable space by the inches.

They’d downsized a lot, giving away about 1,500 books, but were able to bring the important things, including porcelain birds sculpted by Betty’s mother and their most comfortable furniture.

In her redesign, Betty added two sections of builtin shelving to a wall in the dining area, leaving just enough space between to fit her piano. In the kitchen, she added a work station for herself and an island to keep the space open. They also enclosed a covered, tiled outdoor area to create a sunroom.

They enjoy watching Razorback sports and uplifting Hallmark-type movies together. He reads historical novels, while she also likes mysteries, biographies and political intrigue. He’s a big fan of pecan pie, which Betty makes during the holidays.

Their daughters live in Fayetteville and St. Petersburg, Florida, and they have seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Otto participates in a monthly jam-singalong with fellow residents and continues to enhance his guitar skills through online lessons. He regularly walks on the nearby trail, aiming for 20 miles a week, and uses the gym.

Betty is still happy to see him walk through the door after his golf game and tells him she loves him every day. Otto returns the comment.

They’ve often talked about one’s choices in life, and the impact of a right or left turn. A single decision propels one along a particular path.

“There are life-changing moments,” Otto said, “and sometimes they work out, and sometimes they don’t.”

“You don’t realize it at the time,” Betty said. “You don’t always know it until you look back and say, ‘Wow, I chose A instead of B, and look what happened.’”

“We basically won the lottery of life, I think, for so many things,” Otto said. “We’re appreciative because we know it doesn’t always work out that way.”

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When did you move to Butterfield?

I started my move in February 2023. It’s a process to get settled but I’m close to the end. I think my Village Home is beautiful. I am completely delighted with the workmanship and thoughtfulness of the team who coordinated and prepared my new home.

Where are you from?

I grew up in Russellville and graduated from Hendrix, then attended graduate school at the University of Arkansas College of Engineering. From the day I read about the La Brea Tar Pits in the Weekly Reader as a child, I wanted to travel and see the world. I’ve lived in much of the East Coast and Midwest. After my husband passed away, I moved back to Russellville and then to Albuquerque. That’s where I moved from to come to BTV.

What did you do before retirement?

I worked in a variety of executive positions in telecommunications with AT&T and Northern Telecom from 1976 until 2001. Then I retired and traveled with my husband.

Do you have children and grandchildren?

I have a step-son and daughter-in-law in upstate New York. They are retiring in two years and I’m encouraging them to consider NWA!

Why did you choose Butterfield?

I first learned about BTV in 2011 and made a visit. I was impressed with the concept of a Life Plan community and joined the Carriage Club. Being a widow and born during the peak birth years of the Baby Boomers, I wanted to have a plan for my golden years – when I might require the kind of care options available here at Butterfield. I am very happy with my plan and decision to move here. The warm welcome by neighbors, residents and staff has made the transition very easy.

New Neighbors

Recent Village Move-In








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VILLAGE NEWCOMER Q+A May Jim Bowles and Mary Louise Painter 12th Ken and Jan Hargis 17th Peter and Susan Vanneman 24th Bobby and Doris Marks 27th Lanny and Bonnie Ashlock 31st June Leland and Betty Tollett 2nd Roy and Annette Penney 3rd Ed and Jane Piper 7th Sid and Kay Davis 8th Jim and Sherry Young 8th Al and Lenora Metz 9th Tom and Jill King 10th Buddy and Grace Babcock 11th Bill and Sabra Martin 12th Jan and Mary Gosnell 14th Denny Nelson and Elizabeth Houle 14th Lyle and Sue Gohn 15th Curtis and Jane Shipley 15th Pete and Ginger Crippen 17th Rick and Janet Roessler 17th Dick and Anne Booth 19th Jim and Ann Newman 19th Ron and Alice Talbert 19th Bill and Diane Breazeale 22nd Larry and Joyce Masters 26th Charles and Barbara Stills 30th
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Kelly Goff: Butterfield Receptionist

Anyone who has ever come into contact with Butterfield’s front reception desk will quickly observe it’s a busy spot, especially on weekdays. The constant comings and goings of residents, family, staff, guests, service workers, deliveries and sometimes occasional healthcare emergency personnel requires a person with a cool head, great memory and solid organization skills. For the past few years, that very capable person has been daytime receptionist Kelly Goff.

A native Arkansan, Kelly was born and raised in Benton, a community located 26 miles southwest of Little Rock. She continues to have loved ones in central Arkansas – her mother, sister, brother and their families – but Kelly has lived in Fayetteville since 1983, following a couple of years in Fort Worth, Tex.

After relocating to Northwest Arkansas, Kelly initially began working as a secretary with the local State Farm Insurance agency owned by Tommy Reddick. During her tenure, the agency won a life insurance policy underwriting competition that sent the staff on a trip to Hawaii. Upon Kelly’s return, what she believed to be terrible, lingering jet lag from the very long flight was instead symptoms of expecting her first child.

Once daughter Laura was born, Kelly opted to balance the challenging role of stay-at-home mom with a parttime position at the University Baptist Church Mother’s Day Out program. She originally thought she would be taking on a relatively temporary two-day-a-week job, but the position was a great fit and ended up stretching out to 25 years of employment at the church. In addition to providing some added income for her family, the setting offered a wonderful preschool environment for her little girl.

Once Laura started kindergarten and Kelly gained a bit of time during her days, she decided it would be a great chance to go back to school to finish her secondary education degree at the University of Arkansas. With a grandmother, both parents and sister all serving as teachers, pursuing a profession

that seemed almost second-nature was an easy choice. During her final semester of student teaching, however, another baby would arrive on the scene with very different plans for Kelly. She decided to forgo teaching in order to raise her second daughter, Emily. Once Emily was old enough to attend school, Kelly worked as a substitute teacher until deciding it was time to find another opportunity somewhere new.

That fresh start came in the form of a part-time evening receptionist job at Butterfield Trail Village, a place Kelly was already familiar with after her beloved neighbors had moved to campus in their 90s. Then, a year and a half into Kelly’s tenure, long-time day receptionist Rebecca Rush retired. Armed with positive encouragement from several coworkers, Kelly decided to pursue the position she now holds and loves. “Everything I’ve done in my past has prepared me for this job,” Kelly said. “I work hard to recognize people as individuals and make the person who is standing in front of me my top priority. I know everyone experiences different challenges at different times, so I try to be helpful, encouraging and learn where we have common ground.” Asked what makes Butterfield special, Kelly describes the senior community as a place where people are genuinely happy and engaged. She loves watching residents gather and hearing what they are anxiously anticipating. “I believe Butterfield is a place you want to be, not where you are put.”

Away from the BTV reception desk, Kelly is a selfprofessed homebody who values the chance to recharge after the flurry of her busy workdays. She loves shopping, going to the beach (especially Savannah and St. Augustine), watching movies and catching Broadway shows whenever she can. Daughter Laura and son-in-law Otis’ two children, six-year-old Olivia and four-year-old Adeline, are extra-special to their grandma – and because they will all be relocating to Chicago in May 2023, Kelly already knows there will be many trips to the Windy City in her future.

Kelly Goff
-Kelly Goff
“I believe Butterfield is a place you want to be, not where you are put.”

Featured Village Events


MAY 4 | 7pm


Dr. Asher Armstrong in Concert

Guests are in for a delightful evening of piano performed by Dr. Asher Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Arkansas –an All-Steinway school. Dr. Armstrong teaches piano and piano literature while maintaining a private studio of advanced piano students at his Fayetteville home. A student of the late Romanian concert pianist Marietta Orlov, Dr. Armstrong has worked with many leading pedagogues in North America. Join us for a performance of music artistry!

MAY 25

Out & About: Auxarc Botanicals Farm Tour & Lunch

We are excited to visit a beautiful Harrison-area farm owned by Karen Fancher, a medical nurse for 48 years. Founded in 2019, Auxarc Botanicals is the culmination of a 20-year dream to grow natural, healthful herbs and create a variety of wonderful products. Our excursion blissfully coincides with lavender season, allowing us to fully appreciate this celebrated Mediterranean native perennial historically used for herbal and alternative medicines. Enjoy the surrounding outdoor beauty as Karen shares her passion for botanicals and offers a look at a special 1920’s barn that has undergone loving restoration.

JUNE 8 | 5:30pm


Denim & Diamonds Dinner

DJ Dance

Cowboy gentlemen and cowgirl ladies, you are invited to an energetic evening of fun! Enjoy a social hour featuring handcrafted cocktails, against a backdrop of live country music tunes by Railway Junction. Chef Memo will ring the dinner bell for delicious handselected bites – BBQ pork sliders, fabulous sides and desserts guaranteed to satisfy any palate. The evening will continue heating up as DJ lights and sounds fill the room with toe-tapping, bootscootin’ music for listeners and dancers alike. Grab your favorite jeans and don your best “bling” for a great time with friends and neighbors!


Branson Excursion:

Queen Esther at Sight and Sound Theatre

A favorite Branson destination over the years for Butterfield residents is the Sight and Sound Theatre and its professional theatre group that never disappoints. The BTV bus will travel to this summer’s hit production Queen Esther. Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery as an ordinary woman’s life changes forever upon entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, Esther endeavors to find the courage to trust in God’s plan. Experience one of the most riveting Old Testament stories as great actors, magnificent sets, special effects and live animals bring this original stage production to life.



Betty Hinshaw Preserve Hike

Mardi Gras Dinner and Dancing

Martha Westberg Ordination Easter Bunny Visit to Health Care Center - Photos Courtesy Circle of Life
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Tour and Picnic

Otto & Betty Loewer’s Village Home

Stepping inside the Village Home of Otto and Betty Loewer is to be instantly greeted by a welcoming, open space filled with color and warmth. The home is very thoughtfully designed and furnished to reflect an array of mementos and treasures personally created and lovingly collected over the couple's lifetime together.

Betty's gorgeously vivid paintings adorn the walls throughout the home, showcasing her skill and serving as reminders of special places.

A cozy nook off the kitchen features a large picture window, as well as an overhead skylight to welcome in plenty of sunshine.

The Loewers' well-appointed kitchen is a dream for both cooking and entertaining. The expansive countertops offer a generous preparation area, as well as great serving space.

Rarely does a day go by that Betty and Otto don't spend a bit of time relaxing in the sunroom, enjoying the birds and green space behind their home.

The home's primary bedroom is a calming, quiet spot with little touches of family and meaningful cherished items.

Musical instruments, as well as art and crafting spaces are evident at every turn, reflecting the Loewers' many talents and hobbies.

Separate vanities in the primary bathroom allow for ease of getting ready for the day, as well as offer ample storage for two.


Fresh, Healthy Recipes That Will Bowl You Over

There’s nothing that says clean, nutrient-packed eating has to lack in taste. These hearty, easyto-prepare bowl recipes feature ingredients you need for a diet which promotes increased energy, healthy cholesterol levels and reduced blood pressure. Each option is high in fiber to keep your digestive system in great shape, as well as full of vitamins to support infection resistance. And –the leftovers are just as tasty the next day!

Caribbean Coconut Shrimp Bowl

Serves 4


1 can coconut milk (13.66-oz.)

1⁄₂ cup chopped pineapple

4 thin pineapple rings, cut in half

6 Tbsp lime juice

2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

Kosher salt

Ground black pepper

1 1⁄₂ lb. raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 cups brown jasmine rice (dry)

1⁄₄ cup olive oil, divided

1⁄₄ cup packed fresh cilantro, chopped

2 cups shredded red cabbage


In a blender, blend coconut milk until smooth. Pour 1 1⁄₄ cups into a small pot and set aside.

Add chopped pineapple, 3 tablespoons lime juice, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄₄ teaspoon pepper to the remaining 1⁄₂ cup coconut milk in blender. Blend until smooth to create a marinade. Pour into a large bowl and stir in shrimp. Cover and chill.

Add the dry rice, 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt to the pot with coconut milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to low. Cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil at mediumhigh. Drain shrimp and discard marinade. Add shrimp to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook about five minutes, tossing occasionally until just cooked through. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

In a medium bowl, toss cabbage with remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, salt and pepper.

Serve shrimp over rice with pineapple slices, cabbage and lime wedges.

Inspired by “Coconut Lime Shrimp Bowl” recipe found on delish.com.

Balsamic Burst Tomato Bowl

Serves 2


3 cups cherry tomatoes

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

Kosher salt

Black pepper

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1 cup brown rice

1 cup chopped fresh mozzarella

Crushed red pepper flakes

Flaky sea salt

2 cups baby spinach

1 lemon, halved

Balsamic vinegar glaze, to finish


Preheat oven to 400°. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss tomatoes with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Nestle chicken breasts into the tomatoes. Bake until the tomatoes begin to burst and the chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook rice according to package instructions.

Toss fresh mozzarella with enough olive oil to coat cheese, along with a pinch each of red pepper flakes and flaky sea salt.

Serve chicken and tomatoes over cooked rice with mozzarella and spinach. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each serving. Finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar glaze, to personal taste.

Inspired by “Balsamic Bliss Bowl” recipe found on delish.com.

Mega-Healthy Mediterranean Bowl

Serves 6


1 cup quinoa, uncooked

2 cups water

1 cup cucumber, chopped

1⁄₂ cup parsley, chopped

1⁄₂ cup mint, chopped

1⁄3 cup red onion, chopped

1⁄₂ cup roasted, salted pistachios, chopped

1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed (15-oz.)

2 lemons juiced (about 5-6 Tbsp)

1⁄₄ cup extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste

1 1⁄₂ - 2 Tbsp honey

1⁄₂ cup feta cheese, crumbled


Rinse and drain quinoa. Add quinoa and water to a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, stir together cooked quinoa with all remaining ingredients.

Serve immediately or chill before serving. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 5 days.

Inspired by "Jennifer Aniston Salad" recipe found on eatingbirdfood.com.


Laughter, Mystery, Music, and Joy

Previewing TheatreSquared’s Ambitious 2023-24 Season

TheatreSquared (T2) has announced their highly anticipated 2023-2024 season.

“It’s big,” said T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford at the theatre’s recent season unveiling event. “It’s our most ambitious season yet, and it’s filled with the kinds of experiences that will have you leaving the theatre with a bounce in your step. There’s so much comedy, love, intrigue – and a throughline of joy.”

The season begins with the play that inspired the classic Alfred Hitchcock crime thriller: Dial M For Murder (Aug. 16 to thru Sept. 10), written by Frederick Knott and newly adapted by Jefferey Hatcher. Tony Wendice married his wife for her money. Now he plans to kill her for it. In this brand-new, edge-of-your-seat adaptation full of forbidden romance, blackmail and betrayal, will he get away with it – or will Scotland Yard’s best detective crack the case?

reimagines how this living document served four generations of women and what it will mean for the future of America.

Next up is Lauren Yee’s critically acclaimed new play with music, Cambodian Rock Band, (Feb. 28 thru March 24), an intimate rock epic. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this darkly funny, electric new play tells the story of a father who escaped a murderous regime to return home after 30 years in search of his wayward daughter.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the rich partnership we’ve developed through the years with Butterfield Trail Village and are humbled by the applause worthy support of the over 250 Butterfield residents and Carriage Club members who subscribe, donate, and believe in the work of the theatre.”

Next up is The Band’s Visit (Oct. 11 thru Nov. 5), the winner of ten 2018 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, as well as a Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theatre Album – music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Itamar Moses. In a town way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrives lost, out of the blue, and in the wrong town. Under the spell of the desert sky and with beautiful music filling the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways.

Then, for the holidays, A Christmas Carol returns to the T2 stage Nov. 29 thru Dec. 24. Adapted by Robert Ford and Amy Herzberg from the Charles Dickens novel, this inventive, magic filled T2 original has quickly become a Northwest Arkansas family tradition. The first show of the New Year is Heidi Schrek’s 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist, What the Constitution Means to Me (Jan. 17 thru Feb. 25, 2024). Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition and a deep love of the Constitution by winning nationwide debate competitions. All grown-up, she hilariously

Then comes the brand-new comedy, Laughs in Spanish, by Alexis Scheer (March 27 thru May 5). Art Basel is about to begin, and Mariana, the director of a swanky modern art gallery, has a problem: her showroom is an active crime scene. Part caper comedy and part telenovela, Laughs in Spanish shows how far Mariana will go to save the show.

Following an extended run at New York’s Public Theatre and a Broadway engagement this past summer, Fat Ham, by James Ijames, will also take the T2 stage in Spring 2024 (April 17 thru May 12). Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this deliciously funny send-up of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is “a hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy.”

The season closes with a world premiere of a dark comedy by Arkansas native Joseph Scott Ford, Responders (June 5-30). Two small-town paramedics are the first to arrive at a deadly scene. Since the cops got a flat, and there’s no help to render, all they can do is wait, until they realize every school bus in the county is about to drive right by –that’s when things go from bad to ridiculous.

New season subscription packages are on sale now, giving buyers the first opportunity to book the best seats, in addition to a variety of discounts and exclusive add-on options. For more information, visit theatre2.org


Best of Broadway Shines at Walton Arts Center

Featuring timeless stories, Broadway classics, inspiring biographies, and music you already know and love, Walton Arts Center’s upcoming 2023-24 season Broadway season features a fabulous lineup of six can't-miss shows. This Broadway season is one of our most exciting yet, with 12 Tony Awards® and one Grammy®. Five shows are coming straight from Broadway and will be making their Arkansas debut.


Sept. 12-17

From Tudor Queens to pop icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a euphoric celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical making its Arkansas premiere is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Dec. 12-17

An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a women who broke barriers and became the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters in its Arkansas premiere.

Jagged Little Pill

Jan. 23-28, 2024

Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, life — everything we’ve been waiting to see in a new Broadway show — is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music. Another Arkansas premiere, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian).


Feb. 20-25, 2024

It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, why isn’t she married? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married and being alive in the 21st century could drive a person crazy. This revelatory new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s groundbreaking musical comedy will make its Arkansas premiere, and you don’t want to miss the party.


March 26-31, 2024

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It is an extraordinary theatrical event, where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Aladdin is “exactly what you wish for!” (NBC-TV).

To Kill A Mockingbird

April 16-21, 2024

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick To Kill A Mockingbird is “the most successful American play in Broadway history” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it five stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon." You’ll get to see it first in its Arkansas premiere.

In addition to the six-season lineup, Walton Arts Center also announced three additional shows for the 2023-24 season. Patrons who subscribe now can also purchase tickets to The Cher Show November 19-21, which is launching its national tour from Walton Arts Center; Les Misérables January 2-7; and Hairspray May 3-5

Broadway subscriptions are on sale now and give you the best seats at the best prices. Six-show packages range from $326 to $478 for Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Thursday matinee, and $381 to $533 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, and Saturday and Sunday matinees.

Subscriptions are available for a limited time and can be renewed or purchased online at waltonartscenter.org, by calling the subscriber concierge at (479) 571-2785 or in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10 am until 2 pm. Single tickets will be available later this summer.




Susan Johnson

Dorothy Mitchelson

Steve and Sandy Haskins

Paul and Wyvern Beach in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Faye Crowell in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Curtis and Jane Shipley in memory of Mavis Dobbyn

Ray and Penny Culver in memory of Phil Wilson and Harris Sonnenberg

Larry and Borgny Hanley in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Robert and Katheryn Stinson in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Dick and Anne booth in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Beth Vaughan-Wrobel in memory of Harris Sonnenberg and Jack Lejeune

Barbara Counce in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

John and Sally King in memory of Harris Sonnenberg and Phil Wilson

Roy Clinton in memory of Harris Sonnenberg and Mavis Dobbyn

Earlene Henry in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Ron and Polly Hanson in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Kay Brewer in memory of Harris Sonnenberg, Phil Wilson, and Jack Lejeune

Health Care/Special Care Remodel/Sensory Garden Fund

Joyce Groettum

Lou and Trish Beland

Ann Roberts in memory of Mavis Dobbyn

Susan Rieff in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Verlaine Boyd in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Ray and Penny Culver in honor of Richard Wharry

Tom and Linda Townsend in memory of Jack Lejeune

Collier Drug Stores Inc. in memory of Mavis Dobbyn

James and Elizabeth Stanton in memory of Mavis Dobbyn

William and Margaret McKenzie in memory of Mavis Dobbyn

Vernon and Paulette Collins in memory of Harris Sonnenberg, Paulene Mueller, and Phil Wilson

Music and Performance Fund

Dennis Nelson and Elizabeth Houle

Claire Sutton in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Pat Jahoda in memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Barbara Brannan in the memory of Harris Sonnenberg

Morriss and Ann Henry in memory of Harris Sonnenberg, Jack Lejeune, and Corinne Robinson

Library Fund

Roy Clinton in honor of Gail Russell

Moving Made Easy

The Family of Pauline Mueller

The Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between February 2nd and March 29th from the following Donors.

Magnetic Spring Once the Subject of Magnificent Tales

Sandra Cox Birchfield, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Was the spring so magnetic that knives soaked in its waters could pick up pins, or was it just folklore? Did its water really cure substance abuse in 15 days as a doctor once claimed?

What's factual is that the water from Magnetic Spring in Eureka Springs served as an original source for Ozarka, a bottled water that exists today. The spring can be found on Magnetic Mountain along the aptly named Magnetic Drive, which connects from North Main Street in Eureka's historic downtown.

It’s not clear how Magnetic Spring got its name or its origins of said magnetic properties, though it is steeped in mystery. In 1902, a newspaper reported that a nearby resident hauled water in a galvanized bucket to his home and noticed the water was swirling around on its own though it "was in a room without fire."

pumped the water to his new sanitarium nearby on what is now Hillside Avenue. Newspaper ads, along with testimonials written by so-called patients, touted that the sanitarium could cure a "liquor habit" and "drunkenness" in one week, and permanently cure morphine, opium and cocaine addictions in 10 to 15 days! "Patients need not pay one cent until satisfied in their own minds that they are cured," the ad noted.

Above: Ozarka Water Company was based in Eureka Springs for many decades. Here, a sign attached to the train depot building in Eureka Springs boasts the fact circa 1960s. Photo is from the Shiloh Museum's Frances Deane Alexander Collection (S-2012-137-215).

With Eureka Springs gaining notoriety for its waters, an entrepreneur purchased the Eureka Springs Water Company. Under the patented name "Ozarka," the water initially came from Bays and Magnetic springs and was distributed throughout the Midwest. The venture took off.

The Magnetic Springs Hotel and Sanitarium, as it was called, didn't last. The grandiose building housed different purposes until it was dismantled in 1938. The materials went toward the construction of a church and funeral home in nearby Berryville.


During the early 20th century, the town's springs were believed to cure different maladies, drawing many tourists. Electromagnetic healing was the rage, and with stories of pins clinging to pocketknives after soaking in Magnetic Spring, a new market was born! In the early 1900s, Dr. C.A. Reed

In the 1940s, Ozark folklorist Otto Ernest Rayburn wrote that Magnetic Spring lost its magnetic properties, attributing the cause to the effects of modern plumbing.

While it's no longer advisable to drink from the spring, it remains a tourist attraction. As for Ozarka water, don't be deceived by its name. The water is now sourced from Texas.


to visit Magnetic Spring today, as shown here in March 2023. The spring is located on Magnetic Drive, which is also the road leading to the Great Passion Play grounds and Christ of the Ozarks statue from the west.

continue Magnetic Spring has drawn tourists to its spring for at least 125 years. This postcard, postmarked in 1930, is from the Shiloh Museum's Martha Brogdon Collection (S-83-322-1). postcard, postmarked in 1911, shows a man purported to be 102 years at Magnetic Spring in Eureka Springs. Image is from the Shiloh Museum's Bob Besom Collection (S-82-213-13).

A Perfect BTV Partnership Therapy Services and the Department

of Well-Being

When seniors consider retiring at Butterfield, one of the greatest influencers is residents’ access to a continuum of care that fully supports them as individual health needs evolve. Now, thanks to a partnership between the BTV Department of WellBeing and the on-campus therapy services team, there are even more benefits available to support resident health and wellness. Conveniently located near the entrance to the BTV Health Care Center, the therapy department has a natural connection to the ongoing work of Director of Well-Being Jennifer Neill and her team.

For most outpatient therapy clinics, therapy ends when patients return to a prior level of function or their pain is resolved. At Butterfield, the process doesn’t stop there. As a resident discharges from BTV campus therapy services, therapists provide a personalized Home Exercise Program (HEP), train the resident how to exercise with free weights or with weight equipment found in the two Butterfield gyms, and offer education about the next steps of the person’s wellness journey. The BTV fitness team is then poised to work directly with those same occupational, speech and physical therapists to assist residents with continuation

of prescribed exercise programs and seamlessly integrate them into existing campus classes. This unique opportunity helps residents continue progressing toward increased strength, better balance and overall accomplishment of wellness goals designed to promote longevity, independence, safety and quality of life.

As part of the interaction between both departments, the physical therapy team leads a fun, powerful exercise class – Movement and Motion – every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. It uses dynamic movement to improve posture, coordination, balance and cardiovascular health.

The convenience of having two gyms, an indoor pool and a therapy gym right on campus allows therapists to work with residents in an optimal location for their specific needs. Once regular therapy ends, fitness interns are still available to support residents in the same location using the same equipment, reducing anxiety and stress when striving to meet wellness goals.

When regularly working with residents, BTV fitness team members are able to watch for noticeable decline in function and suggest a possible need for therapy services. The well-being department also offers free personal training from qualified interns pursuing a degree in kinesiology – the study of human body movement. This service is extremely beneficial post-therapy, keeping residents motivated, ensuring correct technique and enhancing progress as people surpass their original goals.


Butterfield’s onsite therapy department offers residents physical, occupational and speech services.

Physical therapy includes pain management, balance re-education, strengthening, vestibular rehabilitation, orthotics management, as well as assistive device recommendation and sizing. Help is available to address vertigo, offer Parkinson’s and poststroke support – and assist with low back pain or scoliosis, lower extremity bursitis, post-surgical recovery, neuropathy and more.

Occupational therapy addresses pain management for the shoulder, wrist or hand. Therapists can help after upper extremity surgeries, offer energy conservation education, recommend home modifications, perform power wheelchair evaluations, guide selffeeding strategies, support medication management, provide balance reeducation, and train in self-care activities using adaptive equipment or assistive devices.

Speech therapy works on cognitive function, memory retention, vocal quality, vocal projection, and swallowing difficulties. Support is available for expressive and receptive language following a stroke or diagnosis of Parkinson’s, intelligibility of speech, medication management, word finding, facial droop reduction following Bell’s Palsy or recent stroke, safety awareness and more.

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Corrado Rovaris, Music Director

MAY 16 & 20

More than 90 premier musicians from around the world come together for a series of truly inspired orchestral performances

An Evening of Brahms and Beethoven

MAY 16 | 7pm | $10

Walton Arts Center

This program includes Johannes Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello featuring Joel Link on violin and Camden Shaw on cello, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral.”

Respighi’s Roman Trilogy

MAY 20 | 8pm | $15-50

Walton Arts Center

A program showcasing Italian composer Ottorino Respighi’s masterpiece, Roman Trilogy, including Roman Festivals, Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome

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