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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Profile Curtis & Jane Shipley 9 Newcomer Q&A J.P. & Candy Bell 9 Anniversaries & New Neighbors 10 Employee Spotlight Executive Assistant Chris Hale
11 Village News Las Vegas High School Students are Next-Door Neighbors at BTV 12 Living Spaces The Apartment of Curtis & Jane Shipley 13 Village Spaces Best Village Zen Spots 14 Village Snapshots 15 BTV Cares Residents Sew Masks During Pandemic 16 Out & About Fayetteville Farmers Market Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
17 Walton Arts Center WAC Postpones Large-Scale Programming 18 Village Flavors Oven BBQ Pork Ribs 19 Featured Village Events 20 Board Member Q&A Dr. Kimberly Chapman 21 Foundation News 22 Fitness & Wellness Personalized Exercise DVD & Aging is Living
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VOL. 9 ISSUE 5 OCT 2020
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 2020 Council Members Ron Hanson, President Roy Penney, Vice President Linda Pinkerton, Secretary John King, Past President Ed Piper, Neely Barnett Carol Sonnenberg, Ginger Crippen Geri Bender, Skipper Solomon Pat Jahoda, Gay Harp Jim Ferguson, Wulfran Polonius BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jacqui Brandli, President Dr. Kim Chapman, Vice President Bill Shackelford, Secretary David Williams, Treasurer Kim Brawner, Bernard Madison, Mark McNair, Ann Henry, Jim Wood, Bryn Wood Bagwell, Bob Kelly, Diane Warren, Larry Hanley
From the CEO Lately I’ve been considering the words in this quote by an unknown author: “Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.” Like all of you, I’ve struggled in 2020 with what feels like a never-ending restriction of things I and so many others enjoy doing. While this has been tough on everyone – and we’re certainly not out of the woods yet with this pandemic – I’m working to intentionally recognize the many things that are right with the world. We are surrounded by truly good people in a beautiful community. That’s not going to change and I’m grateful, just as you are. A perfect example of this goodness is being demonstrated by the Butterfield Board of Directors. These dedicated board members are taking time to check in on our single residents, knowing they are feeling the effects of increased isolation at this time. Nothing replaces the importance of conversations with others who care, and I applaud the willingness of these volunteers to invest their energies in the wellbeing of Village residents. In this issue of Butterfield LIFE, we’ll spotlight residents Curtis and Jane Shipley, who are no strangers to the generous support of community causes. In addition to hearing their story, you’ll have the chance to enjoy views of the couple’s beautifully furnished Village apartment. Also in this issue, meet BTV residents giving their time, talent and resources to reduce the spread of the coronavirus – and hear how two next-door neighbors discovered they have a connection going back 60+ years. In our continuing culinary feature, you’ll find a great recipe from BTV Executive Chef Henry Leachman that will have your mouth watering for end-of-summer BBQ and classic Tailgate Food. We also invite you to learn more about the new Aging is Living program recently launched by Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill. This ongoing initiative is designed to tear down stereotypes about aging in favor of living abundantly, and we can’t imagine a better place than Butterfield to demonstrate the possibilities. Thank you sincerely for your interest in and support of Butterfield Trail Village. We hope you enjoy a beautiful fall season filled with reminders of the abundance we have.
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Curtis & Jane Shipley: Baking the World a Better Place Photo by Stephen Ironside
When Shipley Baking Co. produced bread at its longtime Dickson Street location in Fayetteville, it operated as the Holsum brand, among others, and was the wholesale bread supplier for grocery stores and restaurants across three states. Loaves were baked inside the iconic yellow brick bakery building in Fayetteville’s downtown district. Depending on the time of day, you could catch a scent of freshly baked bread wafting down Dickson Street. From there, the bread was distributed across western Arkansas, south as far as Mena, east to Tulsa, Okla., and north into southern Missouri. “At one time, Holsum bread was on shelves all over this part of the country,” said Curtis Shipley, retired vice chairman of Shipley Baking Co. ‘“Don’t say bread, say Holsum.’ We bought the name for Arkansas, Oklahoma and parts of Missouri. We were running one hundred loaves a minute at the bakery in Fayetteville, and there was a mom and pop grocery store on every other block.” If you were born and raised in Fayetteville or live here now, you’re reaping the benefits of decades of hard work by Curtis Shipley and other likeminded community leaders to build and secure the city’s future. Shipley, a Butterfield Trail Village resident, has served on the board of directors of Washington Regional Medical Center for 28 years and was a 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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founding member of the Washington Regional Medical Foundation board. He was president of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, and a longtime board member of the Beaver Water District, which brought a reliable drinking water source to the region, spurring incredible growth. He served as chair of the University of Arkansas Foundation and the UA National Development Council, and was a member of the UA Board of Advisors. He also raised money for Save Old Main, the campaign that restored the signature building on campus — ever-visible from downtown — to its former glory and beyond. In many ways, his efforts changed the face of Fayetteville.
When Curtis and wife, Jane Shipley, moved to Butterfield in June 2019, it deepened their already well-established bond with the Village. Jane’s mother, Irma Boyer, a longtime Fayetteville educator, was a beloved Butterfield resident for nearly 20 years. Like her mother, Jane was also a teacher, and had returned to Fayetteville in the late ‘90s after years in the New York City area. She met Curtis after buying a home in the same neighborhood, and mutual friends played matchmaker. They married in 2002. Today, the Shipleys are relishing time with family and friends, volunteering their support in the community, and enjoying the vibrant place that launched their love. “One love that Curtis and I share is an endearment for Fayetteville,” Jane Shipley said. “I spent lots of time and effort finding my way back to Fayetteville to live 22 years ago. We’ve grown from a sleepy little college town, where everyone knows almost everyone, to a bustling city of just the right size. I appreciate the growth and development that we have in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas, and Curtis has been a big part of that.”
Shipley Baking Company was established in 1920 in Fort Smith by brothers W.G. “Garvin” Shipley, and B.H. “Harry” (Curtis’ father) Shipley. The Depression soon hit, but the bakery business was booming. The Shipley brothers opened additional bakeries in McAlister and Muskogee, Okla., and for a short time on the downtown Fayetteville square. In 1937, the Dickson Street bakery was built. “In those days the bread wasn’t sliced or wrapped,” Curtis said. “It initially came to Fayetteville by train from Fort Smith. After things progressed, people just
weren’t making bread at home as much anymore. The housewives… they went bonkers over sliced bread, and they’d hustle down to the grocers for loaves of it.” Over the years, Shipley bakery produced Holsum bread, Roman Meal bread, Country Hearth, Soft Twist, Butter-Egg, Potato Bread and a number of other bakery products and items. Curtis was reared in Fort Smith. After high school, he moved to Fayetteville to attend the University of Arkansas, where he earned a degree in marketing with a minor in economics. Then, he served six years in the military before returning to Fayetteville in 1962 to run the Dickson Street bakery. His brother, Harry Shipley Jr., ran the Fort Smith bakery operation. As a downtown business owner and UA alum, Curtis knew many people in town and served on a number of boards, including the Fayetteville A&P Commission, First National Bank of Fayetteville, Bank of Fayetteville, Fayetteville Youth Center and Fayetteville Salvation Army. He also served as administrative chair of the board of directors at Central United Methodist Church. On the Washington Regional board, Curtis was part of the campaign to expand the first hospital on North Street. Later, he served on the campaign to build the nationally ranked Washington Regional Medical Center of today at North Hills Boulevard and Fulbright Expressway. “Early in the hospital’s history, board members and community leaders came together to plan for the future of health care,” Curtis said. “We realized that Fayetteville was going to continue to grow and we needed a hospital that could serve not only the city, but the entire region.” Curtis also served on the board of directors for the Beaver Water District for 28 years. The district brought cities together in a collaborative effort to supply drinkable water to the region. “The Beaver Water District was the first ever real example of the region working together in the common interest of doing something collectively,” he said.
The corner on Dickson Street where the bakery thrived for 50 years.
Jane Boyer’s childhood home was in Fayetteville’s Washington-Willow Historic District. Her father, Paul Boyer, was an entomologist at the UA whose focus was on protecting the cotton industry in Arkansas. Paul met future wife Irma when they were students at Arkansas Tech University. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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On their wedding day in 2004
Together at the Grand Canyon
“Moving to Fayetteville in the ‘50s was such a highlight to our family,” Jane said. “My parents had gone to school here and always wanted to return. Other parts of the state had been very happy but this was a terrific new chapter and we loved it. My mother finished her degree in education plus a master’s degree, and my father centralized his work in one area.” Jane graduated from UA with a degree in marketing and merchandising and considered a career in women’s fashion in New York City. In 1964, Jane unexpectedly found herself teaching sixth grade and fell in love with it. She obtained a master’s degree in Education from the University of Arkansas in 1971 and began teaching in New Jersey. Jane lived there, just outside of New York City, for 27 years and experienced the art and culture every chance she could. But by the mid-1990s, she was no longer married and her children were grown. She was ready for a change. In 1998, Jane moved to Ridgeway Drive in Fayetteville where Curtis had had his home since moving to Fayetteville in 1962. He was divorced, and Jane, a lifelong walker, walked daily with friends who kept telling her about a nice man in the neighborhood she needed to meet. (They were telling Curtis about Jane, too.) “I finally got brave enough to call and ask her out, and I invited her to coffee,” Curtis said. “And she said ‘no,’ because she had to teach. So I said, ‘All right, would you care to go to dinner?’ And it was less than a year later we wed. We clicked pretty quickly.” Curtis and Jane each consulted their two adult sons (four total) and received their families’ blessings. They announced their engagement and were married four months later. After they were married, Jane taught school for two more years, then she and Curtis traveled: to Australia 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Supporting their alma mater, the University of Arkansas
and New Zealand, for three weeks in Ireland, by cruise to eastern Canada and the Mediterranean, and by river boat along the Rhine River. In 1998, Jane started teaching at Fayetteville schools and later joined the district’s gifted and talented program, which was founded by Barbara Pritchard, another Butterfield resident. With occasional but “much needed” advice from her mom Irma, Jane taught elementary school in Farmington and Fayetteville for 12 years before retiring in 2005. With her mom living nearby at Butterfield, Jane was able to visit her nearly every day. Irma Boyer, who first became an educator in Arkansas in the ‘30s, lived close to friends and family at BTV until her death in 2019. She was 109. “My mother was beloved and the matriarch of our family,” Jane said. “I had 20 years with her here at Butterfield, and that was an extreme blessing.” Retirement for the Shipleys these days includes as much time as possible with close family and friends. Curtis’ son David, wife Jamie and sons Rhys, 10, and Braden, 6, live in Little Rock. Son Neil, his wife Sally and their children Sarah, 23, and Harry, 21, live in Fayetteville. Jane’s sons and their families live out of state. Jeff, wife Suzanne and children Cate, 7, and Wes, 5, live in Kansas City, Mo. John and Denice live in Brandon, Miss. Jane is honored to be on the UA Library Advisory Board, and she also supports college opportunities for young women through the P.E.O Sisterhood. She and Curtis were both part of the UA’s recent Campaign Arkansas, which raised $1.4 billion for student, faculty, program and capital support. “It really opened my eyes as to the why and how the university has developed as it has,” she said. “It’s been beautiful to see.”
Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know J.P. and Candy Bell When did you move to Butterfield? We moved to Butterfield Trail Village on July 1, 2020. Where are you from? Candy was born in Fayetteville and J.P. is from Fort Smith. What did you do before retirement? Candy has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock. Her volunteer experiences were with the PTA, Master Gardeners and teaching preschoolers at church. J.P. graduated from medical school at UAMS in Little Rock in 1974. After an internship at University Hospital and marriage in 1974, we moved to northern Montana in 1975. J.P. was a general practice doctor on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. We hiked, skied, photographed and fished in nearby Glacier Park. We moved back to Little Rock in 1977 for a medical residency program. After serving in Mena for a few years, we moved to Fort Smith where J.P. had a 28year stint in emergency medicine at Sparks Regional Medical Center. J.P. retired from medical practice in 2010, but continues to work as a professional photographer.
Anniversaries September Kurt & Gene Tweraser Mort Gitelman & Nancy Garner Bob & Karen Hendrix Jerry Havens & Carolyn Krodell Marion & Bobbie Wasson John & Sally King Kenneth & Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele Conrad & Ann Waligorski
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October Arthur & Barbara Gust Don & Linda Rutledge Marvin & Judith Higginbottom Peter & Rhonda Nouguier Tom & Linda Townsend John & Tamara Gilmour Jim & Lois Ferguson Otto & Betty Loewer Neil & Judy Ingels Paul & Wyvern Beach
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New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins J.P. & Candy Bell Marie Shanks Carol Barnett
We moved to Fayetteville from Fort Smith in 2013. Do you have children and grandchildren? Steven lives in Edmond, Okla. He and his wife, Erin, have two children, Anderson and Sophia. Our daughter, Elizabeth, is an artist and trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Why did you choose Butterfield? We observed how enriched the lives of Candyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents and J.P.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandmother became once they moved to retirement living in Fort Smith. We wanted the same for ourselves. Butterfield Trail Village appears to be the best in Northwest Arkansas.
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Meet Your BTV Staff NAME: Chris Hale POSITION: I’m the Executive Assistant to the CEO. HOW LONG AT BTV: 8 years DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: I assist BTV CEO Quintin Trammell, along with the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Strategic Development Committee and Foundation Board of Directors. I am the “point person” on many projects and keep the members of the above groups on track and aware of things going on at Butterfield Trail Village. I also handle the corporate members roster as well as the yearly corporate meeting. My job is varied, fast-paced, and multi-faceted, and you must be an organized, detailed person to do it well. WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? Getting to know the residents and listening to their stories. I love to hear about their lives and I become very attached to them. WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE IN AT WORK? I take pride in everything I do as I tend to be a perfectionist and I expect a lot out of myself. Keeping Quintin in line and on track is a full-time job and he said I could say that. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: My work background is varied as I have lived in various places throughout the United States and have had to remake myself over and over. I have been in banking, a buyer for a large electronics company in Dallas, an executive assistant to an athletic director at a school system, a staff State Farm agent, and I worked in property management in North Carolina. HOMETOWN/BACKGROUND: I was born and raised in the Ouachita Mountains in the small town of Mena, Ark. I still have lifelong friends who I went to school with and I still travel with them, visit and stay in touch with them. Now that we are grown and look back, we call Mena “Mayberry” as it was a beautiful and wonderful little town to be raised in. I lived on a farm from birth until I was 18 and learned the meaning of hard work.
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FAMILY: There were five children in my family. I have three brothers and one sister. My parents are deceased. I have two brothers who still live in Mena. My sister lives in Conway and another brother lives in Nashville. INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: I have one son, Mark, and a beautiful “daughter-in-love,” Jamie; however, my number one priority is my adorable precious grandson, Grayson, who is 10 months old. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida... much too far away from his Grams. I also have two very spoiled fur babies... they are brother and sister Maltipoos and I adore them. Their names are Chloe Belle and Charlie Brown. If I have spare time, I enjoy reading and typically have two or three books on my nightstand at any given time.
Life’s Long Odds Two Las Vegas High School Graduates End Up as Next-Door Neighbors at BTV School reunions aren’t always planned. Sometimes they’re just a fluke! Residents Marian Catron and Carol Mason have been next-door neighbors at BTV for two years. But neither expected the surprise revelation that came to light during a game of Coffee on the Balcony trivia this past June. Marian and Carol were settled in lawn chairs in their respective driveways, calling out answers during the game of neighborhood trivia, when Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neil started a new line of questions:
Las Vegas High School in the ‘50s, home of the Wildcats
While they didn’t know each other in high school, the more Marian and Carol talked, they learned their lives had another interesting parallel. Both women left Las Vegas after graduation, married and traveled halfway around the world.
“What is the City of Lights?” Jennifer asked. Both Carol and Marion immediately knew the answer. “Then, Jennifer shouted, ‘What’s the most popular number to roll in dice?’” Marion recalled. “And Carol and I both called out, ‘Seven.’ And I followed it up with, ‘What do you expect? I’m from Las Vegas!’”
Marion Catron’s High School Yearbook Photo
From there, the pair discovered they both graduated from Las Vegas High School in the 1950s when the city was still small, but rapidly growing with families establishing homes in the Las Vegas Valley. “When I attended Las Vegas High, ours was the only high school in town,” Marian, a 1953 Wildcat, said. “It was still a small town and the population was probably 20,000; our graduating class had about three hundred.” Carol Mason, a 1957 grad, remembered a time of considerable change in the city, with hotels springing up along the Las Vegas Strip and Sin City entering its heyday. “The hotels would have big openings and invite everyone to come, and movie stars would arrive in limousines,” Carol said. “The hotels were all set back from the strip with big driveways leading up to them. Quite different than it is today.”
Carol Mason’s High School Yearbook Photo
“Yes, we both have lived internationally,” Marian said. “She and her husband in Saudi Arabia, and my husband and I lived in Germany. We both traveled to the other side of the world and then end up living next door to each other here at Butterfield – it’s just such a coincidence.”
Marian lived in Germany while husband Walter “Bud” Catron was a pilot in the Air Force. After he retired, they lived in Oklahoma before arriving in Springdale in 1985. Marian moved to BTV in 2018. After Carol and her husband Barry Mason lived in Saudi Arabia where he worked as an electrician, they relocated to Northwest Arkansas where Carol had relatives, and farmed land near Tontitown until moving to Butterfield eight years ago. It seems Carol and Marian left Las Vegas, traveled around the world, and then took a gamble on life in Arkansas. They played their cards right when they made the Village home. “Like I mentioned to Marian, so many people from Arkansas move away during their working years and then when they retire, they move back,” Carol said. “I’ve never heard of anyone who wanted to move back and retire in Las Vegas.”
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The Apartment of Curtis & Jane Shipley The Shipleys merged contemporary and traditional design to create a transitional look all their own. Their two-bedroom Ultra apartment features an upgraded kitchen, custom cabinetry and added space. From modern art to family heirlooms, everything meshes in stunning, cohesive style. Photos by Stephen Ironside
The open concept living room flows beautifully into the kitchen and dining areas.
The kitchen strikes a perfect balance between utility and comfort.
A classic armoire and French mirror create an air of subtle elegance in the dining room.
The streamlined kitchen features lots of storage and stainless steel appliances.
The third-floor balcony is a quiet place for morning coffee.
The warmth of wood and a subtle color palette create a relaxed mood in the master bedroom.
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Best Village Zen Spots When you need a place to relax, reflect, or just be still â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Village campus is full of tranquil spots like these where you can go to unplug and unwind.
This serene rockwall fountain, tucked behind the main Dining Room is made of native stone and overlooks a small pond.
The Mud Creek Trail on campus offers many places to take a break and meditate.
Meet up with a friend for a peaceful chat in a courtyard or under a gazebo. Bask in the lush color of BTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community flower gardens.
Your own back patio is a great place to read a book or watch birds outside.
The Butterfield chapel is a welcome place to seek
Sink back in a comfy chair and lose yourself in a good
communion and renew your soul.
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Village Snapshots Vintage Car Parade
BTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gourmet Garden Show
Butterfield Fireworks Display
UAMS Doctors - Beers List Talk
Resident Richard Wharry in the Wood Shop. 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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BTV Residents Sew Hundreds of Masks During the Pandemic Community Minded Residents put Talents to Work
Ardith and Richard Wharry
March 2020 is only six short months ago, but it can feel like an eternity. In those early days of the coronavirus pandemic, no one knew exactly what was going on or how long it would last. Hospitals and doctors were experiencing a shortage of N95-type face masks needed for protection against the virus, making it hard for everyone else to find masks of their own. A number of Butterfield residents leapt into action, organizing and collaborating with their neighbors to sew hundreds of face masks to share with Village residents and others in the community. Ardith Wharry was one such resident. A master quilter, Ardith possesses a sizable trove of fabrics and sewing materials needed for such a project. She turned out to be the perfect person for the job. “After checking out a YouTube video on how to make face masks, I collaborated with (resident) Marian Catron and we decided on an efficient way to make them,” Ardith said. After receiving a donation of pipe cleaners from the Sunday School department of her church and ordering some elastic from Amazon, they were ready to go. “We began to make ‘just a few’ to meet the immediate need,” Ardith said. “One day there was a rush request so my neighbor, Linda
Pinkerton, my husband Richard Wharry and I created an assembly line and got busy. By morning, we were able to offer twentyfour masks.” Word started to catch on at the Village, and as the operation grew other residents got involved, including Annette Penney and Karen Hendrix. In the next few months what started as a small group making “just a few” masks evolved into a virtual maskmaking factory, pumping out more than 200 masks. In a parallel operation, resident Linda Hayes, an artist and retired teacher, started out sewing disposable masks using heavyduty paper napkins. But she has since switched to fabric to tap into her deep well of supplies. Linda has made more than 175 masks. Ardith’s masks are made with three pieces of cotton, a pipe cleaner and elastic to fit over the ears. They are washable and dryable and come in many colors and patterns. “One may have a wardrobe of face masks, a different unique print for every day of the week.” Ardith said. “Fashionable to say the least.” If you find yourself in need of a new mask, all you have to do is ask. “I keep quite a few on hand and will make more if there is a request should they be needed.” Ardith said. “My fabric stash is large.” BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Out & About
Photo by Scott Dornberg
Photo by Cole Fennel
BGO Welcomes Outdoor Guests Nature Spots are a Friend During Pandemic If you’re craving time outdoors right now, you’re not alone. Getting outside into nature after being cooped up can be incredibly therapeutic. A visit to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks and its captivating collection of themed outdoor gardens may be just what the doctor ordered. Set on 44 acres east of Lake Fayetteville, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (BGO) is comprised of 12 themed “backyard” gardens, including the Rose and Perennial Garden, the Native Ozark Flora Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Vegetable and Herb Garden – and the region’s only native Butterfly House. Guests can stroll a paved walking path from garden to garden and take in the beauty of the blooms. Dedicated to education and awareness, BGO teaches the community about gardening in Northwest Arkansas, while showcasing the beauty of the natural world.
You may even find inspiration for your own home garden! BGO is instituting social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) during the pandemic. Face coverings are required upon entering the garden. Hours are presently 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Tuesday, with the garden closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Prefer staying home? BGO offers virtual classes and workshops this fall! September classes include Monarchs and More on Sept. 8, Beginner Vegetable Gardening on Sept. 19, and Butterfly Gardening on Sept. 29. For more information, visit bgozarks.org.
Fayetteville Farmers Market Open on Square Online Ordering Added The Fayetteville Farmers Market is open at its flagship location on the historic downtown square with safety rules in place during the coronavirus pandemic – and a new online ordering option. Established in 1973, the Fayetteville Farmers Market offers an award-winning selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, baked goods, flowers, honey, eggs, jams, juried crafts, fine arts and more. The open-air market, with vendors’ booths and tables overflowing with varieties of squash, beans, sweet corn, tomatoes and homemade goods, is a Fayetteville tradition. Currently, the farmers market has adjusted operations to keep customers and vendors safe during the pandemic. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. Senior shopping hour is from 7-8 a.m. on Saturdays. 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Face coverings are required by the state Department of Health for ages 10 and up. Social distancing is required of vendors, shoppers and anyone walking at the market. Staff regulate the flow of traffic to limit the number of people in the market’s footprint at once. Online ordering is available with low-contact pickup, and delivery in some locations. All vendor items — including artisan goods — can be ordered online at fayettevillefarmersmarket.org. Pickup is on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville Roots HQ, at East Avenue and Mountain Street. To learn more, visit fayettevillefarmersmarket.org.
Walton Arts Center Postpones Large-Scale Programming Until January 2021 Ghost Light Recovery Fund Underway Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville has postponed its Broadway shows and performances with audiences of more than 200 until January 2021. The arts center also launched the Ghost Light Recovery Fund to help cover the funding shortfall created by the loss of programming due to the pandemic. The 2020-21 season lineup, scheduled to start in September, had been finalized, but only shows in the P&G Broadway Series had been announced as on sale for subscribers.
As part of its commitment to bring arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas, Walton Arts Center will focus this fall on performances for smaller audiences with appropriate safety measures in place. Staff will also focus on arts integration training for area teachers and creating online content for teachers and parents to use during the upcoming school year. Walton Arts Center and the Walmart AMP face the loss of a year’s worth of programming and its largest source of revenue: ticket sales. Even though steps have been taken to reduce expenditures, there is still a deficit of more than $1 million to keep the organization operational.
My Fair Lady has been rescheduled from this fall to July 28 – August 1, 2021. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, originally scheduled for December, is now scheduled for June 22-27, 2021. The remaining shows in the series will proceed as scheduled in 2021: An Officer and a Gentleman in March, Come From Away in May, and Freestyle Love Supreme in June.
Community support is more important than ever and the community is responding. Donations in just the first few months of the pandemic — including ticket donations and one-time gifts — totaled more than $46,000 and have become the inspiration for the Ghost Light Recovery Fund.
Patrons with tickets to large shows or events rescheduled to this fall, including Arlo Guthrie, Heather McMahan and Hasan Minhaj, will be contacted as soon as scheduling changes are finalized.
A ghost light is a long-held theatrical tradition. When theaters are unoccupied, a single light is left burning to light the way for a safe return to the stage. A ghost light has been on at the arts center since programming was suspended in March.
“It will be some time before we can resume business as usual at our venues,” said Peter Lane, president and CEO of Walton Arts Center. “Because each show involves several hundred cast and crew members and draws thousands of audience members, it is almost impossible to socially distance and remain safe. The health and safety of our audience, performers and staff is our top priority.”
The Ghost Light Recovery Fund will help offset lost revenue from canceled performances, continue education and intermission programming, maintain facilities, and support staff until full-scale performances can resume. Learn more at waltonartscenter.org/ghostlight. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Oven BBQ Pork Ribs Serves 4
This mouthwatering recipe uses St. Louis or baby back pork ribs. Whip up a batch of our savory Pork BBQ Rub and homemade BBQ Glaze, or use your favorite store brands. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to take this recipe and make it your own! Ingredients: 1 or 2 Racks of St. Louis or Baby Back Pork Ribs Pork BBQ Rub BBQ Glaze Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pat rack(s) of ribs dry with paper towels. Then, grab and peel away the thin clear membrane on the back of the ribs with a dry paper towel (optional). Apply Pork BBQ Rub liberally to both sides. Repeat with your choice of BBQ Glaze or favorite sauce. If you like a smokier flavor, you can add a few drops of Liquid Smoke to your glaze. Wrap the rack(s) in plastic wrap to seal them as tightly as possible. Next, wrap in aluminum foil as you would wrap a gift. Place the wrapped ribs on a sheet pan and cook in preheated oven for 1 and 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and let cool. Unwrap the ribs, and baste with BBQ Glaze or sauce. Finishing Your Ribs (Optional): Place sheet pan of unwrapped, basted ribs back into the oven. Warm about 15 minutes, until glaze or sauce becomes tacky. If you want to finish them on a charcoal grill, use low heat and add a small foil pouch of soaked wood (skip the earlier Liquid Smoke step if you use a charcoal grill). 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Pork BBQ Rub 1 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Paprika 1/2 Cup Kosher Salt 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar 3 Tbsp Chili Powder 1 Tbsp + 2 Tsp Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp + 2 Tsp Onion Powder 2 Tbsp Black Pepper 2 Tbsp Ground Cumin 1 Tsp Ground Cayenne Mix together and apply. Whatever is not used can be stored in an airtight container in your pantry for a few months. BBQ Glaze 1 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Cup Maple Syrup or Honey 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1 Tsp Whole Mustard Seeds 1 Tsp Dried Thyme 1 Tsp Minced Garlic 1 Tsp Garlic Powder 1 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes 1 Tsp Ground Cumin 1 Tsp Kosher Salt 2 Cups Ketchup 2 Tbsp Yellow Mustard 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 Tbsp Fermented Chili Sauce or Hot Sauce Combine brown sugar, maple syrup or honey, vinegar and spices in a small sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Lower to medium heat and let simmer for a few moments. Add ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and fermented chili sauce. Mix well and simmer for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Let cool and store in a Mason jar in the refrigerator for up to two months. This glaze tastes great on everything!
Featured Village Events Coming in September SEPT. 3 | 7pm Humorist & Motivational Speaker Kay Frances: Managing the Stress of a Pandemic When You’d Rather Not! CHANNEL 1961 Feeling stressed lately due to the real-life impacts of the coronavirus pandemic? While we may not be able to control our outside circumstances, we CAN control our reaction to them – and even welcome change as an adventure! Get ready for a rollicking good time as author, comedian and motivational speaker Kay Frances provides useful tools and resources to maneuver through the pandemic with grace. The author of “The Funny Thing about Stress; a Seriously Humorous Guide to a Happier Life,” Frances has shared her message to “lighten up, stress less” in 38 states and Canada for more than 25 years. A professional standup comedian and performer, she’s appeared in the Lifetime movie “Girls’ Night Out” and on NBC’s “America’s Funniest People.” Airs again on Sept. 7, 11 and 21
SEPT. 12 | 4:30pm Mischievous Swing Outdoor Concert Southeast Parking Lot This Tulsa, Okla. quartet specializes in bringing jazz to a new level. Led by veteran musician Shelby Eicher, who played with Roy Clark on the TV variety show, “Hee Haw,” Mischievous Swing features a sound reminiscent of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the David Grisman Quintet. Bound by a deep musical kindship, this tight-knit band celebrates the joy of making music. Reservations are required to allow for social distancing.
Coming in October OCT. 3 | 11am Autumnfest Parade Overland Loop, Around the Main Building Butterfield’s Autumnfest Parade will be an outdoor, socially distanced affair featuring music, dancers and beautifully decorated floats. Food carts will make the rounds offering delicious cotton candy, caramel apples, popcorn and old-fashioned sodas. Residents, make your own signs to wave and thank parade participants. Prizes will be given for the best three sign displays.
OCT. 8 | 6:30pm Documentary Showing: Indians, Outlaws, Marshals & the Hangin’ Judge CHANNEL 1961 Tune in for a special showing of this new historical film about Arkansas’ infamous hanging judge, Isaac C. Parker. Indians, Outlaws, Marshals & the Hangin’ Judge is produced by award-winning filmmaker Larry Foley, chair of the UA’s School of Journalism and Strategic Media. For 21 years after the Civil War, Parker hanged 86 men on gallows nicknamed the “government suspender” in Fort Smith. Includes special commentary by Foley. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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BTV Board Spotlight
Meet Your BTV Board of Directors Q&A with Board Vice President Dr. Kimberly Chapman Where did you grow up and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? I was born in Magnolia, Arkansas, and grew up in Harrison and Fayetteville. My husband and I moved back to Fayetteville in 2010, and moved to Gravette in 2018. Tell us about your profession: I am a Family Medicine physician in Bentonville. I am a direct primary care physician, which means that my patients have direct access to me without going through an insurer. What is your academic background? I graduated from Fayetteville High School, then went to the University of Arkansas and graduated with a degree in Microbiology. I graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine in Little Rock in 1998, and did a three-year residency in Family Medicine in Huntsville, Alabama. Tell us about your family: Alan Chapman and I have been married since September 1996. We have four cats. My parents live in Harrison but will soon be moving over with us. They will be bringing two dogs and a cat. When were you elected to the Board of Directors, and how did you come to serve? I was elected to the Board five years ago. I was asked by Mrs. Bill Brunner (Carol) at church if I would be willing to serve. Why is Butterfield important? Butterfield is important because it is a place designed to allow people to retire in the area where they may have spent the majority of their adult life, among friends and colleagues. It allows people to maintain their friendships, church membership, and community involvement even when health issues, or just the natural process of aging, come along. It provides a means of financial security and stability for people as they mature. What special positions do you hold on the Board and do you serve on any committees? I am currently the vice president of the Board of Directors. I am on the Strategic Development Committee and the Healthcare Subcommittee.
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Are there any specific areas of focus for you as a Board member? I am very interested in the medical care of the residents of Butterfield Trail Village. I have followed the development of the UAMS at BTV Clinic and am happy to see it increasing the hours of service it offers. I am also interested in the transition of residents as they go from independent living, to assisted living, and then to healthcare, or memory care. What sets Butterfield apart, in your opinion? I think Butterfield has a commitment by the staff to continue to go above and beyond in caring for the residents and providing the best opportunities for personal enrichment and growth in retirement years. I don’t see the leadership sitting on their laurels, but continuing to look to improve the experience and lives of the residents here.
Foundation News The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between June 11, 2020 and August 12, 2020 from the following donors: What would you like potential residents to know about Butterfield? Butterfield is like a small town setting within a bigger city. From a social standpoint, I think of it like a Mayberry, with its sense of community and interest in helping others and improving itself, nestled within a bigger city offering all of the larger cultural opportunities. From the security standpoint, there is strong financial leadership in place to provide peace of mind about meeting the future needs of the residents. I see it as a place where residents can be as involved and as active as they wish to be, without the financial worries that most retirees have to consider. As a Board member, what message do you have for current Village residents? I hope they know that Butterfield is committed to providing an outstanding living experience, no matter what age and stage of life you find yourselves in. I also hope they know that Butterfield is financially in great shape. I hope they know that Butterfield has the vision to move comfortably forward in the unnerving times ahead. Covid-19 has definitely changed the way we are living our social lives right now, but I see Butterfield as a respite from the angst around us. Besides BTV, do you serve on any other boards or committees? I am in the choir at First Baptist Church of Fayetteville and serve on the Women’s Ministry Committee there. Other than that, I’m a pretty boring person. Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes? I really enjoy bridge and used to occasionally come to the Friday tables at 1pm, but that has been put on hold. I love boating, reading, and watching murder mysteries. I’m currently enjoying (the TV series) Endeavour, and keep up with the original Inspector Morse, Father Brown and Grantchester. I love to mow, but I’m a demon mower and cause my husband a lot of work replacing spindles, pulleys and blades. We have a 1963 MGB that we love to tootle around in on sunny days.
Donations Mort Gitelman & Nancy Garner June Colwell in memory of Barry Mason Ron & Polly Hanson in memory of Barry Mason and Jack Hunt
Employee Care Fund Tom & Jill King
Beautification Fund/Sensory Garden Kurt & Gene Tweraser in honor of Ardith Wharry
Library Fund Jerry Rose in memory of Barry Mason
Moving Made Easy Andy Lucas
Music & Performance Fund/ Lighting Project Dorothy Mitchelson in memory of Stuart Mitchelson
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Personalized Exercise DVD Added to Remote Fitness Training Plus, BTV Kicks Off Aging is Living Initiative Butterfield is making it easier for residents to stick with personal fitness training during the pandemic with a new DVD that lets them continue their individual exercise plans independently and at home. Personal training for residents by a BTV fitness trainer, with regularly scheduled workouts and an individual exercise plan, is a widely popular amenity at the Village. This spring due to the pandemic, BTV began conducting the program remotely rather than inperson. Using the FaceTime app or Zoom video conferencing, trainers meet weekly with residents to guide them through their exercise plans and provide support and encouragement. Even though personal training is being handled from distance for now, the program is hitting all the marks, providing accountability and personalized exercise instruction based on the resident’s unique needs, Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill said. “We design an individualized workout plan that takes into account the resident’s past exercise history, any injuries, their limitations and their goals,” Neill said. “We deliver the exercise supplies to their home — stretch bands, hand weights and leg weights — really whatever they need for success. And we provide the weekly meetings for added accountability.”
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The personalized fitness DVD works like this: A trainer will develop the DVD based on the resident’s fitness plan and deliver it to their home. He or she can pop the DVD in at home and exercise on their own timetable. “During this pandemic we have been transforming the Fitness and Wellness Department to better reach the residents through different mediums,” Neill said. “With Zoom, FaceTime and the personalized DVDs, personal fitness training is being done completely at a distance.” AGING IS LIVING Neill said Butterfield is kicking off a new initiative to defy the negative paradigm of aging in society, while creating opportunities for residents to age vibrantly and break free of limiting beliefs. The Aging is Living program will reinforce the concept that aging is not how old you are – but how vibrant you feel. Residents can look forward to new exercise classes, wellness lectures, and a myriad of other ways to stay active, broaden learning and embrace life as an adventure. “Our goal is to help residents and the community at large see how and why limiting beliefs on aging can create a negative impact,” Neill said. “Successful aging is the dynamic between losses and gains, and we should strive to fill the losses or limitations with new activities or skills. By presenting this dynamic, we hope each resident will strive to feel full and live vibrantly.” Aging is Living will highlight for residents other inspiring resources like the AARP’s Disrupting Aging initiative that spotlights stories of real people who are shattering assumptions made based solely on age. “By showing residents they can change the story about themselves and aging, we can spread the message to the rest of the community and beyond,” she said.
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