Butterfield LIFE Sept + Oct 2021

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Feature Profile

Barbara Prichard Out & About

Take a Fall Winery Tour Employee Spotlight

Meet HR Director Tyler Masters

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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Profile Barbara Prichard 9 Newcomer Q&A Duane & Beverly Wilson 9 Anniversaries & New Neighbors 10 Employee Spotlight HR Director Tyler Masters 11 Performing Arts BTV Play Readers Theatre 12 Village Snapshots 14 Living Spaces Barbara & Doug Prichard’s Village Home 16 Out & About



Take a Fall Winery Tour 17 Walton Arts Center Broadway Series: Come From Away 18 Village Flavors Resident Tailgating Recipes 20 Foundation Listings 21 Featured Village Events 22 Fitness & Wellness Get Moving This Fall with BTV





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These days, I am often reminded of the first few words of the Arkansas Razorback fight song. College football season never fails to add a little local excitement in Northwest Arkansas, whether it relates to an actual love of team sports – or for others, more of an affection for game-day food and beverages. However, the beginning line of the song also feels very relevant, as it could be used to describe how we are still forced to combat the effects of an invisible opponent, Covid 19. Enforcing restrictions and constantly being on guard is not something we enjoy at Butterfield, but our Village has an enormous responsibility for the well-being of hundreds of people. As such, we remain vigilant, and we keep on going, looking out for each other and our loved ones. Though caution is critical, there are so many things we are able to actively celebrate and enjoy as we move into autumn and recall our back-to-school days. This issue’s Feature Profile showcases resident Barbara Prichard, who served Fayetteville Public Schools for over three decades as director of its award-winning Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement programs. She is being inducted into the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation’s 2021 Hall of Honor. Barbara and her husband Doug have also generously shared a look inside at their beautiful Village Home for our Living Spaces section. To highlight an array of fresh autumn fun, we take readers on a fall winery tour, tempt you with a few of our residents’ best tailgating recipes, and introduce you to the creative brainpower behind our very own BTV Play Readers Theatre. We are also pleased to introduce you to recent Village newcomers Duane and Beverly Wilson, as well as our new Director of Human Resources Tyler Masters. We hope you enjoy this issue, and we thank you sincerely for your interest in and support of Butterfield. We pray you stay healthy, happy and active during this wonderful time of the year in the Ozarks.

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Feature Profile

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Barbara Prichard: Steward of Excellence in Education


utterfield Trail Village resident Barbara Prichard has devoted more than three decades to gifted and talented education in Arkansas. During her 34-year career with Fayetteville Public Schools, she developed and guided the district’s Gifted & Talented Program into a nationally acclaimed, award-winning program, serving as a model for other school districts across the state. At local, state and national levels, Prichard is a respected, unwavering champion for students and public education. Twice, she was appointed by then-Gov. Bill Clinton to the Governor’s Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education. She was a charter member, president and legislative chair of the Arkansas Association of Gifted Education Administrators (AAGEA), and served as district director for Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE), along with myriad other board and service commitments. As an educational leader, Prichard was named AAGEA Administrator of the Year, and received the AGATE Educator Award, Martha Ann Jones Service Award, 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


AGATE Award of Excellence and, twice, the AGATE Presidential Leadership and Service Award. Today, this outstanding leader is one of three professionals being inducted into the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation’s 2021 Hall of Honor. At a celebration event in March 2022, Prichard will be honored along with fellow inductees Martha “Marti” Sharkey, a 1986 graduate of Fayetteville High School, and John Newman, a 1996 Fayetteville high alum. In its 25th year, the Hall of Honor recognizes Fayetteville Public School educators and alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary fidelity, honor and service by upholding a tradition of excellence in both their personal achievements and contributions to greater society. “It’s personally and professionally humbling,” Prichard said recently from the Village Home she shares with husband, retired Lt. Col. Doug Prichard. “As a member of the initial Fayetteville Public Education Foundation Board, being inducted in this 25th anniversary year is particularly special.”

Barbara Prichard joined Fayetteville Public Schools in 1983 as the director of Gifted Education and Advanced Placement. Under her leadership, the program was named the state’s Outstanding Gifted & Talented Program a record six times. Fayetteville High School’s Advanced Placement program also grew under her tutelage and had the most Advanced Placement Scholars in the state. For Prichard, one of the most important aspects of her work is being a spokesperson and supporter for students. “Education is and should be for every student the stepping stone to an accomplished life, where they can contribute to the betterment of society and they have the ability to help others,” she said. “As educators, it’s critical that we also reach advanced learners and provide them with a challenging curriculum. If children are bored in the classroom, they risk not reaching their potential.”

served in 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam. After Command & General Staff College, he was assigned to U of A as an assistant professor in the Razorback ROTC Brigade, and was later an advisor to the 142nd Field Artillery in Northwest Arkansas. Following military retirement, he earned an architecture degree from the U of A and spent 18 years as a construction manager with Walmart Realty Division.

Kansas ‘J-Hog’ A Kansas native, Barbara Prichard holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from the University of Kansas, and both a master’s and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration from the University of Arkansas. With degrees from both alma matters, one way Prichard expresses her ‘house divided’ loyalty is with a personalized license plate, “J-Hog” that her husband bought for her. “I’m a Jayhawk, with degrees from both KU and the U of A,” she said. “But when it comes time for basketball season, it’s KU that tugs at my heart.” Prichard comes from a family of educators. She graduated from high school in Topeka, Kan. Her father, C.W. Rice, was a school superintendent, and her mom, Hazel, a classroom teacher. Brother Karl Rice (also a BTV resident with his wife, Cecy) was a school band/choral director and later a counselor for a number of years in Kansas and Missouri.

After the Prichards left Germany for an Army assignment to Fort Bragg, they moved to Fayetteville, N.C. There, Barbara accepted a teaching position with Cumberland County School District, one of the largest districts in the state. It was a turning point in her career. “Cumberland County Schools was huge and in the process of establishing its Gifted and Talented program, developing testing, and hiring teachers,” Prichard said. Prichard earned North Carolina certification in Gifted and Talented Education, and was part of a team of 11 teaching personnel who established the first Cumberland County district-wide GT program. She remained in the position until 1981 when Doug was assigned to the ROTC Department at the U of A. So, the Prichards and their four sons said goodbye to North Carolina and headed to Northwest Arkansas. Gifted and Talented

Her first classroom job was in 1967 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., teaching students of active-duty military parents. Later, she taught at Department of Defense Military Dependents schools in Aschaffenburg, Germany. There, she met Arkansas native Doug Prichard, a field artillery captain serving in an Army tactical, nuclear combat unit.

When she was hired by Fayetteville Public Schools in 1983, Prichard was the only teacher in the state with certification in gifted and talented education. Fayetteville Public Schools was planning to establish the district’s GT program, and Arkansas was working toward instituting a statewide teacher certification program.

Over his 21-year Army career, Doug Prichard served in Airborne Units: Special Forces “Green Beret,” 82nd Airborne Division & XVIII Airborne Corps. He also

“Fayetteville was one of the very first districts in Arkansas to fully develop and establish a GT program,” Prichard said. “During my time as the BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Regional Council and later chaired the organization, receiving the SW Regional Recognition Award. She also served on the National Academic Council. With her strong ties to education, it’s no surprise Prichard remains personally and professionally close with a number of Fayetteville GT and AP teachers today. Prichard family in the late 80’s

Prichard family ski trip

administrator, the program was recognized six times as the outstanding large-district program in the state – a recognition no other district has earned. I will quickly add that this was because of a wonderful GT teaching staff and supportive personnel the district had.” Fayetteville’s GT program was designed to identify and challenge students whose learning needs are additional to the standard classroom curriculum. “GT students are students with special learning needs,” Prichard said. “They need educational programming via a quantitatively differentiated curriculum.” Also under her direction, Fayetteville’s Advanced Placement program was assigned administrative personnel and grew its AP class offerings from three to 25. At the time of her retirement, over 10,000 hours of college credit had been earned by Fayetteville High School students from their AP exam scores. Prichard explains ways GT and AP programs differ: There is no formal assessment required for students to take AP classes, which are geared toward students who wish to earn college credit before graduating from high school. Students placed in the GT program are referred and assessed for the program and placed by a school-based committee. The tie between the two programs is that many GT students from grade school through junior high ultimately take AP courses in high school. In addition to her role at Fayetteville Public Schools, Prichard served as a consultant for the national College Board, conducting training for teachers, administrators and AP Exam personnel in 16 states and D.C. She was appointed to the College Board’s first four-state (including Arkansas) 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


“Teachers in both programs were a joy and privilege to work with,” Prichard said. “They were all educational professionals of the highest order. They wrote and taught superior curriculum, and set the bar high not only for themselves, but also for their students.” Still Serving Since moving to BTV in 2019, the Prichards remain active in the community, serving on a number of boards and committees. They attend Central United Methodist Church, and Barbara now serves AGATE as the emeritus chair of the state organization. “Retirement is amazingly busy,” she said. “We’ve been traveling to visit the kids, and I’ve played a lot of tennis. It’s been nice to be able to slow down and do that.” The couple’s four sons followed Doug Prichard’s footsteps into military service and professional careers. Eric, a West Point graduate who served two tours in Korea, is a labor and delivery nurse in D.C. His daughters are Jessica, 23 and Paige, 22. Jim is a retired Air Force Colonel and combat pilot in the Middle East who lives in Las Vegas with wife, Lori, and son, Caden, 15. Brandon is a landscape architect in Fayetteville, who served as an Army sergeant in the Arkansas National Guard. And J.D, who is a Hall of Fame tennis player at Hendrix College, is a pathology physician at Ft. Benning, Ga. His wife Sarah is a radiology technician.

Barbara and Doug in the backyard of their home

At BTV, the Prichards especially enjoy the Wellness & Aquatic Center, the BTV Bistro, special activities and sharing time with close friends, including brother Karl and his wife, Cecy. What they value most is the security that comes with being residents of a Life Plan Community. “When it comes down to it, we came here for peace of mind,” she said. “As a gift to our children.”

Village Newcomer Q+A

Beverly and Duane Wilson

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When did you move to Butterfield? We moved to BTV in May, this year. Where are you from? We were both born in Northwest Arkansas, but when we married in 1962 we moved to Fort Smith, where we lived (with the exception of two years in Mena, and five years on a farm near Fort Smith) before returning to NWA in 2003. What did you do before retirement? Duane was a certified public accountant. He retired from BKD, LLP in Fort Smith. Beverly spent those years as a homemaker, after briefly working as an RN. Do you have children and grandchildren? Yes, our oldest daughter and her husband currently live in Whitesboro, Texas. Our son and his wife live in Little Rock, and our youngest daughter and her husband live at Goshen. We are blessed with 11 grandchildren, ages 6 to 28.

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Why did you choose Butterfield? Because of our NWA roots, we were aware of Butterfield’s history and feel so blessed to have had the option of moving here to spend our remaining years of retirement in such a wonderful place. We can continue to enjoy our church, our friends and family as we always have with the assurance that we will have the care we will need as we live our remaining years. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Performing Arts

BTV Play Readers Going Strong with Westberg at the Helm Since 2014, resident Martha Westberg has written and/or directed 19 stage productions for BTV Play Readers Theater, a group of volunteer Village thespians who perform, write and direct stage plays on campus. Westberg’s plays include The Pie Ladies Make Bail in 2014, 2015’s Strange Dilemma, Cabaret: A Talent Show with a cast of 21 residents in 2016, Jailhouse Blues in 2019, Hospital Daze in 2021, among others. She has teamed up with fellow residents like Pat Parker, who co-wrote Another Ordinary Day in 2021, and the late Lottie Nast, who along with Westberg wrote The Butterfield Bakers Solve a Mystery in 2014 and The BTV Detectives Get a Clue in 2015. With a love for spoofs and parodies of everyday life, Westberg’s plays are performed by the Play Readers Theatre cast for Village residents in the BTV Performance Hall.

Play Readers Theatre is comprised of residents and staff who are the cast and crew for stage plays written, directed and/or conceived by Village residents.

T H E AT R E P R O D U C T I O N S The Pie Ladies

2013 | Directed by Riki Stamps

The Pie Ladies Make Bail

2014 | Directed by Martha Westberg

The Butterfield Bakers Solve a Mystery

2014 | Written by Lottie Nast, Directed by Westberg

The BTV Detectives Get a Clue

2015 | Written by Nast & Westberg, Directed by Westberg

Strange Dilemma

2016 | Written & Directed by Westberg

Squirrely Issues

2016 | Written by Nast & Westberg, Directed by Westberg

Cabaret: A Talent Show 2016 | Directed by Westberg

Growing Pains

2017 | Written by Nast & Westberg, Directed by Westberg

An Ordinary Day

2017 | Written & Directed by Westberg

Real People

2018 | Written & Directed by Westberg

A Butterfield Fable

2018 | Written & Directed by Westberg

Food for Thought

2018 | Written & Directed by Westberg

Jail House Blues

“This playwriting is really an old-age discovery for me,” Westberg, 94, said. “It started when Lottie [Nast] wrote a little play and asked me to direct it after I had done the sequel to Pie Ladies. She said, ‘Change it however you want.’ Before you knew it, she and I were co-writing plays and I was directing them. I would have never written a script without Lottie.” 10 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

Martha Westberg

2019 | Written & Directed by Westberg


Michael Burks, assistant director of BTV Programs and Events, develops props and sound effects for the play readers’ productions and helps Westberg stage direct. Last year, he wrote and directed Hospital Daze: The After$hock, a sequel to Westberg’s Hospital Daze. Burks said Play Readers Theatre goes beyond actors sitting on stools reading scripts. With stage props, costumery and timed set changes, Butterfield’s version is more like “play readers on steroids.” “Play Readers Theatre is an opportunity for residents who have — or have not — been involved in theatre to express themselves and have fun,” Burks said. “There is no high pressure, no scripts to memorize. You’re acting on the stage, but you’re also holding and reading from your script.”

2019 | Written & Directed by Westberg

The Last Play?

2019 | Written & Directed by Westberg

Premier Living, Six Feet Apart

2020 | Written by Westberg & Pat Parker, Directed by Westberg

Hospital Daze

2021 | Written & Directed by Westberg

Hospital Daze: The After$hock

2021 | Written & Directed by Michael Burks

Another Ordinary Day

2021 | Written Westberg & Parker, Directed by Westberg


Residents Mary Smith and Eunice Bullis started the first “play readers” group at BTV in 1989. In 2013, Director of Programs and Events Riki Stamps revived the tradition with BTV Play Readers Theatre Presents: The Pie Ladies.

Westberg took the reins in 2014. In addition to playwriting, she casts roles, holds rehearsals and stage directs. “Our cast and crew are all volunteers, and I love each one of them,” Westberg said. “They are the ones who bring my words to life, and I couldn’t do this without them.”

Burks said Westberg’s sharp wit, writing talent and stage timing have been pure magic for BTV. “The laughter and joy these plays bring residents is just incredible,” Burks said. “The cast is one big happy family – and it’s more than just neighbors. They’re working together to accomplish the same goal of entertaining.”

Employee Spotlight

Meet Tyler Masters New HR Director Aims to Make Tangible Impact in New Role “Be good to each other.”

Tyler Masters

This simple phrase serves not only as the advice Butterfield’s new director of Human Resources Tyler Masters would offer anyone, it serves as one of his guiding principles.

Masters started his role in June 2021, bringing a wealth of experience from a corporate background in hiring and recruitment, as well as training, compensation, employee engagement and policy management. Originally from central Indiana, Masters moved with his family to Northwest Arkansas when his mother accepted an opportunity with Walmart. He has lived in the region for a total of 20 years, temporarily taking his leave to pursue a bachelor’s degree in history from Missouri Southern State University. His original plan was to turn his passion for modern American political history into a teaching career, but then he had a change of heart and decided to enter the field of human resources. “My undergraduate education has served me very well as an HR professional,” he said. “A study of history has helped hone my critical thinking, improve my research and writing skills, as well as provide me with an analytical eye – all of which I use daily in my current role.”

Understanding the value of continuous learning, Masters is close to completing a Master of Science in Human Resources Management and Services from Southern New Hampshire University. Asked why he chose to leave corporate America and join the Butterfield staff, he was quick to say the deciding factor was recognizing BTV is a place he can make a real difference. “I no longer wanted to just exist as a small piece of a much bigger puzzle. I wanted to find an environment where I could actually help create the puzzle. I wanted a role that offered me a more tangible impact.” Masters is motivated by three core values: communication, humor, and making a difference. He explained that these values serve as his litmus test for determining success, “If I achieve all three of my values during the course of my workday and in my personal life, I can go to sleep at night knowing I’m meeting my potential.” Believing it can be difficult at times in the human resources profession to see if you’re really making a positive difference, Masters says his goal is to nurture a true family of people in the workplace. “If we can work together to improve people’s lives during the 40 hours they spend on the job each week, they will love what they do and carry that positive message to others,” he said. “Butterfield is a place we can make certain that’s the standard.”



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BTV 4th of July Celebration

Chico’s Fashion Show & Lunch



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Living Spaces

Gorgeous Views Throughout The Village Home of Barbara & Doug Prichard The Prichards love the roominess of their 2,000-square-foot Village Home. Big on space indoors and out, the 3-bedroom, two full bath stunner is situated on a beautifully landscaped lot with the backyard overlooking Mud Creek Trail. Amenities include a laundry room, custom flooring and countertops and a garage. Inside, antique furnishings and decor from the couple’s travels combine to create a stunning presentation that never goes out of style.

The large, formal dining room with Queen Anne furnishings is perfect for the occasional entertaining the Prichards do.

A hand-painted silk screen in the dining room is one of many Asian touches in the home. The floorplan gives the home good flow, with furniture placements creating a cohesive visual field.

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Sunflowers in the garden bring a vibrant splash of color to the backyard.

Photos by Stephen Ironside

The combined kitchen/dining space features major appliances with lots of cabinet space.

A stylish table set and an antique pie-safe buffet merge worlds of old and new.

The master bedroom is designed for comfort with handsome furnishings and an en suite bath.

This enclosed room has the fun feel of a veranda with a ceiling fan and special pull-out windows designed by Doug.

Sky blue walls are the perfect backdrop for red floral in this traditionally inspired room.

The Prichards use the third bedroom as a shared office with a sofa bed for the grandkids.

Vivid yellow makes a bold impact in the en suite bathroom. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Out & About

Take a Fall Winery Tour Soak Up the Rich History of Arkansas Wine Country Cool temps and the scenic beauty of the season make fall the perfect time to take an Arkansas winery tour. Winemaking is tradition in Arkansas. From the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks to the Arkansas River Valley, there are a number of family owned vineyards and wineries that are definitely worth a visit. Tour the wineries to discover their rich histories, and learn how the wine is made. Many offer complimentary wine tastings. Tours are readily available, so little to no planning is needed. Altus Wineries The town of Altus in the Arkansas River Valley preserves the heritage of German-Swiss immigrants and the art of wine making. Immigrants who settled in the 1870s found the soil ideal for grape growing and microclimates similar to those nurturing Europe’s great wines.

Northwest Arkansas has a number of familyoperated wineries, too. Tontitown Winery Owned and operated by the Ranalli family, the Tontitown Winery is located in the 1917 Taldo House. All wine is made onsite, from Tontitown-grown grapes. Winemaking in Tontitown is a family tradition passed down through generations of Italian immigrants who settled and prospered here. The Tontitown Winery has a restaurant, live music, complimentary wine tastings and a history room. Visit tontitownwinery.com.

Today’s, Altus is home to several family vineyards/ wine operations, including Post and Wiederkehr. Post Winery Post Winery had produced locally grown wines since 1870s. After an early push in Muscadine grapes and varieties planted in cooperation with the University of Arkansas, Post varietals include Niagara, Cynthiana (Norton), Ives and Chambourcin, Enchantment, Seyval and full-fruit Muscadines. Visitors can enjoy the Post tasting bar, a retail store, and the Trellis Room at Post Winery restaurant. Wiederkehr Wine Cellars Located atop of St. Mary’s Mountain, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars is the oldest and largest winery in mid-America. The Wiederkehr family has tended the vineyards surrounding its Swiss alpine-style winery since 1880. Wiederkehr Weinkeller Restaurant is housed in an original, hand-dug wine cellar and on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wiederkehr Village Wine & Spirits shop is open year-round. Visit wiederkehrwines.com. 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery Enjoying a glass of wine at Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery in Eureka Springs is the perfect way to spend a fall afternoon. The taste room is located in a Spanish-styled building at 3185 E. Van Buren (U.S. 62). Relax by massive stone fireplaces and enjoy local works at the Keels Creek Art Gallery, which shares the building. This spacious venue is the perfect spot for art viewers and wine lovers, alike. The vineyards are located in the rolling hills of Keels Creek, outside the city limits. More at keelscreek.com. Sassafras Springs Nestled in a valley, Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery in Springdale offers awardwinning wine, craft beer and a dining menu. Tour the vineyard grounds, or sip wine on the shaded deck while listening to live music. In addition to its Chambourcin grapes, the vineyard produces varieties being developed by breeders at the U of A. More at sassafrasspringsvineyard.com.

Walton Arts Center

2021-22 Broadway Season at WAC Opens with Come From Away Award-winning Musical Immortalizes Real-life Kindness During 9/11

Walton Arts Center will kick off the 2021-22 Proctor & Gamble Broadway Series this fall with its awardwinning musical treasure, Come From Away – based on the true story of a small town in Canada that played host to the world after 9/11. The arts center will host six blockbuster musicals during its 2021-22 P&G Broadway Series, including a two-week run of Hamilton from March 22 – April 3. The series features Come From Away on Oct. 26-31; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Nov. 30 – Dec. 5; Mean Girls on Dec. 14-19; An Officer and a Gentleman on Jan. 4-9, 2022; and Fiddler on the Roof on May 10-15, 2022. Come From Away is a story of kindness and quiet heroism inspired by real events that occurred on Sept. 12, 2001. After 38 planes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland on Sept. 11, the town’s population almost doubled overnight. While the world witnessed the worst acts of humankind, the stranded passengers had their faith restored by the townspeople who comforted those who had “come from away.”

It is written by Tony Award®-nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by 2017’s Tony-winning best director Christopher Ashley. The cast includes 12 versatile actors who make up the singing, dancing and artistic celebration representing many different cultures. Tickets for Come From Away and other Broadway shows, except for Hamilton, are available at waltonartscenter.org. Hamilton tickets will go on sale later this fall. Mix and match tickets to Broadway Series shows with a Create Your Own subscription package. Create Your Own lets patrons choose which shows to attend, plus get early access to seats and subscriber-only benefits. Subscription packages are also available to the art center’s 2021-22 cabaret-style shows at the Starrlight Jazz Club and West Street Live. For more information, including a listing of all 2021-22 shows and performances, visit waltonartscenter.org.

The play features a beautiful Celtic, folk-rock musical score with British Isles influences and world music elements. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Village Flavors

Resident Tailgating Favorites In honor of college sports and all things tailgating, we asked BTV residents to share some of their tastiest crowd-pleasing favorites. These four recipes are tried and true – certain to have party guests cheering on the delicious food and the home team!

Photos by Kelly Syer

2 Cups All-Purpose Baking Mix, Such as Bisquick® 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder 1/4 Tsp Salt Betty Loewer

Betty Loewer’s Feta Cheese Squares 45 servings

1 Cup Milk 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted

This rich, savory treat has the wonderful texture and taste of a baked cheese bar. Always delicious served as an appetizer, these bites also pair well with ribs or grilled chicken.

2 6-Ounce Packages Feta Cheese with Garlic and Herbs, Crumbled

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine baking mix, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and set aside.

1 6-Ounce Package Plain Feta Cheese, Crumbled

• Stir together all remaining ingredients (including pesto and olives if using), then add mixture to dry ingredients. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not overmix. • Spoon mixture into lightly greased 10” x 15” jelly-roll pan. Spread evenly in the pan with a spatula. • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and set. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Cut into 2“ x 2” bars and serve warm. Garnish with fresh basil leaves. • To serve at an outdoor party, bars may be thoroughly cooled, wrapped in aluminum foil and reheated on the top shelf of a grill.

1 8-Ounce Container Small-Curd Cottage Cheese (Regular or Low-Fat) 3 Large Eggs, Lightly Beaten

Optional: 1/2 Cup Chopped Olives (Green or Black) 1 Tbsp Pesto

Rebecca Wasson’s Savory Cocktail Smokies 16 servings A perennially popular appetizer at any gathering, this classic party dish comes together in a breeze and never fails to be one of the first things to get completely devoured by hungry guests.

1 28-Ounce Package Eckrich® Li’l Smokies Cocktail Smoked Sausages

• Combine all ingrediants and heat thoroughly in a slow cooker. Serve with toothpicks.

1 18-Ounce Jar Welch’s® Grape Jelly


1 12-Ounce Jar Heinz® Chili Sauce


Elizabeth Houle

Elizabeth Houle’s Game Day Sliders 36 servings When game day parties have guests sampling an array of different delicious foods, these tasty sliders are perfectly sized mini-sandwiches that pack full-sized flavor. • Brown meat and drain. Mix together meat with all remaining ingredients.

2 Lbs Ground Turkey or Ground Beef 3 Dozen Hawaiian Rolls 2 Cups Shredded Cheese 2 Cups Mayonnaise

• Spread 1 tbsp of mixture in each Hawaiian roll several hours before baking and cover with aluminum foil to keep buns soft. • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place filled buns on baking sheets with sides. Bake for ten minutes.

2 Packets Lipton® Onion Soup Mix 2 Tsp Garlic Powder 3 Tbsp Dill Pickle Relish

Gay Harp’s Rocky Branch Lake Coleslaw 5 servings

1 Cup Salad Oil 1 Cup Sugar 3/4 Cup Cider Vinegar 1/2 Tsp Dry Mustard 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Celery Seed 1 Medium Onion

For years, Gay Harp and her family enjoyed houseboat outings around the Rocky Branch area of Beaver Lake. This recipe is a perfect option for hot summer days without air conditioning and refrigeration required to keep traditional mayo-based coleslaw safe for consumption. • Blend all ingredients well in a blender. Toss dressing into 16-ounce bag of coleslaw mix and serve. • To make enough for a crowd, Gay recommends mixing a 2-pound bag of coleslaw mix from Sam’s Club® with a double-batch of dressing.

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Foundation Donations

The Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between May 26, 2021 and August 3, 2021 from the following donors: Beautification Fund Dorothy Mitchelson in memory of Charles Scharlau Donations/Memorials Anonymous Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele Carolyn Park Lannie Garner Shirley Chewning in memory of Nell Tuck and Gerald Harriman Jim & Ann Newman in honor of Michael Burks The BTV Play Readers Theatre in honor of Michael Burks Health Care/Special Care Fund BTV Recycling Committee Vernon & Paulette Collins in memory of Robert Johnson and Charles Riggs Moving Made Easy Nell Taylor June Loyd The Family of Virginia Mitchell Music and Performance Fund Pat Jahoda Dorothy Mitchelson in memory of Charles Scharlau

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Paul Haas, Music Director

2021-22 Season at Walton Arts Center 11.05.21 Mozart and Beethoven 12.11.21 A Very SoNA Christmas 12.12.21 The Snowman: A Family Concert

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Featured Events

Featured Village Events Coming in September September 11th | 5:30pm Performance Hall Football Tailgate: Arkansas vs. Texas It’s more than a football tradition. Tailgating is bonding with friends, enjoying great food and making fun memories. Join us for a BTV tailgate event as the Arkansas Razorbacks take on the Texas Longhorns. These longtime rivals will go helmet-to-helmet on the big screen while the sidelines include brats, hotdogs with sides and, of course, Bean Bag Toss. Wear red and support the Hogs, or wear orange if you dare! For more information, contact Riki Stamps at rstamps@btvillage.org. September 16th-17th | 9am Departure Village Tours Presents: The Painters of Pompeii at Oklahoma City Museum of Art

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Join travel host Riki Stamps for an overnight excursion to Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for the international exhibition, The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum, Naples. This historical presentation featuring the art of painting in ancient Rome will be presented exclusively at the museum before returning to Europe. Following dinner will be a lecture and tour in ancient Roman art and history led by a museum scholar. For more information, contact Riki at rstamps@btvillage.org. September 23rd | 7pm An Evening with the Los Veleros Band BTV Performance Hall Your seat awaits during this fabulous performance by Los Veleros, a Latin jazz band that performs throughout Northwest Arkansas. The talented group features William Reyes on vocals and guitar, Michael Hannah on saxophone, Garrett Jones on bass, and Darren Novotny on percussion.

Coming in October October 12th | 11:30am Positively Pink Luncheon Gaye Cypert

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BTV is hosting a very pink event for survivors and warriors to lend support through their inspiring stories of strength. Resident and survivor Gaye Cypert, the inaugural president of the Susan G. Komen affiliate in Northwest Arkansas, will be the keynote speaker at this complimentary luncheon. Enjoy door prizes and awards for Best Whimsical Pink Outfit! For more info, contact Rik at rstamps@btvillage.org. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Fitness & Wellness

Get Moving This Fall with BTV Village residents can stay fit and active this fall with a robust lineup of exercise and fitness classes at BTV. Favorites like Tai Chi, water aerobics and yoga classes are back, along with practical programs to improve balance, reduce stress, and make everyday life easier. Add the return of the fall hiking program, and there is something for everyone, Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill said. “We’re offering a comprehensive program this fall with options for every level of fitness,” Neill said. “I focus on functional fitness in all our classes, meaning we exercise in ways that improve skill and strength

in daily life. I also modify each class to match the individual. No matter what fitness level you are at, you can show up to any of our classes and there will be a benefit for you.” Starting in September, Village residents will be back on the Razorback Regional Greenway as part of a program that combines benefits of exercise with scenic beauty and nature. The 12-week BTV hiking program will take residents along the 37-mile multi-use greenway that winds from Fayetteville to Bella Vista past parks, nature, cities and neighbors along the way. The group will hike a different segment of the greenway each week, starting at the Butterfield campus all the way to 8th Street Market in Bentonville.

Other instructor-led fitness classes this fall include: PILATES Monday & Wednesday / 9:00 am Have tired and sore muscles? Pilates will help stretch, strengthen and activate the muscles that are holding you back in life.

PING-PONG Monday, Wednesday & Friday / 2:00 pm Improve coordination and agility. Get a full body workout while having fun. The benefits of pingpong are undeniable. Plus, it’s great to socialize with friends and neighbors.

WATER AEROBICS Monday, Wednesday & Friday / 9:30 am This deep-water aerobics class is held in the warm water Aquatic & Wellness Center pool. Water exercise builds as much muscle as land-based exercise, but without the high impact on joints.

EXERCISE FOR ARTHRITIS Tuesday & Thursday / 9:00 am You’ve heard it time and time again. When your joints hurt, exercise helps. Not only does exercise keep joints strong and flexible, it promises pain relief.

BALANCE ESSENTIALS Tuesday & Thursday / 10:30 am Get the fear of falling out of your head. This functional fitness class improves strength, agility and coordination – critical components in everyday life and activities.

TAI CHI Tuesday & Thursday / 9:45 am Comprised of gentle exercise, stretching and mindfulness, this class practices the elements of Tai Chi – shown to enhance mood, improve balance and reduce inflammation.

YOGA Monday & Wednesday / 4:00 pm Neill leads this class of controlled, strengthening and stretching exercises and poses (asanas) to engage the body and mind.

For a complete listing of Fitness & Wellness classes, visit the Programs Calendar at butterfieldtrailvillage.org. For more information, contact Jennifer Neill at jneill@btvillage.org or (479) 695-8036.

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