Employee of the Year Announced!
We are thrilled to report that Mr. Tom Wannop from our security team was named “Employee of the Year” at our recent staff appreciation luncheon. Tom was chosen by a committee of residents from the 12 “Employee of the Month” candidates from the last year.
What does the “Employee of the Year” receive? Tom gets $500 cash, a covered parking place for a year and a plaque. Nice going, Tom!
Barbara Griffin, from administration, was also honored for her 39 years of service to Bay Village! Barb has also announced that she is planning on retiring at the end of the year. Congratulations, Barb! Bay Village won’t be the same without you!
By Petra Mueller
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped to keep as many exercise classes running as possible while I was recovering. Thank you to Betty Schattschneider and all the participants at the Splash class; Carol-Jane Guardino for teaching Tai Chi; Don Burgett and David Pyle for helping with the Hand Exercises. Thank you to the staff of Resident Services and Housekeeping for helping out.
You noticed I am back, but the schedule is still limited, even in November. Gradually I will add more classes to the schedule, as my condition improves.
On Nov. 8, I invite you to walk the Ringling Bridge with me and then go for breakfast at the Sand Dollar Restaurant on the Rooftop at Lido Key with a breathtaking view.
I see a lot of new residents here at Bay Village. Welcome to all and feel free to stop by and learn about our Wellness Program, the strength circuit or get your personal Fitness Program.
Sarasota Academy of the Arts
Those of you who have lived at Bay Village for a long time will remember the Julie Rohr Dance Academy kids coming and performing. They haven’t been here in years and we are happy to report that after some restructuring of their curriculum, Julie Rohr now runs her academy as a K-8 charter school, approved by the school board in 2012.
The advanced group of students are sure to delight you with a great performance on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m. You’ll learn a little more about the school and its goals for its 300 students. The school is part of the district, which means they are fully funded and tuition-free for students, however, they rely on donations for “extras” like transportation, so we will be passing the hat at the end! Thanks for your support of this fantastic new school!
B.I.L.L. Series News
Our current class from Adult & Community Enrichment is “The Crusades,” taught by David Tchantz in the auditorium at 10:30 a.m. The final class in this series is Nov. 24. NOTE: Bible class will start EARLIER on the Mondays that this class is held: see you at 9 a.m.!
Our next DVD series from the Teaching Company begins on Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and is titled “Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe” This is taught by Professor David M. Meyer. To put it mildly, the Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe both near and far. Its stunning images of stars, nebulae and galaxies have captivated public attention and inspired students of all ages. Come and learn more about deep space and view some of the most spectacular images from Hubble with Professor David Meyer, professor of physics and astronomy at Northwestern University. The final class for this series Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Welcome GURL and GIRL
They describe themselves as a “fusion of pure artistry and entertainment” and will grace our stage for the first time on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Brian Gurl and Joey MacDonald have been performing since 1982 and their unique show offers distinctive, highenergy entertainment with a blend of comedy, drama, music and theater. Join us for some fun “twists” on old favorites with Gurl and Girl!
Gift Shop Bazaar
The Gift Shop is gearing up for the annual Bazaar on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is the day to do all of your Christmas shopping and complete your decorations for the holidays … no crowds, no traveling, and no rush.
Come and see our beautiful handmade items, lovingly created by the residents of Bay Village. You will find handmade jewelry, china, wreaths, knit items and more.
Do not miss our display of jewelry, watches, scarves, shawls, purses, stuffed animals and a few surprises. When you are out of ideas, try buying an amaryllis or two.
For those who purchase $10 or more, there is a coupon for $1 off in this paper. HAPPY SHOPPING! Betsy Hannan
From the Dining Services Director
It is that time of year when all floors book their Christmas luncheon floor party. All luncheons will be held in the main Dining Room. You may elect to have a Brunch either in the main Dining Room or out on the Pool Deck. Reservations for your floor luncheon will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, so please call extension 2112.
Welcome Back: Weintraub Duo
It is our pleasure to welcome back Jason and Nancy Weintraub to Bay Village! They have performed here countless times. They usually spend their summers performing on cruise ships or other notable venues and when they swing back to town, we are happy to make room on our busy schedule for them. Jason, English Horn & Oboe, and Nancy, piano, are both graduates of the Eastman School of Music. Please join us for what is sure to be another fantastic performance by this duo!