Welcome Janis Potter
On Saturday, February 11th, we welcome marimba artist Janis Potter to the Bay Village stage at 7:30 p.m. This concert is provided to us by the Piatigorsky Foundation of New York. They have been providing outreach concerts to Bay Village for nearly 20 years now, for which we are certainly appreciative! Named for renowned cellist Gregor Piatagorsky, who believed live music is for all, not a luxury for an elite few. Ms. Potter graduated from the Julliard School, where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is widely regarded as one of America’s top percussionists. She was even a member of the United States Marine Band and performed at the White House. She performs numerous solo concerts each year and is known for her energetic style and varied repertoire. You can read reviews of her concerts and hear some music at www.janmarimbasoloist.com
by Petra Mueller
The Shuffleboard Tournament was very well received. The 12th floor team, Ken Fake and Herman Wissenberg, won a pizza party for their floor. The team for the 6th floor, Sara Atz and Janet Steele, won a bagel party for that floor. Sally Lutz and Barbara Ungaro finished in a close 3rd place. Thank you to all participants!
On Saturday, February 25th, we are walking the Ringling Bridge, leaving Bay Village at 9 a.m. As always, you can walk the bridge once or twice or not at all and enjoy the park.
February is American Heart Month; read the back of the Wellness Calendar for some tips.
Health Tip of the Month: CAUTION with cough medicines that contain dextromethorphan (DM). When taking this medication, do not take alcohol, sedatives or sleeping pills the same day. These combinations can cause dizziness that could result in a fall. (See Respiratory System Drugs – Antitussives in Essentials of Pharmacology, 2015) This book is available for reference only in our library.
Welcome Ismar Gomes & Wan-Chi Su
This is the first time this duo is performing at Bay Village so we hope you will welcome them warmly as they take the stage on Thursday, February 16th, at 7:30 p.m. Ismar Gomes, an award-winning cellist, performs across the U.S. and Europe as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Hailed for his “impressive virtuosity, energy and tonal range,” Mr. Gomes has established himself as a captivating young artist with a growing reputation for delivering exciting performances and innovative programming.
He is on the faculty of Loyola University of Maryland and offers master classes at universities and in preparatory programs across the country.
Mr. Gomes attended the Peabody Conservatory and his recordings can be found on Naxos and Cantaloupe Records.
Wan-Chi Su, piano, hails from Taiwan and has enjoyed an active career as a solo and chamber musician and has performed to great acclaim across Asia, Europe and the U.S.
The recipient of the Grace Clagett Ranmey Prize in Chamber Music and the Clara Ascherfeld Award in Accompanying at the Peabody Conservatory, Ms. Wan-Chi has been a prize winner since the earliest stages of her career.
She has performed at numerous well-known concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York. She attended the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where she is now a doctoral candidate.
On Tuesday, January 31st, we began “Ancient Explorers” with popular instructor Dr. David Miano from Adult & Community Enrichment. Full details of this 5-week class were on the flier you received in your mailbox in January. Join us each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. through February 28th. Bob Clementis, whose classes are also provided by A.C.E., will return for another 6-week “Foreign Affairs” class beginning on Tuesday, March 7th. Meetings are in the auditorium from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Bob’s classes are very popular and discussion-based. His focus is on current events currently happening in the world, mostly the Middle East. During this time frame, we will not have a B.I.L.L. class in the evening and Sit and Fit will be held in the wellness center.
Suncoast Mummers Perform!
Join us on Thursday, February 23rd, at 7:30 p.m. as we welcome the Suncoast Mummers back to Bay Village! They show up with an entire trailer filled with instruments, costumes and equipment! If you don’t know what the “Mummers Strut” is, you’ll find out that evening! The band consists of 45 members from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Instruments in the band include accordions, tubas, saxophones, violins, clarinets, drums, and a sophisticated glockenspiel and trumpets. Vocalists and their sophisticated “strutters,” whose costumes barely fit through the auditorium doors, round out the group. A Philadelphia tradition since 1901, the annual Mummers Parade ushers in the New Year via a decidedly unique combo of outrageous sequined costumes, twirling parasols, choreographed dances, satirical performances, elaborate floats and props and general revelry! About 10,000 mummers strut down Broad Street each year to the judges tent to be judged.
Gift Shop News
Welcome Betty Gasch as our new head buyer for the gift shop. Betty has been working her magic in the store for years! You will occasionally find her there early in the morning and sometimes late in the afternoon. She is open to your suggestions and questions. She also considers all ideas.
Don’t forget this is Valentine’s Day month. You’ll need Valentines for your friends and decorations for your door. We also carry candy, cards and gifts for your friends. Check out the new watches and jewelry. We have something for everyone. What lady doesn’t like a beautiful watch and jewelry to go with her Easter outfit? Submitted By the Gift Shop Staff.
From the Dining Services Director
We featured a Resident recipe day on the menu last year and it was very popular. Chef Sean would like to do it again. This year, Chef Sean would like to feature Resident recipes on the menu over several days so that you can get to try as many as you like. Each recipe will have a small write-up about the featured menu item on the back of the menu.
So we are asking for your recipes (soups, salads, entrées & desserts). Please place them in an envelope and give them to the Hostess at the Dining Room Podium. We will accept recipes until Friday, February 17, 2017. Then Chef Sean and his team will work on tweaking the recipes to provide for the larger numbers. We will then plan to feature them over several days during a week in the future giving credit to those Residents who submitted them. So find your famous recipes and let’s get cooking!