- Mardi Gras 2015 Review
- Who’s New in the Neighborhood
- Daylight Savings Time
- Spring Senior College
- Pancake Breakfast
- Free Movies
Mardi Gras 2015 Review
Our Mardi Gras day of celebration went off without a hitch on “Fat Tuesday”, February
17th! The New Orleans style buffet meal was outstanding, to say the least, thanks to our amazing dietary crew. Over the years, this day has become such a wonderful cele-bration at Schooner Estates.
Thanks Maintenance Team!
A huge “Thank You” to our Schooner Estates maintenance crew for a job well done during this winter of seemingly unending and immense snowfall.
They all deserve an award!
Who’s New in the Neighborhood…
- Elinor Brockway apartment 620
- Dorothy Fishman apartment 648
- Eunice Martel apartment 644
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our community!
A Sign of Spring
For all of you who are just waiting for the first sign of Spring, cheer up, it is getting closer! One sure sign is the arrival of Daylight Savings Time, which officially begins on Sunday, March 8th. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday evening, March 7th.
Did you know…Ben Franklin—of “early to bed and early to rise” fame—was apparently the first person to suggest the concept of daylight savings. Franklin wrote of being awakened at 6 a.m. and realizing, to his surprise, that the sun would rise far earlier than he usually did. Imag-ine the resources that might be saved if he and others rose before noon and burned less mid-night oil. It soon caught on and so it began!.
Spring Senior College
Sharpen your pencils and get your notebooks ready, our first Spring Senior College class will begin on March 24th. Two classes will be held this Spring, right here at Schooner in our Ten-ants Harbor Room. Schooner residents have the privilege of “first choice” for class sign ups.
The first class, taught by Charles W. Plummer, instructor for both L/A and Mid-coast Senior College, will run for eight Tuesdays. Starting Tuesday, March 24th until Tuesday, May 12th. The course, “Warrior Generals and Combat Leadership in the Civil War”, will examine the combat leadership and the battles in which they fought during the Civil War. The second class, “The Three Wyeths: An American Dynasty” explores the life and careers of each of the Wyeths: N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and James Wyeth. Taught by Instructor Kirsten Larsson-Turley. It will run for six Thursdays, starting March 26th until April 30th.
The courses are peer taught, with no entrance requirements, grades or tests. Your experience and love of learning are what count. If you haven’t already, please check with our Resi-dent Services Director, Mark Prevost at exten-sion 132 for class availability and sign up.
All You Can Eat…
Who doesn’t love pancakes? – especially when they are served with a variety of mouth water-ing toppings. Right here at Schooner Estates, in our Village Green, we are having an “All You Can Eat Pancake Bar” on Friday, March 13th. All money raised will go to support the local Alzheimer’s Association. The event will run from 6:45 a.m. through 9:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the front desk for $5.00 each.
Here’s a list of our toppings…
- Chocolate chips
- Crumbled bacon
- Maple Syrup
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate Sauce
- Strawberry syrup
- Blueberry syrup
- Powdered sugar
We hope to see you there and thank you for your continued support!
Attention All Moviegoers
Flagship Cinemas is continuing their “FREE Tuesday” Classic Early Bird movies. All you need to do is sign up at our front desk. We’ll take you over at 9:45 for the 10:00 show time, and pick you up when the movie is over. Here is the list for March:
- March 3rd – ”Ben Hur” (1959)
- March 10th – “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989)
- March 17th – ”High Noon” (1952)
- March 24th – “Dances with Wolves” (1990)
- March 31st – “The Dirty Dozen” (1967)