Inside This Issue
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Writers: Your Schooner Team
Technical Editor: Sue O’Brien
Be sure to stop by and watch the Castine Outdoor Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 1st at 4:00 p.m. Cookies and hot cider will be served!
Let the Festivities Begin!
Celebrate the season and plan to attend our annual Schooner holiday parties. Join your neighbors and friends for an evening of song and good cheer. Each festive event includes live entertainment, delicious light fare, eggnog, and of course, exceptional company! See page two for our holiday party menu.
Apartment residents will celebrate on Tuesday, December 15th at 5:00 p.m. in the Tenants Harbor Room. Their New Year’s Eve party is scheduled for Thursday, December 31st in the Tenants Harbor Room, starting at 5:00 p.m.
Residential Care, Memory Care and the Castine Studios will have their party on Wednesday, December 16th in the Village Green at 5:00 p.m. The New Years party will be on Thursday, December 31st at 3:00 p.m. in the Village Green.
Entertainer “Mary Murphy” will provide the entertainment for the Holiday Parties.
Just a reminder…
If you haven’t already, sign up for a spectacular trip to Portland’s Merrill Auditorium for this years performance of “The Magic of Christmas”. It is scheduled for Friday, December 18th. Tickets are going fast! We will be leaving Schooner at 12:20 p.m. Call the front desk and sign up – you’ll be glad you did!
Have a wonderful time!
Who’s New in the Neighborhood…
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our community!
- Ann Anderson, apt. 334
- Horace Atwood, stu. 107
- Irene Ledoux, apt. 316
- Flora McGraw, Res Care B108
- Arlene Poland, Res Care C102
It’s Time to Decorate the Tree!
The annual decorating of the Camden Christmas tree will be held on Thursday, December 10th at 10:00 a.m. Stop by and enjoy a fun social visit with friends and neighbors, along with refreshments! Delicious food, entertainment and high spirits are always the trademark of Schooner Estate’s holiday celebrations and events. Everyone is invited to join in!
Holiday Party Menu
Here is a list of the delicious foods that will be served at our 2015 holiday parties.
*Assorted Fruit and Cheese with Crackers
*Stuffed Cocktail Rolls with Lobster,
*Ham, and Egg Salad *Spanakopita
*Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms
*Scallops Wrapped in Maple Bacon
*Swedish Meatballs *Classic Shrimp Cocktail
*Glazed Pecans *Holiday Cookies/Sweets
*Coffee/Tea *Holiday Punch
*Spiced Egg Nog
Let the Snowflakes Fly!
If you need your vehicle for an appointment during the upcoming snowy winter months, be sure to inform maintenance the day before or at least a few hours before you need it. We’ll get it cleaned off and have it ready for you.
Please call maintenance at extension 159 with your name and apartment number and what time you will need your car. We will start your car, clear frost from the windshield and do any snow removal around the car.
One candle for each night
Sheds a sweet light
To remind us of
those days long ago…
~ Our 2015 Awareness Campaign Comes to an End ~
As many of you know, in 2015 we did something new with our marketing at Schooner Estates: we launched the “Our Community is Your Community” awareness campaign. During this campaign, we featured Schooner Residents and Employees, highlighting their connection to the Lewiston-Auburn Community and beyond. Each month, we picked a resident or staff member to interview about their life, their connection to Lewiston-Auburn and surrounding communities, and their feelings about Schooner. From there, we created a print ad for the Sun Journal, and posted (or will post!) a companion video on YouTube. Below a list of who we featured:
January: Irving Grant • February: Tony Emmi • March: Dorothy Larrabee • April: Larry Fortier
• May: Bob Pacios • June: Jan Elie • July: Martin and Phyllis Dow • August: The Labrie Sisters: Florence Raymond, Therese Deschenes and Irene Delorme • September: Barbara Howe • October: Carl Harrigan and Christopher Boivin • November: Ellen Magnussen • And Coming in December: John Orestis and Barbra Crowley!
You’ve probably seen the print ads in the paper, or posted on the wall near the side entrance to the kitchen. If you haven’t seen the videos yet, you can find the ones that have been posted so far on YouTube by searching for Schooner Estates, or “Like” Schooner Estates on Facebook to see them as they are posted. Also, we will be showing the ads on video in our Tenants Harbor Room on Tuesday, December 29th at 2:15 p.m. Be sure to stop by!
We send a heartfelt Thank You for everyone who participated, watched, and shared these spots. We hope to continue the tradition of involving you, our fabulous Schooner Residents, in our marketing, so be ready for 2016’s Campaign!
~ Linda Hildonen