Monthly Archives: May 2014

Nazi Painting on a Pup Tent: Dorothy Eden Comes to Meridian Village

Dorothy Eden has a portrait painted by a Nazi POW to remember her wartime years It’s rare nowadays for people to have hand painted portraits of themselves hanging in their homes. It’s rarer still to have such a portrait painted by a Nazi. But that’s just what you’ll find in Dorothy Eden’s apartment at Meridian […]

How Hard Could It Be? Arm Knitting Comes to Lenoir Woods

Get a roomful of ladies who have been knitting since they were kids. Hand them a roll of yarn, tell them to make a scarf…and then take away their knitting needles. That’s what Lenoir Woods Activities Director Megan Lau did recently when she held a class on Arm Knitting — an unusual form of yarnwork […]

A Brassy Bunch: An Ensemble from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra Pays a Visit

The Concordia Village chapel rang out with joyful noise indeed, as Tim McCoul, Rachel Serber, Stephen Hanrahan, Mark Babbitt, and Matt Wilshire of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra performed live for our residents (and future residents) in February. Click below to see photos from the event. Concordia Village Symphony ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of […]

Cutting A Rug with Pat Hidelbaugh

At Heisinger Bluffs’ Valentine’s Day dance this year, Pat Hidelbaugh’s dance card was always full. In fact, the hosts and hostesses from Jefferson City High School often had a hard time keeping up with Pat’s moves on the dance floor. “I started dancing when I was three or four years old,” she says. I was […]

A Servant Heart: JoAnn Aimone Finds Ways to Give at LHV

“Not long after I moved to Lutheran Hillside Village, I hurt my back,” says JoAnn Aimone, a retired nurse. “I was just sitting here thinking, ‘Oh gosh, what am I going to do?’ and within the hour, I had three people call and say, ‘If you need a push, I’ll be happy to help you.’” […]

Wedding Bells at Breeze Park for Phil and Gloria on May 2

He’s an 88-year-old widower. She’s an 83-year-old career woman who’s always been too busy to settle down. “Neither one of us were looking for a relationship,” Gloria McKean says. But in spite of that, that’s just what she and Phil Davies found when they moved to Breeze Park — and now they’re married! “We both […]