Noble Horizons Blog

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by John Emmons

Down on the Farm

On May 9, a group of Noble residents made the short trek to The Hotchkiss School’s Fairfield Farm where students work the vegetable gardens and tend livestock.

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by John Emmons

Linda Orlowski, LSMW, Joins Noble Horizons as Director of Social Work

On April 3, Linda Orlowski, LMSW was welcomed as Noble Horizons' Director of Social Work. Linda not only has vast experience in the field, but her father was a partner in Hartford County’s first purpose-built long-term nursing care community which opened in 1955.

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by John Emmons

Making the Rounds with Diesel

Amelia Smith, a Hotchkiss senior from Millerton, NY is a dog trainer who has shown and won awards at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in addition to being a certified pet therapist and pet therapy trainer.  

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by John Emmons

North Korea: What's Next

Life in North Korea is, in a word, horrific. Kim Jong Un, the third in a line of absolute dictators, controls every aspect of life. Two experts on North Korea, Melanie Kirkpatrick, former opinion editor at the Wall Street Journal, and her husband, Jack David, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush administration, both now affiliated with the Hudson Institute, spoke about the secretive country at Noble Horizons on March 24.

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by John Emmons

Gifts of Art to Noble Residents

For many years, children in Salisbury Central School’s pre-kindergarten have created special art projects for Noble Horizons residents. The children’s joy in giving is surpassed only by the joy of Noble residents receiving their colorful treasures.

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by John Emmons

From Flymo to Smarty to Lobster Savannah

Arthur Rosenblatt’s effort to build an American market for the Flymo, a British-made lawnmower that hovered rather than rolled over grass, was not successful. It did, however, land him a guest spot on the popular TV game show, “What’s My Line?” The panel rather improbably guessed that he was the ad man behind the Flymo.

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by John Emmons

In Search of the “Unicorn of the Sea”

Salisbury’s Joseph Meehan related his adventures as expedition photographer on several trips to the Arctic and Greenland to study the “Unicorn of the Sea” to an attentive audience in Noble’s Community Room on March 3.

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by John Emmons

Climate Change

Worried about the effects of climate change? We all are, but a leading expert in the field, Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, told an audience at Noble Horizons not to lose hope.

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by John Emmons

Professor Nadine Strossen and Federal Judge William Kuntz

Noble welcomed two distinguished speakers on January 21.

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by John Emmons

The 2017 Festival of Trees

This year’s Noble Horizons’ Auxiliary Festival of Trees will be remembered as one of the more inventive years with unusual and creative displays beyond greenery, ribbon and glittery trees.

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by John Emmons

Once Again Around the Track with Gordon MacKenzie

A daredevil had better be lucky or he won’t last long. Cobble resident Gordon MacKenzie has been a very lucky man.

 

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by John Emmons

Exploring the Statues of Central Park

G.A. Mudge took on quite a project that has taken some years to complete: cataloguing and photographing the dozens of statues, dating from 1859 to the 1990s, scattered about Central Park.

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by John Emmons

Jean and Bill McClelland Perform

Jean and Bill McClelland brought a bit of nostalgia to Noble Horizons on November 4, with a performance entitled "At Long Last Love: Classics from the American Songbook."

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by John Emmons

The Enigmatic Bobcat of Connecticut

Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn, who presented a fascinating program on black bears to a capacity crowd last April, returned to Noble on October 28 to introduce an equally large group to Connecticut’s only wild cat, the bobcat.

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by John Emmons

Social Media for Business and Non-Profits

Two social media experts from Red Barn Consulting spoke to a very engaged group of local business owners in an event sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber and held in Noble’s Community Room on September 28.

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A Birthday for Kate

by Bob Burch

A Birthday for Kate

What do you do when you reach 100? Throw yourself a party, of course, at least if you’re Kate Reilly. The youngest of the four centenarians among Noble’s current resident population, Mrs. Reilly felt her big day last May merited a celebration and so invited her children and a host of friends to share the occasion with her. "I had a ball," she said. The 50+ guests who gathered in the Clubhouse, had a good time, too.

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by John Emmons

AARP Fraud Watch Network on the Move

Today, someone’s identity is stolen every 2.8 seconds and $40 billion is lost to scammers each year. But there are actions you can take to protect you and your family.

Two crime fighting experts were at Noble on September 14 for a program entitled “The Con Artist’s Playbook” outlining the tactics these criminals use and offering guidance in protecting oneself.

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Meet Kim Sherwood

The thriller, spiller, filler dictum of effective container planting is flaunting its full midsummer flash in the two giant pots filled with towering curly willow, mandevilla, salvia midnight blue, coleus, begonias, sweet potato vine and a few other things, flanking the Wagner Terrace entrance.  They were designed, planted and are maintained by Kim Sherwood, who has taken care of the many containers and flower gardens beautifying the Noble Horizons campus for the past nine years.

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Create Your Own Legacy

by Administrator

Create Your Own Legacy

Probate Judge Diane Blick spoke to an audience at Noble Horizons for one reason only: to dispel worries about the probate process.

In her third term as probate judge for Litchfield County, Judge Blick, known affectionately as the "judge on wheels" due to her habit of traveling to the homes of residents who need her help, said that planning was the most important advice she could give.

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A Fed Bear Is A Dead Bear

by Administrator

A Fed Bear Is A Dead Bear

"Don't feed the bears," was the key point in a presentation on black bears by Paul Colburn, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist, who spoke at Noble Horizons on April 29. The large and very engaged crowd was an indication that black bears have made their presence felt, frequently in our backyards. There were 6,600 reported sightings in the state in the past year.

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