Noble Horizons Auxiliary

For Information about the Noble Horizons Auxiliary, contact Joanne Moore, Director of Volunteers,
at 860-435-9851 x154 or email

The Noble Horizons Auxiliary

News Notes

Giant Book and Tag Sale


Giant Book and Tag Sale

Wagner Learning Center

Friday, April 28, 9:00 to 2:00 Free Admission

*Early Birds - 8:00 to 9:00, $10.00 Admission


Saturday, April 29, 9:00 to 2:00 Free Admission


Save the dates of Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 for the semi-annual Book and Tag Sale sponsored by the Noble Horizons Auxiliary. This popular event attracts antique dealers, book lovers, and bargain-hungers. It will be held in the Learning Center at Noble Horizons from 9 am to 2 pm. Admission is free on both days; "early birds" pay $10 from 8 to 9 am on Friday only.


In addition to hundreds of hardbound and paperbook books, there will be a wide variety of china, glassware, jewelry, linens, furniture, and household items. Donations are greatly appreciated. Please bring any unwanted or no-longer-used items (sorry, no clothing or electronics) to the front desk of Noble Horizons by April 24. To arrange for pick-up of large items, please call Joanne Moore at 860-435-9851.

Visit the Country Store

Be sure to stop by the Country Store at Noble Horizons when you start shopping for holiday gifts. There's a wonderful variety of items for everyone on your gift-giving list. The store, which is located off the main hallway in Wagner Terrace, is run by the Noble Horizons Auxiliary and its volunteers. Filled with reasonably priced items, it's a hidden gem in our community.


The store carries a wide variety of home decorating items—pillows, pitchers and vases, placemats and napkins, dish towels, small bowls and cheese boards, baskets, serving platters and trays, and picture frames. Every week new items arrive and are attractively displayed throughout the store.


Check out the wonderful selection of necklaces and earrings, as well as the colorful scarves. One of the beautiful bracelets would delight a daughter or granddaughter. The delightful soaps and lotions make nice hostess gifts at this time of year. Friends and family members of all ages would enjoy a book, puzzle, coloring book, or stuffed animal. From colorful reading glasses to the many greeting cards—there's something for everyone on your list.


Auxiliary's Annual Meeting

The Noble Horizons Auxiliary held their annual meeting on October 18.  The proposed budget for 2016-2017 was passed unanimously.  The following officers were re-elected to two-year terms:  Vice President Karen Bennett and Nominating Chair Ruth Adotte.  Joanne Elliott, President; Judy McKernon, Secretary; Nan Longley, Assistant Secretary; Kathy Hawley, Treasurer; and Teri Aitken, Assistant Treasurer will be serving the second year of their two-year terms.


If you are interested in joining the Noble Horizons Auxiliary, please contact Pat Crodelle at 518-789-3776 or

Noble Horizons Auxiliary Board 2016-2017

Joanne Elliott, President

Karen Bennett, Vice President

Kathy Hawley, Treasurer

Teri Aitken, Assistant Treasurer

Judy McKernon, Secretary

Nancy Longley, Assistant Secretary

Ruth Adotte, Nominating Committee Chair

Marian Schwaikert, Country Store Chair

Pat Crodelle, Membership Chair

Jeanette Weber, Publicity Chair

Jeanne Wardell, Historian

Wendy Anderson, Activities Committee Chair

Eileen Mulligan and Joanne Moore, Noble Horizons Representatives

Karen Bennett and Meredith Dittmar, Festival of Trees Co-Chairs

Karen Rossire and Judy McKernon, Holiday Fair Co-Chairs

Mary Barton, Book & Tag Sale Chair

Sharie Schwaikert, Country Store Manager

Auxiliary Cookbook for Sale

The Noble Horizons Auxiliary Favorite Recipes from the Northwest Corner cookbook to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Noble Horizon's founding. It contains over 340 recipes, ranging from appetizers and soups to desserts and sweets. Over 300 were submitted by friends, volunteers, residents, and staff of Noble Horizons. Some are long-time favorites passed down from generations; others are quick-and-easy for today's lifestyles. 


Nineteen restaurants from Salisbury, Lakeville, Falls Village, Millerton, Amenia, Sheffield, and Hillsdale supported the project by contributing almost 40 recipes to the Restaurant section. These range from split pea soup and clam chowder to creamy shrimp pasta and lobster risotto, from seared duck breast and Scottish salmon to coconut cream pie and double chocolate tart. Some are complex such as a cassoulet and eggplant Napolitano, others are area favorites such as chicken marsala and tomato pie.


In addition, local photographers have contributed wonderful images that capture the beauty, history, and unique characteristics of the area. Joseph Meehan's photos can be found on the front cover, on each of the section openers, and illustrating various features. Additional photos were contributed by John Emmons and Kathi Karpf. Other highlights include descriptions and illustrations of the Northwest Corner, Noble Horizons, historical buildings and events, libraries, and the Hotchkiss and Salisbury schools.


The cookbook is dedicated to the visionaries and leaders who created and developed Noble Horizons into an outstanding, award-winning retirement community. The cookbook is available for $20 at The Country Store at Noble Horizons which is open from Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3:30pm and on Saturday from noon to 3pm. It is also available by mail for $20 plus $2 (shipping and handling) from Noble Horizons Auxiliary, 17 Cobble Road, Salisbury, CT 06068. All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will support the Auxiliary's mission of raising funds to enrich the lives of Noble Horizons residents.