January 2010 Entries
THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. - Residents of University Village, the continuing care retirement community in Thousand Oaks, have raised almost $17,000 for Haiti relief, according to resident Holly Lamb.
Lamb said that nearly 150 residents at the community near California Lutheran University participated in a two-day drive recently to raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Lamb, along with fellow resident Doris Rhodes, came up with the idea for a fundraiser after reading the devastating newspaper reports out of Haiti. They were so moved that they set up a fundraising drive to ask other University Villagers to contribute whatever they...
To Feature Resident Artist Frances O'Farrell
- by Peggy Perry -
An exceptional event, the unveiling of a dramatic painting entitled "The Sorrows of War," will be a campus highlight in January. Sponsored by the UVTO Art Guild, renowned portrait painter Frances O'Farrell will present an exhibit of her paintings, culminated by the dramatic presentation of the symbolism of this new masterpiece. This show will be open to all UVTO residents in Catalina Hall on January 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Frances never really decided whether she wanted to become an actress or an artist; she was fortunate to do both. Much...
- By Peggy Perry -
Snow, snow, snow! Mary Ellen had her fill of it, growing up near Detroit, Michigan. On visiting southern California as a youngster, she announced to her mother that this is where she intended to live (no snow!), and, a few years later, she headed for a job with Beckman Instruments in Pasadena. There, one autumn weekend, she was invited to a swimming pool party – which she attended with the provision that transportation home would be provided.
Chuck Kircher had been the Navy for twelve years, and was a 1st Class Petty Officer with a combat...