A Message From Lucinda Dohanian, Executive Director
After a long winter it’s a relief to finally fix our gaze on spring. Even though the days are steadily getting warmer, we know that spring is really here when Laurelmead’s glorious magnolia trees show off their blossoms. Spring also represents new beginnings, and I’m happy to welcome you to our very first e-newsletter. With it we’d like to inform you, engage you, and ultimately invite you into the Laurelmead family. We’d also like to open a dialogue with you. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact me at ldohanian@laurelmead.com . I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
The Art of Laurelmead
Submitted by Nicky Nichtern
Last June a group of residents got together and created a catalog of all the art that hangs on the walls of Laurelmead. Five floors and over 462 framed pieces! Going forward, every two months there has been a new art show, each one curated by a Laurelmead resident. In October, Sam Bender, a retired veterinarian, found eight paintings with cats, dogs, horses, and oxen. Most recently, Janet Zurier opted to show her favorite female artists. The art is then relocated from its usual hallway hang-out, and displayed for two months in the “Ping Pong Gallery”. These displays give residents the opportunity to see artwork that they walk past every day with a “new eye” as well as learn from the informative text next to each painting. Over 50 people attended the last opening - was it the wine, cheese, nibbles, friends or art?
Green Grows my Garden
Submitted by Joan O'Brien
When we moved here two years ago I was a bit sad about giving up my garden. Little did I know that the joy I felt when the first blooms appeared would continue - different trees and bushes of course - but 15 acres of them here compared to our two-acre plot in Westport! This time of year many of my new neighbors are out in the garden at the end of the meadow, raking and digging in the raised beds we each have. And it’s so much easier than the work we used to do in my old home gardens! Each year now as I garden, I make new friends who have also moved to Laurelmead. We chat about spring, the gorgeous peonies, and then the multitude of colorful annuals that are on their way. We love living here. And so far... we can’t find anything not to love!
Laurelmead on TV
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For additional information or to schedule a tour please call Diane Lamontagne at 401-273-9585.