Happy New Year from your friends at Crane’s Mill!
This year, our residents are continuing their tradition with a fun-filled cocktail party followed by a live performance by the Dean Tomanelli Jazz Trio!
We with you a fun and safe New Year’s Eve, followed by a New Year filled with love, laughter, and friendship.
Have you seen our Crane’s Mill Elf on our Facebook page?
His name is Milton, and he’s found his way around so many different areas of our campus, including the pool gym, gift shop, library, and more!
Visit our Facebook page, and be sure to click “Like” to keep up with Milton and everything else going on at Crane’s Mill!
On Tuesday, December 8th, Crane’s Mill held is annual Tree Lighting Program.
The Crane’s Mill Chorus
Stephen Wu, Accompanist, and Fran DePalma-Iozzi, Director
Hinman Hall Filled to Capacity
The Towne Square Tree
The community welcomed over 200 residents and family members for its annual Tree Lighting Program and Crane’s Mill Chorus Holiday Concert. The program took place in Hinman Hall, with an overflow into the couches and easy chairs Towne Square to accommodate the crowd.
The program kicked off with a message from Pam Marusic, Interim Executive Director, who gave the crowd a warm welcome before lighting the two decked-out Christmas trees.
The Crane’s Mill Chorus, celebrating its 15th anniversary, shined with rousing renditions of crowd favorites “Silver Bells” and “O Come All Ye Faithful”, plus the audience-assisted The “Twelve Days of Christmas”.
The chorus is directed by Fran DePalma-Iozzi, with Stephen Wu, Accompanist, and guest flutists Lou Iozzi and Dave Hogenauer (also a Crane’s Mill resident).
Here’s more about our Crane’s Mill Chorus from the evening’s program:
“Soon after Crane’s Mill opened in 1999, twelve residents gathered to continue the joy of choral singing.
In 2001 Crane’s Mill engaged a Director to work with the group and the first formal concert was presented at Christmas.
In 2005 the Chorus was asked to present the Tree Lighting Program. This tradition has continued through tonight’s program. The Crane’s Mill Residents’ Association continues its support for which the Chorus members are most grateful.”
Crane’s Mill resident Eva Bouzard-Hui is back in the news.
Eva Bouzard-Hui shows off artwork
Eva Bouzard-Hui, a resident at Crane’s Mill, will be a featured artist in an exhibit at The Ethical Culture Society located in Maplewood. The show, which will debut on January 4, will featured Dr. Bouzard-Hui as an artist and art teach, having taught art in grades K -12 in the public school system in Caldwell, and in several colleges in the area. She also taught life drawing at Columbia Teachers College where she earned her doctorate in Art and College Teaching. Her most recent teaching experience was at the Crane’s Mill Day event this past September, where she mentored budding artists in the community.
Above: Dr. Bouzard-Hui displays one of the works of art that will be included in the January exhibit.
We just received the calendar for December 2015, and we’re happy to be able to share.
You can click here to view the December Millstream calendar, along with previous months’ calendars, to get a better idea of how our residents spend their days.
What are your favorite activities for this month? Is there anything you would like to see added to the calendar in the new year? Let us know by sending an email!