Register Now: Wine Tastings, Phillies Game
Join fellow Arcadia alumni at these upcoming events in the region:
Saturday, May 18 - Bucks County Wine Tasting: Spend a day experiencing the rich heritage behind Bucks County wine. The gentle rolling hills, deep well-drained soils and moderate climate combine to make Bucks County a premier grape growing region on the East Coast. Visit three wineries, discover how the wine is made and talk with the winemakers. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with fellow alumni. Cost: $45 with transportation from campus (space limited to 14), $35 without transportation. Click here for more information or to register.
Sunday, May 19 - Leesburg, VA Wine Tasting: Washington D.C. area alumni are invited to tour three area vineyards, with transportation provided from Union Station. Click here for more information or to register.
Monday, June 17 - Alumni Phillies Game: Cheer on the Philadelphia Phillies as they face the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Tickets are $20 per person and seats are in section 302. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 17. Click here to purchase tickets.
Arcadia Alumni Travel to Cuba in a Cultural Exchange
by Georgene Pilling ’04M, Director of Stewardship
In March 2012, the first cadre of 20 students traveled to Cuba for Arcadia’s week-long Preview program. One year later, in April 2013, alumni followed their footsteps and experienced Cuba culturally and historically with Pam Martin-Molina ’73, ’03M as our guide.
The connections she has forged over the years through her business, Molimar Export Consultants, Inc., opened many doors for us to meet Cubans in all walks of life: breakfast with Dr. Sergio Santana, physician and nutritionist at the Almegeras Hospital in Havana; studio visit with José Fuster, the “Picasso of Cuba;” garden lunch at Carmen’s B&B (she herself a poet); history lesson with Dr. Olga Rosa Gonzales at the Center for Hemispheric Studies; conversation with Dr. Olga Fernandez, teacher and researcher at the Institute of Science and Philosophy; tour and espresso with Tony, President of the Art Association in Matanzas; mojitos with Majel Reyes, professional translator (for Fidel, on one occasion); tour of the Clinic for Children with Neurological Disabilities by Dr. Rodriguez (and more espresso!); and the impromptu delight afforded by an open rehearsal of the youth orchestra, Camarata Romeau, at Basilica San Francisco.
And as we walked along the cobblestoned streets of Old Havana and strolled down the Malecón, the broad esplanade that stretches along the seawall, we met a diverse community of Cubans, proud of their culture and optimistic about the future. Read more.
Photo: Arcadia alumni rest along the “Colonial Wall” in Old Havana, Cuba. Left to right: Pat Brubaker ’73, Pamela Martin-Molina ’73, Loretta Parker Liljestrand ’54, Mario, our Cuban guide, Mike Spoganetz ’08, Sonya Pekar ’07, Georgene Pilling ’04M, Loli Jaeger
Lindstrom ’59, Laurie Pachkowski ’86, and Melissa Hough ’73.
Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. Named Featured Artist at Local Coffee House
Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. will be highlighted as May's featured artist at FRESH GROUND Coffee House in Willow Grove, Pa.
Her exhibit, 'The Color of Poverty,' highlights her international travel and volunteer work over the last seven years. "This particular grouping of photographs focuses on...the children of Kenya and Uganda," notes Paskell. Click here to read the full article.
Alumna Reopens Flower Market in Erdenheim, Pa.
Cheryl Wilks Scherbner ’78 has re-opened her Flower Cart at the Flourtown Farmers Market in Erdenheim, Pa.
Cheryl is ready with tips on arranging fresh flowers as well as how to make artificial stems look and feel natural. She has displayed her talents at numerous events at Arcadia as well as at other corporate events, nursing and retirement facilities.
She also enjoys teaching Kids Creative Arts programs in Springfield Township and floral classes at Morris Arboretum for all ages and abilities. She has been a presenter at the Philadelphia Flower Show for the past 23 years.
For more information, visit www.FlowersonLocation.com or “like” Flowers On Location on Facebook.