Category Archives: Events at The Village

The community’s watercolor class is bustling with activity as Village artists tackle this week’s assignment. Featured in the back row, left to right are Neale Birdsall and Margaret Rhoads. The next row features (l to r) Janis Bigelow and instructor Mary LoPiccolo and Betty Crosby, and in the front row is Marj Burgard.

Discover Your Inner Artist!

That’s precisely what residents at The Village at Duxbury have the opportunity to do each week, in a watercolor class for all levels, held in the community’s Art Studio, and led by instructor Mary LoPiccolo. Residents enjoy taking inspiration from the natural beauty of The Village grounds or from the many options for a still-life.

Instructor Mary LoPiccolo and resident Betty Crosby take a momentary break after discussing Betty’s watercolor in process.
Instructor Mary LoPiccolo and resident Betty Crosby take a momentary break after discussing Betty’s watercolor in process.
Village at Duxbury resident Margaret Rhoads works on her watercolor during the weekly class led by instructor Mary LoPiccolo.
Village at Duxbury resident Margaret Rhoads works on her watercolor during the weekly class led by instructor Mary LoPiccolo.
The community’s watercolor class is bustling with activity as Village artists tackle this week’s assignment. Featured in the back row, left to right are Neale Birdsall and Margaret Rhoads. The next row features (l to r) Janis Bigelow and instructor Mary LoPiccolo and Betty Crosby, and in the front row is Marj Burgard.
The community’s watercolor class is bustling with activity as Village artists tackle this week’s assignment. Featured in the back row, left to right are Neale Birdsall and Margaret Rhoads. The next row features (l to r) Janis Bigelow and instructor Mary LoPiccolo and Betty Crosby, and in the front row is Marj Burgard.
Village artist Mary Libbey proudly displays one of her previously completed paintings in a different medium.
Village artist Mary Libbey proudly displays one of her previously completed paintings in a different medium.
Resident Neale Birdsall places a beautiful swatch of color on the watercolor he is working on.
Resident Neale Birdsall places a beautiful swatch of color on the watercolor he is working on.
Artist Ann Zaniboni begins her watercolor with a lovely, soft blue sky.
Artist Ann Zaniboni begins her watercolor with a lovely, soft blue sky.
Watercolor instructor Mary LoPiccolo gives a broad smile as she begins her own work during the weekly class at The Village at Duxbury.
Watercolor instructor Mary LoPiccolo gives a broad smile as she begins her own work during the weekly class at The Village at Duxbury.

Nominate a Duxbury Volunteer for the 2017 Community Volunteer Award!

The Duxbury Community Volunteer Award celebrates the spirit of civic responsibility through community service by honoring exemplary Duxbury citizens whose voluntary contributions of time and talent have made a positive impact on the quality of life in our town.

Nominate an individual who exemplifies civic responsibility and service. The deadline is March 17. Download your form and honor a citizen leader.

Author Vicki Constantine Croke holding her latest book, Elephant Company, as she prepares to sign copies for residents of The Village at Duxbury.

Elephant Company Author Stops by The Village at Duxbury

Author and Boston Globe columnist, Vicki Constantine Croke, recently signed copies of her New York Times best-selling book, Elephant Company at The Village at Duxbury. The senior living retirement community residents lined up for a chance to talk with Croke about her most recent book, which chronicles the daring life of British World War I Veteran Billy Williams, who, with his elephants is credited with helping to defeat the Japanese in Burma during World War II and in so doing, saving many lives.

Author Vicki Constantine Croke holding her latest book, Elephant Company, as she prepares to sign copies for residents of The Village at Duxbury.
Author Vicki Constantine Croke holding her latest book, Elephant Company, as she prepares to sign copies for residents of The Village at Duxbury.
New York Times best-selling author Vicki Constantine Croke signs a copy of Elephant Company for Village residents Katherine and Neil Smit.
New York Times best-selling author Vicki Constantine Croke signs a copy of Elephant Company for Village residents Katherine and Neil Smit.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo (May 5) has come to represent the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In appreciation of this culture, residents of The Village at Duxbury, searched their closets and homes for culturally significant items, such as clothing and maracas and joined one another for a lighthearted evening celebration. Chef Nancy Doran prepared enticing Mexican-American cuisine. 

The Cinco de Mayo Celebration at The Village was a big hit. Friends who gathered to celebrate the event, included (L to R): Joan Pisarra, Janis Bigelow, Dotsie Davis and Lynda Dickerson.
The Cinco de Mayo Celebration at The Village was a big hit. Friends who gathered to celebrate the event, included (L to R): Joan Pisarra, Janis Bigelow, Dotsie Davis and Lynda Dickerson.
Skip and Lynda Dickerson of The Village at Duxbury enjoy the retirement community’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration.
Skip and Lynda Dickerson of The Village at Duxbury enjoy the retirement community’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration.
Village at Duxbury residents Shirley Maccormack and Gen Booth enjoyed the community’s festivities on May 5.
Village at Duxbury residents Shirley Maccormack and Gen Booth enjoyed the community’s festivities on May 5.
Village at Duxbury resident Janice Birdsall shares the evening's offerings with friends.
Village at Duxbury resident Janice Birdsall shares the evening’s offerings with friends.

2016 Duxbury Volunteer Awards

The Duxbury Community Volunteer Award celebrates the spirit of civic responsibility through community service by honoring exemplary Duxbury citizens whose voluntary contributions of time and talent have made a positive impact on the quality of life in our town.

Nominate a worthy volunteer. Click here to download the Duxbury Community Volunteer Awards Nomination Form for the Annual Program, held each year at The Village at Duxbury.

Hank Phillippi Ryan Poses with a Resident at The Village at Duxbury

Mystery Writer Hank Phillippi Ryan Thrills at The Village at Duxbury

Village at Duxbury residents were thrilled to meet award-winning mystery writer and investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate, Hank Phillippi Ryan. Ryan made a presentation recently at the senior living community, sharing with a crowd of over 100 where she finds her inspiration and providing autographed copies of several of her books, including Truth Be Told, The Wrong Girl and The Other Woman. The Village at Duxbury is managed by Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group, a leader in senior housing and services on the South Shore. For the event, the Welch Group community partnered with Duxbury’s Westwinds Bookshop.

Hank Phillippi Ryan Poses with a Resident at The Village at Duxbury
Mystery novelist Hank Phillippi Ryan poses with Village at Duxbury resident Skip Dickerson, holding his copy of Truth Be Told, who along with his wife Lynda (not shown) moved to the senior living community in 2010.
Criminal fiction author Hank Phillippi Ryan greets Village at Duxbury resident.
Award-winning author of crime fiction, Hank Phllippi Ryan greets Village at Duxbury resident Annette Lintz, who is also a fan.
Mystery writer Hank Phillippi Ryan visits the Village at Duxbury.
Mystery writer Hank Phillippi Ryan (center), featured presenter at the senior living community, The Village at Duxbury, is featured with Brooke McDonough (left) and Janice Linehan (right), both of Westwinds.