Holiday Rewind at The Normandy Apartments

The holiday season was celebrated in glorious fashion at The Normandy Apartments in Rocky River through December.

From a lively concert by The Normandy Chorale to a festive Christmas party to a Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve bash, The Normandy was hopping all month long.

Click here to view the Normandy Christmas Party gallery.
Click here to view the Normandy’s New Year’s Eve Bash gallery.

Normandy Chorus Shares Joy of Christmas

DSC_5289-10The Christmas Season was celebrated in fine style at the Normandy Apartments in Rocky River as The Normandy Chorus shared music of the season.

It was a joyful evening of sounds and sights as the chorus filled the main dining room of the festive Normandy Manor with glorious tones of holiday joy.

Under the direction of director Stephanie Lopez and keyboard accompanist Gary Ryan, residents of the Normandy as well as guests from the community took part in the holiday concert.

Afterward, all gathered in the Normandy coffee shop for eggnog and figgy pudding.

Click here to view entire Normandy Chorale gallery.

DSC_5246-1The Normandy Celebrates the Seasons with Light and Landscapes

Area residents who are familiar with The Normandy Apartments in Rocky River have probably noticed the inviting landscapes that escort visitors along the welcoming, winding driveway that leads to the serene living areas at the rear of the property.

These grounds have been made especially engaging this holiday season thanks to thousands of white lights that have illuminated the grounds for the Christmas and New Year season.

The display is the handiwork of groundskeeper Jason Kolo and his team of Chris Kobal and Jordan Hricko.

“We put up 120,000 lights,” said Jason last week as the holiday season wound down. It took me and our two helpers about three and half to four weeks to put up.”

It is a display well worth the effort! From reindeer outlined in lights to illuminated icicle balconies, the grounds captured the spirit the season perfectly.

The holiday display is just one of a series of landscaping designs that capture each season at The Normandy.

“We have many displays,” said Jason. “With our tulip display, for instance, I’ve been adding thousands of bulbs.”

His inspiration grew out of a challenge. Several years ago, Ash trees that populated The Normandy grounds were invaded by Ash Borer beetles and had to be removed. Jason seized the reality to bring a fresh vision to the grounds at The Normandy and created landscape ideas suited to all seasons. He even travels to noted landscape grounds regionally to glean ideas and find inspiration.

See you in the spring, Jason. We’ll be back for more pictures at Tulip Time!

 

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