Mashtini a smash in a glass at Shoreham

By Jesse Wright | Staff Writer


They’re fun, they’re popular, they’re served in a martini glass—and they won’t get you drunk.

They’re mashtinis, boutique mashed potatoes and in late November residents of the Shoreham at Lakeshore East gathered for a mashtini mixer set to holiday music. Chelsea McMurry, the marketing coordinator for the Shoreham’s property management group, said the mixer is part of a series of regular events offered to residents.

“It’s something we wanted to do to improve moral and retention,” McMurry said. She added that the Shoreham as well as the Tides, a sister property at the Lakeshore East, are part of a community and regular social mixers can help foster that feeling.

“We’re looking forward to having more of these events,” McMurry said. “It’s nice to do something to say thank you and keep our residents here longer.”

For December, the Shoreham will offer a holiday mixer Dec. 20 featuring appetizers, skewers, a beer and wine bar, deserts and a DJ. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

With dozens of residents filtering in and out, grabbing martini glasses filled with either mashed white potatoes or sweet potatoes, McMurry called the evening a success.

Two residents, Sophia Arteaga and Frank Arteaga, praised the mixer. The Arteagas said they attend Shoreham events regularly.

“We’ve been to a few other events that were here and we generally loved them,” said Frank.

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