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Charlestown Resident Emma Schramm's Picker's Checks Tell Stories of America's Farms

Jan 14, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (January 14, 2014)  - Charlestown resident Emma Schramm grew up on her family's 237-acre Schramm Farm on Mountain Road in Ann Arundel County, MD. She later tended to the farm's roadside stand on weekends during the years when she taught at Jacobsville Elementary School. Farm workers picked a wide array of fruits and vegetables in the fields each day. They were given picker's checks, small metal tokens that noted the number of boxes of strawberries, peas, etc., that they picked. The picker's checks - which were stamped with the initials "LSCHR" (the reference to Schramm's Farm)   - were...

Charlestown Launches its Facebook Page

Jan 8, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (January 8, 2014) -- Charlestown retirement community today launched its Facebook page:

On-Site TV Station Trains Charlestown Residents for Prime Time

Jan 6, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (January 6, 2014) -- With more than 300 different clubs, activities, and classes to choose from at Charlestown, the one Al Medeiros had his eye on when he moved to the Catonsville community in 2004 was the TV studio. "We moved from Heritage Harbour in Annapolis, and they had a small television studio where I volunteered as a camera man," says Al. "So after we moved to Charlestown, I stopped by the television studio and told the crew that, although I didn't have much of a background, I would love to volunteer. They said they could use all...

Charlestown's Robin Arnicar Re-Elected President of NADONA

Dec 16, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (December 16, 2013) -- Robin Arnicar, the Director of Nursing for Continuing Care at Charlestown retirement community  in Catonsville, MD,  has been re-elected President of NADONA (The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care).  She will serve as President for the next two years.  She has served as President for the last two years. She was honored in 2007 as the NADONA Nursing Administrator of the Year for both the Northeast region and was the overall National recipient.  Arnicar  has been in LTC nursing for 25 years and a Director of Nursing for the past...

Holiday Model Railroad Display Now Open at Charlestown

Dec 9, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (December 9, 2013) -- A holiday vintage, nine-train line model railroad display is now open to the public at Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, MD. The display ( ) features HO and N-scale trains donated by Charlestown residents. Buildings depict local landmarks such as Main Street Catonsville and Bethlehem Steel. A Treasure Hunt asks children to identify hidden items such as a Baltimore Ravens rail car and a hobo camp. The display is open Saturdays, from noon-2 p.m. It will be also be open on Christmas Day from 1- 4 p.m. Charlestown is located...

Charlestown Offers Brief, Helpful Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

Dec 3, 2013
CATONSVILE, MD (December 3, 2013) -- Nearly everyone gets the winter blues now and then. The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and the cold air nips at the nose, making isolation more common this time of year. Charlestown retirement community offers the following brief, helpful tips for beating the winter blues: Stay Social and Active This allows people to maintain interactive relationships with others their age. If people get involved in clubs/activities to keep themselves  active, they are more likely to stay motived to participate, and stay socially engaged. Learning new things, challenging oneself, and keeping the mind...

December 11 Recorder Holiday Concert at Charlestown

Dec 2, 2013
WHAT: A recorder instrumental Holiday Concert by Charlestown retirement community residents learned to play this somewhat unusual  instrument during the past year. Resident Nancy Wehr first began teaching the recorder to Charlestown residents in 2008. There are seven residents (six women and one man) in her current class who will perform at the concert. Wehr taught the recorder prior to her retirement to students at Pecan Grove Elementary School in Sugerland, Texas (south of Houston). She has lived at Charlestown for the past five years. WHEN/WHERE Wednesday, December 11, from 5 - 6 p.m., in the Chesapeake Lounge at Charlestown,...

Billiards Games Appeal to Charlestown Residents

Dec 2, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (December 2, 2013) -- Charles Boyer waits for his students to arrive at the Charlestown retirement community billiards tables near the community's Fireside Restaurant. That's where the unofficial billiards instructor has been teaching his neighbors how to play pool for the last decade.  His enthusiasm for billiards is catching on at Charlestown, where there are now two resident-run Cue Clubs and where scores of spontaneous games played regularly. For two hours once a week, Boyer teaches the fundamentals of pool---how to properly hold the cue, hit the ball, and aim, as well as the rules of the game...

Innovative Casual Dining Comes to Charlestown

Nov 22, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (November 22, 2013) -- The Terrace Cafe, the last remaining project of Charlestown retirement community's multi-million dollar modernization renovation will open on Monday, November 25, with a 3 - 4:30 p.m. open house celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony. The Terrace Cafe, which is one of six restaurants at Charlestown, encompasses a $2.3 million renovation that includes a brick hearth oven, teteppanyaki grill, rotisserie, yogurt/salad bar, full cocktail bar, as well as an alfresco dining area equipped with a sound system for outdoor concerts. The project is a collaboration of Charlestown Dining Services, Erickson Living and RLPS, an architecture planning...

Charlestown Dining Supervisor Travis Shaw Releases His First Book of Poetry

Nov 18, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (November 18, 2013) - Travis Shaw, a Continuing Care Dining Services Supervisor at Charlestown retirement community, has released his first book of poetry, "All Things Are Possible With Him." The book is published by Unlock Publishing House in Washington D.C. and is now available via Shaw is said to be to be an inspiring, skilled young poet from Maryland. "As you read the penned verses, may they encourage, bless, and inspire you in every area of your life," notes. "It is with words that we uplift each other so may this book uplift you. May it...