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April 13 Kite Flying Contest at Charlestown

Mar 21, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 21, 2013) -- Charlestown residents are now making their individualized kites for an upcoming Saturday, April 13, Kite Flying Contest on their Catonsville campus. They will be joined by nearly 100 students from area schools - inclusive of Our Lady of Victory, Riverview and Lansdowne -- who are also now making their own kites. The contest, which will be held 10a.m.  - noon on the field near the Charlestown baseball diamond, is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Catonsville. It will include the following divisions: K - 2 nd Grade Students 3 rd - 5 th Grade...

Charlestown Collection Donates More Than 15,000 Books

Mar 21, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 21, 2013) -- Charlestown retirement community residents, staff and future residents this week donated more than 15,000 books to Books for International Goodwill. The project, which was held under the auspices of the Charlestown Rotary Fellowship, also resulted in $205 in monetary donations. A 16-foot U-Haul truck filled with thousands of pounds of books left the Charlestown campus in Catonsville. All genres of books -- including biography, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction -- were donated. A committee of 15 Charlestown volunteers coordinated the collection, promoting it internally in advance via social media, closed circuit television, newsletters, and posters...

Charlestown Residents Play Miniature Golf Indoors as Snowstorm Approaches Outside

Mar 6, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 6, 2013) - Residents of Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville participated a miniature golf tournament inside their community as a massive snowstorm formed in the Midwest and began to head to the Mid-Atlantic with predicted 5-10 inches of accumulation for Central Maryland. Members of the on-site woodshop at Charlestown designed and built their own indoor miniature golf course. "Last year, we wanted a unique event to raise money for Charlestown's benevolent care fund, so we came up with the idea for an indoor winter putter land," said Pat Kasuda, who organized the event. Kasuda...

Public Invited to March 15 Home Expo at Charlestown

Mar 5, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 5, 2013) -- The public is invited to a Friday, March 15, Home Expo at Charlestown retirement community, 719 Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville. This event, which will offer tours of new apartments and moving tips,  will be held in the Cross Creek Clubhouse, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. To RSVP please call (410) 737-8830. A selection of Charlestown's one-and two-bedroom floor plans will be open for touring. Attendees will get a sneak peek of new apartments that will open this spring. Food tasting, prizes and incentives for up to $15,000 off  apartment homes will be...

Charlestown Memorial Day Event to Feature 500 Full-Size American Flags

Mar 4, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 1, 2013) - Planning is underway for a 2013 Memorial Day event that will be an exhibition of over 500 full-size American flags known as the Charlestown Field of Honor Veterans Tribute in Catonsville, MD . The Charlestown Field of Honor will be open to the public May 24-27, with opening ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. Each flag displayed will be sponsored by area businesses and residents for $35 per flag. Net proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Charlestown Benevolent Care Fund.  Hubbard Funeral Home, Inc...

"Spinning" Fitness Craze Takes Over Charlestown

Mar 4, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 1, 2013) --  A new fitness craze known as 'Spinning' has taken over Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville and residents are not about to stop anytime soon. Spinning consists of multiple exercise bikes arranged in a circle where riders spin the pedals simultaneously to motivating music. An instructor with a headset sits atop a lead bike, giving instructions and making the class fun. Sp[inning classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 - 8:30 a.m.,  in the new Fitness Center in Charlestown Square on the Catonsville campus.  "Spinning can be a great way to get the...

Charlestown Cuts the Ribbon to New Fitness Center

Jan 15, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD---Between individual workouts, group classes and other wellness activities, residents of Charlestown retirement community logged an amazing 40,000 hours of fitness time in 2011. That demand for staying in shape made the expansion of the community's gym and aquatics center a priority in planning for the Charlestown modernization project. The goal was realized on January 14th as residents and employees gathered for the official re-opening of the newly-designed fitness center. The ribbon cutting is one of several anticipated in 2013, as Charlestown celebrates its 30th anniversary with the opening of new amenities, including the re-modeled Charlestown Square clubhouse and...

Charlestown's Parrish Named Social Work Pioneer by NASW

Jan 9, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD---The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) named Sherry M. Parrish, MSW, ACSW, LCSW-C, as a Social Work Pioneer for 2012. The professional achievement honor was presented at the NASW Foundation awards luncheon in Washington, DC. Throughout her career of more than thirty-six years, Ms. Parrish has worked to improve geriatric social work and interdisciplinary care.  Since 1996, she has been Director of Resident Life at Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville.   In its statement of recognition, the NASW Foundation lauded Ms. Parrish for her "pioneering spirit, vision, and exuberance that have not only been demonstrated in her clinical and...

Charlestown ELLIC to Host Bill Grimmette Presentation onLife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dec 18, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---The Elderhostel Lifelong Learning Institute of Charlestown retirement community (ELLIC) will host an intergenerational program on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Widely-acclaimed master story teller Bill Grimmette will present Empowering Stories from the King Years: How America Was Made a Better Democracy by the Rebellion of a King. The event will take place on Thursday, January 17th from 1:00pm to 2:15pm in the Erickson Conference Center of Charlestown retirement community.  The program is free and open to the public. Mr. Grimmette has traveled the world, providing historical accounts of figures such as Benjamin Banneker and Frederick...

Calling All Golfers to the Winter Putterland at Charlestown

Dec 11, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---Snow might cover the fairways in February, but the putting greens will be open for business at Charlestown. The Catonsville-based Erickson Living will be hosting its 2nd Annual Winter Putterland during the weekend of February 22nd & 23rd with a two-day PuttFest! The tournament will be held on Friday evening, February 22, 2013.  Registration begins at 6:30pm, and "first putt" is at 7:30pm.  The tournament is limited to the first 36 foursomes entered at $40 per player ($160 per team). The friendly competition will feature first & second place cash prizes to the top teams, door prizes and a...