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Rare Berlin Wall-Era East German Puppets Now on Display at Charlestown

Jul 27, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (July 28, 2016) -- Barbara Fahey's collection of rare East German puppets are now on display in the Chesapeake restaurant at Charlestown retirement community 715 Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville.

These puppets were purchased by Fahey in East German antique shops immediately prior to construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

Fahey, who is an artist, lived in West Berlin at the time with her husband, John (U.S. Navy Commander, retired) and their three children.

Under the Huebner-Malinin Agreement signed by the military leaders of the United States and the Soviet...

Diane Winn's Pastel Portraits Now on Exhibit In The Gallery at Charlestown

Jul 6, 2016

Diane Winn's Pastel Portraits Now on Exhibit in The Gallery at Charlestown

CATONSVILLE, MD (July 6, 2016) -- The pastel paintings of Diane Winn, the majority of which are portraits that capture the unique personalities of people, are on exhibit through July in The Gallery at Charlestown retirement community, 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

Winn started drawing as a young girl, studying art extensively in high school. She later did botanical...

Charlestown's Kathy Crouse Records Her Original Country Song

Jul 5, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (July 5, 2016) -- Charlestown retirement community resident Kathy Crouse this week traveled to the Garrick Alden Studios in Silver Spring, MD, to record vocals for "Shining Star," a song she co-wrote with Dean Crawford, a past recipient of the Maryland Music Association's Songwriter of the Year award.

Crouse plays keyboard and Crawford, who is Charlestown's Medical Center Practice Administrator, plays guitar on the recording.

This Loretta Lynn-esque song tells the story of Crouse's relentless ability to overcome...

Oriole Bird Frolics at Charlestown Employee Appreciation Week Event

Jun 28, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (June 28, 2016) -- The Oriole Bird frolicked with his many fans and made new friends June 22 as the guest of honor at Charlestown retirement community's employee picnic.

The picnic, which was held during Employee Appreciation Week festivities, thanked the more than 1,000 full and part-time Charlestown employees for everything they do each day to help create a community that celebrates life.

The Oriole Bird led a Fire...

Charlestown's John Fahey is Honored for his Naval Airship Flights in Wartime

Jun 27, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (June 28, 2016) – Charlestown retirement community resident John Fahey ( U.S. Navy Commander, retired) is the recipient of the Naval Airship Association's 2016 Presidential Service Award given in recognition of his past service to the association and to the United States.

Fahey, when he was a U.S. Navy Lieutenant, on June 26, 1 950 piloted a Naval airship, taking off from the USS Midway aircraft carrier during a demonstration for the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Mid-Atlantic...

Charlestown Field of Honor Nets Record Proceeds for Charities

Jun 15, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (June 15, 2016) – The 1,000-flag Charlestown Field of Honor presented by Hubbard Funeral Home this past Memorial Day weekend resulted in record net proceeds in the amount of $18,757.26 being divided between Charlestown’s Benevolent Care Fund and Warfighter Sports, a nonprofit that provides adaptive sports to severely wounded veterans fee of cost.

This display of 1,000 American flags paid tribute to the hundreds of thousands of past and present American veterans who have served their country and to those who...

Charlestown Sluggers Show Enthusiasm, Determination in Mid-Atlantic Softball Tournament

Jun 13, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (June 12, 2016) – Charlestown June 8 hosted a Mid-Atlantic double-elimination softball tournament that included teams from four retirement communities. The teams consisted of home team Charlestown, Greenspring (Springfield, VA) , Riderwood (Silver Spring, MD) and Oak Crest (Parkville, MD) .

Charlestown Sluggers came out with great enthusiasm and determination to try to beat the returning opponents. The Sluggers practiced two days per week for the past two months to prepare for this challenge. Alas, the Sluggers came up short, as...

Nature Trail at Charlestown Enchants

Jun 13, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (June 12, 2016) -- The Nature Trail at Charlestown follows historic Cross Creek's winding path through the center of the retirement community's 110-acre campus. It is an enchanting place for leisurely walks by residents and staff.

Nearly 100 wildflowers grow along the trail, which is regularly visited by rabbits, squirrels, geese, birds, and deer. A box turtle named Chauncey who was rescued two years ago by an employee has found habitat near the trail's covered bridge.


Lauren Clements' Woven Scarves Win Top Prizes at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Jun 6, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (June 6, 20125) -- Catonsville resident Lauren Clements took home 2 nd and 3 rd place honors in the Weaving category at the 2016 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival held last month at the Howard County F airgrounds in Friendship, MD. The festival featured 250 vendors, 600 sheep and 40 workshops.

Clements’ woven scarves were entered in the Skein and Garment Competition. This competition comprised the following categories: knitting, weaving, crochet, spinning, wool hooking, felting, and other wool-related crafts. At least...

Going Behind the Scenes in Recycling

May 23, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (May 23, 2016) -- Some of the Housekeeping staff responsible for Charlestown retirement community recycling projects this month visited the main recycling plant in Jessup, MD, for a tour of the facility. The one- hour tour included a video and Q&A session.

The staff got to see the single-stream process and learned what happens to cans, newspapers, boxes, etc., that are recycled once they leave the retirement community.