Chef Paul Brewer is the executive chef at Charlestown’s Short Line Café.

Like a true Marylander, Chef Paul Brewer got his first taste of the culinary industry as a teenager steaming crabs at a seafood restaurant. After college, he pursued a career in hospitality and honed his skills at restaurants throughout the region.

Lake Charles is a freshwater lake located at Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md.

Maryland is home to 50 rivers and creeks, as well as dozens of streams, lakes, and ponds. As long as the temperature is above 40 and the winds are below 10 mph, you’ll likely find Bill May on one of them, casting a line from his flatwater kayak.

Members of the The Charlestown Quilters who worked on the 70273 Project: (from left) Edna Nelson, Della LeConte, JoAnn Wer, Stephanie DeAbreu, and Jane Sinek. (Not pictured) Lucy McKean, Judy Miller, Norma Petersen, Barbara Riester, and Carolyn Stamps.

It was an overcast Friday in February, and inside the creative arts studio at Charlestown the sound of sewing machines whirred in unison. Members of the Charlestown Quilters had gathered to work on a project.

Charlestown operates on a fee-for-service basis, making it an affordable and secure choice among senior living communities.

Real estate’s prime selling season is upon us, and if 2019 is your year to consider vibrant retirement living, no doubt financial considerations are at the top of your list.

Screen shots of the My Erickson App

For the last five decades, when you wanted to send flowers or needed a plumber, you let your fingers do the walking and pulled out the Yellow Pages, the household name in telephone directories. But this January, the United Kingdom’s version of the Yellow Pages, Yell, printed their last paper directory and went completely digital. 

Roberta Poulton co-leads Charlestown’s Model Railroad Club. In 2018 the club welcomed a record number of visitors to their model train display.

For more than eight decades, the Short Line Railroad shuttled both people and freight between Catonsville, Md., and the mainline tracks of the Baltimore & Potomac (later Pennsylvania) Railroad. 

Charlestown celebrates the reopening of one of its signature dining venues, the Shortline Café.

Good food and great variety go hand in hand at Charlestown, Erickson Living’s flagship community in Catonsville, Md. Seven on-site restaurants serve up outstanding cuisine with daily menus and specials ranging from much-loved comfort foods like meatloaf and pot roast to international fare. 

Charlestown Personal Moving Consultant Vera Ballard (3rd from left) with her husband Scott (left), daughter Julia and son Seth.

Whether you’ve lived a nomadic life or have been settled in the same house for 30 years, the moving process is ever changing. Having a seasoned professional to guide you through the twists and turns can mean the difference between a stressful and a stress-free move.

Dawn Strumsky hosts Through the Keyhole, a popular program on Charlestown’s in-house television station.

If you are among the 2.1 million people who tune into HGTV for shows like House Hunters, Property Brothers, and Fixer Upper, there’s another popular television program that’s right up your alley.