woman dressed up with bunny ears

With more than 300 different clubs, activities, and classes to choose from at

indoor pool

It may be the middle of winter, but you would never know it watching Dot Wehland splash around in the pool at Charlestown’s recently expanded 6,000-square-foot aquatics center doing her morning exercises. 

“It’s so beautiful this time of year,” says Dot. “It’s especially neat to be swimming while there is snow coming down outside.”

Four women

Here’s a riddle for you: What does a secretary from Washington, D.C., and an African king have in common?

The answer lies in the book King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village

Terrace Cafe photo

The last, but certainly not the least, project of Charlestown s multimillion-dollar modernization renovation is now open for business.

Carpenter's hands

While others are crossing off their Christmas lists and fighting crowds at the mall, Charlestown residents are getting into the true spirit of the season by helping those in need.

Our Lady of the Angels pastor now calls Charlestown home

From the moment Father Leo Larrivee first set foot on St. Charles Seminary in 1969 until the day 20 years ago when he accepted the position of pastor at Charlestown s Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, he has always felt a connection to the Catonsville, Md., Erickson Living community. But now, his love for the historic community has taken on new meaning as he proudly calls Charlestown home.

A group of cats and dogs

When Patricia (Pat) Terry wanted companionship, she did what many people do these days: she turned to the Internet. But Pat wasn t searching for a traditional relationship; she wanted the kind of unconditional love only man s best friend can provide. So she logged onto the Maryland SPCA s website and fell head over heels for Flossie, a five-year-old Scottish border terrier mix.

Enchanting dollhouse display delights and dazzles

Summer is winding down, the kids are back in school, and the opportunity to sell your house during peak real estate seasons spring and summer has come and gone, right? Not necessarily. Experts say that fall and winter have their own unique advantages for sellers.

The gatehouse at Charlestown

Do you feel safe coming home to an empty house after dark? Do you worry about the security of your house while you're away on vacation? What would you do if you had a medical emergency and couldn't get to the phone?