Cedar Crest
For Ray and Barbara Schmitt, the secret to their 51 years of successful marriage has been respect for one another and a strong, shared faith. It s really simple, Barbara says. The key to making it last is having a common faith and always putting the other person first. Through all of our years together, there s never been a time where we haven t done that. If you do those...
Boy Scouts aren t the only ones abiding by the motto Be prepared. Animal lovers at Charlestown have developed their own program to help each other out in a pinch. Not everyone who lives at Charlestown has family nearby, so we started this pet-sitting program to help people at a moment s notice, says Patricia (Pat) Terry-Genberg, head of the Charlestown Pet Lovers Group. It s a huge...
Oak Crest
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You may not recognize Jim Wetzel by sight, but for many longtime Baltimoreans, the sound of his voice rings familiar. Wetzel, aka Jim West, was cohost of the popular Jones and West Morning Show on WBAL radio throughout the 1980s. Service kick-starts career Wetzel served two tours in the U.S. Army in Japan and Korea and was reassigned as a Military Occupational Specialist entertaining...
Cedar Crest
Whether you sing in the shower or at the Metropolitan Opera, the Cedar Crest Singers group was created for those who have music in their heart. No matter your experience or voice, we re open to any new members, club codirector Blanche Blitzer says. There are no altos, no sopranos, and no auditions. All you have to do is love to sing. Everyone should sing The group was...
Wind Crest
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? It s a good question. And if you re at a local Denver restaurant, keep an eye out you may just find a raucous bunch of Romeos nearby. Retired Old Men Eating Out, that is. The social club, known as R.O.M.E.O., was created by a group of Wind Crest neighbors more than two years ago, and the only goal is to eat, drink, and be merry...
Ashby Ponds
What started three years ago as a new pastime has blossomed into a full-fledged Wii bowling league, with 36 teams, 6 lanes, and countless hours of fun and exercise. [caption id="attachment_7513" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Screen shot from Nintendo's popular Wii Bowling game. (Courtesy of Nintendo)"]
Wind Crest
[caption id="attachment_7602" align="alignright" width="229" caption="Skiier Harold Horiuchi is in his element as he takes in the view at Wind Crest, where he lives. (Photo by Beth Brandenburg)"][/caption] With the 2010 Winter Olympics set to begin later this month in Vancouver, it will undoubtedly spur many to try the sport of skiing (or at least watch it on TV!). But for...
Wind Crest
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[caption id="attachment_7605" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Shirley and Ralph Greer walk along the Highline Canal on a trail easy to access at Wind Crest. Walks on campus top their list of favorite activities to do as a couple. (File photo)"][/caption] Ralph and Shirley Greer s love story began more than 30 years ago. The couple, both widows, met at a Parents Without Partners...
Eagle's Trace
Elizabeth Holt never leaves home without a book in her hand. So it s no surprise that it took her less than two months after she moved to Eagle s Trace to assemble the Eagle Nesters book club.