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Discussion of Reconstruction on February 14

The Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group [MADG] will discuss Reconstruction: Then and Now on:

Friday, February 14, 2020
10 AM – Noon

Even if you think you’ve already learned all about Reconstruction, come anyway. This is a topic in our history with significant parallels to the present day. All are welcome to join the conversation.

Questions? Contact Lois Schmidt or Joan Green. See the Resident Directory in MyErickson for contact information.

Front Desk Package Delivery Reminder

  • The goal is for packages are to be delivered to your apartments only. General Services is working with carriers to ask them to stop delivery packages to front desks.  General Services Team is also addressing delivery/packages being left at loading docks
  • Front desks are not responsible for packages
  • When a package arrives at front desk, a staff member fills out slip, places slip in your cubby, labels package and put it away
  • Not all front desks have a locked area for packages

Treasures Unlimited Open Saturday, Jan. 25

Sofas, dressers, recliners, luggage, bookcases, dining sets, and so much more!

Saturday, January 25, 2020
11AM – 1 PM
Herbert’s Run T-Level
Public enter through Cross Creek Lobby

Cash, Check and Credit Card accepted forms of payment.

Resident Book Review for January, 2020

Jan. 21 – Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
[New York: Doubleday, 2016] by Jane Mayer, reviewed by Lon Chesnutt.


Review by Alan Ehrenhalt [New York Times]
Index of 12 reviews of Dark Money [Book Mark]
Jane Mayer Discusses Her Book  [BookTV, C-SPAN2] (video)
‘Hidden History’ Of Koch Brothers….[Fresh Air, NPR] (video)
Benefactors with Great Wealth [National Review]
Review [Society of Environmental Journalists]
A Must Read: Jane Mayer’s ‘Dark Money’ [Bill Moyers]
Nazi Oil, the Koch Brothers and a Rightwing Revolution [The Guardian]
Book excerpts  [Google Books]
Who Owns the GOP? [Dissent Magazine]
Review  [Washington Independent Review of Books]
Dark Money: Jane Mayer on How the Koch Bros… [Democracy Now]
A Conversation Between Hendrik Hertzberg and Jane Mayer [at Dartmouth Univ] (video)


Arbutus Library/Senior Center Shuttle Temporary Changes

The Arbutus Library will be closed on the third Monday of January and February 2020. The shuttle will run the third Tuesday of these months – January 21 and February 18, 2020. Pickup time remains the same at 10 AM, with return shuttle leaving at 11:30 AM.

Please call Dispatch at 410-737-8838, x8448 with any questions.

Candidates Forum January 18, 2020

Congressional District 7 Candidates’ Forum
will be held on January 18, 2020 in the Erickson Conference Center from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

25 Candidates to Hold Mix and Mingle.
Sponsored by Charlestown Residents’ Council Legislative and Political Committee and the Charlestown Chapter of MaCCRA.

Regifting the Right Way

Did you receive a gift over the holidays that you aren’t too thrilled about?  You can re-gift it to the Philanthropy department to use as an upcoming raffle or prize in future events!  Your unwanted gift can go to someone who can use it, while also benefiting our Benevolent Care Fund. 

Contact Emily Fowler at 410-737-8892 for more details.