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Charlestown’s First Nature Festival Set for Thur. April 26

Mark your calendars and please come join us at Charlestown’s Nature Festival – “Celebrating Our Natural Environment” on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 11 AM – 2 PM in the Charlestown Conference Center. The upscale evolution of our previous Wildflower Day will have: over 30 tables of displays and activities; nature videos; homemade cookies; an informative walk on the Charlestown Nature Trail; and more. Hope to see you there!

Meet the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates for Maryland

How fortunate we are as Charlestown residents to have the opportunity to meet and greet six of the seven democratic candidates for governor and/or lieutenant governor in Maryland on Monday, April 30, 2018,  at 7 PM in the Auditorium. Progressives Together have worked very hard to get these candidates to participate in a forum here. Don’t miss the chance to ask questions of the candidates and become an informed voter.

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Notice: Sidewalk Repair/Replacement Begins Tues. Apr. 17

On Tuesday April 17, 2017, Abar Construction will be on campus to repair and replace sidewalks around campus. The following areas around campus will be repaired/replaced and have been identified with orange spray paint:
**Sidewalk from Chapel towards front gate
**Sidewalk leaving campus towards Maiden Choice Lane
**St. Charles curb cut by loading dock
**Parkview in front of bench by main entrance
**Top of Loop Road before dock overlooking pond
**Herbert’s Run
**Cross Creek staircase going down to Brookside & crosswalk along Loop Rd

We anticipate all work be completed by Saturday April 21, 2018. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

— General Services Department —

Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Contribute to This Year’s Scholars’ Fund!

If you have already donated to this year’s Scholars’ Fund, thank you very much! You are among the 45% of the members of the Charlestown community who have contributed $152,000 toward our goal of $180,000. You are our most effective ambassadors, so please talk to your neighbors and friends about the importance of supporting our students in their academic pursuits.

There are 30 student employees in 2018 who will be joining the 103 students already receiving scholarships supported by our program. This year’s Scholars’ Fund Drive ends on Monday, April 30, so there is still time to donate to this worthy cause. Donation collection boxes are located at all lobby front desks or you can use a credit card by contacting Lisa Zehring in Philanthropy by phone [410-737-8838, x8397] or visiting her in the office, which has been temporarily relocated to the 1st floor of Harborview.

The students who work at Charlestown truly appreciate your generous support!

— Charlie Eichenlaub, Scholars’ Fund Chair —


Resident Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 1

Please join Michael Fischer and the General Services Leadership Team at a Resident Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 10 AM – 11 AM in the Auditorium. Topics of discussion will include Transportation, Grounds, Security, and Capital Project updates.

Light refreshments will be served.

Treasure Sale News

Treasure Sale store closings are now in effect: Treasures Unlimited [furniture], closed, reopens Tues., May 22; Ladies Boutique, closed May 1 and May 8, reopens May 15; Treasure Chest, closed Fri.  May 4, reopens Tues., May 1.

Treasure Sale pickups end on Friday, April 20, 2018 in preparation for the next Treasure Sale, which begins May 3.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 9 AM – 2 PM – Residents and Employees only – Badges required.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Noon – 2 PM – Family members may accompany a resident for shopping.

Everyone is welcome to shop*:

Friday, May 4, 2018 – 9 AM – 2 PM
Saturday, May 5, 2018 –  9 AM to Noon

*Visitors will be allowed on campus beginning at 8:30 AM on Friday & Saturday

Cross Creek Renovations Bring Changes to Chesapeake and Shortline Cafe

Charlestown’s Dining Services Department announces some changes that will accompany the Cross Creek renovation. The Whistle Stop, located across from CTN972, will close its doors permanently at 5 PM on Friday, April 20. 2018 in preparation for demolition on Monday, April 23. See HOURS OF OPERATION for the hours of other stores on campus that sell similar products.

Effective Friday, April 27, 2018, Shortline Cafe will close for renovations and the Chesapeake Dining Room will extend its hours of operation. Regular hours will resume when Shortline renovations are complete.


BFPE Quarterly Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Testing

Beginning on Monday, April 30th BFPE, our fire alarm company, will be on property doing their quarterly sprinkler and fire alarm testing. The testing is scheduled to end on Friday, May 11th. You may experience bells periodically. In the event of an actual emergency,Security will provide instructions to residents & staff. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

— Department: General Services —

Charlestown Provides Complimentary Window Washing During April


The General Services Housekeeping Department has hired Lean Building Services to begin the complimentary exterior window washing project on Monday, April 2, 2018 and run through approximately May 4, 2018. The cleaning will begin at 8 AM and finish at 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. In preparation for this project, please remove all items on or around window sills.

In addition, we will need to enter your apartment home in order to access and clean the exterior windows. If you are unable to be home, please contact the General Services Department at 443-29SERVE (443-297-3783) and select option number 4 to allow permission to enter your apartment home.

As a reminder, the focus of this project will be on the exterior windows only. If you would like to schedule an appointment to have your interior windows cleaned, please contact the General Services Department at 443-29SERVE (443-297-3783) and press option number 2 for Housekeeping. Interior window cleaning is a regular Housekeeping service and can be completed throughout the year by our Charlestown Housekeeping staff. The cost of interior window cleaning is $10.00 per window.


Adam Dickson Hired As New Associate Executive Director

Welcome to Adam Dickson, who will join the Charlestown Administration as Associate Executive Director beginning in April, 2018. His job responsibilities include the facilitation and coordination of various teams of management and providing vision and leadership for the community to ensure Charlestown achieves its objectives for quality care and services, financial viability, resident relations, and staff development.