This month has seen Resident Appreciation Carnivals at Century Corporation / Awalt Builders apartment communities of Burnam Woods in White Marsh, Old Orchard in Catonsville and Chatham Gardens in Ellicott City. A great time was had by all playing games, getting faces painted, winning prizes and eating lots of food such as cotton candy, popcorn, funnel cakes, hot dogs, french fries and pizza. We look forward to seeing you at our next Resident Event!
Over the past few weeks the residents of Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens and Old Orchard Apartments have enjoyed our Annual Free Outdoor Movie Nights. Residents voted on which movie they wanted to see and we brought in a huge outdoor screen and supplied the popcorn, candy and drinks – all for FREE!
If you missed our Movie Night, don’t worry there are more Free Resident Events coming up this Fall and Winter. In September we will have Resident Appreciation Days at each of our communities featuring food, drinks, games, prizes and local vendors. Burnam Woods Apartments Resident Appreciation Day is Thursday September 10 from 5:00-7:00pm, Chatham Gardens Apartments Resident Appreciation Day is Wednesday September 23 from 5:00-7:00pm and Burnam Woods Apartments Resident Appreciation Day is Wednesday September 16 from 5:00-7:00pm. For the upcoming Holiday Season, we have planned a Food Drive in November and a Toy Drive and Pictures with Santa in December.
We hope to see you in the coming months!
After Tropical Storm Andrea blows through tonight, the weather should be nice this weekend for some great events across Maryland. In Columbia, Capital Jazz Fest is this weekend June 7-9. This year’s lineup includes Chaka Khan, Babyface, Eric Banet, Will Downing, and many more. Tickets range from $42-$175 per day. In their 36th season, the Salem Players are performing Annie Get Your Gun at Salem Lutheran Church in Catonsville this weekend June 7th and 8th at 8pm. If a free concert is more your scene, then go to the Avenue at White Marsh for their Party on the Plaza Concert Series. Music starts every Friday and Saturday night at 7:00. This weekend funk group Speakers of the House play Friday June 7th and rock group Late Ancients play Saturday June 8th. For a great Maryland tradition, get down to Hamden Hon! This weekend is the 19th Annual Bawlmer HonFest June 8-9. For information on this fun street festival, please click here.
Valentine’s Day is just six days away. How will you be celebrating? Are you just going to grab a card and a flower on the way home from work on the 14th, or are you really going to put some thought into it?
For those of you who are planning ahead, you may want to order a delicious cake from The Yummery in White Marsh – especially if you live at Burnam Woods Apartments. They specialize in custom cakes for all occasions. Surprise your Valentine with a yummy cake delivered to their work, or you can pick it up for dessert. Click here for more information. If you live at Chatham Gardens Apartments, you should enter the ‘date nights for a year’ contest from Howard County Tourism. Let your Valentine know that you have entered a contest to win the two of you “over $4000. worth of romance inspired experiences!” Click here for details. For those of you who live at Old Orchard Apartments and want to avoid the Valentine’s dinner rush on the 14th, buy tickets for the Winter Wine Tasting on February 21st at Overhills Mansion in Catonsville. It will give your Valentine something to look forward to, and you won’t have to sit in a crowded, loud restaurant with everyone else. Click here for more information.
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?
Next weekend is Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of Summer. But this weekend is the last weekend before schools start in Baltimore and Howard Counties – and there are a lot of great activities going on. We have picked five great events going on in our communities this weekend.
- In the wake of the tragedy of the train derailment in Ellicott City, residents are coming together to support the businesses on Main Street in an event called Main Street Appreciation Weekend. They are asking everyone to come to Main Street in Historic Ellicott City this weekend to shop, eat and drink.
- The Party on the Plaza Concert Series continues this weekend at The Avenue at White Marsh. Junkyard Saints play tonight and S.T.O.R.M Reggae Band play Saturday. Music starts at 7pm and the beer garden opens at 6:30pm.
- Frederick Road Fridays continues tonight in Catonsville on Egges Lane with Jay Cleaver & the Love Leaders. Music starts at 6:30pm, and there is a beer garden at Jennings.
- The Maryland State Fair starts today in Timonium and runs through September 3rd. There is great food, fun rides, crafts and lots of animals – fun for the whole family!
- This weekend the Orioles are back in town, and today is Cal Ripken Jr’s 52nd birthday. If you can’t make it tonight, the Orioles are also playing the Blue Jays Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Get to the Yard and support our team who is going to the playoffs for the first time in over 10 years! Go O’s!
Where should you go to eat if you live at Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens or Old Orchard Apartments? Whether you are looking for a place for lunch, dinner or dessert, we have suggestions sure to satisfy whatever craving you are having.
Conveniently located across from The Avenue at White Marsh, Burnam Woods Apartments has lots of great restaurants to choose from. For lunch, dinner or happy hour, DellaRose’s Avenue Tavern and Red Brick Station at The Avenue at White Marsh are great choices for burgers, sandwiches, and other pub fare. If you want to eat in after a long week, order online from Casa Mia’s and get everything from subs and wraps to pizza, crabcakes and wings delivered to your door. Looking to cool off after a long, hot summer day? Take a trip over to Campbell Boulevard for some yummy frozen yogurt with all the toppings at Yogi Castle.
In the heart of Catonsville, Old Orchard Apartments is surrounded by many great neighborhood restaurants. What describes Maryland better than steamed crabs? Nothing, so drive down Frederick Road to Ships Cafe, who specialize in steamed crabs and seafood. If you’re looking for comfort food, venture over to Grilled Cheese & Co on Edmonson Avenue for the best grilled cheese you’ve ever had. You can get it with crab, bbq chicken, meatball, or just a traditional grilled cheese sandwich – and don’t forget the sweet potato fries. Continue down the street and get a snowball or ice cream cone at Opie’s Soft Serve & Snowball. If you prefer frozen yogurt, then Sweet Frog on North Rolling Road is the place for you.
Chatham Gardens Apartments is close to many great restaurants in Ellicott City. For the best BBQ Ribs, steaks, and burgers go to Bare Bones in St. John’s Shopping Center. This is also a great destination for Happy Hour – complimentary buffet and discounted drinks weekdays from 4pm-7pm. If seafood is more your thing, then go across the street to Shanty Grille on Plum Tree Drive. Is pizza what you crave? Then a trip to Ledo Pizza in Normandy Shopping Center is a must. They also have pasta, sandwiches and salads, but do yourself a favor and order the pizza! (Luckily there are also Ledo Pizza locations in White Marsh near Burnam Woods Apartments and in Catonsville near Old Orchard Aparments) If you like to finish off your hot summer day with frozen yogurt, then stop by Yogi Castle on Route 40.
Summer is almost half over, but there are still plenty of outdoor events coming up including festivals, movies, and farmers markets. Luckily many of these great events are free and close to our three apartment communities: Chatham Gardens Apartments, Old Orchard Apartments, and Burnam Woods Apartments.
This weekend is Artscape in Baltimore City. It is America’s largest free arts festival. Artscape takes place July 20-22 outside on Mount Royal Ave & Cathedral St, Charles St, Bolton Hill, and Station North. There are over 150 artists including a great lineup of music on 3 stages. Artscape draws over 350,000 people generating over $25 million for Baltimore City.
There are weekly free outdoor movies in Columbia and Baltimore. The free Lakefront Film Festival is every Monday and Friday night through September 15th at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront in Columbia. Mondays are G and PG movies and Fridays are PG-13 movies. Tonight’s movie is War Horse and begins at 8:30pm. Baltimore City hosts free outdoor movies every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Films on the Pier shows movies at 8:30pm every Wednesday night through August at the Broadway Pier in Fells Point. Flicks on the Hill shows movies at 9:00pm every Thursday night through August at the American Visionary Art Museum in Federal Hill. The Little Italy Outdoor Film Festival is every Friday night through August at High and Stiles streets. Live music begins at 7:00pm and the movies start at 9:00pm. Tonight’s movie is From Here to Eternity.
There are weekly Farmers Markets in Ellicott City, Catonsville and White Marsh – coincidentally that is also where our three apartment communities are. There are several Farmers Markets in Howard County, but the closest one to Chatham Gardens Apartments takes place every Wednesday from 2:00pm-6:00pm at Howard County Library Miller Branch on Frederick Road. There are two Farmers Markets in Catonsville, and both are very close to Old Orchard Apartments. Catonsville’s Sunday Farmers Market is located at 730 Frederick Road in the parking lot behind Friendly’s from 10:00am to 1:30pm every Sunday through November 4th. The ‘Original’ Catonsville Farmers Market is every Wednesday through November 23rd from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Bloomsbury Community Center. The Farmers Market at The Avenue at White Marsh, across from Burnam Woods Apartments, is every Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm behind A.C. Moore and Staples.
For the first time, Baltimore is hosting a great music festival. The Charm City Music Festival is Saturday September 15th from noon to 11:00pm at the Harbor East Waterfront, between Fells Point and Pier 6 in Baltimore City. There is going to be over 13 bands including Weezer, Flogging Molly and Eve 6 on two stages – plus a dance tent. In addition to a day of great music, there will also be local cuisine and micro beers in the Crab and Seafood Village. Tickets are on sale now for $50.
Century Corp / Awalt Bldrs has gone viral and celebrated with a Going Viral Party at Burnam Woods Apartments last night. For the past month, we have been adding pages to all of the hot social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Not only is Century Corp / Awalt Bldrs on each of these sites, but so are our three apartment communities – Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens, and Old Orchard Apartments.
Residents of Burnam Woods Apartments braved the heat last night and made their way to the leasing office to learn all about our new social media sites, enjoy some refreshments, and take home a free gift. We had a great time talking about decorating, local events, food and of course social media. But don’t be jealous if you live at Chatham Gardens or Old Orchard Apartments, we will be celebrating with you soon!
Century Corporation / Awalt Builders have three fantastic apartment communities in central Maryland. They are Burnam Woods Apartments in White Marsh, Chatham Gardens Apartments in Ellicott City, and Old Orchard Apartments in Catonsville. Our apartments come complete with everything you need to live happy including washers and dryers, controlled access buildings, and a patio or balcony.
Burnam Woods Apartments offers the largest floor plans in White Marsh, with rents starting at $999. and square footages ranging from 830 to 1,236 square feet. This 180 garden-style apartment community is located in the Perry Hall High school district and minutes from The Avenue at White Marsh.
Chatham Gardens Apartments is located in the highly regarded Centennial High school district in Ellicott City. This 414 garden-style apartment community has beautiful pool where the residents can cool off during the hot Maryland summers. Rents start at $1,060. and square footages range from 830 to 1,236 square feet.
Old Orchard Apartments is a community of 180 garden-style apartments located minutes from the Baltimore Beltway (695) in Catonsville. Rents start at $999. and square footages range from 760 to 1,100 square feet. Residents send their children to the highly regarded Westchester Elementary school in Catonsville High school district.
In addition to fabulous accommodations, our apartment communities host great resident events throughout the year. On June 6th each community had its Balcony and Patio contest with the winners receiving $50 Gift Cards. This coming Wednesday June 20th Burnam Woods Apartments is hosting a ‘Going Viral’ Party in its leasing office for its residents to talk about our new pages on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest. Follow this blog to learn about upcoming events at our apartments and in our communities and discover why people are living happy at Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens, and Old Orchard Apartments.
We are Century Corporation / Awalt Builders, and we value what you value…Live Happy! We know what it takes to make a great home, and we have been doing it right for over 40 years. We own and manage the following apartment communities in central Maryland: Burnam Woods Apartments in White Marsh, Chatham Gardens Apartments in Ellicott City, and Old Orchard Apartments in Catonsville. In this blog, we will keep you up to date on our apartments, our events and what is going on in our communities. So, ‘Like’ us on Facebook, ‘Follow’ us on Twitter, ‘Check In’ with us on Foursquare, ‘Connect’ with us on LinkedIn, ‘Add us to your Circle’ on Google+, ‘Pin’ us on Pinterest, and stay connected to Century Corporation / Awalt Builders. Staying connected will allow us to show you how we really do value what you value…. and why we want everyone to LIVE HAPPY at Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens, and Old Orchard Apartments.