Leisure World

August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Leads Rally to ‘Save the Post Office’ with Leisure World Residents

A group of Leisure World residents rallied in support of protecting the post office from political dismantling Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, joined the residents for a “United States Postal Service Day of Action” news conference outside of the Leisure World post office. Several residents, including Louise Doss-Martin, spoke in […]

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May 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Woman Arrested in Leisure World House Fire

Marcelina Bowman, 55, was arrested in connection with a May 13 house fire in Leisure World which caused $350,000 in damages. Bowman, who has no fixed address, was arrested May 15 in Fairfax City, Va. According to fire and explosive investigators with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Bowman was charged with first-degree arson, […]

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May 13, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Overnight Leisure World Fire Causes $350K Worth of Damage

A fire in Leisure World, a housing community for “active adult living,” caused over $350,000 in damages Wednesday, according to tweets from Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. The fire caused $250,000 worth of damage to the structure of the house and $100,000 worth of damage to the contents […]

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March 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, March 11, and it’s National Promposal Day. To the teens out there who’ve been waiting for the right time to ask their classmates to prom in a really elaborate way, this is your day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. School Board Meeting: Montgomery County Public Schools Board of […]

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March 6, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Council Postpones Senior Town Hall Meeting at Leisure World

Update, March 11: The Montgomery County Council has postponed the senior town hall meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 to a later date. The county government is currently on active status which means that local government resources are focused on the health and safety issues associated with COVID-19. Original:  The Montgomery County Council […]

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October 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Oct. 26

Montgomery County residents can safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, a day set aside as the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Residents are encouraged to bring in medications containing controlled substances but will accept any medications brought for disposal. All sites will take pills […]

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October 11, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 11 in Montgomery County

Rain and wind are in the forecast. Here are five things to know today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Communication Strategies: The Alzheimer’s Association leads this free workshop to help families learn strategies to communicate with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  From 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Inter-Faith […]

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August 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Son Dies After Father Shot Near Leisure World

Update, 2:30 p.m., Aug. 8: Thomas “Greg” Willey, 67, died from his injuries at the hospital Tuesday night, a police statement said. The Montgomery County police Major Crimes Division continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. Original post, Aug. 6: An 89-year-old man was killed by gunshot, apparently fired by his son, near Leisure […]

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January 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Detectives Release Surveillance Photographs in Dec. 29 Bank Robbery in Leisure World

Montgomery County Police detectives investigating a Dec. 29 bank robbery in Leisure World, and they released surveillance photos Thursday in hopes that someone can identify the perpetrators. The robbery occurred about 1:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank at 3852 International Drive, a police statement said. Wheaton District investigators discovered one of the culprits entered […]

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December 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pedestrian Stuck Crossing Georgia Avenue at International Drive

A 68-year-old was struck and hospitalized after she was hit crossing Georgia Avenue on Monday, a Montgomery County police statement said. Zinash Gedamu of the 15000 block of Georgia Avenue was crossing Georgia Avenue at International Drive an eastern direction (toward the entrance to Leisure World) when for reasons still under investigation, she was struck, […]

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