Advertisement
HomeCollectionsLeisure World
IN THE NEWS

Leisure World

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2000
SILVER SPRING -- Few places in Maryland demonstrate the power of the vote more convincingly than the 610-acre chunk of Montgomery County known as Precinct 13-54. Politicians flock to it, hugging voters, dancing with them. They'll even endure an impolitic remark about their weight if it cements their relationship. Pollsters and reporters track it, gauging who's hot and who's not. The allure of Precinct 13-54 is this: Election year after election year, it is thought by election officials to have the highest voter turnout in the state -- 80 percent, compared with 58 percent in a high-interest year statewide.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur called for tightening of Maryland's laws on long guns Thursday night in the wake of the shotgun attack that took three lives at The Mall in Columbia Saturday. Her proposal came as the Montgomery County delegate met Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler at a forum that drew two-thirds of the Democratic field in the 2014 race for governor to the giant Leisure World senior complex in Montgomery County. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, whose father died earlier in the day, did not attend.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2002
SILVER SPRING - Leisure World resident Frances E. Brown, 85, has voted all her adult life except for the 1960 election - a miss not caused by apathy but because she simply couldn't warm to either Richard Nixon or John F. Kennedy. Her dedication is typical in the Montgomery County retirement community, population 8,000, which forms the state's largest precinct - and possibly its most committed. Consequently, it attracts political candidates in swarms. Sometimes, hopefuls for the same office find themselves campaigning 10 yards apart at the Giant grocery store, where the parking lot hums with motorized carts.
NEWS
Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler offered a series of ideas to help the state's seniors Thursday as the gubernatorial hopeful continued his pre-campaign policy meetings.  Gansler proposed skills training for seniors who must return to the workforce after retirement, creating more programs to keep aging seniors in their homes longer, a statewide volunteer and mentoring program seniors could join and new tax credits, among other initiatives. ...
NEWS
April 6, 2006
On April 3, 2006 JOAN N. (nee Morrison) beloved wife of the late J. Gordon Barry. Dear sister of Kenneth Morrison, Thomas C. Morrison, Patricia M. Sadowski and the late Mary G. Krehnbrink. Loving sister-in-law of Kathleen Johnson. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later at Leisure World. Inurnment private. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to Leisure World Kiwanis Foundation, 3701 Rossmore Blvd., Silver Spring, MD 20906 or Gilchrist Hospice Center, 6601 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204.
NEWS
July 14, 2006
On July 12, 2006, EVELYN CHARNEY (nee Luery) beloved wife of the late Murray Sachs and Archie Charney, beloved mother of Marlene Kahn of FL, Joel Sachs of Ellicott City, MD, and Mark Sachs of Silver Spring, MD, devoted mother-in-law of Nancy Sachs and Sheila Sachs, devoted sister of the late Paul, Irvin and David Luery, loving grandmother of Keri and Ari Bonnett, Michelle and Jonathan Korman, Aaron, Michael and Laura Sachs, loving great-grandmother of...
NEWS
December 4, 2005
Montgomery: Silver Spring Man dies, firefighter injured in blaze An 80-year-old man was killed and a firefighter was injured Friday night when a fire damaged 12 apartments in the Leisure World retirement complex in Silver Spring. Joseph M. Walsh of the 3200 block of S. Leisure World Blvd. was found dead of smoke inhalation in his second-floor apartment, Pete Piringer, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman, said yesterday. The fire is believed to have begun in the kitchen of the apartment below Walsh's.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur called for tightening of Maryland's laws on long guns Thursday night in the wake of the shotgun attack that took three lives at The Mall in Columbia Saturday. Her proposal came as the Montgomery County delegate met Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler at a forum that drew two-thirds of the Democratic field in the 2014 race for governor to the giant Leisure World senior complex in Montgomery County. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, whose father died earlier in the day, did not attend.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2003
A Davidsonville developer's plan to build a 1,900-unit subdivision for those 55 and older near Crofton has met with opposition from Anne Arundel County planners who say it could scuttle long-held growth-control policies. But that hasn't diminished the enthusiasm of developer John C. Stamato - who says he wants to keep his retirement-aged parents close to home - or the support of Forks of the Patuxent homeowners who say they prefer senior housing to other proposals. "We're hoping this gets the county's approval," said Buz Meyer, president of the Forks of the Patuxent Improvement Association, whose group polled members to see what kind of development they preferred.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1998
In Catonsville's 16th Precinct, no ordinary excuse will do for missing an election.Not work. Not rain. Not long lines at the polls. And certainly not old age.Virtually all of the 2,500 people here vote religiously -- and all are at least 62 years old. So committed are they that their home, the Charlestown Retirement Community, is a precinct unto itself -- and boasts one of the highest turnout rates in Baltimore County.That makes Charlestown -- like other retirement villages and senior centers across the state -- a can't-be-missed stop for political candidates trying to make their way to the Maryland legislature, Congress or the governor's mansion.
NEWS
By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post | December 5, 2010
Residents of Leisure World in Silver Spring might be forced to abandon the long-standing name of the "active adult" community and its landmark steel globe if they aren't willing to pay for the right to use them. Leisure World has been a Montgomery County fixture for 44 years, and its 8,500 residents are considered one of Maryland's most potent political forces. But the daughter of Leisure World's developer says her company owns the trademark to the globe and name. After providing more than 40 years of free use, the company needs to protect its rights to the brand, which earns fees from real estate agents around the country who advertise themselves as "Leisure World specialists," she says.
NEWS
July 14, 2006
On July 12, 2006, EVELYN CHARNEY (nee Luery) beloved wife of the late Murray Sachs and Archie Charney, beloved mother of Marlene Kahn of FL, Joel Sachs of Ellicott City, MD, and Mark Sachs of Silver Spring, MD, devoted mother-in-law of Nancy Sachs and Sheila Sachs, devoted sister of the late Paul, Irvin and David Luery, loving grandmother of Keri and Ari Bonnett, Michelle and Jonathan Korman, Aaron, Michael and Laura Sachs, loving great-grandmother of...
NEWS
April 6, 2006
On April 3, 2006 JOAN N. (nee Morrison) beloved wife of the late J. Gordon Barry. Dear sister of Kenneth Morrison, Thomas C. Morrison, Patricia M. Sadowski and the late Mary G. Krehnbrink. Loving sister-in-law of Kathleen Johnson. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later at Leisure World. Inurnment private. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to Leisure World Kiwanis Foundation, 3701 Rossmore Blvd., Silver Spring, MD 20906 or Gilchrist Hospice Center, 6601 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204.
NEWS
December 4, 2005
Montgomery: Silver Spring Man dies, firefighter injured in blaze An 80-year-old man was killed and a firefighter was injured Friday night when a fire damaged 12 apartments in the Leisure World retirement complex in Silver Spring. Joseph M. Walsh of the 3200 block of S. Leisure World Blvd. was found dead of smoke inhalation in his second-floor apartment, Pete Piringer, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman, said yesterday. The fire is believed to have begun in the kitchen of the apartment below Walsh's.
FEATURES
By Story by Ellen Gamerman | February 20, 2004
Ben Oliver gets his wife. It's early for guests, but he wants her to meet someone. A cheerful stranger with a Mickey Mouse embroidered on her blouse waits in the living room. Ben explains to Florence that he will leave their Leisure World apartment for several hours today and this helper will look after her. He has some errands to do; she can stay comfortable here while he's gone. His wife doesn't speak. The stranger says hello. Florence raises her cane in the woman's direction and shoots it like a rifle.
FEATURES
By Story by Ellen Gamerman | February 16, 2004
"Can you take me back?" Florence Oliver is belted tight in the back seat of the car, studying her husband's head, wondering why he can't drive facing her. The cocoon of Leisure World, the senior-citizens community where the couple lives, disappears in the rearview mirror. Florence squirms. She hates these rides. She fiddles with her seatbelt. Weeks ago, Ben Oliver predicted the hardest part of this trip would be the hour's drive from Leisure World in Silver Spring to the port in Baltimore, where they'll board a cruise ship for an 11-day voyage.
FEATURES
By Story by Ellen Gamerman | February 20, 2004
Ben Oliver gets his wife. It's early for guests, but he wants her to meet someone. A cheerful stranger with a Mickey Mouse embroidered on her blouse waits in the living room. Ben explains to Florence that he will leave their Leisure World apartment for several hours today and this helper will look after her. He has some errands to do; she can stay comfortable here while he's gone. His wife doesn't speak. The stranger says hello. Florence raises her cane in the woman's direction and shoots it like a rifle.
NEWS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1995
FREDERICK -- Ella May Stumpe already is looking forward to her second book. The subject? Growing old.But, she concedes, she doesn't know enough about it yet. She's only 100 -- and still reveling in last month's release of her self-published first book: "100 Years, My Story."Ella May, as she prefers to be called, didn't even start writing her story until after completing a computer course at Frederick Community College -- when she was 98.She looks much younger. Her voice is strong, her mind agile and her sense of marketing impeccable.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2003
A Davidsonville developer's plan to build a 1,900-unit subdivision for those 55 and older near Crofton has met with opposition from Anne Arundel County planners who say it could scuttle long-held growth-control policies. But that hasn't diminished the enthusiasm of developer John C. Stamato - who says he wants to keep his retirement-aged parents close to home - or the support of Forks of the Patuxent homeowners who say they prefer senior housing to other proposals. "We're hoping this gets the county's approval," said Buz Meyer, president of the Forks of the Patuxent Improvement Association, whose group polled members to see what kind of development they preferred.
NEWS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2002
SILVER SPRING - Leisure World resident Frances E. Brown, 85, has voted all her adult life except for the 1960 election - a miss not caused by apathy but because she simply couldn't warm to either Richard Nixon or John F. Kennedy. Her dedication is typical in the Montgomery County retirement community, population 8,000, which forms the state's largest precinct - and possibly its most committed. Consequently, it attracts political candidates in swarms. Sometimes, hopefuls for the same office find themselves campaigning 10 yards apart at the Giant grocery store, where the parking lot hums with motorized carts.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.