Resident recalls 37-year career with department store

Resident Ray Moore began working at JC Penney in 1949 and worked with the department store for 37 years.

Lifetime D.C. area residents find happiness at Riderwood

By Judith Johnson Resident Writer Jim and Jackie Crowder moved to Riderwood two months ago after a lifetime of residency in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Jim was educated in the public schools of the District of Columbia and at Oakwood College, now Oakwood University. in Huntsville, AL. He spent almost 49 years as a…

Resident novel seeks meaning in 9/11 tragedy

By Elaine Hauptman Resident Writer The plots of Riderwood resident Jerome Komisar’s novels are remarkably diverse, but all embrace an appreciation of life, and stress humanity’s responsibilities. His fourth novel, Elijah: A Novel of 9/11, was just published. It tells of the tragedy through the spiritual pilgrimage of Martin Stein. On the eighty-eighth floor of…

Resident reflects on sharing name with famous Hollywood starlet

By Almeda Girod Resident Writer After two months of dating Pete Reynolds, Debbie Raub commented to her mother “If I marry this guy, I’ll be Debbie Reynolds.” She married Pete in 1971 and says, “That is when this quiet little introvert became a not-so-quiet extrovert. Now I was a movie star!” Debbie grew up in…