Annual 9/11 Golf Tournament scheduled at Laytonsville course

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Todd ReubenTodd Reuben is among the victims honored at the 9/11 Memorial Golf Outing in Laytonsville.  COURTESY PHOTO  It’s been 16 years since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 wreaked havoc on our nation but a local attorney has found a way to help ease the pain.

On Monday, the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial Golf Outing will be held at Laytonsville Golf Course thanks in large part to the efforts of David Grover.

The event honors the memory of 9/11 victims who died when airliners hijacked by members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda were crashed into the World Trade Center complex in New York City, N.Y., the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and a field near Shanksville, Penn.

Todd Reuben, a Churchill High School graduate, was one of the passengers aboard the hijacked plane that struck the Pentagon. He was 40 years old when he left behind a family that included his wife Vivian and twin sons Jason and Jeffrey.


Church celebrates 150 year anniversary

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DSC 5355St. Paul United Methodist Church celebrates its 150-year anniversary. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH 

LAYTONSVILLE – The St. Paul United Methodist Church celebrated its 150-year anniversary Oct. 30, welcoming congregants from a variety of backgrounds decades after the formerly segregated church first broke its racial barrier.

Joan Eames, a regular church-goer and former writer for the Gaithersburg Gazette, grew up a Baptist but in the 1970s joined St. Paul UMC.

She has since integrated into the church family. Both her husband and daughter are buried in the church cemetery.


Pilot of small airplane dies in Laytonsville crash

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Laytonsville plane crash 9-27-16Montgomery County firefighters put out the fire of a small airplane that crashed in a Laytonsville field Tuesday. Fire and Rescue officials later announced the pilot died. COURTESY PHOTO

The pilot of a small airplane died Tuesday during a crash landing in Laytonsville, according to officials from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS). No one else was aboard the airplane.

Fire and Rescue officials did not report any other fatalities or injuries from the crash.


House fire sends local man to hospital

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laytonsville fireLAYTONSVILLE - Montgomery County firefighters from Laytonsville, Damascus and other nearby companies battled a massive house fire Thursday that sent a quadriplegic veteran and his wife to the hospital.

Around 9:30 p.m. county firefighters responded to the 8000 block of Warfield Road in Laytonsville for a house fire.

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