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June 13th, 2017

Don’t Tread on the District

It’s June, so that means Neighbors United for DC Statehood will again be hosting its photo contest celebrating the DC flag and our pride in the District, while also raising awareness about our desire to have our star added to the US flag. Residents from around the District are encouraged to take photos with the DC flag to highlight civic pride in who we are and where we live.

Josh Burch is a member of Neighbors United for DC Statehood (www.the51st.org), a group of residents who believe that community organizing and strategic congressional outreach are the foundation and driving force behind the DC statehood movement. He can be found at josh@unitedforstatehood.comor followed at @JBurchDC.

Enter the 2017 DC Flag Day Photo Contest

Contest by Neighbors United for DC Statehood Highlights Civic Pride and the Quest for DC Statehood

Neighbors United for DC Statehood is holding their fifth annual DC Flag Day Contest. The contest helps raise the nation’s awareness about the District’s quest for statehood by flooding social media with photos of Americans who are just like them, but without equal representation.

Entry is easy and available to anyone sympathetic to the cause. Entrants should take a photo of themselves with the DC flag, be it flapping proudly in the breeze, tattooed proudly on a body or chalked proudly on the sidewalk. Neighbors United for DC Statehood encourages creativity.

Capitol Roots

Passing the torch of DC guitar history

The lineage from rockabilly to punk rock runs straight through Link Wray, a guitarist who lived and played around DC in the late 1950s and early 60s. He led the house band on local TV’s version of “American Bandstand” and recorded influential hits like “Rumble” and “Rawhide” here.   

Los Straitjackets

Spring into Rosé Season: 10 Pink Wines to Drink Now

Make Pink Wine Your New BFF with this Handy Guide to the Carefree Wine of Summer

I’m a serious believer in drinking rosé all year-round, but there's something special about the warm summer weather that calls for a lip-smacking, thirst-quenching pink wine.  Relaxing in the sun and enjoying a juicy pink drink is one of the many rewards of summer.  In this list we will delve into some of the best offerings to enjoy  between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Visit Elyse Genderson at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill at 300 Massachusetts Avenue, NE. For more information, visit www.cellar.com.

Pathways to Work and Better Health

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia helps members get job ready

As commencement ceremonies begin taking place around the city, Kristen Goff reflects on her life up to this point. “After I graduated from my GED program, I was in a lot of internships. It was kind of frustrating because they were so temporary.” Goff is certified in hospitality, but it wasn’t enough to help her gain permanent employment.

She found out that AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia was sponsoring a job readiness program from the Department of Employment Services and decided to give it a try.

Candace Y.A. Montague is the health reporter for Capital Community News.

Police Recover Loaded Revolver on Benning Road NE

Crime Blotter: June 12

On Monday evening, members of the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team discovered a .38 revolver while doing a pat-down on a man suspected of dealing K2 (synthetic marijuana) in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE. The revolver was loaded with four rounds and one spent casing. Police confiscated the weapon.

In Other News

At 2:35 p.m. Monday, police arrested a man in the 2000 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Unlawful Entry.

At 7:27 p.m. Monday, a car was stolen in the 300 block of L Street SE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 12, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

Jazz Avenues - June 2017

Gonzalez, Woods, Dunn Help Kick Off East River JAZZFest

Thanks to our esteemed impresario Vernard Gray, jazz east of the river returns during the DC Jazz Festival with a lineup of acts celebrating the legacies of Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Thelonious Monk – with some spicy Latin jazz for seasoning.

Steve Monroe is a Washington, DC, writer who can be reached at steve@jazzavenues.com and followed at www.twitter.com/jazzavenues.

Dining Notes

Korean Spice Is Nice

Things are heating up in the Atlas District, and we don’t mean just the weather. A recent arrival is Choong Man Chicken, 1125 H St., which opened mid-April in the space formerly occupied by Khan’s Mongolian. The newcomer specializes in several kinds of Korean-style fried chicken, plus ultra-fresh seafood. The latter is tantalizingly displayed out front.