Gone are the Fourth of July’s red, white, and blue bunting, fireworks, and marching bands, but a few tasty menus still linger at local eateries across the District. Several are extending their patriotic menus until the end of July, and in some cases, the end of summer. Variety and freshness are also the theme on local menus with restaurants featuring exotic ice creams for Ice Cream Month, milkshakes made with blueberries for Blueberry Month, and summertime celebrations that highlight tomatoes and other luscious produce.
Blue Duck Tavern
Blue Duck Tavern launched their new All-American Cheese Flight for Independence Day, but you can continue enjoying this rotating selection of American cheeses until July 31. Priced at $30 per person, the menu includes three one-ounce portions of cheese paired with three-ounce pours beer or wine chosen to complement the flavors and textures each cheese. You’ll be in good hands, as Sophie Slesinger, resident cheese specialist that was named to the 30-Under-30: New York City's Food and World Up-And-Comers list by Zagat in the summer of 2013, chooses fantastic domestic cheeses from Vermont, Pennsylvania, and other creameries around the country.
Ashok Bajaj, restaurateur extraordinaire and founder of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group, is featuring seasonal three-course menus that celebrate summertime’s quintessential fruit, the tomato, at five of his restaurants. Available the entire month of July, these menus will be available at 701, Ardeo + Bardeo, Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, nopa Kitchen + Bar, and The Oval Room. For $39 per person, lunch and dinner menus include stellar selections such as 701’s chilled cucumber soup with tzatziki sorbet, tomatoes, lamb sausage, and pita crumble; Ardeo + Bardeo’s cumin roasted red snapper with lollipop kale succotash, grilled apriums, and gremolata; Nopa’s Wagyu beef carpaccio with smoked tomato mustard; Bibiana’s cappellacci tomato butter stuffed ravioli with creamy mozzarella and tomato broth; and Oval Room’s tomato panna cotta with bittersweet sorbet and chocolate balsamic reduction.
Macon Bistro & Larder
If you haven’t been to Macon Bistro & Larder, D.C.’s little bit of Paris, you need to go — and now you can go for lunch, too, because they just launched their new menu yesterday, July 7. Lunch is now served Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and features classic French and Southern cuisine. Standouts include salade Niçoise with house-preserved tuna, fried green tomatoes with country sausage, Bistro filet with Béarnaise sauce, and market fish selections that change daily. Essie’s biscuits alone are worth the trip, and so is the brilliantly compiled drinks list. Bon appétit ya’ll.
As the mercury rises, so does the heat index on Mango Tree’s new Turn-Up-The-Heat menu. Launched in time for the Fourth of July, chef Adrian Salazar’s menu focuses on dishes prepared with fresh chilies and the incendiary dried Bird’s Eye chili pepper used across Southeast Asia. Dishes included in the Turn-Up-the-Heat menu include pla scallop salad, cauliflower larb, seafood pad cha, kee mao, and gaeng pa “jungle curry;” they are sure to toast your taste buds and make you break a sweat.
A restaurant like Sushiko might not be the kind of restaurant you’d consider a Mecca for ice cream, but fraternal, co-executive chefs Piter and Handry Tjan have come up with three exotic and delicious ice creams to celebrate ice cream month. Served as a trio for $9, you can sample lychee sorbet with pink peppercorn and fresh mint, followed by huckleberry ice cream with shiso, and for the finale try savory foie gras ice cream with pink Himalaya sea salt.
Summer Whitford is the D.C. City Guide Editor at The Daily Meal and the DC Wine Examiner. You can follow her on Twitter @FoodandWineDiva.
Posted by Jeff Murray on May 29, 2021
Stream Report Update: The North Fork is currently muddy upstream of Edinburg. This will work its way through the area over the next day or two. The South Fork is a little stained but fishable as of this morning (9:35a.m.) There are many natural hellgrammites (the larva of the dobsonfly) in the riffles and right below them. I seined several dozen natural hellgrammites growing up. I watched them closely as I dropped them in the river one by one. Each one swam to the stream bottom with a pronounced undulating action. With the help of Charley Brooks and Ron Kommer.
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In December 2018, Barry shared an update on Smith’s progress, thanking fans for their unyielding support.
“HOME…This last month has been a difficult ride. Our family is beyond happy to have this man with us and home,” she wrote on Instagram at the time.
“This experience has given us great perspective and gratitude for all the people and blessings in our lives. We couldn’t have gotten through it without our amazing family, friends and community,” she continued.
The road to recovery took a critical turn that month, as it was reported Smith was also dealing with an infection in relation to his leg surgery.
10 largest cities (2010 est.): Seattle, 608,660 Spokane, 208,916 Tacoma, 198,397 Vancouver , 161,791 Bellevue, 122,363 Everett, 103,019 Kent, 92,411 Yakima, 91,067 Renton, 90,927 Spokane Valley, 89,755
Geographic center: In Chelan Co., 10 mi. WSW of Wenatchee
Number of counties: 39
Largest county by population and area: King, 1,931,249 (2010) Okanogan, 5,268 sq mi.
State forest lands: 2.1 million ac.
2010 resident census population (rank): 6,724,540 (13). Male: 3,349,707 (49.8%) Female: 3,374,833 (50.2%). White: 5,196,362 (77.3%) Black: 240,042 (3.6%) American Indian: 103,869 (1.5%) Asian: 481,067 (7.2%) Other race: 349,799 (5.2%) Two or more races: 312,926 (4.7%) Hispanic/Latino: 755,790 (11.2%). 2010 percent population 18 and over: 76.5 65 and over: 12.3 median age: 37.3.
As part of the vast Oregon Country, Washington territory was visited by Spanish, American, and British explorers??Bruno Heceta for Spain in 1775, the American Capt. Robert Gray in 1792, and Capt. George Vancouver for Britain in 1792??1794. Lewis and Clark explored the Columbia River region and coastal areas for the U.S. in 1805??1806.
Rival American and British settlers and conflicting territorial claims threatened war in the early 1840s. However, in 1846 the Oregon Treaty set the boundary at the 49th parallel and war was averted.
Washington is a leading lumber producer. Its rugged surface is rich in stands of Douglas fir, hemlock, ponderosa and white pine, spruce, larch, and cedar. The state holds first place in apples, lentils, dry edible peas, hops, pears, red raspberries, spearmint oil, and sweet cherries, and ranks high in apricots, asparagus, grapes, peppermint oil, and potatoes. Livestock and livestock products make important contributions to total farm revenue and the commercial fishing catch of salmon, halibut, and bottomfish makes a significant contribution to the state's economy.
Manufacturing industries in Washington include aircraft and missiles, shipbuilding and other transportation equipment, lumber, food processing, metals and metal products, chemicals, and machinery.
Washington has over 1,000 dams, including the Grand Coulee, built for a variety of purposes including irrigation, power, flood control, and water storage.
Among the major points of interest: Mt. Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades National Parks. Mount St. Helens, a peak in the Cascade Range, erupted in May 1980. Also of interest are Whitman Mission and Fort Vancouver National Historic Sites and the Pacific Science Center and the Space Needle, in Seattle.
As of 2013, Washington is the only state where cannabis, same-sex marriage, and assisted suicide are all legal. In 2008, the Washington Death with Dignity Act was passed, allowing legal assisted suicide. In the November 2012 general election, voters upheld Referendum 74, a bill that legalized same-sex marriage in Washington. Also in November 2012, Washington passed Initiative 50, making the sale and possession of marijuana (in limited amounts) for both medical and non-medical purposes legal.
National Guard on standby in DC for March 4 — the day QAnon followers believe that Trump will become president
Almost 5,000 National Guard troops are expected to remain in Washington, DC, until mid-March, according to CNN.
This is partly due to fears of potential violence from followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory on March 4, the media outlet reported.
The request for 4,900 troops to stay until March 12 was made by US Capitol Police, defense officials told CNN.
It was later confirmed by House Armed Services Committee's top Democrat, according to Right Wing Watch.
Some QAnon adherents believe that former President Donald Trump will be sworn in on March 4.
This date's significance is rooted in a bizarre conspiracy theory that a law enacted in 1871 secretly turned the US into a corporation.
Members of the "sovereign citizen" movement, a loose grouping of anti-tax Americans, believe that all presidents in the last 150 years have been illegitimate. In the eyes of this movement and the QAnon followers who now subscribe to it, the last legitimate president was Ulysses S. Grant.
Grant was sworn in on March 4, as were all other commanders-in-chief up until the 1933 introduction of the 20th Amendment.
Therefore, the conspiracy theorists are clinging to the hope that Trump will be sworn in on March 4, 2021. This, they falsely believe, would make him the US's 19th president.
Rep. Adam Smith, who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, expressed his concerns about the security threat presented by this conspiracy theory.
"Some of these people have figured out that apparently 75 years ago, the president used to be inaugurated on March 4," he said. "OK, now why that's relevant? God knows. At any rate, now they are thinking maybe we should gather again and storm the Capitol on March 4 … that is circulating online."
There has been a constant security presence near the US Capitol building since the deadly insurrection on January 6.
During President Joe Biden's inauguration, there were up to 25,000 National Guard troops stationed in DC.
As many as 5,000 members of the US National Guard were also stationed near the Capitol during Trump's impeachment trial to address security concerns.
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In the classroom, our educators are ready and waiting to give all students the knowledge and skills needed for success in college, careers, and life. We believe that a combination of excellent teaching, strong standards, and active student and family participation combine into a potent recipe for success. In this section, you&rsquoll find information about standards and expectations, what students should know by grade and guidance that our teachers use to ensure consistency and equity across schools.
DCPS Common Core State Standards
Since we are committed to providing our students with a rigorous education, DC has joined 40 other states and five territories in adopting a new set of standards, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These standards lay out what students should know and be able to do in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The standards will help parents, teachers and community members understand what students should learn each year.
Also, because so many states have adopted the Common Core State Standards, we will be able to compare our students&rsquo achievements to those of students around the country. Adopting the Common Core State Standards will have a major impact on the quality of education we provide our students.
Why is it important for DCPS to adopt the CCSS?
- Our students need to graduate from high school ready to be successful in college, careers and life. Yet, only 9 percent of 9th grade students in DC graduated from college within five years of finishing high school. Moreover, if you&rsquore a DC student who just makes proficiency on the DC CAS, that level of proficiency translates to only a 16th percentile score on the SAT.
- Given our transient population, our current standards create challenges. When you inherit a 6th grade student from Maryland or Virginia, there are inevitably some standards that students already have mastered and others that will fall into a gap.
- In our current system of standards, we are comparing apples to oranges. Students in different states receive completely different educations, and this makes it difficult to discuss student performance across states.
For all these reasons, our students deserve better. By teaching according to the Common Core State Standards, we will ensure that our students get no less than our best.
What is the purpose for having the CCSS?
The main reason for the CCSS is to ensure that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success in postsecondary education and the workforce. Common standards will:
- Help ensure students are receiving a high-quality education consistently from school-to-school and state-to-state
- Provide a greater opportunity to share experiences and best practices within and across states.
- In other words, we finally will be able to compare apples to apples.
Who developed the CCSS?
The Common Core State Standards is a state-led effort to establish a shared set of English/Language Arts and math standards that states can voluntarily adopt.
Forty-eight states participated in the creation of the standards. To date, 40 states, five territories and the District of Columbia have adopted the standards.
Teachers, parents, administrators, educational experts, governors, state school officials, and national organizations were involved in the development of the CCSS.
Against which standards were the CCSS benchmarked?
While informed by strong existing state standards, the CCSS are internationally benchmarked so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society.
How will the CCSS be assessed?
While there will not be only one nationwide assessment developed for the CCSS Initiative, clear guidance was set for what an assessment for CCSS would look like, and two large groups of states were formed to create assessments. Our group, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), will launch our assessment in the 2014-2015 school year. As Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has said, these &ldquonext generation assessments&rdquo are an &ldquoabsolute game-changer.&rdquo
Scope and Sequence Documents
For each grade, the Scope and Sequence documents describe the "Units of Study" which establish consistency of instruction throughout the District - in different grade levels and subject areas - by providing clear guidance on what your children&rsquos teachers should teach and when they should teach it.
For example, first-grade students throughout DCPS will learn about the solar system in August. This consistency will allow DCPS to provide targeted resources and support that all teachers can use and provide the opportunity for schools to share successful ideas with other schools across the district.
It also helps prevent interruptions or repetitions in transient students&rsquo educations. Consider the common case of a student at School A on one side of town who then transfers to School B on the other side of town during the school year.
With common units in place, that student can now easily transition to her new school without missing any important information about the solar system. And since those lessons are taught across the district around the same time, the transfer student wouldn&rsquot repeat the unit just because she changed schools.
To review the Scope and Sequence Documents, select your child's grade level.
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Return to onsite work
As the University works towards returning to onsite work, more interviews may be conducted in person. Hiring managers coordinate interviews and are observing physical distancing protocols from the Washington State Department of Health during in-person interviews (don’t shake hands, sit 6 feet apart, etc.) but may also hold interviews by phone or video conference. Tips for candidates preparing for virtual interviews may be found on the virtual interviewing webpage.
Until the University fully returns to onsite work, telework is still encouraged for positions with duties that can be accomplished remotely and for which teleworking does not impede business operations. However, many UW staff positions require employees to be on campus or in our medical centers. From patient care and research to food service workers and custodial staff, our greater community is counting on UW staff to provide on-site expertise and service. Applicants interested in remote work positions should discuss that feasibility with the hiring manager for the position to which they are applying.