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DC earns ‘silver medal’ for health, quality of life

WASHINGTON — D.C. is once again on the medal stand for being a healthy city.

The newly released 2018 CityHealth report, which evaluates various policies that support and improve health and quality of life in 40 U.S. cities, awarded the nation’s capital a silver medal.

More obvious policies, including access to healthy foods and safe streets, factored into the ratings, but so did the District’s efforts in affordable housing and early childhood education.

“So many factors influence whether or not you have a good chance of being healthy and living a thriving life,” said Shelley Hearne, president of CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

D.C. earned its highest marks in policies surrounding alcohol sales control (which Hearne said helps curb domestic abuse and violent crime rates), age restrictions for tobacco use, and healthy food options available in public places. The city’s pedestrian- and bike-friendly roads were also recognized.

That said, the report highlights some areas where there is room for improvement, including policies supporting the city’s universal pre-K program, especially in charter schools.

“An issue like high-quality, universal pre-K is actually one of the biggest contributors to how well a child can do as an adult,” said Hearne, who added that quality pre-K programs have been shown to result in higher graduation rates.

According to data on the City Heath Dashboard, D.C.’s on-time graduation rates (73.2 percent) fall below the average of 500 of the nation’s cities (83.4 percent).

Hearne said with a high school diploma, “a child will end up being a stronger wage-earner, which is a huge factor in whether or not you’re going to be healthy down the road.”

Tightening policies around food safety and restaurant inspection ratings could push D.C. into “gold” status in the future. Cities such as New York and Los Angeles require restaurants to post the grades they receive from their inspections. However, D.C. does not.

“It’s not only a right-to-know, but it actually has been shown to reduce food-borne illnesses,” Hearne said about the public postings.

According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, restaurants are the most commonly reported places where foods that caused illnesses are prepared. And a 2003 study published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics found that posting restaurant inspections in L.A. decreased the number of foodborne illness hospitalizations and increased restaurant inspection scores.

The CDC also reports that infected restaurant workers are often the cause of norovirus outbreaks. This segues into another policy area assessed in the CityHealth report: earned sick leave.

Hearne said the good news is, D.C. has an earned sick leave policy, but “it doesn’t quite meet the gold standard out there.”

“And it’s really important for a city’s health because, as you can imagine, maybe in restaurants the person serving or making your food doesn’t actually have sick leave. And that’s the last place that you want someone who’s not well coming in, who’s handling your food, not taking a day off. So it’s really about not just improving individual health, but this is such a key element for ensuring the community’s health,” Hearne added.

D.C. is one of nine cities to receive a silver medal in the 40 evaluated. Five cities received gold medals (including New York, Chicago and L.A.), 11 received bronze medals and 15 cities did not medal. Last year, D.C. earned a gold medal in the same report, but Hearne said more information was available this year on the city’s charter school standards for early education, which brought the rating down.

“D.C. is right on the cusp,” Hearne said.

“And it just needs to tighten up and step forward in a few areas in making sure that it provides the best opportunity for everyone in the city to have the healthiest life possible.”

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Worried about parking in Ocean City? Drivers can now ‘pay by plate’

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WASHINGTON — If your Memorial Day getaway involves driving to Ocean City, Maryland, you’ll find parking in the town should be less of a hassle than it was in the past.

Ocean City switched its parking system for meters and lots from “pay and display” to “pay by plate” on April 1. So instead of paying at a kiosk and walking back to your car to leave the receipt on the dashboard, you enter your license plate number at a kiosk, make your payment and go on your way.

You don’t have to display a receipt in your car anymore. If you want to extend your parking time, just find a kiosk, enter your license plate number and pay again.

You can still use the Parkmobile app to pay for parking with your smartphone.

Also, since they are no longer needed, the entrance and exit gates have been removed at the Inlet Parking Lot. The town hopes this will allow drivers to exit the lot more quickly.

Parking in the Inlet lot is free if you leave within 30 minutes; otherwise, it’s $3 an hour.

You’ll pay $2 an hour at other municipal lots or for street parking. Those with handicapped permits can park free for one hour at those locations.

A parking violation in Ocean City will get you a $50 ticket. If you come back to your car and find a ticket on it, you can get out of it by paying the parking fee you owe at a kiosk within one hour after the time the ticket was written.

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My Take: A sinkhole on the White House lawn is high comedy

A sinkhole on the White House lawn is high comedy.

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Watch: Maryland Democratic candidates for governor focus on Hogan

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s Democratic candidates for governor spent much of their first primary debate on Monday focusing on the candidate who wasn’t on stage with them, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

Eight candidates appeared together for the first time at an event produced by Maryland Public Television in association with WBAL-TV. From the start, candidates took aim at the incumbent who is seeking to become the first Republican governor in 64 years to be re-elected in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1.

“Too many Marylanders feel ignored, left out and forgotten by this governor,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, a two-term county executive in one of the state’s largest jurisdictions, near the start of his opening statement to kick off the event.

The governor’s would-be opponents pounced on his decision not to move forward with the Red Line light rail proposal in Baltimore, Maryland’s largest city, as an indicator he wasn’t leading the state in the right direction to stimulate the economy and reduce traffic congestion.

“While Marylanders have focused on Donald Trump, Larry Hogan has taken us in the wrong direction,” said Jim Shea, a Baltimore attorney and former chairman of the state’s largest lawfirm. “Our schools have slipped, we sit in the worst commuter traffic in the nation, and our economy lags behind our neighbors.”

School infrastructure problems and crime in Baltimore also were highlighted.

“I think the people of Maryland are tired of Larry Hogan spending money the way he wants to spend it for his own agenda,” said James Jones, who also is seeking the nomination. “People are tired of their children going to schools and not having heat and air conditioning. People are tired for the murders that occurring every day in our streets.”

Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP, underscored his experience as the head of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

“If you want to make Donald Trump’s blood pressure go up, if you want to beat Hogan, send a civil rights leader to be your next governor,” Jealous said.

The Maryland Republican Party, meanwhile, panned the event as “uninspired.”

“These debates should come with a viewer warning message; ‘Be advised prolonged exposure will result in extreme boredom and likely deep sleep,’” Maryland Republican Party Chairman Dirk Haire said.

Scott Sloofman, Hogan’s campaign spokesman, said Hogan has provided a record level of financial support for the city, including nearly $4 billion in local transportation projects.

“It’s politically inconvenient for these candidates to admit, but Maryland is better off under Gov. Hogan’s steady leadership, and they promise little more than a return to the failed policies of the past,” Sloofman said.

The popular governor doesn’t face primary opposition. The primary is June 26.

Valerie Ervin, whose campaign for governor is only days old after deciding last week to run in place of Kevin Kamenetz who died suddenly this month, says candidates are going to have to start talking about their differences.

“Some people are running for the first time,” Ervin said. “They have no experience in government,” Ervin, a two-term Montgomery County Councilmember, said in an interview.

State Sen. Richard Madaleno said his experience and record in state government separates him from the other candidates.

“I would say it’s my unique proven record of results for the people of the state of Maryland from Ocean City to Oakland, Maryland, and my leadership on the issues that matter for the people of the state,” Madaleno, of Montgomery County, said in his opening statement.

Alec Ross, a technology entrepreneur and author from Baltimore, said he was the standout candidate as an innovator who could bring fresh solutions to recurring problems the state faces.

“I think the biggest difference is you’ve got a merry-go-round of career politicians who are just going to do exactly what is Democratic Party doctrine, and then you’ve got me, who is going to focus on the root of the problem,” Ross said after the debate.

Krish Vignarajah, a lawyer and former policy director for Michelle Obama, said she was the candidate who was both fiscally responsible and socially progressive.

“I think that there is an opportunity to highlight how we can fully fund our schools support businesses, but also protect our environment, address the opioid crisis — a couple of issues that we obviously didn’t touch on during this debate, but fortunately there’s are going to be a few more debates, so I suspect we will have an opportunity,” she said after the event.

Candidate Ralph Jaffe did not attend, but recorded comments were to be included when the debate is broadcast Monday evening.

“I want to get money out of politics,” he said. “And also I want to put a stop to these career politicians because all they care about is themselves.”

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Maryland Democratic candidates for governor focus on Hogan

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s Democratic candidates for governor spent their first primary debate focusing on the candidate who wasn’t on stage with them, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

Eight candidates debated for the first time in Baltimore Monday in a debate produced by Maryland Public Television in association with WBAL-TV.

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker began his remarks by saying too many Marylanders feel ignored and forgotten by Hogan.

Valerie Ervin, who is running in place of Kevin Kamenetz who died suddenly this month, says candidates are going to have to start defining each other.

The other candidates are Ben Jealous, James Jones, Richard Madaleno, Alec Ross, Jim Shea , Krish Vignarajah and RalphJaffe.

The debate was to be broadcast from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday on MPT-HD, WBAL-TV, WBAL-AM, and WEAA-FM.

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Md. city named best for small-town shopping in US

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WASHINGTON — Two picturesque Eastern shore towns, including a popular beach destination, have been named among the best small-town shopping hot spots in the U.S.

Berlin, Maryland, took the top spot on the list of the 10 best small towns for shopping, compiled by USA Today and based, in part, on public voting.

The Worchester County town (pop. about 4,500) is about a 15-minute drive from Ocean City. Its historic downtown features dozens of shops and boutiques, ranging from antiques, crafts, art galleries, a train shop, a toy store and jewelers.

The town’s charming downtown also served as the backdrop for the movies, “Runaway Bride” and “Tuck Everlasting.”

Coming in at No. 2 on the list was Lewes, Delaware. About an hour’s drive north of Berlin, the beach town (population about 3,000) is famed for its antique shops and nautical-themed gifts.

USA Today asked a panel of travel writers and experts to come up with an initial list of the 20 best cities in which to go shopping with populations less than 25,000. The 10 winners were based on online voting.

The full top 10 list:

  1. Berlin, Md.
  2. Lewes, Del.
  3. Sequim, Wash.
  4. Highlands, N.C.
  5. Woodstock, Vt.
  6. Fairhope, Ala.
  7. Fredericksburg, Texas
  8. Orcas Island, Wash.
  9. Allen, Mich.
  10. Taos, N.M.

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This is the most important paperwork unmarried couples need

WASHINGTON — Married couples automatically speak for each other in the event of emergencies, either financial or health.

For unmarried couples, straight or gay, power of attorney may be the most important piece of paperwork they have, specifically the “advance directive durable power of attorney for health care and living will.”

“God forbid it, but if somebody has a horrible accident and is rushed to the hospital, are you this individual’s spouse? No? Well, now you’ve got to produce the appropriate documentation that you are the person who the medical team should be talking to make those decisions,” Bill Moran, at Merrill Lynch in D.C. told WTOP.

Once you get that power of attorney paperwork, don’t just stash it in a filing cabinet.

“I actually recommend to my clients that are not married that they carry copies of those documents with them, so that in the event that somebody winds up in the emergency room, you’re presenting them to the staff when you come in there that you are the person who is making those medical decisions,” Moran said.

Power of attorney documents also cover long-term care and end-of-life decisions, and POA can extend to a wide range of other decisions that would otherwise require consent of both partners, such as disposal of real estate should one partner become incapacitated.

It doesn’t cost much to have a professional prepare power of attorney documents, and there are also inexpensive or free forms available online that carry as much weight.
If you choose the DIY route, just make sure your documents are made official through a notary public.

Moran specializes in financial planning for the LGBT community and was named an honoree for this year’s Washington Business Journal Business of Pride Awards.

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Maryland Democratic candidates for governor to debate

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s Democratic candidates for governor are holding their first debate.

The Maryland Public Television debate is scheduled for Monday in Baltimore at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. MPT is producing the debate in association with WBAL-TV.

Eight of the nine candidates are scheduled to attend. Ralph Jaffe will be represented by a pre-recorded segment.

The other candidates are Rushern Baker, Valerie Ervin, Ben Jealous, James Jones, Richard Madaleno, Alec Ross, Jim Shea and Krish Vignarajah.

The debate is scheduled to last an hour. It will be broadcast Monday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on MPT-HD, WBAL-TV, WBAL-AM, and WEAA-FM.

The primary is June 26.

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2018 Rehoboth, Dewey, Lewes beach guide

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New restaurants open in Dewey, Rehoboth for 2018 season

WTOP’s John Domen | November 30, -0001 12:00 am


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WASHINGTON — North of Bethany Beach, Delaware, is the final stretch of oceanfront destinations in the WTOP Summer Beach Guide: Dewey, Rehoboth and Lewes.

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The three neighboring beach towns are only separated by a few miles of land, but each maintains its own sense of place.

Visitors can find beach bonfires and a legendary night life scene in Dewey; Rehoboth is home to a mile-long boardwalk and some of the area’s best restaurants; and those seeking a complete escape from the hustle and bustle head to Lewes for its quiet beaches and charming, historic town. All three are home to a growing craft brewery scene.

Best of all: The three towns are within a few minutes of each other by car.

Headed to the beaches bordering the Rehoboth/Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean? Let this guide help you navigate the area’s most exciting summer activities, best restaurants and can’t-miss events.

Don’t Miss

  • Shopping: No beach guide for Rehoboth and Dewey is complete without a mention of outlet shopping. Tanger Outlets draws a large crowd looking to take advantage of the state’s lack of sales tax — especially on rainy days. For smaller, independent stores, head to downtown Rehoboth and downtown Lewes.
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Right near the bandstand and the boardwalk in downtown Rehoboth is Thrasher’s, a popular spot for hot french fries. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)

Food

Food lovers will feel right at home in the area. Rehoboth, alone, has more than 100 restaurants, and Lewes has its share of cute and inviting eateries.

The Rehoboth Beach farmers market operates Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the summer; the historic Lewes farmers market runs Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the summer.

Activities and Events

It’s all about the beer: Delaware’s booming beach brewery scene

WTOP’s John Domen | November 30, -0001 12:00 am

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  • The 3rd Annual Beach Goes Red, White & Blue Event: On June 9, the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Delaware’s police officers, firefighters, paramedics and military members. Entertainment and programming takes place around the Rehoboth bandstand, beginning at 11 a.m.

Rainy Days

Don’t let bad weather get you down. In addition to outlet and boutique shopping in the area, here are some other entertaining activities:

  • Peruse the selection at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth and pick out your next beach read.
  • Explore Rehoboth’s Silver Lake neighborhood for a change in scenery. Walk along the lakefront and take in the views of the beautiful homes.
  • Lefty’s: This indoor bowling alley, arcade and laser tag arena is a great hangout for adults and kids, alike.

How to Get Around

Carol Everhart, president and CEO of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, said metered street parking is at a premium during the summer months.

She suggests taking advantage of the town’s Park and Ride shuttle, which makes stops at the outlets, the boardwalk, and Dewey and Lewes beaches.

The Jolly Trolley runs throughout Dewey and Rehoboth Memorial Day through Labor Day, and visitors can purchase a parking permit at the visitor’s center for additional parking options.

Two new options for accommodations are coming online for the season, including Hotel Dewey (formerly the Sea Esta III). Crosswinds Motel in downtown Rehoboth recently added rooms and amenities.

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2018 Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island beach guide

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For a ‘quiet’ area, there’s a lot going on in Bethany, Fenwick

WTOP’s John Domen | November 30, -0001 12:00 am


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WASHINGTON — Those looking for a break from Beltway commutes and the commotion of the city retreat to Bethany Beach, where bike cruisers dominate the roads and the chime of emails are drowned out by the sound of crashing waves.

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Bethany Beach is known as the “quiet” beach, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to do.

Lauren Weaver, executive director of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, said big events like the Poseidon Festival and daily programming on the beach and bandstand keep visitors busy all summer long. Plus, the town is home to some great restaurants and charming retail shops.

The Bethany-Fenwick area of Delaware sits directly north of Ocean City, Maryland, and is sandwiched between the Little Assawoman Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. During the summer months, the two neighboring beach towns see hundreds of thousands of visitors.

If your summer plans include a tranquil trip to the Bethany-Fenwick beaches, use this guide — filled with tips from locals and those in-the-know — to navigate the area’s best activities and can’t-miss dining destinations.

An Entertaining and Active Summer

A rockin’ summer is planned at Delaware’s Freeman Stage

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  • Workout on the water: Early risers have plenty to look forward to at Bethany Beach. The town hosts daily yoga classes on the bandstand and the beach daily (except for Thursdays) through Sept. 10. Bootcamp, Pilates and ninja warrior classes also take place on the beach throughout the summer. Costs range from $10 to $15 per person.
  • Workout in the water: Dream of catching a wave? Now is your chance. Take a surf lesson in Bethany with RB Surf School or join a paddle board tour with Bethany Surf Shop. On Monday nights from 6 to 7 p.m., starting June 19, catch skimboard and bodyboard demos on the main beach. Pro riders will even offer some of their best tips for the water sports.
  • Movies on the beach: June 11 through Aug. 27, end your days with a movie on the beach off Garfield Parkway. This summer’s screenings include everything from “The Lion King,” to “Coco.” Friday nights in September, the movies move to the bandstand.
  • Entertainment for all ages: From concerts with Alison Krauss and Smokey Robinson, to documentaries and comedy shows, you’ll find all forms of entertainment at The Freeman Stage at Bayside. (There are also free kids shows, to be announced.) Dickens Parlour Theatre puts on live magic shows and is another favorite venue in the area — especially on rainy days.
  • Meet me at the bandstand: The bandstand is the place to be in Bethany. Catch free concerts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the summer at 7:30 p.m. Kids’ nights are every Wednesday in July, plus there are a handful of special performances throughout the season.
  • Shopping: Bethany’s boardwalk is lined with ice cream parlors, candy stores and beach shops. The town is also home to several high-end boutiques and galleries. “There’s just such a unique feel for the boutique shops in Bethany — just a little bit of something for everybody,” Weaver said.

Food

Agriculture is one of the biggest industries in Delaware’s coastal region, and that bounty is obvious when it comes to eating in Fenwick and Bethany. Sure, the area has a handful of casual diners and grab-and-go pizza joints, but those who prefer white tablecloth establishments that focus on farm-to-fork (and sea-to-spoon) dining will not be disappointed.

One of the stars in the area is Sedona in Bethany Beach. Weaver said The Cottage Cafe, and Bethany Boathouse are also town staples.

Ropewalk, an Ocean City favorite, is opening a Bethany location this summer (Weaver said it should be done by June), and Mango’s recently did a renovation. Across from Sea Colony Marketplace is Fins, and Weaver said, “Their food is phenomenal; they have outdoor seating.”

The Penguin serves all-day breakfast, and flanking the bridge to the Delaware Seashore State Park are two favorite spots for food and drink: Big Chill Beach Club and Hammerheads Dockside.

In Fenwick, Weaver points to One Coastal and Just Hooked as go-to eateries for locals and visitors, alike.

Those who prefer to picnic or cook have plenty of options for fresh, gourmet ingredients.

Every day of the week, with the exception of Saturday, there’s a farmers market somewhere within a 10-mile radius of Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. The Bethany Beach farmers market runs Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon June 3 through Sept. 2. The Fenwick Island farmers market runs Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon, June 17 through Sept. 8.

Don’t Miss

  • Fenwick Island State Park: Visit this 344-acre state park between Ocean City and South Bethany for its quiet beaches and bay shoreline. There’s also hiking, kayaking and horseback riding in the offseason. Day-passes (which include parking) are $8.
  • Independence Day Celebration: Bethany celebrates the Fourth of July with a parade, concerts and fireworks. Activities take place on the boardwalk and at the bandstand.
  • Free festivals: The Poseidon Festival kicks off Memorial Day Weekend on the beach and bandstand. Expect entertainment and education for the sea-themed event. The 40th annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival takes place Sept. 8.
  • Bethany Beach Nature Center: The Bethany Beach Nature Center offers children’s programming, indoor exhibits and outdoor education.
  • Go-Karts, golf and waterslides: Need a break from the beach? Weaver recommends Fenwick’s Viking Golf & Thunder Lagoon Water Park for both kids and adults. “They have everything from mini-putt, Go-Karts, ice cream, a water park as well,” Weaver said. “It’s a lot of fun.”
  • Seaside Craft Show: The 14th annual Seaside Craft Show will be held June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Bethany. Vendors along the streets and the boardwalk will showcase their works. Find more details on the event’s website.

Where to Stay, How to Get Around

The majority of the lodging at Bethany Beach consists of condos, homes and bed-and-breakfasts. Weaver recommends visiting thequietresorts.com to review and book all available accommodations.

Getting around Bethany Beach, which is 1 square mile, is pretty easy.

Biking and walking are the preferred modes of transportation. (There are bike racks along the ocean entryways.) If you’re driving into town for the day, there is metered parking along the main streets, and experts recommend feeding the meter with the Parkmobile app, so you don’t have to give up your spot on the beach.

A trolley also runs through Bethany Beach beginning the Friday before Memorial Day through mid-September from 9:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. The fare is just $0.25 each way.

“If you’re staying in Bethany proper, you don’t even have to get in your car. It will take you right into town every day,” Weaver said about the trolley.

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