Artist Sonya Michel created a collage out of bandanas worn by Representative Jamie Raskin (D-Dist. 8) while he was undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Raskin, who recently announced that he is in remission, was gifted many bandanas from his constituents. Michel, a Silver Spring resident and University of Maryland professor who first met Raskin at a street fair in 2015, took some of the extras off his hands to create the piece.
Raskin decided to present the collage to his wife as a birthday gift. (Washingtonian)
Fourth grade student to spend a day as Rockville mayor
Joyce Tian won a statewide essay contest and will serve as “Mayor for the Day in Rockville” on Thursday. The competition asked for essays answering “If I Were Mayor, I Would…” with the the theme of Preserving the Past to Power the Future. Tian wrote about honoring traditions and events such as Independence Day. On Thursday, she and Mayor Bridget Newton will spend time with police and public works departments and tour Croydon Creek Nature Center. (MyMCMedia)
D.C. woman arrested for Rock Creek Parkway crash that killed three, including man from Burtonsville
Nakita Marie Walker was arrest on Monday and charged with second-degree murder. Walker allegedly was the driver in a March 15 crash that killed three people on Rock Creek Parkway. According to The Washington Post, the driver of the car that was hit was from Burtonsville. According to court databases, Walker was arrested for driving under the influence on at least three occasions, and the car she was driving had over $12,000 in unpaid tickets. A urine test conducted at the hospital after the crash concluded that Walker was legally intoxicated. (DCist).
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