What’s Happening Today – Aug. 21, 2017
Today on DelmarvaLife:
When the community comes together to support others, it’s truly an awesome thing to witness. Delmarva always steps up to the plate when there’s a need. The Extraordinary League of Gentlemen in Salisbury, Md. knows firsthand what it’s like to help the community. The group is collecting school supplies to help those less fortunate in the area. The program is called “Bright Minds, Bright Futures.” The 8th Annual Bright Minds with Bright Futures Bookbag Giveaway is Aug. 26. Since the group started in 2010, they have given over 5,000 bookbags to children in need. Read more here.
Sydney Whitfield recently stopped by Berlin Activities Depot to learn about the many programs they offer for kids. The facility debuted May 2017. There are before and after school programs, competitive, developmental and recreational gymnastics, dance, soccer & karate programs. There is also lazer tag, trampolines, a tech academy and more.
Back-to-school time is here. Many parents are buying last minute school supplies and clothes for their kids, but have you thought about their eyes? Dr. Catherine Smoot-Haselnus of Chesapeake Eye Center stops by tell us how important vision screenings and eye exams are for our children. She also tells us how to protect your child’s eyes if they play sports.
Living with a disability doesn’t have to mean living a limited quality of life. That’s why there are organizations on Delmarva to help those who need it. Deaf Independent Living Association, or DILA, in Salisbury, Md. is one of those organizations that can help. DILA has some exciting developments happening in the next couple of months and Executive Director, Mike Purkey, stops by the studio to tell us all about the exciting things happening.
You cannot visit Delmarva without eating crabs at some point. The Red Roost in Quantico, Md. says crabs are their specialty. Sydney Whitfield stops by the restaurant to talk to the staff who says they know everything about eating this local favorite and they know the perfect beverages to pair with crabs too.
Lt. Tim Robinson with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office has a new list of most wanted for us. See today’s Most Wanted Monday here.