What’s Happening Today – August 18, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Labor Day weekend, 2011 – the search for missing Parkside High School English Teacher, Alice Davis, began. A search that ended in tragedy when Davis was found dead, murdered by her own husband. Davis had been a teacher at Parkside since 1983 and was a favorite among many of her students. Today, we talk with one of her former students, Stephanie Fowler, about a new book she’s writing about Alice’s life, “Chasing Alice.”
Speaking of novels, getting lost in a book is easy when you’re able to picture, everything that is described by the words on the page. Words that paint a picture of the scene unfolding in those very pages. Descriptive writing isn’t always easy. Which is why, the Lewes Public Library and BrowseAbout Books are hosting a virtual workshop. Today, we talk with Author, Nancy Sakaduski, about “Bring Setting To Life in Your Fiction.”
We’ve all driven by homes under construction and seen crews working hard on those homes – maybe replacing a roof? Perhaps, you think to yourself – it takes someone very special (and brave) to work that high off the ground. Or maybe, how do they work in that heat? Well, it’s safety to say that roofing is not easy feat. But, it’s one Spicer Bros Construction is willing to take on. Corey recently visited with the construction crew to find out what a day in the life of a roofer is like.
There’s an African proverb: it takes a village. It means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. Several groups and organizations on Delmarva are coming together to do just that. Today, we talk with Mark Thompson, Director of Adopt-A-Block at Emmanuel Weslyan Church, to find out about Vulnerable Populations.
You hear the word lynching – what do you think about? It’s a powerful word that can send shivers up the spine. It’s also a horrific part of history that we’ll learn about tonight as “One Delmarva” continues. Today, we talk with WBOC Anchor, Bill Mich, about how lynching played a role in Salisbury.
We have a bite-sized idea for your next get-together that involves absolutely no cooking. What could be better? Cucumber Ranch Bites are easy to make and full of delicious flavor. A creamy, homemade ranch topping finishes off these little guys, complimenting the flavor of fresh produce. Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 2 cucumbers
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 (0.4-ounce) packet ranch dressing mix
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided
- 5 cherry tomatoes, each cut into 6 wedges
What to Do
- Using a fork, press down the entire length of cucumbers on all sides, creating ridges. Cut cucumbers into 1/2-inch slices and place on platter.
- In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, mayonnaise, dressing mix, and 1 tablespoon chives until smooth. Place mixture into pastry bag and pipe onto each cucumber slice.
- Garnish each with a tomato wedge and sprinkle with remaining chives. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip!
- If you don’t have a pastry bag, no worries! Just place your mixture in a small resealable plastic bag, snip off one corner, and pipe away!