What’s Happening Today – August 22, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife:
We are back from hiatus! While we were gone, out family grew a little larger! We’re now adding WRDE – Coast TV to our family. We will let you know more as we get closer to the big day! Read more here.
Former professional basketball player Chris Herren will be at Crossroads Community Church in Georgetown to share his story of addiction and loss, and explain how you can help other to recovery and hope.
As part of PRMC‘s ongoing mission to improve the health of the communities it serve, the medical center is partnering with the Wicomico County Health Department to seek the community’s feedback on the top health issues faced in our area. You can attend one of three focus groups to offer input.
- Tuesday, August 28, 5:30 p.m.: Crisfield Branch of Somerset County Library, 100 Collins St., Crisfield
- Wednesday, August 29, 5:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Gymnasium, Richard Hazel Youth Center, 429 Lake Park Drive, Salisbury
- Friday, September 14, 9:30 a.m.: Pocomoke Branch of Worcester County Library, 301 Market St., Pocomoke City.
If you can’t make any of the focus group events, you can click here to fill out an online survey.
Football season is just weeks away and teams are already hitting the practice field, including the group of high school athletes called, FCA Bucks Athletics. DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield visited the team to see how the players inspire each other on and off the field.
It’s back-to-school time! If you are a parent with a student heading back to the classroom, you may be rushing around trying to get all the back-to-school supplies together. Something you may want to add to your list that will make that first day of class a good one, is a trip to About Faces Day Spa and Salon in Salisbury. Lisa stopped by the salon to learn more.
Plenty of young people on Delmarva grew up riding horses. For sixty years, members of the Combined Eastern Shore Horse Shows host equestrian events all across Delmarva and hold horse shows at the Wicomico Equestrian Center in Salisbury. 102.5 WBOC’s Corey Phoebus recently stopped by the center and found out that hosting these events are not all the team does. They also give back to the community.
Gospel music can be traced back to the early 17th century. Hymns and sacred songs were often repeated in a call and response fashion. Today, gospel music varies according to culture and social context, but it’s core remains spiritual. Here on Delmarva, a group is keeping gospel music alive. Delmarva Gospel Music Association President, Jim Collins, stops by Historic Studio D to tell us more about the association and their upcoming event. There is a concert coming up on Friday, August 24, featuring the Gold City Quartet and local talent, Dave Morgan. The concert is from 7 pm-9 pm at Sam Yoder Farm in Houston. Dave Morgan also joins us on the Mid South Audio Stage to perform “Drinking From My Saucer” and “Midnight Cry.”
The “Rylie’s Dog Days of Summer” 5K and Kiddie-K is coming up Labor Day. Rylie’s Smile Foundation is named afer Rylie Maedler, 12, who endured extensive surgery and rehabilitation following an aggressive bone tumor diagnosis at age seven, and later, a seizure disorder. This is the third year for the event to help provide Apple Devices to any child who is medically fragile and spending a significant amount of time in the hospital.
Ocean City Jeep Week kicks off tomorrow morning. DelmarvaLife’s Lauren Hitch will be there live on WBOC’s Facebook page. You may remember she streamed last year’s Beach Crawl and it became one of WBOC’s most-watched Facebook Lives with over 208,000 views. Watch LIVE coverage of the Beach Crawl on Thursday at 8 am on WBOC’s Facebook page. Be sure to like WBOC’s Facebook page so you get a notification when the live coverage begins.
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