What’s Happening Today – August 29, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife:
A great business always starts out with an idea, but you have to transform that idea into action. That’s where it can get a bit overwhelming, but our guests today tell us that simply is not true. Sarah Crawford-Jones, program director of the Women’s Business Center at First State Community Loan Fund, and Rachel Baldini, the Fund’s vice president of lending, join us in Historic Studio D to share the steps it takes to launch a successful business.
The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 40th Annual Sandcastle Contest. Families and businesses are all invited to display their artistic flair in the sand. Registration is free and the public is invited to participate in the people’s choice voting in which participants voted on their favorite creations. The 40th Annual Sandcastle Contest is on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 am – 5 pm. All the action happens on the beach at Rehoboth Ave. and the boardwalk.
Sometimes you can never truly understand a situation until you are right in the middle of it. That’s certainly the case when a family is dealing with a critically ill child. The trips to the doctor, the treatments at home, all while trying to have some semblance of a normal family life. Mandy Herbert and her daughter Josie of Delmar join us on the show today to share their story. Josie was diagnosed with cancer in March 2017. She went through 33 weeks of treatment and as of December 2017, Josie has no evidence of disease. During this journey Josie spent a lot of time at A.I. duPont Hospital and now she wants to help other children. The Blood and Pajama Drive is Sept. 3 from 9 am – 1 pm at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene. The blood drive is through the Blood Bank of Delmarva and they are also asking for donations of new pairs of pajamas for the boys and girls fighting cancer at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Josie and her sister, Aliza, also show us how to make a bead craft.
We love celebrating all things Delmarva on our show. Something we look forward to celebrating in the future is the end of drug overdoses. We have a long way to go before we see that day, but we are not giving up hope. Jillian Cordova and Jessica Taylor are program coordinators with the Wicomico County Health Department and they are not giving up either. Jillian and Jessica tell us about the opioid epidemic on Delmarva and about an upcoming event to help spread awareness. Overdose Awareness Day is Friday, August 31 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Salisbury City Park.
What could be better than spending time with your closest friends and having a blast? Maybe taking that party on the road! That’s the whole idea behind the Boombox Party Bus in Rehoboth Beach, Del. You may remember its co-founder DJ Nan of the Java Jukebox. This party bus takes a similar approach, except it’s on wheels. DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield hopped on the party bus to see what it’s all about.
Do you remember when you first saw the word, “Worcester,” and you had absolutely no clue how to pronounce it? Some of the town names on Delmarva are rather unique. But there is a lot of history packed in those names and Ryan Webb, a socio-linguist and blogger, stopped by Historic Studio D to give us a history lesson after he spent a good bit of time studying language. Ryan will also be at the next storytelling guild meeting on Chincoteague. It will be at the CCA on Church Street. The event begins at 7 pm this Friday, Aug 31. This week’s theme is local lingo, aka “Teaguer Talk.”
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