What’s Happening Today – Feb. 1, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife:
Thanks to Delmarva’s participation in donating to the Rising Tide events of last year, they will be taking place again. WBOC has teamed up with Bruce Rogers, owner of Sherwood Automotive who talks to us about how the community can get involved and where they can drop off donated items. We also chat with Jeff Merritt, the executive director of “Operation We Care.” Through donated items of toiletries and snacks, boxes are made and sent to troops overseas. He lets Delmarva know how they can become involved and gives a list of items needed for the boxes.
February is heart month. Dr. Steven Hearne, cardiologist and co-director of the Guerrieri Heart and Vascular Institute at PRMC is here to talk about risk factors for heart disease and how to keep your health in check.
Miles Cox, a third grade student at Northwestern Elementary is here today with his father, John Cox to talk about a viral video they created to help raise money for The American Heart Association. They talk about how they came up with the idea to make the video and why this issue is so dear to their hearts. Check out the video here and be sure to give it a share!
A marathon is long enough, but have you ever thought about doing an ultra-marathon? At 31 miles, the Algonquin 50K is not for the faint of heart. Trent Swanson, the race director is here to talk about the upcoming race and how it has come to be for the second time. He talks about the trail and how the community has become involved in the race. Although sold out, if you would like to cheer on other runners, the race is taking place at the Milburn Landing Area of the Pocomoke River State Park on Saturday, February 10th at 7:30 A.M.
If you haven’t had the chance to see the recent documentary on Smith Island and Tangier Island and their risk of disappearing, here is your chance. It’s called “Disappearing Islands: A Cultural Risk.” Upstream Alliance, Salisbury University Environmental Studies Program, and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum are hosting a showing of the film at the Avalon Theatre in Easton.
It’s February 1st, and it is the First Day of Black History Month. Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia have all been shaped by the African American Experience, so there is a lot of special events going on through Delmarva. The state of Maryland put together a comprehensive website with a list of events and activities you and your family can attend.
As the countdown begins until Super Bowl 52, whether you’re rooting for the New England Patriots or the Philadelphia Eagles, we have a recipe for you. In the kitchen, chef Barry Reichart of Bourbon Street on the Beach Restaurant shows us how to make the perfect New England clam chowder for the Patriots fans in your life.
New England Clam Chowder
- 1/2 gallon milk
- 4 – 8 oz cans clams (chopped)
- 2 lb. diced potatoes
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped basil
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 lb. bacon
- 1 teaspoon old bay
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 cup butter
His wife, Gretchen Reichart, also joins us for a recipe all the Eagles fans out there are sure to love: Philly cheese steaks.
Philly Cheese steak
- 1 lb. pulled beef (cooked)
- 1 pepper (sliced)
- 1 onion (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon mined garlic
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 6 steak sub rolls
- 1 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
Cheese Sauce Ingredients:
- 1 cup milk
- 1 lb American cheese
The DelmarvaLife Valentine’s Day Giveaway is underway! The grand prize includes dinner for two at Captain’s Table Restaurant, a dozen roses from Kitty’s Flowers, Inc., a 14k white gold diamond galaxy pendant with a 1/4 ct twt diamond from Park Place Jewelers, one $100 VP Shoes – Vernon Powell gift card, and one ‘Send Some Love Daisy’ gift certificate from Edible Arrangements. Daily prizes will be given away each weekday at 5 pm on DelmarvaLife as well. Enter daily for additional chances to win. The last day to enter is Feb. 11 at 11:59 pm. Enter here!