What’s Happening Today – July 24, 2019
Today on DelmarvaLife –
On Saturday, people around the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and the moon walk. It was a pivotal moment in American history. Today is another anniversary. It was fifty years ago today that Apollo 11 came back to earth. It was no easy task. Someone who knows that first hand is Jack Clemons who is a retired aerospace engineer and lead engineer on NASA’s Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs. Jack is also the author of the book, “Safely to Earth: The Men and Women who Brought the Astronauts Home.”
Jack Clemons is also helping with a program at the Lewes Public Library called “A Universe of Stories.” As Adult Program Coordinator, Rebecca Lowe explains today, the program is designed to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. This summer learning program also coincides with NASA’s 60 years of achievement and its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Click here for a list of space-themed programming. All programs are free of charge and open to the public.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, by calling the library at 302-645-2733, or stopping by the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome.
We talk a lot on DelmarvaLife, and today, we’re talking about talking. Whether it’s from an accident, injury, surgery, or other health conditions, individuals can lose the ability to talk. Karen Musengwa is a Language Pathologist and Certified Dementia Practitioner with Peninsula Home Care. We learn how she helps patients with dementia and why it’s so important.
Pursuit for Peace is a non-profit organization of 26 ladies who dress up as princesses to visit hospitalized, terminally ill, and special needs children. We hear from Pursuit for Peace board members, Ashley Torbert and Ivana Hamilton about how the organization was formed and why it’s so important to area children.
Sixty years ago, Benedictine Sisters in Ridgely started a school for individuals with disabilities with four students, all of whom had Downs Syndrome. Today the Benedictine School services more than 200 children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism achieve their greatest potential. For nearly 20 years, hundreds of motorcycles, street rods, classic, and custom cars make their way to Ridgely to support the school and its services with the Chrome City Ride. The Director of the Benedictine Foundation, Barry Smale, joins us to talk about this year’s ride and the signed Paul Reed Smith guitar that will be auctioned off to benefit Benedictine’s annual fundraising event.
If you are in the market for a new car, we’d suggest you don’t make a decision until you check out the Subaru Legacy. 102.5, WBOC’s Corey Phoebus plucked one off the lot at Gateway Subaru in Delmar to show you why.
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