What’s Happening Today – June 3, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
We’ve known from past experiences that hurricane season on Delmarva can be devastating. That’s why it’s best to be prepared. And as hurricane season quickly approaches, we are looking to get an idea of what to expect. WBOC Meteorologist Mike Lichniak joins us to discuss what the hurricane season could possibly look like. We’re also taking advantage of the hot weather and doing an experiment.
Lava Lamp Experiment:
What You Need:
- Pour a little bit of water in the class (about 1/4 cup)
- Pour 3/4 cup of vegetable in the glass
- Give the glass a second to settle
- Add some food coloring drops
- Drop in one alka-seltzer tablet
- Wait for the reaction…and you’ll have a lava lamp!
As we’ve tried to navigate the journey of COVID-19, the one thing we’ve relied on is local businesses. We recently spoke with Scott Krammerer, Chairman of the Delaware Restaurant Association, to talk about the future of Delaware restaurants but, what about the future of all Delaware local businesses? We must continue to support them and that’s exactly what the “Buy Local” campaign aims to do. We talk with Sussex County’s Economic Development Director, Bill Pfaff, to find out more about the campaign and exactly what local businesses are involved.
We’ve seen lots of good happen during these past few months. We’ve seen celebrations for Delmarva graduates, people raise funds for TSC research, and Delmarveans giving back to the community. Today, we are seeing good with Emmanuel Wesleyan’s Adopt-A-Block Program. The program recently collected and distributed 1500 bags of food into the community. We talk with Reverend Mark Thompson, Director of Adopt-A-Block, to find out what the program does and how we can get involved.
We’re celebrating the unofficial start of summer (let’s be real, it’s June, it’s summer) with a competition. Katie and Lisa are facing off against Jamie Hudson and John Kitchin in a game of cornhole. Jamie and John recently appeared on ESPN showing off their skills. We find out how they got into the sport and if Katie and Lisa can beat them.
We have a recipe that is light, tasty and refreshing. This dish is perfect for any summer occasion and people will think you’re cool as a cucumber. Our recipe for Crunchy Cucumber Salad is delicious and easy. Check out the recipe below.
What You’ll Need
- 3 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3 cups ice water
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
What to Do
- In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, salt, and ice water. Cover and chill 1 hour, then drain and return cucumbers to the bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.
Check This Out!
- We like to peel the cucumbers for this salad, but you can also use them unpeeled or run a fork across the peels before slicing to give them a ridged look.
Chincoteague Island has been nominated for Best Coastal Small Town in USA Today’s 2020 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards! There are only four weeks to vote and you can vote here. Voting is available once a day until the end of the contest on Monday, June 29. Winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, July 10th. Vote daily, bookmark the voting site and help Chincoteague Island be #1 Best Coastal Small Town!
Talbot Humane Society is looking for pets to participate in the 2nd Annual 2021 Petparazzi Calendar Pet Photo Contest. The contest kicked off on Monday and will run through July 31st. A donation to the shelter will get your pets picture in the running and then people will vote. To vote and find out more information, click here.