What’s Happening Today — May 14, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Every year the Center for Inland Bays post signs along Route 1 to warn drivers to watch out for turtles crossing the road. And no, it’s not a joke. But, it begs the question, why do the turtles cross the road? We talk with Zach Garmoe of the Center for Inland Bays to find out.
The Blood Bank of Delmarva is issuing a urgent call for healthy blood donors. Blood supply levels have dropped to dangerously low levels. Mobile drives brought in about 40 percent of the region’s blood supply, but had to be all canceled due to COVID. Today, we talk with The Blood Bank to find out how they’re meeting this urgent need and ways the community can get involved.
Small towns rely on local businesses and with everything shut down due to COVID, we wanted to check in on our small towns. Today, we talk with Karah Lacey, Events and Downtown Coordinator in Pocomoke, to talk about how the town is holding up.
When you think of Crisfield, what do you think of? Stellar views, Southernmost town in Maryland or it being the seafood capital of the world? Well, Crisfield might be all of these things, but did you know it also has a stellar art scene? We talk with Jen Merritt, Coordinator for Crisfield’s Arts and Entertainment District, to talk about upcoming programs and how they’re still celebrating local artists’.
Last week, we found out who won Wicomico Teacher of the Year. Especially during these times, we love to celebrate our educators who have worked hard to adapt in tough times and yet, continue to dedicate their time to their students education. However, they’re not the only ones adapting to a new learning curve. Learning continues with libraries on Delmarva. Today, we talk with Gail Bruce, Director of the Laurel Public Library, to find out how they’ve gotten creative with outreach to the community, despite still being closed.
Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what’s up there? Have you ever wanted to know more about the stars, constellations or planets? Well, now you can. We talk with 4 year old Dillon Bloodsworth and his father Scott, owner of Scooter Studios, to learn all about their new project, Universal Adventures.
There’s a new twist on tomatoes and we’d say it’s pretty Oscar worthy. Roasted Tomatoes Oscar are a fun new way to spice up tomatoes! Topped with asparagus and hollandaise sauce, which give the recipe it’s Oscar name, these tomatoes are delicious side dish, perfect for any meal. Check out the recipe below.
What You’ll Need
- 4 tomatoes, both ends removed, cut in half
- 16 spears asparagus, trimmed to about 6 inches in length
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (0.9-ounce) package hollandaise sauce mix, prepared according to package directions
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place tomato halves on baking sheet and place 2 asparagus spears on top of each tomato.
- In a small bowl, combine oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over vegetables.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until vegetables begin to brown. Just before serving, drizzle with warm hollandaise sauce.
Our search for the coolest masks on Delmarva continues. We’ve received great submissions so far, keep it going! Two winners will receive a $1,000 donation in their name to either the Maryland Food Bank-Eastern Shore or The Food Bank of Delaware. We’re taking submissions until May 17th and voting will end May 24th! Winners will be selected on May 25th. Upload your photos here.
There’s a baby boom on Assateague Island. The most recent foal to be born is a girl! Her parents are Precious Jewel and Legacy. Just this year there have been 44 foals born on Assateague! To see all of their cute faces, click here.