What’s Happening Today – May 16, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife –
There’s a new Maryland law called the “Healthy Working Families Act. This law is in place to help many family caregivers, as well as other workers, get access to earned sick and safe leave. The act allows workers to earn paid or unpaid sick and safe leave, giving them an opportunity to take care of themselves and their family – without fear of losing their pay or jobs. We’re talking to the Director of Advocacy with AARP Maryland, Tammy Bresnahan, to explain more about this law and how it may impact you.
Mental Illnesses are real health issues. Like other health issues, treatment can range from cognitive therapy to hospitalization. Sometimes those issues stem from unhealthy habits in our lifestyles. We’re sitting down with Dr. Suni Jani of Community Behavioral Health to learn about how our lifestyles directly affect our mental health. We’re also discussing mental health treatment.
The Delaware Wild Lands is home to thousands of acres of swamps, and beautiful, natural habitats. That is why it is so important to protect it. That is the whole idea behind the 3rd Annual Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival. Here to tell us about it is the Conservation Program Manager Of Delaware Wild Lands, Brenna Ness, and Development And Marketing Manager, Wendy Scott. We’ll learn more about how Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival will help conserve the Delaware Wild Lands and what to expect if you want to attend!
Saturday, May 19, 2018
-2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Roman Fisher Farm at the Great Cypress Swamp, Frankford
We’re welcoming the band Acoustic Turnpike to the Mid South Audio Stage! They’re a Progressive Bluegrass Band that will also be performing in this weekend’s Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival!
Pastor Martin Hutchison with The Camden Community Garden is here in the Kirby And Holloway Kitchen to show us how to make Strawberry Pie. The recipe is available in their church cookbook!
Starting Monday, May 7th through Friday, May 18th, we will give away two Firefly Music Festival vouchers each weekday. Those vouchers can be redeemed for general admission passes to the Firefly Music Festival which takes place June 14-17 at the Woodlands in Dover, Del. Enter here.
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