What’s Happening Today – May 17, 2019
Today on DelmarvaLife –
This weekend is the 109th Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta on the Choptank River. It’s a very competitive event that brings spectators to the river banks to witness boat speeds of nearly 160 miles per hour. WBOC’s Heidi Werosta gives us a preview.
For some, summer is not complete without visiting certain summer destinations on Delmarva. One of those destinations is Funland in Rehoboth Beach. Author Chris Lindsley wrote a book about the history of Funland, “Land of Fun: The Story of an Old Fashioned Amusement Park for the Ages.” Lindsley joins us to talk about the book and what inspired him to write it.
The last time Savanna Brooks visited us, she recited the speech that propelled her into the kindness universe. She’s back with us today to talk about how she continues to spread a simple message: be kind.
Whether you like to get out and “rough-it” in the wilderness, or prefer a more comfortable camping experience, a new resort in Millsboro has what you need. WBOC’s Heidi Werosta visited the brand new Lighthouse Beach RV Resort ahead of it’s grand opening this weekend.
As part of the Subaru “Share the Love” campaign, Gateway Subaru recently made quite a donation to the Worcester County Humane Society. 102.5 WBOC’s Corey Phoebus tells us how it has resulted in a lot of happy tails.
We welcome back Amillion “The Poet” Mayfield back to the Mid South Audio Stage. The Dover-area rapper updates us on his journey as a musician that has taken him around the country and to the stage at the Firefly music festival in his home state.
The latest Rising Tide event was a huge success for local animal shelters. Not only did we collect truckloads of much-needed pet supplies, ten dogs and cats were adopted at the event. For that, we want to say, “thank you,” but there are plenty more homeless pets that need you. Today, we see if we can hook them up with a loving human in this week’s Pet Connect.
Every fall, you can count on the team at Spicer Bros. Construction to launch Delmarva’s Neediest Roof Contest. In December, we help the Spicer Brothers team surprise two deserving people on Delmarva with the gift of a lifetime, a new roof. Now, Spicer Bros. Construction is stepping it up a notch, with the inaugural Veteran Roof Giveaway.
Do you know someone who has a birthday or wedding anniversary coming up? A great way to celebrate is with a DelmarvaLife Occasion. Submit your occasion here.
New developments on a story you first saw on our WBOC News App….Draper media is proud to announce that we have expanded the over-the-air distribution of WRDE’s NBC signal as well as Telemundo Delmarva. Both stations are now available free over the air in stunning high definition to a much wider audience. It is now available in a lot more places than before! In order to get them free over-the-air you will need to re-scan your TV set. Re-scan now! And we think you will be stunned by how clear and crisp that picture you will get.