What’s Happening Today – May 21, 2019
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Over the years, we’ve had so much fun with Alex Wood, of Ocean City. This little guy was diagnosed with a brain tumor but, as you can see, that has not slowed him down one bit. We catch up with Alex, along with his mother, Amy Wood, to get an update on his progress and the launch of the Raymond A. Wood Foundation.
As we get ready to close out National Stroke Awareness Month, we want to take some time to help you better understand stroke. After all, studies show, it’s the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the U.S. After someone suffers a stroke, they may experience slurred speech or paralysis but, of the nearly 800,000 people have a stroke every year, many of them will also have problems with swallowing. Speech-Language Pathologist at PRMC, Kailyn Asbury joins us to talk about Dysphagia.
We already know about Delmarva’s connection to the fight for equality. Freedom fighters such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass are both from here. But, there is a modern-day freedom fighter from Delmarva. He is a native of Milton. Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery Alabama and is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. This weekend, The Milton Historical Society is dedicating an exhibit to his life and his work. We will learn more about the exhibit from Chief Curator for the museum, Dr. Heidi Nassrom Evans.
What do you get when you combine art with great food, and craft wines and brews? You get a “Big Get-Together.” Rina Thaler, the executive director of the Art League of Ocean City and Sandy Gillis, the Art League’s board director fill us in on this upcoming event, Wednesday, May 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ocean City Center for the Arts.
We are getting a taste of summer in the DelmarvaLife Kitchen. Chef Derek Dilley with Ava’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar in Cambridge shows us how to make Caprese Summer Pasta with a Kale, Quinoa and Shrimp Salad.
7 cherry tomatoes HALVED
1 tbsp garlic
5 slivers of roasted red peppers
4 basil leaves chopped
5 pcs diced mozzarella
1/ cup white wine
1/8 cup pasta water
Splash of worchestershire
Start pasta before you start dish. Hot saute pan oil, garlic, peppers, and tomatoes. Add white wine, basil, and Worcestershire and reduce. Add pasta with pasta water and reduce. Before plating add mozzarella and more basil. Plate and garnish with crushed croutons and parm.
Kale Quinoa Shrimp Salad
2 cups of kale
1/4 cup quinoa
5 cherry tomatoes halved
7 slivers of roasted red peppers
2 tsp grated parmesan
2 oz lemon vinaigrette dressing
5 grilled shrimp
Combine all ingredient except shrimp and 1 tsp of parmesan. Toss salad and plate. Garnish with parm and grilled shrimp and drizzle lemon vinaigrette over the shrimp.
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.
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