What’s Happening Today — May 21, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Every year, thousands of spectators flock to Chincoteague to watch the annual Pony Swim. For those unfamiliar with the Pony Swim, ponies from Chincoteague Island swim to Assateague Island to be auctioned off. For the first time since World War II, the annual Pony Swim will not take place. This year would have been the Pony Swims 95th year. We talk with Chincoteague Volunter Fire Company Public Relations Officer, Denise Bowden, to discuss the impact of the cancellation on Chincoteague.
Tomorrow is Poppy Day. It’s a day reserved to honor our military. All Americans are encouraged to wear a red poppy to remember the fallen and support the living heroes who have worn our nations uniform. Due to COVID-19, there will be no poppies this year. We talk with Murt Foos, President of the American Legion Post 17 in Lewes, to discuss how the event will be held virtually and why it’s so important to honor the military.
Warmer weather is on the horizon and we couldn’t be more excited. But, is your HVAC unit ready for the summer? We talk with Mindy Allen Townsend of A&A Companies, to discuss how simple maintenance now can save you from a costly repair in the future.
Five years ago, Amy Wood of West Ocean City, received news she thought she’d never hear. Her 4-year-old son’s pediatrician told the family that he may have a brain tumor. It’s been a wild journey since then! Today, we talk with Amy and Alex, to find out how they’re doing and they tell us about Alex’s connection with the Raymond A. Wood Foundation.
Summer will soon be in full bloom and that means so will local produce. Whether it be from your garden or from a local market, fresh produce is a great way to supplement the dinner table. Kathleen Splane, Extension Educator with the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, shows us how to make a simple salad with fresh ingredients.
We’ve covered Texas Two-Step Ribs and Blue Cheese Bacon Coleslaw this week and now, we need a dessert to go with it! A creamy, super sweet flavored dessert, our recipe for Cold Fudge Cake is going to satisfy all your cravings. This recipe will bring back all your childhood memories and make you want to turn the recipe into a family tradition. Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided
- 2 (4-serving-size) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
- 3 cups milk
- 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 (16-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, flour, and 3/4 cup nuts. Press mixture into a 9- x 13-inch baking dish.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until a firm crust forms; let cool.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until thickened; set aside. In another medium bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and half the whipped topping; mix well.
- Using a wet table knife, spread cream cheese mixture over top of cooled crust. Spoon chocolate pudding mixture over top of cream cheese mixture then top with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle remaining walnuts on top.
- Cover and chill overnight, or at least 6 hours. Refrigerate any leftovers.
There’s still time to vote for the Coolest Masks on Delmarva! Voting will end Sunday, May 24th and two winners will be chosen on May 25th! Winners will receive a $1,000 donation to either The Maryland Food Bank-Eastern Shore or The Food Bank of Delaware. Keep casting those votes Delmarva! Click here to vote.
The Milford Rotary Club puts up flags every Memorial Day Weekend to honor those serving in our military. This year, they put up flags to honor COVID-19 frontline workers. If you would like to donate: mail a check, made payable to Milford Rotary Club Education Foundation, PO Box 10, Milford DE, 19963. Also, donations can also be dropped off at Downes Insurance on North Washington Street. If you have any questions, please call Downes at 302-745-7697. Additional information can be found on the Milford Rotary website and Facebook page.
We’ve been talking about cool face masks lately and we’ve found one that we think is really cool. The mask features the artwork and signature of Brooke Mulford, a Salisbury girl who lost her battle to Neuroblastoma about three years ago. All proceeds from the mask will benefit the Brooke Mulford Foundation which supports Neuroblastoma research. To buy a mask, click here. To learn more about the Brooke Mulford foundation, click here.