What’s Happening Today – Nov. 17, 2017
Today on DelmarvaLife:
Today is World Prematurity Day. In the United States, 1 in 10 babies is born too soon every year, and premature birth is the largest contributor to infant death. Over the years, the March of Dimes has helped fund research to give premature babies a fighting chance at life.
Last month, former WBOC News anchor Lacee Griffith gave birth to her daughter, Journey, at 31 weeks. Lacee and her husband, former WBOC Sports Director Scott Abraham say the care that Journey has received over the past several weeks has been wonderful. They hope to take little Journey home in a few weeks. You can help babies, like Journey, by contributing to the March of Dimes. If you do it by midnight tonight, (November 17), your donation will be tripled.
“Run the Boards Like Rob” is happening tomorrow morning, (November 18), and you still have time to sign up. It’s a 5K race, but there is also a one-mile, non-timed fun run. The race is is memory of Rob Schultheis who lost his life in a tragic accident while out running in October of 2015. All proceeds from the run go to the Live Life Like Rob, (LLLR) Memorial Endowment Fund.
Lori Truitt, of Salisbury, and her guide dog, Ito, join us on the couches today to talk about how he gives her independence. Lori was born with Aniridia, which means she does not have irises in her eyes. Ito guides Lori and enables her to maintain an active life. They both recently graduated from Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Lori says she’s thankful the program allowed her to partner with Ito.
Gardener Kris Martin, of Salisbury, also joins us to teach us about the latest gardening trend: terrariums. Kris also shows us how to make one for ourselves in just a few, easy steps. Kris teaches classes on how to build terrariums. The creative options are endless! For more information, email Kris at kris.martin@PlantNite.com.
It’s the holiday event that thousands of families look forward to all year long. Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights is back again this year, and better than ever! This year, they’re celebrating 25 years! DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield was there for this year’s kick off last night, and shows us why you’ll want to bring the family out for the fun.
The southern gospel trio “Real Hope” takes the Mid South Audio Stage this afternoon. They perform two cover songs: “Whosoever Will May Come” and “My Name is Lazarus.” We think you’ll love their sound!
You have until November 26 to vote for two finalists in Spicer Bros. Construction‘s Delmarva’s Neediest Roof contest. There will be one finalist from Maryland or Delaware, and one from Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The two winners will receive a new, GAF Limited Lifetime Roofing System, and will be announced next month on DelmarvaLife. Vote here.