What’s Happening Today – October 18, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife:
We all know there is more to learning than what you find in books. That’s why real world, real life skills are taught in local schools with career and technical education, or CTE. One CTE program on Delmarva takes those skills to the next level, and leaders in the program hope you can help them get the tools they need to do it. Worcester Technical High School was recently named one of three schools in the nation in the running for the top prize in the “Channel Lock Trade-Up” competition. If Worcester Tech is the school that tallies up the most votes in the competition, it will receive great prizes, including a classroom makeover. Voting information is available here.
Even if you don’t have a career in space technology, you can still use NASA tools to observe the moon. We’ll learn about International Observe the Moon Night, taking place at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility in Accomack County. It’s an event that gives you the opportunity to really appreciate and better understand our moon. The event takes place from 7pm – 10pm on Friday, October 19th at the Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.
We’re throwing the act of “giving back” into the spotlight. Our friends at Avery Hall Insurance have made it their mission to reward selflessness, and it’s paying off — quite literally — for certain groups on Delmarva. Today, it’s the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford. 102.5 WBOC’s Corey Phoebus tells us how they’re benefiting from the fact that “Avery Hall Cares.”
We’re taking a look at an industry that, it seems like, many people really aren’t too familiar with these days – horse racing. We’ll sit down with John Hartsell, Jr., owner of Hartsell Racing Stable in Hebron. He has more than 300 wins during his career. John will tell us more about what goes into this prestigious sport. If you’d like to contact John, call 443-280-2858.
We always talk about safety on the roads. We all know we should buckle our seat belts, and we shouldn’t text and drive, and yet, just take a drive down Rt. 13, and you’ll probably lose count of how many people drive while distracted. Next week kicks off National Teen Driver Safety Week. Corey spends some time with the team at Safe Kids Delaware to get some tips on how to keep teens, and all drivers, safe on the roads.
DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield takes the wheel in another round of Driving with Docs. This time around, Dr. Sophia Shakur, a neurologist with Peninsula Regional Medical Center, is in the hot seat. Dr. Shakur grew up on Delmarva and she wants nothing more than to see her community thrive. We’ll get to know her on a more personal level – and hear some of her fun answers in Syd’s lightning round!
Nominations are open in Delmarva’s Neediest Roof contest, brought to you by Spicer Bros. Construction. They’re giving away two roofs this year. You can nominate someone through October 28th. Spicer Brothers will surprise the winners in December, during a segment on DelmarvaLife. To read the rules and to nominate someone, click here.