What’s Happening Today – Sept. 10, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife:
The WBOC Weather Team is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence. Be sure to download the WBOC Weather App and watch WBOC News to stay up-to-date on the forecast.
The Worcester County Fair has been cancelled for this upcoming weekend due to the projected forecast. There will be no rain date and the board has started planning for 2019.
On Wednesday, DelmarvaLife is going purple to raise awareness for the opioid epidemic that’s tearing apart family all over Delmarva. It’s just one way to get people talking about this issue that’s stealing lives every day. Reese Cropper is the sponsor of an event where the film “Andy Irons: Kissed by God” will be shown. Reese joins us today in Historic Studio D to talk about Andy Irons and how the community can watch this documentary. On September 25, the film will be shown at the OC Performing Arts Center at the Convention Center at 6 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the OC Convention Center. Proceeds from the film will go to the Leighton and Rebecca Moore Behavioral Health Center at PRMC.
The Sussex County Health Coalition is bringing in former NBA player, Chris Herren, to share his journey from addiction and loss, to recovery and hope. This free event is tomorrow night at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown, Del. at 7 pm. Seating is limited to the first 700 people so arrive early.
Before a drug, vaccine, medical device, or medical treatment is offered to the general public, it is subjected to clinical trials. These are research experiments or observations done with volunteer patients. Many clinical trials are done right here on Delmarva, through Peninsula Regional Medical Center. The Director of the Richard A. Henson Research Institute at PRMC, Dr. David Cowall, joins us today to talk about clinical trials.
When it comes to electricity, we don’t really think anything of it. You just walk into a room and flip on a light switch. Push a few buttons on the microwave, and you have a warm lunch. Today, we’re taking a few minutes to go back in time. Our friends at the Delaware Electric Cooperative came up with a concept to better the lives of people living in rural parts. It is a concept that to this very moment, is paying off.
Fugitives all over Delmarva think they’ve beaten the system by simply not showing up for their court date. But we all know it doesn’t work that way. With your eyes and ears, we can help local law enforcement capture these wanted individuals. Check out today’s most wanted list here.
If you get a chance to get outdoors on a regular basis, you can’t go wrong with the many state parks throughout Delmarva. Trap Pond in Sussex County is one of those state parks with plenty for visitors to do when they visit. In fact, they have an event coming up benefiting Trap Pond Partners. The 4th Annual Trap Pond Partners Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival is taking place on Sept. 22 from Noon-4 pm at Trap Pond State Parks. WBOC is a proud sponsor of this event.
We’ve all encountered tractor trailers in our drive across Delmarva. This week, it’s time to celebrate the men and women behind the wheels of those big rigs. It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield recently got to spend some time with a truck driving all-star from Perdue.
The 9/11 Parade of Brothers Motorcycle Ride takes place tomorrow on the Ocean City Boardwalk. The ride starts at 11:30 am on 27th street and ends at the Firefighter’s Memorial. A ceremony will follow the ride and then the parade will head to Rt. 50. You can catch the event live on DelmarvaLife’s Facebook page at 11:30 am.
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