What’s Happening Today – September 11, 2019
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Products once touted as healthier alternatives to smoking are now being blamed for at least six deaths in the US. Additionally, there have been 450 possible vaping related illnesses across the country. Tobacco Coordinator with the Wicomico County Health Department, Rhonda Bryant talks about what’s being called an epidemic and what health officials are doing to stop it.
Eleven-year-old Rylin McClosky has type-one diabetes, but she’s not letting it control her life. She is working hard to raise money for life-changing research and breakthroughs. We meet Rylin and talk about the JDRF One Walk® to raise money to create a better future for the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
We learn about a program that provides little ones the support they need to cope with anxiety through reading. Lemonade Bookstand is a grassroots effort to provide literacy supplies and bibliotherapeutic resources to local children with disabilities in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. These include fiction and non-fiction books, activities for the children and the parent to do together, worksheets, and certain items like comfort items, fidget toys, or sensory items.
The Art League of Ocean City is seeking nominations for the 2019 SHEro Awards. Executive Director of the Art League of Ocean City, Rina Thaler talks about the ward that honoring Delmarva women who have shown courage in facing adversity and turned that around into something positive. The awards will be presented on Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th St., and the public is invited to the free event. We also learn the Art League’s 15th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour and an exciting performance by Catapult Shadow Dancers.
The 19th Annual Riverwalk Freedom Festival in Milford sponsored by the Milford Chamber of Commerce is this weekend. We are in the DelmarvaLife kitchen making the signature drinks that will be features in the Red, White, and Brew Garden with Chef Jesus Valentino Gordiany with Benvenuto Restaurant in Milford.
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