What’s Happening Today – September 11, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
102-5 WBOC-FM will celebrate five years on the air at the end of this year. But, WBOC radio first hit the air waves 80 years ago this Sunday. WBOC signed on for the first time on September 13th, 1940 in a state-of-the-art studio. Lisa takes you back to the days when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President, the U-S was on the brink of war, and Delmarva had a new source of family entertainment.
Did you know that when you speak, you put more than just words into the atmosphere? Talking, singing, laughing, sneezing – all release aerosols. Those in the dental field have always been aware of these but because of COVID-19, they’ve stepped up their game to eliminate them. The staff at Delmarva Dental Services are excited about the new technology they’ve got in place and say it will be a permanent change. Katie recently visited to learn more.
Over these past few weeks we’ve been updating you on the condition of Stallone. Stallone is The Humane Society of Wicomico County pup that was found left alone in a shed to die. Well, there’s another pup who came from a similar situation: Shay. She’s a fun-loving, silly pup who just needs a fur-ever home (without pets!) We talk with Shay’s Foster Mom, Crystal Weimer, about what kind of home would be perfect for this sweetie.
The Humane Society of Wicomico County is teaming up with Lombardi’s Pizza in Salisbury to make some pet connections. When you order a pizza from Lombardi’s, you get a picture and information about a shelter pet waiting to be adopted. While, we may not have the pizza, but we sure do have the pets. We hope you’ll find your fur-ever best friend in today’s, Pet Connect.
We get to show you some of the interesting things happening on Delmarva – and boy, today we have something that will certainly check all the boxes. We’re watching the metamorphosis of a cicada. Yes, those cicadas that chirp all night long. They only come up every once in a while – and one of our local friends has taken up quite the fascination with them. Carrie Samis is teaching us all about the cicada – right from her very own dining room. To check out some more nature shots, visit Carrie’s instagram: @carriesassafras. If you’re looking to identify singing insects in your backyard, visit songsofinsects.com. If you’re looking for an app that is all things nature: iNaturalist.org! Also, there’s a community science project that catalogs plant and animal species :mdbiodiversity.com.
We celebrated the incredible women who make up Worcester County, we learned about an effort to restore hope among the homeless, and we felt the pride of Rehoboth Beach Patrol Captain, Kent Buckson as he described the life-saving rescue that happened over the holiday weekend. We say it all the time, but it just proves to be more and more true every week, there is no shortage of good here on Delmarva. We take a look back in this weeks’, “All That is Good.”
Grandparents are vital and instrumental parts of our lives. And it’s only fitting since Grandparents Day is on Sunday that we make a recipe that is grandparent approved. Grandma’s Best Casserole is a creamy, veggie pasta casserole fit for the whole family! Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 1 pound (16-ounce) jar light spaghetti sauce
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 1 (8-ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 (10-3/4-ounce) cans condensed cheese soup
- 8 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
- Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain, return to pot, and set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter; sauté onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms 6 to 7 minutes, or until tender. Add vegetable mixture and remaining ingredients to spaghetti; mix well.
- Place mixture in prepared casserole dish, cover, and cook 25 to 30 minutes, or until heated through.