What’s Happening Today – September 22, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Since, it’s Voter Registration Day, we thought we’d give you a lesson in Voting 101. No, not politics. Voting. There’s quite a bit to navigate this year – do I vote in person or mail-in ballot? Are the polls safe? What if I’m not registered? Don’t panic. We’re getting all of your questions answered by Martha Redmond, Chair of Voter Services with The League of Women Voters in Sussex County. Check out www.ivote.de.gov to find out if you’re registered to vote/register to vote/look up polling education. To view a sample ballot/get info on candidates: www.vote411.org. Info on becoming a poll worker/application: www.vote411.org
We’ve spoken of some of the amazing organizations working to ensure that there are full bellies across Delmarva. Today, we’re meeting another one. In the 6 months since this pandemic started, Somerset County Public Schools has distributed 100 thousands meals. Try to wrap your head around that. 100 thousand meals. We talk with District Manager of Food and Nutrition Services with Somerset County Public Schools, David Scott, about the milestone and how they’re *still working to ensure no child goes hungry.
One of the most unique aspects of Delmarva are the events and traditions that take place on the shore. These one-of-a-kind events sure make us stand out. Perhaps you’re thinking of Return Day or Muskrat Drop? However, there’s one event on Delmarva that puts us on the world stage: the world’s largest truck convoy. We talk with Jon Buzby, Director of Unified Champion Schools with Special Olympics Delaware, to find out about how the event will work this year.
Non-profits on Delmarva have an opportunity to get a much-needed boost during these days of COVID-19. When we say “boost” – we mean a chunk of change from a 50 million dollar relief fund. We talk with Leah Birk, Foundation and Social Responsibility Program Manager with the Anthem Foundation about how to qualify. For more information about the grant, click here.
The goal of One Delmarva: spark conversations about diversity on the shore. Conversations, that at times, can be difficult, but necessary, to inspire change. Tonight, WRDE and Telemundo’s, Jose Cuevas, examines issues that some athletes say, impact them both on and off the field. We talk with Jose to learn more about some of the athletes who’ve experienced racism or injustice.
We could probably go on and on (and on) about how the pandemic has changed our lives in some way. And, most likely, some of those changes will become permeant. For Kitchen Concepts in Salisbury, their demand for services has changed. So much so, they’re getting ready to move into a new facility that gives you more options for when you decide to start your renovation project. Lisa recently stopped by to find out what customers can expect.
As today marks the official start of fall, it seems fitting that we have a recipe fit for comfort. Potato Corn Soup whips up in just 30 minutes. Hearty and perfect for those long days, this soup will become a week-night favorite. We just know it. Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1/4 cup diced cooked ham
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
What to Do
- In a soup pot over high heat, combine chicken broth, potatoes, and onion; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook 10 to 12 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter; whisk in flour until smooth.
- Whisk flour mixture into soup until thickened. Slowly stir in remaining ingredients, mixing well. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes, or until heated through.
The next time you make Potato Corn Soup, try serving it with some crusty bread (for soaking up every bit of the soup!) and a healthy green salad. We bet your whole gang will love this change-of-pace dinner.