What’s Happening Today — May 11, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
It’s been 4 months since Fruitland Police Officer, Spencer Wiersberg, passed away from cancer. Throughout his cancer journey, a group of people, called “Wiersberg Warriors” rallied behind him and his family, to support them however needed. Today, we check in with Spencer’s Mother, Gerrie, to see how she’s doing. We also check in with Operation We Care Founder, Jeff Merritt, to discuss how Wiersberg Warriors are continuing Spencer’s legacy even in the midst of COVID-19.
As the days turn into weeks and the weeks turn in to months of staying home, many of us are struggling to cope with the pandemic. One group of students in Worcester County are finding ways to cope through drawing. We talk with Tamara Mills, to discuss what “Resilience Cubes” are and why its’ important to prioritize your mental health.
Even though the world seems like it’s at a standstill, education must continue. While, many of our parks are still closed and outdoor activities have restrictions, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources continues to educate about nature. Today, we talk with Education and Outreach Specialist with the DNR, Kerry Wixted, to discuss some of the educational online programs, particularly Project WILD.
We’ve covered some of the different ways we can cope during tough times. One way is through the use of “Resilience Cubes” and another way? Through music. Walt Hetfield is performing “The Ballad of COVID-19.” See the performance here.
Over the course of the 7 weeks we’ve all been home, kids (and parents) are finding creative new ways to beat boredom. We’ve seen how chalk can be used as a learning tool, obstacles courses can be made out of simple materials, and how popular shows, like “Chopped“, can be done right in your very own kitchen! Today, we’re going through a hallway maze, made up only of streamers!
Calling all brownie lovers! We have a recipe that will meet all of your chocolatey, fudgy expectations. “Blue Ribbon Brownies” are a delectable treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 3 sticks butter
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chopped pecans
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Remove mixture from heat and let cool slightly. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
- Sift flour, cocoa, and salt together. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, mixing until combined. Stir in pecans. Spread batter in baking dish.
- Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Our search for the coolest mask on Delmarva continues. Two winners of the contest will receive a $1,000 donation, in their name, made out to the Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore or the Food Bank of Delaware. Think your mask will take the cake? Winners will be selected May 25th. Submit your mask here!