Saturday, February 6, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY. * AREAS AFFECTED: THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE * HAZARDS: RAIN WILL MIX WITH THEN CHANGE TO WET SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. THE WET SNOW WILL END AROUND NOON FRIDAY. * ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES....HIGHEST OVER DORCHESTER AND WICOMICO COUNTIES. * TEMPERATURES: FALLING INTO THE LOWER 30S. * WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS TO 30 MPH AT THE COAST. * IMPACTS: ROADS MAY BECOME SLIPPERY DUE TO THE WET SNOW. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
Wicomico County Students Receive $9,220 for Library Books
February 4, 2016– Salisbury, Md. – Twenty seven area schools were impacted by a grant made possible by The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and the Samuel W. Seidel Memorial Reading Forever Endowment Fund. Since the inception of the grant in 1991, more than $132,010 has been distributed to both public and private schools in Wicomico County.
The Reading Forever Fund was established by a gift to The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore from Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel. The mission of the fund is to provide annual grants to schools, grades K through 12. Funds are used by the schools for the purchase of books for libraries and classroom collections other than textbooks, encouraging literacy and developing learning through reading initiatives.
About the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Celebrating over 30 years of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has been serving the needs of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties granting more than $50 million. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants totaling more than $5 million in fiscal year 2015. CFES brings together donors and builds on community assets through scholarships, grants, advocacy and leadership development. By focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods and nonprofit capacity building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development and the environment. For more information, please visit www.cfes.org or call 410-742-9911.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Salisbury’s Best-in-Maryland Drinking Water to Compete for National Title
Salisbury – Mayor Jake Day is pleased to announce that the City’s drinking water, which was awarded Best Tasting Water in Maryland by the Maryland Rural Water Association, will compete for the title of Best Tasting Water in America at the National Rural Water Association’s “Great American Water Taste Test” competition on February 10th, in Washington, D.C.
Every year, state affiliates of the National Rural Water Association hold local contests to select a state-level winner. A gallon of each state’s winning water is then sent for judging as part of the NRWA’s annual Rural Water Rally. A round of tasting is held, and a panel of judges selects five finalists. The final five samples are judged by a V.I.P panel at the Rural Water Luncheon on the final day of the rally. Entries are judged on clarity, bouquet, and taste.
Salisbury’s water brought home the Best in Maryland trophy last May. Judges for the “Toasting the Tap” competition evaluated samples from around the state, grading each on taste, appearance, and odor. Salisbury’s winning sample was collected from the Paleo Water Treatment Plant on Scenic Drive.
Salisbury has 11 wells which draw from the shallow unconfined Coastal Plain aquifer. The City’s water treatment process includes aeration, pre-chlorination, filtration, iron removal, disinfection, corrosion control, and fluoride addition. Last year the City produced over 2 billion gallons of clean, drinkable, delicious water.
2015 marks the third time Salisbury’s water has been recognized as the Best in Maryland, having previously taken the trophy in both 2008 and 2009.
Friends and family, we have finally gotten word that the Lawrence Burgess Early Americana Museum episode of American Pickers that my uncle and I filmed in August is set to air on February 10th on the History Channel. I do not know the exact time. So many of you have contacted me over the past couple months asking when it will air. This date has changed numerous times so if we hear anything different, I will let you know, but as of right now, Feb. 10th is the night! Please spread the word!
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Downtown Trolley Service Resumes for Spring 2016
Salisbury - The City of Salisbury, Shore Transit, and Salisbury University are pleased to announce the return of the Downtown Trolley for the spring season of 2016! This service is available to Salisbury University students and community members for only $1 per boarding, and connects Salisbury University and surrounding areas with Downtown Salisbury.
After a brief hiatus for winter break, the Trolley has resumed service with a new stop! Starting its loop in front of the Perdue School of Business, the Downtown Trolley will run Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 p.m. until a little after 2:00 a.m. Fare will remain $1 per boarding. A new stop has been added on South Boulevard, between Register and Hanson Streets.
The Downtown Trolley will also commence service at earlier hours each 1st Saturday and 3rd Friday! Look for service to run from 5:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. during these events, and then pick up again at 9:00 p.m. and run until 2:00 a.m.!
This exciting project is part of the efforts to link Salisbury University students with the businesses Downtown. Advertising opportunities are available on the Downtown Trolley via Direct Media USA. They can be reached at 443-275-1770.