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To kick off Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer, “FeBREWary,” Shore Craft Beer and Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) will host a special Trivia Night at Hopper’s Tap House, 1400 S. Salisbury Blvd., in Salisbury, MD, on Friday, February 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to vie with representatives from towns and breweries on the Eastern Shore in an ultra-competitive Town Throwdown while enjoying Hopper’s Happy Hour pricing. Prizes are offered by Hopper’s and local breweries.

WSCL 89.5 FM  will be temporalily off the air on Tuesday, January 15th from approxiately 9AM-Noon for tower maintenace.

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The snow fell over the weekend bringing from 2 to 4 inches of the white stuff.

Today should be partly sunny with the highs in the upper 30’s.

Salisbury saw around three and a-half inches with some melting from light rain on Sunday.

That was followed by a light dusting on Sunday night.

Cambridge and Laurel Delaware also saw around three and a-half inches with Wallops Island at two inches and Chincoteague getting around and two and a-half inches over the weekend.

Memorial Pamphlet

Delmarva said good-bye to Mike Pretl this last Sunday with a memorial service where over a hundred showed up to remember him.

The 76-year old environmentalist and activist died from a heart attack on Christmas day.

He hailed from Baltimore but was known as some who seemed to never meet a cause he didn’t like.

John Grout with the Wicomico Environmental Trust noted, “ At one dinner we shared he was asked teasingly…whether there was one organization on the Lower Shore where he did not sit on the board.”

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The federal government shutdown has prompted Virginia's second-largest city to offer help to furloughed federal employees.

The city of Norfolk said in a statement Friday that it's offering assistance through payment plans on property taxes, water bills and city parking fees.

The assistance is being offered to people who work for various federal departments. Those include the Department of Interior and the Department of Homeland Security. The latter employs U.S. Coast Guard members and TSA agents who are working without pay.

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