Volunteers at Guiding Eyes for the Blind make a pretty special concession when they sign up. They get a puppy to raise and help train, but then they have to give the dog to someone who needs it more. Kate Travers doesn’t measure her time with her new lab puppy Diana in years, she measures it in shelves. Every time she has to puppy-proof another shelf, she tacks on a year to Diana’s age. Diana just turned “three shelves tall” this summer, but Travers won’t have her for very many more shelves. As a volunteer for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a company that trains service dogs, Travers will raise Diana for about 18 months and then return her trained, socialized and ready to learn to be a guide dog. It is a massive undertaking, but if she’s diligent enough to train Diana sufficiently, she can continue to train puppies
Patsy’s Restaurant used to be the new kid on the block, then one day it was part of the establishment. When her mom, Patsy, opened the now-iconic Bethany Beach restaurant Robin Rankin took up running the front of the house, hostessing, waiting tables, whatever was needed to help get the family restaurant on its feet. Before too long, though, she made her way back into the kitchen. After all, the mother/daughter team each had attended L’academie de Cuisine in Bethesda to help them each elevate their cooking skills. Patsy’s focus had been in bread and pastries when the family lived in Washington D.C. and she brought those sensibilities to bear when she opened her eponymous restaurant, which started with more of a sandwich shop vibe. By the time Robin moved into the kitchen in 2005 Patsy’s Restaurant in Bethany Beach was transitioning to more of a casual/fine dining place. Patsy’s
This week guest Ferdie Aunon talks about his personal connection to one of the astronauts on the International Space Station and brings us up to speed on how his wife “convinced” him to move to the beach. It gave us a chance to talk about how technology allows lots of people to live at the beach and work anywhere.