PRMC’S Live Well HealthFest health fair returns April 11

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Wicomico County Board of Education invite everyone on the Delmarva Peninsula to join them for LiveWell HealthFest: An event for all ages, on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
This year’s event, a showcase of healthy exhibits and health screenings, is free and open to the public at James M. Bennett High School on College Avenue in Salisbury. LiveWell HealthFest: An event for all ages will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Over 35 free health screenings will be available the day of the event and without pre-registration. The health screenings, performed by Peninsula Regional Medical Center healthcare specialists and other area healthcare providers, will be available to anyone looking to find out how healthy they actually are, and to learn what they can do to lead an even healthier and more productive lifestyle.
At this year’s LiveWell HealthFest, PRMC will offer attendees an opportunity to participate in a paper Diabetes screening conducted by the Peninsula Regional Diabetes and Endocrinology Center team. If determined to be at high risk, individuals will be provided education and offered a Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) blood draw. The HbA1c test is preferred because it can actually detect Diabetes, and is a much more accurate measure of a person’s health risk. The glucose and cholesterol screenings previously provided at LiveWell HealthFest will no longer be offered.

Handy International owner Terry Conway to speak to Salisbury Rotarians

SALISBURY — The Rotary Club of Salisbury is pleased to welcome to its Thursday, February 5 meeting Terry Conway, owner of Handy International. His presentation “International Growth of an Eastern Shore Company-Handy International,” will focus on the expansion of Handy from a Mid-Atlantic retailer to a worldwide player in the seafood industry.
Conway purchased Handy International, America’s oldest seafood processor, in 1981from the Handy family. Originating as a fish business in Rehobeth, Somerset County, Maryland in 1894, it was founded by John T. Handy, and run by his family up until the time it was purchased by Conway. In 1903, the company relocated to Crisfield, Maryland and diversified into oysters, soft crabs and tomatoes.
Handy International continues to be the innovator in the crab industry, and is recognized around the world for its quality standards, which have remained constant for its entire 120 years.
“Owning my business was always my plan” according to Conway, who led a transformation of Handy from just a Mid-Atlantic retailer to a company moving product across the United States and to the west coast. In 1985, Handy broke into the Japanese market, and a year later began selling soft crabs in Europe.