Millsboro labyrinth offers outlet for meditation, prayer in crisis

MILLSBORO — Prayer and meditation are some ways people cope with crisis. That certainly is the world today. Protective masks, school closures, restrictions on travel, business and large gatherings, and stay-at-home orders and social distancing practice are the norm amid stress, anxiety, and fear of the unknown in everyday life magnified during the coronavirus crisis. […]

Mountaire takes precautions after worker tests positive for COVID-19

SELBYVILLE — Stepped-up sanitation is in place and a special sick leave program is in the offing at Mountaire Farms following confirmation earlier this week that one of its Selbyville processing plant employees tested positive for COVID-19. The poultry company, in a March 31 release, announced that the individual has not been at work at […]

Mountaire feeds Nanticoke, PRMC health care workers

SEAFORD — Dawn broke Thursday morning over Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford to waves of protective masks, orange cones and social distancing — and a truckload of Mountaire chicken. In support of healthcare communities facing challenging, stressful times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mountaire Farms provided some nutritious assistance. This week, Mountaire donated more than 44,000 […]

Tighter restrictions imposed: Compliance needed to protect most vulnerable, state health officials say

SMYRNA — To further protect Delaware’s high-risk population and because leaders said residents aren’t following emergency orders, Gov. John Carney Wednesday banned public gatherings of more than 10 and vowed to enforce the restrictions in place. Delaware had 49 new coronavirus cases, including one death, on Wednesday, bringing laboratory-confirmed cases to 368 and deaths to […]

Read Aloud Delaware turns Little Free Library into temporary food pantry

GEORGETOWN — Books – the pillar of Read Aloud Delaware’s mission – have given way to food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Aloud Delaware volunteers have repurposed the Little Free Library in front of the Georgetown office at 108 N. Bedford St. as a food pantry for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. The changeover […]

DPH cautions older Delawareans to take extra care

SMYRNA — With emphasis on protecting senior citizens and other vulnerable, high-risk individuals from the COVID-19 spread, Delaware’s Division of Public Health is urging everyone to act as if they are carriers of the coronavirus. “I keep hearing stories about individuals who are in their 70s and 80s, getting together for parties. The reality is […]

Sussex County, towns tell out-of-staters to stay home

“Stay home … or self-quarantine.” That was the order this week from Gov. John Carney and it’s the consensus from municipalities in downstate Delaware, whose leaders are echoing the governor’s mandate and Sussex County Council President Michael Vincent’s follow-up plea urging out-of-staters to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. “To our out-of-state guests and second-home […]

Millsboro: Texas Roadhouse submits preliminary site plan

MILLSBORO – A well-known steakhouse chain is aiming to stake its claim to a link in the town of Millsboro’s growing highway commercial district. The town announced Monday that Texas Roadhouse has submitted a preliminary site plan with the intention of building a dine-in steakhouse restaurant along US 113. The preliminary site plan is on […]

Language barrier more challenging in pandemic

In any language, COVID-19 can spell concern, uncertainty and fear. For non-English-speaking residents, the global pandemic can be more challenging, especially when state of emergency mandates change frequently. Communication is the name of the game. “We have been on Facebook 24/7, translating updates that are coming from the state,” said Jennifer Fuqua, executive director of […]

Mask marvels: Homespun effort adds extra protection for COVID-19 front liners

DAGSBORO – One of Linda Milutin Steele’s passions is stomping on grapes to make fine wine. She has another skill: sewing. As Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton converts a portion of its production to making alcohol-based hand sanitizer, American auto manufacturers switch to making ventilators and husband Mark Steele – as Indian River School District’s […]

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