Heather Martin’s dog Peter drinks water at Tidbury Dog Park in Dover. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

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The Lewes Unleashed Dog Park was completed last August after about five years of planning and site scouting. It sits on a 4.5-acre slice of the 66-acre Great Marsh Park. The park is divided into three sections, a main area, small dog area and events area where trainings, clinics and other activities are planned. (Submitted photo)

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The town of Little Creek plans to build a small “off leash” dog park on this piece of town-owned land just south of the post office on Main Street. The town is holding a public workshop on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 311 Main St. to discuss the future of the project. (Delaware State News/Ian Gronau)


Heather Martin with her dog Peter at the Tidbury Dog Park in Dover. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

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The adult female harbor seal, first spotted in the Coursey Pond spillway last December, appears to have taken up short-term residence in Coursey Pond. Reports of sightings continue to flow in to MERR, one as recently as last Monday. (MERR Institute/Julie McCall)


Two cormorants perch on a tree branch at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday.

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Perdue Foods unveiled a four-part plan for better care of its chickens in a teleconference on Monday. (Submitted phoitos/Perdue Farms)

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James Pack considers it a miracle that nobody adopted Blaze, left, and Bailey during the 90 days they were being held at the First State Animal Center and SPCA. (Submitted/Lindsay Carrothers)

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Bailey, left, and Blaze are Labrador-pit bull mix. Bailey will be 2 Christmas Eve and Blaze will turn 3 in January. (Submitted/Lindsay Carrothers)

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Chrissy Monteverde, Michea Beach, Melissa Eagle (kneeling), James Pack and Lindsay Carrothers pose for a photo before Mr. Pack leaves PetSmart with Bailey, left, and Blaze. (Submitted/Lindsay Carrothers)