Delaware libraries launch Summer Library Reading Program

DOVER — Delaware’s First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney will host a virtual kick-off of the 2020 statewide Summer Library Reading Program, Imagine Your Story, on Wednesday, June 17 at 10 a.m. with State Librarian Dr. Annie Norman. The launch is co-sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts and will feature a virtual performance by […]

Dover woman helping parents of kids with Down syndrome

DOVER — Gail Hamblin never really thought of herself as an advocate until a friend pointed it out last year. “I never thought of myself that way until someone told me,” she said. But being an advocate had been somewhat of a conscious decision for Mrs. Hamblin, a mother of three from Dover. She recalled […]

Dover caregiver recognized by Elizabeth Dole Foundation

DOVER — Silvia Lopez has spent the past decade as a caregiver for her husband, Alex, a U.S. Army veteran who served as a mortuary affairs specialist for 15 years. For her dedication as a veteran caregiver, Mrs. Lopez has been recognized by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation as a member of its 2020 class of […]

Preservation Delaware, Inc. reschedules online workshop

WILMINGTON — Preservation Delaware, Inc. (PDI) will deliver its first online workshop. On June 3, at noon, Dr. Sue Barton will discuss Historic Landscapes – Recognizing and Eradicating Invasive Plants. The event will provide up-to-date, science-based information and insights to ensure historic properties promote sustainable landscapes (plants for a livable Delaware). This workshop will feature […]

Halloween Fun Pack Project fundraiser underway

MILLSBORO — Fundraising is underway for the Halloween Fun Pack Project, a Delmarva-based initiative to mail candy, stickers and more to children nationwide who may be unable to trick-or-treat due to restrictions and concerns regarding COVID-19, founder Jason Rhodes said. The plan is to provide up to 1,000 free “fun packs” with candy, stickers, trading […]

Drive-thru pet food pantries coming

NEW CASTLE – The Brandywine Valley SPCA has teamed up with Terra Technical Services again to hold more drive-thru pet food pantries to help families financially impacted by COVID-19. Free cat and dog food will be distributed at the following drive-thru pet food pantries from 10:30 a.m. to noon:June 4, Sussex Academy, 21150 Airport Boulevard […]

Memorial Day ceremony at Legion Post 28 set for June 1

MILLSBORO – A week after the federal holiday, American Legion Post 28 will hold its Memorial Day service Monday. The service will start at 1 p.m. Opening ceremonies include a prayer by Lisa Schumann, pledge of allegiance and the national anthem, led by Faith Marcellus.Speakers include U.S Senate candidate Lauren Witzke, Post 28 Commander Jim […]

Lebanon soldier’s sacrifice recalled

CAMDEN — Almost 10,000 members of the United States armed services in World War I came from Delaware. Of those, 43 had died by the time the guns fell silent at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918. For the family of Pvt. Clarence Vinson, the news of the armistice was tinged with uncertainty. James and Maggie […]

DTC announces Wilmington Transit Center opening

WILMINGTON – Delaware Transit Corporation announced the opening of the Wilmington Transit Center, located at Front and Walnut streets, operating as the new transfer location for most DART bus routes in downtown Wilmington. The new transit center has the capacity to have up to 10 buses stage at one time allowing bus layovers without blocking […]

Freeman Foundation announces 11 grants

GEORGETOWN — The Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently announced the 11 Sussex County nonprofit organizations that received funding through the Freeman Foundation Assists Communities with Extra Support grant program. The program targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders, according to the foundation. The nonprofits receiving grants included A WAVE of Healthy Meals Foundation; […]

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