State extends food benefits to offset cost of school meals

NEW CASTLE — Additional benefits will be available to families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals in school. The Division of Social Services received federal approval Friday to extend benefits under the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program to cover the months of August and September. “The P-EBT program helps to keep […]

Capital nutrition supervisor awarded for work during pandemic

DOVER — For James Trower, connecting students with the meals they need is just part of his work every day as a child nutrition supervisor for the Capital School District. What he considers everyday work, however, earned him a spot among 30 school leaders and community members to be recognized in the “First Chance” Awards […]

Delaware’s SNAP Program to issue additional emergency benefits

NEW CASTLE — Emergency benefits will be issued to participants of Delaware’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for August as part of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. Under this federal act signed into law in March, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services issues emergency benefits each month to any […]

Counting House to host Hot Diggity Dog Day Wednesday

GEORGETOWN – Hot dogs, the dogs days of August and National Dog Day will come together at The Counting House Restaurant & Pub Wednesday for an event that will benefit the Brandywine Valley SPCA and the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. Hot Diggity Dog Day at The Counting House on The Circle in Georgetown will […]

Making some dough in Milford: Several small bakeries thriving downtown

MILFORD — Three small bakeries downtown are quickly becoming the bread and butter of the city. Within about a mile of each other, Fortunata’s Bakery, Dolce and My Sister’s Fault are each independently owned. “It’s kind of a peculiar thing, because we’re not that big of a town,” said Ruth Clifton, who owns Fortunata’s on […]

Food Bank hosting drive-thru mobile pantries in August

NEWARK – Next week, the Food Bank of Delaware will host drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county for families struggling to afford food. The first one is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3 at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown at 11 a.m. The Food Bank of Delaware requests that participants make sure their trunks or […]

Red Robin finally opens its doors at Capital Station

DOVER — Overcoming some snags during construction and the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews at Capital Station on U.S. 13 in Dover has faced its fair share of challenges. However, that was all forgotten when Red Robin was finally able to swing its doors open to the public during its grand opening […]

Swirling for 60 years: Legendary Grotto Pizza celebrates anniversary

REHOBOTH BEACH — Like the sauce circularly spread over the cheese on those doughy shells, Grotto Pizza founder/owner Dominick Pulieri’s success story is certainly sweet. But it didn’t start out that way. Sixty years ago, Grotto Pizza had a rather humble beginning. Rehoboth Beach had not yet become a huge tourist mecca, and native Delawareans, […]

Hungry for holiday crabs? Better get out the wallet

DOVER — This year’s crabbing season didn’t start out quite so hot for Smyrna’s Brian Hoffecker, as he remembers crawling inside his truck to go crabbing early one morning in March and his temperature gauge read 31 degrees. He then pulled out his cellphone, which displayed a wind chill of 21 degrees. Thankfully for Mr. […]

Drive-thru food bank in Milford addresses opiate use as well

Dozens of cars lined up outside Milford’s Lulu M. Ross Elementary School on Friday morning for an ad hoc drive-thru food bank and to receive Narcan, a life-saving drug reversing opiate overdoses. “There’s probably a lot of people around here who could use help,” said Dawn Dominick, a Milford resident. “I’ve known quite a few […]