Up to the COVID challenge: TenderBones returns its homemade flair to Dover eating scene

DOVER — That old familiar voice of Clint “Chef Bones” Harris is ringing out from the kitchen again at TenderBones Rib Shack, singing out to customers “When you get home, you’re gonna eat some TenderBoooones!” Mr. Harris, who opened his TenderBones location at Dover last spring at the former home of Where Pigs Fly at […]

Thanksgiving for Thousands not stopped by pandemic

SELBYVILLE — Today is distribution day, when Mountaire Farms roasters will be added to family dinner boxes — the finishing touch to a “Thanksgiving for Thousands” like none before. While COVID-19 has ruffled feathers, the pandemic could not derail the traditional mission of feeding the growing need of needy Delmarva families. On Thursday and Friday, […]

Food giveaway event set for Tuesday at CHEER Center

GEORGETOWN — Just before Thanksgiving, free food will be offered to the public Tuesday, Nov. 24, at an event co-hosted by Church Without Walls Outreach Ministries and another nonprofit, Unlimited Expectations Express. The drive-thru food event will be staged in the CHEER Community Center parking lot starting at 1 p.m. The tractor-trailer will have 1,152 […]

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 […]