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Support First Responders Night planned at Fur Baby

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Carlisle Fire Company will have Ladder 42 on display at the Support First Responder Touch a Truck event Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and continuing restrictions on events in Bicentennial Park, the annual Milford Night Out event could not be scheduled for this year. In an effort to continue support first responders, Fur Baby Pet Resort is sponsoring a …

Zack Williams cancels Fair show; fireworks moved to Friday night

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Zack Williams was forced to cancel his Delaware Fair show set for Saturday.     Saturday’s musical act at the Delaware State Fair was abruptly canceled after Tennessee-based artist Zach Williams announced he contracted COVID-19.  Williams’ set was to be followed by a fireworks display, which have been rescheduled to Friday, July 3 immediately after “An Evening with 38 Special,” …

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Dover leaders form USS Delaware submarine support association

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The new Delaware Submarine Association will support the morale, well-being and recreation of the crew of the USS Delaware.”   A group of Dover business leaders, advocates and veterans have founded a nonprofit to support the crew of the first state’s namesake nuclear warship, the USS Delaware. The Delaware Submarine Association has joined the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and …

House painter by day. Artist by night. Ellendale artist can’t put down brush

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

Gilberto Rodriquez’s portraits, landscapes and painted mannequins will be on exhibit at the Mispillion Art League through Aug. 7       The first person to ask Gilberto Rodriquez for one of his art works was his kindergarten teacher, right after she scolded him for drawing in class. Rodriguez, who lives in Ellendale and has an exhibit at the Mispillion …

Delaware State Police seek help naming VW Beetle recruit

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Sgt. Dan has retired from his safety program duties, and State Troopers want fairgoers to help name his replacement.   After wearing out two Volkswagen Beetles as safety education vehicles, the Delaware State Police fleet has been joined by a turbo-charged 2019 Beetle that needs a name. You can submit your suggestion at the Delaware State Fair, which starts today. …

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Mispillion, Cedar Creek watersheds worth millions for nature alone, study says

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Pew Charitable Trusts study included photos of wildlife in wetlands, such as this snowy egret.   Delaware’s Mispillion River and Cedar Creek watersheds — two of Delaware’s last biggest undeveloped tracts of undisturbed land — are worth millions in terms of leisure, recreation and wildlife viewing alone, a Pew Charitable Trusts study says. But they are also under …

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State Fair opened Thursday with honor-system COVID masking

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware State Fair opened Thursday, and runs through Saturday, July 31. Photo by Scott Evers/Delaware Community Lens   It’s that time of the year: The Delaware State Fair returned to the Harrington Fairgrounds this week, bringing eclectic foods, rides, music and more. This year’s event, dubbed ‘Your Passport to Summer Fun,’ will run through Saturday, July 31.  The 10-day …

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Milford woman helps Funland staffing shortage by returning to teen job

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

Veronica Evans and her son, Will, begin work at Funland     With many area businesses struggling to find staff this summer, Funland has been no exception, posting often on social media that they were hiring. Several alumni staff commented that they would love to return there to work, so Funland called their bluff, according to Veronica Evans, who worked …

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Milford Community Parade returns in October

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Milford Community Parade is planned for October 21 after a two year hiatus This week, the Milford Community Parade Committee announced that they were moving forward with plans for the parade. The 2021 parade will be held on Wednesday, October 20, stepping off at 6:30 PM. The theme for this year’s parade is “Retro Halloween.” “The Milford tradition returns …

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State urges residents to prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The National Weather Service’s forecast of Elsa’s path puts it right over Delaware. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is recommending that state residents keep an eye on Tropical Storm Elsa, expected to sweep up the Eastern seaboard today and tomorrow. That’s on top of warnings from the National Weather Service to be on the watch for evening thunderstorms Wednesday that …