Want to better understand child’s testing scores? Here’s help

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

If you are a parent of a school-aged child and worried about your child’s test results, make an appointment with your principal to discuss them. Don’t contact the child’s teacher or school counselor, said Theresa Bennett, director of the Delaware Department of Education’s Office of Assessment. “Each school is different in how they handle you know parent concerns,” she said. “Sometimes …

du Pont family, business focus of Aug. 12 lecture at Milford library

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Lucas R. Clawson can make the history of the du Pont family and Delaware come alive, and he’ll be doing it Saturday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Milford Pubic Library. Aside from the fascinating tidbits he’ll convey — the founding of a gunpowder mill, a du Pont blamed for the North not taking Charleston during the Civil War, …

Leaders to gather Wednesday in Milford to talk arts

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Arts, business and political leaders will gather Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Milford Public Library Amphitheater to talk about the creative economy. The meeting at 10 a.m. will focus on the “Creative Economy and Cultural Tourism Recovery and Growth Plan” that’s been put together by the Delaware Arts Alliance and is expected to include government agencies at local, state and …

Milford Housing Corp. given $940,000 in federal fund

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The Milford Housing Development Corp. has been awarded a fedral $940,000 federal grant that will allow it to build 24 homes benefitting people in Kent and Sussex Counties and Worcester County, Maryland. The Rural Development Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance grant from the U.S. Department of will enable the nonprofit to renew its Self-Help Housing Program and build those homes, expected …

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Milspillion Art League ends season with ‘Summer Winds’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Five minutes ago, everybody was all excited about the start of summer. All of a sudden, people are talking about events for fall including the annual Big Draw Festival. The Mispillion Art League will ends its summer season with “Summer Winds,” a collection of work by its members. C. Mercedes Walls, an Art League founding member, is the featured artist. …

Zava Café brings the za-za-zoo to Milton

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Some maintain that Milton is like Lewes before the tourists arrived. Both are small towns with centuries-old buildings and rich histories. Heavy tourism only came to Lewes in mid-1960s, when the fish factories—and the aroma of menhaden—departed. A Friday stroll through Milton’s historic section gave credibility to the claim. Located on the Broadkill River, the former shipbuilding town was favored …

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Bodhi Kitchen opens in Rehoboth; My Sister’s Fault reopens

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Right on schedule, Bodhi Kitchen opened this week in downtown Rehoboth. This is the second new project for the culinary minds behind Drift, and it seems as though Bodhi will make a similar splash in the coastal resort town.  There’s no missing the theme. Cocktails sport names like Happy Buddha, East Meets West and Quiet Meditation, and the menu features …

A new committee is continuing to hear more options on changing healthcare for state retirees. (File)

More options, no decisions on state retiree healthcare plans

Sam HautDelaware Live, Government, Headlines, Health

The State Employee Benefits Committee retiree subcommittee is considering more options to save the state money on healthcare over the next 20 years. It met Monday and may meet on July 10 and July 20 to discus options. The options presented relate to the “Other Post-Employment Benefits” that the state is trying to cut back on and close the unfunded …

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Marijuana legal in Delaware Sunday; Carney won’t sign, veto

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Gov. John Carney said Friday that even though he disagrees with legalizing marijuana and creating a regulated and taxed industry, he will allow the two bills that do that to become law without his signature. “I want to be clear that my views on this issue have not changed,” he said in a Friday afternoon press release. “I understand there …

Sussex Central claims Henlopen North mat title

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

  Camden- Coaches normally going into a match with a script of how they expect a dual meet to go. Before the midway point of Wednesday night’s match both coaches probably abandoned that script as the match saw two big upsets. Sussex Central won eight of the 14 bouts as they claimed the Henlopen Conference Northern Division dual meet championship …