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YMCAs to offer free summer memberships for teens

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

All the fun for teens in the free YMCA program Take On Summer isn’t only in the gym or pool.       Encouraging teens to Take On Summer, YMCA of Delaware is offering free summer memberships for those ages 12 to 17. Dajour Jones who has been a part of the program for four years at the Bear/Glascow YMCA …

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Girls soccer All-State teams announced; Caravel’s St. Leger is player of year

Betsy Price Headlines, Sports

  Caitlin St. Leger Caravel Academy Girls Soccer Player of the Year photo courtesy of Caravel Academy Soccer   Girls Soccer Division I First Team All State  Olivia Stephen Appoquinimink 12 Alani Lawrence Appoquinimink 12 Gabrielle Davis Caesar Rodney 11 Jada McCullough Caesar Rodney 12 Ryan Mundy Charter Wilm. 11 Corinne Arnold Charter Wilm. 12 Gabby Riley Middletown 9 Tyla …

DIAA announces 2021 Harry Roberts Senior Scholar-Athlete Award winners

Betsy Price Sports

DIAA Announces 2021 Harry Roberts Senior Scholar-Athlete Award Winners   Dover, DE (June 9, 2021) The DIAA Board of Directors’ is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 DIAA/Harry Roberts-Senior Scholar Athlete awards. The award is named in recognition and memory of Dr. Harry Roberts, former superintendent of the Caesar Rodney School District who served DIAA on several committees, most …

Repeal of youth and training wage heads to Carney

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The bill would take effect 90 days after being signed by the governor.   As expected, Democrats were successful Tuesday in passing a bill through the state Senate that would repeal the youth and training wage passed in 2o18. House Bill 88, which is part of a package of economic bills pushed by the Dems, would go into effect 90 …

The FEMA mass vaccination site in Dover opened Sunday.

State bearing down on 70% vaccination mark for Fourth of July

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Delaware only needs to vaccinate 2.5% of the state’s eligible people to hit its goal.   As Delaware nears its Fourth of July goal of having at least 70% of those eligible have at least one vaccine shot, state officials on Tuesday unveiled guidance for colleges and universities and illustrated the danger that COVID-19 poses to adolescence.  During the state’s …

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Burning off peroxide after I-95 accident triggers stay at home warning

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

The controlled burn (DelDOT photo) An accident that closed Interstate 95 near Route 141 took an unusual turn this afternoon when authorities decided to burn off the peroxide being carried in a tractor trailer. The accident involved a pickup truck pulling the trailer bearing the peroxide colliding with a disabled vehicle on the road. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources …

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Del. ID cards now good for 8 years (and cost $40)

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A sample ID card (Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles) Starting Wednesday, state-issued identification cards will be good for eight years and cost $40. That’s double the time and double the fee for the old cards and aligns them with timeframe and cost of driver licenses. The change follows the adoption of HB 78, signed by Gov. John Carney on June …

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Where vaccinated people can get deals on food and drink

Betsy Price Don't Miss, Food & Dining, food and drink, Headlines

Bardea Food & Drink offers a free dessert with dinner. This is its twist on cheesecake with pomegranate, buddha’s hand and white sesame crumble. Photo from Bardea Facebook   Small businesses across Delaware are getting state grants to cover the cost of providing incentives for vaccinated customers. More the 200 will receive state grants up to $5,000 for reimbursements, the …

Renovated East End Lighthouse off Lewes again welcoming tours

Betsy Price Beaches, Culture, Headlines

East End Lighthouse off Lewes has undergone structural repairs and been repainted. Photo by Jonathan Budler.   The East End Lighthouse in Lewes is shining brighter than ever, thanks to restoration efforts over the pandemic. Work on the historical breakwater lighthouse was completed this past December, with work lasting throughout the Summer of 2020.  Delaware’s Division of Historical and Cultural …

Friday’s COVID-19 numbers illustrate continuing decline in COVID-19 cases

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  And the good news keeps coming. On Friday, 51 people were hospitalized in Delaware because of COVID-19. And only 48 new cases were reported on a seven-day average. The numbers illustrate the decline in the number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths. As of Thursday, a state Division of Public Health press release said, there have been 109,005 positive …