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Fins owner Jeff Hamer: Government trends hurting businesses

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Thanks to Delaware’s growing oyster industry, the water off Delaware beaches “has been unbelievably clean” in recent years, a prominent coastal restaurateur says. Jeff Hamer, owner of Fins Hospitality Group, credits the restoration of the state’s oyster beds, because each oyster filters 30 to 40 gallons of water around it each day. That’s made for beautiful trips on the water, …

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The Point at Cape Henlopen to reopen for offseason

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach, dunes and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, will reopen for the offseason Thursday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the winter. Since 1993, The Point has closed annually each March to protect threatened and …

Delaware Museum of Natural History to reopen May 13 with new focus

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

One area of the renovated Delaware Museum of Natural History will focus on the state itself.   The Delaware Museum of Natural History will finish its metamorphosis next year and reopen May 13, the day of its 50th anniversary. The $9.8 million reinvention of the museum, founded by a du Pont with a huge shell, bird and egg collection, will …