Former Governor Minner passes away

Terry Rogers Headlines, In Memoriam

Ruth Ann Minner. Photo courtesy of Delaware Public Archives. Former Governor Ruth Ann Minner, who served two terms as Delaware’s only female governor, died on Thursday, November 4. Minner overcame significant obstacles before being sworn in as governor and she was known for her toughness and strength. “She was a leader who had a real common touch,” Governor John Carney, …

Postal Service’s Operation Santa is now accepting letters

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  Photo courtesy of United States Postal Service. The Postal Service is now accepting letters for its USPS Operation Santa program. Letters must be postmarked by Dec. 10, and will be uploaded to USPSOperationSanta.com through Dec. 15 for potential adoption. The nondenominational program is intended to help as many deserving families as possible experience a happy holiday season. Since the program …

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“My Dear Douglass” documentary to air in November

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Parts of the documentary “My Dear Douglass” were filmed at Causey Mansion. The Johnson Victrola Museum, located at 375 South New Street in Dover, recently filmed a documentary entitled “My Dear Douglass,” the story of one of the little known founders of the Victor Talking Machine Company, Leon Forrest Douglass. The documentary will air virtually through Zoom and on Facebook …

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Monster Mile Walk for a Cause planned for October

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Team Lady Di prepares for a previous Monster Mile Walk for a Cause On Saturday, October 16, Dover’s Monster Mile will be filled with teams as they walk to raise money for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Registration for the walk begins at 7:30 AM and the walk starts at 8:30 AM. “The Monster Mile is so much fun,” Diane …

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Milford woman helps Funland staffing shortage by returning to teen job

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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 …

State warns people not to forage in Sussex because of deadly hemlock

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The stem of the poisonous hemlock plant, with purple spots     The Delaware Department of Agriculture has warned Sussex County residents that two species of poison hemlock have been discovered there. The spotted water hemlock, cicuta maculate, and another form of hemlock, conicum maculatum, were found in area wetlands. “Both hemlocks bloom from June through late August,” the Delaware …

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Molding future surgeons: Bayhealth launches third residency program

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Pictured right to left are Program Director Bradford Mitchell, MD, FACS, ECNU, and Program Coordinator Katherine Burklew for Bayhealth’s General Surgery Residency Program. The General Surgery Residency Program is the third of Bayhealth’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs to launch and has recently earned accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). General Surgery Program Director Bradford Mitchell, …