Cape Henlopen schools to discuss referendum proposal

The Cape Henlopen School District board of education will address an update to a certificate of necessity regarding Cape Henlopen High School on Thursday.

REHOBOTH BEACH — The Rehoboth Beach Homeowners’ Association has scheduled a candidate forum on Saturday, July 20 between 10 a.m.-noon at the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, 219 …
LEWES — The Nassau School Coalition, comprised of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, the Greater Lewes Foundation and the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs …
The Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative is seeking funding requests for tree-planting projects that will be completed in 2025.
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Millsboro
Beebe Healthcare in Lewes has maintained its status as a top Delaware hospital, according to the recently released Best Hospital rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
While an approval for the Northstar subdivision, near Lewes, isn’t yet in the cards, conversation about the proposed development is far from over.
A proposal to allow the Nanticoke Indian Cultural Community Center in Millsboro to build out its structure and offer more services was approved by Sussex County Council on Tuesday.
The heat advisory for Delaware declared earlier this week by the National Weather Service expires at 8 p.m. Wednesday but not before “feels like” temperatures reach triple digits.
Georgetown
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued flight restrictions for the coastal area this week, generally associated with President Joe Biden’s visits.
LEWES — Beebe Healthcare and Nemours Children’s Health are partnering to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with a free family-friendly event at the Lewes Library, 111 Adams Ave, from 10 …
REHOBOTH BEACH — Courtney Gwyer, a lead radiology technician at Beebe Healthcare, has been awarded a $15,000 scholarship from Southern Delaware Imaging Associates. She is the first …
REHOBOTH BEACH — The Rehoboth Beach Public Library Task force is moving forward with its renovation plans by developing plans that were submitted to the board of directors late last week. …
Sports
Dover Speedway holding Laps for Charity event on Saturday

DOVER — Dover Motor Speedway’s latest Laps For Charity event is set for Saturday. Fans can drive multiple circuits around the high-banked, one-mile oval known as the Monster Mile. …

MIDDLETOWN — MOT blanked Camden-Wyoming, 4-0, in seven innings on Thursday night to capture the District I title in Major League baseball The Middletown-area all-stars finished 3-0 in the …
MIDDLETOWN — MOT blanked Camden-Wyoming, 4-0, on Thursday night to capture the District I title in Major League baseball The Middletown-area all-stars finished 3-0 in the tourney in Little …
CAMDEN — The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware will be hosting its first iCan Swim camp for individuals with Down syndrome this week. The program will take place Monday through Friday …
Business
The Delaware State Fair, continuing through Saturday, is filled with people, animals, food and more. That combination could make for a big mess, but the fairgrounds’ maintenance staffers work hard to keep all areas clean, according to George Scuse, the fair’s facilities manager.
DOVER—Wednesday morning, the Dover City Hall chambers were nearly at capacity. Key figures from all over the city sat in wait for an appeal hearing relating to the Downtown Dover …
DOVER—The Dover Planning Commission approved a site development plan for a new warehouse in the College Business Park during its meeting on Monday.   The new 5,120 sqft warehouse will …
Dover's Board of Adjustment granted a variance for 1494 McKee Road on Wednesday, the first step in turning the lot into a community center that backs up to The Meadows neighborhood.
Neighbors
Felton singer making it big at Delaware State Fair

Felton guitarist and singer Quade Gannon is ready to make his dreams come true on a famous stage adjacent to his hometown. He will round out the final night of the Delaware State Fair, as one of the opening acts for the Turnpike Troubadours. The concert is July 27 at 7 p.m. at the M&T Bank Grandstand.

Marleena Scott is entering a new chapter in her career. As the director of the Harrington Public Library for 18 years, she was recognized as the city’s Employee of the Year on April 15.
A “Movie Under the Stars” will be held at The Journey: A Wesleyan Church, Millsboro, on July 19.
The parishioners of St. John the Apostle Church in Milford contributed gift cards to veterans residing at the Home of the Brave in recognition of Memorial Day.
Schools
WILMINGTON — The Delaware Community Foundation has awarded 151 scholarships to 191 students for the 2023-2024 school year. The scholarships totaled a record $652,000.  “We …
WASHINGTON, D.C. – MaKinley Stuart, of Caesar Rodney High School, and Melinda Gillespie, of Mount Pleasant High School, were selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation July 20-27 …
The Smyrna School District is introducing a policy for the 2024-25 year requiring students to place their cellphones and other personal electronic devices in designated areas during instruction.
The fifth annual “A Day in Their Boots,” which allows kids to learn about first responder careers, is set for Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Delaware State Fire School, 1461 Chestnut Grove Road, Dover.
Things To Do
Delaware Choral Society hosts Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

The Delaware Choral Society  hosted an Ice Cream Social fundraiser on Wednesday, June 19 from 5-8 p.m. at Tre Sorelle Dolce in Wyoming. Members of the choir provided the entertainment for the …

Toward the rear of the Delaware State Fair, at the corner of Holloway Avenue and East Rider Road, lies a building with a rustic wooden entrance. For 10 days each July, it houses exhibits from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Delaware 4-H is staying on the move at the Delaware State Fair, hosting its third annual Get Walking challenge.
TOWNSEND — For the first time since Paul McCartney played Dover’s Firefly Music Festival in 2015, a former member of The Beatles is set to perform in Delaware. Drummer Pete Best, …
Opinion
Elisa Diller, Mary Graham, Karen Peterson and Robert Hall of Retirees Investing in Social Equity Delaware wrote an Opinion on July 17 to share the group’s thanks after its extensive battle with the state regarding retiree health care benefits.
Access to credit is a cornerstone for economic empowerment and community growth. As the executive director of the Delaware Charter Schools Network, I understand the impact financial stability has on our families’ success and, by extension, our students’.
As the presidential election campaign heats up, media coverage suggests that Americans are hopelessly divided and headed for a difficult fall — perhaps also a tense January 2025. But that …
In our current society, there are a multitude of pressures, from academic performance to social dynamics to personal growth, that have created an unprecedented mental health crisis that demands our attention. Mental health diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression and stress, have been increasing among school-age children. These directly affect students’ academic performance and well-being.
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