Forward Journal Adult Day Service

Forward Journey: Programs for young severely disabled adults

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

The only Delaware agency that offers day programs for young adults with multiple and severe disabilities has changed its name and is holding a COVID-delayed open house to show off a facility that was new in 2020. Forward Journey Adult Day Services, founded in 2006 in a church Sunday School room, was formerly known as C.E.R.T.S., or Collaborative Effort to …

Delaware's flu season has been very mild this year.

State confirms first flu case for 2022-23 season

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Note: A previous version of this story said a child also had the flu, but the Division of Public Health announced Wednesday afternoon that was a mistake.  A Kent County woman diagnosed with flu has launched Delaware into the 2022-23 flu season, setting off the annual call for people to be vaccinated. The 32-year-old Kent County woman diagnosed with …

Griswold Home Care Carrie Gray Patrick Gray

New owners of Griswold Home Care didn’t see this coming

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

  A year ago, Carrie and Patrick Gray received a text out of the blue asking if they were interested in buying a home care business. “Whaaaaaaaaattttt,” they both thought. “Say yes and let’s see what this is all about,” Patrick told Carrie. That set off a year-long process that ended Friday, when their deal to buy Griswold Home Care …

Brew HaHa! Avenue North

Brew HaHa!’s new Avenue North shop opened Monday

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    Brew HaHa! debuted its latest coffee shop in Avenue North Monday, with decor designed to evoke a 1970s Upper West Side apartment in New York. The shop will be one of the new elements of Avenue North’s $300 million redevelopment of former Astra Zeneca property off U.S. 202 that aims to provide a work-play-live environment. Developers Delle Donne …

Ocean View woman sent to prison for $1.1 million embezzlement

Ocean View woman embezzled $1.1 million from Bethany company

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

An Ocean View woman who embezzled $1.1 million from the business she worked for is headed to federal prison for more than four years. Joan Donald, 55, was sentenced to 51 months on federal wire fraud and evasion charges stemming from embezzlement at high-end interior design and construction company Dovetail Inc. in Bethany Beach. According to court documents and court …

Offshore wind Indian River Bridge

Rehoboth’s offshore wind primer aired all sides of issue

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Whether you are a big fan of offshore wind power or you want all those turbines gone with the wind, a special meeting held by Rehoboth Beach officials offered insight into the projects and processes to create them. The four-hour meeting revolved around the three projects proposed off Delaware’s coast and ultimately functioned as an illuminating primer on the issue. …

Grand Gala star Renée Elise Goldsberry

Grand Gala returns with ‘Hamilton’ star on stage

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Dig 0ut your party hats. The Grand Gala is returning Dec. 3 with a show headlined by Tony Award-winning “Hamilton” star Renée Elise Goldsberry, with the traditional afterparty at The Grand Opera House. It will feature food, drink and entertainment spread out throughout the 150-year-old building. A major fundraiser for the opera house’s community engagement programs, the 2020 gala was …

Wilmington Police Department Police Cadet Program

Wilmington launches police cadet apprenticeship

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  The Wilmington Police Department is re-establishing its Police Cadet apprenticeship program. Open to young adults 18 to 21 years old, the initiative will give participants experience working directly with police officers and community members. The department last offered an apprenticeship program in the 1990s. “We are excited to re-start our department’s historic Police Cadet Program, with an eye towards …

Wilmington gun violence

Wilmington gun violence report: Pay for lots more intervention

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A report on reducing and preventing gun violence in Wilmington recommends the city fund several existing intervention organizations. create a coordinator position to oversee those groups and create more programming. Organizations that wanted to provide programming must have street level relationships and already actively engage in intervention work, the report from The Community Based Public Safety Collective. Mayor Mike Purzycki …

UAEVOTE $90,000 arts grant Urban Artist Exchange

You can help Wilmington win $90,000 arts grant

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

By hitting a few keys on your cell phone or computer, you can help the city of Wilmington win a $90,000 grant that will pay for a 10-week live music series in 2023, 2024 and 2025. But you have less than a week to participate. The Levittt AMP grant is designed to help small cities provide cultural events. The money …