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Salvation Army beam raising marks start of Riverfront East development

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

    This rendering shows how the new Salvation Army campus on East Riverfront will look when it’s finished.   Officials on Friday signed a beam that will help support the $19 million Salvation Army development on Riverfront East, marking another step in the development’s 86.3-acre addition to Wilmington. The campus, which is being built by and funded by the …

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Booster shots OK’d for all vaccine brands, and they can be mixed

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health on Friday said that vaccine provided can begin giving booster shots for all three brands of vaccines, and that the brands can be mixed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week said OK to booster shots for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine received the authorization last month. Following the FDA recommendations, …

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DART sets Thanksgiving ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Nov. 8-13

Betsy PriceFood, Headlines

Michael Thompson packs food donations for DART’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign   DART’s 24th annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ food drive for Thanksgiving will run the second week of November, with seven collecting sites around the state. The drive has a goal of collecting 20 tons of non-perishable food for Delawareans who need help with food. It’s slogan is “With  your …

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Flood damage causes Alapocas Run walking bridge to close indefinitely

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Bancroft Pedestrian Bridge in Alapocas Run State Park will remain closed for an unknown period of time due to structural damage. Photo by DNREC.   The Bancroft Bridge in Alapocas Run State Park sustained such extensive damage from flooding as the last of Hurricane Ida that it will be closed until it is substantially repaired or possibly replaced. The Delaware Department …

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Predators, storm slow piping plover nest production

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Piping plovers had a difficult mating season in Delaware. Photo by Kevin Bronson/DNREC   How many baby plovers did piping plovers produce when they were piping on Delaware beaches in 2020? Answer: Not enough, says the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The endangered birds experienced poor nest productivity in 2021 despite record numbers of mating pairs observed …

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New museum exhibit celebrates why Swedes came, how they lived

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  A notched log cabin moved from Idaho is a centerpiece in a new exhibit about why Swedes came to Delaware at the Kalmar Nyckel museum.   Destination Delaware, a compact new exhibit at the Kalmar Nyckel museum in Wilmington, celebrates the founding of New Sweden and the people who made those colonies successful. Opening Wednesday at the Copeland Maritime …

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Most COVID-19 numbers continue to fall

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

  The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delaware dropped by more than 10% in the last week. Even so, 24 new deaths were recorded, including seven from a review of vital statistic records, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. Delaware has seen 139,380 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday night. New cases were down to 391.6 cases from …

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Delaware sees more reports of rabid animals because state is testing more

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines, Health

  Another Delaware skunk was diagnosed with rabies Friday. Photo by Bryan Padron. When the state announced Friday that it had diagnosed another wild animal with rabies, it may have felt like déjà vu. The Delaware Division of Public Health already this spring and summer had announced that it had found rabies in two cats, a skunk, a deer and …

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As Bear Drive In prepares to close for season, owner calls project a success

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

People watched “Jungle Cruise” inside and outside of their cars on opening night, July 31.from inside, out of cars at the Bear Drive In’s opening night.   Averaging 500 cars per three-day weekend during the summer, the Bear Drive In’s first season was a success, its owner said. “So, the summer went really really really well,” said Bob Weir. “The …

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Brew Works peach cider to raise money for Hagley Recovery Fund

Betsy PriceFood, Headlines

  Hagley and Wilmington Brew Works have another cider for sale Friday that was made with two kinds of peaches from Hagley’s orchard.   Wilmington Brew Works and Hagley Museum and Library  are releasing a new cider Friday, and some of the proceeds will go towards a recovery fund to help the former du Pont estate cope with $2 million in flood …