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Delaware colleges, universities cope with COVID differently

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines

  Delaware colleges and universities are heading into the third spring with COVID-19. Photo by Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom/Pexels.   Spring semester for Delaware college-goers will once again be a little different than previous semesters as state schools change COVID-19 protocols following the winter surge caused by the Omicron variant.  University of Delaware  UD has updated its plans for spring …

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New pet food fees won’t start to bring in money until 2023

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

A new law that will raise money for spaying animals won’t go into effect until next year.   A new law that will pay for low cost spay/neutering and rabies vaccinations for Delaware animals by raising registration fees on pet food will not start bringing in cash until next year. However, it absolutely will bring in more than the original …

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Goodbye, Rodney dorms. Hello, Hillside Park’s play areas, fishing, trail

Daniel Larlham Jr. Government, Headlines

  Newark’s new HIllside Park include recreation and storm management areas. Newark’s 37th park opened this month, replacing a portion of the property where the University of Delaware’s Rodney Dorms once stood.  The seven-acre Hillside Park includes a playground, natural play area, fishing pier and paved walking trail.  “We wanted something that was going to be unique,” said Newark parks …

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Down Syndrome Association cafe hopes to train workers for another job

Daniel Larlham Jr. Food, Headlines

Eric Mena and Noah Bradshaw on the prep work at Victoria’s Kitchen.   Karlo Carrio enjoys making cookies and smoothies at the new Down Syndrome Association of Delaware’s new café that offers a jobs training program for adults with the genetic disorder. “I love it,” said Carrio, 29, who works at the café. “I’ve learned to be more independent and …

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DNREC’s annual free state park admission returns on Black Friday

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

Instead of hitting a mall or other shopping trip, DNREC wants you to get out in nature at a state park.   DNREC this week  will continue its tradition of waiving all entry fees at Delaware State Parks and Brandywine Zoo on Black Friday. The move is part of the #OptOutside movement.  All Delaware State Parks except for Fort Delaware …

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New Schellville Winter Celebration in Rehoboth wows visitors

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

  The Schellville Winter Celebration in Rehoboth Beach opened to rave reviews over the weekend.   Social media was abuzz over the weekend with delighted parents taking their children to the state’s latest holiday attraction. “Wow,” wrote Erik Raser-Schramm, who took his two sons, on Facebook. “Schellville is amazing. Behind the outlets on the north side of Route 1. By …

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ChristianaCare exercise routine tested at UD used by Rams, Ravens

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

ChristianaCare physical therapists Brian Catania, second from left, and Travis Ross, far right, have trained the Baltimore Ravens staff in how to use their new program.   Two NFL teams have picked up an exercise routine developed by ChristianaCare physical therapists to reduce muscle injuries and ankle sprains. The routine developed by Brian Catania and Travis Ross was published in …

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Let us introduce you to the ghost of UD’s Old College

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

The Old College at the University of Delaware was the scene of a murder in 1958. Ed Okonowicz, a writer and former University of Delaware professor, used to give ghost tours through the campus.  His first stop was always Old College.   That’s where the life of John Edward Roach ended on March 30, 1858, and the stories of his ghost …

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Fewer masks = more colds. Be tested to be sure what you have

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

  Health officials say anyone with an upper respiratory infection should be tested to see whether it’s COVID-19. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels   “Frat flu” and “freshman flu” are two terms making a comeback on the University of Delaware campus in Newark. Those descriptions for a simple cold or flu are being bandied about again after taking a hiatus last …

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UD protest turns loud, rowdy with 3 people arrested

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines

  Members of the Key of David Christian Center in Philadelphia led a three-hour protest Wednesday at UD   A Christian group’s protest Wednesday at the University of Delaware turned rowdy, with police circling the group to protect them and at least three people being arrested. Key of David Christian Center, a church based in Philadelphia, faced large and loud …