Ladybug Music Festival Milford 2019

Milford’s Ladybug Music Festival returns July 30

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

After being squashed by COVID-19 the last two summers, the Ladybug Music Festival returns to Milford July 30. It’s the second half of what is the country’s largest celebration of women in music. The first half played in Wilmington in May, The Milford lineup is headlined by Eljuri, Lauren & the Homewreckers, Katie Barbato, Frantastic Noise and will feature 38 …

Caesar Rodney summer reading program

Caesar Rodney debuts ‘100-minute’ reading challenge

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  The Riders of Caesar Rodney School District have saddled up to corral a higher number of summer reading minutes. And in doing so, the students just might lasso some of the hundreds of dollars worth of prizes as a reward.  Until Friday July 22, kindergarten to grade 12 students in any of Caesar Rodney’s 13 schools can participate in …

Appoquinimink School District buses

Appo votes to buy 25 buses for fall use

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Appoquinimink School District’s board voted unanimously this week to  invest $215,000 in up to 25 new buses by the fall. This will help serve 2,000 students for whom the district has not been able to provide busing. The idea of the district purchasing its own buses instead of relying only on companies that contract with the district to provide …

Appo's bookmobile will visit four sites July 20.

Appo bookmobile: Hundreds of freebies July 20

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Appoquinimink School District librarians are hopping in their bookmobile and giving away hundreds of free publications July 20.  While the giveaway has been going on for more than a decade, the project this year will include a mobile trailer to organize the selection of books.  The volunteer effort of district librarians has been going on for about 15 years, said …

Rehoboth Beach will host this year's United States Lifesaving Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships on July 13.

Rehoboth to host lifeguard championships July 13

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture, Delaware Live

Lifeguards up and down the east coast will gather July 13 at Rehoboth beach to compete in the United States Lifesaving Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships.  Contestants from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia will participate in ocean and sand competitions, primarily in between Baltimore and Maryland avenues, which will be closed to beachgoers that day.  The public is, …

Appo's Transportation Committee voted to ask the district's school board for 11-25 new buses for next year.

Appo committee to ask school board to buy 25 buses

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Appoquinimink’s Transportation Committee voted Thursday to buy up to 25 new school buses for fall, as the district’s contractors struggle to find drivers for the 2,000 students who still need to be assigned to buses. Tom Poehlmann, the district’s director of Safety, Security and Operations, originally proposed buying 11 buses to the committee. On Thursday, he said the district needed …

a large brick building with Delaware Legislative Hall in the background

Reading, teacher retention top successful 2022 education bills 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Rodel, a local nonprofit espousing better education in Delaware, calls the 151st General Assembly, which just ended, the “Education General Assembly,” in regard to the number of education bills that passed. “There’s more than 50 education bills this session and a 7% increase in the budget,” said Madeleine Bayard, senior vice president of Rodel. “They got a lot done and …

Caesar Rodney is investing in BoardDocs to give the public easier access to their school board news. (Unsplash)

Caesar Rodney turns to BoardDocs for easier public access

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Caesar Rodney’s school board voted Tuesday night to buy software that will cost $10,500 annually, but serve as a one-stop-shop for families seeking information. All meetings, agendas, meeting minutes, documents, recordings, policies and other information about the school board will be easily available, the board was told. BoardDocs is a paperless meeting management software for public school boards. Eleven of …

From left, Emily McCullough, Carrie Waegale, Zoe Peters at this year's HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference, where 15 Delaware students finished in the top 10 in various competitions.

Delaware students make several Top 10 lists at healthcare conference

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Several First State students finished in the top 10 of events at the 45th annual HOSA Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Nashville. The gathering of 10,500 students and advisors from across the world included more than 150 Delawareans competing in events such as ​​medical reading, epidemiology, sports medicine, community awareness, dental terminology and health education.  15 Delaware students …

Eight Delaware students scored top 10 finishes in 10 different competitions at the 2022 National STEM Conference in Dallas.

10 for 10: Delaware students shine at national STEM conference

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Eight different Delaware students finished in the top 10 of 10 different competitions at this year’s national STEM conference in Dallas. Overall, 103 Delaware students competed in the event, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The events included computer-aided design, dragster design, leadership strategies, manufacturing prototype, on-demand video, promotional graphics, structural engineering, system control technology, video game design, …