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With cancer a family foe, Karen Laitman found help at DBCC

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Charity, Culture

Karen Laitman’s mother, grandmother, sister and maternal aunt all were diagnosed with breast cancer. Her mother, Elinor, died from it at the age of 56 in 1990. Her grandmother was diagnosed when she was 100, and the family doesn’t know how much of a factor it was in her death at 102. It’s a genetic curse that follows their heritage. …


Dan Butler’s BlueBird brings breakfast, lunch happiness

Pam GeorgeHeadlines, Charity

Dan Butler is unafraid to take risks. In 1991, the Culinary Institute of America graduate opened Griglia Toscana in Trolley Square. At the time, most Italian restaurants served red “gravy” and meatballs. However, Butler offered artisanal pizza from a wood-burning oven, grilled veal and hard-to-find risotto. He wasn’t afraid to mess with success; he’s tweaked Toscana several times. It’s now Piccolina …


Mountaire packs 20,000 Easter boxes for local families

Bryan ShupeDelaware Live, Business, Charity, Headlines

Mountaire packed 20,000 boxes (company-wide) for families facing food insecurity this Easter. At their Selbyville, DE location over 8,000 complete meals were assembled and loaded into church vans and rental trucks. “We’re only able to do this because of their help,” said Mountaire Farms Spokeswoman Cathy Bassett said. Mountaire Cares This is the 30th annual Mountaire Cares’ “Thanksgiving for Thousands,” …

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Breast Cancer Screening crucial to better outcome

Terry RogersCharity, Delaware Live, Delaware Nonprofits, Health, Town Square Live

There is significant evidence that early detection is the best tool in fighting breast cancer, as cancers caught early are more likely to be localized. Unfortunately, breast cancer statistics indicate that there is a higher incidence of death among women of color, especially black women, who are diagnosed with breast cancer. “Delaware ranks number one in black women diagnosed with …

Delaware Theatre Company 2023-24 season

DTC new season: Something old, something new, lots in between

Betsy PriceCharity, Headlines

A classic farce, a look at the first Black-owned pro basketball team, a prequel to ‘Peter Pan,’ a celebration of a country music queen and a world premiere by a favorite Philly playwright will make up the Delaware Theater Co.’s 2023-24 season. The plays include: “Noises Off!” by Michael Frayn, Sept. 20-Oct. 8. The Tony Award-winning play is a backstage …

Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias Delaware State Fair

Iglesias to headline concert during State Fair

Betsy PriceCharity, Headlines

Fluffy is as Fluffy does, and Fluffy will be right-sizing the Delaware State Fair this year. Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will play the M&T Bank Grandstand on Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. Iglesias is a stand-up comic and actor whose specials for Comedy Central and Netflix, including “I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy” and “Hot & Fluffy” have been crowd …