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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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Black History Month: A time to focus on breast health

Terry RogersDelaware Live, Health, Town Square Live

Black History Month, celebrated the entire month of February, is a time to reflect, celebrate and acknowledge the contributions, achievements, and experiences of African Americans throughout history. Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is taking this month to recognize the many African American men and women who have overcome one of the toughest battles of their lives – surviving breast cancer. “Unfortunately, …

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Living a healthy lifestyle reduces risk of breast cancer, chronic disease

Terry RogersHealth, Delaware Live

Diagnosis of chronic disease is growing throughout the world and Delaware is no exception. According to Delaware Public Health, hypertension and high blood cholesterol affect more than one-third of the state’s population. Over six percent of Delawareans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or chronic bronchitis and over seven percent have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. …

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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 …

TSD Review Dec 7

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – December 7, 2023

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include They spend weeks lighting houses for Christmas. Here’s why Hearing on housing, homeless leads to promise of attention Longwood Foundation gives DSU $1.75M to double nursing program Caesar Rodney librarian named support professional of year Caravel runs to school’s first title since 2012 Click on the image below to view the PDF Sonja Frey

TSD Review July 6

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – July 6, 2023

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community DSO’s 23-24 season: guest conductors, John Williams salute Big plans: Creating Jester Artspace in Brandywine Hundred Ramp closures, lane changes this week at 1-95, Route 896 Wilmington police to hand out wheel locks for Kias, Hyundais NCCo. Libraries get fed. grant for immigration program 1st …

A new committee is continuing to hear more options on changing healthcare for state retirees. (File)

More options, no decisions on state retiree healthcare plans

Sam HautDelaware Live, Government, Headlines, Health

The State Employee Benefits Committee retiree subcommittee is considering more options to save the state money on healthcare over the next 20 years. It met Monday and may meet on July 10 and July 20 to discus options. The options presented relate to the “Other Post-Employment Benefits” that the state is trying to cut back on and close the unfunded …

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Mammography Month:  A Time to Honor Mothers and Their Health

Terry RogersDelaware Live, Health

May is the month to celebrate mothers and what better way to celebrate the women in your life than by encouraging them to get an annual mammogram? Since May is also Mammography Month, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) urges all women to put themselves first and get a routine mammogram. “It’s important to take care of yourself even when taking …

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5 First State teens named ‘National Student Leaders’

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Delaware Live, Education

Five Delaware junior and senior high school students have been selected as Bank of America Student Leaders. The Student Leader Program began in 2004 with the intent to help prepare students to enter the workforce through skills-building and leadership development. “The students are standout young adults who were selected for their involvement in standing up against inequality and injustice, as …

Ursuline summer camp offers a slew of different programs to meet the unique interests of every child.

Ursuline camps go global with cooking, nature programs

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Delaware Live, Education

Ursuline Academy is creating an army of Rachael Rays and Bear Gryllses this summer through their dramatically revamped camps.  When Keith Stater came to Ursuline last year, the first thing he noticed was the academy didn’t offer camps structured around students’ interests. He set about to change that, and describes this year’s summer camp as a “complete restart.” As camp …