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Nemours doc predicts surge after schools open; test materials to run out

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

While COVID-19 usually causes mild cases in children, it can cause serious illness or death and there is no way to predict who will get hit hard, a Nemours doctor says   Communities can expect a surge of new COVID-19 cases two weeks after children go back to school, says a Nemours Children’s Health System doctor. The country also will …

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Food Bank of Delaware to pause mobile pantries this month

Betsy Price Headlines

The Food Bank of Delaware will resume mobile pantries in September.   The Food Bank of Delaware will pause their mobile pantries in August, but resume in September. As it does, the organization will be watching to see what happens as the federal pandemic unemployment benefits expire Sept. 6 and whether federal child tax credits will help alleviate hunger for …

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Man biking along 1781 route of French soldiers to stop in Wilmington

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Sal Lilienthal   A Connecticut man is traveling nearly 700 miles by bicycle and kayak to retrace the routes of George Washington and France’s Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau during the Revolutionary War.  Sal Lilienthal is a history buff, author and owner of Bicycle Tour Co. in Kent, Connecticut.  His voyage will bring him through northern Delaware Sunday, …

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Hotel du Pont unveils fresh ‘History Unscripted’ branding

Pam George Business, Headlines

The dining room of Le Cavalier at the Hotel Du Pont. Photo by Jason Varney.     When the Hotel du Pont opened on Jan. 15, 1913, a brand was something ranchers put on their cattle. But in today’s marketing parlance, a brand encompasses a logo, ad campaign, slogan and values. Together, these components evoke the “gut reaction” that customers feel …

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State, courts, Firefly say masks, vaccines, tests mandatory as Delta rises

Betsy Price Headlines

Photo by Mika Baumeister/Unsplash   As new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to rise, Gov. John Carney, the state, Delaware courts and Firefly Music Festival made a lot of moves. Carney said schoolchildren must wear masks indoors and that state employees and workers at long-term care facilities and healthcare facilities must be vaccinated or be tested weekly for the coronvavirus. …

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Duren taking his talents to Memphis

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Jalen Duren committing to Memphis University to play basketball   Jalen Duren officially picked Memphis University as the college where he will play his college basketball. In front of the media, fans, friends and family at the Grail Sports Complex Duren made the announcement then removed his jacket to reveal the Memphis shirt he was wearing to make his pick …

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State to change way nonprofits seek community redevelopment cash

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Among those receiving money from the state’s Community Redevelopment Fund this year are the Delaware Agricultural Museum, Brandywine Valley SPCA, Nanticoke Indian Museum and FAME Inc.’s STEM training lab.   The Delaware Office of the Controller General is developing a standardized application for non-profits to request state grants from the 2023 Bond Bill’s Community Redevelopment Fund. It will change the …

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Budget cuts lead UD’s theater head to retire after 2021-22 school year

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The longtime head of UD’s theater program and professional acting troupe will leave in 2022.   The longtime head of the University of Delaware’s theatre department is retiring after his theater’s budget was cut more than 50%. Sanford “Sandy” Robbins, who has been working at UD for 32 years, will lead the theater program through one more school year, leaving …

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Wilmington’s Bardea to be featured Monday on Today Show

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

Bardea’s chef Antimo DiMeo and co-owner Scott Stein     Wilmington’s popular Bardea restaurant will be featured in a live segment Monday, Aug. 16, on “The Today Show.” The segment, which will follow chef Antimo DiMeo preparing two dishes in a “Make Ahead Monday” cooking segment, will run about 9:15 a.m. during the NBC morning show’s third hour. Scott Stein, co-owner of …

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Wilmington about to start redistricting; public can watch in person, online

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington soon will begin reshaping its council districts based on census data.   Wilmington residents will be able to watch as the city beings the process of redrawing the city council districts. Work will start the week of Aug. 23, and residents can attend in person or watch here, according to a press release from the city. …