DNREC wheelchair trackchair

DNREC’s new all-terrain wheelchair uses caterpillar tracks

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

DNREC on Friday unveiled a new wheelchair that operates with a continuous track, like a military tank, and is designed to handle mud, sand, snow and water. The Action Trackchair, which retails for about $20,000, was acquired with a grant from the Ford Bronco Wild Fund. It is the state’s first all-terrain wheelchair and will be available to the public …

The plethora of outdoor summer concerts in Delaware begin in June. (Photo from Delaware State Parks)

165 free outdoor concerts to jam out this summer in Delaware

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

It’s that time of year again – dust off the lawn chairs, shake out the blankets and get ready to jam out on summer nights in Delaware. The annual outdoor concert series is back at multiple locations throughout the state, and all shows are free to attend for families planning night-outs on a budget.  The largest summer concert series is …

TSD Review May 30

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – May 30, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Stories Include Women-led Ladybug Fest welcomes international musicians for 1st time EDGE reaches milestone with 100 small business grants Three beach restaurants to try this summer Former Speaker of House Orlando J. “Lonnie” George, Jr. dies at 79 65 students develop biopharma products in NIIMBL contest Cape takes girls lacrosse crown back from Tatnall Click on the …

The Gordons Pond trail is one of the superintendent's picks at Delaware State Parks. Courtesy of Delaware State Parks.

For verified fun, check out park superintendents’ picks

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Delaware State Parks in 2022 drew 8 million visitors, lured by the sand and the surf, the flora and the fauna, the past and the participatory sports and other activities and events that don’t make alliterative pairs. But wait, there’s more! Park superintendents promote a wide variety of “superintendent’s picks” on the homepages of most of the 17 state parks. …

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DNREC takes over operation of Deauville Beach in Rehoboth

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Deauville Beach will be managed by the state and not the city of Rehoboth Beach after the two failed to agree on a new lease. In 2013, Rehoboth paid $1 total for a 10-year lease of the beach, which is off Surf Avenue, in addition to a one-time administration fee of $2,500. “I think all municipalities would like ocean front …

There's more than a dozen First Day Hikes available for Delawareans on New Year's Day.

First Day Hikes: get active on New Year’s with these trails

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

You can get 2024 off to a vigorous — or ambling — start by taking part in one of the annual free New Year’s Days hikes at Delaware parks. They range from flat, easy courses to more challenging ones. You can even bring your favorite mug to Rockwood Park on Monday, Jan. 1, and the museum staff will make you …

lifeguard Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol

Hopefuls start tryouts for State Parks lifeguard jobs

Rachel Swick MavityCulture, Headlines

Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol Capt. Bailey Noel wants to have all four park-managed beaches open this summer. But he needs to recruit 20 to 30 new beach patrol lifeguards to do that. Last year, the Tower Road beach had to be closed most weekends outside of holidays because he didn’t have the staff to guard the beach.  Noel estimates …

Delaware is expected to see a 3.3% increase in travelers compared to last year's holiday season.

On the go? Your guide to end-of-year holidays

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Hitting the road for the holidays? You are not alone: 33% of First State residents are expected to travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the holidays. That’s 3.3% more travelers than last year. Here’s what to know about Christmas and New Years weekends in Delaware.  Travel Gas prices in Delaware are the lowest they’ve been since October 2021, according …

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Proposed Cape Henlopen eatery spawns protests, public forum

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

The agency that runs Cape Henlopen State Park is asking for the public’s feedback on a proposal to build a restaurant in the main beach parking lot. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposal Monday Dec. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Cape Henlopen High School auditorium. …

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, and here's how it's being celebrated in the First State.

Labor Day weekend in Delaware: Here’s what to know

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

With the Labor Day weekend’s official end to summer comes slightly cooler temperatures, cheaper gas and lots of chances for fun, whether it’s homemade or public.  AAA Mid-Atlantic expects travel to return to near pre-COVID levels with families getting their last bit of vacation in before school starts. Weather for Labor Day weekend On Saturday, the temperature in Delaware beach …