TSD Review July 4

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – July 4, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Stories Include Study shows Delaware’s art stirs $210 million in economic activity Land Trust to preserve Wyeth family home in Chadds Ford Four Must-Try Restaurants at the Beach Del. Supreme court vacates lower court absentee ballot ruling Affordable housing discrimination bill debated, but passes 5 First State teens named national leaders Click on the image below to …

This year's Delaware Bank of America Student Leaders will participate in a volunteer program at the Food Bank of Delaware.

5 First State teens named national leaders

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Five Delaware teenagers are being nationally recognized for their leadership. In its 20th year, the Bank of America Student Leaders program recognizes 300 community-focused juniors and seniors from across the country. This year’s selections from the First State are: Rujula Borkar: the rising senior at the Charter School of Wilmington leads the school’s Girls Who Code Chapter, acts as a …

Food Bank of Delaware Dover drive-thru

Food Bank to host only one mass distribution this month

Bradley VasoliCulture, Headlines

The Delaware Food Bank will host just one mass drive-thru distribution of food this month, on Tuesday, June 18, in Dover. It’s the Food Bank‘s first since December. That’s a big change from the monthly events that were held in all three counties, starting at the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic in spring 2020. Kim Turner, the Food Bank’s …

Delaware Institute for Arts in Education Do More 24

Nonprofits seek boost during Do More 24, starting March 7

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A busload of Dover students last year were treated to a tour of public art as experts talked about the thought processes behind choosing designs to fit those memorials and displays. A Wilmington mom helps 2,000 low-income and homeless children receive name-brand athletic shoes each year so they could better participate in school activities. And the Food Bank of Delaware …

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Food Bank programs look beyond handing over box of groceries

Katie KazimirCulture, Headlines

“Food for today, food for tomorrow” doesn’t just refer to leftovers at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford Branch. The motto encapsulates the nonprofit’s mission to provide Delawareans nourishing food as well as long-term solutions to poverty and hunger. “Food for today” meets the immediate needs of people by various efforts to distribute food, including home delivery, mobile food pantries …

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Delaware Food Bank opens new Milford facility

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines

The Food Bank of Delaware new 71,000-square-foot Milford Branch was officially opened with a ribbon cutting by the employee who had worked there the longest. Delaware dignitaries looked on as Frank Coverdale cut the ribbon as dignitaries watched during a brisk Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The ceremony capped a nearly three-year project to build a new facility to enhance …

The Brandywine is a new brasserie on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington.

New restaurants, plus Thanksgiving made easy

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

The First State is witnessing a flurry of new openings, from casual takeaway to fine dining. Meanwhile, restaurants have released Thanksgiving menus. We’ll keep you posted as more become available. And they are starting holiday gift card promotions. New and upcoming restaurants The Brandywine will open on Nov. 14 at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington. That’s the same building as Santa …

Food drives and mobile pantries will be held throughout the state all month long.

Pantries, food drives spread the spirit of Thanksgiving

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

The Thanksgiving tradition of a holiday centered around the harvest (yes, the football and the shopping came later) also inspires pantries and food drives to help people who are less fortunate. The Food Bank of Delaware is hosting three drive-thru mobile pantries across Delaware throughout November. Its first mobile pantry is Nov. 6, and the nonprofit expects to serve to …

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Community reinvestment fund gets half of previous year

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The 2024 fiscal year community reinvestment fund allocates $45 million to 153 different organizations, a big drop from the $90 million allocated for 2023 fiscal year and the $70 million allocated in 2022. The fund is part of this year’s bond bill and comes from Senate Bill 160, sponsored by Sen. Jack Walsh, D-Stanton, which allocates $1,409,448,938 to address capital …