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Meet Bobby Pancake, celebrating High 5 Hospitality’s 20 years

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Bobby Pancake has heard it all. The CEO of Newark-based High 5 Hospitality is accustomed to people commenting on his last name, especially since High 5 operates Eggspectation, a Christiana-area restaurant famous for breakfast and brunch. How does he handle it? “I deal with it the same way Kevin Bacon deals with it,” he said. “So, I’m Bobby Pancake, and he’s Kevin Bacon. …

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Physical therapy, movement helps seniors thrive in retirement

Katie KazimirBusiness, Headlines

Keep it moving — that’s the top tip for longevity from local experts to Delaware’s aging population. “As we get older, we get lazy,” said 71-year-old Rick Stetler.  Stetler was wrapping up a session at Milford’s Aquacare Physical Therapy last week. He is one of the hundreds of retirees pouring into Delaware yearly and expected to dramatically increase the size …

train A study starts in 2024 to resume passenger rail service from Wilmington (shown in this photo) or Newark to downstate Delaware. (David Wilson photo from Wikimedia Commons)

DelDOT to study restoring passenger rail service downstate

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A Delaware Department of Transportation unit has received a federal grant of up to $500,000 to study bringing back passenger rail service to the Delmarva Peninsula. “The Diamond State Line will provide rail service south from Wilmington or Newark through Dover to Harrington, and then continue southbound along one of two potential routes, based on the presence of existing railroad …

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Time to trash expired meds and reduce drug overdose deaths

Ken MammarellaHealth, Government, Headlines

With Delaware’s 25th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day coming up Saturday, Oct. 28, the state says it sees signs that discarding expired or unused medication is one arrow in its arsenal to reducing addiction and deaths from drug overdoses. Among other things, the Delaware Division of Public Health pointed to: Delaware has dropped in the ranking of overdose deaths per capita. …

Headwaters Acton is a private school scheduled to open in the fall. (Unsplash)

New private school coming to Sussex this fall

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A new private school is coming to Sussex County in the fall. Dustin Yoder said he started Headwaters Acton to serve people who have a deep dissatisfaction with traditional education. He and his wife Stefanie Yoder live in Sussex County and wanted their four young children to have a different path of education than they experienced.  After sending three of …

Ashley Lockwood and her students, joined by Sen. Tom Carper.

Meet Ashley Lockwood, Delaware’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware’s teacher of the year didn’t set out to be an educator. Ashley Lockwood chose to earn a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Delaware in 2010. She planned to focus on how children interact with each other and develop. After graduation, she returned home to Seaford without a job and was trying to decide what her …

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Milford’s Ladybug Music Festival returns July 30

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

After being squashed by COVID-19 the last two summers, the Ladybug Music Festival returns to Milford July 30. It’s the second half of what is the country’s largest celebration of women in music. The first half played in Wilmington in May, The Milford lineup is headlined by Eljuri, Lauren & the Homewreckers, Katie Barbato, Frantastic Noise and will feature 38 …

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Memorial Day events honor those who gave their lives

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Veterans Memorial Park, near Delaware Memorial Bridge Events to recognize Americans who lost their lives in service to the country will occur in several spots in Delaware this month, not just on Memorial Day (May 30). Here’s a roundup. The Delaware Memorial Bridge Memorial Day service starts at 10:30 a.m. May 30 at the Veterans Memorial Park, near the New …

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Bill would eliminate double-registration for town, city elections

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

If passed, Delawareans living in 45 out of the state’s 57 municipalities would no longer have to register with the town in order to vote in its elections. Photo/Getty Images. When Maryann Pielmeier went to vote in favor of a referendum to build a new police station in Milford, she was turned away at the polling place and told that …