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Biden authorizes federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Ida damage

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Rescue workers in the flooded streets of Wilmington after Ida. President Joe Biden has issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Delaware authorizing federal assistance in areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Gov. John Carney requested the declaration on Sept. 17 citing historic damage in New Castle County and difficulties responding in the wake of the pandemic.  Biden issued …

New Castle to celebrate ‘William Penn Day’ on Oct. 23

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

New Castle County Court House. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The City of New Castle will celebrate ‘William Penn Day’ this Saturday, Oct. 23 at the New Castle Court House Museum. The event will feature a day-long series of activities to commemorate the 339th anniversary of Penn’s Oct. 27, 1682 disembarkment at New Castle, his first landing in …

Rockwood Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival (New Castle County)

Smaller Rockwood festival – but with lots of ice cream

Betsy Price Entertainment, Events, Headlines

The Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park (New Castle County) Rockwood Park will host a scaled-down ice cream festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26. Confirmed ice cream vendors include Cinnamon Bun Exchange, Dino’s Ice Cream Truck, the Ice Cream Shoppe, Kilby Cream, Kona Ice, Paleteria y Neveria Tocumbo, UDairy Creamery and Woodside Farm Creamery. Live local music …