Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – August 12, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

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TSD Aug 12-2021

This Week’s Top Headlines Include:

Community

Hockessin’s Chinese Festival returns with events, food moved outside
Delaware Ag Museum to use $1.6 million for lighting, electrical upgrades
Lewes’ living shoreline uses natural materials to protect coast

Business

Win-win: Hottest trend at Delaware liquor stores is local craft brews
Hundreds gather to protest ChristianaCare’s vaccine mandate
Federal COVID-19 unemployment payments end in September
Two global companies plan Delaware expansions, thanks to lab grants
Wawa asks customers to mask up when entering stores

Food & Dining

S’mores lovers find ways to take campfire classic to next level
August wasn’t always great for peach picking in Delaware

Government

Chinese American groups, state senator pressure Brady to resign
AAA praises Wilmington’s move to start online ticket appeal system

Education

State to mandate masks in all schools, state facilities; more rules to come
So few kids took assessment tests last year, scores can’t be compared
Capital One donates $4.7 million Wilmington riverfront building to DSU
UD, WilmU, DelTech to require students to wear face masks in fall

Health

New COVID-19 cases continue climb as Delta variant spreads
State urges unvaccinated to take shots to protect economy, schools

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