New website launched to help Delawareans locate parks

February 23, 2017
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In an effort to encourage more children and their families to enjoy the outdoors and outdoor-related activity year-round, Delaware State Parks has launched “Play Outside,” a new website for Delaware residents and visitors that provides convenient and detailed information about public parks and facilities in Delaware.
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City of Newark Ranked Second Among Safest Cities in Delaware

February 22, 2017
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Highlighting the City's vibrant social scene and access to summer camps, the National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS) ranked Newark Delaware's second safest City, noting "there's plenty to do and worrying about safety isn't necessarily one of them."
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Better Living Expo at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

February 22, 2017
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The Better Living Expo returns to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center this weekend: Feb. 25 and 26. The show is presented by the Optimist Club of Salisbury and has become an area tradition.
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DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces spring 2017 trout stocking and opening for downstate ponds

February 19, 2017
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The Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced that Delaware’s spring 2017 downstate trout season will begin Saturday, March 4 with the opening of two downstate ponds stocked with rainbow trout, provided pond ice conditions do not prevent stocking or fishing. On that date, Tidbury Pond near Dover in Kent County and Newton Pond...
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Learn Electronic Navigation in St. Michaels

February 3, 2017
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on Sunday, March 12, 2017 the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited and pre-registration needed.
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Nominations being accepted for 40th annual Tawes and Coulter Awards for a Clean Environment

February 3, 2017
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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Tawes Award for a Clean Environment and for the James B. Coulter Government Employee Award.
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DNREC reminds hunters to take advantage of Snow Goose Conservation Order

February 3, 2017
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DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is again implementing a federal Snow Goose Conservation Order, an Atlantic Flyway-wide effort to use hunting as a management tool to reduce and stabilize the population of greater snow geese.
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10th Annual Tim Kern Sporting Clays Tournament benefiting the Tim Kern Memorial Foundation

February 1, 2017
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The Tim Kern Sporting Clays Tournament will be held at the Hopkins Game Farm in Kennedyville, Maryland on Saturday, April 1st 2017.
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Political Rivalry with a Heart: Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge

January 27, 2017
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Will the Democrats continue their streak to catch up or will the Republicans hold on to the lead? Find out at the 12th annual “Democrats vs. Republicans” volleyball match – an event to raise awareness and dollars for Easterseals services for people with disabilities.
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Compass Regional Hospice Announces the Launch of its Campaign, Charting Our Course Together

January 27, 2017
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Pictured are (left to right) Dianne Pappas, Pete Pappas; Campaign Committee Co-Chair, Kathy Deoudes; Campaign Committee Co-Chair, Nick Deoudes, and Heather Guerieri, Compass Regional Hospice, Executive Director. - Submitted Photo

On Wednesday, December 14 over 100 guests attended an event which revealed Compass Regional Hospice’s campaign, Charting Our Course Together, and the organizations vision for the future. The event was held at Annie’s Paramount Steak and Seafood House in Grasonville. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, provided by Annie’s, and mingled with Compass Regional Hospice board...
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Half-hull model workshop March 18 & 19, 2017 in St. Michaels

January 27, 2017
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Photo: Built in Bethel, Del. by William H. Smith, the 1912 tug Delaware once hauled scows on Broad Creek and towed ram schooners to and from Laurel, Del.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Model Guild is offering a beginner’s model boatbuilding workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on March 18 and 19, 2017 with limited participation and advanced registration needed.
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‘Pollinators for Clean Water’ presentations Feb. 6 and March 20 at Seaford Library as part of Reclaim Our River program

January 27, 2017
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The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Reclaim Our River (ROR) program, in partnership with the Delaware Nature Society and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, will host two free presentations on pollinators and gardening for clean water at the Seaford Library February 6 and March 20, 2017. Both presentations start at 6 p.m. at the library...
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Easton Economic Development Corporation Announces New Sales and Marketing Director for The Chesapeake Harvest

January 26, 2017
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Photo: Pictured is Deena Deese Kilmon, of Easton, MD, who has been hired by the Chesapeake Harvest in the position of Sales and Marketing Director. The Chesapeake Harvest is a subsidiary of the EEDC.

The Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is pleased to announce that Deena Deese Kilmon, of Easton, MD, has been hired by the Chesapeake Harvest in the position of Sales and Marketing Director.
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North East Barracks Aggressive Driving Enforcement

January 26, 2017
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On Tuesday January 24, 2017 in the early evening hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police North East Barracks with assistance from the JFK Barracks, conducted an aggressive driving enforcement initiative.
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City of Newark Launches LanguageLink Translation Service

January 26, 2017
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Remaining committed to providing service excellence to all residents and visitors, the City of Newark recently launched a new translation service through CTS LanguageLink.
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Trail closures at White Clay Creek State Park

January 23, 2017
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Some of the trails within White Clay Creek State Park have been temporarily closed due to trail construction.
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Volunteers Wanted for the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester

January 19, 2017
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The nonprofit Dorchester Skipjack Committee, the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester and her crew are looking for active volunteers for the 2017 sailing season. The DSC owns, preserves and operates the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester to promote mid-shore marine heritage and tourism by offering on-the-water experiences on an authentic Chesapeake Bay sailing vessel. The Nathan...
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“Sobriety Checkpoint” in Cecil County, Maryland – January 21, 2017

January 17, 2017
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On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Law Enforcement agencies from Cecil County will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” in Cecil County, Maryland. Officers will be focusing their efforts to identify and remove impaired drivers from Maryland’s roadways.
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Maryland Develops Oyster Sustainability Project

January 17, 2017
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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is working to establish an economically-productive and sustainable oyster harvesting cooperative in Anne Arundel County.
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Easterseals / CAI Volleyball Challenge Moves to a NEW Location

January 17, 2017
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The 2017 Easterseals / CAI Volleyball Challenge will take place on February 24-26, 2017 at a NEW LOCATION, William Penn High School (713 E Basin Rd, New Castle, DE).
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In General Delaware State Wildlife, Fishing Piers and Boat Launches are Closed Sunrise to Sunset

January 13, 2017
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Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind visitors to state wildlife areas, fishing piers and boat launching facilities that these areas are closed to the public from sunset to sunrise unless a person is actively and lawfully engaged in fishing or hunting in accordance with state regulations and individual wildlife area rules. Individuals not...
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