Three Delaware families receive Century Farm awards

November 15, 2016
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Three Delaware families which have owned their farms for at least 100 years were honored as Century Farms on Tuesday.
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Johnny Shockley Named 2016 MCE’s Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year

November 11, 2016
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Johnny Shockley, a third generation waterman born and raised on Hoopers Island, and co-founder Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Maryland Capital Enterprises at a dinner celebration at Salisbury University.
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City of Newark Police Department Launches 3rd Annual Full Beards Full Bellies Campaign

November 9, 2016
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Several officers in the Newark Police Department are putting away their razors in an effort to help those in need. The Department launched its 3rd annual "Full Beards, Full Bellies" campaign to raise money and collect food donations to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware. Last year, more than $2,400 was raised and 173...
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RUN AND PLUNGE ON NEW YEAR’S DAY 2017

November 7, 2016
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The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce (BFACC) are pleased to announce a day-long series of events on New Year’s Day 2017: the 6th Annual Hair of the Dog 5k/10k Run and the 21st Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos.
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City of Newark Hosts 2nd Annual NewBark PawLooza

November 3, 2016
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Dog owners are encouraged to grab a leash and their canine companions and head to Handloff Park this weekend for the second annual NewBark PawLooza. This free event, hosted by the City of Newark's Park and Recreation Department, includes demonstrations, vendors and rescue groups, along with activities and fun contests. It runs from 9...
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Upcoming repair work Nov. 9–19 to affect use of Junction & Breakwater Trail

November 3, 2016
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Repairs November 9 – 19, 2016 to the railroad crossing on Gills Neck Road in Lewes will affect how users of the Junction & Breakwater Trail gain access to Lewes. The work will require closure of a portion of Gills Neck Road, meaning that trail users who reach the trail’s easternmost end near the...
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Temporary Closure of Chesapeake Bay Bridge on November 6, 2016 for “Across the Bay 10K”

October 28, 2016
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Weather permitting, on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from approximately 12:01 a.m. to 2 p.m., the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge (US 50/301) will be closed temporarily to traffic for the "Across the Bay 10K" running event.
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Fenwick Island 9th Annual Turkey Trot is Scheduled for Thanksgiving Day

October 21, 2016
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The 9th Annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot will be held on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8 am. The untimed 2.2 mile fun run/walk starts oceanside on Lewes Street in Fenwick Island, goes south to the Maryland state line and back.
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Ocean City Museum Society Requesting Artifacts for New Exhibit

October 12, 2016
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Salisbury University's Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture developed an exhibit entitled "Native Americans: First Contact on Lower Delmarva." The Ocean City Museum Society is in the process of adapting this exhibit on Native Americans for the Life-Saving Station Museum. The target opening date is June of 2017. ...
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See open beehive at Saturday event in Smyrna, DE

September 13, 2016
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An open hive event will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 for anyone interested in the art and science of beekeeping.
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Sretches of ocean beach reopened at Cape Henlopen State Park as piping plover nesting season concludes with 13 fledglings this year

September 1, 2016
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DNREC’s Divisions of Parks & Recreation and Fish & Wildlife announced today that stretches of ocean beach between Gordons Pond and Herring Point and beachfront along the oceanside of The Point on Cape Henlopen have now reopened following the end of a piping plover nesting season that produced 13 plover fledglings in Delaware.
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Family Fun at the Fair: Rides, Thrill Shows and Fireworks

August 25, 2016
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The Route 13 Speedway Fair brings 10 days of midway fun to Delmar with Dreamland Amusements rides for all ages and exciting live entertainment September 9-18 at 36952 Sussex Hwy., on the Delaware International Speedway grounds.
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Horse owners urged to make sure vaccinations are up to date

August 24, 2016
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Delaware horse owners are being advised to make certain their equines’ vaccinations are current to protect against the threat of two potentially fatal diseases.
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Ash tree-killing insect confirmed in Delaware

August 23, 2016
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A destructive, invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer (EAB), has been confirmed in Delaware, making it the 28th state to have found the insect, the Delaware Department of Agriculture announced today.
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Lighthouse Overnight Adventures in St. Michaels

August 19, 2016
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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is now accepting reservations for its fall Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program. Under the guidance of a museum educator, youth groups and their chaperones can travel back in time to explore the life of a late-19th-century lighthouse keeper, all while spending the night in the historic 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse,...
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Cambridge, Oxford and St. Michaels Awarded Working Waterfront Grants

August 19, 2016
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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has awarded three municipalities: the City of Cambridge, the Town of Oxford and the Town of St. Michaels, with financial and technical assistance through the Working Waterfronts Program, a state initiative that aids in the preservation and revitalization of current and historic marine-based communities.
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Adkins Arboretum Native Plant Nursery to Host Special Night-Out Event, Open House

August 19, 2016
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Adkins Arboretum’s Native Plant Nursery will open its doors on Friday September 9, 2016 for a Night Out at the Nursery event.
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40th Annual Gary P. Lister Bottle and Cork Ten Miler, 5K and Pump and Run Benefits Sussex Consortium

August 18, 2016
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Lister Bottle and Cork Ten Miler, 5K and Pump and Run benefiting the Sussex Consortium.
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Cove Road Beach Advisory

August 18, 2016
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Cove Road Beach is currently under an advisory due to elevated bacteria levels. These elevated levels are typically seen after prolonged periods of heavy rainfall.
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DNREC-sponsored 2016 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program to be held as one-day events

August 17, 2016
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Registration is now open for Delaware’s 2016 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, which will be held this year as two separate one-day events on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes and Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, instead of a full-weekend event as in...
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Maryland Soybean Board Funds Research

August 17, 2016
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While experts already know how the kudzu bug spends its summers – destroying crops by munching on kudzu vines and other hosts, including soybeans – researchers want to know more about how these insects spend their winter.
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