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🔒Proposed tiny homes community near Newark 'a new chapter in housing,' if it gets built
An innovative rental community of tiny homes is being planned near Newark as an alternative to crowded apartment complexes and as a model for sustainable living.
The developer for Arusha Village, a proposed community of 130 tiny homes, says the community will be the "beginning of a new chapter" in housing.
However, some nearby homeowners aren't happy about having renters of tiny homes as neighbors, worrying the development will clog local roads and hurt their property values.
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For students, 'senior assassination' is all for fun — for police, the game is worrisome
The initial 911 call came in as a person running through a neighborhood with a gun.
But the New Castle County police officers who responded quickly to the Newark-area community on Thursday afternoon didn't find anyone armed with an actual firearm — instead, it was a water toy being used in an increasingly-popular game called "senior assassination."
In recent weeks, the game — which is largely played by high school seniors — has drawn the attention of police departments nationwide due to its potential for deadly consequences.
More: For students, 'senior assassination' is all for fun — for police, the game is worrisome
Another goodbye to a longtime Rehoboth Beach business. Royal Treat will not reopen.
Royal Treat, the go-to ice cream sundae spot in Rehoboth Beach since 1980, will not reopen this year.
It's the latest loss of a longtime family business in a city where nostalgia is part of the draw.
"It’s kind of sad for all of us, but it’s been a family business and, to be honest, we just kinda aged out,” said Royal Treat owner Scott Fornwalt.
More: Another goodbye to a longtime Rehoboth Beach business. Royal Treat will not reopen.
Why Republicans found the Del. Supreme Court nominations 'disappointing': The Press Room
Welcome to The Press Room, a weekly roundup of the major stories and happenings of the 2023 Delaware legislative year.
This week’s edition focuses on Republicans being against the newest state Supreme Court justices, an attempt to have absentee voting and an ambitious climate change package.
More: Why Republicans found the Del. Supreme Court nominations 'disappointing': The Press Room
🔒First look: The newest Grain restaurant has Newark's only outdoor bar, opening May 10
From the outdoor bar at the newest Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, you can see the top of the renovated Delaware Stadium with the blue-and-gold "Delaware Blue Hens" logo peeking over a row of trees.
"You'll be able to hear the cheers," co-owner Lee Mikles says during a recent tour of the new restaurant, located at University of Delaware's STAR Campus off South College Avenue near the football stadium.
Grain Exchange (591 Collaboration Way, Newark) will open Wednesday, May 10 serving the 3,000-plus UD employees and tenant companies at the Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus, while paying homage to Delaware's long lineage of innovators.
More: First look: The newest Grain restaurant has Newark's only outdoor bar, opening May 10
🔒'The Eras Tour' coming to Philly. Did you know Taylor Swift has this Delaware connection?
No, Taylor Swift's record-breaking "The Eras Tour" isn't coming to Delaware this weekend. That honor goes to Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
But T-Swift does have a Delaware connection: Her father, Scott K. Swift, is a University of Delaware graduate.
The 71-year-old Pennsylvania-based financial adviser was a 1974 grad, leaving Newark as a business major after living in Brown Hall just off The Green and E. Main Street near Grotto Pizza.
More: 'The Eras Tour' coming to Philly. Did you know Taylor Swift has this Delaware connection?
Did you know there's a Delaware connection to King Charles III's coronation day?
There is nearly always a Delaware connection to big news, it seems, and the coronation of King Charles III and his Queen Consort Camilla is no different. Find out what connects the state and specifically Winterthur's Point-to-Point to the big event.
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Boys volleyball, Delaware's fastest-growing high school sport, now at 30 schools
William Penn is among a dozen new boys volleyball teams across Delaware high schools this spring. The sport has mushroomed from 11 teams to 30 in the past three years, and last month it officially became the first new sport sanctioned by the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association since girls lacrosse in 1998.
More: Boys volleyball, Delaware's fastest-growing high school sport, now at 30 schools
UD's 'mega pints': Personal pitchers of mixed drinks make splash on Main Street
It's 8:30 p.m. at the 172-year-old Deer Park Tavern in the heart of the University of Delaware's campus and the line to get in wraps around the building near the least historic spot on the property: the dumpsters behind the famed bar.
It's not a Friday or Saturday night. It's a Thursday.
Students mob the joint every week on Thursdays, drawn in by that night's special.
More: UD's 'mega pints': Personal pitchers of mixed drinks make splash on Main Street
Bardea Restaurant Group announces new restaurant concept The Garden
The Garden is a new Wilmington restaurant offering al fresco dining from the owners of Bardea Food & Drink and scheduled to have a "soft" opening Thursday, May 4, so customers can get a sneak peek at its offerings.
It will open its doors with a launch party officially at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 11, if the weather is suitable.
More: Bardea Restaurant Group announces new restaurant concept The Garden
May the 4th be with you: How today came to be 'Star Wars Day'
Holiday, it is. Here's how May 4th became so special to "Star Wars'' fans.
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How safe are your passwords? Make yours harder to hack on May 4, World Password Day
Today is World Password Day, a great day to take a closer look at how safe or vulnerable your password choices make you and your data.
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Delaware high school seniors celebrate pageantry of prom
Check out the fashions, the smiles, the pageantry of proms across Delaware.
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The coronation of King Charles III takes place Saturday, May 6. Here's how to tune in
Fans of the British royal family have been anticipating the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camila for several months.
Both will be crowned at the coronation ceremony this weekend.
Here's how to mark the occasion in Delaware.
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Failed to pay a fine or appear in court? Safe Surrender is a chance to resolve the matter
Forgot to pay a traffic ticket or show up in court and are afraid you'll have to face adverse consequences? You're not alone. According to Delaware Courts, at the end of March, there were 55,000 cases of outstanding capiases and warrants.
People with an active warrant issued by Delaware courts or by police will have an opportunity to resolve the matter during Delaware Courts' Safe Surrender Day at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 12.
More: Failed to pay a fine or appear in court? Safe Surrender is a chance to resolve the matter
Fisher's Popcorn is expanding with plans to boost grocery store business
Fisher's Popcorn, the Delaware beach staple, is planning to build a production facility in Frankford that will boost its wholesale operation.
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8 things to know about newly restored World War II tower in Delaware Seashore State Park
A second historic World War II era watch tower, one of several that dot Delaware's beaches, is now open to the public.
The newly rehabbed, 57-foot tall World War II fire control tower at Tower Beach in Delaware Seashore State Park, recently opened to allow visitors to climb to the viewing area.
More: 8 things to know about newly restored World War II tower in Delaware Seashore State Park
Morgan Wallen, Delaware DJ drop viral TikTok jam with Drake
As country star Morgan Wallen rests his voice, a Wilmington DJ hopes fans check out his viral TikTok remix of the singer with Drake.
Joe Zahn, better known on TikTok as Mr. Wired Up (@Mr.WiredUp), generated 1.3 million views from a 31-second video.
More: Morgan Wallen, Delaware DJ drop viral TikTok jam with Drake
These Delaware restaurants are hoping to treat Mom for Mother's Day
We all know Mother’s Day is every day for the superwomen in our lives — from moms and grandmothers to aunts and not-so-fairy godmothers.
But if you want to to do something special for the specular women in your life on the holiday, many Delaware restaurants are raising a toast to maternal figures up and down the state.
Check out these Mother’s Day celebrations that offer boozy brunches, lavish dinners and breakfast buffets on Sunday, May 14.
More: These Delaware restaurants are hoping to treat Mom for Mother's Day
21 farmers markets to enjoy this spring, summer and fall in Delaware
Now that it’s warm enough to grill and resume hosting backyard dinner parties, don’t forget to indulge in farm-to-table spreads, too.
You don’t have to be an experienced chef to get crafty with fresh local produce at home, and Delaware’s abundance of farmers markets will elevate your efforts.
Delaware fresh: 21 farmers markets to enjoy this spring, summer and fall in Delaware
What we learned as Delaware wraps up spring football, eyes 2023 season
Delaware offense has edge over rebuilt defense as Blue Hens wrap up spring drills, show they have much to improve on for 2023 opener.
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Sodexo Live!, Monster Mile's new hospitality partner, dishes out scrapple at NASCAR events
NASCAR is back at Dover Motor Speedway this year with a tripleheader weekend Saturday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30, and this year’s event has an expanded menu you won’t want to miss.
Sodexo Live! will grace the Monster Mile as the event’s hospitality partner. The group has plenty of catering jobs under its belt, including the Tour de France, Nashville Speedway, Hard Rock Stadium and the upcoming Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.
More: Sodexo Live!, Monster Mile's new hospitality partner, dishes out scrapple at NASCAR events
National Pretzel Day 2023: Philly Pretzel Factory, Auntie Anne's, others continue pretzel deals
Wednesday is a day to save some dough on twisted treats.
It's the lesser-known made-up food holiday of National Pretzel Day and pretzel franchises and businesses nationwide are celebrating the salty made-up food holiday by giving away pretzels and other discounted treats.
So today, here's where you can find some Pretzel Day freebies and deals:
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Black babies in Delaware dying at much higher rate. How this grassroots group is helping
Black Mothers in Power is a grassroots group that aims to tackle Delaware's high Black infant mortality rate and empower doulas.
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The race to treat wounds caused by 'tranq dope' in Delaware before amputation is needed
Drug users first began reporting a little more than a year ago that xylazine had made its way into Delaware’s fentanyl supply.
Outreach workers are helping those battling infected wounds fentanyl laced with xylazine, an animal tranquilizer used by veterinarians. When injected into humans, the potentially-deadly sedative – which is not illegal on its own due to its legitimate use – can cause severe skin ulcers.
More: The race to treat wounds caused by 'tranq dope' in Delaware before amputation is needed
Wilmington as Biden's 2024 campaign HQ? Here's what staffers will find and should expect.
It's no secret President Joe Biden loves his hometown of Wilmington, often escaping The White House on weekends for the more homey confines of Delaware.
And now his campaign staffers will get a chance to discover the city on their own if media reports are confirmed that his 2024 election headquarters will be based in Wilmington.
More: Wilmington as Biden's 2024 campaign HQ? Here's what staffers will find and should expect.
Cutting back, working harder and other ways Delawareans are surviving inflation
Inflation is crushing Delawareans. Learn how your neighbors are struggling and coping in our special report on the rise in gas, food, rent and other prices.
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Delaware lawmakers seek to require permit, training before buying handgun: The Press Room
Welcome to your free press pass for the latest on Delaware legislation. This week's column includes proposed handgun training, an update on the Fox News settlement and more.
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Funeral for Corey Mumford brings Laurel community together once more
For the second time in less than three months, the Laurel community came out to Laurel High School to pay respects, honor and say goodbye to one of their own together.
This time it was for high school student and basketball player Corey Mumford, who was laid to rest Sunday.
The 18-year-old had been shot on Friday, April 14, while walking with friends.
More: Funeral for Corey Mumford brings Laurel community together once more
Are you shopping at Delaware's most popular shopping centers? Here's our 2023 list.
As the home of tax-free shopping, Delaware's retail centers are constantly evolving.
To dive in to the new stores and restaurants recently added and coming soon, Delaware Online/The News Journal compiled a list of the 15 most popular shopping centers as ranked by cellphone tracking data provided by Placer.ai.
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Aubrey Plaza featured in ‘Got Milk?’ spoof ad campaign
If a tree falls in the forest, can you make milk out of it?
It’s a question Aubrey Plaza wants you to ponder.
She's coming for your oat milk latte: Got Wood Milk? Aubrey Plaza has a glass for you in new campaign
Who do the 76ers play next? Celtics and Hawks still battling for second-round matchup
No Joel Embiid, no problem for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Despite being without the big man, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris and the rest of the Sixers pulled out a decisive 96-88 win in Game 4 in a first-round matchup against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.
More: Who do the 76ers play next? Celtics and Hawks still battling for second-round matchup
Delaware prom season kicks off with Tatnall School
Prom season kicked off Friday at Tatnall School with students ready to show off prom fashions, enjoy the celebration with friends, dance and promenade.
More: Tatnall High School students arrive for senior prom at the Greenville County Club
Carney allows Delaware weed bills to become law without signature. 'It’s time to move on'
Gov. John Carney on Friday said he would let the bills to legalize marijuana and create a recreational industry become law without his signature, standing down from his aversions to recreational weed that put him at odds with his party.
Delaware is the 22nd state to legalize recreational marijuana, after a nearly decadeslong fight by advocates and Democrats to enact these policies. Carney, in a statement, said he still believes legalizing weed is “not a step forward.”
“I want to be clear that my views on this issue have not changed,” the governor said in a statement. “And I understand there are those who share my views who will be disappointed in my decision not to veto this legislation.
More: Carney allows Delaware weed bills to become law without signature. 'It’s time to move on'
Wilmington's peregrine falcons have laid the first egg of nesting season. Tune in to watch
How to watch these famous residents of Wilmington as they lay their spring eggs.
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National Record Store Day is Saturday, April 22. What new releases will you jam to?
Here's who is participating and what to expect on National Record Store Day in Delaware.
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Do you know what 4/20 is? What the holiday means and how weed has fared in Delaware
Everything you need to know about 4/20 and Delaware's debate over legalizing marijuana.
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Is Delaware in the same Hogwarts house as your favorite Harry Potter character? Find out.
All you longtime Potterheads —devoted Harry Potter fans — out there who already know your Hogwarts house through and through (and perhaps enjoy fighting about why your crest is the best) might want to hold off on denouncing all other houses before you hear which one Delaware belongs to.
More: Is Delaware in the same Hogwarts house as your favorite Harry Potter character? Find out.
Pickleball players have flocked back outdoors for the warm seasons. Here's where to play.
Love pickleball? Soon there will be more places to play.
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'Abbott Elementary' comes to Philadelphia for the first time, visiting Franklin Institute
Philadelphia's most popular show of the past few years will be coming to Philadelphia ... for the first time.
The season finale of ABC series “Abbott Elementary” airs Wednesday, April 19. On the episode, the namesake school will take a field trip to Philadelphia's renowned Franklin Institute science museum.
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The Dominion defamation lawsuit is over. But Fox still has legal fights ahead
The defamation lawsuit between Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems came to a conclusion Tuesday, just before opening arguments were set to begin in Delaware Superior Court.
But the fallout of the misinformation spread by Fox personalities and its guests is far from over.
Just before opening arguments were set to begin Tuesday, Fox and Dominion settled, with the network paying $787.5 million – almost half of the $1.6 billion Dominion was originally seeking.
There are still a number of lawsuits pending against Fox, following the network airing lies about its role in the 2020 presidential election and shaking the nation’s confidence in its electoral process.
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Delaware's George Thorogood cancels 50th anniversary tour dates for 'very serious medical condition'
The Delaware rocker who comes from Brandywine Hundred has cancelled his tour to have surgery for a 'very serious medical condition.'
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Fox News anchors may take the stand in Delaware, but you can't watch it live. Here's why
When the top television personalities for the nation's most-watched cable news network are put under oath and grilled in a billion-dollar defamation trial in Wilmington this week, there will be no live video stream, no images from the courtroom and no audio rebroadcasts for podcasts and nightly news segments.
In fact, anyone rebroadcasting audio or images from the proceeding risks what officials described as "serious court sanction," according to court officials. The court has set up a live audio line where the public can call in to listen, a first for the local Superior Court.
More: Fox News anchors may take the stand in Delaware, but you can't watch it live. Here's why
Eagles make Jalen Hurts highest-paid player in NFL history with $255 million contract
The Eagles made Jalen Hurts the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history, at least for the time being, on a five-year contract extension worth as much as $255 million.
Hurts is guaranteed $179.3 million, the second biggest guarantee in NFL history to only Cleveland's Deshaun Watson, who has a fully guaranteed $230 million contract over 5 years.
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🔒Wilmington's Constitution Yards Beer Garden to debut Dogfish Head VIP lounge, new drinks
A new Dogfish Head VIP lounge, new drinks and more planned for this go-to Waterfront spot.
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🔒Wilmington says Caesar Rodney statue won't return to Rodney Square amid park renovations
An iconic element of Rodney Square will not be returning. Find out what's next.
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New visitor center at Delaware's Bombay Hook, one of the nation's best bird-watching spots
If you love bird-watching, you'll be excited to hear about a new visitor center planned for Bombay Hook and set to open this summer near Smyrna.
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🔒This man once faced eviction and homelessness. How a "low bono" law firm saved him
When Louis Jones’ parents died, he was in danger of losing the one thing he desparately needed to not become homeless: his family’s longtime New Castle home.
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Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias, Brian Regan: 9 big comedians Delaware bound
The pursuit of happiness is a knock-down, drag-out fight. And only the strong survive.
From now through the summer, you'll have several chances to arm yourself with a little bit of humor in an effort to make life easier in Delaware.
Here's a glance at some can't-miss comedy shows headed to Delaware, featuring some of the best tacticians in the business.
More: Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias, Brian Regan: 9 big comedians Delaware bound
🔒Heavenly dinner rolls, free oysters. Delaware beach restaurants gone but not forgotten
People still feel great love for these Delaware beach restaurants that don't exist anymore including The Dinner Bell Inn.
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7 food trucks that stop traffic in Delaware
Looking to mix up your dining options? Here are 7 cool food trucks to track down in the First State.
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Lawmakers pass tax relief bill that could put more money in your pocket: The Press Room
Welcome to The Press Room, a weekly roundup of the major stories and happenings of the 2023 Delaware legislative year.
This week’s edition focuses on a tax relief bill, a Fox News trial update andhow state retirees' health care plan will likely be extended as litigation continues.
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🔒After 66 years, Fusco's Italian Water Ice expands statewide, including at Blue Rocks games
Sixty-six years after his great-grandfather Francesco "Cheech" Fusco first started scooping, Joseph Staffieri is expanding outside of the roadside stand for the first time.
Not only will the sweet stuff be available daily at 612 N. Union St., it will now be available at home Wilmington Blue Rocks games, at the beach and even in beer form.
More: After 66 years, Fusco's Italian Water Ice expands statewide, including at Blue Rocks games
Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with these sensory-friendly events in, near Delaware
April is Autism Acceptance Month, so we want to offer you some sensory-friendly events available for you and your family to enjoy.
A day at the museum or a visit to an aquarium does not have to be a daunting experience, and many businesses have made sure of that by providing a relaxing, low-stimulatory atmosphere so all visitors can enjoy the fun.
Here are some events and places to explore to add to your calendar throughout the year:
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🔒How a deadly virus temporarily shut down a Delaware horse farm popular with young riders
In early March, Wellspring Farm, a popular horse farm and stables were in full swing, with birthday parties, lessons, competitions and other activity for the five dozen horses on its property. But everything changed after one of the horses came back from a lesson with an apparent injury, unable to walk.
On March 9, a veterinarian confirmed that the injured horse and two others had tested positive for equine herpes virus (EHV-1), a highly contagious and potentially fatal virus similar to the herpes strain in humans.
More: How a deadly virus temporarily shut down a Delaware horse farm popular with young riders
'I didn't want to die. I wasn't ready': Teen details escape from Christiana Mall shooting
Thirteen-year-old Penny had just discovered the horror and mystery section of the Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Christiana Mall when chaos ensued.
A pile of books scattered across the floor was the first sign.
Then Penny saw people running.
“I ran across the open space as fast as I could. I reached the others in the children's area. I blinked for a second as I was ushered into a corner next to the window to the outside,” she wrote to Delaware Online/The News Journal. “I saw an ambulance. People running. Escaping. My life was flashing before my eyes. I didn’t want to die. I wasn’t ready.”
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Booze on the roof, pad thai in the park: 5 outdoor pop-ups for a Philadelphia day trip
Headed to Philly? A wealth of food and beer pop-ups are open starting in April: burgers and beer on the river, boozy slushies in plant-nerd paradise, and tacos by the Liberty Bell. One of the most expansive and diverse open-air Asian food markets in the country kicks off in April as well.
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Dogfish Head has new brew in time for National Beer Day ... made with malted milk balls
Happy National Beer Day. To celebrate, Dogfish Head is releasing a new brew made with ... malted milk balls and inspired by a very unusual crime!
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6 Delaware campgrounds you can visit for a weekend trip, get a dose of the outdoors
Warm weather and friends is a great combination for loads of weekend fun now that spring is here, and instead of opting for your usual getaway routine, why not go camping?
Delaware is home to many campsites offering beach views and a morning sunrise over crashing waves, or a classic forest excursion complete with the scent of pine needles and bonfires in the air.
However you choose to camp, Delaware has plenty of options with all-inclusive offerings for trips with friends, family adventures and summer vacations.
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Delaware public defender sets up tip line amid investigation into Millsboro police officer
Delaware’s Office of Defense Services, the state’s public defender, put out a call Wednesday for tips related to “suspicious encounters” with Millsboro police officers.
The call for information was prompted by Millsboro police acknowledging that one of their officers is under investigation for potentially “tampering” with drugs held by the department as evidence.
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Charcoal Pit plans to update its look and unveil a sundae inspired by Ursuline Academy
Ever since the Pit opened in 1956, the menu has had a list of sundaes named after nine Delaware high schools and their mascots. Now another Delaware high school has sundae named for it, the first new addition in decades.
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Rehoboth chef Hari Cameron hopes to 'Beat Bobby Flay' Thursday night
A Sussex County chef will vie to best Food Network chef Bobby Flay Thursday night on the celebrity chef's popular TV series.
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Love Peeps? Hate jelly beans? Hoard peanut butter eggs? Take our Easter Candy Poll
With Easter rolling in on Sunday, it's the perfect time to take a moment to reflect upon which side you are on in one of the most divisive topics of our time — Peeps, or no Peeps.
Take our Easter Candy poll and answer that and where you stand on white chocolate, peanut butter eggs and more.
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Be the first to hear Delaware dining and drink news with Delaware Eats
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How this bill could break down a major abortion access barrier in Delaware: The Press Room
Welcome to The Press Room, a semi-regular weekly roundup of the major stories and happenings of the 2023 Delaware legislative year.
This week’s edition focuses on a bill expanding abortion access in Delaware, the big weed vote and an update in the Fox News defamation lawsuit.
More: How this bill could break down a major abortion access barrier in Delaware: The Press Room
'Super Mario Bros. Movie': Delaware Dog has Yoshi tongue, his parents say
Video game fans are hype for the new "The Super Mario Bros. Movie," which hits theaters Wednesday.
But some are wondering whether Mario's dinosaur buddy Yoshi is in the film, since he was missing from the trailer.
Renata Brito-Cherrin and her boyfriend Ed Sadler are in a win-win situation, whether or not they discover Yoshi when they see the movie. That's because the couple already has a real-life Yoshi in their Arden home, their pup Tenoch, nicknamed Tenny.
More: 'Super Mario Bros. Movie': Delaware Dog has Yoshi tongue, his parents say
Which Delaware beach is right for you?
Which Delaware Beach suits your personality? Find out by taking our quiz.
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As Sussex County recovers from tornado damage, here's how to help those in need
In the wake of the deadly tornado that tore through Sussex County near Greenwood and Bridgeville, Delawareans are beginning to get back on their feet.
Many residents in the storm zone were left with damaged, sometimes uninhabitable homes, broken or missing belongings and, in one case, the loss of a loved one.
Aid workers, state agencies and volunteers from across the region have come together to help those in need. And while some organizations are not accepting outside assistance, others are open to more volunteers. Here is a list of ways to help people impacted by the tornado.
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We tried the new food at the Phillies ballpark, including a Charlie Manuel cheesesteak
As the Phillies face off against the Reds at the home season opener on Thursday, April 6, fans also will find some new names and some new food to choose, from South Philly-style Disco Fries to a new Charlie Manuel cheesesteak.
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Hummingbirds in Delaware: When and where to set out feeders for these cuties
With their glorious melodies and sparkling feathers, hummingbirds are just too fly to be walking.
Many of these rock star birds will migrate to Delaware this spring. But they probably won't visit you unless you roll out the red carpet for them.
Here are some experts tips you can rely on to help out hummingbirds and attract them to your yard this year.
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Rita's Italian Ice beer? Soon you can buy it in Delaware, South Jersey and Bucks County
Craft beer lovers who wait all year to queue up for their free Rita’s Italian Ice on the first day of spring have a lot to look forward to.
That annual spring ritual may be in our rear view now, but Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. in Bucks County is ready to tempt beer lovers with a new line of Rita’s inspired brews.
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MLB has new rules for 2023 season. Vote on rule changes in our poll
Major League Baseball introduced new rules to try and speed up the pace of play and make the game more enjoyable for fans.
The new rules impact almost every facet of the game — pitching, hitting, baserunning and fielding.
Are they helping or hurting the game? Vote in our poll.
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Unusual blue flower at Longwood Gardens is real. But it'll ghost you very soon.
The rare blue-poppies that flower at Longwood Gardens are back in bloom and on display inside the Conservatory through the end of March, Longwood announced.
Yes, that leaves you only a few days to see these precious flowers in all their sky-blue glory.
Here's what you need to know before you go.
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Could this be the final time Delaware lawmakers vote on recreational weed? The Press Room
The Delaware Senate is expected to vote on both recreational marijuana bills Tuesday. It will be the biggest vote of the legislative session so far – and could set lawmakers up for another fight with Gov. John Carney.
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Delaware's latest game show contestant is a Newark man on 'Wheel of Fortune'
you read that right. Another Delawarean is slated to be on national television for their chance at winning big on a game show.
In recent weeks, we’ve seen a 13-year-old boy from Smyrna become a “Wheel of Fortune” champion and a University of Delaware student “come on down” to the stage and win it all on “The Price is Right.”
Now, Newark resident Derrick T. Lewis, 44, will try his luck on “Wheel of Fortune” during a special WWE Week episode airing today.
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Which pizzeria won our Delaware Favorite Pizza blind taste test?
Sauce and crust.
Those are just two factors I think can make, or break, a pizza.
How do other pizza lovers feel? I gathered three of my Delaware Online/The News Journal colleagues, Meredith Newman, Esteban Parra and Matthew Korfhage, for a blind taste test in our newsroom, where we taste-tested pies by the two finalists remaining in Delaware's Favorite Pizza Challenge.
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🔒 Wilmington's Frawley Stadium is getting upgrades but will outfield concourse ever come?
It’s been eight years since the Wilmington Blue Rocks announced ambitious plans to surround their Frawley Stadium home with a fan-friendly concourse that, for the first time, would allow spectators to watch games from above the outfield.
Their optimistic hope was to have the makeover complete for the minor-league baseball team’s 25th season in 2017. The construction and opening of Frawley Stadium when the Blue Rocks debuted in 1993 initiated the development of the Wilmington Riverfront.
Now the Blue Rocks’ 30th anniversary season is nearing with the home opener on April 11 against the Hickory Crawdads and there is still no outfield overlook at the 6,404-seat facility.
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From Highlands to Hollywood: the Wilmington native behind 'Creed III'
Wilmington native Zach Baylin may have lost at last year's Academy Awards, but he's still winning.
About a year after the Tatnall School graduate and "King Richard" screenwriter lost the Best Original Screenplay award to Kenneth Branagh ("Belfast"), Baylin is already back with a new major hit: "Creed III."
Nearly a month after the release Michael B. Jordan's directorial debut, which was co-written by Baylin, the $75 million film has grossed more than $245 million at the box office and sparked whispers about a possible Oscar nomination.
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Dining out with the family? Check out these 5 kid-friendly restaurants in Delaware
Choosing where to eat out with the family can be a difficult choice when it comes to agreeing on what cuisine you’re all in the mood for.
And if you add small children or kids with picky palates to the mix, the suitable options are even slimmer.
To help you avoid a family feud – and keep the children from going on a food strike at the dinner table – we’ve rounded up some kid-friendly restaurants around the state that feature menus loaded with handheld options and comfort choices that are sure to satisfy everyone.
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Yo-yo world champ makes six figures. He grew up poor in Delaware & strives to help kids
It boggles Tyler Severance's mind that he makes six figures per year from a toy on a string.
The former world yo-yo champion split his time growing up in Wilmington with his dad and living in Section 8 housing with his mom in New Castle.
Some of his buddies were shocked when they'd visit him in New Castle. To them, the environment looked like a gangster film.
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Udder delight: Cows are back at Hopkins Farm Creamery in Lewes just in time for summer
The cows are moo-ving back in at Hopkins Farm Creamery, much to the delight of patrons.
The popular ice cream stand, located outside Lewes on Route 9, announced Thursday on Facebook the arrival of three cows, as well as the addition of bathrooms and picnic tables.
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What is the most popular dog name in Delaware?
It's National Puppy Day!
To celebrate, you can take your dog to a dog park, buy them new treats, visit a dog-friendly business or just get some extra cuddles in on the couch.
In honor of mankind's best friend, we decided to do a deep dive into the trends of dogs in Delaware.
National Puppy Day: What is the most popular dog name in Delaware?
🔒 Dining out for Easter? 12 Delaware restaurants serving Easter brunch, dinner
Easter bunnies, dyeing eggs, attending church service and backyard scavenger hunts are a huge part of celebrating Easter, but the most make-or-break part of the holiday is what food is on the table.
If you’re scared of disappointing Grandma during your first Easter as the appointed holiday cook, or if you can’t be bothered to whip out all the kitchen gadgets and get to work, opting to dine out with your family might be the best plan.
Dining out for Easter? 12 Delaware restaurants serving Easter brunch, dinner
National Cheesesteak Day: 19 tasty Delaware spots to grab one
National Cheesesteak Day is Friday, March 24, and there is still time to plan for the moment when your cravings kick in.
Here are 19 Delaware restaurants across the state that will be calling your name, once the hunger pangs begin.
National Cheesesteak Day: 19 tasty Delaware spots to grab one
🔒 He 'had his demons,' but the man shot dead in Felton 'was worth saving,' his family says
Kristen Legates always knew her son's father might die.
Charles Jamie Kupidlowski − who went by Jamie − had long struggled with addiction. As recently as January, the 36-year-old was hospitalized with blood clots in his arms and legs caused by the drug use.
Legates had warned Kupidlowski, whom she shares 13-year-old Jakoby Kupidlowski with, that he wouldn't live much longer if he continued down the path he was on. Kupidlowski had promised he'd go to rehab "once he got his stuff squared away."
More: He 'had his demons,' but the man shot dead in Felton 'was worth saving,' his family says
Freshwater trout fishing season to start in New Castle County
Spring is here, and soon the northern half of the state can finally enjoy the beginning of the freshwater trout fishing season.
New Castle County's freshwater trout season will begin on Sunday, April 2, a half-hour before sunrise (around 6 a.m.). A new regulation was put into place this fishing season for junior anglers under the age of 16, who can begin the trout season at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 1.
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President and first lady dine at Wilmington's The Quoin. And they didn't get the same dish
On Saturday night, the Bidens made a trip to dine at the 155-seat restaurant of downtown Wilmington's hot, new boutique hotel, The Quoin.
Here's how it went.
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Meet Delaware's Most Influential People for 2023
Three years into the pandemic, our lives continue to be shaped by COVID-19, as we reach the mid-point of the Biden presidency and anticipate the 2024 campaign.
Once again, we want to pause and take notice of the people in our state who work, both in the limelight and behind the scenes, to influence this place we call home, and who continue to shape its future.
For the third year, Delaware Online/The News Journal sought to highlight those who have a big impact in the First State – from political and legal leaders to those in the sectors of business, entertainment, sports, education, health and social justice.
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Passover 2023 is near. Here's the story, facts and history behind the Jewish holiday
When is Passover 2023? We take a closer look at this sacred Jewish holiday and its significance.
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DE.CO and The Chancery Market face off. We size up Wilmington's twin major food halls.
Four years after owning the downtown Wilmington food hall world, DE.CO in the DuPont Building has competition three blocks away from the new $5 million Chancery Market tucked away in the former Hercules Plaza building.
The 12,000-square-foot Chancery Market (N. Market and W. 13th streets) first opened its doors three months ago, hoping for downtown to bounce back after being battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A quick walk through Chancery and it's easy to see where the local inspiration came from, whether they would admit it or not.
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Need a jolt or shot of Zen? Try these 3 Wilmington and Greenville coffee shops
Discover three new coffee shops in Delaware, one of which offers yoga.
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Have you ever been on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry? Here's everything you need to know
Looking for a weekend daytrip but tired of your usual routine? The Cape May-Lewes Ferry could be just what you need.
Whether you plan to enjoy an entire weekend of offerings in Lewes and Cape May, New Jersey, or simply have a few hours to explore somewhere new, the ferry is a great option for anyone interested in dining, shopping and exploring their way through two beach towns.
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‘I wouldn’t take no for an answer’: Lifelong Wilmington resident recognized for advocacy
Stacey Henry, a lifelong Wilmington resident, is recognized for her advocacy in the USA Today Women of the Year feature for 2023. The program launched in 2022 as a continuation of Women of the Century, which commemorated the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
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Hunter Biden sues Trolley Square laptop repairman for privacy invasion
Hunter Biden is suing the Trolley Square computer repair shop owner who claimed Biden dropped off his computer and never retrieved it, which led to the leak and publication of private photographs and correspondence belonging to the president’s son.
Biden's legal claims, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Delaware, are that John Paul Mac Isaac had no right to access and copy the data on the laptop and then invaded Biden’s privacy by disseminating the ill-gotten content.
Biden lawsuit: Hunter Biden is suing Trolley Square laptop repairman at center of data leak. What we know
7 ways to celebrate the first day of spring in Delaware
Monday is the first day of spring. Here's how to celebrate in style, from gardens to free ice cream and Italian ice.
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A craving for Chick-fil-A? Where Delaware state employees eat, spend taxpayer dollars
Delaware state officials really like Pat’s Pizzeria. And Chick-fil-A. And Cavanaugh’s Restaurant — at least, according to their government credit card transactions they do.
The state recently made transactions using what's called a PCard — a special Visa funded and monitored by the state that's available only to employees on the state's payroll — publicly available. Analysis of money spent by state agencies excluding school districts shows where cardholders tend to spend their money on food and how much. The data does not show what specifically was ordered.
We’ve broken down where state of Delaware employees swiped their government credit cards the most.
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Delaware attic held secret to historic museum burglary spree — and a million-dollar gun
For untold years in the mouse-infested secret crawlspace of an attic in Newark, Delaware, a man named Michael Kintner Corbett kept priceless American history locked away from the world.
That is, until the FBI came calling.
On May 24, 2017, FBI agents led by art crimes Special Agent Jake Archer followed a search warrant into the hidden upper room of Corbett’s Newark residence and to a safe tucked in the basement.
In the process, the agents broke open a 50-year mystery spanning six states, 16 museums and dozens of historic firearms whose provenance spans the entire history of America — a rash of museum burglaries Archer calls “one of the largest of its kind that we’re aware of.”
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Delaware State makes students sign NDAs to work on new coalition for campus safety
They crowded a table in the bustling student center, just days after a late-January protest. Comparing notes, swapping stories, drafting demands in hushed tones, their words steeped in an already restless campus atmosphere.
They had heard of a coalition forming to address concerns of safety and the handling of sexual assault cases. They heard students might get to lead it. Quickly, they agreed on their worst fear.
“I don't want it to fizzle out,” Jayda Tate said to the group, heads nodding around her. “We don't have the luxury of time at Delaware State.”
Hundreds already filed out of class, finding megaphones to speak out about feeling unsafe or not taken seriously when reporting assaults. Protesters made noise in Dover that would lead to community meetings, news coverage and discussion during a state budget hearing for the public, land-grant university.
Now, students feel that very catalyst has been muzzled.
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🔒Luxury living in Middletown. See inside top 10 homes for sale including a $1 million home.
For people searching for a home in Delaware, the community attracting the most new residents has been Middletown, with a central location between Wilmington and Dover and easy access to Routes 1, 13 and 301.
The population grew from 18,871 in the 2010 U.S. Census to 23,131 in 2020, an increase of 4,260, but those are figures just in the town limits, not the surrounding area where dozens of new developments have been built. By comparison, Dover grew by 3,567, Smyrna by 2,849 and Milford by 1,614.
Vicki Feeney, Realtor with Patterson-Schwartz in Middletown, said many neighborhoods offer a “country setting feel,” but are close to restaurants, shopping and downtown attractions.
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Looking back on the Blizzard of '93
Looking back on news articles and photographs of the Blizzard of 1993 that many, at that time, dubbed the 'Storm of the Century'.
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Family wants more money from $65M Mountaire settlement for care of severely disabled child
Four members of a Millsboro-area family each received $2,500 to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming they and others suffered personal injuries as a result of improper waste disposal practices at a Mountaire Farm poultry plant.
Now, the family is asking a Superior Court judge to modify the $65 million settlement, claiming their original attorneys failed to tell them they could have opted out of the agreement with the plant, which violated state and federal regulations. Withdrawing from the settlement would have allowed the family to seek more in damages to help care for their 5-year-old daughter, who they say in the court filing was born with severe disabilities, leaving her unable to walk or speak as a result of Mountaire's practices.
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Jimmie Allen's mom's peach cobbler inspired this Delaware-made ice cream flavor
The peach cobbler Jimmie Allen enjoyed fresh from his mom's oven is the inspiration for a new ice cream flavor made in Delaware.
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Restore the King project aims to honor Delaware's brewing history
The current success of First State breweries recalls the turn of the prior century and the golden age of brewing when beer production was the state’s sixth-largest industry. Those were days of Wilmington’s wealthy beer barons, whose horse-drawn delivery drays loaded with wooden barrels clopped across the city’s cobblestone streets. It was the time when the enormous statue of King Gambrinus, the legendary monarch of beer and familiar Wilmington icon, toasted a thirsty city from an alcove high up on the old Diamond State Brewery.
More: Open Call: Restore the King project aims to honor Delaware's brewing history
Why Avelo is talking about expanding airline service in Delaware
The return of commercial flights to Delaware brought more than 9,000 passengers through the New Castle Airport in February and talks of expanding service to more cities.
Avelo Airlines launched flights to and from Florida on Feb. 1, signing a five-year service agreement with the New Castle Aiport.
Avelo currently offers discount flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach for as cheap as a $50 base fare.
Read more: Passengers fill flights to Florida from Delaware's airport. New destinations are possible.
7 things to know about where Delaware's marijuana legislation stands
Last year, both chambers of the Delaware legislature passed a bill that would have legalized the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults. But Gov. John Carney vetoed the bill. Efforts to overturn the veto failed.
Two bills are back before Delaware lawmakers this year that would legalize weed and create and regulate a recreational marijuana industry in Delaware. Both have taken steps toward approval in recent days.
Read more: 7 things to know about the future of recreational marijuana in Delaware
🔒Wilmington's parking appeals process plagued with issues. Here's why.
It has hurt to be a driver in Wilmington the last few years, and the pandemic only made matters worse.
While a federal civil rights lawsuit aims to lay bare how Delaware’s largest city violates drivers’ constitutional rights by allowing companies to tow cars, scrap or sell them and keep the proceeds, a host of other issues with Wilmington’s parking enforcement practices continues to plague visitors and residents alike.
Drivers have received collection notices and delinquency letters for parking tickets that are dismissed; been cited late fees on parking tickets while they’re appealing them; and, in some instances, weren’t provided information on how to appeal the city’s administrative decisions to court in the first place.
Read more: How late fees, collection notices, miscommunication plague Wilmington parking enforcement
Raspberry Rally Girl Scout cookies sold out in a few hours. Delaware Scouts, customers frustrated
Girl Scouts of the USA released a limited-edition Raspberry Rally cookie last week and quickly sold out.
For Girl Scouts and customers, the high demand for the coveted cookie has created a maelstrom of frustration.
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Dew Point Brewing in Delaware will pause outdoor concerts
Let there be rock? Not if you're planning on using speakers for an outdoor concert.
More than six months following a marathon five-hour public hearing about noise from shows at Yorklyn's Dew Point Brewing Co., the state has ruled against the family-run craft brewery.
Read more: Will outdoor music play on at Yorklyn's Dew Point Brewing? State gives long-awaited ruling
🔒Are Delaware schools meeting increased Black history requirements?
The historic legislation dubbed House Bill 198, passed in 2021, requires all Delaware public schools — both district and charter — to infuse instruction of Black History and experience into K-12 curricula.
This year marked the implementation deadline, by law. This semester offered the first full report from the Delaware Department of Education.
Over 900 pages, now online, look to capture the currents of new lessons, content and focuses flowing between Delaware's districts. But from community meetings to family inquiries, Delawareans want to better understand where schools are now — and what measures are in place to test the water’s depth.
Read more: Are Delaware schools meeting new Black history requirements? Not yet. Here's why
🔒Viral Delaware cat from The Dodo to celebrate 14 years on the job. He's a door greeter
A Garfield-like cat from Wilmington is expanding his fan base after debuting in a video for the animal-obsessed media brand The Dodo which went viral.
But this chill rescue cat named Dude isn't looking to quit his day job yet.
The 9-to-5 kitty celebrates his 14-year work anniversary this Wednesday with human co-workers at the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science in Wilmington.
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Vote for your favorite Delaware slice
We never get tired of talking about pizza — probably because we never get tired of eating pizza.
What adds up to a pizza worth hyping is a matter of great debate.
Some of us seek out brick- or wood-fired oven crusts, while others call that "burned.'' Some of us want the same old-school pie we grew up with, nothing fancy, while others can't wait to try the trendiest alternatives.
More: Who makes your favorite pizza in Delaware?
🔒Delaware beach replenishment starts with Rehoboth Beach, then Dewey
Work will begin soon to restore Delaware's beaches for the summer season, following some erosion from winter storms.
Beach replenishment is set to begin in early April, starting in Rehoboth Beach and moving down the coast through Fenwick Island.
Read more: Work begins soon to get Delaware beaches ready for the summer. Sand replenishment details.
Delaware's spring allergy season is starting early. Here's why.
Spring is upon us, and if you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer and feel like the pollen seasons are getting longer and longer each year, you may be right.
In Delaware, signs of allergy season are happening two weeks earlier this year, according to local environmental experts, and could last longer than usual.
Read more: Yes, Delaware’s spring allergy season is starting now and getting longer. Here’s why.
🔒2 new Wawas planned in Newark, including a drive-thru store
Wawa has plans to build two stores along South College Avenue in Newark near the I-95 interchange, including the company's first drive-thru in Delaware.
Developers filed the plans with the city of Newark last month. The drive-thru store would replace the closed Boston Market on the west side of South College Avenue at Welsh Tract Road. A second store with gas pumps would replace the former Friendly's on the east side of the road in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn.
Read more: 2 new Wawas planned in Newark, including a drive-thru store, revamping I-95 interchange
8 places to find a Friday fish fry, some with macaroni and cheese, in Delaware during Lent
Several area churches offer reasonably priced Lenten seafood meals on Fridays, though none will be serving on Good Friday, April 7, when Catholics are obligated to fast.
In addition to fried fish, menus may include salads, soup or sides including mac and cheese.
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Saint Mark's High School opens Sean's Room on Pike Creek campus
Sean’s House has been a ray of hope in Newark since the fall of 2020. Now, that light will shine even brighter with the addition of Sean’s Room at Saint Mark’s High School in Pike Creek.
Sean’s House is a safe haven off the University of Delaware’s campus that offers mental health support and services for the community.
The house, located at 136 W. Main St., is named after Sean Locke, a basketball player at the University of Delaware who battled depression and died by suicide on July 18, 2018 — a few weeks before his 24th birthday.
Read more: Sean's Room, mini-Sean's House, opens at St. Mark's High School as mental health safe haven
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