The Delaware Forest Service invites students in grades K to 5 to enter its 2013 Arbor Day Poster Contest, which is open to all public, private, charter, and home schools in the First State. "Trees are Terrific...in all Shapes and Sizes!" is this year's theme, which highlights the importance of tree diversity in our community forests.
Washington, DC -- For Immediate Release February 12, 2013 As Gas Prices Rise, Savings for Public Transit Riders Increase Riding public transportation in the Philly area saves individuals $11,768 a year Washington, D.C. For those dealing with the 30 cent increase in gas prices from last month, taking public transportation instead of driving can be your Silver Linings Playbook. According to the February Transit Savings Report of the American Public Transportation Association(APTA), Philly area individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, more than $981 this month, and $11,768 annually.
A sampling of the tastes of Delaware has been packaged into a trail of 24 iconic restaurants made to order for the culinary tourist. The Delaware Culinary Trail was unveiled Tuesday at Harry's Savoy Grill along with the companion book, "First State Plates: Iconic Delaware Restaurants and Recipes," which is the prize for those diners who "complete" the trail.
Governor Markell issued a detailed statement this afternoon in response to the Courthouse shooting in Wilmington that injured two Capitol Police Officers and left three people dead.
NEWARK (Feb. 11, 2013) - The New Castle Conservation District (NCCD) has chosen the Armstrong family of Two Eagles Farm, LLC, as 2012 Cooperator of the Year. The Armstrongs have owned and farmed their "piece of heaven" in southern New Castle County north of Smyrna since 1946 and were selected for their continued environmental stewardship and implementation of various conservation practices.
Governor Jack Markell issued this initial statement in response to today's courthouse shooting in Wilmington: "Our thoughts and prayers right now are with the victims of this senseless violence and the Capitol Police officers who put their lives on the line to protect the courts and public every day."
The Division of Public Health (DPH) announces the temporary closure of the West End, Northeast, Middletown, and Claymont Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office locations from Feb. 18-22, 2013. These WIC clinics will re-open on Feb. 25, 2013.
DOVER (Feb. 8, 2013) - To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware's fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents responded to 23 complaints with 25 citations or arrests for violations of wildlife, traffic and criminal regulations between Jan. 30 and Feb. 6.
St. Georges -- St. Georges -- About 1600 gallons of diesel fuel is being recovered today; the result of a spill that occurred over the weekend at a DelDOT facility near St. Georges, DE. The spilled fuel was contained by a nearby retention pond, and there are no indications that any of the fuel reached a nearby stream.
Every year, we spend the month of February celebrating the history of the African American culture and its impact on our nation and the state of Delaware. We recognize the countless men and women who empowered future generations through their actions, their words and their unwavering commitment towards equality. African American History Month highlights, for 28 days, a portion of our past that has paved the way for future generations.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that it will use part of $68.5 million allocated by Congress to "build a low dune that was destroyed by Sandy as the first phase of a large restoration project."
550 Blankets to be Distributed to Delawareans Who Are Homeless Through the Office of Community Services
Blankets will be distributed to the nine organizations Friday, Feb. 8, from a warehouse on the Department of Health and Social Services' Herman Holloway Campus near New Castle. In turn, the organizations must distribute the blankets to people who are homeless within seven days. If you know someone who is in need of a blanket, please contact one of the organizations in your area.
(LEWES, Feb. 7, 2013) - The first of three public engagement sessions on adapting to sea level rise is scheduled for Wed., Feb. 13 in Lewes. Delaware residents are invited to attend and provide comments on potential actions that can be taken to improve our state's capacity to adapt to rising sea levels.
Dover -- Dover - DelDOT crews and contractors are making advance preparations for a Nor'easter that is expected to affect Delaware starting late Thursday night February 7, until Saturday morning February 9. Threats from the storm include snow of up to one inch in northern New Castle County, with rain throughout the balance of the state, some coastal flooding, and strong winds. Wind gusts of up to 45 mph are expected.
The Wilmington Grand Prix, now in its seventh year, has once again been named to the National Criterium Calendar (NCC), cementing its status as a premier race in the U.S.
About 140 fruit and vegetable growers across Delaware and produce buyers from around the region met Wednesday at Delaware's fifth annual produce marketing meet-and-greet session, the First Rate - First State Summit, designed to connect farmers with the people who purchase their products.
Delaware residents interested in learning more about raising backyard chicken flocks and how to protect their chickens against diseases are invited to attend a free workshop next month.
Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn will visit Evelyn I. Morris Early Childhood Center in the Milford School District to present them with their banner for being a 2012 winner of the state's Reward, Recognition and Distinguished Title I Schools and Schools of Continued Excellence Awards.
The Graduated Driver License (GDL) Parent Orientation Program (POP) is now available online at www.ohs.delaware.gov/OHSGDL/story.html for all parents and sponsors of new teen drivers in Delaware. This program is intended for parents and sponsors and explains why the GDL law was implemented in Delaware, gives them teaching and educational resources to help educate and teach their new drivers how to drive safely, and what responsibilities and liabilities the parent/sponsor assumes with a newly licensed driver.
The Department of Education and State Board of Education have scheduled a second public hearing as part of Pencader Charter School's formal review process. Last month, the state's Charter School Accountability Committee recommended revocation of the New Castle school's charter. The next step of the process is a public hearing.