Easterseals Direct Support Professional Recognized for Leadership

September 5, 2017
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Photo: Easterseals Direct Support Professional (DSP), Teyanna Bailey, pictured here with Easterseals President/CEO, Kenan Sklenar, was recently recognized as one of Delaware’s top DSPs at the annual awards ceremony held by Ability Network of Delaware.

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore employee, Teyanna Bailey, of Selbyville, DE, has been recognized as one of the top five Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in Delaware for her leadership in supporting people with disabilities. Bailey, who supports individuals attending the day program for adults with intellectual disabilities (IDS) in Georgetown, was nominated by...
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Correctional Officers Association of Delaware Response to Vaughn Correctional Procedure Review

September 3, 2017
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Today, the Governor received the Independent Review of Security Procedures at Vaughn Correctional Center and while the report is lengthy, there appears little new in the analysis. Geoff Klopp, President of the COAD, commented on the report as follows:
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Stretches of ocean beach to reopen at DNREC’s Cape Henlopen State Park

August 30, 2017
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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 ocean side of The Point on Cape Henlopen, will reopen Sept. 1, following the conclusion of beachnesting bird season. The beach is now accessible for fall...
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Delaware’s deer, dove, resident Canada goose, teal and gray squirrel hunting seasons to open in September

August 29, 2017
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Delaware hunters will start their 2017/18 hunting season Friday, September 1, 2017 with the opening of archery and crossbow deer season, and mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas.
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Chamber of Commerce Offers Naloxone ‘Lunch and Learns’ with Talbot County Health Department Prevention Office

August 29, 2017
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The Talbot County Chamber of Commerce and the Talbot County Health Department Prevention Office have partnered to provide Naloxone training to local businesses starting in October.
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LEADelaware, the state’s agriculture and natural resources leadership program, accepting applications

August 28, 2017
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LEADelaware, the state’s agriculture and natural resources leadership program, is now accepting applications for its fifth fellowship class, which will run for two years starting in January 2018. Applications must be received by October 27, 2017; applicants will be notified of their selection in early December.
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Railway season wraps up at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

August 28, 2017
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Photo: Volunteer Will Lambdin works on the 1931 Potomac River Dory Boat at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. The boat was recently re-powered with a donated marine diesel engine.

With days beginning to shorten and fall approaching, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's marine railway service season will soon be coming to a close. Led by Shipwright James DelAguila, and with the hard work of RPM Foundation Shipwright Apprentice Michael Allen and Seip Family Foundation Shipwright Apprentice Spencer Sherwood, CBMM’s Floating Fleet collection saw...
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Washington College Project Analyzes Risk Perception Among Residents of the Eastern Shore’s Communities Most Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise

August 28, 2017
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Streets and yards are awash on Smith Island during this high tide. Credit David Casagrande

Three Washington College students spent the summer asking residents on some of the most vulnerable lands of Maryland’s Eastern Shore whether they were concerned about rising waters in their communities. The students learned that how people perceive the risk associated with the issue is nuanced and complicated, deeply enfolded in their sense of place,...
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Maryland’s Early Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons Announced

August 28, 2017
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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the state’s 2017-2018 early migratory game bird hunting seasons.
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OCPD Concludes Death Investigation

August 24, 2017
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The Ocean City Police Department has concluded the investigation into the death of Ashley O’Connor. O’Connor, a 30-year-old vacationer of Plano, Texas, was found on the beach in the early morning hours of Monday, July 31, in the area of 2nd Street.
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Organizers Forced to Cancelled Punkin Chunkin

August 23, 2017
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Our non-profit, the World Punkin Chunkin Association, a 100% volunteer based group, has recently come under litigation regarding the incident where Ms. Suzanne Dakessian, a Sharp Entertainment’s employee, was involved in an unfortunate accident at our 2016 event. The pending lawsuit lists our non-profit and its officers as Defendants.
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Delaware Department of Agriculture warns Delawareans about pesticide application scam

August 22, 2017
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Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse and Pesticide Administrator Christopher Wade are warning Delawareans of people impersonating farmers and agricultural pesticide applicators coming door to door.
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Adkins Arboretum Awarded Grant from PNC Foundation for Nature Preschool Programs

August 22, 2017
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Photo: Jenny Houghton, director of Adkins Arboretum's youth programs, leads a program for preschoolers and their families. The Arboretum recently received a $5,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to expand preschool offerings, which are free for Caroline County residents.

Adkins Arboretum has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to continue making nature-based education more accessible to local children through its Acorn Academy Nature Preschool program.
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Op-ED: Talbot Go Purple

August 21, 2017
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Over the past few months, we’ve seen tremendous enthusiasm and support for Talbot Goes Purple, our substance abuse prevention initiative. We’ve visited more than 50 community groups across Talbot County, talking about the project and spreading awareness about the dangers of recreational use of prescription painkillers.
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Travel Advice for during the Solar Eclipse

August 20, 2017
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On Monday, August 21, 2017 many parts of the country will experience a total solar eclipse, an event which has not occurred since June 8, 1918.
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Rally Set for Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2017 in Denton

August 17, 2017
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2016 Fed-up Rally - Photo: SG Atkinson

A rally for Overdose Awareness Day is set from 3 until 7 p.m. on August 31, 2017 in Denton.
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Diane Lane of Chesapeake Voyagers Honored

August 17, 2017
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Photo: Diane Lane, left, executive director of Chesapeake Voyagers Inc. in Easton, was honored at the On Our Own of Maryland’s 25th annual statewide conference, held June 8 and 9 in Ocean City.

Diane Lane, executive director of Chesapeake Voyagers Inc. in Easton, was honored at the On Our Own of Maryland’s 25th annual statewide conference, held June 8 and 9 in Ocean City.
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Focus Multisports Donates $30,000 to Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation

August 17, 2017
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Photo: Pictured in photo (L to R): Dr. Gary Wray - Fort Miles Historical Association, Cindy Todd - DNREC, Rick Hundley - Focus Multisports, Shirley Price - DSPF, Doug Long - Delaware Seashore State Park, Judy Henninger - DSPF, Ernie Felici - Focus Multisports/DSPF, Vice-Chairman, Larry Brown – DSPF, Chairman, Board of Directors, Chuck Schonder - Friends of Holts Landing/DSPF.

On July 15, 2017 Ernie Felici and Rick Hundley, of Focus Multisports, presented a donation of $30,000 to the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation (DSPF). The gift was a result of the proceeds from 2017 Coastal Delaware Running Festival.
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Support Talbot Goes Purple in St. Michaels

August 17, 2017
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Supporters of Talbot Goes Purple can join the fight against substance abuse with a $50 purple light bulb in St. Michaels.
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Changes in lifeguard hours at Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island state parks announced

August 17, 2017
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Beginning Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25, 2017 Delaware Seashore State Park’s Tower Road will be unguarded. Beginning Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1, 2017 Delaware Seashore State Park’s Tower Road and Fenwick Island State Park’s Fenwick Lot will be unguarded. Weekends will be guarded at both locations.
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Wicomico County Health Department Awarded Breast Cancer Prevention Grant

August 16, 2017
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The Wicomico County Health Department is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded a grant for $25,000 from Susan G. Komen® Maryland for its “Closing the Gap: Hispanic Women and Breast Cancer” program.
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