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ChristianaCare now requires its employees to get the COVID vaccine

ChristianaCare joins health systems from around the country requiring staff to take the COVID vaccine.

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First State educators take an aggressive approach to summer learning

After a school year unlike any other, many schools and students are taking part in a summer unlike any other. The combination combating learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and millions of government dollars has fueled a vastly different version of “summer school.” Contributor Larry Nagengast offers a sample of what it’s looks like around Delaware.

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Delaware State Fair collected over 15,000 pounds of food donations earlier this week.


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Illicit fentanyl continues to accelerate overdoses in Delaware. 


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Delaware State University reaches into its past to take the Approaching Storm Band and other instrumental groups into the future, naming two alumni to head up its bands.


Coronavirus cases are rising nationwide. And in Delaware, Sussex County is facing the largest increases, prompting speculation about renewed restrictions.


Freeman Arts Pavilion officials say the 2021 season at Selbyville venue has been a huge success, despite seating people in pods because of the COVID pandemic.

 

But, pod seating is undergoing some changes:

 


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A croquet set, a nail gun, a podcast microphone and a sparkly purple record player. These are some of the objects available to rent through the Newark Library’s new Library of Things. 

  

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Measures at the state and federal level aimed at protecting renters from displacement during the public health crisis are ending. Experts in Delaware expect an increase in evictions in the short term, but say rental assistance could help prevent a longer surge. 

The First State is not exempt from the national shortage on school bus drivers. 


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The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is recruiting First State residents for its annual Oyster Gardening Program.

 

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Delaware Shakespeare’s Summer Festival is back after a year of lockdown. 

And one of the performances at Rockwood Park delivers multiple interpretations of Shakespeare’s play “As You Like It.”

Delaware Public Media’s Delaware Community Foundation intern Kayla Williams recently checked out a performance to meet those behind it.

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