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Editor's note: With the mandated closure to the public of all restaurants and bars in the state, except for carry-out, drive-through and delivery services, we are compiling a listing of which restaurants are remaining open to provide those services and the details involved. Restaurants that …

On Nov. 15, when life was normal, Bennett Orchards put a post on their Facebook page indicating they were considering co-hosting, with Magee Farms, a food canning and jarring workshop. “Who would be interested?” they asked.

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The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has created challenges for individuals and businesses, and it remains unknown when the crisis will end. But many have shifted their focus not to the troubles but relief from them, now and in the future.

First Shore Federal Savings & Loan Association has again been awarded a rating of “outstanding” in a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluation conducted by the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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For Bethany Blues, the coronavirus pandemic has meant closing their doors to sit-down customers but opening up delivery to service a 5-mile radius around both the Lewes and Bethany Beach locations.

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The Delaware Division of Revenue (DOR) on Monday, March 23, announced that the deadline for taxpayers to file their 2019 Delaware personal income tax returns has been extended to July 15. DOR and the Internal Revenue Service remain open, and taxpayers are being encouraged to continue to file…

The Dagsboro Boys & Girls Club recently received a $2,500 donation from County Bank. Located at 28154 Lighthouse Crossing, the Dagsboro Boys & Girls Club is expanding its building space with the goal of serving an additional 200 community youth.

A Sussex County lottery player has claimed the final $150,000 top prize from the Instant Game $150,000 Fortune. The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket from Shore Stop #254 in Angola.

When Heather DeMarie first started cleaning for a widow her parents had befriended, she dutifully bought a canister vacuum cleaner and lined up bottles of cleaning solutions in a tray.

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After Gov. John Carney’s ban on dine-in service at restaurants and bars, which went into effect earlier this week, area businesses are navigating the “new normal” in an effort to continue to serve their customers while keeping the customers and their employees safe.

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With COVID-19 and a State of Emergency reshaping daily life in Delaware, Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Wednesday, March 18, urged consumers to stay vigilant about businesses illegally raising prices to take advantage of the public’s anxiety.

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Fox Theatres announced on Monday, March 16, that Sun & Surf Cinema and Fox Gold Coast in Ocean City, Md., will be closed temporarily, until further notice. The directive came from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who announced mandatory closure requirements for all movie theaters in the state.

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In accordance with Gov. John Carney’s amended State of Emergency declaration, Delaware Secretary of Labor Cerron Cade has issued new guidelines to enhance the flexibility of Delaware’s unemployment insurance program to provide cash assistance to many Delaware workers whose employment has bee…

The Delaware Department of Agriculture is currently seeking applications for this year’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, with nearly $344,500 allocated to assist in increasing the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops. Applications will be accepted through April 14.

Members of the Carl M. Freeman Companies and K. Hovnanian teams prepare to dig the ceremonial first shovel of dirt for new villa homes in Bayside in West Fenwick. The Carl M. Freeman Companies this week announced the selection of homebuilder K. Hovnanian to build their luxury villa homes in …

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The Coastal Point announced this week that it has completely revamped its website, with a brand-new look and features that will add a more interactive approach to how the paper reflects the community.

The Sussex CARES (Creating Awareness of Resources for Every Senior) Conference will take place on Friday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the education center at Crossroads Community Church in Georgetown, hosted by the Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities. The …

The Delaware Division of the Public Advocate and the Delaware Public Service Commission are urging medium and large businesses that get their electricity from Delmarva Power to contact the utility immediately and ask if they qualify for lower billing rates.

While Maryland comprises roughly 52 percent women and 41 percent non-Caucasian citizens, only 39 percent of all Maryland businesses in 2012 were owned by women and 38 percent were owned by minorities, according to organizers of an upcoming business expo. Community and business leaders across…

Shannon C. Schnabele, Associate Broker with Indian River Land Company in Millsboro, has earned the Commitment to Excellence endorsement from the National Association of Realtors, which designates Realtors who have demonstrated knowledge and competency in 10 core areas of real estate practice.

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The Delaware Transit Corporation will host a public hearing and workshop at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Georgetown Public Library, to present information and accept public comment on proposed changes to statewide bus service. The changes will be effective on Sunday, May 17.

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off 2020 with the first Business After Hours of the year. The event was hosted by Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level restaurant, and one of the featured spotlight tables highlighted the hotel and restaurant’s…

Delaware Maritime Education, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to maritime training, mentoring and assisting young people in obtaining jobs aboard tugs and ships, is currently seeking drug-free candidates who can work outdoors in all kinds of weather and conditions.

Beebe Healthcare recently recognized Richard Giorgilli as the February recipient of the Living Our Values Every Day (LOVE) Letter award. Giorgilli, a patient services representative at Beebe Gastroenterology, which provides ambulatory care, was recognized for going above and beyond for a patient.

In partnership with local libraries, Beebe Healthcare’s information technology security team is offering cyber health classes. The classes were to be held on March 2 in Selbyville, as well as an upcoming date on Friday, March 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach.

The Delaware Department of Correction announced this week that Maj. Jon Beck, security superintendent of Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) and a 25-year DOC veteran, has been appointed deputy warden of SCI, effective March 1. Beck fills a vacancy created when SCI Warden Truman Mears was …

Alison Kero Organizing, a professional organizing business formerly based in New York City, and Distinctively U Designs this week announced that they have joined forces to offer a new venture to locals and new residents in Sussex County. By partnering together, they said, Alison Kero Organiz…

Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., has announced that it will be holding a job fair on Thursday, March 19, to help fill open positions in the hospital, as well as in its health system of physician offices.

SoDel Concepts representatives announced this week that Lauren Herlihy has been named president of SoDel Cares, the charitable arm of SoDel Concepts, a hospitality group with 12 restaurants in Sussex County.

Short’s Marine in Millsboro has been chosen as one of the Top 100 Boat Dealers in North America for the 15th consecutive year by Boating Industry magazine. The award is given based on several criteria, not just sales. It is ultimately considered a report card based on qualitative information…

Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing is inviting those interested in entering the field of nursing to attend the school’s semi-annual open house on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Last week, Delmarva Power reported that the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) and Delaware Division of the Public Advocate had received numerous complaints of third-party electricity suppliers “spoofing” phone numbers in an effort to sign up households for new service contracts.

Representatives of WAMU 88.5, Washington, D.C.’s NPR news station, announced this week that they will sell WRAU 88.3 to Delaware Public Media in 2020. They described the sale is a strategic move on the part of both parties to benefit the WRAU listening audience.

Em-ings BBQ, a familiar site at the corner of Routes 113 and 610 in Bishopville, Md., just outside of Selbyville, has closed. The business, which provided its signature barbecued dishes and sides to area gatherings for decades, posted a notice in January on its Facebook page that it would be…