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March 2023 Newsletter

In This Issue: New & Renewing Members, Fire & Ice Stats, Photo Board, Spring Events, Daily Digest, & More!

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DTI To Hold Public Meetings On Broadband Funding

The Delaware Department of Technology and Information’s (DTI) Broadband Office will host public meetings both in person and virtually in early March to share information about major broadband initiatives happening across the state.  Funding for both infrastructure and digital equity will be made available to Delaware through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program… Read more »

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Public invited to meet Latino businesses at Feb. 25 expo

The first Latino Business and Community Expo will be held next month on Feb. 25 at Cape Henlopen High School, bringing together Latino business owners, local residents, and community partners for a celebration of Delaware’s cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. “Delaware’s Latino-owned businesses offer an amazing array of products and services to residents of Sussex… Read more »

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Dickens Parlour Theater Presents: Judy’s Road to Oz

Lights, Camera, Action! This Fire & Ice Festival weekend, make sure the Dickens is on your to-do list!  We will lead you down the Yellow Brick Road telling the story of Judy Garland and the Wizard of Oz through song and story. Ruby Rakos made her Broadway debut at age 12 in Billy Elliot and has been in… Read more »

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Fire & Ice Festival Kicks off on January 27th, 2023

Now in its sixth year, the award-winning Fire and Ice Festival is set to begin on Friday, January 27th with a “Lights, Camera, Action!” theme. Come to downtown Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Millville, Fenwick Island, and Dagsboro to experience the Quiet Resorts like never before! Festival goers can trade their beach cruisers for ice skates… Read more »

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Exciting Changes at Avery Hall Benefit Solutions

Avery Hall Benefit Solutions (AHBS) announces the promotion of Alyssa Sinagra to Vice President and Mary Mengason to Senior Vice President. “Alyssa has been instrumental in developing the Individual Market Division, what was once a two-person department has now expanded into a team of ten across the Salisbury and Easton locations,” said Cindy Whaley, President… Read more »

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The window rolls up. The Christmas music begins playing. The car is warm and cozy. Finally, 20 minutes or so of quality family time, all while curving through a dazzling display of light! It’s a perfect night at WonderFEST, founded and created by the small nonprofit group Festival of Cheer! Now open for the season… Read more »

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The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards Community Donations

As part of its continual effort to make a difference in the community in which it lives and serves, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty’s Gallo Gives Foundation awarded its quarterly donations to: First Tee Delaware, Autism Delaware, Sussex Strong Foundation, Community Resource Center, Cape Community Fund, Sussex Housing Group, and the Beebe Medical Foundation. In all, $11,500.00… Read more »

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Mountaire Farms Hosts Thanksgiving for Thousands

Mountaire Farms is partnering with hundreds of churches and non-profits in four states this Thanksgiving to pack 32,250 meal boxes to give to families in need, enough to feed 129,000 people for Thanksgiving. The company’s annual Thanksgiving for Thousands event will be held on Delmarva on Monday, November 21st, starting at 8 am. More than… Read more »

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Ray Sander, President of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), announced that DBG would participate again in this year’s Rehoboth Beach Sea Witch Festival by creating a unique 9-foot Sea Witch, scarecrow displays, and a new Animal Sculptures Discover Trail at the gardens in Dagsboro. Sander said, “Our wonderful volunteers wanted to celebrate the end of… Read more »