Month: August 2016

The Delaware Hispanic Commission will dedicate its upcoming summit to encouraging civic engagement among Latinos of all walks of life. The Third Annual Delaware Latino Summit, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, will unite elected officials, state agency and community leaders, and for-profit executives with the goal of engaging in…

Delaware Tech Terry Campus Workforce Development and Community Education is hosting a free information session on its healthcare, medical and early childhood education training programs on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. in Building 200. Attending an information session is required for individuals who wish to enroll in the following programs: Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified…

DOVER (AP) — Delaware’s Department of Transportation has received a $1.49 million federal grant for a pilot study regarding the feasibility of charging drivers a mileage-based user fee to help pay for road projects. The Federal Highway Administration announced $14.2 million in grants for several states to explore alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the…

The public is invited to provide guidance to the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund (NBBF) on how to most effectively target $3.7 million in community revitalization grants. The NBBF is intended to support crime reduction and neighborhood revitalization programs statewide.  All persons or organizations interested in community revitalization are invited to three workshop/public comment sessions designed…

Global Delaware is bringing back its team of international trade representatives to meet with local companies and explore opportunities for expanding their businesses abroad. Reps from Canada, Germany, Israel, Mexico and South Korea will present an overview of export opportunities in their respective countries and be available for one-on-one meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at…

The Panera Bread store in Fairfax Shopping Center in North Wilmington is now offering customers the option of touchscreen kiosks. It is the first Delaware store to use kiosks, said manager Devia Johnson. She said the kiosks are not in response to Delaware’s moves toward a $15 minimum wage. “It’s just to enhance customer service,”…

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Eastern Shore Natural Gas’ application to expand firm natural gas transportation service to Calpine Energy Services’ Garrison Energy Center in Dover. Eastern, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corp., will transport 45,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day to service Calpine’s 309 MW electric generation plant. ESNG plans to…

Zip Code Wilmington, Wilmington University and HackerRank has become one of fewer than 10 groups nationwide selected to participate in the Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) program, a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) initiative designed to provide low-income students with access to new models of education and training. Zip Code Wilmington is a nonprofit,…

Three Delaware beach towns have made Top Value Reviews’ list of Top 30 Greatest Small Beach Towns on the East Coast. The website ranked Bethany Beach as 24th for its family-friendly atmosphere, picturesque scenery and mid-20th century charm. It lauded Lewes for its peaceful environment, long stretch of beach and variety of activities. Lewes was…