Month: November 2016

WILMINGTON – The Board of Trustees of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) announced that Eileen Filliben Edmunds will become the new executive director of the statewide nonprofit organization. Edmunds, a two-time breast cancer survivor and a former volunteer and board member of the coalition, will start in January 2017. Edmunds, a native of Wilmington, attended…

DOVER — The Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, the group focused on saving jobs at TransPerfect, began an intense mail campaign yesterday to raise awareness about the court-ordered breakup of the company. “Once Delawareans hear their stories, we know that they will side with us on this issue and support efforts to protect the livelihood…

An estimated 112 million shoppers visited local independent businesses on Small Business Saturday last week, according to an estimate based on a survey from American Express and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. That’s 13 percent more than in 2015. About 81 percent of those who shopped encouraged friends or family to do it too,…

GEORGETOWN — After completing their service with the U.S. Marines in the late 60’s and returning to Delaware, twin brothers Dan Tidwell and Dave Tidwell used their GI Bill benefits to begin their college education at Delaware Technical Community College’s Jack F. Owens Campus. Now they are paying tribute to other student veterans with a…

WILMINGTON — Widener University Delaware Law School announced its paralegal program has been named to the 2016-17 Best Paralegal Schools list published by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. The ranking places the program under the category of four-year schools. The Widener program was ranked 39 out of 49 schools. AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org determined rankings based on a scoring system that weighed factors…

Governor Jack Markell will honor former Delaware Secretary of State Edward J. Freel with the Governor’s Heritage Award in a ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Delaware Public Archives. Established in 2003 by the Office of the Secretary of State, the Governor’s Heritage Award is given periodically to individuals who have made distinguished…

DOVER — Organizations wanting to launch or expand an urban agriculture or community garden project to benefit their neighborhood can apply for micro-grants from the Delaware Department of Agriculture, Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee announced today. “Neighborhood-driven urban farm projects can help strengthen a community, bringing people together from all backgrounds,” Kee said. “These micro-grants…

Wilmington – The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health honored Bank of America and the Delmarva Broadcasting Corporation with the Inspiration Award. This award is given to donors (individual, foundation or corporate) that show outstanding generosity and commitment to the community. The awards were presented at the Nemours annual donor reception on November 17. Chip Rossi, Delaware…