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April 2, 2013

Dewey council to interview alderman

Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue. Commissioners will hold closed­door sessions to conduct job interviews for an assistant alder­man. For a complete agenda, go to

Sussex, Georgetown to Light It Up Blue April 2

Georgetown’s historic Circle will join New York’s famed Em­pire State Building, the iconic Sydney Opera House and a host of other landmarks both big and small around the world this April.

Sussex County Council and the Town of Georgetown have joined forces in the Autism Speaks or­ganization’s annual Light It Up Blue campaign for the month of April. Beginning Tuesday, April 2, on World Autism Awareness Day, The Circle and public build­ings surrounding it, including the County Administrative Offices building, town hall, and others, will be splashed with blue light­ing to show the community’s support. April is Autism Aware­ness Month.

The Light It Up Blue effort is an annual campaign organized by Autism Speaks to raise awareness about autism.

This local effort is the latest awareness campaign supported by the town, county, state of Delaware, as well as various busi­nesses on The Circle. In recent months, many buildings on The Circle have taken part in lighting campaigns to raise awareness about breast cancer and heart health.

“Statistics show that one in 88 children is diagnosed with some form of autism today. It affects so many families across the United States, including right here in Sussex County,” County Council President Michael Vincent said. “Awareness campaigns like the Light It Up Blue effort are just a small way communities can show support and come together to help unlock the mysteries of the disorder.”

Town Manager Gene Dvornick agreed. “The town is proud to help raise awareness for this im­portant cause. Just getting people to think about autism and the ef­fects it has on so many children’s lives is the first step in winning the battle.”

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