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News Briefs 3/30/21

March 30, 2021
Rehoboth’s Wilmington/Baltimore task force meeting set

Rehoboth Beach’s newly formed Wilmington/Baltimore Avenue Streetscape Task Force will meet virtually for the first time at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 31. The agenda calls for an introduction and background information session on the project.

Anyone wishing to speak must preregister with City Secretary Ann Womack at least 24 hours before the meeting by emailing awomack@cityofrehoboth.com. A full agenda and meeting materials are accessible at cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net. For more information, call 302-227-6181.

Milton offices to close for Good Friday

Milton Town Hall will be closed Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday.

The town’s administrative offices will reopen Monday, April 5. 

Sussex council off next two weeks

Sussex County Council will not meet Tuesday, March 30, or Tuesday, April 6. The next regularly scheduled meeting is at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 13, in the Carter Partnership Center on the Georgetown campus of Delaware Technical Community College.

Recovery program meetings info available

Due to government restrictions and continuing concerns about the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19, many area facilities that host recovery program meetings have been closed indefinitely. Recovery is a challenging process, made more so during this time of limitations on face-to-face contacts and group meetings. To help those who are dealing with alcohol-related substance use issues and need support, information and resources have been made available online. For more information, go to sussexaa.org.

Support groups for healthcare workers ongoing

Delaware Psychological Services is offering free online confidential support groups for healthcare workers dealing with COVID-19 issues. The groups are offered at 11 a.m., Tuesdays and 7 p.m., Thursdays. To register, contact Katie Honeywell, LCPC, via email at KatieHoneywellLcpc@gmail.com or call/text 302-329-8008.

Joining stem cell registry could save a life

Signing up to join the stem cell registry requires only a cheek swab, and only one in 430 people who sign up is ever called to be a match. For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years, Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. Its team members work every day to save lives through transplants. The one match can be a hero. For more information, go to www.bethematch.org.

Facebook group supports producers

Lauren Ruskey of Harrington has created a Facebook group called Keeping it Local - Supporting Delaware Agricultural Producers. The group provides a central location for producers to post their specials for the week and for consumers to be informed of where they can buy local produce.

Lewes in Bloom list of plants available online

On the Lewes in Bloom website, there is a list of plants that names annuals Lewes in Bloom has planted throughout the city, by location. For the free list and information on membership and support, go to lewesinbloom.org.

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