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  • Halt of J-1 visa program could further cripple beach businesses

    REHOBOTH BEACH — While Delaware beach businesses are bracing for potential impacts of the coronavirus-related closures, tight restrictions on international travel could hit the summer workforce hard. Roughly 1,000 international students come to the Rehoboth Beach area each summer, arriving in early May, to work under the U.S. Department of State’s summer work travel program. […]
  • Voices from the Crisis: The Local Buzz keeps planting seeds for success

    Everything is a temporary condition, says Molly Warren, owner of  The Local Buzz, a farm products delivery service. “It’s something my Dad says all the time. We don’t know how long this will last, but it’s not permanent,” she recited. “My hands have been covered in soil the past two days. I’m not making any […]
  • Voices from the Crisis: ‘Monty’ says restaurants like Starboard hold out hope for strong summer

    Steve Montgomery is trying to make the best out of a rough situation — one order of Eggs Delmarva and Orange Crush to go at a time. Those two items are staples on the brunch menu at his Starboard restaurant and bar in Dewey Beach. Starboard was among the first restaurants preparing for St. Patrick’s […]
  • Resort towns hopes for sunrise at the end of coronavirus

    Despite coronavirus rocking the Delaware beach towns, Highway One Companies owner Alex Pires is staying hopeful about the summer. He postponed the opening weekend for Rusty Rudder, Jimmy’s Grille and other venues in Dewey as soon as Delaware reported its first coronavirus case. Days later, Gov. John Carney issued several orders that cut off dine-in […]
  • Voices from the Crisis: Lean into your existing systems when possible

    When it comes to online teaching, Dr. Monica D. Tarburton Rysavy at Goldey-Beacom College advises educators to lean into what systems are already in place and focus on the end goal. “To be honest, my mantra during all this is triage and keep it simple,” Rysavy said. “I’m really limiting my urge to go toward […]
  • Colleges make jump to online courses

    Under Gov. John Carney’s latest orders, colleges and universities are deemed non-essential and closed until at least May 15, leaving thousands of Delaware students without access to classrooms, labs and libraries. But some of Delaware’s colleges are finding success in navigating cyberspace to hold classes online. Both Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington and Delaware State University […]
  • Voices From the Crisis: Regroup, refocus, and explore

    Take a deep breath and accept the things you cannot change, advise Kat and Brooke Wyman. “What is happening right now, don’t fight it. Don’t panic. Just accept it and pivot,” said Kat Wyman, who co-founded the yoga studio, Soulfire Collective, with her wife, Brooke. “Pivot and think on what we can do to make […]
  • Attention Walmart shoppers: We’re hiring 350 people in Delaware

    Walmart will hire 350 new employees in Delaware stores as part of its plan to hire 150,000 new associates across the country until the end of May to meet the demand of surge shoppers. Those positions are temporary, but many could roll over to permanent jobs over time, Walmart officials said. The application time will […]
  • Gov. Carney issues stay-at-home order

    Taking a hard-line approach to stopping the spread of coronavirus, Gov. John Carney imposed a statewide stay-at-home order Sunday that impacts Delaware’s nearly 1 million residents unless they are going out for essential tasks or required to go to work. The order takes effect 8 a.m. Tuesday and lasts until May 15 or until the […]
  • Breweries look at downtime as opportunity to refine strategies

    UPDATE: Autumn Arch  Beer Project announced it will close, starting March 24 until further notice. Brad Lee spent the past three years getting Hangman Brewing Company to open in time for St. Patrick’s Day. He was in business for only three days when Gov. John Carney cut off all restaurants and bars to slow the […]