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Warm Clothing Drive Once Again Collecting Hugs and Connecting Hearts for Delaware’s ChildrenDate Posted: December 27, 2018
New Sexual Harassment Law Extends ProtectionsDate Posted: December 26, 2018
Delaware Insurance Department Approves Genworth Acquisition by China OceanwideDate Posted: December 21, 2018
Final Case Against OMB Gang Member Ends With Guilty Plea; All 7 Pled GuiltyDate Posted: December 21, 2018
Delaware Report Card to launch in JanuaryDate Posted: December 21, 2018
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 10-16Date Posted: December 21, 2018
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife promotes opening of January deer hunting seasonsDate Posted: December 21, 2018
Governors Lead Bipartisan Effort to Prevent Dangerous Seismic Testing and Offshore DrillingDate Posted: December 20, 2018
Delaware and Atlantic Coast States Join Lawsuit to Stop Coastal Oil and Gas SurveyingDate Posted: December 20, 2018
Delaware Sets Health Care Spending BenchmarkDate Posted: December 19, 2018
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor seven special events during January 2019Date Posted: December 19, 2018
Lt. Governor’s Challenge Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Spring AwardsDate Posted: December 19, 2018
Minimum Wage increases January 1stDate Posted: December 18, 2018
Museums of the State of Delaware 2018–2019 winter-holiday scheduleDate Posted: December 18, 2018
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2018 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest winnersDate Posted: December 18, 2018
Conference To Prepare Hundreds Of Students With Disabilities For Future CareersDate Posted: December 17, 2018
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation to host public meeting on proposed changes in surf fishing programDate Posted: December 17, 2018
2018 DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Cleanup drew 1,100-plus volunteers who collected 2.7 tons of trashDate Posted: December 14, 2018
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 3-9Date Posted: December 14, 2018
2017 Shooting Could Mean Life in PrisonDate Posted: December 14, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY: DNREC, other state and local agencies to hold public meeting Dec. 20 in New Castle on accidental ethylene oxide release at CrodaDate Posted: December 14, 2018
Division of Child Support Services Now Accepting Payments by Credit and Debit CardsDate Posted: December 13, 2018
Students Honored at 17th Annual Delaware Day Fourth Grade Competition CeremonyDate Posted: December 13, 2018
New Regulations Mandate Enhanced Screening of Business Entities Formed in DelawareDate Posted: December 13, 2018
Dec. 15 Is the Last Day to Sign up for 2019 Coverage on Delaware’s Health Insurance MarketplaceDate Posted: December 13, 2018
Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps appeal period starts Dec. 14 for portions of New Castle CountyDate Posted: December 13, 2018
Delaware Department of Transportation Financial Statement Audit – June 30, 2018Date Posted: December 13, 2018
DVR and SRC Host Annual Recognition AwardsDate Posted: December 13, 2018
FY 2020 Grant Applications for Arts & Community-Based Organizations and Schools Now OpenDate Posted: December 13, 2018
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation offers special holiday programs and events Dec. 24 – Jan 1Date Posted: December 13, 2018
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest two Sussex County men for weapons and poaching violationsDate Posted: December 12, 2018
Four Delaware farm families honored for 100 years of farm ownershipDate Posted: December 10, 2018
2018 Education Preparation reports show programs’ progressDate Posted: December 10, 2018
State of Delaware to Acquire Cooch’s Bridge Site, Continue Search for Remains of Revolutionary Soldiers Killed in BattleDate Posted: December 7, 2018
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Nov. 26-Dec. 2Date Posted: December 7, 2018
Man Sentenced to Life Plus 50 Years for Kidnapping, Raping, and Throwing Young Girl in PondDate Posted: December 7, 2018
Avoid Getting Reeled In by Phishing Scams This Holiday SeasonDate Posted: December 7, 2018
Governor Carney Releases Second Annual Report of Government Efficiency and Accountability Review (GEAR) BoardDate Posted: December 6, 2018
Delaware State Lottery Financial Statements – June 30, 2018Date Posted: December 6, 2018
DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin welcomes two new K-9 officers to duty for the Division of Parks & RecreationDate Posted: December 6, 2018
Department of Justice Issues Guidelines for Law Enforcement and Schools to Address Intimidation and Hate SpeechDate Posted: December 5, 2018
DNREC reschedules public hearing for Bloom Energy (Diamond State Generation Partners, LLC) air permitting applications for Jan. 10, 2019Date Posted: December 5, 2018
Buena Vista Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018Date Posted: December 4, 2018
Governor Carney Signs Executive Order to Improve Reentry Procedures, Reduce RecidivismDate Posted: December 4, 2018
Delaware Announces Settlement to Reform Debt Buying and Collection PracticesDate Posted: December 4, 2018
Health Care Commission Awards More Value-Based Payment Reform Mini-Grants to Delaware Health Care ProvidersDate Posted: December 4, 2018
Fiscal Year 2018 OPEB Trust Financial Statement AuditDate Posted: December 4, 2018
Fiscal Year 2018 Delaware Transit Corporation Financial Statement AuditDate Posted: December 4, 2018
Career and Technical Education Performance Audit – Fiscal Year 2018Date Posted: December 4, 2018
Statewide School Districts Construction Examination Engagements – FY 2018Date Posted: December 3, 2018
Governor Carney Order Flags to Half-Staff in Memory of Former President George H.W. BushDate Posted: December 1, 2018
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Nov. 19-25Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Gang Member Gets Prison Sentence for MurderDate Posted: November 30, 2018
FY2019 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund public workshop set for Dec. 12 in Dover by DNREC Environmental FinanceDate Posted: November 30, 2018
Delaware Events to Mark World AIDS Day Dec. 1, 2018Date Posted: November 30, 2018
16 schools to be honored for students’ academic achievementDate Posted: November 30, 2018
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife promotes December hunting and trapping season openingsDate Posted: November 29, 2018
Holiday Poinsettia Sale to Run Dec. 3-20 at Greenhouse on DHSS’ Herman Holloway CampusDate Posted: November 29, 2018
Secretary of State Announces Massage Therapy License SuspensionDate Posted: November 29, 2018
Laurel man arrested by DNREC Environmental Crimes Unit for illegal dumping in Sussex CountyDate Posted: November 29, 2018
Adjustable Tax Rate for HSCA Goes Into Effect This JanuaryDate Posted: November 29, 2018
Kent Conservation District receives Mid-Del Foundation grant to help support Delaware EnvirothonDate Posted: November 28, 2018
Secretary of State Announces Medical License and Controlled Substance Privileges SuspensionDate Posted: November 28, 2018
DNREC extends public comment period through Dec. 31 for Walan Specialty Construction Products, LLC’s Delaware air quality regulations construction permitDate Posted: November 28, 2018
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Ship of Theseus” by Lauren E. PetersDate Posted: November 28, 2018
DNREC’s Cape Henlopen State Park to host WW1 Mobile Museum Dec. 3 – 8Date Posted: November 27, 2018
Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act Regulatory Advisory Committee to meet Dec. 11 in WilmingtonDate Posted: November 26, 2018
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 15 special programs during the 2018 winter-holiday seasonDate Posted: November 26, 2018
First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney: 2019 Kindergarten Registration Starts NowDate Posted: November 23, 2018
Delaware Office of Highway Safety Kicks Off The Safe Family Holiday Campaign Theme – It’s The Most Dangerous Time of the YearDate Posted: November 21, 2018
Prison Sentences for Women In Two Murder CasesDate Posted: November 21, 2018
DPH Advises Delaware Residents of Multistate E. Coli Outbreak Involving Romaine LettuceDate Posted: November 21, 2018
USDA to collect final 2018 crop production and crop stocks dataDate Posted: November 21, 2018
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Nov. 12-18Date Posted: November 21, 2018
DPH Advises Delaware Residents of Ground Turkey Recall Related to Multi-State Salmonella OutbreakDate Posted: November 20, 2018
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to close Haven Lake boat ramp temporarily for upgradesDate Posted: November 20, 2018
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Nov. 27 in DoverDate Posted: November 20, 2018
Governor Carney Signs Executive Order Establishing Health Care Spending and Quality BenchmarksDate Posted: November 20, 2018
DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, state officials and the Friends of Bellevue State Park dedicate new historical marker for Mount Pleasant Meeting HouseDate Posted: November 20, 2018
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest two Sussex County men for multiple deer poaching violationsDate Posted: November 20, 2018
DHSS Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program Seeks Donors to Provide Gifts for Delaware Children, Families and Seniors in NeedDate Posted: November 20, 2018
Emerald ash borer found at new Delaware sitesDate Posted: November 19, 2018
DNREC introduces new Delaware Wetland Plant Field Guide to help landowners, scientists identify plantsDate Posted: November 19, 2018
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest three Kent County men for multiple hunting violationsDate Posted: November 16, 2018
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Winter WonderFEST Returns to Lewes for Third YearDate Posted: November 16, 2018
DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation to offer free admission to Delaware’s state parks and the Brandywine Zoo on Black FridayDate Posted: November 16, 2018
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife 2019 calendar now availableDate Posted: November 16, 2018
Source Water Protection Subcommittee to meet Nov. 29 in DoverDate Posted: November 16, 2018
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Nov. 5-11Date Posted: November 16, 2018
DelDOT Winter Storm UpdateDate Posted: November 15, 2018
Governor Carney Announces Interactive Website for Opportunity Zones InitiativeDate Posted: November 15, 2018
Health Care Commission Awards First Value-Based Payment Reform Mini-Grant to a Christiana Care Behavioral Health PilotDate Posted: November 15, 2018
Delaware Pathways Grants Will Support New High School Career ProgramsDate Posted: November 14, 2018
The Riverside Neighborhood in the Northeast Area of Wilmington is Named as the 19th Purpose Built Community in the United StatesDate Posted: November 13, 2018
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Oct. 29-Nov. 4Date Posted: November 13, 2018
DNREC dedicates new Auburn Valley State Park in YorklynDate Posted: November 9, 2018
Flu Season Update: Flu Activity in Delaware Remains Low. Officials Continue to Recommend Flu VaccinationDate Posted: November 9, 2018
Guilty Pleas on Dover Motel MurderDate Posted: November 9, 2018
DPH Advises Delaware Residents of Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Involving Turkey ProductsDate Posted: November 9, 2018

The Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) and its community partners, are pleased to report that the Heart 2 Heart Hugs campaign has now begun. Heart 2 Heart Hugs is focused on providing warmth, comfort, hugs and smiles for kids and young adults in Delaware who are homeless or in foster care. Donations of “hugs” (to include new or handmade coats, blankets, scarves, gloves, fleece items, monetary donations and more) will continue until February 2019 for this year’s effort.
The GACEC has received tremendous support not only from individuals within the community, but from area businesses, state agencies and other organizations as well. Most recently the Twisted Stitchers crocheting group that meets at Dover’s Modern Maturity Center donated many large bags of beautiful handmade items. In October the program was blessed with another large donation of handmade items from the Care Wear project that is part of Volunteer Delaware.
Statistics from the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) show that in the 2017-18 school year, there were 21,168 students receiving special education services. Roughly one third of those students are homeless or in foster care. Homelessness impacts children and the State of Delaware in many ways. Health issues, food security and educational proficiency are areas that the report uses to show how great the needs are for children who are homeless. Wendy Strauss, executive director of the GACEC stated that “…this project connects hearts and collects hugs for our children in foster care and for our children who are homeless.
Programs like this let our children know that we are thinking about them and we care for them.” Dover Mayor, Robin R. Christiansen commented during his remarks at the Kickoff Event, held November 29th at Central Middle School, “Every one of us can make a difference in the lives of someone who is not as fortunate as we are, and we should strive to do that daily.” Secretary Josette Manning of the Division of Services for Children Youth and their Families (DSCYF) spoke about the blessing that this program is to those experiencing placement in foster care or homelessness. “Often the transition to foster care is a move that is quick and traumatic for the children, having something of their very own at a new place can be such a comfort.” Wendy Strauss concluded the kickoff by reminding everyone to connect hearts and collect hugs for our children who are homeless or in foster care across the State. Items will be collected through February 11, 2019, with the distribution event scheduled to take place on February 14, 2019 at George Massey Station in Dover. The distribution reception will allow foster care representatives and school homeless liaisons from around the State the opportunity to select needed items for their clients.
Drop-off points are located throughout the state and may be found on the homepage of the GACEC at http://gacec.delaware.gov. Contact the GACEC at (302) 739-4553 or Sybil Baker, GACEC Administrative Coordinator Sybil.brown@gacec.k12.de.us for additional information.

Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen helps kick off the Heart 2 Heart Hugs warm clothing drive once again.
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The Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) and its community partners, are pleased to report that the Heart 2 Heart Hugs campaign has now begun. Heart 2 Heart Hugs is focused on providing warmth, comfort, hugs and smiles for kids and young adults in Delaware who are homeless or in foster care. Donations of “hugs” (to include new or handmade coats, blankets, scarves, gloves, fleece items, monetary donations and more) will continue until February 2019 for this year’s effort.
The GACEC has received tremendous support not only from individuals within the community, but from area businesses, state agencies and other organizations as well. Most recently the Twisted Stitchers crocheting group that meets at Dover’s Modern Maturity Center donated many large bags of beautiful handmade items. In October the program was blessed with another large donation of handmade items from the Care Wear project that is part of Volunteer Delaware.
Statistics from the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) show that in the 2017-18 school year, there were 21,168 students receiving special education services. Roughly one third of those students are homeless or in foster care. Homelessness impacts children and the State of Delaware in many ways. Health issues, food security and educational proficiency are areas that the report uses to show how great the needs are for children who are homeless. Wendy Strauss, executive director of the GACEC stated that “…this project connects hearts and collects hugs for our children in foster care and for our children who are homeless.
Programs like this let our children know that we are thinking about them and we care for them.” Dover Mayor, Robin R. Christiansen commented during his remarks at the Kickoff Event, held November 29th at Central Middle School, “Every one of us can make a difference in the lives of someone who is not as fortunate as we are, and we should strive to do that daily.” Secretary Josette Manning of the Division of Services for Children Youth and their Families (DSCYF) spoke about the blessing that this program is to those experiencing placement in foster care or homelessness. “Often the transition to foster care is a move that is quick and traumatic for the children, having something of their very own at a new place can be such a comfort.” Wendy Strauss concluded the kickoff by reminding everyone to connect hearts and collect hugs for our children who are homeless or in foster care across the State. Items will be collected through February 11, 2019, with the distribution event scheduled to take place on February 14, 2019 at George Massey Station in Dover. The distribution reception will allow foster care representatives and school homeless liaisons from around the State the opportunity to select needed items for their clients.
Drop-off points are located throughout the state and may be found on the homepage of the GACEC at http://gacec.delaware.gov. Contact the GACEC at (302) 739-4553 or Sybil Baker, GACEC Administrative Coordinator Sybil.brown@gacec.k12.de.us for additional information.

Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen helps kick off the Heart 2 Heart Hugs warm clothing drive once again.
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