The Morning News for August 13, 2010

by Dave on August 13, 2010

morningnewslogoThe Morning News for Friday, August 13, 2010:

Dewey Beach Enterprises Files Suit To Invalidate Dewey Beach Ordinance (Coastal Sussex)
In the latest chapter in the saga over the future of the Ruddertowne property, Dewey Beach Enterprises filed suit yesterday in the Delaware Court of Chancery seeking to invalidate Ordinance 682, which was enacted by the Dewey Beach Town Council on July 10 of this year. (MORE)

Delaware school ratings drop (Delaware Department of Education)
The number of top rated schools in Delaware fell sharply this year as federal standards continued to rise, and Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery said Friday the time for major reform of education in Delaware is now. (MORE)

Governor Signs “Vulnerable Users” Law (Coastal Sussex)
Surrounded by bicycle advocates and enthusiasts at Paper Mill Road Park, Governor Jack Markell signed into law today Senate Bill 269, which amends Delaware’s careless or inattentive driving law and increases penalties for drivers convicted of inattentive or careless driving that results in the injury of a “vulnerable user” of the state’s roads. (MORE)

Beebe Medical Center Offers Tips on how to Prevent Heart Disease (Coastal Sussex)
Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women across the nation. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart. (MORE)

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End nears for dune mending (DelmarvaNow.com)
The state has been establishing new fencing along Delaware beaches since the beginning of April because of the devastating weather during the fall and winter months. (MORE)

Prevention key in beach community bicycle thefts (DelmarvaNow.com)
Ever since her children’s bicycles were stolen from the front of a rental house last summer, Marie Wlock has insisted they bring a lock wherever they go. (MORE)

Governor Signs Dewey Beach Charter Change (Coastal Sussex)
Delaware Governor Jack Markell today signed legislation amending the charter for the Town of Dewey Beach to allow the town to change the date of their election so as not to conflict with the Jewish Holy Days. (MORE)

Police Searching for Home Invasion Suspects (Coastal Sussex)
Delaware State Police are looking for help in finding two suspects who allegedly broke into a home early Wednesday morning on Kings Alley in Ellendale, west of Milton. (MORE)

Visit the ‘Bayou at the Beach’ (Beachcomber)
A monthlong music series is bringing authentic New Orleans music to Dogfish Head every Thursday in August, ending with a Labor Day weekend swamp rock show with The Radiators on Sept. 2. (MORE)

Haley to Serve as Chef for ‘Field’ Event On Sept. 6 (Coastal Sussex)
With six successful Delaware beach restaurants under his belt, Matt Haley stands out in the competitive mid-Atlantic dining arena. On Monday, Sept. 6, he will be outstanding in the field. (MORE)

Get an A+ in back-to-school shopping (Beachcomber)
It’s not time to wash the sand from your feet and pack up the bathing suits just yet, but parents can still begin preparing their kids for another year in the halls. (MORE)

Betty’s Pure & Simple, the Matt Haley restaurant in Midway Shopping Center, is now open for lunch Friday – Sunday from 12-4. If you haven’t been to Betty’s, today is a perfect opportunity to check it out. Click here to view a PDF file of Betty’s lunch menu, which includes comfort food classics like Mac & Cheese, Fried Oysters and open-faced Roast Beef, all prepared to the highest quality.    NATIONAL TOP NEWS:

TODAY’S LOCAL EVENTS:

  • FridayBig Thursday Festival

    Fenwick Island Farmer’s Market

    Kalmar Nyckel Day Sail

    Georgetown Farmers Market

    Tommy Edward as Sir Rod Stewart

    “Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing”

    U.S. Navy Country Current

    Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons: Hooray for Hollywood

  • SaturdayBig Thursday Festival

    East Coast Skimboarding Championships

    Rehoboth Art League 37th Annual  Fine Art & Craft Outdoor Show

    8th Highway One Group 10k 5k at the Rudder

    Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market & 4th Annual Tomato Festival

    Milford Farmers Market

    Kalmar Nyckel Pirate Sail

    Magic Pots and Recycled Bottles

    Milton Family Fun Day

    Kalmar Nyckel Day Sail

    Watermelon Festival

    2nd Annual Silent Fine Art Auction & Benefit

    MOSAIC: Second Saturday Art Walk

    Concert on the Green: 33 1/3

    King Michael – A Glorious Tribute to the King of Pop

    “Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing”

    Bullbuckers LIVE

    Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons: Hooray for Hollywood

  • SundayEast Coast Skimboarding Championships

    Rehoboth Art League 37th Annual Fine Art & Craft Outdoor Show

    Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market

    Shorebird Walk

    Edible Plants of the Seashore

    Fat Girl Slim

    Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons: Hooray for Hollywood

  • For details and the full calendar, click here.

Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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