The Morning News for May 13, 2011

by Dave on May 13, 2011

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Sussex County bright spot in Delaware housing (Delaware Online)
With sellers hoping spring will bring a sunnier selling season, there are some signs of growth in the Delaware housing market — along with a few signs of lingering weakness. (MORE)

Lewes Five Guys to stay open (Cape Gazette)
The local franchise owner of the Five Guys hamburger chain has closed the eateries in downtown Rehoboth Beach and downtown Bethany Beach — but the Lewes-area location on Route 1 will remain open, at least for now. (MORE)

TAPA Homes (www.tapahomes.com) , a green home builder, has deigned and built the only No-Energy-Bill Home (NEB Home) on Delmarva.  One feature, solar panels, makes the average total energy bill just $35 per month! Come visit our Open House at 2190 Reynolds Road, Milford, DE this Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm and see for yourself the comfort, quality, and green savings we provide. Call 302-934-5601 for directions or click here for a map.

Delaware bill to quit regional climate pact stalls (Forbes/AP)
Members of the House Energy Committee voted Wednesday to keep a bill in committee that would seek to end Delaware’s participation in a regional program aimed at curbing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. (MORE)

Governor signs Delaware civil unions bill (USA Today)
With the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware providing the grace notes and fluted glasses of champagne on hand for a long-awaited party, Gov. Jack Markell signed Delaware’s civil unions bill into law before a jammed and cheering crowd. (MORE)

Del. House Rejects Parental Consent for Abortion (WBOC)
A bill requiring girls under the age of 18 in Delaware to obtain the consent of a parent before getting an abortion failed to clear a House committee on Wednesday. (MORE)

The Ice Cream Store sets annual tasting event May 19 (Cape Gazette)
Hundreds of people are preparing their taste buds and honing their funny bones to sample some of the most unique ice cream flavors in the world at The Ice Cream Store Fourth Annual Ice Cream Social and Free Tasting Event slated from 1 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 19. (MORE)

Geocaching Delaware (Delaware Online)
If you’re looking for a fun way to explore Delaware and take in some breathtaking sights along the way, geocaching might be for you. (MORE)

The Tradition Continues (Ocean City Today)
Janilyn Elias and her husband, Jeff Fetterman, filled a void in The Village of Fenwick when they opened The Bookend Café last month. (MORE)

Millsboro woman charged with home improvement fraud (Delmarva Now)
A 53-year-old Millsboro woman, working under the guise that she represented a missionary group, was arrested last week for home improvement fraud, authorities said today. (MORE)

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Enjoy Your Day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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