The Morning News for August 23, 2010

by Dave on August 23, 2010

morningnewslogoThe Morning News for Monday, August 23, 2010:

Castle hears concerns of Sussex business owners (
Congressman Michael Castle sees a bright future for the Coastal Sussex region. Speaking to a small business roundtable on Friday, Aug. 20, he said that when the economy begins to take off, “this area will become very hot, very fast. . . I believe the future is positive.” (MORE)

In Dover, they can all just get along (Delaware Online)
It didn’t surprise state Sen. Colin Bonini to learn that he cast the most “no” votes in the Legislature in the last two years. (MORE)

Local beach destinations feel benefit, burn of sweltering summer temps (Washington Examiner)
Tourism is up at local beach destinations, but the summer’s scorching temperatures have scalded the bottom line for some coastal business owners. (MORE)


Ocean City deals helped bring back visitors after 2009 slump (Washington Post)
The aroma of cotton candy wafted through the air of this resort city last Tuesday afternoon, as crowds of visitors stopped at stores, tried their luck at games or stuffed their faces with funnel cake. (MORE)

Bookbag Blessing (WMDT)
A church in Delaware is looking to help children ease into the new school year through its third annual “Blessing of the Bookbags.” Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach held services to bless school materials and book bags on Sunday. (MORE)

Networking is the key to a job in tough times (
Let me first say I am not an economic expert, but just in my observance, the economy is not bouncing back as we’ve been told. (MORE)

Unemployment Rate Lower in Sussex County, Statewide (
The Delaware Department of Labor today released its’ unemployment statistics for July 2010, and reports that the non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Sussex County has fallen to 7.2% from 7.9% in June. (MORE)

Markell Questions BCBSDE Partnership with PA Firm (
The proposed partnership announced today between Highmark and BlueCross BlueShield of Delaware (BCBSDE) that would put the Pennsylvania company in charge of the health insurance of hundreds of thousands of Delawareans may have real benefits but also raises critical questions that require thorough analysis and answers, Governor Jack Markell said. (MORE)

New Credit Card Rules Go Into Effect (
As a result of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 passed by Congress, and from actions taken by the Federal Reserve in response to that legislation, additional consumer protections go into effect today covering aspects of the relationship between credit card lenders and borrowers. (MORE)

Farewell Summer from the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral (
The Town of Bethany Beach is unlike any other beach town. Known as one of the “Quiet Resorts,” the Bethany Beach Boardwalk is the scene for one of the county’s most unusual end-of-summer celebrations, the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral that is now celebrating its 25th anniversary. (MORE)

Children’s Beach House Barbecue Next Weekend (
Chairperson Eileen Clark and her committee members eagerly anticipate the 8th Annual Beach House Barbecue on Saturday, August 28th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Children’s Beach House, located at 1800 Bay Avenue in Lewes. (MORE)

Today’s news is brought to you by Comedy Night at Irish Eyes in Rehoboth, tonight featuring the hilarious Geno Bisconte. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Must be 21. Call 227-5458 for more information and click here to see a full listing of entertainment and specials at all three Irish Eyes locations.
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Today’s Local Events:

  • Fenwick Island Farmer’s MarketComedy Club at Irish Eyes

    Family Movie Night on the Beach

Enjoy your day,   Dave Burris Coastal Sussex Morning News

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