More than 300 bottles of home-brewed beer will compete for top honors next week as part of the Second Annual Battle of the Brews at the Delaware State Fair, sponsored by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The July 21 event is Delaware’s only Beer Judge Certification Program-sanctioned event, where professional judges rate the work of home brewing enthusiasts in the First State.
The Delaware Forest Service is now accepting applications for its annual Urban & Community Forestry Grant Program, which has awarded over $1 million to more than 200 Delaware communities and organizations since the program’s inception in 1991. Municipalities and homeowner groups can apply for up to $5000 in matched funding for projects that increase tree canopy, develop and implement tree management plans, remove hazardous trees or use trees to mitigate storm water runoff. Each applicant must match its grant on a 50-50 cost-share basis with either nonfederal funds or in-kind services (volunteer time, staff time, etc.).
Governor Markell talks about the upcoming summer National Governors Association meeting,
which begins Friday, July 13. The NGA meets twice a year, bringing Governor together to see what’s working and to find new ways to work together in areas like jobs, schools, public safety and cost-cutting. Governor Markell, who is currently vice-chair, will become NGA Chair for the next year at the conclusion of the meeting.
Washington may be caught in the grips of partisan paralysis, but in state capitals across the country, Governors are having to figure out ways to keep people working together. Not just because they – like the families they serve – have to figure out how to balance their budgets – but they’ve got to make sure kids growing up today have the tools they need to succeed and help strong teachers prepare kids to win against growing international competition.
Eight (8) people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs during the inaugural weekend of the 2012 Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI prevention campaign. More DUI checkpoints set for upcoming weekend.