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Thank You to Our Teachers

Written on: May 6th, 2010 in Education

This is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I hope that there were apples – locally grown, of course – appearing on teachers’ desks across Delaware.   Our teachers earn our appreciation each time they help a student unravel a tricky formula, see the world through Hemingway or Hawthorne, learn to compete with good sportsmanship, or understand […]


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Volunteering for the Long Run

Written on: April 30th, 2010 in Helping Our Neighbors

As you may know, April 18-24 was the Delaware Week of Service.  It was an incredible experience, and we’re thankful for the opportunity to meet so many enthusiastic volunteers. This week, these opportunities continued as we recognized the members of the New Castle County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) as well as the recipients […]


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BFF: Across the State, Across Party Lines

Written on: April 23rd, 2010 in Effective & Efficient Government

As I call people around the country to make the case for Delaware, I often say that our competitive advantage is our ability to work quickly, get the right people in the room, and get things done.  Our state has a great story – we need to get the word out. So, what if we […]


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A Week of Service for Delawareans and Our Environment

Written on: April 22nd, 2010 in Helping Our Neighbors

Originally published in Coastal Sussex Weekly. April 22nd is Earth Day.  It is a tradition that began 40 years ago, and is now celebrated across the world.   This same week, we are also starting a new tradition: the Delaware Week of Service, and we are calling on Delawareans to share the joys of volunteering. The […]


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One hour. One day. One dollar. One lifetime.

Written on: April 19th, 2010 in Guest PostsHelping Our Neighbors

Guest post by First Lady Carla Markell This week, we are building on last year’s Weekend of Service and the ongoing efforts of www.volunteerdelaware.org to hold Delaware’s first annual Week of Service. There are so many needs and so many ways to help – I hope you’ll join me to help our fellow citizens of […]


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