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6th Edition 6/8/2021


The tulip bulb giveaway was like trying to get a Cabbage Patch Doll on Black Friday (for those of you old enough to remember the Cabbage Patch craze!)
Folks were lined up early and more than 10,000 bulbs were distributed in a short amount of time.
We heard many positives and a few negatives about the process this year. Some people who have never been able to get any before
(due to having to work during the week) were able to finally get some, and others who "always got some" were unable to get any, because they were gone so quickly.
Unfortunately, no matter what the process is, we will never have enough to give away to everyone. Our apologies to those who wanted tulip bulbs but were unable to get any this year.
There were some rumors that we changed locations, (we did not) - that we changed dates, (we did not) - or that we canceled it and failed to notify people (we did not.)
We managed to give away a little more than 10,000 - we reserved almost 15,000 for next year - and are using approximately 10,000 for on the green roof at the library for next Spring.
We will try again next year! Thank you for understanding!
Join us on The Green for a screening of a family friendly movie. Please bring blankets, chairs, and snacks. Free popcorn, movie snack packs, and a movie related Grab & Go kit will be provided.

In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled.
June movies are Raya and the Last Dragon (June 14) and Mulan (June 28).

Presented in partnership with City of Dover Parks & Recreation.

Masks are required at this event for those who are not vaccinated.
Youth fishing derby is being held on June 11th with onsite registration from 5:30-6pm at Silver Lake Park. Bring the kids for some fun and a chance to win some cool prizes!
Bait is provided (or you can bring your own)
Bring your own poles
Free for all kids
Free hot dog and soda
Cool prizes

Brought to you in partnership with Dover Parks and Recreation and the Dover BPOE Elks Lodge 1903
Caught you doing something GREAT!
A special thank you to Smith's Bait Shop located at 500 Denny's St. in Leipsic for being a faithful supporter of our Youth Fishing Derby! It is because of small businesses like you, that we are able to provide so much more for our community!
Thank you for your generous support!
Fun for all! Join the Dover Public Library, City of Dover's Parks & Recreation Department, and the Kent County Bookmobile for reading, fun, exercise, and lunch. Each week will feature a different performer in a different park. Please bring your own chairs or blankets. Attendees will be asked to register at the event.
The schedule of performances is:
June 15 - Science Demonstration at The Green
June 22 - Zumba at Silver Lake Park
June 29 - African Drumming at Dover Park
July 6 - Silly Joe at The Green
July 13 - Dover Police P.A.L.s Bike Safety at Silver Lake Park
July 20 - Science Demonstration at Dover Park
July 27 - Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre at The Green
August 3 - Zumba at Silver Lake Park
August 10 - African Drumming at The Green
McKee Power Plant was decommissioned on June 1, 2021. To read about the history of the powerplant and what the future holds for the area click HERE.
A very special thanks to those who dedicated many years to helping provide power to the City!
This is a great opportunity for everyone in and around our community!
More information will be provided as time gets closer, but
August 1st-9th those seeking medical, dental or vision care can do so at NO COST.
GREATER DOVER HEALTHCARE BLITZ 2021 is an Office of Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (OSD/RA) sponsored, Air Force Reserve led, multi-service/component training event coordinated with the City of Dover, the Central Delaware Housing Collaborative and Delaware State University and many other organizations. 
It is a wonderful opportunity for all in and around the City of Dover and surrounding area!
Watch for more info as time nears!
(Click on above document to open as a pdf to read additional details)
The City of Dover is pleased to announce that our 2020 Water Quality report is available on the Internet at If you wish to have a paper copy, you can print one directly from our website or you can contact the City of Dover at (302) 736-7025 and we will be happy to mail the report to you. Please feel free to share this information about the report, especially those who may not have seen this notice directly.
State of DE Announces DE WINS!
Incentive Program for COVID-19 Vaccines
Governor Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health announced the launch of DE WINS! An incentive program and public education aimed at increasing the number of COVID-19 vaccines in Delaware.
Prizes range from cash to a 4 day vacation, full scholarship to a Delaware University, DE State Park passes, tickets and camping at FIREFLY and more! To view the details please go to DE WINS!
Over the course of the next few weeks
areas in the parking lot and around the building at 5 E. Reed Street (where we go to pay our electric bills) will be under construction - equipment, scaffolding and more will be located around the site as the roof replacement
to the building takes place.
Please note! One lane of the drive thru will be closed for safety precautions.
All building entrances will be open for business as usual.
Thank you for your patience while we make the repair!
Latest information on COVID-19
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Dover, DE, 19901