THE DOVER DISPATCH
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3rd Edition 4/27/2021

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Congratulations and Welcome to the Team!

We would like to congratulate Ms. Tricia Arndt, as our new representative serving the 3rd district - Congratulations Councilwoman Arndt, and to Council elect Mr. Andre Boggerty who won the At-Large position in last weeks election.
Councilman Boggerty and Councilwoman Arndt will take their oaths on May 10, 2021.
Thank you to Mr. Michael Lewis and Mr. LaVaughn McCuthen for your willingness to serve our community.
Councilman
Timothy A. Slavin
Mr. Slavin, we thank you for your time serving the Dover community and wish you our very best!

Mr. Slavin served as the Third District Councilman from May 2004 to May 2010 and then as the At-Large Councilman from May 2013 to May 2021. He served as Council President from May 2015 to May 2019.

Thank you!
Be part of the newest campaign to support all the great local Kent County businesses and organizations! Get out and Eat Central, Drink Central, Shop Central and Outdoor Central!!! This campaign is brought to you by our friends at the Greater Kent Committee
. As always there is a lot of local here in Downtown Dover and we look forward to seeing you!

For more information on being part o #LiveCentralDE click on the
"Visit Delaware" link below!

Shop and Save Money? Yes, please!
What is the Capital Key?
A program of the Downtown Dover Partnership Merchant Committee whereby residents, shoppers, visitors and friends of downtown can access value, savings, and special offers from participating downtown merchants.
There is no cost to participate!
Pick one up from your favorite downtown merchant or call 678-2940.
SPECIAL
SHOUT OUT!
We would like to give a big thank you to John Doerfler from Kent County Tourism for putting together a quick video on the tulips!

Many thanks, John!
Click here to view video
TULIPS!!!!
REMEMBER
do not dig up the tulips!

Another fantastic year of planting and care taking of our tulips around Dover!

THANK YOU TO OUR CREWS!

Plans are in the works for when/how tulip bulb distribution will take place.

If you subscribe to the newsletter, you will be the first to know about tulip distribution!

Dover Public Library: Building our Community
The Dover Public Library has a new strategic plan, and we need your input. Visit the library’s website at Strategic Plan Input to read through our short 2021-2023 strategic plan and use the one-question survey to give us your feedback.
Your comments will guide the next versions of our plan – help us build our community and be a part of the future of the Dover Public Library.
Caught you doing something GREAT!

Earlier this morning, former City Councilman Adam Perza, called in for 14 of 15 ducklings down a storm drain. Public Works and Dover PD responded and pulled the grate - they were able to retrieve all but 2 (which swam away) carried the others across State Street (safely in a bucket) and reunited them with their mama!
We love the teamwork and such a happy ending for them!
JOB FAIR REMINDER!
We are down to just a couple of days before the job fair!
Plan to attend this Thursday,
April 29th from 2pm-6pm at the Pitts Center
located at Schutte Park!
Bring copies of your resume and a mask!
TOMORROW! APRIL 28th from 6pm-7:30pm you are invited to participate in the Public Workshop. To register click here. This is a virtual workshop, but all are welcome to attend and participate.
April is Autism "ACCEPTANCE"
Month!

April has widely been known as “Autism Awareness Month” in the United States as a way to empower autistic individuals and their families. Today, the autism community is calling on all media outlets to shift their language to match the growing need for acceptance within the community in preparation for any news coverage in the weeks ahead. 
The shift in the use of terminology aims to foster acceptance to ignite change through improved support and opportunities in education, employment, accessible housing, affordable health care and comprehensive long-term services. We at the City of Dover, are proud to share the efforts of shifting awareness to acceptance!

To read more please visit:

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month we share part of what can be found in President Biden's opening remarks:

“Sexual assault, at its core, is a devastating abuse of power — one that affects people of every age, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, socioeconomic background, and religion. It is the responsibility of each of us to stand up and speak out against it, not only to improve the laws and services available to survivors, but also to change the culture and attitudes that allow sexual assault to proliferate. 
Together, we must work toward a society that upholds every person’s right to live free from sexual violence — where our institutions and communities commit to preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment, supporting survivors, and holding offenders accountable.”

To read in its entirety please click below:

Passport Center is OPEN at Dover Library
If you need a passport, don’t forget that the Dover Public Library is a passport acceptance facility. Call 736-7554 today to schedule your appointment (preferred) or walk-in Tuesday through Friday whenever the library is open.
For a full list of prices and required documentation, visit the following link Passport information.

You can also visit www.travel.state.gov for downloadable application forms, travel warnings, consular information sheets, and other important information. Remember to stay safe and practice social distancing when you travel, and make sure to check on local coronavirus restrictions for wherever you are headed!
Perfect way to celebrate Earth Day!
The City of Dover Parks & Recreation Department along with Dover Downs Hotel and Casino celebrated Earth Day by working in Mallard Pond Park. In attendance were close to twenty (20) volunteers from Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. Together we were able to create, plant and mulch a new flower bed at the entrance to the park.
The group also planted three new trees and picked up debris throughout. Those in attendance finished out the day by mulching the remaining trees in the park. The event was organized by Nancy McCoy from Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. Ms. McCoy the efforts of you and the staff are much appreciated by the City of Dover. It was a chilly but great day to celebrate Earth Day.
HEY NASCAR FANS!

THE RACE IS A GO!

We are excited to see some sort of normalcy coming back! Dover International Speedway is working closely with Dept. of Public Health officials and others to provide a safe environment and an exciting race weekend!
Interested in getting tickets? Want to read the safety protocols put in place to make it safe for you and your family?
Are you ready to join in on some NASCAR fun?


WELCOME BACK NASCAR!
Latest information on COVID-19
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Dover, DE, 19901