THE DOVER DISPATCH
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4th Edition 05/11/2021
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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK 2021
You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. After an emergency you may need to survive on your own for several days. This is where the importance of planning and assembling a "72 Hour Kit" comes in to play. Be sure to have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of three days. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. You may need a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger for your cell phones. Be sure to tailor it to your specific needs. Items to keep in mind are medications, baby supplies if you have a little one, pet supplies etc.



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CAUGHT YOU DOING SOMETHING GREAT!

We want to recognize Mr. John Snow. While working one night last week, Mr. Snow encountered what seemed to be a disoriented person out walking their dog. While continuing to sweep and monitor this individuals actions the person approached Mr. Snow asking for help. At that time Mr. Snow contacted Dover PD and stayed with the person until police responded. It was determined that an ambulance was needed to transport them to Kent General.
This is not the first time that Mr. Snow has come across someone who was in need of medical help. Although we do not have any update on the person, we are confident that because of the actions of Mr. Snow, they were in a much better situation.
Thank you Mr. Snow for your empathy and observation!
VACANT POSITIONS!
Committees, Commissions and Boardsg
Best way to get involved is to simply be involved!
We have openings and are looking for people interested in helping make Dover a great place to live, work and play!

Silver Lake Commission - 2 vacancies

Election Board - 1 vacancy

Library Commission - 1 vacancy


For a full listing of our Committees, Commissions and Boards CLICK HERE
TULIP GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN SCHEDULED!!
The moment so many have been waiting for....
The tulips will be given away in a drive thru fashion at the Pitts Center on June 5th from 9am till 12pm (noon).
In the meantime do not dig them up, our crews will be going through them, bagging them up and getting ready for distribution.
Each bag given away will contain up to 50 bulbs!
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FIRST FRIDAY IS BACK!
Councilman Fred Neil meets Lisa Kotchel from Rebel Cove.
Lisa is a co-owner of Rebel Cove and is going into the space formerly occupied by 33 West.
Rebel Cove Bar and Grill will be a great place to gather for lunch and dinner with your friends!
Watch for their grand opening before summer!
United Church set up a craft table so the kids in our community had a place to make something special for their special person for mother's Day!
Here they crafted plants and giant tissue flowers!
Thanks UNITED CHURCH!
Downtown enjoyed a great turnout on First Friday, May 7, with musicians, State Police greeting community members on horses, garden-themed crafts for all ages, and three new “foodie” businesses providing “tastes” of their signature dishes! 
Let us know if you tried a sample and how you liked it: 
Put First Friday, June 4th on your calendar now! 
Public Service Recognition Week just passed (May 2-8, 2021). In today’s Dover Dispatch, we pass our congratulations and kudos to Dover’s municipal government employees, who do an extraordinary job in serving our City every day. To the nearly 400 strong of our Dover Team - who have been and remain on the front lines of providing world class services to our community, especially during the pandemic, heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation for all you do in making service to others a priority.
14th Annual "Ride to the Tide" benefiting Delaware Special Olympics
The14th Annual Ride to the Tide benefiting Special Olympics Delaware (SODE) was held on Sunday, April 18th. Over 30 motorcycle drivers plus another 127 passengers made the 52-mile journey from Smyrna to Love Creek Elementary School in Lewes to raise awareness and resources ($15,500+) for SODE athletes.  A special shout out goes to our own Dover Police Department Motor Unit for their great support. Well done team!
Latest information on COVID-19
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DOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
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