COVID 19 Vaccine Myths & The Hispanic Community (Part 2)

The state of Delaware is pushing to dispel some of the myths about the COVID 19 vaccince, especially within immigrant communities. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush takes a look at what is being done in Delaware to dispel vaccination hesitancy in the Hispanic population. (Part 2)
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Fundraiser to be held for local firefighter diagnosed with ALS

CAMBRIDGE — Community members are invited to attend a fundraiser to benefit local firefighter Greg Leonard and his family on Saturday, June 19, at Portside Restaurant in Cambridge. Leonard, an East New Market resident and Cambridge native who served with Anne Arundel Fire Department and volunteered with Rescue Fire Company...
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Blood Bank of Delmarva's Dagsboro Donor Center Grand Opening

DAGSBORO, Del. - The first Blood Bank of Delmarva Donor Center opened in Sussex County on Tuesday. Town leaders, Sussex County EMS, and guests from Beebe Healthcare and TidalHealth were there to help with the kick off. The blood bank says this new center is important for both the current...
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Local Garden Clubs Renovate Health Department Courtyard Garden In Appreciation For COVID-19 Pandemic Response

LEONARDTOWN, Md. - The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) and St. Mary’s County Government welcomed the renovation of the health department courtyard garden at the SMCHD main office in Leonardtown with a dedication ceremony held on June 14, 2021. The renovation project was led by the Society Hill Garden Club of Breton Bay and the St. Mary's County Garden Club to demonstrate appreciation for the local COVID-19 pandemic response.

Delaware Pushes to Get Immigrant Populations Vaccinated (Part 1)

As the nation pushes to get more people vaccinated against the coronavirus, there are communities that have lagged behind -- especially those with significant numbers of undocumented immigrants. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush takes a look at the Haitian and Hispanic communities in Delaware beginning with the hurdles many of them face. (Part 1)
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Dorchester students honored for winning poster competition

DORCHESTER CO., Md. – Multiple students in Dorchester County are being honored for winning a mental health awareness month poster competition. DCPS announced 10th grader Avlynn Bennett was the overall people’s choice award winner for her poster you see on your screen. In regard to mental health, her banner shows one side of negative thoughts like failure, pain, fear, and depression, while the other side shows an artist attempting to paint over those negative thoughts with positive ones. The positive side shows messages like amazing, peace, blessed, kind, and love.

Working Women and the End of the Pandemic

With the end of the coronavirus pandemic in sight, many are beginning to search for work again as businesses open up. But, in a survey by Strayer University over 50 percent of working women are spending up to five hours a day on line searching for a new job. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with university president Andrea Backman about the results and the impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce.
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Local Man needs new kidney, could be life saving

MARDELA SPRINGS, MD.- December 23, 2019, was the day that changed 79 year old, Robert Whitelock’s, life forever; the day when he found out that he needed a new kidney. “When I heard this my world stopped, I couldn’t do nothing, I can’t go on vacations,” Whitelock said. Whitelock, who...

State to close COVID mass vaccination centers

ANNAPOLIS — The state’s mass vaccination centers — including in Salisbury, Baltimore and Annapolis — will be closing as demand for COVID vaccines wane and new outreach efforts focus on mobile clinics and community venues. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the “phased demobilization process” for closing large scale mass vaccine centers...

For All Seasons offers self-care presentation for Choptank Transport employees

PRESTON — For All Seasons staff Beth Anne Langrell, CEO, and Lesa Lee, chief clinical officer, are offering four virtual sessions for Mental Health Month on self-care for employees of Choptank Transport. The business reached out to For All Seasons to offer programming to its staff about strategies for self-care — a concern of many during these unprecedented times.
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Shots On The Range: Free COVID-19 Vaccine Event

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO), and Flat Broke Shooters LLC are partnering to host Shots on the Range, a free community vaccine event on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Flat Broke Shooters Firearms Training Center, located at 48845 St James Church Rd in Lexington Park.
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Taking aim at the coronavirus: officials find creative ways to host vaccine clinics

A popular St. Mary's gun range won't be firing rounds next Tuesday, but instead giving COVID-19 shots. A COVID-19 clinic at Flat Broke Shooters, located at the southern end of Lexington Park, is one of many ways local health officials are trying to get the COVID-19 vaccine into as many arms as possible, as mass vaccination centers wind down their operations and vaccinators begin to hit a "hesitancy wall" of people who may not otherwise sign up for a vaccine.