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  • Miss Laurel- 2018 Miss Laurel Taylor Smith, left, crowned Miss Laurel Alexa Griffith (middle) and First Runner-Up Miss Wrenn Springer.

Town of Laurel, LRC honored for environmental project

May 16th, 2019|Categories: LAUREL|

An environmentally driven development project being undertaken in Laurel has been recognized as recipient of a statewide award that was recently bestowed on the town in conjunction with a local community development organization. District Coordinator of the Sussex Conservation District David W. Baird notified Laurel Mayor John Shwed in April that the town of the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation (LRC) were selected as “Governor’s Conservation District Award” in the District’s Urban Category for its Tidewater Park project.

“The town is to be commended for its efforts that not only addressed drainage and flooding concerns impacting the Town and its residents, but for also going the extra mile by installing practices that […]

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Howard J. Johnson, 76

Howard J. Johnson of Laurel passed away at his home on Monday, May 13, 2019. Howard was born in Millsboro, a son of the late Clarence and Sarah Johnson. Howard retired from Suburban Propane and [...]

John ‘Jack’ Fletcher Ellis, 82

John “Jack” Fletcher Ellis died on Thursday, May 9, 2019. A Laurel native, he was the son of the late Andrew and Bessie Ellis. Jack always enjoyed sports, playing baseball, football and lacrosse in high [...]

Glenn E. Williams, 69

Glenn E. Williams of Lower Swatara Township, PA, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at his residence. Born in Wilmington, on Nov. 8, 1949, he was the son of the late Leslie and Marie Lenza [...]

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ARK Educational Resource Center to hold Volunteer Banquet

The ARK Educational Resource Center’s Fifth Annual Volunteer Banquet will take place on June 22 at Crossroad Community Church on Georgetown from 1-4 p.m. in the Education Wing, Conference Room A/B

The awards banquet is held in celebration and recognition of the dedication of ARK’s volunteers and the academic achievements of its students.

This years’ keynote speaker, Omari Scott Simmons, is a local success story who grew up in Milford and graduated from Lake Forest High School. He is now a Law Professor at Wake Forest University. He is coming to inspire and motivate the youth to stay in school and graduate.

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The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken and pork rib BBQ on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nanticoke Immediate Care on Route 13 in Laurel. The cost is $7.50 for a chicken dinner or $10 for a pork rib dinner. Proceds benefit local charities

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