Fireworks, Jazz Funeral to End Summer in Bethany Beach

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Fireworks will be on display following the Sunday Still Surfin’ performance, at approximately 9:15 pm. The fireworks will be launched off the beach at Wellington Parkway. Standard parking rules will be in effect. Then on Monday, Labor Day, the 38th annual Jazz Funeral officially brings summer to an end. Activities begin around 5:30 p.m. at…

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Keeping Your Pets Safe On The 4th of July

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Whether the neighborhood teens are throwing firecrackers on your street… or your entire community is enjoying “the exuberant splendor” of a big fireworks display, your pet can become frantic and run away, trying to find a safe haven. More pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other time of year, and noisy…

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Dozens of Public Fireworks Displays Planned in Maryland This Weekend; Fire Officials Suggest Attending Those to Prevent Injuries

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Each year across Maryland, hospitals receive numerous fireworks injuries, some of which can include broken fingers, missing fingers, and even missing hands. Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire tells The Talk of Delmarva what officials suggest people do if they want to enjoy fireworks… He says they have nearly 60 permitted displays across the…

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Independence Day Travel Tips

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Vehicles, cyclists, scooters and pedestrians will all be on the move this weekend. DelDOT urges drivers and everyone to proceed with caution and to expect congestion.To date, there have been 75 crash-related fatalities in Delaware this year, a 40% increase over the same time of last year. “No matter how you plan to get around…

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Fire Officials: Leave Fireworks To The Pros

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Fireworks are nothing to play around with… The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office reminded Delawareans and visitors this week that sparklers and ground-based novelty items can be purchased by someone 18 or older for 30 days up to and including July 4th, and can only be used on July 4th. Delaware code prohibits possession, sale…

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Prepare For 4th Of July Traffic: Here’s What To Know

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Independence Day is almost here, and the height of the summer tourism season at the beach is beginning. That means more people on the roads, and more traffic considerations you should plan for. Delaware Department of Transportation Community Relations Director C.R. McLeod told WGMD News that many lane closures will start to be lifted early…

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Juvenile With Fireworks Implicated In House Fire

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A house fire in Snow Hill was caused by a juvenile who lit fireworks inside the home, according to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire was reported on Purnell Street Wednesday at 5:31 p.m. The fire started in a second-floor bedroom. No injuries were reported. Members of the Snow Hill, Newark, Girdletree, Stockton…

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Bethany Beach Sets Fireworks For Mon. July 5th

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Bethany Beach will join the celebration of Independence Day with the return of fireworks. Town officials say the 2021 fireworks display will take place Monday July 5th at 9:15 p.m. Bethany Beach has been given the go-ahead to move forward with a fireworks show, although the town’s Independence Day parade has been canceled. Musical entertainment…

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Rehoboth Officials Address Masking, July 4th Fireworks

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Rehoboth Beach has revised masking guidelines to follow state guidance in outdoor areas. Commissioners voted Tuesday to require that masks be worn outdoors only where social distancing cannot be maintained. Previously, masks were required in the downtown area. Masks are still required on the Rehoboth boardwalk. Also, whether there will be fireworks on 4th of…

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UPDATED: ‘Special Effects’ Fireworks To Be Tested In OC Tuesday

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UPDATED 10/12/20 – This has been postponed until Tuesday. ==================================================== Fireworks are not normally associated with Columbus Day. However, in Ocean City fireworks may be heard for a while late Monday afternoon.The Fire Department says “special effects” that may be included in future fireworks displays will be tested by Ocean City’s Special Events staff.Testing is…

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Felton Woman Stable after Burned by Fireworks

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A Felton woman received burns to her legs after she was struck by fireworks Saturday night in the Rosewood Farms development.  State Fire Marshal officials are investigating and say the 18 year old woman suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns after she was exposed to sparks from a “fountain” which was ignited by another person…

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Have You Been Hearing Fireworks? You’re Not Alone

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Many traditional Independence Day fireworks displays are canceled or postponed due to the pandemic, but the flash and bang activity has started early in many Delmarva neighborhoods. The window for certain fireworks to be purchased legally in Delaware opened June 4th. But according to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles,…

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Ocean City Fireworks Are Still Up In The Air

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Ocean City is looking to reschedule its Independence Day fireworks, which are being delayed due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. During a Council work session Tuesday, Town Manager Doug Miller said he recently polled council members. Three wanted to keep the fireworks on July 4th, but four wanted to find another date. One possibility…

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UPDATED: Fire Crews Battle Delmar House Fire Overnight

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UPDATED – 1:15pm – Firefighters in Wicomico and Sussex Counties had a long night battling a blaze at a home on East Elizabeth Street in Delmar, Maryland.  State Fire Marshal officials say the fire was accidental and began on the side porch from improperly disposed legal, ground-based sparkler devices in a trash can after use. …

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Delaware Troopers Urge Caution Ahead of 4th of July

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As we approach the Independence Day holiday on July 4th, the Delaware State Police is sending a happy holiday to residents and visitors, but is also issuing a public safety message. Troopers say they will be focusing on deterring, tracking, targeting and arresting impaired drivers to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on state highways.…

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New OCFD Chief Reports for Duty, Puts Focus on Fire Safety

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After being officially sworn-in on June 11, Ocean City’s new fire chief, Richard Bowers, reported for his first day of duty this week. Chief Bowers begins his position leading the Ocean City Fire Department with more than 40 years of experience in the field of fire, rescue and emergency medical services. He has served in…

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