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Can you imagine growing up in a world without electricity? Most of us take the service for granted, but in 1936 few areas of rural Delaware had electricity. Farmers pooled their resources together and founded Delaware Electric Cooperative, a non-profit utility which electrified rural Delaware. A lot has changed since those first poles were placed in the ground more than 75 years ago. Who would...

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(From left, Delaware State Apiarist Robert Mitchell; veteran Ronnie Hazlett; Planting Hope Project Manager Faith Kuehn; and University of Delaware assistant professor of apiculture Debbie Delaney, in the Department of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology.) Marine veteran selected as first beekeeper program participant By: Dan Shortridge A U.S. Marine Corps veteran has been selected as the first...

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Jeremy

Just like the human body, Delaware Electric Cooperative’s electrical system needs constant maintenance to keep it healthy. When something goes wrong, your lights go dark. Trees, branches and vegetation pose a tremendous threat to any electrical system. During major storms or even just breezy days, trees can fall onto power lines and take down utility poles. That’s why your Cooperative manages a...

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2015 is off to a cold start! Temperatures the first week of January plummeted into the single digits across the northern part of DEC’s service territory. The first snowstorm of the season also hit our area on January 6th, dropping only a dusting of snow—enough though to cause several car accidents. An SUV hit one of our utility poles on Westville Road, west of Dover, resulting in a power outage...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Offers Scholarships and Youth Tour to High School Students GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative is proud to announce it will, once again, sponsor an all-expense paid trip for three high school juniors to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, DC. This year’s Youth Tour is being held June 14th-18th, and will bring together...

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2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 cups whole milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon all-purpose seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ stick butter, melted ¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley (optional) 1. Cut chicken breasts in half. 2. Marinate chicken in milk for about 20 minutes. 3. Mix together flour, paprika, all- purpose spice, salt, and pepper in...

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Delaware Electric Cooperative employees helped to brighten the Christmas season for dozens of children across Delaware. Through the Children’s Choice program, Co-op employees generously provided presents for nearly 30 needy children. The Children’s Choice program helps provide presents to children who might otherwise find nothing under their tree on Christmas morning. This is the ninth year...

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As temperatures drop this winter, many will use space heaters in their homes. Review these tips to keep you, your family and your property safe. Materials – What are the components of your space heater made of? Parts like metal grating can be hot to the touch and may burn anyone who gets too close. Make sure you purchase a heater that is cool to the touch and has guards over the coils just in...

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Among the hustle and bustle of the summer beach crowds lies Sussex County’s hidden gem, Trap Pond State Park. The site’s 3,800 acres offer more than just water activities, such as kayaking and fishing on the pond. Camping sites, playgrounds, hiking and biking trails, and wildlife watching are among the array of activities available at the park, providing people of all ages and interests with...

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LEDs are now on par with traditional bulbs. Gone are the days when LED holiday lights were known for a harsh white light or stark colors that created a less-than-magical atmosphere. These days, LEDs come in warm, inviting colors in a variety of light beam patterns and dimming speeds, giving you lots of creative options for decorating. LEDs last longer than traditional lights. In fact, they have...

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