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Stashed away in a cozy historic building in downtown Smyrna, you’ll find the Odd Fellows Café, named for the charitable group that was once housed there. From the moment you walk in the front door of the 19th-century building, you notice that the café is different—it looks nothing like a chain restaurant. It’s tiny, with seating for about 40 people. Photos of former occupants dot the walls. Oh,...

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The sprawling farmland of western Kent County is about as far from Bordeaux, France, as a wine connoisseur can get, but Delaware’s newest vineyard and the famous wine-making region of France actually have a lot in common; they both harbor an environment conducive to producing exceptional wines. Chuck Nunan knew this when he opened Harvest Ridge Winery in Marydel last year. "A study was done in...

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By Jeff Brown: In 1957, the U.S. Air Force introduced the largest transport aircraft in the world, the C-133 Cargomaster, and soon selected Dover Air Force Base, Del., as the East Coast home port for the giant aircraft. On April 13, 1958, one of those planes left Dover on a 90-minute training mission. Aboard were Capt. Raymond R. Bern, pilot; 1st Lt. Herbert T. Palisch, copilot; and Tech. Sgts...

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When Donna and Jimmy Vanderwende opened Vanderwende’s Creamery in July of 2012, they were not expecting their small business to become such a staple during the sweltering summers in southern Delaware. "I don’t think I ever dreamt we’d be this busy," said Donna, who runs the creamery with her husband Jimmy and 20 employees. The family-owned dairy farm, located along Route 404 in Bridgeville, has...

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Green Energy: Your member-owned utility continues to expand its array of clean energy sources. These projects help to reduce carbon emissions and provide members with sustainable sources of electricity. In the summer of 2013, DEC energized a 20-acre solar energy farm on East Trap Pond Road near Georgetown. The solar farm is capable of producing four megawatts of energy—enough power for 500 homes...

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Click Here to read your Co-op's July 2014 Connections Newsletter. You'll learn about what not to place around your electric meter and how you can attend our 2014 Annual Meeting.

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Read about our annual meeting, renewable energy and the approved rate adjustment in our June 2014 Connections. Click HERE to read!

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Delaware Electric Cooperative Now Purchasing Electricity from Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project in Kent County For Immediate Release: May 20th, 2014 SANDTOWN , Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative is now purchasing power produced at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s Landfill in Sandtown, Del. The non-profit utility is purchasing two megawatts of power generated at the site—enough to power 1,200...

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Click HERE to read about special NASCAR discounts for Co-op members in our May Connections Newsletter!

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Five Area Students Earn Electric Cooperative Scholarships ( Greenwood, De .) Five high school seniors whose families are served by Delaware Electric Cooperative have earned college scholarships awarded by the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). The following students will receive $1,000 Worth M. Hudson...

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