The Great Blue Music Festival

Throughout the summer, Delaware City hosts live music in Battery park. Feel free to join us for some relaxing summer fun and good music, but make sure to bring some bug spray and a blanket. We hope to see you there!

For the month of August, 2013, every Saturday at 5:30PM in Battery Park:

“The Great Blue Music Festival” featuring:

August 3rd : Keith, Smith & Hawkins
August 10th: Gary Cogdell
August 17th: Reunion
August 24th: EB Vintage Review

Schedule of Events – Delaware City Day 2013

It’s almost time for Delaware City Day! Just five days away, make sure to come join the fun.

Schedule of Events for Delaware City Day 2013 is as follows:

10AM : Food and Craft Vendor Area Opens
10AM : Kids Games and Activities Open
10AM : Live Broadcast by WSTW Radio on Air
11AM : 33rd Annual Parade starts on 5th St. and Clinton St.
12:30PM – 4PM : “Larry Tucker Band” on Main Stage
1:30PM : Parade Awards presentation on Main Stage
2PM : “Bingo in the Park” Opens
2PM : Hospital Race on Clinton St.
6PM – 8PM : Live Music by “Accolade” at the Gazebo
9:15PM : “GREATEST FIREWORKS EVER”

Don’t miss it!

Delaware City Ferry Expands Operating Schedule

The Delaware City-Salem Ferry service has expanded its schedule to operate Wednesday through Sunday through Sept. 2 from Delaware City and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only from Salem.

The Delaware City-Salem Ferry operates between Delaware City, Del., Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island and Barber’s Basin in Salem.

The passenger ferry, owned by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, began its public schedule on May 4 on a weekend-only basis.  

Delaware City Day 2013

Since 1980 the Delaware City Day Celebration has been a full day of fun family entertainment. The goal is to honor and celebrate our riverfront town’s historic architecture and our “small town America” culture. This will ultimately foster the continued preservation of Delaware City’s place in history, now and in the future.

This celebration is organized by the Delaware City Day Committee which is an all volunteer committee appointed by the City of Delaware City. The event is made possible in part through State grant-in-aid money. Additional funding comes from fund raising sales and contributions from our many corporate neighbors.

Mark your calendars!! Delaware City Day is Saturday, July 20, 2013. Anyone interested in volunteering for the best Delaware City Day ever, contact Dick Cathcart at 834-4573. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at Town Hall at 6 PM.

A schedule of events will be coming soon. Hope to see everyone there, it’s going to be a blast!

Delaware River and Bay Authority continues to seek public input to rebrand Three Forts Ferry

The Delaware River and Bay Authority continues to accept ideas to rename and rebrand the agency’s Three Forts Ferry Service until Sept. 21.

Individuals are encouraged to participate in the contest for a chance to win $300.  

Last month, members of the Bi-State Coalition, including Delaware River and Bay Authority officials and representatives of Fort Mott, Fort Delaware, Delaware City and Salem County, announced the group’s intention to rebrand and rename the Three Forts Ferry Service on the Delaware River. 

Delaware River and Bay Authority continues to seek public input to rebrand Three Forts Ferry (2)

The Delaware River and Bay Authority continues to accept ideas to rename and rebrand the agency’s Three Forts Ferry Service until Sept. 21.

Individuals are encouraged to participate in the contest for a chance to win $300.  

Last month, members of the Bi-State Coalition, including Delaware River and Bay Authority officials and representatives of Fort Mott, Fort Delaware, Delaware City and Salem County, announced the group’s intention to rebrand and rename the Three Forts Ferry Service on the Delaware River. 

Listen: Emergency Siren

If you hear a steady siren for 3-5 minutes, tune your radio to an Emergency Alert System (EAS) station for information.

The following radio stations are a part of the EAS:
WDEL 1150AM; WNWK 1260 AM; WWTX 1290AM; WDOV 1410 AM; WILM 1450 AM; WAMS 1600AM; WRDX 92.9FM; WSTW 93.7FM;

Delaware Center for Horticulture

The Delaware Center for Horticulture will be in town on Wednesday, June 20th from 4:00-6:00PM to check on the new trees that have been planted around town. You are welcome to join them as they stroll around town in their purple tshirts. They will also be available to answer your questions concerning your new trees.

Healthy Homes

There will be a “Home Health Hazard Workshop” on Wednesday, June 20th in the Community Room at the Library. Through the Department of Public Health’s partnership with Delaware City Environmental Coalition, this event will offer free green cleaning supplies, as well as participants being able to learn how to clean with less toxic products and safer methods of cleaning. At this event, participants can sign up for a free confidential home health hazard assessment through the Delaware Public Health and get $50 of free green cleaning supplies for participating in this assessment. Homes can be assessed for mold, lead, radon, and a variety of other environmental hazards. Available for Delaware City residents only. Residents can also request an assessment by calling 1-800-464-HELP.

Election Results

Delaware City held their elections on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Congratulations to the three newly elected Council Members Betty Barrett, Paul Johnson and Megan Titus. They will serve for two years. They were sworn in on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

Thanks to Ron Graham who served as a Council Member of Delaware City since 2000.