Press Coverage

SoDel Concepts to give ALL April 18 proceeds to Beebe COVID-19 Relief Fund

By technogoober | April 16, 2020

Eleven of SoDel Concepts’ 12 restaurants, including Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, will participate in the April 18 fundraiser to benefit the Beebe Healthcare COVID-19 Relief Fund. Online ordering and payment and contactless curbside pickup are encouraged. Shown with a prepared order is Bluecoast team member Molly Williams.…

Freeman Foundation donates $250K to Beebe COVID-19 Relief Fund

By technogoober | April 8, 2020

Recognizing the crisis surrounding the coronavirus, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation is donating $250,000 to be used for COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment, and the well-being of frontline healthcare professionals. The foundation normally supports and promotes innovative community-based leadership and giving, but its leaders felt compelled to step outside their normal giving window for this…

Student Meal Delivery Schedule

By technogoober | March 19, 2020

The Cape Henlopen School District has revised and updated the Student Meal Delivery Schedule.  You can download it here. Changes/Updates are as follows: We have switched the Rehoboth Walmart delivery location to Sea Air Avenue. Meals can be picked up in the parking lot behind PNC, look for the yellow school bus. We have updated the…

SoDel Cares awards nearly $100,000 in grants to local nonprofits

By technogoober | March 16, 2020

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently awarded nearly $100,000 in grants to Delaware organizations. The checks were distributed Feb. 25 at the hospitality group’s corporate office in Rehoboth Beach. SoDel Concepts owns 12 restaurants in coastal Sussex County, and SoDel Cares was founded in 2015 to honor the philanthropic work of the…

Gallo Gives presents donations to community nonprofits

By technogoober | February 16, 2020

As part of its continual effort to make a difference in the community in which its members live and serve, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty’s Gallo Gives Foundation awarded donations to Delaware Hospice, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Milton Community Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, People’s Place, Immanuel Shelter and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation. Read…

CHEF holds annual Winter Jam fundraiser

By technogoober | February 15, 2020

The Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation held its annual Winter Jam fundraiser Feb. 7 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. The event featured a silent auction, raffle, food from local restaurants, and live music from Blue Label. All funds raised benefit educational programs for students in the Cape Henlopen School District, including teacher grants for…

CHEF reception highlights grant successes

By cjack59 | December 6, 2019

Click here to read the Cape Gazette article.

CHEF distributes donated school supplies

By technogoober | September 5, 2019

Click here to read the article on Cape Gazette

WBOC Coverage of CHEF’s Caravan of Caring-School Supply Drive

By technogoober | September 4, 2019

Click here to watch the video from WBOC on Facebook

CHEF donates $1000 for CHHS Broadway Trip

By kerry | September 4, 2018

CHEF Donates $1000 for CHHS Broadway Trip

September 1, 2021

CHEF distributes $15,000 worth of donated educational supplies

Caravan of Caring visits Cape schools to support teachers, students Ellen Driscoll | September 1, 2021  Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation members delivered more than $15,000 worth of donated school supplies to all district schools Aug. 30, helping to stock supply shelves for all the district’s teachers.                     Now in its fourth year, the Caravan of Caring school supply drive supports teachers who spend their own money each year to buy materials for students who come to school without paper, notebooks, pencils and other necessary items. Sydney’s Restaurant and Lounge, Lefty’s Alley &…

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August 30, 2021

Cape Henlopen School District Preparing for Safe & Successful School Year

WRDE-TV By Cody Decker     SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- Students will return to class nine days from now in the Cape Henlopen School District.  On August 19th, the district’s board voted unanimously that masks are required indoors for students, teachers, and visitors regardless of vaccination status, upholding governor carney’s mandate.  Bus drivers and their passengers must also wear masks. But COVID-19 Coordinator for the district Dr. LouAnn Hudson says these are not the only mitigation practices that will be present in the schools.   “Every layer can keep our students and staff safer,” Dr. Hudson said. “So we of course are promoting…

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October 30, 2020

CHEF welcomes new board member Peter Carter

The Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation has elected Peter E. Carter to a three-year term on its board of directors. Carter has served as the Essex County superintendent of schools for the New Jersey Department of Education, superintendent of schools for the Irvington Board of Education in Irvington, N.J., and superintendent of schools for the Ringwood Board of Education in Ringwood, N.J. Most recently, he served as the interim superintendent of schools for the Plainfield Board of Education in Plainfield, N.J., and interim superintendent of schools for the Hoboken Board of Education in Hoboken, N.J. Carter retired to Delaware in 2005,…

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September 21, 2020

CHEF distributes donated school supplies to stock district shelves

At H.O. Brittingham Elementary, Assistant Principal Yvette Davenport and Principal Kyle Bentley, behind table, receive bins of donated goods from CHEF members (l-r) Rick Grier-Reynolds, Stephanie Mastrangelo and Calvin Jackson. ELLEN DRISCOLL PHOTOS Ellen Driscoll September 21, 2020 For the third year, the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation’s partnership with local businesses is helping to stock the supply shelves of all the district’s teachers. CHEF President Rick Grier-Reynolds said the Caravan of Caring school supply drive supports teachers who spend their own money each year to buy materials for students who come to school without paper, notebooks, pencils and other necessary…

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August 23, 2020

CHEF welcomes new board member Jennifer Noonan

The Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation has elected Jennifer Noonan to a three-year term on its board of directors. Noonan has worked in the children and family space in varying capacities for more than 15 years. Prior to moving to Delaware, she worked in New York City for the Nickelodeon Kids & Family networks at MTV, where she was a part of digital production and managed online video for Nick.com, Nick@Nite, Teennick and Spongebob.com. There, she developed a keen interest in librarianship and started working toward her master’s degree in library and information science at Syracuse University’s iSchool, which she completed…

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August 6, 2020

Lefty’s collecting school supplies for Cape through Aug. 26

For the third year, Lefty’s Alley & Eats will be a drop-off location for school supplies for the Caravan of Caring for the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation. Regardless of where students will be participating in classes, many in the community will not be able to afford the extensive list of required school supplies. This initiative is intended to help district homeless and low-income students who come to school without paper, notebooks, pencils and other necessary supplies. Supplies will be collected at Lefty’s on behalf of CHEF up until Wednesday, Aug. 26, at which point they will be distributed throughout the…

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June 10, 2020

CHEF welcomes new board members

The Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation has elected two community leaders, Tracy Burton Zigman and Joseph Lingo, to three-year terms on its board of directors. Burton Zigman was born and raised in Lewes and is a 1988 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School. She received a bachelor of administration degree with a concentration in marketing from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington. She is currently head of key strategic digital partnerships for TD Bank Retail Card Services. Lingo has been a teacher in the Milford and Cape Henlopen school districts for nearly 28 years and is currently a fourth-grade teacher at H.O. Brittingham…

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April 16, 2020

SoDel Concepts to give ALL April 18 proceeds to Beebe COVID-19 Relief Fund

Eleven of SoDel Concepts’ 12 restaurants, including Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, will participate in the April 18 fundraiser to benefit the Beebe Healthcare COVID-19 Relief Fund. Online ordering and payment and contactless curbside pickup are encouraged. Shown with a prepared order is Bluecoast team member Molly Williams. SoDel Concepts restaurants will raise funds Saturday, April 18, for the Beebe Healthcare COVID-19 Relief Fund, which was organized by the Beebe Medical Foundation to support Beebe healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic. A full 100 percent of April 18 sales will go…

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April 8, 2020

Freeman Foundation donates $250K to Beebe COVID-19 Relief Fund

Recognizing the crisis surrounding the coronavirus, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation is donating $250,000 to be used for COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment, and the well-being of frontline healthcare professionals. The foundation normally supports and promotes innovative community-based leadership and giving, but its leaders felt compelled to step outside their normal giving window for this donation. They felt it is important to help keep their employees, this community and healthcare providers safe. Read the Cape Gazette article here.

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March 16, 2020

SoDel Cares awards nearly $100,000 in grants to local nonprofits

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently awarded nearly $100,000 in grants to Delaware organizations. The checks were distributed Feb. 25 at the hospitality group’s corporate office in Rehoboth Beach. SoDel Concepts owns 12 restaurants in coastal Sussex County, and SoDel Cares was founded in 2015 to honor the philanthropic work of the company’s founder, the late Matt Haley. The foundation helps local organizations that assist children, at-risk youth and adults, and the elderly. “The primary mission of SoDel Cares is to contribute in a positive way to the communities in which we do business,” said Scott Kammerer,…

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