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Frankford hosting Fall Festival downtown this Saturday

A full day of fall fun is on tap in Frankford this weekend as the town hosts its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Children 12 and under are invited vie for prizes in the costume contest. For the 2-and-under and 3-to-4-year-old...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:26pm

Trick-or-Treat times for 2018

Most local towns and neighborhoods are celebrating Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Any household giving out treats should turn on an outdoor light.

Official Trick-or-Treat times are as follows:

Bethany Beach...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:25pm

MSO to perform second concert series of the season

On Nov. 1, 3 and 4, the Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will perform its second concert of the fall season, spotlighting Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante” with duo Kurt Nikkanen, concertmaster of New York City Ballet, on violin and Jonathan...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:45pm

Officers outside the Ocean View Church of Christ meeting to discuss the active shooter exercise.

Large-scale exercise prepare emergency personnel for the unthinkable

With gun violence a reality in today’s world, local law enforcement, emergency responders and hospitals are hoping such a tragedy never reaches our area, but are preparing for the worst. 

On Oct. 13, agencies across southeastern Sussex...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:32pm

Freaks and ghouls, killers and crazies fill the Selbyville Library during last years’ Selbyville Haunted Library.

‘For one night only, the spirits take over’

Selbyville Haunted Library returns on Oct. 31

When the Selbyville Public Library opens for two hours on Halloween night, it will be completely transformed inside.

The Selbyville Haunted library will return on Wednesday, Oct. 31, during trick-or-treating hours of 6 to 8 p.m.

“It...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:22pm

Police departments urge citizens to ‘Take Back’ medications

The Ocean View Police Department is one of many in the state and across the nation participating in the U.S...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:14pm

Eileen Olson, ‘Imaginary Garden,’ oil

Gallery One to focus on ‘The Shape of Things’ in November

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its November exhibit, “The Shape of Things,” which will be open to the public Oct. 31 through Dec. 4.

Gallery One artist Joyce Condry recalled “a beginning drawing class decades...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:12pm

Sue Sigvardson of Ocean View concentrates as she plants a tree at the Assawoman Wildlife Area on Saturday, Oct. 20. Sigvardson is a volunteer with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, which sponsored the event.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:09pm

Golf tournament honors doctors from Delmarva Services

The 19th Annual Jean & Joan Golf Tournament was rained out on Thursday, Sept. 24; however, more than 100 guests still enjoyed dinner, a live auction and awards at Kings Creek Country Club. This year’s tournament honored doctors from Delmarva...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 1:06pm

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Millsboro-area woman’s grandson arrested for her murder

The Delaware State Police have charged 30-year-old man in connection with the death of his grandmother in Millsboro, which authorities have ruled a homicide.

According to police, their investigation began on Saturday, Oct. 20, around 10:33...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:01pm

Students react as emergency responders simulate an overdose as part of an effort by local first-responders and Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church to impact young people and parents on the dangers of opioids.

Community partners looking to give dose of ‘Reality’

It starts out innocently enough — an invitation to a classmate’s house for a party. A few wrong turns, an overdose and — poof — life will never be the same.

Some community partners in Sussex County are hoping to have an impact on youth and...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:38pm

IRSD partners with $tand By Me to offer free scholarship workshop

The Indian River School District is partnering with $tand By Me to host a free scholarship workshop and fair on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Indian River High School in Dagsboro.

The workshop is aimed at helping high school...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:33pm

Pink Ribbon Open House to celebrate survivors of breast cancer

Beebe Healthcare’s Robert & Eolyne Tunnell Cancer Center will host its inaugural Pink Ribbon Open House for survivors of breast cancer on Monday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Tunnell Cancer Center, located at 18947 J. Williams Highway,...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:03pm

Selbyville Halloween Parade-goers think outside the box

Creativity is the name of the game at Selbyville Halloween Parade. People can have a frightfully good time showing off their costumes, cars and floats on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

The parade is co-sponsored by the Fenwick Island Lions...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:07am

Noeh Rayne won a free book at the Family Reading & Math Night at the Phillip C Showell Elementary School.

The school that reads together…

Phillip C. Showell Elementary School invited parents into the classroom for the Title I Family Reading & Math Night on Oct. 10.

After pizza and the book fair, PCS staff revealed the “One School, One Book” novel of the year: “The World...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:02am

CATS to raise funds with Oct. 19 bake sale

The Cats Around Town Society (CATS), an Ocean View-based 501(c) charity, is honoring Global Cat Day — Oct. 16 — by holding a fundraising bake sale Friday, Oct. 19, from 9 to 3 p.m. at Giant Foods in Millville and Hocker’s in Clarksville.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:42am

A Quilt of Valor was presented to John Roman at Aquacare Physical Therapy on Monday, Oct. 15. Pictured are: (back row) Bob Clemens, Pat Clemens, Diane Cowell, Barbara Voit, Dan Cowell, Janet Thomas, Ellen Neumann, Eric Neumann and Pat Holleran. (Front row) Jacquie and John Romanand Lenny Truitt.

Community coming together for Quilts of Valor ‘sew day’

Lenny Truitt calls herself a product of the Vietnam era, and as such, she said, she has a keen awareness of the struggles faced by military service members returning from that war.

“I saw how poorly our military were treated when they came...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:08am

Mediacom offers scholarships to high school seniors

Mediacom Communications is offering $55,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 18th consecutive year, and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Carl M. Freeman Companies establishes permanent residence

On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Carl M. Freeman Companies hosted a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of the Delaware division’s new office space located in the Bear Trap Dunes Marketplace in Ocean...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:57am

An entry in last year’s Boo-B-Que contest is shown to the judges. The annual event includes fun for the kids, food-for-all and adult beverages. The barbecue event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, just one of 450 contests worldwide.

Boo-B-Que returns with food, brews, music and more

Whoever decided that Halloween is better with smoke, seasoning and marinade may have had the right idea, as the fourth annual Boo-B-Que: Barbecue & Brews Festival will return to Delaware Seashore State Park on Oct. 19 and 20.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:41am

SPCA again rescuing animals from hurricane-struck region

Brandywine Valley SPCA was due on Monday to receive 100 cats in an airlift rescue from Florida shelters struggling after Hurricane Michael. The cats were to be transported to the SPCA’s new Rescue & Rehab Center in Georgetown (formerly the...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:40am

Left to right: Ann Gorrin, of Volunteer Delaware 50+ program Sussex County; Joanne Spink, a member of the Advisory Council of Volunteer Delaware 50+ Sussex County and member of Lord Baltimore Women’s Club; are joined by LWBC president Barbara Sundlin at the group’s October meeting.

LB Women’s Club learns about volunteer opportunities

Connecting with the community through volunteering was the focus of the October meeting of the Lord Baltimore Women’s Club, held at Cripple Creek Country Club. The keynote speaker, Ann Gorrin head of the Volunteer Delaware 50+ program in Sussex...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:07am

Frankford health fair offers fun, food and fitness

The Frankford Community Health Fair has been a popular event for the past decade and organizers keep adding fun and educational activities each year to make it even better.

This year is no exception. The health fair, set for Saturday, Oct...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:27pm

Family Fun Day to raise funds for Parkinson’s cause

A group of local businesspeople with a love for good causes and a knack for fundraising is holding its second annual Family Fun Day this weekend, again focusing on those fighting Parkinson’s disease as the recipients of the event’s proceeds....

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:26pm

The Indian River Life-Saving Station museum is transformed into a rustic, but elegant, dining room for a coastal heritage dinner.

Coastal heritage dinner reawakens flavors of 140 years ago

Imagine eating the fresh food caught and grown on the Eastern Shore: roasted shellfish, lemon-baked seabass, fresh venison, duck and local veggies.

These dishes and more took center stage on Oct. 5 at the historic Indian River Life-Saving...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:24pm

Delaware Seashore State Park to host Boo-Que on Oct. 19-20

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will host the fourth annual “Boo-Que By the Sea,” a two-day barbecue cook-off competition and family festival beginning 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, and continuing Saturday, Oct. 20, at Delaware Seashore...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:58am

Spirits of Halloween to raise funds for Cocktails Curing Cancer

Karen Kampmann, creator of I Love Bethany Beach, said she wanted a cool inaugural fundraising event with a Halloween theme (her favorite holiday) for the Bethany Beach area and approached Lisa Condon, president of Cocktails Curing Cancer, about...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:42am

Damon Pla working on a pair of pears.

SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour set for 24th year

The artists of the SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour (SEDAST) are getting ready for their 24th Annual Tour, in which they will open their studios and give the public the opportunity to talk to them and watch them create their art. The two-...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:36am

VFW offering scholarships, hosting contests for students

VFW Auxiliary 7234 in Ocean View is holding a number of contests and scholarship competitions for students.

The Patriot’s Pen essay contest, for students in Grades 6-8, has entries due Oct. 31. The Voice of Democracy audio essay contest,...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:28am

A panel comprising local business owners shared their stories of what it takes to adapt for survival in today’s economy and markets during an event held by the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce and SCORE at the Den at Bear Trap Dunes on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Local businesses adapt to survive changing times

“How many of you have heard the phrase, ‘This area has changed so much’?” asked Lauren Weaver, director of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, to a roomful of entrepreneurs.

A panel of local business owners shared their success...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:11am

Open for Business partners with 1 Million Cups for startups

Anyone with plans to open, purchase or expand a business in Sussex County, or who needs assistance with licenses or permits, business-plan writing, marketing or getting ready to apply for financing is being invited to attend Sussex County’s “Open...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:04am

Passport ‘Happy Hours’ planned at special-after-hours events

Due to the popularity of past passport fairs, the Ocean View Post Office is hosting several special passport sessions — this time, after regular passport acceptance hours.

“The recent passport fairs were so successful that many patrons...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:02am

Children line up for their race during last year’s Mariner’s Trail Run event.

Annual Mariners Trail Run set for Oct. 21

Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church will be hosting its 17th annual Trail Run on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge at Camp Barnes in Bayard, near Bethany Beach.

For the past 16 years, Bill Lord has been organizing and...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:25am

To improve traffic flow of Routes 113 and 18, DelDOT’s ‘preferred alternative’ for a Georgetown overpass would feature ramps built on the northeast and southwest corners of the existing intersection.

Route 113/24 changes among DelDOT plans for next five years

Each year, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces its proposed road projects for the next six years. This autumn, DelDOT showed off their plans and sought public input on the proposed Capital Transportation Program (CTP) for...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:17am

Rae Tribbet prepares to paint a perfectly puny pumpkin... or perhaps pepper it with paste and paper... either way, this little lady is about to decorate a gourd.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 9:52am

Spider-Man shows off his web shooters to his new buddies, Shane and Sean.

Radish Farms holds community block party

A community block party was held Sept. 29 on Tunbridge Court in the Commons of Radish Farms in Millsboro, complete with food, music, games and a surprise for the kids — Spider-Man jumping in the bounce house with them. Millsboro Police Department...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 9:39am

Members of law-enforcement join Delmarva Christian High School for an outdoor SYATP Chapel Service.

DCHS holds See You at the Pole prayer, chapel service

As schools across the country participated in “See You at the Pole” on Wednesday, Sept. 26, Delmarva Christian High School expanded their involvement by providing week-long lunchtime prayer opportunities and an outside chapel service for students...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:04pm

Oct. 14 festival to showcase Latino cuisine and culture

Sabor Latino 2018 — a new food-and-wine festival event that will celebrate Latino culture, with food, fun, music and dance — will take place Sunday, Oct. 14, 2-6 p.m., at The Clubhouse at Baywood in the Long Neck area.

Attendees can enjoy...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:02pm

Liz Berntsen returns to the Frankford Public Library as the new adult-services coordinator.

Read a movie, write a novel, meet the librarian

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just for kicks — it’s about quantity over quality. At the Frankford Public Library, Elizabeth “Liz” Berntsen has returned to manage adult programing, and she is daring people to use NaNoWriMo as impetus...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 10:31am

Ken Schleifer, left, and Ken Cicerale, right, and Bob Yesbek (a.k.a. the Rehoboth Foodie), center, are just some of the folks performing at the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival and True Blue Jazz Festival.

A feast of jazz on offer in Rehoboth Beach next week

Jazz music has become synonymous with October in Rehoboth Beach.

This year, the dates to know are Thursday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 14. Musicians and audience members are coming from around the country to play and listen to the best...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 10:14am

Runners and walkers for the fifth annual Run, White & Blue 5K take off at the event’s starting line on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus in Georgetown.

Run, White & Blue raises almost $12,000 for scholarships

The fifth annual Run, White & Blue 5K/1-Mile Walk, held at the DelTech Owens Campus in Georgetown, was the most successful event yet, as nearly 500 runners and walkers braved the heat and humidity to raise almost $12,000 to support...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 10:02am

CROP Hunger Walk to mark 30th anniversary in Bethany

This year is the 30th anniversary of the CROP Hunger Walk in Bethany Beach, sponsored by the Southeast Sussex Ministerium This year’s walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Bethany Beach bandstand, with sign-in at noon and the walk at 1:...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:37am

‘Big Truck Day’ planned at Delaware Seashore State Park this weekend

DNREC’s Delaware Seashore State Park will host its first-ever “Big Truck Day” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Indian River Marina. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of the...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:36am

Reynolds

Ocean View voters choose Reynolds

The Ocean View Town Council will have a new face on its dais, as Fairway Village resident Berton Reynolds won the town’s annual council election. Reynolds beat out incumbent Carol Bodine for the Town’s District 4 council seat, with 237 votes to...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:23pm

Two Millsboro women compete for school board seat

With Indian River School District School Board elections around the corner, two Millsboro women have thrown their hats into the ring to represent IRSD’s District 3.

Dana Probert and Leolga T. Wright are competing to serve the voting...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:22pm

Bethany looks to regulate wireless antenna installation

It’s a topic with interest spreading across the state and the nation: How will municipalities deal with the coming proliferation of new wireless technology, including small-cell and 5G antennas. Will they turn streets into forests of antenna...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:13pm

South Bethany to have election contests for mayor and council

South Bethany’s 2018 election could be a kind of musical chairs, as six candidates have filed for four seats, but everyone running is a familiar face.

Tim Saxton could cut his current town council term in half, having entered the mayoral...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:12pm