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Dewey Goes Pink organizers (top row) Adam Howard, left, and Steve ‘Monty’ Montgomery, right, present the funds raised at the event to, bottom row, from left, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Executive Director Vicky Cooke, volunteer Peggy Dever and survivorship specialist Meredith L. Rothstein.

Dewey Goes Pink raises $115,000 for Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

During a recent check presentation at The Starboard, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition received a check for $115,000 from the 8th Annual Dewey Goes Pink fundraiser, which was held on Oct. 6.

“The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition would...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 12:39pm

Clinical Educator Theresa Crowson, second from left, is the recipient of Beebe Healthcare’s December 2018 LOVE Letter award. Also pictured, from left, are: Chief Operating Officer Rick Schaffner; clinical educator Laura Smith,; Jan Gibson-Gerrity, director of clinical informatics; Devona Fields, manager of clinical professional development; and Jeffrey M. Fried, Beebe Healthcare president and CEO.

Crowson recognized with Beebe LOVE Letter award

 

Beebe representatives said Crowson was recognized for going out of her way to help a guest who was using a walker and looking for the cafeteria.

“Theresa was on her way to a meeting, but changed course and walked the guest to the...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 12:37pm

WPS first-grade angels close the show with the fifth-grade nativity scene. Pictured, from left, are: front row, Clara Collins-Ellingsworth, Jack Hornung, Taj Sands, Nonda Gjikuria, Leo Galles, Aadish Maharjan; middle row, Keller Hoch, Liam Doran, Charlie Rutter, Estelle Damouni, Lea Jaoude, C.J. Labin, Sarah Brasure; back row, Sadie Kremer, Emmy Givens-Grevey, Elena Kappes, Lilly White, Isabella Rice; and, center, fifth-graders Priya Haldar and Michael Hebert as Mary and Joseph.

WPS Students Ring in the Season with Two Holiday Concerts

Families and students from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 kicked off the season with two Worcester Preparatory School (WPS) annual traditions.

On Dec. 7, Lower School Music Director Joanie Brittingham introduced a performance, “The Good...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:18am

Still a family-run company, Bette and Sal Gallo are pictured with their children — all very active in the business — from left, Tricia Ratner, Andrew Ratner and Lee Ann Wilkinson.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty celebrates 40th anniversary

Founders Bette and Sal Gallo will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their real estate firm in the upcoming year.

When the husband-and-wife team opened Gallo Realty in 1979, there were only a handful of other real estate firms in the resort region, and the real estate landscape looked much different, both literally and figuratively, they said. There was lots...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:52am

New books were delivered to Epworth Preschool in Rehoboth Beach, but will also be circulated to many other Read Aloud Sussex County locations.

BHHS Gallo Realty delivers books to Read Aloud Delaware

The goal of Read Aloud Delaware, a statewide agency that works to promote literacy, is: “Every preschool child in Delaware should be read to one-on-one.” To help achieve that goal, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty held an autumn new-...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:41am

Mariner’s offers support for those who are lost, lonely or grieving

While the holiday season is often one of joy and merriment, not everyone associates Christmas with cheer.

For those who are lost, lonely or grieving during the holidays, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be holding a Blue...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:36pm

Baull remains mayor as Dagsboro council re-organizes

Following the re-election of Councilmen Norwood Truitt and William Chandler, each to new two-year terms, the Dagsboro Town Council has now shuffled the deck, so to speak, with some of the same faces now getting to sit in new spaces.

Brian...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:32pm

Citizens doubt council’s commitment to policing

Tempers flared in South Bethany Town Hall this week as some members of the public worried over the future of the South Bethany Police Department. Although the town council emphasized last month that they’re working on a new plan, some property...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:22pm

Dozens of volunteers showed up at Mountaire’s Selbyville warehouse to pack a full Christmas meal for 2,500 families in need.

Mountaire brings ‘Thanksgiving’ to those in need at Christmas

Three times each year, Mountaire Farms holds packing events to help feed those in the community who otherwise would not have a holiday meal.

“It’s a trilogy. Three times a year, at the most important holidays to give back,” said Roger...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:20pm

Belle DeMarie, 3, of Ocean View places her letter in the special mailbox at the Santa's Letters Neighborhood Holiday Gathering in Dagsboro on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Santa’s mailbox (and Nice List) fills up, thanks to local couple

Just a few weeks ago, “Santa’s Letters” was only an idea — just a desire to make children happy at Christmastime.

Inspired by a shiny red mailbox, a Dagsboro couple who were feeling a bit down at the approach of the holidays shook off...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:16pm

Millville group seeks volunteers to help with projects

Pat Moulder, chairperson for the Millville Volunteer Group, stood up at the Tuesday, Dec. 11, Millville Town Council meeting and started down a list that makes the Twelve Days of Christmas look like a fortune cookie.

“I just want the...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:09pm

December’s volunteers stand tall with Dottie Campbell and two of the three new directors of the Community Food Pantry, Joyce Dennis and Rev. Mark Phillips.

‘It’s going to take three people to replace her’

Campbell retires from food pantry

For more than 20 years, Dottie Campbell’s smiling face has welcomed families to the Community Food Pantry in Selbyville. The pantry is still going strong, but on Dec. 15, Campbell finally retired as coordinator.

Volunteers praised Campbell...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:01pm

Students in Stephanie Syphard's first grade class were joined by members of the Home and Garden Club at The Refuge at Dirickson Creek on Thursday, Dec. 6 when the club presented the school with a check to be used for maintenance of the school's garden. Shown with the class are, back row from left, Principal Allisa Booth, club president Pamela White, club vice president Sandy Murphy, club secretary Nancy Scheffey, club treasurer  Ramona Bourque and Vice Principal Bennnett Murray.

Garden club donates funds for elementary school garden improvements

The garden at John M. Clayton Elementary School might be a little drab for the next few months, but with a recent contribution from a local garden club, students have more “green” with which to improve it.

The Home & Garden Club at The...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:57pm

IRSD Adult Education offers winter/spring courses

The Indian River School District’s Adult Education course offerings for Winter/Spring 2019 can now be viewed online at community.irsd.net.

Youth courses on offer include:

• Driver’s Education: Feb. 4, Feb. 5, Feb. 6, Feb. 7, Feb. 11...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:40pm

IRHS band holding tree-chipping fundraiser

After the holidays, people can now let their friendly neighborhood marching band dispose of their Christmas tree.

The Indian River High School Band Boosters will collect and chip pine trees as a holiday fundraiser. People can bring their...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:39pm

Rehoboth Reads to include writing contest

Rehoboth Reads, a new project that will involve the city-wide reading and discussion of a single book, “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson, is holding a writing contest that seeks submissions of short stories, creative nonfiction and poetry that...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:38pm

Delaware Tech’s Business Honor Society fills stockings for Salvation Army

Delaware Technical Community College’s International Business Honor Society, Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG), recently paired with the Salvation Army to stuff holiday stockings with toys, games and other items to donate to children throughout Sussex...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:32pm

Delaware State Parks brings people to nature but, here, the people behind the parks celebrate being named the 2018 Southern Delaware Tourism Partner of the Year.

State Parks prove their economic power with tourism award

Although the Southern Delaware Tourism Awards honor the people who enrich the Sussex County life and economy, it’s also a great cheat-sheet for planning a night, or day, on the town.

At the Dec. 6 luncheon in Millsboro, Southern Delaware...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:59pm

Members of NARFE Coastal Sussex Chapter 1690 survey Christmas gifts gathered at its December holiday luncheon before delivering them to three local nursing facilities in the area. Pictured, from left, are: James Justice, Pat Brady-Rice, Theresa Pitman and Martha Justice.

NARFE donates holiday gifts to nursing facilities

The Coastal Sussex Chapter 1690 of NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) collected nearly 60 Christmas gifts at its annual Holiday Luncheon, held at 1776 restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, to deliver to residents of three local...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:54pm

Volunteers reforest James Farm Preserve in Ocean View

This fall, volunteers from the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Coastal Gardeners Club planted trees as part of an effort to improve wildlife...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:56am

The Carpenters Union Training Center in Georgetown is helping out families from the Howard T. Ennis School.

Carpenters collecting gifts for Ennis students, families

To bring a little joy to families in need within the community, the Carpenters Union Training Center in Georgetown is collecting toys, money and gift cards to be distributed to six families of students at the Howard T. Ennis School.

“We do...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:05pm

Holiday Market to benefit Ronald McDonald House

Millville Town Hall and its next-door neighbor, Millville United Methodist Church, will transform into a holiday shopping hub on Saturday, Dec. 8, during the sixth annual Holiday Market.

The market, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:49pm

Selbyville Christmas Parade bringing even more food and fun

Santa’s House open early, at 4 p.m.

The holidays will jingle into town at the 58th Annual Selbyville Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.

More than 100 marching units have signed up, so “It should be a really great parade for spectators this year,” said parade...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:42pm

This is an example of the 9th Moving Pastel Project at Selbyville Middle School.

SDSA invites community to draw with John Donato

The public is being invited to make art with local artist John Donato on Monday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The “Moving Pastels” Community Night will be hosted at Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville.

“Anyone who wants to...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:26pm

Millsboro Christmas Parade

Millsboro jumped in to the Christmas spirit with a parade and tree-lighting event on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:21pm

Sheryl Swed, executive director of the Delaware Botanic Gardens, enjoys the gardens as the project comes together for a September 2019 opening. Swed was recently honored as a business leader.

Delaware Botanic Gardens’ Swed honored

Ray Sander, president of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), announced this week that DBG Executive Director Sheryl Swed has been honored in the Annual Women in Business feature in the December issue of Delaware Today magazine.

“Sheryl was...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:28pm

Children can ‘Mingle with Kringle’ on Dec. 8

Kids can meet Santa Claus and celebrate the season at the “Mingle with Kringle” event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. They can even wear pajamas for holiday festivities, including photos and a light breakfast with Santa, plus games and...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:21pm

Frankford kicks off the Holidays

Frankford held one of its Christmas in the Park events on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The town will hold the event each Wednesday through Christmas, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:17pm

Volunteers, participants and spectators all gathered on the boardwalk for the 2016 Hair of the Dog 5K run/walk and 10K run.

Hair of the Dog races, Eskimo plunge to kick off new year

For an eighth straight year, local residents will be able to ring in the New Year with the Annual Hair of the Dog 5K run/walk and 10K run, which are being held in conjunction with the 23rd edition of the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos plunge...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:31am

Tangerine Goods

Holiday Gift Guide

Tangerine Goods

It happened relatively quickly: Out of nowhere, we became tied to our mobile devices.

With the weather taking a sharp turn toward the colder side of things, it can get a little bit trickier trying to touch, swipe or...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:23am

IRSD to appeal to public in February referendum

The Indian River School District has about two months to plan — and pass — a public referendum to build new schools and renovate others.

Amid the area’s increasingly busy traffic and the once-empty cornfields now full of housing...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 1:25pm

Carriage rides will be offered in Bethany Beach each Saturday in December this year, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Bethany set to transform into Weekend Wonderland

Weekends in December are full of celebrating and shopping and eating and creating. All of those things, and more, are part of this year’s Weekend Wonderland events in Bethany Beach.

This year, there are four Saturdays in December before...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:49pm

Parents learn about cyber-safety from former attorney-general

This holiday season, many kids will get new cell phones, laptops, tablets or gaming systems. They can use them to talk to anyone across the earth. They can also send pictures and private information to anybody, good or bad. They may not always...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:45pm

Alice & Laila

Holiday Gift Guide

Windsor Teak

Situated right along the highway in Fenwick Island, Windsor Teak Furniture offers an escape into places far and exotic with their distinct array of furniture.

Taking a prominent position in the store is a Lutyens Bench...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:07pm

James Farm upgrades were set to officially begin on Nov. 26 but kicked off with a groundbreaking on Nov. 16.

James Farm preserve digs into a bigger future

James Farm Ecological Preserve has a way of making visitors feel alone in nature, even though another hiker might be just around the corner, having the same experience.

Word has gotten out about James Farm — a tranquil, but increasingly...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:58am

Aidan Kypreos, 15, of Bethany Beach finished his Eagle Scout project, a pair of benches for the veterans to rest during walks, earlier this fall at the Delaware   Veterans Home in Milford.

Kypreos completes Eagle project

Aidan Kypreos, 15, of Bethany Beach is one step closer to holding the rank of Eagle with the Boy Scouts of America, after having completed his Eagle Scout project at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford.

“I kind of wanted to get it early...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:47am

Selbyville library celebrating the season

The Selbyville Public Library is hosting two holiday events to put people in the Christmas spirit: the Capital Ringers on Dec. 8, and an Open House with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 15.

Library Director Kelly Kline said she is proud to...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:59am

Hundreds of people gathered at Mountaire’s Selbyville warehouse on Monday, Nov. 19, to pack 8,500 boxes of Thanksgiving meals for people in the community.

Feeding thousands

While temperatures may have been low on Monday morning, hearts were warm as hundreds of community members gathered in tight-knit quarters with a collective goal — to give those in need a true Thanksgiving meal.

“It’s absolutely...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:55pm

Frankford to celebrate Christmas in the Park

Frankford will lights up for the Christmas season this Saturday, Nov. 24, with its Christmas in the Park celebration.

Christmas in the Park is a collaborative effort between area churches, the Town of Frankford’s Envision Frankford...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:49pm

John Martin, left, and Josheline Aldrete, served as members of the Color Guard during the IRHS Marine Corps National Defense Cadet Corps celebration on Nov. 15.

IR shows pride on Marine Corps birthday

By Laura Walter

Staff Reporter

 

Indian River High School students performed a military-style ceremony this month to honor the 243rd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

The USMC was founded Nov. 10, 1775. And the IRHS...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:46pm

SoDel Cares recently donated $4,000 to Primeros Pasos, an early-childhood learning center in Georgetown. Pictured, from left, are: Danae Evans, manager of NorthEast Seafood Kitchen; Lindsey Barry, president of SoDel Cares and controller for SoDel Concepts; David Baker, a Primeros Pasos board member; Sandy Baker, president of Primeros Pasos’ board; and Barbara Tenny, a Primeros Pasos board member.

SoDel Cares donates $4,000 to Primeros Pasos

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $4,000 to Primeros Pasos, an early-childhood learning center in Georgetown.

“We are happy to support Primeros Pasos because of the work they do with children who come...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:04pm

New Leo Club officers include, from left: Treasurer Darna Khamphilavong; Vice President Katelyn Timmons; President Samuel Miltner; and Secretary Hailey Hudson.

Leo Club welcomes new officers, members

The Indian River High School Leo Club held their new member and officer induction ceremony on Oct. 22. They inducted 97 new members this year into a club with more than 200 members. The Leo Club is a service organization sponsored by the Fenwick...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

Sean and Kristina Malone have set up a mailbox for Santa and responds to every letter. The mailbox is located at 2 Windward Way in the Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro.

Santa gets help from Dagsboro family

Former postal worker inspired to set up Santa mailbox

By Kerin Magill

Staff Reporter

 

When Sean Malone of Dagsboro worked for the U.S. Postal Service, he took on a side gig as Santa’s helper.

“I just happened to come in one day and we were starting to collect Santa...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 2:04pm

Christina Showalter, executive director of the Delaware Housing Alliance, left, receives a donation from Clayton Stradley, commercial loan officer for County Bank.

County Bank donates $1,000 to Delaware Housing Alliance

County Bank recently donated to Delaware Housing Alliance, whose mission is to advance housing opportunities, end homelessness and promote vibrant communities through public policy advocacy, research and education, technical assistance and...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:57pm

DCHS perform community service on Return Day

DCHS foreign-exchange students Jasmine Zhang, Alice Xu, Jessie Sun and Angel Li are busy at work assembling food packages for delivery and cleaning the kitchen at the Long Neck CHEER Center. 

Every year on Return Day, students at Delmarva...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:51pm

The community had the opportunity to buy specialty soups and baked goods from local restaurants during the third annual Soup for the Soul event.

Soup for the Soul raises funds for Community Food Bank

 

Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island invited the local community to their third annual “Soup for the Soul” fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3, with the proceeds benefitting the Community Food Bank of Salem United Methodist Church.

“...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:40pm

Weekend Wonderland in Bethany to bring holiday fun to the beach

Hosted annually the first four Saturdays in December, Weekend Wonderland in Bethany kicks off Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout downtown Bethany Beach. Local merchants will offer special promotions and activities, and a variety of...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:57pm

Selbyville group collecting coats for veterans

This winter, the Selbyville Community Club is once again collecting coats, sweatpants and sweatshirts for homeless military veterans in Delaware.

The sixth annual “Coats and Sweats for Vets” returns for the entire month of December 2018....

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:19pm

The Town of Dagsboro lights up its Christmas tree back in 2015. Dagsboro recently announced its full holiday schedule for 2018.

Dagsboro announces dates, times for holiday events

It’s going to start to look a lot like Christmas around the town of Dagsboro over the next couple weeks.

The 2018 Dagsboro Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at Katie Helm Park. The celebration will...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:57pm

Former U.S. surgeon general Lt. Gen. Ronald R. Blanck delivers his Veterans Day address at VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View.

Former surgeon general gives Veterans Day address

A former U. S. surgeon general told those attending a Veteran’s Day commemoration at VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View that when he cared for veterans, he was caring for “the most deserving patients in the world.”

“Whether two or 20 years,...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:22pm