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Millsboro Lions Club members and officers gather with Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club, second from right. Pictured, from left, standing, are: Past President David Mitchell, Tail Twister Alberta, Ryan Director Ted Parker, Lion Tamer Greg Ryan, Treasurer Mary Lee Phillips, President Chris Cordrey, Mock and Secretary Pat Sanzone. Seated, in front, are, from left: Membership Vincent Sanzone and Director Sandra Jones.

Millsboro Lions Club installs new officers

At the Millsboro Lions Club’s regular meeting in June, held at the Georgetown Historical Society complex, Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club installed the officers for the coming year for the Millsboro club. Mock also shared with...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:25am

Clash for Cash winner Jamie Lathroum speaks to an announcer after winning the event on Friday, June 28, at the Georgetown Speedway.

Holiday traffic nearly snares Clash for Cash winner

Stock car racing returned to Georgetown Speedway’s progressively high-banked half-mile clay oval last Friday, June 28. Two pursed classes and four support classes compet-ed. Sunoco Super Late Model and RUSH Late Model feature races in the Clash...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:00am

Camp Barnes benefit stock car race next week

By 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, there will be a long line of stock car haulers reaching from inside the grounds of Delaware International Speedway going down U.S. Route 13 in Delmar, anxiously waiting for the gate to open so they can settle into...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 9:56am

Angler charged with landing a prohibited shark species at 3Rs

Following a tip made from within Delaware Seashore State Park, DNREC’s Natural Resources Police park rangers charged a Seaford man this week with landing a prohibited shark species, in connection with taking a sandbar shark out of the water while...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 9:52am

Bravo's vehicle being pulled from a South Bethany canal.

Police confirm Bravo, car found in South Bethany

The body of a Bethany Beach woman who had been missing for two weeks was found in a South Bethany canal just before 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28.

Approximately 16 hours later, Linda Bravo’s car was found in the canal, not far from where her...

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 3:42pm

Downtown staples such as Antique Alley continue to dot Main Street, while Millsboro grows faster than any other town in Delaware.

Embracing smart growth

Millsboro looks to retain small-town quaintness amidst growth

Downtown Millsboro is the kind of place where you can stop by the local barbershop and share a laugh with the owner while he’s snipping and trimming.

That’s what Starting Line Up owner Brian Reeves was doing one recent afternoon,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:05pm

IRSD pauses EMES annexation talk to ask longer-term questions

After talk of annexing East Millsboro Elementary School into Millsboro town limits, the Indian River School District school board has decided to slow down their decision-making in favor of long-term planning.

After erroneously voting to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Zach Kight talks to reporters about his missing mother, Linda Bravo of Bethany Beach, before a community-wide search began on Saturday, June 22, in Fenwick Island.

Search continues for missing woman

Two weeks after she was last seen leaving a Sea Colony high-rise, a Bethany Beach woman remains missing, and police have reported no new information on her possible whereabouts.

Linda Bravo, 70, of Alexander Drive in Bethany Beach, was...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:59pm

School district re-starts process to build new school

It’s just the first step of many, but the Indian River School District has made the first movement toward the referendum process for building a new school.

That doesn’t necessarily mean the IRSD Board of Education will decide to host a...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:56pm

Barefoot Gardeners to host storytime in Fenwick

The Fenwick Island Barefoot Gardeners Club has announced the dates for their summer 2019 Children’s Storytime in Fenwick Island Town Park.

Storytime will run in the Fenwick Island gazebo every Wednesday in July at 10 a.m., on July 3, 10,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:55pm

Volunteers needed for Beach & Bay Cottage Tour

Volunteers are needed for the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. The event benefits the Friends of the South Coastal Library and will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primarily,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:54pm

Dagsboro Business Alliance hosting National Night Out

Organizers plan to build off last year’s success

With such a successful first year in the books, the Dagsboro Business Alliance Inc. (DBA) is hoping to build off their efforts as they get ready to host the 2nd Annual Dagsboro National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

In conjunction...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:54pm

South Bethany to celebrate 50 years with boat parade, party

Nobody loves South Bethany as much as the people who call it their home (or second home). The town will celebrate its 50th anniversary of incorporation this weekend with the annual Boat Parade on Saturday and anniversary street fair on Sunday....

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:52pm

LuLaRoe fundraiser to benefit Rwandajoy charity effort

A fundraiser for children in Rwanda, in East Africa, who can’t afford everyday necessities, such as school uniforms and lunches, is planned for July 1 at Ocean View Presbyterian Church.

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., LuLaRoe Clothing — described...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:51pm

Police seek to thank Good Samaritans who aided officer

Millsboro police are asking the two members of the public who rushed to the aid of a police officer, then drove away without identifying themselves, to contact police so they can be properly thanked.

In the early morning of June 19, the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:49pm

Dominion National data breach impacts 1 in 10 Delawareans

The Delaware Department of Insurance on June 26 notified the public of a data security breach suffered by Dominion National, an insurer and administrator of dental and vision benefits.

On April 24, through its investigation of an internal...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:48pm

Owner’s, Bonnie and Keith (front, center) celebrate with staff, family, friends, and Chamber members.

Bonkey’s Ice Cream & Snoballs opens new location in Ocean View

On Thursday, June 20, Bonkey’s Ice Cream & Snoballs celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Ocean View, behind Ocean View Deli at 44 Atlantic Avenue, by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce....

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:05am

Dickens’ Parlour Theatre has hosted hundreds of shows over it’s10 year tenure in Millville.

Dickens Parlour Theatre marks a decade of magic and more in Millville

 

A decade ago, Rich Bloch was looking for a place to dock, metaphorically and literally.

Little did he know he would find it in Millville.

As a magician and attorney, he had lived a rather peripatetic lifestyle for years,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:01am

Grace Snyder will follow four generations of her mother’s family into U.S. military service. She is the first female IRHS grad to attend West Point.

IR grad takes her game to West Point

Grace Snyder had to buy men’s boots for school this autumn. The West Point supply store doesn’t carry women’s sizes.

For the next four years of college, she’ll be wearing a uniform, as 17-year-old Snyder was accepted to the U.S. Military...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:58am

IRHS students finish strong on honor roll

Indian River High School recently announced its honor roll students for the fourth and final marking period in the 2018-2019 school year. Students receiving High Honors were:

• Seniors Robert Argo, Shelby Bacon, Riley Blatzheim, Bailee...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:55am

‘Pay It Forward’ honorees announced for July celebration

Some Pathways to Success supporters and students will be honored at the organization’s 2nd Annual “Pay It Forward” Celebration on July 27, at The Clubhouse at Baywood from 6 to 11 p.m.

Honorees include Cornelius Blake, active Pathways to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:54am

Three local students awarded degrees at Widener University

Widener University conferred degrees to more than 1,100 graduates in a ceremony Friday, May 17. Commencement was held at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

The commencement speaker was former U.S. Congressman and past...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:53am

Grace Kemp won the inaugural SDSA Distinguished Dragon award.

Kemp named SDSA’s first Distinguished Dragon

Sometimes, the best leaders aren’t center-stage. But they can deliver a great pep talk behind the scenes. Grace Kemp of Millsboro proved that in June while finishing eighth grade at Southern Delaware School of the Arts. She won the inaugural...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:50am

Darol L. Anderson, 89

Darol L. Anderson, 89, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at home, with family at his side.

Anderson was born Nov. 3, 1929, in LaCrosse, Wis., to John and Avis Anderson of Houston, Minn. He graduated from Houston...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:39am

Lord Baltimore High School served students in the Ocean View area from 1920 until 1968. Graduates of all ages came together for a reunion celebration on June 22 in Georgetown. The Class of 1959 grins for a photo.

Lord Baltimore Eagles soar to an all-classes reunion

That historical Ocean View schoolhouse still inspires fond memories, and some people traveled cross-country recently to attend an All-Classes reunion of the original Lord Baltimore High School.

“L.B. truly was a remarkable experience as...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:35am

Margaret H. Rollins Student Philanthropy Award winner Mallory Drew shares a proud moment during the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing graduation with her aunt and uncle, Kerry and Clint Perkinson.

School of Nursing graduate selected for student philanthropy award

The Beebe Medical Foundation presented the Margaret H. Rollins Student Philanthropy Award to nursing student graduate Mallory Drew during the school’s graduation ceremony on May 30.

Drew demonstrated her natural leadership and spirit of...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:30am

Orthopaedic Associates opening office in Ocean View

Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware recently announced the expansion of its practice with the opening of a new office in Ocean View. Opening Monday, July 15, at 118 Atlantic Avenue, near Lord Baltimore Elementary School, OASD’s doctors...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:27am

The Cove donates to Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

The Cove Bar & Grille at Bayside recently presented the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays with a donation of $2,157.53, representing 15 percent of proceeds from dine-and-donate fundraisers in April and May. Pictured, from left, are: Bayside...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:22am

Local and state officials were on hand at the Holts Landing State Park ribbon-cutting event, celebrating the park’s improvements over the last year.

Holts Landing enhancements celebrated with ribbon-cutting

DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin was joined by state Sen. Gerald Hocker, state Rep. Ronald Gray and other supporters at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 21 to celebrate new enhancements at Holts Landing State Park near Dagsboro.

Those...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:19am

Nanticoke Indian Museum offers insight to tribal history, culture

The annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow is planned for Sept. 7 and 8 this year, with much-anticipated drum groups, dance sessions, vendors, traditional foods and a worship service at 10 on Sunday morning.

Every year, the powwow, held on a...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:15am

Judy Hagen, sculptor and co-owner of 2nd Time Designs, shows off a Red M&M’s mascot, in progress.

Lighthearted art made of heavy metal

There’s a mermaid in the Hagen yard — well, half a mermaid — sporting wildly curly red hair, spherical green eyes and plentiful lips that spit water into a pond below.

Emerging from the bow of a wooden boat, the myth of folklore, who Judy...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:10am

Fireworks light up the night sky and the water in Millsboro during last year’s fireworks show.

Resort area prepares for Fourth of July events

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue, and dig out that festive spirit, as the Fourth of July is less than a week away. And, to make it easy to hit all the festivities happening in coastal Delaware and its environs for Independence Day,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:03am

Ocean View kicks off Classic Movie Wednesdays series

Classic and family films will be shown during the Town of Ocean View’s Summer of 2019 Classic Movie Wednesdays series.

Held at John West Park at 32 West Avenue, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. on three upcoming Wednesdays, with the subtitled...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:00am

East Coast Garden Centers was recently awarded Proven Winners top location in the U.S.

East Coast Garden Center named top Proven Winners location

On Thursday, June 13, East Coast Garden Center staff celebrated its recognition as the 2019 No. 1 Garden Center in the country for staff certified with the Proven Winners plant brand. With 83 Proven Winners-certified employees, East Coast Garden...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:52am

Joanne Guilfoil and Vice Adm. Walter ‘Ted’ Carter pose at the Herndon Climb.

Local author publishes book on U.S. Naval Academy

“The United States Naval Academy A-Z” was recently published by local author Joanne K. Guilfoil. The paperback celebrates the 1,200 young men and women who are planning to endure the challenges and rigor of Plebe Summer 2019 (basic midshipmen...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:49am

A custom two-tiered light fixture with nautical ropes and pulleys is featured alongside the across-hallway bridge in this waterfront home.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No.8

Wraparound water views greet visitors to this new bayfront home

(Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 24-25 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

When a perfectly-sited lot on the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:46am

Keller Williams Realty announces Top Producers for May

Keller Williams Realty recently announced the May 2019 Top Producers for its southeast Sussex County locations.

Maryhelen Garst of the West Fenwick office won top honors for highest listing volume for individual agent for the month of May...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:44am

Serfass studies conservation in Australia

Selbyville resident Molly Serfass, a master’s degree student in the Advanced Inquiry Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will soon travel to Australia to study coral reef ecology and the conservation of marine systems along the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:43am

Nurse Sherry Daisy signs the beam at Beebe Healthcare’s South Coastal Health Campus on Thursday, June 13.

Beebe supporters sign beam at South Coastal Health Campus

Team members and supporters gathered at Beebe Healthcare’s new South Coastal Health Campus near Millville on June 13 to sign a portion of a beam and a wall to celebrate the forward progress of construction at the site. The beam was also taken to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:42am

Cpl. Majewski poses with his service award for 15 years of service.

Majewski receives service award for 15th anniversary

Cpl. Stephen Majewski of the Fenwick Island Police Department recently marked his 15th anniversary and was presented with a service award. Majewski has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from DeSales University in Pennsylvania, and before he...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:36am

CHEER Beach Day returns after hiatus

Plans are progressing for the return of CHEER’s Beach Day in Rehoboth on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All activities are free to the public.

There will be a Health Fair at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center from 10 a.m....

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:35am

Maurer joins Bethany Beach Christian Church as interim pastor

Bethany Beach Christian Church Vice-Moderator Mary Johnston, left, and Pastoral Relations Chair Brenda Chisholm, right, welcome the church’s interim pastor, the Rev. Peter G. Maurer, center, on June 16.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:25am

Kaylee Hall, T.J. Moore and Grant Argo pose for a photo with Beau Smith during the Blue-Gold game.

More than a football game

IR students take part in 64th annual Blue-Gold game

Like the first one held 64 years ago, this year’s annual Blue-Gold football game, played Friday, June 21, at the University of Delaware’s Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium, was more than a football game.

The Delaware Foundation...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:11am

Sussex Riptide rides a wave of success at Special Olympics event

It was a banner day with some smashing success for some area tennis players at the recent state event at the Delaware Special Olympics, held at the University of Delaware.

The Sussex Riptide team, featuring athletes from all across the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:04am

Little League postseason throws first pitch

Like the weather this past week, the 2019 Little League postseason schedule has gotten off to a hot start for the Lower Sussex entries.

In the Pat Knight baseball division, the LSLL 8- to 10-year-old team is on a three-game win streak...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:59am

Record number of participants in weeklong IR volleyball camp

With the success of both the Indian River High School boys’ and girls’ volleyball programs, the sport is truly growing by leaps and bounds. It certainly helps to have a couple of diehards spearing the area’s efforts to “Grow the Sport.”

...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:55am

Beebe now offering patient portal for oncology services

Patients and families with Beebe Healthcare’s Oncology Services now have a new way to keep track of their care. The Cancer Care Patient Portal is now available for patients and their families, giving them access to all their treatment information...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:54am

Police seek missing Bethany woman

Bethany Beach police are asking for the public’s help in locating Linda Lee Bravo, 70, who was last reported as seen on Thursday, June 13, at Sea Colony East near Bethany Beach.

Bravo was described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing around...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:21am

Millville P&Z recommends approval of car wash

A proposed new car wash in Millville got an enthusiastic response from both those in attendance in a crowded meeting room and the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission at a meeting on Thursday, June 13.

The car wash, proposed by Imoh...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:20am

IRSD turns to operational and reserve funds to function

The Indian River School District is brainstorming temporary financial solutions until the public approves a permanent fix.

To build a needed new school, the district had hoped to use state funds and a local tax increase. Since the local...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:19am