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Bill would increase minimum wage for tipped workers in Delaware

Hourly rate has not changed since 1983

Waitstaff and workers who rely on tips and gratuities could see their first hourly wage increase in more than 35 years under legislation unveiled on June 27.

Sponsored by state Rep. Kim Williams, House Bill 252 would replace the current...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:15pm

ITT Tech students get student loan debt relief

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced on June 17 that her office’s Consumer Protection Unit had secured an agreement to recover $23,362 in debt relief for five former ITT Tech students in Delaware as part of a 43-state multistate...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:12pm

Members of the Delaware Womenade gathered to donate a check to People’s Place staff on Thursday, June 21.

Domestic violence program receive donation from Delware Womenade

On Thursday, June 21, members of Delaware Womenade presented a $10,890 check to People’s Place staff, from the proceeds of their 3rd Annual Games Day fundraiser, held at VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View on May 16.

“People’s Place would like to...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:10pm

The owner’s collection of balance toys frames views of the bay in this waterfront home, which will be featured on the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour on July 24-25.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 9

Sweeping waterfront views welcome visitors to this eclectically-furnished home

(Editor’s note: This is the ninth 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.)

This five bedroom, six-bath New England-...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:05pm

DMV releasing five-digit license plates July 9

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced this week that it will soon release a number of five-digit license plates. On Tuesday, July 9, a limited number of five-digit license plates will be made available to the public at the...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:03pm

From left, Rotary Area Gov. Carlene Roche, right, welcomes Southern Sussex Rotary Club’s new officers, from left: Jean Schmidt, Sue Nilsson, Amy Senseny, Scott Smith and Regan Roberts-Deck.

Southern Sussex Rotary installs new officers

On June 27, the Southern Sussex Rotary Club installed its officers for the 2020 fiscal year. The ceremony, led by Rotary Area Gov. Carlene Roche, recognized Scott Smith and Regan Roberts-Deck as co-presidents, Amy Senseny as president-elect, Jean...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:21am

Schrock earns degree from Albright College

A graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, Hannah Rose Schrock of Millsboro has earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing while minoring in digital media, at Albright College.

Albright’s Class of 2019 consists of 395...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:17am

Lapenna named to Clemson University President’s List

Lauren A. Lapenna of Selbyville has been named to the President’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2019 semester, the university announced this week. Lapenna’s major is psychology. To be named to the President’s List, a student must...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:16am

District seeking school bus drivers and bus aides

Indian River School District bus contractors are in need of bus drivers and bus aides for the 2019-2020 school year.

All Delaware bus drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and School Bus Endorsement. The district...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:14am

Revel named to Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College

Justin Revel of Millsboro was named to the Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College for the Spring 2019 semester, the college announced this week. Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for the academic achievement.

Founded in...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:13am

Evans graduates from JMU

James Madison University announced this week that Laura Evans of Millsboro was among the 3,700 students who received degrees during the university’s May 2019 commencement exercises. Evans graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:11am

Local blueberry farm growing in new hands, with roots in family

The Kingsley Farm has changed hands this season, but is still operating under the same name, with bushes of ripe blueberries and plans for upcoming seasons.

The Collins family bought the farm from the previous owner, Meghan Morgan. Morgan...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:08am

Joseph receives Limeades for Learning donation for ‘Comfy Seats’ project

This May, Sonic Drive-In recognized teachers and the contributions they make to education as a part of its Limeades for Learning initiative in partnership with nonprofit partner DonorChoose.org. With the goal of helping teachers obtain classroom...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:05am

Morris named Alvernia University student ambassador

Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro has been named a student ambassador at Alvernia University for the 2019-2020 academic year. Morris is majoring in early childhood education, pre-K-4, with special-ed pre-K-8, at Alvernia.

The Student Ambassadors...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:03am

Taite Daisey graduates from College of Charleston

Taite Daisey of Frankford graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public health from the College of Charleston during the college’s spring 2019 commencement on May 10-11. Daisey was among more than 1,700 bachelor’s degree and master’s degree...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:01am

Education Briefs

Shockley completes service trip to Peru

Rylee Shockley of Millsboro is one of nine Lebanon Valley College students who completed a week of service in Peru in May. Shockley, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is pursuing a bachelor...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:00am

Paradise Grill hosts dine-and-donate for Progress for Prostate

 

Paradise Grill has partnered with the Beebe Medical Foundation all year long to raise funds for Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center. Recently, Paradise Grill held a dine-and-donate event for the Progress for Prostate (PFP) Men’s Health...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:59am

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox has 4 decades with Springsteen’s E-Street Band. Now, he’s joining the Big Chill summer concert series, playing August 27th.

Big Chill Beach Club announces summer concert series

The second season of Big Chill Beach Club’s Summer MixTape Concert Series has arrived.

“Between our unique Sunset Celebration and great view of the striking Indian River Inlet Bridge and Atlantic Ocean, there is no better way to spend a...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:57am

CHEER Beach Day in Rehoboth 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....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:53am

Seashore State park launches educational programs

Staff at Delaware Seashore State Park are geared up for another jam-packed schedule of educational programs this season. The park, which includes the Indian River Inlet, extends for 6.5 miles between Dewey and Bethany beaches. Park staff have...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:51am

Selbyville Community Club receives awards at state convention

The GFWC Selbyville Community Club received several state awards for community service programs at the 122nd Annual Convention of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs, held in Rehoboth Beach from May 15 to May 17.

The Selbyville...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:43am

Lions pose with a bag of items collected from the LBLC Beach Clean-up of a portion of Bethany Beach. Pictured left to right, Lions Steve Straneva, Jack Bauer, Karl Gude, Pat Monahan and Paul Hammond.

Lord Baltimore Lions ‘Adopt a Beach’

Earlier this spring, Lion Steve Straneva, Environmental Committee chair for the Lord Baltimore Lions Club, announced at a meeting that he hoped the club would be able to expand environmental service projects in the club’s service region. In May,...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:37am

Children & Families First to host adult field day

Anyone who has ever wanted to relive the fun of their elementary school field days as a grownup will get that chance when Children & Families First hosts their brand new fundraiser, Adult Field Day on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:35am

County Bank donates $500 to Indian River VFC

County Bank representatives recently presented a donation of $500 to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company. Pictured, from left, are: Terry Brewster, County Bank Long Neck branch manager; Roxanne Bammer and Robert Marmor, fire prevention...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:33am

Gov. John C. Carney announces the largest number of farms preserved through the Delaware Aglands Preservation Program at a press conference in Bridgeville, with 111 farms preserved in the latest round, totaling 9,382 acres.

State adds 134K acres to roster of preserved farmland

During a press conference on June 24, Gov. John Carney announced that more than 134,000 acres of Delaware farmland are now permanently preserved for future generations. This is the 23rd consecutive year of easement selections by the Delaware...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:30am

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