10th annual Smyrna at Night acts take to the stages

SMYRNA — The event is dubbed Smyrna at Night, but there was plenty of good music during the day, too.

'Sleepers' film debuts in Middletown, wider reach sought

MIDDLETOWN — A production filmed mostly in Delaware made its debut at the Everett Theatre Friday, and served as a reunion of sorts.

DOVER—The Kent County Levy Court has detailed the proposed property tax rate changes that came as a result of the county’s reassessment of property values, which would go into effect July …
Certainly, the world needs a little more kindness every now and then. And, earlier this month, there was plenty of it being shared in the Spring Meadow 55-plus community in Smyrna.
CLAYTON — Delaware Route 6 between South Reed Street and South Rodney Street will be closed Monday through Friday for a sewer main replacement, the Department of Transportation announced …
One person was reportedly injured in a plane crash in the 1200 block of Caldwell Corner Road in Townend Friday, Delaware State Police said.
ODESSA — In honor of Juneteenth, the Historic Odessa Foundation will host a free public tour of the nonprofit historic center’s National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit and tour: “Freedom Seekers: The Odessa Story.”
Though she wasn’t sure when, Alisha McCanney had been planning to open a second location for her counseling facility in Middletown. Now, thanks to recently awarded state assistance, her hoped-for arrival date in the Bunker Hill Professional Centre is mid-September.
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A Smyrna School District referendum asking for capital funding passed Thursday, by a vote of 1,090-1,068.
SMYRNA — Town officials requested and are receiving and audit from the state regarding the municipality’s financial inner-workings, a state spokesperson said Tuesday.
SMYRNA — Yes it’s true. Starting June 21, Dave Chambers will see 18 of his paintings hanging inside Painted Stave Distilling.
WILMINGTON — A 36-year-old Smyrna man was wounded in an officer-involved shooting Friday night and later charged with offenses, Delaware State Police said.
Sports
Delaware South advances in Carpenter Cup softball

PHILADELPHIA — Delaware South bounced back from an opening-game loss to win twice and advance to the second round of the Carpenter Cup softball tournament on Monday. As one of the top two …

 HARRINGTON - P T Stable's Beat Cop ($2.20, Tim Tetrick) was the fastest of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) winners on Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:54.3 triumph. …
NEWARK — Marvin Dooley just grinned when asked what Jake Tiberi was like as a fifth-grader. “He was a nuisance,” joked the veteran football coach. Really, Dooley said, …
Harrington Raceway Entries Monday, Jun 17, 2024 Post time: 4:30 p.m.   1st  NW8001L5 $11,000 Pace 1. Ats Hanover (Ja Morand) 2-1 2. Amp It Up N (Pa Berry) 4-1 …
Business
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce is set to host its highly anticipated annual Awards for Excellence Celebration on Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. in Dover.
GREENWOOD — Delaware Electric Cooperative’s lineworkers won two awards at the 20th annual Gaff-n-Go Lineworker’s Rodeo in Doswell, Virginia. Over 300 lineworkers from 11 states …
MILFORD — The Food Bank of Delaware’s president and CEO believes the state “is going backwards in terms of the number of Delawareans who are food-insecure.” Cathy …
GEORGETOWN -- on June 12, Neighborly Home Care held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Georgetown location. This is the third Neighborly Home Care location with one in Wilmington and one in …
Neighbors
Honoring and Fundraising Banquet held June 2 in Dover

DOVER — Women and Children Transformation Ministry International, Inc., held its second annual Honoring and Fundraising Banquet on June 2 at the Correctional Officers’ Association Banquet …

The Mental Health Association in Delaware has extended its services south, adding a location at the Milford Wellness Center.
Roses are criticized for being the “diva” or prima donna of the garden because they are delicate or temperamental. Many roses are highly susceptible to disease and insects but knowing how …
WOODSIDE – One small idea can help other people in big ways. Kylie Yiengst, a junior on the Polytech High School golf team, learned this through her project she created to earn her Gold …
Schools
DOVER--The Capital School District Board of Education has appointed Victoir Cahoon, assistant superintendent, as the interim superintendent since the resignation of Vilicia Cade last week. The …
CAMDEN — The Caesar Rodney Class of 1974 held its 50th class reunion June 8 at Loblolly Acres. The reunion was attended by 80 classmates.
GEORGETOWN — The Vocational Technical School Districts, New Castle County Vo-Tech, Polytech, and Sussex Tech, are excited on behalf of students for the new Smart Transfer Enrollment Program …
Delmarva Chicken Association has granted scholarships totaling $25,000 to 12 students pursuing college and graduate studies connected to careers in Delmarva’s chicken industry through the …
Things To Do
Leap of Faith Events hosting craft show fundraiser in Milford for DJ's Alliance

MILFORD — Leap of Faith Events is hosting a fundraiser craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at the Carlisle Fire Company to benefit DJ's Alliance. DJ's Alliance, a non-profit …

While there may be different thoughts about when summer starts — those closer to the coast may consider Memorial Day to be the kickoff — the astronomical beginning is when one of the Earth’s poles is the closest it gets to the sun all year.
The Food Bank of Delaware will hold its third annual Out Run Hunger 5K Run/Walk on June 26 at its new facility in Milford.
A longtime staple, the Positively Dover African American Festival is returning to Legislative Mall for its 34th year June 22.
Opinion
Frank Daniels’ recent Opinion asks us to ignore Donald Trump’s “personality” because it is “policy” that is more important (“Will you vote based on personality or policy?”). But consider this old racket: Some guy slaps you on your back with one hand and picks your pocket with the other.
As the 2024 campaign cycle unfolds, strategists, pollsters and political scientists have been closely watching independent voters.
Independent voters who live in communities with lots of gun violence are very concerned about gun safety and gun regulations, our research has found. That should not be surprising. But what is surprising is our companion finding: Democrats and Republicans who live in those same communities have views on gun violence and gun regulations that line up more closely with their party leaders’ views than with the experiences of their daily lives.
About 1 in 6 Americans are ages 65 or older, and that percentage is projected to grow. Older adults often hold positions of power, have retirement savings accumulated over the course of their lifetimes and make important financial and health-related decisions — all of which makes them attractive targets for financial exploitation.
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