Local News
MILFORD — During the height of the pandemic, health professionals saw a tremendous uptick in gifts from community members — everything from discounted services to free lunches. …
REHOBOTH BEACH — Courtney Gwyer, a lead radiology technician at Beebe Healthcare, has been awarded a $15,000 scholarship from Southern Delaware Imaging Associates. She is the first …
REHOBOTH BEACH — The Rehoboth Beach Public Library Task force is moving forward with its renovation plans by developing plans that were submitted to the board of directors late last week. …
Milford’s menu of diverse foods grew Monday, with the opening of Chaiyo Sushi & Thai Cuisine.
WILMINGTON – The Music School of Delaware has reached a NOTE-worthy milestone. They have been serving the First State for 100 years. The school was founded in 1924 and was formally …
Toward the rear of the Delaware State Fair, at the corner of Holloway Avenue and East Rider Road, lies a building with a rustic wooden entrance. For 10 days each July, it houses exhibits from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Delaware 4-H is staying on the move at the Delaware State Fair, hosting its third annual Get Walking challenge.
The Delaware State Fair, continuing through Saturday, is filled with people, animals, food and more. That combination could make for a big mess, but the fairgrounds’ maintenance staffers work hard to keep all areas clean, according to George Scuse, the fair’s facilities manager.
Felton guitarist and singer Quade Gannon is ready to make his dreams come true on a famous stage adjacent to his hometown. He will round out the final night of the Delaware State Fair, as one of the opening acts for the Turnpike Troubadours. The concert is July 27 at 7 p.m. at the M&T Bank Grandstand.
HARRINGTON -- The Delaware Farm Bureau is counting down the days  until they can support young ag professionals while they show their livestock, enjoy a refreshing milkshake from the Delaware …
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Sports
Dover Speedway holding Laps for Charity event on Saturday

DOVER — Dover Motor Speedway’s latest Laps For Charity event is set for Saturday. Fans can drive multiple circuits around the high-banked, one-mile oval known as the Monster Mile. …

MIDDLETOWN — MOT blanked Camden-Wyoming, 4-0, in seven innings on Thursday night to capture the District I title in Major League baseball The Middletown-area all-stars finished 3-0 in the …
MIDDLETOWN — MOT blanked Camden-Wyoming, 4-0, on Thursday night to capture the District I title in Major League baseball The Middletown-area all-stars finished 3-0 in the tourney in Little …
CAMDEN — The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware will be hosting its first iCan Swim camp for individuals with Down syndrome this week. The program will take place Monday through Friday …
Business
While an approval for the Northstar subdivision, near Lewes, isn’t yet in the cards, conversation about the proposed development is far from over.
DOVER—Wednesday morning, the Dover City Hall chambers were nearly at capacity. Key figures from all over the city sat in wait for an appeal hearing relating to the Downtown Dover …
DOVER—The Dover Planning Commission approved a site development plan for a new warehouse in the College Business Park during its meeting on Monday.   The new 5,120 sqft warehouse will …
Dover's Board of Adjustment granted a variance for 1494 McKee Road on Wednesday, the first step in turning the lot into a community center that backs up to The Meadows neighborhood.
Neighbors
Scott named Harrington’s Employee of the Year

Marleena Scott is entering a new chapter in her career. As the director of the Harrington Public Library for 18 years, she was recognized as the city’s Employee of the Year on April 15.

A “Movie Under the Stars” will be held at The Journey: A Wesleyan Church, Millsboro, on July 19.
The parishioners of St. John the Apostle Church in Milford contributed gift cards to veterans residing at the Home of the Brave in recognition of Memorial Day.
It’s a sure bet these races in Long Neck didn’t bear any resemblance to the Kentucky Derby. Nope, they were an entirely different animal.
Schools
WILMINGTON — The Delaware Community Foundation has awarded 151 scholarships to 191 students for the 2023-2024 school year. The scholarships totaled a record $652,000.  “We …
WASHINGTON, D.C. – MaKinley Stuart, of Caesar Rodney High School, and Melinda Gillespie, of Mount Pleasant High School, were selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation July 20-27 …
LEWES — The Nassau School Coalition, comprised of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, the Greater Lewes Foundation and the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs …
The Smyrna School District is introducing a policy for the 2024-25 year requiring students to place their cellphones and other personal electronic devices in designated areas during instruction.
Things To Do
Delaware Choral Society hosts Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

The Delaware Choral Society  hosted an Ice Cream Social fundraiser on Wednesday, June 19 from 5-8 p.m. at Tre Sorelle Dolce in Wyoming. Members of the choir provided the entertainment for the …

TOWNSEND — For the first time since Paul McCartney played Dover’s Firefly Music Festival in 2015, a former member of The Beatles is set to perform in Delaware. Drummer Pete Best, …
LEWES — Beebe Healthcare and Nemours Children’s Health are partnering to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with a free family-friendly event at the Lewes Library, 111 Adams Ave, from 10 …
DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art will hold the opening of an evocative exhibition titled “Circle of Truth: 49 Paintings Ending with Ed Ruscha,” curated by Laura Hipke and …
Opinion
Matt Meyer has a clear vision for Delaware (mattmeyer.org/vision-of-delaware) Throughout his career, he has shown that he can implement his ideas.
Elisa Diller, Mary Graham, Karen Peterson and Robert Hall of Retirees Investing in Social Equity Delaware wrote an Opinion on July 17 to share the group’s thanks after its extensive battle with the state regarding retiree health care benefits.
Access to credit is a cornerstone for economic empowerment and community growth. As the executive director of the Delaware Charter Schools Network, I understand the impact financial stability has on our families’ success and, by extension, our students’.
As the presidential election campaign heats up, media coverage suggests that Americans are hopelessly divided and headed for a difficult fall — perhaps also a tense January 2025. But that …
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