News
DOVER — Sixty-nine percent of Delaware’s new COVID-19 hospitalizations over a seven-day period were not fully vaccinated, according to recent data from the Delaware Division of Public …
DOVER — Registration is now open for the 10th Delaware Wetlands Conference presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Organized by the DNREC Division …
DOVER — The number of in-person contagious COVID-19 cases in Delaware K-12 public schools remained under the 300 mark for the fifth consecutive week, according to information from the Delaware …
DOVER — There have been seven lab-confirmed cases of the flu in Delaware for the current season, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s most recent data.
NEWARK — State Auditor Kathy McGuiness was honored as “Delaware’s Pharmacist of the Year” by the Delaware Pharmacists Society at their annual conference in Newark. Founded …
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Sports
PHILADELPHIA — Delaware had a chance to do something its men’s basketball program hadn’t accomplished since 1963. But Temple spoiled the moment for the Blue Hens, rallying from …
Third-seeded Wilmington Friends scored on a 10-yard pass and then kicked the deciding extra point to edge No. 6 Delmar, 21-20, in overtime in the DIAA Class 2A football state quarterfinals on …
MIDDLETOWN — In theory, a 20-yard field goal is about as simple as it gets. But try adding in a bitter, blustery wind and the weight of a team’s fate riding on the kick. Suddenly …
Business
WILMINGTON — One of the sectors of Delaware’s economy hardest hit by COVID-19 is tourism. Hotel rooms were empty for months; bars, resorts and restaurants were closed; many employees …
HARBESON — The idea for Small Business Saturday was hatched to help the economy after the Great Recession. But now, as the world is dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, business leaders are again encouraging shoppers to look local.
Smyrna
SMYRNA — She’s a future United States Marine Corps pilot upon graduation next spring. In the upcoming spring semester, United States Naval Academy senior Lindsey Asbury will serve as a …
So far, this fall has seen its share of pumpkin-spiced treats, fun hayrides behind tractors on Delaware farms and Friday nights spent crowning homecoming kings and queens at high school football …
SMYRNA — Four schools were placed in a “modified” lockdown status for just over a half hour early Tuesday afternoon as nearby Smyrna police searched for a man suffering a mental …
SMYRNA — Peace Lutheran Church will host a pork-and-sauerkraut dinner Oct. 23.
Neighbors

Delawareans can save on new E-Z Pass accounts

DOVER — Beginning Friday, through Friday, Dec. 31, new E-Z Pass customers will receive a free transponder ($15 value) with each individual account opened during that time. This promotion is …

Poinsettia sale to benefit youth programs at West End begins Monday

NEW CASTLE — The annual holiday in-person sale of poinsettias grown at the greenhouse on the Department of Health and Social Services’ Herman Holloway Campus near New Castle begins Nov. …

Greenwood terrier competes in National Dog Show

GREENWOOD — Once Santa Claus has made his appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, if you are one of 20 million people, you don’t turn your TV off. Instead you leave it on …
Things to Do
Kent County Theatre Guild rehearse for "You Better Watch Out", by Don Hodgins, starting on Dec. 3, under the direction of Terri Thompson and Consulting Director Patti Gatto. From left, Anthony Pierantozzi (Mr. Smith), Karen Marshall (Andi), Tony Gerdes (Rudy), Rebekah Lee (Marsha), Bruce Leister (Art), Joseph DiRocco (Tom) and Jill Lewandowski (Jenny).

Best Bets: Kent County Theatre Guild among Delaware stages with Christmas shows

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well on local stages this holiday season. Along with the classic stories of “It’s a …

Delaware entertainment venues to receive $30 million in COVID-19 relief funds

WILMINGTON — Delaware congressional lawmakers announced Tuesday more than $30 million from the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant …
From left, Lily Gibbs is the Dew Drop Fairy, Aurora Fennemore is the Snow Queen, Briana Price is Clara and Isabella Gibbs is the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Delaware Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” Saturday and Sunday at Loblolly Acres in Viola.

Best Bets: Delaware Ballet finds home for 'Nutcracker' at Loblolly Acres

Brittany Faulkingham had a problem. After a year away due to COVID-19, the Delaware Ballet was ready to come back and do “The …
Schools
MIDDLETOWN — Appoquinimink School District broke ground on a new education facility, Crystal Run Elementary School last week. Approved in a 2019 referendum, Crystal Run Elementary is the …
DOVER - The Delaware Department of Education, DuPont and Discovery Education announced a new, first-of-its-kind partnership that will increase student access to high-quality STEM (Science, …
DOVER — Disabled veterans may be eligible for a tax credit against non-vocational school district property tax. House Bill 214 with House Amendment 1, which was signed into law by Gov. John …
Opinion
I woke up surrounded by the darkness of an early-morning sky on a brisk November autumn morning in Delaware. I had driven the short ride from Prince George’s County, Maryland, to my neighboring …
To Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Small Business and those applying for funds to combat the negative effects of the pandemic and future threats to business and tourism: I request that you …
Though there are available funds from a to-be-determined source, Milford police officers won’t be taking their duty vehicles home for at least nine months, maybe more. Police Chief Kenneth …
Here is the Question of the Day: Sussex County is considering a new permitted use that would fast-track Coastal Area developments up up to 12 units per acre with 30% set aside for …
Reading, writing and math are often thought of as subjects that children learn in school. But as a psychologist who researches how families can help support learning at home, I have found that children can also learn those skills through everyday tasks and chores. One of these chores is preparing a meal — everything from grocery shopping and cooking to setting the table and enjoying the food.
Forty-five million turkeys, 50 million pumpkin pies and 40 million green bean casseroles. No matter which way you look at it, Americans eat a lot every Thanksgiving, which also means a lot of wasted food. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that 172 million pounds of turkey, 30 million pounds of gravy, 40 million pounds of mashed potatoes and 38 million pounds of stuffing are wasted just this one day each year.