Sussex inland bay communities spared worst of storm

LONG NECK — Given Hurricane Ian’s catastrophic blow to Florida, the consensus is it could have been much worse here over the last few days.

MILLSBORO — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 and the Post 28 family will present a night of big-band music and dancing, provided by the Tim Laushey Orchestra, on Nov. 13.
MILLSBORO — The Indian River Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary is holding a buffet-style breakfast Sunday at the station on Oak Orchard Road.
MILLSBORO — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will host a “Boo-tiful Night” Oct. 30 with a trick-or-treat event from 6-8.
Local News
Millsboro
MILLSBORO — The Greater Millsboro Art League is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Founded by Alice Hudson in July 1989, the nonprofit is under new leadership and has found renewed interest in its rebound from challenging logistical and financial times, which were magnified during the pandemic.
LEWES - Three New York residents were arrested on numerous charges following a shoplifting investigation on Sunday morning, Delaware State Police spokesperson Sgt. India Sturgis said.
MILLSBORO - Robert Gentile, 85, of Dagsboro, was identified by Delaware State Police as the victim in a fatal motor vehicle collision on Wednesday.
MILLSBORO - An 85-year-old Millsboro man died in a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Indian Mission Road and Beaver Dam Road, Delaware State Police said.
Georgetown
GEORGETOWN — The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold a “Sip ‘N Shop” during their fall book sale Oct. 14.
GEORGETOWN — The top rungs of the Georgetown Police Department’s ladder are being modified to reduce redundancy, boost morale and spread the workload.
GEORGETOWN — Following a schedule change, Howard T. Ennis School will be closed for students Dec. 21.
GEORGETOWN — Given a Saturday forecast calling for wind and rain from remnants of Hurricane Ian, organizers of Wings & Wheels have canceled that day’s portion of the festival.
Sports
After returning to the field, Townsend is making the most of Blue Hens' offense

NEWARK — This was hardly the way Jourdan Townsend wanted to start the season. While the rest of his teammates were continuing to learn Delaware’s new offense, the veteran receiver was …

DOVER — The Delaware State football team finished behind Robert Morris in virtually every category on Saturday night — except the one that matters the most. The Hornets earned just …
NEWARK — When Nolan Henderson let the pass go, it looked like it might have disaster riding on it. The Delaware quarterback’s intended receiver, Chandler Harvin, was tightly covered by …
DOVER — When wide receiver John Parker lined up at quarterback in a new power formation for Dover High, he said only one thing was going through his mind. “Don’t drop the snap, …
Business
On Sept. 12, local business owner and educator Dr. Esosa Iriowen was recognized by the city of Dover for his work championing Childhood Cancer Awareness in the Kent County. Dr. Iriowen, is an …
Can’t find anything interesting to watch on TV? Are you looking for live entertainment you won’t see anywhere else? The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s invites you to the …
SMYRNA — A hearing to discuss allowing dwellings in the town’s corridor commercial district is scheduled for Oct. 17 at Town Hall.
BLADES — Various environmental groups are opposing Bioenergy Devco’s planned expansion of its composting operation to include anaerobic digestion, byproducts of which include pipeline-grade, renewable natural gas.
Neighbors
Sol in the Hall: Smyrna musician to be inducted into Delaware Rock & Roll Society

SMYRNA — It took a potential tragedy to put musician Sol Knopf on the road he has been traveling for decades.

DOVER – When it comes to Commander Matthew Watts’ responsibilities in the United State Navy, one could say he helps to maintain freedom from the ocean floor to the stars. Cmdr. Watts, …
DOVER – October 2022 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. As one of the major events of the Cold War, Delaware State Parks will be commemorating the event …
Nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards, which honor exemplary service and the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals 18 or older and organizations who are making a difference across Delaware communities, are open.
Schools
SEAFORD—Gov. John Carney and First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney announced the implementation of a new school registration system on Monday. The registration system, authorized by Senate Bill …
GEORGETOWN – Hurricane Ian’s remnants grounded Saturday’s portion of 2022 Wings & Wheels, with cancellation of the popular early fall festival. Friday morning, youthful …
WILMINGTON—Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Holodick place Great Oaks Charter School under formal review on Wednesday. The formal review process includes an investigation that allows the …
DOVER — The hope is that the new building for the Agricultural Extension Program will be open by fall 2024. Coming at a cost of $10 million, the 15,000-square-foot facility at Delaware State …
Things To Do
Bridgeville Fire Auxiliary holding Fall Dinner Nov. 6

BRIDGEVILLE — The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary’s Fall Dinner will be held Nov. 6.

FRANKFORD — The Frankford Volunteer Fire Co. will be holding its first Oyster Night of the season Friday from 4-7.
PIKE CREEK—On Thursday, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced the return of Sleep Under the Stars, which will take place Oct. 15 at Carousel Park and Equestrian Center. The event …
DOVER — A multi-day event featuring artists creating paintings out and about around the city will kicking off the first week of October.
Opinion
Connie Benko is a volunteer member and council chair for the University of Delaware’s combined Kent/Sussex Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. She is a lifelong educator, teaching all …
On the news, I only heard about three items in the Inflation Reduction Act. One was money to go to solar and environment, for Medicare to look to lower drug costs and, third, to lower medical …
Members of Congregation Beth Sholom marked the beginning of the Jewish New Year on Sept. 26 by participating in Tashlich, a symbolic ceremony of casting away their sins from the previous year, at …
Here is the Question of the Day: A ruling is expected this week on Delaware’s new vote-by-mail law. Delaware Court of Chancery Court ruled last month the law is unconstitutional, and the …
Bay To Bay News Network
Delaware State News
Delaware coastal towns keep eyes on high tides

The remnants of Hurricane Ian continued to churn off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic to keep things wet and windy throughout Delaware all day long on Monday. The lingering storm also kept emergency …

Smyrna Extra
Outdoor input: Smyrna consults residents about improving park facilities

SMYRNA — The town is nearing the final leg of a nearly yearlong journey of prioritizing ways to improve park and recreational facilities.

Dorchester Banner
Once powerful Ian loses punch as it makes Delaware arrival

DOVER — Hurricane Ian, which delivered absolute devastation to Florida before hitting the Carolina’s with heavy blows on Friday, received a new name as it churned up the Mid-Atlantic …

Sussex Post
One arrest made in Millsboro armed robbery

MILLSBORO - Marquise Bennett, 25, of Dover, was arrested following an alleged armed robbery in the Oak Orchard area Wednesday night, authorities said. Delaware State Police spokesperson Senior …

Crisfield-Somerset County Times
Days off from school work due to inclement weather may become a thing of the past for Somerset students

WESTOVER — Snow days may be a thing of the past after the Somerset County Board of Education moved through first reader a virtual instruction plan that would allow teaching to occur online when …

Salisbury Independent
Paddlefest at Janes Island State Park cancelled

CRISFIELD — The first annual Paddlefest at Janes Island State Park that was scheduled for Oct. 1-2 has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. Registrants were advised that “Due to …

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