Five slices of ‘Paradise’ in Long Neck, Millsboro

If the projections remain true, the Long Neck and Millsboro areas won’t have long to wait before they’re year-round economies. But, right now, one of the locale’s key performance indicators may be the growth of Paradise Grill and its five related businesses, two of which are open all year.

A 81-year-old Millsboro woman died Saturday from crash injuries suffered on Feb. 3, Delaware State Police said.
Support is welcome for a Grace United Methodist Church food-packing event designed to put a dent in global hunger.
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Millsboro
DAGSBORO — An 18-year-old Indian River High student was arrested Wednesday after two knives were located in his backpack, Delaware State Police said.
MILLSBORO — Right now, the Millsboro area is the smallest it’s going to be for a while, and the Chamber of Commerce is hoping to capitalize on new and burgeoning connections with another …
While the Lasher’s BBQ name has been bouncing around Sussex County for years, only recently have Lisa and Sean Lasher achieved their dream of opening a permanent location. It’s all due, they said, to the community they adopted that adopted them right back.
A development that would bring 200-plus single-family homes into Millsboro has the green light.
Georgetown
GEORGETOWN - For many people, winter is a season of holiday celebrations, and summer means fun in the sun and beaches. For those struggling to make budgetary ends meet, staying warm and keeping …
The actions of a then-Sussex Central High School principal regarding a video of a student that he shared last year were scrutinized during his termination hearing Thursday.
La Red Health Center is partnering with Dittmar Family Farms in Felton to offer its pediatric patients organic produce.
GEORGETOWN — Sussex Tech Adult Ed offers the following articulation programs to Sussex Technical High School seniors:  Phlebotomy Technician Program, Forklift Certification Training, …
Sports
Tuesday's Downstate Delaware scores

BOYS’ BASKETBALL Early College 57, Laurel 40 Caesar Rodney 66, Sussex Tech 55 Lake Forest 53, Delmar 18 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Delmar 37, Lake Forest 22 Appoquinimink 71, Smyrna …

Dover Downs Results Tuesday Feb 20, 2024   1st - nw5001L5 Trot $5,500 5-Swan's Maid (Ja Morand) 2.80 2.10 2.10 2-Blue Cupertino (Ro Wolfenden)   2.80 2.20 …
Dover Downs Results Monday, Feb. 19, 2024   1st - nw2 Trot $8,000 2-Nina Hanover (Co Callahan) 41.20 6.40 3.60 5-Cocktails To Go (Vi Kirby)   2.60 2.20 …
DOVER — Two days after snapping its four-game losing skid, the Delaware State men’s basketball team started a winning streak. Martaz Robinson and Alston Andrews each recorded …
Business
DOVER — A lodging tax in the city has been voted on by members of the city’s Legislative, Finance and Administration Committee to increase by 1.5% for a rate of 3% on hotel/motel rooms. …
It’s an event venue and creative space that’s nestled in the heart of downtown Smyrna. At the intersection of well-traveled Main and Commerce streets sits Social at Main, a new venture in a historic area.
On Feb. 29 from 6-8 p.m., members and guests of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce will network at the Jazzercise Dover Fitness Center (506 Jefferic Blvd.) for their monthly Sunset Business Mixer — the premier networking event of the chamber.
DOVER — Noah Dixon topped off his FFA journey with a once in a lifetime trip. He is the president for the Delaware FFA association and will be finishing up his final year of service in …
Neighbors
‘Gravity of history’: Following Tubman’s path in 1996 was well worth trip

From the start of his journey May 4, 1996, Tony Cohen was struck by the enormity of it. After extensive research on the Underground Railroad, he began a trek to follow it, starting in Sandy Spring.

MILFORD—Downtown Milford has new leadership as February has quickly begun. Sara LeBright is the new interim director for Downtown Milford Inc. following the announcement that former …
HOCKESSIN— Dogs from around the country are about to become su-PAW-stars as they play for the ‘Lombarky’ trophy. Puppy Bowl XX will take place tomorrow at 2pm on Animal Planet. …
There were nine lawmakers in Delaware’s Legislative Black Caucus in 2018, and since then, the coalition has grown to 15. For caucus leader Rep. Kendra Johnson, D-Bear, that’s Black history.
Schools
Woodsmoke drifted through the Green on a cold Saturday afternoon in Dover. Gathered around a small fire was the First State Club, a group of teenagers interested in Delaware history. Today, …
The Redding Consortium and the Wilmington Learning Collaborative are two educational vehicles that prioritize equity and positive outcomes for students in Delaware’s largest city.
Citywide Black History Month is highlighting culture, art, music and dance this year. With the Dover museums in full swing on Feb. 3 for First Saturday, my day on The Green was heavy on history. …
DOVER — Kent Master Gardeners will be awarding three $1,500 scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year to students who have been a Kent County Delaware resident for at least two years prior …
Things To Do
Promoter denies Firefly 2024 cancellation announcement

DOVER -- Contrary to reports circulating online, the official promoter of the Firefly Festival said the organization has not yet made a determination on the  event's fate. "We haven't made …

SELBYVILLE — Delaware’s own George Thorogood comes back to his home state June 22 when he and The Destroyers will perform at the Freeman Arts Pavilion. The show marks his return to …
The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is pressing on with plans for a second annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, without the town as a sponsorship partner.
More than wine is spilled as the Kent County Theatre Guild presents the dark comedy, “Vino Veritas,” starting tonight at the Patchwork Playhouse.
Opinion
Delaware secretary of education Dr. Mark Holodick penned on Opinion on Feb. 13 stating the importance of referendums for public schools.
They say the definition of “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different outcome each time. Well, I must be going insane.
Many people have compared the addictive nature of social media to cigarettes. Checking your likes, they say, is the new smoke break. Others say the unease over social media is just the next round of moral panic about new technologies.
During our last little snowstorm, I noticed something interesting: Why do state facilities contract snow removal with outside companies?
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