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The Town of Dagsboro lights up its Christmas tree back in 2015. Dagsboro recently announced its full holiday schedule for 2018.

Dagsboro announces dates, times for holiday events

It’s going to start to look a lot like Christmas around the town of Dagsboro over the next couple weeks.

The 2018 Dagsboro Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at Katie Helm Park. The celebration will...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:57pm

Former U.S. surgeon general Lt. Gen. Ronald R. Blanck delivers his Veterans Day address at VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View.

Former surgeon general gives Veterans Day address

A former U. S. surgeon general told those attending a Veteran’s Day commemoration at VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View that when he cared for veterans, he was caring for “the most deserving patients in the world.”

“Whether two or 20 years,...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:22pm

Oliva Brill visits with Santa at a previous Holiday Happening. Last year, all she wanted for Christmas was her two front teeth. We hope she’s got them by now!

Bethany Beach to host Holiday Happenings, tree lighting

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Town of Bethany Beach will host its annual Holiday Happenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall. The event will feature face painting and photos with Santa, with hot cocoa, cookies and a station for children to write letters...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:12pm

Town of Millsboro readying for the holidays

The streets of Millsboro promise to be in full holiday cheer as the calendar flips to “December,” with the Town’s annual Christmas parade and tree-lighting celebration, scheduled to take place on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The parade will step off...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:05pm

Mariner’s to host Live Nativity on Dec. 14

On Friday, Dec. 14, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church of Ocean View will present a Live Nativity featuring the Christmas story told and re-told every half-hour from 6 to 8 p.m. on the church grounds at 81 Central Avenue in Ocean View. The...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:12am

Barefoot Gardeners visit Brandywine

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Barefoot Gardeners make their fifth annual visit to the Brandywine Living Senior Center near Selbyville. The Barefoot Gardeners supply the flowers and supplies to create centerpieces for the residents. ‘Thank you to...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:07am

Thanksgiving Day to include Gabby Gobble 5K Run/Walk

The 5th Annual Gabby Gobble 5K and Kiddie Fun Run will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 22, at Irish Eyes Pub in Lewes. The Fun Run begins at 9 a.m., with the 5K race beginning at 9:30. Proceeds from the race will go to the Get...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:55am

Seaside Bride partners with Barefoot Beach Bride to host bridal show at Smokey Hollow

Calling all couples-to-be! Are you still in need of a perfect venue at which to say, ‘I do?’ Still looking for that perfect buttercream cake or a photographer to capture one of the most important days of your life? Well, look no further!

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Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:53am

Fenwick guard to compete at World Lifesaving Championship in Australia

“Two seconds and it’s over,” said Fenwick Island Lifeguard Emily Ruppert. “...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 2:07pm

Agenda — Nov. 9, 2018

Bethany Beach

• The Town of Bethany Beach was set to flush its water system between Nov. 5 and 9, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Town flushes its water system twice a year — spring and fall — to rid the system of any accumulated sediment so that the...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:15am

Millville survey finds growth in younger, active populations

Millville residents in an informational session on Oct. 30 got a look at the results of a survey that had asked them to look at what they like about their town, what they don’t like and what they would like to see improved.

About 30...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:33pm

Allen Harim will phase out spray-irrigation at its Dagsboro hatchery, where it has been dispersing nitrates into the groundwater.

Allen Harim cited for groundwater pollution

Poultry producers are again being cited for nitrate overload to groundwater. This time, officials said, Allen Harim exceeded permitted nitrate levels in wastewater that is spray-irrigated at their Dagsboro hatchery, located at 26867 Nine Foot...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:30pm

South Bethany considering requiring parking permits town-wide

Now that summer is over, the South Bethany Town Council will heave the topic of parking permits back onto the table.

Besides increasing parking fees last spring, the Town hasn’t yet moved forward with plans to purchase an outdoor permit...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:24pm

CIB wants better monitoring, remediation of Mountaire wastewater

Now that Mountaire Farms has entered a consent decree with the State of Delaware, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) has published its own list of recommendations related to Mountaire’s wastewater permit violations near the Indian...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:19pm

Fenwick undertakes revaluation for property taxes

The Fenwick Island Town Council unanimously approved a request for proposals (RFP) regarding property reassessment. 

“Our property taxes are about 34 percent of all of our revenue, which is $728,267,” said Town Manager Terry Tieman. 

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:17pm

Bethany to host Holiday Happenings, tree lighting

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Town of Bethany Beach will host its annual Holiday Happenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall. The event will feature face painting and photos with Santa, with hot cocoa, cookies and a station for children to write letters...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:12pm

Seaside Bride, Barefoot Beach Bride to host Smoky Hollow Bridal Show

For married couples-to-be who are in need of a perfect venue at which to say, “I do,” or still looking for that perfect buttercream cake or a photographer to capture one of the most important days of their life, Delaware Seaside Bride magazine...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:58pm

Southern Sussex Rotary donates to Boy Scout troop

Southern Sussex Rotary presents a check to Boy Scout Troop 281, to support the local troop.  Brendan Crotty, Rotarian and Eagle Scout, presented the check at the weekly Troop meeting to Tommy Kangas, Life Scout and Senior Patrol Leader of Troop...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:25pm

Students of Lighthouse Christian pay homage to visiting veterans in a previous event.

Veterans invited to Lighthouse Christian to be honored

For years, the students at Lighthouse Christian School have taken the time to thank veterans for their service to god and country.

“The main reason we do it is that they always remember the importance of Veterans Day — that it’s not always...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:16am

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, center, honors his staff for two years of writing and building support for a major water infrastructure bill.

Congress passes major bipartisan water infrastructure act

America’s Water Infrastructure Act is the first major infrastructure bill to pass the 115th U.S. Congress. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) co-authored the legislation, which was just signed into law in late October. Carper visited Bethany Beach and...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:14am

Car & Tractor Show

The Second Annual Antique, Classic Car & Tractor Show was hosted at the Roxana fire hall on Nov. 3. Events included a 50/50, raffles, ‘Chinese auction,’ vendors, and breakfast and lunch items for sale, including oyster sandwiches.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:17am

Nominations sought for Unsung Heroes Caregiver Makeover Contest

“It takes a special person to be a caregiver. They are compassionate, patient, reliable and trustworthy — all out of the goodness of their heart,” said Barbara Murray, Maryland branch director for Peninsula Home Care. “Caregiving can be...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:47am

Turkey Trot scheduled for Thanksgiving Day

The 11th Annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, at 8 a.m., with free coffee provided by One Coastal at 7:30 a.m.

The untimed 2.2-mile fun run/walk starts oceanside on Lewes Street in Fenwick...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:08am

Food & Wine Festival planned for Nov. 17 in Bethany

The second annual Food & Wine Festival at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level Restaurant & Raw Bar in Bethany Beach will offer live music, food from area restaurants, wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass and a silent auction...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:06am

Cole to lead Return Day parade

Longtime Sussex County Council member George Cole may be stepping down from his county post, but he will have a rather large moment in the spotlight two days after his successor is chosen in the 2018 general election.

Cole, who has served...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 1:02pm

From soccer skills and silliness to being a good sibling, these ILC students wrote what makes them special.

Uniquely you: LB celebrates special ed

Indian River School District celebrated Special Education Week with different activities in each building.

“Historically it was always a hush-hush thing,” said Kayla Bollinger, a special education coordinator.  “Now I think it’s important...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 12:56pm

Mariner’s Bethel Trunk or Treat

Families enjoyed an evening of trunk or treating at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event had food, drinks, puppets, photo booth, candy/treats and a movie. Due to weather, the event was moved...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

Return Day set to grab spotlight after election

As they have since the late 1700s, Sussex Countians will again gather ‘round the Circle in Georgetown two days after Election Day to hear the results, bury the hatchet, and, well, party.

Return Day is a tradition that is unique to Sussex...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 5:09pm

Millville Volunteer Fire Company Receives Donation

County Bank recently made a $500 donation to the Millville Volunteer Fire Company. Pictured, from left, are County Bank’s John Murray, Tejay Pitts, Patricia Galvin, Sherri Damron, Brenda Richards and Zita Pennypacker, and Clarke Droney, president...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:56pm

Mountaire employees donate coats to IRSD Early Learning Center

Mountaire Farms employees recently donated 125 coats, with hats and gloves, to the IRSD Early Learning Center in Frankford. The items were donated by employees at the Mountaire corporate office in Millsboro. Mountaire representatives delivered...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:27pm

South Bethany police concerns loom, but new hires are in works

Troy Crowson pointed to the headline story in this month’s The Police Chief magazine: an article on retaining employees with non-paycheck items, such as take-home vehicles, and opportunities for advancement and education.

“We had all this...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:37pm

Millville officials look at ‘small-scale’ shopping areas in town

Millville Town Council made a move at its Tuesday, Oct. 23, workshop meeting toward changing its zoning code to set perameters for “small scale” shopping areas.

The council discussed a draft ordinance that would amend the Town’s zoning...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:27pm

Frankford hosting Fall Festival downtown this Saturday

A full day of fall fun is on tap in Frankford this weekend as the town hosts its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Children 12 and under are invited vie for prizes in the costume contest. For the 2-and-under and 3-to-4-year-old...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:26pm

Trick-or-Treat times for 2018

Most local towns and neighborhoods are celebrating Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Any household giving out treats should turn on an outdoor light.

Official Trick-or-Treat times are as follows:

Bethany Beach...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:25pm

MSO to perform second concert series of the season

On Nov. 1, 3 and 4, the Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will perform its second concert of the fall season, spotlighting Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante” with duo Kurt Nikkanen, concertmaster of New York City Ballet, on violin and Jonathan...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:45pm

Officers outside the Ocean View Church of Christ meeting to discuss the active shooter exercise.

Large-scale exercise prepare emergency personnel for the unthinkable

With gun violence a reality in today’s world, local law enforcement, emergency responders and hospitals are hoping such a tragedy never reaches our area, but are preparing for the worst. 

On Oct. 13, agencies across southeastern Sussex...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:32pm

Freaks and ghouls, killers and crazies fill the Selbyville Library during last years’ Selbyville Haunted Library.

‘For one night only, the spirits take over’

Selbyville Haunted Library returns on Oct. 31

When the Selbyville Public Library opens for two hours on Halloween night, it will be completely transformed inside.

The Selbyville Haunted library will return on Wednesday, Oct. 31, during trick-or-treating hours of 6 to 8 p.m.

“It...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:22pm

Police departments urge citizens to ‘Take Back’ medications

The Ocean View Police Department is one of many in the state and across the nation participating in the U.S...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:14pm

Eileen Olson, ‘Imaginary Garden,’ oil

Gallery One to focus on ‘The Shape of Things’ in November

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its November exhibit, “The Shape of Things,” which will be open to the public Oct. 31 through Dec. 4.

Gallery One artist Joyce Condry recalled “a beginning drawing class decades...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:12pm

Sue Sigvardson of Ocean View concentrates as she plants a tree at the Assawoman Wildlife Area on Saturday, Oct. 20. Sigvardson is a volunteer with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, which sponsored the event.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:09pm

Golf tournament honors doctors from Delmarva Services

The 19th Annual Jean & Joan Golf Tournament was rained out on Thursday, Sept. 24; however, more than 100 guests still enjoyed dinner, a live auction and awards at Kings Creek Country Club. This year’s tournament honored doctors from Delmarva...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 1:06pm

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Millsboro-area woman’s grandson arrested for her murder

The Delaware State Police have charged 30-year-old man in connection with the death of his grandmother in Millsboro, which authorities have ruled a homicide.

According to police, their investigation began on Saturday, Oct. 20, around 10:33...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:01pm

Students react as emergency responders simulate an overdose as part of an effort by local first-responders and Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church to impact young people and parents on the dangers of opioids.

Community partners looking to give dose of ‘Reality’

It starts out innocently enough — an invitation to a classmate’s house for a party. A few wrong turns, an overdose and — poof — life will never be the same.

Some community partners in Sussex County are hoping to have an impact on youth and...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:38pm

IRSD partners with $tand By Me to offer free scholarship workshop

The Indian River School District is partnering with $tand By Me to host a free scholarship workshop and fair on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Indian River High School in Dagsboro.

The workshop is aimed at helping high school...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:33pm

Pink Ribbon Open House to celebrate survivors of breast cancer

Beebe Healthcare’s Robert & Eolyne Tunnell Cancer Center will host its inaugural Pink Ribbon Open House for survivors of breast cancer on Monday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Tunnell Cancer Center, located at 18947 J. Williams Highway,...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:03pm

Selbyville Halloween Parade-goers think outside the box

Creativity is the name of the game at Selbyville Halloween Parade. People can have a frightfully good time showing off their costumes, cars and floats on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

The parade is co-sponsored by the Fenwick Island Lions...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:07am

Noeh Rayne won a free book at the Family Reading & Math Night at the Phillip C Showell Elementary School.

The school that reads together…

Phillip C. Showell Elementary School invited parents into the classroom for the Title I Family Reading & Math Night on Oct. 10.

After pizza and the book fair, PCS staff revealed the “One School, One Book” novel of the year: “The World...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:02am

CATS to raise funds with Oct. 19 bake sale

The Cats Around Town Society (CATS), an Ocean View-based 501(c) charity, is honoring Global Cat Day — Oct. 16 — by holding a fundraising bake sale Friday, Oct. 19, from 9 to 3 p.m. at Giant Foods in Millville and Hocker’s in Clarksville.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:42am

A Quilt of Valor was presented to John Roman at Aquacare Physical Therapy on Monday, Oct. 15. Pictured are: (back row) Bob Clemens, Pat Clemens, Diane Cowell, Barbara Voit, Dan Cowell, Janet Thomas, Ellen Neumann, Eric Neumann and Pat Holleran. (Front row) Jacquie and John Romanand Lenny Truitt.

Community coming together for Quilts of Valor ‘sew day’

Lenny Truitt calls herself a product of the Vietnam era, and as such, she said, she has a keen awareness of the struggles faced by military service members returning from that war.

“I saw how poorly our military were treated when they came...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:08am

Mediacom offers scholarships to high school seniors

Mediacom Communications is offering $55,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 18th consecutive year, and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:00am