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Pet Corner: Summertime safety tips for pets (and their owners)

There are many things you should keep in mind during the summer months to keep your dog safe, comfortable and happy.

While most of us know to not leave our dog in a closed car, there are still many deaths every year because people do it....

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:45pm

Bethany Beach Books to welcome young-adult fantasy author and artist

Author and artist Dean Kuhta will be signing copies of his book “Silvarum” at Bethany Beach Books on July 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Silvarum is a fantasy world I have created and centers around five teenagers: Abigail, Penny, Roger,...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:43pm

Freeman Stage to host ‘Jedi Academy’ variety show

Recent years have demonstrated that today’s generations have at least one love in common: “Star Wars.”

And now, for the first time ever, the Freeman Stage in West Fenwick will be hosting “Jedi Academy,” a solo comedy variety show designed...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:41pm

The National Garden Clubs organization recently recognized the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs with an Award of Excellence for the group’s ‘TREE-mendous Delaware’ tree planting at the Delaware Botanic Gardens.

Delaware garden clubs recognized nationally

The Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs was recently recognized nationally by the National Garden Clubs — a not-for-profit educational organization comprising 50 state garden clubs and the National Capital Area, with 5,000-member garden clubs and...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:04pm

Dave Ritondo tags a horseshoe crab on the evening of Thursday, June 28.

Volunteers count on spawning crabs

Under a full moon in June, about a dozen people strapped headlamps to their foreheads, grabbed clipboards and hiked to the waterfront at James Farm. They would be counting and tagging horseshoe crabs until nearly midnight, as the crabs came...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:29pm

Author sets spy novel in Ocean View during World War II

On a drive along Coastal Highway, concrete towers can be seen lining the Delaware beaches. The towers were built to protect the Atlantic Coast from German invasion during World War II.

Inspired by the history of the area, Baltimore-native...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:53pm

Bethany Beach Books author event to feature mother-daughter duo

Although “Daddy’s girl” may be the more common trope, there is something special about a mother-daughter relationship, especially when that relationship develops into a professional partnership.

Mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:52pm

Postmaster: U.S. passport is key to international travel

Ocean View Postmaster Mike Behringer this week offered information on how to go about applying for a passport at the Ocean View Post Office.

“Our visitors often use the summer season to apply for passports for the entire family,” Behringer...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:48pm

Stacy Penaranda was recently named county coordinator of Real Aloud Delaware.

Penaranda takes the lead at Read Aloud Delaware in Sussex County

Stacy Penaranda of Lewes has spent a career being devoted to children. In May, the Lancaster, Pa., native took the helm at non-profit Read Aloud Delaware in Sussex County as the county coordinator.

“Service and children,” explained...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:45pm

Fear not. There are plenty healthy snacks for the beach or pool

Summer and swimming make many of us hungry. The aromas from the boardwalk shops or concession stand can stimulate your appetite. Although it is fun and convenient to buy food at the beach or pool, it can be expensive. With some planning, you can...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:44pm

Delaware State Fire School to host girls’ emergency services camp

On Aug. 10-12, the Delaware State Fire School will host 60 teenage girls, ages 13 to 17, from around the region who will gear up for the second annual Camp Fury Delaware. Camp Fury began 10 years ago in Tucson, Ariz., and was adopted last summer...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:41pm

Pancake breakfast to benefit upcoming CRASH Costa Rica mission trip

Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be hosting its final Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser of the season on Sunday, July 15, from 8 to 11 a.m. The $7 donation paid by attendees will benefit the CRASH Youth Ministry’s trip to Costa Rica from...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:39pm

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays hosting Decked Out party

On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., people can join Delaware Center for the Inland Bays staff and supporters for the 11th Annual Decked Out fundraiser, featuring friends, fun and food — and raising money to preserve, protect and...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:38pm

Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-Off entries due Aug. 10

Local cooks are being invited to enter their original crabcake recipes for an opportunity to compete in the 27th Crab Cake Cook-Off to take place at Coast Day, a family-friendly event that showcases how University of Delaware scientists and...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:37pm

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral scheduled for Monday, Sept. 3

A group of local residents are preparing to celebrate what they said they believe will be “one of the best summer seasons ever” with their annual end-of-season “fun” event. Locals and summer residents celebrate the end of the Bethany Beach summer...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:36pm

Over Time will play at Ocean View’s John West Park on Friday, July 13.

Over Time to play the pavilion in John West Park

Rock-and-roll lovers can head to Ocean View’s John West Park this Friday, as local band Over Time will be performing as part of the Town’s annual summer Concerts in the Park.

“We’re hoping for a nice evening,” said Ocean View Town Clerk...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:35pm

Big Foot was the highlight during a Monster Truck event at Georgetown Speedway on Friday and Saturday night, July 6 and 7.

Monster Truck madness hits Georgetown

Monster Truck fans flocked to Georgetown Speedway last Friday and Saturday nights, July 6-7, for a chance to see the Monster Trucks and their drivers, who fans watch on television and in Hollywood movies.

Highlighting the show was the...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:37pm

Updated Delaware Hunting & Trapping Guide now available

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced this week that the 2018/2019 Delaware Hunting & Trapping Guide is available now at participating license agents throughout the state, at the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s licensing desk in...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:33pm

A variety of eclectic contemporary pieces are displayed in this renovated home.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 10

(Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of 10 previews of the homes that will be on display during the 27th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 25 and 26, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

The owners of this home were...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:30pm

Coin collectors set to des‘cent’ on Millsboro this Saturday

Time travel may be impossible, but there are other methods to visit the past. One way is through artifacts, such as coins.

Coins from various countries and eras, circa 500 B.C.to 2015, will be exhibited during the annual South Delaware...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:13pm

Members of the Salt Air Gardeners gather in front of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce where they worked to refresh the landscaping and infuse it with more native plants on Wednesday, June 27.

Salt Air Gardeners are at it again: Volunteers bring fresh look, native planting to Chamber office

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce office sits on a narrow strip of land just north of Fenwick Island, between the beach and Coastal Highway, and is a hub of activity for visitors and members alike.

On Wednesday, June 27, however...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:28am

Ellen Rice Gallery stained-glass artist Chiara Reading will share her techniques during a special exhibit of her sea-themed stained glass creations at the Ocean View gallery on Wednesday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stained-glass artist to share techniques at Ellen Rice Gallery

The Ellen Rice Gallery will host a special exhibit of the sea-themed stained glass creations of Chiara Reading on Wednesday, July 11, at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View, with the artist demonstrating her techniques throughout the day.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 4:03pm

Sean Wilson recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, completing his project at Ingram Pond in Millsboro. Wilson plans to attend college as a music education major.

Wilson achieves rank of Eagle Scout

The rank of Eagle Scout is highly lauded, as many young Boy Scouts never attain the position. But 18-year-old Sean Wilson of BSA Troop 281 was able to go the distance and become an Eagle Scout.

“You have to rank up through all the ranks,”...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 4:02pm

Rice’s new pastel, ‘A Moment in Time,’ will be released in print Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m., along with prints of her oil ‘Wild Horses.’ Rice will use the paintings and others to demonstrate the differences between pastels and oils in creating luminescent beach scenes.

Rice to release new prints, discuss creating with pastels and oils

Artist Ellen Rice will debut two very different new paintings of the ocean in print at her gallery in Ocean View this Saturday, July 7, and use the pieces to show the differences between pastels and oils when painting the ocean.

Rice’s...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:59pm

SoDel’s Ruley takes part in sustainable-seafood roundtable

Doug Ruley, vice president of SoDel Concepts, recently attended an invitation-only summit on sustainable seafood sponsored by the James Beard Foundation.

At the event, held in Washington, D.C., on June 5, seafood experts, academics, chefs...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:57pm

International student workers gather with locals and enjoy food and conversation at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach.

St. Martha’s hosts annual international student worker picnic

The doors to St. Martha’s Episcopal Church opened at 5:30 on Tuesday night, welcoming international student workers to Bethany Beach. More than 100 students filled the social hall to eat, meet new people and to be introduced to American culture...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:32pm

Beebe Nurse Ronni Smith laughs while telling a reporter to exercise more, as she administers health screenings at the Bayside Institute’s Wellness Week.

Reporter gets a lesson in empathy, needs more leafy greens

I was furious. I was several days into a crummy mood, and I had just slept through the meditation class that was supposed to make me feel less crummy.

I had killed my phone earlier that week, overloading the last of its storage with...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:16pm

Sussex County amateur radio clubs conduct joint Field Day event

Sussex Amateur Radio Association and Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club recently participated in a joint ARRL Field Day exercise on the grounds of the Seaford Parks & Recreation office. On-air operations took place between 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:13pm

Longwood Garden students on the mound at DBG with garden hosts.

Longwood Gardens interns visit Delaware Botanic Gardens

On June 21, the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) hosted 25 student interns from Longwood Gardens.

DBG President Ray Sander said, “Longwood is the gold standard of public gardens. We have all been inspired by Longwood Gardens. The Longwood...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:12pm

The welcoming front door is just one of many architectural features that make this North Bethany home shine.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 9

(Editor’s note:  This is the ninth in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 27th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 25-26 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

After visiting a North Bethany community...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:11pm

Fourth of July celebrations set to brighten local communities

With a long strand of beaches ready to celebrate the biggest holiday of the summer, the Fourth of July, the real question is, how and where is everyone going to celebrate?

In order to continue the festivities as long as possible, events...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:38pm

Fireworks fanatics can celebrate

When is a firework not a firework?

Let’s take that question apart, shall we? Things may have gotten a bit murky in the past month, with the newly legalized sale of some types of pyrotechnic devices in Delaware.

Those colorful...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:38pm

Millville United Methodist Church to host Patriotic Sing-a-long

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, Barb Clair will be hosting a Patriotic Sing-a-long to spark the celebrations.

The annual event will be held in Wesley Hall at Millville United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 30, from 6 to...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:35pm

Fenwick to celebrate birthday on Sunday

This weekend, the community at large is being invited to celebrate the 65th birthday of the Town of Fenwick Island, which was incorporated in June 1953.

Town Manager Terry Tieman said the idea to host a birthday celebration arose after...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:39pm

Jake Tapper will be signing copies of his new book ‘The Hellfire Club’ at Bethany Beach Books on Monday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m.

CNN’s Tapper to sign ‘The Hellfire Club’ at Bethany Beach Books

Jake Tapper, chief Washington correspondent for CNN, will appear at Bethany Beach Books on Monday, July 2, to sign copies of his newest book, “The Hellfire Club.”

Tapper has written three non-fiction books, but “The Hellfire Club” is his...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:32pm

Troop 20566 and adult leaders gather on the Mound in Oudolf Meadow Garden, with their DBG hosts.

Pennsylvania Girl Scouts create garden at DBG

On June 18, Girl Scouts from Troop 20566 in York, Pa., created a new garden project at the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) in Dagsboro. The 15 Girl Scouts and nine adults had worked on preparing the project for months. They selected 500 plants and...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:30pm

All About U organizing trunk show for Kind Beauty Project

When starting a day of events, women are known to set aside a large chunk of time in their mornings, dedicated to getting ready. Hair, makeup and picking out an outfit to conquer the day can take an hour, or even two, as long as they have the...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:26pm

State park to reenact shipwreck rescue drill

The staff of Delaware Seashore State Park were set to reenact a 19th century shipwreck rescue drill at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum on Thursday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. Delaware Seashore State Park is just one of three locations in...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:22pm

Offshore wind experts to share information, gather feedback

The Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative and Delaware Sea Grant at the University of Delaware are sponsoring offshore wind-power workshops as part of their “Focus on the Coast” seminar series.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:20pm

South Bethany Town Hall will serve as an art gallery for the next three weeks.

Get the picture? South Bethany photography show returns

When she photographs, Kira Kaplinski wants to show people the beauty of coastal Delaware.

“The whole area is inspiration. It’s so beautiful. I just love this town,” said Kaplinski, an IT consultant who bought a South Bethany house about...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:19pm

Jeanne Mueller’s ‘Fun in the Surf’ oil painting is just one of the paintings to be featured during Gallery One’s July show, ‘Beach Odyssey.’

Gallery One going on ‘Beach Odyssey’ in July

Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced the theme of its new show, “Beach Odyssey,” which will be open to the public through July 31.

“This is the time of year when many families begin their beach odyssey. It is a time for fun, family...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:17pm

Carper blasts EPA decision to abandon new rules on oil and toxic spills

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, this week responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to abandon a 2017 rule aimed at preventing hazardous spills at...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:16pm

Feeling off-kilter? It could be hormonal

Out of all the systems of the human body, the hormone-producing glands of the endocrine system may be the least understood.

Patients don’t head to their doctor’s office complaining that their adrenal gland isn’t doing its job or because...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:13pm

Pet Corner: A camping adventure for Reba

Hi, everyone. Remember me? Yes, I know it’s been quite a while.

A lot has happened with me the last couple of years, and every time I get back to writing, life happens again. Then I fall out of the habit of writing. Then, I’ll get some...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:10pm

Pollinator practices have taken root at DelDOT

Delaware’s drivers may notice more flowers sprouting up on the state’s nearly 14,000 lane miles of roadside this year.

Officials noted that the steep decline of monarch butterflies and other pollinator species is believed to be due, in...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:07pm

‘Beach Love,’ a book with romance stories with local settings, is now available in large print.

Local romance stories now available in large print

“Beach Love,” a new book that features romance stories with local settings, is now available in large print.

“Beach Love” contains 13 stories by a variety of authors. The stories’ fictional characters find love in local towns, along the...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:02pm

The ‘Beach Matters’ to the owners of this Bethany Beach home.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 8

(Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 27th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 25-26, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

After spending the last 15 summers...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:54pm

Beebe drops plan for additional outpatient rooms in Lewes

New Millville campus on track for 2020

Noting rapid changes impacting healthcare nationwide and in the community, Beebe Healthcare announced this week that it is already making some changes to plans for its strategic expansion projects that were announced in 2017.

“Hospitals...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:17pm

Miss Delaware’s 2018 Court included, from left: Riley Slate, Miss Greenville, third runner-up; Rebecca Gasperetti, Miss Hockessin, first runner-up; Miss Delaware 2018 Joanna Wicks; Emily Beale, Miss Blue Gold, second runner-up; and Lauren Haberstroh, Miss Newark, fourth runner-up.

Miss Delaware, Outstanding Teen crowded in Lewes

Sky Knox, Miss Newark’s Outstanding Teen, was named Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2018 on June 15 evening at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. She will represent Delaware at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in late July, in Orlando, Fla....

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:01pm

Bennett’s peaches from the inaugural Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market.

Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market open for the 2018 season

On Sunday, June 10, the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market celebrated the start of its 11th season by hosting a ceremonial ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Market vendors, board members and volunteers were present for...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:59pm