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The Selbyville Post Office mural was installed in 1942, showing a slice of Delmarva life.

Looking up: Mural at Selbyville post office gets new attention

Some people never look up when they enter Selbyville Post Office. But look up, and you’ll see an idyllic mural depicting Delmarva farm life in the 1940s.

The mural shows a girl surrounded by chickens, a man nearby and farmhouse with horses...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:53pm

Paddleboarding event benefits veterans with Paddle Second Chance

The 7th Annual Paddle Second Chance (PSC) event will take place Saturday, June 23, at Holt’s Landing State Park near Millville.

Over the past six years, the PSC has raised more than $140,000 with its paddleboarding event for Operation...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:39pm

Bethany Beach Lifesaving 5K to include beach patrol competition

The downtown streets of Bethany Beach will be filled with participants in this year’s Bethany Beach Lifesaving 5K on Sunday, June 24.

The event will also feature a separate beach patrol competition before the race to find out who the “...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:35pm

Supporters, opponents offer comments on wind power

Residents who are opposed to construction of offshore wind turbines, as well as those in favor of them, had a chance to voice their opinions at a workshop in Bethany Beach on May 31.

Currently, the only plans for wind turbines off the...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 6:31pm

Donato to decorate Millville with mural

Millville’s town hall will get a new vibe when local artist John Donato completes a mural in the meeting room in the coming weeks.

Donato had proposed several potential projects for the Town, which initially included a mural in the outer...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:22pm

Guest Column: It’s time we recognize Alzheimer’s a public health crisis

Alzheimer’s disease has developed into an insidious public health crisis. Today, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer’s caregivers.

According to the Alzheimer’s...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:10pm

Frankford firefighters bringing back their Shrimp & Wing Fest

The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s Shrimp & Wing Fest was so successful it its first year, it’s back for seconds.

The fire company will host the event on Saturday, June 16, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the fire hall. Hundreds of pounds of...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:03pm

Classic cars line Main Street in Selbyville during a past Old Timer’s Day event.

Classic cars, family activities on tap for Old Timer’s Day

It’s that time of year again, when local classic enthusiasts gather to commemorate their prized vintage vehicles. The Town of Selbyville and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 61st annual Old Timer’s Day Classic Car &...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:47pm

Bethany hosting a slate of movies, concerts, exercise classes and more

Bethany Beach is known for filling its bandstand with entertainment all through the summer, but this year a new form of entertainment is occupying the bandstand as well: Movies.

For the last seven years, the Town of Bethany Beach has...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:30pm

Evidence-based screening can find cancer before it spreads

Doctors who treat lung cancer want to catch the disease in its earliest stages, before patients even start showing symptoms.

That’s because symptoms — such as a cough that does not go away, weight loss or chest pain that is worse with deep...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:27pm

Above the children pose with their trophies from DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police 32nd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. From left are: Carly Clevens, first place ages 4-7; Kent winner Adrianna Gott; Trevor Torbert, first place ages 12-15; and Connor Wyatt, first place ages 8-11.

Hitchens wins Sussex Youth Fishing Tournament

Under mostly cloudy skies that some would call good fishing weather, 213 young anglers and their families gathered Saturday, June 2, at three Delaware ponds for DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police 32nd Annual Youth Fishing...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:15pm

Millsboro starts approval process to add Taco Bell to the menu

Add another option for the fast-food connoisseur dining in Millsboro.

Millsboro Town Council members voted unanimously on Monday, June 4, to approve preliminary site plans for a new Taco Bell restaurant in the Peninsula Crossing Shopping...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:28pm

Indian River High School graduate Helen Davis will be attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy starting later this summer.

Davis training for a life on the sea

By Maria Counts
Staff Reporter

 

While many 18-year-olds are spending their summer vacation working in local businesses, in between trips to the beach, Helen Davis is spending precious time with family… and working out.

...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:14pm

Students from the Indian River High School Class of 2018 enjoy the happenings at their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 29.

‘Don’t stop here, Class of 2018’

Graduation sends 180 IRHS students into the world

Look out, world. The Class of 2018 is coming for you.

A weekend of torrential thunderstorms, followed by a morning fog and power outages cleared into a perfect spring night, just in time for Indian River High School’s graduation on Tuesday...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:32pm

Prevent common summer injuries

When you think of summer, you may think of fun times on the beach, out on a boat or barbecuing in the back yard. However, each summer, common injuries send countless numbers of Sussex County residents and visitors to Beebe’s Emergency Department...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:07pm

Strawberry Festival returning to Indian River Senior Center

Strawberries have always been a big crop in the area, and tipping their hats to that agricultural history, the Indian River Senior Center will be hosting its annual Strawberry Festival next weekend.

The festival on Saturday, June 2, from 8...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:04pm

Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament set for June 23-24

The 4th Annual Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament is right around the corner — scheduled to take place the weekend of June 23-24.

Hosted by the Indian River Marina and Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva Inc., the annual event is one...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:40pm

Coast Guard warns of new boating route at inlet

Boaters beware: Winter storms and ice have re-sculpted the seabed of the Indian River Bay. That means the U.S. Coast Guard has significantly changed the buoy configuration for boaters approaching the Indian River Inlet.

“It is a new...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:35pm

Local couples visit France to see memorials to Americans

In April, four of us from VFW Post 7234 — Fulton and Theo Loppatto, my wife Rosemary and I — went to France for a trip down the Seine River from Paris to Normandy. Our objective at the end of the journey was Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:31pm

Professor bringing tales of WWII female spies to Bethany Beach

Women were long prevented from holding combat roles in the U.S. armed forces. But they’ve long helped in military affairs, even behind enemy lines. Audiences will hear the story of “The Lady Was a Spy: Female Operatives in World War II” on...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:26pm

A day of honor brings with it a weekend of fun

Memorial Day weekend is here, and with it comes a chance to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Of course, it has also become the unofficial start to summer, which in these parts means getting some beach time in,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:25pm

Boy Scout Troop 281 did some clean-up work at Ocean View Historical Society’s Hall’s Store Visitors Center earlier this month.

Fun & Feasting in the Garden to benefit OVHS

With Memorial Day weekend having arrived, the Ocean View Historical Society will be hosting a garden party to kick off the start of summer.

“I really felt as though the historical society needed some exposure,” said Anne Powell, an OVHS...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:24pm

This rolling pin by Tall Oaks Trading Co., owned and operated by woodworker Gary Stewart, is representative of the kinds of items he will sell at the Artisan’s Fair on May 28.

Artisan’s Fair to kick off summer season at Lord Balitmore Elementary

Gary Stewart, a Millsboro woodworker, will be at the Artisan’s Fair Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On a recent afternoon, however, he was out working in his Tall Oaks Trading Co. wood shop.

Stewart, who taught carpentry at Sussex...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:22pm

Local art students show a handful the talent produced at IRHS, including, from left, Liliana Guido, Megan Magoon, Olivia Garvey, Brooke Hoban, Jasmine Rodriguez Gonzales and Brianna McGee.

IR art students designing their futures

Artwork on display in Dagsboro

Walking in, one is surrounded by faces, some stoic, others laughing. Straight ahead is a kaleidoscope of sunsets. Around the corner, an astronaut struggles in the tentacle of a space monster. A fish and panda bear calmly gaze in opposite...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:14pm

Radishes fresh from the farm are on display at a local farmers’ markets.

Savor the flavor of Delmarva

Farmers’ markets rev up for the 2018 season

With the Delmarva Peninsula bursting into bloom, it’s time to start thinking about the fresh produce local farmers will be selling.

Besides shopping the roadside stands, people can browse weekly farmers’ markets across rural Delaware,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:12pm

Poseidon Festival ushering in summer season in Bethany

Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday on the boardwalk

With a new timeframe and new events, the Town of Bethany Beach is bringing a fresh perspective to its annual Poseidon Festival.

This year’s festival will be held over the Memorial Day weekend, starting Friday, May 25, with a concert on the...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:29pm

WW IIunes bringing patriotic music to Bethany library

The WW IIunes are definitely all about music from the World War II era.

The foursome, set to perform at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Wednesday, May 23, ahead of Memorial Day, have been playing music from the early to mid-...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:31pm

Cameron and Lisa Travalini enjoy time together during her tour of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt.

Tiger mom: Millville mother joins son on aircraft carrier

When Cameron Travalini was deployed with the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, his mom, Lisa Travalini, worried.

That’s what moms do.

After all, she knew there was always the possibility that the Roosevelt...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:20pm

‘Art in the Park’ tea to benefit Hope Center

On Saturday, May 12, the fellowship hall at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be transformed into “Art in the Park” for a very special afternoon tea.

The event is a fundraiser for the church’s planned Hope Center, a community-...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:01pm

The Delaware Botanical Gardens held a ‘Sip & Saunter’ event on Friday, May 4. Right, DBG designer Piet Oudolf goes over the garden’s plans during the event.

Botanic gardens celebrates Meadow planting with designer, dignitaries

On May 3-4, internationally renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf landed near Dagsboro, at the new Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG). He was in Delaware to supervise the gardens’ 100 volunteers planting nearly 18,000 new native perennials in...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:55pm

Michele Wright and Joe Harmon look over a guest book from the Rosedale Beach Hotel & Resort from the late 1960s during a Nanticoke Elders Gathering on April 28 at the Nanticoke Indian Center in Millsboro.

Nanticoke elders tell stories of Rosedale Beach

For much of the 20th century, the Rosedale Beach Hotel was a popular resort and gathering place on the banks of the Indian River Bay near Millsboro.

Nothing remains of the hotel now, although a state historical site marker tells a bit of...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:53pm

Made by Hand to celebrate World Fair Trade Day

As part of a global movement to encourage sustainable development, the World Fair Trade Organization each year designates the second Saturday in May as World Fair Trade Day, and locally, the event has been celebrated each year at Made By Hand in...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:50pm

Shin splints are a pain

It seems like we’ve sure waited long enough, but the warmer temperatures are finally here, and most of us are thinking about getting outside and enjoying the nice weather.

This time of year, many of us are getting more active, again, and...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:07pm

How simple tools can help you remain independent

A scooter, wheelchair or cane can help you get around if you have trouble on your feet, and a hearing aid can turn up the volume on the world around you.

But, what about the smaller stuff, such as opening a jar, putting on your shoes or...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:02pm

From left, Rosie with owner Ron Wohlust, BB with Sandi Roberts, Logan with Helen Delvecchio and Lucy with Mary Buckley.

Long in the face, loving in the heart

Greyhounds seek homes in Delaware

With a long snout and elegant legs, the greyhound has captured hearts of some Delawareans. Greyhound Pet Adoptions of Delaware (GPAD) is a volunteer group dedicated to finding homes for retired greyhounds...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:57pm

Renovations starting at lighthouse keeper’s house

Hundreds of beach houses will be renovated for this summer, as happens every summer. But there’s one home renovation near Fenwick Island that will benefit everyone.

Next door to the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, the Delaware Division of...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:52pm

Eileen Uecker shows off  a hand-written thank-you card from the recipient of her Quilt of Valor.

Veteran receives gift from local Quilts of Valor group

By Maria Counts
Staff Reporter

While on a flight with a friend, Ocean View resident Eileen Uecker found a $100 bill in her seat.

“I reached in to pull the seatbelt across, and there was something in the slot there, and it...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:39pm

Bryan Muzik is returning to the DiFebo’s family of restaurants. Above, Muzik stands outside the new Berlin, Md., DiFebo’s location.

Muzik returns home to DiFebo’s

One could argue that Bryan Muzik has been in the restaurant business since he could walk, having “joined” the staff of DiFebo’s when his mom became the restaurant’s accountant.

“My godparents, Bob and Charlotte DiFebo, brought my mom on as...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:36pm

Bethany Beach to host Poseidon Festival on Memorial Day weekend

The 3rd Annual Poseidon Festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28. The Town of Bethany Beach will host four days of island-inspired entertainment at the bandstand and Bethany Beach Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) in an...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:35pm

Plants, music, activities and more at May 5 Native Plant Sale

By Kerin Magill
Staff Reporter

 

If it’s true that music is good for plants, then the plants at the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays “Gardening for the Bays” Native Plant Sale this weekend ought to be tapping their roots...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:34pm

Gallery One in Ocean View will celebrate its 12th anniversary and welcome new partner Mary Beth Patterson at a special artist reception Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. May’s exhibit, ‘Up Up & Away,’ will be on display and open to the public May 2-29. This is Jeanne Mueller’s oil painting, ‘Up and Away.’

Gallery One going ‘Up Up & Away” for May exhibit

A special reception on Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. will honor the 12th anniversary of Gallery One and welcome partner artist Mary Beth Patterson. The new annual Gallery One poster will also be unveiled, featuring May’s theme “Up Up &...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:33pm

SUPers paddle during a past Paddle Second Chance.

Paddle Second Chance to raise funds June 23 to support veterans

A day of fun-raising is planned at the annual Paddle Second Chance (PSC) on June 23 at Holt’s Landing State Park near Millville. Now in its seventh year, PSC is the largest stand-up paddle (SUP) and kayak race in the Delmarva region.

In...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:34pm

JR Walker and Jon Talkington, owners of The Brimming Horn Meadery in Lewes.

Brimming Horn takes home silver medal in international mead competition

Brimming Horn Meadery’s Jon Talkington returned home from the Mazer Cup International competition last weekend with a silver medal in hand. Their Freya’s Kiss mead won Talkington and Milton-based Brimming Horn their first commercial medal in the...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:30pm

Electronics recycling partnership saved Delaware more than $110,000

A partnership between the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) and Delaware’s Department of Technology & Information (DTI) with the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) in the national State Electronics Challenge...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:03pm

Behind the scenes

Guests can tour Delaware Botanic Gardens with famed designer

The future is growing in Dagsboro as the Delaware Botanic Gardens takes bloom.

People are being invited to a rare opportunity to visit the garden and meet world-renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf at a “Sip & Saunter” through the DBG’...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:25pm

Michael Tougais, author of ‘The Finest Hours’ and ‘Above and Beyond,’ will speak at South Coastal Library and Fort Miles on Sunday, April 22.

Bestselling author to speak on historical adventure tales

A New York Times bestselling author will bring his love of historic adventure to two locations in Sussex County on Sunday, April 22.

Michael Tougias, author of “The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:07pm

Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival set for Saturday, May 19

The third annual Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 19, will include five regional and nationally-known bluegrass bands, food trucks, local beer and wines, craft vendors, a native plant sale, and free bus tours through Delaware Wild...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:59pm

Turkey hunters reminded no bait is allowed

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police this week reminded turkey hunters that while in pursuit of wild turkeys it is unlawful to use bait as an attractant. Some common bait that is illegally used includes wheat, corn, sunflower...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:25pm

New online interactive pond maps offered to anglers

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife this week announced the release of newly-interactive online maps that allow anglers and other users to easily locate Delaware’s public freshwater ponds throughout the state.

The public ponds, most of...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:40pm

Annual Delmarva Birding Weekend slated for April 26-29

The 2018 Delmarva Birding Weekend is inviting hundreds of nature enthusiasts to the shore April 26-29 to enjoy the full complement of Mid-Atlantic birds as the region welcomes warblers, tanagers and other spring migrants and prepares to say...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:32am