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Healthy picnic fare is indeed on the menu

Summer is the time for enjoying the outdoors. Hot sunny days make it the perfect time of year to have a picnic, but don’t forget about nutrition when packing your picnic basket.

Shops and restaurants are fully open for business

Schools are now closed throughout much of the region, so vacation time is nearly in full-effect in our little piece of paradise by the shore. So, for those of you who are down here for the first time this season, enjoying all that we have to offer, welcome, and please remember one thing:

A legend moves on, and we are lesser for it

I’ve been influenced by many great writers over the years. It’s important to note that I wrote “influenced” there, because I can’t say with a completely clear conscience that I was ever able to pick up any of their talent or secrets.

Let’s cut the red tape, and then cut ribbons

I fear I am part of a dying breed — an entrepreneur who was able to successfully launch and grow a business in the state of Delaware.

Forty-three years ago in Ocean View, my wife, Emily, and I opened our first grocery store with five employees. Over the decades, we grew consistently, eventually opening five businesses and employing more than 200 people.

We live in a much better world because of others

Friday, June 6, marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most noted days in the history of our nation, D-Day. In fact, let’s change that thought for a second. It really marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most noted days in the history of the world.

So, yeah, we got beat once again in cornhole

Throughout the history of recorded time, there have been two absolute, undeniable truths.

Ocean View looking for developments to join town

In an attempt to clear up some confusion over borders, as well as generate a little more revenue, Ocean View officials are hoping some developments in unincorporated enclaves surrounding the town decide to join the Ocean View family.

More killings — more questions unanswered

So, I got into a bit of a debate with some friends over the Memorial Day weekend.

Keep those who have fallen in mind this weekend

All too often, particularly in our little slice of Heaven by the shore, the meaning of Memorial Day gets lost in the shuffle.

A new season brings with it new goals

There are so many things for us as a community to be grateful for as we embark on another voyage into a summer season.

Beahan gets well-deserved recognition for his efforts

There are a few people around this beautiful community of ours who generate a smile whenever their names are brought up in conversation. One of those names is Neil Beahan.

The principal at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts (SDSA) since 2009, Beahan was recently recognized by the Delaware Association of School Administrators as the Middle Level Principal of the Year for 2014.

We indeed have free speech — to a point

Racism has again entered the nation’s conversation lately, as people have responded to the insidious remarks made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a recording reportedly made without his knowledge by his admitted mistress.

Letters to the Editor — May 16, 2014

Hospice supporter won’t be forgotten

Editor:

Delaware Hospice lost a long-time supporter and friend with the passing of Dorothy “Dot” Sapp on April 23.

Guest Column: IRHS music department having a merry month of May

The month of May is an exciting time for the Indian River High School music program, as coming up Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, is the IR Stage Band’s presentation of “Movie Magic!” Each evening’s performance begins at 6:30 p.m., and will feature hit songs from such movies as “Frozen,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Grease,” “The Wizard Of Oz” and many more.

Traffic transitions make patience an even bigger virtue

We all know it’s coming:?the influx of traffic as the weather gets warmer and the summer season swings into gear. And this year (and for a few years to come), we have an added complication to our high-traffic times:?the Route 26 improvement project.

What can I say? I am definitely a momma’s boy

The notion of “family” has been in my mind quite a bit lately.

Fixing heroin epidemic falls on all of us

5-70-40.

Those are the three raw numbers that stood out to us the most as reporter Maria Counts was putting together her three-part series on the rise of heroin’s popularity in our little community (the third installment in the series can be found on page 18).

Bobdozer heading west, and it’s a little sad

There is something absolutely gut-wrenching about having to say goodbye to someone you genuinely care about, and I’m certain most of you have had to go through this on more than one occasion.

Community responds in time of need

We left Ocean View last August, planning on returning in the fall, as soon as I recovered from knee-replacement surgery. I was still limping around in October when my husband Benjamin’s right arm began to tremble, and that tremor led to an earthquake that transformed the geography of our lives.

Marketing ABCs: Instagram isn’t just for the kids!

Online presence is everything in this digital age. People are checking out your business online before setting foot into your actual store. Your business probably has a Facebook account, and maybe a Twitter account. But how about spicing up your social media presence with an Instagram account before the busy season?

Lady Indians shutting down opponents

Something very special is happening with the Indian River High School Lady Indians soccer team.

Exciting journey, for sure, but still stupid

The notion of being a “stowaway” has intrigued me from the time I was a child.

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