Most Americans have never heard of ISIS or the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, nor could most Americans identify their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a.k.a. Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri al-Samarri. This small group has made the news in the last few weeks because of the territory it has seized in Syria and Iraq.
With Bill Carroll deciding to drop out of the Republican primary for the Sussex County Council District 4 race, the picture in that election gets much more clear. It will be local political heavyweights Shirley Price and George Cole battling for that seat.
Let me start off by saying that I’m not a big soccer fan.
ECGC celebrates 15 years
Thank you to everyone who came out to the East Coast Garden Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 14, 2014. It was a great day, despite all the flooding caused by a storm the day before. There was some logistical re-arranging, but the weather could not have been more gorgeous.
The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation’s International Student Committee (QRCF-ISC), with a major hand from ResortQuest, is holding a free summer orientation for international workers at Sea Colony on Wednesday, June 25, at 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday apparently marked the 20th anniversary of the most boring thing that’s ever been put on television — a seminal moment in history that quite-possibly sprung the birth of reality television, caused much of the free world to simulataneously stare in a state of disbelief like Dr. Evil was spinning a giant hypnotic wheel from the moon and most likely caused the Ford Bronco to stop being manufactured.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Throughout the history of recorded time, there have been two absolute, undeniable truths.
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.
So, I got into a bit of a debate with some friends over the Memorial Day weekend.
All too often, particularly in our little slice of Heaven by the shore, the meaning of Memorial Day gets lost in the shuffle.
There are so many things for us as a community to be grateful for as we embark on another voyage into a summer season.
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.
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.
Hospice supporter won’t be forgotten
Delaware Hospice lost a long-time supporter and friend with the passing of Dorothy “Dot” Sapp on April 23.
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.
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.
The notion of “family” has been in my mind quite a bit lately.
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).