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Last month, Virginia became the first state in the nation to launch a COVID-19 tracing app for smartphones. The announcement came with many questions, concerns and reassurances about users’ privacy, as people asked how the app could possibly notify people they might have been exposed to the …

Believers concerned about what evangelist Franklin Graham is calling “a crucial time in our nation’s history” will gather in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 26, for Prayer March 2020, starting at the Lincoln Memorial at noon, and traveling 1.8 miles, until 2 p.m.

Did you know that when you look at a purple coneflower, a.k.a. echinacea purpurea, and its cousins, you’re not looking at one pretty flower but a cluster of hundreds? Coneflowers, like black-eyed Susans, sunflowers and other “daisy” flowers are members of the composites family — one of the l…

The Bethany Beach Cars & Coffee group meets up every other week at Grotto Pizza in Bethany Beach for coffee and to show off their sweet wheels.

Students can learn the basic art and techniques of the age-old craft of stained glass in the “Beginner Stained Glass” class at the Rehoboth Art League on Mondays, Sept. 28, through Nov. 9 (no class on Oct. 19) from 1 to 4 p.m.

When the state of emergency went into effect in Delaware in March, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity volunteerism halted. During the past few months, the amount of volunteers permitted on-site has been limited and volunteer help is very much needed to complete homes, representatives noted t…

In a world of social distancing, Delawareans are finding creative ways to come together. Carmen Dougherty of Bear helped start the Delaware Rocks group on Facebook, where members are tasked with painting rocks and placing them in shared community spaces for others to find and feel encouraged.

For 25 years, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays has worked with its partners to protect, preserve and restore the Inland Bays watershed by implementing a Comprehensive Conservation & Management Plan (CCMP). According to the CIB, since the CCMP was originally adopted in 1995, the wa…

Shaka Shack in Millville will hold its 1st year Anniversary Celebration on Friday, Sept. 18, through Saturday, Sept. 20. For the celebration weekend, Shaka Shack will be open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shaka Shack was first opened…

Grotto Pizza in Bethany Beach, located at 793 Garfield Parkway, recently celebrated the opening of its Grotto Sports Den following a year-long renovation resulting in more seating options, direct entry-way access, additional windows allowing for natural light inside the dining space and a fr…

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will welcome 302 Aquaponics — a family-owned and -operated aquaponics greenhouse specializing in growing leafy greens — to its Saturday farmers’ market this week. All of their produce is grown from seed, closely monitored during the growing cycle, hand-picke…

Each year, Clear Space hosts their annual Bowtie & Barefoot Gala. In an effort to provide a COVID-safe event, Clear Space chose to cancel the gala this year and invite patrons to the theater for a 2021 season preview on Saturday, Sept. 12. During the 90-minute performance of songs from a…

Willis Dougherty was only 53 when he had a stroke. The tough-guy machine mechanic was working near Philadelphia when he felt that things were off. He lost strength in his arm while working on a vehicle.

The YMCA of Delaware announce this week that they have brought back select family and youth programs throughout the state, including swim lessons, youth sports clinics, dance, family fun nights, parents’ night out and more. Additionally, they have opened several saunas, expanded hours at sel…

Possum Point Players went into the open air this week as they took their production of “Godspell” out into their parking lot beside their theater. In an effort to ensure that the reunion with patrons, volunteers and staff is safe for everyone, all general policies and guidelines for protecti…

Heidi Lowe will teach “Thinking Through Metal,” an eight-week kids’ metalsmithing class this fall. Kids ages 11-15 will join Lowe in the studio to explore concepts that intersect life and metal objects. Students will make a variety of wearable and non-wearable pieces that explore ideas such …

The Volunteer Delaware Face Mask Project volunteers were set to deliver their first batch of hand-sewn face masks to the Cape Henlopen School District and Seaford Montessori School on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The project started in March 2020, when there was a shortage of face masks for healthcar…

The daylong party is usually fun and games, but the cause is not. Every year, Delaware Womenade hosts a fundraiser to benefit women’s emergency shelters in Kent and Sussex counties. Although the fourth annual Games Day, set for for Sept. 14, was canceled (to prevent the spread of COVID-19), …

Beachgoers take advantage of beautiful weather over the Labor Day holiday, enjoying the beach in Bethany Beach. While masks are required in downtown Bethany and parking restrictions remain in place for much of the day, that generally hasn't kept people from enjoying the shore, the boardwalk …

Beginning in September, Beebe Healthcare is offering 48 public and private flu clinics at locations throughout Sussex County in order to provide safe and convenient access to flu vaccinations to as many people in the community as possible.

A juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, the rarest of turtles and listed as “critically endangered,” was rescued by members of MERR Institute on Thursday, Sept. 3, in Fenwick Island.

According to new research from the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and the American Academy of Nursing, older adults are more vulnerable and experience more casualties after a natural disaster compared to other age groups. That’s why, during this National Preparedness Month, t…

The 2020 Big Draw Festival DE plans for October are in place. The theme this year is “A Climate of Change.” Creating art using recycled materials is the goal. The theme, organizers said, is a perfect opportunity for the Mispillion Art League (MAL) to partner with the City of Milford and rein…

The Heidi Lowe Gallery will offer a class in making stackable rings on Sept. 14. Students will design and create three sterling silver rings that can be stacked together, and will learn all the metalsmithing skills necessary to make the rings.

Summer is nearing its end, but Bethany Beach continues to be beautifully in bloom.

What is summer without the bright and cheerful flowers of black-eyed Susans? Long-blooming, tough and easy to grow, the rudbeckias are a large group (genus) of plants that many of us depend on in our summer gardens. And, did you know that there are actually two different kinds of flowers on …

A century has passed since the U.S. Constitution was amended to allow women to vote. Although it would be 45 more years until all women were treated equally in regards to voting, the text was on the page, and that was a big step.

I often hear from many of you about your frustrations with problems and challenges that seem very limiting. You want to be more active and you want to be healthier, but so many times what you’re telling me is you don’t see any options. When I explain what a potential option is, the reaction …

Lynden Prosser was only about 5 when he developed an interest in acting and began asking his parents how he could get roles. He became involved in local theater and acting camps, and starting taking lessons, then was hired to film a commercial in Princeton, N.J., for Drive Medical.

The former Peninsula Regional Health System on Sept. 1 announced its new name: TidalHealth. The name was chosen after months of research through interviews with patients and staff of the entities that make up TidalHealth: Peninsula Regional and Nanticoke hospitals; the McCready, Ocean Pines …

What was originally planned as a reunion of several friends for a challenging long-distance five-day “bicycle trip” through upstate New York in late July, evolved into a special opportunity to support a cause, the Lions Vision Research Foundation.