Runners get up to speed during the start of the 19th Annual Sea Colony Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Nov. 27. Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics Delaware.

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Nearly two months after ground was broken for the new Selbyville Public Library building, construction still hasn’t begun, but Library Director Kelly Kline said there is no possibility the book will be closed on the plan.

Rebecca Mais started out just like any other soccer mom — supporting young sons Brandt and Peter in a sport she and husband Richard figured would give them an outlet for all their little-boy energy.

A popular semi-aquatic mammal just might make a guest appearance at the concert Classic Holiday Favorites on Sunday, Dec. 4.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Organization of Sussex County is inviting the public to participate in the 35th Annual Commemorative Weekend Celebration in honor of the late civil rights leader, on Jan. 14-16, 2023.

DNREC will host a public meeting to solicit feedback on the potential of a new restaurant at Cape Henlopen State Park, on Monday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cape Henlopen High School auditorium. The parks and recreation division will share a presentation about the proposal and gat…

When Santa Claus arrives at Ocean View’s annual holiday gathering on Saturday, Nov. 26, he will have more of an old-fashioned look.

Sporobolus heterolepis — or as we commonly know it, Prairie dropseed — does have a fragrance of a hint of coriander, cilantro, or some say soap or buttered popcorn (hmm), licorice or even sunflower seeds (I guess we will have to find out for ourselves).

The Town of Millville will hold their annual Yuletide Festival for the community on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Evans Park, 32517 Dukes Drive, Millville, from 2 to 6 p.m.

The folks at the Millville-based Santa's Letters charity organization held their traditional Santa's Mailbox festivities on Saturday, Nov. 19. Santa accompanied the mailbox, arriving in a hotrod, alongside an antique fire truck from the Millville Volunteer Fire Company that carried the red m…

After 30 years of providing food to thousands of families, the Community Food Pantry in Selbyville will close next month.

About 30 vendors, including a hot-tub dealer, will display and sell Christmas decorations, handmade toys, candles and other gifts at the Merry Millsboro Holiday Market at Millsboro Town Hall this weekend.

A dozen Quilts of Valor were presented to 11 male veterans and one female veteran this week, to honor them for their service, and to offer comfort and healing.

Also called sea-myrtle, consumption weed, eastern baccharis, salt marsh-elder and salt bush, native groundsel is found all over this area, and I love that it is fall-blooming, with densely clustered white flowers.

Priscilla Walker of Georgetown, center, performs with other dancers during Return Day on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The Inland Bays Garden Center near Ocean View is shifting from growing-season mode to holiday gifting mode with the opening of its Holiday Art Gallery on Nov. 18. Through Dec. 23, the garden center will be offering the works of a number of local artists for holiday gift-giving.

Sussex Countians, and people from neighboring counties and states, descended upon Georgetown on Thursday, Nov. 10, to take part in Return Day, a beloved tradition. Per organizers, historically, after residents would cast their votes in the county seat, they would ‘return’ two days later to h…

Now that Sussex Strong — the community service foundation for the Sussex County Association of Realtors — has raised $45,000 and counting to help kids in Sussex County, it’s time to shop for them. Volunteers will help match new clothes, shoes and a toy for kids who need it this season, on Tu…

Black Friday is back for 2022 at Jolly Roger Amusement Parks. People can visit the SpeedWorld building at Jolly Roger on 30th Street in Ocean City, Md., on Nov. 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and kickstart their holiday shopping with 50 percent off all 2023 park passes and select merchandise.

Santa’s House is back on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, and the big man has announced his hours of availability. Santa’s House will be on the Rehoboth boardwalk at the end of Rehoboth Avenue. Visitors can stop by and tell Santa their Christmas wish list, and should remember to bring their cam…

Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach is inviting the community to celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the return of the Schellville Christmas Village. Families can enjoy the seasonal festivities from Nov. 19 through Dec. 31 from 5 to 9 p.m., located at Tanger Seaside behind J. Crew.

The Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL) School Partnerships Program kicked off its 2022-2023 season with three author events at its two partners schools, Lord Baltimore Elementary School (LBES) and the Indian River School District Early Learning Center (ELC).

The importance of honoring veterans “who unselfishly placed their lives on the line for our freedom” will be emphasized when Jim Jensen, senior vice commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View, speaks at the Veterans’ Day ceremony at the post, at 29265 Marshy Hope Way.

Ray Sander, president of the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek (DBG) announced this week that on Friday, Nov. 11 — Veteran’s Day — all veterans showing their military ID cards, will have free admission to the Delaware Botanic Gardens, in appreciation for their military service to our …

The Veterans Day observance at Lighthouse Christian School in Dagsboro this year will once again bring veterans and their families together with schoolchildren, with the 2022 theme, “Defending Freedom,” bringing a focus to the importance of honoring those who serve with the goal of doing just that.

Distylium is a member of the witch hazel family and is found in a variety of sizes, 3 feet to 10 feet in height and 4 to 8 feet wide, with tiny red flowers in the winter. They are a great alternative to boxwoods, cherry laurels, junipers, hollies, Indian hawthorns and junipers.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Selbyville Public Library will be hosting a coat giveaway event designed to be fun for the whole family. The library, in partnership with Operation Warm, will be giving away more than 100 winter coats between 3 and 6 p.m. that day. The coats, which are coming just …

The Salvation Army Sussex Chapel’s annual Red Kettle Campaign will begin on Monday, Nov 14, and continue until Christmas Eve, with both volunteers and paid employees positioning themselves at about 30 locations countywide, standing beside the iconic kettle and ringing the bell, reminding sho…

St. Ann Parish celebrated its 50th year in Bethany Beach with a picnic for all parishioners at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Church (OLG) on Route 17 on a bright Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30.

Annette Reeping’s painting ‘Honor’ depicts a military service member saluting the flag. Reeping sent it over for us to use in honor of Veterans Day.