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The Freeman Stage is known for bringing arts to the community, but this nonprofit performing arts venue is also being impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) and Delaware’s State of Emergency.

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Editor's note: With the mandated closure to the public of all restaurants and bars in the state, except for carry-out, drive-through and delivery services, we are compiling a listing of which restaurants are remaining open to provide those services and the details involved. Restaurants that …

Cat & Mouse Press, known for its award-winning local beach reads, has announced the publication of “Sandy Paws: Dogs and Cats on Delmarva.” The book features short stories and light verse set in Rehoboth, Lewes, Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Cape May, Chincoteague, and other seaside towns i…

With prize drawings, hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages, local educators are planning a fun and relaxing evening that will also support local scholarships. The 4th Annual IREA Fundraiser Social will support local students becoming the next generation of teachers. The event is open to the com…

Kids turned out by the dozens in Dagsboro in 2019, ready... set... go... to hunt for those Easter eggs.

On Wednesday, March 25, the Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee will host “Notes in Time: A Musical Journey Through Tin Pan Alley.” The program will recount the history behind the songs that defined an era, accompanied by the chemistry and banter of musicians Jeff Coope…

Local author Beth Ann Scullin-Oliphant recently published her first children’s book. “Briton’s Beach Adventures: Dolphins Surprise,” the first in a series, launched March 3 on Amazon.com. The colorful, interactive book is designed for children from birth to beginner reader.

The Sussex Family YMCA is inviting the community to its third annual Bowl for Kids event on Sunday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lefty’s Alley & Eats in Lewes. The family-friendly event has a goal of raising $15,000, which supports the Y’s Annual Campaign.

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off 2020 with the first Business After Hours of the year. The event was hosted by Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level restaurant, and one of the featured spotlight tables highlighted the hotel and restaurant’s…

On Saturday, March 14, the Rehoboth Art League will host the works of more than 250 young artists. Students from 28 public and private schools in Sussex County will gather for the opening of the 24th Annual “Young at Art” exhibit on the historic Henlopen Acres campus of the art league. This …

The Lewes Historical Society announced this week that it will host Margaret Anderson Rosenfeld for its Museum Speaker Series on March 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. Rosenfeld, the daughter-in-law of Stanley Rosenfeld, will be speaking on the collection of maritime photographs taken by Morris and Stanl…

The Ocean City, Md., Sons & Daughters of Italy lodge is once again honoring St Joseph, the patron saint of workers, at its 10th annual festival, on March 28. The festival’s venue is again St. Andrew’s Hall, 144th and Sinepuxent Streets in Ocean City, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest is again inviting writers to submit stories of 500 to 3,500 words that feature Rehoboth Beach, this year fitting with the theme “Beach Mysteries.” Submissions do not have to be traditional mysteries; they can be any genre but should have some elem…

The Ball 4 All Foundation, in partnership with the Ocean View Police Department and Ocean View Church of Christ, held its bi-monthly Friday Night Freeze on Friday, February 21. In all, more than 70 middle-schoolers showed up for a night of fun, exercise and brain games.

Notes on the Beach will bring “Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm” to Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville at 7 p.m. on March 6 and 7, in a family-friendly musical-culture experience featuring vocalist Stephanie Griffin, accompanied by David Zipse on piano and Jeff Cooper on bass.

To celebrate Southern Delaware and to keep it top of mind throughout the winter with visitors planning their warm weather getaways for 2020, Southern Delaware Tourism is launching its 4th Annual Southern Delaware Tourism Photo Contest. Both locals and visitors are being invited and encourage…

Representatives of WAMU 88.5, Washington, D.C.’s NPR news station, announced this week that they will sell WRAU 88.3 to Delaware Public Media in 2020. They described the sale is a strategic move on the part of both parties to benefit the WRAU listening audience.

Victims of domestic violence will be given handmade quilts to comfort them, courtesy of the new Arts Warming Hearts program, a collaboration of the Millsboro Art League, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild and the Girl Scouts.

Poets have a unique way of writing about the world, whether lovely, harsh, sad or humorous. And the Frankford Public Library is inviting the public to hear from three local poets at a “Night of Poetry” on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m.

Historian and lecturer Syl Woolford will present “The Women’s Suffrage Movement Below the Color-line” on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes. The League of Women Voters of Sussex County Delaware, the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Ju…

It's not often that a hometown musician gets to play for five hours every Friday for an audience that begins as happy-hour retirees, moves on to family dinner-timers and ends with a younger crowd of open-mic devotees. The place is Millville's Hooked Up Ale House & Raw Bar. That musician …