The Indian River High School Class of 2021 marks the end of two unusual school years, and the end of their time in high school, during graduation ceremonies on June 2.

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Who wouldn't love a backyard view like this? Becky D'Amico spotted this great blue heron in her back yard near the Indian River Inlet on Memorial Day.

More than $12,000 was raised for Southern Sussex Rotary’s seventh annual Flags for Heroes, the culmination of months of fundraising leading up to Memorial Day. In all, 133 locally sponsored heroes were named by state Rep. Ron Gray (R-38th) and Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis during th…

President Joe Biden was among the speakers at the Memorial Day ceremony held in Dover on May 31. Speakers at the event honored those who have lost their lives while defending the nation, as well as their sacrifice and that of their families, including the nation’s Gold Star families.

A churning Atlantic is watched over by a lifeguard near Cedarwood Lane in Bethany Beach during a storm on May 29.

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The Flags for Heroes project of local Rotary Clubs has flags flying in front of Lord Baltimore Elementary School for Memorial Day weekend. Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Flags for Heroes event will now take place on Monday, May 31, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Lord Baltimore Elementary School.

The Southern Delaware School of the Arts presented a dance and theater showcase titled 'Dreams & Nightmares,' themed around unconscious adventures. Against a wildly painted set that seemed to change colors, students put their all into their final performances of a very challenging year. …

Marie McIntosh of Frankford rappels 17 stories down the side of the 300 Delaware Ave. building in Wilmington to support Special Olympics Delaware. In all, 66 ‘Edgers’ participated in the 10th annual Over the Edge event, which is sponsored by Brandywine Realty Trust and New Castle Fire Servic…

The Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek hosted a special free-admission day on Mother's Day, May 9, for those donating food items to the Food Bank of Delaware.

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After one of the most challenging years many of us can recall, the 2021 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Award was given to an entire department: the entire staff of the Sussex County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), who respond to some of the very worst medical emergencies. Pictured here are, from …

On a beautiful, clear evening, on Saturday, May 1, Indian River High School's prom got off to a sparkling start with students lining up on the school track for the Grand March. Here are some photos of the students dressed up in their prom-going finest.

River Soccer Club's spring season is under way, offering the chance for players of all ages to get back out onto the pitch.

Wind-blown dust and pollen helped to create this fiery sunset Saturday evening near Frankford.

The Lower Sussex Little League facility in Roxana is filled with action again, and this week sees some enthusiastic tee-ballers take to the diamond.

Norman Justice of Ocean View was treated to a drive-through 99th birthday celebration at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 17. He sat bundled up against the chilly afternoon air while dozens of vehicles drove around the parking lot, many bearing signs, cards and goo…

The Delaware Botanic Gardens held its fundraiser ‘Frolic in the Folly’ on Friday, April 16. The affair featured drinks, snacks, live music, artists and conversation in the beautiful landscape that is the Delaware Botanic Gardens.

Kelley Coffiey snapped this image of Bethany Beach's signature 'Chief Little Owl' sculpture clothed in the mist of an east wind blowing in off the ocean on March 28.

Bethany Blues of Lewes and Bethany Beach held a dine-and-donate event in March to raise funds for Beebe Healthcare’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. The event was promoted by the host organization and iHeart Media Delmarva. The evening raised $2,478 for Beebe Healthcare’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. ‘We are…

'I have tried in my way to be free...'

Spring has sprung, and the peach trees are in bloom, preparing for a bumper crop of one of Delaware's most noted agricultural products.

An osprey dives from a tree, looking for dinner on a recent clear evening near Vines Creek Road.

Jvonne Oliver was named Police Chief for the Day on Thursday, April 8, by Frankford Police Department Chief Laurence Corrigan. During a brief presentation at Frankford Town Hall, Corrigan lauded Oliver for her support of the town and its police department. ‘I’m a pretty lucky guy,’ Corrigan …

The Delmarva Chorus, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, performs for the Ocean Pines Garden Club's Arbor Day 'Celebration of Life' event on Thursday, April 8. The group donated their performance for the event, during which a Yoshino cherry tree was planted in memory of friends and neighbor…

About 300 people attended the Egg Scramble held Saturday, April 3, 2021, in the Frankford Community Park. Even though attendance was “down a bit from previous years,” Robbie Murray of event organizer Envision Frankford said he was happy with the way the event went.

The Frankford Egg Scramble will return this year, with some alterations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though it won’t be a mad rush like in previous years, as shown above, organizers have worked hard to make a memorable event.

This eastern blue bird is welcoming spring with a new abode — or, you know, house. Let’s just call it a house.

A quiet Ocean View stream, a gentle visitor and a stealthy photographer... Well, not entirely stealthy.

A convoy of area first-responders leads the Indian River High School to take on the Senators of Dover High School in the DIAA State Championship game in Unified basketball on March 13.

A convoy of area first-responders leads the Indian River High School team on the journey to take on the Senators of Dover High School in the DIAA State Championship game in Unified basketball.

On Wednesday, March 3, representatives of local businesses that participated in the Tour de Fuego — a food-and-wine event and fundraiser held at Lord’s Landscaping in Millville as part of the Fire & Ice Festival — gathered at Lord’s to present a check for $9,000 in proceeds from the even…

The newly widened beach in Bethany offers a welcoming foreground for a pastel sunrise on Feb. 25.

Daybreak in Bethany Beach offers a colorful start to the day, even in the chill of late winter.

The ocean laps over the crest of the beachfront during a beautiful Bethany Beach sunrise on Feb. 25.

Fire dancer Courtney Clucas entertains guests as they enter the Tour de Fuego event on Friday, Feb. 26, at Lord's Landscaping in Millville. The ticketed event — part of this year's Fire & Ice Festival — featured food and wine stations from Off the Hook restaurant group across a quarter-m…

The popular Fire & Ice Festival is a few weeks later than normal this year and will feature some new looks.

The Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Presidents Day, as member Karen Parker, chair of the Community Classroom Committee, and her committee gave North Georgetown Elementary School a cut-out of George Washington with fun facts for the stud…

This heron got knee-deep into... Do herons even have knees?

Community Lutheran Church near Frankford was one of several ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) churches in the area offering drive-through observance of Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season. The ashes were put on observers’ foreheads with long cotton swabs. Eac…

It might make for some chilly toes, but the water still looks inviting.

Crisp winter skies are the only visible indication of the chill in the air on a sunny day at the beach.

The Major Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has been busy in recent months, despite having to cope with COVID-19. Since mid-December, the group has completed a number of projects.

Squirrels chill in the snow in Bethany Beach in winter of 2021.

It would appear that the saber-toothed squirrel from 'Ice Age' fame finally caught his prey, in Bethany Beach, of all places, in winter of 2021.

After a few sporadic flurries this winter, we finally woke up to snow on the ground on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Replenishment efforts were in high gear in Bethany Beach on Thursday, Jan. 15.

As McCabe’s Gourmet Market ends a 35-year era in South Bethany, the South Bethany Town Council officially bade goodbye to the outgoing owners and welcomed the incoming partnership of Big Fish Market and Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli, which will take over the market space and expect to open by May …