Float-building competition marches on at Smyrna High

SMYRNA — Homecoming is a major event for most high school students. But at Smyrna High School, the float-building competition is like no other, with bragging rights carried on years after graduation. It’s a homecoming tradition that each high school class design and build a float for the parade that precedes the homecoming football game. […]

Low-digit license plates sought for photo project

DOVER — For the past 12 years, Jordan Irazabal has been working to photograph the 3,000 lowest active Delaware license plate numbers. “I snapped my first tag photo while attending the University of Delaware,” Mr. Irazabal said. “I was driving to class and there was an SUV in front of me with a dealer number […]

Dover mother, son martial arts champions

DOVER — When 12-year-old Kole Turner, of Dover, heard his name called during the 2019 World Tang Soo Do Association U.S. National Championships, he was lost for words. Not because he was named Youth Black Belt Grand Champion, but because his mother Stephanie Preece’s name was called right after as the Female Black Belt Grand […]

Raubacher puts life into Biggs exhibit

DOVER — When Rebecca Raubacher was 3 years old, her sister took her to ride ponies. It was a moment that would define her career path. “I fell in love with the ponies and the assorted farm animals,” Ms. Raubacher said. “As soon as I got home, I picked up a paper and pencil and […]

Magnolia man spins his wheels for cause

MAGNOLIA — David Udoff loves the idea of exploring the world by bike. “No matter where I am, whether it’s out doing errands or on a road trip, if I see someone on their bicycle, I get a little jealous. Like, I want to be that guy,” the Magnolia resident said. “Anytime I pass what […]

Big Oyster brews beer in honor of Delaware State Fair centennial

The Delaware State Fair was conceived in a quiet Harrington railroad station over 100 years ago. But have you ever imagined what a cold beer what have tasted like during that monumental day? The Delaware State Fair and Big Oyster Brewery will give attendees a chance to live out that imagination with the unveiling of […]

Dover sisters spread love of reading worldwide

DOVER — “If there is one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice.” Sisters Zaria and Hailey Willard of Dover exemplify that quote by former first lady Michelle Obama by using the power of their voices to encourage children to read more by reading bedtime stories online to kids all […]

Firefly offers fans more than just music

DOVER — Nothing goes better with live music than great food — and nobody likes dancing on an empty stomach. “It’s needed,” said Shelbi Davis from Savannah, Georgia. “All of the walking around and singing along to the music during a performance takes a toll. You have to recharge.” The Firefly Music Festival has a […]

Firefly Music Festival kicks off with new features for the fans

DOVER — Kyla Scherlag stopped and posed for pictures with her friends and everyone that walked past her at the Firefly Music Festival Campgrounds on Friday. “It’s the vibes,” the Ocean City, Maryland, native said. “It’s a chance where everyone gets together and have a good time. You can walk past people and get a […]

The beat goes on at June Jam Saturday

HOUSTON — Often billed as “Delaware’s Best Outdoor Concert,” June Jam will carry on the local tradition during the 41st annual charity musical festival Saturday at the G&R Campground in Houston. “It’s an exciting time for us,” said Lynn Fowler, vice president of the festival. “After 41 years, so many music fans and local business […]

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