Lewes photographer Futcher captures Downstate life

LEWES — JuneRose Futcher was raised in an active sailing lifestyle on the Delaware Bay and is a member of a family with professional mariners dating back many generations. As a young girl, she was not only encouraged and trained to be a sailor, she was encouraged to make artwork about sailboats and seascapes. “I […]

Biden accepts challenge: Takes Democratic nomination, eyes Trump

WILMINGTON — The Democratic National Convention may be over, but Delaware’s time in the spotlight is just beginning. The fourth and final day of the convention wrapped up Thursday, with Joe Biden officially accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president and making his case to the American people. Carrying the theme of “America’s Promise,” the […]

Kent County resident being tested for coronavirus

DOVER — After a Kent County resident presented their health symptoms and travel history to medical personnel, the state Division of Public Health is investigating it as a potential case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Delaware officials reviewed the patient’s information with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and determined that testing should be performed. […]

Family on a mission: Child’s rare neuro-genetic disorder inspires a cause

DOVER — Like most children her age, Lillie Rose Larimore loves “Ring Around the Rosie.” When she falls down at the end of the song, her belly laugh is infectious. She goes through the motions of the popular “Wheels on the Bus” preschool song with ease, rubbing her eyes with her chubby little fists to […]

Black history events spotlight area students

DOVER — Reaching young people is a goal for organizers of upcoming events to celebrate black history. One way to achieve that mission is to include more young people in the festivities. The second annual Citywide Black History Celebration will do that, with teenagers from Kent County and college students from Delaware State University playing […]

Battle canceled until Schwartz plans get in sync

  DOVER — With efforts to reopen the Schwartz Center for the Arts still ongoing and no firm group in place who will operate the State Street theater, the planned second Battle of the Schwartz Lip Sync Contest has been put on hold. The event, which raised $65,000 for the Schwartz Center this past February, […]

The magic of Christmas: Helpers shed some light on Santa Claus

  DOVER — Believe in the magic of Christmas. It’s a pretty common concept. The Sun first wrote about it in 1897 when the paper answered a letter to the editor from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who — prompted by her doubting peers — questioned the existence of Santa. The paper’s response brought the well-known answer, […]

Schwartz Center reopening discussed

DOVER — A new name, board members financially invested in the venue, and clearly defined fiscal responsibilities of property owners and the tenant are key criteria for successfully reopening the Schwartz Center for the Arts. A marketing campaign that can track its success, a dedicated volunteer base and a diverse slate of programming also are […]

Children’s Theater holiday show set for Schwartz Center

DOVER — While community discussions continue to devise a plan to reopen the Schwartz Center for the Arts at least one production will take place at the South State Street venue this month. The Children’s Theater will perform its holiday show there on Nov. 17 and 18. “We’re just thrilled to get people back in […]

Plan to revive Schwartz Center moves forward

DOVER — About 40 representatives of arts organizations, nonprofit groups, businesses and city government gathered Thursday in an informal meeting to plan the reopening of the shuttered Schwartz Center for the Arts. Dover City Council President Tim Slavin, who outlined the community-driven plan in September, said the energy of those present exceeded his expectations. And […]