Thunder Over Dover: Thunderbirds wow Dover Air Force Base families

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — Military families turned out in droves Friday for a preview of the Dover Air Force Base’s open house and air show, Thunder Over Dover. Toting infants in carriers and pushing children in strollers, families arrived throughout the morning, gathering for the 1 p.m. performance of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, […]

Children’s Theatre needs a new home

DOVER — With the closing of the Schwartz Center for the Arts this summer the venerable Children’s Theatre is in need of large-scale performance space. The nonprofit group, founded in 1995, has had a long partnership with the Schwartz, holding four shows a year there as well as Dover Days performances and some special events […]

Delaware Pride festival set for Saturday in Dover

  DOVER — In her first year as vice president of Delaware Pride on the cusp of the group’s 20th anniversary festival in Dover this weekend, Teresa Liberato looks forward to seeing the volunteers show up Saturday morning. “It’s going to be mayhem, but it won’t look like it,” she said laughing. The free event […]

Schwartz Center revival in doubt: Officials say community support is a must

DOVER — As owners of the historic Schwartz Center building, Wesley College and Delaware State University officials said they are working with city leaders to find a way to keep the arts center functioning. But they emphasized that community engagement and philanthropic support are critical to the success of any future operation there. Wesley President […]

‘We just ran out of money’: Schwartz Center couldn’t attract enough revenue to sustain operations

DOVER — The Schwartz Center for the Arts will hold its last public event today before the downtown Dover arts venue closes its door on June 30. Tracey Miller, president of the board of directors, said Friday the group will vacate the building that day, but keep the Friends of the Capitol Theater entity intact […]

Schwartz Center weighing options for future

  DOVER — A year after a public-giving campaign raised more than $10,000 in one day for the Schwartz Center for the Arts the downtown Dover-based nonprofit is once again considering its future. Tracey Miller, president of the Schwartz Board of Directors, said Tuesday, “At this point the board and the center are weighing all […]

It’s all about the girls at W3 What Women Want Fest

DOVER — Grizel Muniz and her daughter, Alexis, have a knack for making outfits work. They’re going to share that fashion expertise Saturday, along with other women representing various sectors, from decorators to financial planners and fitness trainers, who will spread their knowledge to other women. The second annual W3 What Women Want Fest is, […]

Keeping the faith: As Easter arrives, pastors eye new ways to boost church attendance

CAMDEN — Across many denominations, church attendance will swell today, as Easter draws more people to worship. Whether it’s because of religious faith, tradition or fond childhood memories, the holiday speaks to people. And, area faith leaders are ready to converse. With church attendance declining nationally, religious leaders are looking for ways to reach new […]

Archives hosts family research expert for Black History Month

DOVER — Shamele Jordan knows where she came from, but she’s still not done searching for answers about her ancestry. That’s generally how it goes with genealogy research. One is never considered finished. “We laugh about that — whenever someone says they are done. How can you ever be done? If you’re really into it, […]

Capital schools’ food truck now delivers: District to keep kids fed when schools are off

DOVER — Denise Collingwood serves lunch each school day at William Henry Elementary, but Monday she joined coworkers to take the food to the students, even knocking on doors to rouse customers for free meals. The Capital School District’s new food truck drove into Simon Circle Monday to distribute free soup and sandwiches to those […]