Best Bets: Going forth on the Fourth without fireworks

With subdued Fourth of July celebrations this year, Saturday doesn’t look to be the celebratory day that our nation’s birthday usually brings due to concerns over the coronavirus. Over 78 percent of Americans will spend less money this Fourth of July compared to last year as the country slowly reopens in the wake of COVID-19, […]

Kent deputy sheriff aims to restart Delaware Law Enforcement for Christ

DOVER — Seeking to better unite the community and area law enforcement, Kent County Deputy Sheriff Kim Warfield aims to revive the Delaware Law Enforcement for Christ organization. While the group, founded three years ago, eventually included eight to 10 active members, Ms. Warfield said attendance eventually dwindled to the point of dormancy. With currently […]

DOJ declines prosecution of Smyrna pair on human trafficking charges

SMYRNA – Early last month, the Delaware Department of Justice ceased prosecution of two Smyrna residents charged with human trafficking following investigation into a spa business in 2019, authorities said this week. On June 3, the DOJ entered nolle prosequi requests without prejudice involving Sha L. Shen, 65, and James E. Walls, 62, essentially dismissing […]

Milford’s Riverwalk Festival canceled over virus concerns

MILFORD — This year’s Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival in Milford has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. A message on the committee’s Facebook page Friday said, in part, that “it is in the best interest of all, for the safety of the public, vendors, sponsors and volunteers to cancel the September 19, 2020 event. […]

Best Bets: African American, Ladybug Music festivals going online

Although Delaware has started to open up little by little, the state’s entertainment scene hasn’t gotten quite so bold, as evidenced by the coming week’s slate of online events. Dover’s 30th annual African American Festival, The Ladybug Music Festival and even a Kent County Theatre Guild play will all take place virtually in the forthcoming […]

Delaware State Fair to go on with precautions in place

HARRINGTON — Saying that more work has been put into this year’s Delaware State Fair than last year’s 100th anniversary edition, fair assistant general manager Danny Aguilar went through the changes and restrictions that will take place for the 2020 event during a Facebook Live session Wednesday afternoon. Set for July 23-Aug. 1 in Harrington, […]

Group makes Milford mini boats shipshape

MILFORD — Friday morning was a good time for a bath. Marcia Reid, owner of Gallery 37 in Milford, and five others spent about two hours cleaning the Augusta boats that line Milford’s Riverwalk. The fiberglass boats, 18 in all, are miniature replicas of the 1927 luxury yacht The Augusta, that was built and sailed […]

Best Bets: Delaware music fans lament the loss of 2020 Firefly Music Festival

This will be a Father’s Day weekend unlike any other in recent years around Dover. The city will be without the sights and sounds (and traffic) of the Firefly Music Festival. The mega event, which has annually brought tens of thousands of people to the area around this time, was canceled back in March due […]

Best Bets: The Benderz bring music back to the beach

As life slowly returns to some semblance of normalcy around here, live music is making a comeback in area nightspots, most notably in the beach-area venues where most of the action is this time of year. Delaware Gov. John Carney allowed a 30% percent occupancy in restaurants and establishments earlier this month and will bump […]

Delaware state museums reopening with self-guided tours

Delaware’s five state museums will begin reopening this week with self-guided tours by reservation. In accordance with the Phase I reopening plans issued by Gov. John Carney, museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs (HCA) will accept reservations for tours starting today, with the first set of tours scheduled for Friday […]