Dover Downs reschedules spring and summer shows

DOVER — Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Dover Downs announced Thursday that it has rescheduled all spring and summer upcoming entertainment at the Rollins Center. The following shows have been rescheduled to the below dates. All tickets will be honored from previous date of show. Refunds will be honored for up to 30 days […]

More Delaware agriculture employees could be in demand soon

DOVER — When the prime harvest season arrives, growers need an infusion of workers to come with it. “There aren’t any issues at this point, but in a couple months there will be a significant need for workers,” Delaware Department of Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse said. Mr. Scuse said the United States Department of Agriculture […]

Bridgeville woman gets cool deal on ‘Shark Tank’

BRIDGEVILLE — It’s been a self-described “whirlwind” for Katey Evans and her family since March 27. That’s when the Bridgeville woman appeared on the ABC show “Shark Tank” looking to get a deal for her family farm’s line of desserts called The Frozen Farmer. “My phone started blowing up as soon as the episode began […]

Delaware festivals hang in the balance of coronavirus crisis

As the weather turns warmer and the days get longer, under any other circumstance, we would start looking forward to enjoying the many outdoor festivals the area has to offer. But these are not any other circumstances, to say the least. On March 22, Gov. John Carney ordered Delawareans to stay at home whenever possible […]

Brady keeps the music playing at Dover assisted living center

DOVER — Local disc jockey and entertainer Sky Brady figured if he could no longer go into the senior assisted living centers to entertain due to the coronavirus epidemic, he would do the next best thing. He packed his gear and a CD of well-known songs and set up shop in the courtyard of State […]

Bridgeville woman lands ‘Shark Tank’ deal

Bridgeville’s Katey Evans dove into ABC’s “Shark Tank” and fished out a deal during Friday night’s show. She appeared on the hit program to pitch her family’s Frozen Farmer line of premium ice cream, dairy-free, gluten-free and fat-free sorbet, along with “nice cream,” a blend of ice cream and sorbet. When in season, local ingredients […]

Lights go down on Delaware stages during pandemic

Whoever first said “the show must go on” never lived in these times. The current coronavirus crisis and the accompanying shelter-in-place until May 15 order sent down by Delaware Gov. John Carney earlier this week has had far-reaching effects across the state. On the entertainment front, it means the closure of local theaters, both performing […]

Firefly Music Festival canceled over coronavirus concerns

DOVER — Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Firefly Music Festival has been canceled. Organizers announced Tuesday that those who purchased tickets through the official ticket provider, Elevate, will receive a full refund or, if you choose, you may transfer your ticket to Firefly 2021. Ticketholders will receive an email outlining the […]

Guns, ammunition sales surge in Downstate Delaware

SMYRNA — Ron Jackson’s futile search for a Glock 42 .380 caliber handgun continued on Monday. A quick check at Smyrna Sporting Goods downtown didn’t pan out. Earlier, he had no luck at Shooter’s Choice less than eight miles to the south on U.S. 13 in the Cheswold-Dover area. “They didn’t have one there either,” […]

Local Delaware musicians facing uncertain future

To borrow a phrase from Don McLean, this became the week the music died. At least for the time being. With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bars, halls and restaurants were forced to cancel live music from their menus as they themselves were forced to close or offer just carry-out food and alcohol options. […]