Longtime IRSD board members honored

DAGSBORO — In attendance at Monday’s Indian River School District board of education meeting were Charles Bireley, Jim Fritz, James Hudson and Mark Steele. On this special occasion, they were seated in the Indian River High School auditorium, a stone’s throw from the stage where, several months ago, they sat as board of education members […]

Seaford Christmas parade called off

SEAFORD — There has been an abrupt reversal in Downtown Seaford Association’s plans for a “reverse” Christmas parade, as the event slated for Dec. 5 has been canceled. Earlier this fall, the DSA announced plans to hold a reverse parade in the downtown High Street district, where parade entries would be stationery and spectators would […]

Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project

SEAFORD — Since the late 1800s, there have been plenty of stories, newsmakers and journalists in the Seaford area. Now, there’s something new for the old news: Scores of archived newspaper editions from various publications are at your fingertips through technology and the click of a mouse. The Seaford Historical Society recently announced the opening […]

Thanksgiving for Thousands not stopped by pandemic

SELBYVILLE — Today is distribution day, when Mountaire Farms roasters will be added to family dinner boxes — the finishing touch to a “Thanksgiving for Thousands” like none before. While COVID-19 has ruffled feathers, the pandemic could not derail the traditional mission of feeding the growing need of needy Delmarva families. On Thursday and Friday, […]

Food giveaway event set for Tuesday at CHEER Center

GEORGETOWN — Just before Thanksgiving, free food will be offered to the public Tuesday, Nov. 24, at an event co-hosted by Church Without Walls Outreach Ministries and another nonprofit, Unlimited Expectations Express. The drive-thru food event will be staged in the CHEER Community Center parking lot starting at 1 p.m. The tractor-trailer will have 1,152 […]

Ground broken on new Howard T. Ennis School

GEORGETOWN — If all goes according to plan, students in the Indian River School District and others with specialized needs will have a new learning hub for the start of the 2022-23 school year. Ground was broken Friday afternoon at the site of the new Howard T. Ennis School – a $44.8 million project covered […]

Seaford proposes business park, asks county for help

GEORGETOWN — Seaford officials say interest in undeveloped city-owned land has spurred an initiative that includes a partnership pitch to Sussex County. “Seaford has always been a draw for jobs for western Sussex dating all the way back to the river and then the railroad and then DuPont. We have great belief that this opportunity […]

Sussex Montessori School hailed as trailblazer

SEAFORD — Scientific, researched-based education initially planted in Italy at the turn of the 20th century is occurring at Sussex Montessori School — a public charter elementary school that opened its doors in September with free education in grades K-3. Having navigated challenges during COVID-19, the Seaford school opened on schedule with 260 students. Enrollment […]

New Georgetown eatery Sol Azteca offers Mexican favorites

GEORGETOWN — A homegrown taste of Mexico goes beyond the culinary offerings at Sol Azteca, a new Mexican restaurant/bar and grill in the Georgetown Plaza. A complete floor-to-ceiling interior makeover includes decor that hails from the Guadalajara metropolitan area of Mexico. Booths, tables, lights, frames and other decorations feature artwork and woodworking prominent in Tonala, […]

Dagsboro water providers near agreement

DAGSBORO — Sometime in the spring, Artesian Water Co. might be joining the town of Millsboro in providing water to Dagsboro. Millsboro has been Dagsboro’s primary water source for 18 years. Rounds of discussion and presentation have reached the potential agreement stage and, at its Dec. 14 meeting, Dagsboro’s Town Council plans to review and […]