Pucker up: Volunteers raise funds for annual pig kissing contest

A young pig will help 19 passionate volunteers raise money for scholarships to be given out during the Delaware State Fair. Now an annual tradition, the variety show-style, pig kissing contest will be held on Thursday, June 25, also known as Governor’s Day at the fair, in the free entertainment tent. “All proceeds from this […]

Delaware State Fair celebrates 100-year history

One hundred years of family fun is about to hit the stage in Harrington as the Delaware State Fair celebrates its centennial year. The founders of the Delaware State Fair, then known as the Kent and Sussex Fair, knew something big was in store for the state when they sat down together around a pot […]

Mr. Bar B Que opens location in Frederica

Mr. Bar B Que began his career in the culinary industry by peeling the skins off of tomatoes for salads in a four-star restaurant. Now, the food truck entrepreneur can finally say he offers his own seating – inside the company’s new brick and mortar location in Frederica. Chris Young recently expanded into the building […]

Music to their ears: Summer brings extra classes to the Music School of Delaware

Central Delaware comes alive in the summer with music and comradery as the sun comes out to play. The birds are chirping, squirrels scurrying, and songs can be heard from platforms in nearly every town. The Music School of Delaware hopes the summer brings with it hopeful musicians who will experience music in a new […]

God’s Way Ministries gifts car to grandmother

MILFORD — A new car means a new outlook on life for the Sweeney and Jarvis family thanks to God’s Way Ministries. Getting around without a vehicle was tough enough as a registered nurse living in rural Delaware. Sheree Maisano also needed to add doctor’s visits and school needs for her grandchildren, Emidio and Star […]

Junior police programs a way to arrest summer boredom

SMYRNA — They inched forward, shoulder to shoulder, peering downward and seeking evidence. On Wednesday afternoon, 18 Smyrna Junior Police Academy attendees worked a supposed crime scene, moving as one to solve the case. They spotted an apparent blood trail (not real of course) in a vehicle, along with a shell casing, cell phone, key […]

New members join Milford School Board

A more diverse board of education is helping Milford School District continue its path forward. Members Yvette Dennehy and Ron Evans both stepped down this year shortly before longtime member Marvin Shelhouse announced his “retirement” from the group. The changes allowed for new members to come aboard like Kristopher Thompson and Rony Baltazar-Lopez. Mr. Thompson […]

Superheroes unite: Costumes to help Red Bandana, First Presbyterian bring cosplay to life

Two Milford-based groups are counting down to the annual Comic- Con in Dover with a special event in July hoping to prepare families fora fun time. First Presbyterian Church of Milford has been hosting its Second Friday events for more than a year now and sought out the help of Red Bandana for its July […]

Homeless services expand in Felton

A new facility for homeless men is up and running in Felton due to the collaborative efforts of diverse groups within the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing organization. “A Jew and a Muslim and a Christian walked into a hotel and worked out a deal,” Jeanine Kleimo joked with a crowd of supporters before they […]

Milford camp helps grieving children cope

MILFORD — The Delaware Hospice center in Milford was filled with giggles and shrieks of joy Thursday as Camp New Hope participants splashed in kiddie pools and tossed water balloons at each other. The camp, designed to help grieving children process some of the toughest emotions life can throw their way, saw around 30 children […]