Century Farm families honored

DOVER — When John C. Carmean purchased land in Millsboro in 1919, machinery to help tend farmland was still out of reach for many farmers who, instead, had to use horses, wagons and other helping hands to get the job done. Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States; Thomas Marshall was his vice president. […]

Interim city manager chosen for city of Milford

MILFORD — The city of Milford named an interim city manager after lengthy debate at the council meeting Monday night. City Manager Eric Norenberg submitted his resignation to city council last month, citing a difference in ideas. In his letter, sent to the Delaware State News Nov. 13, he stated, “Recently, it has become apparent […]

Rigby’s Karate Academy owners bowing out

DOVER — Reese and Judy Rigby are headed on a well-earned “warm vacation” after their karate school, Rigby’s Karate Academy, closes its doors for the last time Dec. 23. Mr. Rigby or Sensei, as his wife and students lovingly call him, has been teaching Isshin-Ryuū karate for 47 years, a form of karate deriving from […]

Holiday seasons inspire community giving with donation drives benefiting area families

The season of giving has arrived in central Delaware. It brings with it the ringing of the Salvation Army kettle bells, sights like flyers requesting donations on community bulletin boards and delicious tastes of gingerbread cookies and free holiday meals. It smells like Christmas trees with tags hanging on every limb detailing items needed and […]

Decorated historic homes to open for holiday tours in Delaware

Simple decorations line fireplaces in every room of the nearly 270-year-old Hale-Byrnes House in Newark as the Christmas holiday approaches. Pineapples, signifying a welcoming home, pyramids of apples, holly wreaths and other greenery prove to be simple, but effective, holiday decorations as resident manager Kim Burdick prepares for a unique holiday tradition. Historic homes throughout […]

Area dance companies ready ‘Nutcracker’ performances

Michele Xiques Arnold knew she had a winner when she combined the iconic “Nutcracker” ballet with the popular “Polar Express” story. Three years later, dancers are still performing the tale now dubbed, ‘The Nutcracker Express.’ With seasoned professionals traveling to perform along with them from around the east coast, young Dance Company-X dancers, a group […]

To the rescue: Community helps Not Too Shabby in Milford after blaze destroys inventory, retail space

Blankets collected by community members to be donated to local shelters filled a corner of Not Too Shabby in Milford on Tuesday. Flowers were ready for a funeral to be held the next morning. A fresh delivery of paint stocked a shelving unit, new candles were ready for holiday gifts and a handmade batch of […]

Community rallies behind Not Too Shabby in Milford after fire destroys inventory, retail space

A call to Carlisle Fire Company in Milford at 7:27 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 changed the lives of Not Too Shabby owners Don Vaughan and William Payton. As quickly as the fire rampaged through their building on the corner of S. Rehoboth Boulevard and Cedar Beach Road, local business owners and community members were working […]

Milford, Harrington events spread holiday cheer this week

The holiday season means fun activities spread out throughout the month of December. Three of those events will take place this week in Harrington and Milford. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Harrington The city of Harrington will kick off the festive week Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. with their annual Christmas Tree Lighting held […]

Small Business Saturday helps warm up holiday spirit in Milford

MILFORD — Small Business Saturday offers a welcomed and unique spin on holiday spending a decade in the making. It began 10 years ago with American Express leading the charge by encouraging shoppers to give their hard earn money to smaller, hometown businesses with the help of a designated day. Now, entrepreneurs and shoppers alike […]