Hundreds in Rehoboth demand justice for George Floyd and change

REHOBOTH BEACH — About 500 protesters stretching nearly a mile on the sidewalks from Outlet Liquors to County Bank held signs for onlooking drivers along Del. 1 near Rehoboth Friday. The message of the demonstration resembled the multiple protests across Delaware this week as people demand justice for George Floyd and countless other unarmed black […]

Massage therapy services ready to get back in touch with customers

REHOBOTH BEACH — Those who look to massage therapists to relieve pain and stress will not go without care much longer. Earlier this week, Gov. John Carney announced that all personal service businesses, including massage establishments, nail salons, tattoo parlors and other spas, can open under restrictions Monday. All massage therapy establishments across Delaware were […]

Dover caregiver recognized by Elizabeth Dole Foundation

DOVER — Silvia Lopez has spent the past decade as a caregiver for her husband, Alex, a U.S. Army veteran who served as a mortuary affairs specialist for 15 years. For her dedication as a veteran caregiver, Mrs. Lopez has been recognized by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation as a member of its 2020 class of […]

Dozens rally from Rehoboth Bandstand to City Hall

REHOBOTH BEACH — Rallies demanding justice for George Floyd continued downstate Monday when approximately 60 demonstrators protested peacefully at the Rehoboth Bandstand and then along Rehoboth Avenue to City Hall. Protesters held signs high and chanted in unison as calls for “No justice, no peace” and “I can’t breathe” rang out through the street. One […]

Delaware beach businesses gear up for summer season

REHOBOTH BEACH — On Monday, traffic at the beach areas was surprisingly low as businesses across Delaware opened under Phase 1 of reopening the economy as outlined by Gov. John Carney. The first phase of reopening allows restaurants, gyms, hotels and retail establishments to open at 30% fire code occupancy, among many other safety restrictions […]

Memorial Day Weekend 2020: ‘Worst one anyone’s had ever’

REHOBOTH BEACH — People sunbathed on the beach and swam in the ocean as many businesses attempted to operate under COVID-19 limitations, but the Memorial Day weekend wasn’t the normal kick off to the tourism season. Local business owners despaired over the heavy restrictions, citing difficulties in generating enough money to stay afloat while following […]

Supporting families of the fallen: Dover Fisher House marks 10 years

DOVER — Frank Gross is described by his parents as the “poster boy” for the U.S. Army, for his self-discipline and teamwork abilities. When he enlisted in the military at age 24 after completing his master’s degree, it was no surprise to his parents Toni and Craig Gross. “The Army was a perfect fit for […]

Delaware Agricultural Museum undergoes renovations amidst closures

DOVER — The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village sits eerily empty off U.S. 13 in Dover, awaiting patrons who are prohibited from visiting due to state restrictions because of the coronavirus. But instead of letting their historic facility collect dust, museum executive director Carolyn Claypoole is working on various renovation projects to attract more visitors […]

Reopen Delaware rallies in Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH — More than a hundred people attended a peaceful “Storm the Beach” rally on Saturday at the Rehoboth Bandstand to protest state restrictions on beaches, schools, and businesses related to COVID-19. Protesters gathered at the bandstand at noon, many touting hand-made signs and waving American flags. Most protesters in attendance did not wear […]