The music’s over: Firefly wraps up fifth year at Woodlands

  DOVER — In merely three days and four nights, 120 artists and 90,000 fans graced the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway for the Firefly Music Festival. Those numbers have nearly tripled from Firefly’s inaugural year of 2012, and it is obvious that the festival has put its growth to good use. “After every year […]

Firefly Music Festival kicks off with flood of fans

DOVER — Inside the campsites at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, the excitement was palpable between people of all ages as they prepared mentally and physically for the adventure that is the Firefly Music Festival. Laughter and smiles were everywhere and campers could be seen sitting by the gates to ensure they were the […]

Group preserving history at Fort Miles

LEWES — The United States saw changes across the country once World War II began, be it social, economic or geographic. Delaware, though a small state, saw a large portion of those changes, which live on today. Built in 1940, Fort Miles, located within Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, was created in response to […]

Capital City Farmers Market has new flavors

  DOVER — In an era where farmers markets are growing in popularity across the country, the Downtown Dover Partnership noticed that Kent County was lacking this connection. To remedy this, in 2014 the partnership created the Capital City Farmers Market. “It came about through the partnership taking it on to have a central location […]

Delaware fishing maven King luring in readers

DEWEY BEACH — According to Rich King, “Catching is the byproduct of fishing” and through his immense knowledge of surf fishing, he has caught himself an audience. Born in northern Delaware, Mr. King, who now lives in Long Neck, began fishing from a very young age. So young in fact, he doesn’t remember his first […]

What Women Want Fest connects with community

DOVER — The Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus Conference Center saw women of all ages Saturday for the first What Women Want Fest. The What Women Want Fest, or W3 Fest, was created by the Delaware State News after noticing that there weren’t many events geared specifically to women and their needs in the […]

William Henry Middle School Night of the Arts a swinging success

William Henry Middle School students have worked on the Night of Arts and the Disney “The Jungle Book Kids” since October. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers)

  DOVER — “We all know the saying that it takes a village to raise a child, and here at William Henry we really believe that it takes a community to put on a musical,” said Lisa Burnham, co-director of the second annual William Henry Middle School Night of the Arts, an initiative to incorporate […]

Camden meat cutter aims to make the grade at competition

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CAMDEN — Every Texas Roadhouse restaurant proudly displays their cuts of meat for all of their customers to see. To commend their meat cutters and benefit the organization Give Kids the World, Texas Roadhouse created the National Meat Cutter Challenge in Orlando, Florida. This year’s competition, which starts Tuesday, will mark the second year that […]

A Delawarean’s dogsledding tale

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“Most people go on vacation to somewhere warm in winter,” read a text from a friend after asking where I was. Truth be told, a warm vacation would have been a nice, normal, escape from the bitter chill of the Middle Atlantic, but since when has normal ever been more fun than different? After graduating […]

Say it loud and proud: Educators host ‘I Love Smyrna School District Day’

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SMYRNA — While each teaching facility is bound to have their own family and friends within its halls, the annual I Love Smyrna School District Day worked to bring all eight Smyrna School District institutions together under one roof. As about 7,000 people filtered in and out of the doors of Smyrna High School, the […]