‘Thanksgiving for all’: Chesapeake Utilities helps underprivileged families enjoy holiday

DOVER — The employees at Chesapeake Utilities consider themselves lucky that they have gotten the opportunity to distribute Thanksgiving dinners to underprivileged families for seven years in a row. They say it is the satisfaction they receive from giving back to the local community and getting the chance to witness first-hand how appreciative the recipients […]

Veterans Day at Walter L. Fox Post 2: Being a veteran is ‘the greatest reward’

DOVER — U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (Retired) Dennis Desilet had his keynote speech all prepared and placed neatly in a folder for the Walter L. Fox Post 2 Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday morning. However, those prepared pages never made it out of that folder, as Mr. Desilet looked out at the large […]

William Penn leaves sour taste in Cape’s mouth 4-1

MILFORD — Cape Henlopen High School boys soccer coach Patrick Kilby said he hopes his Vikings players left with the same bitter taste in their mouths as he had following a 4-1 defeat to William Penn in the quarterfinals of the DIAA Division I state boys’ soccer tournament on Saturday night. The game turned chippy […]

Homeless issue heats up as temps cool down

DOVER — Temperatures in Dover are expected to drop to 30 degrees tonight and again next Wednesday night, with the freezing weather bringing potentially life-threatening conditions to the homeless population in the city. Considering that Code Purple Kent County doesn’t open its sanctuaries until Dec. 1 and the city of Dover doesn’t have any emergency […]

North State Street: Traffic calming measure a couple of years in the works

DOVER — It’s been a couple of years in the making, but traffic is about to get a little “calmer” on North State Street, at least that’s what Delaware Department of Transportation officials and nearby residents are hoping. North State Street will be experiencing both daytime and nighttime closures in both directions from Pennsylvania Avenue […]

WSFS Bank branch in Wyoming to close in December

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WYOMING — Customers of the WSFS Bank in Wyoming received a surprise when they got a letter dated Nov. 1. The letter informed them that the long-time bank’s Wyoming branch will be closing for good on Dec. 28. The letter, signed by Shelly R. Kavanagh, vice president and regional manager for WSFS, stated: “We want […]

Potter Trust brings aid to Kent County nonprofits

DOVER — The Potter Trust has worked magic for numerous nonprofit organizations in Kent County over the past 175 years. The magic wand that is waved annually toward helping the economically underprivileged in Kent County is due to the generosity and foresight of Col. Benjamin Potter (1769-1843), former owner of the Parson Thorne Mansion and […]

Female warriors honored: Delaware Women’s Service Monument a big hit

DOVER — It all began with a female-flavored fourth annual Veterans Day Parade down Loockerman Street and ended with the unveiling of the Delaware Women’s Service Monument at Legislative Hall on Saturday. It was a day of military pride in downtown Dover for Delawareans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, which this time around […]

Wesley United Methodist Church to celebrate 240-year anniversary

DOVER — It seems like the Wesley United Methodist Church calls out to members of the Dover community several times each day as heart-warming music is transported from the carillon of the church that sits on State Street and rings across the city’s landscape. While the welcoming, beautiful bell music that sings out to residents, […]

Cleaning up: Volunteers ready to hit downtown Dover on Nov. 10

DOVER — Anthony Smith and Dr. Chanda Jackson both believe in the power of teamwork, the pride that is associated with beautifying an area and the satisfaction of a job well done. That is why Mr. Smith, a patrolman first class with the Dover Police Department and the coordinator of the Dover Police Athletic League, […]