DNREC hooks Milford students on fish tagging

MILFORD — As potent-smelling fish were placed on desks in front of students, they exclaimed remarks like “Gross!” and “Eww!” From their comments, the middle-school students seemed disgusted at the day’s lesson, but their faces illustrated a different story. Smiles stretched across their faces. The task at hand: learning how to tag fish from the […]

CR events help students think about the future

CAMDEN — As the school year gets underway, many seniors begin to make plans for what comes after graduation. In an effort to prepare 12th graders for life after high school, the administration at Caesar Rodney High School is planning a number of events such as the touring the Dorm Bus, FASFA (Free Application for […]

Volunteers work behind the scenes at the state fair

HARRINGTON – Visitors to the Delaware State Fair strolling the carnival grounds, listening to entertainment and touring the barns may have no idea of the work going on behind the scenes. But inside the Exhibit Hall on the fairgrounds, there is a team of volunteers helping to keep other key participants happy. Many hands are […]

Goat milking contest attracts the cream of competitors at state fair

HARRINGTON — One of the Delaware State Fair’s many livestock competitions is the furnishing of dairy goats. This intense, speed-induced event is for those of all ages from 5 years old to adults. The competition took place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the New Castle Building. Right behind the goat pens, many were released as […]

State Fair puts focus on youngsters

HARRINGTON — A day free of admission for kids 12 years old and younger was full of educational and enjoyable events held specifically for the younger portion of Delaware’s fairgoers on Tuesday. The Delaware State Fair is known for its multiple agriculturally educational programs and tents, however today was dedicated to the healthy food that […]

New Delaware State Fair food offers delicious variety

HARRINGTON — Fair food, from massive loaded ribbon fries to sweet and salty smoking cheese balls. The Delaware State Fair’s latest additions of cuisine provide a diverse variety that is unlike your typical fair food. While enjoying carnival rides and watching the livestock competitions, fill up on some new fair favorites when you stop by […]

Something familiar, something new at the State Fair

HARRINGTON — Livestock, cotton candy, and live music — all the familiar sights and sounds at the Delaware State Fair are back in Harrington for its 99th time. The annual 10-day attraction continues to host a series of agricultural competitions, carnival rides and fun for the whole family. This year’s Delaware State Fair brings new […]

COMMENTARY: Thinking like a student

College is one of the most complex processes any student and parent will have to endeavor for one’s education. As someone who has been through the process and experienced its difficulties firsthand, it is of no doubt that finding a college that suits someone personally and fits the needs required to a single person is […]

Biden Institute established at University of Delaware

NEWARK — “Biden is back!” screamed a crowd of about 2,500 University of Delaware students and faculty as former Vice President Joe Biden took the stage at the University of Delaware. The event, held on April 8, not only celebrated the return of an alumnus, but also kicked off the establishment of the Biden Institute. […]

An Easter celebration: Dover Place rolls out 1,500 eggs

DOVER — As a way to bring generations together, the Dover Place hosted its annual Easter egg hunt recently. Throughout the week prior to the Easter egg hunt, the seniors prepared for the arrival of children. “The residents help stuff the Easter eggs and every year we do about 1,500 eggs,” says Kyla Gleockler, recreational […]