2nd annual Pumpkin Carve draws artists and visitors to Harrington

HARRINGTON — The Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival was a smashing success Friday night and Saturday from inside the Quillen Arena in Harrington. The second annual event, a partnership between Biggs Museum of American Art and the Delaware State Fair, brought out hundreds of participants eager to take part in the fall-time festivities. Individuals and […]

Artists have big fun at Big Draw Festival

The Mispillion Art League has had a big time with its Big Draw Festival so far this month. Dozens of classes and family events have been held on the streets of Milford and elsewhere throughout October. The kickoff event was Oct. 5 during the final Milford Farmers Market of the season with pumpkin art included […]

Smyrna wins 5th straight, dominates Milford 42-0

SMYRNA — C.J. Smith felt the entire opposing team behind him, trying to chase him down — twice. “Everything moves so fast,” Smith said. “I was running for my life, basically.” Smith pulled in a pair of long touchdown passes to highlight an offensive explosion by Smyrna as the Eagles celebrated Homecoming with a 42-0 […]

Halloween happenings abound across area

DOVER — Halloween can be a horrifyingly fun time. It’s a time of the year for trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating, dressing up as heroes or ghouls and celebrating everything that is orange and black. From Halloween parades to haunted houses and spooky trails, Dover and its surrounding areas have a little bit of something for everyone. “Halloween […]

US Census Bureau seeking state data

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers’ license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance, alarming some civil rights advocates. The two approaches, documented by The Associated Press, come amid the Trump administration’s efforts to make citizenship a key aspect of […]

Downtown Milford, Inc. to feature upcoming Third Thursday events

Downtown Milford, Inc. is offering up two nights of fun this week in Milford.  Third Thursday will coincide with the Community Parade on the third Wednesday, Oct. 16th.   Shops will stay open late and the community will enjoy the parade along Walnut Streets beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Thursday, Oct. 17th will offer a special guest […]

More schools teaching mindfulness

Students in Delaware schools are finding themselves “grounded” as they learn about more than just academics. Techniques teaching mindfulness, or the process of being aware of the present and one’s thoughts and actions, are being used in a growing number of classrooms throughout the state. Smyrna School District Superintendent Patrik Williams said the district is […]

Flu cases confirmed in all three counties

DOVER — Flu cases have been confirmed in all three counties, the state said Monday. So far, just three cases have been positively identified, but health officials are calling for Delawareans to get flu vaccines. “With flu cases confirmed in all three counties, we are urging Delawareans not to delay getting their flu vaccine,” Division […]

Felton man charged in Milford shooting

MILFORD — A 30-year-old Felton man was taken into custody Sunday, two days after authorities said a gunshot struck an occupied vehicle, Milford Police Sgt. Robert Masten said. A warrant was obtained for Linwood G. Owens after an alleged incident at 8 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of South Walnut Street, police said. He […]

Letter to the Editor: Delaware litter program cleaning up

Since expanding the Work A Day Earn A Pay Pilot Public Works Jobs program statewide in July 2019, the program has collected nearly 1,500 bags of trash along Delaware roads. The program is a collaborative effort between the Delaware Department of Transportation and Goodwill Industries of Delaware and Delaware County. “I want to thank Delawareans […]