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 […]

Major changes are coming to Farmington

FARMINGTON — Farmington is a small town with big ideas. The Kent County town of about 115 residents and 0.1 square miles recently decided they needed a facelift and have been working hard to accomplish a few large projects to make it happen. “I’ve been on town council for a couple of years before stepping […]

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 […]

Delaware Thunder wrapping up training camp, excited for inaugural season

HARRINGTON – The road to the National Hockey League (NHL) can be long and treacherous, with many stops in between. For 23 players, the road to the pinnacle of professional ice hockey is set to continue Oct. 25, when the Delaware Thunder take the ice at the Centre Ice Arena at the Delaware State Fairgrounds […]

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 […]

Local roundup: Panthers win final two sets, defeat Lake Forest in volleyball

Polytech High won the final two sets in posting a 3-1 victory over Lake Forest in volleyball on Tuesday evening. The Panthers won by scores of 25-11, 22-25, 25-23, 25-17. Polytech (6-5), which has won four of its last five matches, was paced by Brady Hrivnak (4 kills, 7 aces, 9 digs), Katherine Rivera (9 […]

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 […]

‘Hocus Pocus’ to be shown at the Harrington Public Library

Join the Harrington Public Library for a Terrifying Tuesday movie this week. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., the library will show “Hocus Pocus” in the back room. They will show “Scooby Doo on Zombie Island” Oct. 22 and “Ghostbusters” Oct. 29, according to the city of Harrington website. Free refreshments will be served during […]