‘Choose Central Delaware’ campaign unveiled

DOVER — What’s to like about Central Delaware? Plenty. Thanks to continuing collaboration between private and public entities, the future looks promising too. In the conclusion of a 45-minute presentation at host Chesapeake Utilities Thursday morning, a glossy 42-page economic profile was unveiled to tout the benefits of bringing companies to the area and advantages […]

Willey Farms gets ready for comeback

TOWNSEND — There’s still plenty to rebuild before Willey Farms returns to full capacity. Progress is evident, though. Construction equipment and hard hat-wearing workers moved throughout the property on U.S. 13 on Monday afternoon, continuing the landmark produce market and gift shop’s recovery from a Nov. 4, 2018, fire that incinerated the main building and […]

Torbert Funeral Chapel celebrates century of service

DOVER — William “Bill” Torbert Jr. and Gary Wallick have become used to the jokes that they are not exactly the first people that folks want to see. After all, they serve as the funeral directors for Torbert Funeral Chapels. However, it is inevitable that everyone will eventually need to plan and prepare for their […]

Sussex County employees land recognition for customer service

  GEORGETOWN — Two Sussex County employees who were among several dozen nominated for exceptional customer service over the first quarter of 2019 recently earned special kudos. County Library Department employee Gerri Gorlich received honorable mention recognition, while Teresa Ciekot of the Recorder of Deeds Department was selected as the overall first-quarter honoree. Employees were […]

The BnL to make comeback in downtown Dover

DOVER — After briefly considering moving to Wilmington or the beach, The BnL (Brunch n Lunch) owner Domonique Williams decided to reopen his downtown Dover eatery about a block from its former location. The comeback of the artsy sandwich shop and cafe is slated for mid-April. “Dover is really where I’ve always wanted to be,” […]

Legislative Luncheon focused on wages, weed and taxes

DOVER — The big talk of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) Legislative Luncheon on Thursday was, as one might assume, taxes. The annual event that hosts over 200 business owners, dignitaries and community leaders at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is an opportunity for chamber members to quiz Kent County politicians specifically about […]

Pedal power: Bikes, Etc. to close after more than 30 years in downtown Milford

Red, white and blue bicycle wheels spin with a seated Uncle Sam waving to the passersby as the wind blows along Walnut Street. The decoration has greeted Milford everyday Jack Sheaffer opens his doors at Bikes, Etc. located just doors down from the Santa House, next door to the Mispillion Art League and steps away […]

Plans brewing for craft beer business in Dagsboro

DAGSBORO — Sometime this fall, business could literally be brewing in Dagsboro’s Savannah Square Shopping Center. Pending an amendment to town code and brewery licensing, Ocean View resident Zack Brown hopes to be serving the likes of Electric Circus IPA and other craft beers with homegrown catchy names in a nanobrewery small-batch business endeavor spiced […]

Seaford McDonald’s getting new look

SEAFORD — The famous Golden Arches still stand but the building is long gone. A recognizable landmark that stood along Seaford’s highway commercial district on U.S. 13 for nearly four decades was razed the week after this year’s Super Bowl. In its place will be a new, state-of-the-art McDonald’s restaurant that will have an extra-special […]

Downtown Dover director glories in ‘hands-on’ approach

DOVER — If there’s a crowd of people gathered for an event in downtown Dover, don’t be surprised to see Diane Laird right there in the middle of them. A self-described “people person,” Ms. Laird has been hands-on since taking over the role of executive director of the Downtown Dover Partnership on Sept. 10 of […]