Schools ‘rock their socks’ for World Down Syndrome Day

SEAFORD – It most likely will go down in World Down Syndrome Day history in Seaford as a sock hop like none other. Brightly colored mismatched socks were the order of the day worldwide March 21 — the observed calendar date for World Down Syndrome Day — and schools across Delaware answered the call. The […]

Craft brewery’s plans are moving forward in Dagsboro

DAGSBORO — Plans to bring craft beer business to Dagsboro have cleared public hearing and town code amendment hurdles. Town council by 4-0 votes at its March 18 meeting approved a resolution and ordinance that add definitions of brewpub and wine-pub to town code and make brewpubs and wine-bars permitted uses in Dagsboro’s highway commercial […]

Milford chamber to host community expo

Local businesses are gearing up for what is one of the top networking opportunities of the year in Milford. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford (CCGM), the 7th annual Spring Expo will feature more than 30 of the chamber’s members Thursday, March 28 starting at 5 p.m. from inside Carlisle Fire Company. […]

Milford High School FFA chapter wins during Delaware FFA state convention

The Milford FFA Chapter brought 30 students to participate in the Delaware FFA State Convention that was held at Delaware State University March 11 and 12. Milford FFA students competed against more than 700 other FFA members from all across the state in Career Development Events, Leadership Development Events as well as were involved in […]

New license plate honors military veterans

U.S. military veterans who own a motor vehicle have a new option for celebrating their service to the nation. Until now, all of Delaware’s military-themed license plates focused on specific honors, operations, or wars. To address that shortcoming, State Rep. Charles Postles, R-Milford North, successfully authored legislation last year creating a new specialty plate for […]

‘Prosperity’ group touts first year as $105 million success

DOVER — At a public update on Wednesday, Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) staff used a case study of a business they attracted to the state as evidence the new economic development panel is having its intended effect. Called Just Food For Dogs, the business will be relocating to Delaware in the spring and making a […]

St. John’s School may close at end of year

DOVER — Continued low enrollment may prompt the closing of St. John’s Lutheran School at the end of the year, principal Dina C. Vendetti confirmed Wednesday. The kindergarten through eighth grade school has had approximately 26 students the past two years, down from a peak of around 100 just prior to the Great Recession of […]

Go Red presents first Rae Short volunteer award

DOVER — The 15th annual Southern Delaware Go Red for Women event Wednesday fittingly honored a Dover woman who worked diligently for the cause of raising awareness and funding for the American Heart Association. Rae Ann Short, 63, died in August from complications resulting from a stroke while crossing a street in Dover. She was […]

Painful numbers: Artist brings awareness to veterans’ suicides

DOVER — The number 22 sticks in artist Scott LoBaido’s mind like a painful embedded thorn. It’s not just the number, but rather, what it represents. It’s been that way ever since that day four years ago, when Mr. LoBaido found out that 22 veterans a day commit suicide in the United States. That number, […]

Harrington takes steps to reduce brown water problem

HARRINGTON — When a white towel turned brown in the washer of a Harrington resident, city leaders stepped up to start fixing the problem. “Harrington Avenue is today’s discussion. … There’s some brown water,” City Manager Don Williams said, beginning Monday night’s city council meeting. Much of Harrington’s water piping structure relies on antiquated iron […]