Ground broken on first phase of Seaford’s Oyster House Park along the Nanticoke

SEAFORD — Project partners broke ground Tuesday on Phase 1 of the revitalization of the old J.B. Robinson Oyster House site along the Seaford River Walk, a multifaceted initiative that links the city’s past, present and future. Seaford Mayor David Genshaw and Chesapeake Conservancy Board Chair Randall Larrimore were on hand to mark the groundbreaking. […]

Plastic bag ban starts Jan. 1

Consumers and some businesses in Delaware will no longer be able to use or distribute single-use plastic carryout bags at the point-of-sale starting Jan. 1, according to an announcement Tuesday. Plastic carryout bags are commonly used to take items home from convenience, grocery and other retail stores. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental […]

DNREC opens Brandywine Zoo Madagascar exhibit

WILMINGTON — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control cut the ribbon on its new Madagascar exhibit Nov. 19, and officially welcomed its new tortoise and lemur inhabitants. This new exhibit is home to radiated tortoises and three species of lemurs. Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin hosted a small group for […]

State parks, zoo waive entry fees on Black Friday

DOVER — The public is invited to enjoy free entry to Delaware’s state parks and zoo Friday, Nov. 29. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has waived state park and zoo entry fees annually on Black Friday for as part of a the #OptOutside movement. More than 7,000 organizations and seven million people […]

Diamond State Beagle Club holds turkey shoot

FELTON — The Diamond State Beagle Club, located at 1054 Beagle Club Rd. in Felton, will hold a turkey shoot on Sunday.Signup is at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per round or $45 for 18 rounds and $3 money round. Shells provided; 12-gauge shotguns only.Prizes are shrimp, steak, chicken, ham and breakfast packs.For more information […]

Middle Run tree planting on Saturday

NEWARK — Delaware Nature Society (DelNature) will plant trees at Middle Run Natural Area on Nov. 14. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon.The White Clay has been designated by the federal government as a “wild and scenic river,” which helps to preserve the quality and health of the waterway. Increasing forest habitat provides […]

Delaware Botanic Gardens closes for season

DAGSBORO — Ray Sander, President of Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), announced that the gardens will close for the 2020 season on today.“We want to thank all of our staff, volunteers, members, and supporters who have dedicated so much time and energy to make the DBG a wonderful experience and a natural respite during this difficult […]

DNREC to break ground on elevated walkway at Killens Pond

FELTON — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will soon break ground on construction of an elevated walkway at Killens Pond State Park. The walkway will provide a much safer trail connection along the pond’s eastern edge. The elevated pathway will also offer more appealing views while walking along the pond, as well […]

Indian summer-like temps make for fine fishing

Is is summer again already? Nothing like an Indian summer tease by Mother Nature to really throw off your game. Fishing has been decent. The truck is loaded with enough Helly Hansen cold weather gear to outfit an Eskimo. Now I am questioning the need. I’m sure by next week I won’t have that issue. […]

Laurel’s Ramble project seeks to develop Broad Creek area

LAUREL — Mayor John Shwed of Laurel could ramble on and on about The Ramble — a project that intertwines revitalization, development, recreation and nature with the town’s historic heritage. Hatched by the town and the Laurel Redevelopment Corp. in 2014, The Ramble aims to develop property along Broad Creek and in the historic downtown […]