Limited by COVID, Kent County Toys for Tots seeks donations

DOVER — Every Christmas Day, as eager children tear into their presents to find what Santa Claus brought, countless mothers and fathers give thanks to Toys for Tots for helping make the holiday gift-giving possible. The nonprofit Marine Toys for Tots Foundation spreads the holiday spirit by allowing needy parents to give their kids presents […]

Weeklong Milford effort culminates Thursday in sharing meals

MILFORD — A group of volunteers will be bringing Thanksgiving meals to those in need, as well as to volunteers and first responders around the Milford area Thursday. But preparations for the big day began almost a full week earlier when family and friends of longtime Milford resident Gwendolyn Fountain gathered at the Carlisle Fire […]

Vets recall roles in arrival of first C-5 to DAFB

DOVER — A routine day for Tom Dennis involves an afternoon at Dover Downs watching the horses race, followed by playing trivia games with longtime friends and competitors at Tom’s Bullpen in Dover. But the 86-year-old retired U.S. Air Force veteran had a far different view of normal when he co-piloted the first C-5 cargo […]

Battlin’ Betties give back to veterans, communities

DOVER — The Battlin’ Betties, with their 1940s and ’50s-era attire, bright red lipstick and throwback hairstyles, look like they just climbed off the nose of a vintage World War II airplane or out of a footlocker of an Army soldier. That’s the idea. When they visit veterans and first responders or appear at community […]

Chronicling canine a dog-gone hit with ‘The Finn Chronicles’

OCEAN VIEW — Gwen Romack and her husband Evan never imagined when they decided to foster their dog Finn, their lives would be equivalent to an action movie. “My husband and I agreed to foster Finn when his rescue organization, Airsong’s Angels, encountered an emergency and needed to place some dogs quickly,” the Ocean View […]

Local vets comforted by donation of quilts

DOVER — Three local Vietnam War veterans received a heartwarming acknowledgment of their service to country Monday afternoon, and emotions ran high. U.S. Air Force retiree Lawrence Gant choked up when describing the impact of receiving a “Quilt of Valor,” recognizing his 24-year military career. “It’s a great honor to all the veterans, and I […]

Lewes man chronicles history of ILC Dover in new book

LEWES — Bill Ayrey has been fascinated with space ever since Neil Armstrong took that “one small step” on the moon in 1969. “I was 15 when that happened,” the Lewes resident said. But what thrilled him even more was knowing that the spacesuit worn by that blurry figure on the moon was built by […]

Peace Pole dedication Oct. 25 at Concord church

CONCORD — The effort to promote peace throughout Sussex County continues to spread its wings. The latest of five Peace Poles will be dedicated at Mount Calvary AME Church in the Concord area of Seaford on Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Idola Batson invites everyone to attend the event, to be held immediately […]

Millsboro Lions’ fritters a 40-year staple

MILLSBORO — With autumn’s annual arrival comes a tasty treat that has been a Millsboro tradition for several decades. The Millsboro Lions’ Fritter Shack is open for business — albeit a week later than usual — and will be serving oyster fritters and several other food and drink options two days a week into early […]

Family’s mission work leading to Haiti

GREENWOOD — Back in the 1990s, their paths crossed in Haiti while on different humanitarian missions. As fate and faith would have it, sometime next June — after 20 years as a married couple and as parents of five children — Dan and Stephanie Kramer plan to return to the impoverished Caribbean country, along with […]

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