Sussex chef cooks up competition with Bobby Flay

GEORGETOWN — About a year in the making, Thursday, May 2 is the day Food Network fans find out if the chef at a Sussex County restaurant gets a shot at beating celebrity chef/restaurateur Bobby Flay. Greenwood resident Bill Clifton, the 38-year-old chef and co-owner of The Counting House Restaurant & Pub in Georgetown, must […]

Smyrna High junior lauded for leadership

SMYRNA — Mia Davis has always had a passion for helping others. The 17-year-old junior is a part of many organizations at Smyrna High School, including the Smyrna Youth Leadership Organization and being president of HOSA: Future Health Professionals. But one of her main passions is being part of the school’s Mental Health Club. For […]

Sussex County paramedics medal at JEMS Games

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s award-winning paramedic competition team continued its international mining operation with a silver-medal showing in the 2019 Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Games. The paramedic squad of Jason Hansen, Chas Tennerman, Bonnie O’Bier ad Matt Troutman placed second overall in the competition that featured 24 other teams from three countries. The […]

Dover woman shines at Special Olympics World Games

DOVER — Patricia Pecora has been competing in Special Olympics for 13 years in the sports of swimming, basketball and soccer. But her main goal has always been competing at the World Games, seizing the moment if the opportunity ever presented itself. She finally got her chance as a swimmer at the 2019 Special Olympics […]

Ennis School’s Thrify Eagle story instills life skills

FRANKFORD — Young adults who are students at Howard T. Ennis School in Georgetown are taking an important “STEP” toward independent living that encompasses the real world and retail. Earlier this year, Ennis School celebrated the grand opening of its retail store base — Thrifty Eagle thrift store — at Indian River School District’s G.W. […]

Smyrna poet, 95, shares a lifetime of rhyme

SMYRNA — Purposeful words, one by one, written to rhythm and often by rhyme, that is how Smyrna resident Lawon Underdown has expressed many of her deepest feelings since growing up as a young girl in Washington It turns out that those words — which she turned into a collection of poems — have proven […]

Harrington’s Vitale honored for harness racing coverage

HARRINGTON — When Heather Vitale received the phone call, she couldn’t help but run around her house screaming. For the first time, Ms. Vitale had been awarded the United States Harness Writers Association’s annual Member of the Year award for the work she had done covering the sport of harness racing throughout the 2018 calendar […]

Guardian Angel found at Kent-Sussex Industries

MILFORD — Kent-Sussex Industries in Milford has one more Guardian Angel on their side. Michelle Drummond of Houston showed up for work one day, expecting it to be a typical one out on the town as the activities assistant. “I work with people who have brain injuries and other disabilities from KSI. We do volunteer […]

Suspect sought in Georgetown house burglary

Submitted photo/Delaware State Police A man is sought after a residential burglary Wednesday in the 24000 block of Lewes-Georgetown Highway in Georgetown. Police said troopers were called to the scene where an unknown suspect had forced entry into the back of the home. Several items were removed and a suspect fled the scene. Police asked […]

Delaware State Police Museum curator energized by job

DOVER — Grasping the front door key (or perhaps entering the keypad code), she cherishes arriving to work each morning. Recently appointed Delaware State Police Museum and Educational Center Executive Director Peggy L. Anderson accepts the challenges and anticipates the more than 1,000 visitors, plus school and tour groups, set to arrive at the facility […]