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34th District Republicans to hold meeting Sept. 24 DOVER — The 34th Representative District Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., at the Kent County Republican Headquarters at 2151 S. DuPont Highway in Dover,. The committee will be reviewing primary election results and organizing get out the vote efforts […]

Wyoming couple aims to preserve the Old West

BRIDGEVILLE — They dress the part, portraying cowboys and cowgirls like Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, right down to the gun holsters, ammo belts and Western hats. As members of the Single Action Shooting Society, Wyoming residents Dan and Kathy Watson share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive […]

Facility to help homeless in the works near Milford

MILFORD — Roger Wood already runs a moving business and a chain of thrift stores, but now he plans to add a “restoration center” for homeless people struggling with addiction as well. Mr. Wood’s ideas for the center are not set in stone, but he’s ready to start working with the community on the project […]

VanSciver keeps kids on same page with new book

LEWES — Dr. James VanSciver, a retired educator and former president of Read-Aloud Delaware, has always had a knack for helping children to read and enjoy books. “I retired after a 43-year career in public education watching children suffer from an inability to read and enjoy books,” Dr. VanSciver said. “I witnessed those reading shortcomings […]

Building bridges: Wilmington man helps ex-convicts as they reenter society

WILMINGTON — Haneef Salaam spent the early years of his adulthood in and out of prison, first for drug distribution, then for probation violations that landed him back in jail multiple times. Being a young Black man from the Southbridge area of Wilmington during the crack epidemic, the odds were already stacked against him. Poverty […]

Choosing Joy: Dover woman creates group to help fire victims in memory of daughter

DOVER — When Theresa Dawn Morris lost her daughter, Joyce Anne “Joy” Morris, to injuries sustained following a house fire on Mother’s Day weekend 2014, she knew she had a choice — be engulfed by depression for the remainder of her life or do something positive to memorialize Joy. She decided to dedicate herself to […]

Rabbi Bernstein joins Seaside Jewish Community

REHOBOTH BEACH — Rabbi Kevin Bernstein has joined Seaside Jewish Community as its interim religious leader. Over the next year, he will work part time with Seaside, to assist the congregation in seeking and hiring a “settled” religious leader in 2021. Rabbi Bernstein is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College with special training in […]

Little library provides books, food for Milford’s needy

MILFORD — The Milford Public Library isn’t the only place that is lending books via curbside pickup in the COVID-19 era. On Big Stone Beach Road, there’s a much smaller library affixed to a mailbox post. Theresa Maloney’s “Little Free Library” is only a few feet tall and a couple of inches deep, but it’s […]

Building Bridges: Markell turns to songwriting, focusing on social justice

DOVER — Governors do a lot of different things after leaving office. Mike Castle and Tom Carper went to Congress. Pete du Pont ran for president. Jack Markell biked across the country and wrote music. Wait, what? Mr. Markell, who served as governor of Delaware from 2009-17, announced the release of his first song last […]

Camden native has designs on film industry

CAMDEN — Growing up in Camden, Krista Jarrell never planned on being a production designer until she attended The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. “I never planned on it happening,” Ms. Jarrell said. “It was something that I learned about and thought would suit me better than furniture design. I made […]