On Woodland Beach

Leigh Carrico of Dover took this photo of Woodland Beach in June.

Summer sky over Indian River

Gary Knox of Dover took this photo he calls “Summer Sky Over Indian River” on Aug. 1.

BEST BETS: Filasky to light up Sunroom Songwriters Series

After 20 years of serving the country mainly as a combat engineer in the U.S. Air Force and “with more time than I knew what to do with,” Jason Filasky has taken his retirement in a quite unexpected direction. Mr. Filasky, 45, a native of Middletown now living in Milton, has become a troubadour of […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop playing in the sand

Each year the beach replenishment program spends in excess of $20 million. This takes place if not every year, every other year along the coast of Delaware. I would rather see taxpayer dollars spent building jetties that would eliminate the erosion problem on the beaches, instead of throwing money at the problem and pumping sand […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Credit Carper in beach replenishment

Delaware’s tourism economy has, in a major part, our beautiful beaches to thank. Not only are the beaches beautiful, but they act as an important economic engine, supporting largely a vibrant, small business community. If you’ve visited our coastal communities more recently, you’ve likely noticed wider, replenished beaches with stronger built-up dunes to help to […]

Dewey Beach

Stephanie Seeman of Dover took this photo of Dewey Beach on June 24.

BEST BETS: McCove to spread Happiness at Camden festival

Kevin McCove believes in the power of music. “Music is a great way to spread positivity. It’s a good way to get people together and be social,” said the Dover native. And that’s part of the reason why the soul/R&B musician will take part in Saturday’s fourth annual Happiness Project Festival at Brecknock Park in […]

Count shows horseshoe crab spawning season near its peak

MILFORD — Armed with only a clipboard, 20-meter rope and a 1-meter polyvinyl square, three intrepid ladies set out to participate in what’s become one of the most successful citizen science projects in the country late Tuesday night — the Delaware Bay horseshoe crab spawning survey. Delaware Wild Lands marketing manager Wendy Scott, conservation programs […]

PETA: Change the name of Slaughter Beach

The following is a letter sent to Harry Ward, mayor of Slaughter Beach, from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals President Ingrid E. Newkirk. Dear Mayor Ward, I’m writing on behalf of PETA and our more than 6.5 million members and supporters worldwide — including many in Delaware — with a suggestion: Before the […]

Updated: Coastal storm issues ‘mild to moderate’

DOVER – DNREC staff spent several morning hours monitoring Delaware’s coastline during Wednesday’s storm and found some ongoing beach erosion with minor dune damage by mid-day. State of Delaware Flood Program Manager Michael Powell was waiting to see the affects of the ocean’s high tide at noon. “The winds and the wave heights have not […]