Relief effort underway after fatal fire

BRIDGEVILLE – A compassionate, community-wide relief effort is underway following a tragic house fire that claimed the life of a 90-year-old Bridgeville woman six days before Christmas. Four other family members escaped the Dec. 18 fire that destroyed the home in the 14000 block of Sussex Highway. The family lost not only a family member, […]

Salvation Army spreads holiday cheer to Sussex families in need

SEAFORD — With an offer of personalized prayer, several hundred families in Sussex County on Wednesday received holiday joy — food boxes and toys — through The Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance program. This year, approximately 350 families, including about 500 children, are being served through gift packages of toys and food for the holidays, said […]

Spreading Christmas cheer: Be a Santa to a Senior

DOVER — Time remains to generously pluck a paper ornament from a designated tree, read the attached gift request and brighten a senior citizen’s life at Christmas time. The 15th Be a Santa to a Senior program stretches throughout Kent and Sussex counties, with enough participating locations to likely require just a short drive to […]

Dover boy hopes to clothe 3,000 children with pajamas this year

With a spark of childhood joy, 8-year-old Enzo Vincent has turned a room in his family’s business, Absolute Health Chiropractic in Camden, into a “kingdom of pajamas.” And none of them are for him or his 5-year-old sister Livia. Every year on Thanksgiving, his parents would gift their children a new pair of new pajamas […]

Turkeys by the thousands help Delaware families in need

  MILFORD — Thanksgiving was made a little easier for 6,000 families Tuesday thanks to a statewide turkey giveaway organized by “Stormin’” Norman Oliver. The event, now in its 36th years, began on a much smaller scale when Mr. Oliver began serving holiday meals to four homeless men he met underneath a bridge in Wilmington. […]

Millsboro chamber seeks donations for care packages for troops

  MILLSBORO — The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is aiming to spread some holiday cheer to United States military personnel abroad. “Operation: Chamber Angels” was launched recently with a mission to provide Christmas care packages for troops deployed in Afghanistan. The Millsboro Chamber is currently seeking donations within from its membership as well as […]

Potter Trust brings aid to Kent County nonprofits

DOVER — The Potter Trust has worked magic for numerous nonprofit organizations in Kent County over the past 175 years. The magic wand that is waved annually toward helping the economically underprivileged in Kent County is due to the generosity and foresight of Col. Benjamin Potter (1769-1843), former owner of the Parson Thorne Mansion and […]

Dover Speedway collecting donated items for Hurricane Florence victims

DOVER — Dover International Speedway is collecting hygiene products, cleaning supplies and non-perishable food to aid the victims of Hurricane Florence, track officials said. The community and race fans headed to Dover can drop off items to the main Dover International Speedway ticket office (Gate 11) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday. A […]

Ben Knapp pushes forward with rehab

  DOVER — He lives by the credo “Don’t quit five minutes before the miracle happens.” So tenacious Ben Knapp keeps seeking a better life ahead. Progress is measured in marathon terms, not a sprint. There are no quick fixes as the 23-year-old’s recovery from a 2011 brain injury continues. Those closest to him don’t […]

Assembly line of generosity: 10 churches box 50,000 meals for Africa’s impoverished

  GREENWOOD — The parking lot at Greenwood Mennonite School was filled with buses, mini vans and cars on a chilly, breezy Saturday morning. No, it wasn’t a soccer tournament, or any other kind of similar activity, that drew groups of people from 10 churches throughout Delaware to the small school in Sussex County. Rather, […]