Dover couple hooked on Halloween

For Rick Grier and D.J. Lopez, decorating for Halloween was a “slow burn.” “You start out with one or two things, and then, the next thing you know, you have six, and it grows from there,” said Mr. Lopez. And after 24 years of living in their house in the Edgehill section of Dover, Halloween […]

Halloween guidance given by state health officials

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health is asking Delawareans to celebrate Halloween safely by maintaining 6 feet of social distance in public and wearing a mask due to the threat of COVID-19. The DPH does not recommend traditional trick-or-treating this year, said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “But you can do trick-or-treating safely,” […]

Trunk or Treat events abound this Halloween

For those not as comfortable this year bringing their kids door to door for Halloween, Trunk or Treat events may be just the tickets. Here’s a roundup of some local ones: FRIDAY Modern Maturity Center: 4 to 6 p.m., 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover. Featuring treats, raffles, a dance performance by Steppin’ Seniors and visiting animals. […]

Halloween movie event to benefit Beebe

LEWES — On Saturday, the Revival House, Hudson Fields, and the Beebe Foundation will host another free outdoor movie event, “This is Halloween” to again benefit Beebe Medical Center in its ongoing efforts to help Sussex County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food, music, artists, vendors, and safely distanced fun and entertainment will once again mark […]

Safety emphasized for Halloween in Rehoboth

REHOBOTH BEACH — The city urges its residents to keep Division of Public Health guidelines in mind for a safe Halloween celebration, to minimize the spread of COVID-19, city Communications Director Krys Johnson announced today. DPH guidelines suggest traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating should not happen without modification, which means contactless delivery of treats, social distancing and […]

Milford City Council approves trick-or-treat event

MILFORD — At its Monday night meeting, Milford City Council unanimously approved a trick-or-treating event for this year. “This is probably the most important resolution that you will pass tonight,” City Manager Mark Whitfield said, eliciting a round of laughter from the council members. “We’re recommending it be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, between the […]

Speak Out: Postponing Halloween

Some area towns and cities postponed trick-or-treating Halloween night due to a potentially rainy forecast. We asked our Facebook followers how they felt about this. • It’s ridiculous. If you don’t like the weather, get an umbrella or stay home. However, it’s just windy and gloomy. No rain in the forecast now. Halloween is October […]

Halloween events and trick-or-treat times

The following Halloween events will be held today: TODAY • TRUNKS FOR TREATS: 6 to 8 p.m., Conley’s United Methodist Church, 33106 Jolyn’s Way, Lewes, DE 19958 (near Rt. 24 and Camp Arrowhead Road). For more information call 645-1881. • TRUNKS FOR TREATS: 6 to 8 p.m., sponsored by Greenwood United Methodist Church, located at […]

Commentary: Halloween costumes: Free expression versus personal offense

Everything is offensive now — even Halloween. In Sandy Springs, Ga., a fellow’s humorous display featured a pumpkin man mooning the street. “His pants are halfway down, showing his backside which is made up of pumpkins,” reports Neighbors complained to their homeowner’s association that the display was offensive, so the fellow altered it. Which […]

Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve to show off local creations

HARRINGTON — The best dressed pumpkins, and their admirers, are about to take over the Delaware State Fairgrounds for another year this weekend. The second annual Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival, a partnership between Biggs Museum of American Art and the Delaware State Fair, will have the Quillen Arena filled with fall festivities today from […]

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