Harrington Heritage Day, 5K Color Run set for this weekend

The 41st annual Harrington Heritage Day event will take place this weekend beginning with a community dinner Friday night and a color run and parade Saturday morning. The dinner, held at the Harrington Volunteer Fire Company, serves as a celebration of the community ties held deeply within Harrington. Several groups and community members will be […]

Harrington Parks & Recreations prepares for fall activities, Heritage Day

Program registration information for the Harrington Parks & Recreation Department: Registrations can be mailed or dropped off at HPR during our regular business hours, Mondays through Thursdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon.  You may also use the drop box to register any evening HPR is open from […]

Scenic Delaware: Blossoming

Karen Wiliams of Felton took this photo in Harrington on July 9.

Colorful traditions: Heritage Day planned to continue celebrating 150th anniversary of Harrington

Fireworks and painted faces will light up Harrington later in August as the town celebrates its 41st Heritage Day August 24. “Plans are being finalized now to make the 41st Annual Heritage Day better than ever. In partnership with the City of Harrington’s 150th Anniversary Committee, this year’s event will be larger than in the […]

Clydesdales star attraction at Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — New farm animals visit the Delaware State Fair every year. But a specialized group is paying a visit to Harrington this year in honor of the fair’s 100th anniversary. A team of 10 Budweiser Clydesdale horses can be found in the Machinery Lot this year every day except Wednesday. Around 6 every evening, […]

Dover man, 23, arrested in pair of armed robberies

HARRINGTON — A wanted 23-year-old Dover man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly committing two armed robberies in a three-day span, according to police in a new release and court documents. After reviewing surveillance video and other evidence, Harrington Police spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said Deandre T. Bennett was apprehended in Dover, where an arrest […]

Pucker up: Volunteers raise funds for annual pig kissing contest

A young pig will help 19 passionate volunteers raise money for scholarships to be given out during the Delaware State Fair. Now an annual tradition, the variety show-style, pig kissing contest will be held on Thursday, June 25, also known as Governor’s Day at the fair, in the free entertainment tent. “All proceeds from this […]

Delaware State Fair entertainment has run gamut through the years

Ever since 1955 when the gospel and pop quartet The Mariners became the first act to perform a headlining concert, stage shows of all sorts have been a key part of the 100-year history of the Delaware State Fair. According to the book “Treasured Tradition,” which chronicles the history of the fair, until then, the […]

Slots bring funds for upgrades at Delaware State Fair

In 1995, one year after the General Assembly approved allowing slot machines in Delaware, the board of directors for the Delaware State Fair held a vote on bringing video gambling to Harrington Raceway. Despite strong opposition from some quarters, particularly many churchgoers in the conservative communities in southern Kent and northern Sussex counties, the board […]

Exhibit, book document Delaware State Fair history

As part of its centennial celebration, the Delaware State Fair has documented its history with a mission to spread the word and share the love. Early this year the fair auctioned special license plates for Delaware vehicles. It released a book by author robin brown, produced a video and hailed the opening of an exhibit […]