Millsboro American Legion auxiliary remembers Sept. 11

MILLSBORO — The COVID-19 crisis could not stop a public remembrance of an event 19 years ago that changed America and the world. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28’s annual 9/11 candlelight ceremony Friday remembered America’s resilient response to airline hijackings and terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and punctured the […]

Biden, Trump mark anniversary of 9/11

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences in style couldn’t have been more sharply on display. As Biden approached those who’d […]

Former NJ fireman recalls 9/11 at Dover Air Force Base ceremony

DOVER — Working on rescue and recovery operations amid the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York City the day after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, firefighter Jack Dunne looked around and saw the patriotism, camaraderie and teamwork that was taking place among thousands of first responders. It was a scene […]

Millsboro’s Warren’s Mill collapsing; town weighs options

MILLSBORO — Time, weather and termites have exacted a huge toll on Warren’s Mill, the greater Millsboro area’s last-known standing gristmill. Town of Millsboro officials anticipate the century-old, deteriorating structure nestled along Betts Pond Road may soon be coming down, either via a natural collapse or through planned demolition. Initial estimates for structure demolition and […]

Sept. 11 memorial services on tap in Delaware, with changes

This post has been updated to add information on the 9/11 Memorial Service that will be held at the Dover Air Mobility Command Museum on Friday DOVER — Events big and small, virtual and in person, will mark the upcoming Sept. 11, 2001, anniversary. For the 15th straight year, the Blood Bank of Delmarva and […]

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 […]

Suffragette March marks 100 years of women’s right to vote

DOVER — They walked for 10 minutes, while celebrating the successful push for a woman’s right to vote 100 years ago after decades of prior struggles. Wednesday’s Suffragette March on The Green covered a lot of ground indeed. The gathering highlighted the arduous journey toward casting a ballot through the 19th Amendment to the U.S. […]

Del. women’s club set for Suffragette March

DOVER — It has been 100 years since the 19th Amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote. And it took women around 100 years of fighting to finally earn that right in 1920. That is why the members of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs will be celebrating that historic milestone […]

Dogfish Head beer memorializes women’s suffrage

REHOBOTH BEACH — At Dogfish Head Brewery, the right to vote is best served with a craft beer. The Milton-based brewery, in collaboration with the Delaware League of Women Voters, is releasing a limited-edition brew celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment’s ratification, which granted women the right to vote. “Through our collaboration with […]

22nd annual Chautauqua tent shows in virtual format will spotlight suffragists

LEWES — The 22nd annual Chautauqua tent shows theme will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment’s passage granting women the right to vote. But in a decision Thursday, the shows will now take place in virtual formats rather than in person events in Lewes and New Castle. This year’s show, titled “Women’s Work: […]