Three Sussex generations renew marriage vows

MILLSBORO – Louise and Edward Dorey didn’t have a reception on their wedding day. That was 70 years ago. On Sunday, Sept. 29, they got that reception as the elder third of a three-generation wedding anniversary/vow renewal celebration with their adopted daughter and her husband, John and Lou Ann Rieley, and Mr. and Ms. Rieley’s […]

Take time to recognize Delaware’s veterans

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** For those of you with family or close friends who served in the military, we are working on a unique way of recognizing their service. “We want to honor them,” said Konrad La Prade, director of advertising for the Independent Newsmedia Delmarva group, […]

Military history highlighted at Wings & Wheels festival

GEORGETOWN — The history of coastal Fort Miles and the Georgetown airport through living history encampment and re-enactment is among the showcase features at this weekend’s Wings & Wheels festival. A festival tradition, members of the Harbor Defenses of the Delaware Living History Association will be set up near the main spectator entrance at the […]

Commentary: White House, spies have history of running wild without congressional oversight

At the heart of the current crisis over President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is an intelligence whistleblower whose information has finally made it into public view. The whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s interaction with Zelenskiy was initially withheld from the House Intelligence Committee, something which the committee chairman protested was a violation […]

Delaware Agricultural Museum renovating 1850s Millsboro church

DOVER — The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover recently announced that a massive historic preservation project is underway at the museum. The focus of the project is the restoration of St. Thomas Methodist Episcopal Church (circa 1857). The church, originally situated approximately seven miles west of Millsboro, was moved to the museum grounds […]

Low-digit license plates sought for photo project

DOVER — For the past 12 years, Jordan Irazabal has been working to photograph the 3,000 lowest active Delaware license plate numbers. “I snapped my first tag photo while attending the University of Delaware,” Mr. Irazabal said. “I was driving to class and there was an SUV in front of me with a dealer number […]

Commentary: Let go of the resentments of the past

Regarding Frank Calio’s letter published Monday, Aug. 12, 2019: According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the 5th meaning of buff is listed thus: “[earlier – buff an enthusiast about going to fires; perhaps from the buff overcoats worn by volunteer firefighters in New York City about 1820]: FAN, ENTHUSIAST.” One must double check and face the […]

Heritage Day honors Harrington history

HARRINGTON — The city of Harrington has a lot to celebrate this year and the annual Harrington Heritage Day is the perfect occasion. One hundred and fifty years ago, Harrington was incorporated and named after Samuel Harrington, chancellor of the court in Delaware at the time, and a strong supporter of bringing the railroad to […]

Best Bets: Sherlock Holmes, Watson solve crime in Dover

While much of Dover Comic Con looks to the future, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will offer guests a trip to the past. On Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., The Old State House, located at 25 The Green in Dover will present “The Scorched Pamphlet: Sherlock Holmes Returns to Delaware,” […]

Commentary: History, good or bad, should be preserved

I am a history buff, always have been. I accept the history of this country regardless which side states took during the Civil War. I may disagree with their position, but I respect their passion. I have taken my kids when they were in school during their vacations to various states to learn the history […]