History, parade help Dover celebrate Fourth of July

DOVER — The Fourth of July brings families and friends together to celebrate America’s most patriotic holiday. Downtown Dover will continue to carry on that tradition during its annual day-long celebration on Wednesday. “People love the tradition of celebrating Independence Day in the capital of their state,” said Sarah Zimmerman, director of First State Heritage […]

Construction lane closures to be suspended for Memorial Day weekend

DOVER — In an effort to help try to ease Memorial Day weekend traffic, the Delaware Department of Transportation will be suspending planned construction-related lane closures from Thursday until May 31. Ongoing sustained lane shifts and/or lane closures may still be in effect in certain areas. DelDOT reminds travelers to exercise caution as heavy holiday […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Shelter Night Before Christmas

A man walked alone to the sound of his feet. He lacked hope — and dinner — and looked for a place To sleep with some warmth in his own little space. Many people at home didn’t know of his plight They had food and family, warm beds for the night. Another emerged from the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep in mind the reason for the Christmas season

Merry Christmas! In today’s world, we often forget why Christmas matters. I hope even those who are not religious take a moment to reflect on the significance of the one we should be celebrating. I believe that, by secular standards, He is one of the five most influential people to ever live (I would argue […]

‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ needs more Santas

DOVER — Over the five years client relations manager at Home Instead Senior Care, Rae Short, has been coordinating her company’s “Be a Santa for a Senior” program, the number of seniors in need has grown from 1,500 to 4,000. Ms. Short describes the program as sort of a Toys for Tots for Seniors. “Home […]

Clayton author continues ‘A Christmas Carol’

DOVER — Ever wonder what happened to Ebenezer Scrooge and the Cratchit family after the events of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”? Clayton resident Paul Mast has. He’s done more than idly wonder about it though. He’s endeavored to answer the question for himself by penning a sequel to the Victorian Christmas classic. “For the […]

Delaware Ballet enchants with ‘The Nutcracker’

CAMDEN — On a Monday night in early December, your typical student might be finishing up homework or browsing their Netflix queue. But on this past Monday, more than 50 dancers were practicing their plies and pirouettes at the Delaware Ballet in preparation for this weekend’s performance of “The Nutcracker” at Delaware State University. “We […]

Cornerstone’s ‘Welcome to Castlewood’ explores true meaning of Christmas

DOVER — For its eighth annual Christmas show, Cornerstone Church is presenting the original musical “Welcome to Castlewood.” The production, written by David Aubrey and Everett de Morier, started with a discussion early in the year, like it has since the two first worked together in 2009. “I think every year we have a fear […]

BEST BETS: The Reminders put faith in music at Schwartz

Separately, they are award-winning Sussex County-based singers, songwriters and producers. But together, they are members of a heralded gospel music group who have performed throughout the country. The Reminders will bring their Christmas tour to Dover’s Schwartz Center for the Arts Thursday at 7:30 p.m. They will be joined by Dove award-winning gospel great Lynda […]

Deck the halls and spin the electric meters

DOVER — The stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a time for indulging traditions. Some are cheap or free, like caroling, visiting Santa at various venues or watching a Christmas movie as a family. However, some can often send us in to the new year with lighter wallets — traditions such as gift shopping, buying […]