Dover mayor gives go-ahead for Halloween, Home for Holidays

DOVER — Children in Dover will be seeking treats while haunting the streets on Halloween night, and the city will also be hosting its Home for the Holidays celebration in the chill of December. Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen said that he has made the decision to have the city proceed with the holiday events and […]

Catholic group sues beach town over ban on Nativity scene

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DOVER — A Catholic fraternal organization is suing a popular Delaware beach resort in federal court over its decision to end a decadeslong practice of allowing the display of a Christmas Nativity scene on public property. The Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council contends that the 2018 decision by Rehoboth Beach officials violates […]

Millsboro Fourth of July celebration canceled

MILLSBORO – The 14th edition of a youthful Fourth of July tradition in Millsboro will not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rector and members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church announced Monday the cancellation of the children’s Celebration and Parade on July 4 due to restrictions and circumstances over the past […]

Millsboro’s fireworks canceled for 2020

MILLSBORO — COVID-19 has doused the fuse for 2020 Stars & Stripes IV – the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce’s community celebration/fireworks show scheduled for Saturday, June 27 at Cupola Park. “Unfortunately, due to various public safety concerns, and an uncertain timeline of both the pandemic and government restrictions, it is with very heavy hearts […]

Halloween Fun Pack Project fundraiser underway

MILLSBORO — Fundraising is underway for the Halloween Fun Pack Project, a Delmarva-based initiative to mail candy, stickers and more to children nationwide who may be unable to trick-or-treat due to restrictions and concerns regarding COVID-19, founder Jason Rhodes said. The plan is to provide up to 1,000 free “fun packs” with candy, stickers, trading […]

Memorial Day ceremony at Legion Post 28 set for June 1

MILLSBORO – A week after the federal holiday, American Legion Post 28 will hold its Memorial Day service Monday. The service will start at 1 p.m. Opening ceremonies include a prayer by Lisa Schumann, pledge of allegiance and the national anthem, led by Faith Marcellus.Speakers include U.S Senate candidate Lauren Witzke, Post 28 Commander Jim […]

Virus jams up Memorial Day traffic predictions

DOVER — Legendary poet Robert Frost could probably relate to these coronavirus-inspired days of staying at home, considering one of his well-known works is a poem written in 1915 titled, “The Road Not Taken.” The roads in Delaware certainly could be not taken this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, but the Delaware Department of Transportation, as […]

Families forced to adjust Mother’s Day celebrations

DOVER — In a COVID-19 world, Mother’s Day activities aren’t what they used to be as social-distancing rules persist. Families across Delaware are having to deal with the disappointment of not having their usual Mother’s Day celebrations thanks to the pandemic. “Our children can’t come to visit us,” said Vincent J. Deskiewicz Sr. of Greenwood. […]

Commentary: Get creative and celebrate all moms on Mother’s Day

By Patricia C. Thompson Let’s face it: This is going to be one of the most unusual Mother’s Days ever. Some creativity may be in order due to challenges caused by the COVID-19 virus. That said, this is a “tribute card” to everyone who is a mother or has ever functioned as one – including […]

Local Mexican restaurants celebrating Cinco de Mayo to-go

Large, in-person Cinco de Mayo parties at local restaurants could not happen this year due to restrictions put in place to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But area Mexican restaurants are still celebrating the holiday with to-go specials. The Dover area is featuring numerous takeout or delivery deals for Cinco de Mayo. This […]