Recycled holiday planters go up around downtown Milford

MILFORD — Volunteers from across the city gathered on Walnut Street on Sunday morning to help beautify downtown for the holiday season. A few dozen citizens were joined by members of the Parks & Recreation Department in filling planters placed around the Downtown Development District with recycled greenery gathered from local yards. South Walnut Street’s […]

Thanksgiving for Thousands not stopped by pandemic

SELBYVILLE — Today is distribution day, when Mountaire Farms roasters will be added to family dinner boxes — the finishing touch to a “Thanksgiving for Thousands” like none before. While COVID-19 has ruffled feathers, the pandemic could not derail the traditional mission of feeding the growing need of needy Delmarva families. On Thursday and Friday, […]

With modifications, Seaford’s annual tree-lighting set for Nov. 30

SEAFORD — A longtime holiday tradition will continue in Seaford, with modifications required during the coronavirus pandemic. The Gateway Park Committee and the city of Seaford will host the 27th annual Christmas tree-lighting Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gateway Park. The rain date is Dec. 4. Due to COVID-19, this year, there will be […]

Santa visits, parades called off or modified amid COVID restrictions

Several local pre-Christmas traditions — including children spending time with Santa — are in jeopardy as the COVID-19 pandemic zeros in on the upcoming holiday season. Department store giant Macy’s announced last week that Santa Claus won’t be greeting kids at its flagship New York City store. And, locally, coronavirus has put the “Scrooge” on […]

Caroling on Circle canceled, but food drive will go on

GEORGETOWN — COVID-19 restrictions have upstaged another Sussex County holiday tradition, Caroling on The Circle, which normally partners an evening of Christmas music and celebration with the community kickoff of an extended food-donation drive. Todd Lawson, Sussex County administrator, announced Tuesday that Caroling on The Circle 2020 — the marquee event in the county’s annual […]

Millsboro to hold Christmas parade, tree lighting

MILLSBORO — Town of Millsboro officials, aiming to keep the holiday spirit alive and on display during the coronavirus pandemic, have invited those in Delmarva communities whose events have been canceled to their Christmas parade and tree lighting Saturday, Dec. 5. While most coastal towns and cities and even many inland communities across Delmarva “have […]

No Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas parade this year

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade Committee canceled this year’s event on Monday. Plans are to resume the tradition in December of 2021. The parade has long been the unofficial start of the Christmas season in the county, and has been a venue for marching band, fire company and other entrants’ competitions. Thousands […]

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 […]