Public events will honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King

A number of events will be held to celebrate the slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., The Zeta Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will hold the 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the […]

Commentary: The gifts of God for the people of God

Let us make 2019 “The Year of Civility” I bid you grace and peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I celebrate with you this special time of the year: Advent, Christmas and the New Year: 2019. May your churches and homes be filled with peace. As we look to the Scriptures, I […]

Celebrating the holiday season: Amazon donates $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware

SMYRNA — Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware staff and volunteers celebrated a $25,000 donation made to the organization by e-commerce giant Amazon last week at the club’s Smyrna location. Top local Amazon managers from the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Middletown were on hand to review the activities taking place at the club, where youngsters […]

Letter to the Editor: ‘Tis the season for holiday stress

Thanksgiving, Christmas — name your holiday. You know it’s coming. Is that deer in the headlight look permanent or just temporary paralysis? Typically, your reaction is one of dread, joy or a combination of the two. A positive thought that you can currently hold onto is that you have survived two events that make up […]

Home sweet home: Artists give Santa’s house in Milford ‘a little extra Christmas magic’

Local artists brought their magic to downtown Milford this holiday season one simple task at a time, giving the Santa House a new spark. “The Santa House sort of fell into the design committee’s lap through Downtown Milford, Inc. for various reasons. We decided since it was kind of a sad, sterile Santa House in […]

Harry K Foundation sponsors 500 Christmas meal boxes

“Let’s play Jenga,” a volunteer exclaimed Friday morning as he prepared to pack more cases of food inside the vehicle of a school official from the parking lot at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford Branch. The Harry K Foundation sponsored Christmas meal boxes filled with a feast to soon be distributed to 500 families […]

Five tips for healthy holiday eating

‘Tis the season of generosity, abundance and, along with the holiday celebrations, frequent opportunities to overindulge in calorie-laden food and beverages. If you’ve been carefully budgeting calories along with avoiding sugar and fat in your diet, how can you maintain these good habits in the face of temptation? Here are some suggestions to help stay […]

Scenic Delaware: Dover holiday lights

Pat Thompson of Dover took this photo of Christmas lights in downtown Dover on Dec. 9.

Spreading Christmas cheer: Be a Santa to a Senior

DOVER — Time remains to generously pluck a paper ornament from a designated tree, read the attached gift request and brighten a senior citizen’s life at Christmas time. The 15th Be a Santa to a Senior program stretches throughout Kent and Sussex counties, with enough participating locations to likely require just a short drive to […]

Court production rules there really is a Santa Claus

DOVER — “Absolutely,” was the immediate response from Karalyne Ford afterward. “Yes, there’s proof, lots of proof,” classmate Victor Pham said without a trace of doubt in his voice. The Holy Cross School fourth-graders believe in Santa Claus and a 30-minute production Wednesday morning clearly showed that he still exists in the hearts of many. […]