Linda Deaton of Dover submitted this photo of fireworks over Legislative Mall in Dover Wednesday during Fourth of July festivities.

Hot times on the Fourth of July

DOVER — Fittingly enough, the temperature has been “hotter than a firecracker” in the week leading up to today’s Fourth of July festivities in Dover. Alex Staarmann, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, said that Monday was the most brutal day during the nearly week-long heat wave, but added […]

Veterans Trust Fund seeks help for ‘those who served’

DOVER — No spot in Dover is more reminiscent of the nation’s independence than The Green. It’s said that 30 influential men from the state’s three counties gathered there to throw down the gauntlet to the British and dare them to oppose American independence. To pay homage to the brave gestures of the forefathers and […]

It’s Independence Day! Plenty to do and see in the area

The following are area events set for the Fourth of July: Bethany Beach Fireworks will be shot from the beach at Ocean View Parkway at dusk. The parade steps off at noon at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway. There will be an awards ceremony on the bandstand. Love Seed Mama Jump will […]

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 […]

Chances to celebrate July 4 across Downstate Delaware

The following is a look around the area at other Fourth of July celebrations: SATURDAY Millsboro The celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin shortly after dusk. DJ Messy Marv will provide patriotic music during the fireworks. Activities at Cupola Park include music entertainment by DJ Messy Marv, assorted food vendors and face […]

COMMENTARY: Presidential quotes on war, Memorial Day and sacrifice

“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind banished from the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements, and exercising them, for the destruction of mankind.”—George Washington “War is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer.”—Thomas […]

Kent County Recreation Center helps families celebrate new year

  DOVER — Jeremy Sheppard, director of the Kent County Recreation Center, knows how difficult it can be to try to get a new tradition started. That’s why he was so happy to see a couple hundred parents and their children brave cold temperatures and some icy roads to take part in the inaugural New […]

Merry Christmas: Real Meaning of the Great Day

Editor’s note: The following Christmas message appeared in the Delaware State News in December 1931. In researching the early years of the Delaware State News, we found a reprint of it in the Wilmington Morning News. For more on Christmas editions past, see today’s “From the Editor” column. For the Delaware State News, 1931 For […]

The magic of Christmas: Helpers shed some light on Santa Claus

  DOVER — Believe in the magic of Christmas. It’s a pretty common concept. The Sun first wrote about it in 1897 when the paper answered a letter to the editor from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who — prompted by her doubting peers — questioned the existence of Santa. The paper’s response brought the well-known answer, […]