Free Kwanzaa program set for Saturday in Dover

DOVER — Kwanzaa’s seven core principles can apply nicely to all, Donald Blakey said. Who doesn’t need more unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith in their lives? “It’s an opportunity for people, particularly African-Americans but really anybody, to look at themselves and say what can I do better to […]

Annual Christmas Celebration helps unite Dover community

DOVER — When families came together at the community center at The Willows Monday night for dinner and presents, it wasn’t Santa delivering gifts — it was the community. Organized by Delaware Multicultural and Civic Organization and Men of Vision and Value, the fifth annual Christmas Celebration brought together residents from The Willows at Dover […]

Delaware law enforcement officers participate in Whiskers for Wishes. Others deliver Christmas Spirit.

Whiskers for Wishes

For many members of the Millsboro Police Department, the closing months of 2019 has been quite hair-raising. As in facial hair. Ditto for members of the Milton Police Department. Amid beards and mustaches permitted under a council-approved waiver of the department’s grooming code, Millsboro Police Department’s 2019 Whiskers for Wishes campaign culminated Saturday, Dec. 21 […]

Christmas Eve Services


Looking for a service to attend this Christmas Eve? Here’s a listing the Delaware State News has compiled. If you know of more, feel free to leave the info in the comments area. Have a Happy Christmas! Christmas Eve Service: 5 p.m., Barratt’s Chapel, 6362 Bay Road, Frederica. Service will be led by Bishop Peggy […]

Commentary: Keep military families in hearts during holidays

Hot chocolate, holiday parties, eggnog, and good cheer characterize this part of the year. It is a time when as a nation we engage in a season of festivities, enjoying the comforts of our loved ones, our friends, time off from work, and a nation at peace and rest. Yet there are many who won’t […]

Feed the Troops provide a taste of the holidays

DOVER — Airmen started entering Hangar 792 at Dover Air Force Base at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning and started lining up for their stops at 10 stations of food offerings. The last of an estimated 1,100 DAFB personnel who enjoyed a turkey dinner with all the fixings left the mammoth hangar at around 8 […]

Christmas season marches in with Light Up for the Holidays parade

DOVER — It might have been a little wet early on Saturday, but it failed to rain on Dover’s Light Up for the Holidays parade down Loockerman Street that evening. Even Santa Claus got in on the act as he set up shop at the Loockerman Way Plaza following the festive parade, which provided sparkling […]

Commentary: See the good in everyone this holiday season

Each Christmas I feel sorry for Rudolph the famous red-noised reindeer. Although the story has a happy ending, there is a moral to the story I think so many overlook. That being everyone likes you if you are someone of prominence, good looks or popularity. On the other hand, if you are down on your […]

Decorated historic homes to open for holiday tours in Delaware

Simple decorations line fireplaces in every room of the nearly 270-year-old Hale-Byrnes House in Newark as the Christmas holiday approaches. Pineapples, signifying a welcoming home, pyramids of apples, holly wreaths and other greenery prove to be simple, but effective, holiday decorations as resident manager Kim Burdick prepares for a unique holiday tradition. Historic homes throughout […]

‘Elf Jr.’ spreads Christmas cheer in Dover

DOVER – The tale of a human raised by Christmas elves takes the stage this weekend with “Elf: The Musical, Jr.” performed by the Children’s Theatre. This production of “Elf,” based on the classic Will Ferrell movie, is the first Christmas musical the Children’s Theatre has put on. “I chose it because the movie is […]