Live nativity in Clayton takes guests back to Bethlehem

CLAYTON — Freezing temperatures don’t seem to bother Thelma Knight and Eleanor Moore, who joke that they have 182 years of experience combined when it comes to dealing with cold weather. Ms. Knight, 94 years old, and Ms. Moore, 88, will take turns portraying an angel alongside shepherds, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus in […]

‘The Nutcracker’ to warm holiday hearts in Dover

DOVER – The Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker” is back for the 22nd year with the Ballet Theatre of Dover this weekend at Dover High. “I think tradition has a lot to do with why the show remains popular year after year,” said Theresa Emmons, artistic director of the ballet. Mrs. Emmons, who began teaching in […]

Best Bets: Milford’s Rescignos put a twin spin on Christmas

The holidays will be doubly special at the Milton Theatre Sunday night as twin brothers Robbie and Paul Rescigno present their cabaret-style show “The Rescignos: Merry Christmas to Paul and to Paul A Good Night (featuring Robbie).” It will be the 10th annual holiday production presented by the Milford natives, who have been living and […]

Capital City countdown: New Year’s Eve excitement to return to Dover

DOVER — It has been almost a decade since the city of Dover has celebrated a New Year’s Eve with a myriad events, including a spirited countdown and a ball drop downtown. That is all set to change on Dec. 31 this year as Destination Downtown Dover, Downtown Dover Partnership, NCALL’s Restoring Central Dover and […]

Milford High School prepares annual Santa’s Workshop

Elves, Santa and the Grinch will soon take over the gymnasium and nearby rooms at Milford High School as students and teachers prepare for young visitors Friday, Dec. 21. Santa’s Workshop comes alive for one day a year just before the winter break, offering one more chance at holiday cheer before the community enjoys a […]

Annual event to ring in the holiday with food, auctions

MILFORD — Ringing in the holidays wouldn’t be the same without the annual Holiday Auction & Tastes of Milford hosted by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford. Now in its 12th year, the event will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Rookery North in Milford and serves as a way to raise […]


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 […]