This year’s Miss Delaware Competition canceled over virus concerns

DOVER — On the heels of the cancellation of this year’s Miss America Competition, the 2020 Miss Delaware Competition, set for June 20 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, has also been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. The board of directors of the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization voted unanimously to cancel the event, […]

Miss Delaware ready for Miss America stage

Like so many who have come before her, Hillary May didn’t come up in the ranks of the beauty pageant world. Her mom didn’t dress her in tassels and frills and hand her a baton when she was young. Growing up, she watched the Miss America Pageant, however she never imagined she would be in […]

May named Miss Delaware 2019

LEWES – Miss Hockessin Hillary May was crowned Miss Delaware 2019 Saturday night at Cape Henlopen High in Lewes. Her platform is to bring awareness ot mental health issues. Runners-up, in order, were Miss Greenville Nia Andrews, Miss New Castle County Selena Barnett, Miss Blue-Gold Victoria Muir and Miss Wilmington Kaylynn Pride.

Best Bets: Singer-songwriters Treacher, Catanzaro double up in Dover

It’s a musical partnership that almost didn’t happen. When singer-songwriters Cassidy Catanzaro and Robinson Treacher were booked last year to play a gig together in Philadelphia, Ms. Catanzaro’s then-manager told her not to do it. “He didn’t like me and I didn’t like him,” Mr. Treacher recalled. She ignored his advice and played the concert […]

Twelve women to compete for Miss Delaware crown

LEWES — On June 15, the 78th Miss Delaware will be crowned at Cape Henlopen High School. Twelve young women from across the state are vying for the title this year. Some have been waiting years to take the stage at the competition while others are new to the game. Miss Sussex County, Taylor Johnson, […]

New Miss Delaware: Top contestants linked by Magnolia school

LEWES — St. Thomas More Academy certainly has the market cornered on upper echelon Miss Delaware candidates. Late Saturday night, the Magnolia-based school’s teachers Joanna Wicks and Rebecca Gasperetti finished No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, among the talented field vying to represent the First State at the upcoming Miss America competition in September. Crowned […]

Thirteen vying to become the new Miss Delaware

LEWES — On Saturday night, 13 young women will take the stage at Cape Henlopen High School to vie for the title of Miss Delaware 2018. Each contestant will be scored on an interview, an on-stage question, evening wear, fitness in swimsuit and talent, with talent making up 35 percent of the total score. Miss […]

Your Best Bets guide to Downstate summer entertainment

As we come to the unofficial start of the summer season, it’s time to look ahead to the music, festivals and fun that await downstate from now until Labor Day. •Leading off the music festival scene is June Jam, which will celebrate its 40th year June 9 at the G&R Campground in Houston. To mark […]

Miss Newark named Miss Delaware 2017

LEWES – Miss Newark Chelsea Bruce was named Miss Delaware at the annual Miss Delaware Pageant held at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes Friday night. Ms. Bruce is a junior at the University of Delaware where she studies Political Science and Economics. She is very involved on her campus. She holds executive positions in […]

BEST BETS: June Jam band kRush brings back sounds of Rush

Taking on the task of being a Rush tribute band is no easy feat. From the distinctive falsetto of lead singer Geddy Lee to the precision guitar work of Alex Lifeson to the artistry of Neil Peart, arguably one of the greatest drummers in rock history, matching the sound of the Canadian Rock and Roll […]