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 […]

Debus hopes to do Delaware proud at Miss America Pageant

DOVER –– After winning the Miss Delaware crown in June, Amanda Debus of Middletown is in Atlantic City, New Jersey this week to compete in Saturday night’s Miss America Pageant. “I’m a very nostalgic person, so just knowing that I’m one of only 75 women who have represented Delaware at Miss America, it’s humbling and […]

Middletown’s Debus ‘in such disbelief’ after Miss Delaware win

DOVER — Clasping each other’s hands Saturday night, the last two remaining competitors in the Miss Delaware Pageant at Dover Down waited for the announcement that would change one of their lives. Miss First State Amanda Debus and Miss Wilmington Katelynn Mayers stood on stage before a large crowd full of suspense and about to […]

SLIDESHOW: Middletown’s Debus named new Miss Delaware

There’s a new Miss Delaware: Amanda Debus. Ms. Debus, who participated in the pageant as Miss First State, was announced as the winner shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, sparking an uproar from the cheering crowd and tears from Ms. Debus. She beat out 14 other women Friday and Saturday to claim the crown in the […]

Slideshow: Miss Delaware Tribute

SLIDESHOW: Miss Delaware preliminaries

The Miss Delaware Pageant held the first night of the two-day event Friday night at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. The first night saw all 15 contestants compete in all phases of competition. The roster will be cut down to the final eight Saturday night culminating with the crowning of the new Miss Delaware who […]