Dover going green for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

DOVER — Dawne Nickerson-Banez, chief of community engagement at Dover Air Force Base, can usually be seen on base or around the city sporting a little bit of purple dye in her hair. She said that’s because purple is the mixture of the red, white and blue colors of the American flag and it also […]

Sound Off Delaware: Hummers Parade

After last week’s Hummers Parade triggered local controversy that attracted nationwide attention, a crowd of more than 200 packed Middletown Town Hall Monday night to demand changes. A seven-member commission will be formed to establish guidelines for any gatherings next year and the event will only be permitted upon council’s approval. A public firestorm erupted […]

Support for America’s veterans on parade in Laurel

LAUREL – America’s annual salute to military veterans was on parade in Laurel Saturday. In its sixth year, the 2018 Eastern Shore Veterans Day Parade featured a record 92 entries, drawing participants from throughout the Eastern Shore region and beyond. Participants and spectators braved chilly temperature and biting wind. “There’s a lot of people here […]

‘Autumn Spooktacular’: Milford Community Parade steps off Wednesday

MILFORD — The Milford Community Parade is easily the largest parade to find its way through Milford each year. This year’s “Autumn Spooktacular” event will take place Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hundreds of parade participants are expected to march down Walnut Street as thousands gather to watch and cheer them along. “We expect to […]

Dover Fire Pipes and Drums to lead St. Patrick’s Day Parade

DOVER — More often than not it’s a somber event that brings the Dover Fire Department Pipes and Drums outfit together. They usually get out their bagpipes and drums and put on their kilts and Irish-flavored uniforms to honor firefighters, police officers and military members who have lost their lives in the line of duty. […]

Humorists brave cold at Middletown’s Hummers Parade

MIDDLETOWN — If you live near southern New Castle County, don’t mind the cold and could use a laugh, Middletown’s Main Street is the place to be early afternoon on New Year’s Day. Despite a wind chill in the single digits, the 2018 Hummers Parade went on as usual Monday. The always-irreverent, decades-old event is […]

GALLERY: Home for the Holidays Parade

DOVER — The crowd that lined Loockerman Street and the 40 or so entries that made up the Home For the Holidays Parade on Saturday night all seemed to arrive at the same conclusion — the first nighttime parade through the streets of Dover was an undeniable hit. The parade, which lasted nearly a half […]

Dover prepares to deck the halls

DOVER — Contrary to popular belief, it is not elves that are imported to take care of the work when it comes to putting up the sparkling lights and decorating for festive holiday events in downtown Dover. That chore actually lies with eight or nine members of the Grounds Division for the city of Dover’s […]

Local July 4th celebrations dodge weather

DOVER — Despite a brief downpour in the afternoon and the fireworks display being moved forward about 40 minutes, the Dover Fourth of July celebration escaped any major setbacks this year. The city of Dover has been dogged with misfortune when it comes to its firework display the past couple of years. Two years ago, […]

Dover’s ready for a fun-filled Fourth of July

DOVER — When the wind blows through The Green and around Legislative Mall in downtown Dover, it’s almost as if one is able to breathe in some of the nation’s history. It is that history that should attract visitors to Dover on the Fourth of July to celebrate Independence Day, according to Mayor Robin Christiansen. […]