Dover’s St. Patrick’s Parade to be a week later this year

DOVER — A lack of volunteers for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dover on its traditional date — the weekend before the Irish-themed holiday — had put the parade committee in a bit of a quandary. However, after seeking input from volunteers, participants and business owners, parade committee members elected to move the […]

Under new guidelines, Hummers Parade mocks 2019

MIDDLETOWN — After a year in which Middletown officials debated canceling the annual Hummers Parade, participants in the 2020 iteration took several shots at the notion the event itself is offensive. The parade, an irreverent and relatively informal happening, has for nearly 50 years taken place every Jan. 1, giving residents of Middletown and surrounding […]

Guidelines established for Hummers Parade

MIDDLETOWN — Although guidelines concerning all parades were on the table Wednesday night, it was the 2019 Hummers Parade that was the driving force behind the meeting. Mayor and Town Council unanimously approved a set of guidelines that would give structure to future parades, including the Hummers Parade, which is set to occur as scheduled […]

Middletown approves parade guidelines

MIDDLETOWN — Although guidelines concerning all parades were on the table Wednesday night, it was the 2019 Hummers Parade that was the driving force behind the meeting. Mayor and Town Council unanimously approved a set of guidelines that would give structure to future parades, including the Hummers Parade, which is set to occur as scheduled […]

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 […]