Ice rink takes Centre stage at Delaware State Fairgrounds

HARRINGTON — For those who harbor winter-like dreams of gliding across a frozen surface on ice skates and similar pursuits, The Centre at Delaware State Fair Ice Rink has been the only game in town — or Kent and Sussex counties — since it opened 15 years ago. Since its inception, The Centre Ice Rink […]

Ground broken on hiking trail in Dover

DOVER — Trail-lovers and outdoorsy Kent Countians rejoiced Wednesday as state officials broke ground with their golden shovels to celebrate the new Fork Branch Trail in Dover. On hand to help mark the occasion, Gov. John Carney said that the trail will help boost residents recreational enjoyment and drive tourism in central Delaware. “In Dover […]

Wyoming pool team defies the odds

WYOMING — There was something almost magical in the way a men’s open 9-ball pool team came together at Brown’s Wyoming Tavern earlier this year. Just two weeks before the start of the spring pool session, co-captains Adam Frank and Richard Grund were finally able to round up enough players to field a team to […]

Delaware seeing increase in use of state of campgrounds

DOVER — According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, statistics show camping is gaining in popularity at the state’s five park campgrounds. So far in 2017, officials said, 5,658 visitors have camped for 2,391 nights in the campground parks and Indian River Marina Cottages, an increase of 7 percent in camping […]

City seeks to make improvements to Dover Park

DOVER — A lap around Dover Park shows a recreational area where certain corners have fallen into disrepair due to criminal activity, neglect and misuse. Tables in the park’s pavilion have been used for beds for homeless people, benches have been burned during the winter to produce heat and graffiti and vandalism scar the area. […]

Progress hard to spot at Delaware Sports Complex

  MIDDLETOWN — The partially constructed Delaware Sports Complex looks like it did several months ago. Weeds have grown high around PVC pipes, and at least one water pipe is badly cracked with grass and dirt shooting through the partially buried plastic. Trash is scattered throughout the site, including, among other items, Red Bull cans, […]

Thank you for exercising your right to Sound Off

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines… *** So far this year, we have enjoyed the public discussions that have been taking place on our Opinion pages. We believe those pages belong to our readers, so you’ll not find us taking a stance on issues and telling our readers what to think. […]

Smyrna man making his move in world of board games

DOVER — Video games tend to sell themselves with eye-popping graphics, nonstop action and carloads of millennials in search of the next big thing. In this era of Xboxes and smartphones, Daniel Isom, a 31-year-old from Smyrna, has chosen to take what would appear to be a much more difficult challenge — he is a […]

Bicycling in Delaware: Point/Counterpoint

Bike paths needed Bicycling in Delaware — well, duh? So, all of a sudden Delaware has figured it is flat and ideal for bikers. I’m not talking about the bright-colored Spandex-wearing muscled calves here, but 7- or 8-year-old Johnny, or 70- or 80-year-old Oma. We should cover the state in bike paths – and not […]

Three Delaware cycling events set to roll this weekend

DOVER — Dover residents should be prepared to see thousands of folks clad in brightly colored jerseys, cycling shorts and helmets doing their best to promote pedal power this weekend. It might not be the Tour de Dover, but the area will play host to a trio of cycling events, each with its own unique […]