Killens water park closed due to coronavirus case

FELTON — A staff member at the Killens Pond State Park water park has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the water park will be closed until at least July 24, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Friday. Officials say the staff member is asymptomatic but was tested based on […]

Dover seeks to name New Street playground after Bishop Blackshear

DOVER — While the late Bishop L.T. Blackshear was most at home delivering the message of God from behind the pulpit, he also certainly did a lot of building — not only churches, but communities — during his days in Delaware. Dover City Councilman Tim Slavin noted the impact that Bishop Blackshear left on the […]

DNREC to resume state park campground rentals Monday

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen its campgrounds in Delaware State Parks Monday in response to Gov. John Carney’s removal of the emergency ban on short-term rental units starting June 1. The mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers will also be lifted Monday. All state park campsites, cabins, cottages and yurts […]

Letter to the Editor: Golf courses open in Sussex County

Folks, thought you might find it interesting with Delaware in total lockdown and with the worst to come, our governor has given all Delaware golf courses permission to remain open. We reside near Bear Trap golf course, located in Ocean View, and the lot is full daily with many out-of-state tags including New Jersey and […]

Dodgeball tournament on tap: Kent organizers eye fun adult competition

DOVER — On Aug. 12, the Kent County Recreation Center in Dover will become a rubber ball shooting gallery as local teams clash in the gym’s inaugural dodgeball tournament. The brainchild of program supervisors Joseph Paugh and Kaitlyn Schech, the tournament is an attempt to spice up the rec center’s summer offerings and engage a […]

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. […]