Third annual Run for the Arts has a twist

MILFORD — Mispillion Art League (MAL) and the Seashore Striders will hold the 3rd Annual Run for the Arts 5K/1M Run/Walk, with a twist. To make sure that everyone is safe this year, the league will be holding this as a virtual event. Participants may choose to run or walk on the beach, on a […]

Del. 24 property in Millsboro offered for recreational use

MILLSBORO — Rural property owned by the town of Millsboro once eyed as a potential western “gateway” is now earmarked for recreation with an eye on youth. Recreational activities — soccer, baseball and similar sports — comprise the planned public use for a grassy portion of the approximate 11 acres located along the south side […]

Sandhill Fields opens Wednesday in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Through the forest, the natural beauty extends beyond the eight athletic fields, six pickleball courts, picnic pavilions, walking trail, tot lot playground and other amenities. Sandhill Fields, a $6.5 million private/public project that will officially open to the public Wednesday, features a tale of the trail. “That is my pride and joy,” said […]

Lodging, retail and water park planned near DE Turf Complex

MILFORD — A local developer has big plans to add new lodging, retail and recreational facilities near the DE Turf Sports Complex south of Frederica on Del. 1. “It’s a place where if teams are traveling together, they can stay together,” said Steve Martin, the developer. “There are 38 cabins that are being built and […]

Sandhill Fields: Turf fields, public trails set to open

GEORGETOWN — Seated in his vehicle in a paved parking lot on land where corn once grew, Joe Schell reflected on how the idea for Sandhill Fields came about. The patriarch of the Schell Brothers business that specializes in upscale residential development wanted something different for the land he owns along Sand Hill Road on […]

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 […]