Blippi the Musical to entertain families at Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Blippi the Musical will entertain children and families on Friday, July 23 at 6 p.m. at the Delaware State Fair’s M&T Bank Grandstand. With over 5 billion views and nearly 11.1 million subscribers, Blippi The Musical brings the energetic character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with production, audience engagement and […]

Milford youth basketball tryouts set for Thursday

MILFORD — Kids looking to shoot some hoops in Milford are in luck. On Thursday night, the city’s Parks and Recreation department will hold tryouts for its youth basketball league. Everyone who tries out will be placed on a team. “This is a recreational league, and the importance is placed on the kids being involved, […]

Delaware Dems file juvenile justice reform bills

DOVER — Democratic lawmakers on Friday filed two criminal justice reform bills targeted at minors, with more expected before the General Assembly returns Jan. 12. The measures introduced Friday were previously filed in 2019 as part of a 19-bill package of criminal justice reform legislation. Eleven of those bills became law. “Teenagers and young people, […]

GoFundMe started for Milford teen with lymphoma

MILFORD — For Axel Morris, 2020 has been extra difficult. The 15-year-old Milford High School student is fighting for his life during his second bout of lymphoma. The early symptoms of Axel’s condition, Stage 4 mature B-cell lymphoma, were mild considering how serious the disease is. “Normally, it’s joint pain, fatigue,” Axel’s mother, Candice Morris, […]

Two youths at Stevenson House test positive for COVID

MILFORD — Two youths residing at Stevenson House Detention Center in Milford have tested positive for the coronaviurs. They are the first at secure care facilities since the COVID-19 pandemic started eight months ago. Once the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services received the positive youth test results on Friday, staff initiated cleaning and notification protocol […]

Trunk or Treat events abound this Halloween

For those not as comfortable this year bringing their kids door to door for Halloween, Trunk or Treat events may be just the tickets. Here’s a roundup of some local ones: FRIDAY Modern Maturity Center: 4 to 6 p.m., 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover. Featuring treats, raffles, a dance performance by Steppin’ Seniors and visiting animals. […]

Balancing act for Delaware child-care centers’ schooling needs

On Monday, students in the Appoquinimink School District are heading back to school. Learning Tree Academy, an early childhood education facility in Middletown, is preparing for what it will look like having students in school and at the center during a year shaded by coronavirus. “It’s a little bit nerve-wracking for us on that part […]

Young, bilingual author has write stuff

GEORGETOWN — Eleven-year-old Máximo César Castellanos is far from your average kid. He never envisioned himself being anything but an author even at an early age. At the age of 3, Máximo began creating stories through drawings. At the age of 4, he discovered the comics. Once he learned to read and write, he began […]

Anchor Project moves online in youth suicide prevention efforts

When she started the Anchor Project at Caesar Rodney High School, mental health therapist Christina Eilers wanted to channel the message that “we are all connected.” As with many things this year, the Anchor Project has had to evolve, but even with physical distance, the message of encouraging connecting students to resources remains the throughline. […]

Capital nutrition supervisor awarded for work during pandemic

DOVER — For James Trower, connecting students with the meals they need is just part of his work every day as a child nutrition supervisor for the Capital School District. What he considers everyday work, however, earned him a spot among 30 school leaders and community members to be recognized in the “First Chance” Awards […]