State council: School libraries outdated and understaffed

  DOVER –– After decades of Delaware’s libraries failing to adequately serve the residents and students of the state the Delaware School Libraries Council released a new master plan to address the long-held concerns. “We embarked on the master plan process because public libraries, using their master plan, have seen significant improvements over the past […]

OktDoverFest to pour it on in Dover

DOVER –– On Saturday, local brews, eats and live music are taking over Loockerman Street for the third annual OktDoverFest. “OktDoverFest celebrates Dover’s thriving small businesses, our military community, craft beverage industry and new manufacturing partners” said Amy Mullen, an organizer of the event. “It’s Dover’s spin on the traditional German rite of passage.” Like […]

Peace Week event to run through this weekend across Delaware

DOVER –– Founded in 2014, the Movement for a Culture of Peace has held annual marches promoting peace at a local level, but this year, the organization is hosting Peace Week –– a week packed full of events to bring the message of peace to Delaware. “There are many organizations doing great work out there, […]

DelDOT’s Cohan committed to community service

DOVER –– Although we see the work of the Delaware Department of Transportation on the roads every day, we don’t have the chance to see the woman behind the agency –– Jennifer Cohan. In the midst of a professional life dedicated to the improvement of Delaware, she has been chosen as the recipient of the […]

New cataract surgery the main focus of eye doctor

  DOVER –– Patients undergoing cataract surgery now have the option to see better than ever by receiving newly FDA approved Tecnis Symfony Intraocular Lenses. “There are people who come in that are 60 and older and have worn glasses all their life and when they leave here, they will walk out seeing better than […]

Painted Stave rolls out the barrel for art auction

SMYRNA –– The third annual Painted Stave Art Auction is just around the corner. The auction, benefiting the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation will support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs for young girls across the state. “It’s a perfect fit because my business partner, Mike Rasmussen, and I both have backgrounds in science and […]

Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Bike Race brings attention to men’s health issue

  DOVER –– This Saturday, a 25-mile cycling race will bring attention to an infrequently discussed men’s health issue –– prostate cancer. The eighth annual Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Bike Race, sponsored by the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition, is intended get a prostate cancer discussion going across the state. “Many of us have family or […]

Republicans say state rallying cry will be ‘unity’

  DOVER — Despite having few offices in contention for Tuesday’s primary dozens of Republicans turned out to watch the election results roll in at a party at Frazier’s in Dover, all rallying around the theme of “unity.” “This is a good chance for our party to unify behind all our candidates,” U.S. House candidate […]

Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest mixing it up with new date, location

REHOBOTH BEACH –– Sand sculptors from around the region will take to Rehoboth Beach Saturday for Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 38th Annual Sandcastle Contest. The event has traditionally been held the first Saturday of August but was bumped to later in the year in hopes of gaining more participants than in recent years. […]

Opportunity Scholars live ‘The Dream US’ at DSU

DOVER –– Thirty-four Delaware State University students — all immigrants to the United States — were recognized Tuesday in a ceremony celebrating their first week on campus. They were able to attend the university through the TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship program. All the students, while successful in high school, were unable to acquire adequate scholarship funding to […]