Sussex eateries part of McDonald’s global ‘green’ effort

SUSSEX COUNTY — Those famous Golden Arches are pledging to become environmentally greener. Eighteen McDonald’s restaurants on Delmarva owned by Michael Meoli are among the 37,000 worldwide in a global corporate effort to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cardboard recycling remains paramount as well as energy-saving initiatives such as LED lighting. Foam cups and serving […]

Sussex County Council denies rezoning application for large-scale retail center

GEORGETOWN — Request denied – again. For the second time in just over two years, Sussex County Council on Tuesday denied a rezoning application that would potentially pave the way for the largest retail shopping center in Sussex County history. By a 3-2 vote, council rejected the application filed by TD Rehoboth LLC of Maryland […]

Delaware Goes to War brings military history to life

  LEWES — Historic Fort Miles at scenic Cape Henlopen State Park will be bustling with activity this Saturday, April 28. Cannon-fire will echo along the coast and weaponry, vehicles, re-enactors and numerous demonstrations and displays will team to turn the clock back to World War II during Delaware Goes to War. The event, staged […]

Seaford ventriloquist speaks for himself

SEAFORD — After graduating from Martin Van Buren High School in New York City, Ken Huff spent 20 years as an enlisted member of the United States Air Force. “I was a contract specialist,” said Mr. Huff. “I was stationed at three different places, but I was also in Air Force entertainment, so I got […]

Decommissioned crematorium reflects SPCA’s lifesaving impact

GEORGETOWN — A grisly reminder of animal euthanasia is a thing of the past at the Georgetown campus of Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Amid playful puppies, children, staff and volunteers, the Brandywine SPCA ceremoniously decommissioned the campus crematorium Thursday. “This was here from the previous organization that had this […]

Springtime Jamboree set for this weekend

DAGSBORO — A sign of spring, the annual Springtime Jamboree, takes center stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Indian River High School. Hope, expectation and the mission have not changed over the past three and a half decades, says State Sen. Gerald Hocker Sr., who launched the jamboree as a parent and business […]

Marker honors Georgetown Speedway’s place in history

    GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Speedway kicked off its racing season this month literally marking its place in history. Race teams and fans from across the Mid-Atlantic and New England congregated on the first weekend of the 2018 motorsports season for a marker dedication. Two ceremonies — one at the flagger’s stand and another at […]

Active shooter response and prevention in sights of Indian River seminar

GEORGETOWN — You’re attending an awards program in your child’s seventh-grade science class on a sunny spring morning. Suddenly, there is loud popping within the school. Firecrackers? It’s mid-April, not the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve. Screams and shrieks in hallway horror are heard. The popping continues. What do you? Mass shootings grabbing […]

Sussex council OKs $1.5M loan support for Sports Center Foundation

  GEORGETOWN — It’s official: Sussex County’s $1.5 million loan support for a projected $4 million multi-faceted public sports complex on the outskirts of Georgetown has the green light. By 3-2 vote, county council on Tuesday, Feb. 27, approved the construction loan agreement with the Sussex Sports Center Foundation. To be located on 56 acres […]

Oyster Eat slides into Georgetown tonight

GEORGETOWN — Socializing, fraternizing and oysters are on deck tonight at the Georgetown Fire Company’s largest annual fundraiser. The 81st edition of the fire company’s historic Oyster Eat takes center stage at Station 77 on South Bedford Street from 8 p.m. until midnight. The all-you-can-eat bonanza features raw and steamed oysters, plus hot dogs, popcorn, […]