Best Bets: Curtain up for the Rehoboth Beach Film Festival

For the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the show (or shows) must go on. The 23rd annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival will take place as scheduled next month with a few modifications for health concerns. Only five films will be shown inside the society’s Cinema Art Theater, with 10 more available to stream at home. […]

Halloween movie event to benefit Beebe

LEWES — On Saturday, the Revival House, Hudson Fields, and the Beebe Foundation will host another free outdoor movie event, “This is Halloween” to again benefit Beebe Medical Center in its ongoing efforts to help Sussex County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food, music, artists, vendors, and safely distanced fun and entertainment will once again mark […]

Election 2020: 20th Representative District

Editor’s note: Rep. Smyk is unopposed. Name: Steve Smyk Party: Republican Age: 55 Family: Wife, Judy; children Leah, Sydney and Gabriel Residence: Milton Occupation: Full-time legislator, retired Delaware State Police trooper Why are you running for this seat? SS: I am the eight-year incumbent representing the 20th Representative District. I would like to continue to […]

Lewes man chronicles history of ILC Dover in new book

LEWES — Bill Ayrey has been fascinated with space ever since Neil Armstrong took that “one small step” on the moon in 1969. “I was 15 when that happened,” the Lewes resident said. But what thrilled him even more was knowing that the spacesuit worn by that blurry figure on the moon was built by […]

Beebe Healthcare tightens visitation policies

LEWES — Due to the rise in cases and hospitalizations, Beebe Healthcare has reinstituted stricter visiting policies to all care locations. Patients admitted to the main hospital at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus will no longer be permitted one well visitor for the safety of patients and caregivers. Nursing staff will continue to assist […]

Lighthouse sunset

Patricia Sterling of Wyoming took this photo at sunset at the East End lighthouse In Lewes, Aug. 20.

Best Bets: Music plays on at Delmarva Folk Festival

As with most events these days, John Kidd and the Delaware Friends of Folk had some long discussions about holding this weekend’s Delmarva Folk Festival in light of the ongoing pandemic. “We talked about all possibilities and, like DelDOT, no-build is always a possibility. But we talked about it and we decided that it was […]

Lighthouse sunset

Patricia Sterling of Wyoming took this photo at the Harbor of Refuge lighthouse at sunset in Lewes

Laughing Gull in Lewes

Weston Williams of Felton took this photo of a laughing gull in Lewes Aug. 7.

Coast Day 2020 will move to a virtual format this year

LEWES — The Delaware Sea Grant College Program at the University of Delaware invites people interested in learning more about coastal scientific research and how Sea Grant engages with the community in a meaningful way to join the first virtual Coast Day taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Since […]