History Book Festival sets June 25 virtual presentation

LEWES — The 2020 History Book Festival, normally a live weekend event in Lewes in late September, will become a virtual festival this year, launching with a keynote presentation by one of America’s most popular authors. Erik Larson, author of the bestseller “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During […]

Historic Lewes Farmers Market opens Saturday

LEWES – The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will begin its 15th season on Saturday. The opening day will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the Richard A. Shields Elementary School parking lot. The entrance is located in the parking lot area at the front of the school. Organizers said there will be a […]

Three beach businesses found in violation of emergency rules

REHOBOTH BEACH — While law enforcement reported a largely uneventful Memorial Day beach weekend, three area businesses were issued cease and desist orders for state of emergency violations related to COVID-19, according to authorities. On Saturday, Thelma Dale IV and Thelma Dale V Charters in Lewes and Summer Place Hotel in Rehoboth Beach received orders, […]

Delaware State Park beach restrictions to be lifted Friday

DOVER – Activities such as swimming and sunbathing on Delaware State Park beaches can resume for Memorial Day weekend, with existing restrictions on beaches being lifted effective Friday at 5 p.m., the state said on Tuesday Out-of-state visitors who have maintained a 14-day quarantine since entering the state are also allowed to resume activity. Since […]

Letter to the Editor: Thank you to #Crush Corona donors

A little over six weeks ago, Kathleen Schell and Justin Healy reached out to me with an idea. They presented a plan that would help support Beebe and local restaurants during this pandemic while at the same time give everyone a chance to make a difference. A few days later, many of the local restaurant […]

Historic Lewes Farmers Market to open May 30

LEWES — The Historic Lewes Farmers Market announced Friday that it will open May 30 at 8 a.m. at George H.P. Smith Park in LewesHelaine Harris, president of the market, said, “Safety is the top priority of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market. We need a little more time to get additional supplies in order to […]

Ma-Ran Foundation gives $1M to Beebe COVID-19 Relief Fund

LEWES — Beebe Healthcare has received a $1 million gift to its COVID-19 Relief Fund from the Ma-Ran Foundation. “It is with great joy that I share the very good news of this gift from Ma-Ran Foundation, through the generosity of Peggy and Randall Rollins, for their contribution to help Beebe Healthcare fight the COVID-19 […]

Fifth offense DUI charged in Lewes

LEWES — A 44-year-old Lewes man was charged with a fifth offense DUI following a domestic incident and ensuing traffic stop, Delaware State Police said. Woodrow W. Dickerson drove from the scene of a domestic incident in the 30000 block of Buttonwood Drive and was later stopped on Coastal Highway after allegedly committing traffic violations, […]

MERR rescues pup seal from netting at Cape Henlopen State Park

LEWES — Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation (MERR) responded to a gray seal pup on the bayside of the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park on Tuesday. The seal was entangled in gill netting, which was wrapped tightly around its neck. Although it could still breathe, the line of the netting was cutting deeply into […]

RD20 Democratic Committee to hold meeting via Zoom

LEWES — The RD20 Democratic Committee will hold its regular monthly business meeting on May 21 starting at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be held via Zoom video conferencing. The public portion of the RD20 meeting with a guest speaker will not be held. Any registered Democrat in Delaware is welcome to participate in this […]