Horses grazing

Dan Mikkelson of Dover took this photograph of horses grazing in a pasture off Seeneytown Road in western Kent County, June 7.

Mink at Bombay Hook

Jim Webster of Dover photographed a mink at Bombay Hook NWR, June 12.

Smyrna at Night canceled, moving online for 2020

SMYRNA — This year’s Smyrna at Night music and beer festival, already postponed once, has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. Instead it will be replaced by a two-hour free livestream featuring six live performances to be available on Facebook and YouTube Sept. 5, the date to which it was moved after postponing […]

Smyrna Middle School teacher makes learning fun

SMYRNA — Theresa Gray is a gamer. From inventive versions of Tic-tac-toe, to classics like checkers, to a robotic dragon swiping gems from players on the board — the Gray family’s collection of games runs the gamut. As she taught her Smyrna Middle School students in their English classes, she’d reference games she and her […]

DHSS announces 5 free COVID-19 testing sites in Kent and Sussex counties this week

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services announced it will have five free saliva-based testing events throughout Kent and Sussex counties this week. They will include events on: Monday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus at 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19904 Tuesday, July […]

Drive-up Pet Food Pantry at Big Oak Park

SMYRNA — Big Oak Park, at 417 Big Oak Road in Smyrna, will be the site for a Drive-Up Pet Food Pantry on Thursday, July 30, from 1 until 3 p.m. Hosted by the Delaware Humane Association, Faithful Friends Animal Society and the Delaware SPCA, pet owners in need of dog food, cat food, and […]

Smyrna’s Graham joining race for Delaware governor

DOVER — On Monday, past statewide candidate David C. Graham joined the race for governor when filing to enter the Delaware Republican primary on Sept. 15. Five previous times, Mr. Graham’s bid for elected office fell short – he ran unsuccessfully for attorney general in 2010 and 2014 and governor in 2004, 2008 and 2012. […]

Emergency sirens to be tested

SMYRNA – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency and Delaware State Police will conduct a quarterly test of the Salem/Hope Creek (New Jersey) Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and Notification system on July 7. The sirens will sound at around 7:20 p.m. The 37 sirens within 10 miles of the Salem/Hope Creek plants will be activated for […]

Scenic Delaware: Eagle eye

Patricia Sterling of Wyoming took this photo of an eagle at Bombay Hook on May 1.

Building Bridges: Smyrna High student starts Black Student Union

SMYRNA — When Elise Sampson came into high school in 2018 with the goal of starting a Black Student Union, her motivation came from a place of love. “I definitely saw a racial divide amongst peers that wouldn’t be present to most people’s eye,” she said. “I thought that a BSU could really clear up […]

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