Ocean View Town Manager Carol Houck has been with the town for one year.

Houck marks first year as Ocean View town manager

On Jan. 7, Ocean View Town Manager Carol Houck marked her first full year as the Town’s top administrative official, and her 30th year working in municipal management.

In her modest way, though, she downplayed the milestone, laughing when...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:43pm

Pictured left to right are: Judy Mullen; Sally Ledger; Muriel Pfeiffer, Vice-President of the Women’s Club of Indian River; Henrietta Belcher Stack, President of the Women’s Club of Indian River; and Andy Markovitz, Commodore of the Indian River Yacht Club .

Women’s Club of Indian River participates in community projects

The General Federation of Women’s Club, Delaware State Federation of Women’s Club, Women’s Club of Indian River have done two community projects this past month.

The first was to receive items for the USO, at the Dover Air Force Base by...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:30pm

The Millsboro Police Department swears in the Rev. Rod Dufour as its new police chaplain, while Dufour's granddaughter Claire holds the Bible for the ceremony. Dufour is also the father of MPD officer Matthew Dufour.

Dufour sworn in as Millsboro police chaplain

Millsboro Police Department officer Matthew Dufour stood facing his father — the elder Defour newly sworn in as the police department’s first chaplain — and saluted him.

The Rev. Rod Dufour, smiling, returned the salute, and the two hugged...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:15pm

Children learn about crabs during Coast Day in 2014.

Coast Day 2019 will celebrate science, stories and seafood

Coast Day presents a fascinating look at the ocean, from the boat to the laboratory, and everything in between.

The annual festival returns on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:39am

Toy & Train Show offers ‘carnival fun’ for all ages Seaside Railroad Club presenting displays at Roxana fire hall

Summer may be over, and the carnivals, fairs and other summer amusements have packed up until next year. But visitors to this weekend’s Indian Summer Toy & Train Show in Roxana can return to those happy times, in miniature.


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:10pm

Kids creating ‘Kindness Explosion’ for Frankford library patrons

Reading books can bring the full range of human emotions. Books can transport one into new worlds and historic moments. They can bring laughter and sadness. Visitors to the Frankford Public Library, though, might find something else inside the...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:45am

The 2019 3-Man champions (from left: Dave Horton, Matt Piperno and Dale Voorheis) proudly display their trophies.

Cripple Creek supports SEAs the Day

On Sept. 14 and 15, 50 members of Cripple Creek Country Club once again teed it up in support of Operation SEAs the Day.

This was the sixth annual 3Man Challenge golf tournament. The tournament’s sole purpose is to raise needed donations...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:38am

Selbyville VFC to hold golf tournament Oct. 11

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 11 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The tournament has a scramble format, and the entry fee is $90...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:16am

Truck Convoy for Special Olympics celebrating 17th year in Southern Delaware

More than 200 truck drivers from across the state and region will converge at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 28, to take part in a police-escorted 29-mile scenic ride through Kent County.

The Truck Convoy, celebrating...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:11am

American Legion car show

American Legion Post 28 hosted a car show on Saturday, Sept. 14. It was sponsored by Bay Area Hot Rods, and proceeds benefitted the Legion.

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 11:36am

Community invited to ‘Thank a Police Officer’

Thank a Police Officer Day is one day a year, but one local woman hopes it creates a “shift” in how communities interact with their local police departments.

Andrea Baumann of West Fenwick Island said she started the Delmarva Supports Law...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:55pm

Memorial service planned for 9-year-old Ocean View girl

When friends gather this weekend for the memorial service celebrating Aurora Skye Miller’s life, the family wants them clad in bright colors — especially purple, Aurora’s favorite.

“She was a happy kid,” her grandmother, Denise Limmer,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:46pm

Selbyville invited to Rock the Block projects and party

Saturday will be a celebration of community in downtown Selbyville. Rock the Block will be a full day of volunteerism, home improvement and a block-party barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity and Mountaire...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:45pm

Millsboro library offering chance to see the stars

“But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and vulgar things,” Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote.

The joys of a starlit sky will be explained and explored by...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:26pm

Lobster Fest to benefit local charities

The Knights of Columbus of the Parish of St. Ann know a good thing when they see it, so this weekend they are hosting their second annual Lobster Fest on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Although the later of the event’s two seating times, at 5 p.m.,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:42pm

Life-Saving Station Museum to host another historical dinner

As the sun was setting over Rehoboth Bay on a Saturday in late April, the smell of a wood-burning fire and steamed clams began to fill the air surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum.

State park interpreters, dressed in...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am

Special Olympics families offered Families Day at the Beach

More than 250 Special Olympics athletes and family members are expected to gather on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at Cape Henlopen State Park, for the 28th annual Special Olympics Delaware Families Day at the Beach.

Athletes and...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:52am

Seeking light home projects for Selbyville Rock the Block

Need a hand, Selbyville? Homeowners who need some help with light chores or outdoor maintenance can sign up for Rock the Block, a community event on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Local volunteers will be...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:22am

Patriotic members of the community showed up on Friday, Sept. 6, to offer their support to Warrior Beach Week families in a Heroes Welcome Home parade.

Vets, families celebrated

It’s about 11 miles from the Marketplace at Sea Colony to the Bayside community west of Fenwick Island. The trip takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

On Friday, Sept. 6, starting around 4:45 p.m., in blustery, damp weather...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:30pm

Chris Bason examines a bit of marsh in the Rehoboth Bay.

CIB gala to mark 25 years of environmental stewardship on the bay

It will be a night of lively music overlooking the Delaware bays. To celebrate decades of eco-advocacy, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is hosting its 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The CIB is...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:53am

It was a warm, sunny evening for organizers and winners of the annual South Bethany Adopt-A-Canal/Road-End Beauty Contest.

Flowers and otters

South Bethany canals a peaceful place

“There’s an otter that lives in there,” said Carole Fischer, smiling at a South Bethany canal located near her home. “It’s really, really cute, and my grandkids just love it. He peeks up, and he dives down.”

She enjoys the canals so much...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:46am

Wings & Wheels 2019 set to take flight

With Wings & Wheels 2019 set to take place the weekend of Oct. 4 and 5, planning is nearly complete.

Things will kick off that Friday with Pathways to Aviation Day, in which 125 high school students will spend the day at the Delaware...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:41am

Some Very Important Families are in town for Warrior Family Beach Week. So many in the community strive to make it special for the families.

Heroes are welcome here

Local residents help welcome Very Important Families to the beach

Being a host family for Operation SEAs the Day’s Warrior Family Beach Week is a life-changing experience, according to two local couples.

“We, as volunteers, get so much more back, having the experience of getting to know the families and...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:20am

Cheyenne Wright will perform traditional dances at the Nanticoke Indian Tribe’s 42nd Annual Powwow this weekend.

Nanticoke teen reflects on heritage ahead of Powwow

Being Native American is a way of life for Cheyenne Wright.

It is deep pride in the heritage passed from generation to generation, keeping traditions and honoring the Great Spirit.

“God gave us this earth, and we need to cherish it...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:05am

Members of the Brown, Emami and Gerard families (as well as Greg Gerard’s service dog, Infidel) gathered at Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to greet the families attending Operation SEAs the Day’s Warrior Beach Week for the first time this year. The three families are among those returning as ‘alumni’ to help welcome first-time families and make sure they make the most of all the week has to offer.

Operation SEAs the Day welcomes veterans for Warrior Family Beach Week

Anyone driving by the South Coastal Library late in the afternoon on Labor Day might have thought there was a tailgate party going on.

All kinds of vehicles were there, loaded with food; children played cornhole; people laughed and hugged...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:32am

Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon set for Sept. 14

The Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon is scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 14, at 8 a.m. The event consists of a half-mile swim, 3.45-mile run and 16-mile bike ride. It begins and ends at Delaware Seashore State Park, at Tower Road.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:14am

The annual Jazz Funeral is an end-of-season tradition in Bethany Beach

Resort set to bid Summer 2019 a fond farewell

Anyone who thinks Bethany Beach is a staid, set-in-her-ways, buttoned-up old girl clearly hasn’t seen her on Labor Day.

For years — 34, in fact — Labor Day has brought out the funk, as well as the jazz, as the town “celebrates” the end of...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:19pm

Memorial service honors girls lost in Pot-Nets fire

The Rev. Dawn Edwards offered tender words to comfort those attending the memorial service last week for the three little girls killed in a house fire on Aug. 7, with assurances the little ones were not frightened as they died and that they didn’...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:00pm

Volunteers sought for Coastal Cleanup in South Bethany

Volunteer registration to close Sept. 2


Volunteers are still needed and being encouraged to join the 32nd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Sponsored by the Delaware...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:47pm

Dog rescue group, veterans to benefit from Sept. 7 event

Grass Roots Rescue Society members organizing the third annual 4 Paws Got Your 6 benefit on Sept. 7 are hoping to raise about $5,000 to help fund the Grass Roots Rescue Society for dogs and Canines Assisting Service Heroes (CASH).


Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:42pm

Trap Pond Fall Festival to feature carnival fun

CHEER’s 2019 Trap Pond Fall Festival will have a carnival atmosphere. Taking place at Trap Pond State Park, east of Laurel, on Friday, Sept. 6, games and activities will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Leading the carnival entertainment at...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:41pm

The Freeman Stage will celebrate the end of the summer season with a performance by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and fireworks on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Freeman Stage to wrap up 2019 season with MSO, Arts & Jazz Festival


As September nears, the Freeman Stage is preparing to celebrate its final events of the 2019 season.

The annual Labor Day celebration with Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and fireworks will take place Saturday, Aug. 31. The...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:59pm

Good Earth Market will hold an outdoor art festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This photo was taken during the spring festival in 2015.

Outdoor art festival returning to Good Earth Market

Art, food and drink will take center stage at the Good Earth Market’s semi-annual Arts & Crafts Festival during Labor Day weekend.

More than 20 artists and vendors will return to Clarksville on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:55pm

G&E Hocker’s donated $5,000 to representatives of the Alzheimer’s Assocation Delaware Valley Chapter on Monday, Aug. 19.

G&E Hocker’s donates $5,000 to Alzheimer’s Association

Another annual Forget-Me-Not sales campaign hosted by G&E Hocker’s Supermarkets brought in $5,000. Hocker’s donated the proceeds to representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter during a check presentation on Aug. 19...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:53pm

Child-centered nonprofits invited to apply for Moms Club funds

The Moms Club of Coastal Delaware is seeking child-centered certified nonprofit organizations in Sussex County to apply to receive funds from the 14th Annual Children’s Consignment Sale, to be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13, in the Cape...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:51pm

VFW essay contest asks: ‘What the Vietnam Wall means to Me’

It is the legacy of this great country, and its sacred duty to pass on the history and the lessons of America’s story to each new generation. An integral part of that story is the Vietnam Memorial Wall, which honors and will honor into perpetuity...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:49pm

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend set for Sept. 20-22

Delaware’s 2019 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is set for the weekend of Sept. 20-22 at Lums Pond State Park near Bear, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced this week, with 2019 marking the 21st year the state has hosted...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:38pm

Town hall meeting to focus on Delmarva immigrants

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) will present “The Immigration Crisis: Stories from the Front Line” at their Sept. 10 town hall meeting. A panel of diverse speakers will describe some of the challenges that immigrants...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:11pm

Delaware District Gov. Kenny Vincent congratulates Linda St. Clair after she is installed as Fenwick Island Lions Club president for 2019-2020.

New FI Lions Club officers installed

An installation ceremony was held on Aug. 19 at Harpoon Hannah’s near Fenwick Island, for incoming officers of the Fenwick Island Lions Club. Delaware District Gov. Kenny Vincent (Dewey Beach Lions Club) installed both the club officers and board...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:24am

Delaware District Gov. Kenny Vincent congratulates Linda St. Clair after she is installed as Fenwick Island Lions Club president for 2019-2020.

New FI Lions Club officers installed

An installation ceremony was held on Aug. 19 at Harpoon Hannah’s near Fenwick Island, for incoming officers of the Fenwick Island Lions Club. Delaware District Gov. Kenny Vincent (Dewey Beach Lions Club) installed both the club officers and board...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:23am

Community gathers to mourn for three kids killed in fire

The 4-year-old twin sisters and their 18-month-old cousin killed in a Long Neck house fire on Aug. 7 were to be honored at a memorial service on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 22.

The service for Skylar Marie Marchuk, her twin sister Veronica...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:34pm

Crabalina Beer Mixer to benefit Ball 4 All, local youth

What could be better than crabs and beer on a late summer evening? How about all of that, for the benefit of local children?

The Crabalina Beer Mixer, set for Sept. 14, will benefit the Ball 4 All Foundation, a local organization that...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:28pm

CHEER grant to help feed pets via Meals on Wheels effort

CHEER Inc. this week announced that it has received a grant for $2,500 from Meals on Wheels’ pet initiative, Meals on Wheels (MOW) Loves Pets.

“This initiative is just another way that Meals on Wheels can deliver so much more than just a...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 12:03pm

Volunteers and dignitaries celebrate the work already accomplished as they continue pressing toward a community center.

'What we knew in our hearts'

Richard Allen School added to National Register

This summer, when a 96-year-old schoolhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places, it was a celebration of community, but also a reminder that Delaware long resisted racial equality for schoolchildren.

In Georgetown, the...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:42am

From October 3rd to the 6th, “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, will be on display in Ocean View.  Large-scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall coming to VFW Post 7234 in October

Wall that Heals headed to Ocean View

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View has been selected to host “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will be on display for the visiting...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:32am

Historic Coastal Towns Cottage & Walking Tour set for Oct. 12

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the public can get a glimpse of early life in South Bethany, as six historic cottages, and the Town’s Walking Tour of historic signs, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tourgoers can see the oceanfront...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:09am

Jayden Wilkerson shows off of his costume, flanked by Bethany Beach Police Department officers Kenny Haynes, left, and Patrick Foley, right, at a previous Cops & Goblins.

Cops & Goblins to mark fifth year on Oct. 26

Guests attending the fifth annual Cops & Goblins Halloween celebration can masquerade in costume and enjoy free cheeseburgers and slices of pizza, but perhaps most important is the lesson for children — that police officers are their friends...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:07am

At the 2018 G.W. Carver school supply drive, from left, Carver Academy School Counselor Whitney Price, state Sen. Gerald Hocker and Past Rotary Club President Regan Roberts, gather with student volunteers from Lord Baltimore Elementary School.

Rotary Club, Hocker’s to collect school supplies for G.W. Carver Academy

The Southern Sussex Rotary Club and Hocker’s Super Center are once again teaming up to host a school-supply fundraiser for the G.W. Carver Academy in Frankford.

The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon at Hocker...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:55am

Community supporting family of children killed in Long Neck fire

As the investigation continues to determine the cause of the house fire that killed three children — 4-year-old twins and their 18-month-old cousin — money continues to be donated to help their two young mothers, sisters who lived together in Pot...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:14pm

Wall that Heals is heading to Ocean View in October

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View has been selected to host “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will be on display for the visiting...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:13pm