This yearís Riverfest will take place Friday and Saturday. Features will include the Nanticoke River Float-In (above) and canoe races (below). For the first time, there will a stage just for childrenís shows; back for the second year will be the mayorís challenge boat race and the gong show.

File photos by Ron MacArthur

Area river fans will take to the Nanticoke this weekend

FIGHTING HIS WAY TO HEALTH - Illness hits hard, but manís faith remains strong. Page 3

CLUBS HELP FEED CHILDREN - Area Boys and Girls Clubs sponsor summer food program. Page 5

LEARNING ABOUT DEMOCRACY - Area girls visit Dover, to watch government in action. Page 22

A BETTER ENVIRONMENT - Farmers, scientists proclaim nutrient removal programs to be successful. Page 38

CHAMPS - The Delaware South softball team placeS first in the Carpenter Cup Classic last week. Page 41

SWIMMING SEASON - The summer youth swimming season started recently. See page 41 for SSA and SGCC swimming schedules.

DOUBLE HEADER - The Sussex West American Legion baseball team hosted a double header last Saturday. See page 43 to see how the team fared.

FOURTH CELEBRATION - Laurel celebrates July 4th with a parade and other activities. See story on page 8, pictures on pages 28 and 29.