LIGHTS OF THE HOLIDAY - A crowd gathers to take part in the 11th annual Caroling at Gateway Park in downtown Seaford on Monday night. The event, coordinated by Dave and Christine Layton, ushers in the holiday season and is the official night for turning on the lights in the park. See more photos on pages 16 and 20.

Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Toy-food drive entering into 44th annual season

MARCHING BANDS - The Seaford Christmas Parade steps off the holiday this weekend. Page 3

THEIR WISHES - The “pampered” Laurel lunch ladies have fun watching themselves on television. Page 6

BALLET - A local dancer is taking part in a holiday classic. Page 26

IN WOODLAND - The first step toward placing a new ferry on the waters of the Nanticoke River is taking place soon. Page 12

BLUE LIGHTS - Ever wonder why some houses have blue lights in their windows? The answer may surprise you. Page 15

ON THE LINE - Plans are in the works to demolish a local landmark. Page 18

ON THE ROAD - Bus drivers and owners in the area deserve a better deal. Page 58

TIP OFF TIME - Action moves indoors as the Henlopen Conference winter sports season gets under way this week. Sports section