CAMDEN — The nickname “Water Boy” might sound demeaning to some, but to Ellis Stafford, it was part of what made him a legend in the railroad industry. “He wore that name proudly,” said his son, Harold Stafford. “He was proud he had that job with the railroad. He saw it as his way out […]
CAMDEN — Lloyd Wheatley of Camden doesn’t remember her name, but one remarkable summer school teacher changed his life forever by making learning relevant and meaningful. “We spent the summer doing research on black Americans we’d never even heard of,” he said. “I was hooked.” He became not only a lover of history, but a […]
“If you shoot a mime, should you use a silencer?” “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” “What’s another word for ‘thesaurus’?” These questions and more riddles of the universe will be posed Jan. 13 when legendary comedian Steven Wright performs at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino’s Rollins Center at 9 p.m. Mr. […]
DOVER — Ever wonder what happened to Ebenezer Scrooge and the Cratchit family after the events of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”? Clayton resident Paul Mast has. He’s done more than idly wonder about it though. He’s endeavored to answer the question for himself by penning a sequel to the Victorian Christmas classic. “For the […]
Carol Lynn Scherling had no idea how many other people were fans of a decades-long film series until she published her first and only book “Blondie Goes to Hollywood” in 2010. The book, which mainly details the Columbia movies made in the early 1930s and 1940s that were based on the beloved comic strip, is […]
(Delaware State News photos by Marc Clery) DOVER –– A five-week citywide celebration of author and illustrator Maurice Sendak called “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons” kicks off today at the Dover Public Library and the Biggs Museum of American Art. The 50th anniversary of his work “Where the Wild Things Are” in 2013 started […]
DOVER –– It’s time to dust off your wand and spell book –– Saturday is Harry Potter Day at the Dover Public Library, an event bringing the magic-centered book series to life. When attendees arrive, they will first stop at the Sorting Hat, which will assign them to a house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft […]
As a kid growing up in Rehoboth Beach, Cody Leavel grew up with big band music. His father was a jazz drummer and although not a musician, his grandfather constantly listened to it. “He used to always joke that he couldn’t play an instrument but he could play records,” Mr. Leavel recalled. So it wasn’t […]
DOVER –– For the past 28 years, Dover artist and writer Mike Wolfer has created his own comic books and distributed them across the globe.
“‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ had just come out and people were going crazy,” he said. “At the time, independent comics were huge and it was easy for people like me to start their own company and have a really wide distribution
DOVER –– After a decade of writing and editing, “Thirty-Three Cecils,” the third published book of local author Everett De Morier, is finally available.
“It’s a story that takes place in 1992 and is really about two very different characters and shows what happens when people try to change the unchangeable,” he said.