Dover sisters spread love of reading worldwide

DOVER — “If there is one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice.” Sisters Zaria and Hailey Willard of Dover exemplify that quote by former first lady Michelle Obama by using the power of their voices to encourage children to read more by reading bedtime stories online to kids all […]

Firefly offers fans more than just music

DOVER — Nothing goes better with live music than great food — and nobody likes dancing on an empty stomach. “It’s needed,” said Shelbi Davis from Savannah, Georgia. “All of the walking around and singing along to the music during a performance takes a toll. You have to recharge.” The Firefly Music Festival has a […]

Firefly Music Festival kicks off with new features for the fans

DOVER — Kyla Scherlag stopped and posed for pictures with her friends and everyone that walked past her at the Firefly Music Festival Campgrounds on Friday. “It’s the vibes,” the Ocean City, Maryland, native said. “It’s a chance where everyone gets together and have a good time. You can walk past people and get a […]

The beat goes on at June Jam Saturday

HOUSTON — Often billed as “Delaware’s Best Outdoor Concert,” June Jam will carry on the local tradition during the 41st annual charity musical festival Saturday at the G&R Campground in Houston. “It’s an exciting time for us,” said Lynn Fowler, vice president of the festival. “After 41 years, so many music fans and local business […]

Modern Maturity Center set for Community Education and Health Fair

DOVER — As the annual Modern Maturity Center’s Community Education and Health Fair approaches, excitement is building for organizers. The event — free and open to the public — will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the facility at 1121 Forest Ave in Dover. The fair will emphasize […]

Dover sculptor Paskins exhibits ‘Spirit Revealed’ at Biggs Museum

DOVER — Aaron Paskins is a Dover sculptor who has been building a national and local reputation for imaginative, inspiring African figures using unexpected materials. “I’ve been sculpting for over 30 years,” Mr. Paskins said. “I’ve had my work shown all around the country.” But Mr. Paskins said he’s never fully shown his work in […]

Dover native writes of differing worlds

DOVER — As the only child of deaf parents, growing up in Dover, Dr. Clara Jean Mosley Hall never had the privilege of shyness. Dr. Hall was abandoned by her deaf African-American mother at a young age and forged a close bond with her father, James Paris Mosley, who communicated with her in American Sign […]

History on parade at Dover Days

DOVER — The Dover Days Festival is one of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events and it doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon during this year’s 86th annual celebration on Saturday. Each year’s Dover Days activities showcase the state’s history and heritage with traditional maypole dancing, colonial artisans’ village and historic re-enactment groups for […]

Smyrna High junior lauded for leadership

SMYRNA — Mia Davis has always had a passion for helping others. The 17-year-old junior is a part of many organizations at Smyrna High School, including the Smyrna Youth Leadership Organization and being president of HOSA: Future Health Professionals. But one of her main passions is being part of the school’s Mental Health Club. For […]

Dover woman shines at Special Olympics World Games

DOVER — Patricia Pecora has been competing in Special Olympics for 13 years in the sports of swimming, basketball and soccer. But her main goal has always been competing at the World Games, seizing the moment if the opportunity ever presented itself. She finally got her chance as a swimmer at the 2019 Special Olympics […]