Wheels in motion for revamped Amish Country Bike Tour

DOVER — With a new location for the start and finish, the 32nd annual Amish Bike Country Tour is expected to draw a record number of cyclists on Saturday. “We are thrilled,” said Katie Kazimir, director of communications and events for Bike Delaware. “We have more than 1,200 riders preregistered, and depending on the weather, […]

Dover senior powers past lifting records

DOVER — For 64-year-old Carl Stevens, age has no barrier. It’s a limitation that people put on their minds. “You can’t use age as an excuse to quit,” Mr. Stevens said. The Dover resident continues to defeat Father Time, as he competitively powerlifts, breaking numerous records along the way. His most recent accomplishment was breaking […]

‘American Indian Melodies’ to be explored this weekend in Dover

DOVER — Valerie Kauffman always felt there was a lack of attention and research of Native American music history and how it ties into conventional American history. “It’s an area that’s has had very little attention or research,” Ms. Kauffman said. “I think that it’s important for the country to realize how much the Native […]

Audubon exhibit takes flight at Biggs Museum

DOVER — Art should be polarizing and vulnerable, which are traits that well-known artist and naturalist John James Audubon demonstrated throughout his works. “Most people know about Audubon,” said Charles Guerin, executive director of the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. “They know about the birds, but that’s as far as it goes. Very […]

Dover figures prominently in new novel

Pat Paxton, a West Virginia native, has never been to Dover but always felt the city was unique in its own way. “I have no experiences of being in Dover,” Mr. Paxton said. “I just really like Dover’s little spot in the world.” Mr. Paxton admired the city so much that when it was time […]

New director, exhibit at Delaware Agricultural Museum

DOVER — Carolyn Claypoole has always had a love for history at an early age. “I grew up in Laramie, Wyoming,” Ms. Claypoole said. “My mother was a fourth-grade teacher. That’s the grade when you typically learn state history and she fostered my interest in the history of the American West. My parents took us […]

History, parade help Dover celebrate Fourth of July

DOVER — The Fourth of July brings families and friends together to celebrate America’s most patriotic holiday. Downtown Dover will continue to carry on that tradition during its annual day-long celebration on Wednesday. “People love the tradition of celebrating Independence Day in the capital of their state,” said Sarah Zimmerman, director of First State Heritage […]

Dover CPA joins growing list of candidates for state auditor

DOVER — Joan Winters believes the timing is perfect to throw her hat into the ring for the office of state auditor of Delaware. Mrs. Winters became the only Republican candidate thus far to enter the race for State Auditor when she announced her candidacy on Tuesday. The Dover resident is hoping voters will trust […]

Smyrna celebrates 250 years of history

SMYRNA — Before moving to Smyrna Jim Wolfe and his wife would visit the town each year and be amazed by its historical buildings and atmosphere. “It was a sight to see,” he said. “We used to come here at least twice a year because of the historical buildings. Smyrna is a small town and […]

Firefly Music Festival wraps up another year

DOVER — By most accounts, the seventh annual Firefly Music Festival was another exciting time for attendees, but it’s always a bittersweet moment for concertgoers once Delaware’s largest annual festival is over. “This year was a lot of fun,” said Mardi Celli. “I hate when it ends. This is my fifth year attending the event […]