Man’s mission is to reduce stress

Since the age of 12, Sam Beard always knew his mission in life was to help those in need. “I just knew that I would be able to make a difference in this world by changing lives,” Mr. Beard said. Mr. Beard, 80, has been able to fulfill that vision by making Delaware the testing […]

Smyrna church offers help via phone in pandemic crisis

During these times of uncertainty, Asbury United Methodist Church in Smyrna is offering pastoral help via telephone to anyone who may feel like they’re alone. “We just wanted to find a way to give back or help those out in need the best way that we can,” said Jennifer Burns, homebound outreach minister for Asbury […]

Young DJ Sophia takes music for a spin

DOVER — DJ Sophia is the “Youngest In Charge.” That’s the first sound clip listeners hear when the 11-year-old prepares to play her DJ set. The slogan not only serves as the 11-year-old’s DJ tag, but a mind-frame she carries as she continues to turn heads with her turntable wizardry. “When people first see me, […]

Biggs exhibit shows a slice of African-American life

DOVER — In conjunction with Dover’s Citywide Black History Celebration, the Biggs Museum of American Art is presenting a series of art installations by Delaware State University fine arts professor Billy Colbert. His exhibition entitled “Lessons: An Exhibition By Billy Colbert” incorporates rare historic video and photographs of African-American life in the United States in […]

Business owner combines best of two stores

DOVER — Erin Thwaites always wanted to provide an exceptional experience to customers who visited her two stores, The Bel Boutique and The Loocke in Downtown Dover. But when the retail landscape changed and Ms. Thwaites wasn’t able to provide that feeling any more at The Loocke she knew it was time for a change. […]

As focus expands, Hope Medical Dental Clinic seeks volunteers

DOVER — When Tanya Krestian’s mother’s health took a turn for the worse 10 years ago, they didn’t know where to go to for help. “She had no medical coverage and was being denied on the grounds of preexisting conditions and other reasons, and was not eligible for any governmental support,” Ms. Krestian said. “Financially, […]

Dover parade highlights weekend of area holiday spirit

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas. This weekend’s holiday celebrations taking place throughout Kent and Sussex counties should get residents in the spirit. Saturday will see Dover’s Light Up For the Holidays Parade and Holiday Marketplace from 5 to 9 p.m., rain or shine. “It’s a wonderful time of the year,” said Brynn […]

Dover author paints picture of ‘Blue’s River’

DOVER — Growing up, Dover resident Kathleen Doyle has always had a great appreciation for the environment. “My first political action was as a fifth-grader, when I wrote a letter to the editor of my hometown newspaper in Boston asking people to stop littering the brook where I liked to play,” Ms. Doyle said. “I […]

Milford reading sisters going global

MILFORD — Only one word describes sisters Zaria and Hailey Willard’s overnight success. “Phenomenal,” said 13-year-old Zaria. “That’s the only way I can explain it.” The Milford sisters have gained national attention after their nighttime Facebook live shows in which they read bedtime stories to children across the world went viral. “I never imagined this […]

18th Century Market Fair takes attendees back in time

DOVER — Delaware is a state full of history. In the 1700s, The Green in Dover was the site of annual autumn market fairs. But instead of reading about that history through books or lectures, attendees can take a step back in time during the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair on Saturday. […]

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