Young, bilingual author has write stuff

GEORGETOWN — Eleven-year-old Máximo César Castellanos is far from your average kid. He never envisioned himself being anything but an author even at an early age. At the age of 3, Máximo began creating stories through drawings. At the age of 4, he discovered the comics. Once he learned to read and write, he began […]

Frederica man featured on Down syndrome video in Times Square

FREDERICA — Brian Perry is the oldest of three children. His parents and family members jokingly call him the “Golden Child.” “They call me that because I’ve lived a very blessed life,” Mr. Perry said. The 40-year-old Frederica resident, who has Down syndrome, has never let his condition define his life. “I am active in […]

Amish Country Bike Tour rolling with the changes

DOVER — The 34th annual Amish Country Bike Tour will continue to cycle through and carry on its annual tradition. “With the advent of COVID-19 sparking a renewed interest in cycling as an outlet for health, mental well-being, activity and transportation, combined with so many events being canceled, the Amish Country Bike Tour has become […]

VanSciver keeps kids on same page with new book

LEWES — Dr. James VanSciver, a retired educator and former president of Read-Aloud Delaware, has always had a knack for helping children to read and enjoy books. “I retired after a 43-year career in public education watching children suffer from an inability to read and enjoy books,” Dr. VanSciver said. “I witnessed those reading shortcomings […]

Camden native has designs on film industry

CAMDEN — Growing up in Camden, Krista Jarrell never planned on being a production designer until she attended The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. “I never planned on it happening,” Ms. Jarrell said. “It was something that I learned about and thought would suit me better than furniture design. I made […]

Virus impacted state fair wraps up

It will be remembered as one without concerts, the nightly parade, food from The Grange and Delaware Farm Bureau, fewer animals, exhibitors, and competitions. The scaled-back version of the fair, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, required major adjustments to a routine that attendees had to get used to that kept the annual tradition alive. “We […]

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 […]