Dover native teaches kids money sense with new book

DOVER — Kass budgets her money carefully and expects her brother Joey to do the same. But Joey spends every dollar he earns. When he realizes he hasn’t saved enough money to pay for something he’s been dreaming about, Joey must either learn to budget or risk giving up his dream. These aren’t real people, […]

Dover native named Sussex Emergency Physician of the Year

MILFORD — Julie Cullen, an assistant medical director at the Bayhealth Emergency and Trauma Center, Sussex Campus, couldn’t imagine herself doing anything else. “I love emergency medicine,” Dr. Cullen said. “It is absolutely a personality fit for me. It is exciting, team-centered, fast-paced, with a variety of presentations, patients, diagnoses, treatments, and procedures. “Plus, I […]

The Fig Tree brings all that jazz to Dover’s First Friday

DOVER — The historic Schwartz Center in downtown Dover will open its stage once again for a special holiday performance tonight. The Downtown Dover Partnership is joining with Delaware State University to welcome community members to the theater on South State Street, where they can enjoy the First Friday show to kick off the holiday […]

Chronicling canine a dog-gone hit with ‘The Finn Chronicles’

OCEAN VIEW — Gwen Romack and her husband Evan never imagined when they decided to foster their dog Finn, their lives would be equivalent to an action movie. “My husband and I agreed to foster Finn when his rescue organization, Airsong’s Angels, encountered an emergency and needed to place some dogs quickly,” the Ocean View […]

Lewes man chronicles history of ILC Dover in new book

LEWES — Bill Ayrey has been fascinated with space ever since Neil Armstrong took that “one small step” on the moon in 1969. “I was 15 when that happened,” the Lewes resident said. But what thrilled him even more was knowing that the spacesuit worn by that blurry figure on the moon was built by […]

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 […]