In the classroom: Local teachers team up to give the gift of reading

J.K. Rowling once said, “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” It is a quote that local English Teacher Jessica Rash embraces. “Helping students find a book they enjoy is like a puzzle that I can’t put down,” Mrs. Rash said. For the past five years, Mrs. Rash, who teaches […]

Milford teacher instills drive to read

MILFORD — “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book” is a quote by J.K. Rowling that Jessica Rash lives by. “Helping students find a book they enjoy is like a puzzle that I can’t put down,” Ms. Rash said. For the past five years Ms. Rash has been gifting her […]

Dover native Taylor rowing for Pan-American glory

DOVER — When Sydney Taylor was 12 years old she watched her brother compete in the Henley Royal Regatta in England and has been in love with rowing ever since. “I’m the youngest of the Tooze family children. So as soon as I experienced that event I knew I wanted to compete there too,” Ms. […]

Dover’s Jones keeps World War II history alive through novels

DOVER — Dover resident Brenda Jones has always been fascinated with World War II since she was a little girl. “My dad was in World War II,” Ms. Jones said. “My father left when I was 4 or 5 and I didn’t ask him a lot of questions about it. But as I got older, […]

Dover’s Arrey provides life balance through new book

DOVER — Linda Arrey-Mbi Nkwenti of Dover, best known as Linda Arrey, is a certified life and leadership coach; philanthropist; speaker; an active-duty captain serving as the chief information officer at the 436th Medical Group, Dover Air Force Base; CEO of her own company; wife; mother of two daughters; and now a published author. For […]

Church purchases property as site for new ‘home’

DOVER — New Harvest Baptist Church will finally have a place to call its own after five years of using the Delaware Agricultural Museum as its place of worship and service The church purchased property on 1462 N. Little Creek Road in Dover and leaders hope to have their new facility open in about two […]

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 […]