Dover poet’s workshop lets kids express themselves

DOVER — Amillion Mayfield had just opened the floor for questions. “You’re a big star. What are you doing here in Delaware?,” one young man asks. It was the second week of his Poetry in Motion summer workshop series held in the teen loft at the Dover Public Library. Mr. Mayfield, aka Amillion the Poet, […]

Math students find strength in numbers

Delmar eighth-grader David Koval waits for the first problem to be given out in the Math League Invitational. He was one of a set of triplets on the Delmar team. (Special to The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

DOVER — The Delmar “Mathletics” started the eight-grade Math League Invitational competition at the Modern Maturity Center by counting on their multiples of two and three, a set of twins and a set of triplets. The Koval triplets — 14-year-old David, Isabel and Daniel — and the Shoemaker twins Ashlyn and Halyn, 13, were the […]

Polar Bear Plunge still a cool event in its 25th year

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REHOBOTH BEACH — “Ten, nine, eight…taking the plunge and feeling great…” More than 3,500 “polar bears” stood pacing and prancing, chattering in the chill, watching the clock for the countdown to the signal that would send them splashing into the surf at Rehoboth Beach on Sunday. Celebrating its 25th year, the annual Special Olympics Polar […]

Young Harrington auctioneer bidding for success

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HARRINGTON — When Ethan Simpson told his friends he could chant like an auctioneer, they thought he was all talk. They were on their way to class at Delaware Technical Community College one day, and heard a radio commercial with an auctioneer prattling in the background. To make good on his boast, while the others […]

Dover woman’s wearable art getting national acclaim

DOVER — As a child, Arden Bardol played with Legos and Lincoln Logs. Later, she graduated from Carnegie Mellon Institute with a degree in architecture and continued along that plane for a couple of decades. But she missed building things with her hands. “Architects,” she says, “design; they don’t build.” Now, she spends her days […]