Lincoln teen honored with governor’s volunteerism award

LINCOLN — Jacob Collazo isn’t just teaching martial arts. He’s teaching positive attitude, work habits, situational awareness and life skills to children. The 17-year-old Lincoln resident, a red belt on his way to earning his black belt, has been taking martial arts classes at Delaware Tang Soo Do Academy in Milford for about six years […]

Pathways to Success prepares at-risk students for life

SUSSEX COUNTY — In the coming weeks, approximately 100 graduating high school seniors will have an extra special place in the hearts of Faye Blake, Sarah Gilmour and a handful of others. The students, most of them at-risk from impoverished or challenging home settings, are the products of the public education system and Pathways to […]

Eagle Scout enhances Griffith’s Chapel property

HOUSTON — Griffith’s Chapel, built in the mid-1800s in Houston as the Williamsville Methodist Church, has a fresh look surrounding its building thanks to a local Boy Scout. The Williamsville Historical Society purchased the property in the 1980s in hopes of saving it from further disrepair or a possible move to another location. Over time, […]

Dover native writes of differing worlds

DOVER — As the only child of deaf parents, growing up in Dover, Dr. Clara Jean Mosley Hall never had the privilege of shyness. Dr. Hall was abandoned by her deaf African-American mother at a young age and forged a close bond with her father, James Paris Mosley, who communicated with her in American Sign […]

Marabello leads the Grand Marshal for the annual Bug & Bud Festival Parade

The annual Bug & Bud Festival in Milford draws thousands of visitors and residents alike to the downtown area each year in celebration of Arbor Day, the town’s Tree USA designation and its history with the state bug, the ladybug. Downtown Milford, Inc. volunteers work countless hours behind the scenes to ensure a successful, fun-filled […]

Dover sailor serves aboard a floating airport at sea

SAN DIEGO — A Dover native and 2013 Caesar Rodney High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaryn Jackson is a logistics specialist aboard the carrier operating out of San Diego. As a Navy logistics specialist, Officer Jackson is responsible for maintaining, […]

Dover horse rider spreads smiles for miles

DOVER — “Clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop” went the horse for several hours Monday. Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran Dwight Johnson and Tennessee Walker Romeo covered plenty of territory to begin a new week, first paying tribute to fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Christoper Sluman on a trip from Dover Air Force Base to New York City. Mr. […]

Sussex chef cooks up competition with Bobby Flay

GEORGETOWN — About a year in the making, Thursday, May 2 is the day Food Network fans find out if the chef at a Sussex County restaurant gets a shot at beating celebrity chef/restaurateur Bobby Flay. Greenwood resident Bill Clifton, the 38-year-old chef and co-owner of The Counting House Restaurant & Pub in Georgetown, must […]

Smyrna High junior lauded for leadership

SMYRNA — Mia Davis has always had a passion for helping others. The 17-year-old junior is a part of many organizations at Smyrna High School, including the Smyrna Youth Leadership Organization and being president of HOSA: Future Health Professionals. But one of her main passions is being part of the school’s Mental Health Club. For […]

Sussex County paramedics medal at JEMS Games

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s award-winning paramedic competition team continued its international mining operation with a silver-medal showing in the 2019 Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Games. The paramedic squad of Jason Hansen, Chas Tennerman, Bonnie O’Bier ad Matt Troutman placed second overall in the competition that featured 24 other teams from three countries. The […]