Dover author paints picture of ‘Blue’s River’

DOVER — Growing up, Dover resident Kathleen Doyle has always had a great appreciation for the environment. “My first political action was as a fifth-grader, when I wrote a letter to the editor of my hometown newspaper in Boston asking people to stop littering the brook where I liked to play,” Ms. Doyle said. “I […]

Milford reading sisters going global

MILFORD — Only one word describes sisters Zaria and Hailey Willard’s overnight success. “Phenomenal,” said 13-year-old Zaria. “That’s the only way I can explain it.” The Milford sisters have gained national attention after their nighttime Facebook live shows in which they read bedtime stories to children across the world went viral. “I never imagined this […]

The beat goes on for Felton’s Voshell

FELTON — Honey Voshell knew pretty early in life what he wanted to do for a living. As the drummer for The Country Cats, Mr. Voshell, then just 14 years old, already was a hit. Traveling throughout Delaware and into neighboring states in the early to mid-50s, he was making the hefty sum of $450 […]

Boy Scouts to honor Dover’s Bushweller

DOVER — The year was 1981. New York resident Brian Bushweller was looking for a new job, and he and his wife were considering three cities: Buffalo, New York; Dallas, Texas and Dover, Delaware. After some careful deliberations, the couple selected the smallest of those three cities and never looked back. “Once we moved here, […]

Artists have big fun at Big Draw Festival

The Mispillion Art League has had a big time with its Big Draw Festival so far this month. Dozens of classes and family events have been held on the streets of Milford and elsewhere throughout October. The kickoff event was Oct. 5 during the final Milford Farmers Market of the season with pumpkin art included […]

Downstate men fly to Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame

During World War II, as a young U.S. Army Air Force officer, Lt. George Schofield was a member of the Air Transport Command’s 2nd Ferrying Group stationed at New Castle County Airport. He served in World War II as an aircraft navigator, using celestial navigation and ferried aircraft, such as the B-17, B-25 and B-26 […]

Three Sussex generations renew marriage vows

MILLSBORO – Louise and Edward Dorey didn’t have a reception on their wedding day. That was 70 years ago. On Sunday, Sept. 29, they got that reception as the elder third of a three-generation wedding anniversary/vow renewal celebration with their adopted daughter and her husband, John and Lou Ann Rieley, and Mr. and Ms. Rieley’s […]

Cohee going distance at Dover speedway

DOVER — Howard “Nelson” Cohee Jr. is a Delawarean who has lived all his life in the Dover area. His family has always been into auto racing, attending the first Daytona 500 on Feb. 25, 1959, and several races every year from then on. However, he wasn’t really much of a fan at that time. […]

Maj. Gen. Berry to keynote Friends of Del. Veterans Dinner

DOVER – Maj. Gen. Michael Berry, Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Military Affairs, will keynote the sixth annual Friends of Delaware Veterans Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Rollins Center in the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. The annual black-tie optional fundraising dinner, hosted by the Friends of Delaware Veterans, is the primary […]

Laurel teen’s persistence helps recovery from paralysis

LAUREL — Seventeen-year-old Phillip Hartman of Laurel is a Bulldog in more ways than one. Perseverance and tenacity are part of the body chemistry of the 17-year-old Laurel High School senior, whose sophomore and junior years were anything but normal. As he faced surgery for thoracic scoliosis, he was ready. When he emerged from surgery […]