Dover teen takes the musical baton

DOVER — Fifteen-year-old Grady O’Connor is well on his way to becoming an accomplished musician. He is preparing to take the lead of Wesley United Methodist Church’s choir, directing a piece under the tutelage of Becky Davis. Grady started playing alto saxophone five years ago and has since been on a mission to learn everything […]

Delaware State University professor helps students face financial realities

DOVER — When it comes to clearing hurdles to develop financial acumen, Dr. Nandita Das imparts her self-attained wisdom on Delaware State University students. Dr. Das, a 2018 Investment News Diversity & Inclusion “See It, Be It Role Model” awardee, migrated from her native India to the United States with her husband, arriving with little […]

Dover man making most of second chance at life

DOVER — Receiving an organ transplant and getting a second chance at life call for celebration. That’s why the Transplant Games of America brings together thousands of transplant recipients every other year to participate in sports they wouldn’t be able play without receiving a transplant. Last month, Lloyd Saba of Dover competed in his fifth […]

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 […]

Boy Scouts honor 80-year member

DOVER — For John “Jack” C. Lewis, “scouting” has been an inseparable part of his 92-year life. Mr. Lewis was honored by the Del-Mar-Va Council and National Boy Scouts of America on Thursday when he was inducted into their “Second Century Society” for 70 years of being a registered scouter and a significant donation to […]

Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame picks Dover Air Force Base veteran

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — A Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame Board member officially notified a former 512th Airlift Wing reservist of her selection into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame Aug. 3 during a surprise gathering at Dover Air Force Base. Kathleen Lambert, a retired senior master sergeant formerly assigned to the 326th Airlift […]

Celebrating 40 years, Milford pastor relies on faith for recovery

MILFORD — Cheers and tears of happiness are memories Pastor John Ranney holds dear as he recalls years of volunteering in the arts community and leading Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford. In recent years, however, Pastor Ranney has received the same response for a much different reason. In 2012, he suffered a stroke that left […]

Dover figures prominently in new novel

Pat Paxton, a West Virginia native, has never been to Dover but always felt the city was unique in its own way. “I have no experiences of being in Dover,” Mr. Paxton said. “I just really like Dover’s little spot in the world.” Mr. Paxton admired the city so much that when it was time […]

It’s about face for artist Simon at Dover Public Library

DOVER — The arts were a hobby of Wilmington artist Paul Simon for many years before becoming his sole focus. “I had been doing art on and off for years but it was very sporadic and undisciplined,” he said. “All of it has always interested me, though. I’ve taken classes in all areas from painting […]

Grammys take note of Middletown High School band director

MIDDLETOWN — He’s being mentioned in the same sentence as the word “Grammy” lately. For musician Brian Endlein, that sounds great. The 36-year-old Middletown High band director is a quarterfinalist for a 2019 Grammy in the Music Educator Award category after a nomination from his southern New Castle County school. “First and foremost it’s immensely […]