Dover native involved in Baltic exercise

KIEL, Germany — Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark London, a native of Dover, is participating in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations. “I’ll be standing watch as the fleet’s Track Data Coordinator during BALTOPS,” said Officer London. “In other words, I’ll be managing data links throughout the fleet. I’ve never done BALTOPS […]

Dover sisters spread love of reading worldwide

DOVER — “If there is one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice.” Sisters Zaria and Hailey Willard of Dover exemplify that quote by former first lady Michelle Obama by using the power of their voices to encourage children to read more by reading bedtime stories online to kids all […]

Dover Police Youth Academy members put through their paces

SMYRNA — Javi Marroquin promised a high-intensity hour but the workout stretched to 70 minutes. There was so much to accomplish — including several essential water breaks and quick rests — inside the CrossFit Killshot owner’s gymnasium Thursday morning. Several law enforcement vehicles arrived at 8:30 a.m. sharp, loaded with officers and 14 kids attending […]

Greenwood woman crochets for cancer patients

GREENWOOD — June 14, 2019 was Flag Day. It’s also the date Greenwood resident Martha Kramer hit a knitting milestone in support of people who experience hair loss while undergoing medical treatment, most notably cancer. That afternoon, seated in the living room of the home where she and husband Daniel Kramer reside on Scott Store […]

Sussex native advances in Food Network cake competition

GREENWOOD — Two down, two to go. Baking skills inherited while working in her mom’s Greenwood bakery and a passion for small business have put 2002 Woodbridge High School graduate Ebonie Carzo in the Food Network spotlight. Ms. Carzo, owner of Scrumptious Cakery in Decatur, Georgia, and baking partner Courtney Olivari, owner of CEO Custom […]

Dover boy rallies for diabetes research

DOVER — On the surface, Owen Hill, of Dover, is your average 11-year-old kid. But in 2015 when he was only 8 years old, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Instead of being discouraged about his condition, he embraced it for the better. “It was a tough transition,” Owen said. “Some kids have had […]

Milford-based book reveals love in unlikely places

MILFORD — Wharton and Murph, as they were known by many in Milford, raised their families nearly side-by-side. But one of them had a mystery that would last a lifetime. “The people who know her know her as Eilleen Wharton Spence. She was living in New York, one of three little children. Her parents were […]

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, […]