Best Bets: Book offers a Delaware bucket list for 2021

While 2020 was a year when we were all planted on our couches for months on end, hopes are high that 2021 will be one of finally being able to get out of the house, explore and be around friends and family once again. And even if you can’t afford to or don’t have the […]

Dover native teaches kids money sense with new book

DOVER — Kass budgets her money carefully and expects her brother Joey to do the same. But Joey spends every dollar he earns. When he realizes he hasn’t saved enough money to pay for something he’s been dreaming about, Joey must either learn to budget or risk giving up his dream. These aren’t real people, […]

Chronicling canine a dog-gone hit with ‘The Finn Chronicles’

OCEAN VIEW — Gwen Romack and her husband Evan never imagined when they decided to foster their dog Finn, their lives would be equivalent to an action movie. “My husband and I agreed to foster Finn when his rescue organization, Airsong’s Angels, encountered an emergency and needed to place some dogs quickly,” the Ocean View […]

Lewes man chronicles history of ILC Dover in new book

LEWES — Bill Ayrey has been fascinated with space ever since Neil Armstrong took that “one small step” on the moon in 1969. “I was 15 when that happened,” the Lewes resident said. But what thrilled him even more was knowing that the spacesuit worn by that blurry figure on the moon was built by […]

Delaware natives capture screen in ‘Accidentally Wes Anderson’ book

When @accidentallywesanderson uploaded its first post to Instagram in 2017, it started as a travel bucket list, with pins across the globe for Delaware natives Wally and Amanda Koval to explore on their adventures. What began just for them, though, grew over the course of three years: 1.1 million followers, a blessing from filmmaker Wes […]

Young, bilingual author has write stuff

GEORGETOWN — Eleven-year-old Máximo César Castellanos is far from your average kid. He never envisioned himself being anything but an author even at an early age. At the age of 3, Máximo began creating stories through drawings. At the age of 4, he discovered the comics. Once he learned to read and write, he began […]

VanSciver keeps kids on same page with new book

LEWES — Dr. James VanSciver, a retired educator and former president of Read-Aloud Delaware, has always had a knack for helping children to read and enjoy books. “I retired after a 43-year career in public education watching children suffer from an inability to read and enjoy books,” Dr. VanSciver said. “I witnessed those reading shortcomings […]

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-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 […]

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 […]