Dover High School grad Burrell gets starring role with ‘Madea’

The power of writing down your goals and dreams can go a long way. Courtney Burrell is a living testament to that statement. “I wrote down my affirmations and just started chasing them,” Mr. Burrell said. “I wrote down that I was going to become a great actor and I was going to start inspiring […]

Georgetown man finds extra work as extra

GEORGETOWN — Allen Cramer is no longer camera shy. Nor is he starstruck. Those who know Mr. Cramer and are fans of Netflix or the Investigation Discovery TV network might have spotted the 40-year-old Georgetown resident on the tube — or even the silver screen. A work-study paralegal student at Delaware Technical Community College, Mr. […]

BEST BETS: Coffield takes detour with Bad Avenue

Craig Coffield is enjoying the second chapter of his life — a lot. Taking up the guitar just five years ago, Mr. Coffield, 56, is the lead singer and guitarist of Bad Avenue, a blues band that has gained increasing popularity throughout the area in only in the last two years. Kent County music fans […]

Town of Smyrna’s Movie Night gaining a following

SMYRNA — There’s probably no bloodthirsty, famous, toothy, oversized shark lurking in Lake Como … right? The Town of Smyrna is promoting its free movie night Tuesday at dusk with a tongue-in-cheek approach that maybe raises some doubts: “No Swimming in Lake Como, Unless you DARE Aug 21st,” begins the news and announcements item listed […]

BEST BETS: First Rider Fest tunes up for charity

Last summer, Caesar Rodney High School senior David Haynes was urged to make a difference in his community. During a leadership seminar at the school, CR’s wrestling coach Dan Rigby talked about the impact students could have by creating a charity fundraiser. That got David’s wheels turning. “I definitely wanted to do something for an […]

BEST BETS: Caesar Rodney High grad Bubniak featured on new HBO comedy ‘Barry’

John Bubniak remembers getting a school assignment to write about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He picked an actor. “The teacher came back and said ‘You can’t write about that. It’s not reliable enough,’” remembered the Caesar Rodney High grad this week. “Now I have my teachers writing me on Facebook, […]

Delaware State University to screen first documentary

DOVER — Delaware State University will present a public screening of the first documentary about its history, entitled “Delaware State University – A Legacy of Opportunity,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the second floor parlors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on campus. The screening is free and open to the public. The […]

‘Jason’s’ Letter’ premiere closes book on Schwartz Center

DOVER — A movie’s opening served as the closing act for the Schwartz Center for the Arts on Sunday afternoon. The first showing of “Jason’s Letter” — about 75 percent of which was filmed in Dover in January — was indeed a bittersweet experience. Out-of-town cast members and visitors hadn’t heard of the venue’s financially […]

‘Jason’s Letter’ to make film debut Sunday in Dover

Terrance Tykeem is ready to get the conversation started. He’s hoping that process will begin Sunday afternoon. That’s when “Jason’s Letter,” a film he produced, directed and wrote, will premiere at Dover’s Schwartz Center for the Arts. The majority of the movie, about 75 percent, was filmed in Dover in January. The rest was filmed […]

BEST BETS: Ballet Theatre of Dover explores ‘Seven Deadly Sins’

The Ballet Theatre of Dover’s annual Classics & More performance will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the In–Studio Theatre, 522 Otis Drive, Tudor Enterprise Park, off South Little Creek Road in Dover. “Seven Deadly Sins” will explore one man’s journey through life as he navigates the excesses […]