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, […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to resolve dispute between WBOC, Verizon

Many of us living in the Millsboro area have tried to call Verizon FIOS after WBOC updated on Oct. 9. Few of us actually talked to anyone after 100 minutes plus is holding to speak to customer service at Verizon. Personally I was using three different phones and finally got through after 133 minutes. I […]

Thousands of Delaware residents lose access to WBOC-TV

DOVER — Verizon dropped WBOC-TV Sunday in the midst of contract negotiations, leaving about 18,500 subscribers in Kent and Sussex counties without access to WBOC, FOX21 and WBOC Classics. “It came as a complete and utter shock,” said Craig Jahelka, president of Draper Media. Mr. Jahelka said the two companies had been negotiating since March […]

BEST BETS: Dover Comic Con-bound Cathcart lends voice to Pokémon

Although many may not know his face, legions have grown up listening to James Carter Cathcart. Mr. Cathcart has been one of the main voices behind the wildly successful “Pokémon” cartoon series and its many offshoots. Throughout the 20-year run of the show, he estimates he’s done about 100 different characters. Currently, he’s most known […]

Ukee Washington takes time to inspire Dover youth

DOVER — Whenever Ukee Washington gets a chance to visit his old stomping grounds in Dover, he always tries his best to take it, no matter how busy his schedule might be — especially when there’s an opportunity to meet and inspire children. That’s because he still fondly remembers his days as a youth in […]

Houston’s Bell appearing in ‘House of Cards’

HOUSTON — A year ago at this time, Lafayette Bell was watching the Netflix drama “House of Cards” when he had a an idea. “I told my daughter ‘I want to be on that show.’ I noticed they film in Baltimore and I found the Baltimore Film Office website. A few weeks later I noticed […]

TV chef Ramsay named grand marshal of Dover NASCAR race

DOVER – Gordon Ramsay, the British-born, award-winning chef who has gained international recognition for his original TV productions, will serve as the grand marshal for the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 4 , track officials announced today. Mr. Ramsay will give the […]

BEST BETS: Eclectic Bumper Jacksons to perform at Schwartz Center

Throw in a heaping helping of Americana roots music, toss in some country swing and add a taste of jazz and blues, mix it all up in a blender and you have the recipe for Bumper Jacksons. The seven-piece band, based in Baltimore and Washington, will light up Dover’s Schwartz Center for the Arts March […]

Dover’s Bubniak appearing in national commercial

Caesar Rodney High School graduate John Bubniak is adding to his acting resume by appearing in a commercial for Dairy Queen now airing in the United States and Canada. It is part of series with three more ads to come. Mr. Bubniak, who has appeared in the TV shows “Girls” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” plays a […]

Dover City Council temporarily off the air

Council President Timothy Slavin

DOVER — Dover City Council President Timothy A. Slavin said he enjoys the transparency that live television broadcasts of council meetings bring to the community. However, he said that due to upcoming improvements, the city council meetings will probably not be televised again until March as the city of Dover makes a transition into taking […]