Blades resident overcomes adversity, gives back to fellow single mothers

In the 1940s, Helen E. Young was a single mother and a seventh grade dropout. Last year, the Blades resident endowed a $50,000 scholarship for single mothers at Coppin University. In the intervening decades she put it a lot of hard work, raising six sons and overcoming the handicaps of segregation and a secret disability. Born in 1932, by the time she was old enough to recognize hard times the Great Depression nearly was over,

‘I knew when I was in the 8th Grade that I wanted to be a Trooper’

Captain Sherri Benson of the Delaware State Police poses  with a photo of her grandfather, Harry Howard, and the  Laurel police officers he worked with in the 1960s.  Benson, who retires this year was inspired by him to  become a state trooper. Photo by Tony Russo In the mid 1980s, when Capt. Sherri Benson’s career with the Delaware State Police (DSP) began, women still weren’t common applicants. In fact, she was only one of three in her class that

Mead, follow, or get out of the way

Seaford resident Jon Talkington, one of the owners of the planned  Brimming Horn Meadery in Lewes, has won  some of the  most prestigious awards bestowed upon mead makers. That one of the oldest drinks in history also is among the most obscure makes sense on some level. After all, mead hasn’t been a commonly served drink in America for at least a couple of hundred years. The fermented honey drink mostly is associated with Vikings and medieval castles, not

Delmar chief prepares to close out storied career

Delmar Police Chief Harold Saylor rose quickly to the  top of the force, and spent his career in service to the  town. Photo by Tony Russo Delmar Police Chief Harold Saylor’s office is barely used. After spending the better part of three decades in the ramshackle building that served as the Delmar Police Station, his new digs aren’t just nicer, they are incomparable. As are the methods from building to building and, in some ways the people.