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Ken Grant

Ken Grant has spent most of his life in Delaware, loves being in all three counties, works for the only U.S.-based manufacturer of Thin Layer Chromatography Plates, is married to an incredible woman who is willing to put up with his antics and is the father of two teenagers who have agreed to wait at least another 20 years before writing the books about their “adventurous” childhood.

You Can Make Positive Change

You Can Make Positive Change

I have to tell you, I’m a proud father. The other day my son, Justin, was walking down Main Street in Newark when he saw two young men come out of a store and stuffing a sweatshirt into a backpack. He thought they looked a little suspicious, so he decided…

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A Friendly PSA For Wilmingtonians

A Friendly PSA For Wilmingtonians

Lately I’ve been getting stories from people who have been getting parking tickets in the city of Wilmington before they have a chance to get out of their cars to put money in the meter. One person appealed the ticket and was denied by the city, citing Sec. 37-263 of…

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Keep Saturn In Saturnalia?

Keep Saturn In Saturnalia?

I’ve spent days trying to think of the nicest, most diplomatic way to convey this message – and I’ve come to the conclusion that while there very well might be a nice way of putting this, I have to go for the more direct route – I hope some of…

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How Much Do You Care About The Holidays?

How Much Do You Care About The Holidays?

I’m trying a little social experiment and I’m giving you, the Town Square Delaware reader, a peek behind the curtain (at least act like you’re excited).   For years I’ve been known as a Grinch, a Scrooge, and an all-around Bah Humbug kind of a guy when it comes to…

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Delaware Leadership Prayer Breakfast: A Reflection

Delaware Leadership Prayer Breakfast: A Reflection

When you walk into the Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront for breakfast with about 600 people – from business leaders to elected officials to sports figures – and you notice that your program includes scripture readings by two significant political figures – then you know you can only be…

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How To Be A Good Citizen

How To Be A Good Citizen

I learned something disturbing from a friend the other day. My friend had received a notice in the mail that they had an overdue parking ticket and that they owed the city of Wilmington more than $100 and that the fine would continue to grow until they paid the money.…

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A Delawarean’s Experience in Brazil

A Delawarean’s Experience in Brazil

Be sure to check out the photo slideshow at bottom of page.   On Sunday, September 18, 2011, Steven Miles and I drove to Dulles Airport and flew to San Paulo, Brazil to take part in the Analitica Latin America Trade Show. Before we go any further, let me set…

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Delaware Startup Weekend

Delaware Startup Weekend

What happens when you take dozens of smart, creative, motivated people, put them in one space with some great tools, and give them from Friday night until Sunday evening to create something while making sure they have plenty of caffeine and sugar? How about a new way to go to the…

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An Annual Ritual: The Newark Film Festival

An Annual Ritual: The Newark Film Festival

It’s become an annual ritual in my household – gathering around the computer to check out all of the trailers, coordinate the schedules, and figure out how to enjoy as many great films as possible at the Newark Film Festival.   Here’s the thing – I can still remember seeing…

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Social Media and Irene

Social Media and Irene

OK, Hurricane Irene is now history and many of us in Delaware are in the clean up, get back to normalcy phase – I want to just take a moment to shine a spotlight on something I think is incredible – namely, how our Delaware community used every tool available…

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