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Goodbye, Rodney dorms. Hello, Hillside Park’s play areas, fishing, trail

Daniel Larlham Jr. Government, Headlines

  Newark’s new HIllside Park include recreation and storm management areas. Newark’s 37th park opened this month, replacing a portion of the property where the University of Delaware’s Rodney Dorms once stood.  The seven-acre Hillside Park includes a playground, natural play area, fishing pier and paved walking trail.  “We wanted something that was going to be unique,” said Newark parks …

Bench of stone books honors devoted Hockessin library volunteer

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Hockessin Library’s new bench, made of books carved from limestone, took inspiration from the building’s cantilevered entrance. A new limestone bench mimicking stacks of books at Hockessin Library was created as a memorial to a longtime volunteer and board member. The bench honors Barbara A. Roberts Miller, who died in March 2018 after a short illness.  The titles of …