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Southbridge residents await remediation of contaminated park

Jose Castaneda PerezGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  Regular visitors of Barbara Hicks Park in Wilmington’s Southbridge neighborhood face potential health risks stemming from contaminants in the soil that were discovered nearly two years ago. Despite the discovery, city officials have not yet made a decision on remedial action or established a timeline to clean up the park. Frequent park visitors face …

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Meet Bobby Pancake, celebrating High 5 Hospitality’s 20 years

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Bobby Pancake has heard it all. The CEO of Newark-based High 5 Hospitality is accustomed to people commenting on his last name, especially since High 5 operates Eggspectation, a Christiana-area restaurant famous for breakfast and brunch. How does he handle it? “I deal with it the same way Kevin Bacon deals with it,” he said. “So, I’m Bobby Pancake, and he’s Kevin Bacon. …

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Hit-and-run hospitalizes Faithful Friends founder, kills dog

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The founder of Faithful Friends Animal Society is recovering from a hit-and-run accident that hospitalized her and killed her dog, Emma, which she was walking at the time of the accident. The incident occurred when Jane Pierantozzi was walking her dog Dec. 10 on South Clayton Street in Wilmington near the intersection of South Clayton and Maple Streets in Wilmington. …

The $3 million in grants will be used to strengthen and expand the art and culture scene in Delaware. (courtesy: Delaware Division of Art)

115 art groups granted $3 million in state funding

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture, Delaware Live, Milford-live

The Delaware Division of Arts has announced a $3 million distribution of grants to 115 community art organizations.  They range from $1,300 to Wilmington Wintergrass Inc., which is an annual bluegrass festival, to $246,000 to the Delaware Art Museum. The museum will use the funding to support its exhibits, including the upcoming Pre-Raphaelite show “A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: …

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Learn some Delaware history at these 5 events in August

Staff WriterCulture, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor five events focused on Delaware history during the month of August 2022. A full schedule is included below. Except where noted, all programs are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. National Night Out in Historic New Castle. Annual community-building, family-friendly event that …

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Two-digit Delaware tag fetches big money at weekend auction

Jonathan BudlerCulture, Headlines

  A two-digit Delaware tag sells for just over $280,000 at auction in Rehoboth Beach over the weekend. Emmert Auction sold the “37” tag to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous. After 13 minutes of furious in-house and phone bids, the tag sold for $282,000. A matching trailer tag “T37” also sold separately for $7,750. Butch Emmert, Auctioneer and …