TSD Review April 11

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – April 11, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include Rockwood Park and Museum asks what it should be and do Here’s the buzz: No big Cicada deal for Delaware Jamie Wyeth: Back on the walls at the Brandywine Appo VP: ‘Ugly cuts,’ 45 kids in class if referendum fails On the Pitch: Week 3 girls soccer top 10 Click on the image below to …

Maiss Hussein took home the Poetry Out Loud crown in 2023 and 2024.

Get to know Delaware’s 2x poetry queen, Maiss Hussein

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

The back-to-back scholastic poetry champion won her most recent crown with a poem she says was way out of her comfort zone, but served as the perfect finale. A proud Palestinian, a powerful performer and a hopeful dentist with blooming curiosity, Hodgson Vo-Tech senior Maiss Hussein’s victory this year in the state Poetry Out Loud competition was just as sweet …

JoAnn Balingit has been named a 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Scholar. 

Former Del. Poet laureate JoAnn Balingit wins Fulbright

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware’s 16th poet laureate is headed to the Philippines to teach creative writing and conduct research. JoAnn Balingit, who was the First State’s top and official poet from 2008 to 2015, has been named a 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Scholar.  The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s international educational exchange program, supported by American agencies and partner countries around the world. …

TSD Review March 9

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Mar. 9, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community DoMore24 final tally: $2.3 million for state nonprofits Vanilla Ice, 90s music tour added to State Fair lineup Business Del. Chamber honors Odyssey, Del Tech, others for innovation Food & Dining Meet Nick’s Pizza, a pop-up parlor that’s a hit Packing 100,000 meals took about …

Maiss Hussein at the mic. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

Hodgson’s Maiss Hussein wins 2023 Poetry Out Loud contest

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Maiss Hussein took home this year’s Delaware Poetry Out Loud crown Thursday night with her recitation of Tarfia Faizullah’s “The Poem You’ve Been Waiting For.” “The most exciting part of this night was seeing how everyone expresses their emotions so differently,” she said. “You can look at the same poem and somebody’s looking at it so differently.” It’s important to …

TSD Review Feb 16

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 16, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Slow down on Harvey Road in the Ardens, plan urges Great relationships = great learners, veteran educator says Chancery Market to open courtyard; new movie theater moves in Business State Chamber: Proposed family leave rules ‘very unclear’ Brandywine Town Center redevelopment tweaked Delaware gives big …

Smyrna's Opera House will host the 2023 Poetry Out Loud state finals. (Smyrna Opera House Facebook)

12 students compete for Delaware poetry crown March 2

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Padua’s Julia Nowaczyk is looking forward to reading two poems to a packed Smyrna Opera House in three weeks. “It means a lot to me when I get to share poetry,” said Nowaczyk, a sophomore. “The poems I have picked for this competition center around a theme of community and family.” She is one of 12 First State students who …