SALSTHON 2024 has raised $225,124.54 for St. Patrick's Center in Wilmington. SALSTHON 2024 has raised $225,124.54 for St. Patrick's Center in Wilmington. (Photo by Bud Keegan Photography)

SALSTHON raises $225K for St. Patrick’s Center in Wilmington

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

The St. Patrick’s Center in Wilmington had quite the St. Patty’s Day Weekend. The 12th annual SALSTHON was Saturday night, and about a thousand people from three of the city’s Catholic schools – Salesianum, Ursuline and Padua – danced the night away, raising $225,124.54 for the downtown nonprofit. RELATED: SALSTHON keeps $175K goal, will benefit St. Patrick’s Center In back-to-back-years, …

Colonial is looking to upgrade and renovate its athletic facilities, which can be utilized by the community.

Colonial addresses concerns about sports facilities in tax forum

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

How Colonial School District sports will benefit from a $61 million tax referendum was a common theme among questions during Wednesday’s virtual public forum. District officials fielded queries about the effect of the referendum, which would raise average homeowners taxes by about $250 annually. The money will be used to match state funds of $122 million for maintenance and improvements …

This year's SALSTHON will benefit the Saint Patrick's Center.

SALSTHON keeps $175K goal, will benefit St. Patrick’s Center

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

  Wilmington’s Salesianum School has started fundraising for SALSTHON 2024, which has a goal of $175,000 to benefit St. Patrick’s Center. St. Patrick’s provides emergency food, meals, respite for the homeless, clothing, transportation and recreational activities for people in need. “People are pumped up to raise money, and they’re excited to go,” said Frank Holodick, a senior and student council …

Monday's SUP Day was focused on community service.

Salesianum, Ursuline, Padua join in spirit of service

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Ninth-graders Juliana Carranza and Caroline Lober were complete strangers coming into Monday, but a day of community held by three Wilmington Catholic schools quickly changed that. Carranza and Lober – students at Padua Academy and Ursuline Academy, respectively – were two of the 450 freshmen that experienced the second SUP Day Monday, which brought together the full ninth-grade classes of …

Salesianum will have its first Christmas lunch Monday from noon to 3 p.m.

Salesianum to host 1st community Christmas lunch Monday

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

A senior from Wilmington’s Salesianum School strongly believed that no one should spend Christmas alone.  Lucky for him, his school community shared that same belief and rallied behind him to raise $30,000 to host its first annual Christmas Day lunch. On Monday – Christmas – Salesianum will open its doors from noon to 3 p.m., welcoming residents from numerous Wilmington …

Salesianum held its club fair Wednesday.

Salesianum stresses value of activities with annual club fair

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

  About 500 freshmen and sophomores at the Salesianum School filled every nook and cranny of the parking lot Wednesday in the school’s yearly club fair.  The all-boys school in Wilmington requires all ninth and tenth graders to participate in the fair, and most pick at least one to participate in during the school year. “The clubs get you to …

Caravel softball your 2023 diaa softball state champs photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Here is a look at spring’s high school state champions

Staff WriterSports

  The seasons seem long, but the playoffs and championship games always seem to fly by in spring. Here’s a look at the games that were wedged among graduations, year-end recitals and concerts, senior nights, final exams, proms and so much more. Softball Caravel scores late to win DIAA softball title What started out as a pitcher’s duel ended up …

Salesianum unites for 5k honoring fallen officer Szczerba 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Students at the Salesianum School are gearing up for a night of remembrance, community and fundraising as the private all-boys high school hosts its 10th annual Lt. Joseph Szczerba ‘85 Memorial 5k Thursday.  “I’m running for everyone that puts their lives on the line for us and protect us every day,” said senior Michael Manzi. “That is the police and …

SALSTHON 2023 raised $243,791 for the Ronald McDonald House.

SALSTHON smashes fundraising goal: $243,791 to help children

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Students from three Wilmington catholic schools spent eight hours on the dance floor last weekend to raise  $243,791 for children in need. Salesianum School, Ursuline Academy and Padua Academy  shattered their $175,000 fundraising goal by nearly $70,000 in this year’s SALSTHON. “At the beginning, I was worried about hitting our number,” said senior Jack Gormley, the student body president at …

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2 of Delaware’s favorite summer festivals return

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Two of Delaware’s favorite summer festivals return next week. The Wilmington Greek Festival is back for its 47th year, offering online ordering and curbside pickup, which proved popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. It starts Monday, June 6 and runs through June 11. St. Anthony’s Italian Festival starts the next day, Sunday, June 12, and this year will go cashless. Patrons …