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Rose Squared Art Show to bring 125 artists to Chase Center

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Culture

  The Rose Squared Art Show returns to the Chase Center on the Riverfront July 27-28 with 125 regional artists, including three from Delaware. This will be the 40-year-old company’s second show in Delaware, and organizers hope to build on last year’s 2,500 visitors. The show slipped into the Chase Center’s summer slot after a Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen vacated …

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Delaware College of Art and Design announces it’s closing

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

The Delaware College of Art and Design is closing, it announced today on Facebook and in a letter from its president. It plans to help students transfer to PCA&D – Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and Moore College of Art & Design. The move comes as a group of downtown leaders are trying to finalize funding to turn a …

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Widener Law, DSU nursing may join $57M Wilmington education hub

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Longwood Foundation, Bank of America and area governments plan to invest $57 million in an education hub that will go into one of the former MBNA buildings near Rodney Square. The hub, to be called The Bridge, is expected to bring the Widener University Delaware Law School, University of Delaware Associates program and Delaware State University nursing to the building …

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Dan Butler’s BlueBird brings breakfast, lunch happiness

Pam GeorgeHeadlines, Charity

Dan Butler is unafraid to take risks. In 1991, the Culinary Institute of America graduate opened Griglia Toscana in Trolley Square. At the time, most Italian restaurants served red “gravy” and meatballs. However, Butler offered artisanal pizza from a wood-burning oven, grilled veal and hard-to-find risotto. He wasn’t afraid to mess with success; he’s tweaked Toscana several times. It’s now Piccolina …

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Jones-Potter expects to face status quo in Wilmington mayor race

Karl BakerGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  In 2017, then-newly elected Mayor Mike Purzycki sat on a stage close by to Velda Jones-Potter as she gave her inaugural speech as Wilmington City Treasurer. The two held an amicable relationship at the time, Jones Potter said – with both of them new to being elected politicians and facing a city that …

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Carney launches unprecedented Wilmington mayoral campaign

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  Gov. John Carney filed Monday to run in the September Democratic primary, but instead of seeking federal office like some of his predecessors, he’s running to be mayor of his hometown, Wilmington. With Mayor Michael Purzycki declining to run for re-election after two terms, citing a desire to spend more time with family …

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Schools await final $3.8M for downtown gym, learning center

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Three schools sharing the same building in downtown Wilmington are eagerly awaiting the hoped-for completion of an $18 million project to build a gym, theater and early learning center.  Kuumba Academy Charter School, Great Oaks Charter School  and High Road School of Delaware share the Community Education Building. Formerly a MBNA office building. the Community Ed building is meant to …

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Amtrak to invest millions in controversial Wilmington site

Karl BakerBusiness, Headlines

In 2022, a government watchdog said a Wilmington office building Amtrak bought for a lofty $41 million was structurally unfit for its intended use, and that the rail company’s goal of saving money by moving hundreds of workers to the site rested on unrealistic assumptions. In spite of the critique from the Amtrak Office of Inspector General, rail company executives persisted …

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2024 Wilmington Beer Week adds brews outside city

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Move over Philly. The craft brew scene in New Castle County, Delaware, is turning the area into a regional destination for beer lovers “It’s very important to remind everyone how good the craft beer scene is within our state borders and urge them to enjoy more beers made locally,” said Daniel Sheridan, owner of Stitch House Brewery in downtown Wilmington. “We really …

Parking Wilmington drops meeters, adds parking kiosks

Wilmington reduces parking fines; rips out meters to add kiosks

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Wilmington’s had lots of parking news in recent days. First, the Wilmington City Council last week passed a new law that starting Jan. 1 wil reduce parking tickets from $40 to $25 for people who pay the fine within 14 days of getting the ticket. On Tuesday, the city announced it is installing parking kiosks and eliminating parking meters, work …