FREE Live Music at Starbucks on Market through December

Get your caffeine buzz and enjoy some festive holiday drinks as well as FREE live music at Starbucks on Market at 629 N Market Street Wilmington, DE. The full schedule is below. Don't forget, Starbucks on Market also has incredible food offerings! Be sure to stop by following the annual Christmas Parade to warm up and listen to Kira!

City of Wilmington Announces FREE Youth Recreational Programs for the Fall and Winter...

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Department of Parks and Recreation Director Kevin F. Kelly, Sr., today encouraged Wilmington’s younger people between the ages of 8 and 17 to partake of free recreational, educational and cultural activities being offered during the fall and winter at nine sites around the City. Activities include tutoring, homework assistance, aerobics, basketball, tennis and board games among others. Programming at the nine locations will be offered from now through next April.

City contract with police union raises starting pay for Wilmington officers

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 Vice-President Dennis Leahy announced that the city and union have reached agreement on a contract for the City’s 304 rank and file police officers and raises starting salaries to a more competitive level.

Dare to Be Black: The Triumphant Story of Unsung Boxer Comes to Delaware

Jack Johnson was an athlete, inventor, and businessman. However, his most famous title as the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world still remains uncelebrated and unpardoned. Playwright and screenwriter Tommie Moore hopes to change this through his new play “Dare to be Black: The Jack Johnson Story.”

10 Places to Give this Holiday Season and Make a Difference in Wilmington!

One of the greatest things you can do to get into the holiday spirit is volunteer and make a difference in the community around you. Here are just a few incredible organizations within Downtown Wilmington, that could use your help this holiday season. Whether it is a donation of your time, or financial resources, you can be sure that your generosity will go to a good cause.

CheckRock Basketball League looks to fill needs for Delaware’s youth

It's no secret that the city of Wilmington hasn't garnered the greatest reputation in the last few years. As a matter of fact, most of the mainstream news has been negative. But Wilmington, the state of Delaware and its residents have a lot of positive things going on as well.

How Amazon could transform Delaware, from offices to bananas

If northern New Castle County were to land Amazon’s second headquarters (and that’s a huge if), the area would be dramatically transformed. “I don’t see Delaware as a realistic option” for the online giant, said James L. Butkiewicz, chair of the University of Delaware economics department. “The competition has much more to offer in incentives than does Delaware.”

Invincible – A Glorious Tribute To Michael Jackson @ The Grand Opera House

This spectacular show stunned Grand audiences in 2016 with its faithful, high-energy tribute to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. Imagine the ultimate Michael Jackson concert, but one that represents all the different stages of Jackson’s amazing musical career. All the great songs, all the video and concert choreography…passionately re-created on stage in one blockbuster

Nonprofits should court audiences, expert says

Incyte Corporation reported 38 percent year-on-year growth in product revenue in its third quarter earnings report. The company said the gains were driven by increased sales of Jakafi (ruxolitinib) in the U.S. and Iclusig (ponatinib) in Europe, and royalties from ex-U.S. sales of Jakavi by Novartis and Olumiant by Lilly.

Delaware’s disappearing journalists

don’t want to overdo coverage of last week’s LION Publisher’s meeting. Still, I wanted to point out one startling finding that came in an afternoon session. Research from Duke University indicated that Delaware is a red state. We’re not talking politics. The red refers to the percentage of journalists.

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