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.

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.”

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.

Delaware DMV announces five-digit tag release day will be Nov. 7

On Nov. 7, the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles will hold seasonal release of available five-digit license plates. On that day, a limited number of five-digit license plates will be made available to the public at the Delaware City, Dover, Wilmington, and Georgetown DMV locations on a first-come, first-serve basis.

50’s Years of “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”

Almost all of us remember Cheers and the concept of a local establishment where you feel like an individual introduced by the iconic sitcom....

Tom Evans’ conservation legacy forged through consensus

Former Republican Congressman Tom Evans sipped brandies in Richard Nixon’s den during a private fireside chat. He bet on the ponies with Democrat Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. He broke party ranks to bring one of Jimmy Carter’s energy bills to the floor. When he heard former Attorney General John Mitchell had spent all his money on his Watergate defense lawyers, he asked a friend to hire Mitchell as a consultant at $5,000 a month — equal to more than $26,000 a month today.

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