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Friends 5K run/walk returns to ChristianaCare campus

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  The popular — and profitable — Friends of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center 5K walk and run will return to ChristianaCare’s Stanton campus this fall. The third annual 5K, sponsored by the all-volunteer Friends of the cancer center, replaced the organization‚Äôs gala three years ago as the group’s main fundraiser for cancer programs and equipment. Over the years, …

Rose Squared Art Show

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 …

New Castle County Chamber of Commerce State of the County

Music in sewers unexpected topic at State of the County

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

The New Castle Chamber of Commerce‘s second annual State of the County included a number of revealing, and often unexpected, moments: The county plays classical music through its sewers to see how well the sound travels and uses that information to decide whether sewer work is needed, saving time, trouble and overall expense, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer told …

Winterthur Artisan Market

Winterthur Artisan Market returns with added day, 100 artists

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Tickets are no longer available for Friday, July 19. One of Virginia Mitchell’s favorite summer events returns this weekend: The Winterthur Artisan Market, which she calls unique because of its setting and the quality of its artists. “The Artisan Market is not your average craft market,” said Mitchell, who lives in Kennett Square and will be going for the third …

DNREC wheelchair trackchair

DNREC’s new all-terrain wheelchair uses caterpillar tracks

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

DNREC on Friday unveiled a new wheelchair that operates with a continuous track, like a military tank, and is designed to handle mud, sand, snow and water. The Action Trackchair, which retails for about $20,000, was acquired with a grant from the Ford Bronco Wild Fund. It is the state’s first all-terrain wheelchair and will be available to the public …

Delaware lottery winners Powerball

Delawareans have won Powerball 285 times for $1.6 billion

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delaware residents have cashed in $1.6 billion in Powerball lottery winnings since 1992, a national gambling site says. That $1.6 billion is adjusted for inflation, and GambleSpot¬†says it used data from the Powerball website to figure out how many people had won lotteries between 1992 and 2024. The site said Delaware winners have won the Match 5 266¬†times, Match 5 …

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2025 grants budget that benefits nonprofits rises 27% over ’24

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The record-busting $98.5 million grants-in-aid budget bill for fiscal year 2025 sailed unanimously¬† through the Delaware Senate Sunday, even though it is nearly 27% higher than the last one. The 2024 budget, which ends today, June 30,¬† was $98.5 million. Senate Bill 327 was one of hundreds before the Delaware House and Senate on the final day of the 2024 …

Robert Lhulier The Brandywine Restaurant

Chef Robert Lhulier takes on Brandywine Restaurant

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The ability of a restaurant to adapt and thrive is an admirable trait in the post-pandemic era. The hospitality industry must navigate labor shortages, high food prices, evolving diner demands, and soaring credit card fees.¬† In the past, new restaurants had more time to work out the kinks. No longer. For instance, Wilmington-based Tsionas Management, which owns 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue …

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Del. Supreme Court vacates lower court absentee ballot ruling

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court ruling on absentee ballots in a unanimous vote, saying neither of the plaintiffs had standing to sue. While Democrats celebrated the decision, Republicans pointed out that the decision said nothing about the merits of the case, which focused on whether the state director of elections could choose voting by machine …

Eric Garofalo mailman

Greenville’s favorite mailman honored with epic send-off

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

It may not be quite as renowned as Taylor Swift‚Äôs Eras Tour, but Eric Garofalo is rocking his Beloved Mailman Farewell Tour in Greenville. Festivities have included parties thrown by neighborhoods, a shower of gifts and cards, and even few bittersweet au revoirs at mail boxes along the route of a man whose presence customers say is so much a …