Smyrna's Opera House will host the 2023 Poetry Out Loud state finals. (Smyrna Opera House Facebook)

12 students compete for Delaware poetry crown March 2

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Padua’s Julia Nowaczyk is looking forward to reading two poems to a packed Smyrna Opera House in three weeks. “It means a lot to me when I get to share poetry,” said Nowaczyk, a sophomore. “The poems I have picked for this competition center around a theme of community and family.” She is one of 12 First State students who …

The $3 million in grants will be used to strengthen and expand the art and culture scene in Delaware. (courtesy: Delaware Division of Art)

115 art groups granted $3 million in state funding

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture, Delaware Live, Milford-live

The Delaware Division of Arts has announced a $3 million distribution of grants to 115 community art organizations.  They range from $1,300 to Wilmington Wintergrass Inc., which is an annual bluegrass festival, to $246,000 to the Delaware Art Museum. The museum will use the funding to support its exhibits, including the upcoming Pre-Raphaelite show “A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: …