An artist's rendering of plans to renovate and expand the war memorial monument on the approach to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Courtesy of Delaware River & Bay Authority.

War memorial near bridge to be renovated, expanded

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

The war memorial monument next to the approach to the Delaware Memorial Bridge near New Castle is getting a nearly $5 million update and renovation. The work will add the names of servicemen and women from New Jersey and Delaware who died serving the United States in all wars and conflicts from World War II to the present. The massive …

Cremation art DOGS Greg Losco makes glass memorials that use ashes from cremations. This set uses ashes from the dogs Duke and Abby. (Greg Losco photo)

Wilmington glass artisan specializes in cremation art

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Glass artist Greg Losco was giving a demonstration in Lewes when he met a woman wearing a keepsake pendant holding her mother’s cremated ashes in a vial with a cork. He had heard of a better way to memorialize loved ones: encasing the ashes in the glass. He tried the technique in front of her, and thus was born his …

All around Delaware, ways to commemorate 9/11 attacks

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Color guard at a Newark 9/11 ceremony (City of Newark) Multiple upcoming events are giving Delawareans a chance to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Here are some highlights, in chronological order. The Wilmington VA Medical Center in Elsmere will host a virtual remembrance ceremony, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. The event will include …