The Community Education Building is located at 1200 N. French Street in Wilmington.

Community Education Building reintroduces itself with block party

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

A block party Saturday at the Community Education Building in downtown Wilmington will feature free food, entertainment and even free sports physicals. “This is our re-introduction to the community,” said Tamarra Morris, chief operating officer of the CEB. “A lot of people have no idea what we’re doing here in this building, so we want to make sure that we …

It's been 21 years since the tragic events of 9/11.

9/11 in Delaware: 7 ways to honor those we lost

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture

America’s schoolchildren weren’t alive for the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001, now dubbed Patriot Day by many. The First State will honor the nearly 3,000 people killed and the thousands of first responders who risked their lives to protect civilians that in a variety of programs. “It’s important because there’s a whole generation that did not experience what many of …

The University of Delaware is requiring students and staff to wear a mask for the first two weeks of the fall semester.

UD requires masks for two weeks to battle surge

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  The University of Delaware is asking students, staff and faculty to wear masks for the first two weeks of school to try to avoid a start-of-term COVID-19 surge. The university also announced Thursday that an employee had been diagnosed with monkeypox, was isolating at home and that the person and the university were working with the state Division of …

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Learning Collab districts to meet; test scores for city schools

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Brandywine, Red Clay and Christina school districts will meet Aug. 30 with the Department of Education and the governor’s office to discuss joining the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. The announcement came at Brandywine’s school board meeting Monday, where the district once again delayed a vote on whether to join.  Board President John Skrobot III said that the date is tentative and …

Science of Reading

Here’s how science of reading will look in classrooms

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Singing nursery rhymes, teaching letter sounds, and discussing what has been read are all ways you might see the science of reading incorporated into Delaware classrooms. Delaware’s 151st General Assembly raised awareness of using brain research to help students learn how to read when it passed a couple of bills that made using the science part of state law. Educators, …

UD's REP announced 2022-23 theater season

UD’s REP to offer 2-play season, bonus shows

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players will offer a two-play 2022-23 season, with bonus weekend-only chamber shows. The REP, as the University of Delaware’s professional acting troupe is called, will offer “Arsenic and Old Lace” Nov. 3-Nov. 20 and “Medea” April 13-April 30. In addition, the resident ensemble will off something new: Chamber REP, a series of one-weekend events, …

Trolley Square utility box mural project

Trolley Square project turns utility boxes into art

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Sungmin Bobyak expected that painting a ladybug mural on a utility box near the Trolley Square fountain plaza would be a solitary experience. It wasn’t. Drivers honked and yelled compliments out of their windows as they drove by. People who were walking by stopped to talk, some thanking her profusely for creating the public artwork. “I thought I would go …

Delaware 'Chopped' finalist

Delaware’s ‘Chopped’ finalist says to stay tuned

Pam George Food, Headlines

  Delaware chef Reuben Dhanawade faced stiff competition on the Tuesday night finale of Food Network’s “Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous Chef.” At stake: a sous chef position with judges Chris Santos, Maneet Chauhan or Scott Conant. “If you want to work for me, you’re going to have to stay composed, be creative and manage the clock,” Santos told the four contestants, …

Bing's Bake and Brew

Bing’s Bake & Brew aims to raise its profile in Newark

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

      With University of Delaware students largely gone for the summer, Bing’s Bake & Brew in Newark is focusing on wooing local residents with its coffee-based drinks and fresh pastries. Some of its popular monthly specials are perfectly chilled for summer’s heat. Its June special, for example, is a cold Red Velvet White Mocha topped with whipped cream, …

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UD brings back indoor masking as COVID-19 cases rise

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

The University of Delaware has announced it is going to require students and staff to wear masks in all indoor spaces as of 8 a.m. Tuesday. The move comes during commencement week as the Class of 2022 rocks its graduation traditions. “This is a special time of year with many celebratory events as we mark the end of the academic …