“The Clippers played an exhibition game against the servicemembers of Fort DuPont in 1941, with process doing to uniforms,” “Lost Delaware” writes. Courtesy of Delaware Public Archives

‘Lost Delaware’ explores what once was in the state

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

A new book offers striking stories about 71 Delaware landmarks that “now live solely in memory,” from the Greenbaum cannery (a Seaford operation that was sometimes described as the world’s biggest and was known for canning tomatoes, peas, peaches and pears) to the Cape Henlopen Light (a beacon that operated from 1767 to about 12:45 p.m. April 13, 1926, when …

Fireworks over Rehoboth Beach in 2023. Carl Wilson Jr. photo, courtesy of Rehoboth Beach.

Fireworks and so forth to celebrate Independence Day in Del.

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Most Delaware places known for Fourth of July fireworks and other Independence Day activities have announced their plans. Organizers consistently ask for people to arrive early and leave late, and the Delaware Department of Transportation warns that many events close roads, too. In other words, traffic could be bad. Organizers also often ask for contributions to support the celebrations. Go …

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Incyte in line for $14.8M state grant to expand in Wilmington

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Business

Incyte Corp, which gave up on a bid to build a five-story building near Wilmington Friends School, is in line for a $14.8 million grant from the state to expand in Wilmington. The agenda for the Council on Development Finance’s meeting on Monday, May 20, says Incyte is requesting a Delaware Strategic Fund grant in that amount. Usually, by the …

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Delaware Live wins 10 Delaware Press Association awards

Staff WriterBusiness, Headlines

Delaware LIVE reporters won 10 awards, including five first place ones, in the 2024 Delaware Press Association 2024 Professional Communications Contest. Editor Betsy Price won three first place awards, including feature story for online publications for “Delaware Wedding: Matt Meyer, Lauren Cooksey marry in Rehoboth;” arts and entertainment coverage for “Winterthur’s Ann Lowe exhibit: History, fashion on parade;” and hobby/crafts …

Kent County has one of the highest percentages of young homeowners in the country. Tierra Mallorca photo from Unsplash.

Kent ranks 5th in country for young homeowners

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

This Old House, a media empire that for decades has been extolling old houses, just looked at how each generation approaches homeownership and what drives the decision to plant roots or seek new horizons. And Delaware makes a prominent appearance. Dover is No. 5 on a list it compiled of the country’s metropolitan areas for the greatest percentage of homeowners …

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Brandywine Conservancy, Wilmington offer flood study update

Rich SchwartzmanCulture, Headlines

  The Brandywine Conservancy and the city of Wilmington joined forces to give area residents an update on the flood study prompted by Hurricane Ida. Grant DeCosta, director of community services for the conservancy, was joined by Wilmington’s Assistant Water Division Director Bryan Lennon. DeCosta said Ida was “the catalyst” for the study but that the study won’t be finished …

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Wilmington buys Gibraltar, plans to help preserve it

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The city of Wilmington has paid $900,000 for the elegeant Gibraltar mansion on Pennsylvania and will work to preserve it for future generations, Mayor Mike Purzycki announced Friday. There are no definitive plans at this time for the property, Purzycki said in a press release. The property, the focus of both commercial and cultural interest for decades, hasn’t been able …

train A study starts in 2024 to resume passenger rail service from Wilmington (shown in this photo) or Newark to downstate Delaware. (David Wilson photo from Wikimedia Commons)

DelDOT to study restoring passenger rail service downstate

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A Delaware Department of Transportation unit has received a federal grant of up to $500,000 to study bringing back passenger rail service to the Delmarva Peninsula. “The Diamond State Line will provide rail service south from Wilmington or Newark through Dover to Harrington, and then continue southbound along one of two potential routes, based on the presence of existing railroad …

The Warehouse has renovated its gym and named it The Mac. (The Warehouse)

Wilmington’s Warehouse adds mental health room, improves gym

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

The Warehouse, which calls itself Delaware’s first community center for teens and by teens, has opened a support room for mental health and overhauled its gym. “I’m excited we are opening two spaces that really reflect teen priorities,” Anthony Green, Warehouse teen executive board president, said in a statement. The Warehouse is at 1121 Thatcher St., on the East Side …

Wilmington residents using city water will receive a mailer survey about lead contamination.

Wilmington mails surveys to help identify lead water contamination

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

The city of Wilmington is asking the public to help crack down on lead contamination in water. City water customers in Wilmington and New Castle County will be receiving a postcard with a QR code that links them to the survey to help identify and report lead water service lines on their private properties or inside their homes and businesses. …