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Wilmington’s Riverfront will be home to a holiday light show starting next month.


The Grand in Wilmington and Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC) are producing the Winter in Wilmington Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show. 


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Port of Wilmington operator GT USA Wilmington is turning to Goodwill’s Staffing Service to supplement seasonal jobs at the port.

The Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is planning a major renovation of its Rehoboth Adoption Center.


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Down ballot on Election day is a race for four at-large positions on Wilmington City Council.

The city charter allows no more than three to come from one political party, and since registered Democrats heavily outnumber Republicans in Wilmington – the three Democrats on the ballot are likely to earn seats.

That leaves three GOP candidates hoping to become - in all likelihood - the only Republican on city council.

Delaware Shakespeare is moving its annual fundraiser event next month online - due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first live chamber music performance of the season happens this weekend at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wilmington.



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A multi-vendor food hall in Wilmington closed by the COVID-19 pandemic is ready to return this week.



The Delaware Museum of Natural History is trying to help families deal with learning from home this fall.

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A long-awaited new restaurant inside Wilmington’s historic Hotel du Pont is set to open its doors next week.



AARP has awarded a $20,000 Community Challenge Grant to the Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM) in Wilmington.


TeenSHARP recently announced a new program called The Proximity Project (TPP).


Hagley Museum

Recent extreme weather in the Wilmington area did not damage Hagley Museum and Library. But the straight line winds seen August 7, 2020 on the 235-acre property downed many trees, including three state champions.


The Delaware Center for Justice in Wilmington is preparing to host a six-week group therapy program for healing racial trauma.


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An award-winning, best-selling author headlines this week’s Virtual Writers Conference - hosted by the Delaware Art Museum.


A new and improved website encompassing a studio art program targeting young people 7 to 13-years-old - is now live.


Image by DCAD photography student Adriana Dumphrey

A Black-owned gallery in Wilmington - The Sold Firm - is seeking works from Black artists for a new exhibition opening August 1, 2020.



via In Wilmington website

Barclays announced Monday it is adding jobs in Delaware. The British Bank is planning a nearly $7 million capital investment to add a new call center at its US consumer business headquarters in Wilmington.

Another major summer festival is not happening this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.



The Ladybug Music Festival is doing something different this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It’s going virtual.


Gable Music Ventures is taking the all-female festival, which started in Wilmington in 2012 and then added a second event in Milford in 2018, completely online.



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As Phase II of Delaware’s reopening offers more opportunities for people to find entertainment options outside of their homes, The Grand Opera House and the Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC) are partnering to offer a drive-in concert series in Wilmington.


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ChristianaCare has developed a new virtual telehealth service for employers to help them get staff back to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington is one of many art institutions and museums closed since March by coronavirus pandemic.



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The COVID-19 pandemic won’t stop Wilmington’s annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.

But it will not be business as usual for the event in 2020.

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Museums across Delaware are getting creative during the Coronavirus pandemic.


While it’s been shut down, staff at The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington worked on the launch of a public art initiative. And now that project is about to come to fruition.



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Over 20,000 low income residents in Wilmington will soon receive reusable masks.


The Wilmington COVID-19 Community Mobilization Group is working with local vendors to make the washable masks available because it is not known how long the directive to wear face coverings will last.


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The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington is ramping up its virtual programming as it remains closed during the coronavirus crisis.



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ChristianaCare is receiving a $714,000 grant from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand its COVID-19 telemedicine program.


A new short film by a Wilmington ad agency encourages Delawareans to show resolve and see a better future beyond the coronavirus pandemic.



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The first project related to the upcoming I-95 corridor rehabilitation plan in Wilmington begins Wednesday.

The nearly $20 million dollar project begins on April 15.


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Parents seeking a creative, engaging outlet for kids as they spend days learning at home could find a Wilmington artist’s online studio art program useful.


In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele chats with Ellen Priest about her "Eyeball It" website and her own work.