July 12, 2013 |
Bryan Sikora is back in business, opening La Fia Bakery + Market + Bistro in downtown Wilmington (421 N. Market St., 302-543-5574), catercorner from World Cafe Live at the Queen. Sikora and his wife, Andrea, dispense groceries and to-go breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, and other prepared foods from a small market, while the bistro side serves lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays). He may be a newcomer to Wilmington, but he's been on the Philly scene since 2001 when he and his now-former wife, Aimee Olexy, opened the BYOB hit Django in Queen Village, followed by a 2005 move to the nearby Brandywine Valley with Talula's Table in Kennett Square.
May 21, 2012 |
In a game-changing move for both the Port of Wilmington and the state of Delaware, officials are pursuing a partnership with a private company or investment group to operate the publicly owned terminal and to expand the port by constructing ship berths on the Delaware River that could cost as much as $500 million. The state-owned Wilmington port touts itself as the largest handler of imported perishable cargo, fruits and vegetables in the United States and as the largest banana port in North America, second only to Antwerp, Belgium, in volume of bananas in the world.
May 8, 1996 |
WILMINGTON - Marion Allen's two-run homer in the first inning sparked the Winston-Salem Warthogs to a 4-1 victory over Wilmington in the Carolina League. A scheduled second game was rained out and will played as part of a doubleheader this afternoon. NEW HAVEN 8, READING 0 READING 3, NEW HAVEN 1 NEW HAVEN - A two-run double by Jeremy Kendall in the top of the ninth of the second game gave the Phillies a split of an Eastern League doubleheader. BINGHAMTON 4, TRENTON 1 BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Mets' Mark Guerra (3-1)
September 9, 1996 |
The Wilmington Blue Rocks took advantage of two errors and a balk to score their final three runs without a hit last night, defeating the Kinston Indians, 4-2, in the first game of the best-of-five Carolina League championship series. The Blue Rocks were held to two hits, both in the first inning, when they scored their first run. But Kinston pitchers allowed six walks and balked twice. Trailing, 2-1, Wilmington took the lead for good with a pair of runs in the fifth. Sean McNally walked, went to second on a walk to Ramy Brooks, reached third on a sacrifice, and scored on an error.
April 22, 1992 |
The Wilmington Country Club began the defense of its Philadelphia Cup championship with a 6-1 victory over the Philmont Country Club yesterday in the opening round of the inter-club team series of the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia. Gail Anderson, Wilmington's No. 3 player, scored a par on the 19th hole for a 1-up victory over Ruth Scott. Bonnie George was the winner for Philmont by 5 and 3 over Doris Smith in the No. 1 singles. The two other Philadelphia Cup matches were close.
June 18, 2012 |
Soft-spoken Penn Ketchum seems an unlikely cinema mogul. The Brooklyn native married a Manheim girl he met on his first day at Susquehanna University, settled in Lititz, near Lancaster's airport, and spent 10 years working for Lancaster County, starting as a $20,000-a-year drug-and-alcohol counselor at the King Street prison. After losing the county's top staff job (county administrator) to a rival with an MBA, Ketchum turned to the private sector. Tired of driving his young family to distant theaters, he scouted the cinema business, dominated by national chains, haunted by bankruptcies.
August 1, 2013 |
The Port of Wilmington's top banana - Dole Fresh Fruit Co. and the 65 million pieces of the yellow fruit it ships there each week - could be lost to the competing port across the Delaware at Paulsboro. After 30 years in Wilmington, Dole is considering relocating one ship a week - 3.4 billion bananas a year - to a new port being built on 190 acres in Paulsboro. For Paulsboro, landing Dole and gaining 100 to 120 direct port jobs, as well as the trucking and related businesses catering to the fresh-fruit trade, would be a major shot in the arm. The port, directly across from Philadelphia International Airport, is on 130 acres that had been the BP Oil Paulsboro Terminal, and 60 acres that was the site of Dow Chemical's former Essex Chemical plant.
May 17, 1988 |
Stephanie Marek of Wilmington, perhaps the top junior girls' bowler in the country, has been selected to represent the United States at an international tournament. Marek, 17, a student at St. Elizabeth High in Wilmington and the reigning champion of the National Junior Girls Tournament, is one of four bowlers who will represent the United States at the Pan-American FIQ Youth Bowling Championships, to be held July 23 to 28 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The letters FIQ stand for Federation Internationale des Quilleurs, or International Bowlers Federation.
July 20, 2014 |
Patty and Jim Seif had always yearned for a waterfront home. They just never envisioned theirs would be overlooking the Brandywine Creek in Wilmington. Eager to downsize from their five-bedroom farmhouse in Blue Bell, the Seifs considered other Pennsylvania suburbs and Center City, but they couldn't agree on what would best work for them. Then, in 2011, Patty accepted a job in financial communications with DuPont in Wilmington. "I then pushed Jim for us to live closer to my work," says Patty.
March 20, 2013 |
The drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that it would cut or move 1,200 jobs from its facility in Wilmington by the end of 2015, with the research and development functions mainly going to Gaithersburg, Md. The British-based pharmaceutical giant has struggled in recent years as profits from key drugs plummeted because of generic competition, and it has been cutting operations in Delaware. About 650 U.S. jobs will be eliminated, with most of those coming from the Wilmington total.