March 13, 1998 |
"Wilmington?" That was the response of most people when they heard we were writing an article about what to do in the biggest city in the second-smallest state. Many folks know it as the home of the DuPont Co., or as the dateline for the sensational murder trials of Thomas Capano, and Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson. But if you went there, other than for commerce or litigation, it was probably for a touring Broadway show at the Playhouse, or a headliner at the historic Grand Opera House - and then you skedaddled out of town.
October 10, 2014
HAL REAL, 61, of Wilmington, Del., is a former real-estate lawyer and founder of World Cafe Live, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Located in a former toilet factory on Walnut Street near 30th, the shrine to all music genres houses everything from WXPN's on-air studios to two main stages, a restaurant and recording studios, and is home to the World Cafe radio show. Q: How did you come up with the idea for World Cafe Live? A: I'm a lifelong pianist and wanted a club for grown-ups to hear live music, that was great for audiences and performers and had good food and drink.
February 24, 2013 |
They weren't really looking for a house, Sissy Harris recalls, but her Realtor cousin invited Sissy and her husband to have a look at the brick dwelling with the slate roof anyway. Before they had finished touring the Greenville, Del., house, Jack Harris was ready to sign on the dotted line. Jack, a lawyer, is not a man who routinely acts in haste, but the 6,300-square-foot property enticed him, not only because of its open floor plan throughout three levels, but also because it had been renovated by the former owners and was in turnkey condition - serious pluses for a busy couple with two careers, three children, and two dogs.
September 19, 2014 |
Shares of DuPont Co. rose more than 5 percent Wednesday, to $69.25, after billionaire investor Nelson Peltz 's Trian Partners dropped the polite public mask he held up when he started accumulating shares last year and made it clear that he's had it with CEO Ellen Kullman 's resistance to his scheme to break apart the Wilmington manufacturer in hopes of fat shareholder payouts. Peltz and his partners, who specialize in squeezing big, old companies like H.J. Heinz and Pepsico , also vented disgust with DuPont corporate spending on "bureaucracy" and century-old hometown perks like the 217-room Hotel du Pont , the 1,252-seat DuPont Theatre , and the DuPont Country Club , with its three golf courses near the company's Wilmington headquarters.
March 26, 1997 |
A ship takes shape along the Christiana River in Wilmington. Students from a Wilmington-area technical high school watched work yesterday at a special shipyard built for replicating the Kalmar Nyckel, a 17th-century Dutch ship that brought early settlers to Wilmington. The ship landed its first settlers in 1638. The replica, being built by the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, is to be launched in the fall.
June 15, 1996 |
J.R. Phillips' solo home run in the top of the ninth gave Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 2-1 win over Norfolk last night. READING 3, CANTON 1 CANTON, Ohio - Righthander Ryan Nye (7-2) struck out 10 in eight innings for his fifth straight win. WILMINGTON 4, PR. WILLIAM 3 WILMINGTON - Keith Rackley drove in all four Wilmington runs. NORWICH 5, TRENTON 3
July 12, 2005 |
The Wilmington Blue Rocks scored six runs in the sixth inning last night in a 10-5 Carolina League win over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Chad Spann homered for Wilmington in the fourth. In the sixth, the Blue Rocks scored three times on walks with the bases loaded.
January 5, 2013
WILMINGTON - A motorist who tried to flee to avoid a traffic stop was caught after the vehicle ran out of gas, authorities said. Police spotted a vehicle speeding about 3 p.m. Wednesday in Wilmington, said Officer Mark Ivey, a police spokesman. An officer attempted to stop the car, but it continued to speed onto I-95, Ivey said. That's where the vehicle slowed to a stop, out of gas, Ivey said. Tyree Jackson, 37, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with numerous traffic offenses.