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Joe Trainor IN Wilmington

“Wilmington’s Music Man.” That’s what The News Journal once dubbed Joe Trainor, and he’s earned the title. He’s a singer, a band leader, a music director, and a keyboardist with an armful of local music awards to prove his chops...

Rob and Chris Buccini IN Wilmington

Brothers Rob and Chris Buccini grew up in the Little Italy section of Wilmington, but Market has been their defacto home for the last decade. Their company, the Buccini/Pollin Group, has been at the forefront of many of Market’s major revitalization projects – the renovated Queen theater, restaurants like La Fia, Merchant Bar and Stitch House Brewery, and living spaces like the Residences at Rodney Square and the MKT apartments...

Dan Sanchez IN Wilmington

Just to be clear from the start: Dan Sanchez and David Sanchez are two different people who have been seen together in the same place at the same time. (There’s a useful video explaining this on Facebook.) But though both Sanchezes (Sanchezi?) have been mainstays on Market for almost a decade – Dan working at various theaters in marketing gigs, David at Spaceboy Clothing – Dan has recently moved on up to the 9th floor on French Street, as the city’s digital & social media manager under Wilmington Mayor Michael S. Purzycki...

Jerry Bilton IN Wilmington

Next month, Jerry Bilton will celebrate his 70th birthday and his retirement from a Wilmington career that spans five decades and three business sectors – first in government, then in banking, and ending in nonprofits, as the executive director of the Community Service Building for all of its 20 years...

Gregory Wallace IN Wilmington

When Greg gets to Market Street to deliver the mail, it’s no longer work. The street’s most identifiable and indefatigable mailman has delivered letters and packages on Market since the beginning of the Reagan administration, through snow, rain, heat and maybe even some gloom of night during the holiday season. He knows the neighbors and the neighbors know him, and everyone stops to and speaks with him...

Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills Twin Poets IN Wilmington

Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills shared a womb, shared a creative calling and now share the title of 17th Poets Laureate of the State of Delaware. The Twin Poets, born and raised in Wilmington, have held a finger to the pulse of the city their entire lives, and their poetry beats to its rhythm…

Eunice LaFate IN Wilmington

Folk artist Eunice LaFate’s “autobiography” bursts with color on the walls of LaFate Gallery on Market. There, in one painting, you can get a glimpse of her Jamaican heritage. In another, her strong...

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