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Wilmington's Creative District has taken another big step forward as it welcomes a new creative partnership. The District's next move will see NextFab Studio make its second home in Wilmington, from its origins in Philadelphia. 

This Wilmington-based nonprofit helps at-risk young people gain construction and vocation experience. Anyone taking a tour of the Kalmar Nyckel at its Wilmington shipyard off East Seventh Street will certainly be drawn to a spacious, uniquely-shaped structure to the right of the shipyard. The edgy, contemporary building is made entirely of reclaimed materials like salvaged pickle barrels. And the builders? Aspiring local carpenters between the ages of 18 and 21 from at-risk, underserved backgrounds. 

Huge congratulations to another Delawarean making her voice heard in the entertainment industry! Singer Nadjah Nicole (aka Nadjah Nicole Pennington) wowed the celebrity judges of NBC's "The Voice" during her appearance last week, where she sang Janelle Monáe's song,Tightrope. The 23-year-old Claymont resident has regularly performed around the First State, in Gable Music Venture events like Ladybug Music Festival and World Cafe Live at the Queen singer-songwriter showcases...

Thirteen of New Castle County’s top craft beer des­ti­na­tions will be tap­ping the “good stuff” during the fifth annual Wilmington Beer Week, Nov. 7–14. The week­long cel­e­bra­tion will show­case a WBW-record 61 craft brew­eries while fea­turing din­ners, tap takeovers, meet the brewers and more. Delaware brew­eries will be promi­nent in that lineup, so look for the latest cre­ations from 16 Mile, 2SP, Dogfish Head, Evolution, Fordham, Mispillion, Third Wave and Twin Lakes. Top regional brew­eries rep­re­sented include Flying Fish, Heavy Seas, Lancaster, Stoudts, Troegs, Victory and Yards...

Three years ago, a coalition of Wilmington residents, 27 community groups and businesses formed West Side Grows Together. Now this coalition is beginning to live up to its name. In fact, WSGT is steadily sparking a revitalization of an ethnically mixed working-class community that is home to about 13,000 people—nearly one-fifth of the city’s population. The group’s target area, bordered by Jackson Street on the east, Pennsylvania Avenue on the north, Lancaster Avenue on the south and the railroad tracks beyond Union Street on the west, is one of the most diverse in the city.

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