Great Places to Work

DT surveyed area recruiters, workers, managers and CEOs to find the state's best employers. Your dream job is waiting--and it's right here at home.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photographs all by Luigi Ciuffetelli
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The No. 1 reason people leave their jobs has nothing to do with salary. They simply don’t like their bosses. So it’s clear that a great workplace starts at the top. Leaders who value employees make happy workers.

But until an employee experiences the culture of a workplace, leadership styles are impossible to anticipate. The only beta available to job seekers is salary, health and medical benefits, and an inventory of perks such as financial childcare assistance, tuition reimbursement, retirement plans, flextime policies and telecommuting options. At many local companies, such benefits are standard, so the less tangible aspects of work often matter most.

“On any given website, you can see human resources policies in place, but many are not particularly effective,” says Michael Burchell, director of client services at the Great Places to Work Institute in Wilmington. “In other words, they look good in writing, but aren’t implemented well. When people believe there is high trust and high camaraderie, it’s usually a great place to work.”

DT surveyed area recruiters, workers, managers and CEOs, asking the same questions Burchell does: Does management take sincere interest in employees? Does the CEO communicate in a way that makes them feel valued? Are leaders fair? Do they micromanage? Do they look at the long term and big picture?

The companies listed here encourage all employees to contribute ideas, many of which are often implemented. Excellent work is rewarded in meaningful and creative ways. Staffers are result-oriented, but they also have fun on the job. Some even work for salaries that are below market because they value teamwork and respect from leaders. They can make a difference in their communities and maintain a passion for what they do.

 

 

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About 80 percent of Delaware’s lawyers work solo or in practices of fewer than five lawyers. The rest work in large local firms, chain firms, or in-house for companies such as DuPont and AstraZeneca. Large firms tend to be highly structured. Whether they are good places to work or not depends on the managing partner. The largest local firms are Potter Anderson & Corroon, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor. Richards Layton & Finger gets great reviews for its mandatory pro-bono program. Morris James boasts the hippest offices and most ergonomic work spaces at Wilmington’s newest business address: 500 Delaware Avenue. The biggest chain is Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, but Attorney General Beau Biden pays the largest number of lawyers; they work at the Department of Justice. Insiders took a secret oath to tell us why some firms are tops.

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, one of Delaware’s largest law firms, does corporate, bankruptcy and commercial law for clients at home and abroad. Attorneys have more latitude than at other firms because, unlike larger entities, they are not stymied by overzealous partners and ancient management styles. Great loyalty exists among partners, says partner Bill Johnston, who also chaired the hiring committee. “We try to provide associates with early opportunities, and we encourage partners to serve as mentors.”

Potter Anderson & Corroon is Delaware’s oldest firm, the eighth-oldest continuously operating firm in the country. That could sound like tradition reigns supreme, but Potter Anderson has turned a new leaf by working to attract minority attorneys. It named Theresa Brown-Edwards as its first African-American partner in January, which “showed first and foremost its willingness to evaluate legal skill and talent regardless of the race and gender of the attorney,” says Brown-Edwards. “It also showed the initiative to embrace diversity.” The firm later hired African-American attorney Joshua Martin III, the former CEO of Verizon Delaware, now a partner. Martin chairs the diversity group. “Not only do we do sophisticated, top-notch legal work,” says Brown-Edwards, “but we have a congenial and respectful group of lawyers and staff.”

Schmittinger and Rodriguez, a small Dover firm, wins raves for offering an all-around pleasant environment for secretaries, paralegals, support staff and lawyers. The firm is a favorite among summer clerks, and chances of getting hired are good, which means many of Schmittinger and Rodriguez’s new attorneys are fresh from law school. There’s also a good stable of experienced attorneys who specialize in workers’ compensation, personal injury, employment and labor, corporate, taxation and trusts, bankruptcy, criminal, and family and domestic law. Several attorneys also practice in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

At Widener University School of Law, professors have enough scheduling flexibility to get to their kids’ soccer games and dance recitals. Full-timers enjoy great benefits, including long holiday breaks and summer schedules that allow for 10 Fridays off. A professor’s paycheck often can’t compete with those of practicing lawyers—but they don’t work 80-hour weeks. Job satisfaction comes from preparing students to enter a challenging profession. Widener welcomes women and minorities. “Anyone who would question that need look only straight to the top of our school. Dean Linda Ammons is an African-American woman,” one of only three black women law deans in the country, says public relations officer Mary Allen.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Accounting managers, real estate and credit analysts, regulatory compliance managers, loan officers, tellers and marketing execs are critical to the field. The question is not where to work, but whether employees want to be big fish in little ponds or little fish in the ocean. Top banks offer competitive benefits packages and a few extras. PNC Financial Services Group, for example, boasts flextime, telecommuting, high salaries, 401(k) options, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and paid time off to perform community service. Tiny Artisans is Delaware’s own. By working at one of its 11 branches, employees find fulfillment by helping neighbors start businesses. But the industry is changing. JPMorgan Chase quietly laid off 140 workers over the past few months, and giant Bank of America recently reportedly 100 job cuts (though the figure is likely low). Don’t be discouraged—there are still great jobs to be had.

Maverick bank ING Direct is still proving itself, so it’s working hard to earn loyalty from employees. This year’s launch of electronic checking accounts will mean more hiring in the sales, risk, IT, marketing and treasury departments. There are no titles. And no one, including the famously down-to-earth CEO Arkadi Kuhlmann (though CEO sounds suspiciously like a title), has a private office, so if you are averse to cubes, look elsewhere. Kuhlmann looks to hire anyone but traditional bankers, so those who are eager to prove themselves are welcome here—as long as they do prove themselves. Management rewards hard work with two-day retreats to surprise locations. It rewards underachievers with an invitation to leave. Employees therefore believe ING surpasses most companies in terms of relationship building and camaraderie. Folks exercise together in the state-of-the art fitness center or annihilate each other via paintball matches on company retreats. If ING continues to offer customers the best interest rates in town (4.5 percent on savings accounts, higher for CDs) the likelihood of the standard merger is nil.

Wilmington Trust serves the mid-Atlantic with corporate-trustee and special-purpose services worldwide. The bank offers tremendous benefits and a terrific working atmosphere to 2,500 staffers in 59 countries, contributing to a low employee turnover rate of 12 percent a year. (The average employee tenure is 12 years.) In its 104 years, there have been only 12 chairmen. Like Kuhlmann, CEO Ted Cecala has an open door policy, but no door—only a cubicle, like the rest of the senior staff. Employees say he’s resistant to power-ego syndrome, as proven by his eating lunch in the cafeteria every day.

Affinity Wealth Management is a family-owned financial planning agency in Wilmington that is always on the lookout for financial wizards. Dr. James Kalil, 87 (called Pops around the office) started the company in 1974, then passed the baton to his son, Donald. Denise Madison, an African American who was recently promoted to office manager, says, “Having females and minorities in high-profile positions here is no big deal. If you’re good at what you do, you’ll be recognized.” Aside from generous annual bonuses, the company rewards employee achievement with Caribbean cruises—spouses welcome. Health insurance is free to employees. Flex spending comes through Aflac. And AWM maintains a Safe Harbor 401(k) profit-sharing plan, matching the first 3 percent of one’s pay—decent for a small company. Family issues are respected. “Don and Pops understand that we’re humans and we have lives outside work,” says trading specialist Matt Simpson.

Citizens Bank, now a 1,600-branch franchise, pays employees’ tuition before the start of a semester, not after, like most companies. Its emergency sick childcare reimbursement provides financial help to staffers when their children need care while they’re working. After workers have clocked at least five years with the company, they are entered into a monthly drawing to win a new car. Great benefits and competitive pay applies, but the new car is a biggie.

Barclays Bank Delaware CEO Richard Vague and president Jim Stewart, both formerly of First USA/Bank One, believe employees should get first dibs on Delaware’s coolest cultural events, so each supports the local arts scene. Barclays (formerly Juniper), a fast growing credit card issuer, is headquartered in Wilmington and manages myriad card partnerships with successful travel, entertainment, automotive, educational and financial institutions in the United States. Vague and Stewart seek smart, result-oriented staffers, but list “unselfishness” as a prerequisite trait. Employees do lots of community service. Tutoring children—during work hours—is most popular.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Wanted: IT talent across all sectors. Demand means great salaries for programmers, analysts, administrators and support specialists. Delaware’s largest exclusive IT companies are CAI and Ajilon Consulting. (The firms collectively employ about 2,000 people.) Other great places:

Computer Aid Inc., an IT consulting and services firm, employs 1,700 associates worldwide—700 of them in Wilmington. Big enough to service Fortune 500 companies, it’s small enough that managing director Ernie Dianastasis remembers every employee’s first name. The company takes an old-fashioned approach to rewarding achievement. Employees’ first, third, fifth and 10th anniversaries are big deals, but at year five, employees and their spouses earn a bash at Brantwyn. At year 15, Ernie, his wife and a bunch of friends do an extravagant dinner and secretly create a package of letters and memories recalling the highlights of the celebrant’s career. Always a tearjerker.

The next time you’re stranded with a flat tire at 3 a.m., be thankful you work for AAA. Classic membership (road service, travel discounts, retail deals, etc.) comes free, as does a decent in-house fitness center and one of the best cafeterias around. (Breakfast starts at 7 a.m.) CEO Allen DeWalle knows all 900 people by name. “He’s so approachable, he’s really one of us,” says staffer Ela Voluck. But getting back to IT. Though ever-growing AAA employs accountants, sales agents, compliance specialists, trainers, communications experts—even roadside assistance counselors in Delaware’s high-volume call center—the money is on the IT department. Business analysts, web designers and customer relationship management program specialists are in demand. Credit the company’s need to enhance its online experience for customers and increase web traffic. AAA must grow its e-business to maximize revenue. That’s where its future lies.

For a small IT company (about 145 employees) based in Newark, hostmysite.com is stable, profitable and run by young UD grads Lou Honick and Neil Heuer. Employees, who host 65,000 websites, love the casual environment and cool perks, such as discounts on gym memberships, a break room fully stocked with great snacks and fountain sodas, and full benefits, including free health insurance. Staffers have the tools and the authority to do whatever is necessary to delight customers. Customers are never subjected to bad Barry Manilow or other Muzak-induced punishment because they are never, ever put on hold; staffers IM each other when someone calls. Hardcore techies, salespeople and marketing experts support the company, which ranks at 190 on Inc.’s list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the country. Translation: 573 percent growth over three years.

Placed squarely in the no-brainer category, ING Direct, with more than 15 million customers in nine large countries, boasts only online services, thus explaining the constant search for IT pros. Positions such as management analysts, business infrastructure developers, database administrators and senior developers are up for grabs. As the company grows, especially the paperless checking accounts rolled out this year, the road for info techs gets wider. Perks are considerable. For more on ING, see Financial Services.

ADVERTISING-MEDIA

Advertising agencies and media outlets employ similar types of workers: agents, designers, editors, writers, broadcasters, entertainers, camera operators, equipment techs and public relations pros. Receptionists, office managers, marketers and salespeople who find their way to the media world are often entertained by lively newsroom antics and bouts of temporary insanity before deadlines. In Georgetown, radio stations WGBG, WJNE, WJWK, WJWL, WKHI and WOCQ co-exist on DuPont Boulevard. A stroll down McKee Road in Dover reveals WDOV and WDSD. On-air jobs are generally locked up at Wilmington’s WJBR, but salespeople do well. The station is ground central in 18 neighboring counties. WJBR smartly lures adult listeners with a contemporary format, and those listeners advertise. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, exciting job, tune in here:

A television newsroom is a frenetic place, but if you care about the community, love to work fast and have a thick skin, consider WHYY-PBS, Delaware’s Wilmington studio, home of “Delaware Tonight,” the only area newscast devoted exclusively to the First State. Though some people devote their careers to public television, others consider PBS a terrific springboard to a network job. WHYY vice president and station manager Paul Gluck visits the newsroom at least once a week, talking to reporters and developing contacts in the community. News programming requires producers, reporters, directors, sportscasters, meteorologists, camera operators and others. The Delaware bureau of WHYY (the station is based in Philly) also employs a corporate underwriter and other administrative positions. The downside of public broadcasting: The pay is far less than that of network TV, but few go into journalism for the money. Good news for downstate job seekers: WHYY opened a Dover bureau in January.

“In terms of talk show hosts, I only hire people who refuse to be told what to think,” says WDEL: 1150 AM program manager and talk show host Rick Jensen. (Two words: Gerry Fulcher.) For people with strong opinions and an ear to the ground, WDEL is good news. (WSTW, a music station, shares the building, management and perks.) Broadcasters, reporters and editors are politically diverse, a mix that makes for lively lunchroom chats. Jensen’s office is in the hallway, so he’s approachable. And he’s approached often. Unlike other stations, WDEL reporters write and produce for both radio and videocasts. They know what their jobs and goals are. So though there are guidelines, they are free to manage their own time. The same goes for sales associates, who’ve been earning better commissions ever since WDEL snatched newsman Allan Loudell from WILM and opinionated Al Mascitti from the News Journal. On-air, full-time jobs are hard to land at WDEL, a Delmarva Broadcasting company, but the station is always looking for savvy part-time anchors. As CEO Pete Booker knows, weekend anchoring is a way in. He started as a part-time deejay.

Here’s something you don’t see often: News-talk station WGMD in Lewes is looking for on-air personalities. On-air gigs at the beach? If owners find the right people, they’ll drop a big hunk of syndicated programming. (They’ve already dumped Dr. Laura.) The 27-year-old business is still owned independently, so employees have not fallen victim to the whims of national conglomerates. WGMD has built a solid reputation with listeners, political icons, and downstate movers and shakers. Sales reps rake in decent bucks, earning up to 25 percent commission on certain contracts—high for a small station. “Most of our personnel is on-air, and we stay informed about local issues. The exciting part is that we’re always at the center of breaking news,” says manager Marie Moulinier. “And we don’t have to play Michael Bolton records.”

Nothing turns clients off more than a bunch of creative types who think they know your business better than you do. Aloysius, Butler and Clark, a PR firm, goes against that grain. Employees are team players who come in all ages and colors. As its website states, there are no “fat cats, hierarchy and prima donnas.” CEO John Hawkins has been spotted cleaning the kitchen for a meeting or assembling client binders when temps don’t show. A five-person management team guides the 51-person staff. On profitable months, each gets $100 in cash. When quarterly goals are met, winning departments share bonuses. The windows open. Parking is free. The kitchen is stocked with candy. (Check with HR about dental insurance.)

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January 2017

January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

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The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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January 14, 15, 16 – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Invention Convention Lights, camera, action! This year’s Invention Convention features hands-on video...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for children between 4 and 14, and free for children under 4 a

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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Belly Dance Classes with Zahra Beginner & intermediate classes open to teens and adults Sundays in January starting Jan 8th Beginner: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Intermediate: 1 - 2 p.m (must get...

Cost: $15-$42

Where:
Take the Lead Studio
320 Lantana Drive
Hockessin , DE  19711
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Join Rachel Binkley of Rocker Soaps + Herbals for a fun and information filled class. We will make soap, learn how to make a soap recipe and get tips and techniques to make it easier for you at...

Cost: 40

Where:
Elements of Nutrition
4710 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Rocker Soaps + Herbals
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Come give curling a try! At this 2-hour intro-to-curling event we'll provide a basic lesson then coach you through a mini-game.  Whether you just want to cross #curling off your bucket list or...

Cost: $35

Where:
The Pond Ice Arena
101 John Campbell Rd
Newark, DE  19711
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present its popular What Makes Us Tick? program during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, January 13-15. This analytical film and discussion series...

Cost: $9 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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BROKEN ARROW: A NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE Broken Arrow delivers the music of Neil Young; both the rockin' electric guitar driven favorites and the more country flavored classics with pedal steel and...

Cost: $12 ADV- $14 DOS

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Learn how climate change affects our world with hands-on activities that can relate to explorers of all ages. Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorer visitors can take on the role of an Arctic...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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When the kids have a day off but the parents don’t, let them spend the day off of school doing something really cool…having fun at DMNH! Enjoy games, crafts, activities, and even a hot dog...

Cost: $20 for Members, $25 for Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Science is for everyone! Join us for hands on crafts and activities that highlight science contributions to natural history from scientists all around the world. Learn how YOU can make a difference...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 130-265-89111
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January 14, 15, 16 – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Invention Convention Lights, camera, action! This year’s Invention Convention features hands-on video...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for children between 4 and 14, and free for children under 4 a

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, Dec 1st thru Thursday, December 15th Winter session: Tuesday, January 17th thru Thursday, March 30th   Drop in on Nature is...

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Where:
The Annex
501 Chandler Mill Rd
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
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East Coast Garden Center Indoor Farmers Market Nov 8, 2016 - April 11, 2017  11 am- 2 pm 25 vendors Location:  East Coast Garden Center 30366 Cordrey Rd Millsboro, DE 19966 302-945-3489

Cost: frr

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East Coast Garden Center
30366 Cordrey Rd
Millsboro, DE  19966
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East Coast Garden Center Indoor Farmer's Marke 25 vendors

Cost: Free

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East Coast Garden Center
30366 Cordrey Rd
Millsboro, DE  19966
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A four-week series of ballroom dancing classes taught by teachers from the BlueBallroom. Tuesdays starting Jan. 10. Classes are $30 a lesson for Non-Members. Non-Member slots are limited. For...

Cost: $30

Where:
University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The Cinema & the Arts film series proudly presents a screening of the documentary ART BASTARD on  Tuesday, January 17, 7:00 pm, at Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza,...

Cost: $9

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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The Division of Public Health offers its annual free flu vaccination event in the Legislative Hall Library, ground floor, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover, DE, on January 18, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Legislative Hall Library
411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Division of Public Health
Telephone: 800-282-8672
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Do you want to learn how to make soap? This is your chance! Join me for a fun and informative class @ Liquid Alchemy. I will teach you how to create your own recipe and the in-and-outs of soap...

Cost: 45.00

Where:
Liquid Alchemy
28 Brookside Dr.
Wilmington, DE  19804
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Sponsor: Rocker Soaps + Herbals
Telephone: 302-544-0391
Contact Name: Rachel Binkley
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Do you want to learn how to make soap? This is your chance! Join me for a fun and informative class @ Liquid Alchemy. I will teach you how to create your own recipe and the in-and-outs of soap...

Cost: 45

Where:
Liquid Alchemy
28 Brookside Dr.
, DE  19804
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Sponsor: Rocker Soaps + Herbals
Telephone: 302-544-0391
Contact Name: Rachel Binkley
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, Dec 1st thru Thursday, December 15th Winter session: Tuesday, January 17th thru Thursday, March 30th   Drop in on Nature is...

Cost: see description

Where:
The Annex
501 Chandler Mill Rd
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:30PM Fall session: December 1st, 8th and 15th Winter session: Starts January 19th, every other Thursday until March 30th This program is based entirely outdoors and is...

Cost: Cost: $30 for TLC members / $40 for non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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Guest speakers Patty Dailey-Lewis, executive director of the Beau Biden Foundation, and Delaware Family Court commissioner Loretta Young will discuss how participation in social media can too...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilmington University - Doberstein Admissions Ctr.
320 N DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE  19805
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Sponsor: Wilmington University College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Telephone: 302-295-1164
Contact Name: Dr. Johanna Bishop
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The 3rd Place and Bike Lane Cafe along with WestSide Grows and Delaware Permaculture bring you the West 7th Street Bazaar.  Happening EVERY 3rd Thursday of the month from January through May,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
The 3rd Place
1139 W. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows
Telephone: 302-690-9459
Contact Name: Delaware Permaculture
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January 19 – Thursday – 6:30 p.m. Research Seminar: Amyrs Williams (Wesleyan University) – Reimagining the Modern Farm The seminar is open to the public and is based on a paper that is...

Cost: $0

Where:
Copeland Room, Hagley Library
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 65802400
Contact Name: Carol Lockman
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
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HIGH & MIGHTY BRASS BAND There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John,...

Cost: $15

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 215-222-1400
Contact Name: MP Intern
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Tutto Fresco has live entertainment every Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Call for details. http://tuttofrescode.com/

Where:
Tutto Fresco
514 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Formed in 1992, Splintered Sunlight quickly became the most popular Grateful Dead Tribute band in the Philadelphia area, gaining praise from Dead Heads and Non Heads alike. Since that time,...

Cost: $10

Where:
World Cafe Live At The Queen
500 N Market St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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Ah, typecasting—the baritone is always the bad guy! In Devils, Drunks & Dastardly Dudes, we’ll go on an operatic journey of men behaving badly. We’ll add a tenor to the mix, too… but we...

Cost: $29-$59

Where:
OperaDelaware Studio
4 South Poplar St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: OperaDelaware
Telephone: 302-442-7809
Contact Name: Mary Wilcosky
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
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January 3 - 28  “Winter Group Show” Rotating Group Show features a variety of art in different styles and media. Custom Framing & Gift Certificates are always available. Gallery Hours:...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Amateur and professional creators from the Wilmington community and beyond will sketch, paint and sculpt side-by-side with DCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff as nude and costumed male...

Cost: $30 per person

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE  19081
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Sponsor: Delaware College of Art and Design
Telephone: 302-622-8000 x 123
Contact Name: Mark Tajzler
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From foxes and beavers to cats and dogs, all mammals benefit from open space! Discover the signs of mammals in winter and learn about human impact on mammal habitat and population survival. Join...

Cost: FREE for TLC members / $10 for non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of Charles Gounod’s ROMÉO ET JULIETTE on Saturday,...

Cost: $15 - $25

Where:
Cape Henlopen High School Theater
1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 130-264-59095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Coastal Concerts in downtown Lewes will host a presentation by one of the most recognized, honored and versatile musicians in the world, the legendary two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist...

Cost: $30. Ages 10-18 and one adult per youth.

Where:
Bethel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Fourth & Market Streets
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Coastal Concerts, Inc.
Telephone: 888-212-6458
Contact Name: Edna Ellett
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Ovations Dinner Theatre hosts an interactive Mafia Murder Mystery dinner. Ticket includes a 3-course Italian dinner and the performance. Tickets are $45 for Non-Members and Non-Member seating is...

Cost: 45

Where:
Ballroom at University and Whist Club
805 N. Broom St.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Bethany Beach – When local businessman Tim Hill was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”) in 2014, he set on a mission to help other people who were diagnosed with...

Cost: $20 General Admission

Where:
Frankford Fire Hall
7 Main Street
Frankford, DE  19945
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The Resident Ensemble Players, Delaware’s professional acting company performing at the University of Delaware, presents The Bells by Theresa Rebeck. During the great Yukon gold rush of the...

Cost: $15 - $30

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: (302) 831-2204
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AM RADIO Have you ever perked up when the radio plays a song that first hit popular stations when you were young? Do you turn the volume up to obnoxious levels and sing along? Music can bring us...

Cost: $10 + FEES

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
500 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 215-222-1400
Contact Name: MP Intern
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