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There are really just three basic ingredients needed to produce a popular regional arts festival, according to Barry Schlecker: good food, good art and good music. And of course, a good coordinator to pull the pieces together. Since 2010, Schlecker, founder of Barry’s Events, has produced the successful Brandywine Festival of the Arts, a fall…

How full-time artists make it in Delaware

By Peggy Mika Special to Delaware Business Times As with all professions, the path to success is different for every artist. Here are the stories of four Delaware-area visual artists. Heidi Lowe When Heidi Lowe decided to study art, her mom begged her to get a teaching degree so she would have something to fall…

After three years of processing, preserving, and cataloging, Hagley Library has opened the David Sarnoff Library collection to the public. The collection includes thousands of linear feet of documents, reports, photographs, films and publications detailing the rise and fall of RCA and its leader Sarnoff. Project archivists Daniel Michelson and Kenneth Cleary worked with interns…

Thomas H. Draper, who built WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland into one of the most dominant television stations in America, has died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident near his home in Delaware. He was 76. Draper was struck by a pick-up truck Thursday morning while out for his daily bicycle ride, according to WBOC…

A new study by SmartAsset, a financial consulting company, has identified Wilmington as the seventh best city for working in retirement based on a combination lifestyle and economic factors. For one, Wilmington has an effective retirement tax rate of 9.4 percent, the second lowest in the study. It also has the eighth-highest rate of medical…

Delaware Business Times today announced the 2017 honorees of DBT 40 — a select group of the region’s best and brightest young professionals, all under the age of 40, who are making a difference with their intelligence, initiative, and innovation. Here the honorees, listed alphabetically: Sean Allen, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County Dr. Anthony…

When 428 of the trucking industry’s top professional drivers compete in Orlando this week, seven Delawareans will be contenders. The national competition, run by the American Trucking Association, marks the 80th year drivers showcase their precision and safety skills. The Delawareans in the race include Louis A. Lockard Jr., Roy Miller and Wesley B. Reynolds…

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking to fill three open seats on its 2018 board of directors. Members serve three year terms, attending meetings on the first Wednesday of the month. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, September 11. Those interested in the positions can submit applications and questions to Lauren Weaver via…