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Somethings Unique Furniture & Accessories for the home When Somethings Unique opened its doors in 2004, their new, two-story boutique was a place where homeowners could go to fill their design and furniture needs. Now, almost 13 years later, thousands of customers have admired and taken home the beautiful, hand-crafted European and American furniture that made their dreams for beautifying their home come true. Throughout the 6,500 square feet of show room space, Somethings Unique is an idea garden which encourages customers to imagine their home flavored with handpicked furniture, antiques and fine reproductions, ceramics and decorations built and imported from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Sweden and many other countries. Somethings Unique is not just about promoting its products. It is about incorporating the homeowner’s lifestyle, and sometimes their own furniture into the design of the room. Upon request, one of the Somethings Unique in-house award-winning designers will come to your home, listen to your ideas, and create scale drawings to help plan a room or even an entire home. If you would like to enjoy a wonderful tax-free shopping experience in a relaxed and charming environment, come see us today. We are located in Powder Mill Square Shopping Center at 3834 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807.

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Somethings Unique Furniture & Accessories for your home

3834 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE • 302.426.1950 • Monday through Friday 9:30am - 6pm • Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 12 - 4pm

We Work with Designers • Tax-Free Shopping • Design Services Available

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Somethings Unique


A tradition of quality at Minster's Jewelers


Centreville Layton School helps students reach their potential


Nobody works harder for you than CB Joe

10- Resident Ensemble Player's upcoming plays 12- The Courtyard Marriott: A great hotel and more 15- Blind Factory offers a full range of window treatment services 16- OperaDelaware’s 2017 Spring Festival 18- Local farmers are the heroes at Harvest Market 20- Wisdom begins with wonder at the Delaware Aerospace Academy 22- Churrascaria Saudades Brazilian Steakhouse 24- Wilmington & Western Railroad 26- Delaware Park 28- The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition 30- The Delaware Art Museum 32- The Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 season continues 34- Delaware Furniture Exchange 36- You won’t find a better trail series in the Mid-Atlantic 37- Lenape Builders, Inc: 38 years of building quality homes 38- Designer Consigner: The face of upscale resale

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A tradition of quality at Minster's Jewelers Minster’s Jewelers was founded in July, 1895 by Jacob John Minster in Elkton, Md. Upon arriving in the United States in the 1870s, Jacob John was employed by Bailey, Banks, and Biddle as a watchmaker and jeweler. He believed in quality and integrity. He had a love for jewelery and the craft, which has been carried on through the generations. The third and fourth generations are taking Minster’s in a new direction with Custom Design Jewelry, designed and manufactured by Minster’s staff. It’s a new and original look, with quality to be passed on to future generations, in keeping with the traditional hometown atmosphere. Minster’s offers its clientele a wide range of jewelry, including diamonds, colored gemstones, karat gold, gold filled and silver jewelry, and watches.

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Centreville Layton School helps students reach their potential Centreville Layton School serves students who learn differently from pre-K to 12th grade. It is the first school of its kind in the state and is proud to be on the cutting-edge of education. Centreville Layton School offers a rigorous educational and cultural experience for students who learn differently. The program identifies academic and social needs of the individual and provides a curriculum that focuses on problem solving and critical thinking. Through intervention and strengthening learning strategies, the school empowers each student to reach his or her potential. Centreville Layton School offers small class sizes and targeted areas of support for each student. For more information on curriculum and services, visit

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Nobody works harder for you than CB Joe Since 1972, at CB Joe TV & Appliance, success comes when the customer comes first. The winning plan is Price and Service. It is David versus Goliath, as this popular local family store beats the big box stores. CB Joe says, “After I served nine years in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician, my wife Alice and I started the business in our home. Wow! Time and all those changes over 44 years. Imagine all the wonderful customers that have helped us help them.” CB Joe TV & Appliance is a 10,000-square-foot workplace full of choice home appliances, televisions, and repair service. Every day, CB Joe sale prices are compared to match or beat all the big box stores and even Amazon prices. The computer software helps us to easily get you the best price. Shoppers can search the website CBJOE.COM to compare and order online or call Jim, Joe, Hugh, or Jason. Free delivery is available, with no sales tax. Over 1,000 models are available on the CB Joe website and almost all of that is available in one day. CB Joe says, “We are grateful for your business. Ask your neighbor. Give us a try!”

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THE ELEPHANT MAN By Bernard Pomerance Directed by Sanford Robbins Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts Mar. 2 - Mar. 19, 2017 The moving tale of John Merrick, a passionate, artistic soul trapped in a body hideously disfigured by a horrifying rare disease. Named the “Elephant Man” in a touring freak show, he is rescued by a renowned surgeon and becomes the unlikely toast of London society. A poignant look at disability, intolerance, and the gift of kindness, this Tony award winning play retains its power to shake us to our depths. Note: This production contains brief nudity.

TARTUFFE By Molière; translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur Directed by Maria Aitken Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts April 20 - May 7, 2017 Molière’s most popular and wickedly funny play of deception, hypocrisy and false morality. Tartuffe masquerades as a pious man of the cloth while working to swindle the gullible Orgon out of his fortune, daughter, and reputation. But everyone else in the household smells a rat. When Tartuffe is threatened with exposure, he ups both the ante and the hilarity in this laugh-out-loud comedy.

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Meat Market Quality BUTCHER SHOP & DELI

Serving Hockessin since 1980

302-239-2529 • Prepared Meats • All Natural Chicken • Catering Specialties • Marinated Items • Certified Angus Western Beef • Boar’s Head Gourmet Deli Meats • Honey Glazed Sliced Ham • Homemade Sausage • Homemade Prepared Salads • Fresh Roasted Beef & Turkey

Shoppes of Hockessin, Rt. 41 — Lancaster Pike MC/VISA/WSFS

Monday-Friday 8:30-6:00 • Saturday 8:00-4:30

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Blind Factory offers a full range of window treatment services The Blind Factory offers a wide variety of window treatment services– everything from in-home consultation and installation to self-installation tips and blind repair. The Blind Factory is locally owned and operated in Delaware, and has more than 40 years of experience in the business. A knowledgeable, professional staff will make your next window covering purchase a breeze by offering quality products at exceptional prices while still providing the service you deserve. Buying blinds, shades and shutters is easy with Blind Factory. Expert window consultants come out to your home. All the blinds and shades are custom-made, ensuring a perfect fit. In addition, all of the products come with a limited lifetime warranty. Blind Factory also offers repair services for all types of window treatments, which allows customers to restore their blinds or shades rather than replacing them. Some of the benefits of working with the Blind Factory include the following: • The convenience of selecting from samples and swatches in the comfort of your own home or office.

• We work around your schedule. • Knowledgeable, professional staff who will carefully measure your windows and provide all the possible window treatment options available to you. • Extensive selection of Courtesy photos (3) blinds, fabrics, colors and styles. • Customized window treatments to fit your decor. • Competitive, affordable prices. • Experienced, professional installation to guarantee the perfect fit. To schedule your free, in-home consultation, call the main office at 302-998-9616, or visit one of the Blind Factory locations in Delaware. For more information about the locations and services, visit



Blind Factory, Inc. 3316 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington DE 19808 • 302-999-8800 •

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OperaDelaware’s 2017 Spring Festival Leap Year 1792 saw the birth of Gioachino Rossini, a most beloved Italian composer, on Feb. 29. So it is fitting that OperaDelaware will celebrate the 225th anniversary of his birth this spring when it presents La Cenerentola (Cinderella), the rarely staged Semiramide as well as his Petite messe solennelle (Little solemn mass) which Rossini described as “the last of my péchés de vieillesse” (sins of old age). Last season’s pairing of the East Coast Premiere of Franco Faccio’s Hamlet (Amleto) and Verdi’s beloved Falstaff was a winning formula and showed the world that Delaware was indeed a destination that is worthy of a visit. These performances received accolades from across the country and around the world. Semiramide is based on Voltaire’s tragedy Semiramis. Written in 1823, Rossini’s final Italian opera is about a power-hungry Babylonian Queen who murdered her husband. This rarely-performed tour de force is a sumptuous masterpiece, perfectly suited to the intimacy and extraordinary acoustics of The Grand Opera House. Susannah Biller stars in the title role. She has been praised for her “incandescent, exquisitely supple soprano” and her “light, sweet lyric voice and coloratura agility.” Aleksandra Romano, who has sung with the Portland Opera and

Susannah Biller

Sean Anderson

Washington National Opera, is Arsace. Timothy Augustin is Idreno and Daniel Mobbs is Assur. Composed 200 years ago, Rossini’s setting of La Cenerentola has stood the test of time. Glass slippers are replaced with bracelets in this captivating opera that will delight the whole family! While there’s no fairy godmother in Rossini’s story, there’s still a healthy dose of step-sisterly mischief and fairy tale-like enchantment that ends in happily ever after. Pennsylvania native Megan Marino sings the title role. Her recent appearances include the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Spoleto Festival USA. Tenor Jack Swanson will sing the role of Prince Ramiro; and two standouts from last year’s performances of Falstaff will round out the cast—Steven Condy as Don Magnifico and Sean Anderson as Dandini. Petite messe solennelle will feature four outstanding graduates of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia – Colleen Daly, Chrystal E. Williams, William Davenport and Ben Wager. This performance with piano and harmonium will be conducted by Maestro David Amado.

Daniel Mobbs

Photo courtesy Wendy Manness

Megan Marino

Steven Condy

Photo courtesy Devon Cass

Tim Augustin

Aleksandra Romano

Jack Swanson

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Come celebrate the 225th anniversary of Gioachino Rossini’s birth!


Opera Festival


Join us for

Cinderella (April 30 & May 6) Semiramide (April 29 & May 7) The Grand & Petite messe solennelle (May 5)


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April 29-May 7, 2017 For performance schedule, tickets and travel info call 302-442-7807 or visit

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Local farmers are the heroes at Harvest Market Some people like to drop brand nd names. At Harvest Market, we like to drop the names of our farmer-heroes, s, the more than 50 local producers whose 270 items we proudly sell in our store. Superheroes, our local farmers are deemed ‘local’ if their products are made, grown or raised within 100 miles from our store in Hockessin, Del. We believe that the fairest trade is the most local one. Always buzzing with activity, ity, Walt’s Swarmbustin’ Honey in West Grove, Pa. is nestled in the rolling hills of Chester County, 10 miles down the road from our store. Walt’s Raw Honey is a staple item at Harvest Market, along with his golden bee pollen. Pollinator health is more important than ever, and we applaud every natural beekeeper and pollinator promoter out there. Spring Thyme Herbs grows fresh and certified organic culinary herbs all year long in their greenhouses and outdoors. This family enterprise has been farming organically for more than 25 years. Peaceful Valley Farm grows a range of vibrant produce, including “some of the best broccoli and cauliflower our staff and customers have ever had!”

Farming is a family affair at Peaceful Valle Valley Farm, with husband Aaron, w wife Rachel and family members at the helm of the horse-drawn plow. A Delaware native, tomato grower Barry Trimmer has been in the hydroponic tomato growing business for the last 18 years. From his greenhouse in Dover, he grows around 900 plants, iincluding three varieties, as part of hhis one-man enterprise. T.A. Farm’s Palmer Family has been farming for five generations now, having raised and processed turkeys for more than 30 years in Wyoming, Delaware. This family business even grows their own feed, and never gives any growth enhancer or medication to their turkeys. Located in the backyard of the world’s mushroom capital, Harvest Market is especially honored to carry a variety of certified organic mushrooms grown with rich compost by Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms in Landenberg, Pa. Our wildly popular grab and go meals from the Harvest Market Kitchen feature seasonal and fresh ingredients from our local farmers and producers, allowing you to support our local growers while also enjoying the delicious foods you love!

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Wisdom begins with wonder. Celebrating twenty-seven years of excellence. Join us at the Delaware Aerospace Academy Have you ever thought about the year 2020? The 21st century is a time of advanced technologies, harnessing energy, recycling our resources, futuristic structures, robotic probes, lunar outposts and human missions to Mars. The future holds undreamed of scientific and technological opportunities. The Delaware Aerospace Academy hopes to prepare students for those challenges. In operation since 1990, the objective of the Delaware Aerospace Academy is to provide hands-on training and experiences through our Destination academies in related activities and fields. Throughout the week, girls and boys in grades 1 - 10 are continually challenged to think, create, solve, build, and work cooperatively. All academies are designed to integrate the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) using Earth, Science and Space Education as the unifying framework. The academies are financed through tuition fees, grants and scholarship sponsorships, with emphasis on in-kind support from industry and other agencies. A working board and advisory council, consisting of representatives from industry, educational and supporting agencies, share their expertise and advise the group. Full Day Academies: University of Delaware Cost for all Full Day Academies: $300. Before & after care available. Full-day academies: Mornings, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hands-on activities and many opportunities for problem solving in small teams are included. All cadets will receive a camp T-shirt & many handouts about the new high-tech world they are entering. Before & After Care available. Destination Sky & Beyond (entering 3rd or 4th grade) features a week of creative problem solving challenges including Powers of Ten, Millions of Stars, Planets, Space Habitats, and Rovers. In addition, cadets participate in exciting activities based on the physics of flight, leading to a training flight in the Elementary Simulator. Destination Space (entering 4th or 5th grade) features a series of experiments conducted in a space laboratory like NASA's "White Room". The results and solutions could have the potential to benefit the human race. Cadets will discover and learn about concepts from ground to space including machines, engineering, circuitry, science, weather and computer training. Plan on constructing and launching a bottle rocket. Destination Flight (entering 5th or 6th grade) focuses on an in-depth study of the principles of flight and cutting edge studies of the FAA and NASA Aeronautics programs. Cadets will apply the knowledge as they operate our advanced flight simulator and hovercraft. Destination Orbit (entering 6th, 7th & 8th) includes Space Architecture, Living in Space, Physics, Rocketry, Planetary Studies & a fieldtrip to the Dover AFB. The four cadet wings’ learn about science and technology as they relate to AeroSpace Science.

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Half Day Academies: Offered at DASEF’s Environmental Outpost located at 585 Big Oak Road in Smyrna, Delaware 19977 Minutes from Route 1 exit 114 Cost: $150 Destination Ocean (entering 1st and 2nd) takes you under the sea and on the beach. Children will explore and learn about the colorful life that moves and interacts in the ocean. Join us on the Richard Ellis our new ‘scow’ and it launches them on a week of exciting explorations and a memorable sea adventure. Destination Dinosaur (entering 2nd and 3rd) allows children will participate in a dinosaur dig in ‘The Pit”. Bones will be excavated and assembled. Different species of dinosaurs will be studied using creative approaches and activities. Over Night Academies: University of Delaware Cost for Overnight Academies $650.00 Destination Moon (entering 7th, 8th & 9th grade) integrates real world experiences with Lunar Studies, lessons in Crystal Development, Advanced Rocketry, Remote Sensing, Robotics, Computer Simulation, Composite Materials, Telescope Building and Field Trips. Destination Mars (entering 8th, 9th & 10th) offers challenges such as designing a robotic vehicle & a rocket, solving a critical life-support problem, assembling a space station underwater, & conducting in-flight experiments in a Mars Simulation. Cooperative challenges are used in all sessions. They are supplemented by presentations, lectures, on-site training and tours, large group team building, computer simulations, videos, discussions, storytelling and some Language Arts activities. Young people of all ages are enraptured with innovation, technology and exploration. The academy has helped to intensify and channel that fascination. An understanding and an appreciation of our world and exposure to the wide variety of high tech career opportunities are essential to the young people of our country as they enter the 21st century. The Delaware Aerospace Academy and other statewide outreach programs are sponsored by DASEF, was incorporated as a non-profit organization. The Mission of DASEF is to inspire and educate the people of the Delaware Valley in learning about the Earth’s environment, space science, mathematics and technology through the use of our academies, presentations, symposiums, professional development, events and activities and the resources of the Environmental Outpost. For more information, please visit our website, email or call 302.834.1978

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Churrascaria Saudades In days of old, in the southernmost state of Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, cattle grazed the pampas (treeless plains), providing the Gaucho (Southern Brazilian Cowboy) with endless supplies of meat for the now famous tradition of “Churrasco” barbecues. The Gaucho would skewer large pieces of meat and slowly grill them over open-flamed pits. In keeping with this tradition, we bring you Churrascaria Saudades. At Churrascaria Saudades, we proudly keep this churrasco tradition alive with Gaucho chefs roasting the finest cuts of meat over open fire, serving these skewered cuts tableside. A fantastic gourmet salad bar with fresh cut vegetables, a variety of traditional side dishes to compliment the meats, signature cocktails/imported soft drinks, and a dessert menu replete with cakes, fruits, and sweets will round off the unique experience. The poet Goethe once said, “There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it, only the present that builds and creates itself as the past withdraws.” A unique word exists, only in the Brasilian language, that best describes those longings and that word is Saudades. The word Saudade (pronounced: saw’ DA dee, or plural: saw’ DA deez) is the Brasilian word that has no direct translation into English but is most accurately described as a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone. After a unique steak experience, as can only be experienced at Churrascaria Saudades, a guest will go away with a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing to return to the experience, hence the name Saudades. The full dinner experience is $46.00, the Salad Bar Only option is $23, children 6 and under are free, and our young guests ages 7-12 are half price.

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Wilmington Western Railroad Our History B&O Train At Landenberg, Pa., circa 1895 Photo: HRCV Archives The Wilmington & Western Railroad was chartered in 1867 to move goods between the mills along the Red Clay Creek and the Port of Wilmington, and officially opened for freight and passenger service on October 19, 1872. Three passenger trains and a mixed freight train operated six days a week on nearly 20 miles of track between downtown Wilmington, Del., and Landenberg, Pa. Much of the line ran through the Red Clay Valley, bustling in the late 19th Century with farms, small villages and water-powered mills. Excessive construction debts and poor management caused the line to fall into foreclosure in 1877, just a few years after opening. New owners reorganized the line as the Delaware Western Railroad, which became highly profitable moving Kaolin Clay, vulcanized fiber materials, snuff, iron and coal to and from the many mills that lined the route. In the 1880s, the line was purchased by the Baltimore & Philadelphia Railroad (B&P), a subsidiary of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O). Purchase of the line by the B&P provided the Baltimore & Ohio with an access route to compete with the Pennsylvania Railroad for passengers and freight traveling between Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City. The line became known as the "Landenberg Branch" by the B&O and was, for a time, its most profitable branch line. Brandywine Springs Entrance Archway Photo: Friends of Brandywine Springs Park When a resort opened along the railroad in the late 1880s at Brandywine Springs, the passenger business flourished as people from around the region came to the park to escape the summer heat. They came to enjoy the fun house, pony rides, carousel, live entertainment and delicious food. The park closed in 1923, and the passenger business ended on September 28, 1930, a victim of the Great Depression. Shortly thereafter, the Pennsylvania Railroad discontinued its connecting service to Landenberg. With trucks and automobiles gaining in popularity, the Landenberg Branch saw a sharp decrease in freight traffic, and the line was shortened to Southwood, Del., in the early 1940s. After the demolition of the large Broad Run Trestle and growth of residential development after World War II, the line was shortened to Hockessin, Del., in the late 1950s. In the mid-1960s, Historic Red Clay Valley Inc., (HRCV) was formed and began leasing the tracks from the B&O on weekends beginning in 1966, operating steam-powered tourist trains between Greenbank Station and Mt. Cuba, located mid-way between Greenbank and Hockessin. In the mid-1970s, the line's new owner, The Chessie System, determined that the line had become a financial burden and filed for abandonment of the Landenberg Branch. With the line due to be demolished, fundraising began by HRCV. In August of 1982, the remaining 10.2 miles of the Landenberg Branch were purchased by HRCV. Remains of Bridge 10A (Mt. Cuba East) Photo: David Ludlow For three days in September of 1999, Hurricane Floyd pounded the East Coast, destroying two of our wooden bridges spanning the Red Clay Creek, damaging 11 others and causing numerous washouts along the line. A year later, volunteers and contractors had repaired most of the line between Greenbank and Hockessin, and on November 25, 2000, the first revenue train made its way westbound to Mt. Cuba. The Wilmington & Western had overcome a major natural disaster in just 18 months, but the railroad would soon discover that Mother Nature had more in store. On September 15, 2003 (one day short of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Floyd), the remnants of Tropical Storm Henri stalled over southern Chester County in Pennsylvania and produced record amounts of water in the Red Clay Creek. The rushing waters tore through the Red Clay Valley, destroyed six of our historic bridges, and reduced our railroad from 10 miles to two. We persevered (and continued to operate on the remaining section of track) while we rebuilt the bridges to withstand future flooding. Engines 98 and 58 Cross the Red Clay Creek Photo: Andrew Blaszczyk On June 30, 2007, our Royal Blue coaches, behind a gleaming locomotive 98, triumphantly entered Hockessin, Del., for the first time in almost four years - the Wilmington & Western was reborn! Today, our railroad continues to operate regular steam- and diesel-powered tourist trains on our full 10 miles of track between Greenbank and Hockessin. In recent years, our railroad has become a popular site for weddings, birthdays, family reunions and a variety of other events. Our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers contribute countless hours of work each year into making the railroad the successful enterprise it is today, and they do it so that future generations will have a living awareness of the history, industry and beauty of the Red Clay Valley.

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DELAWARE PARK Delaware Park is Always in Play just minutes away from Chester County. This multi-level, non-smoking entertainment and gaming facility offers something for everyone 24/7: 2,500 slot machines, an array of live table games, cash and tournament poker rooms, Keno, free Wednesday-Sunday evening live entertainment at HOPS stage and many dining options. The adjoining Clubhouse offers additional dining choices, seasonal pro football parlay sports betting, year-round simulcasting and live Thoroughbred horse racing. Please check for the 2015 racing schedule and current promotions/specials. Also on property is White Clay Creek Country Club, complete with At the Rail Wine Bar & Grille, the Veranda Ballroom, Golf Pro Shop & Academy and a 7,007 yard Par 72 public golf course, where tournaments and outings are our specialty. Ask about convenient membership options or reserve your daily tee time at 302.994.6700 x 7436 or Our 250 seat banquet room overlooks the pristine putting green and is ideal for your once in a lifetime event or any special occasion. At the Rail serves lunch and dinner, as well as a delectable Sunday Brunch buffet.

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A Resale Furniture Shop like no other!

Talleyville Center, Concord Pike 302.477.1870 Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 11-5 Thurs 12-6 Sat 10-4

Supported by: y: Furniture, Home Accents, Artwork, Lamps, Mirrors & More!

Great Stuff Home is a resale shop offering upscale furniture and home accents at incredibly low prices. From traditional to country, contemporary or eclectic, you will find that perfect piece for all of your decorating needs. Our inventory changes constantly, so you just never know what fabulous home accent or furniture piece you will find during your visit. If you are looking to repurpose your furniture and home accents, you may want to consider donating to us! We gratefully accept most furniture and accent pieces and are happy to supply a donation tax receipt for your records. Free pick-up of your items may be possible too! Just give us a call at 302-477-1870 and we will be happy to answer all of your questions. Looking for a fun night out with your girlfriends? Inquire about Sip and Chalk Paint us today!



All net proceeds benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition


All donations tax deductible

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A world to explore at the Delaware Art Museum

2301 Kentmere Pkwy | Wilmington, DE | 302.571.9590 | The Buccaneer Was a Picturesque Fellow, 1905, from The Fate of a Treasure Town, by Howard Pyle, in Harper’s Monthly Magazine, December 1905. Howard Pyle (1853–1911). Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1912.

The Delaware Art Museum’s stunning galleries contain many treasures! As a 105-year-old institution, the museum also houses hundreds of works by Delaware native Howard Pyle as part of its founding collection. Known as the father of American illustration, Pyle illustrated pieces for Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Over a century later, his iconic images of pirates served as inspiration for Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. Another treasure is the Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art. The largest collection outside the United Kingdom, the museum’s vast holdings include more than 150 paintings, drawings, photographs, illustrated books, and decorative arts dedicated to this Victorian-era art movement. The museum also has an impressive presentation of American art spanning 200 years. This collection includes artists such as Edward Hooper, John Sloan, Dale Chihuly, Thomas Eakins, and Winslow Homer. The Copeland Sculpture Garden and outdoor labyrinth also offer visitors a pleasant walk in the lush surroundings. In addition to a world-class collection, the Delaware Art Museum offers vibrant family programs, free Thursday evenings, Studio Art Classes, contemporary art, and rotating special exhibitions throughout the year. Be sure to see “Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson,” on view through May 21, 2017. In America for the first time, this retrospective features the work of turn-of-thecentury British illustrator Heath Robinson. Famous for his humorous, dramatic, and gently satiric illustrations inspired by Victorian and Art Nouveau styles, this exhibition includes scenes from Shakespearean plays and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. “The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner” opens June 24, 2017 and features illustrations from an era when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture. An original “Mad Man,” Mac Conner created advertising campaigns for a variety of products during the 1950s and 1960s, when the advertising industry was at its height and centered on Madison Avenue. The museum is at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806. It is open Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Friday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Adult admission is $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7–18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Free admission hursday evenings and Sundays. For more information, call 302-5719590 or visit

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Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 season continues with five more concerts The Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) 2016-2017 season continues with five concerts scheduled between Feb. 24 and May 12, 2017.The Feb. 24 concert, third in the DSO’s Classics series, features internationally acclaimed pianist Alon Goldstein performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the orchestra conducted by Music Director David Amado. For the next concert, on Friday, March 24, famed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves will be soloist in the smoldering El Amor Brujo Ballet Suite, by Manuel de Falla; and the DSO’s Classics season concludes on May 12, with a celebration of Russian music featuring Rachmaninoff’s 3rd piano concerto, performed by guest artist Sergei Babayan, and Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony. The Classics Series concerts are performed in Copeland Hall at the Grand Opera House, 818 North Market Street, in downtown Wilmington, on Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets for the concert are $75, $45, and $14. The Grand Opera House Box Office handling fees of $2 - $6 will be added. Student tickets are $10 for those 21 or under with student ID. Tickets are available from The Grand Opera House Box Office at (302) 652-5577, in person at 818 North Market Street in downtown Wilmington, or online at The DSO’s Chamber Series also continues with two concerts at the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel du Pont. On Tuesday, March 21, at 8:00 p.m. David Amado will conduct a DSO Chamber Orchestra and DSO Principal Trombone Natalie Mannix in Lars-Erik Larsson’s Concertino for Trombone and Strings. Also on the program are Haydn’s Symphony No. 59, Feuersymphonie, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. The final concert on the Chamber Series will be on Tuesday, April 25, at 8:00 p.m., when Amado will conduct Feldman’s Samuel Beckett, Words and Music and Sir William Walton’s Façade. Tickets for the concerts are $60 each, Students (21 and under with ID), $14, plus $2 per ticket service charge. All seats are general admission. Tickets for the Chamber Series concerts are available directly from the DSO office by phone at 302-656-7442, ext. 1000, or by email at Admission includes a coffee and dessert reception# with lengendary Hotel du Pont macaroons and chocolate-dipped strawberries# at intermission. The Hotel du Pont is located on 11th Street between Shipley and Orange Streets in Wilmington, Delaware. Valet parking is available at the main entrance of the Hotel. The DSO is supported, in part, by the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

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Designing, consigning and staging For over five years, Delaware Furniture Exchange has been passionate about acquiring unique and fabulous home furnishings and accessories to help you create a beautiful home on a budget. We offer an eclectic mix of new and gently used furniture and accessories, displayed in magnificently staged rooms. Our high quality merchandise is personally selected by the owner, Jena Baffone. She collaborates closely with her loyal employees, Cindy Beach and Lynne Gunter. Between the three of them, they curate a wonderful shopping experience from the moment you arrive in the store. We have over 500 consignors and more than one thousand of repeat customers. It is most rewarding to see pictures of staged homes and decorated rooms from those satisfied customers. Please stop by the store and experience first hand what we are all about!

The look for less: We are big believers that you do not have to have a large budget to have a beautiful home.

Fabulous Finds: We are constantly hunting for those one-of-a-kind pieces that make a house a home. If you are looking for something unique, stop in and discover what we have found.

Consign with us: Our customers have diverse needs and reasons for consigning with us. Selling a beach house, or downsizing your home, liquidating an estate or just redecorating? We will be happy to work with you.

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You won’t find a better trail series in the Mid-Atlantic A five-race trail and running series in Delaware and Pennsylvania, sponsored by Velo Amis. Brandywine Red Clay Date: March 4, 2017 Distance: 5K / 10K Start: 10:00 a.m. Location: West Chester, Pa.

Beau Biden Foundation Date: March 18, 2017 Distance: 5K / 10K Start: 10:00 a.m. Location: Wilmington, Del.

Race to Save the World Date: April 22, 2017 Distance: 5K / 10K Start: 10:00 a.m. Location: Newark, Del.

Run for Conservation Date: May 13, 2017 Distance: 5K / 10K Start: 10:00 a.m. Location: Kennett Square, Pa.

Chasin’ for Chalfin Date: June 24, 2017 Distance: 5K / 10K Start: 10:00 a.m. Location: Coatesville, Pa.

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Lenape Builders, Inc: 38 years of building quality homes The Lenape (pronounced Len-a-pE) organization formed in 1978 and was named for a region of Chester County, Pa. in which the original partners were looking to invest and develop. The region was named for the Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe who were among the earliest residents of the MidAtlantic region along the Delaware River in New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Though the project never evolved the name remained and the company went on to become what it is today, Lenape Builders Incorporated. Having built thousands of homes over the past 35 years, Lenape Builders Inc. has built a diverse portfolio of quality new homes

throughout Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. From luxurious custom home communities such as Belle Terre in Hockessin, Delaware, to planned communities such as Middletown Village in Middletown, Delaware, and numerous individualized custom home projects throughout the region, we at Lenape Builders pride ourselves on our ability to meet the needs of any customer. In addition to the quality homes we offer in our planned communities Lenape Builders continues to offer our services to clients interested in Construction Management, Custom Home Design & Building, Home

Additions and Renovations, and Light Commercial Construction. Still owned and managed by one of its founding partners Lenape Builders, Inc. continues in our commitment to our past customers that have made us who we are today, our present customers that have partnered to allow our success to continue and our future customers that will guide us into the future. Just a few of the many Lenape built homes can be found in the communities of: Belle Terre - Hockessin, DE Brookwood Crossing - Earleville, MD Woodcrest - Chester County, PA Blackrock Hills - Del. County, PA Travelers Rest - Talbot County, MD Anglesey - Hockessin, DE

Scott’s Point - Chestertown, MD Middletown Village Middletown, DE Caribou Lane - Middletown, DE Sunnyside Village - Smyrna, DE Wheatley’s Pond - Clayton, DE Garrison’s Lake Green - Dover, DE Bella Vista - Hockessin, DE Brandywine Farms - Fairfax, DE Blairville Court - New Castle, DE Cambria Village - Smyrna, DE Bon Mont - Hockessin, DE Bon Ayre - Smyrna, DE Hockessin Hills - Hockessin, DE Quail Hill - Landenberg, PA Pine Hill - Chester County, PA High Ridge - Del. County, PA Fairhill - Del. County, PA Prospect Bay - Queen Annes, MD Bentley Hay - St. Michaels, MD Bentley Manor - St. Michaels, MD Rio Vista - Talbot County, MD Woodland Farms - Talbot County, MD


Building new homes in Delaware since 1978 Bowers Landing: Ranch and two-story single family homes on ½ acre lots, from the mid $200’s. Bike to the Delaware Bay and Bowers Beach’s open-to-the-public white sand beaches. Close to Dover Air Base and Dover Downs. 40 minutes to Rehoboth Beach. Lake Forest School District. Avonbridge at Odessa Chase: Two homes available immediately. New Carriage homes adjacent to the Odessa National Golf Course from the low $240’s. Golf Course Clubhouse now open. First floor master bedrooms available. Bon Ayre: Manufactured homes in an established 55+ landlease community in historic Smyrna close to Bayhealth & Christiana Care. From the low $100’s. Beautiful clubhouse on site. Call 302-659-5800. Visit Quick Delivery Homes available immediately! Energy-efficient natural gas appliances available. Mearfield: Ranch and two-story single family homes within the City of Seaford, from the low $200’s. Close to Rte. 13 & area shopping. Quick Delivery Homes available immediately! Sunnyside Village: Singles in the historic Town of Smyrna, from the $200’s. Eight ranch & 2-story models to choose from. Close to schools, day cares, fitness center, health care and shopping centers. Energy-efficient natural gas appliances available. Cambria Village: Town homes in the Town of Smyrna, from the $160’s. Very Close to downtown Smyrna, Rte. 1 & Rte. 13. Four models to choose from. Quick Delivery Homes available immediately! Hidden Brook: Coming Soon. Single family homes overlooking the scenic Willis branch of Garrison Lake. From the mid $200’s. Smyrna School District Brookefield: Single family homes along Voshell’s Pond in Camden, from the mid $200’s. Caesar Rodney School District. First floor master bedrooms available. Quick Delivery homes under construction now. Energy-efficient natural gas appliances available. Huntington Mills, Clayton, DE: Ranch and two-story single family homes in a well established community from the high $200’s. One quick delivery home available. Energy-efficient natural gas appliances available. Old Country Farms, Clayton, DE: Ranch and two-story single family homes in an established community from the high $200’s. Adjacent to the new Clayton Middle School. Quick Delivery Homes under construction now! Watergate at Milford: New townhomes for rent from $1,100 per month. See

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Designer Consigner: The face of upscale resale If you’re looking for designer brands at unbeatable prices, Designer Consigner is the place to go. At Delaware’s premier upscale resale boutique, shoppers have come to know Designer Consigner for the labels they lust for at prices they love. The business started in 2009 as a small, grassroots shop, and quickly grew into the famous destination boutique that it is today. With nearly 3,000 consigners across seven states, our inventory of designer brands is never lacking. We pride ourselves on being the only consignment shop in Delaware that gives consigners access to an online account where they have complete autonomy and can see their items selling in real time. And while Designer Consigner adheres to a strict list of brands that are accepted, the prices are literally unbeatable. The shop has won numerous awards, including being voted “Best of Delaware” Best Bargain Shopping by Delaware Today Magazine, year after year. But aside from the brands, Designer Consigner has become synonymous with sales. The unique marketing initiatives are aimed to cultivate a shopping experience like none other. Wondering why you might see 300 customers in line

outside? Twice a year, Designer Consigner holds its famous Bag Sale, where $25 will get you everything you can fit into a shopping bag. And the thrills aren’t limited to semi-annual sales; if there’s an upcoming holiday, you can be sure there will be a corresponding sale -- from Super Bowl Sunday to Halloween, and everything in between. Not to mention every Wednesday is “Wine Down Wednesday,” when shoppers enjoy complimentary wine while they shop – and the store is open late. And if crowds aren’t your thing, Designer Consigner is happy to host a private “Girl’s Night Out” exclusive shopping party for you and your crew. We’ll supply the wine and hors d’oeuvres, and you supply the guest list. Our newest addition, Designer Consigner “The Men’s Store” is now open. And guys, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll find the same deals on designer brands – everything from Armani to Robert Graham, Hermes to Hugo Boss. Assuming you’ll find what you’re looking for in half the time of your female counterpart, there’s a nice size flat screen TV inside, so you’ll never miss the game!

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