Because "Adulting" Can be Hard...Join Us at Adulting 101!

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Some of us cannot wait to get out of college and get into the "real world" then we quickly realize just how good we had it in "the good ol' days."

Some of us are more prepared than others. Some of us have mountains of college debt, others none at all. Some of us are still eating our staple ramen soup....some of us are a bit more sophisticated. Some of us have landed our dream job or created it from scratch....others are staring at their computers desperate for a different path. For those feeling overwhelmed and unsure of their next financial or career step, enter "Adulting 101."

Adulting 101 is an entertaining yet serious class perfect for any millennial looking for a little bit of enlightenment and guidance. Join us on September 19th from 6-7:30 PM at the Mill Auditorium located at 1007 N Orange Street Wilmington, DE. Tickets can be purchased here. 

Topics covered include finding your purpose; aligning your passion and purpose to a career; navigating personal finances including student loans; funding your entrepreneurial vision, and bridging generational gaps in the workplace. 

This class is generously hosted by Accelerate Delaware.

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Experience Downtown Wilmington: Take a Closer Look with this Video!

Are you considering moving to Wilmington, DE or perhaps taking a vacation here? Experience the best the area has to offer and watch this stunning video put together by our friends at the Greater Wilmington and Brandywine Valley Visitors Bureau. Even if you have been in the area for ages, you are sure to discover a new place to visit!

Below are some of the definite stops you will want to make during your travels that are in the Downtown Wilmington area and featured above.

Looking for some more incredible downtown businesses and attractions? Check out our full directory here. 

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Wilmington, DE has Never Tasted so Good: Take a Tour of the City's Best Gems with Matt Sullivan of Good Taste Blog

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When your neighboring city is Philadelphia, a place known nationally for their delicious eats, you have to step up your game and Wilmington does just that.

With some precious gems, award winning restaurants and mouth watering bakeries such as Market Street Bakery and Cafe, which serves up the cream puffs pictured above, the food critics around here are well-versed and blunt. Which is exactly why we love Matt Sullivan's local Good Taste Blog. 

Whether you are looking for the next best place for brunch, or Wilmington's newest hotspot or even some of the greatest brews and meads, Matt has you covered. With 34 posts on Downtown Wilmington you might just find yourself salivating at the pictures alone!  

As Matt proclaims, "From four-star dining to the best holes in the wall, we’ll cover it all. Come along on our gastronomical tour of Greater Wilmington, Delaware and I promise you’ll get a good taste of everything."

Photo Credit: Jim Graham

Photo Credit: Jim Graham

Inspired by all the local eats and ready to start up your own restaurant downtown? Downtown Vision's business resources can help get you started!

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Excellent Customer Service with a Side of Jazz Music: Meet "Billy" of the Nomad Bar

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When customers walk into The Nomad Bar, they usually see William Cerasari, known as “Billy,” behind the polished wooden bar. With a nod and a slight smile, he greets you as he mixes cocktails and pours microbrews.  “I am enlightened every time I come to work,’’ said the Salesianum School graduate. “People seem so much more intelligent after a few alcoholic beverages.”

At age 21 he answered an ad in the News Journal for a bartending position on the Lady Christina cruise ship. That was 32 years ago and although the ship no longer exists, Billy is still pouring.  “It seemed like a good way to make extra cash,” said Billy, 53. Today, he is a familiar face to long-time residents, who have known him from his many years in the Wilmington bar scene.

“Billy came with the bricks,” said Linda Vandever, who co-owns The Nomad Bar along with her husband, Dave Vandever. The couple spent 18 months renovating the space before opening the bar in 2011. When everything was ready, Dave knew he wanted Billy serving the drinks. “A friend said he’s the guy you want,” said Dave.

Billy said he has always enjoyed the live music that came with bartending.  The Nomad Bar, where there is never a cover, features talented jazz musicians, along with performers who play blues, reggae, and funk. The music draws a diverse group of folks of all races and ages. For upcoming events, visit their Facebook page. 

The Nomad Bar

905 N. Orange St. Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 547-1912

Owners: Dave and Linda Vandever

By Adriana Camacho-Church ACCpen1@gmail.com

Downtown Visions Contributing Writer

Your City, Your Park, Help it Come to Life!

Photo Courtesy of Spaceboy Clothing

Photo Courtesy of Spaceboy Clothing

Humble Park at the corner of 4th & Shipley is about to not be so "humble" anymore! Thanks to a collaboration between The City of Wilmington, Downtown Visions and Sanchez of Spaceboy Clothing, the park will soon be filled with vendors, art and entertainment! 

The press is excited for what is to come, and the park is already receiving attention from Technical. ly Delaware and The News Journal! The very first event is a comedy show, scheduled for August 25th at 7 PM and we need YOUR help to prepare! Join your fellow neighbors and business owners in cleaning up the space for everyone to enjoy! We will be meeting on Saturday, August 12th from 9 AM- 1 PM. Feel free to let us know you are coming through our Facebook Event and be sure to spread the word by inviting your friends. This is your chance to be a part of the renaissance happening in your city!

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Each future event at the park will not only provide incredible entertainment, it will be giving back to those who need it most. A hot dog stand ran by the Wilmington-based Rick VanStory Resource Center, a recovery-oriented peer center for people with psychiatric disabilities will provide food for sale for each of the shows. Additionally, each of the shows will be free to the public, and have a fundraising effort on-site for a special cause. The show on the 25th will raise funds for Ramona Robinson of Wilmington, who is battling breast cancer and is a family member of Sanchez of Spaceboy.

Have an idea for the park, or want to help contribute to its positive future that is going to affect hundreds of Wilmingtonians? Let us know!

Click the image above to watch a short video provide by Delaware Online on all of the progress made by the generous volunteers!

Click the image above to watch a short video provide by Delaware Online on all of the progress made by the generous volunteers!

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