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Newark Life Summer 2020

Dec 29, 2020 05:14PM ● By Tricia Hoadley

Our writers and photographers were hard at work on the Spring issue of Newark Life when the coronavirus outbreak very suddenly changed our plans—and your plans, too. Needless to say, we’re delighted to be able to present you with what is now the summer issue of Newark Life, and we hope that you enjoy the stories—some of which were completed before the coronavirus outbreak in March, while others were inspired by the crisis.

We are delighted to shine a spotlight on “Home Grown Compassion,” a story about how Home Grown Cafe owner Sasha Aber and her staff repurposed the popular restaurant as a place of giving during the pandemic. A fundraising initiative was started that resulted in more than 2,000 meals being delivered to healthcare workers who were on the front lines of the crisis.

Another inspiring story in this issue features Nicole Gill, a Newark Charter School senior who lives life to the fullest despite having cystic fibrosis.

We talk to Jerome and Olivia Roehm about their experiences competing in the North American Wife Carrying Championship in 2019, an event that they won. We also feature a story about Two Stones Pub as owner Michael Stiglitz discusses the restaurant’s move to a new location on Christiana Road.

We also visit with Malin’s Deli, a family-run business that has been a mainstay in Newark for nearly 50 years.

The photo essay features pictures taken along the Whitely Farms Trail in the northern part of Newark.

We also have a story about the new look of downtown as the project to repave and improve Main Street is now just about complete. As a newly repaved Main Street opens, downtown businesses are eager to reap the rewards. The timing is perfect as Newark starts to rebound from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and economic shutdown.

We’re glad to share this issue of Newark Life with you, and we wish you all good health and good cheer until we deliver the next issue of the magazine in the fall of 2020.


Randy Lieberman, Publisher

[email protected], 610-869-5553

Steve Hoffman, Editor

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