Newark Life Fall/Winter 2020Dec 30, 2020 11:49AM ● By Tricia Hoadley
only does Judith Provencal teach about the stars, she’s also
unlocking their secrets. In this issue of Newark
writer Natalie Smith conducted an informative Q & A with
Provencal, a University of Delaware associate professor and director
of the Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center. Newark
asked Provencal about telescopes, white dwarf stars and the skies.
While some stars dominate the night skies, other stars work to make the community around them a better place. In this issue of Newark Life, we showcase a few people who are doing just that in Newark. Writer Ken Mammarella explores how Newark Mayor Jerry Clifton is working on diversity and quality-of-life issues for the residents of a city that he has loved long before he became its mayor.
Richard Gaw writes about how Saharra Dixon, a recent college graduate, utilizes the divergent influences of health and theater to become a certified health specialist and dramatic arts facilitator. Her goal is healing through drama.
For nearly the last half century, Newark native Charles Lewis has been an investigative journalist, author and teacher. We profile Lewis in this issue.
We also highlight how monthly subscription boxes from a Newark company surprise and enchant fans of cryptozoology, 3D printing and dice.
If you’re in need of a few feel-good activities—and who isn’t?—this issue offers a few options.
The photo essay features some captivating images along the Michael Castle Trail—Newark’s gateway to the Chesapeake. And we also talked to officials from the Newark Parks & Recreation Department about how they are moving forward with as many activities as feasible in this time of coronavirus restrictions. They are even adding virtual programming to fill new, unmet needs.
We're very pleased to be sharing the stories in this issue of Newark Life with you. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for future stories. We wish you all good health and good cheer until we deliver the next issue of the magazine in the spring of 2021.