Newark Life Spring/Summer 2022May 23, 2022 12:06PM ● By Tricia Hoadley
Letter from the Editor:
In this issue of Newark Life, we feature stories about everything from the plans for a new Newark library to a place of hope and help for young people struggling with mental health challenges. We look at a longtime Newark business with a new offering and a story about significant aspects of an historic area.
We are pleased to offer an in-depth look at the planning taking place for the new Newark Library.
Delaware’s libraries are increasing access to technology with Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots that can be checked out and kiosks for confidential digital meetings, like telehealth sessions. Planning for a new Newark library moved forward in February when the state announced $4 million in federal funding for the project. Much more money is needed, but the changes already taking place at the Newark Free Library are exciting as offerings are continually expanded to better serve the community.
We also feature a story about Sean’s House, which has quickly become a place of hope and help for people dealing with mental health challenges. Sean’s House is a unique safe haven right in downtown Newark for young people to learn about mental health. The goal is to reduce the threat of suicide.
In the story, “Newark: A mine, a tavern and an historic area,” we look at several different interesting aspects of the history of the area.
We also have a story about how the Newark Charrette brought stakeholders and citizens together
to develop a framework for potential zoning revisions that will help chart a path forward for the city. The charrette was a multi-day hybrid meeting where stakeholders and citizens shared views and opinions and collaborated to develop potential planning and design solutions that seek to address these concerns.
We feature a story about Wooden Wheels Service and Repair, which is now combining bicycles and beer with the first microbrewery in Newark.
The Q & A in this issue is with Dwayne H. Adams, the founder and executive director of Breaking Barriers Rowing & Fitness, which has been in Newark for the past three years.
We hope you enjoy these stories, and we always welcome comments and suggestions for stories to highlight in a future issue of Newark Life. We’re already looking forward to bringing you the next issue of Newark Life, which will arrive in the fall of 2022.
Randy Lieberman, Publisher
[email protected], 610-869-5553
Steve Hoffman, Editor
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