A Wilmington program is helping low-income families find affordable, safe housing while also boosting the local economy by supporting small business.
The Wilmington Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list for the first time in three years. Under the program, the housing authority pays a subsidy to the landlord while the renter pays the difference. When a voucher becomes available, the housing authority gives it to those on the waiting list.
Opera House Theatre Company presents the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate! starring Nygel Robinson and Kendra Goehring-Garrett. The play features a sparring ex-husband and wife who are attempting to stage a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, in which they will play Petrucchio and Kate. WHQR goddess Jemila Ericson speaks with director/choreographer Ray Kennedy and actor/singer/dancer Nygel Robinson.
Developers inadvertently destroy archaeological sites on private land every year. Public Archaeology Corps’ mission is to reverse this trend, and they’re starting in Wilmington.
A motley crew of volunteers is unearthing a historic cistern in downtown Wilmington. A wife, grandfather, daughter, brother-in-law, and friends sift through dirt and identify found artifacts. Jonathan Schleier, archaeologist and founder of Public Archaeology Corps, says the new nonprofit aims to engage both trained archaeologists and interested civilians in discovering and preserving history:
Join Ben Steelman of Star News and local author Debbie Moose to talk about her upcoming holiday cookbook, as well as the many food blogs and columns she maintains.
“Smart, informative and funny...Full of old favorites as well as new and unusual choices, this little volume will be of much use to home cooks even as it documents our regional culture.” - Bill Smith, cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning chef at Crook's Corner, Chapel Hill, N.C on Buttermilk by Debbie Moose.
Congratulations to Diane Rehm on being one of the winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, awarded for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation.
The official citation honoring the medalists says:
Diane Rehm, radio host, for illuminating the people and stories behind the headlines. In probing interviews with pundits, poets, and Presidents, Ms. Rehm’s incisive, confident, and curious voice has deepened our understanding of our communities and our culture.
We’ll start with a couple of playlist questions. Martyn Hawkins wrote to us via Facebook:
You have been playing the most magnificent music [Wednesday] evening at :10, :25, and :44. I have tried to find out what it was so I could buy copies of it. In your typical moronic "Radio With Vision" there was no way to find out. Even Mayberry RFD would have a more sensibly arranged station.
Gareth Evans is the Executive Director of the Bellamy Mansion Museum. On Saturday night at 6:30, the Bellamy is hosting an elegant Antiquity Dinner. Chef Matthew Gould of Canape is providing a multi-course meal with cocktails and wine based on Victorian-era recipes from the Bellamy Mansion archives. Tickets are $100 and seating is limited to 20. More info: BellamyMansion.org. Reservations: 910-251-3700