the gift of gears: Newark Bike Project

May 1, 2017 | posted by kyle

the Newark Bike Project (NBP) has been providing affordable, healthy means for transportation to the relatively small town of Newark, Delaware since 2011. Accepting donations from residents, businesses + collecting discarded bikes from the University of Delaware campus, this nonprofit has cemented itself as a Newark staple, offering a fully stocked bike repair shop, riding lessons + other services to the community.

local loves: Romanick Pottery

Mar 13, 2017 | posted by kyle

Paul + Tonya Romanick are two sculptors who've mastered their craft to create truly amazing creations out of clay. From intricate underwater scenes to polished dinnerware, the couple has created over 40,000 pieces (!) in their lifetime via their Newark business. We met with the Delaware duo to learn more about their pottery passion, their Newark, DE roots + how they have developed renewed interest in handcrafted goods with their line of custom growlers.

community first: Brewed Awakenings

Jul 5, 2016 | posted by kyle

community + togetherness, with a side of some really, really good cold brew. That is the focus of Newark's small town coffee shop, Brewed Awakenings, and its owner, J.D. Willetts. Since purchasing the café in 2015, J.D.'s goal has been to create, maintain + expand a space where residents and students alike can gather, hang, talk things through and most of all — enjoy a cup of coffee, all without taking a cent for himself.