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Newest Hot Spot Hosted Politics Not as Usual Fundraiser for Michelle Harlee

Wilmington’s Newest Hot Spot Hosted “Politics Not as Usual” Fundraiser for Michelle Harlee

Tuesday evening I attended a Networking Fundraiser for Michelle Harlee who is running for City Council 4th District in Wilmington, DE. The event was hosted at one of the newest hot spots in town, the Merchant Bar

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Arriving a little after the official start time of 5:00 p.m, the Merchant Bar was already filled with many of Wilmington’s movers and shakers including President of City Council Theo Gregory; Councilman-At-Large Justen Wright; Councilman Darius Brown; Councilwoman Hanifa Shabazz; and Councilman Bud Freel.

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At the Merchant Bar supporters of Michelle Harlee

Lite bites and laughter was definitely on the menu with a few Mayoral Candidates stopping in to support and share in on the fun.

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Wilmington’s Mayoral Candidates Theo Gregory; Norman Griffiths and Eugene Young were in attendance as well as Council members, Rysheema Dixon; Erin Hutt and Emanuel Mc Gruder.

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Shaking hands, smiling and taking selfies with Michelle were many members of her family including Michelle Sharon, Khary and Nichelle DeWitt, her sisters Beverly Williams, Diane Young and her longtime childhood friend Pierangeli Bronson.

Supporters of Michelle Harlee at Networking event

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In addition to Michelle’s family who also plays a significant role in her campaign and are affectionately known as “Team Harlee” were Greg and Gisele Barksdale, Barbara Boyer, Norma Lee, Frank Hawkins, Jim Minor, Deirdre Jackson, Debbie and Dominique Sipple, Faith and Tanya Williamson.

Supporters of Michelle Harlee at Networking event

As the evening progressed several local residents from the 4th District stopped by including Downtown Business owners Craig McLaurin and Terrone Warren.  

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Supporters of Michelle as well as many others patron who came in after work kept the Merchant Bar quite lively and active well after I left at 7:00 p.m. 

Supporters of Michelle Harlee at Networking event

However, before the end of the event, Michelle took a few minutes to thank all of those who had come out in support of her campaign.  

More pictures can be seen on my Facebook and Instagram pages and the complete speech can be seen on my YouTube Channel.

Supporters of Michelle Harlee at Networking event

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It was definitely Politics Not as Usual at the Merchant Bar on what turned out to be a ‘Terrific Tuesday with Team Harlee!”




Supporters of Michelle Harlee at Networking event

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MLK Day of Service

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

Today most of you are off from work in honor of MLK Day of Service.  If you are looking for volunteer opportunities in your area please check the All For Good website, and in Delaware click (here).  In addition to the many volunteer opportunities there are also local family events for you and the kids, so I hope you have a chance to attend one.

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Events in and around Wilmington:

MON, JANUARY 20, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

MLK Day Camp
Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802
Our world is richer because of biodiversity! Come and learn why every living thing has a special place and purpose on our earth. Through fun activities, stories and crafts you’ll discover how to be a better animal ambassador! Campers must be potty trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle; light snack is provided. Morning drop off from 8-8:30 A.M.. Aftercare available until 5:30 P.M.
Fee: $55 per participant; $45 Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $10 per person. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is January 15th.
To register, please call (302) 571-7788 ext. 200 or

MON, JANUARY 20, 9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

African-American Champions of Nature
Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike (Rt. 52), Wilmington, DE 19807
Celebrate the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Museum! We’ll have games, crafts, and activities that will leave you filled with compassion for your fellow man and beast.
For more information call (302) 658-9111

MON, JANUARY 20, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Celebrate MLK, Jr. Day with YWCA Delaware!
Trinity Episcopal Parish, 1108 North Adams Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Please join us for a special racial justice event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Lawrence Livingston, Pastor at Mother African Union Church.  For more details, contact Faye Bonneau, Director of Racial Justice, at (302) 224-4060 ext. 218

MON, JANUARY 20, 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.

March for Peace and Community Celebration
1:00 – 2:00 March: St. Paul Catholic Church, Corner of West 4th and Van Buren Streets
2:00 – 3:30 Community Celebration: Be Ready Jesus is Coming Church, 1411 West 4th Street
Walk for peace in our community. The celebration following the march will have food, children’s activities, and arts, music and dance performances.
Questions? Contact Vanity at (302) 602-6560
Co-sponsored by West Side Grows Together and Wilmington Peacekeepers

Here are a few events in our area as posted on DelawareOnline


The Organization of Minority Women Inc. hosts the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, 8 a.m. Monday at Chase Center on the Riverfront, 800 South Madison St., Wilmington. For tickets, $35, call Mary Plant at 764-4323.


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has its 28th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Monday at Dover Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave. Doors open 7 a.m., an 8:45 a.m. program features Pastor Ellis B. Louden of Mount Zion AME Church, Dover. Admission is a $15 donation at the door.


The Western Sussex 2011 Day of Celebration prayer breakfast is 8 a.m. Monday at Heritage Shores Country Club, Bridgeville. Its theme is “TEAM-Work makes the DREAM-Work,” with the Rev. John G. Moore Sr. speaking, music by saxophonist Tony Smith and a Community Recognition Award to Derek and Monica Sheets of Seaford. For advance-only tickets, $20, call 628-1908.


The 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Children’s Birthday Party is at noon Monday at Bancroft Academy, Eighth and Lombard streets, Wilmington. The event, with birthday cake, is free. Guests are asked to donate canned food for the needy. Winners of an MLK poster/essay contest will be announced and must attend to get awards, sponsored by the Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware and National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa. For information, call Harmon R. Carey, 562-4718.


Delaware Academy of Science has a reception Monday for alumni of Iron Hill School 112-C, built in the 1920s for black children, now home to Iron Hill Museum. Alumni will get a preview of renovation plans. The reception is 2-4 p.m. in Building 15, Delaware Technology Park, 15 Innovation Way, Newark. To attend, alumni should call Rebecca L. Klug at 738-7532.


Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Greenville, has “African-American Champions of Nature” 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday. Crafts, activities and displays honor scientist George Washington Carver, entomologist Charles Henry Turner, marine biologist Ernest Everett Just and ornithologist Robert A. Gilbert. Adults, $7, $5 for ages 3-17, $6 ages 60 plus, members and kids under 3, free. For information, call 658-9111.


The RSVP Advisory Council of Sussex County starts a food drive Monday that lasts into March. Food goes to Sussex County state service centers to fill crisis food requests. Drop sites are Hocker’s in Clarksville, Giant Foods in Millville, Long Neck and Rehoboth Beach, and Food Lions in Millville and Long Neck.


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