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Downtown Lunch

October 18, 2012

 

Contributed by Lynnea Kraft      
Jen’s Deli
I recently started working at Jen’s Deli. It’s a great little café in Downtown Wilmington that serves hot and cold drinks, hot and cold sandwiches, soups and salads.  This is a great place to study, eat lunch, bring your laptop to type a paper or surf the web.  Jen’s Deli is connected to Books n’ More, next to Murphy Theater.
Recently, they have been training me how to make lattes, cappuccinos and frappes. My favorite drink that I’m working on is a “dry cappuccino”.  That means that the cappuccino will be half foam, compared to the standard cappuccino which is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 foam.   I haven’t quite got the foam to be consistently foamy. The bubbles come out in too many different shapes and sizes. But I hope to froth the foam correctly soon. I’d like to start making them for customers, instead of my caffeine addiction.  Other than my cappuccino endeavors, I’ve experimented a little with latte art. It would be cool to make a special design on every customer’s latte. Since I have my own espresso machine I can practice making them outside of work, but I’m still not super skilled yet. The picture to left features a few designs that I’m aspiring to make. J
On the other hand, if you aren’t into frappes, lattes and caffeine - do not fear! Jen’s Deli also offers delicious milkshakes, smoothies and Italian sodas made specially to order! From blackberry to amaretto, from orange dream to pumpkin spice – there really is something for everyone. I would be glad to make one of Jen’s signature coffees, sodas, or shakes for whoever comes to study, chat, eat lunch or browse the bookstore.    

Tags: Art , Downtown Wilmington , food , Fun

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MLK Day!

January 17, 2012

Contributed by Brad Fuller


Yesterday, I participated in the Martin Luther King Day of Service, hosted by Wilmington College and taking place at various locations in Wilmington. I was one of the site leaders, but the locations and teams were kept a secret until the morning of the event, so it was more in “challenge” format. My team went to Sugartree Ministries, the local food pantry/coffee shop/concert venue to help do some painting, caulking, and other miscellaneous needs. You may know of Sugartree Ministries through Rachel Ray or Glenn Beck, but there is so much more to this great organization than what was displayed through the media (yes, Wilmington, Ohio has been on national TV several times). My group finished up a little early, so we then went to the Clinton County homeless shelter to help out another group, who was organizing their building that housed all of their donations. The room looked completely different when we were done with it! Over all, the day was a great “day on”, since we obviously did not need another day off. And to top it off, Chipotle donated food for all of us!

As I begin this next week, I realize that I am going to be very busy, but am thankful that I got ahead as much as I could this weekend to help ease the homework and study load. Hopefully this leaves me some time to begin my research topic, ACL patellar tendon grafts. I’m sure I’ll be able to tell you all about it in future entrys!

Tags: , #MLKday , Downtown Wilmington , Events , Friends , Local , Martin Luther King , service , students , Time management , Volunteers , Wilmington College , winter

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Thanks for the comments! @Helen, Sugartree really is a great aspect of our town. I love serving there when I get the chance. @ GG, that sounds really interesting!
Brad Fuller 1:42AM 02/19/12
I would never watch Glenn Beck(guy is crazyyyyyyyy). Anyways, Sugartree Ministries is an awesome group. I'm glad to see that there are so many communities out there forming groups to help the less fortunate.
Helen 6:08PM 02/14/12
By the way, regarding your tendon project: there is a paramedic in Austria/Europe who is already recognised by some universities/medical schools who studied his method and who has among his patients many world class sports professionals, e.g. (former) several time Wimbledon and Olympic tennis champion Boris Becker, who uses nothing but a special massage technique (albeit for three hours while it hurts, no anaesthetics) after which the tendon is completely repaired and can once again take the full load! I don't know if there is any English literature on his achievements yet, but could point you to some sources if you so wish.
GG 12:55AM 01/31/12

The Wilmington Experience

November 27, 2011

Hot air balloon flame, a favorite at every HoliDazzle parade

Hot air balloon flame, a favorite at every HoliDazzle parade

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

One advantage of living in Wilmington and going to college here is that you get to experience everything that the town has to offer during the holiday season. Many of these events take place during breaks and most students do not get to see them. However if possible, I would recommend all of them. Last night was the first event of the season, the Hometown HoliDazzle parade. This is a relatively new event, but it is now a tradition in which all of the streets in the downtown area are closed off for an afternoon festival with a parade following. For the past 5 years, it has been a tradition to start off the holiday season the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The parade even ends with Santa arriving!

While the break from school was enjoyable, it’s time for me to get back to work. We have one more week of class and a week of final exams (which I still have a considerable amount of studying to do for), then a month off for winter break! While I enjoy being at school, a break will be nice. But after a couple weeks away from campus, I will be ready for classes to start again.

Tags: Break , Downtown Wilmington , HoliDazzle , Local , Local Business , Ohio

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Yea things get pretty wild during breaks. I agree with you. After a couple of weeks of from school, im ready to get back at it.
Jake Weise 7:48PM 01/03/12

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