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‘Tempest’ marks Delaware Shakespeare return to Rockwood

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  If what’s past truly is prologue — as a famous quote from William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” says — Delaware Shakespeare couldn’t have picked a better play for its summer offering. The play — about freedom and confinement, betrayal and compassion, forgiveness and family — will run at Rockwood Park from Friday, July 15, through July 31. Producing Artistic Director …

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Rockwood open house features lights, artisans, choirs

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Rockwood Mansion decorated for Christmas in 2020. Photo by Taya Dianna/New Castle County Community Services   Rockwood Park & Mansion’s Holiday Open House Friday and Saturday starts a month of free tours and a new exhibition in the mansion. Tours, which usually come with a free, will be free in appreciation of the community’s support throughout 2021, which County …

Rockwood Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival (New Castle County)

Smaller Rockwood festival – but with lots of ice cream

Betsy Price Entertainment, Events, Headlines

The Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park (New Castle County) Rockwood Park will host a scaled-down ice cream festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26. Confirmed ice cream vendors include Cinnamon Bun Exchange, Dino’s Ice Cream Truck, the Ice Cream Shoppe, Kilby Cream, Kona Ice, Paleteria y Neveria Tocumbo, UDairy Creamery and Woodside Farm Creamery. Live local music …

Rockford Tower lit up for the holidays by Nathan Field

A new view: Rockford Tower is lit for the holidays

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

For the first time, Rockford Tower is lit up for the holidays. Fourteen of the tower’s 16 windows have been trimmed in gold lights and will stay lit into January, says Wilmington City Councilman Nathan Field, who not only masterminded the effort but helped string lights, too. The other two windows were not near the staircase and would have been …

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These holiday lights will help you get your glow on

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  We might be living through the golden age of holiday lights displays. Whether you want inside or out, huge or just enough, artistic or deliberately tacky, walk-through or drive-through, free or you’re willing to pay, there’s a display for you either here in the First State or right over the state line. In Delaware, many of the displays have …

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‘Revisionists’ is latest addition to haunted NCC scene

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Some might call “The Revisionists: A Haunted Victorian Walk” a charming amble about the grounds of Rockwood Park. Producer Gregory Shelton calls it “a live-action mobile theater macabre play.” The latest addition to New Castle County’s lineup of Halloween thrills, “The Revisionists” is part whodunnit and part spooky frights meant for those aged 13 and older. “It’s not blood-and-guts slasher …

TSD Review July 14

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 14, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Interest intense on reconfiguration of Foulk Road Trolley Square project turns utility boxes into art ‘Tempest’ marks Delaware Shakespeare return to Rockwood Firefly releases daily lineup, one-day passes available Friday Rehoboth to host lifeguard championships July 13 Winterthur’s Artisan Market: Where to find the goods …

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Festival fun: Ice cream, Midsommar compete for attention Saturday

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Ice cream or Swedish meatballs? That’s the decision festival goers will have to make Saturday, June, 25, as both the New Castle County’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockford Park and the first Midsommar Festival at the Old Swedes Historic Site compete for your summer fun attention. There’s music, vendors and food at both. But only one has ice …

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Old Swedes to hold its first Swedish summer festival

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Old Swedes Historic Site, a quiet corner of First State National Historical Park, this month will hold its first summer festival, complete with a Swedish meatball competition. Organizers hope the Midsommar Festival, set for June 25 on Wilmington’s east side, will become an annual event and raise the profile of Old Swedes. Leoné L. Cahill-Krout, who became executive director …

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Sledding on the dunes is against the rules

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Those caught trespassing in dune areas restricted to the public could face fines upward of $100 from the DNREC Natural Resource Police. (Photo courtesy of DNREC) In the state with the lowest mean elevation of all U.S. states, the dunes at Cape Henlopen and other beaches along Delaware’s Atlantic Coast might feel like mountains.  And when a snowstorm blows in, …