Delaware Arts Summit

200 will gather for Delaware Arts Summit Oct. 9

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

More than 200 creative professionals will gather at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach for this year’s sold-out Delaware Arts Summit. The Monday, Oct. 9, event will feature speakers on topics ranging from artists to managing uncertainty to support the focus on innovation, collaboration and creativity. Storyteller Tahira and singer Iva will perform. Ultimately, the summit — usually held every two …

Candlelight Theatre 'Into the Woods'

Candlelight’s costumer: Nurse by day, designer by night

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

There are a lot of Cs in Timothy Cannon’s life. C for his last name. C for ChristianaCare, where he is an assistant nurse manager during the day. C as in Candlelight Theatre, where he’s worked in his off time since 2004. And C for costumes, because his largest theatrical role since 2004 has been designing costumes for Candlelight Theatre …


Grotto’s birch beer; Bardea back on Mondays; Restaurant Week

Pam George Culture, Headlines

If you can taste the difference between birch and root beer, you’ll be happy to know that Grotto Pizza is once again serving the soda. What’s the difference? Birch beer is made for birch, while the original root beer contained sassafras vines and roots.  The product is not the only popular item back in local chain restaurants. The healthy, fast-casual …

Delaware City

Delaware City Day parade, fireworks salute small town life

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Jen Haugh fondly remembers the Delaware City Days of her childhood. Family and friends gathered for barbecues, cousins and people who moved away came back for the day, everybody loved the small town parade and the fireworks over the river that ended the day. When Haugh’s hometown decided to revive the annual celebration after canceling it because of the COVID-19 …

Po' Boys

Po’ Boys Creole Restaurant sold to familiar face

Pam George Culture, Headlines

When it comes to Delaware’s hidden culinary gems, Po’ Boys Creole Restaurant tops the list. The intimate Milton eatery is sandwiched between a dollar store and a bodega on a highway lined with cornfields. Chef Michael Clampitt made the Cajun and Creole restaurant a destination for gumbo-loving diners.  But on Monday, Sept. 25, he turned over the keys to Chase …

Longwood Christmas

A Longwood Christmas goes retro for 2023

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A Longwood Christmas is going retro this year, with tinsel-draped trees and throwback ornaments, as well as some super-sized and — so far — secret surprises outdoors among the half-a-million lights. “The desire for nostalgia and to reconnect with our pasts inspired this year’s retro theme—what’s old is new again,” said Jim Sutton, Longwood Gardens’ senior horticulture display designer. “During …

Baby lemur Brandywine Zoo

Awwwwwww: Baby lemur born at Brandywine Zoo

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A baby lemur has become the second of two babies born in recent months at Brandywine Zoo. Zoo officials are not yet sure which sex the baby is or how much it weighs and will wait until the baby is older and can leave its mother to find out. Mother and baby will not be on exhibit until sometime later …

Vet Fest

Grand Funk’s Mark Farner to headline Vet Fest Saturday

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The former lead singer and guitarist for the rock band Grank Funk Railrod will perform at a Delaware event Saturday, Sept. 30, designed to raise money to help stop suicide among soldiers. Mark Farner will cap the event by taking the Vet Fest stage at 3 p.m. with Club Phred, a popular area band, at the Town of Whitehall near …

The Junior League of Wilmington is planning a full-scale Whale of a Sale on Nov. 4. These shoppers were at a mini-sale last year. (Courtesy of Taylor Drainer)

Junior League’s Whale of a Sale is back, big time

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

The Whale of a Sale – which the Junior League of Wilmington calls Delaware’s largest garage sale – will return in full size in November, for the first time in four years. “It’s a little bit of work, but it’s so rewarding, ” league president Taylor Drainer said. “We have fun hanging around with friends, and we enjoy helping parents …

Winterthur Museum Ann Lowe

See Winterthur, Ann Lowe show for free Sept. 30

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library will open its gates for free Saturday, Sept. 30, for Discover Winterthur, a program designed to make the former du Pont estate available to everybody. In addition to being able to tour a part of the 175-room mansion or see the beautifully elegant exhibition “Ann Lowe” American Couturier” about the heralded Black fashion desiger, the …