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Dover leaders form USS Delaware submarine support association

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The new Delaware Submarine Association will support the morale, well-being and recreation of the crew of the USS Delaware.”   A group of Dover business leaders, advocates and veterans have founded a nonprofit to support the crew of the first state’s namesake nuclear warship, the USS Delaware. The Delaware Submarine Association has joined the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and …

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UD’s Resident Ensemble Players offerings will stay online for fall

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  UD’s REP Theatre plans to return to indoor performances in 2002, with curtain calls like this one from 2017’s “You Can’t Take It With You.”   The University of Delaware’s professional theater company will keep its offerings online in the fall, but begin planning for a return to live performances in 2022. The Resident Ensemble Players will offer four …

House painter by day. Artist by night. Ellendale artist can’t put down brush

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

Gilberto Rodriquez’s portraits, landscapes and painted mannequins will be on exhibit at the Mispillion Art League through Aug. 7       The first person to ask Gilberto Rodriquez for one of his art works was his kindergarten teacher, right after she scolded him for drawing in class. Rodriguez, who lives in Ellendale and has an exhibit at the Mispillion …

Delaware State Police seek help naming VW Beetle recruit

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Sgt. Dan has retired from his safety program duties, and State Troopers want fairgoers to help name his replacement.   After wearing out two Volkswagen Beetles as safety education vehicles, the Delaware State Police fleet has been joined by a turbo-charged 2019 Beetle that needs a name. You can submit your suggestion at the Delaware State Fair, which starts today. …

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Mispillion, Cedar Creek watersheds worth millions for nature alone, study says

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Pew Charitable Trusts study included photos of wildlife in wetlands, such as this snowy egret.   Delaware’s Mispillion River and Cedar Creek watersheds — two of Delaware’s last biggest undeveloped tracts of undisturbed land — are worth millions in terms of leisure, recreation and wildlife viewing alone, a Pew Charitable Trusts study says. But they are also under …

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With weekend Artisan Market a success, Winterthur plans to do it again

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

About 4,000 people turned out over the weekend to see Winterthur’s first Artisan Market. Winterthur Museum’s Artisan Market will return next year. The inaugural event over the weekend was a raging success, despite Saturday temperatures in the 90s with a  heat index from 102 to 105. Even with those withering temps, a line of marketgoers stretched from the visitors center …

State Fair opens Thursday with honor-system COVID masking

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware State Fair kicks back into gear this week. Photo by Suliman Sallehi/Pexels       It’s that time of the year: The Delaware State Fair will return to the Harrington Fairgrounds this week, bringing eclectic foods, rides, music and more. This year’s event, dubbed ‘Your Passport to Summer Fun,’ will be held between Thursday, July 22 and Saturday, …

Clifford Brown jazz fest returns to Rodney Square in August

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival’s 2018 version in Rodney Square.   The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is coming home. The Wilmington event, named for a native trumpeter who died young in a car accident, was livestreamed during the pandemic, but returns to Rodney Square Aug. 4-8. Considered the largest jazz festival  on the East Coast, it will feature local and …

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Winterthur’s new Artisan Market honors fine craftsmanship (and farming)

Ken Mammarella Culture, Don't Miss, Events, Featured, food and drink, Headlines

(Jack Russell terriers in a vignette by Tracy Shue of Walking Olive)     Winterthur expands its salute to craftsmanship and honors its history as farmland with its first artisan market. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17-18, 86 vendors, about half from Delaware, will sell antiques and collectibles; furniture and home décor; up-cycled and architectural salvage pieces; crafts …

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State urges residents to prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The National Weather Service’s forecast of Elsa’s path puts it right over Delaware. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is recommending that state residents keep an eye on Tropical Storm Elsa, expected to sweep up the Eastern seaboard today and tomorrow. That’s on top of warnings from the National Weather Service to be on the watch for evening thunderstorms Wednesday that …