a flock of seagulls flying over a beach

Hunting opportunities still available as season nears end

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Snow Goose Conservation Order aims to help reduce the large snow goose population that is damaging the species’ Arctic nesting grounds, as well as wetlands and agricultural lands on their migration routes and overwintering areas/Getty Images A wide variety of hunting opportunities are available in February, including the opening of the Snow Goose Conservation Order that begins Tuesday, Feb. …

New pet food fees won’t start to bring in money until 2023

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

A new law that will raise money for spaying animals won’t go into effect until next year.   A new law that will pay for low cost spay/neutering and rabies vaccinations for Delaware animals by raising registration fees on pet food will not start bringing in cash until next year. However, it absolutely will bring in more than the original …

Delaware's surf-fishing permit was a hot ticket during our cold winter.

Surf fishing tags, annual park passes go on sale in February

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Delaware’s surf-fishing permits go on sale in February.   The avidly sought Delaware State Parks surf fishing permits and state park annual passes go on sale next month. The surf fishing permits allow people who fish to drive on designated beaches and park there while fishing. They will be limited to 17,000 sold. The state again this year will sell …

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3 courses for $30: Newark Restaurant Week returns

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Newark dining spots start their annual winter Restaurant Week specials Friday, Jan. 20. Photo by Sasha Aber/Home Grown Cafe   Development in downtown Newark has turned the college town into a dining destination, and you can witness that firsthand during the 2022 Newark Restaurant Week, which runs Jan. 20-26. Participating establishments will offer three-course dinners for $30. The event has been …

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Delaware animal groups see surge of Betty White challenge donations

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Delaware animal welfare groups brought in well over $100,000 in honor of actress and longtime animal rights advocate, Betty White. On what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday, animal lovers from around the country donated tens of thousands of dollars to three of Delaware’s largest animal rescue and shelter groups. After White died on Dec. 31, fans began encouraging …

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Division of the Arts announces 2022 fellowship winners

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A Kim Klabe work hangs in the Biggs Museum of American Art during the 2021 exhibition of state fellowship winners.   A former Delaware poet laureate is among the winners of this year’s Delaware Division of the Arts fellowship winners. JoAnn Balingit, who was poet laureate from 2008-2015, won a $6,000 established professional award that she will use to help …

10 things not to miss in Delaware Art Museum exhibit closing Jan. 23

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Art Museum’s ‘Afro-American Images 1971: The Vision of Percy Ricks’ closes Jan. 23.     When artist Percy Ricks approached the Delaware Art Museum about doing a 1971 show featuring works of African American artists, the museum wasn’t interested. Officials there didn’t even answer his requests. Later in the year, the then-director characterized the museum as “basically a …

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Food Bank of Delaware to host drive-thru food pantry in each county

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Volunteers load food into cars during a mobile pantry event at Dover International Speedway. (Food Bank of Delaware) The Food Bank of Delaware will host drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county beginning next week. The first event is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Dover International Speedway. A food pantry originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17 at Crossroads Community …

A demonstration for peace for Martin Luther King Jr. (West Side Grows Together)

Celebrations, service opportunities to mark MLK Jr. day

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

A demonstration for peace for Martin Luther King Jr. (West Side Grows Together) Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, and for many people, it will be a day of service. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” the United Way of Delaware quotes the assassinated civil rights leader. Here are some events …

Grain to expand with locations in Trolley Square, STAR campus

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Grain’s Hangover Helper Burger will be on the Trolley menu. Photo by Matt Urban   In December, restaurateur Jim O’Donoghue got a call from commercial real estate guru Joe Latina. A Trolley Square restaurant was now available, Latina said. Did O’Donoghue want it? “Absolutely,” said O’Donoghue, who owns Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen restaurants in Delaware and Pennsylvania with friend Lee Mikles. …