beach eats

3 beach restaurants to try this summer

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Memorial Day weekend may be the traditional start of the summer at the beach. but anyone who lives in coastal Sussex County knows  the highways are crowded most of the year. Nevertheless, beach restaurants are gearing up for an onslaught. According to the tourism group Visit Southern Delaware, dining is the leading visitor activity along the coast, surpassing the allure …

Hagley Museum

Hagley to welcome summer with Kick-off Saturday

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Hagley Museum and Library will take advantage of Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the completed restoration of its historic powder yard, which was flooded by Hurricane Ida in 2021. The first Hagley’s Summer Kick-off Celebration will be Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is also meant to be a panoply of the estate’s summer offerings. The kick-off will …

There's events all throughout the weekend to recognize the Memorial Day holiday and also enjoy the extra day off. (Photo by Justin Casey/Unsplash)

Memorial Day guide 2024 for Delawareans

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

The unofficial start of summer is around the corner, which means plenty of beach travel, lots of outdoor events and – most importantly – ways to honor American heroes whose legacy is what  Memorial Day is about.  Throughout the First State, there’s a plethora of family-fun festivities and ceremonies being held to pay respect to the nation’s fallen soldiers.  Weather …

ticks

Ticks are out there questing, and they’re looking for you

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Ticks don’t fly, drop or hop onto people. For the most part, they perch in undergrowth, with two of their eight legs extended, hoping to hitch a ride on your clothes as you walk  by. It’s called questing, and once they’ve attached themselves to a host, they crawl their way into the perfect spot for a bloody meal. Those details …

fusco's

Fusco’s Italian Water Ice opens on Kirkwood Highway

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

The Fusco’s Italian Water Ice stand in Wilmington’s Little Italy has long been part of  Joseph Staffieri’s life. His great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles worked in the seasonal business. “As a kid, I would stop in to see whichever family member was working,” said Staffieri, who went to St. Anthony of Padua Grade School. “I have great memories. I loved it.” But it …

permit-to-purchase

State Sportsmen, others file lawsuit against permit-to-purchase law

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association and others have filed suit in U.S. District court claiming Delaware’s new permit-to-purchase law is unconstitutional. “This is a case about vindicating fundamental civil rights being trampled on by overbearing legislation that defies controlling legal authority,” says the case filed by Francis G.X. Pileggi and others. The new law, known as Senate Substitute 1 for …

A new memorial honoring Delaware's impact in the desegregation of schools and the Brown v. Board case was unveiled in Dover Thursday.

Delaware’s history in Brown v. Board honored with memorial 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

A new monument in Dover marks Delaware’s role in the desegregation of American schools the day before the country celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case. Community members, authors, historians and legislators joined Thursday morning to unveil the memorial on the grounds of Legislative Hall.  “Whenever people put stumbling blocks in your way, …

Jamie Wyeth The Screening Room at 1313

Jamie Wyeth is having (another) moment in spotlight

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Jamie Wyeth and his art seems to be everywhere at the moment. He’s the focus of a film that will be shown at the Screening Room at 1313 in downtown Wilmington and exhibits of  his work are on display at both the Brandywine Museum of Art in Chadds Ford and at the Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville. The scion …

breast cancer

Improvements in reconstruction one focus of DBCC breast cancer update

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The mechanics of breast reconstruction after cancer was one of the issues focused on Wednesday during Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual Breast Cancer Update. The free event, held for the 26th time, is designed to update Delawareans about new treatments and services, as well as bring together patients, healthcare workers and others interested in the topic. About 170 people signed …

An artist's rendering of plans to renovate and expand the war memorial monument on the approach to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Courtesy of Delaware River & Bay Authority.

War memorial near bridge to be renovated, expanded

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

The war memorial monument next to the approach to the Delaware Memorial Bridge near New Castle is getting a nearly $5 million update and renovation. The work will add the names of servicemen and women from New Jersey and Delaware who died serving the United States in all wars and conflicts from World War II to the present. The massive …