Turkey, of course, stars in the Bowers Beach Thanksgiving meal. (Claudio Schwarz photo from Unsplash)

Bowers Beach unites to offer watermen’s Thanksgiving dinner

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

  Bowers Beach is uniting this year to ensure the continuation of a decades-long tradition of home-cooked holiday meals for the watermen who work out of the Kent County town of 250. “Miss Jean’s spirit is willing, but her body just isn’t up to it this Thanksgiving,” Mayor Ada Puzzo wrote in an email seeking culinary assistance for Jean Friend …

With 15% of Delawareans expected to travel this weekend, here's what to know about Thanksgiving 2022 in Delaware. (Unsplash)

Thanksgiving 2022 in the First State: what to know 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture

With almost 15% of First Staters expected to travel this weekend, here’s what to know about Thanksgiving in Delaware this year.  Travel AAA Mid-Atlantic, a regional travel agency, predicts holiday travel will be comparable to pre-pandemic levels, with 149,504 Delawareans traveling.  More than 10,000 Delawareans will fly somewhere this weekend, which is 7% more than Thanksgiving weekend last year as …

Dru Tevis Holiday Baking Championship

Will Delaware pastry chief Dru Tevis take $25,000 prize?

Pam George Culture, Headlines

  When we last left Delaware’s “Dru-nicorn,” he made it through the second episode of “Holiday Banking Championship” on the Food Network. But could Dru Tevis survive another round? First State residents, friends, family and his SoDel Concepts colleagues tuned in last night to watch. Indeed, many gathered at Thompson Island Brewing Co. in Rehoboth to watch alongside the pastry chef — and taste …

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Stormin’ Norman gives away 1,400 turkeys, passes baton

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

After giving away 250,000 Thanksgiving turkeys over 40 years, Stormin’ Norman Oliver is passing the baton to DETV president and founder Ivan Thomas. Oliver — a locally-famed civic leader affectionately dubbed Stormin’ Norman — announced the 2022 Turkey Drive would be his last before distributing more than 1,400 turkeys to Wilmington residents Tuesday. “God just moved me to do it,” …

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Proposed Cape Henlopen eatery spawns protests, public forum

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The agency that runs Cape Henlopen State Park is asking for the public’s feedback on a proposal to build a restaurant in the main beach parking lot. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposal Monday Dec. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Cape Henlopen High School auditorium. …

Festive holiday places to dine, drink

5 festive holiday places to drink, dine

Pam George Culture, Headlines

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in these tasty Delaware spaces decorated for a festive holiday. Klondike Kate’s Sleigh Bar in Newark and Blitzen in Wilmington have returned to serve a cup of good cheer. To the south, Above the Dunes in Rehoboth is debuting a Miracle Pop-Up on Nov. 21. Schellville in Rehoboth has expanded its food and beer offerings, and Benvenuto in Milford has become a …

Winterthur gingerbread model

Winterthur adds 150 pounds of sweet to Yuletide

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  A 150-pound gingerbread recreation of the Winterthur mansion will greet guests heading out on its Yuletide tour this year. The gingerbread house, which sits on a 4-foot-by-8-foot base, was delivered Thursday by Bredenbeck’s Bakery of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. Its cakes have been featured on TLC and the Food Network. Diana Anello, head sugar artist for Bredenbeck’s, said she wasn’t …

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‘Book of Mormon’ tickets on sale for March show

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Single tickets are now on sale for the March 10-12 run of “The Book of Mormon” at the Playhouse on Rodney Square. When the show does play Wilmington in the spring, it will be almost 12 years to the day since the irreverent tale of two missionaries serving in Africa became a Broadway sensation. The tickets, which range from …

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Wilmington wins $90K arts grant to create music series

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Wilmington has been awarded a $90,000 matching grant to present a free, multi-year outdoor music series.  The grant comes from the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a social impact group that supports nonprofits throughout the country focused on music, public spaces, and community building. The matching funds will be used to present a 10-week live music series in 2023, 2024 …

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Delaware chef to battle it out on Netflix’s snack show

Pam George Culture, Headlines

On a November afternoon, Hari Cameron was making dough with a new type of flour. “I’m always working on stuff,” the Rehoboth Beach resident explained, putting the mix aside to take a phone call. That’s because the James Beard-nominated chef is a consultant for a kitchen equipment company, and he’s worked with Think Rice, which supports American rice growers. But …