Bluecoast in Rehoboth

9 Delaware restaurants earn Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Pam George Culture, Food, Headlines

It’s not unusual for an Italian restaurant to offer Italian wines, but at Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach, nearly all wine on the list comes from that country. (Two dessert wines are from Portugal.) The carefully cultivated list is one reason why Lupo Italian Kitchen is one of nine Delaware establishments receiving the Wine Spectator’s 2022 Award of Excellence, …

UD's REP announced 2022-23 theater season

UD’s REP to offer 2-play season, bonus shows

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players will offer a two-play 2022-23 season, with bonus weekend-only chamber shows. The REP, as the University of Delaware’s professional acting troupe is called, will offer “Arsenic and Old Lace” Nov. 3-Nov. 20 and “Medea” April 13-April 30. In addition, the resident ensemble will off something new: Chamber REP, a series of one-weekend events, …

Delaware Women's Hall of Fame

7 named to state Women’s Hall of Fame

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Seven women, ranging from a Black early 1900s suffragette and political activist to the doctor who oversaw Delaware’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, have been named to the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame. They were chosen from more than 50 applicants received by the Office of Women’s Advancement and Advocacy and the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee, said …

Urban Art Exchange stables

Wilmington turns stables into art studios

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The city of Wilmington and CityFest Inc. showed off their new Urban Artist Exchange and the work of its 21 teen summer apprentice artists at an open house last weekend. The event coincided with Wilmington Open Streets and featured storytelling as well as a drumming and dance performance at the nearby amphitheater. “Because we had a critical mass of people …

The $3 million in grants will be used to strengthen and expand the art and culture scene in Delaware. (courtesy: Delaware Division of Art)

115 art groups granted $3 million in state funding

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture, Delaware Live, Milford-live

The Delaware Division of Arts has announced a $3 million distribution of grants to 115 community art organizations.  They range from $1,300 to Wilmington Wintergrass Inc., which is an annual bluegrass festival, to $246,000 to the Delaware Art Museum. The museum will use the funding to support its exhibits, including the upcoming Pre-Raphaelite show “A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: …

Public property along Brandywine Creek Trail

Property near Brandywine Creek trail turns public

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Rockland property that served as an entryway to the northern Delaware trail system along the Brandywine Creek has become public land. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control joined forces with the Woodlawn Trustees to buy the private property along Rockland Falls Road. It has been preserved through the Delaware Open Space Program, which means it can’t …

Calalyst deposits archives at Hagley Musuem

Catalyst deposits trove of women’s records at Hagley

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Catalyst, a nonprofit focused on helping women work outside the home, on Tuesday celebrated adding its archives to Hagley Museum and Library’s collection of business records. The organization, which also is celebrating its 60th anniversary, started as a way to encourage educated women to go to work at a time when businesses were dominated by men. It evolved to encompass …

Downtown Wilmington library (McGhiever photo from Wikimedia)

Wilmington Library snares another national award

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture, Delaware Live

Wilmington Library’s programming, which has included bringing Dennis Rodman and Angela Davis in as speakers, helped it win the highest award for libraries in America. The Institute of Museum and Library Services selected the Wilmington Library along with five others across the country to receive the 2022 Museum and Library Service National Medal. There were two other libraries receiving medals …

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Learn some Delaware history at these 5 events in August

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor five events focused on Delaware history during the month of August 2022. A full schedule is included below. Except where noted, all programs are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. National Night Out in Historic New Castle. Annual community-building, family-friendly event that …