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Brighten up dark nights with these merry light displays

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

If you’re looking for a little holiday magic to brighten up the dark nights of winter, look no farther than the Wilmington Riverfront, where a two-mile stretch of the Riverwalk will be lit up for the Holiday Magic at Riverbright Wilmington. It’s one of more than a dozen of holiday light displays in the region, many of them free, like …

Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees starts Friday in New Castle; Dec. 1 in Milford

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delaware Hospice elves will be scurrying around Brantwyn Estate this week ahead of the opening Friday of the 36th New Castle County Festival of Trees. Downstate, an entirely different group of dedicated volunteers are heading into final stretch of preparation for Kent & Sussex County Festival of Trees at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. Proceeds from both benefit Delaware …

The Wyeths: Three Generations Biggs Museum of American Art

MBNA’s ‘Wyeths’ become The Biggs’ biggest exhibition yet

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

“The Wyeths” took their darn sweet time getting to Dover. But now through Feb. 11, an exhibition of 70-plus works by the famous family of artists will fill nine rooms at the Biggs Museum of American Art and spark lots of other events. It is the biggest exhibition yet for the Biggs, which focuses on MidAtlantic art, said Michael Dudich, …

The Rossettis Delaware Art Museum

DAM’s ‘The Rossettis:’ Unblinking look at cost of creativity

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Culture

The Delaware Art MuseumĀ has used its archives and materials from another Delaware collection to expand and deepen “The Rossettis,” an exhibition that’s traveled to Wilmington from the Tate Britain museum in London. The completely redesigned show, presented on striking blue and red walls that make the often jewel-toned artwork pop, follows the creative family of British PreRaphaelite BrotherhoodĀ  painter Dante …

Rockford Tower lit up for the holidays by Nathan Field

Rockford Tower lighting gets kickoff event for 2nd season

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Culture

When Rockford Tower in Wilmington was lit up for the holidays last year, it was the first time it ever had been and it delighted fans of the Wilmington park. This year, the moment the lights go on will be celebrated at the end of a Happy Hour at the Tower kickoff Nov. 4 that wil include food trucks, drinks …

Festival of Trees

Crafters race toward deadline for Festival of Trees

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Culture

T-minus 23 days until the New Castle County Festival of Trees opens Nov. 17, and Kris Hable is calmly gluing berries on a tiny wreath in the basement of a Parkwood home. The chairman of the festival’s Marketplace, which offers wreaths, decor and gifts for sale, Hable is one of a handful of designers and crafters who make the bulk …


Delaware’s booming dining scene: pizza, tacos, On Tap trail

Pam GeorgeHeadlines, Culture

Thereā€™s no business like the food business. At least that was the case on Monday, Oct. 23, when the Delaware Restaurant Association held its Cornerstone Awards.Ā  And thereā€™s much to celebrate. Despite several years of hardships, new spots are opening. The industry continues to give back to the community, and seasonal specials are tempting diners to venture out during the …

Turkey Drive Ivan Thomas

Big Ive’s got big plans as he takes on Wilmington turkey drive

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Culture

Ivan Thomas wants to more than double the size of Stormin’ Norman’s 40-year-old Thanksgiving turkey giveaway for senior citizens and needy families. The event is now dubbed “Big Ive’s Turkey Drive and Give-A-way,” and Thomas hopes to be able to give away 3,000 turkeys in 2023 in Wilmington, Dover and other state locations. Last year’s total was 1,400. That number …


45th Hagley Craft Fair draws 100 artisans from region

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Adam Roush marshaled his experience as a chef to start making candles designed to appeal to masculine tastes when he couldn’t find any he liked. Now Dueling Rabbits, his coffee, candle and plant company, offers a variety of candles with names such as Sawdust & Coriander; Victorian Greenhouse; and Peach & Tobacco Pipe. The hands down favorite scent, though, …