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Pizzeria Maki opens 2nd site; State Fair ribbon winners

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

As Delaware slides into August, our appetite for fresh produce and easy meals expands. Enter restaurants and food festivals, which offer a place to eat and socialize. Here’s the skinny on Delaware’s dining scene.   Beefsteak tomatoes, burgers & blueberry pies The Delaware State Fair continues through July 29, and while the fair boasts a heavy roster of entertainment, it also …

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Fancy a low-digit Delaware hunting license? Enter State Fair raffle

Staff WriterGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  will give away a low digit hunting license during its first-ever hunting license raffle. A raffle ticket will be given to any Delaware resident hunter who buys a 2023/2024 license at the DNREC Building at the Delaware State Fair between opening day, Thursday, June 20, and noon July 27. The winner’s name …

Some are upset that the State Fair does not allow guns on the fairgrounds.

Del. gun advocate groups furious over State Fair weapons ban

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

Gun owners and gun rights advocates are upset about a no-gun policy at the Delaware State Fair, even though the policy has been in place for decades. The addition of weapon detectors and screening devices at the fair entrance this year seemed to raise awareness of the policy. “The Delaware State Fair is now officially anti-gun,” read a statement from …

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Delaware Thunder denied extension by State Fair

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  The Delaware Thunder professional ice hockey team has been denied a contract extension to continue playing at the Centre Ice Rink located on the Delaware State Fairgrounds. The Thunder have played their home games since their inception in 2019.   After three seasons of playing their home games they are being denied a contract extension to keep playing their …

Vanilla Ice to join Delaware State Fire lineup

Vanilla Ice, 90s music tour added to State Fair lineup

Sam HautCulture, Headlines

  The Delaware State Fair will chill out this summer when it adds Vanilla Ice and the rest of the I Love the 90s tour to its entertainment lineup. Joining Vanilla Ice will be Rob Base, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, and Young MC for a concert on Sunday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $34 to $74. …

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Iglesias to headline concert during State Fair

Betsy PriceCharity, Headlines

Fluffy is as Fluffy does, and Fluffy will be right-sizing the Delaware State Fair this year. Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will play the M&T Bank Grandstand on Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. Iglesias is a stand-up comic and actor whose specials for Comedy Central and Netflix, including “I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy” and “Hot & Fluffy” have been crowd …

TSD Review Nov 17

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 17, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community I-95’s Restore the Corridor work largely finished Wilmington City Councilwoman Linda Gray dead at 73 Delaware State Fair announces first summer concert performer Business Google to pay Delaware $4.3M in location tracking settlement Walmart agrees to $3.1B opioid settlement, $11.8M goes to DE Food & …

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Delaware State Fair announces first summer concert performer

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Culture

Esteemed rap artist Nelly will once again perform at the Delaware State Fair, event organizers announced Tuesday. “Diamond-selling, multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality,” the State Fair said in a news release. Nelly …

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Baking up a good time: State Fair’s culinary competitors

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

The third time was a charm for baker Amy Watson Bish. At the 2022 Delaware State Fair in Harrington, which continues through July 30, she finally won a blue ribbon for her apple pie with a brown sugar crumb. “If you know me, you know I’ve been determined since the first year,” she told her Facebook friends, many of whom …

TSD Review July 21

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 21, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Catalyst deposits trove of women’s records at Hagley Wilmington Library snares another national award Butter sculpting among new fun at 2022 state fair Black storytellers from across nation gather in Wilmington DelDOT’s clankers hope to cut Casho Mill crashes 115 art groups granted $3 million …