Irv Boyd helps finish a gingerbread version of Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods for Yuletide at Winterthur. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, in whimsical gingerbread

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Winterthur has moved its Enchanted Woods indoors this season ‚Äď as a delightfully detailed miniature form in gingerbread ‚Äď for Yuletide at Winterthur. The 150-pound creation features gingerbread, chocolate, fondant and icing. That‚Äôs all edible. On this day of Christmas: Holiday events to mark on your calendar The construction sits on a hardwood platform, edged with red ribbon, with styrofoam …

The Holiday Open House at Rockwood Park & Museum is Dec. 1-2. (New Castle County Department of Community Services)

On this day of Christmas: Holiday events to mark on your calendar

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Here are some memorable events to celebrates Christmas in Delaware. These events run only a day or two. There’s a separate list of events that run more often. Camden-Wyoming Christmas Parade. 6 p.m. Dec. 9, starting at Caesar Rodney High School. Organized by the two towns. Caroling on the Cirle and the Georgetown Christmas Parade.¬† Caroling at 6 p.m. Dec. …

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Winter viruses & kids: Difficulty breathing? Seek help

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Health

Delaware‚Äôs public health agency already has identified 4,274 lab-confirmed cases of influenza — significantly more than the entire 2021-2022 flu season. It‚Äôs confirmed 718 cases of RSV, and the state‚Äôs seven-day average for new COVID cases is 164, up from 106 a month ago.¬† Welcome to the tripledemic health officials have been warning about. All three viruses have similar systems: …

Longwood Gardens Christmas Display

Longwood Gardens to bring holiday cheer, botanical splendor

Staff WriterCulture, Headlines

Visitors to Kennett Square‚Äôs Longwood Gardens this holiday season will be met with glimmering botanical ornaments, more than half a million dazzling lights artistically accenting the landscape, strolling carolers bringing holiday cheer, and crackling firepits adding warmth to cozy winter evenings. The holiday display will be around from Nov. 18 until Jan. 8. Tickets are available online. This year‚Äôs theme …

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Traveling for Christmas? Here are some things you should know

Charles MegginsonCulture, Government, Headlines

Photo by Nadezhda/Getty Images. Suspending planned lane closures The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that it will suspend planned lane closures on I-95, Route 1, US 13, and US 113 to minimize the effect on holiday traffic. The closed lanes will be reopened beginning at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 and will remain open until 12:01 a.m. on …