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Old Swedes to hold its first Swedish summer festival

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Old Swedes Historic Site, a quiet corner of First State National Historical Park, this month will hold its first summer festival, complete with a Swedish meatball competition. Organizers hope the Midsommar Festival, set for June 25 on Wilmington’s east side, will become an annual event and raise the profile of Old Swedes. Leoné L. Cahill-Krout, who became executive director …

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Bellefonte, Old New Castle revive spring festivals

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    Two of Delaware’s unique neighborhoods are bringing back traditional spring festivals. A Day in Old New Castle and the Bellefonte Arts Festival both return Saturday, May 21. The Old New Castle event celebrates its Colonial looks and history. It offers home, museum and church tours; food trucks; re-enactments; Colonial craftsmen; plein air artists; and a tour of the …

TSD Review April 28

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – April 28, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Conference hailing Black musicians, composers taking place in Wilmington Once controversial Kalmar Nyckel tall ship celebrates 25th anniversary UDance 2022 raises $1.8 million for childhood cancer State sets May 3 memorial ceremony for COVID dead Earth Day celebrations offer new rain garden, salt marsh tour, more Milton’s Jimmie Allen to perform at NASCAR Cup …

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Once controversial Kalmar Nyckel tall ship celebrates 25th anniversary

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Delaware’s tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, sails to the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation Tuesday. Photo by Deborah Webb.   The Kalmar Nyckel celebrated her 25th anniversary Tuesday with the crew sailing Delaware’s tall ship through the 4th Street drawbridge to its foundation’s shipyard, and then giving a two-cannon salute after the national anthem was played. About 200 people watched it sail …

TSD Review Mar 17

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – March 17, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Ursuline sisters’ bilingual children’s book honors teacher Kalmar Nyckel’s Underground Railroad class focuses on travel options Delaware Art Museum’s Tiffany exhibit offers peek at ‘Gilded Age’ Trace Adkins, Frank Reyes top off 2022 State Fair concert lineup Food & Dining Hamilton’s brings elegant fare to Newark’s Main Street Wine, dine with Italian count at …

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New museum exhibit celebrates why Swedes came, how they lived

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  A notched log cabin moved from Idaho is a centerpiece in a new exhibit about why Swedes came to Delaware at the Kalmar Nyckel museum.   Destination Delaware, a compact new exhibit at the Kalmar Nyckel museum in Wilmington, celebrates the founding of New Sweden and the people who made those colonies successful. Opening Wednesday at the Copeland Maritime …

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When his brain goes ‘boop, boop,’ Gervasio Ruiz Jr. knows to click shutter button

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

Color and graphic elements attract Gervasio Ruiz Jr.   Throughout life as a military brat, an artist for record covers, Revlon and L’Oreal, and even as a volunteer at the Kalmar Nyckel, one thing has been constant for Gervasio Ruiz Jr. since his parents put a cheap camera in his hand at the age of 14. Photography. Ruiz, 69, has …