TSD Review July 7

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 7, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Bruce Munro hopes you find Longwood light art joyous Winterthur brings back its Artisan Market July 16-17 Delaware bans 37 invasive plants (with more to come) Delaware state parks offer after-dark fun BUSINESS Water firm invites customers to buy coverage on e-devices Food Bank CANgineering …

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Bruce Munro hopes you find Longwood light art joyous

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  When light artist Bruce Munro this year brought his night magic back to Longwood Gardens, it was the first time he’s brought a new exhibit to the site of a former one. Ten years ago, his “Bruce Munro: Light” exhibit delighted audiences at the former du Pont estate in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. It also electrified his career, partly because …

TSD Review June 30

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – June 30, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Mark Fields to retire from The Grand after 16 years Mt. Cuba’s 5 kestrel chicks get banded Longwood Gardens to light up June 30 with Munro exhibit Brandywine Zoo pudu Haechan dies after short illness Your guide to Delaware fireworks, and so Fourth BUSINESS Abandoned …

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Longwood Gardens to light up June 30 with Munro exhibit

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens will light up June 30 with eight huge new installations by Bruce Munro, including 18,000 stemmed bulbs in a Field of Light, 1,000 flamingos wading in a pool and projections on a canvas of 8,960 CDs. It’s been a decade since Munro, a British citizen known for large light displays he describes as immersive, first lit up Longwood …

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Longwood Gardens offers guided walks, plant giveaway Friday

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

  Longwood Gardens will offer a day of walks and talks by its experts Friday, along with a native plant giveaway to mark the first Pennsylvania Native Species Day. For decades, plant experts have been extolling the value of using native plants in gardens. They tolerate weather extremes better than imports and also encourage native pollinators and other wildlife. The …

Happy Hours at area museums and gardens

Outdoor happy hours reopen at area museums, gardens

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    If you crave a drink at the end of your workday and want to have it in a lovely outdoors spot, many area museums and gardens can offer you just that. Here are some to try: Nemours Estate The former home and garden of A.I. du Pont, at 1600 Rockland Road in Wilmington, is offering Third Thursday summer …

TSD Review March 31

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – March 31, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Longwood Gardens begins to bloom for spring Science Olympiad construction competition moves back indoors Take break from tweeting to help Delaware count birds ‘Stuff the Bus’ spring food drive starts April 4 Business Fujifilm to spend another $28 million on New Castle production site Food & Dining These spots will allow you to savor …

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These spots will allow you to savor spring when dining out

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Thompson Island is one of many places in or near Delaware where diners can celebrate spring.   Restaurants are gearing up for a busy spring season — Easter, Mother’s Day and grads-and-dads events are on the horizon. Menus are now full of seasonal flavor — think ramps, asparagus, fiddlehead ferns — and as the calendar flips to April, dining outside …

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Longwood Gardens begins to bloom for spring

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood expects 200,000 tulips to be in bloom during the next few weeks.   Longwood Gardens’ daffodils, tulips, azaleas, wisteria and more have begun springing to life just in time for its annual month-long “Spring Blooms” display that begins Saturday. Peak bloom is expected in mid-April, weather permitting. While fans of more spring flowers will find something to ooh and …

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More proof of spring: Blue poppies bloom at Longwood

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood’s blue-poppies will only flower through the first week in April. Photo by Eileen Tercha. The blue-poppies are blooming at Longwood Gardens, one of the many hallmarks of spring in the Mid-Atlantic. The sky-blue flowers, which are native to the high elevations of the Himalayan Mountains, are forced into bloom by Longwood horticulturists for the annual display. The flowers are …