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 …

TSD Review Feb 10

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 10, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Purzycki, FOP: Congo’s police shaming ‘baseless, abhorrent’ Wilmington council president goes public with WPD ‘whitest Black guy’ trophy Harlan Elementary’s Thursday night Bedtime Stories promote reading, community Halestorm, Hank Williams Jr. join 2022 State Fair concert lineup Longwood’s restored Orchid House will show even more blooms Business Renter, landlord advocates disagree over solutions to …

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Longwood’s restored Orchid House will show even more blooms

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ Orchid House will open Feb. 26.   Longwood Gardens reopening its restored Orchid House Feb. 26 is the first sign of changes being wrought during its $250 million Longwood Reimagined project. The Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, attraction is expanding its conservatory in ways designed to modernize the displays, make the plants more accessible and employee more environmentally sound construction. …

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As ‘Longwood Christmas’ closes, ‘Winter Wonder’ opens

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood’s Winter Wonder show launches Jan. 22.   “A Longwood Christmas” officially closes Sunday, but fans of the Kennett Square gardens won’t have to wait long for the next exhibit. “Winter Wonder” will run Jan. 22-March 27, with public performances back on the grounds, but mostly live-streamed classes. The conservatory — now undergoing a $250 million redo — will turn …

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A baker’s dozen of things to look forward to in 2022

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis visiting Winterthur’s Montmorenci foyer while she was First Lady.   From golf pros descending on Wilmington Country Club, to new shows and amenities at area theaters and cultural institutions, to the latest restaurant moves, Delaware has a lot to look forward to in 2022. With the end of the year fogged by a surge of COVID-19 testing …

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Longwood wins best holiday lights in U.S. for 4th straight time

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ fern floor in the conservatory reflects the cool side of its Fire and Ice theme. Photo by Hank Davis   It might be a no-duh moment for a lot of people in the Mid-Atlantic, but Longwood Gardens has just been named the country’s best holiday lights display in a botanical garden for the fourth year running. Its Longwood …

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Santa brings back many beloved area Christmas traditions

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ 2021 Christmas display focuses on a Fire and Ice theme. Photo by Becca Mathias   Christmas tours and displays that were curtailed or eliminated by the pandemic last year are back in more of the holiday spirit this year. Some features are still on hold, and masking and social distancing may limit attendance and activities.  (Edwards Christmas Village, …