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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 …

Del Shakes to bring free “Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to Rodney Square

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Eric Mills (here with Krista Apple in 2018’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ will play Oberon in Del Shakes’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Photo by Alessandra Nicole/Delaware Shakespeare   Delaware Shakespeare will host free outdoor performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Rodney Square next month. The group says it will transform Rodney Square into a “magical forest where confused lovers, …

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Wilmington’s Bardea to be featured Monday on Today Show

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

Bardea’s chef Antimo DiMeo and co-owner Scott Stein     Wilmington’s popular Bardea restaurant will be featured in a live segment Monday, Aug. 16, on “The Today Show.” The segment, which will follow chef Antimo DiMeo preparing two dishes in a “Make Ahead Monday” cooking segment, will run about 9:15 a.m. during the NBC morning show’s third hour. Scott Stein, co-owner of …

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Couple ends 50-states-by-age-of-50 quest in Delaware

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Katrina Baecht and Dustin Parks of Texas ended their quest to visit all 50 states before turning 50 by hitting Delaware over the weekend.     When Katrina Baecht and Dustin Parks decided they wanted to visit all 50 states before they turned 50, they decided Delaware would be last. “I was like, well, Delaware was the first state in …

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Wilmington to end most COVID restrictions July 29; meetings open now

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington will lift most COVID-19 restrictions Monday, July 29, but meetings already are open to the public.   The public can attend Wilmington meetings in person again starting Monday, and all COVID-related service and program suspensions will end Monday, July 26. City buildings will remain closed to the public, except for public meetings or appointments. Lobby services, …

Clifford Brown jazz fest returns to Rodney Square in August

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival’s 2018 version in Rodney Square.   The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is coming home. The Wilmington event, named for a native trumpeter who died young in a car accident, was livestreamed during the pandemic, but returns to Rodney Square Aug. 4-8. Considered the largest jazz festival  on the East Coast, it will feature local and …

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Focus on Biden interest, Historic New Castle part of new tourism director’s plan

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

  Jen Boes is taking over the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau on July 1.   The outdoing executive director of the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau has a parting wish: That residents of Delaware come to appreciate and embrace all the things they can see, do and experience in the First State. Sometimes, said Sarah Ridgway Willoughby, …

Sallies, UD star Hinton back for second stint for Blue Rocks

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Photo courtesy of MILB Central   The list of Delaware high school stars in Major and Minor League Baseball increased last week when former Salesianum and University of Delaware star Kyle Hinton signed with the Washington Nationals.  Hinton, a former 16th round pick for the Kansas City Royals in the 2018 MLB Draft, returned to his hometown Wilmington Blue Rocks …

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From Wilmington to Bethany, your fireworks guide

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

(Photo by Jingda Chen on Unsplash) Most Delaware places famous for their Fourth of July fireworks shows have decided the shows will go on. Of course, organizers will follow the latest pandemic guidelines. Wilmington will host fireworks starting 9:15-9:30 on July 4. The best viewing location is in Tubman-Garrett Park and other Riverfront locations, said Tina Betz, director of the Mayor’s Office of …

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Sun’s out, and so are diners in the streets around Delaware

Betsy Price Don't Miss, Food & Dining, food and drink, Headlines

Wilmington’s popular Curbside dining in the streets returns for the summer.     Areas around Delaware are tempting diners (and drinkers – and shoppers) with special events in which the dining spreads onto sidewalks, parking spots, parks or the streets. They were popular last year because the risk of being infected with COVID-19 is lower outdoors and being able to …