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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 …

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community The Bidens head to Rehoboth Beach house this week  Food Bank: Drive-thru pantry numbers down 50%; will re-evaluate  Most traditional Fourth of July fireworks displays are on this year  Who knew having a U.S. president meant traffic woes when he comes home?  Delaware Botanic Gardens ready for a real First State summer crowd  Need …

TownSquare LIVE Weekly Review – June 3, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community The Bidens head to Rehoboth Beach house this week  Food Bank: Drive-thru pantry numbers down 50%; will re-evaluate  Most traditional Fourth of July fireworks displays are on this year  Who knew having a U.S. president meant traffic woes when he comes home?  Delaware Botanic Gardens ready for a real First State summer crowd  Need …

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Greek favorites fill menu of Wilmington’s Festival to Go

Betsy Price Food

Souvlaki (Photo by Markus Winkler from Pexels) The to-go version of Wilmington’s Greek Festival will focus on food, with nightly dance performances. It will run 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 2-5 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 N. Broom St., Wilmington. The event – the largest Greek festival in the Delaware Valley – normally draws massive crowds for the food, entertainment …

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It’s Bike to Work Day on Friday in Wilmington

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Traffic

Routes for Wilmington’s 2021 Bike to Work Day. (City of Wilmington) Bike to Work Day will be celebrated Friday in Wilmington, with multiple guided rides that end at the H.B. du Pont Plaza downtown. Registered participants get T-shirts and refreshments. The event is part of a nationwide effort to promote commuting by bicycle and biking in general. May is National …