Christmas Schellville drew 163,000 people in 2022. (Schell Brothers)

Ho-ho-ho! Classic Delaware area Christmas traditions await

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines, RSS-Culture, Weekly Review

Here are some memorable spots to mark Christmas in Delaware and just over the border into Pennsylvania. Be prepared: some places required advance tickets, sell out or will be crowded. Longwood Gardens, for instance, drew 572,000 people in 2022 for its spectacular Christmas displays, and Schellville drew 163,000 for its extravaganza. These event run for weeks. There’s a separate list …

Irv Boyd helps finish a gingerbread version of Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods for Yuletide at Winterthur. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, in whimsical gingerbread

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Winterthur has moved its Enchanted Woods indoors this season – as a delightfully detailed miniature form in gingerbread – for Yuletide at Winterthur. The 150-pound creation features gingerbread, chocolate, fondant and icing. That’s all edible. On this day of Christmas: Holiday events to mark on your calendar The construction sits on a hardwood platform, edged with red ribbon, with styrofoam …

TSD Review Sept 28

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – September 28, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Awwwwwww: Baby lemur born at Brandywine Zoo Junior League’s Whale of a Sale is back, big time Delaware trooper charged with assaulting, injuring two teens Ban of anime club, manga draws ire from Magnolia Middle parents On the Pitch: Week 3 boys soccer top 10 rankings Click on the image below to view the PDF …

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Winterthur manuscript depicts life, faith of 200 years ago

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Culture

A shoemaker’s remarkable record of life, art, music and faith in 18th-century Pennsylvania has a new home at Winterthur, and it’s also on its way online. “There’s no manuscript like this that has survived,” said Marie-StĂ©phanie Delamaire, who is leading the project to understand and digitize a manuscript created by Ludwig Denig. The understanding included a recent half-day multidisclipinary study …

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These holiday lights will help you get your glow on

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  We might be living through the golden age of holiday lights displays. Whether you want inside or out, huge or just enough, artistic or deliberately tacky, walk-through or drive-through, free or you’re willing to pay, there’s a display for you either here in the First State or right over the state line. In Delaware, many of the displays have …

TSD Review Nov 24

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 24, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Stormin’ Norman gives away 1,400 turkeys, passes baton Bowers Beach unites to offer watermen’s Thanksgiving dinner Thanksgiving 2022 in the First State: what to know Planners want to put 12-acre park over I-95 in Wilmington Winterthur adds 150 pounds of sweet to Yuletide Wilmington wins …

TSD Review May 12

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – May 12, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures: DE to designate state dino Why you should put food beside your mailbox May 14 Memorial Day events honor those who gave their lives Winterthur’s Jackie Kennedy exhibit now open Dolly Parton serenades book celebration party at Wilmington Library FOOD AND DINING Opening of Grain in Trolley Square …

a vase of flowers sitting on a table

These spots will allow you to savor spring when dining out

Pam GeorgeCulture, 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 …

TSD Dec 23

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – December 23, 2021

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Winterthur’s 2022 Jackie O exhibit to be based on letters in archive Down Syndrome Association cafe hopes to train workers for another job DelDOT announces completion of Route 141 road projects Rising COVID cases force postponement of New Year’s Eve concert Traveling for Christmas? Here are some things you should know Longwood wins best …