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Booth House offers American brew pub cuisine in six dining rooms

Betsy Price Food & Dining, Headlines

  The David Finney Inn in Historic New Castle houses the Booth House Tavern and Restaurant, DFI Cafe, a bed-and-breakfast and, soon, Hammergod Brewing. By Joe Hoddinott/Photography   You can eat in the bar at Booth House Tavern in Historic New Castle. Or the cafe. The Library. The Red Room. The New Castle Room. The Municipal Room. The Parkview Room. …

Longwood Gardens closed until Wednesday after crash on site

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens front gate. Photo by Harold Hank.   Longwood Gardens issued a terse statement Thursday afternoon saying it is closed and will not reopen until at least Wednesday, Aug. 4, because of a vehicle crash on the site. No guests were injured. Three people were evaluated by the Longwood Fire Co., with two treated on the scene and one …

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Heads up: Bear Drive In only takes admission at gate this weekend

Betsy Price Business, Culture, Headlines

Yes, the Bear Drive In grand opening will be this weekend. No, you will not be able to buy tickets online, the twin-screen drive in website says. The theater, on Christiana-Bear Road behind the Bear Lowe’s, will sell tickets at the gate, and only plans to allow about 150 cars per screen. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, tickets for this opening …

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Newark pastor unhappy to be denied meeting on court Diversity Project

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Pastor Blaine Hackett, right, leads an April 15 protest march for diversity on the Chancery Court.   A Newark minister upset that he and the Rev. Al Sharpton were denied a meeting to weigh in on the Delaware Bench and Bar Diversity Project says he fears that it will be another example of the good old boys making decisions. “These …

One northbound I95 ramp to close, another to open Sunday night

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Weather permitting,  one ramp allowing access to northbound Interstate 95 in Wilmington will close Sunday night, Aug. 1, and another will open. That means routes will change by Monday morning for traffic going into and out of the city. Closing will be the Adams Street/Delaware Avenue on-ramp for I95 northbound Opening will be the 10th Street/Adams Street On-Ramp to …

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Bear Drive In opens Friday with ‘Fast & Furious 9,’ ‘Jungle Cruise’

Betsy Price Business, Culture, Headlines

Bear Drive In opens Friday behind the Lowe’s in Bear. Photo by Bob Weir.   The Bear Drive In will open Friday night with “Fast and Furious 9” on one screen and “Jungle Cruise” on the other. It will follow up next week with “Suicide Square 2.” Shows will take place at dusk, which is about 8:30ish this week, said …

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – July 24, 2021

Betsy Price Culture, Police & Fire

  Paul Weagraff chats with Alex Johnson, founder of House Lights, about a summer initiative in three Delaware libraries designed to bring together community members, social services, and local leaders around a common artistic project.   Play Pause Rewind 00:00 00:00 1x Mute/Unmute Download MP3 This podcast appeared first on Delaware Division of the Arts – State of Delaware. Betsy …

Gov. John Carney issued more changes to his emergency orders.

New daily COVID-19 cases more than double in the last four weeks

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The number of COVID-19 cases attributed to the Delta variant has allowed cases to double in a month.   Thanks to the Delta variant, the number of new COVID-19 cases each day in Delaware has more than doubled in the last month. On June 25, the state Division of Public Health said the average daily number of new cases had …

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UD’s Resident Ensemble Players offerings will stay online for fall

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  UD’s REP Theatre plans to return to indoor performances in 2002, with curtain calls like this one from 2017’s “You Can’t Take It With You.”   The University of Delaware’s professional theater company will keep its offerings online in the fall, but begin planning for a return to live performances in 2022. The Resident Ensemble Players will offer four …

Delaware State Police seek help naming VW Beetle recruit

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Sgt. Dan has retired from his safety program duties, and State Troopers want fairgoers to help name his replacement.   After wearing out two Volkswagen Beetles as safety education vehicles, the Delaware State Police fleet has been joined by a turbo-charged 2019 Beetle that needs a name. You can submit your suggestion at the Delaware State Fair, which starts today. …