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Multiple hunting seasons to open in October

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in October, including various deer firearm seasons, duck, snow goose and other migratory game birds – as well as the one-day youth-only waterfowl hunt. The youth-only waterfowl hunt will occur on Saturday, Oct. 15, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday.  Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays …

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Dogfish, Dewey Beer, Fifer Orchards team up on autumn ale

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will host its second-annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its Milton Tasting Room and Kitchen. The free event will feature food, music, art, entertainment, and off-centered ales, including a brand-new fall beer brewed in collaboration with Dewey Beer Co. and Fifer Orchards. “I am always pumped for this …

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Tour Delaware’s historic Buena Vista mansion, grounds

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Buena Vista, one of Delaware’s most historic estates, will welcome visitors for a one-day-only autumn event on Saturday, October 8. The event, which will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., will feature lawn games, pumpkin painting, mansion tours and outdoor painting sessions conducted by the Sunshine Plein Air Artists. The main section of the Buena Vista mansion was …

Grand Gala star Renée Elise Goldsberry

Grand Gala returns with ‘Hamilton’ star on stage

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Dig 0ut your party hats. The Grand Gala is returning Dec. 3 with a show headlined by Tony Award-winning “Hamilton” star Renée Elise Goldsberry, with the traditional afterparty at The Grand Opera House. It will feature food, drink and entertainment spread out throughout the 150-year-old building. A major fundraiser for the opera house’s community engagement programs, the 2020 gala was …

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Diocese of Wilmington to honor first responders, lawyers

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington will honor police officers, firefighters, EMTs and military personnel during its annual Blue Mass on Friday, Oct. 7. The mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, located at the corner of Cedar Street and South Clayton Street. The Diocese invites first responders and military personnel of any …

Cooch's Bridge

State seeks input on plan for Cooch’s Bridge site

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The 1777 Battle of Cooch’s Bridge was the only one fought on Delaware soil and the first time that the Stars and Stripes were flown in battle. With such a storied history, you might be surprised to learn you could have a say in the site’s future. Well, you do. The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will hold three …

Summer House

Beach’s iconic Summer House sold to Nalu’s owner

Pam George Culture, Headlines

  When Regan Derrickson was 21, he left work at the SandCastle Motel and crossed Rehoboth Avenue for his doorman shift at the Summer House, where he checked patrons’ identification. It was a fast-paced job. The restaurant, which had opened in 1977, was a happening nightspot after 9 p.m. The establishment personified the beach vibe, and it was the inspiration …

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You can help Wilmington win $90,000 arts grant

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

By hitting a few keys on your cell phone or computer, you can help the city of Wilmington win a $90,000 grant that will pay for a 10-week live music series in 2023, 2024 and 2025. But you have less than a week to participate. The Levittt AMP grant is designed to help small cities provide cultural events. The money …

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How COVID turned Dolly Parton’s music into theater

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Theater Company’s new show featuring the music of Dolly Parton should have come with a tagline: “This production brought to you by the COVID-19 pandemic.” If there had been no pandemic, then husband and wife director Gabriel Barre and actress/singer Tricia Paoluccio would never have retreated to a family cabin in California with their two children. Florida Studio …

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

Delaware Symphony, musicians hail contract as ‘new chapter’

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Strike up the band: The Delaware Symphony and its musicians union have reached a contract agreement that both sides are hailing as a milestone in their relationship. The American Federation of Musicians Local 21 — whose members perform with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra — have unanimously approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement renewal. It will be in effect until …