Delaware Museum of Nature and Science opening

Newly opened Museum of Nature, Science to get $500,000 from county

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reimagined Museum of Nature and Science, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer told the crowd that his administration is going to propose a $500,000 grant for the institution. “Everything we do in county government right now – similarly to what’s going on in the city of Wilmington – is about diversity, equity and inclusion,” …

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Clifford Brown Jazz Fest returns June 15-18 featuring Stanley Clarke

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The 35th rendition of the largest free jazz festival on the East Coast returns to Wilmington June 15-18 with the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival featuring Stanley Clark among its line-up. New this year: The festival will be cohosted by Clifford Brown Jr. The festival is named for trumpeter and Wilmington native resident Clifford Brown, known as “Brownie.” He died …

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The Mercury fast becoming community hub in Old New Castle

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Fancy a beer or a glass of wine with buddies? The Mercury’s got you. Craving a cup of tea, perhaps a blend named for area sites? The Mercury’s got you. Seeking a light lunch or dinner that’s vegetarian, but you’d never know it was? The Mercury’s got you. Looking for a nice patio to dine or drink in the …

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Museum of Nature, Sciences reopens this weekend

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

      The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science will celebrate its reopening Friday through Monday with a ribbon cutting and tours. The attraction, formerly known as a museum of natural history, is changing its name to reflect its mission of connecting Delaware citizens with the state’s natural development and the science behind it. The $10.8 million renovation started …

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Hagley loans patent models to Philadelphia airport for display

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    A selection of 19th century patent models from Hagley Museum and Library will be on display throughout the summer at Philadelphia International Airport. The 49 chosen to be part of the exhibit by Chris Cascio, Hagley’s Alan W. Rothchild assistant curator, all have connections to Philly or — appropriate for air travelers — transportation, food and drink. The …

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DNREC to begin restoring beaches, dunes after powerful nor’easter

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Contol on Monday began restoring beaches after a powerful nor’easter caused widespread erosion and damage. The Mother’s Day weekend storm brought tropical-storm-force winds that affected communities along Delaware’s bayshore and Atlantic coast. “Our shoreline team will be hard at [work] for the foreseeable future on beach restoration priorities that this storm handed …

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Bellefonte, Old New Castle revive spring festivals

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    Two of Delaware’s unique neighborhoods are bringing back traditional spring festivals. A Day in Old New Castle and the Bellefonte Arts Festival both return Saturday, May 21. The Old New Castle event celebrates its Colonial looks and history. It offers home, museum and church tours; food trucks; re-enactments; Colonial craftsmen; plein air artists; and a tour of the …

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Dewey opens all dune access points to beach

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Update: Friday night Dewey announced all beach access points had been opened. Dewey Beach announced Friday afternoon that it has inspected the town’s beach access sites and opened most of the them. The three left closed are at Dagsworth Avenue, Bellevue Street and Collins Avenue, the town said about 3 p.m. “These three dune crossing will remain closed at …

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Dewey Beach closes all beach access because of nor’easter

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Dewey Beach announced about 4:30 p.m. Thursday that all beach access points in the town are closed to the public. The warning from the town said that dangerous conditions are arising from last weekend’s nor’easter A post yesterday said that the Dewey Beach and the surrounding area had seen severe beach erosion. “Damaging wind gusts and high tides have continued …

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Bubbles and bikes help Grand Prix spin through Wilmington Saturday

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

It won’t only be bikes gliding through downtown Wilmington Saturday as part of the Wilmington Grand Prix Criterium Races. Bubbles will be, too. The Grand Prix offers both professional and amateur races, and this year will add a community ride Saturday, which will mark the start of street festival along Market Street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. As part …