New Castle to celebrate ‘William Penn Day’ on Oct. 23

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

New Castle County Court House. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The City of New Castle will celebrate ‘William Penn Day’ this Saturday, Oct. 23 at the New Castle Court House Museum. The event will feature a day-long series of activities to commemorate the 339th anniversary of Penn’s Oct. 27, 1682 disembarkment at New Castle, his first landing in …

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New museum exhibit celebrates why Swedes came, how they lived

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  A notched log cabin moved from Idaho is a centerpiece in a new exhibit about why Swedes came to Delaware at the Kalmar Nyckel museum.   Destination Delaware, a compact new exhibit at the Kalmar Nyckel museum in Wilmington, celebrates the founding of New Sweden and the people who made those colonies successful. Opening Wednesday at the Copeland Maritime …

As Bear Drive In prepares to close for season, owner calls project a success

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

People watched “Jungle Cruise” inside and outside of their cars on opening night, July 31.from inside, out of cars at the Bear Drive In’s opening night.   Averaging 500 cars per three-day weekend during the summer, the Bear Drive In’s first season was a success, its owner said. “So, the summer went really really really well,” said Bob Weir. “The …

Food Bank starts Thanksgiving drive, adds virtual way to participate

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Food Bank of Delaware is seeking donations for Thanksgiving, and you can give them virtually or in person.   Thanksgiving is coming and the Food Bank of Delaware plans to make it easier than ever to donate food and meals to families in need — without even leaving the comfort of your home. The organization’s annual Thanksgiving food drive …

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Delawarean’s spice blend company among vendors at Hagley Craft Fair

Brionna N. Stonebraker Culture, Headlines

  Blair Danovich’s spice blends are meant to help people add authentic flavors to their dishes.   Global traditions and family history inspire the hand-crafted seasoning blends that Delaware’s Blair Danovich will be selling at this weekend’s Hagley Museum and Library Craft Fair. Danovich’s Cook Awesome Food’s seven blends follow “the principle that traditional global flavors should be accessible to …

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Delaware Goes Pink for October

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

Bear Trap Dunes Pink Classic Golf Tournament photo from 2018. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are many “Go Pink” events planned throughout the state to bring attention to breast cancer detection, prevention and treatment. Connie Holdridge, Program Director for Sussex County with DBCC explained that these events help provide funding for the many programs offered through the …

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – October 9, 2021

Betsy Price Culture, Police & Fire

This week on Delaware State of the Arts Podcast, Kaitlin Ammon interviews Delaware poets Jane Miller, a 2021 Established Fellow in Literature: Poetry, and Jack Mackey, a 2021 Emerging Fellow in Literature: Poetry, about their upcoming, joint poetry reading. They also discuss ൪uartet, the online poetry journal that Miller helped to found and now co-edits, and its most recent issue. …

Halloween, harvest events move into full swing

Brionna N. Stonebraker Culture, Headlines

  Fifer Orchards features a Scooby Doo corn maze with photo opp that lets visitors pretend to be characters.   Along with cooler weather — at last — fall is crammed with so many festivities they could drive you mad if you tried to hit them all. Here’s a short list of some favorites: Farm & Harvest Fifer Orchards: Hayrides, …

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“My Dear Douglass” documentary to air in November

Terry Rogers Culture

Parts of the documentary “My Dear Douglass” were filmed at Causey Mansion. The Johnson Victrola Museum, located at 375 South New Street in Dover, recently filmed a documentary entitled “My Dear Douglass,” the story of one of the little known founders of the Victor Talking Machine Company, Leon Forrest Douglass. The documentary will air virtually through Zoom and on Facebook …

Arts E-News – October 2021

Betsy Price Culture, Police & Fire

  The October 2021 issue of Arts E-News features information on the Delaware Division of the Arts’ ARP Individual Artist and Organization grants and National Arts & Humanities Month. On the Mezzanine highlights October’s exhibition, Art Imitates My Life and Inspires Young Artists, by 2021 Artist Fellow in Folk Art: Visual Arts Theresa Angela Taylor. The Meet the Fellows section …