Zack Williams cancels Fair show; fireworks moved to Friday night

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Zack Williams was forced to cancel his Delaware Fair show set for Saturday. Saturday’s musical act at the Delaware State Fair was abruptly canceled after Tennessee-based artist Zach Williams announced he contracted COVID-19.  Williams’ set was to be followed by a fireworks display, which has been rescheduled to Friday, July 3 immediately after “An Evening with 38 Special,” Friday’s musical …

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 …

Mama Jugs slakes fairgoers’ thirst by selling tea – with refills

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Hundreds of thousands of Delawareans descend on tiny Harrington each year for the Delaware State Fair, but those who travel the furthest often are the food vendors.  The cuisine choices range from ordinary to unusual to downright weird.  Only at the state fair might one decide what time is right to munch on an octopus taco, a fried spaghetti stick …

Randall Law wants to flip symbol of hatred to peace with clothing line

Amy White Business, Culture, Headlines

Randall Law models some of his Kool Kolored Kid Generation line. Photo by Andre Wright Jr.   Randall Law is here to drop some knowledge. Law—the thespian, print model, content creator, video editor and director, freelance jingle writer and professional shower singer—also is the reigning creative force behind the most dope local clothing label, Kool Kolored Kid Generation.  “You want …

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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 …

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Dover leaders form USS Delaware submarine support association

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The new Delaware Submarine Association will support the morale, well-being and recreation of the crew of the USS Delaware.”   A group of Dover business leaders, advocates and veterans have founded a nonprofit to support the crew of the first state’s namesake nuclear warship, the USS Delaware. The Delaware Submarine Association has joined the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and …

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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 …

House painter by day. Artist by night. Ellendale artist can’t put down brush

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

Gilberto Rodriquez’s portraits, landscapes and painted mannequins will be on exhibit at the Mispillion Art League through Aug. 7       The first person to ask Gilberto Rodriquez for one of his art works was his kindergarten teacher, right after she scolded him for drawing in class. Rodriguez, who lives in Ellendale and has an exhibit at the Mispillion …