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Exhibit at the Delaware Public Archives: Celebrating Emily Bissell, “The Christmas Seal Story”

Staff WriterCulture, RSS-Culture

This holiday season the Delaware Public Archives will present an exhibit “Celebrating Emily Bissell: The Christmas Seal Story.” The exhibit chronicles the beginning of Christmas Seals, and presents historic Christmas Seals, scrap books, photographs and documents related to Ms. Bissell’s efforts to foster public interest and gain support to raise funds to battle tuberculosis. Emily […] Staff WriterThis post was …

The Warehouse has renovated its gym and named it The Mac. (The Warehouse)

Wilmington’s Warehouse adds mental health room, improves gym

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

The Warehouse, which calls itself Delaware’s first community center for teens and by teens, has opened a support room for mental health and overhauled its gym. “I’m excited we are opening two spaces that really reflect teen priorities,” Anthony Green, Warehouse teen executive board president, said in a statement. The Warehouse is at 1121 Thatcher St., on the East Side …


They spend weeks lighting houses for Christmas. Here’s why

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

John Schatzschneider does it to keep Christ in Christmas and to dazzle the kids. Stephanie Raffa does it for the joy of seeing other people enjoy it. Both spend weeks putting up over-the-top holiday lighting displays for the pleasure of total strangers, he in Harrington, she in Clayton. They are some of the hundreds of Delaware home decorators whose outdoor …

The Miracle on 34th Street rendition has been a tradition in Delaware courts for two decades.

Courts to re-enact ‘Miracle on 34th St.’ scene for 20th year

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

A live action version of a cinematic Christmas classic is coming to Delaware courthouses for the 20th straight year. First State courts will offer performances of “Miracle on 34th Street” at each of the three county courthouses between Dec. 12 to Dec. 15. The two-decade tradition returned to live-action last year after the pandemic forced the event to go virtual.  …

Metcalf House, Lewes (Courtesy of the Delaware Preservation Fund)

24 buildings share $140K in Del. Preservation Fund grants

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Two dozen historic structures – 15 houses, four churches, three commercial buildings, a school and a lighthouse – have received grants from the Delaware Preservation Fund. Several are open to the public as museums, including Rockwood Park and Mansion, Barratt’s Chapel, the Lydia B. Cannon Museum and the Parson Thorne Mansion. The grants totaled $140,000 – a bigger pot than …

The Public Arts Commission is taking inspiration from Philadelphia’s 1% for Art program.

New Castle County creates arts commission, will seek funding

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

New Castle County is taking a page out of the City of Brotherly Love’s playbook in an effort to add art and creativity to its streets and neighborhoods. The County Council this week unanimously passed Councilwoman Dee Durham’s Ordinance 23-160 to create a Public Arts Commission. The legislation took inspiration from Philadelphia’s 1% for Art program, which requires new city …

Lauren E. Peters’ exhibition, “Art Monster,” will be on view in December in the Delaware Division of the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery.,

Delaware Division of the Arts presents “Art Monster” by Lauren E. Peters

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  Wilmington, Del. (November 30, 2023) – The Delaware Division of the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery presents 2023 Artist Fellow Lauren E. Peters’ exhibition, “Art Monster,” on view between December 1-29, 2023. Guests are invited to attend a Meet-the-Artist Reception on Friday, December 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Lauren E. Peters is a visual artist working with the concepts of identity and gender …

Porch pirates steal from many people year-round, not just before Christmas. (Element5 photo from Unsplash)

Worried about porch pirates? Here’s what to do

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Security footage from a doorbell camera led New Castle County Police in November to charge a Newark man with stealing packages delivered to other people’s homes. The case involving suspect Michael McKamey, a 58-year-old from Newark, is sadly all too common and of special interest during the holiday gift-buying season. County police investigating thefts in Bellemoor and Maryland Park Apartments …

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Take a look at these 10 Delaware holiday pop-up bars

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

It’s holiday pop-up season, and celebrants can never get enough holly, bells and elves. But festive décor is no longer limited to malls and retail stores.  Restaurants are also sprinkling holiday cheer in their communities. Jingle Bar at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen  Last year, the holiday theme was limited to the Delaware Avenue restaurant’s rear patio, which has an …