(Jack Russell terriers in a vignette by Tracy Shue of Walking Olive)

Winterthur’s new Artisan Market honors fine craftsmanship (and farming)

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(Jack Russell terriers in a vignette by Tracy Shue of Walking Olive)     Winterthur expands its salute to craftsmanship and honors its history as farmland with its first artisan market. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17-18, 86 vendors, about half from Delaware, will sell antiques and collectibles; furniture and home décor; up-cycled and architectural salvage pieces; crafts …

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Sun’s out, and so are diners in the streets around Delaware

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Wilmington’s popular Curbside dining in the streets returns for the summer.     Areas around Delaware are tempting diners (and drinkers – and shoppers) with special events in which the dining spreads onto sidewalks, parking spots, parks or the streets. They were popular last year because the risk of being infected with COVID-19 is lower outdoors and being able to …

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Where vaccinated people can get deals on food and drink

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Bardea Food & Drink offers a free dessert with dinner. This is its twist on cheesecake with pomegranate, buddha’s hand and white sesame crumble. Photo from Bardea Facebook   Small businesses across Delaware are getting state grants to cover the cost of providing incentives for vaccinated customers. More the 200 will receive state grants up to $5,000 for reimbursements, the …

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Dover exhibit features shots from Delaware Community Lens

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Beth Baker’s ‘Salt Marsh Splendor’ will hang in the Community Lens show.   Members of Delaware Community Lens, a Facebook photography group, will display some of their work at the Dover Public Library during the summer. Images will include Delaware landscapes, still lifes and more abstract pieces. Many of the photographers, such as Gervasio Ruiz Jr. of Milford, got involved …

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Purzycki hints Caesar Rodney statue will return to square

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki celebrates opening of Rodney Square splash pad fountains   As Wilmington officials celebrated the continued refurbishment of Rodney Square, Mayor Mike Purzycki said future changes may include the return of the statue of Declaration of Independence signer Caesar Rodney. “One of these days we might find a statue back here,” Purzycki said at the end of …

Proof we love BBQ: Stuck with only takeout, sales rose for this restaurant

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BBQ travels well, and that helped Limestone BBQ’s takeout sales.   If you’re one of the multitudes who will be craving barbecue on Memorial Day, you won’t be alone. And for many, summer holidays aren’t the only days people want to chow down. The year-round love for roasted meat even during the lockdown  surprised a Delaware restaurant devoted to it. …

As Robbins Diamonds closes, so does colorful chapter in area retail history

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  If you grew up around Delaware and had a television in the 80s and 90s, you probably recognize the late Jerry Robbins, the guy with a diamond in his beard, from his catchy jewelry commercials.  You might find yourself trying to remember the original lyrics Bobby Day and Michael Jackson sang before “Rockin’ Robbins,” one of Robbins Diamonds’ famous …