Abby Brewster (Kathleen Pirkl Tague) and her nephews Mortimer (Mic Matarrese, center) and Jonathan (Stephen Pelinski) in the University of Delaware Resident Ensemble Players production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

UD REP stages ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

Ken Mammarella Culture, Entertainment, Headlines

Arsenic and Old Lace is a “bit of a love letter to the theater,” according to actor Mic Matarrese. “It does everything that’s nice and great about theater and is a good time.” The University of Delaware Resident Ensemble Players presents the 1941 comedy through Nov. 20. Matarrese said that his character, Mortimer Brewster, is the “engine” of the Joseph …

Friar Alessandro Brustenghi the “Voice From Assisi"

‘Voice From Assisi’ concert benefits Ministry of Caring

Ken Mammarella Culture, Entertainment, Headlines

The first friar signed by a major recording label is giving a concert to benefit Wilmington’s Ministry of Caring. Tenor Alessandro Brustenghi will perform 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Sacred Heart Oratory, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Brustenghi signed his record deal in 2012, with his first CD called the “Voice From Assisi,” for his Italian hometown. His …

Appo, Christina families cope with bus strike; VoTech schools go virtual

Betsy Price Entertainment, Headlines

Local 326 bus drivers went strike Thursday, affecting Appoquinimink, New Castle County VoTech and Christiana districts.   Appoquinimink Schools were working Thursday morning to get all their students into classes after some bus drivers went on strike. Appo schools planned to stay open, although spokeswoman Lillian Miles said that  New Castle County Vo-Tech high schools had chosen to go to …

Smaller Rockwood festival – but with lots of ice cream

Betsy Price Entertainment, Events, Headlines

The Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park (New Castle County) Rockwood Park will host a scaled-down ice cream festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26. Confirmed ice cream vendors include Cinnamon Bun Exchange, Dino’s Ice Cream Truck, the Ice Cream Shoppe, Kilby Cream, Kona Ice, Paleteria y Neveria Tocumbo, UDairy Creamery and Woodside Farm Creamery. Live local music …