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

Ken Mammarella Culture, Don't Miss, Events, Featured, food and drink, Headlines

(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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Pandemic convinced bridal shop owner to leave healthcare for dream job

Amy White Business, Featured, Headlines

The windows of Mackenzie Lagarelli’s Mia Rosa Bridal Boutique in Middletown catch the light, and driver attention.   If you find yourself at the traffic light at Middletown’s Broad and Main streets on a summer evening when the setting sun is painting the sky above in pinks and amber, be careful to not look directly into the windows of Mia …

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Live, indoor theater is coming back

Betsy Price Culture, Featured, Headlines

Hasan Minhaj (Eric Hobbs photo) “Intermission is ending,” the Grand teased in an email on Tuesday. “Please prepare to return to your seats.” Live, indoor theater was quickly eliminated in the early days of the pandemic last March, and now it’s coming back. Here’s the latest from Bootless Stageworks, Chapel Street Players, the Delaware Theatre Company, the Grand, the University of …

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Carney to lift state of emergency on July 13

Betsy Price Featured, Government, Headlines

(MilfordLive photo)   Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday that he intends to lift the COVID-19 State of Emergency Order on July 13. He first signed the order on March 12, 2020, and today he also signed a modification that makes technical changes to the 29th emergency order. Ending the State of Emergency also will end mask and other COVID-19 related mandates such …

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Road, lane closings planned in NCCo

Betsy Price Featured, Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced multiple projects that call for closing roads in New Castle County. Detour signage will be posted. At all times residents will have access to their homes but may need to take posted detours. And all schedules are pending weather. Here’s a roundup. Christina Parkway (the eastbound direction of Route 4) will be closed …

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I-495 northbound partly reopened at I-95 split

Betsy Price Featured, Government, Headlines

The two left lanes of Interstate 495 northbound are now open at the I-95/I-495 split, the Delaware Department of Transportation announced. The two right lanes remain closed, following an accident. DelDOT used today’s accident to promote its app, with access to real-time traffic cameras, travel times, delays and advisories. Motorists can call DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center 24/7 to report any travel or …

Summer’s filling up with entertainment outdoors

Betsy Price Culture, Featured, Headlines

Summer doesn’t officially begin until next week, but outdoor summertime entertainment is already on tap by multiple organizations. Here’s a roundup. Delaware Art Museum The Delaware Art Museum is hosting drive-in movies in its parking lot or movies on a big screen in its sculpture garden, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington. “Dead Poets Society,” famously filmed in Delaware, is at 9 …

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Chick-fil-A opening on Route 13 near New Castle

Betsy Price Featured, Food & Dining, Headlines

(Chick-fil-A New Castle) A Chick-fil-A restaurant opens Tuesday near New Castle. The restaurant, at 107 S. du Pont Highway, near Route 273, will initially be open for only drive-thru customers, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It’s the third Chick-fil-A for Wilmington native Adam Marcus, who also owns and operates the restaurants in Bear and the Christiana Mall. …

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Sussex Tech begins $500K in improvements this summer

Betsy Price Education, Featured, Government, Headlines

Sussex Tech’s track (Sussex County Vocational Technical School District) Sussex Technical High School will undergo multiple improvements this summer, including replacing a leaking roof, fixing a parking lot drainage system and resurfacing the currently unusable track Just over $500,000 of work was recently approved by the district board of education. “These are long-overdue investments needed to keep our building and grounds …

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We’re not much fun, some website claims

Betsy Price Culture, Featured, Headlines

Welcome to Delaware sign at the Biden Welcome Center (VisitDelaware.com) An assessment “with pure enjoyment in mind” has the opposite conclusion in mind for Delaware. WalletHub today ranked Delaware No. 48 on its 2021 list of the most fun states to visit in America. And dead last in entertainment. The site, one of many known for ranking anything in all sorts of …