UD’s The Den promises late-night dining for students

Betsy Price Food & Dining, Headlines

The Den will offer late-night dining to UD students.     A new late-night option is being added to the University of Delaware’s Perkins Student Center, to the delight of night owls, bar hoppers and students hitting the books. “Finally, a place to grab a bite after a late night of studying,” said the UD announcement about it. “The Den,” …

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 …

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ChristianaCare to require staff vaccinations; only system so far to do it

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines, Health

Christiana Care will require all employees to be vaccinated. Delaware’s largest healthcare network has provided employees an ultimatum: be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be fired.  ChristianaCare, which is also the state’s largest private employer, operates hospitals in Newark, Wilmington and Elkton, Maryland, as well as smaller practices throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania.  The company will require all employees, residents, students, contracted …

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Booth House offers American brew pub cuisine in six dining rooms

Betsy Price Food & Dining, Headlines

  The David Finney Inn in Historic New Castle houses the Booth House Tavern and Restaurant, DFI Cafe, a bed-and-breakfast and, soon, Hammergod Brewing. By Joe Hoddinott/Photography   You can eat in the bar at Booth House Tavern in Historic New Castle. Or the cafe. The Library. The Red Room. The New Castle Room. The Municipal Room. The Parkview Room. …

Post One captures American Legion baseball state championship

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Post One American Legion baseball state champions 2021 Stahl Post 30 came into the game needing to beat Post One twice in order to win the American Legion baseball championship. On Tuesday, Post One handed Stahl post a 15-3 loss. Stahl then went on to beat Del Vets yesterday 6-5 to advance to the finals and face off with Post …

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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Coalition of business, education groups to study child care needs

Charlie Megginson Business, Education, Government, Headlines

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Rodel and the Delaware Department will study child care needs. Photo by cottonbro/Pexels A coalition of business and education groups have combined forces to better understand and communicate the economic importance of the child care sector in Delaware. The public-private partnership is comprised of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, …

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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 …

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Newark pastor unhappy to be denied meeting on court Diversity Project

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Pastor Blaine Hackett, right, leads an April 15 protest march for diversity on the Chancery Court.   A Newark minister upset that he and the Rev. Al Sharpton were denied a meeting to weigh in on the Delaware Bench and Bar Diversity Project says he fears that it will be another example of the good old boys making decisions. “These …

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 …