Two-digit Delaware tag fetches big money at weekend auction

Jonathan Budler Culture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

A two-digit Delaware tag sells for just over $280,000 at auction in Rehoboth Beach over the weekend. Emmert Auction sold the “37” tag to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous. After 13 minutes of furious in-house and phone bids, the tag sold for $282,000. A matching trailer tag “T37” also sold separately for $7,750. Butch Emmert, Auctioneer and President …

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Lewes man flies flag below black pants to honor U.S. soldiers

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Lewes resident Harry Farreny says he will fly the U.S. flag this way for 13 weeks to honor soldiers killed in Afghanistan.     A Lewes man said he’s flying a pair of pants above the American flag in his front lawn to protest the Biden presidency and express his discontent with Biden’s handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. …

Del Shakes to bring free “Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to Rodney Square

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Eric Mills (here with Krista Apple in 2018’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ will play Oberon in Del Shakes’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Photo by Alessandra Nicole/Delaware Shakespeare Delaware Shakespeare will host free outdoor performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Rodney Square next month. The group says it will transform Rodney Square into a “magical forest where confused lovers, bumbling …

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Nanticoke Powwow will move to Hudson Fields, offer more attractions

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Nanticoke Indian Powwow will move to Hudson Fields for its September gathering. Photo by Brian Leonard The Nanticoke Indian Tribe’s annual powwow is returning this year — and changing sites. After being canceled in 2020 due to COVID restrictions, the event will take place at Hudson Fields in Milton from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12.  Previously, the event has …

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Wilmington’s Bardea to be featured Monday on Today Show

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

Bardea’s chef Antimo DiMeo and co-owner Scott Stein     Wilmington’s popular Bardea restaurant will be featured in a live segment Monday, Aug. 16, on “The Today Show.” The segment, which will follow chef Antimo DiMeo preparing two dishes in a “Make Ahead Monday” cooking segment, will run about 9:15 a.m. during the NBC morning show’s third hour. Scott Stein, co-owner of …

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Wilmington about to start redistricting; public can watch in person, online

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington soon will begin reshaping its council districts based on census data.   Wilmington residents will be able to watch as the city beings the process of redrawing the city council districts. Work will start the week of Aug. 23, and residents can attend in person or watch here, according to a press release from the city. …

August wasn’t always great for peach picking in Delaware

Charlie Megginson Business, Food, Headlines

Peach picking is one of many activities that Fifer Orchards offers on its farm. Delaware is known for two things this time of year: beaches and peaches.  It’s prime peach-picking time, but before you head out to the orchards there are some things you should know about Delaware’s peach industry. Delaware’s peach industry began in the 1820s with a Delaware …

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Student activist convinces State Fair to build more accessible bathroom

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A Thursday’s dedication of a handcap-accessible restroom at the Delaware State Fair are, from left, fair Treasurer Doug Crouse, Janet Butler, fair vice president Clark, student activist Jarrett Butler and State Sen. Dave Wilson.   One Delaware student appears to have a jump on a career as a lobbyist, as evidenced by his successful efforts to make the Delaware State …

State Democrat leaders condemn Brady for racist speech

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

House Democratic leaders condemned one of their own Tuesday after an email was uncovered in which he joked about human sex trafficking and referred to women of Asian descent as “chink broads.” Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Trolley Square, sent the message from his state email June 27 in response to a plea from an out-of-state advocate asking Brady to consider decriminalizing …