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Have yourself a mini little Christmas at Read House

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

And, now, for something a little different. And by little, we mean miniature. And by miniature, we mean recreations of period rooms that could fit into shoeboxes, including a “street” depicting four shops mentioned in Jane Austen books. The 20 displays, created by and on loan from the First State Mini Club, are spread throughout the Read House in Historic …

A joyous view of Whoville is the focus Joe Daigle's featured gingerbread house at Hagley. (Hagley photo)

Whoville, more Christmas traditions in gingerbread at Hagley

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Brandywine Hundred resident Joe Daigle is sharing his gingerbread artistry across Delaware this year. He became known for it after he won the Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship” in 2022, with friend Sean McGovern, pastry chef at the Urban Outfitters headquarters in Philadelphia. Now, Daigle has created the featured house for Hagley’s sixth annual gingerbread house contest. He’s creating a display …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Dec. 4, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Sneak Peek: Chancery Market Food Hall and Bar Teachers union calls for pay committee to #MoveTheMeeting Many Del. districts don’t evaluate superintendents annually Culture Hale Byrnes House to unveil painting of witness tree Odessa Houses’ Christmas designer takes on the White House ‘Sister Act’ …

Joe Daigle at work in the Nutcracker on Stage” episode of “Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown.: (Courtesy of Food Network)

Del. man vies for $10,000 on Food Network gingerbread show

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Joe Daigle is a definite newcomer to gingerbread displays, but somehow – maybe those posts on Facebook or Instagram? – he got an invitation from the Food Network to appear on a bakeoff show. His “Nutcracker on Stage” episode of “Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown” debuts at 10 p.m. Monday and is scheduled to air five more times in December. …