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Old Swedes to hold its first Swedish summer festival

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Old Swedes Historic Site, a quiet corner of First State National Historical Park, this month will hold its first summer festival, complete with a Swedish meatball competition. Organizers hope the Midsommar Festival, set for June 25 on Wilmington’s east side, will become an annual event and raise the profile of Old Swedes. Leoné L. Cahill-Krout, who became executive director …

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Bellefonte, Old New Castle revive spring festivals

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    Two of Delaware’s unique neighborhoods are bringing back traditional spring festivals. A Day in Old New Castle and the Bellefonte Arts Festival both return Saturday, May 21. The Old New Castle event celebrates its Colonial looks and history. It offers home, museum and church tours; food trucks; re-enactments; Colonial craftsmen; plein air artists; and a tour of the …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – May 1, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Red Clay, Capital school board candidates answer forum questions Weed, taxes, police reform likely to dominate end of GA session Culture Take a first peek at new Museum of Nature and Science Conference hailing Black musicians, composers taking place in Wilmington Once controversial Kalmar Nyckel tall ship celebrates 25th anniversary Delaware hunters harvest 15,000 …

Once controversial Kalmar Nyckel tall ship celebrates 25th anniversary

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Delaware’s tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, sails to the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation Tuesday. Photo by Deborah Webb.   The Kalmar Nyckel celebrated her 25th anniversary Tuesday with the crew sailing Delaware’s tall ship through the 4th Street drawbridge to its foundation’s shipyard, and then giving a two-cannon salute after the national anthem was played. About 200 people watched it sail …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – March 20, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Delaware schools to turn to science of reading to improve literacy rates Six months from election, most candidates have yet to file 42 to compete for 19 school board seats in May 10 election House Republicans push $100 rebate; Dems may have own plan Culture 302 Beer Drinkers’ Choice Awards to crown ‘Delaware’s Best …

New museum exhibit celebrates why Swedes came, how they lived

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  A notched log cabin moved from Idaho is a centerpiece in a new exhibit about why Swedes came to Delaware at the Kalmar Nyckel museum.   Destination Delaware, a compact new exhibit at the Kalmar Nyckel museum in Wilmington, celebrates the founding of New Sweden and the people who made those colonies successful. Opening Wednesday at the Copeland Maritime …

When his brain goes ‘boop, boop,’ Gervasio Ruiz Jr. knows to click shutter button

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

Color and graphic elements attract Gervasio Ruiz Jr.   Throughout life as a military brat, an artist for record covers, Revlon and L’Oreal, and even as a volunteer at the Kalmar Nyckel, one thing has been constant for Gervasio Ruiz Jr. since his parents put a cheap camera in his hand at the age of 14. Photography. Ruiz, 69, has …