Turkey, of course, stars in the Bowers Beach Thanksgiving meal. (Claudio Schwarz photo from Unsplash)

Bowers Beach unites to offer watermen’s Thanksgiving dinner

Ken Mammarella Headlines, Culture

  Bowers Beach is uniting this year to ensure the continuation of a decades-long tradition of home-cooked holiday meals for the watermen who work out of the Kent County town of 250. “Miss Jean’s spirit is willing, but her body just isn’t up to it this Thanksgiving,” Mayor Ada Puzzo wrote in an email seeking culinary assistance for Jean Friend …

With 15% of Delawareans expected to travel this weekend, here's what to know about Thanksgiving 2022 in Delaware. (Unsplash)

Thanksgiving 2022 in the First State: what to know 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture

With almost 15% of First Staters expected to travel this weekend, here’s what to know about Thanksgiving in Delaware this year.  Travel AAA Mid-Atlantic, a regional travel agency, predicts holiday travel will be comparable to pre-pandemic levels, with 149,504 Delawareans traveling.  More than 10,000 Delawareans will fly somewhere this weekend, which is 7% more than Thanksgiving weekend last year as …

Norman Oliver Turkey giveaway

Stormin’ Norman gives away 1,400 turkeys, passes baton

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

After giving away 250,000 Thanksgiving turkeys over 40 years, Stormin’ Norman Oliver is passing the baton to DETV president and founder Ivan Thomas. Oliver — a locally-famed civic leader affectionately dubbed Stormin’ Norman — announced the 2022 Turkey Drive would be his last before distributing more than 1,400 turkeys to Wilmington residents Tuesday. “God just moved me to do it,” …

Thanksgiving Food Drives a bus driving down a city street

Food Bank, DART kick off Thanksgiving food drives

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

With 45 days to go, two of Delaware’s biggest Thanksgiving food drives have kicked off. The Food Bank of Delaware and DART’s Stuff the Bus announced the details of their drives Monday. The Food Bank said it expects demand for Thanksgiving food to be high this year because of the costs of inflation and threats of recession. “More than 100,000 …