Christmas Schellville drew 163,000 people in 2022. (Schell Brothers)

Ho-ho-ho! Classic Delaware area Christmas traditions await

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines, RSS-Culture, Weekly Review

Here are some memorable spots to mark Christmas in Delaware and just over the border into Pennsylvania. Be prepared: some places required advance tickets, sell out or will be crowded. Longwood Gardens, for instance, drew 572,000 people in 2022 for its spectacular Christmas displays, and Schellville drew 163,000 for its extravaganza. These event run for weeks. There’s a separate list …

Irv Boyd helps finish a gingerbread version of Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods for Yuletide at Winterthur. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, in whimsical gingerbread

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Winterthur has moved its Enchanted Woods indoors this season – as a delightfully detailed miniature form in gingerbread – for Yuletide at Winterthur. The 150-pound creation features gingerbread, chocolate, fondant and icing. That’s all edible. On this day of Christmas: Holiday events to mark on your calendar The construction sits on a hardwood platform, edged with red ribbon, with styrofoam …

DelawareLive Sept 24

DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – September 24, 2023

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Review Includes: Numbers show gaps in test scores, money spent on students See Winterthur, Ann Lowe show for free Sept. 30 Despite video of violent attack, trial ends in hung jury Goldey-Beacom adds eSports, cyber security degree programs Appo wins a thriller over St. George’s Click on the image below to view the PDF Sonja Frey

A manuscript by Ludwig Denig offers rare insight into life two centuries ago. (Winterthur)

Winterthur manuscript depicts life, faith of 200 years ago

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Culture

A shoemaker’s remarkable record of life, art, music and faith in 18th-century Pennsylvania has a new home at Winterthur, and it’s also on its way online. “There’s no manuscript like this that has survived,” said Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire, who is leading the project to understand and digitize a manuscript created by Ludwig Denig. The understanding included a recent half-day multidisclipinary study …

Holiday Lights Wilmington Riverfront RiverBright

These holiday lights will help you get your glow on

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  We might be living through the golden age of holiday lights displays. Whether you want inside or out, huge or just enough, artistic or deliberately tacky, walk-through or drive-through, free or you’re willing to pay, there’s a display for you either here in the First State or right over the state line. In Delaware, many of the displays have …

DelawareLive Aug 7

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – August 7, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Sussex GOP condemns ‘racist’ mailer sent by conservative group McGuiness pushes back after DE Dems endorse primary opponent A tale of two bills: Paid leave and pot Culture Claymont eyed for new park with marina, amphitheater Winterthur offers $2 admission to SNAP members Sign …

DelawareLive May 8

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – May 8, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Delaware House votes to legalize marijuana possession Child care bonuses set at $1,000; registry to open soon Indicted auditor McGuinness files for re-election Culture Winterthur’s Jackie Kennedy exhibit to open Saturday Dolly Parton serenades book celebration party at Wilmington Library ‘Book of Mormon’ to head 2022-23 Playhouse Broadway series Food & Dining Opening of …

These spots will allow you to savor spring when dining out

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Thompson Island is one of many places in or near Delaware where diners can celebrate spring.   Restaurants are gearing up for a busy spring season — Easter, Mother’s Day and grads-and-dads events are on the horizon. Menus are now full of seasonal flavor — think ramps, asparagus, fiddlehead ferns — and as the calendar flips to April, dining outside …

Winterthur’s new Artisan Market honors fine craftsmanship (and farming)

Ken MammarellaCulture, Don't Miss, Events, Featured, food and drink, Headlines

(Jack Russell terriers in a vignette by Tracy Shue of Walking Olive)     Winterthur expands its salute to craftsmanship and honors its history as farmland with its first artisan market. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17-18, 86 vendors, about half from Delaware, will sell antiques and collectibles; furniture and home décor; up-cycled and architectural salvage pieces; crafts …