This year’s Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival postponed

REHOBOTH BEACH — This year’s Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival has been postponed over concerns surrounding the coronavirus. The longtime fall music tradition was to be held Oct. 15-18 in venues across the Eastern Sussex beach region.. A statement from festival organizers released Monday said “We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not […]

Seaside Railroad Club back on track with yard sale, open house

DAGSBORO — Derailed by COVID-19 like other organizations, Delaware Seaside Railroad Club got back on track Saturday with a train-load yard sale and open house at its clubhouse in Clayton Crossing. Outside, vendors manned tables with merchandise and collectibles and inside club members welcomed visitors and model train enthusiasts to experience the club’s series of […]

22nd annual Chautauqua tent shows in virtual format will spotlight suffragists

LEWES — The 22nd annual Chautauqua tent shows theme will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment’s passage granting women the right to vote. But in a decision Thursday, the shows will now take place in virtual formats rather than in person events in Lewes and New Castle. This year’s show, titled “Women’s Work: […]

First Friday in Dover brings sidewalk shopping and musicians

DOVER — Merchants in downtown Dover will be taking it to the sidewalks for First Friday activities this week as they round out a challenging spring and summer season due to COVID-19. Friday, musician buskers will continue to support merchants by playing outside shops, creating an enjoyable ambiance downtown while freeing up valuable indoor shop […]

Virus impacted state fair wraps up

It will be remembered as one without concerts, the nightly parade, food from The Grange and Delaware Farm Bureau, fewer animals, exhibitors, and competitions. The scaled-back version of the fair, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, required major adjustments to a routine that attendees had to get used to that kept the annual tradition alive. “We […]

Young Environmentalists of Year honored at state fair

HARRINGTON — Five dedicated Delaware students were honored for their work to protect, restore or enhance the state’s natural resources at the Delaware State Fair on Thursday as Gov. John Carney and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced this year’s recipients of the DNREC Young Environmentalist of the […]

Smyrna at Night canceled, moving online for 2020

SMYRNA — This year’s Smyrna at Night music and beer festival, already postponed once, has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. Instead it will be replaced by a two-hour free livestream featuring six live performances to be available on Facebook and YouTube Sept. 5, the date to which it was moved after postponing […]

Best Bets: Country’s Calvert tuning up Delaware State Fair

Adam Calvert loves to perform — especially these days. Like most artists, the up-and-coming Ohio-born country singer/songwriter has had a slew of gigs canceled the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. So when the Delaware State Fair remained on the schedule, he was more than happy to come do his shows. He has […]

CHEER Car Show set for Saturday

GEORGETOWN — Modified somewhat due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th Annual CHEER Car, Truck & Bike Show will be held Saturday at the Warren L. & Charles C. Allen CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road east of Georgetown. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Social distancing and facial coverings/masks […]

Governor’s Day at State Fair ‘like no other’

HARRINGTON — Gov. John Carney’s alternative lunch was yummy, he recounted after dining at a picnic table under a tent at the Roost early Thursday. Attending the 101st Delaware State Fair required some adjustments to routine, and the governor’s annual feast at the Grange (not open) wasn’t possible. So just after arriving at around 12:15 […]