New director, exhibit at Delaware Agricultural Museum

DOVER — Carolyn Claypoole has always had a love for history at an early age. “I grew up in Laramie, Wyoming,” Ms. Claypoole said. “My mother was a fourth-grade teacher. That’s the grade when you typically learn state history and she fostered my interest in the history of the American West. My parents took us […]

BEST BETS: McCove to spread Happiness at Camden festival

Kevin McCove believes in the power of music. “Music is a great way to spread positivity. It’s a good way to get people together and be social,” said the Dover native. And that’s part of the reason why the soul/R&B musician will take part in Saturday’s fourth annual Happiness Project Festival at Brecknock Park in […]

Bourbon, Beer & Butts to feature classic rock at Quillen

HARRINGTON — Classic rock, bourbon, craft beer and barbecue will combine Sept. 29 at the first Bourbon, Beer & Butts festival at The Quillen Arena, featuring a Rock of the 70s quartet of acts. The second event in the Q Concert Series on the Delaware State Fairgrounds, announced Wednesday evening, will feature the music of […]

Little River Band to play Harrington’s Exhibit Hall in November

HARRINGTON — The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino announced today that Little River Band will perform at Exhibit Hall on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. as part of the Live On Stage series line-up. Through the 1970s and 80s, LRB enjoyed chart success with multi-platinum albums and hits like: “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” […]

‘Shrek: The Musical’ comes to Milford Second Street

MILFORD — Find your one true love with Second Street Players this summer as they present “Shrek The Musical. The loveable and layered big green ogre will take the stage in Milford starting July 13 for two weekendS. This fun musical comedy tells the tale of a damsel, a donkey, a dragon and forest full […]

BEST BETS: Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival set for fall

Temperatures may be in the 90s these days, but the Delaware State Fair and the Biggs Museum of American Art are already thinking fall. The two announced Thursday that they will partner for a new open-air event called The Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival. The festival is an all-weather Halloween event that will take place […]

‘First Saturday’ to feature various patriotic traditions

DOVER — DNREC’s First State Heritage Park will explore “Patriotic Traditions” as its theme for the First State Heritage Park’s monthly “First Saturday in the First State” in July. The program will feature a variety of free events and activities. The John Bell House and Kent County Courthouse will give special focus to the African-American […]

History, parade help Dover celebrate Fourth of July

DOVER — The Fourth of July brings families and friends together to celebrate America’s most patriotic holiday. Downtown Dover will continue to carry on that tradition during its annual day-long celebration on Wednesday. “People love the tradition of celebrating Independence Day in the capital of their state,” said Sarah Zimmerman, director of First State Heritage […]

Chances to celebrate July 4 across Downstate Delaware

The following is a look around the area at other Fourth of July celebrations: SATURDAY Millsboro The celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin shortly after dusk. DJ Messy Marv will provide patriotic music during the fireworks. Activities at Cupola Park include music entertainment by DJ Messy Marv, assorted food vendors and face […]

BEST BETS: Wakefield gives ‘Voice’ to Smyrna at Night

Friday’s annual Smyrna at Night townwide music and beer festival will go national with the addition of headliner Adam Wakefield. Direct from Nashville, the rock-country singer/songwriter was the Season 10 runner-up on the hit NBC talent show “The Voice” and has toured from coast to coast on the heels of a 2017 self-titled EP and […]