Best Bets: Clear Space Theatre Company makes most of unclear picture

On the website for the Clear Space Theatre Company, it says “the term “clear space” refers to a focus on the process, knowledge and humanity of arts performance: the idea that we find ourselves in what appears on the stage.” Since the coronavirus crisis forced Delaware to basically shut down in mid-March, there hasn’t been […]

Smyrna-Clayton Fourth of July events canceled

SMYRNA — On the heels of other recent July 4 announcements the Smyrna/Clayton July 4th Foundation announced late Thursday that the annual Fourth of July parade, the activities at the park and the fireworks in the area are canceled this year due to the COVID 19 situation. Celebrations in cities and towns such as Dover, […]

Best Bets: Virus concerns spur more changes to Delaware entertainment calendar

This week saw the cancellation of the season at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in its 98-year history. Also, Broadway announced it would extend its shutdown until Labor Day. Both, of course, are due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has upset every facet of daily life for the past two months. So […]

Honey Badgers to perform virtually for country library

DOVER — Kent County Public Library will host a virtual live performance by Newark-based folk/Americana duo The Honey Badgers on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. via the library’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KCPLibrary/ The Honey Badgers will have a voluntary virtual “tip jar” available and will donate 25% of their tips to the Friends of Kent County […]

This year’s Miss Delaware Competition canceled over virus concerns

DOVER — On the heels of the cancellation of this year’s Miss America Competition, the 2020 Miss Delaware Competition, set for June 20 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, has also been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. The board of directors of the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization voted unanimously to cancel the event, […]

Best Bets: Delaware museums getting creative during shutdown

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, Delaware museums and historic buildings are closed, denying a chance to share their treasures with the public. Undaunted, many facilities have increased their online presence with virtual tours, activity books, a look at their collections, Facebook Live events and more. •Last week, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs launched […]

Local Mexican restaurants celebrating Cinco de Mayo to-go

Large, in-person Cinco de Mayo parties at local restaurants could not happen this year due to restrictions put in place to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But area Mexican restaurants are still celebrating the holiday with to-go specials. The Dover area is featuring numerous takeout or delivery deals for Cinco de Mayo. This […]

Virtual show and tell hosted by 2nd Friday of Milford

MILFORD — On Friday, May 8, starting at 7 p.m. the 2nd Friday of Milford program, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church, will have its first virtual program. The guest speaker will be Barbara Rew of Lewes. Ms. Rew, who deals in antiques of all kinds, including furniture and collectibles, will share her knowledge of […]

Best Bets: Virtual weekend includes concert fest, First Friday and Dover Days

With the weather warming, it’s a cruel reminder of what we would be doing this weekend if not for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In Dover, it would have been NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway, First Friday today and Dover Days on Saturday. In addition, concerts and nightlife would be buzzing in local bars and […]

Delaware State Fair concerts canceled for 2020

HARRINGTON — All Delaware State Fair concerts have been canceled due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, fair officials announced Monday. The state fair itself is still on. However officials are working with the governor’s office on social distancing guidelines and any other changes that may have to happen by the time the event […]

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