Best Bets: Going forth on the Fourth without fireworks

With subdued Fourth of July celebrations this year, Saturday doesn’t look to be the celebratory day that our nation’s birthday usually brings due to concerns over the coronavirus. Over 78 percent of Americans will spend less money this Fourth of July compared to last year as the country slowly reopens in the wake of COVID-19, […]

Fourth mostly canceled but First Friday brings options in Dover

DOVER — While traditional Fourth of July events, such as the mega-popular fireworks display near Legislative Hall, have been canceled this year due to COVID-19, the Downtown Dover Partnership will be hosting a bevy of events for First Friday in July. The DDP is set to provide low-key alternative entertainment rain or shine Friday from […]

Panchito to participate In America’s July 4th National Celebration

GEORGETOWN — A huge piece of World War II history that calls Georgetown home will be part of America’s 4th of July National Celebration. Panchito, a B-25 Mitchell bomber that is the pride and joy of the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation, will participate in a Heritage Flight over the White House during afternoon ceremonies. Aircraft […]

Zoo re-opens with a Zoo Members Weekend

SALISBURY, Md. — During the first weekend of re-opening, the Salisbury Zoo will open to Zoo members only on Friday, July 3-Sunday, July 5, 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “We wanted to do something special for our members and this is a way to thank them for their continued support,” said […]

Milford’s Riverwalk Festival canceled over virus concerns

MILFORD — This year’s Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival in Milford has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. A message on the committee’s Facebook page Friday said, in part, that “it is in the best interest of all, for the safety of the public, vendors, sponsors and volunteers to cancel the September 19, 2020 event. […]

Best Bets: African American, Ladybug Music festivals going online

Although Delaware has started to open up little by little, the state’s entertainment scene hasn’t gotten quite so bold, as evidenced by the coming week’s slate of online events. Dover’s 30th annual African American Festival, The Ladybug Music Festival and even a Kent County Theatre Guild play will all take place virtually in the forthcoming […]

Theaters focus on getting moviegoers to return

DAGSBORO — Dahria Kalmbach began working at the Clayton Theatre in downtown Dagsboro as a 16-year-old high school student. Now 20, she still works there. Tuesday was her day off. And where was she? “Here … at work,” said Dahria, with a chuckle. She accompanied her mom, Andrea Kalmbach to see “Mamma Mia” — one […]

Archives First Saturday program series online

DOVER – Due to current coronavirus restrictions, the Delaware Public Archives has moved its First Saturday program series to an online-only format. July’s presentation focuses on the 2nd Delaware Volunteer Infantry, a prominent Delaware Regiment during the American Civil War. The program will be available at noon on July 3 on the Delaware Public Archives […]

Delaware State Fair to go on with precautions in place

HARRINGTON — Saying that more work has been put into this year’s Delaware State Fair than last year’s 100th anniversary edition, fair assistant general manager Danny Aguilar went through the changes and restrictions that will take place for the 2020 event during a Facebook Live session Wednesday afternoon. Set for July 23-Aug. 1 in Harrington, […]

Honeycombs to appear at Concerts on the Green Series

DOVER — The City of Dover Parks and Recreation Department presents The Honeycombs, as they perform on The Green on Thursday at 7 p.m., as part of 44th Annual Concerts on The Green Series. This high-energy group will be performing favorites from Elvis, to Motown, to disco to rock. The Honeycombs, a seven-piece show band, […]

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