WonderFEST extends dates, welcomes ‘Frozen’

Delaware State NewsLEWES — Due to popular demand, Festival of Cheer — the nonprofit organization which produces Winter WonderFEST, has extended the festival through Jan. 2. Additionally, as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus head back to the North Pole for much needed rest, friends from “Frozen” will take over Santa’s Workshop & Elf Village from […]

Southern Delaware Tourism launching 2021 photo contest in January

GEORGETOWN — To celebrate Sussex County and to keep it top of mind with visitors planning 2021 travel, Southern Delaware Tourism will launch its fifth annual photo contest next month. Both locals and visitors are encouraged to enter. Entries will be accepted midnight Jan. 1 through 5 p.m. March 12. Winners will be announced March […]

Downtown Milford to hold online storytime with Santa

MILFORD — Downtown Milford Inc. is bringing the holiday spirit online this Christmas Eve. At 5 p.m. Thursday, children from Milford and around the world will be able to see Santa Claus read, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” via a video posted on DMI’s Facebook page. “It’s Santa’s favorite Christmas story,” said Nina Pletcher, the […]

Best Bets: Destroyers’ drummer Simon still on the beat

Dec. 1, 1973. Lane Hall. University of Delaware. Jeff Simon remembers it well. That’s the date of the first official gig for George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers. Mr. Simon was the drummer for the band and still is all these years later. A native of Wilmington not far from where Mr. Thorogood grew up […]

Freeman Stage volunteer honored with service award

SELBYVILLE — The Freeman Stage, a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, recently announced one of its volunteers, Maureen Griffith, has been selected to receive the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award as an Emerging Volunteer Leader. The formal announcement of the 2020 honorees was made during a Facebook Live broadcast on Dec. 11. Recipients […]

Biggs museum closing temporarily, going virtual

DOVER — In response to the growing COVID-19 numbers in the area and the recent stay-at-home advisory issued by the governor, the Biggs Museum of American Art has decided to close to the public Wednesday through Jan. 30. According to a statement issued Tuesday, at the end of January, the museum will reevaluate its status […]

Milton Theatre faces indefinite closure

MILTON — With the latest state regulations coming with new capacity restrictions for indoor events, the Milton Theatre announced Monday its indefinite closure. All future event ticket holders will be contacted via email with the status of the event and options that will be offered. The theatre was at limited capacity since reopening in June […]

Dover Parks & Rec to share five project designs virtually

DOVER — Improvements are coming to Schutte Park and Dover Park in the form of five projects that will eventually bring added activities to the facilities, including a highly anticipated skate park. Robin Eaton, the director of Dover’s Parks & Recreation Department, and his staff are eager to show the designs they came up with […]

Aiming to ‘bring peace’: Georgetown’s live Nativity set for second Christmas season

GEORGETOWN — A live portrayal of the Nativity of baby Jesus is coming to The Circle in the heart of Sussex County for a second Christmas season. Organizers and local churches are finalizing reenactment scheduling, and volunteer builders are applying finishing decorative touches on a new, mobile stable for the Nativity, which will be displayed […]

‘Pours’ on display at Mezzanine Gallery

WILMINGTON — “Pours: Feelings of an Almost Human Nature,” an exhibition of works on paper by Kim Klabe, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery through Jan, 8, 2021. An online gallery is now available online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/delaware_division_of_the_arts/albums/72157716817754768.After years of painting traditional representational scenes in acrylic and watercolor, Ms. Klabe turned to beer and […]