Dead whale to get second life in a Delaware museum

PICKERING BEACH — Last Friday, the saga of a once 30-foot, 20-ton juvenile humpback whale that was found dead on Port Mahon last year finally took a happy turn. Portions of the whale’s skeleton — including its 280-pound skull with twin 9-foot jawbones — were carefully collected and transported by Delaware Museum of Natural History […]

BEST BETS: Redhead Express pull into Delaware State Fair

A gamble more than 10 years ago has paid off handsomely for the Walker family of Palmer, Alaska. On Thanksgiving Day 2007, Kendra, LaRae, Alisa and Meghan, who ranged in age from 17 to 11, along with their three brothers and parents, left home in a new RV and trailer in search of a musical […]

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: First Rider Fest tunes up for charity

Last summer, Caesar Rodney High School senior David Haynes was urged to make a difference in his community. During a leadership seminar at the school, CR’s wrestling coach Dan Rigby talked about the impact students could have by creating a charity fundraiser. That got David’s wheels turning. “I definitely wanted to do something for an […]

BEST BETS: Susquehanna Floods to help Blue Earl celebrate anniversary

For the Perryville, Maryland-based Susquehanna Floods, the First State has been first rate. “Delaware has been super kind to us,” said lead singer and guitarist Trevor Biggers. “It’s like having a friendly neighbor.” In Delaware just last week at the History, Heritage and Hops festival in Dover, the Cecil County Americana roots band has played […]

Foundation supports volunteer efforts at AMC Museum

DOVER — Among the news releases and newsletters that came across the editor’s desk recently were two related to the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base. The first was an advance of the Veterans Day event planned for Saturday. The other was a 2017 Annual Campaign piece from the Air Mobility Command […]

Bowers Beach Maritime Museum finishing $40,000 addition

BOWERS BEACH — In late August, the Bowers Beach Maritime Museum completed construction of an addition — a 36-foot-by-28-foot, two-story outbuilding — that was about three years in the making. Judy Martin, executive director of the museum, said there is work left to be done on the addition, but she’s hoping it’ll be ready for […]

Biggs Museum offers early look at Ansel Adams

DOVER — Perfectly timed to capture the interest of summer visitors, the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover is offering a rare opportunity to view 40 photographic prints made by the late Ansel Adams. The exhibition entitled “Ansel Adams: Early Works” opens on May 5 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and […]

BEST BETS: McCormick in the loop at R2Hop2 festival

Nate McCormick is the modern-day equivalent of a one-man band. With a musical technique called looping, he can enhance his sound by creating multiple layers to his live music, making it seem as though there is a full band when it’s just him performing with his guitar and various foot pedals laid out before him. […]

Piecing together ‘HerStory’ through Dover quilt exhibition

DOVER — The artwork of a group of African-American women whose cumulative work covers history from across oceans, gender, race and traditional boundaries blankets the walls of the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover. In its annual quilt show to celebrate black history, the A Stitch in Time Quilt Guild this year presents “Black […]