Arts & Entertainment
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25-27, some of the area’s most recognized artists and craftspersons will show their thanks and appreciation by opening the doors to their homes and studios in the 17th Annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST), a time-honored tradition that combines an appreciation of the arts with fundraising efforts towards local youth.
An outside observer might think DelDOT employees were playing video games last week in Dover, but snowplow operators were actually using technology to prepare for winter. For the first time, the Delaware Department of Transportation used snowplow simulators to train drivers.
Those looking to combine a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the area’s natural wonders and get some exercise at the same time may want to consider signing up for the 9th Annual Mariner’s Bethel Trail Run at Camp Barnes and the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Nothing says November in Sussex County like a cool, crisp breeze, the leaves turning a golden hue and a clear blue sky pierced by hundreds of pumpkins hurtling through the air.
Anyone driving on Route 17 may have noticed one of the white county driveway signs: Horse Play Way. The sign says it all.
All Hallow’s – a haunted town – has been discovered on the Delaware shore this Halloween season, providing a adventure that promises to rival all other haunts.
The 38th Make-A-Wish Triathlon at Sea Colony last weekend provided, yet again, an amazing opportunity to participate in an event with the purpose of bringing joy to sick kids and their families.
This year, prop diver Roger Hitchens celebrates 53 years with the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, where he’s held almost every office, including chief. Hitchens has called Ocean View “home” since his family moved there from Millsboro when he was just 6 months old. In 1969, he trained with a fire-service dive team, resulting in certification in 1970.
Labor Day weekend may traditionally signal the winding down of another summer season, but for the last five years, it has also seen a strong turnout at the Kypreos household in Bethany Beach. And, this weekend, for the fifth straight year, the Kypreoses’ Labor Day yART Sale (“art in the yard”) will offer a post-summer tradition, as visitors and locals alike come together for one of the most creative and social events of the season.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and Schell Brothers will be suspending their Delaware build effective at midnight on Saturday (Friday into Saturday).
A member of the prominent Delaware family, Samuel Francis “Frank” Du Pont served almost 50 years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of rear admiral. He was born in New Jersey in 1803, but spent his childhood at Louviers – his father’s home on the Brandywine Creek near Wilmington.
For the past six years, the Mogan family has been vacationing in South Bethany.
Demonstrations of suspect apprehension, narcotics scans and article searches carried out by the K-9 Unit of the Sussex Correctional Institute served as both entertainment and education for children attending the Unite Sussex day-camp in Frankford on Monday, Aug. 8.
The battleship U.S.S. Missouri was the scene of the Japanese surrender on Sept.
Jake’s Wayback Burgers is gearing up for its 4th Annual Chowdown Showdown Burger Eatin’ Contest on Aug. 12 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Del.
“It’s a tradition they’re trying to build through the franchise, but at the same time they’re keeping it local to the original store,” said Michael Wolfe, the manager of the Millsboro location.
It is said that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. For Mary Anne Hess and her sons, their business is the past, and as they’re proving, repetition is not always a bad thing.
It is that time of year again. Softshell crabs are here! They are local, fat and juicy – and they are plentiful!
For those of you who are not quite sure what a softshell crab is, let me explain. The softshell crab is the blue crab in its molted stage. This means the crab is shedding its hard shell as it grows, and when it sheds the shell, the new shell underneath is soft and totally edible.
As the summer weather remains hot, the offshore fishing is following suit, yielding one of the best seasons the area has seen in years. Even the little guys are getting in on the action, including 3-year-old Matthew Gessler, who recently got his first mahi.
For many people, summertime is all about spending time with family and friends, getting outside, enjoying nature and living life to the fullest. Few seized that opportunity like Harry Walls, a devoted husband and father of four who lost his battle with pulmonary fibrosis in 2007.
This Saturday, July 30, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market will feature Cape Gazette Food Editor Denise Clemons and the Bennett family from Bennett Orchards. The market will open at the Historical Society Complex at the corner of Third and Shipcarpenter streets, running from 8 a.m. to noon.