May 23, 2016
Music and more Pennsylvania. A four-day extravaganza, with eight music festivals from country to Celtic, booth displays by 100 juried artists, kids' hands-on arts activities, and international foods. Mayfair Festival of the Arts , Allentown, May 27-30. www.mayfairfestival.org Bargain alley New York. If you brake for yard and garage sales, get ready to give that pedal a good workout! Explore 200 miles of garage sales along Routes 28, 30, and 3 to browse among vintage and rustic furniture, jewelry, antiques of all sorts, clothing, linens, glass, and other finds.
May 22, 2016 |
A week after a small black bear was seen swimming in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park, is it safe to go into the park? Wildlife Conservation Officer Jerry Czech, of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, says yes. "We didn't tell people to stay out of the woods when it was spotted," Czech said Friday. "It would be perfectly safe to go about your business," he said. "With the amount of people in that park ... it's probably not there. " Czech said he believes the bear spotted May 13 near the Valley Green Inn, by Forbidden Drive and Valley Green Road, was the same bear later seen in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, on Sunday.
May 21, 2016 |
Delaware might be the second-smallest state in the U.S., but when it comes to beaches, our neighbor to the south casts a large shadow. Stretching along 25 miles of ocean and bay shoreline on a peninsula bordering the Atlantic, Delaware's down-the-shore delivers an impressive variety of beach experiences just a few hours drive of Philly, always depending on traffic. And you don't have to buy a beach tag to claim your spot in the sand; Public beaches in the First State are free. Rehoboth Hungry for artsy action?
May 21, 2016 |
Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. But it also means summer kitchens are heating up for the season's rush up and down the coast. In the case of Chesapeake & Maine (316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-226-3600; dogfish.com ), Dogfish Head's hot new seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, there's smoke bred right into some curious raw oysters with a special tea. They're potently flavored and appropriately named "Smoke on the Water. " And they're just the latest clever draw to the beer-centric juggernaut of Sam Calagione's ever-growing Dogfish Head empire, which a couple of years ago also added an inn. With a complete menu built around some ambitious seafood inspired by both the Chesapeake Bay and the state of Maine (which inspired the brewery's name)
May 17, 2016 |
WILMINGTON - Nearly every time you look down at the sidewalk, there's a stenciled image of a mustachioed face and the word "Essere. " The source of this is OperaDelaware, which has imposed the likeness of little-known composer Franco Faccio onto the local landscape while making his opera Hamlet part of the international landscape after 145 years of obscurity. "Essere" means "to be" - better than "not to be. " With an intelligent cast, solid direction both on stage and in the orchestra pit, plus the treat of being at Wilmington's lovely Grand Opera House, the opera's East Coast premiere on Saturday is what OperaDelaware hoped for: an event worth traveling for with Hamlet presented in repertory with Verdi's Falstaff . Faccio buried his opera after a disastrous 1871 La Scala production - and now, resurrected by conductor Anthony Barrese, it feels strangely familiar but new, like something Verdi should've written but didn't.
May 10, 2016 |
On a green slope outside Wilmington, a four-story, $100 million office project is rising to house the market leader in an unusual industry: the procreation, care, and maintenance of corporations. It's the new home of Corporation Service Co. With a staff of 2,000 worldwide, registering more than one-quarter of new companies in "America's Corporate Capital" each year, CSC is the largest of scores of firms that service "legal entities" there. Its closest rival is CT Corp. (the former Corporation Trust Co. )
May 8, 2016 |
WILMINGTON - Poisoned goblets. A skull. And swords. Such iconic objects - all carefully laid out in the corner of the rehearsal room - can only add up to Hamlet . "We're ready!" said Brendan Cooke, general director of OperaDelaware. But not for the play. It's an operatic version, by a composer whose name is unknown even to opera mavens. Amleto (as it is known in Italian) by Franco Faccio (1840-91) had a disastrous 1871 La Scala premiere, when the star tenor had neither a voice nor an understudy.
May 1, 2016
If 2014's "Foxcatcher" somehow left you wanting more of the sad, bizarre story of Delaware killer John du Pont and his victim, Dave Schultz, Netflix is streaming a new documentary, "Team Foxcatcher. "
May 1, 2016 |
With 85 percent of the Delaware River navigation channel deepened to 45 feet, Pennsylvania elected officials gathered on the banks of the Delaware River Friday to celebrate. Labor, business, and goverment leaders came to Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia to mark a milestone -- the final $55 million in federal funding to deepen the river's 103-mile shipping channel that began in March 2013. "Completing this project will mean more ships, more cargo, more commerce, and more jobs," said Jerry Sweeney, chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA)
April 30, 2016 |
A 14-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car Wednesday afternoon while trying to cross busy Route 13 in Delaware, police said. Tyler Spahn was with three other teens when he stepped into the path of northbound 1999 Toyota Camry near Basin Road about 2:55 p.m., state police said. The impact vaulted the teen into the windshield before throwing him into the right hand lane of travel, police said. The other teens made it across unharmed. Tyler was taken to Christiana Hospital Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.