Arts & Entertainment
From December through March, the sign outside Bailey’s Seafood proclaims, “Muskrat Sold Here.”
After the season of freely giving (and heavily spending), people are ready to rein in their finances for the New Year.
As Christmas Eve descends upon the area, local churches are inviting everyone to celebrate the original reason for the season.
While many are enjoying the holiday season by buying presents, stringing lights or hanging the stockings with care, we don’t stop to think that, for some, Christmas is a difficult and lonely time.
The Selbyville Public Library is sponsoring a Capital Ringers performance on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 29 West Church Street in Selbyville (down the street from Dollar General).
“Fire in the hole!”
In 1782, Owen Isaacs took a plow to soil in Sussex County, Del., with high hopes for his new farm. Five generations later, Robbie Isaacs stands on the family farm near Ellendale, Del., with a huge grin spreading across his face as he watches a virtual electric meter spin backwards on his iPhone – he, too, with high hopes.
Anyone who has lost all faith in today’s youth has yet to meet Veronica Townsend.
The third annual Artisan Festival will be held at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company on Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will feature approximately 30 local and regional artists and their creations – everything from jewelry, pottery, watercolors, oils, refinished furniture, sea glass, wooden toys and bath products to folk art, floral design, knitting, clothing, recycled art, painted glass and photography.
This Saturday, Vines Creek Nursery near Frankford will host an art festival dedicated to a local artist – one who many people who grew up in coastal Delaware, or who have lived here for some time, came into contact with, personally or through her art work, and maybe without even knowing it.
Occasionally I hit a recipe goldmine! When Julia Peterson approached me at World Gym regarding highlighting her Beach Chix with Stix knitting group that meets monthly at South Coastal Library, I had no idea that saying “yes” would result in 23 recipes from 14 women.
Growing up, Linda McAdams had always been surrounded and intrigued by the arts, taking an early liking to music. Later, she expanded her curiosity into the visual arts, which complemented her artistic expression. Over the past 15 years, she has cultivated her talents through what is referred to as “painterly photography,” modifying Polaroid photos as they develop. Next week, she will join more than 100 artists and crafters in the 32nd Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival.
As Trudy Fox styled Marilyn Denny’s hair at Millville’s Hair Snippery recently, she said, “I’m really looking forward to showing my jewelry at the yART Sale again. You know there’s a change this year: It’ll be two days, both the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend.”
Ocean View resident Joseph Stewart holds the rank of two-star general in the Marine Corps and as a vice-admiral, or three-star general, in the United States Maritime Service. Stewart served as the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) ninth superintendent and, upon his retirement in 2008, the Academy commissioned to have his portrait painted so it may hang in Wiley Hall – the chief administrative center for the Academy and former home of Walter Chrysler, in Kings Point, N.Y.
Art has always been an irresistible expression for Sandra Webberking. The 1997 graduate of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia was first intrigued by jewelry. By her sophomore year of college, however, she had ventured into sculpting and metalwork, and she hasn’t looked back since. Even now, with a business going strong for 13 years, she’s constantly finding new ideas and imaginative projects. And, on Sept. 11, she’ll return to as a featured artist for the 32nd Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, with her eye-catching creations.
The Friends of the South Coastal Library will host its largest book sale ever on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Friday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held in the meeting room of the library, at 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach.
A party to celebrate the cross-country fundraising bike ride of Jack Hogan will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will be held at 47 Dukes Drive, in Millville, off Route 26, just west of the Fat Tuna. A $20 donation gets participants food, drinks, music and lots of stories. All profits go to Justin’s Beach House.
The Southern Delaware resort area’s most unusual celebration takes place in the “Quiet Resort” of Bethany Beach on Labor Day, and everyone is invited, according to Carolyn Bacon and Marie Wright, the assistant chairpersons of this year’s Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral events.
El Centro Cultural is inviting the public to attend the 16th anniversary of Festival Hispano, in its 10th year in Millsboro. This year, the community event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 22. Festival Hispano will start at noon and last until 6 p.m. The event is free to the public and located at the Little League Complex on State Street in Millsboro.