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The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to offer the Take on Summer program for youth throughout the state of Delaware. Starting June 30, the program is offering young people ages 12-17, free summer memberships to access the Y’s fitness facilities and swimming pools.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved an Art Works award of $25,000 to the Delaware Art Museum for the 2021 restaging of “Afro-American Images 1971.” This is one of 1,015 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category.

Looking for something to do? In addition to the Books-to-Go program, the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach has put together take-and-make craft kits for children, teens, and adults. Quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Like with many events that have suffered the same fate due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, organizers of the 6th Annual Pull’n, Pick’n, & Peel’n “Pork & Pirates” have now come up with their third date for this year’s event.

You ask me about true grit?It is not the “knock ’em down, shoot ’em up’ ilkIt is not blustering self-aggrandizementIt is not barbed wire and border wallsIt is the small gatherings of grandmothersstanding on swollen feet, in hot sunin their little towns, their city blocks,holding hand-painted…

Beachgoers take advantage of sunny skies and warm weather on Sunday, June 21, in Bethany Beach.

Stating that “the collapse of this crucial element in the music industry’s ecosystem would be devastating,” more than 600 of nation’s most cherished musical artists, including Philadelphia and Delaware natives such as Maggie Rogers, Kurt Vile, Hall & Oates, Luna, Sharon Van Etten and Wax…

Due to coronavirus-related restrictions, the Delaware Public Archives has moved its First Saturday program series to an online format. July’s presentation focuses on the 2nd Delaware Volunteer Infantry, a prominent Delaware regiment during the American Civil War. The program will be availabl…

The YMCA of Delaware announced on Monday, June 22, that they are opening summer day camps. Y full- and half-day camps are designed to offer fun and adventure for campers of all ages, preschoolers through teens. Day camps are offered statewide at YMCA locations in Wilmington, Bear, Middletown…

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Due to the circumstances of the past months and in the best interest of keeping the community safe, the rector and members of St. Mark’s Church in Millsboro have decided to cancel the 14th Annual Children’s Celebration & Parade.

What do you do when you are just about to announce another season of national acts you are bringing to a popular local arts venue, when a global pandemic shuts businesses and isolates people in their homes?

It could be Albert Einstein had a book in his hand when he observed, “The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.”

The Rehoboth Art League announced this week that it will still hold its 71st Annual Cottage Tour, just a few months later than usual. Due to unprecedented events this year, RAL has postponed its traditional July tour dates and will hold the event this year on Oct. 13 and 14.

Delaware First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney was set to host a virtual kick-off of the 2020 statewide Summer Library Reading Program, Imagine Your Story, on Wednesday, June 17, at 10 a.m. with State Librarian Dr. Annie Norman. The launch is co-sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts and …

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The Freeman Stage has announced that, although its season of appearances by nationally-known performers has had to be shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have been working hard to put together a “right-sized” season that shines the spotlight on local performers.

Since Phase II of the Governor’s reopening of Delaware begins on Monday, June 15, the Rehoboth Art League will start offering on-campus classes again, beginning with Gerilyn Gaskill’s “Watercolor: Beach Fun,” Monday through Wednesday, June 15-17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are limiting the …

The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is the recipient of funding from member artist Kim Klabe, a longtime fixture of the coastal community known for her painting and her new wine-and-beer pours. Klabe, through a creative fundraising initiative, “The Beauty of Community,” raised $400 and presented i…

Members of the Ocean View Historical Society have a tongue-in-cheek request for area residents: Start practicing the bird dance, because plans are under way for the Coastal Towns Chicken Festival next summer.

Ray Sander, president of the Delaware Botanic Gardens, recently announced the release of the 2019 Annual Report (online at www.delawaregardens.org/s/Final DE Botanic Gardens AR 2019.pdf), which celebrates the opening of the region’s newest public garden.

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The Den at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View will host a Drive-Thru Cookout from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, featuring live music by Frankie Moran. The cookout meal costs $15 per person and includes a hotdog or hamburger, bag of chips, macaroni or potato salad, a cookie for dessert, and bee…

When area businesses crack their doors and windows to let fresh air and local customers in, the Lewes Historical Society is planning to meet them on the sidewalk. The group will cater to Delaware residents who seek to take advantage of the nice weather and slim crowds by offering four differ…

The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre this week announced that it was canceling all public performances planned for its 2020 season. Instead, theater and film camps will be conducted online instead.

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Planners of the 2020 Delaware State Fair in Harrington, set for July 23 through Aug. 1, said they’d known since March that this year’s fair was going to be different — that is, assuming that public health and elected officials in Delaware declare it’s safe for area residents to gather and tr…