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Our Annual Beer Issue 19 Notably Cool Craft Beer Events Draft Beer Lovers Crazy About Growlers Bryan Sikora Brings La Fia to Wilmington

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Live Music starting at 6pm and More! 7/4 - Bullbuckers (Ska/Reggae) **Extended Music Until Wilmington’s July 4th Fireworks!**

7/11 - Em McKeever and Matthew Halley (Folk) 7/18 - Matt Sevier (Singer/Songwriter) 7/25 -1st State Symphonic Band

8/1 - Big Skull (Ska) 8/8 - Ballroom Thieves (Alternative Americana) 8/15 - Splashing Pearls (Island Folk/Blues/Alternative) 8/22 - The Brandywine Fiddlers & AlyCat (Electro Funk) 8/29 - Victoria Spaeth (Folk/Childrens’)

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Creative/Production Manager Matthew Loeb • mloeb@tsnpub.com Art Director Shawna Sneath • ssneath@tsnpub.com Contributing Writers Matt Amis, Krista Connor, Ed Dwornik, Christine Facciolo, Mark Fields, Pam George, Robert Lhulier, Allan McKinley, J. Burke Morrison, John Murray, Larry Nagengast, Scott Pruden Contributing Photographers Joe del Tufo, Tim Hawk, Donnell Hill, Les Kipp, Tony Kukulich, Matt Urban Interns Millard Adam Vaughn

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53 Newark Food & Brew Fest

9 Fitness Challenge

54 Suds Worth Sipping

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15 By the Numbers 17 A Visit to West Chester

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21 Day Trippin’

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Growlers now legal at liquor stores and draft beer devotees love it.

29 The Spirit of Collaboration The craft beer movement was built on creativity and a willingness to share, says Mark Edelson, Director of Brewery Operations for Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant.

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O&A’s list of notable craft beer events July through November.

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Contributing Designer Tyler Mitchell Special Projects John Holton, Kelly Loeb

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41 Beer: Brewing in the First State For Centuries Today’s well-known Delaware breweries carry on a proud tradition.

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A writer/editor’s slightly snarky and relentless crusade to eliminate grammatical gaffes from our everyday communications

Compiled from the popular column in Out & About Magazine

THE WAR ON WORDS Wherein we attempt, however futilely, to correct some of the most common errors in English usage

Media Watch • We’ve taken our share o shots at the Wilmington News Journal, so let’s send kudos to one o its writers, Adam Taylor, who recently used “comprising” correctly (Believe us when we say this is rare). Here’s the excerpt: “The council group comprising Smiley, John Cartier, Lisa Diller, Penrose Hollins and Janet Kilpatrick came up with four separate amendments to Gordon’s $169.1 million operating budget.” The whole comprises the parts, so a group comprises members, it is not “comprised of” members. O course, the use o “separate” is superluous. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) • Now, back to our normal approach to the ol’ NJ. A reader writes that the business section lists “currencies, commodities, and treasurys.” The plural o “treasury,” he points out, is “treasuries.” He notes that a recent issue o Money magazine had an article about treasuries using that spelling. He has repeatedly contacted the paper about this, to no avail. • From a University o Delaware media release about new Coach Dave Brock: “His unit was always the best coached group we had and he made seemless transitions.” That would be seamless. How Long, Oh Lord, How Long? (In which we chronicle the abuse o that most misused punctuation mark, the apostrophe) Driving south on Rt. 202, right after crossing the Delaware line, we noticed this sign near a horse barn: “Stall’s for rent.”

By Bob Yearick

Didja Know? The preferred pronunciation o culinary is KYOO-luhner-ee, not KULH-a-ner-ee? We’re guessing even some chefs get this wrong. Succinct is pronounced suhk-SINKT? The first c has a k sound. Department of Redundancies Dept. “...one o those little bit o minutia”—from Freelance Editors(!) LinkedIn site. And then there is this frequently spoken phrase: “my personal opinion.” Whose opinion would it be, i not yours? And is it an impersonal opinion? Literally of the Month MSNBC’s Morning Joe program is full o literally lovers. One o the regulars, Mike Barnicle, recently intoned thus: “Is the president operating here literally without a net?” Clarifications R Us Confused about “historic” and “historical”? Here’s an explanation (from internet sources): Historic means “having importance in history” or “having inluence on history.” Historical means “having taken place in history,” “from the past” or “pertaining to history.” So: “This is a historic event” (one that is important in history—e.g., election o the irst African American president). But: “This is a historical event” (one that happened in the past). “He was a historical scholar” (a scholar who studied history). “He was a historic scholar” (a scholar who was important in history, e.g., Homer).

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he second annual Weight Loss Challenge of the New Castle County Boys and Girls Clubs has been extended to the end of this month. Chris Barton, Annual Fund chair of Metro-Wilmington Boys & Girls Clubs, noted that the fund-raiser has raised $6,000 against a goal of $20,000. “With a month left in the challenge we are optimistic about the funds we will bring in,” Barton said. Fifty-nine participants are exercising, dieting and shedding pounds while recruiting friends, family and colleagues to sponsor their participation per pound lost or for achieving their total weight loss goal. The Challenge is backed by founding sponsors Plexus Fitness and Out & About Magazine plus three gyms: Hockessin Athletic Club, 1614, and Fusion. Each participating gym has donated a 90day membership to participants. At the start of the competition, participants received fitness evaluations that included weight, body measurements and blood pressure. Working with a trainer from the participating gyms, each participant has set a realistic, healthy weight loss and exercise goal. Anyone wishing to support any of the participants can contact Scott Ciabattoni at scottchab@gmail.com.

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STONE BALLOON WINEHOUSE BECOMES 16 MILE TAPHOUSE Local brewery and restaurant partner to create gastropub

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his month, 16 Mile Brewery and Dewey’s Graceland Group will partner to launch a new restaurant at the site of The Stone Balloon Winehouse on Newark’s Main Street. The Winehouse has shut down and will reopen on Thursday, July 11, as the 16 Mile Taphouse. Owners of 16 Mile, Chad Campbell and Brett McCrea, and restaurateur Jim Baeurle of the Stone Balloon Winehouse and Graceland Group had a shared vision of a world-class gastropub featuring top-notch local beers, wine and gourmet tavern fare, and have been collaborating on this project for a year. The 16 Mile Taphouse will feature 16 Mile beers on tap, as well as a large selection of bottled and canned craft beers. “It is really a blending of all the great things we have accomplished with the Winehouse and partnering with local beer experts to deliver an equally compelling program,” says Baeurle.

ince 1932, northern Delaware’s nonprofit theater group The Brandywiners have been carrying on a tradition of theatrical excellence, and this year they tell the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley in Irving Berlin’s musical classic Annie Get Your Gun. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. each night from Thursday, July 25, until Saturday, Aug. 10, at Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children under 17. Patrons are also invited to participate in The Brandywiners’ “Dinner and a Show” promotion, which gives ticket holders access to a prix fixe dinner or 15 percent off at restaurants in the surrounding area such as Brandywine Prime, La Verona and more. For more information visit brandywiners.org.

THE GOTTA-SEE REGATTA Wilmington Rowing Center prepares for national event

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he Howard M. Smith Diamond State Masters Regatta is one of the nation’s premier rowing events, drawing more than 400 boats to the competition at Noxontown Pond in Middletown annually. Each year the Wilmington Rowing Center sponsors the event, inviting rowers from across the country to compete in a variety of events. The two-day event begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, and continues through Sunday, July 28. The regatta will also boast a variety of vendors offering a wide selection of clothing, food, and more. For details about the Diamond State Masters Regatta, visit diamondstatematers.com and check out wilmingtonrowing.org for more information about the Wilmington Rowing Center.

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he Brandywine Valley Wine Trail will bring together eight familyowned and operated wineries on Saturday, July 6, to celebrate Independence Day weekend with a bang. Starting at noon, the eighth annual Big Bang BBQ will incorporate regionally-produced wine, BBQ food favorites and live music. Guests are invited to visit and explore any of the participating wineries, which include Black Walnut Winery, Borderland Vineyard and Chaddsford Winery. Tickets are not required, and prices vary by location. For more information, visit bvwinetrail.com.

STEWART’S BREWING COMPANY CELEBRATES 18 YEARS Delaware craft beer mainstay throws anniversary bash

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tewart’s Brewing Company is celebrating 18 years of craft brewing excellence with an anniversary bash from Friday, July 26, to Sunday, July 28, at Stewart’s in Bear. The weekend will feature live performances from Driving Reign Band as well as the Barrel House Blues Band. The music begins at 8 p.m. and there is no cover. Patrons can expect seasonal brews such as Stumblin’ Monk Abbey Trippel along with a few other surprises on tap. After the festivities, guests are welcome to hang out for the Sunday hangover party, featuring house Bloody Marys and Mimosas. For more details, visit stewartsbrewingcompany.com. JULY 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Cosmopolitan, With A Dash Of History The nearby Pennsylvania borough is a perfect day-trip destination By Scott Pruden West Chester decorated for its Sesquicentennial, looking east on Gay Street from Church Street, October 1949. Photo provided by Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA Russ Smith

There was a time not long ago when experts would have written off the borough of West Chester, Pa., as a classic example of the death spiral of the American small town. These days, however, Dub-C, as West Chester University students and locals are wont to call it, can serve as an example of all that can go right when businesses, residents and local government work toward a common goal. The result is a small town with a bustling, cosmopolitan feel that while for many is a bedroom community for Wilmington and Philadelphia, manages to maintain another identity that combines

everything there is to love about Chester County. As late as the early 1990s it seemed things weren’t going to get much better for West Chester, which had lost much of its downtown retail base to shopping centers and malls in Exton to the north and many of its residents to highly suburbanized neighboring townships. For many businesses, the only things that kept commerce moving back then were the borough’s status as the Chester County seat, which ensured that during the work day the streets would be busy with those engaged in the business of government or the courts, and the

presence of the university’s students and faculty. After 5 p.m., things rolled over to the student population, streaming to the few bars that catered to the low-priced plastic cup and pitcher crowd. By the late 1990s, however, there was a glimmer of hope, thanks to none other than Delaware-based Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant. After opening their flagship restaurant in Newark in 1996, the owners began casting around for a place to expand. West Chester, with its compact, walkable downtown and steady population of college students from south High Street, mimicked much about downtown Newark and provided a perfect vacant ► july 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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location—the borough’s long abandoned Woolworth’s five-and-dime at the corner of High and Gay streets—dead in the center of town. Iron Hill moved in, refitted the Woolworth’s building with its signature Craftsman style and window-lined brewing room, then threw open the doors to wide acclaim. It was as if it took this (at the time) exceptionally risky move to remind residents of what they loved about downtown. The Borough then created a downtown Business Improvement District, and what followed was nothing short of a full resurrection, with additional restaurants claiming their spots, the old ones finding new customers, and fresh and funky retailers following suit. Landlords refurbished their buildings, further accommodating students and young adults with walk-up apartments over restaurants and boutiques. Meanwhile, growing families turned their eyes to the ready supply of late 19th- and early 20th-century row houses and singlefamily homes within walking distance to the amenities the resurrected West Chester now offered. These days, while it’s a perfect day-trip destination for south-of-thePennsylvania-border visitors, there’s really far too much to see and do in a day. That being the case, it’s an ideal spot for a weekend stay and launching pad for nearby attractions. It’s also rich in the history of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Since the nation’s founding, West Chester and its residents have figured largely in some of the most significant chapters of American history, including some of the Revolutionary War’s pivotal battles. Prior to the Civil War, the peaceloving Quakers made the borough and surrounding area a major station in the Underground Railroad, and the growth of mechanization helped the area feed the growing needs of the industrial revolution and later the massive national demand brought on by World War II. Here are a few ways to enjoy that history today:

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• The Chester County Historical Society—Located at the corner of Walnut and High streets, this combination museum, cultural resource and performance venue features revolving exhibits that put life in Chester County and Southeastern Pennsylvania into historical perspective. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • Historic Walking Tours of West Chester—The entire borough is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so there’s plenty to see by foot. Offered through October, these guided tours convene at 8 a.m. on select Saturdays at the Lincoln Room at 28 W. Market St. The $20 per person fee includes breakfast and guided tour. Ghost Tours are offered in October. Reservations are required, call 610-696-2102 or go to LincolnRoomWestChester.com • Lunch at Penn’s Table Restaurant—One of the few dining establishments in West Chester that hasn’t gone through top-to-bottom renovation in the last 20 years, this mainly breakfast and lunch diner at the corner of Church and Gay streets provides a glimpse back to the mid-20th century soda fountain, as evidenced by the preserved sign that reads “For prompt, courteous service telephone 175.” Best to also heed the chalkboard reminder to feed your meters, as parking enforcement in West Chester is notoriously vigilant. • Battle of the Brandywine Historic Site—Given that this was the largest engagement of the Revolutionary War, it’s hard to step anywhere between West Chester’s southern border and Chadds Ford without treading where British and American soldiers fought or marched. This site along Route 1 in Chadds Ford features George Washington’s headquarters and a museum dedicated to the battle. Through December, open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. • Shopping—Take a break from the history and indulge in a little retail therapy, but keep it vintage (or at least pre-owned). Malena’s Vintage Boutique at the corner of Church and Gay features retro-wear from as far back as the 1920s, and annually hosts its Dressed Up Pin Up party, a saucy mash-up of fashion show and celebration of classic pin-up art. In the “gently used” category, Greene Street Consignments at 119 W. Market St. is one of those stores that harbors hidden fashion treasures, all on consignment and sometimes with the original tags still attached.

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• Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant—The interior is a far cry from its former incarnation as the iconic Woolworth’s dime store, but the beer is fresh, the food is hearty and high-quality and the location—especially if you choose outdoor dining—can’t be beat. And if you choose to stay overnight… • Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast—The building dates to 1860, and the history runs deep at this welcoming B&B at the intersection of Route 52 and S. Bradford Avenue. Faunbrook, once owned by local businessman, early oil speculator and political power player Smedley Darlington, has six rooms, including two suites (all with private baths). It’s a lovely spot for a historically themed overnight visit. For reservations, call 610-436-5788. • Hotel Warner—It’s hard to believe, but prior to the Warner’s opening last year, West Chester hadn’t had a downtown hotel since the Mansion House Hotel closed its doors in 1970. Since then, visitors have been forced to choose between typical roadside chains to the north or south and nowhere within walkable range of downtown. No longer. The Warner has taken the site and legacy of the former Warner Theater (Its entrance is the former movie palace’s façade and lobby) and fashioned it to reflect old-time elegance while featuring modern amenities. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and breakfast, as well as an indoor pool, all steps away from everything downtown West Chester has to offer.

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DAY Trippin’ This narrow little state and the surrounding areas conceal many fun, quirky and fascinating destinations. Sometimes we just have to veer off the highways to find them. That’s what Day Trippin’ is all about. Have ideas? Send them to Krista at kconnor@tsnpub.com.

Captain’s Lady Head Boat By Krista Connor

he sun had already begun its quick ascent over the Delaware Bay when the Captain’s Lady set out from Bowers Beach, leaving the 18th century bayside town receding into what was left of the morning fog. Twenty minutes earlier, a handful of fisherman had loitered in small groups on the dock outside J.P.’s Wharf Restaurant & Bar. There were round-bellied men who waited with a familiar ease that could only mean many mornings of sunrises and fishing poles. Without garnering disapproving looks, some hocked phlegm—mid-conversation—over the dock with finesse. There was the couple with two little boys who already displayed nascent man traits: the wide-legged stance; the studied indifference; the curt nod; sometimes a determinedly deepthroated grunt of agreement. Then there was my Dad, whose dosage of gruff manliness somewhat fit in, and me, who did not fit in at all: the big-haired girl hailing from the north in an old, frumpy pair of jeans, whose fingers slipped while baiting a line.

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he was chewing tobacco. “All right,� he said, “we got a problem. Gather ’round.� The group converged, and he explained that because there were only nine of us he wouldn’t make enough money to break even. He offered to “call down to Lewes,� which had a boat going out in an hour, or we could all pitch in a lot more money. He waited for the group’s answer, seeking our eyes. I shifted uncomfortably. Thankfully, just then a few more people showed up and we headed out for $70 each instead of the usual $60. The next seven hours were long. The Captain’s Lady can comfortably fit 80 passengers. It’s fresh-faced but sturdy and austere, the only extravagance the boat’s name scrawled in italic lettering on the bow. A cold breeze left me shivering in my sweater as we made our way through the waves about five miles to our destination above a man-made wreck of concrete on the bay floor, which was designed to attract fish. The first mate, Bruce, offered Dad and me a container filled with complimentary fresh bait that came from a nearby basket of live crabs. Throughout the day I avoided glancing over, but can still recall images of Bruce, who had been doing this since he was 14, methodically hacking live crabs to pieces. When baiting my hook, crab parts oozing with orange stuff, I looked somewhat helplessly at the gunk on my hands. With raised eyebrows, Bruce wordlessly offered the towel he kept hanging at his belt. Most men kept to their corners, but at one point I leaned as casually as I could against the rail next to an older man who sat on the bench watching the bay unfold before us. Raising my voice above the whipping breeze, I asked what kind of fish we were trying to catch that day. Yeah—apparently you can’t toss out your line and expect to catch just anything. I missed his soft-spoken response, because just then Bon Jovi cracked the silence on the radio above our heads. Any other place, Bon Jovi at 8 a.m. would be unbearable. Here, it somehow worked. I joined the man on the bench. “Tog,� he repeated his answer. He introduced himself as Dan Dean, 73, often seasick, he said, but a life-long fisherman. Tan slacks, checkered buttondown shirt, loafers—he’d fit in just as well on a church pew, save for a baseball cap and the thickest fishing hook I’ve ever seen, slid onto the cap’s brim like a casually-placed paper clip. He told me about his fisherman’s life. He worked on a Staten Island ferry at the age 12, got his working papers at 14, and was a mate on multiple fishing boats, later owning his own. He moved to Millsboro three years ago with his wife and has spent much of his time fishing. His favorites are the Princess Head Boat and Monty Hawkins’ party head boat out of Ocean City, Md., Fisherman’s Wharf head boats in Lewes, and some that sail out of the Indian River Inlet. And every Friday during the season, you can find him on the Captain’s Lady.

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START “The thing I like about this boat, it’s family-friendly,” he said, adding that he appreciates the typically calm waters, which are easy on the seasickness he’s endured all his life. After about 10 minutes, all his words seemed used up, and I left him alone with his far-off stare. “I’ve talked more than I have in a couple months,” he laughed. As the afternoon lagged on, the rest of the passengers grew talkative and began exchanging stories. One group got into comparisons: “My wife will get up with me every dawn and make my lunch before I head out to fish,” said one. “Yeah, my wife used to have the cooler and the boat ready for me before I left,” replied another. “Now that’s a woman,” marveled the first. “Yeah, well, then she divorced me.” Standing outside the group, one of the two little boys watched the men while clutching a baggie of Cheerios. He crept up to the first mate, cleared his throat and asked a very confident fishing question. Satisfied with the answer, or maybe with himself for getting an answer, he tripped away happily, reaching into the baggie. By noon, nobody had caught anything. My Dad and I were hanging out in comfortable silence when there was an outburst from the captain’s cabin, followed by a small splash. “Who the hell had a banana on here?” the captain yelled, and from the sound, he apparently had hurled the offending fruit overboard. “No wonder we’re not catching anything!” and “Bad luck,” was the consensus among passengers. My Dad and I just shrugged at each other. But the apparent superstition seemed to hold true: Just two fish were caught that day. Later, after disembarking, Dad and I stopped at the nearby Bayview Inn for a beer and some fries. The few patrons were silent as I made my wind-blown, severely sunburned entrance into the tavern, but the bartender spoke up. “Y’all just getting off the head boat?” she asked. We nodded, and I felt proud to so briefly feel like I fit in, like it was just another day on the water for me. A bearded man from the other end of the bar asked if we had caught anything. “No?” He gave a grave “Hmm,” sliding a bottle between his hands. “Musta had a banana on board.”

“Who the hell had a banana on here?” the captain yelled, and from the sound, he apparently had hurled the offending fruit overboard.

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Ed Mulvihill, director of sales and marketing at Peco’s Liquors, pours a growler at the Philadelphia Pike location. Photo Tim Hawk

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ome say it tastes better. Others say it inspires a sense of experimentation and adventure. To many it’s just fun. Whatever your preference, there’s no denying the appeal and intrigue of freshly poured draft beer. And now it’s easier than ever for Delaware beer lovers to enjoy it. A new state law now allows the sale of draft-filled beer “growlers” in Delaware liquor stores. Growlers are 32- or

64-ounce glass or ceramic containers used to serve draft beer “to-go.” Prior to the bill’s passage in May, growlers could only be purchased at the breweries or brewpubs in Delaware where the beer was produced. Pennsylvania and New Jersey have permitted growler sales at beer stores for several years, and Maryland is on a county-by-county basis. July 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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The early champion and originator of the idea in Delaware was Ed Mulvihill of Peco’s Liquors in Wilmington. Over a two-year period, Mulvihill worked with State Rep. Debra Heffernan as well as local government officials and liquor store owners to get the bill signed into law. “For a while, we’ve been looking for something new we can get into,” Mulvihill says. “Jersey’s been doing it, Pennsylvania’s been doing it. We figured, why can’t we?” Realizing that the bill served as a win-win proposition for businesses and consumers, Heffernan and state officials officially passed the House Bill 31 on May 16, after several starts and stops. Peco’s began pouring growlers the very next day, and the customer response has been overwhelmingly positive. “We ran out of growlers right away,” Mulvihill says. “It used to be that, you had to drive to the brewery to try something new. If you wanted something from say, Twin Lakes or Dogfish Head, you may have had to drive a long way depending on where you live.” So what is it about growlers that makes them an experience distinct from traditional packaging like bottles and cans? “Customers enjoy growlers—they’re fun,” says Sean Smith, store manager for Kreston Wine and Spirits in Middletown. “It’s like going to a bar—you tend to be a little more adventurous when you’re ordering a beer on tap. You’re more likely to try something new.” Kreston is in the process of acquiring a state-of-the-art growler filling station that minimizes spillage by filling from the bottom up, and also injects CO2 into the growler to extend shelf life. Growlers typically last a day or two before losing carbonation. “With our system, you’ll be able to fill up a growler, seal it, and give it as a Christmas gift,” Smith says.

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FOCUS Mulvihill says customers are sensitive to the subtle taste differences between draft and bottles or cans. “It’s fresh, right from the brewery,” Mulvihill says. “It does taste different. And there’s nothing like showing up to a picnic or a barbeque with a fresh growler.” The growler bill looks to not only boost overall sales for local breweries, but also give them another avenue to showcase the limited-release beers that never make it into bottle or can. “I think it’s a great thing,” says Rob Pfeiffer, head brewer at Twin Lakes Brewery in Greenville. “For us, we’re a pale ale factory. But we also make some great specialty beers. This now gives our customers better access to a lot of these beers. For the customer, it’s much better.” Smith hopes that showcasing select “one-off” beers and other limited releases will build excitement and keep customers guessing about which beers they’ll see at the store. “A sixtel (1/6 keg) only holds about 11 growlers or so,” Smith says. “So as a customer you might be thinking, ‘I better grab some of that before it’s gone.’” Growler fills can also help promote newer breweries that are only able to serve their beer in kegs. “This allows new, smaller breweries to get off premise a lot quicker,” Smith says. “That might be an attractive option for someone looking to open up a brewery.” While presenting customers with a new, unique option, filling growlers is not as easy as simply pulling a tap, Mulvihill suggests. “It’s been a learning curve for all of us,” he says of getting used to pouring growlers. “We went to several breweries just to practice. You’ve got to get a lot of things right to avoid foam and spillage.” It also presents an additional— and sometimes tricky—variable in the packaging process, according to Pfeiffer. “Our only concern as brewers,” he says, “is that it’s repackaging an already packaged product. The beer could be different depending on who’s filling the growler. “But overall, it’s very exciting.”

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The Spirit of Collaboration ...has resulted in beers of the same name, thanks to the willingness of craft brewers to help each other succeed By Mark Edelson Director of Brewery Operations, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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nyone who drinks craft beer these days has seen his or her share of collaboration beers. They are everywhere, brewed to celebrate events, breweries or individual brewers. And the public can’t get enough of them. So what drives the public thirst for these beers? I believe it’s all tied to the spirit of collaboration and how it reflects the greater craft brewing industry. I started professionally in that industry in the mid-’90s – yes, almost 20 years ago. And while the industry has grown and matured, there is one theme that has held true—the willingness of craft brewers to help each other. Way back in the day, I was a home brewer who got the bug to go professional. As we were researching the industry and developing the plan for Iron Hill, I was struck by one amazing revelation—the access to information and willingness of craft brewers to help each other get started and to be successful. I think it reflects the craft brewer’s desire to be successful by making the pie bigger. Collaboration beers have been the natural extension of that spirit. One of the earliest debuted in 2001, when Adam Avery of Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company and Vinnie Cilurzo of California’s Russian

River Brewing Company realized that both had a Belgian-style product on the market named Salvation. So did they call their attorneys? Nope, they decided to let each other use the name and put on the market a blend of the beers called Collaboration Not Litigation Ale. And in the spirit of craft beer, collaboration beers took off. Most collaborations are not blended beer, but brewers getting together to highlight strengths of their breweries in creating new, one-off products that the public can’t wait to taste. Collaboration involves brewers getting together with their shared knowledge and creativity and coming up with new and different products, and sometimes new beer styles altogether. Lately, we have seen international brewers coming to America, to free themselves of the chains of tradition held around the rest of the world, and to let their hair down in a land where new and different is held in high esteem. Iron Hill has been involved in many collaborations over the years. Grodzinski, a beer we brewed out of our Newark brewery in collaboration with Yards Brewing in Philly, became a medal winner at the World Beer Cup. The Delaware Brewer’s Guild brewed a White IPA at our

Wilmington location, in honor of our first beer festival last summer. Most recently, I was involved with the annual local collaboration beer for Philly Beer Week—Brotherly Suds. The six brewers involved in this year’s beer e-mailed back and forth for about a month and decided on a beer style that was perfect for the hosting brewery—Yards. We decided on an English-style summer ale using American hops. Brew day at Yards occurred in early May. Now you might imagine that we all put the boots on and dug in and got the beer brewed. Nah, we had the brewery staff execute the beer while we stood around for pictures and caught up on all the happenings and new things we were doing in our respective breweries. As Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing pointed out, “This is the one time a year that we do what the public actually thinks we do— stand around all day and drink beer.” So the next time you’re out enjoying one of the many collaboration beers that appear on the market, keep in mind what it represents. The craft beer industry has been built on the cooperation and creativity of the brewers that make these great products.

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BE HOPPY! Out & About presents 19 notably cool craft beer events and happenings taking place over the next five months

Compiled by Adam Vaughn

CRABS AND CREAM ALE Saturday, July 13 Argilla Brewing Company, Newark Crab and beer enthusiasts unite for this event, which features fresh crabs, a special on Argilla Brewing Company’s Cream Ale, a variety of other beers on tap, and live music to accompany the festivities. For more info visit argillabrewing.com.

CHELSEA TAVERN FLIGHT CLUB Every Tuesday night Chelsea Tavern, Wilmington Just $10 will get you your first flight (five 6-oz. pours) of various craft beers plus appetizers. Attend four Flight Club nights and become a member, which includes your own Flight Club mug, beer specials and discounts on beer dinners. For more info visit chelseatavern.com.

CRAFT BEER EVENTS AT THE QUEEN World Cafe Live at the Queen, Wilmington Events include Tap Takeovers (such as Evil Genius on July 11 and Dogfish on July 25), HomeBrew Happy Hours for local homebrewers (July 18), and the very successful Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer series. For more info visit queen.worldcafelive.com.

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MEET AND GREET GROWLER EVENT Wednesday, July 17, 4-6pm Kreston Wine & Spirits, Wilmington Sample fresh craft brew from Kreston’s new growler bar and take some home for later! And while you are there, meet one of the country’s most prominent leaders in the craft brew industry: Delaware’s own Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head Brewery. For more information, call Kreston Wine & Spirits at 652-3792.

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YARDS BREWING COMPANY TAP TAKEOVER Thursday, July 18 Ulysses American Gastropub, Wilmington The Yards Brewing Company is invited to get behind the bar at the Ulysses American Gastropub and reign supreme for one night. The tap takeover will feature a variety of beers and ales from the Philadelphia-based brewing company. For more information please visit ulyssesgastropub.com.

SMOKING JOE RETURNS Thursday, July 25 Ernest and Scott Taproom, Wilmington Smoking Joe Returns, and he’s bringing more topshelf smokes and brews with him. Starting at 6 p.m., the Ernest and Scott Taproom welcomes guests for an evening of cigars and beer. For $60 patrons receive three premium cigars, a BBQ buffet dinner and access to craft beers and single-malt whiskies at the bar. For more info visit ernestandscott.com.

FIFTH ANNUAL VICTORY BREWBQ Saturday, Aug. 3 Paradise Farm Camps, Downingtown, Pa. Featuring a Victory beer garden and live music, this competition pits teams against one another in a two-category BBQ cook-off to see who makes the best chicken and ribs. This year’s competition also features the People’s Pork contest among participating restaurant vendors. Admission is free and guests can participate in barbeque classes and cooking demos. Benefits the Chester County SPCA. For more info visit victorybeer.com.

WILMINGTON BURGER BATTLE DOWNTOWN NEWARK FOOD & BREW FESTIVAL 10 Saturday, July 27 Downtown Newark The 10th annual event brings more than 40 craft beers to 19 downtown Newark restaurants in a celebration of the brewing and culinary arts. The first 2,500 guests will receive a commemorative 4-oz. tasting mug. Thousands of beer fans have enjoyed this festival as one of the premier craft brew events in the area. More info at: newarkfoodandbrewfest.com

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Saturday, Aug. 24 Twin Lakes Brewery, Greenville Area restaurants look to out-grill one another in this battle for the titles of Best Burger, Best Alternative Burger, and People’s Choice Burger. Ticket price covers all the burgers you can sample, craft beer from Twin Lakes Brewing Co. (for adults), soft drinks and music. Benefits the Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room. For more info visit wilmingtonburgerbattle.com.

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KENNETT SQUARE BREWFEST 2013 Saturday, Oct. 5 Historic Kennett Square, Pa. The Annual Kennett Brewfest returns for its 16th year, promising even more beer, music and good times. This year’s event will boast beer samples from more than 90 regional breweries. The Brewfest is an annual fundraising event that benefits Historic Kennett Square, seeking to keep Kennett Square a thriving part of the community. For more info visit kennettbrewfest.com.

DELAWARE SAENGERBUND OKTOBERFEST Friday, Sept. 20 – Sunday, Sept. 22 Delaware Saengerbund, Newark The Delaware Saengerbund and Library Association presents a taste of Germanculture: Oktoberfest! Celebrate German American heritage with parades, traditional German music, and Bavarian dance groups. Customary German food and drink will be provided, including Bratwurst, Weisswuurst and Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest beer imported from Munich. For more info visit delawaresaengerbund.org.

TWIN LAKES PLUNGE BET PARTY DOGFISH DASH Sunday, Sept. 29 Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton Much more than a race, the Dogfish Dash is a full blown party to benefit the Delaware Nature Conservancy. The event features brewery tours, live music, a costume contest and, of course, plenty of Dogfish Head beer. The race may be sold out, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of fun for everyone at the finish line! For more info visit dogfishdash.dogfish.com.

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Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. BBC Tavern & Grill, Greenville Eagles and Giants fans wager on the first match-up of the season while watching the game and drinking fresh, local and delicious Twin Lakes. The bet? Fans supporting the losing team agree to jump into Twin Lakes pond the following April for charity. Benefits the Cancer Support Community. For more info, call Out & About and ask for Jim Miller: 655-6483.

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RIVER TOWNS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Saturday, Oct. 5 (1-5pm) Battery Park, Delaware City Held in conjunction with the inaugural River Towns Ride & Festival, this event will feature 12-20 craft breweries in historic Battery Park overlooking the Delaware River. Food, music and family activities will also be offered. The event is a celebration of the historic Delaware river towns of Delaware City and New Castle. It will also serve as an after-party for cyclists participating in the first annual River Towns Ride & Time Trial. More info at rivertownsfestival.com

DELAWARE WINE AND BEER FESTIVAL Saturday, Oct. 19–Sunday, Oct. 20 Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover “Drink local, eat local, buy local” is the theme for Delaware’s fourth annual Wine and Beer Festival. Some of the state’s best restaurants, wineries and breweries will come together to offer guests a diverse culinary experience. This year’s affair will feature a host of new events, including a five-course gourmet wine dinner as well as the Delaware Homebrew Championship. For more info visit delawarewineandbeerfestival.com.

DELAWARE HOMEBREW CHAMPIONSHIP HAUNTS & HOPS Saturday, Oct. 19 Ernest & Scott Taproom, Wilmington A Frankenstein-like combination of fun, Haunts & Hops is one part costume party and one part craft beer tasting. Enjoy some of the area’s best brews as they are paired with gourmet finger foods befitting the harvest season. Event includes a costume contest, chance auction and DJ music. Benefits the Ministry of Caring. More info to come at ministryofcaring.org.

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Sunday, Oct. 20 Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover The Delaware Homebrew Championship is sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association and will include five categories: IPA (American/Imperial), American Ale (Pale, Amber and Brown), Delaware-Grown Fruit Beer, Belgian/French Ale and Specialty. The competition will be judged by Beer Judge Certification Program judges. For more info visit delawarewineandbeerfestival.com.

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GIVING ON TAP Wednesday, Nov. 6 Two Stones Pub, Wilmington This Happy Hour event features specialty craft brews, gourmet hors d’oevres, a silent auction of rare brews, and a VIP Family-Style Beer Dinner (limited seating). VIP tickets also include extra Happy Hour time with celebrity bartenders before the party begins. Benefits Meals on Wheels Delaware. Details to come at mealsonwheelsde.org

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BREWING IN THE FIRST STATE FOR CENTURIES Today’s well-known Delaware breweries carry on a proud tradition By John Medkaff

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ver the last 15 years, Delaware breweries have really made names for themselves nationally and even world-wide. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is recognized as an industry leader, creating unique and popular brews. Iron Hill Brewery, which has expanded from its original Newark location to include nine others pubs in the region, was named Best Brewpub in the World at the World Beer Cup. Indeed, brewing is happening in big and small ways up and down the state, from Greenville to Dover to Delmar. These brewers are carrying on a tradition that, except for a 40-year dry spell in the 20th century, gives Delaware one of the oldest and richest brewing histories of any state in the U.S. Today, the majority of our breweries are located below the C&D Canal, but our state’s brewing past began and was focused mostly in the city of Wilmington. The Swedes built a brewery at Fort Christina shortly after the arrival of Gov. Johan Printz in late 1642. With barley and hops in short supply, early Swedish settlers used whatever fermentables and flavoring ingredients were available to produce their ale. Beer, they believed, was a beverage critical to their very survival. Men, women and children in the colony all drank it. Aside from containing nutrients important to their diets, beer was a safe drink. For several centuries, Europeans had associated the drinking water with ill health and the drinking of beer with good health, even though they had yet to understand

that deadly water-bred bacteria were killed during the boiling process. In fact, beer was so highly valued in the Swedish colony that the soldiers stationed at Fort Trinity at present day New Castle vowed to defend their position against a Dutch attack until the last barrel of beer was finished! When the Dutch assumed control of the Swedish colony, they operated breweries in New Castle. One of the first business pursuits undertaken by Wilmington founding father William Shipley was a malt house and ale brewery at the northwest corner of 4th and Tatnall streets, which opened in the 1730s. Shipley’s “Upper Brewery” was operated by his descendants for several generations and lasted nearly a century. Meanwhile, Caleb Sheward opened a competing malt house and brewery on the north side of 2nd between Orange and Tatnall streets in the 1780s. Sheward’s wife, son and then grandson ran the family brewery until 1843. Irish revolutionary Archibald Hamilton Rowan, while in exile in the city during the 1790s, homebrewed spruce beer and sold it around town from his wheelbarrow. Larger, more sophisticated operations followed in the next century. Brewing would become big business in the 1800s. German immigrants who arrived en masse in Wilmington in the late 1840s brought with them their affection for beer and, in particular, a clearer, crisper beer called lager. This traditional German-style brew made its first appearance on these shores in Philadelphia in 1840. When saloon keeper and brewer Christian Krauch moved from Philadelphia to Wilmington in 1850, he brought lager beer with him. Krauch’s first brewery was located on lower King Street. Shortly after, Joseph Gulley began his French Lager Beer Brewery in the back of his saloon at 5th and French streets. ► july 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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The first large-scale commercial lager brewery was operated by the Nebeker brothers—Samuel, Aquilla and George— beginning in 1859. The Civil War rationing put a damper on their production. Even though all three brothers fought for the Union cause, they managed to keep production going until they closed the brewery in 1869. In 1866, one of Krauch’s former bartenders, John Fehrenbach, partnered with his brother-in-law, John Hartmann, to open a large commercial brewery on the block bounded by Lovering Avenue, Riddle’s Road, Scott and Wawaset streets. Upon the deaths of the founders, their sons assumed control of the brewery. The Hartmann & Fehrenbach Brewing Company eventually incorporated, expanded its plant operations, and grew into one of the largest and best outfitted breweries in the region. At its peak in the early 1900s, the H&F Brewery turned out nearly 100,000 barrels annually and employed almost 40 men. The company tried to survive during Prohibition by producing soda and “near beer,” but quickly went under. Most of the brewery was torn down in the early 1930s. All that survives of the H&F brewery is John Hartmann’s original hotel and tavern at the site of present day Galluccio’s Pub and Restaurant and a bottling house along Wawaset Street. Joseph Stoeckle took over the old Nebeker site in 1872. After a fire destroyed the brewery in 1880, Stoeckle greatly enlarged his operations. Stoeckle’s Diamond State Brewery was the largest and best-known in the Delmarva Peninsula. His wife, Johanna, and son, Harry, ran the brewery following Joseph’s death in 1893. After Prohibition was repealed, a stock company consisting of the Stoeckle family’s friends opened the Diamond State Brewing Company. The firm, which began in 1936, had a successful run but eventually couldn’t compete with large national brands. It closed for good in 1955. The brewery was used by various businesses until it was torn down in the early 1960s as part of Interstate 95 construction through Wilmington. Joseph Stoeckle’s son-in-law, Henry Blouth, successfully operated the Wilmington Brewing Company on the east side of French Street between Front and Second street from 1902 until his death in 1913. The Weiss Beer Brewery on the northwest corner of 17th and Union streets was run by the John and Mary Schaefer from 1883 until it was sold to Edward Krause in 1908. Krauss, in turn, sold out to Stanley Sobocinski three years later,

when he moved beer production to his Maryland Avenue and Van Buren street bottling house. Sobocinski stopped brewing Weiss beer in 1915. The last of Wilmington’s “big three” breweries was located on the northeast corner of 5th and DuPont streets. Carl Specht and his son-in-law, Adam Spahn, ran the Excelsior Lager Beer Brewery from 1880 until 1886, when Evan Rice and B. Frank Townsend took over. The business was sold to Philadelphia brewer John Lengel in 1890. Lengel made continual improvements on the site but eventually sold out to a group of investors that included Carl Eisenmenger, a brewer from Washington, DC. After Eisenmenger’s death in 1908, his son, Herman, assumed control of the brewery. After Prohibition, Herman had an unsuccessful 21-month run with his Bavarian-Luxberger Brewing Company, beginning in 1933. The Del-Mar-Va Brewing Company, headed by Karl Heigenmooser, ran the brewery from 1938 until 1944, when he sold out to the Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, N. J. The venture proved unprofitable for Krueger and it moved out of Wilmington in 1951. The brewery sat idle until it was torn down in the mid-1960s to make way for public housing. Beer wasn’t produced in Wilmington from 1955 until Marty Haugh’s short-lived Rockford Brewing Company began turning out beer in June of 1995. That same month, Dogfish Head Craft Brewing opened its pub in Rehoboth Beach. The microbrewery revolution was under way. Fortunately for beer lovers in the First State, it shows no signs of slowing down. John Medkeff is writing a book on the history of brewing in Delaware. He can be contacted at delawarebeer@comcast.net.

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hen he was opening his Deep Blue restaurant downtown, Dan Butler had a chance to hire Bryan Sikora as his chef. “I didn’t give him the job because he was too short,” Butler jokes. More than a decade later, after tasting success with Django in Philadelphia and Talula’s Table in Kennett Square, Sikora has brought his culinary chops to Wilmington, opening a bakery/market/ bistro called La Fia at 421 North Market St., diagonally across from the Queen Theater. From morning to night, Sikora promises to make an impact on the downtown dining scene. “You make people feel comfortable, give them the feeling that they’re getting something special, whether it’s a muffin with a cup of coffee or a dinner with a glass of wine,” he says. Butler and Xavier Teixido, owner of Harry’s Seafood Grill and Kid Shelleen’s, expect Sikora to make a strong impression in the cozy space. (The dining area seats 35, plus another five or six at the bar.) Butler, citing Sikora’s “talents and ability to attract attention,” expects him to “grow the pie,” creating excitement that will not only make La Fia a success but also make diners more aware of all the restaurant opportunities downtown. “Bryan has a good track record. He has run very sophisticated operations and he’s a real foodie,” Teixido says. “It shines a good light on all of us… because he’s a guy who could go anywhere and he came to town.” ► JULY 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Not that Sikora’s decision was lacking in critics. In February, as word got out that Sikora was leaving Philadelphia’s A. Kitchen, where he had been a chef for two years, the Phoodie.Info blog sniped that “chefs toil for years in cities like Philadelphia and New York with the hopes of making croissants in Wilmington.” And Philly restaurant PR consultant and blogger Peter Breslow followed a month later by describing the Market Street site as “a dump in the center of a ghetto mired by crime and loitering.” “I’m not here for Peter Breslow,” Sikora responds. “I’m here to be something for myself, my family, the community, and hopefully something that will grow.” ww And he has no qualms about his location, one that brewmeister extraordinaire Sam Calagione briefly considered last year as a northern Delaware outpost for his Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats. “When I opened Django, there was drug-dealing going on in front of the restaurant. We had to push the panhandlers and loiterers away from the outside tables…Philadelphia is a dump,” he recalls. The LOMA district “is a vibrant community…very cool...because of the architecture, the buildings around us,” he says. Looking out the window across Fifth Street, he continues, “I’d rather be here looking at this brick building, and the Queen, than at any mall parking lot or shopping center, because that’s the kind of person I am. And I think the customers will have that same appreciation.” Call it ambiguous, or call it ambitious, but Sikora’s plan has La Fia opening early for fresh-baked breakfasts and sometimes staying late to catch the after-show crowd exiting from the Queen. In the morning, expect something “very Parisian boulangerie-oriented,” Sikora says, “with pastries, croissants, Danish, pretzels, things like that.” ►

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From morning through the noon hour, patrons will be able to choose from a chalkboard menu filled with breakfast treats like English muffins with country ham and egg as well as sandwiches suitable for eating in the bistro or carrying back to the office. The full-service lunch options will include sandwiches and a social plate option of cheeses, pretzels, dips and garnishes. Dinner entrees include braised shortrib with polenta, wild Alaska salmon with dill potatoes, pepper stew and several pasta dishes, including a Kennett Square mushroom lasagna, all served with seasonal vegetables and fresh herbs on the side. “It has to sound fun, it has to sound delicious,” says Sikora, who describes the menu as “ingredient-driven from the get-go” and “very chef-driven but not fussy.” Dinner will be served Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m., “but that doesn’t mean the lights go out at 10 and everybody goes home,” he says. “We’ll take a dinner reservation for 10,” and, when there’s a show at the Queen, La Fia might stay open late to serve burgers and social plates. “We want to be the first place in this area where the lights are still on at 10,” he says. “I think it’s important to have that influence on the area. You’re not just here to do your hit and then get out.” Sikora sees many potential audiences for La Fia—downtown workers, the residents who have begun to fill the second-

story apartments above the nearby storefronts and offices, and suburbanites looking for a distinctive dining experience. “Knowing what I did in Kennett Square [at Talula’s Table], and knowing that some of them were coming [to Talula’s] from here, I know we can bring them to this place,” he says. Besides serving food, La Fia will also feature a market — making it a convenient place to go for artisan cheeses, charcuterie salami and ham, olive oil, jams and a variety of house-made salads. “The market will offer things I like, things I like to use at home,” Sikora says. And, he adds, if customers have questions about ingredients for meals they’re planning at home, “you can talk to me about what I would select.” Teixido says Sikora is correct in casting a wide net for prospective patrons at La Fia. “Businesses are rare where you can put together four quarters and make a dollar,” he says. “You may have one or two quarters and the rest of it is nickels, dimes and pennies that you have to pull together to make it work.” Sikora has prospered in other markets. The question now is whether he can do it again in Wilmington. “Nobody said this was going to be easy,” Butler says. “But it’s one thing to be able to cook, and it’s another to see it through.”

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oss Whedon’s film of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing has been eagerly anticipated by fans of his distinctive and popular TV series and movies. So does the vision behind Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Avengers translate to a classic? The answer is yes—and no. Whedon transplants the action of Shakespeare’s play from Renaissance Italy to modern upscale suburbia. The Duke and his victorious soldiers make their entrance not on horseback but in stretch limousines, dressed in expensive suits and with an air of having successfully negotiated a hostile corporate takeover. Victory accomplished, they are now house guests of the wealthy Leonato at his mansion, which is straight out of House Beautiful. And they’re ready for love—Shakespeare’s real subject. For the most part, the movie is an uncut rendition of Shakespeare’s play filtered through Whedon’s hip sensibility, emphasizing subthemes of power and image. The film’s muted black and white is stylish and keeps the audience at a distance, so we don’t get too emotionally involved in the contrasting love stories of the seemingly doomed Hero (Jillian Morgese) and Claudio (Fran Kranz), and the lighter and more ironic Beatrice (Amy Acker, resembling a young Natalie Wood) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof). Whedon doesn’t depart from Shakespeare’s text but he does add, at the opening of the film before the action starts, a scene that could have been lifted from Sex in the City: Benedick and Beatrice have clearly slept together but didn’t connect emotionally. This wordless scene adds backstory to Beatrice’s lines, spoken early in the play, which imply that these two already know and dislike each other in a way that might mask attraction. This is an interesting take on Shakespeare’s text, and has the added advantage of giving a contemporary feel to a 500-yearold play. But Whedon hasn’t changed the original plot, in which Claudio publicly humiliates Hero at the altar by refusing to go through with the wedding because he’s been duped into thinking she’s not a virgin. So Whedon’s added scene has the effect of making the Hero-Claudio plot seem silly at best, and even hypocritical. Otherwise, this production is excellent. The cast (mostly Whedon regulars) deliver sharp, entertaining performances, especially Nathan Fillion as the bumbling constable Dogberry. And the production is so hip and stylish that it casts Shakespeare in a new light. So even if The Bard is not your thing, this movie may change your mind.

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our old beach house—you know, the one to which you go back year after year—smells faintly musty, desperately needs some new paint, and that wicker furniture is so 1978. And yet, despite its careworn appearance, everything feels, well, comfortable. So it is with The Way Way Back, a new coming-of-age comedy set in a summer resort town. It’s full of plot steps and even specific moments you feel you have seen in other movies. Even the film’s catchphrase says: “We’ve all been there.” Nevertheless, it creates a warm feeling of familiarity that resonates like a lazy summer afternoon. The Way Way Back, written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (Oscar-winning screenwriters for The Descendants), tells the story of Duncan, a 14-year-old boy reluctantly tagging along for a summer vacation with Pam, his lonely divorcee mom and her jerk boyfriend, Trent. Duncan gets an unexpected break from his perpetual awkwardness when he is befriended by Owen, the manager of the local water park. Owen’s acknowledgement and the offer of a job as gofer at the park open up a new world of selfrespect and happiness for Duncan. An incredibly talented cast includes Toni Collette, Maya Rudolph, Sam Rockwell, AnnaSophia Robb, Allison Janney and Steve Carrell. All of them bring well-rounded humanity to roles that would be clichés in lesser hands. Especially noteworthy are Carrell boldly cast against type as the manipulative, smarmy Trent and Rockwell playing a comedic and appealing variation of his doofusrebel persona as Owen. Liam James provokes genuine sympathy as the socially inept but lovable Duncan. The Way Way Back breaks no new ground in direction, characterizations or narrative. But the film ultimately succeeds due to the screenwriter/directors’ clear affection for the ragtag beach town settings (especially the run-down waterpark) and their understanding for Duncan’s teenage plight. Like the old beach house, it may need some work but it suits me just fine. july 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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42 (2013, DVD released on July 16) This biographical drama depicts many events from the life of Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball’s first black player. Newcomer Chadwick Boseman makes an impressive debut as Robinson, and Harrison Ford as team executive Branch Rickey reminds us why he’s a movie star. The film relies too heavily on predictable conflict and sentimentality but it’s still a compelling, important story.

The Rookie (2000) In another true story, Dennis Quaid captivates as Jim Morris, a high school teacher and coach who renews pursuit of his dream to be a Major League pitcher. The sequences of Morris perfecting his craft both as a player and as a coach are deftly counterbalanced by the scenes of ordinary yet appealing small-town Texas life.

A League of Their Own (1992) During World War II, women were given a brief but glorious chance to play professional baseball, and they demonstrated great talent and heart in doing so. Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Lori Petty, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell lead an all-star cast in this fun, moving account of the triumphs and travails of female players being accepted as the athletes they clearly were.

Bull Durham (1988) Director Ron Shelton, himself a former ballplayer, captures all the earthy, sweaty, idealistic romance of the game of summer in this quirky, sly movie. Kevin Costner fully inhabits the scruffy character of Crash Davis, a veteran player assigned to break in (or break down) a gifted but flighty young pitcher, played by Tim Robbins, for the minor league Bulls. The terrific script’s highlight: Crash’s recitation—to the terrific Susan Sarandon’s Annie—of the things in which he believes, including the small of a woman’s back and the hanging curve ball.

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The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Gary Cooper shines as Lou Gehrig, the “Iron Horse” star of the Yankees whose life and stellar career were cut tragically short by the disease that now bears his name, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The movie feels a little hokey and stiff by contemporary standards, but I defy anyone to keep a dry eye while watching his moving retirement speech as Gehrig declares himself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

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ORIGINAL As the cover band era recedes, Gable Music Ventures plays a key role in the city’s revitalization By Krista Connor Photo Joe del Tufo

“I will keep it quick,” says Gable Music Ventures co-founder Gayle Dillman. Then, taking a hasty sip of Pellegrino water, she launches into a 40-minute description of the all-ages event-production and music-booking, showcasing and management company. Seated across from her at Wilmington’s LOMA Coffee with a birch beer in hand, co-founder Jeremy Hebbel matches her intensity as they tell the story of their two-year-old company. It’s a tale with cinematic potential, about two strangers whose lives intersected at a point when neither felt fully satisfied. ►

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In 2010, Wilmington native Hebbel was a 27-year-old musician and Accent Music employee searching for something other than a 9-to-5 job while toying with the idea of starting a ’90s cover band. Dillman was a stay-at-home mom involved in her kids’ schools and volunteer work. That same year, her 15-year-old daughter Erica took up the guitar. Hers was defective, and Dillman took it for repairs to Accent Music, where she met Hebbel. He offered to let Erica borrow his guitar while hers got fixed, and he gave her lessons. Thirteen original songs later, Erica was ready to perform but Dillman couldn’t find a venue for somebody Erica’s age. This gave Dillman, who is “old enough to not care how old anyone is,” the idea to showcase and promote original music without age restrictions. But she didn’t want to just book bands at a bar, she says. “Anyone can do that. I wanted to do something different.” She and Hebbel decided to seize the opportunity to join in Wilmington’s revitalization by helping to bolster the city’s original music scene. For a year or so, Dillman and Hebbel tossed around the idea of starting a company that would attract an audience looking for original music and nightlife. Finally, they came up with

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people to downtown Wilmington for all of our music events.” — Gayle Dillman their goal: “To make Wilmington a place where people who are in Philadelphia or Baltimore and surrounding areas on a Friday night go, ‘What do you wanna do? Hey, let’s go into Wilmington’ because there’s always 10-plus shows going on,” says Hebbel. The two formed Gable in 2011, the same year World Cafe Live at the Queen became a reality, and both became platforms that have helped original artists gain a foothold. Wilmington’s embracing of original music is relatively fresh, counteracting the heavy cover-band emphasis of the past decades. Just a few years ago, Hebbel felt like the only way to get gigs or attention from venues was to grind out covers. But he thinks the cover band-only mentality has given way to a broader perspective. Multiple options in and around Wilmington, such

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as The Queen, Extreme Pizza, LOMA Coffee, Film Brothers and the Grand, among others, have opened doors for performers who previously had to venture to Philly for gigs. “We’re seeing every day new, fantastic, original bands popping up. And that’s what I think causes a passionate music scene,” Hebbel says.

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fter forming Gable, Hebbel and Dillman threw themselves into it fulltime. But the company got off to a rough start—understandable, since neither of the co-owners had music business experience. The first Gable event held at the Jewish Community Center off Concord Pike was, “How do we say it?” Dillman cringes. “Not that successful.” Like a summer music series that followed— which drew fewer than 10 people per show—the turnout was low. Hebbel says he could talk for an hour about everything they learned from their first 10 or so shows concerning pricing, impractical show dates, expectations. “Oh, my God, I would want to hide in the bathroom,” Dillman says. Despite being labeled “crazy” by friends and family and encouraged to get “real” jobs, they’ve persisted, usually working 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Dillman and her husband’s home seven days a week, waking up in the middle of the night remembering forgotten tasks, checking emails and starting three-page to-do lists first thing in the morning. They’ll squeeze in a few walks with the dog and a trip to the gym, but when you own the business, you don’t have the luxury of taking a day off. “It happens because we keep at it every day. We’re still new, and people don’t always necessarily understand what we’re doing,” says Dillman. “So I wake up every day and say, ‘How am I going to reinvent myself with this business?’” The past two years have brought a steady increase in business, says Dillman, and together the two have learned how to put together a show, down to ticket

pricing, date, location and artist selection. “Last year, we realized we brought in over 5,000 people to downtown Wilmington for all of our music events,” Dillman says. “I knew there was a reason why my feet hurt.” Gable’s Wilmo Rock Circus indoor festival, a showcase of original music, debuted in the winter of 2011 as a small festival in an empty storefront on the Riverfront. But last November, the festival took over the entire Queen theatre, drawing more than 600 people. This year the fall festival has gained more traction, attracting 800 band submissions. In the future, Dillman and Hebbel say they’d like to spread the Wilmo Rock concept to other cities. In addition to hosting a variety of shows at venues like the Queen and piloting festivals such as Wilmo Rock and The Ladybug Festival, Gable manages original artists, including Angela Sheik, Jessica Latshaw and Old Man Brown, and does booking for artists such as Rory Sullivan. Some performers, like Latshaw and Old Man Brown, are out-of-state, and Gable sees this as an opportunity for growth, although Dillman emphasizes that they’re not looking to get out of Delaware during their expansion. “This will always be our home.” People often ask if they’re worried about competition due to the original music buildup, but Dillman responds with an emphatic “No.” The more the better, they say. The more Wilmington offers entertainment and activities, hosts nationally-recognized musicians, and gets its music reviewed by critics, the more people will pay attention to its growth, and the whole up-and-coming city will benefit, Dillman explains. Gable’s growth somewhat parallels the city’s resurgence. “We have this whole story about taking a chance and reinventing yourself, which at any point in your life can be done. There’s nothing to say ‘you’re at this age so you gotta do this, this age you gotta do that.’ I don’t like that way, and I encourage anybody to challenge themselves and get out of their comfort zones,” says Dillman,“’cause life is random.” You’re here, then you’re

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GABLE EVENTS Experience Gable for yourself this summer. Check out this list of events. • Gable Singer Songwriter Showcase: A monthly showcase of six artists Upstairs Live at The Queen. On Friday, July 19, it will feature Dante Bucci, Frank Cervantes, Jessica Latshaw, Karissa Laren, Kira Alejandro, and Matt Wheeler at 7 p.m. for $10. • Ladybug Festival: Thursday, July 18, at 2nd & LOMA. See page 71 for details. • Rockabilly Rumble: On Sunday, Aug. 11, join partners Gable and The Queen from noon to 10 p.m. for a block party festival featuring live outdoor music on Market Street between 5th and 6th, in addition to a barbecue, flea market, classic cars, a beer garden and music at The Queen. Artists include The Peek-a-Boo Revue, Kathai Jane and the V-8’s, Full Blown Cherry, Tin Can Ramblers, Hot Buttered Nuggets, the Diggity Dudes and more. The event is free for kids 12 and under, $10 for the day portion, $20 for the evening and $25 for full admission. • Cool Spring Farmers Market: Live music every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 26. This month features Bullbuckers (July 4), Em McKeever and Matthew Halley (July 11), Matt Sevier (July 18), and 1st State Symphonic Band (July 25). • Extreme Pizza: Acoustic happy hour on Market Street from 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday, with 8 to 10 p.m. live music every Friday. • Penn’s Place: Live music every Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Old New Castle’s destination to “meet, eat, drink, shop, and be merrie.” • eeffoc’s café: Live music every first and third Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., in Trolley Square.

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Ever-busy Gable Music Ventures presents the second annual all-female fronted music festival—The Ladybug Festival—at 2nd and LOMA on Thursday, July 18. Gable partners with the Shops at 2nd and LOMA to present the daylong free block party featuring local female artists. Last year’s lineup included local faves like Angela Sheik, Gina Degnars, Leslie Carey and Nadjah Nicole. The Annual Peoples’ Festival for Peace is a tribute to Bob Marley held in Wilmington’s Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park on the last Saturday of July. On Saturday, July 27, from noon to 10 p.m., eight bands fill two stages for a day full of fun in the sun. OK, these are not technically “festivals” but serious regular celebrations of the local scene, so step away from the blistering summer sun and join Blazing Hot Thursdays at the Queen! Hear the best local music featuring Shine a Light on the Queen musicians and more. In addition, the Queen offers cold beer specials and a fun summertime menu with new and old friends. I can’t think of a better way to kick off a weekend. The Grand Opera House continues the summer city fun with two programs: the Sunset Jazz Series and Summer in the Parks. Sunset Jazz officially kicks off Wednesday, July 10, with the Shaun Dougherty Trio. It’s a seven-week series of intimate salon performances from some of the hottest regional musicians. Summer in the Parks rolls on after its start June 25. It’s a citywide, multi-genre interactive celebration of the Arts geared toward youth and families set in and around neighborhood parks in Wilmington. Both are free programs. See thegrandwilmington.org for complete details. BONUS: Mark your calendars just after July for the return of the Riverfront Blues Festival, a three-day, outdoor music festival on the riverfront from Aug. 2-4. Check out more details on these and all other summer ArtStuff happening IN Wilmington at inwilmingtonde.com.

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lectro-folk-pop artist Angela Sheik aims to make each show a visual, audial, emotional and spiritual experience. “I try to pause and consider my audience before each performance, consider what they’re hoping for and coming from—sort of meet them mentally before taking the stage,” says the New York-born vocalist and multiinstrumentalist. Effects and loop pedals, rhythmic harmonies, beat box rhythms, and a collection of instruments like the autoharp and theremin all contribute to her typically solo live concert experience. A Wilmington resident for 10 years, Sheik has released three EPs and an album, won the 2011 WSTW Hometown Heroes Artist of the Year and 2011-2012 BOSS US National Loop, and gone on national and international tours. Her most recent EP, One by One, is a collection of singles that vary from string instruments or ambient synth-led songs to upbeat pop. This summer, Sheik’s in “creative mode,” working on another full-length for a fall release. She’s also performing at the free Ladybug Festival in Wilmington on Thursday, July 18. Check her out on Facebook or at angelasheik.com.

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able Music Ventures’ Ladybug Festival, which drew 20 performers and a crowd of 500 to five venues last July, began as a good-humored playoff of Dover’s Firefly Music Festival. Founders Gayle Dillman and Jeremy Hebbel aimed to create an affordable event featuring strictly local music the night prior to Firefly, which hosted nationally known acts such as The Killers and The Black Keys. Dillman and Hebbel brainstormed an all-female fronted event, although it wasn’t until later that they realized the unintended cleverness of their title: the ladybug is Delaware’s state bug. “[Ladybug] gave us yet another opportunity to provide music in a different platform,” says Dillman. “We want to encourage the revitalization of Wilmington through music.” On Thursday, July 18, the second annual free Ladybug Festival will bring 30 performers to seven venues in Wilmington’s LOMA. Gable is partnering once more with the Shops at 2nd and LOMA to put on the festival, shutting down the street for the free, 5 to 9:30 p.m. festival. “Personally, what I am looking forward to is the continuation of creative ways to bring music to all people of all ages,” says Dillman. “Juggling 30 performers is a challenge, but seeing the looks of amazement and happiness on the people who come out to experience live music makes it all worthwhile.” Here’s the artist lineup: IVA, Lovebettie, Victoria Vox, Jessica Latshaw, Joy Ike, Angela Sheik, Noelle Picara, Suzie Brown, Nadjah Nicole, Nalani & Sarina, Ashley Leone, AlyCat, Chelsea Rae, Kira Alejandro, Canyon, McKinley Short, Maggie Gabbard, Gina Degnars, Christa Blue, Katie Barbato, Sarah Fridrich, No Stringz Attached, Brooke Dicaro, Lauren Kuhne, Em McKeever, Sweet Soubrette, Jessica Graae and Prima Donna. The venues: Shenanigans, Extreme Pizza, Film Brothers, Zaikka Indian Grill, The Kitchen, Babe Styling Studio and LOMA Coffee.

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Contributing Photographers Joe del Tufo, Tim Hawk Les Kipp, Matt Urban

July 2013 volume 5, issue 1

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Summer on the Riverfront From 5k-run to crab cruises, a comprehensive guide to activities on the Riverfront July through September.

4 Neighborhoods

Waking Up the West Side

A consortium of 21 organizations is aiming to make the community a thriving place to live and work year round.

6 City Notes Shaping Up the Shipyard The Creative Vision Factory spruces up Kalmar Nyckel shipyard with a dynamic 5,300-square-foot mural.

Departments 4

“in” Calendar

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Riverfront Map & Attractions

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ABOUT THE “IN” CAMPAIGN

Wilmington is truly in the middle of it all, and the “in” campaign is a celebration of the accomplishments we continue to achieve as a community to make our city stronger and more attractive. From neighborhood and business development to our arts and cultural scene, the people of Wilmington are working together to support our city’s ongoing growth and prosperity.

ABOUT WILMINGTON MAGAZINE

The mission of Wilmington Magazine is to capture, through stories and images, the ongoing energy present in the city. We aim to inform readers, both inside and outside Wilmington, of the city’s residential, financial, and cultural progress while remaining entertaining and vibrant. 1

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WHAT’S ‘IN’ FOR JULY 2013

MUSIC

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FOOD & DRINK

TUESDAYS THRU AUG 22, 10AM

THURSDAYS THRU SEPT 26

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2PM

MONDAY, JULY 8 - FRIDAY, AUG 9

Terrific Tuesdays

Live Music at the Cool Spring Farmers Market

Summer Concert Series: Diamond State Concert Band

DCCA Summer Art Camp

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Cool Spring Park • 10th & Van Buren 302.658.4171 x18 • bitly.com/10ADp0f

H. Fletcher Brown Park 14th & Market Streets • 302.576.3810

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts • 200 S. Madison Street 302.656.6466 • bitly.com/16P4ooq

THURSDAYS, JULY 11 & 18, 9PM

FRIDAY, JULY 12 - SAT, AUG 31

FRI, JULY 12 - SUNDAY, JULY 28

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 8PM

Musikarmageddon 2013

Fireworks Nights

Kelly’s Logan House 1701 Delaware Ave. • 302.652.9493

Frawley Stadium 801 Shipyard Drive • 302.777.5772

DelShakes Festival: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Movie Night in the Sculpture Garden (Midnight in Paris)

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library 5105 Kennett Pike • 800.448.3883

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Rockwood Museum & Park 4651 Washington Street Extension 302.764.0113 • bitly.com/13FQEeN

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

SAT, JULY 13 - SAT, AUGUST 10

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2PM

THURSDAY, JULY 18

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 8PM

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Life of Pi

Gable Music presents The Ladybug Music Festival

Blazing Hot Thursdays at the Queen with Villains Like You

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2nd & LOMA • 211 North Market Street 302-655-0124 • bitly.com/19VwZHM

500 North Market Street • 302.994.1400

FRIDAY, JULY 19 - SAT, SEPT 14

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 12-10PM

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 8PM

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 7:30PM

Telescope Viewing

19th Annual People's Festival for Peace

Old Crow Medicine Show

Real Diamond & The King Do The Queen - Tribute to Vessa

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Alapocas Run State Park 1914 West Park Drive • 302.577.1164 bitly.com/19Vx12l

Woodside Farm Creamery 1310 Little Baltimore Rd • 302.239.9847 bitly.com/16P4oEP

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Woodlawn Library 2020 W. 9th St • 302.571.7425

Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park 80 Rosa Parks Drive • 302.425.4890 bitly.com/10ADql4

The Grand 818 N. Market Street • 800.37.GRAND bit.ly/13FQEeS

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World Cafe Live at the Queen 500 N. Market Street • 302.994.1400 bit.ly/10ADql5

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ART IS IN Delaware Art Museum

• Gertrude Käsebier’s Photographs of the Eight: Portraits for Promotion thru July 7 • Recognition: Artists of the Delaware Foundation for Visual Arts July 21 - October 14 • Imagined Places: The Art of Alexi Natchev thru August 4 • French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray thru September 15 302.571.9590 • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Woodlawn Library 2020 West 9th Street • 302.571.7425

• Peter Lindtner’s America the Beautiful July 5 - July 31 302.658.6262 • 1810 N. DuPont St.

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Raging Rollercoasters daily thru July 7

An Introduction to the Night Sky

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

THURSDAY, JULY 18TH Candlelight Comedy Club New Candlelight Theatre 2208 Millers Road • 302.475.2313

Independence Day Celebration

3-day carnival w/ fireworks Saturday at dusk! Fairgrounds Park • Dover & Filbert Avenues

FRIDAY, JULY 19 TH Jars of Clay

$5 Fridays After 5pm every Friday

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Bootless Stageworks presents The Texas Chainsaw Musical thru July 27

Swearingen & Beedle

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

OperaDelaware Studios 4 South Poplar Street • 302.887.9300

SATURDAY, JULY 6TH

SATURDAY, JULY 20 TH

Kids at CrossFit

Sonoma Sound

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

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Bluegrass Jams 1-5pm every Saturday Woodside Farm Creamery 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.239.9847

Full Moon Hike

Bellevue State Park 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

Joe Baione Jazz Trio

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

THURSDAY, JULY 25TH The People's Festival Screening of "Marley" w/ an Acoustic Performance by Stephen Marley

SUNDAY, JULY 7TH Steamin' Days

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Marshall Steam Museum 3000 Creek Road • 302.239.2385

MONDAY, JULY 8TH

Blazing Hot Thursdays at the Queen with Full Carbon Getup

Future Teaching Artist Program

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Ages 14-18, 2 sessions thru August 2 Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts 200 S. Madison Street • 302.656.6466

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Ian Hunter: Full Band Show!

Terrific Tuesdays ages 3-10 drop-off program 10am-3pm thru Aug 27 Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library 5105 Kennett Pike • 800.448.3883

NRBQ

Clay Date

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Marco Benevento

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Trampled Under Foot

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

FRIDAY, JULY 12TH Art on the Town

Delaware Avenue Farmers Market

Various Locations Buses leave 5:45pm from the DCCA, making the last return at approx. 8:30pm 302.576.2135 • 200 S. Madison Street

Flight Club every Tuesday 5:30-7:30

Fireworks Nights w/ the Wilmington Blue Rocks July 12, 13 & 26 • Frawley

every Tuesday 4-7:30pm • 1727 Delaware Ave.

Chelsea Tavern • 821 N. Market Street

Stadium • 801 Shipyard Drive • 302.777.5772

John Flynn Family Concert

The DuPont Brothers

Bellevue State Park 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

SATURDAY, JULY 27TH 61 North

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

People’s Festival for Peace After Party World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

SUNDAY, JULY 28TH

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market 10am-2pm Wednesdays

Rodney Square • 10th & Market Streets

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World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

DCM Block Party thru July 29 Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Monday thru August 12 • Rockford Tower Tower Drive • 302.222.7436

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD

Leon Russell

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

The “I Pledge” Project

Woodside Farm Creamery 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.239.9847

TUESDAY, JULY 16TH

Art is Tasty

Woodside Farm Creamery 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.239.9847

Children’s Book Readings

Bellevue State Park 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

Glory of Stories 10:30am every Friday

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience thru Jan 4

Woodlawn Library 2020 West 9th Street • 302.571.7425

FRIDAY, JULY 5TH

Open Studio daily thru Aug 2

Summer Concert Series 6:30pm every

Life of Pi

Thursday & Sunday thru August 25 • Bellevue State Park • 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Centennial Afternoon Tea 3pm daily Green Room at the Hotel du Pont 11th & Market Streets • 302.594.3154

SUNDAY, JULY 14TH

Summer Concert Series 6:30pm every

MONDAY, JULY 1ST DCM Speedway

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

parade at 3pm, fireworks at dusk • Hockessin Community Center • 7259 Lancaster Pike

• 3rd Annual Alumni Exhibit thru July 5 302.622.8000 • 600 N. Market Street

• Summer Group Show & Framing Sale July 1 - July 31 302.654.8638 • 3922 Kennett Pike

Joe Trainor Trio

July 4th Celebration relays at 8am,

Delaware College of Art & Design

The Station Gallery

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

THURSDAY, JULY 4TH

• Philemona Williamson’s New Work thru July 13 • Taxonomy of Trash thru July 21 • Erin Endicott’s Healing Sutras thru August 4 • Wei-Tu Chen's Monocartoon thru September 5 302.656.6466 • 200 South Madison Street

Delaware Center For Horticulture

Swing Out Sister

Wilmington Youth Jazz Band

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Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Gospel Celebration w/ the Resurrection Cathedral Choir World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FOOD & DRINK

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COVER STORY

Waking Up The West Side A consortium of 21 organizations is aiming to make the community a thriving place to live and work year round By Larry Nagengast

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hen warm weather arrives, Wilmington’s West Side thrives. From the Greek Festival and St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in June through the Hispanic Parade in September, special events bring visitors from throughout New Castle County and beyond into the area all summer long. A new initiative, called West Side Grows Together, a consortium of 21 organizations in the area, is now at work to revitalize the entire West Side, aiming to make the community a thriving and friendly place to live, work and play all year round. “We want more tourism, more businesses, more families to move here,” says Luigi Vitrone, owner of Pastabilities Restaurant and president of the Little Italy Neighborhood Association, one of the consortium members. The plan covers the area between Lancaster and Pennsylvania avenues from Interstate 95 west to the railroad tracks beyond Bancroft Parkway. It includes the Little Italy, Hilltop, Cool Spring, Tilton Park and The Flats neighborhoods and is home to about 13,000 people and 300 businesses. Organizations supporting the initiative include the Latin American Community Center, West End Neighborhood House, Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center, Woodlawn Trustees, St. Francis Healthcare, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Westside Family Healthcare and WSFS Bank. The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation helped get the planning process going with a $100,000 grant. In April, the foundation awarded the group another $750,000 to start turning the plans into reality. “That’s just seed money,” says Paul Calistro, a member of the West Side Grows Steering Committee and the longtime executive director of the West End Neighborhood House. Implementing all the recommendations in the plan could take as much as $30 million and as long as 10 years, he says. Some of the grant money is being used to pay the salary of a “commercial corridor revitalization manager” to focus on further strengthening collaboration among the businesses on Union and Lincoln streets, says Christian Willauer, a steering committee member and neighborhood planner at Cornerstone West Community Development Corporation. One of the manager’s first tasks, after coming on board in late June, will be to apply for membership in the national Main Street community development program. (Wilmington already has

one Main Street program, Downtown Visions, which focuses on the Market Street corridor between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Rodney Square.) Union and Lincoln streets are relatively strong already, thanks to the efforts of the Little Italy Neighborhood Association, Willauer says, but a key theme of the revitalization plan is to build on existing strengths to make the entire community stronger. “Small businesses create a lot of jobs,” she says. “Lincoln and Union are never going to provide all the jobs we need on the West Side, but small businesses do tend to hire locally.” One encouraging sign, she adds, is that members of the revitalization team have been invited to meet with Harold Gray, the city’s director of economic development, to discuss initiatives to strengthen Union and Lincoln streets. Fourth Street and Lancaster Avenue, on the southern boundary of the revitalization area, will present a different set of challenges, since both have some block-by-block cohesion but lack the unified identity that Union and Lincoln have, Willauer says. “There are fewer businesses there. The streets are more mixed commercial and residential,” she says. There are, however, some significant anchors, especially on Fourth Street, including Westside Family Healthcare, Be Ready Church, the Latin American Community Center and St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Another anchor, Cool Spring Park, at 10th and Jackson streets, is home to a farmers market that features 30 vendors, some from Wilmington and many from lower New Castle County, and live music Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. through Oct.3, Willauer says. In the last year and a half, more than 15 new businesses have opened in the area, creating more than 100 new jobs, says Deepa Singh, Cornerstone West’s economic development coordinator, who was involved in much of the research for the West Side Grows plan. One of those new businesses, she says, is the Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty law firm, which moved from an office building on Union Street north of Pennsylvania Avenue into the former Pala’s Furniture store on the southwest corner of Fourth and Union. Attorney Gary Nitsche says he was looking for a building he could own, and wanted adequate parking. He even considered moving out of the city. “I think this is a pretty stable area. The Woodlawn Trustees have 600 rental units nearby, Union Park Gardens is safe, St. Thomas [Catholic] Church is around the corner. There’s a good mix. It’s the right spot for me,” he says. Nitsche likes the way the planning process is bringing business owners and residents together. “You can’t have a desire to want to change the neighborhood and try to do it from Greenville,” he says. “You have to stick your own shovel in the ground.” With 30 employees and an attractive building, the law firm “brings stability to a visible corner,” Nitsche says. “We hope to be here for a while [and] make this area more attractive.” 5

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Unmil R. Rana, who opened the independent Cure Pharmacy at the corner of Fourth and Lincoln streets last summer, said he is pleased to participate in development of the new organization for the business district. A lack of parking and cars moving too fast are the biggest issues that concern him. “I haven’t seen any major [crime] issues. We’ve had some minor shoplifting, but the police are always around and, our neighbors, we all take care of each other.” Adam Aloise, owner of the Jalapeno Grill on Lancaster Avenue, hopes the revitalization plan will increase foot traffic along the business and restaurant corridor. “There are so many businesses here. There’s no reason people shouldn’t be walking up and down Lincoln and Union streets both day and night.” While strengthening businesses and making the primary streets in the community more attractive may be the most visible portions of the revitalization effort, they are but part of the overall plan. Improving youth programs, housing and open space are also essential, Calistro says. The primary focus of youth-oriented initiatives will be to expand existing programs, providing more after-school, weekend and summer activities. Singh says the coalition is focusing on outreach, trying to guide youngsters into existing programs that have room to serve them rather than launching new ones. Recommendations in the housing component of the plan include rehabilitating and improving existing units, creating incentives for landlords to reinvest in properties, assisting low-income homeowners with grants and loans for renovations and assisting residents with maintenance and repair issues. “We want to renovate more than 500 units in 10 years so our housing stock stays healthy,” Calistro says. Open space recommendations focus primarily on building a stronger community through improvements in neighborhood parks and gardens. Some of that is already under way. Singh points to the community garden created at the Rodney Reservoir, where neighbors tend 62 individual plots and get to know each other a little better while they weed and water. The Union City Grille has one of the plots, and incorporates the herbs and vegetables it grows there into its menus, Willauer says. From I-95 to west of Union Street, the West Side Grows organization is committed to unifying and rebuilding the area. “Revitalization,” Willauer says, “depends on hundreds of people—current residents and businesses and prospective residents and businesses— making the decision to reinvest here.” “We don’t want to take any prisoners,” Vitrone says. “We want to make this one solid community.”

CITY NOTES City Shines with New Artistic Gems

photo Michael Kalmbach

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f you were strolling along the Kalmar Nyckel shipyard just three months ago, you would have seen an unspectacular view: a gray, graffiti-ridden wall spanning more than 5,300 square feet. Today there is a mural covering that entire area —the work of Michael Kalmbach and his Creative Vision Factory (CVF) team. The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation offered the mural project to the CVF in October and, with input from Samuel Heed, the main historian for the Foundation, they put together a plan. They would use the giant wall as a timeline, beginning with the landing of the Kalmar Nyckel on the shores of the Christina, and ending with the construction of the new ship. The mural illustrates the history of the ship and of New Sweden, depicting scenes of Lenape Indian encounters, settlements of the New Sweden colony, and other interesting and little-known historic events. The project required the work of 10 artists, all of whom are CVF members except for one of the managers, Anne Yoncha, who volunteered with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. The project’s finish date was June 14, ending a sevenweek period of painting, and about a nine-month period of planning and designing. Kalmbach says working on the mural was a very positive and exciting experience. “It made it easier to get up and get dressed in the morning,” he says, while praising his team for being so upbeat and enthusiastic throughout the project.

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WRC News

DowntownWilmington.com photo Nnamdi Chukwuocha

Similarly, until recently, boarded up and vacant properties were a common sight in West Center City. Then the West Center City Arts Initiative, headed by Councilman Nnamdi Chukwuocha, along with the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Christina Cultural Arts Center and the West Center City Futures Council, decided to brighten the area with local art. The idea was to use boards that cover the windows and doors as canvasses for Wilmington children and teens to express themselves artistically. Kids from the William Hicks Anderson Community Center worked under the supervision of local artists Jenni Barton, Jabbar Brown and The Twin Poets, with music production by Wave Labz Studios. The young artists were encouraged to cover the boards with anything they could imagine, including blownup photographs or a simple picture of an actual window or door. The project is expected to provide many benefits to the West Center City community, the first being the obvious aesthetic enhancement. Also, housing values will increase because the vacant buildings will now provide a nice view. A less obvious benefit for the community is the sense of pride these buildings now can inspire.

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ummer Series are a fun and easy way to enjoy the long warm evenings. Whether it’s an oldie-but-goodie movie or a funky local band, every week offers outdoor entertainment. The Concert Series at Rockford Tower in Rockford Park brings in local bands to play every Monday at 6:30 p.m. All the bands capture that summer sound, ranging in genre from jazz to indie/folk. The concerts are all free; just bring a blanket, a picnic, and friends or family and enjoy. The Rooftop Movie Series is back for its second year. The Kenny Family Foundation will host watchers on the rooftop of ShopRite every Tuesday in July and August, beginning July 2. This year the theme is ’80s movies, so get ready for big hair and big laughs. The rooftop opens at 7:30 p.m. and all movies will begin at dusk. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase and there is free parking at the ShopRite parking lot.

Staff Picks

Every month we highlight a few happenings in the City. Our favorites for July: Fourth of July Celebrations at the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park and along the Riverwalk The City’s July 4th celebration returns to the Wilmington Riverfront. Event schedule has not been announced, but for more information go to wilmingtonde.gov.

Movie Night in the Sculpture Garden at the Delaware Art Museum, July 12 Join us for a special after-hours viewing of Midnight in Paris (2011) in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden. The Woody Allen film complements the exhibition “French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray.” Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy movie snacks and drinks during this twilight screening. More information: delart.org.

Swing Out Sister, presented by World Café Live at the Queen, July 13 Grammy-nominated band Swing Out Sister celebrates more than top 10 hits, worldwide appeal and a devoted global fan base. While they are best known for such hits as “Breakout,” “Am I the Same Girl” and “You Are On My Mind,” Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell are partners who have been creating music together for 25 years. To celebrate that anniversary, Swing Out Sister is releasing a new CD/DVD set called Private View. More information: queentickets.worldcafelive.com.

The Ladybug Festival at 2nd Street and LOMA, July 18 Gable Music Ventures is holding its second annual Ladybug Festival, a free block party featuring 20 female musicians in five LOMA venues. More information: facebook.com.

Old Crow Medicine Show at The Grand, July 27 For 15 years, Old Crow Medicine Show has been winning over audiences around the world, specializing in folk rags and blues with a rock personality. In 2011 Old Crow found themselves embarking on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford and Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Rolling Stone notes, “The 20-somethings in Old Crow Medicine Show marry old-time string music and punk swagger.” More information: thegrandwilmington.org. — Barb Bullock

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LIFE ON THE RIVERFRONT

Visit. Live It. A special section of Riverfront Events from July through September

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CITY OF WILMINGTON FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION July 4 Tubman-Garret Riverfront Park

SHIPYARD CONCERT SERIES Beginning July 11 Dravo Plaza

18. Public Docks 19. Big Fish Grill, BIGFISHRIVERFRONT.COM 20. Frawley Stadium, BLUEROCKS.COM Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame 21. Chase Center on the Riverfront, CENTERONTHERIVERFRONT.COM 22. Dravo Plaza & Dock 23. Shipyard Center Planet Fitness, PLANETFITNESS.COM 24. Timothy’s Restaurant, TIMOTHYSONTHERIVERFRONT.COM

19TH ANNUAL PEOPLES FESTIVAL A TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY July 27 Tubman-Garret Riverfront Park

Molly’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, MOLLYSICECREAM.COM Ubon Thai Restaurant 25. Wilmington Rowing Center, WILMINGTONROWING.ORG 26. Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge/ DuPont Environmental Education Center, DUPONTEEC.ORG 27 DART Park-n-Ride Lot 28. Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX, PENNCINEMARIVERFRONT.COM 29: CrossFit Riverfront, CFRIVERFRONT.COM Photo by Dick Dubroff of Final Focus Photography

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Ongoing Events FAMILY NIGHT Family Night on the River Taxi 7/2/2013, ON THE RIVER5pm/6pm/7pm TAXI

Bring the kids down to the Riverfront every Tuesday and Thursday night in TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS THROUGH June, July & August for a 45AUGUST minute ride 7:00pm on the Christina River. $15 per family of 4. Receive a coupon for 10% off at Molly’s after your for ride! Bring theIce kidsCream down+toDeli the Riverfront a 45 minute riverfrontwilm.com ride on the Christina River. $15 per family of 4. Dravo Plaza Dock

Receive a coupon for 10% off at Molly’s Ice Cream + Deli after your ride! riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Dock

SHIPYARD CONCERT SERIES THURSDAYS THROUGHOUT JULY 7:00pm This free concert series is held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. under the colored cranes at Dravo Plaza which is located on Justison Street next to the Shipyard Shops. This year’s concert series will run for 8 weeks. Concert-goers will be treated to the sounds of jazz, country, blues while enjoying the unique scenery of Riverfront Wilmington. Check individual listings for details.

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RIVERBOAT QUEEN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CRAB CRUISE

CRAFT BEER CRUISE ON THE RIVER TAXI

THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTS THROUGH AUGUST 7:00pm

FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 7:00pm

Looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer in the Wilmington Area? Enjoy all the crabs you can eat while cruising down on the River. Reservations are required and space will be limited again this year, so purchase your tickets online now to reserve your spot!

Enjoy a craft beer tasting on the Christina River in July & August. Perfect for happy hour or an afterdinner drink! Reservations are required. Must be 21 years of age or older. $15 per person. riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Dock

WEDNESDAYS ON THE WATER WINE CRUISE WEDNESDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30pm Enjoy a wine tasting on the Christina River. Perfect for happy hour or an after-dinner drink! Reservations are required. Must be 21 years of age or older. $15 per person. riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza

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Price is: $44 dollars per Adult and $14 for Children 10 and under. *includes fried chicken and corn on the cob. The Riverboat Queen is docked at the Public Docks behind Iron Hill Brewery wilmingtonriverboat.com

$5 FRIDAYS AFTER 5 AT THE DELAWARE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 5:00pm Every Friday night this summer, the Museum will feature special extended hours, unique programming, and discounted pricing for guests visiting after 5pm. delawarechildrensmuseum.org Delaware Childrens Museum

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CITY OF WILMINGTON FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION July 4, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm cityfest.org Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park CANOEING THE RIVER AND MARSH July 6, 10:30 am Canoe along the Christina River and through the marshes’ winding channels in search of wildlife including Great Blue Herons and American Beaver. No experience necessary and equipment provided. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center SLIPPER FISH: EXPLORING FISH AT DEEC July 10, 10:00 am Find mummichogs, pumpkin seeds, bluegills, and more in the tidal pond. Look at these fish up close, count their fins, and touch their scales. Listen to a fish tale and eat a slippery snack. How many fish can you find at DEEC? duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center GARDENING FOR SMALL SPACES July 11, 6:00 pm Just a balcony or tiny yard? No problem! Learn how to attract birds, butterflies and other pollinators to your small space through the art of container gardening and creativity for wildlife. With simple habitat features placed in your outdoor living space, you can even make it a certifiable wildlife habitat. Finish the evening with a tour of the DEEC garden and the habitat features it provides. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center SHIPYARD SUMMER CONCERT FEATURING DANNY QUINN July 11, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza

PARENTS NIGHT OUT July 12, 6:30 pm Set mom and dad loose to have dinner along Wilmington’s Riverfront while you stay at DEEC and have all the fun with games, a scavenger hunt and an evening hike. Dinner provided. Parents receive a coupon for Timothy’s Riverfront Grill. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center

FISH FINDERS July 20, 10:00 am Discover the many fish species swimming around DEEC’s pond. Use fish traps, cast nets, and dip nets and fish field guides. Measure the fish and learn about their body parts. Make a fish print on a DEEC t-shirt to take home. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center

$2 NIGHT AT DELAWARE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM July 16, 5:00 pm Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per person. Enjoy all the hands-on exhibits together, discover your inner engineer at the “DCM Block Party,” and join us in the Delaware College Investment Plan Studio D gallery where you can “bake” with pom-poms. At 6pm, join us for “Science About the Stories” as we read Eric Carle’s book, The Tiny Seed, about a traveling seed that eventually grows into a beautiful flower. Following the story, kids can explore seeds in different activity learning stations! “Science About the Stories” is funded, in part, by The PNC Foundation. delawarechildrensmuseum.org Delaware Children’s Museum

BASIC CANOEING (AGES 8+) July 21, 9:30 am Learn how to canoe while taking in the beautiful view. Become an expert on how to prepare for a paddle, row in a straight direction, and other basic techniques as you canoe on the Christina River. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center

NORTH MARSH SAFARI July 17, 11:00 am Take a hike! Explore the North Marsh in an easy 1.5 mile hike. Look for evidence of marsh mammals, catch colorful dragonflies for a closer look, and retrieve a night vision camera to see what critters are on the trail when we are sleeping. All ages are welcome. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center SHIPYARD SUMMER CONCERT FEATURING LARRY TUCKER BAND July 18, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza

SHIPYARD SUMMER CONCERT FEATURING ALFIE MOSS & DEXTER KOOCE PROJECT July 25, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza 6TH ANNUAL 5K FOR OUR KID’S HEALTH July 27, 8:00 am Registration begins at 8:00am, Race begins at 8:30am races2run.com Dravo Plaza 19TH ANNUAL PEOPLES FESTIVAL TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY July 27, 12:00 pm The 19th Annual Peoples Festival 4PEACE & Tribute to Bob Marley is presented by Delaware non-profit, One Village Alliance to foster peace, love and unity through music and the arts in the spirit of the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley, OM. Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park FAMILY NIGHT ON THE RIVER TAXI July 30, 5pm/6pm/7pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Dock

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Shipyard Summer Concert featuring Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble August 1, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Riverfront Blues Festival August 2, 5:00 pm The Riverfront Blues Festival is a 3 day, outdoor music festival held on the Wilmington Riverfront. riverfrontbluefest.com Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park Introductory Nature Photography I August 3, 10:00 am Learn the fundamentals of nature photography including the basic functions of digital cameras and photo composition. Bring your own camera or use one of ours. Session includes classroom instruction as well as practical application in the Refuge Capture photos of DEEC’s diverse visitors including Great Blue Herons, Ospreys, and turtles. End with a review and discussion of photos taken during the session. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center Riverfront Blues Festival August 3, 11:00 am riverfrontbluefest.com Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park KK’s 5K Run/Walk August 5, 7:30 am Registration begins at 7:30am races2run.com Dravo Plaza Don’t Just Stand There 5K August 7, 5:00 pm 5pm registration/6:30pm race races2run.com Dravo Plaza

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Nature’s Rainbow of Color August 8, 10:00 am Discover the colors of the rainbow hidden around the marsh in plain sight! Find red-winged blackbirds, golden tick-seed sunflowers, and cabbage white butterflies to win a treat. Create a colorful, seedy snack for both you and marsh animals to enjoy. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center Shipyard Summer Concert featuring Sean Reilly August 8, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Parents Night Out August 9, 6:30 pm Set mom and dad loose to have dinner along Wilmington’s Riverfront while you stay at DEEC and have all the fun with games, a scavenger hunt and an evening hike. Dinner provided. Parents receive a coupon for Timothy’s Riverfront Grill. duponteec,org DuPont Environmental Education Center Kayaking the River and Marsh August 10, 1:30 pm Kayak along the Christina River and through the marshes’ winding channels in search of wildlife including Great Blue Herons and American Beaver. No experience necessary and equipment provided. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center Shipyard Summer Concert featuring the Barbone Street Band August 15, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Introductory Nature Photography II August 17, 10:00 am This course is more in-depth than Nature Photography I and will cover DLSR camera settings, functions such as f-stops

and exposure and geared towards allowing participants to use settings beyond Auto. Session includes classroom instruction as well as practical application in the refuge. Capture subjects such as herons, hawks and reptiles. End with a review and discussion of photos taken during the session. duponteec,org DuPont Environmental Education Center Family Night on the River Taxi August 20, 5pm/6pm/7pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Dock $2 Night at Delaware Children’s Museum August 21, 5:00 pm Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per person. Enjoy all the hands-on exhibits together, discover your inner engineer at the “DCM Block Party,” and join us in the Delaware College Investment Plan Studio D gallery where you can “bake” with pom-poms. At 6pm, join us for “Science About the Stories” as we read Eric Carle’s book, The Tiny Seed, about a traveling seed that eventually grows into a beautiful flower. Following the story, kids can explore seeds in different activity learning stations! “Science About the Stories” is funded, in part, by The PNC Foundation. delawarechildrensmuseum.org Delaware Children’s Museum Canoeing by Moonlight (Ages 8+) August 21, 6:30 pm The tide is right and the moon is full, so explore the marsh by moonlight! Leave DEEC in the daylight and paddle through the marsh to find animals active at dusk. Enjoy the sunset from a remote, seldom visited section of the refuge and return to DEEC by the light of the full moon. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center

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Shipyard Summer Concert featuring Elizabeth Knecht August 22, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza

Heart Walk September 8, 8:00 am 8am activities begin/9am walk heart.org/wilmingtonwalk Dravo Plaza

August Quarterly August 24, 12:00 pm Parade, Youth Cultural Day, citywide Sunday Service, Gospel Explosion and afternoon festival celebrating religious freedom since 1814. Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park

2nd Annual Race for the Pink Ribbon Women’s 5K Run/Walk September 12, 5:00 pm A Women’s Only Event to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are going to light up the Riverfront PINK! Please join us on September 13 to help raise funds for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and help provide hope and support for those with breast cancer.In Honor of Snake and Rene and in Memory of Marsha Registration begins at 5:00pm. Race begins at 6:30pm. races2run.com Dravo Plaza

August Quarterly August 25, 12:00 pm Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park Shipyard Summer Concert featuring Urband Legend August 29, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Labor Day Rally September 2, 11:00 am Rally begins at the conclusion of the Labor Day Parade down King Street. delawareaflcio.org Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park 4th Cindy Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research 5K September 4, 5:00 pm Benefits: Sloan Kettering Ovarian Cancer Transitional Research Fund, Helen F Graham Cancer Center Special Needs Fund, and University of Pennsylvania’s Ovarian Cancer Research Center Registration begins at 5:00 pm Race begins at 6:30 pm races2run.com Dravo Plaza 9-11 Heroes Run September 7, 8:00 am 8am registration/9am race travismanion.org/tmf_911run_race/ wilmington-911-heroes-run/ Frawley Stadium

Walk for PKD September 14, 9:00 am Registration begins at 9am and walk begins at 10am walkforpkd.kintera.org Dravo Plaza Moving For Melanoma 5K Run/Walk September 15, 8:00 am Registration begins at 8:00am, and Run/Walk begins at 9:00am races2run.com Dravo Plaza St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival September 16, 5:00 pm The Polish Festival consisted of arts and crafts, wonderful Polish Homemade foods and Midway rides. polishfestival.net Riverfront Park-n-Ride Lot St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival September 17, 5:00 pm polishfestival.net Riverfront Park-n-Ride Lot

St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival September 18, 5:00 pm polishfestival.net Riverfront Park-n-Ride Lot St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival September 19, 5:00 pm polishfestival.net Riverfront Park-n-Ride Lot St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival September 20, 5:00 pm polishfestival.net Riverfront Park-n-Ride Lot The Farmer and the Chef September 20, 5:30 pm The March of Dimes and The Delaware Department of Agriculture have teamed up to present the 6th annual The Farmer and The Chef. The event is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, Delaware Chapter. thefarmerandthechef.com/ Chase Center Day for Kids September 21, 12:00 pm Boys & Girls Clubs of America celebrates the importance of establishing stronger relationships between adults and youth by leading the BGC Day for Kids effort. bgclubsde.org Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival September 21, 3:00 pm polishfestival.net Riverfront Park-n-Ride Lot Wilmington CureSearch Walk September 21, 9:00 am Join us as we celebrate and honor children from the Wilmington area who have been affected by children’s cancer. This very special day will include prizes, music, food, and fun activities for the entire family! Registration begins at 9:00am. Opening Ceremony and Walk begin at 10:00am. curesearchwalk.org Dravo Plaza 15

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Campaign for Kids 5K Run/Walk September 22, 8:00 am Registration begins at 8am and race begins at 9am races2run.com Dravo Plaza AIDS Delaware 5K Run/Walk September 23, 8:00 am Registration begins at 8 am and race begins at 9 am aidswalkdelaware.org Dravo Plaza St. Francis 5K Run/Walk September 29, 8:00 am Registration begins at 8 am and race begins at 9 am races2run.com Dravo Plaza

Blue ROCKS SCHEDULE Blue Rocks Vs. Frederick Keys July 8, 7:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium Blue Rocks Vs. Frederick Keys July 9, 7:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium Blue Rocks Vs. Frederick Keys July 10, 7:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium Blue Rocks Vs.Frederick Keys July 11, 7:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium Blue Rocks Vs.Lynchburg Hillcats July 12, 7:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium

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Blue Rocks Vs. Lynchburg Hillcats July 13, 6:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium

Blue Rocks Vs. Salem Red Sox August 11, 5:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium

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Blue Rocks Vs. Lynchburg Hillcats August 19, 7:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium Blue Rocks Vs. Lynchburg Hillcats August 20, 7:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium Blue Rocks Vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans August 27, 6:35 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium Blue Rocks Vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans August 28, 6:35 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium Blue Rocks Vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans August 29, 6:35 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium

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Blue Rocks Vs. Winston-Salem Dash August 31, 6:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium

Blue Rocks Vs. Lynchburg Hillcats August 8, 7:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium

Blue Rocks Vs. Potomac Nationals September 1, 1:35 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium

Blue Rocks Vs. Lynchburg Hillcats August 9, 7:05 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium

Blue Rocks Vs. Potomac Nationals September 2, 1:35 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium

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JUly COMING EVENTS Jul 8................................................................................................................$1 Mondays, Classic Aracade Night Jul 9...............................................................................................Turn Back the Clock Tuesdays, Celery Cook-Off Jul 10..................................................................Hollywood Humpday, Wild Card Wednesday, Martial Arts Night Jul 11..........................................................................................Throwback Thursday, DE Breast Cancer Coalition Jul 12...........................................................................................Fireworks Friday, Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Night

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Wednesday September 4, 2013

Jul 14............................................................................................Yo Gabba Gabba Appearance, Sunday Fun Day

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Jul 15..................................................................................................................$1 Mondays, Social Media Night Jul 24....................Hollywood Humpday, Wild Card Wednesday, Asian Heritage Night, Family Health Care Night,

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Jul 25......Paint-Your-Own Rocky Bobbleheads, Throwback Thursday, Friends of Katie Night, Irish Heritage Night

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Out & About Magazine -- July 2013  

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