Out & About Magazine September 2014

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Our Farm Fresh Issue Finding Fun on the Farm Time is Ripe for Cider 2014-15 Arts Preview

Fit to be tried Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week debuts and Farmer & Chef finds strength in collaboration

SEPTEMBER 2014 CO M P L I M E N TA R Y VOL. 27 | NO. 7

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Out & About Magazine


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Publisher Gerald duPhily • jduphily@tsnpub.com Contributing Editor Bob Yearick • ryearick@comcast.net Director of Publications Jim Hunter Miller • jmiller@tsnpub.com Director of Sales Marie Graham Poot • mgraham@tsnpub.com Creative Direction & Production Management Matthew Loeb, Catalyst Visuals, LLC. matt@catvis.biz Graphic Designer Tyler Mitchell, Catalyst Visuals, LLC. tyler@catvis.biz Contributing Designer: Ryan Alexander, Catalyst Visuals, LLC Contributing Writers Matt Amis, Krista Connor, Mark Fields, Pam George, Paula Goulden, Rob Kalesse, Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald, John Leyh, Robert Lhulier, Andréa Miller, John Murray, Larry Nagengast, Scott Pruden, Matt Sullivan Contributing Photographers Joe del Tufo, Tim Hawk, Les Kipp, Lori M. Nichols, Danielle Quigley, Matt Urban Special Projects Sarah Green, John Holton, David Hallberg Intern: Alex del Tufo

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7 War On Words 8 FYI 10 Pancakes for Parkinson’s 11 By the Numbers 13 O&A Fitness Challenge 15 Slam Dunk to the Beach 18 Performing Arts Preview

42 On the Riverfront 45 Art on the Town 50 Theatre N

FOCUS 25 28 33 34

Veg Out! Fun on the Farm The Farmer & The Chef Farm Fresh

DRINK 37 Cider: A Sweet Comeback 39 Great Pumpkin Debate

EAT 56 Wilmington Pickling Co. 61 Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week

WATCH 65 Reviews 67 Hail to the Chef

LISTEN 68 Tuned In 71 Musikarmageddon Update


73 Where to Watch the Game 79 Snap Shots 86 Celebrating Oktoberfest

FEATURES 18 Get Thee Out to the Arts Here are some of the area’s best theater and music options for autumn and beyond. By Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald

28 Fun on the Farm Witches, hayrides, corn mazes and every conceivable use of the pumpkin await you. By Andréa Miller

33 A Tasteful Cause Participants in The Farmer & The Chef hope to raise $85,000 this year. By Krista Connor

37 Cider: A Sweet Comeback A breakfast drink in colonial times, cider’s popularity suffered devestating blows before exploding on the market the past few years. By Krista Connor

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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 A monthly column in which we attempt, however futilely, to defend the English language against misuse and abuse

Department of Redundancies Dept. Sharknado 2, that social phenomenon that befouled television sets one regrettable evening in late July, at least gave us a contribution to “War.” Weather guru Al Roker, camping it up as himself, called the tornado/shark shower “a rare anomaly.” Really, Al? As opposed to a common anomaly? Our favorite editorial page columnist at the Wilmington News Journal recently wrote this, in the very first sentence: “Pore through the annals of history on sexual abuse . . .” Media Watch “It is never OK to put your hands on a women.” – Stephen A. Smith in his mea culpa tweet regarding the Ray Rice suspension by the NFL. And then there was this headline from Infinity by Comcast: “80-year-old women gets makeover.” Why, oh why, do so many people—men and women— get this simple word wrong? Once again: woman is singular, women is plural. Similarly, it’s womankind, not womenkind. The latter would be redundant, since “-kind” includes all members of the sex. It would be like using “menkind” in place of “mankind” – a mistake that never seems to be made. Reader J. D. Metzger, of Wilmington, submits (by snail mail, of all things) this subhead from a recent issue of BetterInvesting: “No pier pressure.” That would be peer. And then there was this headline on a letter to the NJ: “Iraq plan squashed by partisanship.” The letter did not contain that phrase or the correct “plan quashed by partisanship.” We Recommend . . . Several readers alerted me to a Weird Al Yankovic video titled “Word Crimes,” which you can find here: www.youtube. com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc. Please, set aside any negative thoughts you may have about Weird Al and check it out. Pronunciation A note to all those who drop the “g” in recognize: don’t. It’s not pronounced reca-nize. And the word is “moot” (and pronounced that way), not mute, in such phrases as “the question is moot.”

Word (term?) of the Month

sine qua non

Pronounced si-ni-kwä-nän, it’s a noun meaning something indispensable or essential. E.g., “patience is a sine qua non for this job.”

By Bob Yearick

How Long, Oh, Lord, How Long? A loyal reader submits this from a thankyou letter stating that she “. . . received neither good’s nor services for your gift.” The letter was half right, anyway. And in a rare case of a missing apostrophe, we saw this sign in the window of a Market Street store: “Fine mens clothing since 1935.” Readers’ Pet Peeves Last month we asked for pet peeves from readers. Among those who responded: Jason Scott, of Middletown: “Anxious used as a synonym for excited or eager. E. g., ‘The kids are anxious to leave for Disney World.’ Are they fearful of the giant mouse?” Long-time reader Debbie Layton: “Aside from the misuse of apostrophes, one of my pet peeves is the use of ‘what’ in the middle of a sentence. A recent News-Journal article said, ‘Hayes sold the Radish Farm house in March 2008 for 14 percent less than what he paid for it.’ “And another from a different source: ‘Evergreen spends about a dollar less than what California spends.’” Nomenclature Foodies sometimes call themselves gourmands, thinking it’s a special way to say “gourmet.” While both words mean someone who is fond of food, a gourmet is a connoisseur, a person with refined taste in food and drink. Gourmand refers to someone who is extremely (and often excessively) fond of eating and drinking. Literally of the Month “They had to pull some rabbits out of the hat—in some cases, quite literally”—MLB announcer, speaking of the Tampa Bay Rays’ win streak. Maybe they should be renamed the Tampa Bay Magicians.

Seen a good (bad) one lately? Send your candidates to ryearick@comcast.net

Quote of the Month “Prose is not necessarily good because it obeys the rules of syntax, but it is fairly certain to be bad if it ignores them.” —Wilson Follett, Modern American Usage: A Guide (1966).

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F.Y.I. Things worth knowing

ROOM FOR GROWTH Newark Co-op moves to Newark Shopping Center

Compiled by Alex del Tufo


he Newark Natural Foods Co-op will soon occupy its new location in the Newark Shopping Center. The 17,610-square-foot location—an enormous upgrade from the current home—will have two community rooms, an organic salad bar, a café, and numerous other additions. The Co-op is hoping to improve its business while bringing more jobs to the community. For more information, visit newarknaturalfoods.com.

RED SHOE & BREW BIG TIME HOOPS Delle Donne may play at Women's USA Basketball Exhibition


SA Basketball Women’s National Team will play its first exhibition, a Red-White intrasquad game, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. Elena Delle Donne, former UD AllAmerican currently starring for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky, may play in the game. Delle Donne has been battling Lyme disease and has missed much of the WNBA season. Tickets for the game, which will be televised by ESPN2, can be purchased through the Bob Carpenter Center box office by calling 831-2257 or online via ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit usab.com.

Twin Lakes event aids Ronald McDonald House at Sept. 27 event


he Red Shoe & Brew event to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Twin Lakes Brewery in Greenville. For $55 you’ll enjoy barbecue, beer, live music, games and brewery tours. The proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House and its mission to support the families of ill children currently staying at nearby hospitals. To learn more about Red Shoe & Brew, visit rmhde.org.



paceboy Clothing in downtown Wilmington will post the first video in the new a new YouTube series, SHIRT HEADS at 12 p.m. on Sept. 1. “We really wanted to help put Delaware on the map and show our audience the fun, crazy, and sometimes dramatic times that we find ourselves in on a regular basis,” says co-owner David Sanchez. The company is also spreading the word about the clothing and accessories that are on sale either at the store, at 711 N. Market St., or online. For more information, visit spaceboyclothing.com

ARTS INVASION Brandywine Arts Festival hosts 200 Artists


he annual Brandywine Festival of the Arts will bring some 200 artists, including jewelers, painters, photographers and wood carvers, to Wilmington on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7. The end-of-summer celebration in Brandywine Park’s Josephine Gardens also will include more than 10 food vendors and live music by nearly a dozen local artists. An estimated 10,000 visitors are expected on both days. For more information, visit brandywinearts.com.


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Members of the Pettinaro family’s griddle team assemble at last year’s Pancakes for Parkinson’s event. From left to right: Tracy Pettinaro Crowley, Greg Pettinaro, Verino Pettinaro, Vicky Pettinaro Martelli and Cindy Wilkinson.

EAT PANCAKES, FIGHT PARKINSON’S Annual event, set for Sept. 20 at Sanford, aims to raise $100,000 – and awareness


ast year, 5,000 pancakes were made by volunteer “griddle teams” and served to 750 guests at Pancakes for Parkinson’s, an annual event that raises funds and, more important, awareness about Parkinson’s disease. This year, co-founder Cindy Wilkinson has a goal of $100,000 for the event, set for Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sanford School in Hockessin. From 8 a.m. to noon, a dozen griddle teams will serve pancakes. Guests can donate to the teams ahead of time or give a $10 entrance fee. The fundraiser, now in its sixth year, has raised $400,000 for research. It is organized by Team Fox Delaware, a branch of the national nonprofit Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. There are about 500 branches throughout the country, started by individuals determined to raise awareness and push for more research on the disease. Twelve years ago, Wilkinson, a Delaware native, learned that her father, Verino Pettinaro, had Parkinson’s. When Wilkinson, her mother, sisters Vicky and Tracy and brother Greg researched the disease, they had to do in-depth digging just to find basic information. “That’s why we were like, ‘We need to raise awareness,’” says Wilkinson. So she, along with Debi Brooks, formed Team Fox Delaware. Brooks, also from Delaware, is cofounder and executive vice chairman of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Team Fox Delaware members wanted a way to bring families together but they didn’t want to host a traditional gala or walk fundraiser. Then the idea came to them: pancakes. “I thought a pancake breakfast would be fun,” says Wilkinson. “But I didn’t think it would be this big.” To Wilkinson, the best part of the fundraiser is getting people together who have or had Parkinson’s and giving them a platform to discuss it and support one another, gaining comfort and awareness. The event “means that we can get people to stop whispering, ‘Oh, he has Parkinson’s,’” she says about her father. “When someone tells us that someone has Parkinson’s, we’re able to lead them to the right doctors, the right treatment. We have helped people move quicker at the beginning of the disease for treatment.” Pettinaro, 74, has 12 grandchildren, and they all assist with the events. “That’s what brings it all again to family, being supportive, and working to the same goals. It brings families close, doing something for the same end result,” says Wilkinson. You can get involved by creating or joining a griddle team or by donating to support a griddle team. On Saturday, Oct. 18, Partners in Parkinson’s, a day-long education event, will take place in Philadelphia. This symposium helps PD patients and caregivers navigate resources and engage for better outcomes as they live with the disease. Visit www.partnersinparkinsons.org. Call Wilkinson at 218-4411 or email her at cpw35@hotmail.com for more information. —Krista Connor 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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t was an awesome day and we can't wait to do it again.” According to their self-deprecating captain, Nichole Warner, that was the exhilarating feeling shared by the three “Real Muddas of New Castle County” who finished the Mudderella in Kennett Square on Aug. 16. Six “Muddas” had been slated to participate, but an injury and scheduling conflicts reduced the team to the original threesome—Warner, Marie Poot and Kelly Loeb. They were participating in the Mudderella as the second segment of the year-long O&A Fitness Challenge. Mudderellas, which are targeted at women, include 12-15 obstacles designed to test strength and stamina. Events are not timed, and teamwork is encouraged. Mudderellas support Futures Without Violence, a national nonprofit that aims to prevent and end domestic violence. Calling herself “a terrible captain,” Warner says every hill on the course would cause her to sputter, “This sucks.” “But,” she says, “we made friends with another team and used their captain's enthusiasm to spur us on, since my own was nowhere to be found.” The course included jumping into waist-high muddy water, then climbing over 6- or 7-foot mud walls. The non-competitive event was marked by participants helping each other and even making way for faster, more intense teams. The Wilmington threesome were somewhat hampered in their training because of obligations as working mothers of young children. “But we are healthier, and the experience was rewarding and we know just how strong we really are,” says Warner. (Appropriately, the theme for the event was “Own Your Strong.”) She estimates that they finished the course in about an hour-and-a-half – “about middle of the pack.” After the run, they were “greeted warmly with alcohol—which we gladly accepted,” says Warner. That was followed by a trip to the shower station, a large wood structure with dozens of hoses hanging down. “We donated our shoes, got changed, and rode over to Two Stones Pub for some more beer and lunch.” The team had such a great time that they have made plans to do another obstaclecourse-style run in the fall.

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SLAM DUNK TO THE BEACH RETURNS After a 10-year absence, the legendary tournament returns to Lewes with a lineup of national powerhouses By Matt Amis

LeBron James appeared with St. Vincent-St. Mary in the 2001 edition of Slam Dunk to the Beach. The Fighting Irish will return to Lewes this December along with an impressive collection of regional and national high school basketball powers. Photo Getty Images

erry Kobasa still remembers the buzz that pulsed through the cold beach air in December of 2001—the year LeBron came to town. “From the coaches, the people in the community—it was, ‘did you see this guy?’” For four days, the future NBA megastar took his talents to Lewes, Delaware, where he and his high school team, the defending Ohio Division III state champion St. Vincent–St. Mary Fighting Irish, came to play in one of the toughest, most high profile basketball tournaments in the country: Slam Dunk to the Beach. It was one year after Carmelo Anthony played in the tournament, and two years before Dwight Howard. “You think about that—little old Delaware,” Kobasa says. “And you look back and think—jeez, LeBron was in Delaware playing basketball. Any basketball fan would be excited about that.” Kobasa, the head coach of Wesley College men's basketball team, didn’t miss much of the excitement during the initial, highly popular run of Slam Dunk to the Beach, which ran each year around Christmastime from 1990 to 2003 at the 2,300-seat gymnasium at Cape Henlopen High School. During its 14 years, the tournament grew into one of the nation’s premier showcases for young hoops talent, attracting some of the best teams and blue chip players in the land, and transforming a quiet beach community into a basketball hotbed once a year.

After a 10-year absence, the tournament has returned. Tipoff is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 27, and play continues through Monday, Dec. 29. In 2004, Slam Dunk’s founder and CEO Bobby Jacobs unexpectedly pulled the plug on the tournament and disappeared to Florida. As Slam Dunk’s unpaid bills piled up, Jacobs was arrested in 2007 in Miami and pleaded guilty to forgery and theft. In January 2008 Jacobs was sentenced to two years in prison, with one year suspended, and was ordered to pay $400,000 in restitution after pleading no contest to one felony count of misappropriation of property for taking thousands of dollars from the tournament fund. In the years that followed, Jacobs dragged Slam Dunk’s legacy further into the abyss. He feuded with the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, and sought vengeance on former collaborators who he believed helped reveal his accounting scams to authorities. He mailed threatening letters to some, and in June of 2009, he was arrested again—this time on three counts of felony stalking. The tournament seemed dead. But this June, the fledgling Delaware Sports Commission announced that it had grabbed the rebound. Launched in 2009, the commission is a not-for-profit think-tank focused on state tourism, economic development and athletic events. The group was instrumental in attracting the Delaware 87ers as well as the U.S. Women’s National Team exhibition later this month. ►



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SLAM DUNK TO THE BEACH RETURNS continued from page 15

Cheick Diallo and Our Savior New American School (Centereach, N.Y.), ranked No. 9 in the nation last year by USA Today, will also appear at this year's Slam Dunk. The 6-foot-9 Diallo is one of the top front-court prospects in the U.S.

”We kept hearing from people wanting an event down in Sussex during the winter,” says the commission’s chairman, Dr. Matthew Robinson, a professor of sport management at UD’s Lerner College of Business and Economics. “So we revisited the tournament, did our legal diligence and decided to do it.” And though the Slam Dunk name might’ve been tarnished, it still had major brand recognition. “And now we have to bring back only positive associations,” Robinson says. “We have the opportunity to create our own history.” Slam Dunk 2.0 is already off to a solid start. With recruiting help from the Phoenixbased marketing firm Position Sports, this year’s tournament has lined up a slate of nationally ranked powerhouses like Sunrise Christian Academy from Wichita, Our Savior New American School in Centereach, N. Y., and Gonzaga College High School from Washington, D.C. And just like its predecessor, the tournament will give Delaware schools a share of the spotlight. Salesianum, St. Georges, Sanford, Caesar Rodney and Cape Henlopen are set to participate. And LeBron’s alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary, will be back. Organizers hope it’ll be enough to recapture the old Slam Dunk atmosphere. Besides Anthony, James and Howard, the first iteration drew future NBA talent like Tyson Chandler, Kendrick Perkins, J. J. Redick, Kris Humphries and Tayshaun Prince, as well as college and NBA scouts and coaches (Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Louisville’s Danny Crum famously attended). “When it was in its heyday, the atmosphere was awesome,” says Kobasa, who was entrenched in every tournament during its first run, first as a caterer with his Sail Loft Restaurant, then as head coach for Sussex Tech High School. “The gym would be lined with major college coaches and scouts checking out the talent. And you would see a lot of people that would get there at eight in the morning, set their chair down and not leave until after the last game at 10. Other than to get up to stretch their legs, they were there for the duration.” The games also generated valuable tourism dollars and publicity. A 2002 study by UD’s Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research estimated 20,000 in total attendance for the tournament, and a $3.5 million bump to the local economy. “What we want it to be is an event that’s all about high quality basketball,” Robinson says. “A positive experience for the student athletes and the people of Delaware. But what it’s also about is driving business into Sussex County during the winter.” The community, the fans, and the basketball world stand poised for the re-launch, while prep school wunderkinds like Tyus Battle, Rawle Alkins and Cheick Diallo prepare to show Delaware a new superstar. Says Kobasa: “Anytime you see talent like that, you just marvel at it.” SEPTEMBER 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Get Thee Out to the Arts this Fall A September—and beyond—preview By Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald

ARDEN CONCERT GILD Arden’s tradition of eclectic lineups carries on this fall, with locally grown indie sounds, jazz guitar and ethnic "chaos" permeating the tranquil grove. The classic rockabilly of The Blasters fills the 160-year-old hall on Thursday, Sept. 11. Intense folk rock from Strand of Oaks switches up the scene on Thursday, Sept. 18. Friday, Sept. 26, debuts funky jazz from Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola. Friday, Oct. 3, finds Carolina Chocolate Drops founder Dom Flemons celebrating a new LP with his trio. And Friday, Nov. 14, brings DakhaBrakha—Ukrainian musicians who give a modern, outrageously theatrical spin on folk music from Kiev. Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden 475-3126 • ardenconcerts.com

CHRISTINA CULTURAL ARTS CENTER CCAC has some serious musical star power this season. On Friday, Oct. 17, An Evening with with Gregory Gregory Porter Porter hits hits the the Baby baby Grand grand stage. The Grammy award– winning vocalist and actor gives an intimate, one-night-only benefit performance. Want VIP treatment? treatment? Special Special event eventand & ticket ticketpackages packagesare are available available by by calling The Grand box office. Single concert tickets can be purchased at TicketsAtTheGrand.org. CCAC is quickly becoming the “it spot” for intimate live entertainment; look for more hot tickets in the coming months. 705 N. Market MarketSt., St.,Wilmington Wilmington 652-0101 ••ccacde.org 652-0101 ccacde.org


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CITY THEATER COMPANY Delaware’s off-Broadway turns 21 and with a little help from its friends, the celebration will take place Friday, Oct. 3, at World Cafe Live at the Queen. For more information on COME TOGETHER, an evening of Beatles music, see “Tuned In.” CTC’s main stage season arrives in December with the Tony Award–winning The Dead, a holiday musical based on a short story by James Joyce. CTC’s Fearless Improv also returns to deliver laughs monthly at Arden’s Buzz Ware Village Center, beginning Friday, Sept. 19. Season tickets will be available online Sept. 30. Performance address: The Black Box at OperaDelaware Studios, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington • 220-8285 • city-theater.org

DELAWARE ART MUSEUM Look inside the mind of a renowned children’s book illustrator/author with From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick, running Saturday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Jan. 11. The exhibit features more than 100 works, including images of Harry Houdini, Walt Whitman, Marian Anderson, and the fictional Hugo Cabret, an orphan who lives in a busy Paris train station. The illustrations are accompanied by Selznick’s many books: The Houdini Box; Walt Whitman: Words for America; Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride; The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and Frindle— allowing visitors to connect the image to the story. 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington 571-9590 • delart.org

DELAWARE CENTER FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS The DCCA presents a thought-provoking exhibition, American Idols (through Sunday, Oct. 26) by John Moran. History buffs, this one’s for you! Glass sculptures of 43 presidents, recast as reality TV stars. Simultaneously, DCCA: A 35-Year History (Saturday, Oct. 11-Sunday, Jan. 4) charts the evolution of the DCCA since its founding. I’m looking forward to the new DCCA Art Lounge + Sales Gallery. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, and second Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m., the lounge features art exhibitions, trunk shows, lively conversation and a cash bar in a casual, hip setting. 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington 656-6466 • thedcca.org

DELAWARE THEATRE COMPANY DTC’s season brings a little something for everyone — love, loss and laughter with a dash of Broadway sparkle. Starring Michael Learned and Daniel Davis, Love Letters (Sept. 17-Oct. 5) proves what divides us is rarely as powerful as what connects us, and love usually comes when you least expect it. Rest, In Pieces (Nov. 5-23) is a “dramedy” about the typical family dealing with loss. The holiday season arrives in time for Steve Solomon’s smash, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, And I'm Home For The Holidays (Dec. 3-21). In the spring, look for Nora, a riveting retelling of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (Feb. 4-22) and the new musical Because of Winn Dixie (April 8-May 3), a heartwarming story about the friendship between a girl and her dog, based on the book by Kate DiCamillo. 200 Water St., Wilmington 594-1100 • delawaretheatre.org


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Sept. 25 - Oct. 12

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A marvelous satire of romance, capitalism, and integrity – or the lack thereof.

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Harrowing, uproarious, and magical. This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a fiercely theatrical landmark of the American stage.

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MACBETH by William Shakespeare The ultimate and timeless tragedy of lethal ambition.

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DUPONT THEATRE Delaware’s Broadway Experience starts with the smash musical comedy Sister Act, running Oct. 14-19. Next (Dec. 9-14) is Cirque Dreams Holidaze, with more than 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers showcasing heart-pounding, gravity-defying feats. Peter and the Starcatcher, the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan, romps through our Neverland of Wilmington from Feb. 17-22. The DuPont’s season finishes with Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (March 6-8), Camelot (April 14-19) and perennial favorite Guys and Dolls (May 12-17). DuPont Building, Building, 1007 1007N. N.Market MarketSt., St.,Wilmington Wilmington 656-4401 ••duponttheatre.com 656-4401 duponttheatre.com

FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE This could easily be FSBT’s busiest year, featuring a Delaware premiere, a Freeman Stage showcase, and performances of Giselle at Dover's Schwartz Center and the Grand Opera House (Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19). FSBT’s signature Up Front series (Saturday, Nov. 15) showcases classical and contemporary works, and its annual tradition—The Nutcracker with the Delaware Symphony and the Wilmington Children’s Chorus (Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20 and 21)—continues at DelTech's Georgetown campus and the Grand. The Delaware premiere of The Young Lady and the Hooligan—a gritty, modern ballet—is seldom performed outside of Russia. FSBT’s season closes with Coppélia, an all-ages ballet, where an old man’s fantasy and young love collide with hilarious results. 818 N. Market St., Wilmington 658-7897 • firststateballet.com

GABLE MUSIC VENTURES September is non-stop for our pals at Gable, with bookings all over town, including the Queen. On Saturday, Sept. 13, Angela Sheik releases her new CD, Home Before Dark. On Friday, Sept. 19, the 36th consecutive singer-songwriter showcase (formerly The 6) features Joe Trainor (also his birthday) and Gable’s Jeremy Hebbel with Christine Holmes. Also on the bill is Israeli R&B artist Hadar, Jerzy Jung, Frank Viele and Aaron Nathans & Michael Ronstadt. On Friday, Sept. 26, local blues heavyweights Kitty Mayo & the Emperess Band, Venom Blues and What's in the Box collaborate on a show celebrating the return of the Queen’s Wednesdays Blues Night. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Performance venues: Performance venues:World WorldCafé CafeLive Liveatatthe theQueen, Queen, 501501 N.N. Market Market St.,St., Extreme Pizza, Pizza,201 201N. N.Market MarketSt., St.,Wilmington Wilmington

THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE The Grand doesn’t disappoint as headliners and legends light up its season. This month, enjoy the Grammy®-nominated Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band on Tuesday, Sept. 9, and Emmylou Harris with Special Guest Nathaniel Rateliff on Thursday, Sept. 25. Then, outlaws get ready! Join the legendary Red-Headed Stranger for a night of Willie Nelson & Family on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Watch for exciting shows, including .38 Special, Last Comic Standing and more along the way this season. 818 N. Market MarketSt., St.,Wilmington Wilmington 652-5577 or 652-5577 or 800-37-GRAND 800-37-GRAND• •TheGrandWilmington.org TheGrandWilmington.org


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ARTFUL YOGA 9.5.14 • 6 PM – 10 PM • FREE - $10 • CASH BAR • CAFÉ Bring your mat and practice yoga among art at the Museum! Join instructor Hunter Clarke-Fields for a relaxing session of yoga and learn more about zen works in the contemporary collection on a docent-led tour. Yoga sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Tours will begin at 7:30 p.m.


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MÉLOMANIE Mélomanie—known for "provocative pairings of early and contemporary works"— celebrates its 21st Anniversary Concert & CD Release Party on Saturday, Sept. 13, in the picturesque Olympia Room of World Cafe Live at the Queen. Favorite works, guest artists and tracks from the new CD, Excursions, will be featured, complemented by champagne and desserts. Tickets can be purchased at queentickets.worldcafelive.com. Mélomanie also continues its second season as “Ensemble in Residence” at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, launching the concert series on Sunday, Feb. 1. Performance address: The DCCA, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington 764-6338 • melomanie.org

MARKET STREET MUSIC MSM’s 2014-15 offers another rich and diverse lineup. Noontime Concerts kick off Thursday, Oct. 9, with the jazzy Terra Soul Project and continue weekly with artists like Pyxis Piano Quartet, SPARX and the Cartoon Christmas Trio. This season also marks the 25th anniversary of First & Central’s Gabriel Kney organ. Look for themed activities throughout the year—the first of which is The Phantom of the Opera: Live Music and the Original Silent Film on Saturday, Oct. 25. Experience Lon Chaney’s 1925 classic as Wilmington’s own Paul Fleckenstein accompanies with a score of organ music, arias and popular songs. In a month of spooky fun, it’s an evening not to be missed. Performance address: First & Central Presbyterian Church, 11 & Market Streets/ Rodney Square, Wilmington 654-5371 • MarketStreetMusicDE.org

THE MUSIC SCHOOL OF DELAWARE With more than 100 programs annually, the School fulfills every musical taste. The monthly informal Classical Café (starting Saturday, Sept. 27), led by Dr. Holly Roadfelt, encourages dynamic discussion on an array of musical topics and is only $10 to attend (plus, you get coffee and pastries). The free JAM IT! Bluegrass & Old Time Acoustic Sessions bring together music enthusiasts for a regular jam (starting Saturday, Sept. 27). Alumnus and violinist Ben Shute returns to the Music School stage on Wednesday, Oct. 22, for his own concert with pianist Anna Dmytrenko. 4101 Washington St., Wilmington 762-1132 • musicschoolofdelaware.org

OPERADELAWARE Join OperaDelaware Friday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 26, to explore operatic excerpts from the least likely places — think Hollywood, Sesame Street and Madison Avenue. This Little Light of Mine is a one-woman homage to the groundbreaking, legendary careers of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. May brings OperaDelaware’s Festival, featuring Peter Brook’s smash hit La Tragédie de Carmen, and the event Wine, Women & Food in Song, featuring Bon Appetit, Lee Hoiby’s hilariously loving tribute to Julia Child. 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington 442-7807 • operade.org


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THE REP UD’s professional theater delivers an exciting REPertoire, starting with the Pulitzer Prize–winning Angels in America: The Millennium Approaches (Sept. 25-Oct. 12) followed by Macbeth (Nov. 13-Dec. 7). The full season includes George Bernard Shaw’s The Millionairess (Jan. 22-Feb. 8), Juno and the Paycock (March 5-22), All in the Timing (April 15-May 10), and the wildly inventive and hilarious Hitchcock tribute, The 39 Steps (April 23-May 10). Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Rd., University of Delaware, Newark 831-2204 • rep.udel.edu

WILMINGTON DRAMA LEAGUE Wilmington Drama League’s 81st season is bursting at its musical seams with Jesus Christ Superstar (Sept. 12-20), Big The Musical (Dec. 12-28), Smokey Joe’s Café, The Civil War and Wonderland. Dramas include To Kill A Mockingbird (Oct. 24-Nov. 2), Nathan the Wise (Nov. 13-16), Leaves and Lips Together, Teeth Apart. Add One-Act Festivals, classes and “Pillow Plays” for young drama lovers, and you have a got-to spot for all-ages drama fun. North Lea Blvd., Wilmington 764-1172 • wilmingtondramaleague.org

WORLD CAFE LIVE AT THE QUEEN September is a royal treat at the Queen, as Delaware’s second annual Irish and Celtic Music Festival, featuring The Young Dubliners, Barleyjuice & Brother, rolls in on Friday, Sept. 5. Exceptional performances continue with drum legend Terry Bozzio on Thursday, Sept. 11, Rusted Root on Tuesday, Sept. 16, singer-songwriter Edwin McCain on Thursday, Sept. 21, and the King of Newgrass, Sam Bush, on Saturday, Sept. 23. For the complete fall schedule, visit the Queen website. 500 N. Market St., Wilmington 994-1400 • worldcafelive.com


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Veg Out!

Produce is nudging protein to the side of the plate in many area restaurants

By Pam George


nly a few years ago, a six-course restaurant menu that focused on tomatoes—or any vegetable or fruit— might not prompt patrons to pay $120 each for the meal. But last month, just such a menu filled nearly every seat at The House of William & Merry in Hockessin for a Share Our Strength benefit. Courses featured locally grown cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes and beets. Plates were dressed with tomato powder, tomato gel, sun-dried tomato crumble and cherry woodsmoked tomato gravy. Cocktails included pickled green tomatoes, muddled tomato jam and a skewer of cubed feta and an heirloom tomato. While there was protein on the plates—tuna crudo, lobster, fluke and lamb—tomatoes were clearly the star. The menu is on the cutting edge. Locally grown produce ranks No. 2 on the list of the 2014 top 20 trends published by The National Restaurant Association. Today, consumers are eager to eat their vegetables—even if as children they pinched their nose while downing Brussels sprouts.

Freshness is a factor. “The farm-to-table movement is not a fad,” says Dan Butler, owner of Piccolina Toscana, Deep Blue Bar and Grill, and Brandywine Prime Seafood & Chops. “It’s a reality that locally grown products taste better and are often less expensive, and in our world, that’s best demonstrated by vegetables.” At this time of year, the trend is particularly strong, as attendees at The Farmer & The Chef event, a March of Dimes fundraiser in Wilmington on Sept. 18, will witness firsthand. Diners are often motivated by low-carb diets or health concerns. But adding veggies has also become a lifestyle choice. More people are following a plant-based diet – at least part of the time. Credit Mark Bittman’s book VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health...For Good. Restaurant owners have taken note. At BellaVista Trattoria & Pizzeria in Pike Creek, all entrees are served with the choice of homemade soup or side salad and customers can get sautéed vegetables instead of pasta. Broccoli rabe, spinach and broccoli are available as sides. “Our vegetable lasagna is also super popular,” says owner Candace Roseo. ►


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At Durney’s Deli in Wilmington’s Little Italy, owner Nancy Durney says customers often come in just for her vegetable-based sandwiches, which include the Roma panini with tomatoes, sautéed spinach, fresh mozzarella and pesto mayonnaise; and a veggie hoagie with roasted eggplant, long hot pepper, roasted red peppers, sautéed spinach and sharp provolone. “They’re not even vegetarian,” she says of many customers who choose these sandwiches over those with traditional Italian meats or turkey. While meeting customer demand is putting vegetables in the spotlight, there are other reasons why restaurants are turning to sprouts, kale and spinach. Jason Barrowcliff, chef at Brandywine Prime who participated in the tomato dinner, is an ardent gardener. He grows so much at home that he has plenty to use in the restaurant’s kitchen. (Barrowcliff once had 25 pounds of tomatoes from his garden.) This year, his harvest has been so plentiful that he has provided produce to other chefs, including Tim Smith, ownerchef of Twelves in West Grove. For the Brandywine Prime, Barrowcliff has created dishes with his homegrown corn, heirloom tomatoes, and cucumbers. When some customers asked if there were any fresh jalapeños for their nachos, Barrowcliff presented them with four hot pepper varieties from his garden. “They were amazed,” he says. (Look for menu items with ingredients from the “Chef’s Garden.”) This year, Barrowcliff gave each server a tomato plant to take home and grow. “I want them to see that if they taste their own tomato and then have one from a grocery store that there is no comparison,” he explains. “That’s true even with broccoli. I grew some this year and I will never eat it from a grocery store again.” Matthew Curtis, owner of Union City Grille in Little Italy, has a plot in the Cool Springs reservoir garden project, and he purchases produce from a Bright Spot Ventures program, which teaches gardening to youths transitioning out of foster care. He also uses items, such as herbs, that are grown in his home garden.


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Chefs without access to a home garden can take advantage of area produce stands. Bryan Sikora of La Fia in Wilmington and Robert Lhulier of University & Whist Club frequently post photos of their ripe finds at SIW Vegetables in Chadds Ford. “In summer, it’s all about the veg, yes,” says Lhulier, whose August dinner saluting the late Chef Charlie Trotter featured a protein (tilefish) in just one course. The menu included watermelon-tomato gazpacho with a tomato sorbet; a composed late-summer salad with heirloom tomatoes, beets, zucchini and blueberries; and Bing cherry cake. But the love affair doesn’t end come autumn. Butler is excited about whipping up purees with root vegetables, including rutabaga and celery root. “As much as I love summer, I love cooking in fall,” he says. While access to local produce can inspire creative dishes, there are other reasons why chefs are putting more vegetables on the plate. The wide assortment lets culinary wizards add texture and color to a dish, says David Leo Banks, executive chef of the Harry’s Hospitality Group. New veggies and preparations can also offer a bit of excitement. “You get bored with string beans and asparagus,” Banks says. “There’s fun in eggplants and squash.” He enjoys going to the Newark Farmers Market and spotting Asian and Latino fruits and vegetables—some of which he’s never seen before. A few items—think kohlrabi—may lack much flavor on their own, but they serve as a crunchy or colorful conduit for other ingredients, such as soy or spicy peppers. Adding a generous amount of vegetables to a dish also enhances the sense of value; the customer feels he or she is getting more for the

dollar. At Harry’s Savoy Grill, vegetables are part of what’s known as a “set,” or a composed plate. Even the steaks get a vegetable. Many dishes at Toscana also include a vegetable—unless it’s a pasta dish, which usually has vegetables in the sauce or the pasta. “The eggplant ravioli is a vegetarian dish, but people don’t say they are eating it for that reason,” Butler says. “They say: ‘I love the eggplant ravioli.’” Vegetable-based dishes are also becoming popular as starters or small plates. Moro in Wilmington offers a vegetable plate designed for sharing. Capers & Lemons features broccoli rabe and beans with chili flake and extra virgin olive oil as a starter. At Union City Grille, roasted cauliflower—rubbed with olive oil, salt and pepper and sliced thin—“flies out of here,” Curtis says. Even the traditional salad is getting some oomph. Harry’s Savoy has a shaved Brussels sprouts salad with toasted Marcona almonds, egg and pecorino cheese. Beet salad has made it through four menu changes at Toscana. Just because diners are eating more vegetables in a restaurant does not always mean the dishes are good for them. Brussels sprouts—little trendy bundles of goodness—are often tossed with bacon or pancetta. They’re even fried. “We’re in the business of making food that people like, not that will keep them healthy; we’re not a health food restaurant,” Butler notes. The popularity of sprouts and kale shows no sign of waning. In fact, this fall you might spot kalettes—a marriage of the two—in grocery stores. What’s next? Some say okra, which would please Banks. “It’s one of the most beautiful vegetables in the world,” he says. Butler isn’t convinced. “If okra is ‘in,’” he says, “I’m out.”

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Fun on the Farm

for Fall Witches, hay rides, corn mazes and every conceivable use of the pumpkin await you By Andréa Miller

hen the thermometer begins its inevitable descent, and sunset comes sooner as clocks turn back, it’s time to savor a cornucopia of fall festivities on the farm. Whether you’re on the hunt for something novel or traditional harvest fun, there’s plenty to do. Oompah-bands and beer steins? You got it. Holiday helicopter ride? Why not? Witches and ghouls? Of course. Corn mazes, hay rides, barnyard petting zoos, and pick-your-own produce? Gotcha covered. And of course, every possible use for a pumpkin. In fact, the season’s best pumpkin picks reach way beyond old favorites like pie and beer, to full-size houses of pumpkins, jack-o-lantern displays, and Delaware’s own national sensation, Punkin Chunkin. So get out there and enjoy some farm fun. To ensure the best time, call ahead to check on the availability of produce at you-pick events, and for weather-related updates.


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LINVILLA ORCHARDS PUMPKIN LAND Daily in September, weekends in October FREE 137 West Knowlton Rd., Media, Pa. 19063 (610) 876-7116, Linvilla.com With 100 tons of pumpkins on display, what else could this attraction be called? Pumpkinland has mazes, huge displays, live entertainment, train and pony rides, barnyard animals, fishing (no license required, but there is a fee), crafts, scarecrows, U-Pick orchards, and a Jack-o-lantern exhibit on the 300-acre farm. Punkin Chunkin lovers: test your skills on the Apple Slingshot. The non-haunted Hayride to the Witches’ House has stories and jokes, finishing with bonfire, marshmallows and cider. Special dates: September has Arts and Music and Apple festivals; Oct. 26 is the Costume Parade.

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The pumpkin house at Milburn Orchards.

CHERRY CREST ADVENTURE FARM AMAZING MAIZE MAZE Now through Nov. 8 $15 -$18 150 Cherry Hill Rd., Ronks, Pa. 17572 (866) 546-1799, cherrycrestfarm.com With 2.5 miles of paths, this maze, created by a Disney Broadway producer, is well worth the 45-minute drive from Delaware up Rt. 41. Come for the maze, stay for the farm activities.

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MILBURN ORCHARDS Weekends through Nov. 2 $10; under 2 years old, free 1495 Appleton Rd., Elkton, Md. 21921 (410) 398-1349, milburnorchards.com There’s lots to do on this farm: Barn Yard Buddies, hayrides, corn and mazes, Boo Barn (non-haunted), Tractor Tunnel, inflatables, Obstacle Bounce, Sand Dig pit, Giant Spider Web, Rope Maze Family Challenge and Tractor Tire Tower. Pony rides and paintball cost extra. Special dates: Admission is free Sept. 6 - 7.

A field of pumpkins at Ramsey’s Farm.

RAMSEY’S FARM Weekends through Nov. 2 $10; $6 for 1 – 4 years old 500 Ramsey Rd., Wilmington, 19803 477-1499, ramseysfarm.com Ramsey’s is a good pick for families looking for fun with an educational twist: kids learn about local farming with “Who is your Farmer” trivia throughout the property. Offerings include hayrides, pumpkin picking and painting, toddler Hay Play, corn maze, sorghum maze (shorter stalks for kids), and hay bale maze for little ones. Bring a non-perishable food item for charity for a chance to win a Lionel Train set. Night Fun: bonfires, flashlight maze, and hayrides. Daytime events run Friday to Sunday; evening events are Friday and Saturday.

The entrance to the Harvest Moon Festival.

HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL Oct. 4 & 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free for members, $7 for non-members over 5 Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road, Greenville, 19807 239-2334, delawarenaturesociety.org This festival has artisan demonstrations, crafts, live animal programs, corn maze, hayrides, scarecrow making, farmers market, live music and more. Draft horse and pony rides cost extra. ►


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Scary Stuff FRIGHTLAND Nights, Friday – Sunday, Sept. 26 to Nov. 30 $35 309 Port Penn Rd., Middletown, 19709 378-8267, frightland.com Now in its 18th year, this is rated one of the nation’s top 10 haunted attractions by Forbes magazine. Frightland marshals 180 ghouls and ghosts to scare thrill-seeking guests. The creators of Delaware’s scariest leukemia fundraiser and only Haunted House are readying 120 acres with eight bone-chilling attractions, like Ravenwood Cemetery, Zombie Ghost Town, Haunted Barn, Attic, Idalia Manor, Horror hayride, and Zombie Prison. Special dates: $5 off on Sundays, and the event’s first two weekends.

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THE BATES MOTEL AND HAUNTED HAYRIDE Nights, Sept. 26, 27, 28, Oct. 3, 4, 5, 10 – 31, Nov. 1, 2 Adults/Motel $15; Hayride $20; Trail $15 1835 Middletown Rd., Glen Mills, Pa. 19342 (610) 459-0647, thebatesmotel.com This attraction rates an impressive 9.9 skulls for originality and 9.7 for scariness and special effects by hauntworld.com. Early bird, group and combo specials start at $25. THE PSYCHO PATH & ZOMBIE HUNT Weekends in October, 7 – 11 p.m. 5899 Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, 19963 422-2840, personalrush.org The Psycho Path is an unguided 4.5-acre fog-filled walk with gruesome displays and ghouls bringing to life the nightmares lurking inside your mind. Come early (noon – 7 p.m.) for mini golf, batting cages, and Zombie Hunt paintball ($45 for air, mask, gun, and 500 balls).

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A family poses in front of their tent at Carousel Park.

SLEEP UNDER THE STARS AT CAROUSEL PARK Oct. 25 – 26 FREE 3700 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, 19808 395-5652, nccde.org/specialevents Stay for the day or bring a tent and camp overnight. Either way, kids love to wear costumes for tent-to-tent trick-or-treating. Activities include pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, hayrides, fishing, games, a Halloween safety show, bonfires and a movie. New this year: line dancing instruction. Check in 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, check out by noon Sunday.


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NANTICOKE INDIAN POWWOW Sept. 6 27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, 19966 945-7022, nanticokeindians.org Native American artisans display and sell hand-made goods. While there, visit the Nanticoke Museum (10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $3/ adults, $1/children). It’s a National Historic Landmark and Delaware’s only Native American Museum.

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HEN HOUSE FUN ON THE FARM DAY Sept. 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. FREE 11465 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, 19956 875-6922, thehenhousede.com This 1,000-acre family farm celebrates farming with an Antique Tractor Show, pony and hay rides, and petting zoo. Get there early for homemade ice cream, free while supplies last.

A helicopter veiw of Coleman’s Farm.

COLEMAN’S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM HOLIDAY HELICOPTER RIDE Weekends, Sept. 20 to Oct. 26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free farm visit; $50 helicopter rides 550 Silver Run Rd., Odessa, 19709 378-8949, colemanstreefarm.com For an unconventional approach to “keeping perspective on the holidays,” get above it all with a holiday helicopter ride. Call ahead for availability. Once back on terra firma, visit the farm for U-Pick orchards and playground with an Indian tepee. SEA WITCH HALLOWEEN & FIDDLER’S FESTIVAL Oct. 24 – 26 Rehoboth Boardwalk, Bandstand, Museum, Convention Center This is one wild and wicked festival with scores of events. New this year: satellite parking and shuttle service. Download a schedule at beach-fun.com/sea-witch-halloween-fiddlers-festival.html. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PUNKIN CHUNKIN Oct. 24 – 26 Dover International Speedway, Dover, 19901 punkinchunkin.com A signature Delaware event puts creative engineering to the test on pumpkins. The beach tradition moves to Dover this year, and continues to raise money for scholarships and community organizations. ►


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SCHMIDT’S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM Starting Nov. 21 Mon. – Fri. 12 – 5 p.m., Sat./Sun. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. FREE 1741 Flint Hill Road Landenberg, Pa. 19350 (610) 274-8560, schmidtstreefarm.com Have a close encounter with Santa’s team: visit a reindeer family (please don’t feed them) and romp on a mulch mountain with tunnels and a slide. Free hot chocolate!

FOR FOODIES FORDHAM & DOMINION BREWING CHEESETOBERFEST Oct. 4, 1 – 6 p.m. $30/general, $60/VIP 1284 Mc D Dr., Dover, 19901 678-4810, cheesetoberfest.com Cheestoberfest draws 30 restaurant competitors from four states. Along with award-winning beers, the 21-andover event also includes a macaroni and cheese cook-off. Call it cheesy, but no festival with beer would be complete without an oompah band, so get ready for some German brass. General admission includes beer stein and all the cheese you can eat. VIP: bottomless mug, food, dessert, commemorative stein and t-shirt. Purchase tickets for this rain or shine event online. No tickets available at the door. FARMER AND FOODIE FESTIVAL Sept. 12, 13 -- 4 p.m. Georgetown Circle, Georgetown, 19947 856-1818, visitsoutherndelaware.com Cooking demonstrations, beer and wine tastings from local breweries and vineyards, carriage rides, live entertainment, pumpkin decorating and a backyard barbecue competition. EAT IN THE STREET Sept. 21, 5 p.m. $75/admission Riverwalk on Walnut St., Milford, 19963 839-1180, downtownmilford.org A farm to table to street sit down dinner served up by local culinary artists using locally sourced food. Also includes local arts and entertainment.


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A Wilmington Tradition Since 1940

A Tasteful Cause

Proudly Brings

CRABS Back to Little Italy!

Participants in The Farmer & The Chef hope to raise $85,000 this year


he Farmer & The Chef, an annual fundraiser for March of Dimes, pairs local farmers with local chefs for a classic cook-off, boasting the culinary skill and output of some of northern Delaware’s best restaurants and farms. In this artisan-style tasting event, farmers provide their product to chefs, and chefs create tasting samples to event-goers, who will vote on their favorites. This seventh annual fundraiser once again will take place on the Riverfront at the Chase Center in Wilmington on Thursday, Sept. 18. The March of Dimes and The Delaware Department of Agriculture have teamed up to present it, with proceeds going directly to the nonprofit. The goal for 2014 is $85,000. “It is wonderful to know that we have access to these great local ingredients and the amazing things that can be done with them,” says Aleks Casper, state director of the March of Dimes. “And everyone who attends always says how much fun they had.” The event combines more than 30 farms, including Woodside Farms Creamery, Fifer Orchards, Bayberry Farms, and more than 30 chefs, like Paul Egnor of Pizza by Elizabeths, Wyatt Cresswell of Stewart’s Brewing Company, and Robbie Jester of 16 Mile Taphouse. Area band Fat Daddy Has Been will perform. Chef Eric Aber from Home Grown Café won last year’s event, teaming with Powers Farm and Filasky’s Produce. Since the fundraiser began in 2007, $490,000 has been generated for the March of Dimes, which aims to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The organization focuses on advancing research on maternal and health issues, and helping moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, while supporting families. For more information, visit www.thefarmerandthechef.com.

Featuring Crab Specials Every Thursday This Summer Including:

Garlic Crabs Crabs & Spaghetti Steamed Crabs PLUS Our Jumbo Crab Cake! MrsRobinos.com

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Come EnjoyOur Patio!

The Weather Is GettingWarmer!


Sat. Sept. 6th Tickets on Sale Now OdessaBrewFest.com

You can purchase food or handpick produce yourself at several area locations

Every Saturday:

Live Music on the Patio! 6th- Keli Vale 13th- Kevin McDermott 20th- Bob Stretch 27th- Mixx Unplugged

COME TRY OUR NEW MENU! 302.376.0600 109 Main Street, Odessa, DE 19730 Mon: 11:30am-9pm • Tues - Thurs: 11:30am-10pm Fri-Sat:11:30am-11pm • Sun: 10am-9pm


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or quick access to fresh, healthy produce, meats and dairy, look no further than area farms. Below are a few on-site farm markets, stands and CSA (community supported agriculture) opportunities at local farms. At some locations, you can roll up your sleeves and pick the produce yourself. Visit www.localharvest.org for more options. Happy picking, browsing, and feasting!


www.siw-vegetables.blogspot.com 610-388-7491 4317 S. Creek Rd. Chadds Ford, Pa. SIW grows vegetables, fruits and flowers on the family farm in the Brandywine River Valley. The farm stand, open through Halloween from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, is also a CSA.


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www.localharvest.org/thornbury-farm-csa-M27924 1256 Thornbury Rd. West Chester, Pa. The farm offers a CSA and farm stand/market Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free-range eggs, local milk and cheese are available. CSA members get a discount on extra produce and farming classes.


Highland Orchards

www.highlandorchards.net 1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd. West Chester, Pa. There’s always something going on at the farm at Highland Orchards, with more than 200 acres of crops. Customers can buy already-picked produce at the farm market, or they can opt to pick their own. Fresh produce from neighbor farms in Chester and Lancaster counties is also available. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and the PYO field is open until 5 p.m.

Whimsical Farms

www.localharvest.org/whimsical-farms-M15584 3315 Steele Rd. Newark The 15-acre, family-owned Whimsical Farms raises pastured pigs, sheep for wool and meat, free-range chickens (primarily for eggs), and cows and turkeys. The farm is currently taking orders for turkeys, whole chickens, and fruit-fed, pastured pigs.

New Fall Menu! Wine and Beer Dinners coming this Fall

Call for details and reservations 302-239-2314 www.backburner.com

Fifer Orchards

www.fiferorchards.com 1919 Allabands Mill Rd. Camden-Wyoming Along with a farm market, Fifer Orchards offers “U-pick” crops – just check in with a staff member for containers and instructions before proceeding to the fields or orchards.

Fair Weather Farm at Fair Hill

www.watkinsfarm.webs.com 5727 Telegraph Road Elkton, Md. Fair Weather Farm’s CSA fall harvest runs from Sept. 15 through Dec. 15, and includes greens, squash, root crops and discounts on pumpkins.

Meadowset Farm & Apiary

www.localharvest.org/meadowset-farm-apiary-M8042 210 North Creek Rd. Landenberg, Pa. The farm’s new store is open from 4-6 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to noon. Aged sheep cheese, honey, and fresh, grass-fed lamb are available.

New Fall Cooking Classes Tues, Sept. 23 Wed, Sept. 24 Mon, Sept. 29 Wed, Oct. 1 Tues, Oct. 7 Thurs, Oct. 16 Tues, Oct. 21 Wed, Oct. 22 Mon, Oct. 27 Mon, Nov. 3 Wed, Nov. 5 Wed, Nov. 12 Thurs, Nov. 13

Craft Beer “The Hundred-Foot Journey” Posh Poultry Flavors of Peru Sweet and Savory Crepes Mexican Fiesta for Kids Seafood Dinner Party Table for Two A Dickens Holiday Feast The World is Your Oyster Gluten-Free Dinner Party Asian Fusion Make a Gingerbread House

Call for more information or to sign up. 302-239-7066 www.thekitchensink.com

425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, DE 19707 SEPTEMBER 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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2014 Great Pumpkin

Debate & Hayride

Saturday Sept. 27th • 6-10 pm $30 per person Bellevue State Park Figure 8 Barn must be 21 to attend


The arrival of autumn each year brings crisp air, beautiful colors, & of course pumpkin beer! This year join us for our 4th Annual “Great Pumpkin Debate.” Enjoy a Hayride, Bonfire, & sample a collection of unique pumpkin beers, vote for your favorite, & help choose the winner of the 2014 Great Pumpkin Debate.


Space is limited - Reserve Your Spot Today! Peco’s Liquors - 522 Phila. Pike - Wilmington – 302-764-0377

emulvihill@pecosliquors.com • pecosliquors.com/greatpumpkindebate.html


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A Sweet Comeback A breakfast drink in colonial times, its popularity suffered devastating blows before exploding on the market over the past few years By Krista Connor


ider has a long and colorful history. In the United States, it predates beer as the drink of choice for 17th century colonists, and it maintained that prominence until the Industrial Revolution and later, Prohibition, reduced its popularity. But today cider* is enjoying a resurgence. Due partly to a craft beer movement that has opened new doors, U.S. production has tripled to more than 32 million gallons over the past three years, and sales are expected to climb an unbelievable 80 percent this year compared to 2013. Made from apple juice—and now pear and pomegranate, and many other fruit options and combinations—cider is fermented like beer or wine in tanks, then placed in bottles or kegs. Like beer, colors range from light to dark, with alcohol content similar to some beers, at about 5 percent ABV. “Cider is up there with the most popular stuff right now,” says Jeff Kreston of Kreston Wine & Spirits in Wilmington. “It’s one of the faster-moving products.”

The Water Alternative

Cider has had an international appeal for centuries, especially in England, Ireland, France and Spain. It was drunk before the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and can be traced back to the Roman Empire. The United Kingdom has always maintained the highest per capita consumption and currently accounts for 25 percent of the world’s production, boasting some of the largest cider-making companies in the world, such as H.P. Bulmer of London. When colonists came to America they brought cider with them, and drank a lot of it. It was considered a healthy alternative to water, which was often unclean and potentially lethal.

By 1767, cider consumption in Massachusetts was 35 gallons per capita. It was often drunk with breakfast, even though it contained at least 6 percent alcohol. (John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were said to down it by the tankard every morning.) It was by far America’s most popular drink, beating wine and beer, until the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th and mid-19th centuries. That’s when grain became more widely produced on farms in the Midwest. As the Industrial Revolution impacted farming and millions of new immigrants brought with them a craving for beer, that became the popular daily beverage. Then, during Prohibition (1920-33), cider was banned along with other alcoholic beverages, and fields of apple trees grown specifically for cider use were burned to the ground. These trees, whose fruit was more bitter and tannic than apples grown for eating, would take three to six years after Prohibition to produce apples again. Largely as a result, for the next few decades cider disappeared from the public’s radar.

Craft Beer’s New Frontier

Cider didn’t make a noticeable appearance again in the U.S. until the late 20th century, but over the past two to three years its popularity has escalated. Area experts believe that the jump in sales has a direct connection with the craft beer movement. “Cider really fits where craft beer was 10 years ago,” says Chris Tigani, president of World Class Wholesale in New Castle. “It has major potential. The craft beer revolution has helped many people be okay with experimenting with new products, and the country as a whole has a love affair with sweeter things. Customers have a little bit of a hop hangover.” ►

*Cider, also known as “hard cider” to many Americans, is not to be confused with apple cider, a non-alcoholic drink. SEPTEMBER 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Says Kreston, who started noticing costumer interest peak about two years ago when brands like Angry Orchard began to attract more consumers: “I think it’s part of the craft beer movement. The markets are similar—the original ciders weren’t exciting, and now as they get into it more and more, unique ciders and flavors are developing.” Another advantage: Cider is gluten-free, thus appealing to customers who might be looking for an alternative to beer. While cider sales are surging at liquor stores, bars and restaurants, a dichotomy exists within the industry between many concentrated, mass-produced ciders and craft ciders. Most popular brands like Woodchuck and Strongbow, which use concentrated apple juice and additives, originally controlled 90 percent of the cider business. Macro brewers like Stella Artois are on the cider wagon with their own light-bodied cider, and big-time Boston Beer Company, Inc. created Angry Orchard Hard Cider. But market shares for mainstream players are down from more than 80 percent to 30 percent, says Tigani, because craft ciders are on the rise. Ciders like McKenzie’s, Doc’s Draft Hard Ciders and even Crispin Hard Cider are made using traditional methods with all-natural, hand pressed apples. The quality that people have come to expect from craft is now “coming to pass” in the cider category, Tigani says. “You’re seeing a lot more people using cider from hand-pressed apples and making an all-natural product.” CIDER: A SWEET COMBACK continued from previous page

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McKenzie’s Seasonal Reserve: As with all of McKenzie’s products, this variety is crafted from apples sourced close to the New York brewery, in an area known as the “Apple Belt.” And with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other subtle spicy flavors swirling around in each bottle, it’s like distilled apple pie. A perfect beverage for fall and the end-of-theyear holidays.




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The Muse from Angry Orchard: Experts might argue whether this is actually a true hard cider or a sparkling wine, but the wiser among them will simply sit back, sip and enjoy. Sweet flavors of apples mixed with seasonal spices and notes of oak, all lifted with champagne bubbles – what’s not to like?

Samuel Smith's Organic Cider: A Certified Organic cider, coming in at 5 percent ABV, it’s extremely light, crisp and dry.


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Best pumpkin ale to be decided at Bellevue event


he fourth annual Great Pumpkin Debate is back, on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. in Bellevue State Park’s Figure 8 Barn. Hosted by Peco’s Liquors, the adultsonly night will include a hayride through the park, a late night bonfire, and of course the great debate. There will be numerous pumpkin ales to vote on, but only one can win. Live music and barbecue, provided by Big Rick’s BBQ, will be part of the festivities. “The event is a lot of fun,” says Ed Mulvihill of Peco’s. “It’s a throw-back to being a kid, going on a hayride in the fall, enjoying the season, only it’s a grownup version with pumpkin beer.” Tickets, which include the hayride and samples of the beers, are $30. Proceeds will go toward the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. “Let’s be honest, you can’t have great Delaware craft beer without clean water,” says Mulvihill. For more information, visit pecosliquors.com. —Alex del Tufo


State Line Liquors Family owned & operated Since 1937


Special Events and Tastings Visit us on the web for details

Gourmet Food & Cheeses

RANKED #7 Best Beer Retailer 2008 ratebeer.com

Offering the areas largest variety of seasonal beers.

1610 ELKTON RD, Route 279 . ELKTON, MD OUTSIDE MD. (800) 446-WINE, IN MARYLAND (410) 398-3838

Open 7 days a week


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#WinWilm for your chance to win!


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• Erica Loustau’s ExodM • thru Jun 15

• Kirk Kirkpatrick’s O8


• Magnum Opus: The•3 • Wilmington Trap Sta DCCA: A 35-Year History Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 200 S. Madison Street • 302.656.6466


Wilmington After Work: 5pm Enjoy $4.95 happy hour specials

Art is After Dark: Artful Yoga 6-10pm

ShopRite Rooftop

Various Locations #inWilm

501 S. Walnut Street • 302.225.6900


Delaware Art Museum

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200 S. Madison Stre

Under the Stars Rooftop Movie Series: 8pm


• Linda Harris Reynol


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SUN Nov 2nd

Mezzanine Galle

2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.571.9590

SAT 13th

101 Stone Block Row

The Station Gal

• New Work by Lynne Brandywine Festival of the Arts: 10am

Willie Nelson & Family: 8pm

Fiddler on the Roof

The Grand

The Candlelight Theatre

Brandywine Park • North Park Drive

818 N. Market Street • 800.37.GRAND

2208 Millers Road • 302.475.2313

3922 Kennett Pike •

Angela Sheik’s Home Before Dark CD Release: 8pm World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400



Fashion Meets


SUN & 14th



SUN Oct 5th





Museum & Library •

Costumes of Do

Winterthur • 5105 Ke

DCM Speedway

Hagley Car Show: 10am-4pm

Love Letters

Strand of Oaks: 8pm

Pirates Ahoy: 11am & 2pm

Hagley Museum & Library

Delaware Theatre Company

Arden Gild Hall

Delaware Children’s Museum

200 Hagley Rd. • 302.658.2400

200 Water Street • 302.594.1100

2126 The Highway • 302.475.3126

550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

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Delaware Symphony: Heroes & Heroines 7:30pm

Fall Foliage Canoe Trip: 9:30am

Kalmar Nyckel Sails

The Grand

Brandywine Creek State Park

Dravo Plaza

41 Adams Dam Rd. • 302.577.3534

Justison Street • 302.429.7447

818 N. Market Street • 800.37.GRAND

Bellevue State Pa Concerts Sundays

Carter Hulsey, H Rich Little: Laugh a LittleSocial Club 7:30p 8pm DuPont Theatre

500 N. Market St. •

11th & Market Streets • 302.656.4401

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ART IS IN: Exhibits Opening & Closing this Month #inWilm

ART IS IN: Exhibits Opening & Closing this Month #inWilm Delaware Art Museum

• Portable Fire: A History of Match Safes Sept 13 - Mar 15 • Performance Now thru Sept 21 • Retro·active: Performance Art from 1964–1987 thru Sept 21

2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590 ª

Hermans Hermits starring Peter Noone 8pm DuPont Theatre • 11th & Market Streets • 302.656.4401

Rockwood Museum & Park Farmers Market

Saturday, June 7

Fridays 3-7pm • 4651 Washington Street Ext. • 302.761.4340

Art on the Town 5-9pm


Sunday, September 14th

Solar Camera 10am &

Gallery Chat: Portable Fire: A History of Match Safes 1pm • Delaware Art Museum

Various Locations #inWilm • 302.576.2100

2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Children’s Museum • 550 J

National Trails Day: Brandywine CreekTuesday, River September 16 DCM’s Open Studio: Imagination Station Delaware Irish Fest:9:30am The Young Dubliners, Clean-Up • 41 Adams Dam Rd. • 302.655.5740 Barleyjuice & Brother 35th Anniversary Show 5-8pm • The Station


Gallery • 3922 Kennett Pike • 302.654.8638

Somerville Manning Gallery

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts


Grace on Concord Farmers Market

Fridays 3-7pm • 4900 Concord Pike • 302.478.9533

• Timothy Barr’s New Paintings Sept 12 - Oct 4

101 Stone Block Row • 302.652.0271

Erica Loustau’s Exodus: Canaries Fleeing the Coal Mine The Station Gallery • 35th Anniversary Show Sept 5 - 27 thru Jun 15 3922 Kennett Pike • 302.654.8638ª

September 1 25 Kirk Kirkpatrick’s One GoodMonday, Turn, LLC Jun 5 - Jul st

Costumes of Downton Abbey thru Jan 4

Magnum Opus: The Winterthur • 5105 Kennett Pikeª• 800.448.3883 Alchemical Process in Art thru Jun 8 Bugs: Outside the Box • Delaware Museum of Natural History • 4840 Kennett Pike • 302.658.9111 Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition thru Jun 15 Member Monday: Chemical Reactions • Delaware Children’s Museum • 550 Justison St. • 302.654.2340

00 S. Madison Street • 302.656.6466 ª

Big Hands, Little Hands thru Sept 7 • Delaware

Children’s Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

DCM Gym Mezzanine Gallery

& Sept 2, 10am & 1pm • Delaware Children’s Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Family Night • Stratosphere Trampoline Park Linda Harris Reynolds’ Fazes June 6 - Jun 27 Children’s Museum • 510 Justison Street • 302.397.8142

Tuesday, September 2 01 Stone Block Row • 302.652.0271 ª

thru Sept 21 • 550 Justison St. • 302.654.2340

7pm • World Cafe Live at The Queenª• 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

$2 Night 5pm • Delawa Aviation Adventures: Crazy Kites 10am & 3pm Wednesday, September 17 Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Telescope Nights on the Farm 7:30pm


Woodside Farm Creamery 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.239.9847

550 Justison Street • 302.6 thru Jun 8 • DCM • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340 $2 Night 5pm • Delaware Children’s Museum Saturday, September 6th

550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Tours & Tastings

The Von Trapps 9pm • World Cafe Live at The

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Sunday, June 8th Bellefonte Farmers Market

Saturdays 12-4pm • 4210 Kennett Pike • 302.658.1826

Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

St. Anthony’s Italian Festival Big Bad Voodoo Daddy thru June 15th • 901 N. DuPont St. • 302.421.2790 Sunday, September 7

The Farmer & The Chef 5:30pm • Chase Center of

Live at the Fillmore: The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers 9pm • World Cafe

the Riverfront • 815 Justison Street • 302.425.3929

Live at The Queenª• 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400


Flight Club The Station Gallery

Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm Chelsea Tavern • 821 N. Market St. • 302.482.3333

Wednesday, 3 6-28 New Work by Lynne Lockhart & Kirk September McBride Jun rd

Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market

922 Kennett Pike • 302.654.8638ª

Wednesdays 12pm-2pm • Rodney Square 11th & N. Market Streets • 302.425.4200

Off the Record w/ Kevin and Joe Jonas 7pm Rockford Tower Openings

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Tours & Tastings

Sunday, June 1st

Sundays 1-4pm

2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590 The Grand • 818 N. Market St. • 800.37.GRAND

2000Lookout Drive • 302.658.7807

Justison Street • 302.425.4890

Joy benefitting Crozr Hospitals Burn Fashion Meets Choose Science thru Jul 28 • Hagley Unit 6pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Museum & Library • 200 Hagley Rd.ª• 302.658.2400

4W5 Blues Jam 7-11pm • World Cafe Live at The Queenª• 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

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DCM SpeedwayDelaware thru Jun 29 • Delaware Children’s Humane Association’s INaugural 10th & Van Buren Streets • 302.658.4171 x 18

Rubber Duck Race 5:30pm • Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340 Park • 80 Rosa Parks Drive • 302.571.8171 x 301

Peace, Love & Poetry 8pm • World Cafe Live at

Million Dollar QuartetFriday, 2pm September 5

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DuPont Theatre • 11th & Market Streets • 302.656.4401 12th & Brandywine Urban Farm Market Fridays 8-11am • 12th & Brandywine Streets

Family Hop-py Hour Bellevue State Park Sunday Summer of Stories Concerts SundaysGlory 6:30pm •ª800 Carr Rd. • 302.761.6965

Fridays 10am-3pm • Stratosphere Trampoline Park • 510 Justison Street • 302.397.8142 Fridays 10:30am • Delaware Art Museum • 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Art is Tasty - Paul Bocuse’s World, Red

Grooms Carter Hulsey, Heavy Lights & Widow Maker Lunchtime Live w/ Stephen Finn Social Club 7:30pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen 12pm • Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590


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

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Carousel Park Farmers Market

Fridays 2-6pm • 3700 Limestone Rd. • 302.995.7670

Tuesday, June 3


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Willingtown Square • 500 B

Clay Date 7pm • Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Peace, Love & Poetry Jesse Cook 8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen Saturday, September 20 at The Queen • 500 N. Mar

Kids Runway for Research 2pm • Chase Center


of the Riverfront • 815 Justison Street • 302.425.3929

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400 Tuesday, September 9

Day for Kids 12-5pm • Tubman-Garrett Riverfront


Park • 80 Rosa Parks Drive • 302.658.1870

DCM’s Open Studio: Fossil Fun

Christine Havrilla and Gypsy Fuzz 8pm • World

Tuesday, June 10th

thru Sept 14ª• 550 Justison St. • 302.654.2340

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

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band 8pm

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8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400 TheDCH •ª1810 North Dupont Street • 302.658.6262

5:30pm • TheDCH • 1810 North Dupont St. • 302.658.6262

Cindy Foundation Ovarian Cancer Research Run 5pm• Dravo Plaza

World Cafe Live prese

Distinguished Lecturers Series: Yoko Ono and Japanese Performance Artists with Dr. Midori Yoshimoto 6pm • Delaware Art Museum

The Grand • 818 N. Market St. • 800.37.GRAND

every Wed 5-7pm • 4210 Kennett Pike • 302.658.1826


Friday, September 19th

4th Annual Faithful Friends 5k 9am Bellevue State Park • 800 Carr Road • 302.427.8514 x 102

2126 The Highway • 302.475.3126

Delaware Avenue Farmers Market Tuesdays 4pm7:30pm • 1727 Delaware Avenue • 302.562.5132

Live at The Queen • 500 N

Thursday, September 18th

Saturdays 9am-1pm 912 Brandywine Blvd. • 302.494.7279

Contra Dance 2-5pm • Arden Gild Hallª



Rusted Root & Flux Capacitor 8pm • World Cafe

Thursday, September 11th

Tuesday, September 23rd

Saturda DCM’s Open Studio: Weaving Fun DCM’s Open Studio: Artsy Adventures Wilmington City Gardens Tour Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk 10am-3pm thru JunContest 15ª• 550 Justison St. • 302.654.2340 Annual Youth Fishin The Blasters with Gas House Gorillas Sam Bush, Cahalen Morrison &Bellevue State Park • 800 C Eli West Solar Power 11am & 2pm thru Jun 15 • Delaware An Evening with Terry Bozzio North American TourChildren’s Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340 2014 Thursday, September 25 Intro to Backyard Co Emmylou Harris 4th Women’s Race for Pink Ribbon 5k Run Walk 5pm • Dravo Plaza • Justison Street • 302.425.4890

thru Sept 28 • 550 Justison St. • 302.654.2340

10am3pm • TheDCH • 1810 North Dupont Street • 302.658.6262

6pm • Delaware Art Museum • 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590


Arden Gild Hallª• 2126 The Highway • 302.475.3126

8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queenª 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400


8pm The Grand • 818 N. Market St. • 800.37.GRAND

Brandywine Creek State Pa “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice The Howlin’ Brothers w/ Jason Webb 41 Adams Dam Rd. • 302.57 Cream!” Story Time Tuesdays 1pm • Woodside Farm Happy Hour with Chris and Tommy’s Friday, September 26 Goodtime Folk Rock Show Creamery • 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.239.9847 Charlie Hunter w/ Scott Amendola Wilmington City Gard Friday, September 12th

Jesus Christ Superstar thru Sept 27 • Wilmington


Drama League • 10 W. Lea Blvd. • 302.764.1172

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5pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

8pm Arden Gild Hallª• 2126 The Highway • 302.475.3126

Reading Between the Lines of Time and Space: Remediation and the Illustrated Periodical

Wednesday, June 11th

5:45pm • Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

3pm • TheDCH • 1810 Nort

Saturday, September 27th

Classical Cafe w/ Dr. Holly Roadfeldt 10:30am

Summer Solstice Labr

Music School of Delaware • 4101 Washington St. • 302.762.1132

Upright Citizens Brigade Tour Co. 8pm • World

Annual Harvest Hop Fest 7th Annual Wilmington Falcon2ndWatch Art Museum 2301 Kentmere

Cafe Live at The Queenª• 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

1pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Saturday, September 13th

Jam It! Bluegrass & Old Time Acoustic 4pm-7pm • City Center Parking Garage - Rooftop Deck Try Science: Be a Chemist 11am & 1pm thru Sessions 3pm • Music School of Delaware Sept 14 • DCM • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340 11th & Tatnall Streets • 302.576.2100 4101 Washington Street • 302.762.1132 Bonerama w/ Quincy

I’m Tired of Playing Church 2pm • live @ the

Sunday, September 28th

baby grand • 818 N. Market St. • 800.37.GRAND

Sunday Studio Series The Unsung Hearos Open Stage 7pm • World

Reason Why 8pm • Wor

12:30pm • Delaware Art Museum • 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

PB & Jams: Dave Fry 11:30am • World Cafe Live at

500 N. Market St. • 302.99 Ricky Nelson Remembered w/ Matthew & Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400 Melomanie 21st Anniversary Concert & CD Gunnar Nelson 8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Release Party 7pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Thursday, June 12


Blue Rocks vs. Carolina Mudcats 7:05pm thru

Jun 15 • Frawley Stadium • 801 Shipyard Dr. • 302.777.5772


Bellevue Hall Tour 1p

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1. Amtrak Station 2. Opera Delaware Studios/City Theater Co. 3. Wilmington Youth Rowing Assn., WYRA.ORG 4. Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park 5. Residences at Christina Landing 6. Harry’s Seafood Grill / Riverfront Market, HARRYS-SAVOY.COM 7. Delaware Theatre Co., DELAWARETHEATRE.ORG 8. FireStone Roasting House, FIRESTONERIVERFRONT.COM 9. Cosi at the Barclays Crescent Building, GETCOSI.COM 10. Hare Pavilion/Riverwalk 11. AAA Mid-Atlantic Travel Center, AAAMIDATLANTIC.COM 12. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, THEDCCA.ORG

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13. Justison Landing, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, CURRIEDAYSPA.COM Veritas Wine & Spirits, VERITASWINESHOP.COM 14. Kooma, KOOMASUSHI.COM 15. Delaware Children’s Museum, DELAWARECHILDRENSMUSEUM.ORG 16. Joe’s Crab Shack, JOESCRABSHACK.COM 17. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, IRONHILLBREWERY.COM 18. Public Docks 19. Big Fish Grill, BIGFISHRIVERFRONT.COM 20. Frawley Stadium, BLUEROCKS.COM Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame

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KALMAR NYCKEL PIRATE SAIL September 21,11am-12:30pm LOVE LETTERS September 17- October 5 Delaware Theatre Company

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB DAY FOR KIDS September 19, 12pm-5pm Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park

KALMAR NYCKEL CHRISTINA RIVER SAIL September 20 & 21, 2pm-3:30pm Dravo Dock


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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 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

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27 DART Park-n-Ride Lot 28. Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX, PENNCINEMARIVERFRONT.COM 29: CrossFit Riverfront, CFRIVERFRONT.COM 30: The Residences at Harlan Flats, HARLANFLATS.THERESIDENCES.NET 31: Stratosphere Trampoline Park, WILMINGTONTRAMPOLINEPARK.COM 32: The Westin Wilmington, WESTINWILMINGTON.COM

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RIVERFRONT EVENTS WILMINGTON BLUE ROCKS* September 1 1:05pm Vs. Salem Red Sox Frawley Stadium BlueRocks.com

DCM $2 NIGHT* September 17, 5pm-7pm Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per visitor! Delaware Children’s Museum DelawareChildrensMuseum.org

6TH ANNUAL CINDY FOUNDATION OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH RUN* September 3 Registration opens at 5:30pm Race starts at 6:30pm Dravo Plaza Races2Run.com

LOVE LETTERS * September 17- October 5 Written by A.R. Gurney, Directed by Bud Martin The Pulitzer Prize-winning two character play explores the bittersweet relationship between Andrew Makepeace Lad III and Melissa Gardner. Over the span of fifty years, the two sympathize (and amiably bicker) throughout marriages, children, divorces, love affairs, and careers that take them down different paths. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, and frequently funny reflection that makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant and gave to each other over the years. Delaware Theatre Company DelawareTheatre.org

DELAWARE HUMANE ASSOCIATION’S INAUGURAL RUBBER DUCK RACE* September 4, 5:30pm-6:15pm This year, DHA will conduct its first “Rubber Duck Race” fundraiser. The idea is simple—”adopt” a rubber duck and join us in Wilmington’s Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park to watch 5,000 individually numbered ducks race down the Christina River! Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park DuckRace.com/DHA 2014 WILMINGTON HEART WALK* September 7 Activities for the entire family start at 8:00 am followed by the Walk at 9:00 am. Dravo Plaza HeartWalk.Kintera.org/Wilmingtonde 4TH WOMEN’S RACE FOR PINK RIBBON 5K RUN WALK* September 11 This is a women’s only event and benefits the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Registration begins at 5pm Race starts at 6:30pm Dravo Plaza Races2Run.com 2ND ANNUAL CAMPAIGN FOR KIDS- “IT’S OBVIOUS” 5K RUN/WALK & HEALTH FAIR* September 14 Health Fair, Free T-Shirts, Awards, Games, “The Oat Bowl” and more! Registration opens at 8am Race begins at 9am Dravo Plaza Races2Run.com 2014 ST. HEDWIG POLISH FESTIVAL* September 15-September 20, times vary. Great food and family fun! Midway rides and special family nights! PolishFestival.net

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB DAY FOR KIDS September 19, 12pm-5pm We are celebrating the annual Day for Kids. We are planning for a great day filled with games, rides, educational activities, music, and more to celebrate our youth! Thanks to our generous sponsors, Day for Kids is a FREE family day celebrating our youth and spending quality time together! Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park DelawareDayForKids.org 2014 DELAWARE CURESEARCH WALK* September 20 Registration begins at 9am Walk begins at 10am Dravo Plaza CureSearchWalk.org

KALMAR NYCKEL PIRATE SAIL* September 21, 11am-12:30pm Ahoy Mateys! Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers — come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace. Our crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well! The kids will enjoy a pirate story or help raise the Jolly Roger, and the adults will enjoy a history talk. Both kids and adults can try their hand at a scavenger hunt with a treasure at the end! See the ship’s cannons and imagine being at the helm of this magnificent vessel. Join our captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! Dravo Dock KalmarNyckel.org KALMAR NYCKEL CHRISTINA RIVER SAIL* September 20 & 21, 2pm-3:30pm Sail aboard the Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Up to 49 souls can experience this three or one and a half-hour sail aboard this 17th Century Dutch pinnace that brought the first permanent European settlers to the Delaware Valley. Her design, construction and operation are authentic, and her soaring rig, operational cannon and carvings are exciting for all to explore. No sailing skills are required, but while underway, you may participate in the operation of the vessel and help hoist and trim sails, as many hands make light work. Souvenirs, snacks, and beverages are available for purchase. Dravo Dock Kalmar Nyckel.org 7TH ANNUAL MOVING FOR MELANOMA* September 21 Run begins at 9am Dravo Plaza DelawareMelanoma.org 2014 AIDS WALK DELAWARE PRESENTED BY WALGREENS* September 27 Registration begins at 9am Walk begins at 10am Dravo Plaza AidsWalkDelaware.org SAINT FRANCIS FOUNDATION 5K WALK/RUN* September 28 Registration begins at 7:30am Race begins at 9am Saint Francis LIFE Center



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On the Town

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FIRST FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 5 - 9 p.m. artloopwilm.org ALSO IN THIS SECTION: This Month at Theatre N Economic Development News


Union Park Gardens Inspires Interest in Neighborhood Life & City History

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Downtown Loop

artloopwilm.org Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 200 S. Madison Street Wilmington, DE 302.656.6466 thedcca.org The Streets of Harlem, Documentary Film Screening, Q&A to Follow with Directors Dr. Yasser Arafat Payne and Scott Kasper Gaddy. Friday, September 5, 7 - 9 p.m. This film project explores the lived experiences of street-life oriented black men across generations in Harlem, NYC. Art Loop reception 5 – 9 p.m.

On the Town


Bloomsberry Flowers 207 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 302.654.4422 bloomsberryflowers.com

STEP 1: Select exhibitions that interest you. STEP 2: Map out your choices and select transportation. You may want to walk, drive or take the downtown DART Trolley. A limited number of seats are available on the Art Loop shuttle. Please reserve your seat by calling 302.576.2135 or email jbarton@wilmingtonde.gov.

Caribbean Dream by Kevin Melloy

STEP 3: Meet local and regional artists while enjoying the newest exhibitions to open in Wilmington and the surrounding areas.



Caribbean Dream, Kevin Melloy. A collection of the most recent small acrylic paintings done in fauvism style that feature landscapes with floral and water reflection themes. Whimsical furniture-art and mirrors will also be included in this exhibit. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Sept 30.

Zaikka Indian Grill 209 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Zaikka.com

STEP 4: Enjoy one of Wilmington’s excellent restaraunt or nightlife locations. Please visit the food and drink

Before Summers End, Stephanie Geffert. A new mermaid series entirely crafted this summer includes several light-hearted and alluring mermaid works diving into the mediums of acrylic, mixed media and crayon. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. through Sept. 30.

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STEP 5: Repeat the first Friday of every month!

Allison by Stephanie Geffert


2nd and LOMA Leasing 211 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 2ndandloma.com

WHERE DOES THE ART LOOP START? The Art Loop is a self-guided, go-at-your-own pace tour that can start at any of the locations listed in this guide. There is no designated route for the Art Loop.

HOW DO I APPLY TO EXHIBIT ON THE ART LOOP? Participating galleries book and curate the exhi-

bitions and should be contacted directly at the contact information provided in this guide.

HOW DO I TAKE THE ART LOOP SHUTTLE? Reserve one of the limited number of seats by calling 302.576.2135 or email jbarton@Wilmingtonde.gov. The bus will pick-up and drop-off at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.


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Ospreys Observe Strange Creatures by Stephanie Przybylek

Nature’s Colorful Canvas, Stephanie Przybylek. A mix of acrylics, watercolors, photography, driftwood, and found objects are a colorful, carefully observed take on fish, fowl and animals. Inspired by coastal flora and fauna, Przybylek’s art sparks creativity and encourages appreciation of our natural world. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Sept 26.

Studio on Market 219 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 302.229.7108 herbertstudios.com Studio on Market presents fine art photographer Harold Ross. The light in Ross’s images is beyond the eye’s normal scope of vision because they involve building up light over time through light painting. Art Loop reception 4 – 9 p.m. On view by appointment through Sept 30. A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO OUT & ABOUT MAGAZINE

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Downtown Loop Chris White Gallery At Shipley Lofts 701 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 302.312.5493 chriswhitecdc.org

LOMA Coffee 239 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE lomacoffee.com Art created at Youth for Christ. Beginners who paint for fun and learn to develop a style that becomes advanced enough to create art that borders on professional. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 6 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. through Sept 30.

SET TRIP is an arts & music collective based in North Wilmington that focuses on bringing together like-minded individuals working in all kinds of mediums in order to have fun and produce next level content. Featured artists: Mike Hinson and Tyler Jones, featured writer: Tony Lewis. Art Loop reception 6 – 9 p.m. On view by appointment through Sept 26.

Summer Youth Program 312 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 302.576.2137 The Life Map Experience, City of Wilmington Department of Parks & Recreation, Summer Youth Program. Summer Youth participants created Life Maps under the direction of the United Way as a pilot enrichment and personal development program. Artists are City youth, aged 14-20. Art Loop reception 5 - 8 p.m. On view Sept 5 only.

Sports Connection/ Music Garden 407-411 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 267.241.8750 smashedlabel.com



Graffiti, various artists. Street Xpressions created a collage by local muralists including graffiti by Roman Shingin and the Spread Love mural by xManik. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Oct 5.

Delaware College of Art and Design 600 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 302.622.8867 x 106 dcad.edu

Candle and Seltzer by Ian Tornay



From the Studio, Eighteenth Annual Faculty Exhibition. The first major exhibition of the fall highlights the work of the studio art faculty at DCAD. All are invited to explore the current and personal work of the faculty artists. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat & Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Oct 29.

The Creative Vision Factory 617 N. Shipley Street Wilmington, DE 302.312.5493 thecreativevisionfactory.org Kamakaze Missle Defense System by William Slowik

New works by William Slowik... whimsical mindscapes that express inner chaotic worlds of color shapes and images. Art Loop reception 6 – 9 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Sept 26.


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Jerry’s Artarama 704 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 302.268.1238 wilmingtonde-jerrys.com

return to roots by jo worme

trees and boards, jo worme. As part of the first class of DCAD, jo is pleased to be back on the block to bring you her colorful, painterly works that feature her main muse. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Sept 28.

Spaceboy Clothing 711 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 302.415.1877 ahfmshop.com ART.UNFILTERED, HP Johnson. Spaceboy Clothing and HP Johnson team up again for a showcase of his abstract works titled: ART.UNFILTERED. The showing will also feature other local artist set to the music of Spaceboy’s house band. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 12 – 6 p.m. through Oct 1.

The Grand Opera House baby grand Gallery 818 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Thegrandwilmington.org/galleries ArtAddiction, The Latin American Community Center hosts ArtAddiction in the baby grand. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Sept 30.

The Grand Opera House Mainstage Gallery 818 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Thegrandwilmington.org/galleries A Sense of Place, Lucretia Ellen McGuffSilverman. Oils, pastels, watercolors or acrylic paintings that are full of light and color, inviting you to experience a sense of place; whether in landscapes or interiors. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Sept 30. SEPTEMBER 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM


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Downtown Loop

West End Loop

artloopwilm.org Mezzanine Gallery 820 N. French St. Wilmington, DE Artsdel.org

Wawaset Glow by Thomas Del Porte

Urban Bike Project/ New Wilmington Art Association 1500 N. Walnut Street Wilmington, DE Urbanbikeproject.com

Local Color, Thomas Del Porte. A selection of paintings by colorist Thomas Del Porte. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. through Sept 26.

In:TENSION is a multimedia installation and live performance of sound, silk, string, clay, print, and paper, a series of intersections and connections in an multi-layered arterial map exploring the dynamic relationship between individual and city, and the kinetic and potential forces that link the two together. Art Loop reception 6 – 9 p.m. On view Tue & Thur 6:30 – 9 p.m. through Sept 30.

Colourworks Photo/ Art Space 1902 Superfine Lane Wilmington, DE Colourworks.com

Redding Gallery 800 N. French St. Wilmington, DE Artloopwilm.org Cypress Still Lives, Andrew Bowden. Black and White digital photographs captured on one of Bowden’s travels. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Sept 30.

Juxtaposed, Christen McGuire & Meghan Collins. McGuire’s work is a collage-based, visual oral history into the geography of lives forever transformed by Hurricane Sandy; while Collins’s assemblages are a collagepoetry hybrid which explore the transient space between dreams and reality. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. through Oct 1.

Recommission of a Battleship, #5 by Hiro Sakaguchi

Howard Pyle Studio 1305 N. Franklin Street Wilmington, DE 610.644.5440 howardpylestudio.org

Gallery 919 919 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Carspeckenscott.com New Paintings by Don Almquist. Exhibition of new contemporary landscape paintings by Don Almquist. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Oct 31.

All-Member Group Show that features the many styles and mediums of members at the Studio. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view by appointment through Oct 1.

The Fabric of the Earth by Maria Keane

FIT 62 Rockford Road Wilmington, DE 302.429.0506

Wilmington Library 10 E. 10th Street Wilmington, DE 302.571.7407 wilmlib.org A selection of World War I posters from the Wilmington Library’s collection will be on display. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thu 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri & Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Sept 30.

Theatre N at Nemours 1007 N. Orange Street Wilmington, DE 302.576.2565 theatren.org ARTMEDS, Smashed Label. A collection of recent pieces displayed on the big-screen that includes brief stories and sketches that detail the ideas and methods behind the creative process. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Sept 5 only.

Ceret Trees by Carol Tippit Woolworth

Recent Works, Carol Tippit Woolworth. RECENT WORKS explores the notion of alienation through color and shape in large paintings and small studies at this new satellite location for Blue Streak Gallery. Art Loop reception 5 – 7 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Oct 30.

Blue Streak Gallery 1721 Delaware Avenue Wilmington, DE 302.429.0506 I Love Black and White, Ekkehard Schubert. Works on Paper, Gus Sermas. Two artists point of view on abstraction with a twist of reality. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Tue – Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Sept 30.

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North of Wilmington Loop COCA 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue Wilmington, DE 302.218.4411 Cocaart.com

Generation Fun, Jane and Jack Wilkinson. A grandmother and grandson showcase their artwork along with thirty other artists. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. On view by appointment through Oct 4.

Station Gallery 3922 Kennett Pike Greenville, DE 302.654.8638 stationgallery.net

28 Packard by Lois E.B. Johnson

New Castle Loop


L&L Studio Photography/ Rodney Pratt Framing Studio 204 A Delaware Street New Castle, DE 302.438.6545 rodneyprattframing.com

Pushing the Boundaries, Rick Hidalgo. Hidalgo extracts, deconstructs, reconstructs and repositions visual and sensory elements with encaustics, oils, acrylics, mixed media & metal sculpting as his palette. Art Loop reception 5 – 9 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 1 – 9 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Sept 30.

Blue Heron Gallery 204 B Delaware Street New Castle, DE 302.276.0845 blueherongalleryde.com

35th Anniversary Show & Celebration,
 An eclectic mix of artwork by 59 artists is showcased in our 35th Anniversary Show, including painters, sculptors, jewelers, ceramicists, one fused glass artist and a wood-turner. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. through Sept 27.

Creative Porcelain and Stoneware, Paula Camenzind. Outstanding creations that begin with Camenzind’s hand-thrown pottery, enhanced by elegant forms and sensual surfaces that are inspired by natural forms and colorings and require multiple firings to create incredible finishes. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Wed – Sun 12 – 4 p.m. through Sept 28.

Bellefonte Vintage 901 Brandywine Boulevard Bellefonte, DE 302.762.7878 bellefontevintage.com

Penn’s Place 206 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 302.322.6334 pennsplace.net

Time Travel, Lois E.B. Johnson. For years, photographer Lois Johnson has documented the changes of our times – for this exhibit, vintage and antique cars are captured through her lens. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. On view Tue – Sat 11 a.m. – 5p .m., Sun 12 – 4 p.m. through Sept 30.

Glass Menagerie, Richard Bockmann. With over 40 years of experience in glass making, Bockmann utilizes fused, cast and leaded glass and personally cuts, grinds and polishes each original work of art. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Thu 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri & Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 12 – 5 p.m. through Sept 30.

Bellefonte Arts 803 Brandywine Boulevard Bellefonte, DE 302.762.4278 bellefontearts.com

Cactus Wren Gallery 406 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 302.328.7595 cactuswrengallery.com

Discover the hidden connection in this collection of photography by Larry Hinson, paintings by Matt Baum, Bobeaux Jewelry Designs by Dorothy Bobo, and the sketches of Michael Hinson. Art Loop reception 6 – 9 p.m. On view Tue – Fri 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun 12 – 4 p.m. through Sept 30.

Wearable Art, Mary & Lorenzo Tafoya. KewaSanto Domingo artists Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya, create colorful inlaid jewelry in a painterly style, resulting in interesting pieces that are truly fun to wear. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Tue – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 1 – 5 p.m. through Nov 30.

The Delaware Center for Conscious Living 1813 Marsh Road Wilmington, DE 484.354.8303 deconsciousliving.com

Bethany Bullington and Nanci Tilley share paintings/photography on canvas and wood of animals and life. L 
 ASTAGO jewelry designs by Mark and Meg Maurer. B 
 eer Tasting from Brewmaster Craig Wensell, Bellefonte Brewery. FREE mini reading, massage and more. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view by appointment through Sept 30. A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO OUT & ABOUT MAGAZINE

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Theatre N at Nemours


PRICES: $8 | general admission $6 | seniors and children 302.576.2565 Monday - Friday

1007 N. Orange Street Wilmington, DE 19801

302.571.4075 Nights & Weekends theatren.org BOYHOOD

R | 164 Minutes | September 5-7 Fri 1 & 9 | Sat 1 & 7 | Sun 1 & 5 Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.


R | 95 Minutes | September 12-14 Fri 1 & 7 | Sat 5 | Sun 1 Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his awardwinning films with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).

NR | 120 Minutes | September 19-21 Fri 4 & 10 | Sat 2 & 8 | Sun 4 Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney’s latest incisive and illuminating feature film Finding Fela is a sweeping portrait of the artist as guerilla warrior. Set to the insistent groove of Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti’s revolutionary Afrobeat sound, the remarkable story of one man’s courageous stand against a corrupt and dictatorial government gives testament to the transformative power of music as a force for social and 
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R | 126 Minutes | September 26-28 Fri 1 & 7 | Sat 5 | Sun 1

The surviving members of humanity struggle to survive amidst a world covered in ice on a supertrain where the poor and the rich are constantly at odds in the English-language debut of filmmaker Bong Joon-ho.



Rich Hill, MO could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America’s heartland, but to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it’s home. As they ride their skateboards and go to football practice, they are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over.

This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.



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R | 91 Minutes | September 19-21 Fri 4 & 7 | Sat 5 | Sun 1 Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to experience all the things he regretted not doing when she was alive. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite the way he remembered her, and before long, Zach’s world takes a turn for the worse. 50 SEPTEMBER 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Small and Minority Business Enterprise Office recently William Smith of Will Smith’s Moving, a Graduating of theof honored 42nd Manager This summer has been busy forresidential the city of Wilmington’s Office Stephen Williams, Externalthe Affairs for Class the Office and commercial moving company, Smallis Business Success Series. The Series of Economic Development. The staff has worked on initiatives Economic Development, enthusiastic about the initiatives being received the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. is a rigorous 12-week business planning to improve the city’s economic landscape, while enhancing the driven by his office because of the collaboration and inclusion of the According to SBSS Trainer, Audrey Scott-Hynson course which gives entrepreneurs a solid wonderful attributes that make the city of Wilmington a great place to community. “Everything we’re doing involves the community. Each of A. Scott Enterprises, “During the 12-week business development foundation. William Smith (left) and live, work, and T. play. time we sit down course, Will embraced every opportunity to to discuss a particular project, we ask the question; Economic Development Director, grow his We are Harold coordinating Castle County and to develop a business. how canHe we was create opportunities to engage citizens and include B. Gray with Newprofessionalize The graduating class consisted of their 15 recently intocontain the business incubation Comprehensive Economic Development Plan.accepted The plan will input?” This community engagement strategy is evident particularly emerging business owners specializing in program and of threats) the Delaware Literacy a SWOT (strengths, weakness, opportunity analysis Financial in the development of the areas Comprehensive Economic Plan. “We’ve such as catering, home renovation, Center for Business and recommendations for the cityInstitute’s to consider implementing for Growth. takenHis thepursuit community retail feedback into the development of these plans men’s apparel, moving/relocation, him basis”, Wilmington’s economic outlook. of knowledge and excellence is positioning on a step by step said Williams. “We organized six coordinated event planning, holistic healing, and leadership Delaware’s moving andon cleaning/mold removal. Showcasing the “good things for happening” in and inaround the groups focused expediting industry.” For your moving needs, city has been a focus for the staff as well. Economic Development contact at williamtaftsmithiii@aol.com. The class met weekly at the Wilmington teamed up with the Mayor’s Office, theWill Greater Wilmington • Quality of Life/The Living Environment Housing Authority (WHA) headquarters. Convention and Visitors Bureau, Wilmington Renaissance Karen Nickle, of Albright Associates, Inc., an Regulatory • Development and Planning WHA Environment Executive Director, Fred Purnell, Corporation, Downtown Vision’s and others through a marketing insurance agency, won the Spring 2014 Business noted, “We were glad to lend our partnership to re-introduce “Wilmington After Work”. The • Workforce, Training and Development Plan Competition. She will receive $500 to cover conference and computer facilities to this experience occurs every Gray Wednesday fromof5pm to 7pm in thelicenses. 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A group of homes on the 600 block of South Bancroft Parkway.

Union Park Gardens Inspires Lifelong Interest in Neighborhood Life & City History


f you live in or around Wilmington’s West Side, chances are you know Adele Meehan. She can often be found at various civic and neighborhood meetings, orchestrating community cleanups, or hosting community events. Ms. Meehan is also known in a different circle, one that she wrapped herself up in almost by accident; architectural and neighborhood historians. When her job lead to a move from Philadelphia to Wilmington in 1996, she settled in Union Park Gardens. Her curiosity about the neighborhood snowballed into a long and fruitful foray into the world of historical research about Union Park Gardens, John Nolen and the city of Wilmington. Nolen, who lived from 1869 to 1937, was the architect and planner responsible for the design and construction of Union Park Gardens. In 2005, Adele and some of her neighbors obtained a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum to host New York architect Charles D. Warren for a discussion on John Nolen and Union Park Gardens. Mr. Warren wrote an extensive introduction to the 2005 reprint of John Nolen’s 1927 book, New Towns for Old: Achievements in Civic Improvement in Some American Small Towns and Neighborhoods1. In 2007, Adele worked with WILMAPCO to host a mobile workshop for attendees of the American Planning Association (APA)’s National Conference in Philadelphia. Attendees visited Wawaset Park and Union Park Gardens for a look at their unique architecture and layouts. Adele’s efforts were highlighted in the

Library of American Landscape History (LALH)’s 2007 VIEW Magazine, and VIEW’s Summer 2014 issue features Union Park Gardens as an example of the impact of John Nolen2.

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History of Union Park Gardens In 1917, Wilmington was one of the premier ship-building cities in the country. Three of the biggest shipbuilders of the time, The Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation’s Harlan plant (formerly Harlan & Hollingsworth), The American Car and Foundry Company’s Jackson & Sharp plant, and The Pusey & Jones Shipyard, operated along the Christina River at what is now Wilmington’s Riverfront. When more ships were needed during World War One, the United States Shipping Board’s Emergency Fleet Corporation commandeered these three companies to build the needed equipment. They quickly ramped up production and hired more workers. At that time, Wilmington attracted a residential population at a rate that far outpaced the production of housing. To address the housing shortage, something drastic needed to be done. Wilmington officials sought the guidance of John Nolen, who was already a renowned town planner and landscape architect, and who had been trained as a landscape architect by Frederick Law Olmstead (the man responsible for the design


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The Neighborhood Today Union Park Gardens today is a neighborhood with a character markedly different from the rest of Wilmington. The neighborhood is densely packed; there are 580 homes occupying 58 acres. The green parkway running through the middle of its curving and meandering streets is a calm and inviting place to stroll. Adele calls the garden-like setting, “A little gem within the city.” Most houses are modest in size, but are charming and inviting. Facades and yards are well-maintained and tidy, and look unified yet unique at the same time. The historic nature of the neighborhood remains. If not for the parked cars lining many of the streets, it would be hard to identify anything that has changed since 1918. The neighborhood is tightly-knit. Neighbors know one-another well and often house and pet-sit as well as watch out for each other’s well being. People who are out walking around the neighborhood tend to stop and greet passers-by. Why History Matters

Photo Adele Meehan

The neighborhood of Union Park Gardens is relatively new compared to many in Wilmington. The majority of the homes were built from late June 1918 until January 1919. The first European settlers arrived in Wilmington nearly four hundred years ago. Despite Wilmington’s rich and complex history, there is surprisingly little literature about the city. The few resources that do exist are high in quality, they are written with the kind of passion you would expect from Wilmingtonians, but they are few and far between.

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of New York’s Central Park). During his career, Nolen and his firm developed over 400 projects including 29 comprehensive plans and 27 entire towns. He is credited with inspiring the New Urbanism movement with a focus on mixed-use, walkable, pedestrian-friendly communities. Nolen’s book, New Towns for Old, contains key examples of his philosophy and practice. In the book, Nolen referred to Union Park Gardens as the “Garden Suburb.” Located on the outskirts of the city, Union Park Gardens was fed by trolley lines on Union Street and Front Street, now known as Lancaster Avenue. The neighborhood was designed to be no more than a ten-minute ride to the shipyards. The majority of smaller, clustered houses were closest to the trolley lines because those living in them were less likely to own cars.

A set of homes on the 600 block of South Bancroft Parkway, now and in a home diagram drawing from 1917. Drawing Courtesy of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library

Certainly, Adele’s work is the first comprehensive collection of historical records and information about Union Park Gardens, and may be one of the most comprehensive records of the history of any neighborhood in Wilmington. Some of Adele’s friends are trying to convince her to publish as a book of her findings. How Can You Learn About Your Neighborhood? Adele, not a historian by training, had to learn how to investigate her neighborhood’s past. She started with basic internet searches and visits to the library reference section. According to Adele, “Once an early search revealed that John Nolen was the architect of Union Park Gardens, it was down the rabbit hole.” She read more and more about John Nolen and the other neighborhoods and towns he designed. She started spending her after-work hours at the Wilmington Library to search in the Delaware collection and other reference material. “I would scour the daily and weekly newspapers from 1917 onward for any mention of John Nolen, Union Park Gardens, shipbuilding, housing issues, or really anything else that looked interesting.” She was such a regular at the library that they informally designated a microfilm reader as hers. She found even more relevant material at the Historical Society of Delaware, the Hagley Museum and Library, the Delaware State Archives, the Office of the Recorder of Deeds and many non-institutional sources. As neighbors learned about her efforts, some shared old newspaper clippings, photographs or letters they thought might be helpful. The John Nolen Papers in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) at the Cornell University Library were invaluable, as were the architectural records at the Philadelphia Athenaeum. Today, Adele has more than forty display boards packed with interesting information about the neighborhood’s history and life in 1918 and 1919. Adele’s method might not work for you. Your journey will probably look a little different. As you learn more, you’ll develop your own style of research and your own techniques. You might just want to be careful. What starts with a quick internet search could become much more. “Uncovering new material is both satisfying and fun.” she says, “You never know what you could find.”



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ver the last three years, Wilmington Renaissance Corporation (WRC) has been working with our partners (City of Wilmington, Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Quaker Hill Neighborhood Association and the Chris White Community Development Corporation) to develop a Creative District in the Downtown/Quaker Hill/West Center City neighborhood. This creative district will support downtown revitalization by leveraging the high concentration of arts organizations and millions of dollars of investment along Market Street to provide an enhanced sense of place in the area immediately adjacent to downtown. T h e v i s i o n i s a community of artist-owned properties with living spaces above galleries, studios and performance spaces. It will include beautification and artistic projects to engage the current residents and community members. Modeled after Paducah, KY’s renowned artist relocation program, Wilmington’s Creative District will have a major impact on the whole city. Building on vacant lots and land, the Creative District will create homeownership opportunities for artists. The Creative District will also complement artist initiatives described in neighborhood-based strategic plans, which call for artist housing, artist-related business development and arts-related programming. Lastly, the program will target artists to help provide ownership and entrepreneurial opportunities that might not otherwise exist for them. WRC engaged urban planning firm Interface Studio to work with a steering committee of volunteers to develop a vision plan for the creative district, which is bounded by 4th, 9th, Market and Washington streets. The artist live/work component will complement the live/work rental program for artists nearby at Shipley Lofts. The Creative District’s Steering Committee has brought in additional community partners to create an implementation plan focuses on the following areas: Organization, Community Engagement, Programming, Real Estate and Marketing.

WRC’S CREATIVE CHAT SERIES WRC has created a new bi-monthly series called Creative Chat, an informal, interactive series held six times a year at the Chris White Gallery to provide an introduction to the Creative District Vision Plan to artists, performers, makers, entrepreneurs and the general public. These events will help jump-start programming and keep the buzz about the Creative District going, while providing a networking opportunity for our creative community to interface. Each event starts with a networking opportunity followed by a presentation by an expert in the creative or maker field. Creative Chats are free and open to the public. July’s event with NextFab’s President, Evan Malone was a great success! Don’t miss September’s Creative Chat with special guest Jane Golden, Executive Director Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on Monday, September 29 at 5:30 pm at the Chris White Gallery. The Philadelphia Mural Arts (MAP) Program is an international model of excellence in this work. PMA’s founder and Executive Director Jane Golden will share the MAP story – 30 years of work that has resulted in 3,600 murals that have given neighborhood residents a voice to tell their individual and collective stories, a way to pass on culture and tradition, and a vehicle to develop and empower local leaders. Come hear Jane’s story and see how Wilmington’s Creative District can use this model as a catalyst for change in our community. Also featured will be Mike Hinson and Tony Lewis from the Set Trip Collective. Set Trip is an arts and music collective based in North Wilmington that focuses on bringing together like-minded individuals working in all kinds of mediums in order to have fun and produce next level content.


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Dan Sheridan offers a variety of pickled products.

In A Fine Pickle That’s where Dan Sheridan finds himself, as his Wilmington Pickling Company picks up business By Larry Nagengast Photos by Joe del Tufo


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nyone who knows his or her nursery rhymes has certainly heard of pickled peppers, but Dan Sheridan encourages you to try his pickled peaches too. While you’re at it, take a bite of the pickled asparagus. Sheridan, who cooks part-time at Bryan Sikora’s La Fia Bakery Market Bistro on Market Street, joined forces with two friends, Brian Crowley and Chris Huot, two years ago to create the Wilmington Pickling Company. “We were looking for something that we could start part-time, generate some income and have fun,” Sheridan says. The trio all had restaurant experience and had dabbled with pickle recipes on the job. Sheridan met Crowley when they worked at the old Bistro on the Brandywine, a restaurant in Chadds Ford, Pa. They met Huot when they began working at Cantwell’s Tavern in Odessa, where Huot was the manager. The three got the pickling business off to a good start, but Sheridan is now running it by himself. There was no falling out, he explains; Crowley and Huot just decided they wanted to focus on their fulltime jobs. So Sheridan is now pretty much a one-man show. He picks his produce (virtually all of it grown in Delaware), creates the brine, fills and seals the jars and handles the distribution to a select group of markets throughout the state. “Everything,” he says, “is hand-cut, hand-packed, and hand-sealed.” And when it comes to sales, Sheridan is pretty adept at putting those jars right in his customers’ hands. Through the fall, he will be easy to find on Wednesdays—offering samples under his tent at the Rodney Square Farmers Market. At his table, Sheridan offers five varieties, starting with his “flagship recipe”—garlic, dill and Thai chili pickles. “Delicious. Very fresh,” says a woman named Toni after a quick taste test that prompted her to hand Sheridan $8 for a jar to take home. For those who prefer a hotter taste, Wilmington Pickling has bread and butter jalapeños, a concoction whose serious heat is sweetened and softened by its bread and butter brine. Pickled peppers are, well, just that, but pickled peaches are most definitely in a league of their own. Wilmington Pickling uses peaches picked fresh at Fifer Orchards in Wyoming and soaked in a solution of cinnamon, vanilla bean and lavender grown at the Lavender Fields farm in Milton. Sheridan recommends mixing the pickled peaches with yogurt, as a topping on a bowl of ice cream or in a salad.


Sheridan sells his wares at the Wilmington Farmers Market every Wednesday in the fall.

The asparagus in Wilmington Pickling’s jars are also local— grown at Willey Farms in Townsend. The origin of the ingredients is definitely a key selling point —and the image of a blue hen on the label makes the Delaware connection clear. “I like that it’s local, that I know where it’s coming from,” Wilmington resident Mike McDermott said as he purchased a jar from Sheridan at the Rodney Square market. Using practically home-grown produce also resonates with Paul Smith, who lives on West Ninth Street near Little Italy. Sheridan expects to open a small take-out business there, to be called Locale BBQ Post, by the end of the year. The new eatery, as its name suggests, will emphasize barbecue, but will also give Sheridan a high-traffic area for marketing the Wilmington Pickling line. “Barbecue and pickles are a natural,” he says. He will also be able to make his pickles on site and have more room to build an inventory. Currently, he rents space by the day in a commercial kitchen in a New Castle industrial park whenever he has a batch of pickles to make. Pickling, the process of preserving food in a seasoned brine or vinegar blend, has been used for generations, but the presence of homemade pickled products on restaurant menus is relatively new. In the kitchen, Sheridan uses 8-gallon pots to boil the pickle brine, made from a recipe that includes apple cider and distilled white vinegars as well as sugar salt. He adds different ingredients according to what is being pickled. The vinegars act as a preservative, the salt draws juices from the cucumber, and the added spices give each item its distinct flavor. While the brine boils, Sheridan slices the cucumbers—or peaches, or peppers, or whatever will be used in the day’s batch. He takes care to keep the size of the pieces uniform to ensure consistent quality. ►

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After the raw vegetables or peaches are packed tightly into the jars, the hot brine is poured into the jars. After the cap is screwed on, the jars are processed in another pot of boiling water, creating the pressure that seals the lid tight. The jars don’t have to be refrigerated until after they’re opened, and they have a shelf life of six to seven months, he says. Sheridan wants his customers to know that his pickled produce receives personal attention. “Chances are I cut the spears, packed the jars and tasted the batch,” he says. “There’s an extra bit of care that goes into it.” Sheridan, who grew up near Rockford Park in Wilmington, graduated from McKean High School in 2000, then took classes for a while at the University of Delaware and Widener University before deciding on a career as a cook. He literally traveled halfway around the world to get his education, enrolling at Le Cordon Bleu Australia in Sydney. After graduation, he returned to Wilmington and worked in the kitchen at the Hotel DuPont before moving on to Bistro on the Brandywine and Cantwell’s. Since Sheridan is cooking at La Fia now, Sikora has placed jars of Wilmington Pickling products on the shelves of his market. That has led to some interesting experiences for Sheridan, when customers ask about the pickles and learn that the guy who made them is working in the kitchen. Fifer Orchards, the source of the pickled peaches, also sells Wilmington Pickling products, as do Janssen’s Market and ProKitchen Gear in Greenville, Henretty’s Market in Hockessin and the Delaware Local Food Exchange in Elsmere. Sheridan is gradually building his distribution network. For additional sales locations, check listings at www.wilmingtonpickles.com Sheridan says he is also hearing from area farms, which have picked up on the buzz and are interested in having him pickle some of their produce. One intriguing possibility: pickled watermelon. “I made it once at a restaurant. It didn’t turn out too bad,” he says. “Once we mess around with the recipe, we’ll be able to nail it.”





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Jamie Blackley as Adam and Chloë Grace Moretz as Mia Hall in If I Stay, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Doane Gregory

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hloe Grace Moretz came to the movie-going public’s startled attention as the foul-mouthed, butt-kicking adolescent Hit Girl in Kick Ass. Her role as creative, sensitive Mia in the new If I Stay could hardly be further from that earlier performance, but the two disparate films share one asset: the remarkable appeal of the winsome Ms. Moretz. Her winning portrayal of a young girl struggling through a life and death scenario (quite literally) rescues this touching-ifpredictable teen melodrama. ►


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Moretz plays a cello prodigy who is involved in a serious car accident.

Moretz plays Mia, a thoughtful, introverted cello prodigy, who navigates the perils of her first romance. She and her beau, Adam ( Jamie Blackley) meet through a mutual love of music, though she is a little bit Beethoven and he’s a little bit rock and roll. Their relationship is tested by different musical career goals that start taking them in opposite directions. The situation becomes even more poignant (or perhaps overwrought, depending on your point of view) when Mia and her family are involved in a serious automobile accident. In an out-of-body experience, Mia watches her actual self stuck in a coma. She must decide whether to stay and live a life radically altered from her prior expectations. If I Stay suffers from an overly earnest world view and a screenplay full of endearing yet familiar tropes. Her parents are a little too terrifically unconventional, the musical gulf separating the two young lovers is clichéd, and the family and friends’ tense moments in the hospital waiting rooms too reminiscent of a solid episode of ER. But the film survives on the connection Moretz creates with the viewer, a skill she demonstrated more coarsely in Kick Ass, more gothically in Let Me In, and more whimsically in Hugo. Here, as in many of her other earlier roles, she comes across as grounded and accessible, similar to Jennifer Lawrence but without Lawrence’s edginess. As Adam, Blackley holds his own with Moretz, but director R.J. Cutler knows the story (and the film) depend on Moretz. He keeps the camera focused on her. If I Stay is not a film for everyone. One can only assume its demographic will skew heavily to teen girls in sympathy with the protagonist’s rites of passage. For them, the story and the star will transcend the limits of the screenplay to deliver the wished-for sequence of sweetly sorrowful pangs that yield smiles of triumph.


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Films that focus on the men and women behind the knives By Paula Goulden and Mark Fields

We live in a foodie culture, and our fascination with good food has focused ever more attention on the women and men that prepare that food. Chefs are celebrities with their own TV shows, product lines, and social media followers. The movies have shared this fascination with the culinary arts and artists. Try this seven-course meal of motion pictures set among the kitchen crowd. The Hundred-Foot Journey

(2014, still in theaters)

An Indian family opens a restaurant in the south of France at the most difficult location possible: directly across the road from a Michelin-starred restaurant owned by the formidable Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). The resulting clash of two classic cooking traditions resounds throughout the small village. But as each family ventures across the road (the hundredfoot journey of the title), the horizons of each widen and Madame becomes able to recognize the extraordinary culinary talent of Hassan (Manish Dayal), the son of her rival proprietor.


(2014, DVD to be released Sept. 30)

This unexpected summer hit (reviewed in full in June O&A) charmed moviegoers with its close-up food shots alternating with commentary on modern restaurant trends and social media. Jon Favreau stars as a celebrity chef whose career collapses after a spat with a food critic; he slowly rebuilds his reputation and his family life by rediscovering his love for food via a cross-country journey on a food truck.

Julie and Julia


The Julia of the title is Julia Child (Meryl Streep), the master chef who introduced French cuisine to America in the 1960s. Her joy in cooking and life are a delight. Not so much Julie (Amy Adams), a contemporary Julia Child wanna-be whose dissatisfaction with her dead-end job and her life are just irritating. But Julia’s enthusiasm trumps Julie’s dumps to rescue this movie.



This Oscar-winner for Best Animated Feature tells a sweet story of a rat who loves to cook and a woefully inexperienced under-chef who meet accidentally in the kitchen of a famous restaurant. The unlikely duo achieves great success by working together to overcome the prejudices of the French cooking establishment.

What’s Cooking


This minor indie film from Gurinda Chadha, the director of the later Bend it Like Beckham, possesses that same hard-won awareness of minority cultures fighting for their place in a dominant society. Set in an ethnically diverse neighborhood of Los Angles, the movie follows four families’ relationships as they gather for Thanksgiving. Although the foods and accents may vary, all four groups must deal with the same issues of interpersonal conflict and familial misunderstanding.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover


A stellar cast—led by Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon and Tim Roth—evoke this uncompromising, even difficult story of a mob boss restaurateur and his bored, disenchanted wife. Director Peter Greenaway brings his cryptic, stylized approach to this vicious tale, set largely inside the gangster’s restaurant. If you are squeamish, leave before the chef serves the final dish. Hint: it’s an alternative protein.

Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?


George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, and Robert Morley star in this offbeat comedy mystery set among the culinary luminaries of the continent. The chefs are dropping like flies but strangely, they are all being killed in the same manner in which their signature dishes were prepared. The movie is dated and mostly entertaining for its broad portrayals of snooty European celebri-chefs, at a time when cooks were not as overexposed in the media as they are now. And for dessert, The Trip to Italy, a follow-up to The Trip (2010), promises to be another bracing mixture of food porn and British humor served up by Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The recipe for the second film is the same as the first: take two comedian friends and attention hogs, send them on a tour of trendy restaurants, and watch as they hilariously entertain and taunt each other while being served a variety of appealing dishes. This variation has the two Englishmen traversing Italy, so the viewer can expect an additional flavoring of “fish out of water” hijinks. SEPTEMBER 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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TUNED IN Not-to-be missed music news By Krista Connor STRAND OF OAKS ROCK PROJECT Timothy Showalter brings new album to Arden on Sept. 18

Photo Nichole Fusca

The solo rock project Strand of Oaks, created by producer and songwriter Timothy Showalter, is coming to Arden Gild Hall on Thursday, Sept. 18, along with folk artist Christopher Denny. Showalter will share music from his recently released album HEAL, taking listeners back to his teenage years and his childhood home in Goshen, Ind. Deeply personal, the album is a symbol of the healing processes in his life. This XPN Welcomes show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For details, go to www.ardenconcerts.com. SUN BROTHER RISES Solo Wilmington artist releases second album Billy Toulson is Sun Brother, currently a solo electronic indie rock artist. Toulson, from Wilmington, is influenced by indie rock icons Vampire Weekend, Portugal. the Man, and The Killers. He released his second album, Sitting. Standing., this past summer. Toulson says the album is catchy and fresh, and “has a little something for everyone.” Watch for upcoming shows and find Sun Brother’s music here: www.sunbrother.bandcamp.com. THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE Pennsylvania band brings big sound to Delaware The Northern Delaware-based collective of live music promoters and producers, Our Velocity Productions, brings melodic hardcore This or the Apocalypse to Accent Music on Kirkwood Highway on Saturday, Sept. 20. Guests PlanetRAWK, Eye 4 An Eye, Supreme Ritual, Triumph, and Today’s Tomorrow will join This or the Apocalypse, which is based in Lancaster, Pa. The show starts at 6 p.m. and the all-ages tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Get your tickets here: www.ampedandalive.com. BRIGHT SOUNDS OF MAGGIE GABBARD Pop artist to release CD this month Born in Lexington, Ky., now-Delawarean Maggie Gabbard started singing at a young age, and her pop-soulful melodies and lyrics tell a story of endurance and optimism. She’s releasing a CD, Luminosity, on Thursday, Aug. 14, at The Queen. For more details, visit queentickets.worldcafelive.com 68 SEPTEMBER 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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2 COME TOGETHER For an evening of Beatles music Joe Trainor and City Theater Company will present COME TOGETHER, a concert featuring music from The Beatles, on Friday, Oct. 3. City Theater Company turns 21 with a little help from its friends at this 2014-2015 season kick-off at The Queen. Long-time Wilmington-based rocker Trainor will produce and direct the event, featuring musicians and actors from throughout the company’s history. The show mixes number one hits like “She Loves You” and “A Hard Day’s Night” with fan favorites like “Norwegian Wood” and “The Ballad of John and Yoko.” Trainor’s goal is to recreate the sound of the classic recordings live on stage. Fourteen singers, backed by a six-piece rock band, a nine-piece horn section, and a string quartet, will perform. Besides Trainor, performers will include Tonya Baynes, Jim Burns, Matt Casarino, Petra Deluca, Josh Dowiak, Jessica Eaves, Dylan Geringer, Jake Hager, Lew Indellini, Righteous Jolly, Jill Knapp, Kerry Kristine McElrone, Paul McElwee, Dana Michael, Kanako Neale, Julie Regan, Kevin Regan, Frank Schierloh, Brendan Sheehan and Adam Wahlberg. Tickets are $20 (general admission standing room only). The $40 VIP tickets include balcony seating and CTC swag. Proceeds will benefit City Theater Company. For more information, visit www.queen.worldcafelive.com.

HAVE YOU HEARD OF SOMETHING UPCOMING? Email kconnor@tsnpub.com with ideas, and they could be added to our list.

JAM ON THE BRANDYWINE Fundraiser to benefit Brandywine watershed is Sept. 20 In 2006, area musician Rob Grant created Jam On The Brandywine, a charitable event to benefit the Brandywine Valley Association. The BVA, founded in 1945, is the oldest watershed conservation organization in the country, focused on enhancing the Brandywine Creek watershed and promoting environmental education for kids. For the past seven years, Grant, aided by Chip Porter of the band Montana Wildaxe and other friends, has gathered together local artists for the event, held at BVA headquarters in West Chester, Pa. The 2014 Jam, set for noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, features Cameltones, Gnasty Girls, Special Delivery, Spokey Speaky, Double Dose, Apache Trails, Brad Newsom & Friends, and Endeavor to Persevere. “The best thing about Jam On is spending the day with a great bunch of musicians who have become good friends over the years,” says Grant. “It’s also a blast to see more than a thousand people here, dancing and having fun. It’s a fun, low-key day.” Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the gate. Kids under 12 get in free. Gates open at 11 a.m. and this is a BYOB event. For more, visit www.brandywinewatershed.org.


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Competition finals are set for Sept. 27 at the baby grand


he smoke has cleared, and four bands remain, ready for a final clash in the 2014 Musikarmageddon. Blooming Act, Xtra Alltra, and Green Eggs and Jam are slated for the finals at the baby grand on Saturday, Sept. 27, along with wild card Minshara, selected by judges for a second chance in the competition. Aug. 7 brought Blooming Act and Minshara face-to-face for the first round of the semi-finals. It was another well-attended show for both bands, with more than 70 audience members voting. The crowd’s votes lifted Blooming Act over Minshara, who once again traveled all the way from Harrisburg to perform. But their travels weren’t for naught: they’re back in the competition, with the highest scores among judges. Blooming Act became the first band to make this year’s finals. “We are excited and honored to be the first band,” says Steven Jumps, bassist for Blooming Act. “The support shown by everyone throughout the first two rounds has been incredible and is a big part of us reaching the finals.” On Aug. 14, Tone opened the night in their semi-final bout with Musikarmageddon vets Xtra Alltra, who are competing for the third year. Unfortunately for the younger musicians of Tone, even all their sound and fury couldn’t keep them in, and Xtra Alltra snagged an easy win with both the judges’ scores and a landslide of votes from the audience. “We’ve learned that perseverance pays off,” says tenor and baritone sax player Andy Jenks. “Our focus for the semi-final was to play a flawless set of our original tunes that we’ve been perfecting for the past few years, and we feel confident we’ll do well in the finals if we can execute the tunes in a similar fashion.” On Aug. 21, the last round of the semi-finals saw Green Eggs and Jam and Late Saints wage a head-to-head battle. Judges went for Late Saints, but with a large group of supporters, Green Eggs and Jam advanced to the finals. “We have learned several things from our experience in Musikarmageddon so far,” says David Petrea, bassist for Green Eggs and Jam. “One, it is exceptionally important to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. Two, self-promotion is key to a band’s success. Three, there are a lot of very talented bands writing and preforming interesting music in Delaware, and four, the outside load-in steps at The Logan House will get longer with each successive trip up and down.” Members of Xtra Alltra are already envisioning their post-finale plans should they be become champs: “If we win, we’ll celebrate with ice cream,” says Jenks.

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The nonprofit group Save the Valley has set its second Open Space Music Festival for Sunday, Sept. 21, at Bellevue State Park’s Figure 8 Barn. Utilizing the joy of music and the outdoor venue, Save the Valley will once again raise funds and awareness for the preservation of Beaver Valley. Some 800 acres of the valley, located on the border of Delaware and Pennsylvania in Woodlawn territory, may be sold to developers by Woodlawn Trustees. “This is an awareness-raising effort in that each person who comes out to listen to some really good music on Sept. 21st becomes a potential spokesperson for this preservation effort,” says Save the Valley President Jason Hoover. The nonprofit organization fears that development of the area will result in enormous increases in traffic as well as the addition of hundreds of houses, parking lots, and commercial enterprises. “If the development proposal gets rejected and the Woodlawn Trustees decide to offer their parcel to land conservation groups

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instead of to developers, then we will help raise the funds necessary to purchase the land,” says Hoover. An online petition, bumper stickers and more are available on the group’s website, savethevalley.org. Save the Valley is also on Facebook, and, says Hoover, “Our Facebook likes are an indication of the impact these articles have had; we are currently just south of 5,000 likes.” The festival, from noon to 10 p.m., will feature seven bands and artists from around the country. “We have national acts coming in, which is a testament to the worthiness of this cause,” Hoover says. Among those appearing will be John Gallagher, Jr., a Wilmington native who stars in the HBO series The Newsroom. Local band New Sweden, which played at one of the Save the Valley meetings last year, also will perform. Beer will be provided by Twin Lakes Brewery. Tickets are $45 and are available online at openspacemusic.org or savethevalley.org. —Alex del Tufo


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WHERE TO WATCH THE GAME September brings college football and intense NFL action to a bar near you. Lots of excitement and lots of places from which to choose. Here’s a directory to guide you through the process…



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Number of TVs: 6 Beers on Tap: 16 Bottled Beers: 80+ Crowd Favorites: Half-price nachos and 50-cent wings during the game.

Number of TVs: 5 & a projector screen Beers on Tap: 8 Bottled Beers: 28 Crowd Favorites: Filet sandwich, traditional & specialty pizzas, fish tacos, oysters, fried pickles, tuna roll.



Multiple locations: Bear, Dover, Limestone Rd., Middletown, Newark, Rehoboth www.buffalowildwings.com Number of TVs: 33+ w/NFL & NCAA packages Beers on Tap: 24 in all locations Bottled Beers: 35 (Also features Sports Lottery at Bear, Dover, Limestone Rd., and Middletown locations) Crowd Favorites: BBQ’d pork nachos, housemade soft pretzels, Chelsea cheeseburger, crispy buffalo chicken sandwich.

CHELSEA TAVERN 821 N. Market St., Wilmington; 482-3333 www.chelseatavern.com Number of TVs: 4 Beers on Tap: 31 Bottled Beers: 200+ Crowd Favorites: BBQ’d pork nachos, house-made soft pretzels, Chelsea cheeseburger, crispy buffalo chicken sandwich.

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108 W. Main St., Newark; 369-9414 www.deerparktavern.com Number of TVs: 25 w/NFL Package Beers on Tap: 25 Bottled Beers: 30+ Crowd Favorites: Wings, nachos, and roast beef sandwiches. (all specials during games)

DELAWARE PARK 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington; 994-6700 www.delawarepark.com Three bars – Club 3, The Cove, and the Sports Bar – all featuring plenty of pro football action plus the Sports Lottery. Number of TV’s: at least 37 at each location including many 100” screens and one 150” screen. Beers on Tap: 5-6 Bottled Beers: 15 Crowd Favorites: Flame-broiled cheeseburgers, dollar hot dogs, cheese pizzas from Picciottis, wing zings, and jalapeno crab fritters.

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ERNEST & SCOTT TAPROOM 902 N. Market St., Wilmington; 384-8113 www.earnestandscott.com Number of TVs: 9 w/NFL Package Beers on Tap: 25 Bottled Beers: 31 Crowd Favorites: Taproom loaded fries, bison burgers, and fish tacos.

FIRESTONE ROASTING HOUSE 110 West Street, Wilmington; 658-6626 www.firestoneriverfront.com Number of TVs: 20 plus one 100’ HD Screen Beers on Tap: 10+ Bottled Beers: 30+ Crowd Favorites: Colossal Roasting House wings, housemade soft pretzels with beercheese sauce, and the “Go Green! Bloody Mary.”


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1430 Pulaski Highway, Bear; 261-6073 Number of TVs: 32 Beers on Tap: 12 Bottled Beers: 25+ Corwd Favorites: A variety of popular food from every football stadium around the country.

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Number of TVs: 25 (+19 booths w/ TVs) Beers on Tap: 16 Bottled Beers: 25 Crowd Favorites: Hog hammers, hand-breaded tenders, crab dip.

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& Bud Light for Mug Club Members GROTTO PIZZA 21 locations in Delaware www.grottopizza.com Number of TVs: 15-25 Beers on Tap: 6-14 Bottled Beers: 16-22 Crowd Favorites: The Baker’s Choice Pizza, Appetizer Combo.


KELLY’S LOGAN HOUSE 1701 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; 652-9493 www.loganhouse.com Number of TVs: 17 TVs including big screen Beers on Tap: 26 Bottled Beers: 100+ Crowd Favorites: 100% certified Angus burgers, mahi-mahi tacos, pork chile verde.

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KID SHELLEEN’S 14th & Scott., Wilmington; 658-4600 www.kidshelleens.com Number of TVs: 7 Beers on Tap: 10 Bottled Beers: 30+ Crowd Favorites: Shelleen’s nachos, Buffalo wing, chicken quesadillas.

KLONDIKE KATE’S 158 E. Main St., Newark; 737-6100 www.klondikekates.com Number of TVs: 6 Beers on Tap: 14 Bottled Beers: 40+ Crowd Favorites: BBQ ranch super nachos, honey chipotle BBQ wings, buffalo chicken dip .

MCGLYNN’S PUB Three locations: Polly Drummond, People’s Plaza, Dover www.mcglynnspub.com Number of TVs: 17 with NFL Package Beers on Tap: 12-32 Bottled Beers: 45-50 Crowd Favorites: Wings, nachos, roast beef sandwiches at special price during games.

MEXICAN POST 3100 Naaman’s Rd., Wilmington; 478-3939 www.mexicanpost.com Number of TVs: 5 Beers on Tap: 5 Bottled Beers: 22 Crowd Favorites: Tacos, burritos, and nachos.

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MIKE & NICK’S ITALIAN GRILL & SPORTS BAR 300 Lantana Dr., Hockessin; 239-9600 www.mikeandnicks.com Number of TVs: 15 including 70” (in bar) and 100” screen on patio. Sports Lottery & NFL Package Beers on Tap: 15 Bottled beers: 11 Crowd Favorites: Stombolis and porkette sandwiches w/ broccoli rabe and sharp provolone.

TIMOTHY’S ON THE RIVERFRONT 930 Justison St., Wilmington; 429-7427 www.timothysontheriverfront.com Number of TVs: 18 Beers on Tap: 20 Bottled Beers: 12 Crowd Favorites: Signature-flavored wings, ultimate crab nachos, cheese steak egg rolls. (Also features Sports Lottery)


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TWO STONES PUB Three locations: Newark (294-1890), Wilmington (439-3231) & Kennett Square (610-444-3940) • www.twostonespub.com Number of TVs: 7-10 Beers on Tap: 20-25 Bottled Beers: 100+ at each location Crowd Favorites: Fish tacos, fry piles, hog wings and sweet-heat chicken wings.

SKYLINE GRILL 3542 Three Little Bakers Blvd., Wilmington 525-6007 • www.skylinegrill.net Number of TVs: 11 (2 on outdoor deck) Beers on Tap: 8 Crafts on tap Bottled Beers: Full array of domestic and import bottles. Crowd Favorites: Cheese steaks, wings, and NFL Sunday brunch items.

STANLEY’S TAVERN 2038 Foulk Rd., Wilmington; 475-1887 www.stanleys-tavern.com Number of TVs: 32 Beers on Tap: 25 Bottled Beers: 66 Crowd Favorites: Award-winning ribs, tavern nachos and beer-battered mozzarella. Also features Sports Lottery and Annual Car Giveaway from Sheridan Auto Group.

ULYSSES GASTROPUB 1716 Marsh Road, Wilmington; 691-3456 www.ulyssesgastropub.com Number of TVs: 7 Beers on Tap: 24 Bottled Beers: 85 Crowd Favorites: Porchetta, buffalo chicken cheese steak, prime rib & potato nachos, pastrami reuben.

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WASHINGTON STREET ALE HOUSE 1206 Washington St., Wilmington; 658-2537 www.wsalehouse.com Number of TVs: 6 Beers on Tap: 24 plus a cask Bottled Beers: 7-10 Crowd Favorites: Best of Delaware 2014 Sandwiches.

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Oktoberfest Blue Jean Ball Presented by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Honorary Chairs Governor Jack Markell & First Lady Carla Markell

Saturday, October 11 7pm-11pm Food Bank of Delaware, 14 Garfield Way, Newark

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7. Photos by Danielle Quigley 1. Participants recieve a Newark Food and Brew Festival commemorative tasting mug.

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O&A Root Beer Tasting tent.

5. Tracy Bunting-Early, Ada Early and Steve Early make it a family affair. 6. Kristen and Dale Jones feeding gelatto to their dogs Bodee & Lincoln. 7. UD students Erik Martell, Bryan Hill, Stepahie Graber, Melissa Berger and Jessica Arcamone, waiting for the shuttle.


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2014 ROCKABILLY RUMBLE Photos by Matt Urban

1. Young Werewolves rocking out.

2. It’s a balancing act for Little Leslie of The Bloodshots. 3. Tin Can Ramblers fill The Queen’s Upstairs venue during their set.


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1. Jarekus Singleton plays the Riverfront Blues Festival.

2. Mary Usher Swales, from Union City, N.J., listens to Jarekus Singleton while wearing her awesome guitar sunglasses. 3. The Wayne Baker Brooks Band performing.


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FRI, SEPT. 26, 2014 Benefits Urban Bike Project Anejo - Badges - Catherine Rooney's Chelsea Tavern - Dead Presidents - Famous Tim's Ernest & Scott - FireStone - Grotto Pizza - Lavish Latin Fusion Nightclub - Satsuma Asian Kitchen & Bar Shenanigans - Timothy's Riverfront

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CELEBRATING OKTOBERFEST Delaware’s biggest tribute to German heritage is Sept. 19-21

4th Annual




Lederhosen and bratwurst, accordions and beer: It’s time once again for the annual Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest, the largest celebration of German heritage and culture in Delaware. Set for Friday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 21, in Newark, the festivities will get underway with a parade led by the Munich child, a symbol of the city of Munich. A Bavarian dance group will perform throughout the weekend, and traditional German platters such as bratwurst (pork sausage) and weisswurst (veal sausage) will be in abundance. Oktoberfest souvenirs and Bavarian clothing also will be available. Some 20,000 visitors are expected for the family-friendly event, which includes midway amusement rides and games at the Saengerbund headquarters, 49 Salem Church Road. Tickets are $8 per person. For more information, visit delawaresaengerbund.org. —Alex del Tufo


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The Delaware Saengerbund 2014 Presents The Original. . . Largest in Delaware


Just like Munich ~ Under the Big Tent Bavarian Bands & Folkdancing German Food & Beverages Amusement Rides & Games

September 19 20 21 5-11 p.m.

12-11 p.m.

12-6 p.m.

Proudly Sponsored by Coors, Yuengling, Paulaner & Twin Lakes

Tickets: $8 per person (Includes Unlimited Amusement Rides)

Rain o r Shine !

Visit Delaware Beer Guy on


AT OUR LADY OF GRACE (RT. 4) • SHUTTLE SERVICE INCLUDED Delaware Saengerbund - 49 Salem Church Rd. Newark, DE Near Intersection of Routes 4 & 273

(302) 366-9454 | www.delawaresaengerbund.org

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Celebrating Historic New Castle & Historic Delaware City

Saturday, Oct. 4

( n o o n -5 p m )

Presented by:

R EC R E ATI O N A L B I K E R I D E & COM P E T I T I V E T I M E T R I A L Name your distance . S o m et hing fo r all ab ilit y levels

C R A F T BE E R F E ST I VA L I N B OT H H I STOR I C TOW N S More than 16 craft b reweries represent ed

F R E E FA M I LY F E ST I VA L S I N B OT H H I STO R I C TOW N S Live music • Foo d • Gam es • Rides • Exhib it io ns • Vendo rs

Vendors Welcome / Event is Rain or Shine


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