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friends toasting outside in November Here’s Everything to Do Around Delaware This MonthMark your calendar for these incredible art events, festivals and more throughout the First State during November.
takeout-restaurants Delaware Restaurants Offering Takeout, Delivery and Dine-InDuring a time of limitations for restaurants due to COVID-19, here is a directory of local eateries still open for business.
Where to Shop Online Locally During the Coronavirus PandemicAs Delaware’s stay-at-home ordinances during the COVID-19 crisis grow tighter, some local shops and boutiques have moved their sales online.
Ways to Support the Delaware Community During COVID-19From supporting relief funds to donating supplies, here's how to give back to local businesses and healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
How to Practice Self-Care During Times of CrisisDelaware’s wellness gurus give tips on how to self-pamper our physical, mental and emotional well-being during stressful times.
4 Tips for Seeking Calm in Uncertain TimesA professional from the Mental Health Association in Delaware weighs in on how to take care of yourself in the wake of pandemic anxiety.
Millsboro Thanksgiving Fishing This Delaware Town Is the Best for Thanksgiving FishingFishingBooker—a top online platform for booking fishing charters—rated Millsboro the best place in the U.S. for a Thanksgiving fishing trip.
Personalize Your Delaware Home With Fun Finds for Every RoomPersonalize a home with the unexpected. Here are fun and unique pieces found around Delaware for every space in your home.
Black Friday shopping 5 Delaware Businesses With Can’t-Miss Black Friday DealsMake the most of your Black Friday shopping by stopping at these Delaware-owned businesses offering deals you don't want to miss.
Roi Barnard 1970s Model Roi Barnard Maintains a Bold & Dapper StyleRoi Barnard may have penned the book Mister, Are You a Lady?, but the North Carolina native is the epitome of a dapper gentleman.
cell phone policy george read middle school George Read Middle School Has an Innovative Cell Phone PolicyNicholas Wolfe, principal of George Read Middle School, provides students with free personal pouches to lock away cell phones. 
Delaware adoption Delaware Lawyers Weigh in on Complex Adoption LawsWhile adoption is considered the best option in many situations, the complex process can quickly become a tough legal and emotional battle.
Substance abuse care for mothers Delaware Is Providing Substance Abuse Treatment for MothersA new inpatient treatment facility in Claymont provides medical and psychiatric care to mothers while working to keep families together.
Delaware weekend events Here’s What to Do Around Delaware This Weekend There's plenty to do in Delaware this weekend, including Klondike Kate's Christmas pop-up bar and the Blue Hen Comic Con & Toy Expo.
the pathway home This Wilmington Documentary Won a Mid-Atlantic EmmyThe Pathway Home is being recognized for its exploration of America's homelessness crisis and potential to inspire nationwide change.
thanksgiving dining Delaware Where to Dine in or Eat out for Thanksgiving in DelawareWant to ditch your kitchen this year? From dine-in to pickup, these Delaware eateries have your Thanksgiving dinner covered.
CXWorks Baylor CXWorks Prepares Incarcerated Women for Life After PrisonEducation and workforce training are the keys to success for women at Baylor Correctional Institution as they prepare for life after prison.
hope center The Hope Center Provides Transitional Housing to Those in NeedDelaware’s Hope Center—the East Coast's largest homeless shelter—provides compassion while helping those down on their luck regain stability.
Sposato Pinot Noir Sposato Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Is Perfect for ThanksgivingSposato Family Vineyards Pinot Noir is the perfect wine pairing to complete your Thanksgiving spread in Delaware.
Blitzen bar Blitzen Is Back to Spread Christmas Cheer in WilmingtonBlitzen, the popular Christmas pop-up bar, returns to Wilmington for the winter season. Plus, a second location opens in Scranton, PA.
Julia Frense Maria Milford Native Julia Frense Maria’s Journey to a Healthy LifeAfter experiencing a series of medical scares, 28-year-old Julia Frense Maria took control of her own journey to a healthy lifestyle. 
kelley gable Kelley Gable of Gable Interiors Reimagined Her Rehoboth HomeInterior designer Kelley Gable reimagined her family's home in Rehoboth Beach, giving it a clean, polished and relaxed look.
Alexis Harris First State Destinations Influencer Alexis Harris Shares 5 Top-Notch Delaware ExperiencesAlexis Harris of First State Destinations shares her own "best of" list with followers across Delaware. Here are some of her favorites.
OMY Smoked BBQ Omy Serves Mouthwatering BBQ and Traditional Filipino DishesOmy Smoked BBQ serves classic American BBQ along with authentic Filipino dishes at the Concord Mall in Wilmington.
Top Lawyers Delaware 2022 Delaware’s Top Lawyers in 2022 Provide Expert Legal ServicesWho are the top attorneys in Delaware? We polled their peers for the best in the field. Will the honorees please rise?
Delaware homes with good bones 2 Delaware Homes With Good Bones and Major Curb AppealWith abundant charm and desirable locations, these two homes with good bones offer tremendous curb appeal and opportunity for upgrades.
soup These Delaware Restaurants Do Soup Season RightIt's soup season, and these Delaware eateries are serving up the warming comfort food in cups, bowls and takeout containers.
Richard Zappa’s “Double Indemnity” Is a Riveting ReadDouble Indemnity is Richard Zappa's third crime thriller. Here, Zappa gives us a glimpse into the story, the characters and his inspirations.
7 Record Stores in Delaware to Discover New MusicIn a modern world where streaming has taken over the music scene, these record stores provide a taste of the golden age of listening.
Lauren Peters Lauren Peters Paints Inventive Self-Portraits in WilmingtonArtist Lauren Peters reinvents her look for a series of colorful paintings exploring concepts like outward appearance and self-expression.
David Amado David Amado Leads the Delaware Symphony OrchestraSeptember marked the start of David Amado's 20th season as the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s music director.
kurtz home redesign Erika & Josephine Kurtz Designed a Stunning Home in WilmingtonNew Moon Rugs designer Erika Kurtz turned to her sister Josephine, principal designer of Kurtz Collection, to reimagine her Wilmington Home.
Lewes oyster house Lewes Oyster House Opens on Second Street in LewesThe newly opened Lewes Oyster House breathes life into a historic location, helping turn Delaware's first city into a dining destination.
Holistic pediatric care delaware Delaware Doctors Recommend Holistic Pediatric CareTechnology and psychology are changing the way doctors—and parents—approach pediatric healthcare in Delaware and beyond.
Delaware reproductive rights Delaware Is Becoming a Safe Haven for Reproductive RightsThe First State leads the way in reproductive rights and access to care as one of only 16 states to codify women’s access to abortion.
Rosanne DellAversano Sews Stunning Costumes in DelawareIn Delaware's theater world, those who still design and sew costumes from scratch are few. Rosanne DellAversano does just that.
haunted-places These 11 Haunted Spots in Delaware Have the Spookiest HistoriesRumor has it that spirits—many disturbed like a headless horseman and former inmates—still roam these locales in Delaware.
Roderick Hidalgo Roderick Hidalgo Creates Art Focused on Beauty & ColorWilmington-based artist Roderick Hidalgo's career will take him to the prestigious Art Basel show in Miami this winter.
Outdoor fall dining 23 Delaware Restaurants With Outdoor Dining in the FallThese 23 eateries around Delaware serve up outdoor dining in the fall season and beyond with cozy heated patios, fire pits and more.
delaware-arts Delaware Arts Organizations Bring Economic & Social ChangeArts and culture organizations contribute to social change and economic growth while establishing Delaware as a must-visit arts destination.
erica jones Erica Jones Creates Gorgeous Paintings & Thoughtful RhymesLocal painter and rapper Erica Jones muses about drawing inspiration from Black culture and how her artistic endeavors intersect. 
Artsy Collectible home decor 9 Collectible Pieces to Add Character to Your Delaware HomeTo elevate your space and add an artsy touch, try incorporating statement collectible pieces from around the First State.
David P. Kozinski Delaware Poet David P. Kozinski Discusses His Love of LanguagePublished poet and Wilmington native David P. Kozinski reflects on his poetic inspirations and his love of language's intricacies.
first anthem hard cider First Anthem Hard Cider Offers a Crisp Taste of Fall in DelawareFirst Anthem Hard Cider by Rebel Seed Cidery in Marydel is a crisp and delicious apple cider to sip on during the fall season.
These Statement Cars Are Eye-Catching Cruisers in DelawareThese six cars owned by Delaware residents generate a lasting impression with their unconventional characteristics and artistic designs.
pumpkin patch 8 Delaware Pumpkin Patches to Visit for Fall FestivitiesParticipate in fall fun like corn mazes, hayrides, bonfires and U-pick produce at these pumpkin patches, farms and orchards across Delaware.
Brett Breeding comic book artist Delaware Comic Book Artist Brett Breeding Shares Industry InsightWilmington native Brett Breeding takes us behind the pages of our favorite superhero titles and shares his experiences as a comic book artist.
tiny houses Two Sussex County Tiny Houses for a Minimalist LifestyleAt less than 1,000 square feet, these Sussex County tiny houses offer tranquil settings perfect for minimalists.
kids COVID vaccine What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Options for Delaware KidsDelaware doctor Dr. Charmaine Wright, M.D., MSHP, answers parents' questions about getting COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for their children.
Rachelle Pownall-Brown Rachelle Pownall-Brown Discusses Consciously Chic StyleBuccini/Pollin Group marketing manager Rachelle Pownall-Brown knows her own brand and emphasizes conscious fashion choices. 
Brandywine Zoo halloween Brandywine Zoo Hosts Halloween Activities for the Whole FamilyThe popular and family-friendly Boo at the Zoo event returns to the Brandywine Zoo this October, and a new Halloween event for adults begins.
Leadership Recipe for a Successful Family-owned Local BusinessThe Kenny Family, who owns and operates six ShopRite supermarkets in New Castle County, understands that building a successful business requires a strong leadership team and an ongoing understanding of customer needs and trends.
Best of Delaware Best of Delaware 2023 Social Media KitWant to promote your business during our Best of Delaware readers' ballot and elimination round? Use these social media assets.
For Youth Four Youth Helps Delaware Students Reach Their Full PotentialWilmington nonprofit Four Youth empowers underserved Delaware youth to dream big as they transition into adulthood. 
Rehoboth Home Veranda This Dreamy Rehoboth Home Is an Eye-Catching Custom ProjectMcGregor Custom Homes built this stunning Rehoboth home for a couple ready to trade Washington D.C. for a permanent abode on the coast.
Cupkate's CupKate’s Bake Shop Is a Must-Visit Sweet Spot in GreenvilleWilmington native Katie Singley fulfilled a lifelong dream when she opened CupKate’s bake shop in Greenville.
old buildings victorian house restaurant 10 Coastal Delaware Eateries Serving Food in Historic BuildingsThese 10 coastal restaurants found new homes in old buildings, offering a beautiful atmosphere and unique dining experience. 
DJ Sophia Rocks This 14-Year-Old Delaware Native Rocked Firefly FestivalDelaware's 14-year-old DJ Sophia Rocks impressed crowds as the youngest performer ever to take the stage at the Firefly Festival.
Kids Room Elevate Your Kid’s Room With Nature-Inspired PiecesCurate a kid's room with imagination by drawing nature in and thinking outside the lines with pieces from around Delaware.
kids menu These Delaware Restaurants Take Kids’ Menus to Culinary HeightsFor littles with big-people palates, these Delaware restaurants have elevated kids' menus for your fearless foodies.
Nadia Lombardo Fashion-Forward Teen Nadia Lombardo Shares Style InspirationsNadia Lombardo, a senior at St. Mark's High School, embraces upscale brands and a modernized 1970s aesthetic.
childhood cancer david rosa Mothers of Childhood Cancer Patients Share Their StoriesA mother's world stops when her child is diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to Nemours, these two mothers have seen their sons survive and thrive.
Nemours Child Cancer Nemours: 30 Years of Pediatric Cancer Treatment in DelawareWhile providing excellent pediatric cancer care, Nemours also leads research efforts to improve outcomes for future children and families.
2022 firefly The 2022 Firefly Festival Kicks off in DoverIt's Firefly Festival weekend, and Thursday evening's kickoff in Dover promises an enjoyable weekend with a variety of acts and activities.
family home Two Family Homes in Delaware Perfect for Raising KidsWith open-concept living spaces and abundant outdoor recreation, these homes on quiet cul-de-sacs are great places to raise a family.
From the Drink to the MicThe path to sobriety starts with putting down the drink, but according to Tom Archino, that is just the beginning.  Now sober since 1997, Tom thought he had it figured out, but quickly realized he didn’t.
top doctors The Top Doctors Making a Difference in Delaware in 2022We asked physicians to vote for their peers, using a secure online balloting system. Delaware Today is honored to present the best of 2022.
Fall sussex county Enjoy Historic Festivals and Museums in Sussex County This FallHistory reenactments, stories of seafaring adventurers and a plethora of festivals await you in Sussex County during the fall season.
Archmere Academy Launched an Exciting New Cancer Research CourseArchmere Academy, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), introduces a new course this year designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the medical field. […]
petite yoga Petite Yogi Uses Yoga to Help Children Manage Their EmotionsWant to help kids manage stress while strengthening kindness and creativity? Courtney Loughney, founder of Petite Yogi, recommends yoga. 
Michael Wardian Michael Wardian Finished His 3,000-Mile Run in RehobothUltrarunner Michael Wardian Finished a 61-day, 3,000-mile stretch this summer by running straight into the ocean at Rehoboth Beach.
sweet nel's milkshake Sweet Nel’s Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake Is the Perfect TreatIn honor of our first kids' issue, Deacon and Cleo Gray tried Sweet Nel's Mint Chocolate Chip milkshake. Here are their thoughts.
Five Inspiring Delaware Kids Share Their Talents and PassionsFrom an aspiring naval aviator to a budding agronomist, there’s no shortage of inspirational kids in the First State.
middle east food These Delaware Beach Eateries Offer a Taste of the Middle EastDelaware’s culinary coast offers flavors of the Middle East at Aroma Mediterranean Cuisine, Kabab Falafel Addiction and more.
top teachers Delaware’s Top Teachers Educate and Inspire in 2022On the heels of COVID-19 and hybrid learning, Delaware's top teachers are committed to helping students get back on track.
Vinny Papale UD Graduate Vinny Papale Takes His Football Career to the USFLVinny Papale, son of the Eagles' Vincent Papale, has been playing all spring for the Tampa Bay Bandits in the United States Football League. 
diae art education delaware DiAE Has Made Art Education Accessible in Delaware for 40 YearsThe Delaware Institute for Arts in Education celebrates 40 years of bringing the arts into the classroom—and not just during art class.
Hamilton's on Main Hamilton’s on Main Gives New Life to a Historic Newark BuildingRestaurateurs Anthony and Jeremiah Brooks add the sophisticated Hamilton's on Main to Newark's main street.
DSU Lacrosse How DSU Women’s Lacrosse Team Handled an Unjust Traffic StopThe Delaware State University women’s lacrosse team showed impressive poise during a tense and demeaning traffic stop in Georgia.
9-11-lights Memorials and Events Honoring 9/11 Throughout DelawareThe First State remembers the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with local ceremonies and events to honor those we lost.
back to school Find These Back-to-School Style Essentials in DelawareStart the school year off on a stylish foot with this season's elevated but comfy basics found in stores around Delaware.
Lisa Blunt Rochester Contributes to Safer Communities ActThe federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passed in June. The legislation is linked to bills proposed by Delaware's Lisa Blunt Rochester.
sussex county antiques A Guide to Antiques Shopping in Sussex CountyDelaware’s southernmost county is a trove for antiques enthusiasts thanks to shops like Antique Alley of Bridgeville & Passwaters.
Ryan Carty Ryan Carty Hopes to Take UD Football From Good to GreatRyan Carty, University of Delaware's new football coach, has an impressive track record including national titles as a coach and a player.
Avery MacGuinness Avery MacGuinness Crafts One-of-a-Kind Dresses From BooksWhile studying fashion in school, 15-year-old Avery MacGuinness stitched a stylish and sustainable frock from the pages of a classic novel.
The Humanity of People-Focused Hospice CareHospice care can be difficult for some people to discuss.  It’s often perceived as painful, isolating, and overwhelming. It can also be beautiful. The hospice-hearted professionals provide care to patients […]
Neutral decor Keep Your Cool With Neutral Home Décor From Around DelawareAs we reach the last stretch of the summer swelter, neutral surroundings—starting with airy drapes—offer a shady respite.
delaware college scholars Dr. Tony Alleyne Awarded for Helping Under-Resourced StudentsDr. Tony Alleyne, founder and executive director of Delaware College Scholars, won a national Black Voices for Black Justice award this year.
home improvement These Home Improvements Add Value to Your Delaware HomeIf you're planning on reselling your Delaware home, experts recommend these home improvement choices to get the largest return.
Crab houses in Delaware 14 Delaware Crab Houses to Visit for Mouthwatering CrabsNothing comes between Delawareans and their blue crab—except a mallet. Here are 14 places in the First State serving up hard shell crabs.
beached & rescued Beached & Rescued Sells Home Décor With Downstate CharmBeached & Rescued has grown organically to offer home goods, furniture and earth-friendly skincare on the coast of Delaware.
University of Delaware Where to Eat, Shop & Have Fun Around the University of DelawareIf the academic year at University of Delaware has brought you to Newark, here's where you can eat, drink, shop and more around campus.
Delaware real estate agents making a difference These Real Estate Agents Are Making a Difference in DelawareThese Delaware real estate agents support charity efforts, focus on clients and have a positive impact on the areas they serve.
Checklist for showing your home Complete This Checklist Before Showing Your Home in DelawareDelaware experts explain how to identify and correct those little imperfections in your home before showing to prospective buyers.
Akin Bethea Akin Bethea Teaches Clients How to Dress for ImpactAkin Bethea, 33, of Wilmington, is an image consultant skilled in making a memorable impression through style choices.
Old Bay Vodka Old Bay Vodka Spices up Your Favorite Cocktails in DelawareOld Bay Vodka isn't just great for a Bloody Mary. Add this delicious spicy spirit to your collection to liven up your favorite mixed drinks.
moxi & kingston jewelery Two Organizations Making History in the First StateA $1.5 million grant allows ChristianaCare to invest in "cobots" named Moxi, and a Kingston Jewelers sale breaks a major record in Delaware.
Danielle Alura Former Miss Delaware Danielle Alura Finds Ways to Give BackFrom performing to activism to beekeeping, Danielle Alura is always busy helping others and making a difference. 
Brenda Goebel Denesowicz For Esthetician Brenda Goebel Denesowicz, It’s Not About the WaxBrenda Goebel Denesowicz, an award-winning Delaware esthetician, shares her passion for beauty and wellness at The Bee Hive in Montchanin.
Housing Market; sold house The Housing Market FAQs You Need to Know in DelawareConsidering a new mortgage or home improvements in Delaware? Home and financial experts warn you to consider these factors. 
columbia place exterior Columbia Place Offers Luxury Living for the 55+ CommunityColumbia Place, Wilmington's newest over-55 community, offers gorgeous aesthetics with residences inspired by the French countryside.
Bud Martin Delaware Theatre Company Director Bud Martin Is RetiringMatt Silva will become the new Artistic and Executive Director following Bud Martin's retirement after a decade with the company.
Classic restaurant Harry's Savoy Grill These Tried & True Delaware Restaurants Are Community ClassicsWe bit into some of Delaware's iconic restaurants that have stood the test of time to remain favorites throughout the First State.

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