Kent ranks 5th in country for young homeowners

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

This Old House, a media empire that for decades has been extolling old houses, just looked at how each generation approaches homeownership and what drives the decision to plant roots or seek new horizons. And Delaware makes a prominent appearance. Dover is No. 5 on a list it compiled of the country’s metropolitan areas for the greatest percentage of homeowners …

DART changes affect dozens of routes, starting May 19

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Dozens of of DART routes are being changed starting May 19, affecting prominent destinations like Delaware Park, Christiana Hospital, Christiana Mall, Amazon’s Middletown facility and the Rehoboth outlets. The following are recommended approved changes to be implemented. Modifications to original proposal are designated in italicized bold. IN THE NEWS: Amtrak to invest millions in controversial Wilmington site The new route …

DelDOT to study restoring passenger rail service downstate

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A Delaware Department of Transportation unit has received a federal grant of up to $500,000 to study bringing back passenger rail service to the Delmarva Peninsula. “The Diamond State Line will provide rail service south from Wilmington or Newark through Dover to Harrington, and then continue southbound along one of two potential routes, based on the presence of existing railroad …

Metcalf House, Lewes (Courtesy of the Delaware Preservation Fund)

24 buildings share $140K in Del. Preservation Fund grants

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Two dozen historic structures – 15 houses, four churches, three commercial buildings, a school and a lighthouse – have received grants from the Delaware Preservation Fund. Several are open to the public as museums, including Rockwood Park and Mansion, Barratt’s Chapel, the Lydia B. Cannon Museum and the Parson Thorne Mansion. The grants totaled $140,000 – a bigger pot than …

Christmas Schellville drew 163,000 people in 2022. (Schell Brothers)

Ho-ho-ho! Classic Delaware area Christmas traditions await

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines, RSS-Culture, Weekly Review

Here are some memorable spots to mark Christmas in Delaware and just over the border into Pennsylvania. Be prepared: some places required advance tickets, sell out or will be crowded. Longwood Gardens, for instance, drew 572,000 people in 2022 for its spectacular Christmas displays, and Schellville drew 163,000 for its extravaganza. These event run for weeks. There’s a separate list …

A demonstration for peace for Martin Luther King Jr. (West Side Grows Together)

Celebrations, service opportunities to mark MLK Jr. day

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

A demonstration for peace for Martin Luther King Jr. (West Side Grows Together) Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, and for many people, it will be a day of service. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” the United Way of Delaware quotes the assassinated civil rights leader. Here are some events …

Get ready, Del.: 10-digit dialing requirement starts Oct. 24

Ken MammarellaGovernment & Politics, Headlines

(Ken Mammarella photo) Georgetown native Brian Pettyjohn remembers the past, when Delawareans in the same telephone exchange could call each other by dialing four digits. He is also prepared for the future, when Delawareans with (302) phone numbers will need 10 digits to call others in the 302. And the future starts Oct. 24. The switch to 10-digit dialing – …