Crazy Costume Dash at Lums Pond State Park


The Crazy Costume Dash takes place this Saturday, October 11th at Lums Pond State Park to support the Children in Nature initiative! This all-ages, all-abilities fun run/walk includes a one-miler just for kids and a 5K. Certificates will be awarded for best children’s costume, best adult’s costume and best team costume. There's a good chance I'll rock this running costume … [Read more...]

Wilmington Drama League Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR


  All photos credit: Jonathan Ripsom Photography   With this production I wanted to take it outside of the traditional passion play aspect and delve into the class struggles that exist in today's society. What if someone like Jesus came today? How would we react? That's what I wanted to explore. And in today's world it really is the homeless vs. the new order of … [Read more...]

Krispy Kreme Opening in New Castle; How to Win Free Doughnuts for a Year


It's back! It's been years since Krispy Kreme on Concord Pike turned out the Hot Light, but on July 1st at 6:00 it's shining bright again. The new location will be in New Castle at 114 N. DuPont Highway, in front of the New Castle Farmers Market. It'll have a full-service 24 hour drive-thru with outdoor seating and free Wi-Fi. Look forward to more than 15 varieties of … [Read more...]

Dinner and a Movie Done Right: AMC Dine-In Theatre Comes to Painters Crossing


20 years ago, I was friends with a ton of people who worked at the Painters Crossing movie theater. Apparently not a whole lot had changed there since then... until just a few months ago, when renovations began to make Painters Crossing 9 the first AMC Dine-In Theater in Pennsylvania. (Edited to add: there is a similar theater in Collegevill in Movie Tavern, but that's not an … [Read more...]

The Philadelphia Vendy Awards

The Cow  the Curd

This Saturday, June 14th, Maverick and I are headed to cover the 4th Annual Philadelphia Vendy Awards at Penn Treaty Park as members of the press. The Vendys are a competition to be named best of the best of the local food truck scene, the winners driving away with the coveted Vendy Cup. I don't know if food trucks have always been a thing and I just never noticed, but to me … [Read more...]

Royal Ballet Cinema Season: Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty Coming to the Big Screen

Swan Lake Sleeping Beauty

So this is pretty cool: for one night only (each) you can see Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty performed by the Royal Ballet on the big screen, up close and personal, including behind-the-scenes footage of the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet with exclusive cast interviews. If, like me you saw Black Swan but had never seen Swan Lake performed... this is a good chance to … [Read more...]

Free Delaware Tax Prep


  Looking for free Delaware tax prep? MyFreeTaxesDE is a web-based state and federal tax preparation program that's secure and fill-in-the-blanks easy. It's being offered for free to taxpayers with household income at or below $58,000 by $tand By Me®, United Way of Delaware & Goodwill of Delaware. If you need help, MyFreeTaxesDE provides free assistance through a … [Read more...]

Order Bulk Apples: $25 for a Half Bushel!


The Delaware Local Food Exchange in Elsmere is coordinating a bulk apple order this week from Three Springs Fruit Farm, a family-owned, Food Alliance certified farm in Wenksville PA. Save 50% on a half-bushel of local apples: $28 for the half bushel (23-25 lbs). Given that the price of apples hardly ever goes below .99/lb anymore (and that's usually for non-local boring old Red … [Read more...]