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Late Summer Festivals & Fairs in Wilmington, Delaware

    
The filet on a rice pillow surrounded by tasty grilled shrimp and scallops "gave me a "buzz." It was "Oh, so good!" Barb and our table mates also fared very nicely with fish, chicken and a N.Y.strip steak.
The filet on a rice pillow surrounded by tasty grilled shrimp and scallops “gave me a “buzz.” It was “Oh, so good!” Barb and our table mates also fared very nicely with fish, chicken and a N.Y.strip steak.

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Talk about Greek salad!
Talk about Greek salad!
 
APtravelnews–Wilmington, Del (May 14, 2015)…Wilmington welcomes more than 100 festivals each year and the fun continues through Spring and doesn’t end as the summer draws to its conclusion.  Here’s a round-up of some of the hottest events—both old and new:
Annual Peoples’ Festival 4PEACE &Tribute to Bob Marley (July 25) This ever-popular, one-day festival is a tribute to former Wilmington resident and reggae legend, Bob Marley.  The festival is held in Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park, which is conveniently located across the street from the Wilmington Amtrak Train Station.  From noon until 10PM, enjoy live reggae music on two stages.  Other highlights include the Children’s Village, International Food Court, Bamboo Rain Hut, Red Stripe Beer Garden and the International Market Place with arts and crafts from around the world.  www.peoplesfestival.comPennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair (July 25 & 26) The Brandywine Valley’s largest premier fine craft fair returns to the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Described as an indoor shopping experience, the show features an unparalleled collection of beautiful items all of which are handmade in America.  Find one-of-a-kind clothing,  jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture and fine furniture and meet the artisans who craft them.  www.pacrafts.orgAmerica On Tap Craft Beer Festival (August 15) Fifty of the country’s finest craft breweries will showcase their new releases in Wilmington’s Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park on Saturday from 2:30 until 6PM.  Sample more than 100 exceptional beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, food and an assortment of great vendors.  Tickets to this open air event can be purchased online at a discounted price or at the gate on the day of the event for $35.00.  www.americaontap.com/delaware-on-tapAugust Quarterly (August 23-30) The August Quarterly—or Big Quarterly—has the distinction of being the country’s  longest-running African American heritage festival.  The festival has evolved from a one-day meeting into a week-long celebration of religious freedom commemorating the founding of the Union Church of African Members by Peter Spencer in 1813.  This year’s celebration climaxes on August 30 with a 9AM Sunday service at the Chase Center on the Riverfront and afternoon festivities in Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park from 2 until 9PM.  www.augustquarterly.orgArden Fair (September 5; Rain date is September 6) The Arden Fair is a time honored tradition in the Brandywine Valley.  Held on the Saturday before Labor Day on the Arden Gild Hall property in North Wilmington, it draws over one hundred twenty vendors offering hand-made crafts and jewelry and fifty antique and flea market dealers.  The day-long event runs from 10 until 6PM and features music in the grove, food, drink, amusement rides and children’s games.   www.ardenclub.org/about/arden-fair/Riverfront Blues Festival (July 31-August 2) This three-day event in Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park features a stellar team of top blues artists.  This year’s exciting lineup includes Brandon Santini, Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, Mississippi Heat and Low Rider band.  The fun kicks off on Friday afternoon at 4PM and continues through Sunday.  www.riverfrontbluesfestde.com

Brandywine Festival of the Arts(September 12 & 13) The Brandywine Festival of the Arts has been a perennial favorite for over fifty years.  Typically listed among the top one hundred national shows, this annual event in Josephine Gardens in Wilmington’s Brandywine Park attracts hundreds of visiting artists and craftspeople from the East Coast and beyond.  Although the show is juried for quality, it is not pretentious.  Remarkable, one-of-a-kind pieces in a wide variety of media are available at an equally broad range of price points. In fact, the festival is considered to be one of the foremost places in Delaware to purchase original pieces of art that are sure to satisfy both the casual consumer and the avid collector.  Live music, a food court and free admission to the Brandywine Zoo are added bonuses.  Admission is $5.00 and children under 12 are free.  www.brandywinearts.com

The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization founded in 1978, chartered by the Governor of Delaware, the New Castle County Executive and the Mayor of Wilmington. Its mission is to serve as the community’s customer-focused destination marketing organization, generating economic growth through leisure travel and meetings development by aggressively marketing attractions, facilities, amenities and services for visitors.

Lyn Lewis LynLewis@VisitWilmingtonDE.com 100 West 10th Street, Suite 20 Wilmington, DE 19801 P: 302-295-2212 F: 302-652-4726 VisitWilmingtonDE.com

Click-It Hot At Raleigh, N.C. State Fair Grounds at Southern Womens Show

Dave and Gary know how to warm up your lives. See them at booth 836 at Raleigh Convention Center!
Dave and Gary know how to warm up your lives. See them at booth 836 in the Jim Graham building at N.C. State Fair Grounds.

 

APtravelnews.com-Raleigh, N.C.-State Fair Grounds–Click-It Hot Use it Cold is at the Southern Women’s Show in Raleigh, N.C..  Show is being held at the North Carolina State Fair Grounds and runs from this Friday to Sunday. Booth 836 is located in the Jim Graham Building. Why visit? Well, besides the fact that we all need a little warmth in our lives now and then, the Click-It Hot Use Them Cold products can also be a life-saver. Imagine in just about 5-seconds from the time you click the little zinc concave coin setting off the reaction that heats the various size hand and body warmers, just think if you are ever stranded without these reusable items. Think your self, about all the uses, using them hot, or cold at home, in sports and on the road.

 Stopping by the booth if you are going to this show can net you a FREE hand warmer unit with any purchase. Just say you saw this on Facebook or any of the many social media sites, to folks at the booth. Meet Gary and Dave and enjoy the way they personally work with you to demonstrate the many sized units that warm and heat any part of the body, from head to toe and feel and experience the “WOW” Factor!

 

Bibi, Bibi A Leader of the Smallest, Most Powerful Nation In The World-(Chai) Lives!

Christians and Jews can rest a bit easier that Bethlehem Holy places will continue to be preserved. Look at what Muslims in other areas are doing destroying Christian peoples, their places of worship and their Iconic cultural traditions.
Christians and Jews can rest a bit easier that Bethlehem Holy places will continue to be preserved. Look at what Muslims in other areas are doing destroying Christian peoples, their places of worship and their Iconic cultural traditions.
A Western Wall Bar Mitzvah!
A Western Wall Bar Mitzvah!

APtravelnews-March 18th,  International Political Commentary-Jerusalem, Israel-“the day after” The leftist 0, the Likud 100! Bottom line, when you have a righteous man, a strong leader, a Churchill of our time-all good and smart people will continue to support him. So it was yesterday! Bibi, Bibi Israel stands strong with you in the lead! Israel is a “light unto all nations” Every possible excellent innovation in all fields of human needs is on the cutting edge for all the world to see and use for the betterment of peoples and environmental lives!!! Just think, even Arab terrorists are being treated to the best medical care in Israeli hospitals. Where anywhere else could this happen?

Whats left of the Western Wall of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, from 2000 years ago! Bibi visited this monument  to G-d's mandate for a new temple to be built on this spot again!!!
Whats left of the Western Wall of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, from 2000 years ago! Bibi visited this monument
to G-d’s mandate for a new temple to be built on this spot again!!!
We stopped in at a Druse Village and the hospitality was fantastic! Picked up a gallon of fresh pressed olive oil for a take- home treat!
We stopped in at a Druse Village and the hospitality was fantastic! Picked up a gallon of fresh pressed olive oil for a take- home treat!

No Politics, But This Message Is One of Survival Of Israel and Jerusalem

Whats left of the Western Wall of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, from 2000 years ago! Imagine Muslims saying this was a myth!
Whats left of the Western Wall of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, from 2000 years ago! Imagine Muslims saying this was a myth!
Image taken by me of another time when Israel was forced to defend itself.
Image taken by me of another time when Israel was forced to defend itself.

APtravelnews-2015, -Jerusalem, Israel the Capitol of Israel-—On the eve of what everyone, including many Arab Nations, of a vote that can possibly take away a Churchill-like leader in the world, who says it like it is, and is unlike too many apologizer’s  in Chiefs, apologize for our dear America, we felt we had to let our readers know our take on who should continue to be PM of Israel.

OK! A run-on sentence, but we are a bit worried and passionate, that socialist lefties may get in to power and give away the security of Israel (as is happening to the US). We/they all know Israel “a light unto all nations” and all good people everywhere, (especially in Israel) remembering this, need to vote Likud!!!!! Keeping up the “good fight” against the minions of darkness must be upheld. Bibi, dear wonderful, tough, erudite, incredibly smart, gentle too (I know him as a “righteous person”) , Bibi Netanyahu needs to be voted in place once again, especially when the “Goths of Darkness” have been sent up from the depths of hell to create hell on earth, from a  dark, Middle Ages mentality.

Many of my friends already know I spent time learning “all things farming” when living on a Kibbutz many years ago. Yes, I learned Hebrew, a beautiful, expressive language that portrays “Chai” Life as  what a good G-D would want to have all humans imbued with in mind and body, not the death cult, of a cult so-called religion that has been twisted from the possibly reasonable in many of its tenets (yet un-repentant as to how women or other theologies fit into the world without conversion) , to an ideology of hate, death and subjugation of a dark time on earth when peoples believed the sun revolved around the Earth!!!