Category: Tourism

Frightland endeavors to scare leukemia out of existence

ST. GEORGES – One of the nation’s top haunted attractions welcomes tens of thousands of visitors annually, with part of the money they spend earmarked to support leukemia research in Delaware. With eight haunted attractions and a carnival-style playground, Frightland has been ranked in the Top 10 haunted attractions in the country by national media…

Downtown lighting and signage improvements in the works

Wilmington – More than a dozen community leaders came together Oct. 22 to consolidate their efforts to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and bikers to travel between downtown and the Riverfront. Organizers hope to add lighting under the Amtrak overpasses and refresh the paint; slow down the crossing times on MLK Boulevard; add…

Up, up, and away:  Delaware gets major push through American Airlines in-flight magazine

Delaware is about to lose its status as one of the country’s best-kept secrets.             The October issue of American Airlines’ in-flight magazine, American Way, hits seatbacks on Oct. 1, with a 16-page, 4,000-word special section on six topics with a range of local leaders extolling the virtues of the First State.             The magazine…

A lot more than basketball going on at new 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington

When the Delaware Blue Coats walked into the new 76ers Fieldhouse near the Wilmington Riverfront last January before their first game, the memories of practices, games and team events at a mix of locations around Delaware melted away. “We were nomads and wanted a building to call home,” said Blue Coats President Larry Meli. “There’s…

Wilmington Airport makes the case to recapture passenger flights

‘A matter of time’ before air service returns to Delaware In the past two decades, four airlines have come and gone from Wilmington Airport. Together, these airlines ran scheduled passenger air service for about four of the last 20 years. The mercurial nature of this service is hardly unique to Wilmington; dozens of cities of…

The Kent County Tourism Corporation has announced the hiring of casino industry veteran Pete Bradley as the organization’s new president. Bradley had previously served on the board of directors and more recently as interim president. He started officially in his new role as of Monday, August 12. “I am thrilled to start my new position…

The Delaware Blue Coats, NBA G League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers is holding three open tryouts for the upcoming 2019-20 season. “Open tryouts are a real opportunity to make a dream come true,” said Blue Coats General Manager Matt Lilly. “These events are an important part of our talent evaluation each year and we’re…

Salon and Spa sector at the beach morphs into year-round business

By Kim Hoey Contributing Writer Holly Klein is always hiring. On Saturdays, Klein, the general manager of the Rehoboth Beach Massage Envy franchise on Coastal Highway, says she could have 11 massage rooms booked from opening at 9 a.m. to closing at 6 p.m., if she had the staff. Down the road in Lewes, at…

Southern Delaware Tourism (SDT) and Sussex County Economic Development have teamed up to create a new kind of visitors guide that combines tourism and business-friendly details. The idea behind the new concept is that tourism and business attraction exist on the same spectrum. “It starts with a visit” has become a catchphrase among the county’s…