F.Y.I. – June 2016


Out & About Staff


Things worth knowing

Delaware Cadillac Celebrates 100 Years

Delaware Cadillac has reached a milestone that is rare for businesses today—the Wilmington dealership at 1606 Pennsylvania Ave. turns 100 years old this year. The celebration will begin with a Cadillac LaSalle Club antique auto show on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Delaware Cadillac was founded in 1916 as Delaware Motor Sales Co., with a showroom located in the center of town at 10th and King Streets. A once-busy pedestrian and trolley district gave way to more and more vehicles, many brought to town by Delaware Motor Sales, and the showroom was moved to its current location in 1939.

For more information, visit delawarecadillac.com.

Walk to End Lupus Now

When you take part in a Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now event, you experience firsthand the power of the movement. The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national organization devoted to solving the mystery of lupus while supporting those who suffer from it.

On Sunday, June 26, the Eighth Annual Walk to End Lupus Now event will take place at Dravo Plaza on the Riverfront. Participants can walk solo or start a team, whether it’s family, friends or co-workers.

For prices and information, visit lupus.org.

Free Day in the Park

To celebrate Delaware State Parks’ 65th Anniversary, Visit Delaware/Delaware Tourism Office will sponsor a fee-free “Day in the Park” on Sunday, June 5.
Every state park will be free to enter that day—excluding Fort Delaware, State Line Beach and the Brandywine Zoo.

Park-goers can enjoy beaches, woodland trails, waterways and much more throughout Delaware. For additional fees, families can experience things like zip-lining through the trees or horseback riding at Lums Pond, and biking with the Rail Explorers on the Wilmington-Western Railroad through Auburn Heights.

For more information, visit destateparks.com/65years.

DE Turf to Break Ground on New Multi-Sport Complex

Last month, the DE Turf Sports Complex (Kent County Regional Sports Complex) broke ground on a state-of-the-art, 85-acre multi-sports complex slated to open next spring in Frederica. It will be home to a dozen synthetic turf fields for sports like soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. The fields will surround a world class indoor field house complex complete with restrooms, concession stands, office space, locker rooms and a multipurpose room. There will also be a 1,500-seat stadium. Athletes will have access to a training space, for warm-ups, stretching and more. The complex is expected to generate millions of dollars in sports tourism revenue for Delaware.

For more information, visit deturfcomplex.org.

DTC HITS $1 million in Sales

Delaware Theatre Company, under the leadership of Executive Director Bud Martin and Managing Director Melissa Zimmerman, reached $1 million in ticket sales for the first season in the theater’s 38-year history.

The 2015/2016 season is projected to sell over 31,000 tickets, the highest total since 2006 and a significant increase since the new artistic leadership took over in 2012.

Pet-A-Palooza Rescheduled to June 12

Get ready for a day of furry fun for pets and pals on Sunday, June 12. That’s the new date for 99.5 WJBR’s Pet-A-Palooza, originally scheduled for May 1 but cancelled because of bad weather.

The Carousel Park event (at 3700 Limestone Rd.), New Castle County’s biggest fun day for cats, dogs and all their friends, will be from noon to 5 p.m.

Pet-A-Palooza, produced by Barry’s Events, will feature pet contests, demonstrations, food and fun for the entire family—with free admission and, of course, a pet-friendly environment. The Take Me Home Zone will feature animal adoption agencies and rescue groups, including Brandywine Valley SPCA, Delaware Humane Society, Faithful Friends and more, all with adoptable friends to visit.

Animal-related nonprofits such as PAWS for People and Lost Dogs of Delaware will exhibit. The event will also feature family- and pet-related products and services, and the New Castle County Mounted Patrol will be on hand.

Pet Contest registration will be on site at the event. Contests and times are: Coolest Pet, 12:30 p.m.; Movie Mutt, 1:30 p.m.; Most Creative, 2:30 p.m.; Hottest Dog, 3:30 p.m.; Zootopia, 4:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be available for purchase in the Tail Gate area, courtesy of Matt Slap Subaru. All pets must be on non-retractable leashes.
For more information, visit barrysevents.com.

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