First State Comicon also hits Marshallton Fire Co.


The 2018 Miss Hockessin, Miss Greenville, Miss Pike Creek, and Hockessin and Greenvile’s Outstanding Teen pageants, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  at the Wilmington University, Doberstein Auditorium, 320 N. DuPont Hwy, New Castle. Tickets are $15 at the door. The event also features a silent auction, and there will be refreshments for sale. Proceeds benefit the pageant’s scholarship program. 


Moustaches will take front and center stage on Sunday, Jan, 14, as the First State Comic Con is unleashed at the Mill Creek Fire Hall, 3900 Kirkwood Highway, in Marshallton. The annual event attracts vendors and fans from throughout the region eager to meet up with fellow fans, meet with artists and artists, and add to their book, comic and toy collections. Neil Vokes, the Kimerex Projekt, Liz DeJesus, Dan Nokes, and Aspyre Comics, among others, will be on hand to meet with the public. And don’t miss the “Magnum P.I.” moustache contest.


Hockessin’s Mt. Cuba Center and the Red Clay Reservation will merge organizations on Jan. 1, 2018. The two organizations are closely aligned in their commitment to the conservation of open space and healthy ecosystems, and will continue this work as a unified Mt. Cuba Center, according to a press release. Red Clay Reservation was established in 1962 by Henry B. du Pont and Lammot du Pont Copeland to preserve open space at a time when urban and suburban sprawl was already evident. Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden and conservation organization incorporated in 1989 by Lammot du Pont Copeland and his wife Pamela, grown from the gardens they cultivated on their estate since the 1930’s. “This merger brings together two organizations with a longstanding relationship and history of conservation in Delaware,” said Ann Rose, Mt. Cuba Center’s President.


For hunters still looking to harvest a deer or add more venison to their freezers, January offers several opportunities as the 2017/18 hunting season winds down. Deer hunting seasons opening in January: Handgun Deer, Jan. 6 to 13; Shotgun Deer, Jan. 13 to 20, including Sunday Jan. 14; Muzzleloader Deer, Jan. 22 to 27. Note: Deer archery and crossbow seasons will remain open until Jan. 31, 2018.