All posts tagged "Wilmington"

  • Food Bank of Delaware's Culinary School gears up for expansion

    Eight students graduated from the Delaware Food Bank’s Culinary School last week. And there was something extra special to celebrate as well – new funding. Food Bank of Delaware's Culinary School gears up for expansion

  • Farm 2 Fork event to focus on food access

    The Delaware and New Castle Historical Societies are hosting their 3rd annual Farm 2 Fork event this weekend in Old New Castle. Farm 2 Fork event to focus on food access

  • Delaware beaches promote off-season tourism

    The 2017 summer season is over, but there’s still plenty of things to attract people to area beaches. Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carol Everhart says she’s finding that, if weather is good, people keep coming. “They have a second home here now, so they’re coming down on Thursday night and staying

  • Rocco victorious in debut as UD stymies DSU in opener

    New University of Delaware football coach Danny Rocco was a winner in his Blue Hen debut. Defense carried Rocco and the Hens to a 22-3 victory over Delaware State Thursday night in Newark. Rocco victorious in debut as UD stymies DSU in opener

  • Lawsuit forces cancellation of Punkin Chunkin

    One of Delaware’s iconic events is being canceled this year. Organizers say Punkin Chunkin will not happen this November as planned due to a pending lawsuit by a woman critically injured during last year’s event. Lawsuit forces cancellation of Punkin Chunkin

  • Ashley's story: life as a transgender service member at Dover Air Force Base

    A few weeks ago, President Trump tweeted that transgender troops would be banned from serving in the military. But policy hasn’t been changed yet, and the future for transgender service members remains uncertain. Ashley's story: life as a transgender service member at Dover Air Force Base

  • Thrift Mobb founders are all about looking 'fly on a dime'

    A couple of style conscious First State women called the Thrift Mobb are helping other women curate their wardrobes – on a budget. Thrift Mobb founders are all about looking 'fly on a dime'

  • History Matters: Preservation Delaware's vision for the future of historic preservation

    A number of historic buildings – from the Thomas England House, to Summerton Mansion in Middletown – have been demolished in recent months. Historic preservation advocates are rallying to change that, and nonprofit Preservation Delaware is willing to help organize such efforts in the First State. Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly sat down with the

  • Scientific history to be explored on the Green

    From herbal remedies to genetic testing, the history of science in the Delaware will be on display for the First Saturday events on the Green in the state capital. Scientific history to be explored on the Green

  • Preseason poll offers optimistic view of UD football's direction

    Expectations are up for the University of Delaware football team under a new head coach. The Colonial Athletic Association preseason football poll is out and the Blue Hens’ conference foes appear to feel they’ll be much improved under first year coach Danny Rocco. Preseason poll offers optimistic view of UD football's direction

  • Johnson Victrola Museum gears up for special anniversary

    Dover will be celebrating one of its native sons who helped propel the modern music recording industry through the rest of 2017. Johnson Victrola Museum gears up for special anniversary

  • Dover's Brengle ousted from Wimbledon

    Dover’s Madison Brengle saw her run at Wimbledon end Friday. Two days after the 27-year-old Brengle scored an upset win over two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova, she was ousted in the third round. Dover's Brengle ousted from Wimbledon

  • Cities holding Independence Day events statewide

    Events up and down the state are ringing in Independence Day, including festivals, parades and fireworks. Cities holding Independence Day events statewide

  • After 6 years, Firefly partners happy with festival's direction

    Despite what fans may say or think from year to year, about the weather, or the musical acts, or the food options, there is one thing most agree on when it comes to Firefly Music Festival: there’s always something new. After 6 years, Firefly partners happy with festival's direction

  • Record number of campers answering the call of nature in Delaware

    Delaware may not have a mountain range or vast swaths of wilderness, but that’s not stopping it from becoming a popular camping destination. Record number of campers answering the call of nature in Delaware

  • Three sets for Dover-based Trio at Firefly

    If you’re an aspiring hip-hop group and Firefly comes calling, you answer the bell without question. Even if it means you’re suddenly on the hook for performing three different shows on three different stages. Three sets for Dover-based Trio at Firefly

  • First State high school student discusses Sikhism with classmates

    One First State student recently set out to educate her peers about her faith. First State high school student discusses Sikhism with classmates

  • Townsend teen with cystic fibrosis named "Athlete of the Year"

    A Townsend teen with cystic fibrosis was honored as one of two Athletes of the Year by the Boomer Esiason Foundation Wednesday. 14-year-old Meredith Middle School student Michael Caruso Davis was named a co-Athlete of the Year alongside Avery Flatford, another athlete. According to the foundation, it was a tight race between Davis and Flatford,

  • UD baseball falls in opening NCAA tourney contest

    The University of Delaware baseball team came up short in its first NCAA tournament appearance in 16 years. The Blue Hens fell to Texas Tech 5-2 in its opening contest in the regional round. UD baseball falls in opening NCAA tourney contest

  • UD Baseball team gets NCAA Tournament assignment

    The University of Delaware baseball team is heading to the NCAA Division One tournament for the first time in 16 years. The Blue Hens head to the NCAA regional in Lubbock, Texas and will face host in its opening contest Friday at 3 pm. UD Baseball team gets NCAA Tournament assignment

  • NASCAR's 2018 Dover dates released

    The first of NASCAR’s two 2017 race weekends in Delaware is just over a week away – but Dover International Speedway already has reason to look ahead to 2018. NASCAR unveiled its race schedule for next year Tuesday and the Monster Mile will once again host another pair of tripleheader weekends in 2018 – one

  • Saturday event seeks to preserve history of School Hill community

    The city of Newark is partnering with the NAACP and University of Delaware on a historic preservation project. They’ll be collecting oral history accounts from the New London Road/School Hill community this Saturday May 20 th , as well as scanning and documenting mementos from current and former residents. Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly spoke

  • UD anthropology students excavate Read House grounds

    UD anthropology students have been excavating some areas around the historic Read House in New Castle. UD anthropology students excavate Read House grounds

  • Farmers' markets in Delaware see strong first week. Could millennials be the reason?

    Farmers markets in the First State saw strong demand as they opened this past week, and the 20 somethings known as “millennials” may have helped. Farmers' markets in Delaware see strong first week. Could millennials be the reason?

  • Historic Beaver Valley property preserved as open space

    Several conservation groups have stepped in to save the historic Beaver Valley property, adjacent to the First State National Historical Park. Historic Beaver Valley property preserved as open space

  • History Matters: Szymanski photos captured an era now lost

    March’s History Matters featured an image of Estella’s Beauty Shop on Wilmington’s East Side from 1939. Here in April, we focus on the man behind that photo and hundreds of others and the memories they evoke. History Matters: Szymanski photos captured an era now lost

  • Historic medicine chest sheds light on connection of First State surgeons, politicians

    Every month – the Delaware Historical Society picks an item from their collection to highlight. Historic medicine chest sheds light on connection of First State surgeons, politicians

  • H. Fletcher Brown Boys & Girls Club receives state, city support for upgrades

    One of Wilmington’s Boys and Girls Clubs is getting several upgrades. H. Fletcher Brown Boys & Girls Club receives state, city support for upgrades

  • Local orchestra students travel to New York to play at Carnegie Hall concert

    Sunday, a group of local high school orchestra students are headed to New York. T hey’re playing in Carnegie Hall on Monday. Local orchestra students travel to New York to play at Carnegie Hall concert

  • Enlighten Me: Blue Rocks 25th anniversary

    In April 1993, the Wilmington Blue Rocks brought minor league baseball back to Delaware. Since then, the club has consistently drawn fans to its Frawley Stadium home on the Wilmington Riverfront. An along the way, there’s been a handful of Carolina League Championships and early glimpses at Major League stars like Johnny Damon, Carlos Beltran,

  • Wilmington Mayor Purzycki appoints 11 members to Baynard working group

    A new working group will review the future of Wilmington’s Baynard Stadium and makes recommendations on its use, maintenance and management within 45 days. Wilmington Mayor Purzycki appoints 11 members to Baynard working group

  • First Saturday explores WWI in the First State

    April marks the 100th anniversary of the United State’s entry into World War I. First State Heritage Park in Dover is explores Delaware’s entry into the “war to end all wars.” First Saturday explores WWI in the First State

  • Phillies great Dallas Green dies at 82

    First State sports fans are among those mourning the death of former Phillies pitcher and manager Dallas Green. Green, a native of Newport, Delaware, died Wednesday in Philadelphia at age 82 after battling heart and kidney-related ailments. Phillies great Dallas Green dies at 82

  • The history of storage, and bandboxes

    The Delaware Historical Society’s Read House & Gardens is hosting a family program Saturday called Under Lock & Key , exploring the history behind storage vessels from the 1800s. The history of storage, and bandboxes

  • Grant will fund vaccination, sterilization of 1,000 cats in Sussex County

    Daylight isn’t the only thing in greater abundance this time of year. Thousands of kittens could soon be roaming the streets of Delaware as temperatures rise and stray cats start their spring breeding. But one local nonprofit is trying to curb the spread of these free-roaming felines. Grant will fund vaccination, sterilization of 1,000 cats

  • UD women ousted from CAA tourney

    The University of Delaware is one and done in the Colonial Athletic Association’s women’s basketball tournament at James Madison University. The Blue Hens fell to William and Mary 59-44 in the CAA quarterfinals. UD women ousted from CAA tourney

  • Delaware sees record breaking deer harvest numbers this season

    Delaware hunters harvested a record breaking number of deer this season. Hunters killed more than 14,700 deer in the 2016-2017 season, up 60 from last year. Delaware sees record breaking deer harvest numbers this season

  • Never Caught: The story of George Washington's runaway slave Ona Judge

    A new book from a local professor is bringing to light a unique story about slavery and a Founding Father. It’s the story of Ona Judge, a runaway slave. Never Caught: The story of George Washington's runaway slave Ona Judge

  • State fair concert lineup packed with country music

    The Delaware State Fair has announced this year’s concert series lineup … and it’s got plenty for country fans. State fair concert lineup packed with country music

  • Valentine's themed weekend events at Read House, Hagley Museum

    New Castle’s Read House is hosting tours this Sunday called “Courtship, Letters & Love” – featuring rarely seen love letters and accompanying etiquette rules – and even marriage certificates from the 1800s. Valentine's themed weekend events at Read House, Hagley Museum

  • First State tourism reaches record high in 2015

    Delaware saw a record tourism boom in 2015: generating $486 million in tax revenue. First State tourism reaches record high in 2015

  • Trade sends Delle Donne to Washington D.C.

    It’s official. Elena Delle Donne’s local fans will have an easier time seeing the homegrown hoop star play in WNBA starting this season. A trade sending the University of Delaware alum and 2015 WNBA MVP from the Chicago Sky to the Washington Mystics is a done deal. Trade sends Delle Donne to Washington D.C.

  • History Matters: Reconsidering Alex Haley's Roots, and its Relevance today

    On the night of January 23 rd , 1977 – and for eight consecutive nights after – a TV mini-series based on the number 1 selling African American novel of all time – Roots – aired on ABC. History Matters: Reconsidering Alex Haley's Roots, and its Relevance today

  • First films from First State discovered in Library of Congress

    Silent films of Brandywine Springs Park from the early 1900s were recently discovered. First films from First State discovered in Library of Congress

  • First Saturday events brew up history in Dover

    Mugs of ale and pots of hot tea are steeped in the history of Delaware’s state capital. First Saturday events brew up history in Dover

  • Brengle stuns Serena Williams in Aussie Open tune-up tourney

    Dover native Madison Brengle is starting the new year with the biggest victory of her career. The 26-year-old Brengle stunned Serena Williams – the number two player in the world – at the ASB Tennis Classic in New Zealand. Brengle stuns Serena Williams in Aussie Open tune-up tourney

  • Read House celebrates history of New Years, Twelfth Night

    New Years is right around the corner – and some historic traditions associated with the holiday are on display at the Read House through Saturday. Read House celebrates history of New Years, Twelfth Night

  • Christmas wasn't always a time for children

    Christmas through a child’s eyes is the theme of this year’s Winterthur Yuletide tour.m But the holidays weren’t always focused on children, large Christmas trees and gifts. Christmas wasn't always a time for children

  • Rocco welcomes challenge of reviving UD football

    The University of Delaware’s new football coach officially landed in the Blue Hen nest Wednesday. UD formally introduced Danny Rocco Wednesday at the Carpenter Center, culminating a nearly two month search to replace Dave Brock, who was fired midway through the season back in October. Rocco welcomes challenge of reviving UD football

  • Shedding light on Delaware's Revolutionary role

    Earlier this week, the state celebrated Delaware Day – marking the anniversary of Delaware earning its First State nickname by becoming the first state to ratify the Constitution. But that piece of history – and other notable events like Caesar Rodney’s midnight ride to Philadelphia to vote for the Declaration of Independence – are hardly

  • Adopt-A-Family sponsorships falling short this holiday season

    Delaware is looking for a few secret Santas. The state is closely approaching the December 9 deadline for its Holiday Adopt-A-Family program and still has around 600 children and 60 seniors without sponsors. Last year, the program found sponsors for 2,100 people. Adopt-A-Family sponsorships falling short this holiday season

  • Baynard Stadium task force on hold until next year, to focus on underserved youth

    A new task force to consider plans for the upkeep of Baynard Stadium and other city parks is on hold until next year. Baynard Stadium task force on hold until next year, to focus on underserved youth

  • Delaware State Parks waive entry fee on Black Friday

    Instead of camping outside a big box store this Black Friday, you may want to consider pitching a tent in the woods. All Delaware State Parks will open their gates at 8:00 o’clock Friday morning with free admission (although there is still a fee for camping). Delaware State Parks waive entry fee on Black Friday

  • Wesley College moves on in NCAA Div III football tourney

    Wesley College continues to be unbeatable in the first round of the NCAA Division III football tournament. The Wolverines, ranked 18th nationally in Div. III, rolled past #20 Stevenson 38-17 Saturday in Dover to notch an opening round playoff victory for an 12th straight year. Senior running back Jamar Baynard rushed for 265 yards and

  • UD men's soccer team exits NCAA tournament quickly

    The University of Delaware men’s soccer team is one and done in the NCAA tournament. The Blue Hens were shut-down in the tourney’s opening round, blanked by Providence 2-0 Thursday night at Providence. UD men's soccer team exits NCAA tournament quickly

  • UD tangles with Providence in NCAA soccer tourney

    The University of Delaware men’s soccer team hits the field Thursday night for an NCAA tournament contest. The Blue Hens visit Providence for an opening round game at 7 pm. Delaware is unranked and making its first NCAA tourney appearance since 2013. UD is 1-4 all-time in tournament games. The Hens only win came back

  • Thanksgiving travel expected to hit pre-recession levels

    You may want to carve out a little extra travel time if you’re hitting the road this Thanksgiving. AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts nearly 50 million people will be traveling in America over the 5-day holiday weekend. That includes 132,000 Delawareans who will hit the skies and highways starting next Wednesday. Thanksgiving travel expected to hit pre-recession

  • Rock Brown and his giant peach tree: from pit to over 500 peaches

    Rock Brown grew up on Wilmington’s East side, and doesn’t remember any community gardens in the area in the 1960s. But he does remember something else. Rock Brown and his giant peach tree: from pit to over 500 peaches

  • Wesley College to host first round NCAA football tourney game

    Wesley College’s football team is headed NCAA Division III playoffs for a 12th straight year. The 8-2 Wolverines will entertain Stevenson in a first round contest this Saturday. Wesley College to host first round NCAA football tourney game

  • Wesley College football earns another trip to NCAA tournament

    Wesley College is headed back to NCAA Division III football playoffs. The Wolverines climbed out of a 14-0 first quarter hole to beat William Patterson 59-14 Saturday, clinching the New Jersey Athletic Conference title and the NCAA playoff bid that comes with it.

  • Slam Dunk to the Beach locks in teams and schedule

    The full field and schedule for the 2016 edition of Slam Dunk to the Beach high school basketball tournament are in place. Tournament officials announced Wednesday the out-of state schools coming to Lewes next month. Source: DPM

  • History Matters: Unearthing Brandywine Springs’ historic amusement park

    Last month in our History Matters segment, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, we told you about the history of Brandywine Springs Park, including its time as an amusement park. What remains of that historic amusement park, which dates back to the early 1900s, is still there, and is one of the only

  • Bike ride links riverside towns

    Both recreational and competitive cyclists are set to saddle up and ride the 10 miles between Delaware City and New Castle for the River Towns Ride and Festival. Source: DelawarePublicMedia

  • Brandywine Zoo reups accreditation

    Wilmington’s Brandywine Zoo has the renewed stamp of approval from The Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Source: DelawarePublicMedia

  • Hockessin mushroom farming family’s roots run deep

    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania has long been known as the “Mushroom Capital of the World.” But its annual festival – which started in 1986 – includes Delaware mushroom growers too. Source: DelawarePublicMedia

  • Opa! Wilmington Greek Festival turns 40 this year

    Opa! Wilmington Greek Festival turns 40 this year Patricia Talorico, The News Journal 12:11 p.m. EDT May 26, 2015. IMG_PRIMARY_photo. … While the focus has always been about what’s on the plate, in four decades the popular event has become a party stretching over five days on the grounds of the … Read more on

  • Wilmington kids help break reading record

    Wilmington kids help break reading record Jeff Benatti, executive director of New Castle County Head Start, says that’s why events like this one that make reading exciting can be a big help. “We want the general population to be aware of the importance of reading and building vocabulary,” he said. Read more on The News

  • Wilmington Innovation Corridor November

    Delaware needs more, but Wilmington innovation corridor is a start There, regular events bring together its dozens of members and attract hundreds of people from the broader community to build tech startups and find creative expression through digital means. For example, in November, Start It Up Delaware and 1313 … Read more on Technical.ly Delaware