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DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation says the 2018 fee season gets underway March 1.

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The Delaware Joint Legislative Council has approved creating a memorial honoring women who served in the U.S. military.

The plan is to put the new memorial on the Northwest side of Legislative Hall.

The idea for the women’s military memorial came from Delaware City resident Cheryl Dennis. In this week’s Enlighten Me, the former Marine chats with with Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller about the inspiration for it.


Photo courtesy of Deborah L. Cooper.

Delaware Seashore State Park is shining a spotlight on a World War II-era Tower in Lewes - literally.


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DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation recently partnered with Rockport Analytics to get a snapshot of what state parks contribute to the state economy.

 


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The long awaited DE Turf sports complex finally opened last year in Frederica.

It was billed as a venue that would drive tourism to the First State by hosting a wide variety of sports tournaments on its 12 artificial turf fields – bringing athletes and their families to Delaware stay at hotels and spend their money.

Nearly a year later, we check in with DE Turf Executive Director Chris Giacomucci to see how well the facility is delivering on that promise.


Delaware State University hosted a public screening of a new documentary about the school’s history this week.  “Delaware State University: A Legacy of Opportunity” is a film about the beginnings of the only Historically Black College in the First State.

For this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society,  Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino sat down with Delaware Humanities Executive Director Marilyn Whittington, who helped get the project off the ground.


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Delaware tourism officials say the multi-purpose sports complex DE Turf in Frederica is helping to drive the local economy.

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The Eagles’ first-ever Super Bowl parade did not disappoint.

Birds’ fans jammed the city to celebrate with the team.

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Today’s the day the Eagles’ and their fans celebrate the Birds’ first-ever Super Bowl title together.

Philadelphia’s Super Bowl parade is expected to draw a million or more people to the city.

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No Delawareans are competing in the Winter Olympics starting this week, but the First State still has a connection to the 2018 games. Some of the U.S. figure skaters battling for gold in South Korea have sharpened their skills at University of Delaware during their careers.

 


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