Farming the First State
A sneak peak at the new Hearts and Minds Film about the history, the developing technology, and the economic impact of Delaware's thriving agriculture industry. From peaches and poultry to sweet corn and strawberries, Delaware grows it all! This project was funded by the Delaware Humanities Forum and the Delaware State Department of Agriculture, and will likely be broadcast on public television in 2013.
Whispers of Angels
Defiant, brave and free, the great abolitionists Thomas Garrett, William Still and Harriet Tubman, along with hundreds of lesser known and nameless opponents of slavery, formed a Corridor of Courage stretching from Maryland's eastern shore through the length of Delaware to Philadelphia and beyond -- making the Underground Railroad a real route to freedom for enslaved Americans before the Civil War.(From the award winning documentary film featuring Edward Asner and Blair Underwood.)
Lewes Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics
The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge, has become one of the most popular events in the state of Delaware. The uniqueness of this event, unlike many others, is that it spans all genders, age groups, income levels, and every demographic area of the state, with participation extending beyond our state's borders. It truly is a family and friends event! Take the plunge Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 1pm in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Rabbi Michael Beals - Congregation Beth Shalom
Congregation Beth Shalom, founded in 1922, was established to provide the growing Wilmington, Delaware Jewish Community with an alternative to the existing Orthodox and Reform congregations. Members support many services and activities throughout the synagogue and, “with pride and honor, have served in leadership and volunteer roles throughout the greater Jewish and secular community.” In this, one of four holiday programs presented by Content Delaware, Rabbi Michael reflects on concepts of forgiveness, charity, love, and community service.
Rev. Ruth Lawson Kirk - Christ Church
Founded in 1815, Christ Church in Greenville, Delaware puts forth the vision of a parish that is “living the Baptismal Covenant, the core message of which is to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves, striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being.” Rev. Ruth Lawson Kirk is the 15th and first female Rector of Christ Church. In this, one of four holiday programs presented by Content Delaware, Rev. Kirk reflects on this sacred season.
Nothing Beats Fun
When the Fasnacht family bought the amusement park "Playland" on the Rehoboth boardwalk in 1962, its hurricane ravaged facade didn't look like a great investment. But now, over 40 years later, Funland, the thriving, family run park still boasts the best entertainment on the Delaware Beach. Four generations of the Fasnacht family operate the park, and grandparents now watch with glee as their youngsters ride the same rides that thrilled them in their youth! From the documentary film "Nothing Beats Fun: The Story of Funland."
DSU Band: The Approaching Storm
The Delaware State University Band is a comprehensive program dedicated to academic excellence, citizenship and musical development of its members.
No Child Left Inside
A new taskforce is developing a statewide plan to increase opportunities for children to engage in nature, both in school, at home, and on public lands. The taskforce is comprised of representatives from DNREC and the Department of Education, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, the Department of Health and Social Services, the Delaware Nature Society and numerous other state and federal agencies, and community partners. Governor and Mrs. Jack Markell lend their support.
Made in DE: Home Grown
T.S. Smith was established in 1907 by Thomas Sterling Smith and today remains one of two commercial orchards in the State of Delaware. Peaches, apples and other vegetable crops are still picked by hand on the 800 acre farm in Bridgeville, under the supervision of Tom, Matt and Charlie Smith. "Juicy, crispy and tasty" describes Smith produce, where an 80+ year old apple sorter is still in service and going strong! And then there are the cider doughnuts...
A Delicious Tradition
The Mitchell family of Hockessin Delaware has been operating Woodside Farm since 1796. With few gaps, the farm has mainly focused on its dairy operation. Nowadays, it is known to its many friends and neighbors as Woodside Farm Creamery, an oasis of green amidst the area’s development. Jim and Janet Mitchell remain committed to the farming tradition, growing feed and providing pasture for their herd of Jersey cows, while producing their own signature brand of homemade ice cream. Yum!
Wilmington After Work
Wednesday nights in Wilmington are a great time to get together with friends and coworkers for some happy hour fun. Here’s what’s happening at Deep Blue.
Wilmington University’s Commitment to the Military
Wilmington University has taken strides to help servicemen and women move from military life to educational life. From the Military Veterans Student Organization, to the annual "Operation Success" event designed to help veterans transition back into life at home, Wilmington University remains committed to military veterans.
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
As one of more than 25 farmers markets in Delaware, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market provides a family-friendly, community gathering place where consumers can purchase the freshest local foods available. The market is a non-profit, community-based, producer-only, farmers market. Started in the summer of 2006 by a group of volunteers, the market has expanded to 38 vendors.
Wilmington University Gives Back
President Dr. Jack Varsalona, along with other staff and students of Wilmington University, discuss the importance of volunteerism...how it helps others, and how those who give of their own time and talents, get something in return.
Organic produce, family traditions, and healthy living abound at Highland Orchards. Join Farmer Ruth Linton for a taste of local agriculture.
Whispers of Angels
Defiant, brave and free, the great abolitionists Thomas Garrett, William Still and Harriet Tubman, along with hundreds of lesser known and nameless opponents of slavery, formed a Corridor of Courage stretching from Maryland's eastern shore through the length of Delaware to Philadelphia and beyond -- making the Underground Railroad a real route to freedom for enslaved Americans before the Civil War. (From the award winning documentary film featuring Edward Asner and Blair Underwood.)
POPS GOT GAME: Newark Mayor Vance Funk
In the second episode of Content Delaware’s new quiz show POPS GOT GAME! Host Frank Baker tries to stump the Mayor of Newark, Vance Funk, at Catherine Rooney’s on Main Street in Newark with Delaware trivia questions from the Arts to Sports and more! So you think you know all about Delaware??? Test YOUR skills!
POPS GOT GAME!
In this inaugural episode of Content Delaware’s new quiz show POPS GOT GAME! Host Frank Baker tries to stump UD students gathered at Catherine Rooney’s on Main Street in Newark with Delaware trivia questions from the Arts to Sports and more! So you think you know all about Delaware??? Test YOUR skills!
Delaware City Main Street
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Learning is a lifelong process, and the Osher Institute offers exciting educational and social opportunities for adults over the age of 50 at its locations in Wilmington, Dover and Lewes.
Rev. Doug Gerdts - First and Central Presbyterian Church
First and Central Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware is a “Church without walls that welcomes without limits.” The church proclaims, “Our members are the energy of our congregation. We strive to remain engaged and active while providing for social and spiritual needs.” Pastor Doug Gerdts and this “City Church” reach out to the greater community with worship, fellowship and music. In this, one of four holiday programs presented by Content Delaware, Rev. Gerdts reflects on concepts of forgiveness, charity and the human condition.
Rev. Brother Chris Posch - Church of St. Paul
Founded in 1869, St. Paul`s Roman Catholic Church is a beacon of hope for people of multiple cultures and backgrounds. Rooted in Franciscan spirituality, the parish “prayerfully relies on the Holy Spirit to guide us with compassion, integrity and humility as we worship and work together as a people of God.” In this, one of four holiday programs presented by Content Delaware, Franciscan Brother Chris Posch reflects on this sacred season, challenges to the church’s immigrant community, and efforts to promote greater understanding and social justice for these parishioners.