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Sunday, a group of local high school orchestra students are headed to New York. They’re playing in Carnegie Hall on Monday.

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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, Mike Sweeney, Eric Hosmer, and Salvador Perez.

This week – The Rocks opened their 25th anniversary season and in this week’s Enlighten Me we offer a look back and ahead.

The Blue Rocks will try again to open their 25th anniversary season Friday.

Thursday night’s scheduled 2017 season opener against Potomac Nationals was postponed after heavy rains  left field conditions too poor to play.

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A quarter of the U.S. population is either starving or malnourished – including many Delawareans.

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The Blue Rocks open a new baseball season in Wilmington Thursday night.

But it’s not just any season for the Rocks.  It’s the team’s 25th anniversary season.

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The Delaware Photographic Society’s 84th annual Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography (WIEP) is underway, and the exhibit includes photography from a number of First State locals.

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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.

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This month’s History Matters, produced in collaboration with the Delaware Historical Society, was inspired by University of Delaware Black Studies professor Tiffany Gill’s book - “Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry.”


Dr. Gill explores how self-employed African American beauticians played an often-underground role in the Civil Rights movement.  For example - having NAACP pamphlets and other similar mail sent secretly to their under-the-radar storefronts.

Gill’s primary focus is on beauty shops in the South, but we wondered if shops locally played a similar role.

To find out, Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly spoke with Wilmington residents and local historians about their recollections of – and research into - Delaware’s beauty shop industry.


Courtesy First State Heritage Park

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 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.