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Delaware Public Media's coverage of the stories and people that make the First State unique, including its hometown sports scene.

DE Turf

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.


DE Turf

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.

Courtesy of University of Delaware

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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The celebration of the Eagles first-ever Super Bowl title will last well into the week.

The City of Philadelphia says its parade honoring the Birds will be Thursday, tentatively starting at 11 am.

Special Olympics Delaware

Special Olympics Delaware annual Polar Bear Plunge takes place this weekend in Rehoboth Beach.

 


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The Delaware State Fair will host two additional concerts in 2018 outside of the fair’s regular 10 day stretch in July.

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Officials with The Delaware Department of Natural Resources counted more people camping in state parks in 2017 than ever before.

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