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CAMP Rehoboth

When it began 15 years ago, Women’s FEST used to be a pretty modest event .


“Women’s FEST has grown in the last 15 years from being a six hour on a Saturday where we had a workshop and a lunch and a little bit of entertainment," said CAMP Rehoboth founder and executive director Steve Elkins.

Freeman Stage announces 2015 concert line-up

Mar 31, 2015
Freeman Foundation

A classic American band, an iconic country singer-songwriter and a duo with 7 platinum selling albums will play in Sussex County this summer.

The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville unveiled its 2015 line-up Tuesday.

History Matters: Hagley Museum's “Unraveling Stories” exhibit

Mar 28, 2015
Delaware Public Media

Hooked rugs are an Anglo-American tradition that rose in popularity during the early nineteenth century

The “Unraveling Stories” Exhibit at the Hagley Museum spotlights one of these pieces, a huge hooked rug made during the 1940s by Nancy Dupont Reynolds Cooch.

History Matters: Unraveling Stories at Hagley Museum

Delaware Public Media heads to Hagley Museum to investigate a one-of-a-kind rug.

Delaware Public Media

Special Olympics Delaware hosts their own version of March Madness this weekend.

The organization’s annual State Basketball Tournament tips off Saturday morning at 11 at UD’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark and play continues through Sunday.

Monte Ross will remain men’s head basketball coach at the University of Delaware. UD officials announced Thursday that the school has signed Ross to a new three-year contract.  

In nine seasons at UD, Ross has compiled a 125-161 record, but his most successful campaign was a year ago – when he led the Blue Hens to a 25-and-10 record, a Colonial Athletic Association championship and their first NCAA tournament berth since 1999.  

Even more of Delaware’s high school basketball stars will take to the court at this year’s Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament.

Organizers announced this week that six local schools – up from five last year - will participate in the tourney this December. A pair of 2015 state tournament semi-finalists, Sanford and Mount Pleasant, top the list.  It also includes tourney host Cape Henlopen, Appoquinimink, Dover, and St. Elizabeth's high schools.

National teams participating will be announced in June.

Common Wealth Awards to honor three in 2015

Mar 21, 2015

Jon Bon Jovi, Edward Norton and Jimmy Wales will all be honored with Common Wealth Awards at the Hotel Dupont in Wilmington on April 25.

The Common Wealth awards are given to individuals who have improved society through their professional and personal endeavors. The three men are in good company, past award winners include Meryl Streep and Walter Cronkite.

Bon Jovi and Norton are each being honored in the category of public service, and Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, is being recognized for his contributions to the field of Mass Communications.

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The First State will play host to the first-ever joint ordination of a same-sex couple in the United States. Holly and Kaci Clark-Porter will be ordained as Presbyterian ministers together Sunday at Wilmington's First & Central Presbyterian Church.

The Presbyterian Church voted to allow ordaining gay and lesbian pastors in 2011.

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From the northern Delaware border to the southern beaches, the First State is increasingly steeped in businesses boasting craft beers. Numerous breweries, brewpubs and alehouses are scheduled to open this year, while more brands continue to pop up at local liquor stores and in mainstream restaurants.

Some might wonder if the small state is now too saturated in the craft beer craze.

Delaware State Univ.

Delaware State’s first ever post-season home game ended in disappointment.

DSU, making its first post-season appearance since 2007, fell to Radford 78-57 in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational at Memorial Hall.