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Wilmington’s Baynard Stadium is poised to receive a long awaited and much needed facelift.

The City of Wilmington and Salesianum School are proposing a 50 year lease deal that would had over management and maintenance of Baynard to the all-boys’ Catholic high school that sits just across the street.

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Last month in our History Matters segment, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, we told you about the history of Brandywine Springs Park, including its time as an amusement park.

 

What remains of that historic amusement park, which dates back to the early 1900s, is still there, and is one of the only excavated historic amusement park sites in the country.

 

But it's not expert archeologists doing the unearthing: it's trained volunteers.

 

Delaware Public Media's Megan Pauly has the story in part two of our look at Brandywine Springs in History Matters.


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Delaware’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is accepting donated venison during the state’s deer hunting season.

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The University of Delaware football team tries to regroup after its head coach Dave Brock was fired Sunday.

UD Athletic Director Christine Rawak  says Sunday’s decision to fire Brock was the “toughest of her career.”

It came after Saturday’s 24-17 loss at William and Mary - the Blue Hens 4th straight loss after starting the season 2-0.

But Rawak wouldn’t call wins and losses or any other factor the primary reason for letting Brock go after compiling a 19-22 record in 3½ seasons with no NCAA playoff appearances.

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There’s a change at the top of the University of Delaware’s football program.

UD Athletic Director Christine Rawak announced Sunday head football coach Dave Brock has been fired.

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Private club across the country have been in decline for decades.

But there are still some locally trying to buck those trends, including the University and Whist Club in Wilmington.  The club, which has roots reaching back to the late 1800’s,  is trying to reinvigorate itself under new ownership.

Delaware Public Media contributor Eileen Dallabrida looks at those efforts in her latest piece and for this week’s Enlighten Me stopped by The Green to discuss what she learned.


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Long before the towering mansion on Broom Street in Wilmington became the University & Whist Club, it’s owner proposed it as the site of another august group: the U.S. Capitol, where the fledgling nation’s Congress would meet.

Dr. James Tilton was himself Delaware’s congressman. A hero of the Revolutionary War, he crossed the Delaware with George Washington and became the nation’s first Surgeon General. The granite slab he used for autopsies is still in the basement of the club’s headquarters, historically known as the Tilton Mansion.

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The annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival near Townsend aims to connect area youth with the Delaware National Estuarine Reserve and its past.

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The gay dating app SCRUFF has named Rehoboth Beach one of the world’s top destinations for LGBT travelers. 

 

The survey was based off the rankings of more than 1,300 users whose responses were primarily based on their sense of safety in a destination. Only Tel Aviv, Israel and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico beat Rehoboth Beach, which tied with Saugutuck, Michigan. 

Martin Truex Jr. used the Monster Mile to help establish himself as the driver to beat in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

Truex Jr. had no trouble taming the one mile concrete oval and the rest of the field in Sunday’s Sprint Cup “Citizens Soldier 400” at Dover International Speedway. 

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