March 1 in Pop Culture History

March 1 in Pop Culture History 1692 – In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, an Indian slave from Barbados, were accused of witchcraft, beginning the Salem Witchcraft Trials. Assuming those convicted were not practicing the dark arts, 19 innocent women and men were killed as a result […]

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What’s Coming to Hulu March 2020

The Real Housewives Season 11 is coming to Hulu on March 3! Oh, and there are other options to watch as well… March 1 OK K.O, Let’s Be Heroes!, Season 3 50/50 Abduction Blue City Cantinflas Charlotte’s Web Danny Roane: First Time Director Deck the Halls Destiny Turn on the Radio Eyes of an Angel […]

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What’s Available to Watch on Netflix in March 2020

Check out what’s coming to Netflix in March 2020. You’ve got all kinds of options including favorites like Freedom Writers, Hook, Richie Rich, Silver Linings Playbook, and The Shawshank Redemption. March 1 Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 2 (Netflix Family) Always a Bridesmaid Beyond the Mat Cop Out Corpse Bride Donnie Brasco Freedom Writers Ghosts […]

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Fawcett’s Big Red Cheese: The Original Captain Marvel

One rainy evening in Fawcett City USA a lone newsboy name Billy Batson was selling newspaper on a corner.  He was wet, hungry and alone in the world.  Suddenly a stranger appeared in front of him.  The stranger was dressed in a dark overcoat and slouch hat.  Billy could not see the man’s face. Billy, […]

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Delaware consumers protected by work of weights and measures inspectors

DOVER, Del. – Every day, Delaware consumers are protected by the work of the Weights and Measures inspectors at the Delaware Department of Agriculture. When consumers purchase products based on a weight or measurement – like a gallon of gas or a pound …

Celebrate Tooth Fairy Day February 28

(PCM) Tooth Fairy Day was concocted as a way to pay homage to the delightful deity known as the Tooth Fairy who graciously leaves money or small presents under the pillows of those who have lost a tooth, particularly young children. There is some debate as to whether the Tooth Fairy is celebrated in February […]

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The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Not Just a Pretty Face” by Paul Mitchell

On view from March 6-27, 2020 Free opening reception on Friday, March 6 at 5 p.m. Wilmington, Del. (February 28, 2020) – Not Just a Pretty Face, an exhibition of pastel portraits by Paul Simon, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from March 6-27, …

Governor Carney: Application Period is Open for Student Representative on State Board of Education

Applications for rising 11th or 12th grade student seat are due March 20, 2020  DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Thursday the application period for the student seat on the State Board of Education is open through March 20, 2020. Th…

February 28 in Pop Culture History

February 28 in Pop Culture History National Tooth Fairy Day 1784 – John Wesley chartered the first Methodist Church in the United States. An Anglican, Wesley wanted a church structure for his followers after the Anglican Church abandoned its American believers during the American Revolution. 1827 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was incorporated. It […]

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Polly Drummond Hill Road yard waste site to close for season Friday, Feb. 28

DNREC’s Polly Drummond Hill Yard Waste site in New Castle County will close for the season on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Normally, the site closes earlier – at the end of January – but due to mild weather, DNREC extended the site’s operation into 2020 to a…

W.B. Simpson student takes home the green with Delaware grown cabbage

W.B. Simpson Elementary School 4th grader Latrell McGinnis spent last spring tending to his cabbage in hopes of growing the best-looking cabbage in Delaware. After all the judging was completed, McGinnis’s hard work paid off when he was announced as th…

Air Permitting Basics training workshops scheduled March 18 and 26

DOVER, Del.– DNREC’s Division of Air Quality and industry partners will host Air Permitting Basics training workshops at 8 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, at DNREC’s Lukens Drive office, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720, and again at 8 a.m., Thursday,…

Delaware’s Struggle for Women’s Right to Vote

On Saturday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program that commemorates Delaware’s 100th anniversary of women’s struggle for the right to vote.

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February 27 in Pop Culture History

February 27 in Pop Culture History 1703 – The first Mardi Gras was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. 1801 – District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801 – Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. ‘Taxation without representation.’ 1827- Masked and costumed students danced through the streets of New Orleans, […]

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Delaware Details Preparations for Potential Spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is actively taking steps to prepare for community spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19, as well as providing information to Delawareans about the actions they can take now to make preparations…

Camille Decker to Represent Delaware in 2020 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington

Sanford School senior to advance to National Finals in Washington, DC Smyrna, Del. (February 26, 2020) – From a field of 15 Delaware high school students, Camille Decker, a senior from Sanford School, earned the title of 2020 Poetry Out Loud Delaware S…

February 26 in Pop Culture History

February 26 in Pop Culture History 1616 – Galileo Galilei was formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun. 1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from Elba. 1829 – Levi Strauss was born. He never married, so, ironically, he didn’t get to pass his genes […]

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DNREC to close The Point at Cape Henlopen March 1 for 2020 for beach nesting season

LEWES – The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, will close Sunday, March 1, for the benefit of threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds, includ…

Funding available to communities to plan for coastal flooding and climate change impacts

DNREC is soliciting letters of interest to enter into projects that will support local resilience planning and adaptation activities in Delaware.

Ash Wednesday and Lent

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent a time of penance fasting and prayer for Catholics and for some Protestant denominations. Ash Wednesday is the opening day of Lent on this day some Christians receive ashes on their forehead as a sign of penance.  With the ashes the Priest may say “Remember that you… Read More

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February 25 in Pop Culture History

February 25 in Pop Culture History National Chili Day 1836 – Samuel Colt was granted a United States patent (#9430X) for his Colt revolver. 1901 – J.P. Morgan incorporated the United States Steel Corporation. 1919 – Oregon became the first US state to levy a gasoline tax by placing 1 cent tax on every gallon […]

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