Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard

62 children enter a Children's Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute— you can help Dairy Queen help the kids. On Miracle Treat Day, Thursday July 30th, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ locations will be donated to local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. These funds help save and improve the lives of sick and injured children in CMN … [Read more...]

Roaring ’20s Lawn Party: Jazz Age on the Delaware

Jazz Age on the Delaware

  This looks like so much fun and I will be really sad if I don't get there.  Not finding enough opportunities to channel your inner Gatsby (or Daisy, or Jordan, as the case may be)? On Saturday August 1st, 2015 from 11am to 5pm, Glen Foerd (the region’s only Gilded Age mansion on the Delaware River) will host Jazz Age on the Delaware. It promises to be "an … [Read more...]

National Hot Dog Day + New Hot Dogs at Johnnie’s Dog House

dog with a hot dog

If you haven't been to Johnnie's Dog House on Concord Pike yet, you are missing out. I am not a hot dog person— I might get one from a cart while in NYC or at a ballgame, more for the experience than anything else— but I love Johnnie's. In addition to the amazing variety of dog offerings, they have options for vegetarians (veggie hot dogs, burgers, kielbasa, sweet sausage … [Read more...]

Adoption Fees Waived on “Clear the Shelters” Day

shelter dog

  This is our Jimmy, aka The Dogness. We adopted him nearly six years ago, after the loss of our beloved lab mix, because even though we had three cats at the time the house just didn't feel right without a dog. Jimmy would have been easy to overlook. Unlike most dogs at the shelter, he didn't come running up eagerly when we passed by his cage. But that day, a … [Read more...]

Fun House of Science at the Delaware State Fair


  The Delaware State Fair starts this week and it's gonna be HOT. We've got the skinny on a way to get cool while you're at the fair! The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control invites you to DNREC’s Fun House of Science. All visitors will be given a Game Book that engages visitors in science activities and experiments; visit the … [Read more...]

Born in 1980? Free Admission to Sesame Place

sesame place big bird

Born in 1980? So was Sesame Place! Celebrate turning 35 with Sesame by visiting during the week of their birthday, July 27, 2015 - August 2, 2015. You'll get FREE admission! Just head to Guest Relations with a valid photo ID to receive your free single-day admission ticket. First time visiting? Check out our Sesame Place tips here. Limit one single-day admission ticket … [Read more...]

Delaware Charity Challenge: Sign Up for This INDOOR Winter Triathlon!

Rowing machine

Attention race addicts, charity supporters and wannabe non-couch-potatoes! I'm pretty excited about this Delaware Charity Challenge: a new run-row-bike INDOOR triathlon taking place January 9th at the Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront next year. Keep in mind, in 2013 31.1% of adult Delawareans were classified as obese, ranking us 13th in the country. We can do … [Read more...]

I Scream, You Scream… for Free Good Humor Ice Cream

good humor ice cream

Who likes ice cream on a summer's day? Who likes it when the ice cream is FREE? If you're in Philly between now and August 2nd, keep your eyes peeled for the modernized Good Humor truck: it's been updated with 6 digital screens showing live social media feeds, a live menu board reflecting availability and a music/PA system. Here's where the Philly Joy Squad is … [Read more...]

Buy Two, Get One Night of Camping Free

Camp Two Nights

  Camping is an inexpensive way to get the kids outside and create memories that last. When I was a kid, I saw all sorts of things in the early mornings while camping that I'd never been exposed to before: squirrels scolding overhead, chipmunks darting around, deer just outside our window. For this city kid, those memories meant enough that I went on to move to a rural … [Read more...]