Delaware Humane’s Rubber Duck Race

rubber ducky

I missed this the first time around, so I'm excited to have it come around again! "Adopt" a rubber duck to place in the 2nd Annual Rubber Duck Race to support the Delaware Humane. Then, come to Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park on September 17th to watch 10,000 ducks race down the Christina River. The ducks will be dropped into the water from the Market Street Bridge around … [Read more...]

Plant One Million to Plant Its 500,000th Tree

tree planting, environmental conservation

    Plant One Million is the largest multi-state tree-planting effort in the nation: a regional partnership to plant one million trees throughout 13 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and the state of Delaware. The goal is to restore the tree canopy cover (the area of land shaded by trees) in the Greater Philadelphia region to 30 … [Read more...]

Where, When and Why to Watch the Perseid Meteor Showers

night sky

From mid-July until late August, the Earth passes through the debris of the Swift-Tuttle comet. The Perseid meteor shower starts to peak around the 10th, and the overnight hours into the 13th this year is promised to be your best chance to catch sight of a falling star: about 50 should be lighting up the sky per hour, but in rural areas with little light pollution you could see … [Read more...]

Delaware Children’s Museum/Riverfront Mini Golf Combo

riverfront mini golf

  Putt and play for less: now through September, purchase a combo ticket to the Delaware Children's Museum & Riverwalk Mini Golf together for just $13 per person (ages 4 and up). Combo tickets available only in-person at the DCM's Admissions Desk. Note on pricing: children ages 3 and under play for free at Riverwalk Mini Golf, everyone else pays $8. Children 12 … [Read more...]

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...]

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

DNREC DEC logo

  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...]