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Can’t find anything good to stream? Here are some of Delaware Today’s longer reads that explore everything from crime to music to all things Delaware to keep you busy while you’re stuck inside.

Looking Ahead

What’s Next for Dogfish Head?

Recently, Delaware’s most well known brewery has pivoted its attention to manufacturing home-brew hand sanitizer during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione looks ahead following the Milton brewery’s merger with the Boston Beer Company.

 

What Does Climate Change Look Like in Delaware?

The COVID-19 pandemic is capturing the most attention right now, but it isn’t the only issue our area is facing. From rising seas and flooded neighborhoods to failing crops and changing habitats, this is the reality of climate change in our state.


People and Community

Meet 10 Delawareans With Really Cool Jobs

Many Delawareans are adjusting to working from home (and some are doing it with kids that are home from school), but take inspiration from these locals who chose an alternate career path.

 

For Many Delaware Women, Hunting is a Growing Outlet For Socializing and Sustainability

Women often come to the sport through local outreach programs.


Self Improvement

20 Ways to Make This Your Best Year Yet

Sure, the world feels like it’s in disarray right now. But here are some ways to be a little healthier, more peaceful and productive, and less cluttered.

 

How to Practice Self-Care During Times of Crisis

Delaware’s wellness gurus give tips on how to self-pamper our physical, mental and emotional well-being during stressful times.


Home and Garden

Everything You Need to Know About Native Gardening

Gardening is a great solitary hobby to pick up or build upon in a time when large social activities and leaving the confines of your home are both frowned upon. Here, local horticulturists give us the dirt on how to create beautiful backyard habitats with native plants that nurture nature.

 

These are Some of the Best Places to Live in Delaware

While you’re stuck in your current home, why not explore some of the state’s best places to put down roots? From historic city homes to secluded spots surrounded by nature, we take you on a stroll of Delaware’s hottest neighborhoods to live and play.


Crime-Based

Netflix Movie ‘The Irishman’ Brings a Delaware Organized Crime Figure to Life

Put this Netflix blockbuster on your list of things to stream, then read about the local ties here. The film, based on Charles Brandt’s novel “I Heard You Paint Houses,” is centered around local mobster Frank Sheeran and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.

 

Route 40 Killer Remains an Enigma After Being Convicted 30 Years Ago

This article, originally published in Delaware Today magazine in 2014, continues to be popular with our online readers. We can only suspect that it’s because crime stories can capture our attention at any time, whether there is a pandemic or not.


Music

How Milton Native Jimmie Allen Hit It Big in Country Music

One of the industry’s hottest acts is Delaware born and raised.

 

Wilmington Native George Thorogood Looks Back on a 45-Year Music Career

What becomes a local legend most? If you’re Wilmington native George Thorogood, it’s a no-brainer—you just keep on going.


Delaware-Centric

Over 50 Things Every Delawarean Should Know

Here are the things people from the First State should know, from common knowledge to local history and more.

 

Best of Delaware 2019

Before our 2020 winners are announced in our July issue, take a look back at who won last year.