Tue November 26, 2013

Susan Stamberg's Other Favorite Holiday Cranberry Dish

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 5:56 pm


NPR's Susan Stamberg has a booming laugh, a probing mind, and, of course, a cranberry relish recipe that's infamous in public radio land. But there's another dish that has graced her holiday table through the years — a dish that's been overshadowed by her mother-in-law's cranberry relish. It's Madhur Jaffrey's cranberry chutney.

Jaffrey is an actress who has become perhaps the world's best-known authority on Indian cooking, authoring more than 15 cookbooks.

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Mon October 21, 2013
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WESM 91.3 FM experiments with shortened Fall Pledge Drive

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- WESM 91.3 FM is once again asking for your important support during our 2013 Fall Membership Drive scheduled for October 22 – 24. 

WESM-FM helps you stay connected and perhaps changes the way you view the world in which you live. Pledges from loyal listeners like you have a very valuable impact. We want to count more listeners as active supporters during this abbreviated campaign. You can help us do that. Financial contributions from people just like you help us sustain great programming and services, as well as plan for future growth.

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Mon July 8, 2013
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NY kids enjoy fresh air on Delmarva this summer

The Fresh Air Fund Delaware Committee welcomed six children from New York and New Jersey to spend several days with local host families from the Delmarva Peninsula.
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LAUREL, Del. (WESM)--The Fresh Air Fund Delaware Committee welcomed six children from New York and New Jersey to spend several days with local host families from the Delmarva Peninsula.

The small group of children arrived by charter bus at the Laurel Nazarene Church in Laurel, Delaware, Friday afternoon. They will be spending several days with volunteer host families from Sussex County, Delaware (Lewes, Millsboro, Seaford), and Salisbury, Maryland.

The kids range from 8 to 13 years of age and come from low-income families. Some are returning to visit the same host families for the third consecutive summer.

Fresh Air children leave behind the city streets to enjoy a vacation in rural areas with wide open spaces, trees, and, of course, swimming pools.

For Fresh Air Fund volunteer Jenny Beck of Salisbury, Maryland, this will be her third consecutive summer hosting the same child starting from when he was age 6. Beck says she and her family enjoy having Anthony (now age 8 from Brooklyn, New York) and that he is practically a member of the family. Beck also works closely with the Delaware Committee's chairperson B.J. Ellis.

The Fresh Air Fund Delaware Committee is always looking for more local host families to volunteer to take in more youth (ages 6 to 18) during the summer. The committee expects to use 15 host families this summer. That is down from 20 volunteer families last year according to the committee's chairperson B.J. Ellis, who herself hosts children each summer.

Ellis went on to say the Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million children from low-income communities since 1877. Each summer, over 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town communities across 13 states and Canada.

Families interested in hosting a Fresh Air child for the summer are urged to contact the Fresh Air Fund Delaware Committee: 302-228-9326.

More information is available at the Fresh Air Fund’s website: http://www.freshair.org/.

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Fri June 14, 2013
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Art Shell tournament a sell-out

Team Delmarva Power, (above) from left, Stan Botts, John Allen, John Petito and Neil Baker, watch as celebrity teammate and tournament host Art Shell makes a putt. The team took first place with a score of 55 in round robin play. Baker also took awards for the men's longest drive at Hole #8 and closest to the pin at Hole #17.
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WESTOVER, MD - (June 12, 2013) – Ideal weather, tall tales and great shots made the 2013 edition of the Art Shell Celebrity Golf Tournament another resounding success.

Thirty-six foursomes – a sold-out field of linksters – played alongside former athletes who volunteer to help Shell with the annual fund-raiser for UMES, his alma mater.

Returning for the second year in a row was former Washington Redskin Doug Williams, the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXII.

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Tue June 11, 2013
Independence Day Events

Independence Day celebrations, a John Philip Sousa tribute and weaving workshops to be featured

DOVER, Del.— During the month of July 2013, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be offering 16 special programs at the six museums that it operates across the state.

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