First for December 15, 2017

Nurturing voices
The Choir School of Delaware has been teaching kids and adults to sing for over 100 years. Through their after school programs they provide Wilmington’s youth a safe, nurturing environment. It’s a place they can get help with homework and mentoring as well as a musical education. When we visited, the choir school was prepping for their holiday concerts.

Yolanda’s artistry
Another person with an interesting story is Yolanda Chetwynd. She is the Delaware Division of the Arts Masters Fellow in Painting award winner for 2017. Through her art Yolanda wanted to tell the very personal story of the survival of her husband’s family. We visited Yolanda’s Newark studio to see the work.

Avery’s Rest
There was an amazing announcement last week of a complete burial site from the 1600s in the Rehoboth Beach area. The burial discovery was made in 2012. What’s even more amazing is that our First Experience team discovered this dig in 2011. It was a profile on an exhibit in Rehoboth in 2011. What you’ll see in this story is everything state archeologists discovered, just before finding those graves.

Archive Video
We know this story was filmed in 1986 at Carousel Park and Equestrian Center. We found it in our WHYY archive closet. We know the horse’s name is Tom. As you watch this you might think you are watching the same scene today.

Tubby Raymond
First continues with a tribute to a Delaware legend, Harold “Tubby” Raymond. The long time University of Delaware coach passed away last week at the age of 92. In 2004 WHYY produced a series called Hometown Heroes. This program focused on Raymond and it’s narrated by Tracey Matisak.

Marvin and Eve
For more than 35 years, Eve and Marvin Stone worked as graphic artists for DuPont. Both Eve and Marvin are classically trained artists and after retirement they continued to do what they love, painting. We visited their home studios to see their lifelong love of art. It’s a love that is still going strong.

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