Oyster harvests were big business along the coastal US up until the 1900’s when disease and water quality started to kill off the oyster industry. In the last 30 years there have been attempts to revive shell fishing. Delaware is trying to catch up in the oyster aquaculture industry. There’s a push to set harvest areas in a few of Delaware’s inland bays, but not everyone agrees on their placement.
Steve Martelli left Wilmington City Council to work for the State Department in Washington. He came home for a week last month where he gave us his thoughts on the Wilmington scene and the 2016 election.
Car Biz Wrap
What do you get when you combine the words car and advertise together? The answer: Carvertise. The owner of the company is a Delaware guy who noticed that there was a channel in the advertising market being ignored. That’s when Carvertise was born.
First Person: Ron Smolla
The new US Supreme Court session begins every year on the first Monday in October. We’ve invited Rod Smolla, the new Dean of the Widener University Delaware Law School for some perspective.
Kirby & Holloway
The Kirby and Holloway Family Restaurant was Delaware’s diner for decades, until a devastating fire shut down the business. For a long time the family said the landmark would be rebuilt, but now they’re not so sure.
Celebrating 150 years of Baseball in Delaware
150 years ago this weekend a group of Wilmington lawyers formed the Diamond State Base Ball Club. The score of the first game was 69-29. That sounds more like a football score. The game of baseball has changed, but to keep the tradition alive there is a group dedicated to that long-ago style of play. First Experience takes you out to the old ball game.