Delaware 105.9 Blog: Mark Fowser


It's 2017 - let's ban some words

The year is already a couple of weeks old, and if you are not hearing some annoying words as often as you used to you may have Lake Superior State University to thank...
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Top southern Delaware stories of 2016

2016: a memorable year in Delaware. Who would have believed that the road to The White House went through Delmarva? Donald Trump brought his campaign to the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington just days before the state's Presidential primary - and just days after he also brought big crowds at a rally in Worcester County...
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2016's Most Annoying Words

What words annoy you? Marist College in New York State has conducted a poll. Results for 2016: 1- "Whatever" 2- the phrase "no offense, but...
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Local students perform well in election prediction contest

A lot of experts got it wrong, but some local students are being recognized for their correct picks in this year's election. Sussex County held its Election Year Scholarship Contest, which was open to students 18 years of age or younger who are residents of Sussex County and who attend a public or private high school...
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Would you pay to park at the mall?

Is it worthwhile to pay to ensure you have a parking space at a shopping mall? Northern New Jersey's Westfield Garden State Plaza is giving it a try...
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The Claymont Christmas Weed

'Tis three weeks before Christmas (plus one day)... the Claymont Christmas Weed is on its way. My hometown (proud to be a 'Monster) celebrates Christmas this Saturday with a traditional parade and a not-so-traditional decorating ceremony...
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Thanksgiving Survival Guide

That most American of American holidays is coming this week: Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. Did you think I was talking about Black Friday? That busy shopping day can certainly stress you out, but the Delaware Division of Public Health says if you're not careful Thanksgiving itself could also take a toll on you - in terms of calories...
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After Election Day comes Return Day

After a marathon campaign and a presidential election that was not called until about 3 a.m. Wednesday... don't we need Return Day more than ever this year? Return Day is the traditional post-election celebration and parade in Georgetown...
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It's time to vote

It's our turn... finally! The seemingly endless campaign is just about over. Tuesday is Election Day. In Delaware, polling places are open from 7 a...
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Change Those Clocks

It's that time of the year - Sunday at 2 a.m., more than likely Saturday night before you go to bed, set your clocks and watches back one hour for the return to standard time...
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No escape from reality

A certain reality TV star whose initials are KK appears in a CBS 60 Minutes segment, and social media blows up. Take a look: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kim-kardashian-tick-tick-ticks-off-60-minutes-viewers/ I admit it, I got hooked in...
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Driving: are we going about it all wrong?

As a member of the commuting public I am fascinated (but more often annoyed) by traffic patterns, drivers' habits, traffic delays and the reasons for them...
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Take part in our Delaware1059 candidates' town hall

I hope you're planning to attend our Delaware1059 candidates' town hall, this Thursday October 6th at the Milton Theatre. We're looking forward to bringing it to you...
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A weekend of loss

A number of families are in need of condolences, support and prayers: The entire state is impacted by the loss of two firefighters who bravely went into a burning home near the Wilmington - Elsmere border over the weekend...
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BrAngelina overkill

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are splitting up. Do I have your attention now? On a day that the nation was on edge due to the ongoing New York - New Jersey pipe bomb investigation, a stabbing at a Minnesota mall, unrest over police-involved shootings - not to mention the daily grind of the Presidential campaign - came the news that BrAngelina was no more...
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Delaware primary results

There's a lot to take note of when reviewing the results of the Delaware primary. It was a good night for Sussex County incumbents, including Council member Sam Wilson, Representative Pete Schwartzkopf and Representative Dave Wilson...
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Countdown to Delaware's primary

After Labor Day, the election calendar shrinks in Delaware. We are days away from the September 13th Delaware Primary. The list of races and candidates is available from the Delaware Department of Elections, where you can also find voting and polling information: http://elections...
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Comment, or no comment?

It can get ugly - very ugly - in the online comments sections of media outlets, chatrooms, etc. They have seemingly been hijacked by mean-spirited individuals ready to insult, troll and intimidate...
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What's noteworthy about Delaware?

It only happens every four years... the time comes for party convention delegates to place their candidate's name into nomination -- and, a speaker is chosen to give the results and some recognition to his or her state...
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Summer essay contest: a book that shaped me

Is there a particular book that had a personal impact on your life as a young person? An essay contest, "A Book that Shaped Me," is underway which invites fifth- and sixth-grade students to explain in one page how a single book made a lasting impact...
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