May 28, 2014
May 20, 2014

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival Opens on June 9

Seton CarnivalBear, DE — Traditionally held in July, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival will now open on Monday, June 9, and run through Saturday, June 14, at 345 Bear Christiana Road in Bear. On-site admission is $5 for ages 13 to 64, free for seniors, and free for children under the age of 12 (must be accompanied by an adult). Discounted passes are available in advance, with weekly passes for $10 and Mega-Passes (which include unlimited rides) for $35. Starting May 3, the parish will sell these passes at its office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and after each mass. On-site parking is free.Read full post...

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November 5, 2013

ab+c Creative Intelligence readies to hit the stairs for American Lung Association

Put on those sneakers and stretch those calves — Team ab+c is gearing up for the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 9. The venue is 1201 North Market Street — at 331 feet, the state’s tallest building. Runners will start their 21-floor ascent at 8:30 a.m. And, if one time just isn’t enough, the boldest climbers have the option of running a second leg. Luckily, a nice elevator ride awaits them on the way down.

Each ab+c’er hopes to raise $100. Additionally, the ab+c team is aiming high with a $1,000 goal in the team category. Donations will support lung disease education, research and advocacy. Lung diseases include lung cancer, COPD, asthma and emphysema — diseases to which ab+c team members have very personal connections.Read full post...

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September 10, 2013

World record swimmer Mallory Weggemann to keynote Yes U Can USA’s Gift of Movement benefit

Yes U Can Disabilities Programs

Dr. Jenni Buckley (far right) of the University of Delaware shows off an adapted tricycle designed by her mechanical engineering students.

WILMINGTON, DE — U.S. Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann, who holds 34 American and 15 world records, will headline the second annual Gift of Movement Celebration on October 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at White Clay Creek Country Club. In 2008, complications from an epidural injection left Mallory paralyzed from the waist down. In spite of her disability, Mallory went on to become one of the most decorated American swimmers.

The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a silent auction and an address from Carla Markell, Delaware’s First Lady. The benefit is hosted by Yes U Can USA, an organization for people who are disabled or have limited mobility. The nonprofit identifies and overcomes barriers, then gets people with disabilities moving through exercise and activities.Read full post...

July 25, 2013

Summer fun at the Delaware Children’s Museum

DCM

What are you waiting for? Get the kids buckled in and come on down.

The “kids” at ab+c want you to know about some fun events and exhibits at the Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM):

  • Are there any aspiring baseball players or Phillie Phanatics in your house? Now through August 31, the DCM will feature Playing with the Phillies, displaying all the Phillies artwork you can imagine.
  • With the ongoing Stratosphere exhibition, kids literally reach for new heights as they ascend into a 30-foot-diameter climbing structure that overlooks the lobby entrance. The sky’s the limit!
  • Put muscles to the test at the Power of Me exhibition. How long can you hang from a pull-up bar? How long does it take to send signals from your brain to your muscles? How does the human body work? At “Power of Me,” your child will not only build stronger muscles, but a stronger mind. Read full post...
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July 22, 2013

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival draws more than 12,000 to Bear parish

Bear, DE — After drawing 12,300 attendees, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival concluded on Saturday, July 20. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the summer celebration at the Bear parish.

“What a week!” says Rich Yotter, a member of the carnival’s organizing committee. “We promote a safe family environment at the Seton Carnival, and our terrific volunteers ensured an awesome experience.” More than 750 volunteers donated their time during the six-day event, which raises money for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.Read full post...

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July 9, 2013

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival kicks off July 15

Nightly Live Performances Anchor Event’s Silver Anniversary

Bear, DE — The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival celebrates its 25th anniversary beginning on Monday, July 15. The festivities run until Saturday, July 20, at 345 Bear Christiana Road in Bear.

Nightly admission is $5 for ages 13 to 64 and free for seniors and children under the age of 12. Discounted passes can be purchased in advance, weekly entrance passes are available for $10 and Mega-Passes are $35 and include unlimited rides. Free parking is provided behind the church. The parish will also raffle off a Disney Family Vacation valued at $4,500.Read full post...

March 6, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day Society to celebrate 20th Annual Communion Breakfast

Held annually before St. Patrick’s Day, the breakfast has raised nearly $2,000,000 for St. Patrick’s Center.

Held annually before St. Patrick’s Day, the breakfast has raised nearly $2,000,000 for St. Patrick’s Center.

Wilmington, DE – The St. Patrick’s Day Society will host its 20th annual communion breakfast on March 14 at the DoubleTree Hotel on King Street. With more than 1,000 people expected, the mass, parade and breakfast are now a Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day tradition. The breakfast features headliner Joe Conklin, renowned impressionist and Philadelphia radio personality.

“We are thrilled to welcome Joe Conklin to Wilmington to entertain our supporters, many of whom have been with us since day one,” says Joe Farley, Sr., event founder and emcee. “The event is truly remarkable because it both unites Delaware’s Irish-American community and ensures St. Patrick’s Center is equipped to serve those in Wilmington who need our help the most.”Read full post...

February 20, 2013

Joe Conklin to headline St. Patrick’s Communion Breakfast

Philadelphia master impressionist and radio personality Joe Conklin

Philadelphia master impressionist and radio personality Joe Conklin

Wilmington, DE – As part of its 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser, the St. Patrick’s Day Society will present Joe Conklin, Philadelphia master impressionist and radio personality. Conklin, known for his dead-on impressions of Barack Obama, Charles Barkley, and a litany of politicians, athletes and film stars, will headline the March 14 communion breakfast.

To date, the Wilmington-based event has raised nearly $2,000,000 for St. Patrick’s Center, a respite for people in need on Wilmington’s East Side. The mass and breakfast were the brainchild of some influential Delawareans, including Joe Farley, Sr. The former chairman of the Delaware State Democratic Party is proud that the event still embodies its original tradition and mission, despite its tremendous growth over the past two decades.Read full post...

November 21, 2012

ab+c Art Show – December 6

Wilmington, DE – ab+c is hosting its annual art show opening reception on Thursday, December 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s show will feature original artwork created by ab+c employees Emory Au and Lou Brandsdorfer and friend of the agency Ed Przelomski. Come admire the art, listen to the live band, enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and have a drink or two.

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