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This year, Santa is visiting Milford in a unique way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Wilmington's Brandywine Zoo has some new residents.

The Zoo's Madagascar exhibit opens to the public Friday.

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The First State will welcome some of the world’s top golfers to Wilmington in 2022.

The PGA Tour, Western Golf Association and Wilmington Country Club announced Tuesday that the BMW Championship is coming to Wilmington Country Club’s South course in August 2022.

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Joe Biden’s home state is getting a lot  of attention since the Presidential race was called in his favor Saturday.


And that attention could translate into more tourism for the First State.


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Kent County residents missing their trips to the library can resume them starting next week.

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One of President-elect Biden’s pets will mark a “first” for the White House come January.

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Throughout the pandemic, many people have cleaned out their homes, purging their closests, basements and garages of items that they don’t want, use, or need anymore.

And that has created a surge in donations.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media contributor Eileen Dallabrida takes a closer look at this phenomenon and its impact.

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The recently completed live racing season at Delaware Park brought the end of an era to the Stanton track.

For nearly four decades, when you watched races there, the voice telling you what was happening was always the same: track announcer John Curran.

For this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Tom Byrne caught with Curran to discuss his career and saying good-bye after 37 years on job.

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Wilmington’s Riverfront will be home to a holiday light show starting next month.


The Grand in Wilmington and Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC) are producing the Winter in Wilmington Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show. 


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The success of this summer’s Virtual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is prompting a year round effort, available virtually and in person.


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The Johnson Victrola Museum in Dover is presenting a virtual program Halloween weekend. 


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Goggin Manor at Brecknock Park in Camden could become home to the Kent County Historical Museum.

The Dover Public Library is preparing to reopen next month.

The library ends its coronavirus pandemic imposed shutdown November 3.


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Delaware’s Division of Public Health released its guidance for Halloween activities this year earlier this month.

The Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Campaign” is already underway.

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This summer, two statues were taken down in the City of Wilmington.

One, of Christopher Columbus. The other, of Declaration of Independence signer and slave-owner Caesar Rodney.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with Delaware Historical Society director David Young, about what monuments really say about history, and why they stir up controversy.

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The COVID-19 pandemic will keep the Dover Public Library closed to the public for at least another month.

Brandywine Conservancy

The Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, PA is offering a new way for people to engage with the region’s history. 

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Sen. Chris Coons and South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn introduced legislation to commemorate historic sites connected to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

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A multi-vendor food hall in Wilmington closed by the COVID-19 pandemic is ready to return this week.


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The First State will try to have a fall high school sports season after all. 

After getting Division of Public Health approval, the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Board of Directors voted in favor of plan for football and other sports to start later this month.


Delaware’s 22nd annual Chautauqua tent shows run two successive weeks - starting this Thursday and Friday.



Kent County residents missing their trips to the library can resume them soon as the Kent County Public Library is moving closer to welcoming the public back:


AARP has awarded a $20,000 Community Challenge Grant to the Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM) in Wilmington.


Another event that draws tourism to Delaware is cancelled as a precaution during the pandemic.

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Kevin Harvick grabbed second half of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup series doubleheader at Dover International Speedway Sunday.

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Denny Hamlin finally found a way to tame the Monster Mile.

Hamlin earned his first career Cup Series win at Dover International Speedway, taking Saturday's "Drydene 311" - the first half of a Cup Series doubleheader in Dover this weekend.

Hagley Museum

Recent extreme weather in the Wilmington area did not damage Hagley Museum and Library. But the straight line winds seen August 7, 2020 on the 235-acre property downed many trees, including three state champions.


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The Dover International Speedway hosts its busiest NASCAR race weekend ever this week, but it will also be a bit quieter than usual.

Brandywine Water Trail (Brandywine Conservancy Photo)

The Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania released its final feasibility study for the Brandywine Creek Water Trail.