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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. 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

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.

photo submitted by Hooch Coochi

Delaware Public Media is proud to have recently added Hometown Heroes to its program schedule in June, bringing back host Mark Rogers and his weekly deep dive into all things local music.

And this week Mark and Hometown Heroes offer a world premiere video from Hoochi Coochi.

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When the doubleheader of NASCAR races takes place in Dover next month, the only sounds on the monster mile will be from the race cars and the crew.

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Killens Pond Water Park reopens Friday, just one week after closing because a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Delaware hunting licenses and conservation access passes are now easier to purchase online.


The University of Delaware is the latest to pass on trying to play fall sports in 2020.

UD announced Friday that it is suspending all fall competition, including football.

Rachel Sawicki / Delaware Public Media

Delaware State University plans to reopen, but its students-athletes will not have any games or competitions to look forward to when the school year starts.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference voted to suspend all fall competition in 2020, citing escalating COVID-19 cases in many areas where student-athletes from member schools reside. 

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Deer and wild turkey hunting season shows Delaware is a successful destination for deer and turkey hunters.

The 2019-2020 hunting season set a record with 16,969 deer harvested. 



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Dover International Speedway will get NASCAR racing back on track this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

And it's doing so in a big way next month with a historic weekend of doubleheaders in late August.


Delaware Tourism Office

The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes is getting a facelift.


The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs started the rehabilitation effort two weeks ago with exterior work on the Museum.


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The Delaware State Fair plans to go on as scheduled from July 23 through August 1, but it will have a different look this year.

A variety of change are being forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Delaware’s tall ship - the Kalmar Nyckel - will be back on the Wilmington Riverfront this weekend, but the public’s access will be minimal. 


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The Delaware Public Archives’ First Saturday program series is now online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Bars in the state’s beach communities are not alone in seeing coronavirus restrictions for the 4th of July weekend.


Paul Simon - Wilmington Artist (Submitted Photo)

The Historic Odessa Foundation (HOF) is among those reopening after shutting down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will welcomes visitors back this week on a limited basis with two new exhibits opening on Wednesday, July 1, 2020:


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Phase Two of Delaware’s reopening is giving parents and caregivers some additional summer activity options for their children.

And the YMCA of Delaware is opening day camps across the state:


Dover celebrates Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2020
Tony Gorman / Delaware Public Media

Juneteenth is drawing significantly more national attention this year. And, Dover residents did not miss out on the chance to join the celebration.