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Food Lion customers will get a chance to have a free day at the Delaware State Fair on Monday.

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The Delaware State Fair starts Thursday, and this year it's back in full force.

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The Summer Food Service program delivered over three times more meals to Delaware children than usual last summer.


And temporary changes to the program have ignited a call to make them permanent.

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Occasionally in life, you don’t find your mission – your mission finds you.

That’s certainly the case with DuPont retirees Bob and Anne Daly, whose move to Brandywine Hundred in 2018 set them on an unexpected path – helping preserve the Newark Union Church and Cemetery.

Contributor Larry Nagengast brings us their story.

Blood donors in the First State will have opportunities this summer to exchange hot blood for cold suds. 

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Throughout New Castle County, there are 246 park sites.  Most are easy to find and use, with amenities for residents to enjoy.

But there are a few properties that are unused and even unnoticed.

Contributor Larry Nagengast looks at one of those properties in Brandywine Hundred - Forwood Preserve Park - and efforts to give it some purpose.

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Camp Arrowhead in Lewes is moving to replace an aging piece of its facility.

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Next week, the State of Delaware joins the Delaware Heritage Commission to launch a series of forums on Black history in the First State.

The first of these virtual events focuses on this month’s celebration of Juneteenth, as well as other topics. 

And one of the panelists - Dr. Reba Hollingsworth from the Heritage Commission – joins us to discuss the forums and teaching Black History.

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The Delaware State Fair announced COVID-19 guidelines and the rest of its concert lineup.


The fair will be lining up its guidelines to match with Delaware Department of Public Health guidance.


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Local officials say things are picking up at Delaware beaches with the easing of COVID restrictions. 

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After being closed for fifteen months, the Delaware Children’s Museum finally welcomes patrons back this month.


The second smallest species of deer on Earth can now be seen at the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington. 


The Pennsylvania Beaver Valley tract is now part of The First State National Historic Park.

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On the 67th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education, Delaware elected officials celebrated the state’s role in the decision.


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NASCAR’s lone race weekend in Dover this year wrapped up Sunday with Alex Bowman winning Cup series “Drydene 400.”

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After over a year of pandemic-related setbacks, the tourism industry expects a boom this summer, including right here in the First State.

For Kent County, it starts with NASCAR this weekend.

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A NASCAR race weekend returns at Dover International Speedway with fans for the first time in over a year.

Grandstand capacity for Sunday’s ‘Drydene 400’ NASCAR Cup Series race is capped at 20,000 people, a third of normal capacity, and it is sold out.

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The Blue Hen football team sees its NCAA playoff run come to a screeching halt. 

The Hens fall in the FCS national semifinals with a 33-3 loss to top-seed South Dakota State University on the road – ending their quest to reach the championship game for the first time since 2010.

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It’s another playoff road trip for the Blue Hens.  

This time, it’s to South Dakota State University to play the top-seed Jackrabbits in the FCS semifinals.

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A Dover church on the National Register of Historic places is closing  temporarily for restoration work.

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Winterthur’s CEO is stepping down.

The Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO of Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library Carol Cadou  announced her last day in that role will be June 1st.

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The Blue Hens ride a big road win into semifinals of the NCAA’s FCS playoffs - their first appearance in the football “final four” since 2010.

There’s a new app out that will help guide you through Delaware’s state forests.


Delaware’s  21,000 acres of State Forests are now on Avenza Maps.

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For the first time since  2010 when they reached the FCS championship game, the Blue Hens will play in the NCAA quarterfinals.


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The Tall Ship of Delaware will sail again starting this weekend.


The Kalmar Nyckel returns after it canceled most of its sails in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Blue Hens reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA’s FCS playoffs for the first time in over a decade.

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For the first time since 2010, the Blue Hens host an NCAA football playoff game at Delaware Stadium, welcoming Sacred Heart to Newark Saturday night.

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Wilmington city officials have dropped their bid to demolish a historic mansion in Browntown and replace it with a development of up to 40 townhouses.

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An eight-year project making mechanical upgrades at one of Delaware’s historic landmarks, the George Read House, is complete.


In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele chats with George Read House director Brenton Grom about the upgrades and why they were needed to preserve this spectacular piece of architecture.



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Dover International Speedway announced it will have fans in the stands for its upcoming NASCAR race weekend.