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Wilmington City officials dedicated a state historical marker Tuesday for the Bell Funeral Home on the city’s East Side.

The University of Delaware football team hopes to make a big splash in its first post-season game since 2010.

The Blue Hens tangle with their Colonial Athletic Association rival James Madison in the opening round of the NCAA FCS playoffs.

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is offering an opportunity for Delawareans to escape the clamor of Black Friday shopping.

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State officials dedicated a new historical marker for the Mount Pleasant Meeting House at Bellevue State Park this week.

The University of Delaware football team is finally returning to post-season play.

The Blue Hens earned their first bid to the NCAA FCS playoffs since 2010 Sunday, despite losing their final two regular season games.

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If I asked you who Christian Krauch was, chances are few of you would identify him as a brewing pioneer known as Delaware's "Father of Lager Beer."

The recently opened Wilmington Brew Works brewery is trying to rectify that.  It's teamed up with Krauch’s descendents and others to help $2,700 for a memorial to be placed on Krauch's unmarked grave in the Wilmington & Brandywine Cemetery, and perhaps make more people aware of his contribution to the state’s rich brewing tradition - a tradition that is now enjoying a renaissance.

For this week’s Enlighten Me, we sat down with Delaware beer historian John Medkeff to discuss Krauch and this effort to recognize his legacy.

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Fans of the annual Firefly Music Festival will have a little less time to enjoy the event in 2019.

Organizers have announced next year’s festival dates.  It will run three days, June 21- 23, at the Woodlands in Dover.

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A new monument honoring Delaware women who have served in the military or in support of military efforts will be unveiled this weekend in Dover.


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A portion of New Castle County’s historic Rockwood Mansion is reopening after undergoing significant rehabilitation.

The public can once again tour the mansion’s conservatory. Museum officials believe it to be the oldest conservatory attached to a house in the nation.


Delaware state agencies and other partners broke ground last week on a new boardwalk near Slaughter Beach.