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Delaware’s gourd launching competition is back.


Punkin Chunkin announced on its website and in a Facebook post it plans to bring the event back to the First State this year after a two year hiatus.

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The 2019 Academy Awards will be handed out later this month.  The Oscars are an annual reminder of just how big a part movies play in our nation’s cultural life.

But the way we experience movies today is far different that it used to be – a fact driven home by a new book entitled “ Historic Movie Theaters of Delaware.”

It’s author, Micheal Nazarewycz, digs deep into the history of the places we’ve watched films in the First State and chronicles the changes they gone through over the years.

And in this week’s Enlighten Me, he joins Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne to discuss it.

Hagley Museum and Library

The Hagley Museum and Library hosts a Valentine’s Day event this weekend including, not surprisingly, chocolate.



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The Super Bowl is not just a big football game.  It’s a huge event for sports gambling.

Last year, a record $158 million-plus was legally bet on Super Bowl LII at Nevada sportsbooks. This year - Nevada is not alone.   Delaware and other states are now legally allowed to offer a full menu of sports betting.  And experts suggest this year’s NFL title game could be the most wagered on sporting event ever, with perhaps over $320 million bet.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino talks to Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk about how much action the First State might see and the first six months of full sports betting here.

Mike DiPaolo

There’s a new venue in Lewes for kids to learn, and have some fun while doing so.


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The new 76ers Fieldhouse in South Wilmington hosted its opening game Wednesday. The Delaware Blue Coats lost to the Memphis Hustle — 110-106.


Photo credit: Ashley Schroeder

Hagley Museum is taking a deeper dive into all things space this weekend, including why some astronauts say space smells like car exhaust.

A University of Delaware stand-out will get a chance to show NFL teams what he can do.

Defensive back Nasir Adderley received an invitation to next month’s NFL Combine.

The Wilmington Blue Rocks have a new manager for the upcoming 2019 season.

The Rocks announced Monday that Scott Thorman will guide the Kansas City Royals’ high-A affiliate this year.

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Former Wesley College quarterback Joe Callahan is getting another shot at playing in the NFL.

Callahan signed a reserve/futures contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, putting him on their 90-man roster this offseason and for training camp in 2019.