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The 2018 Firefly Music Festival is just over two months away, and Wednesday organizers released more details about this year’s event.

The daily line-ups for the four-day event this June at the Woodlands in Dover are now set.

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Wednesday marks 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Delaware Public Archives will host a remembrance for King on Saturday, April 7.



When spring break arrives, college students tend to escape toward warmer climates and to shirk anything that seems like work.

It might be said that some would rather get hammered than swing one.

So it’s fair to ask: Why would a dozen students from California State University at San Marcos, just a half-hour drive north of San Diego, decide to spend a week in northern Delaware, rehabbing homes for Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, especially as the area staggered through its fourth nor’easter in less than a month?

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This weekend, Delaware Public Archives celebrates the start of Women’s History month with a presentation called “Silent Sentinels.”

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DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation says the 2018 fee season gets underway March 1.

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The Delaware Joint Legislative Council has approved creating a memorial honoring women who served in the U.S. military.

The plan is to put the new memorial on the Northwest side of Legislative Hall.

The idea for the women’s military memorial came from Delaware City resident Cheryl Dennis. In this week’s Enlighten Me, the former Marine chats with with Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller about the inspiration for it.

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Delaware Seashore State Park is shining a spotlight on a World War II-era Tower in Lewes - literally.

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DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation recently partnered with Rockport Analytics to get a snapshot of what state parks contribute to the state economy.


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The long awaited DE Turf sports complex finally opened last year in Frederica.

It was billed as a venue that would drive tourism to the First State by hosting a wide variety of sports tournaments on its 12 artificial turf fields – bringing athletes and their families to Delaware stay at hotels and spend their money.

Nearly a year later, we check in with DE Turf Executive Director Chris Giacomucci to see how well the facility is delivering on that promise.

Delaware State University hosted a public screening of a new documentary about the school’s history this week.  “Delaware State University: A Legacy of Opportunity” is a film about the beginnings of the only Historically Black College in the First State.

For this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society,  Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino sat down with Delaware Humanities Executive Director Marilyn Whittington, who helped get the project off the ground.