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Courtesy First State Heritage Park

April marks the 100th anniversary of the United State's entry into World War I. First State Heritage Park in Dover is explores Delaware’s entry into the “war to end all wars.”

First State sports fans are among those mourning the death of former Phillies pitcher and manager Dallas Green.

Green, a native of Newport, Delaware, died Wednesday in Philadelphia at age 82 after battling heart and kidney-related ailments. 

Delaware Historical Society

The Delaware Historical Society’s Read House & Gardens is hosting a family program Saturday called Under Lock & Key, exploring the history behind storage vessels from the 1800s.

Freeman Foundation

The Freeman Stage at Bayside has finalized its 2017 summer line-up.

The Selbyville venue’s 10th season offers a wide-ranging roster of 55 events, topped by bevy of national acts.

Forgotten Cats

Daylight isn’t the only thing in greater abundance this time of year. Thousands of kittens could soon be roaming the streets of Delaware as temperatures rise and stray cats start their spring breeding.


But one local nonprofit is trying to curb the spread of these free-roaming felines.


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Firefly Music Festival organizers are stuffing their Saturday showcase with some of the biggest acts in this year’s lineup.


Szymanski Collection / Delaware Historical Society

During the Civil Rights era – beauty shops played an important role in African American women’s politics.

Delaware is celebrating Harriet Tubman Day with a string of weekend events celebrating her life and role in Delaware’s Underground Railroad.

Courtesy of the Hagley Museum and Library

Many people listen to the radio in their cars, or if they're a little old school maybe they listen to a tabletop radio at home. But how many people think about the layout of the radio dial or how the knobs and buttons feel in their fingers? 

In our latest Enlighten Me segment,  Delaware Public Media's Mark Arehart chats with author Danielle Shapiro.  They discuss Shapio's new book on industrial designer John Vassos, the man who made radio and television a pleasure to interact with and how the research library at the Hagley Museum in Wilmington helped unearth his work.

The University of Delaware is one and done in the Colonial Athletic Association’s women’s basketball tournament at James Madison University.

The Blue Hens fell to William and Mary 59-44 in the CAA  quarterfinals.