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Dover Days

Dover Days 2017 begins Friday and the 84th edition of the event that celebrates Dover – past, present and future – has additional meaning this year.

Debbie Martin / City of Wilmington

A bike tour around the city of Wilmington Saturday will explore the history of the city’s public water system.

The Conservation Fund

Several conservation groups have stepped in to save the historic Beaver Valley property, adjacent to the First State National Historical Park.

Sarah McBride is a leading LGBTQ rights figure in Delaware – and nationally. But when she first came out to her parents as transgender, her parents had mixed emotions.

Henry Szymanski Collection / Delaware Historical Society

March’s History Matters featured an image of Estella’s Beauty Shop on Wilmington's East Side from 1939.  Here in April, we focus on the man behind that photo and hundreds of others and the memories they evoke.



Dover Days

One of the highlights of the year in the state capital is the annual Dover Days Festival.  The 84th edition of the event is next week – Friday May 5th and Saturday, May 6th.  And this year’s Dover Days has a bit more significance since it kicks-off the celebration of Dover’s 300th birthday.

The event is organized by Kent County Tourism and for this week’s Enlighten Me, we sat down with its executive director Wendie Vestfall and marketing and communications director Danielle Jonigan to get a preview of what to expect.

The University of Delaware needs to find a new head coach for its women’s basketball program.

UD announced Friday women’s hoop coach Tina Martin is retiring after 21 seasons guiding the Blue Hens.

You're going to see a lot more drone racing at the Monster Mile. 

The International Drone Racing Association has signed a three-year partnership with Dover International Speedway, which takes effect during the next tripleheader race weekend in June.

Dover State House

The Old State House in Dover has been hosting a series called Founding Fathers & Mothers this month as part of its History Coffee Series.

The City of Dover’s 300th birthday celebration officially kicks-off next month.