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Tickets go on sale this Friday for some concert events already booked for the 2018 Delaware State Fair.

The full 20 team field and schedule for the 2017 Slam Dunk to the Beach high school basketball tournament are in place.

Tournament officials  announced Monday the out-of state schools coming to Lewes next month.


Wesley College’s football team is headed NCAA Division III playoffs for a 13th straight year.

The 9-1 Wolverines will entertain Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in a first round contest this Saturday

Photo from Harper Collins Publishers

An eight-year Marine Corp veteran and author who has written a new book was in Rehoboth Beach this week.

Craig Grossi's book is titled, “Craig and Fred:  A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other.”



Photo from Delaware National Guard

The Delaware General Assembly, the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs and the Delaware Heritage Commission unveil a new monument honoring Delawareans who served in World War I.

The University of Delaware field hockey team begins defense of its NCAA national championship later this week.

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Delaware’s November shotgun deer hunting season opens Friday and DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is reminding sportsmen what they need to do to be properly licensed.

History Matters: How the pumpkin became popular

Oct 27, 2017
Cindy Ott

It’s that time of year again – the time for hayrides, pumpkin patches, and pumpkin carving. But among the pumpkin frenzy, not much thought is typically given to the history of the pumpkin itself.

University of Delaware Professor of History and Material Culture Cindy Ott delved into the pumpkin’s complicated past for her book, Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon.


For this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly sat down with her to discuss how the pumpkin’s image has shifted over the years from a vegetable of last resort to the pie of preference in many homes for Thanksgiving dinner.


In July, a statewide library consortium was formalized. It included adding a medical library to the public circuit.


Photo courtesy: First State Heritage Park

The First State Heritage Park is putting on its annual fall lantern tour known as “Dark Dover.”