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The upcoming holidays are a time to enjoy delicious food and cooking, but a University of Delaware dietician recommends you watch what you eat and how much of it.

Tickets are now on sale for next summer’s Firefly festival.

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The University of Delaware’s new football coach officially landed in the Blue Hen nest Wednesday.

UD formally introduced Danny Rocco Wednesday at the Carpenter Center, culminating a nearly two month search to replace Dave Brock, who was fired midway through the season back in October.


The University of Delaware’s has settled on a new football coach,  turning to a conference foe to find the next man to lead its storied football program.

Danny Rocco is leaving the Blue Hens' Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival, the University of Richmond, to take the reins at UD.


Grabbing a pre-wrapped Douglas fir from the nearest big box store may be an easy way to deck the halls.


But Delaware is urging you to think local when selecting a Christmas tree this year.

Earlier this week, the state celebrated Delaware Day – marking the anniversary of Delaware earning its First State nickname by becoming the first state to ratify the Constitution.

But that piece of history - and other notable events like Caesar Rodney’s midnight ride to Philadelphia to vote for the Declaration of Independence – are hardly the only stories of Delaware’s role in birth of our nation.  There are plenty of other people, places and events that played a part in that founding era.  And that history is told in a new book called Revolutionary Delaware by Kim Burdick.

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People at Georgetown’s Caroling on the Circle event Monday night were carrying more than a tune. They were also carrying armfuls of canned goods for the less fortunate.

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Delaware is looking for a few secret Santas.


The state is closely approaching the December 9 deadline for its Holiday Adopt-A-Family program and still has around 600 children and 60 seniors without sponsors.  


Last year, the program found sponsors for 2,100 people.

One state high school football title staying right where it is,  while another is going somewhere its never been before.

State titles in high school football are on the line Saturday afternoon.