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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.

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Return Day is a tradition unique to Delaware, a political party of sorts that takes place two days after the Election Day every two years. Political rivals bury the hatched - both literally and figuratively.

It’s been going strong for over 150 years.


In this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, Megan Pauly spoke with some of the people involved with the event and those who’ve also dug into its history.

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A new task force to consider plans for the upkeep of Baynard Stadium and other city parks is on hold until next year.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Wilmington is hoping to attract downtown shoppers looking to support local business, part of its Small Business Saturday event.

Many businesses on Wilmington’s Market Street are participating, including LaFate Gallery.

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According to the marketing firm Adobe Digital Insights, this Cyber Monday is expected to be the largest online shopping day in history. 


Cyber Monday sales have quadrupled since it began in 2005.

Wesley College's football season ended Saturday in a heartbreaking fashion.

The Wolverines fell in round two of the NCAA Division III tournament, losing to John Carroll 20-17 in double overtime.


Instead of camping outside a big box store this Black Friday, you may want to consider pitching a tent in the woods.


All Delaware State Parks will open their gates at 8:00 o’clock Friday morning with free admission (although there is still a fee for camping).

Hagley Museum

Thanksgiving is here - but many of holiday traditions we follow today are quite different than those of the early 1900s.