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NASCAR’s tripleheader weekend in Dover wraps up Sunday afternoon with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series “AAA 400 Drive for Autism.”

The University of Delaware’s first trip to NCAA Division I baseball tournament since 2001 is over, and it ended in heart-breaking fashion.

The Blue Hens were eliminated Saturday, defeated by Arizona 6-5 in 12 innings.

The University of Delaware baseball team came up short in its first NCAA tournament appearance in 16 years.

 

The Blue Hens fell to Texas Tech 5-2 in its opening contest in the regional round.

Two of the top drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series will be on the front row for Sunday’s “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” in Dover.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / New York Public Library Digital Collections

Summer is the time many families hit the road - heading to the beach and elsewhere.

 

But many vacation destinations like Rehoboth Beach weren’t always a welcome place for African Americans. And simply traveling on the open road during the segregation era wasn’t very safe for them.

 

But there was a booklet of safe havens created specifically for African American travelers – called The Negro Motorist Green Book - to help guide them.

 

Megan Pauly examines the book and its First State connections in History Matter, produced in collaboration with the Delaware Historical Society.


Courtesy of Jen Caruso

Newborn babies in Delaware are screened for Cystic Fibrosis. It’s a genetic disease where a thick build-up of mucus in the lungs causes infections and can obstruct breathing.

 

Everett Meredith Middle School student Michael Caruso Davis was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was three weeks old, but has overcome the challenges associated with it to become a star athlete.

 

He’s one of 17 athletes from nationwide nominated for former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason’s Team Boomer Athlete of the Year Award. The competition features athletes who either have Cystic Fibrosis or know a family member or close friend who has it.

 

 

Anglers can fish without a license this weekend

Jun 1, 2017
Courtesty Delaware Surf Fishing

Fisherman angling to get out to Delaware’s waterways can do it for free this weekend.

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NASCAR’s first visit to the First State this year is underway – and Friday there’s a full schedule on the Monster Mile.

Among the highlights is qualifying for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup “AAA 400 Drive for Autism.”  The battle for pole position in that race is set for just before 4 Friday afternoon.

And that’s followed by the first race of the tripleheader weekend - the Camping World Truck Series “Bar Harbor 200”.

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The Delaware Historical Society is hosting a pop up museum event entitled “Immigrants Welcome” this coming Saturday.

The University of Delaware baseball team is in Lubbock, Texas, ready for its first NCAA Division I tournament appearance in 16 years.

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