First for December 1, 2017

    Preserving infrastructure
    A $35 million project to protect the Delaware Memorial Bridge from corrosion is now finished. The DRBA says the project is an example of how the nation’s transportation infrastructure should be maintained. For more than 60 years the bridge has been a vital link for commuters and travelers in our region. In this week’s First Look, we visit the bridge to see what it takes to keep the crossing in good shape.

    The STAR Campus
    The University of Delaware’s STAR campus continues to grow into a state of the art operation for the school and community partners. So much so that it’s hard to remember what it looked like as the old Chrysler plant. It is a transformation where new structures are being built and existing ones are running out of space.

    The Tornoe Spin
    We started the program this week peeking into improvements being made on the Delaware Memorial Bridge ensuring its use for decades into the future. However, Rob Tornoe is here with a look at the present as he got stuck in some mall traffic.

    Smyrna football
    Once-tiny Smyrna has mushroomed into one of Delaware’s largest municipalities. That growth has not only transformed this former agricultural town and its school district but- through football- continues to unite residents and fill them with intense pride.

    First Experience: John Sloan retrospective
    A few weeks ago we went behind the scenes as works of art by famed artist John Sloan were cleaned and prepared as part of the Delaware Art Museum’s huge exhibit on the artist’s work. That show is now open and includes nearly 100 works pulled from the museum’s extensive archives. It’s an exhibit worth seeing, and it’s this week’s First Experience.

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