First for Friday, December 6, 2013

Port impact

There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about building up the manufacturing and the blue collar work base in Delaware. The economic climate in the last five years has added to that concern. For 90 years, the Port of Wilmington has been a source of blue collar employment, and there is some concern whether that can go on as strongly as in the past. In this week’s First Look, we visit the port to see its impact on the state and what the future holds after a tumultuous year.

Turf war

The partial government shutdown is hitting our soldiers and airmen where it hurts, in their wallets. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Delaware National Guard is also being pinched by the sequester. This week, we learn the sequester could actually be a good thing for the guard in the long run.


Market Street in Wilmington has undergone many transformations over the decades. The latest change involves new retail shops and restaurants. The goal is to take advantage of an increase in foot traffic. At the center of that traffic is the Delaware College of Art and Design. A number of its projects are finally coming full circle while others are still taking shape.

Art in glass

For 17 years Cindi Moulson has been making beautiful stained glass. She does everything from restoration work to jewelry and commissioned pieces. First experience went to her Middletown studio for an education in the art of stained glass and see just what goes into making an old world craft, new again.

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