First for Friday, February 7, 2014

Wilmington crime plan

A year ago, Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams beefed up patrols in an effort to get a handle on shootings and other crimes throughout the city. Now, as we move forward in 2014, he’s taking a new approach. This week, we take a look at the new plan to fight crime in the city and hear reaction from city officials.

First Person: The Ripple Effect

The impact of violence takes many forms. Christiana Care Health System is involved in a project that demonstrates that impact, from inside the emergency room. Joining us for First Person is Joan Pirrung, she’s a nurse manager for the trauma unit at Christiana Hospital, and Dr. Sandra Medinilla, a trauma surgeon.

Delaware skating champions

The Sochi Winter Games are here. Skating is a big part of the action. In past years, many Olympic skaters trained at the University of Delaware’s skating facility in Newark. The official name is the Ice Skating Science Development Center. The driving force behind it is Olympic bronze medal winner and world skating champion Ronald Ludington. First contributor Karen Smyles took a skate around the ice to see why these athletes excel.

Ethnic Eats

In this month’s issue of Delaware Today Magazine, our content partner lists the top 80 ethnic restaurants in Delaware. While we couldn’t visit all 80 places, we checked out a few and learned that more options is what Delawarean’s are craving.

First Experience: Knicoma

When First Experience profiled the Creative Vision Factory in Wilmington last February, we met Knicoma Frederick. His art has received more attention since then with a successful showing in Philadelphia. He’s been awarded an emerging arts grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Knicoma now has a show running at the Carvel State Building in Wilmington. It’s a good time to learn more about the artist, and the man.

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