First for Friday, July 25, 2014

Enhancing the zoo

Red pandas and bald eagles are the newest additions to the Brandywine Zoo. Did we mention the monkeys are coming back later this summer? All of these changes underscore the announcement of a multimillion dollar plan to enhance the zoo’s offerings without sacrificing it’s charm. We’ll show you what’s in store in this week’s First Look.


After spending some time in the sun, we’re taking some fashion advice from Delaware doctors and health officials. It’s advice that applies to the beach, the zoo and to daily activities such as cutting the grass.

State Fair

The weather cooperated this week in Harrington at the Delaware State Fair. Today, we might think of it as a big carnival and a venue for music, but there is an agricultural history to the fair that makes it unique to the state.

First Person: Chief Bobby Cummings

This week, First Person welcomes Bobby Cummings, the recently-appointed chief of the Wilmington Police Dept. We discuss how he is adapting to his new post, his plans for fighting crime in the city and the impact of the city’s budget on the department’s operations.

First Experience: Still shining

For over one hundred years, the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse in Lewes has protected ships traveling through the Delaware Bay. Recent storms, including Hurricane Sandy, have taken a toll on the light and efforts to restore it. This week, First Experience hits the water to get a look at the history of the light and to speak to those who give their time to preserve the lighthouse and teach its history.

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