First for Friday, June 27, 2014

Firefly: Bigger and Better

Delaware is now a music destination. That’s what people who were at the third annual Firefly festival told us last weekend. Now that this year’s festival is in the books, organizers are already looking ahead to next years event. Early bird tickets are already on sale for next year and planners are looking for ways to make the program even bigger. This week’s First Look examines how this event has become so big, so quickly and what that means to the First State.

Rebuilding I-495

One of the more bizarre stories to happen in Delaware over at least the last several years is the tilting and closing on the I-495 bridge over the Christiana River in Wilmington. This story has a lot of moving parts to it, and we thought we could revisit some of the issues connected with this story through the work of News Journal reporters Melissa Nann Burke and Jeff Montgomery.

Small Business Wish

This time last year, small businesses saw major relief when it came to state regulations, but the fight continues as many are still seeking relief at the federal level. Depending on the the industry, regulations can get really complicated. However, there are some rallying on their behalf to make business easier.

First Experience: Rehoboth Art League at 75

Founded in 1938 by a group of artists, many of whom were students of famed illustrator Howard Pyle, the Rehoboth Art League and this year turned 75 years old. First Experience reports on its history as well as plans for the future.

Billion Mile Journey

Another milestone in Sussex County is the 50th anniversary of the Cape May Lewes Ferry. This weekend there are events in Cape May on Saturday, and Lewes on Sunday. Our WHYY original production on the Billion Mile Journey of the ferry premiered on Wednesday. A big part of the program centered on the life around the ferry from August 1st 2013. Here’s a portion of that

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