First for Friday, May 3, 2013

The Swedes are coming!

The King and Queen of Sweden are coming to Delaware to celebrate the 375th anniversary of their country’s first permanent settlement in America. First explores how a 17-year stay turned into a 375 year legacy.

Watching Wilmington

For more than a decade, Wilmington streets have been monitored by a connected system of surveillance cameras. Take a look inside the system that’s helped Wilmington Police make 3,000 arrests over the past five years.

Delaware Today: Best Nurses

For the first time ever, the Delaware Nurses Association conducted a voting process to recognize some of the State’s top nurses, establishing the excellence in nursing awards. The winners who were selected by their peers are featured in this month’s issue of Delaware Today Magazine. It’s the story we have chosen as part of our content partner series with Delaware Today.

First Experience: Pyle’s lasting influence

Regular viewers of First know all about the legacy of Howard Pyle and his work that formed the Delaware Art Museum. As part of the 100 year reflection of the Pyle legacy, we wanted to know, how has illustration changed? Can the teachings and influence of Pyle still be found today? Our First Experience will explain.

First Person: Teacher of the Year

Over the last four years we’ve taken the time to profile the Delaware Teacher of the Year. John Sell holds that title for 2013. He’s currently in his 23rd year inside the classroom. He makes Sussex Vo-Tech in Georgetown his base of operations, and we are happy to present this profile as our First Person this week.

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