First for Friday, October 4, 2013

Protecting student athletes

You only have to look at the $765-million NFL concussion settlement to know that this is a big deal. In Delaware, new rules restrict when kids can get back on the playing field, in any sport. Even so, parents and athletes still face challenges preventing injuries.

Delaware homes

It’s predicted that home prices are going to increase approximately 7% – 9% this year across the U.S, and nearly double those numbers by 2017. A different story is told in Delaware, in fact, realtors in all three counties face a unique set of issues, from stable home prices to a large inventory. For a bettter understanding, we take a closer look at Kent and New Castle counties.

Brother Ronald cares

For more than 30 years, Brother Ronald Gionnone has been serving the poor in Wilmingon and the surrounding area. His passion for service has helped the “Ministry of Caring” bloom into a multi-million dollar effort to make sure the poor aren’t treated poorly. Our content partner Delaware Today Magazine featured Brother Ronald in this month’s issue.

State of Play

State of Play this week looks at the controversial data center in Newark, the Delmarva Power/Bloom deal and the subsidies behind that, and what’s in a name? A look at the fight over the name ‘Namaste’ as a trademark of Dogfish Head brewery.

First Experience: Currier and Ives

Long before television and the internet, the images of Currier and Ives brought current events into households around the U.S. Your first impression of the illustrators may have been on cards which show beautiful country snow scenes, but for over 70 years they put a real face on news events and popular culture. First Experience goes to the Biggs Museum in Dover to show you.

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