First for July 28, 2017

    Grand reopening
    The Brandywine Valley SPCA is gradually resuming pet adoptions after a car crashed into the shelter earlier this month, shutting down parts of the New Castle location indefinitely. In this week’s First Look, we show you how the shelter is rebuilding after such a devastating blow.

    TeenSHARP is an intensive academic and leadership program for high-achieving, low-income students of color who want to get into elite colleges. The nonprofit has helped dozens of students from the Philadelphia region get accepted to Vassar, Georgetown, Swarthmore, Penn and other top institutions. Now TeenSHARP is branching out in a partnership with the state of Delaware to reach hundreds more children.

    Police Youth Academy
    Some Wilmington area students spent part of their summer with Wilmington police officers, not as a form of punishment but to learn more about what goes into law enforcement. It only took two weeks at the Wilmington Police Youth Academy to change their perspective about the men and women behind the badge.

    State Fair AG
    Now to another summer staple, the Delaware State Fair. The Harrington fairgrounds had a special guest this week as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took a tour. In addition to taking in the sights and sounds at the fair, Perdue met with Delaware farmers and the state’s congressional delegation during his visit. One topic on the mind of farmers was the amount of federal regulations they have to deal with.

    Markell Bike Ride
    In less than two weeks former Governor Jack Markell will pull into Rehoboth Beach at the end of his cross-country journey. We spoke with Markell on Wednesday to see how the journey is going.

    Best of Delaware
    The best of Delaware is always the ultimate list for the state. One of the people behind the list is Mark Nardone, Editor in Chief at Delaware Today. It’s our content partner contribution this month.

    First Experience: Treasures on Trial

    From fake paintings to fake furniture, musical instruments, sports memorabilia and even wine, the art world is full of fakes and forgeries. But could you tell the difference? Could an expert? That’s just some of the questions being asked at an exhibit at Winterthur called Treasures on Trial. First Experience got a tour of some of these treasures, the fake and the real.

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