First for October 30, 2015

Growing small business
Growing small businesses in Delaware continues to be a top priority for the state. In Wilmington resources are constantly made available for small businesses to stay afloat. In this week’s First Look we’ll visit two local businesses that jumped on the opportunity to add to the local economy.

Teach me: Pole climbing
When you think of dangerous, demanding jobs, what comes to mind? Police officer? Fire fighter? How about Utility worker? Avi Wolfman-Arent spent a day at Delmarva Power headquarters in Newark for this month’s installment of ‘Teach Me’.

The Arden canoe maker
Warren Rosenkranz retired a little over six years ago. Hey was always handy and found that he was pretty good at building boats created from a kit. First contributor Karen Smyles introduces us to the Arden resident who’s expanded his boat building skill well beyond that first kit.

Share Build
For low income residents, the struggle to find for affordable housing can be daunting. in Sussex County, the median home price is around 240-thousand dollars… which can make buying a home unattainable for many. That’s why a group of Sussex County residents are taking matters – and tools – into their own hands, to build each other’s homes themselves.

First Experience: The Lego Americana Roadshow
What do the Statue of Liberty, Capitol Building and the White House have in common? If you answered Legos you would be right. The Lego Americana Roadshow rolled into the Christiana Mall for the last stop on its 2015 tour. Lego master builders worked to re-create some of the most iconic buildings in America using only Legos. Come along for a tour, First Experience style.

Selbyville’s Swamp Monster
A little over 50 years ago a Delaware urban legend came to life. For years residents in Sellbyville, Sussex County, had heard about a swamp monster. For a brief time it became all too real. We finally got to the bottom of the tale last Spring in our first Dela-Where special.

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