December 2004 Table of Contents



Beautiful People
We scanned the state to find some of the area’s most attractive people to photograph.
by Shannon Canton

The Disappearance of Chateau Country
Read about the fate of some of the old, rambling estates dotting one of New Castle County’s most charming areas. by Shannon Cantonr

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Super Nurses
Bella Ward graced the stage and screen before returning to her native roots to teach, encourage and inspire young actors and Stephanie Merchant


edited by Ben Brooks

A Bethany Beach man’s one-of-a-kind toys rival those of Santa’s elves.
by Jeffrey Jackson

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Kris Kringle on trial, Christmas- tree style and more..

The Compassionate Friends help parents deal with the loss of a child.
by Reid Champagne

The new basketball coach at Ursuline has big sneakers to fill.
by Anthony Pierce


At Home
A restored 18th-century farm-
house displays its holiday finery.
by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

In Store
Beach chic, updated stores and more.
edited by Shannon Canton

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edited by Shannon Canton

Cool Concertsl
A Dover couple is part of the growing house-concert trend.
by Megan M.F. Everhart

The Christmas spirit thrives at venues all over the state.
by Megan M.F. Everhartt

A Harvest Moon Revel, Ministry of Caring’s Eleganza
and the intrepid Gabby

Our new Man About Town takes on the social scene.

Eat & Drink
Walter’s Steakhouse offers old-Wilmington flavor, restaurants plan for New Year’s Eve and more by Pam George

Restaurant List

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From the Editor


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Final Word

In Our Next Issue:
Extreme Makeover: After losing nearly 100 pounds, Kay Garvey underwent several cosmetic procedures. We’ll reveal the results.

Read This: Kids start out as enthusiastic readers but lose interest in middle school.
We’ll explore ways to encourage kids to read more.

Delawarean of the Year: Find out who the 2004 winner is.


Our Excellence in Nursing Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Best of Delaware Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!

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