January 2006 Table of Contents



What Choice is There?
A decade after Delaware started its school choice program, overall student performance has
improved. But is that improvement due to choice? Plus, information on how to pick the right
public school for your child.
by Theresa Gawlas Medoff

Person of the Year: Delaware National Guard
Whether they’re providing relief after a hurricane or fighting a war, one thing is for sure – the
Delaware Army and Air National Guards are good neighbors.
by Scott Pruden

Your Most Beautiful You

Local experts describe the hottest cosmetic surgeries and treatments for men and women,
including risks and costs
by Pam George


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Big Business brings big changes to
Wilmington’s ever-changing riverfront.
by Matt Amis

Local swimmers go for the gold, local books and music,
a high school hoops star copes with pressure and more.

News radio guru Allan Loudell’s switch from WILM to WDEL
stokes an already heated battle over the airwaves.
by Matt Amis

Wilmington film maker Sharon Baker’s latest
endeavor gives non-profits the spotlight.
by Maria Hess

Cardiovascular disease is the country’s chief killer
of adults, but it doesn’t have to be.
by Michael J. Bradley

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At Home
Lewes couple blends contemporary with traditional to
create a vibrant Victorian home.
by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Cool Stuff
The salt of the earth need not be
contained by ordinary means.
by Louise Bolin


Snow Bound
Always wanted to learn to ski or snowboard? Here are three nearby
places where you can learn to enjoy winter in an all new way.
by Dawn E. Warden

Exercise like Eskimos, go Hollywood at the Grand and check our the
Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s classical series
by Megan M.F. Everhart

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The Fairy Tale Ball, Breast Cancer Charity Initiative, Vendemmia da Vinci
Fall Festival and, of course, the omnipresent Gabby.

Man About Town lounges around, samples sushi and hits the dance floor.

Eat & Drink
Michele’s Gourmet Restaurant offers fine dining, with a side order
of slots, in the state capital. by Pam George

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In Our Next Issue:

Dining Guide
Meet the people who changed dining in Delaware forever – plus everything you need
to know about wine.

Emergency Management Are we prepared for a distaster as devastating as Katrina?

Winter Beach Weekends The resorts aren’t just for summer anymore.

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