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May 2003 Table of Contents





One Wild Ride

When NASCAR speeds into town, all other traffic stops in Dover. Read racer Jeff Gordon’s take on the Monster Mile and catch a glimpse of die-hard fans who flock to Dover International Speedway every race weekend. by Patricia Lake

Missing Reflection
Identical twins Melanie and Alison Barber were successful models, hoping to make it into Playboy. But Melanie’s death after a night of binge drinking forced Alison to survive, for the first time, on her own. by Eric J.S. Townsend

Simple Medicine

Dover’s Amish shun health insurance and state and federal aid, like Medicaid and Medicare. Faced with the rising costs of medical care and hospital stays, families look to the community for help. by Shaun Gallagher

Sporting Style

The preppy look is in again, meaning golf clothing exudes style. Check out these fashions to suit the conservative and the colorful. by Shannon Canton


Inside Story
Day by day. by Marsha Mah


What’s Up

On motherhood, the corporate good, the Point-to-Point races, a Web site gets aces and more. edited by Shannon Canton

Cool Stuff
Flowers, flowers everywhere. compiled by Shannon Canton

Hot Tickets

Old Dover Days, Young Playwrights Festival performances and more. by Megan M.F. Everhart

Party Hopping
The Great Gatsby gala and the Hope Ball. edited by Shannon Canton

Living Arts

A Wilmington artist paints music for your eyes. by Shannon Canton

Everybody’s Business
Two men from the University of Delaware have invented mass-produced steel drums. by Justin McAneny



In Person
Sierrans ignore the catcalls and insults as they fight to preserve the Assawoman Canal. by Jeff Jackson

Retirement Living
Active seniors have plenty of options to keep busy. by Patricia Lake

Marina Guide
These Chesapeake Bay boating destinations are excellent for weekend or day trips. Find out where to go and the best places to dock. by Shannon Canton

To Your Health
these healthy tan alternatives to sunbathing. by Shannon Canton

Motoring in Delaware
Hybrid cars get excellent gas mileage and capture attention. by Theresa Gawlas Medoff

At Home
A modern retreat in an urban setting. by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Our food critic reviews Moro, a new restaurant in Trolley Square. by Pam George

Restaurant Listings

Final Word

In which the author addresses her anxiety about the universe and resolves to focus her attention on her little part of the world. by Patricia Lake


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