May 2004 Table of Contents




Politics: The Next Generation
Which young people will shape Delaware’s political future? Will it be the bright young politicos with
family-name legacies, the behind-the-scenes businesspeople — or a seemingly unlikely dark horse?
We center in on some likely prospects. by Sam Waltz

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Not So Retiring
Putting in 30 years used to qualify you for early retirement.
Now it’s a jumping-off point for a second career, with more freedom to choose work opportunities that fit your interests.
by Patricia Lake and Shaun Gallagher

New Hope for Redfield
Bridgeville’s Edward Redfield founded an entire art movement — the Pennsylvania Impressionists — and became known for his dramatic, bold winter landscapes. Now, the art community has begun to recognize his contributions.
by Ellen Berlow

Super Women
Delaware’s highest achieving women share how they got to the top while juggling family and personal life, battling the stigma of being a woman in the workforce and paving the way for the next generation of women workers.
by Shannon Canton


Inside Story by Marsha Mah


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Your Turn

What’s Up
Mental compressions, power suggestions, a comedy trouper, Mom’s superduper and more.
edited by Shannon Canton

Cool Stuff
Cute, soft, colorful baby shower gifts.
compiled by Kelly M. Carter

Hot Tickets
School House Rocks, Point-to-Point and more.
by Megan M.F. Everhart

Party Hopping
Champagne Celebration and Silent Auction, “Diamonds Are Forever” Black Tie Gala, plus the vivacious
edited by Shannon Canton

Living Arts
Nancy Bahr, director of development for the Museum of Natural History, designs a high-voltage line of handbags and scarves.
by Sally Rinard

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In The Know
It’s been 50 years since Brown v. the Board of Education — and Delaware played an important
part in the ruling.
by Shaun Gallagher

In Person
Dale Clifton’s DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum chronicles more than 500 years of maritime history.
by Reed Hellman

At Home
A budget-conscious renovation banishes remnants of the Disco Decade but retains a tempered dose of flower power.
by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Local Flavor
A review of Wilmington’s Blue Parrot Bar and Grille, plus a new trend for ritzy backyard parties: a catered pig roast.
by Pam George

Restaurant Listings

Final Word

Simple handshakes are passé. Now, kissing’s all the rage, but mastering the social smooch is an art.
by Pam George


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