September 2004 Table of Contents



Wise Guy
Joseph Wise, the superintendent of the state’s largest school district, doesn’t mind
ruffling feathers to get the changes he wants. by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

For Better or Worse?
Depending on whom you talk to, the economy is either in a state of renewal or a
state of lingering instability. by Michael Sigman

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They Love New York
Delawareans share their favorite things to do in NYC.
by Shannon Canton


edited by Shaun Gallagher

A 5-foot-3 bodybuilder is Delaware’s “Little Big Man.” by Phil Hall.

Bread & Cheese Island, Wi-Fi Wilmington and more.

A 10-year-old girl deals with hair loss. by Shaun Gallagher

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Proposed legislation could open Delaware primaries to registered
independents. by Sam Waltz


At Home
A fabulous renovation in Trolley Square.
by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

In Store
Creative playing cards, a new spa and salon and more.
edited by Shannon Canton

edited by Shannon Canton

Feat of Clay
Mitch Lyons invented a process
for creating clay monoprints.

Winterthur GardenFest, a Grand Opera House series debuts,
plus a new theater company director. by Megan M.F. Everhart

The Meals from the Masters extravaganza, Hemo Hop,
Point-to-Point, plus Gabby.

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The Rent Party 2, Blue Rocks hangouts and more.

Eat & Drink
Our food editor reviews the revamped Eclipse Bistro, plus cranberry cocktails
and sushi at the beach. by Pam George

Restaurant List

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From the Editor


Your Turn

Final Word



Cool Happenings

Spas & Golf Girl time at day spas, family time on the links.

Family Fun Kid-friendly events during the autumn beach season.

Visual Arts Check out galleries for free on the popular art loop.

Jazz Fest Big-name acts converge for a week of lively beach jazz.

Sports From biking to pumpkin hurling: a list of “active” activities.


Guide to the Galas

Stars of the Galas Six ladies make it all happen for a cause.

The social Arena A run-down of this year’s social scene.

Dress Code How to interpret “black-tie optional” and other codes.

Party List A complete listing of fall galas, parties and benefits.



Beauty Guide: Celebrity hairstyles, laser hair removal, wrinkle creams that work and more.

Editors’ Picks for the Good Life: We’ll show you what’s fabulous from A to Z.

Holiday Entertaining: A fun but spooky Halloween party at a Wilmington home.


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