The Best of Delaware 2009
From crab cakes and cheesesteaks to prime rib and clam bakes, little Delaware is packed with great places to eat and terrific places to shop. Here’s the cream of the crop.
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Best Morning Drive Deejay
Readers, upstate: Michael Waite and Jill Quale of WJBR 99.5FM, Wilmington
Readers, downstate: Dan Gaffney of WGMD 92.7FM, Rehoboth Beach
Best Oprah Moment
Four Christiana High School student-athletes received the surprise of their lives in April when they appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and were given full college scholarships from entertainer will.i.am. The seniors—Jaiquann Beckham, Elijah Williams, and twins Barien and Darien White—were rewarded for their hard work. Each young man attended classes, participated on Christiana’s track and field team, and worked part-time to help their single moms. Great job, fellas, and good luck in college.
Coolest Place to Be a Soccer Mom
Critics, upstate: Want to know how popular soccer is? “Just visit Kirkwood Soccer Club on a Saturday,” says Wilson. “My favorite thing to do is hang out with my kids, and for my daughter, that means being a soccer mom. She’s 15 and has been playing soccer at the KSC since she was 4.” (1220 River Road, New Castle, 328-9228)
Best Place to Do Yoga
Critics, upstate: The Grays practice at Matson Run Creek in Brandywine Hills. “It has a few large, flat, granite rocks nestled close to the stream,” Harold says, as well as small waterfalls. Great blue herons glide over the creek, “much like dragons of Chinese lore that pass through places with good feng shui.” Add dragonflies, wildflowers, songbirds and majestic trees. “This setting produces a harmonizing experience with nature.”
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