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Miscellaneous Retail & Service

Antiques Shop

Readers, downstate  Antique Alley of Bridgeville  18208 Sussex Hwy., Bridgeville, 337-3137

Art Gallery

Readers, downstate  Gallery 37  8 S. Walnut St., Milford, 265-2318

Gift Store

Readers, downstate  The Wooden Indian Ltd.  25 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8331

Gifts and Fashions in One Place

Editors, downstate  If you consider the category of gifts to include wine accessories, Seaside Country Store is your place. If you consider homemade fudge to be a gift, you’re in luck. And if you want to look great while enjoying both, there are many selections of beach-perfect women’s clothing and accessories. • 1208 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-6110

Gifts for the Bride-to-Be

Readers, downstate  The Wooden Indian Ltd.  25 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8331

Pet Store

Readers, downstate  Concord Pet Food & Supplies •• 15 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 672-9494 • 135 Aerenson Drive, Milford, 424-8373  26209 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, 945-2113  22836 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, 628-1001  599 Jimmy Drive, Smyrna, 653-1515  19287 Miller Road, Rehoboth Beach, 226-2300

Physical Therapy Center

Readers, downstate  Tidewater Physical Therapy • 230 Beiser Blvd., Dover, (800) 736-3020  10 Georgetown Plaza, Georgetown, 856-2446  610 Gordon St., Harrington, 398-7982  17015 Old Orchard Road, Lewes, 645-0742  20750 John J. Williams Hwy., 945-5111  611 Federal St., Suite 1, Milton, 684-2829  63A Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-7260  808 Middleford Road, Suites 7-8, Seaford, 629-4024

Toy Store

Readers, downstate  Kids’ Ketch  132 Second St., Lewes, 645-8448

Kids’ Ketch owner Teresa Ford isn’t playing around (or is she?) when it comes to running the Best Toy Store
downstate.//Photo by Leslie Barbaro

Fashion & Beauty

Bridal Boutique

Readers, downstate  Brides 2 Be by Hope Mitchell • 19160 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 645-2485

Day Spa

Readers, downstate  Toppers Spa/Salon • 1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 857-2020

Kids Clothes

Editors, downstate  You’ll be charmed by the crocheted necklaces at The Lilypad Children’s Boutique, as well as the girlie casual clothes, yoga togs and other adorable items by Lemon Loves Lime. This little store is chock-a-block with unique, beachy fashions for kids from toddlers to tweens. The Oogis will keep your young ones occupied for hours. • 149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-4464

Lingerie/Intimate Apparel

Readers, downstate  Something Comfortable  122 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6180

Men’s Business Attire

Readers, downstate  Carltons Men’s and Women’s Apparel  31 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7990

Men’s Casual Clothing

Readers, downstate  Carltons Men’s and Women’s Apparel  31 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7990

Salon/Barber for Men

Readers, downstate  Bad Hair Day?  20 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-4247

Salon for Women

Readers, downstate  Bad Hair Day? • 20 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-4247

Shoe Store

Readers, downstate  Vernon Powell Shoes  18798 Coastal Hwy., Unit 2, Rehoboth Beach, 644-7463

Editors, downstate  Selection, style and service come to mind when describing In2Soles. Pick up styles from Dansko and Naot, and from lesser-known labels such as Pikolinos, a Spanish brand that boasts super-soft leather, and Propet, a therapeutic line. • 170 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-5202

Women’s Business Attire

Readers, downstate  Carltons Men’s and Women’s Apparel  31 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7990

Women’s Casual Clothing

Readers, downstate • Downtown Cowgirl  146 Rehoboth Ave., No. 3, Rehoboth Beach, 227-1917

Women’s Evening Attire

Readers, downstate  Bel Boutique  28 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 741-2340

Home & Garden


Readers, downstate  Village Green Flower  29787 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, 934-9067

Furniture Store

Readers, downstate  Johnny Janosik World of Furniture  4719 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 697-7799  11151 Trussum Pond Road, Laurel, 875-5955

Garden Center

Readers, downstate •• East Coast Garden Center •• 30366 Cordrey Road, Millsboro, 945-3489

Home Furnishings

Readers, downstate • R Squared Home & Design  39 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 212-2703


Readers, downstate  RSC Landscaping  30366 Cordrey Road, Millsboro, 945-5853


Public Radio Station

Editors, downstate • On 91.1FM WDDE, you get many of the great shows aired on WHYY, but with one big difference: great local news delivered by top-notch reporters, all managed by veteran news director Tom Byrne. It’s the place to turn for legislative news, developments in education, coverage of the environment and more.

Radio Deejay

Readers, downstate • Bill Sammons and Denise Harper of 88.7 FM The Bridge, WKNZ

Radio Station for Music

Readers, downstate  107.7FM WKHI

Radio Station for News

Readers, downstate  105.9FM WXDE

Radio Station for Sports

Readers, downstate  92.7FM WGMD

Radio Talk Show Host

Readers, downstate  Valery Cordrey, host of The Delmarva Potting Shed on 105.9FM WXDE

Television Personality

Readers, downstate  Jimmy Hoppa of WBOC-TV 16

Places to Go; Things to Do & See

5K Fundraiser

Editors, downstate •• If you don’t register as soon as it’s announced, you’ll have to wait for the next Dogfish Dash to get in on the fun. You’ll run with more than 2,000 of your closest friends from the Dogfish Head brewery, through the quaint town of Milton, back to the brewery to benefit The Nature Conservancy in Delaware. What could be better? Only a couple cold 60 Minute IPAs at the end. •• 6 Cannery Village Center, Milton, 684-1000

Fundraising Festival

Readers, downstate  Operation SEAs the Day Warrior Family Beach Week  Read more about the fundraiser here.

Golf Course, Private

Readers, downstate  Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club • 29494 Cripple Creek Drive, Dagsboro, 539-1446

Golf Course, Public

Readers, downstate  Baywood Greens  32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck, 947-9225

Musical Group

Editors, downstate  When Love Seed Mama Jump first rocked a punk version of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” all those years ago, music at the beach would never be the same. The deck of the Rusty Rudder is still the place to party in the summer, and Love Seed Mama Jump is, after 26 years, still the band to see there every Thursday night. 


Readers, downstate  The Starboard • 2009 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach, 227-4600

Place to Cool Off

Editors, downstate  The water park at Killens Pond State Park offers something new this summer: four slides from a 50-foot platform. The big pool lets you wade in. It’s a great place to spend a hot summer day. Make a weekend of it by camping in the park or renting a cabin. • 5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton, 284-4526

Place for a Drink Outdoors

Editors, downstate  Just step off the boardwalk to get to Obie’s by the Sea. The name says everything about the view: our little stretch of the Atlantic. Sunshine, cool breezes, good food and endless people watching—what more could you need? • Boardwalk at Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, 227-6261

Place for Live Music

Editors, downstate • With national headliners and the latest local rage rattling the place, the Bottle & Cork is undeniably Delaware’s greatest rock ’n’ roll bar. Let us count some of the ways: Dave Matthews Band, Little Feat, Blondie, Dwight Yoakam, Robert Randolph. This month’s Holiday Jam session (think classic Saturday Jam two days in a row) on July 2 is one for the books: Go Go Gadjet, Love Seed Mama Jump and Fish Out of Water. • 1807 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach, 227-7272

Place for Music with Your Dinner

Editors, downstate  The new Gray Hare Tavern offers everything from solo guitarists such as Matt Lafferty and Jason Filasky to full bands like The Girlfriends and Freshly Squeezed. After your meal, enjoy a game of billiards or darts, in true tavern fashion. • 18766 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 645-9911

Public Garden

Editors, downstate  Still in the making, Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek is already a beautiful example of the coastal plain in Sussex County that will educate visitors about the importance of functional environments while impressing them with beauty. As the construction and landscaping continues, keep an eye out for garden-related special events around the state. • Ocean View, (202) 262-9856 

State Park

Editors, downstate  The Great Dune of Cape Henlopen State Park is one of the state’s most spectacular natural features and just one of many reasons to visit. Among them are fishing from the ocean beach or pier on the bay, swimming, camping, paved trails for cyling or walking, watching the sun set beyond the lighthouses, cool vestiges of Fort Miles to explore and more. If we may say so, it is one of the most distinctive beach areas on the Atlantic Coast. • 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, 645-8983

Wedding Reception Site

Readers, downstate  Baywood Greens  32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck, 947-9225

Yoga Studio

Readers, downstate  Ocean Vayu Yoga  29P Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 616-2604 • Read more about Ocean Vayu Yoga here.

Kim and Justin Cavagnaro//Photo by Leslie by Barbaro