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Our Top 10 Stories of 2017



Before we officially welcome 2018, we’re looking back at the most popular stories we published this past year. Thank you, as always, for reading.

10. 6 Off-the-Beaten-Path Restaurants at the Beach

These coastal eateries may have more to offer than you realize.

Photo by Pam George


9. Women in Business 2017

Meet 36 individuals who are changing Delaware’s workforce for the better.


8. Your 2017 Guide to Delaware’s Summer Camps

We’ll be publishing an updated camp guide in our March 2018 issue—keep an eye out!


7. D.P. Dough Announces Fall Reopening

The beloved calzone eatery made a comeback to UD’s campus


6. Our Guide to Delaware’s Hottest New Restaurants

Where to eat and what to try throughout New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties.

Photo by Steve Legato


5. This New Restaurant Will Feature Texas-Style BBQ and Live Music

Maverick Texas BBQ and Smyrna Music Hall opened in September, following delays that thwarted plans for an early-summer launch.

Courtesy of Dave Dettra


4. Top Doctors 2017

This year’s list included over 290 local leaders in 63 medical and surgical specialties.


3. Best of Delaware 2017

Readers’ and editors’ picks of the state’s top restaurants, shops and services.


2. 9 Ways You Know You’re from Delaware

First State pride remains strong.


1. The Firefighters’ Final Shift

In the early hours of Sept. 24, 2016, a row house fire in the Canby Park section of Wilmington took the lives of three veteran firefighters. Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Sr. Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51, perished in the blaze. Sr. Firefighter Ardythe Hope, 48, died in the hospital 10 weeks later. This story of their final day was the most-read story we published on our website this year. We extend our continued deepest condolences to the families and friends of these three heroic individuals.

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