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August 3rd, 2015

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, The Nation’s Summer Capital, Events, Activities, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


The town of Rehoboth Beach was incorporated in 1873.  It was to be a Christian Seaside Resort.  But, by 1878 the railroad was extended to Rehoboth Beach, bringing visitors and businesses to the area.  A mile long award-winning boardwalk provides the tourists and the residents opportunities for walking, and jogging practically at the water’s edge.  Through the years Rehoboth Beach has changed, but it has also kept its charm as a seaside resort where every summer memories are made.  It has come a long way.  It is a dining destination with so many of its chefs outdoing one another in friendly competition.  Entertainment, the arts, tax free shopping and the beach….yes, it is so nice living at the beach and I do not take it for granted.


What’s Going On?

Tuesday, 8/4 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents “The Snow Queen” at 7:00 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1928 Glade Rd.  More info. and tickets? 302-227-6766 For a complete schedule please visit

Wednesday, 8/5 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents “Jungle Book” at 11:00 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1928 Glade Rd.  More info. and tickets? 302-227-6766.  For a complete schedule, please visit

Thursday, 8/6 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents “Cinderella” at 11:00 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1928 Glade Rd.  More info and tickets? 302-227-6766.  For a complete schedule, please visit

Thursday, 8/6 – Epworth’s Skate Project’s Contest – 1:00 p.m. at Epworth Skate Park on Holland Glade Rd.  The inaugural Rehoboth AM Skate Jam will kick off the 2015 Summer Vibes Festival.  The event will include street and bowl contests for amateurs, complete with a panel of judges.  For more info., please contact event organizer, Jason Wilson at 760-458-7546.


Friday, 8/7 – Free Entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m….Philbilly.  This is a Philadelphia’s answer to country music.  A unique collection of musicians from varying backgrounds, each member was selected not only for their musical prowess, but their ability to put on a show.  More info?  Please visit

Saturday, 8/8 – Free Entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m….The Comfort Zone Band.  Event music is the backbone of any get together and making it live with The Comfort Zone Band makes it that much more fun.  They are a dynamic, 7-member Classic R & B band from the Eastern Shore of Maryland/Delaware and perform primarly in the Rehoboth Beach/Ocean City area.  More info?  Please visit


Saturdays, until August 29th – Delaware Comedy Theatre is performing every Saturday at 10:00 p.m. at Clear Space Theatre located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  The charge for the show is $12.00  A bar and concessions will be available throughout the show, which is adult-themed and not appropriate for children.  Delaware Comedy Theatre was formed in 2005 and is a non-profit theatre company bringing professional comedy improv training and performance to the Lewes, Rehoboth and Dewey Beach areas.  For more info. and to purchase tickets on line, please visit


Saturday and Sunday,  8/8, 8/9, 8/15, and 8/16 – The 42nd Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show at the Rehoboth Art League at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.  Ove 125 artists and artisans from around the country will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts amidst the Rehoboth Art League’s 3.5 acre historic wooded location. Tickets are $5 for adults and there is no charge for children under the age of 12.  They can be purchase at the gate or on line by visiting

Sunday, 8/9 – Free Entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand at 8:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m….US Army Jazz Ambassadors – America’s Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army.  This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad, performing America’s original art form, JAZZ.  More info? Please visit

Thursday, 8/20 – The 2015 Cinema By the Surf Summer Outdoor Film Series concludes with the animated film; “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”, starting at dusk (8:15-8:30 p.m.) at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.  The exceptionally brillian Mr. Peabody, who happens to be a dog, and his adopted son Sherman travel through time using Peabody’s ingenious invention, the WABAC machine.  It is free to the public.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more info., please visit


Sunday, 8/23 – Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s 1st Fire Fightin’ 5K Run & Walk – This fundrasing event will benefit The Capital Campaign Station 2 Building Fund.  The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co., along with Tim Bamforth, Seashore Striders Event Production, Inc. are managing the event.  The out and back course will start at the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co., Station 1 located at 219 Rehoboth Avenue, and will travel from Station 1 west on Rehoboth Ave., through the beautiful north side of Rehoboth Beach to the Boardwalk.  The course will turn around on the Boardwalk then return to Station 1 where it will end.  The post-race party will take place at Lula Brazil Restaurant at 234 Rehoboth Ave.  The 1st Fire Fightin’ 5K Run &  Walk will feature a great Tech t-shirt, custome designed medals, a fun post -race party and plenty of competitive racing and fun.  To register, please visit

Sponsor levels are available.  If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Danny Mitchell, Chairman Rehoboth Beach Fire Co. Fundraising Committee, at 302-245-8642 or email


Saturday, 9/12 – The 5th Annual Wings of Hope…A Butterfly Release to benefit Cancer Support Community of Delaware at 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Medical Arts Building, 8947 John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach.  Rain date will be Sunday, 9/13.  This is a community wide event in support of all of their Sussex County neighbors who have been touched by cancer.   This very special event embodies the Cancer Support Community Delaware’s mission of hope and support.  Admission is free and all ages are welcome.  Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available.  For more info., please contact Morgan Whalen Fabber, Special Event Coordinator or call 302-645-9150.

Nancy McDonnell & Shirley Fleegle

Nancy McDonnell & Shirley Fleegle

Monday, 9/21 – Village Improvement Association (VIA) 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit local charities.  It will be at The Peninsula.  The tournament will feature prizes for men, women and mixed groups, the longest drive, closest to the pin and other categories.  Preston Motor Boulevard will offer a car as the prize for the “hole in one” contest.  There will also be door prizes and raffles.

In addition, the event will include a Continental Breakfast and a Southern Barbecue luncheon.  The cost is $125 per person.  For additional details or to register go to:

Questions?  Please call Shirley Fleegle at 302-226-1681.

The Village Improvement Association or VIA is a unique women’s civic and charitable organization located in Rehoboth Beach.  Since its founding in 1909, members have been harnessing their collective powers to make enduring contributions to the town of Rehoboth Beach, as well as the surrounding Cape Henlopen District communities.  The VIA is a memeber of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Have a good one!!

August 2nd, 2015

All Things Local, Old World Breads, Bakery, Quiches, Pies, Flat Breads, Lewes, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches


What gets you out of bed in the morning?  There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread….Well, I do not bake bread but I do not have to worry.  Just a few miles north of Rehoboth Beach, in Lewes, Delaware, you will find Old World Breads at 32191 Nassau Rd..  Website?


They have parking.  You can have some coffee while checking what’s baking and what’s has just come out of the ovens.  Old World Breads opens Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.


Old World Breads offers retail, wholesale and they are also a fixture in the Farmers’ Markets of the Delaware Beaches and beyond.

Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market – Tuesdays from Noon until 4 p.m.

Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market – Saturdays 8 a.m. until Noon

Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market – Sundays 8 a.m. until Noon

Milton Farmers’ Market – Fridays 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Sea Colony Farmers’ Market – Wednesdays 8 a.m. until Noon

Penn Quarter Farmers’ Market in Washington D.C. on Thursdays 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Annapolis Farmers’ Market – Sundays 8 a.m. until Noon


Red Corn, Corn Bread was delicious.  Have bought it Gluten Free in the past.  If you want it gluten free, please call ahead of time to make sure they are making it gluten free, otherwise, it will be a regular red corn, corn bread.

This time of the year, peaches, and berries. so you will find plenty of pies….making it easier to entertain all those summer guests.


Flat Breads for an easy lunch or early dinner.  Add a salad and you have a meal.


Their version of a pop tart is called toasted pastries.


Lately, my favorite pick has been the Ancient Grain Bread.


Buy all things local!!  Have a great day.

July 31st, 2015

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Sandcastle and Sculpture Contest, Funland, The Bandstand, Entertainment, Summer 2015!!, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Life’s a beach and playing in the sand is just part of it.  Saturday, August 1st the 37th Annual Sandcastle and Sculpture Contest will take place in the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Award-Winning Boardwalk.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Judging begins at 3:00 p.m.


There will be prizes and trophies so take your time and be precise.


You can vote for your favorite sandcastle!!



And, you can also help build a community sand sculpture.



The weather looks like it’s going to be gorgeous, so get out there because it really is going to be a lot of fun.


Fundland is located on the south side of the Boardwalk.  It is a must stop when visiting The Nation’s Summer Capital.  Tons of games and rides and the beautiful Carousel.



The Bumper Cars are for the whole family.



The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand offers free concerts and on Saturday, August 1st from 8 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. The Jackie Browne Jazz Nonet will be the evening’s entertainment.  It is a 9 piece ensemble formed by drummer Jackie Browne and tenor saxophonist, Bobby Bosick.  The Band is based out of Wilmington, DE.  It features some of the finest musicians in the tri-state area.  More info?  Please visit


Rehoboth Beach is a summer destination.  So many memories are made in this town every year.  Fans of Rehoboth Beach come year-round, not just in the summer.  The town keeps its residents and visitors very busy with plenty for everyone.  So, how about it?  Come on to the beach and stay awhile!!


July 29th, 2015

Destination? Parasailing, Dewey Beach Parasail, Fly Dewey, Dewey Beach, Woody’s, Restaurant, AboutMyBeaches Turns 6, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Summer 2015!


It was in the bucket list.  But, a friend said to feel the rush.  It was going to be peaceful and so much fun.  It was all of that and more.  Friends like Debbie, Sharon, and Cindi….those women that like to enjoy life to its fullest.


Dewey Beach offers a playground for adults and children, as well.  Water sports are a must when in Dewey.  The Atlantic Ocean on one side and Rehoboth Bay on the other.  In between?  Restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.


Our destination was Dewey Beach Parasail, located at the Rusty Rudder on Coastal Highway and Dickinson St.  Tel. 302-227-9507  Website?


After filling a form we were ready for our parasailing adventure.  The boat had already some passangers.  We were the last to get in but the first ones to go parasailing.


Meet Justin, the Captain, and Dylan, the Crew.  This company is very experienced and has a perfect safety record.


After going through some pertinent information it was time to get the parasail up in the air.


It was so easy to take off and also an easy and gentle landing.  They have tandem and triple rides available.  We were going tandem.  This activity is fun for all ages, young to matured ones.  There is a photo package and t-shirts available, as well.

So here we are..first Sharon and I.





Then, Cindi and Debbie:





It really was great fun.  Getting a birds eye view of the coast was priceless!!

Then off to Woddy’s for the best crab cakes in town.!!



Woody’s is located at 1904 Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach.  Tel. 302-260-9945  Website?


For years Woody’s has been considered as the place to go to get the best crab cakes at the Delaware Beaches.  Colossal Lump Crab!


We all had the crab cakes and loved them.  Just huge chunks of crab meat with no fillers!!

ABOUTMYBEACHES HAS TURNED 6 TODAY….And what a great way to celebrate with some of my good friends.  A few of the usual suspects were missing, but they know who they are.  Up to date I have 1,926 posts with 1,960 comments.  I do have advertising available.  Let me now if you are interested.  $500/year for the banner.  Just send me an email to

Our day came to an end but not before I let the Dewey Police Dept. know that those meters at the Rusty Rudder need to be checked out.  They are always a problem.  And, Cindi was not happy.


Have a Good One!! TTYL!!

July 24th, 2015

Destination? The Grove Market, Bishopville, Maryland, Smokehouse, Restaurant, Review, Good Food? Will Travel!!


“Pull up a chair.  Take a taste.  Come join us.  Life is so endlessly delicious.”  ruth reichl


The Grove Market never changes, which is a good thing.  That’s why we love it!!  Located at 12402 St. Martins Neck Rd., Bishopville, Maryland, 21813  Tel. 410352-5055  The Grove Market is funky, small and you will not find another restaurant like it in Delmarva.  In the summer, it opens every day at 5 p.m.  Leslie is the owner.  Her brother, Patrick helps.  But, tonight Lisa was taking care of us.  Please note that there are no credit cards accepted so bring cash or a check.

How to make a reservation.  It can be tricky.  That’s for sure.  When you call to make a reservation make sure you have a few dates available and times.  If you have to leave a message do so and be specific.  Leslie will call you back and either she will say yes or you might have to pick another day or another time.

The Grove Market is small.  I think about 7 tables and maybe a couple of stools at the bar.  This restaurant is very popular.

At the helm of the tiny kitchen is John McDonald.  John is from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and he is a well known chef and wine connoisseur.  He makes his ingredients come alive and your taste buds will immediately start dancing.

There is an extensive wine list.  No written menu; everything is recited from memory.  Their menu changes practically every day.

Seated in the back porch with only 3 tables we were chatty with our fellow diners. Not enough time to write the description of our dishes…but take a look at the photos.

Drinks and the appetizers followed:

I only wanted a small wine cup.  That’s what I got.


Crabmeat Remick


Fried Green Tomatoes topped with shrimp.  I have a thing for this dish.  I will order Fried Green Tomatoes in every restaurant that serves them.  These were superb.


Our table full of Roasted Ducks.  This is the most amazing entree.  One of their most popular.  It is a Delaware duck, roasted to perfection with a semi sweet sauce, accompanied with chutney.



Our Roasted Duck came with the side dish of the Grove Market’s Mash Potatoes and their famous breadstick, which is made out of the dough that was in the pizza recipe when many years ago pizza was served.


Well, I needed more photos of the entrees that Lisa had so perfectly recited.  Here is where our fellow diners come into play.  Could I take photos of your food?  I have a blog with photos.  They were great and immediately caught on to the fact that they could not touch their food until I had taken the pictures.  Thanks so much for being so gracious.  This is what our Maryland diners had for dinner.  By the way, they are repeat customers.

The Tuna


The Stuffed Flouder with Smith Island Crab Meat.


The Scallops.


The Crab Cakes…Smith Island Crab Meat.


“We must have a pie.  Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”  david mamet

The Bumble Berry is a pie of a mix of berries.


And, if you like chocolate….then, the Chocolate Silk Pie should be ordered.


Sharing a meal with friends is always priceless…the chat, the laughs and the friendship.  Cannot wait to go back!

Note:  The Grove Market is also a smoke house so when there is smoked fish for an appetizer you might want to order it.

July 22nd, 2015

Day Tripping, Bethany Beach, Delaware, Chicks in A Limo, Atlantic Transportation Services, Beach and Bay Cottage Tour, July 22nd & 23rd, Fundraising Event, Friends of the South Coastal Library, Roosters Nest, Just Hooked, Restaurant, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


It was that time of the year…for 24 years the Beach and Bay Cottage Tour has been taking place in July.  It is a fundraising event for the Friends of the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, Delaware.  It also has been probably that many years since a “true” cottage has been on the tour.  There are still a few of those left in town reminding us that life was much simpler then, at the beach.  The tour was today, July 22nd and tomorrow, July 23rd.

It is my second year joining this great group of women that only travel in style, thanks to our oganizer Sandy.  She is a gracious hostess and lunch at her house in between the touring of 10 magnificent homes was fantastic.


We have been traveling by limo.  Nothing but the best for the group.  Atlantic Transportation Services was going to be taking care of us.  Yes, we were the chicks in the limo!!  And, Ellyne Gale, one of the owners of Atlantic Transportation Services was our driver.  Please check

We arrived early, the tour was starting at 9:30 a.m. and we had 10 houses to visit.  Here is our group.  In the limo we had things to eat: champagne and wine!!  It was going to be a long day!!


Sorry, but no photos were allowed in any of the houses.  All the houses were interesting to say the least.  The largest one was 7,000 square feet.  The group of homes on this year’s tour had something that would appeal to every one that visited.  Thanks to the 400 volunteers that worked so hard to make this year’s tour a sensational event.  Great weather, as well!!  And, we toured all 10 houses!!


Stopping at Rooster’s Nest is always a must stop.  Rooster’s Nest is located west of Fenwick Island, Delaware, at the Bayville Shopping Center.  It is open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day.  Tel. 302-436-1848  This shop has home furnishings, home accessories, and so much more.



If you are a fan of Bossom Buddy Bags from Baltimore, Maryland, Rooster’s Nest has a nice collection of them.  These handbags are beautifully made:  “Handbags as extraordinary as the women who carry them.”  bossom buddy bags



Summer at the beaches can be a tricky time when you have a large group of people that are ready for dinner….Not all restaurants can handle big groups.  Thanks to Just Hooked because they made sure that all of us had a comfortable table with exceptional service.  Just Hooked is located at 1500 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, DE 19944.  Tel. 302-581-0098  Website?

An order of fried calamari to wet our appetites.  Light and perfectly season, we passed them around the table.


There were a few specials….The Salmon was one of them.  I almost got it.  It had chutney, which I think adds so much to any dish.


Instead, I decided on the Softshell Crabs.  I do love them and Just Hooked was supposed to have delicious ones.  They did not disappointed.  They were light, sweet and oh, so good.


Someone ordered a salad with a filet.  Something light.


Fish n’ Chips…buttermilk battered cod, house fries, coleslaw and a remoulade.


Local Crab Cake with pickled carrot n’ peashoot salad, bacon fingerling frittes and classic remoulade.


Seared scallops, with pearl faro, spring peas, artichokes, chicory and pesto.  They looked beautiful.


Shrimp n’ Grits…cheesy grits, fried green beans, chorizo vinaigrette and chili threads.


No dessert was necessary after all this delicious food accompanied by wine and other spirits like Orange Crush!!


It was time to go home…”The most valuable live thing for me is when people look like they’re having a good time.”  grimes

We certainly did, ladies and until next time….I remain.

July 19th, 2015

Destination? Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Lewes, Delaware, Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon, Grow Local, Buy Local, Eat Local, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Definitely, farmers markets are not just for chefs anymore.  In come the foodies who have a very discriminating palate.  Nothing but the best for them.  Getting up close and personal, the farmers love to show off their produce, so please ask questions!!


My friend, Cindi, drove all the way from Ocean City, Maryland, and Brenda Jones is a local.  You will find Brenda at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market most every Saturday in the a.m.  The market opens at 8 a.m. until Noon.


Historic Lewes Farmers Market is celebrating 10 years in the community.  During the summer season, you can find the market at the Lewes Historical Society Complex, located between Second & Third Streets at Shipcarpenter St.  Please note that on August 1st the market will take place at Shields Elementary School Parking Lot at 910 Shields St.  Fall hours will be 10/3 – 11/21 from 9 a.m. until Noon at Shields Elementary Parking Lot.  No pets are allowed, so leave Fido at home for a few hours.  Please visit the website at



The white tents are scattered throughtout the Historical Complex, a beautiful place to be on Saturday morning.  To find out the vendors that come to this market, please visit



Celebrate Summer’s Bounty by Growing Local, Buying Local and Eating Local!!



Please open the Historic Lewes Farmers Market website to get some of their delicious recipes…



Markets are rising in popularity because consumers can get fresh produce directly from the farm.  The pick of the day, shall we say.


Learning about ground cherries.  Had not seen them before.  They have a papery husk, which encloses the small fruit.  The fruit is small and orange.  Ground cherries are part of the same family as the tomatillos.  They are good in pies and they are also good with salsa and in a salad.


Never too early to start your day with fresh shucked oysters!!


Beautiful mushrooms!!



Peach Season and Bennett’s tent was full of beautiful peaches.  The long line of customers waited patiently but the line went fast.




“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man.  When tillage begins, other arts will follow.  The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.”  daniel webster


July 19th, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD, Saturdays, Cape Henlopen High School Theater, Lewes, Delaware, HD Transmissions, Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation, Award Winning Series, Southern Delaware

Kristine Opolais as Manon of Manon Lescaut

Kristine Opolais as Manon of Manon Lescaut

Since its initial broadcast in 2006 “The Met: Live in HD” has grown exponentially with classical music lovers from around the world proving opera can have a place in their local theaters and it is now the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world.  “The HD transmissions stimulate opera lovers, and they are a catalyst for the singers, too.”  said Met General Manager Peter Gelb.  “Knowing that a global audience is watching and listening, our opera stars are inspired to give their greatest performances.”

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society in partnership with the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation presents “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD” on Saturdays at the Cape Henlopen High School Theater., located at 1255 Kings Highway in Lewes, Delaware.  Now in its tenth season, this award-winning series will feature live transmissions of 10 Met performances, including all 6 new productions.

The 10th season begins on Saturday, October 3rd at 12:55 p.m. with “Il Trovatore” Future transmissions are as follows:

“Otello” – October 24th at 12:55 p.m.

“Tannhauser” – October 31st at 12 p.m.

“Lulu” – November 21st at 12:30 p.m.

“Les Pecheurs de Perles – January 16th at 12:55 p.m.

“Turandot” – January 30, 2016 at 12:55 p.m.

“Manon Lescaut” – March 5th at 12:55 p.m.

Madama Butterfly – April 2nd at 12:55 p.m.

Roberto Devereux – April 16th at 12:55 p.m.

Elektra – April 30th at 12:55 p.m.

In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind the scene features.  Complete details, including casting, are available at the Film Society website,

Advance online sales for all 10 transmissions will open to the public on July 24th.  Met members already have been purchasing since July 17th and Rehoboth Beach Film Society members may order beginning July 22nd.

Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for Met members, RBFS members, or seniors 65 years of age and plus; and $15 for students with ID or children 12 and under.  Seating is on a first come, first served basis.  No reserved seats.  Online reservations are available.  Admission will be offered at the door with cash payment only.  More info?  Check the website above mentioned.

The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community.  Please check the many events sponsored by this organization by visiting

Or, you may call 302-645-9095.

Have a great day!!

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