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October 16th, 2015

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is open year-round.  It has been a thing of the past when after Labor Day the streets were rolled up until next Summer.  The Second Season at the Beach brings events and activities that keep all visitors very busy and having a good time.  Charming shops, tax free shopping, art galleries, restaurants…and of course, the perfect time to stroll and catch your breath.

So what is going on this week-end?

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Saturday, October 17th – DELAWARE SPCA-5TH ANNUAL BARK ON THE BOARDS – At Lake Gerar Park, in Rehoboth Beach  10:30 a.m. (registration).  11:30 a.m. Walk.  Grand Marshal Celebrity Recording Artist, Pamela Stanley.  Refreshments, Children’s Activities and Vendors.  This Dog Walk on Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk will benefit Homeless Shelter Pets.  Celebrate the off season when dogs are welcomed on the boards and beach in Rehoboth Beach.  So break out the leash and your flip flops to take to the boards and help animals in need.

No dog? No problem! You don’t have to have a dog to participate.  enjoy a leisurely stroll on the boardwak and participate in fun activities for the whole family.  Please do not forget to dress up!  This year’s theme is “Mardi Gras for Paws”.

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Until Sunday, October 18th – GALLERY 50 ANNUAL CONSIGNMENT SALE – Art, china, sculpture, furnishings and much more from the gallery’s clients.  Gallery 50 is located at 50 Wilmington Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-3227-2050  http://www.gallery50art.com

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Saturday, October 17th – SODEL FEST-SOUTHERN DELAWARE WINE, FOOD 7 MUSIC FESTIVAL from Noon until 4:30 p.m. at Independence Hall & Grounds, 23767 Samuel Adams Circle, Millsboro, DE.  It will be hosted by Paul Cullen, the event promises a fun and refined afternoon of food, beer and wine samplings and pairings, cooking demos, and a great musical line-up.  The Culinary Theater will feature Food TV’s Neil Fuentes, “The Singing Chef” and 5 local, award-winning restauranteurs.  Special events include a 100-pt wine tasting, an exclusive cheese tasting, a blind tasting and Wine 101 for the wine newbie!  General Admission Tickets are $75 per person.  This event will be benefitting Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Lewes-Rehoboth Meals on Wheels.  More info?  http://www.sodelfest.com

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Until Sunday, October 18th – REHOBOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL…Please visit http://www.rehobothjazz.com/index.php/shows/saturday

For Sunday’s shows please visit http://www.rehobothjazz.com/index.php/shows/sunday

Have a great week-end!!

May 12th, 2015

Destination? Historic Berlin, Maryland, 5K Race For The Arts, Saturday, May 16th, Fundraising, Event, Worcester County Arts Council, Race for the Arts!! Berlin, Maryland

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“Fund-Racing” in Historic Berlin, Maryland….In 2014 Berlin was named America’s Coolest Small Town.  It is in the heart of Worcester County, near Ocean City, and Assateague Island National Park.  It is quaint, full of restaurants, shops, and art galleries.

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The Worcester County Arts Council is excited to announce the inaugural 5K Race/Walk For The Arts to be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Historic Downtown Berlin.  This healthful, family friendly, and positively focused event is a fundraiser to increase the awareness and importance of Arts in our Communities!!  Runners of all ages are encouraged to sign up.

Race fee is $25, even on the day of the event.

For details, schedule and registration go to:  http://www.octrirunning.com.  OC Tri-Running Sport, Inc., is an endurance and multi-sport event management company.  It was founded by friends, and locals to the OC MD area that have participated in many triathlons, running, and cycling events.

A FREE, 1 year membership to the Worcester County Arts Council is included with your registration for this event!!  The Arts Council thanks T-Shirt Sponsors, Event Sponsors, and Mile Marker Sponsors.  Please visit http://www.worcestercountyartscouncil.org for information on other events, summer arts camps, exhibits and programs.

Summer Arts Programs are designed to help area children improve themselves while having fun engaging in art activities.  The camp will start on June 22nd until June 26th from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  Please check the above mentioned website or give them a call to 410-641-0809.

Note:  Paint Berlin – 6th Annual Plein Air – Artists Registration is Open!!

This competition will be held September 17 – 19, 2015.  It will feature talented artists from across the region who will pain the beauty of Berlin and surrounding areas to capture and preserve the best aspects of the community.

Have a good one!!  Talk to you later!

March 5th, 2015

The Vendue, Art Hotel, Historic Charleston, South Carolina, Artist in Residence, Fred Jamar, The Rooftop, Restaurant, Charleston’s French Quarter

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Discovering Charleston at our own pace.  Walking, dining, shopping and being just tourists is not a bad thing.  I had being told that The Vendue’s Rooftop Bar offers great drinks and one such drink is the Lavender Martini. And, no we did not try it….maybe next time.  What we did find is that this boutique hotel is the only hotel in Historic Charleston that is considered an Art Hotel.  There are exhibits and even an Artist in Residence Program.  The art is for sale.  In the next photo if you can see it up close, the sculpture is made out of watches.

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The Vendue is located in Charleston’s French Quarter at 19 Vendue Range and 26 Vendue Range.  Yes, 2 properties one in front of the other.  Tel. 843-577-7970  Website?  http://www.thevendue.com There are 45 rooms at 19 Vendue Range and 39 guests rooms at 26 Vendue Range.  These were warehouse buildings that date to 1780.  The restaurant called The Drawing Room is elegant with the beautiful chandeliers that are seen all over Charleston.

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Having a few drinks and then curious to see the art housed at The Vendue, we were invited to walk and admire the artwork.

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This particular sculpture is made out of bullets.

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Across the street the art exhibits continued.

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Meet Fred Jamar, who at present and for months has been the Artist in Residence at The Vendue.

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The photo above was taken by my cousin Maru….Fred graciously let us take photos.  The one on the botton is from one of his paintings of Frat Houses on George St..  Oil on Canvas.

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He is a Belgian Artist and will be the first one to tell you that his life has been a journey of discovery.  He has been many things and has enjoyed them all.   A very interesting life but he says that if he had to do it all over again…a painter always, he would have been.

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To visit the studio or commission an oil painting you may call 843-762-5770 or email fredjamar@bellsouth.net.  His website is http://www.fredpaintings.com.  To buy a painting call or visit RLS on Queen St., Tel. 843-805-8052. Website http://www.rlsart.com.

Discovering Charleston….will continue later.

December 8th, 2014

What’s Going On? Rehoboth Beach Museum, MOSAIC ARTwalk, Saturday, December 13th, Delaware Beach Life Magazine 2014 Photography Contest Winners, Exhibit, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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“A good photo is a good photo regardless of the gear used to take it.  A person’s skill, knowledge, and eye is what will make photos worth looking at.”

I love taking photos and I used them on my posts constantly.  I am by no means a professional photographer.  I am one of those “point and shoot” ones.  Photos create memories, they tell a story and at times words are really not necessary.

Every second Saturday of the month MOSAIC, sponsors the self guided art and gallery tour from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.  It is a time to visit and mingle with participating artists, get to know them up close and personal, and enjoy a culinary treat.  It is an art stroll.

MOSAIC”s mission is to promote art awareness in the Rehoboth Beach Area.  For more info. and to check the map, please visit http://www.mosaicrehoboth.com.

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This coming Saturday, December 13th, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., the Rehoboth Beach Museum joins MOSAIC ARTwalk, hosting an opening reception for Delaware Beach Life Magazine 2014 Photography Contest Winners.  This is an exhibit of the winners for 2014 photo contest.  Delaware Beach Life magazine opens this photography contest annually to all amateur photographers.  The contest for 2015 will have a due date for entries of July 1, 2015.  For more info., please visit http://www.delawarebeachlife.com/photography/photography-contest.html.  Remember that the photos must capture life, here, at the Delaware coast.

The exhibit will run through February 23, 2015.  The Rehoboth Beach Museum, http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org, is located at 511 Rehoboth Ave., right past the canal bridge, when entering Rehoboth Beach.  It is also next door to the Visitor Center. The Museum is open Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Admission is by donation.  More info?  Please call 302-227-7310.

The exhibit is small but strong.  The 13 award-winning photographs were chose from among more than 300 entries.  Their images captured the many forms of life on Coastal Delaware.  The judges referred to the contestants’ photographs as creations of vivid moments.

Terry Plowman, the Editor and Publisher of Delaware Beach Magazine stated:  “This year our entrants captured a variety of compelling views, as they skillfully combined color, composition and creativity.”

So if you live in the area, or are visiting, stop by the Rehoboth Beach Museum, to see how this popular beach resort started and how far it has come.

Have a great day…..too chilly for shopping!

December 5th, 2014

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, The Holidays at The Beach, Events, Santa’s Boardwalk Stop, Pet Time with Santa, Cookie Walk, Rehoboth Art League Holiday Open House, Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Downtown’s Community Dinner, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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Santa does have a schedule and it seems that it will be making its annual Boardwalk stop in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Santa’s House is the cutest one, not many have a background of the Atlantic Ocean in an award winning Boardwalk.  Santa will be there on Saturdays from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. until December 21st.  On Sunday, December 21st from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. is Pet Time!!  Bring your pets for a photo with Santa.  It is all FREE!  Donations are very much appreciated.

Santa’s House is Rehoboth Beach is remembered by many of those that make this seaside town their home.  A “moment” at Christmas time with my own children.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH – COOKIES!! – It is called a Cookie Walk at Epworth United Methodist Church located at 19285 Holland Glade Rd., off Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) north of Rehoboth Beach.  This Cookie Walk is an anticipated event at the beach.  Arrive early because the “Walk” begins at 9 a.m. until they are all gone!! Tables and and tables of yummy homemade cookies will be available for you to select your favorites.  They will also have pre-packaged cookie assortments wrapped with Christmas spirit, as well as gift baskets of Fair Exchange coffee and chocolate.  Those selected cookies will be sold for $8 per pound.

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The Heavenly Creations Cookie Cookbook contains 120 recipes from the kitchens of the Epworth family will be for sale.  More info? Please call 302-227-7743.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH – THE REHOBOTH ART LEAGUE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. – All decorated for the Holidays the gallery will offer fine art, fine crafts and unique holiday gifts.  There will be art demonstrations, music and singing….and refreshments.  At 11:30 a.m. Sussex Tech “Bella Voice” and Concert Choir, Noon until  2:00 p.m. Pottery Demo by Carmela Coleman, 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Roo Brown and Mixed Blessings-Acapella group, 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Watercolor Holiday Card demo and Make Your Own Card with Kacie Yakimowicz.  The Rehoboth Art League is located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-8408.  Website?  http://www.rehobothartleague.org.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH – REHOBOTH BEACH MAIN STREET INVITES ALL TO DOWNTOWN’S COMMUNITY UNITY DINNER – An invitation by Rehoboth Beach Main Street to kick-off the Holiday Season on Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  This is an annual family event in Rehoboth Beach with plenty of food, fun, and entertainment for all ages.  Taste local chefs/restaurants’ favorite dishes and desserts while enjoying live performances, crafts and even a visit from Santa from 5 until 6 p.m.   Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) amd $5 for children.  Children under 5?  FREE.  Guests are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item for a person or pet.

For the children, enjoy a kids’ interactive art project with jewelry designer, Heidi Lowe, decorate gingerbread cookies with Joyce from The Bake Shoppe, and be entertained with Magic by Charlie.

The Rehoboth Beach Main Street continues its mission of the beautification and preservation of Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Proceeds from this event will go for this mission.  For more info., please visit http://www.downtownrb.com.  Or, call 302-227-2772.

Have a Good One!!

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November 28th, 2014

Destination? Annual Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour, Friday, November 28th, Saturday, November 29th, Southeastern Sussex County, Free Tour, Self Guided, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

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A tradition in Southern Delaware, this is the 20th Annual Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour.  It covers the towns of Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Dagsboro, Selbyville, and Fenwick Island.  So, are you awake? Because, today and tomorrow are the days where these talented artists open their studios.  Get to know them up close and personal.  Thirteen full time artists will be participating this year.  Some you already know, but also there are a few new faces, as well.

The doors open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  This is a self guided free tour.  You can visit http://www.artstudiotour.com for more detailed information.

Click on http://www.artstudiotour.com/artists.htm to see the participating artists, and also their bios.

“Art in the Hat Raffle” – In each studio you visit you can purchase raffle tickets for $4.99 each or 5 for $20.00  100% of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit art programs and education in the Indian River School District.  Each particpating artist has donated a work of art.  And, they will all be raffled.  Put however many tickets you want on your favorite piece or try your luck and put a few in each one.  To find out what work of art each artists is donating, please visit http://www.artstudiotour.com/raffle.htm.

Over the years I have crawled the tour, always stopping by to visit one of my favorites.  His name is Fom Frey.  He is a Woodturner, located in Dagsboro.  Using mostly local woods he turns them into beautiful pieces of art.

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His miniatures are just gorgeous and so delicate.

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Meet Tom Frey, the Woodturner.

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Shopping season has started in earnest…..the Rehoboth Beach outlets were packed on “Midnight Madness”….but these artists offer something unique…a piece of art; all from their heart.

Stop by check them out, have some cookies and refreshments….they offer that too.

Have a great week-end!!

November 5th, 2014

What’s Going On? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Rehoboth Beach Film Festival, St. Nicholas Tea, Cocoa Crawl, Downtown Poker Crawl, Art Walk, Events, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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Shops, restaurants, hotels, B & B’s, theatre, entertainment, galleries….The Boardwalk…the beach.  Just a stroll away; shop local, stay awhile.  Rehoboth Beach has outdone itself bringing something every week to the town.  Something worth driving to.  From the tri-state area it is so easy to get to Rehoboth Beach.  It was not so many years ago.  In 1878 the railroad was extended to this coastal town bringing more visitors and businesses.  The population in Rehoboth has grown so much. And, the Second Season is gorgeous at the beach.

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So, What’s Going On?

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Wednesday, 11/5 – Sunday, 11/9 – REHOBOTH BEACH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, presented by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society.  The Big Tent will be behind Movies at Midway on Coastal Highway (Rt. 1).  You can find Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival on Facebook…or, check http://www.rehobothfilm.com for detailed info., reviews, ticket info., etc. etc.

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Friday, 11/7, Saturday, 11/8 – ST. NICHOLAS TEA, presented by the Village Improvement Association.  Two seatings each day.  This event starts the Holidays…a little shopping, wreaths, great home cooked food.  Call 302-227-1631 or visit http://www.rehobothbeachvia.org.  My post on 10/29/14 is all about this event.  Just click on the date on the left hand side of AboutMyBeaches.

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Friday, 11/7 – COCOA CRAWL, presented by Rehoboth Beach Main Street.  $10 Admission!!  This is a fun evening in Downtown Rehoboth Beach from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Participating shops will have participating restaurants cooking in their stores.  Drinks, desserts, discounts and live music by Paul Cullen. For more information, please visit http://www.downtownrb.com.  You can purchase online tickets through their website, but you can also purchase them on Friday throughout town.  The website will show which store is hosting which restaurant.

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Saturday, 11/8 – POKER CRAWL, presented by Rehoboth Beach Main Street.  You heard it right and it will be all day Saturday.  Collect a poker card from participating restaurants then show’em at the Greene Turtle at 8 p.m……the best hand will win.  For more information, please visit, http://www.downtownrb.com.

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Saturday, 11/8 – 2nd SATURDAY ART WALK, presented by MOSAIC.  It hapens every second Saturday of the month.  Stroll the art galleries, greet and meet the owners and check out some awesome exhibits in town…..do a little local shopping, as well.  More. Info?  Please visit http://www.mosaicrehoboth.com.

Have a great day!!

October 21st, 2014

Destination? The Upper Crust, Coffee House, Homemade Baked Goods, Georgetown, Delaware, Coffee and More, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert…Artist Exhibit, Georgetown Art Crawl, Sussex County, Southern Delaware

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The Upper Crust is located at 7 East Market Street, Georgetown, Delaware 19947.  Tel. 302-856-2300.  Website?  http://www.theuppercrust.info.  On Facebook you can “Like” Upper Crust Georgetown.  Lots of events are being sponsored by the small and quaint restaurant across from the Courthouse…right by The Circle.

Georgetown, Delaware is the County Seat.  It is “Sixteen Miles from Anywhere” in the Deep South of Delaware.  We live in Sussex County and Georgetown is the County Seat.  Sussex County is also referred to as “Delaware’s Dixie”.

At some time or another you might have to visit Georgetown….Some pass by Georgetown as they make their yearly or week-end trips to the Delaware Beaches. Others, make Georgetown their workplace.   And, as you drive by…have you noticed how cute the streets are looking in Georgetown?  Getting into the season, I should say!

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My friend, Jody, and I stopped by because as it happened word of mouth told us that The Upper Crust was one to be checked.  They said that everything was homemade, delish, and their service was excellent.  So, we did!!  We found out that everything was that and more.

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The Daily Menu has specials like Cellblock Specials….it is by the Courthouse, of course.  On that day I had their Quiche which was bacon, broccoli and cheddar, with a nice bold cup of coffee.

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Busy in the kitchen getting ready for the day.  We tasted their soup…so delicious, but it was not ready yet.

Quiches were being prepared.

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Dessert anyone?  At times that’s all that is needed with a cup of coffee or tea…seasonal cheesecake!

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Events:

The Upper Crust will be transforming their herb garden into The Great Upper Crust Decorated Pumpkin Patch.  Pumpkin registration is at The Upper Crust at 7 East Market St. in Gerogetown.  Registered pumpkins will have their picture taken and posted on The Upper Crust Facebook Page (Upper Crust Georgetown).  Show your creativity and register your pumpkin until October 29th.  They will judged at close of business on that day.  The 1st, 2nd or 3rd….could be yours!

The Upper Crust is the Birthplace of the Historic Georgetown Art Crawl.  Exhibits and Events originate here…They offer space to local artists who might not otherwise have an opportunity to show their works.  Please visit http://www.theuppercrust.info/current_artist_exhibit, to see what else is happening here.

Unitl October 25th the exhibit is Millsboro Creative heARTS of The Salvation Army’s Developmental Disabilities Program.  Designs have been used by The Salvation Army for Divisional Chistmas Cards.  The group of 15 artists is empowered by their own work and inspired by the relationships they have developed with members of the local arts community.

November:  The Upper Crust will exhibit Award Winning Folk Artist Pamella Bounds-Seemans.  It will start October 25th until November 22nd.  Her colorful Folk Art is known as “Fun, Funky and Folk” and uses plenty of jewel-encrusted frame color.  You can meet her on Thursday, November 6th at The Upper Crust….Return Day.  Her theme of the exhibit will be “Georgetown and Return Day”.

For more information, please contact Bruce at bruce@theuppercrust.info, or 302-856-2300.

Note:  Stay tuned for info. on the 2015 Georgetown Art Crawl Festival by visiting http://www.facebook.com/georgetowncrawl.

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