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December 19th, 2016

Berlin, Germany, Christmas Markets, Open Air Markets, Handcrafted Gifts, Tradition, Weihaachtsmarkt, Europe

I am remembering so well when last year I went to the opening of the Christmas Markets in Berlin, Germany.  It was Thanksgiving and visitors were a little apprehensive after the tragedy in Paris.  Berlin was well guarded.  It is a beautiful city and it transforms itself into a living Christmas.  There were about 60 markets around the city. Buildings, shops, restaurants were all decorated with real trees and thousands of lights.

And today, once again another tragedy happened. It was at the market called City Weihaachtsmarkt.  I remember telling my children that if someone wanted to do damage these Christmas markets would be perfect targets.  The first photo above is right across from where today’s tragedy occured.  And, the second one is of that particular market, as well. This West Berlin street called Tauentzienstrasse is very upscale; sort of like the the Fifth Ave of Berlin.  Our hotel was 2 blocks away.

Residents of Berlin were comfortable with the fact that so many refugees were being accepted.  They have had no problems with others that have assimilated the culture. But, they did say that if something did happen things would start change very quickly.  So, here we are.

Getting into the Christmas Spirit was easy in Berlin.  You could not help it!  Some of the Christmas Markets are bigger than others, and some are more family oriented.  The food was amazing.

All markets are laden with traditional food, drinks and crafts.

The tradition of these markets go back to the Middle Ages.  I would go back again because there is still so much that I did not see.  Discovering the world is a must.  It is getting much smaller and definitely more dangerous.  If you are traveling abroad you can enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  This is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  It is a way of staying connected through these uncertain times.  If you enroll, they will send you travel alerts, weather surprises, uprisings in any particular country, so please visit https://step.state.gov/step.

Until next time I remain. Merry Christmas!

 

October 4th, 2016

What’s Going On? Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Events, Films, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, The Best of The Beaches!!

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It is that time of the year when our beaches get a well deserved rest…..hahaha….I don’t think so.  That happened so long ago, I do not even remember.  If anything, every week there is something to do besides a walk on the Boardwalk, chilling out, reading, listening to live music…..so What’s Going On?

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Thursday, 10/6 – WALKING TOUR OF REHOBOTH BEACH – Starting at 9 a.m. at the Bandstand.  This tour is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society.  $10 and reservations are required by calling 302-227-7310.  More info? Please visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.

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Thursday, 10/6 through Sunday, 10/9 – GREYHOUNDS REACH THE BEACH – You will see hundreds of Greyhounds coming to the beach for this annual, very well attended event.  And if it does rain, they don’t care.  They still will have their raincoats on!!  You will see them in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.  Wine and Biscuit Preview Party on Wednesday evening, Ice Cream Social, and Greyhounds in Art show.  More info? Please visit http:/ww.grtb.org

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REHOBOTH BEACH FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS:

Wednesday, 10/5 and Thursday, 10/6 – THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. This is a new documentary by Ron Howard. Remember him? Happy Days!  The touring years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966). It is the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon “The Beatles”. Screening times are at 4 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes before each screening.  Admission is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members.  Location? 17701 Dartmouth Driive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa in Lewes.

Wednesday, 10/5 and Thursday 10/6 – THE HOLLARS. This is a comedy about family interaction which will make you laugh.  The Director, John Krasinski, takes a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship.  The screening will take place at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes prior to the screening.  $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members.  Location? 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.

The mission of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is to promote cinematic arts and to provide education and cultural enrichment for our community.  For more info. on these and other events, please visit http://www.rehobothfilm.com

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 7, 8, 9 – FALL SIDEWALK SALE – In Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach….9 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Get ready for some bargain shopping as the stores bring everything outside so you can get the best deals ever!!  More info?  Please visit http://www.beach-fun.com.

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Friday, Saturday, October 7 and 8 – BUDDY FEST WEEKEND – An annual event at the beach!  Raising awareness of people with Down Syndrome. Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Buddy Up Party at the Lions Club Community Center in Dewey Beach.  A 1-mile walk kicks off Saturday’s events on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk at 9 a.m.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Bandstand. After the walk please stay and enjoy live entertainment by Mario Rocco. More info? please visit http://www.boardwalkbuddywalk.com.

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Saturday, 10/8 – DEWEY GOES PINK!  In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Starboard in Dewey Beach, Delaware paints the town PINK!

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This is the 6th annual Dewey Goes Pink event. Race registration opens on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.  The race will begin at 11:30 a.m.  Proceeds will go to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, now surpassing $225,000 in the first 5 years.  It is a 5k race or a 1.5 mile walk.  Steve “Monty” Montgomery and Adam Howard started this tradition in memory of their moms.  For more info., please visit http://www.deweygoespink.com.

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Saturday, 10/8 – SODEL FEST – Celebrating Wine, Food, & Music on Delmarva….Hosted by SoDel Concepts.  Location? Independence Clubhouse at 237 Samuel Adams Circle in Milllsboro (closer to Rehoboth and Lewes).  It is a benefit for Children & Familes First, Food Bank of Delaware and the Rotary’s End Polio Now….Noon until 4 p.m.  More info and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.sodelfest.com.

Saturday, 10/8 – RUDDER ANNIVERSARY PARTY WITH THE HUBCAPS/THE FUNSTERS/LOVE SEED MAMA JUMP/GREEN MEANS GO.  More info?  Please call 302-227-3888 or visit http://www.deweybeachlife.com

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Through Sunday, 10/9 – CLEAR SPACE THEATRE PRESENTS:  HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE – “A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man.  It is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.  Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.  Contains mature content.  For more info. and tickets, please visit http://www.clearspacetheatre.org.

Clear Space Theatre is located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-2270.

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Friday, 10/28 – 10/30 – SEA WITCH FESTIVAL 2016 – For all activities and information for this amazing festival, please visit http://www.beach-fun.com.

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Wednesday, 11/2 – GIRLS NIGHT OUT – A benefit and fundraising event for Cancer Support Community Delaware.  Location?  Atlantic Sands Hotel.  You will Shop, Share and Make an Impact!!  Cancer Support Community Delaware is located at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312 in Rehoboth Beach.  All services are free of charge.  More info?  Please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

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Friday, 11/4 through March 12, 2017 – WINNING PHOTOS OF 2016 DELAWARE BEACH LIFE PHOTO CONTEST – An exhibit that will open On Friday, 11/4.  The photograph above is from Joann Kingsly.  This small, but mighty exhibit of award-winning photographs were chosen from among more than 200 entries.  The images capture the many forms of life on Coastal Delaware. Location? The Rehoboth Beach Museum, located at 511 Rehoboth Ave., in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  For more info. please call 302-227-7310 or visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.

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Sunday, 12/4 – SANTA FUN RUN – At The Starboard in Dewey Beach.  Plenty of notice to sign up!!  This is a non-competitive 1 mile run/walk.  Noon until 4 p.m.  More info?  Please visit Events at http://www.cffde.org

KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED – No bad weather, Please!!

September 29th, 2016

Rehoboth Beach Eats! Blackwall Hitch, Restaurant, Review, Bar, Sunday Brunch, Live Music, Inside The Glass Dinner Series, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Welcome to the Beaches

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It is the perfect time of the year to try one of Rehoboth Beach’s restaurants that opened this year. The summer crowds are gone. Locals come out and not having to pay for parking is a blessing.

So nice to get together with Debbie and Jody….birthday girl was Debbie.  Arriving early at Blackwall Hitch located at 52 Rehoboth Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-226-0550.  Website? http://www.theblackwallhitch.com/rehoboth

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Blackwall Hitch looks amazing inside.  Plenty of tables, comfortable enough that you are not on top of each other.  It is so well appointed, very chic indeed.

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The expansive bar is on the other side.  From Wednesdays through Sunday live music begins at 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 p.m.  For more info. on who is playing, please visit http://www.theblackwallhitch.com/rehoboth/live-music

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Starting with The Blackwall Salad of mixed field greens, grape tomatoes, cukes, red onion and carrots, tossed with their signature house vinaigrette.  A simple salad with flavor and big enough to share.  I could have had a different starter but after eating my way through Portland, it was best to keep it low cal, if you get my drift.

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The Chicken Lemongrass Soup was loved by Debbie and Jody…roasted chicken, lemongrass, celery and onions topped with a fried veggie dumpling.

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People are talking about their Fish Tacos and our taco connoisseur, Jody, was the one to try them.  She said they were amazing, full of flavor.  Blackened Cajun Mahi-Mahi served in soft taco shells with spicy slaw, roasted corn salsa, avocado, feta cheese, pico de gallo and avocado sour cream, served with a side of herb pearled couscous.

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My Striped Bass was delicious, as well.  It was pan seared served with a chayote squash salad and lime butter sauce.

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Debbie’s Salmon Kale Salad was colorful…Grilled Atlantic Salmon, basil oil and kale salad with roasted red beets, mango, and candied walnuts tossed in their poppyseed lemon vinaigrette.

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No dessert was necessary even though there was plenty of temptation like Sminth Island Cake, Chilled Key Lime Panna Cotta, Monkey Bread, Chocolate Flourless Torte, Pineapple Upside Down Skillet Cake, Chocolate Truffles and more.  But we were so good.  Only coffee and tea, please.

Our server was attentive, more than attentive if I should say so.  It is feast or famine, some don’t care and others care too much.

Every Sunday there is brunch beginning at 10 a.m.  For more info. please visit http://www.theblackwallhitch.com/rehoboth/sunday-brunch

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Wednesday, October 5th Blackwall Hitch Presents – Inside The Glass.  This is their inaugural event of Dinner Series.  These dinners will take place the first Wednesday of the month and will feature a specially crafted chef’s dinner.  Multi-course dinners will be paired with drinks.  4 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Reservations are recommended.  This first dinner will feature a 4-course craft beer dinner menu.  Please check their Facebook Page for more information.

Blackwall Hitch offers other menus as well:  Gluten Free Menu, Kids Menu, Happy Hour Menu, Late Night Menu…just check their website above mentioned and click Menu.

So what can I say about our dining experience?  We loved the atmosphere, and the food was very good.  I had been told that it was pricey, but we found that it was a la par to all other restaurants in Rehoboth Beach at that level.

Dinner is even better when we eat together, catching up is always priceless with Jody and Debbie.

September 12th, 2016

Theater at the Beaches, Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Brown Box Theatre Project, Sixth Annual Free Shakespeare at the Beach

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It was getting dark and the perfect time of the evening for Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.  I was attending this production by Brown Box Theatre, brining free theatre to the Delmarva.  This is the Six Annual Free Shakespeare at the Beach. Nothing better than enjoying a production under the stars, and on this particular night at Tower Road with one of the WWII towers paying attention.

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Meet Kyler Taustin…Hometown?  Ocean City, Maryland…He is the founding artistic director of Brown Box Theatre Project.  He has directed all of the past Brown Box Theatre Project’s productions including all past 5 previous performances of the Annual Free Shakespeare at the Beach.  Once again he has done so with Cymbeline.

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Brown Box Theatre Project began in 2009.  Their productions take place in intimate theatres throughout Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland and beyond.  Their mission is to “create high-quality theatre and deliver their work directly to communities to expand the reach of impactful professional performing arts”.

On Monday, September 12th, Shakespeare’s Page to Stage Workshop led by Brown Box Theatre Project will take place from 3 – 4 p.m.  This is an adult workshop.  Then from 4:30 – 5:30 the teen workshop will take place.  It is free and you still have time to pre-register by calling 302-645-2733.

On Saturday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m. this outdoor production will be behind the Lewes Library located at 111 Adams Ave. on the lawn in Lewes. Remember to bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  Please check their schedule at http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/schedule.html.

And for more information about Brown Box Theatre Project, please visit http://www.brownboxtheatre.org.

If you are hesitant about understanding a Shakespeare production, this particular one is very easily understood.  Kyler has made a point to make sure his audience captures the essence of the play.

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We thoroughly enjoyed it.  Hope you put it on your social calendar!!  I mentioned above that it is free of charge, but at the end of the performance donations are much appreciated.

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Cymbeline “is one of Shakespeare’s rarely produced works.  It is an algamation of romance, ferocity, intrigue, and fancy, all  in one play”.

Have a good one!!

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May 22nd, 2016

What’s Going On? Puttin’ On The Ritz, Event, 23rd Year Anniversary Celebration, Fun-Fundraising, Atlantic General Hospital, Meet Me at the “Speakeasy”, Berlin, Maryland, Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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I could not believe it!! No rain! Can you imagine?  We have been so inundated with rain that I was not sure how this event was going to turn out.  But, as it happens, on Thursday, May 19th, the skies were clear, the moon and the stars were out and the location was mesmerizing.

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It was going to be a celebration of the 23rd year anniversary of Atlantic General Hospital located at 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin, MD 21811.  Tel. 410-641-1100.  Website?  http://www.atlanticgeneral.org.

We were meeting at the “Speakeasy”, where the event was taking place.  This is the farm of the Host and Hostess, Mr. & Mrs. Buddy Jenkins.  Atlantic General has been celebrating its anniversaries with an annual event.  Fun and Fundraising for the hospital.  This year’s theme was the Roaring 20’s and with 500 people of their supporters, family and friends in attendance it was certainly a memorable evening.

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Most of the attendees wore 1920’s dress code…..long pearls, fringes…it was a time of excess.  Games and crafted cocktails.  You picked your own glass at the entrance and fill it to your hearts desires.  The tent was huge and it was very well appointed.  The center pieces were gorgeous, as well.  No detail was left out.

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LA Catering from Liquid Assets located at 94th & Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Maryland did a spectacular job with their catering.  Besides their restaurant in Ocean City their catering side of it can work magic for any of your events, small or large.  As you can see they fed 500 and there was no shortage of food throughout the evening.  Tel. 410-524-7037  Website?  http://www.ocliquidassets.com.

We are located on the eastern shore so seafood is regarded as a main staple at events.  Surrounding the Speakeasy there were stations where attendees could fill their plates and come back for more.

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Oysters on the half shell, shrimp, smoke scallop salad, smoked salmon, crab claws!!

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Softshells!!  My favorites!

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Cheeses and Charcuterie!!

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Lisa & Cindi checking it out!

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Seafood Paella.

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Sushi!!

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Dessert!!  That sweet ending that completes a meal….Have you had the doughnuts made in house at Liquid Assets?  They are to die for.  At the event they gave them a little twist.  You could customize them.  They were warm, perfect to hold in one hand or on your plate and then the sweet condiments on top.

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I took a look at the cakes….could they possibly be the cakes that have been the talk of the town?  Yes!!  I could not believe it.  I am going to learn more about the two guys that are from Brooklyn and call themselves the Brooklyn Baking Barons.  The cakes featured the other night were Honey Whiskey Cakes, accompanied by local strawberries.  They were so good that at the table we all went back for seconds.  They are the perfect size…guilt free shall we say?  They will be opening a store front in Berlin, I believe on or around Memorial Week-End.  Check them on Facebook.  From their website they ship nationwide.  http://www.bkbarons.com.

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Cannot wait to taste a new flavor….the Limoncello Cake with homemade Limoncello….Justin Noble, a friend of theirs said this new cake is out of this world.

It is that time of the year to fund raise at the Maryland and Delaware Beaches.  People have big hearts here.  Lucky to call it home!!

April 26th, 2016

VOTE, Primaries, Delaware, Donald J. Trump Visits Delaware, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, Delaware State Fair, July 20 – 30, 2016

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The Delaware State Fair is a 10-day event that takes place at the end of July.  This year’s event will begin on July 20th until July 30th.  It is located at 18500 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952.  Tel. 302-298-3269.  Please visit http://www.delawarestatefair.com.

The fairgrounds include racetracks, agricultural exhibits, and stage where entertainment takes place.  People think that nothing else happens at the fairgrounds besides the State Fair, but check the website above mentioned to see what is going on.  Save the date for May 21st for the “In the Come Together Day Dog Show” hosted by the East Coast Bully League.

So you wonder, what my friend Susan Dimondi and I were doing there.  She does have a connection to the Fairgrounds.  Delaware is so small.  No one ever comes here, right?  I am not sure if other candidates have visited Delaware in the past year, but Donald came to see if he could snatch those 3 delegates we have to offer.

When we arrived, the arena already had about 3,500 supporters.  It is a huge place.

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Outside security was tight  Plenty of food trucks. No alcohol. No protesters.

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Hillary’s Tail of Lies….this guy was a hit on the arena.  His shirt on big letters “”At this point What Difference does it Make”.  No, I don’t think he likes Hillary at all.  Check his website http://www.justaskamerica.com

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The media was ready.  Donald made his usual comments about the media….the Worst!!

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Before Donald arrived, a prayer for all, the Pledge of Allegiance, The National Anthem.  The crowds were so well behaved.

Donald was about to land in his helicopter.

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And then the crowds went crazy.  There were over 10,000 people there.  Someone said to me that the whole state was there.  LOL

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His speeches are the same.  The crowds react the same.  People are definitely angry.  There were people there that had just been to Berlin, Maryland, when he visited on the same week.  This crowd was very patriotic and anything he said along those lines was cheered.

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I was surprised to see how slender he looked in person.  Even if you were not a Trump follower, you would have gotten right into it.  You could not help to follow the crowd’s chantings.

So The Donald came and went.  Please get out and VOTE!!

April 16th, 2016

Rehoboth Beach Eats! Lula Brazil, Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor Dining, Dancing, Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches

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Temperatures are cool but definitely it feels like spring is in the air.  The evenings are perfect to enjoy a Moqueca.  Say what?  Okay, look at the entree….it is served at Lula Brazil located at 234 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Tel. 302-212-2755.

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The Moqueca is a seafood stew.  It is made with a fragrant broth of coconut milk, dende oil, which is Palm Oil, mixed peppers and onions served with rice.  My table enjoyed it with mixed seafood; fish, shrimp, mussels, clams and calamari.  If you like soups and stews, this one is a winner.

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Meg Hudson is the owner of Lula Brazil, which is going into its second year.  The restaurant has been received well by locals and visitors.  I was talking to Meg and she said that she had arrived at Fortaleza many years ago and fell in love with this beautiful area, which is one of Brazil’s largest cities.  Fortaleza attracts tourists from other parts of Brazil and also from overseas.  The reason is its beaches and the party atmosphere.  It has rolling dunes and quaint fishing villages, as well.  She never forgot it.  Life continued and almost two years ago, she opened Lula Brazil, decorated with the bright colors of Brazil.

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Lula Brazil is bigger than you think.  It has a large bar area in the back and also it has outdoor dining, as well.  At night dancing put on your dancing shoes because this place gets hot hot.  Summer 2016 promises to be a very good year for Lula Brazil.  At the present time they are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m.  Friday, from 4 p.m. until 1 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. until 1 a.m.  Reservations are accepted, but you may also walk in.

The night I visited Lula Brazil, Carlos was in the kitchen and Jack was our server.  A few drinks to start and for me a Shrimp Ceviche.  I love when you can taste the lime in the ceviche.

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Fried Yucca with grilled sausage.  The vinaigrette veggies gave a kick to the sausage and yucca.  The farofa or yucca flour is used as a condiment.  This one served was perfectly cooked and not greasy at all.

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The Moquequinho de Caranguejo or Crab Soup had a different twist to the more traditional crab soup.  It had coconut milk.

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Grilled Fish with Black Beans & Rice, farofa (yucca flour) for condiment, as well and grilled veggies.

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A Mixed Grill with Picanha, Sausage and Shrimp.  Picanha is a cut of beef popular in Brazail.  In the U.S. you can find it as top sirloin cap.

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For dessert a custard is a favorite of mine.  It was velvety smooth and the surprise of coconut inside.

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There are events already in the calendar at Lula Brazil.  You can check what’s going on by visiting the Facebook Page or http://www.lulabrazil.com.

And remember that Lula Brazil has plenty of space to hold parties.  Just give them a call.

Bom Apetite!!

April 3rd, 2016

What’s Going On? Film Programs, Cinema, The Arts, Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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Movies offer us a ticket into another world.  You can cry, scream, cheer, or maybe all of it at once.  It is cheap therapy for a couple of hours.  Better than sitting home watching the political circus 24/7.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is located in beautiful Rehoboth Beach, Delaware at 107 Truitt Avenue.  Tel. 302-645-9095.  Its mission is to promote cinematic arts and provide education and cultural enrichment.  It is very active and throughout the year it offers residents that ticket to another world mentioned above.  For more information, trailers, etc. etc. please visit http://www.rehobothfilm.com.

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So, What’s Going On?

Thursday, April 7th – Film Programs/Cinema & The Arts…This film series brings art and artists to the big screen.  Typically, there is a guest speaker who will introduce the film and also lead a post screening discussion.  So, on Thrusday, 4/7, the featured film will be THE WINDING STREAM.  This looks like an interesting film, more so if you like the Carter and Cash families.  It tells the story of the Carter and Cash family dynasty seated at the heart of country music.  Starting with the original Carters, the film traces the transformation of their musical act into the Carter Sisters.  The marriage of Johnny Cash and June Carter.  This is shot in HD. The Winding Stream features original Carter Family recordings but also showcases interpretrations of their songs as performed by such legends as John Prine, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, and Sheryl Crow.  It is told through interviews with family and friends who knew them best.   This film has won numerous awards.  It will run 90 minutes.  A post film discussion will be led by George Spicer, who currently serves as secretary of the Eastern Shore Bluegrass Association.  The Eastern Shore Bluegrass Association hosts concerts the second Sunday of each month in Marydel, Delaware.   This film will take place at Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes.  This location is behind Wawa in Lewes.  Admission is $8 for members and $10 for non-members.  You can visit the above mentioned website and purchase tickets online, or by calling 302-645-9095 ext. 1.  Online reservations will close on Thursday, the 7th at Noon.  Please note that reservations made are non-refundable.

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Friday, April 8th, Saturday, April 9th, Sunday, April 10th – What Makes Us Tick?  This analytical series will be for the whole week-end.  It explores the theme of Secrets and Lies through films and post-screening discussions.  All screenings will be held at the Cinema Art Theater located at 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes (behind Wawa).  These 3 films will reveal the devastating effect that keeping secrets and telling lies has on individuals, families and communities.  Issues such as redemption, forgiveness, and hope will be discussed.  Each film will feature an introduction by licensed family therapist Joan Procaccio, and a post screening discussion facilitated by a mental health or educactional professional.

Admission prices for members are $15 per screening or $41 for the 3-film package.  For the general public the admission will be $17 per screening and $47 for the 3-film package.  Ticket prices include pre-screening refreshments.  Wine will be available for purchase at selected screenings.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the film  The tickets can be obtained by visiting the website above mentioned, or by calling 302-645-9095, ext. 1, or by visiting the RBFS office Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Tickets are non-refundable.  Please also note that to receive the membership discounted admission, proof of current membership must be presented at the time of purchase, or in the case of online or tel. reservations, at admission to the event.

ORANGES AND SUNSHINE – Friday, 4/8 at 7 p.m. – This is a British film and it is a heart-wrenching fact-base drama, when social worker Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson) uncovers the horrific scandal of forced child migration from the UK.  Between the 1940’s and ’50s, and as recently as 1967, nearly 130,000 British children, some orphaned and some forcibly removed from their homes, were packed into ships and sent to Australia.  They were told their parents were dead and instead of oranges and sunshine, a paradise offered to them, they were forced into hard labor and sometimes abuse….It runs 105 minutes and it is Rated R.  A post film discussion will be led by Perrin Smith.  He is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children and their families.

DEAR FRANKIE –  Saturday, 4/9 at 3 p.m. – This is a Scottish drama, with many awards won including a 15 minute standing ovation when it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.  Dear Frankie is a working class fairy tale and it is the story of 9 year old Frankie and his mother Lizzie.  He remembers nothing of the abuse he suffered as a child and his mother is determined to keep it that way.    Through a Glasgow post office box he maintains a regular correspondence with someone he believes is his father.  The letters, secretely authored by Lizzie, detail seafaring adventures from around the globe.  But she cannot maintain this charade forever and torn between telling the truth and protecting her son, Lizzie gets more than she bargained for when she hires a handsome stranger to play the role of a lifetime.  This simple story is rich with precise observation and it tugs at the heartstrings withouth being maudlin or manipulative….It runs for 105 minutes and is Rated PG 13.  The post film discussion will be led by Suzanne Murphy, Suzanne Thurman, and Joe-Anne Corwin.  Suzanne Murphy is a licensed clinical social worker who has a PHD in social welfare.  Suzanne Thurman is the director of the MERR Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue efforts of stranded marine life.  Joe-Anne Corwin was a professor of psychology at the Marine Maritime Acade in Castine, Main.

STORIES WE TELL – Sunday, 4/10 at 1:30 p.m.  This is a Canadian documentary.  Oscar nominated writer/director Sarah Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers.  This documentary explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, and how our narratives shape and define us.   This documentary is Rated PG 13. A post film discussion will be led by Carolyn Walter and Suzanne Thurman.  Carolyn Walter is a PHD, LCSW, Professor Emerita, Center for Social Work Education, Widener University and an Adjunct Professor at Univ. of PA, School of Social Work.  Her area of specialty is grief, loss and transformation.  Suzanne Thurman is the director of the MERR Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue efforts of stranded marine life.

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Wednesday, April 13th at 4 p.m. – THE SELFISH GIANT, was an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.  It is a gripping story about 13 year old best friends, Arbor and Swifty.  During a forced absence from school, the boys begin working for a dubious scrap dealer selling discarded wire to scrap yards.  Their hard works pays off in the beginning but as Arbor becomes increasingly greedy, tensions build leading to a tragic event that transforms them all.  This is a British drama set against the backdrop of post industrial northern England.

This screening is part of the monthly “Read a Movie” series in which members read a little-known short story in advance of the screening, then gather to share their thoughts about how well, or not so well the story expanded to the big screen.  On the evening of the screening attendees can receive 15% off Dos Locos’ regular priced dinner entrees.

Admission is $3 for members, (current members need to present their membership card).  $5 for future members.  Location? Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes’ Wawa.

Have a great time!!

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