October 4th, 2016
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?
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Saturday, 10/8 – DEWEY GOES PINK! In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Starboard in Dewey Beach, Delaware paints the town PINK!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
The Chicken Lemongrass Soup was loved by Debbie and Jody…roasted chicken, lemongrass, celery and onions topped with a fried veggie dumpling.
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.
My Striped Bass was delicious, as well. It was pan seared served with a chayote squash salad and lime butter sauce.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
May 22nd, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oysters on the half shell, shrimp, smoke scallop salad, smoked salmon, crab claws!!
Softshells!! My favorites!
Cheeses and Charcuterie!!
Lisa & Cindi checking it out!
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.
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.
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!!
May 13th, 2016
Wearing the T-Shirt volunteers and runners celebrated the Super Heroes in their lives!! The Bethany Beach Breast Cancer 5 K Fun Run/3 K Walk is an annual event that has been taking place in Downtown Bethany Beach, Delaware on Mother’s Day Week-End. Every year more and more people register to honor someone and have the opportunity to spend some time at the beach.
It is a relaxed race and walk. The Founder and Chair is Ann Raskauskas and the Co-Chair is Carol Hartnett. The event just took place last week-end, but pretty soon plans for next year’s event will be taking place. The website is http://www.bethanybeachbreastcancer.com.
If you have been at the Delaware Beaches you know we have had an amazing amount of rain this week. But, it just so happened that last Saturday early in the morning the clouds broke and we even saw sunshine for a little bit of time while the race and walk took place. The Boardwalk in Bethany was the meeting place and look how pretty the ocean looked!!
I was in charge of the Information Booth and Dog Station where pooches stopped to say hello, have some water and grab a bandana.
It is a community affair with friends and families reuniting in celebration of miles stones in their lives.
This year’s theme was so much fun. The runners really got into the dressing up….
These guys were part of a team but they were so funny.
There were prizes awarded and then a little bit of stretching before starting the Run/Walk.
The Boardwalk in Bethany Beach is the center of this coastal resort town. The Boardwalk grub like fries, pizza and the rest of those yummy treats…..but I stopped at Turtle Beach Cafe on the south side of the boardwalk for a smoothie.
The Green Smoothie is so delicious and refreshing. It has banana, mango, pineapple, spinach and spirulina….also they will add yogurt, as well, but you can have it without. Spirulina is a microalgae that has high nutritional value and health benefits. It is is considered a super food.
Remember same time same place next year in Bethany Beach the Bethany Beach Breast Cancer 5K Fun Run/3K Walk will be waiting for you!!
May 10th, 2016
Heaven for those who love to gather and eat with family and friends!! Rehoboth Beach Reastaurant Week will begin on Sunday, June 5th through Friday, June 10th.
Rehoboth Beach is a dining destination for the Mid-Atlantic states. Those that are fortunate to visit the Nation’s Summer Capital can really enjoy small town atmosphere, the beaches, the boardwalk and amazing restaurants serving delicious food year round.
Restaurants will feature prix-fixe menus that make your culinary adventure both affordable and tempting.
Enjoy a 3-course meal priced at $25, $35, or $45 per person, at more than 30 participating Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, restaurants.
Need more info? Want to see the list of participating restaurants…..then, by all means visit http://www.downtownrb.com.
You may also call 302-227-2772. The restaurants will be posting menus during the week and also will be commenting on social media.
Restaurant Week in Rehoboth is the perfect opportunity to try all the great restaurants that we have at the beach before the real crowds come down.
Have a good one!!
April 27th, 2016
“Most heirlooms have been saved and selected because they have the best flavor and production in home and small market gardens. We get the benefit of this long development cycle, as only the best producing, most flavorful, most memorable and most dependable varieties have made the selection through the years. Delicate, weak or fickle varieties are no longer with us.”
Hello to Heirloon, located at 212 Savannah Rd. in Historic Lewes, Delaware. Tel. 302-313-4065. You may also find Heirloom on Facebook. Website? http://www.heirloomdelaware.com
At this time of the year I am trying to visit some of the new and already seasoned restaurants in our area. Pretty soon it will be a little difficult to park, get reservations….Yes, Summer 2016 is almost here. Meters will be going up, you know what I mean.
My friend Cathy from Bethany Beach, and I, decided on Heirloom on a quiet week day a couple of weeks ago. Have heard all good reviews but I like to see for myself. Not all of us have the same discriminate palate.
I felt like I was home. The restaurant is charming. It exudes warmth.
A small gathering at the bar.
Our table was in a cozy corner….drinks and bread were served.
Our room was quiet and our service was unobtrusive. Our server was attentive but she sensed we wanted to catch up, so she let us have our time.
We decided on a few appetizers. I had heard that they had sweetbreads. I ordered the Veal Sweetbreads in honor of my late husband, who totally loved them. John ordered them every time he saw them offered at a restaurant.
These Crispy Veal Sweetbreds had a chili glaze, served with charred broccoli, egg yolk puree, and sesame seeds. They were so flavorful, tender and delicious.
Cathy ordered the Beets in a Garden, served roasted, pickled, raw, dehydrated, and puree, house whipped ricotta, brown butter crunch, and hazelnut “dirt”. Beautiful presentation and tasty beets.
Our choices for entrees were just perfect.
Cathy chose the Pan Seared New Jersey Scallops. They have had scallops on the menu before, but these were new. Fiddlehead ferns, asparagus, charred rhubard compote, and ramp pistou. Ramp pistou is Provence’s much loved answer to pesto. The French Pistou is made with soft herbs, oil and toasted nuts or seeds of some kind.
Best Pork Chop at the Beach!! This Double Cut Berkshire Pork Chop was huge and so tender and juicy. Granny Smith apple puree, crispy brussels, fingerling potatoes, and shaved horseradish. What a dish!!
For dessert, we shared a sampler of ice cream and sorbet. Refreshing and the perfect ending to such a nice meal.
Megan Lee is the owner of Heirloom and was so gracious to show us around. She has put so much work into this restaurant and it shows. I wish her the best!!
Rose Dinner in conjunction with Southern Wine Spirits will take place on Tuesday, May 3rd. It is a 5 course dinner paired perfectly with the proper wine for each tasting. You may call 302-313-4065 to make a reservation or visit the Facebook Page.
Heirloom: We will be back!!
April 26th, 2016
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.
Outside security was tight Plenty of food trucks. No alcohol. No protesters.
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
The media was ready. Donald made his usual comments about the media….the Worst!!
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.
And then the crowds went crazy. There were over 10,000 people there. Someone said to me that the whole state was there. LOL
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.
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!!