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September 30th, 2011

“Bark on the Boards”, Dog Walk, Fundraising Event, Delaware SPCA, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Saturday, October 1st

 

This should be a fun event at the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.  “Bark on the Boards” ia a dog walk on the Board.  It will begin at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Registration at 10 a.m., the walk, at 11 a.m.

Grand Marshalls for this fundraising event will be Meteorologist Brian Keane of WBOC and FOX 21 and Bentley, his Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Plenty of fun activities like dog contests, kids’ activities, refreshments, and more.

Registration is $25.  Children 6 – 16 accompanied by an adult, are $5.00.  5 years of age and younger are free.

You can register online at www.delspca.org   The first 150 walkers to register will receive a dog bandana.

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Please note that this is an event to raise funds for the Delaware SPCA.  More info?  302-998-2281, ext. 330 or visit the above mentioned website.

 

Thanks…cooler weather is on its way as I type this post….see you..

September 30th, 2011

Triple Threat Tennis Clinics for Children, 4 to 10 Years Old, Saturdays, Kings Creek Country Club, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches

 

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Thanks are given to Marty Godwin who has been instrumental for the Triple Threat Tennis for Children to get started.  It will be until October 29th. 

It is a total volunteer program for kids, held on Saturday mornings.  The ages? 4-10

The program was founded under the USTA’s 10 and under tennis plans; larger balls are used, incorporating fun games.  The idea is for kids to learn and love the game of tennis. 

It helps get confidence, coordination; social skills, as well as learning a lifelong skill.

It costs $2 per class per child. 

4 and 5 year olds play from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 year olds play from 9:15 – 10 a.m.

All you have to do is show up.  Volunteers are needed not just to help with the clinics but also to bring drinks, and help in their fundraising.

Please contact triplethreatrehoboth@hotmail.com for any questions you may have.  Otherwise, be there tomorrow, ready to have fun.

 

See you…talk to you later…

September 30th, 2011

What’s Going On? Coast Day!!, Lectures, Chemical Magic Show, Treasure Hunt Map, Crab Cake Cook-Off, Chowder Challenge, Entertainment, Crab Races, Boat Show, University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, Lewes, Delaware Beaches, Sunday, October 2nd

 

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“Coast Day emphasizes the value of our coastal and marine resources and highlights how our work benefits those resources as well as the citizens of our state and nation.”  nancy targett, ceoe clean and Delaware sea grant director

A free and annual event in Lewes is now in its 35th year.  On Sunday, October 2nd, rain or shine from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. the whole family can enjoy a fun day of activities and entertainment.  You can even learn a lot from the lectures that will be on going throughout the day.

Location?  The University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.  It is sponsored by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program.

Parking and admission are free.  Vendors will be selling food and other items.  The program is available on www.decoastday.org.  You can also call 302-831-8083

I think the kids have the most fun on this day; hands-on view of the ocean and coastal environment, touch live marine animals, learn all about rocks and fossils, and see robots used to perform marine science research.

Many many years ago I used to take my own kids there.  They have always had the “touch live marine animals”.  My oldest son loved it.  As we were walking back to the car I noticed he was carrying one of the fish with him.  Yikes!!  Took it back, don’t worry.

If you decide to go as a family, just stop at the Information Tent as you come in.  The Coast Day event program will show which activities are especially kid-friendly.  Exhibits and demonstrations that kids will like will marked with special children’s activity icon. 

Look for the “Chemical Magic Show”, which features dazzling chemical magic tricks that will be amazing but will also explain various marine-related phenomena.  That show will be at 12:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m.

There is a Treasure Hunt map, which let kids answer questions related to Coast Day events and win cool prizes.

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It has been 1 year since the start of the 2-megawatt wind turbine went into effect.  This wind turbine provides all the electricity needed for the event.  Guests will be able to visit multiple exhibits focused on the turbine, which provides energy for the campus year-round.  At 12:30 p.m. there will be a seminar that reviews the turbine’s energy generation over the past year and highlights some of the turbine-related research that UD and other scientists are conducting.

You know how crazy our weather has been this year.  At 1:30 p.m. a lecture by a special guest speaker and Delaware native Bill Read, who is the Director of the National Hurricane Center.  The topic?  “What’s a Former Delaware Kid Doing at the National Hurricane Center?

Recycling bins will be available and compostable plates, cups, napkins and utensils will be used for the Crab Cake Cook-Off and Chowder Challenge seafood cooking events. 

The UD Cooperative Extension will show visitors how composting works.

Measures have been taken to reduce the event’s environmental impact, including the sale of environmentally friendly reusable bags and the printing of the event program and other promotional materials using paper from forests managed in an environmentally friendly manner.

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Note to the University of Delaware Community:  Free bus transportation to Lewes from Newark will be available for UD students and employees.

 

Full week-end ahead for the beautiful and historic town of Lewes….the weather promises to be gorgeous…talk to you later..

September 29th, 2011

What’s Going On? Lewes, Activities, Events, 16th Annual Boast The Coast Maritime Festival, Seafood Tasting, Boat Parade, Boat Tours, Northern Neck Chantey Singers, Craft Fair, Sidewalk Sale, Lewes in Bloom Fall Festival, Seafood Tasting, Delaware Beaches, Saturday, October 1st

 

October is making a grand entrance in the Historic Town of Lewes, Delaware.  Remember?  The First Town in the First State.  As if that was not enough. 

I was in Lewes last Friday and the town looked great.  The hanging flowers adorning the streets were still gorgeous.  Must be the rainy weather we have had. 

I better get on with this post because Lewes is busy.

Saturday, October 1st, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce is presenting the 16th Annual Boast The Coast Maritime Festival.  It will be full of maritime-themed activities throughout the day and even into the evening. 

At 11:00 a.m. the Boast The Coast activities will begin at 1812 Park and at the City Dock. 

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1812 Park was developed to commemorate the defense of Lewes against a 2-day bombardment by the British fleet.  It is at the corner of Savannah Rd. and Front St.  It also is the entrance of the City Dock.

Free boat tours at the City Dock will also begin at 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  The tour will include New Jersey’s Tall Ship, the AJ Meerwald.  The AJ Meerwald returns to Lewes from southern New Jersey.  It was built in 1928, restored by the Bayshore Discovery Project, and then launched as an educational vessel in 1996.  The New Jersey state legislature named her the state’s official tall ship in 1998.  She will be participating as an entrant in the Lighted Boat Parade.

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The Lightship Overfalls, berthed in the Canalfront Park on Front Street, was recently designated a National Historic Landmark and will be open for free tours from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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The Lewes Historical Society’s Maritime History Museum located in the Cannonball House, will also be open from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for free tours, featuring their extensive collection reflecting Lewes’ maritime history.

Seafood Tasting at 1812 Park will feature specialties prepared by numerous chamber member restaurants.

Also at the 1812 Park, the Family Fun Tent will feature the entertaining Flumpa the Tree Frog Musical Show and Chuckles the Clown’s pirate-themed magic show.

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Life at Sea at the Zwaanendael Museum located at Savannah Rd. and Kings Highway will feature programs and activities showcasing Delaware’s maritime history.  10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

 

Boat Parade

To register, boat owners can pick up entry forms at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce visitor center in the Fisher-Martin House next to the Zwaanendael Museum or call 302-645-8073 for more info.  You can also visit http://www.leweschamber.com.

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It does not cost anything for boat owners to enter the parade.  All boat entries will receive prizes and will be eligible for 2 cash prizes.  All registrations must be received by Noon on October 1st.

Registered boats will line up at the Roosevelt Inlet at 6:15 p.m. and wind their way down the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal arriving at Fisherman’s Wharf at approximately 7:00 p.m.  Spectators can view the parade from anywhere along the canal from Roosevelt Inlet to the drawbridge.

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Th acclaimed Northern Neck Chantey Singers will usher in the Lighted Boat Parade in 1812 Park from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.  The singers were organized in 1991 and perform the songs called “chanteys” that coordinated with their movements hauling heavy menhaden fish nets onto the long rowboats.  The singers are retired African American watermen from Virginia who worked aboard fishing boats during the time when chanteys were sung.

The Captains’ Reception following the parade recognizes all the participants to making the event a success.

 

Other events taking place on Saturday, October 1st:

The Lewes Historical Society Craft Show and the Lewes in Bloom Fall Plant Sale will begin at 9:00 a.m.

The Historic District Merchants’ Fall Sidewalk Sale will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Note:  The Lewes Historic Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, October 1st, from 9 a.m. until Noon at Shields Elementary School Parking lot, at Savannah Rd. and Sussex Drive.  You can visit www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.

 

See you around…have a good one

September 28th, 2011

Services, Plumbers, Painters, Tile, When unexpectedly Needed, Dependable, Professional

 

On my left hand side of AboutMyBeaches, on this website, I have under categories a place for services.  They are those tried and true services used by me that I can pass on to you. 

You know how it is.  Need a plumber and who are you going to call.  A painter, needed fast; company is coming. Or, it is time to to some tile updating.

So, I have used the following services in the past month.  I thought they were professional and very dependable.

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Seaside Plumbing, Inc.  They are plumbing and gas contractors, licensed in Maryland and Delaware.  They are located at 7731 Purnell Crossing Rd. in Berlin, Maryland.  Tel. 410-641-1368.  Website?  www.seasideplumbing.com.

Even though they are located in Berlin, Maryland they service the Peninsula; I just used them.

Note:  They do have 24 hour emergency service, as well.

 

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Colorful Expressions – I used these painters and they could not have been more professional and knowledgeable about their work.  The owner is Chris Smullin.  Tel. 302-381-3578

 

Camelio Tile Co. – Tile Installer.  John Camelio is his name.  Tel. 443-497-1351.  Website? www.cameliotileco.com.  John did a great job and was very easy to work with.

 

The above companies are young and very pro customer service.

 

See you later….you know, as usual….bla bla bla

September 28th, 2011

Summer House Saloon, Rehoboth Beach, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Restaurant, Review, Delaware Beaches

 

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“Ask not what you can do for your country.  Ask what’s for lunch.”  orson welles

September is my favorite time of the year, but I am not sure about this September.  It seemed that all we have gotten are clouds, rain, and fog.  It looks like we are going full blast ahead with the Second Season.

As I was walking around Rehoboth Beach yesterday I noticed that the beach was so empty.  A solitary man looking for “treasures”, another one fishing, even thought I did not know where he had gone.

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The north end of the Rehoboth Boardwalk was totally deserted.

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 Hey, I am not complaining; I was looking forward to this since the beginning of August.  The town all to myself. No meters and time for the “ladies that lunch”.

In the 1945 edition of Etiquette, Emily Post referred to luncheon as “generally given by and for women, but it is not unusual especially in summer places or in town on Saturday or Sunday, to include an equal number of men.  The result?  The term “the ladies that lunch”.  It was the ladies’ light meal.  And, men that chose to “lunch” were considerate “effeminate”.  Times have changed, haven’t they?

I am not kidding myself.  I love lunch or dinner.  On this particular day, 4 of us got together for lunch; 2 Debbies, 1 Jody and myself.  We chose the Summer House Saloon.  Really, it is known as the Summer House.  An institution as far as a gathering place, saloon, or “taverna” style eatery and watering hole in Rehoboth Beach.

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The Summer House was established in 1977.  For years, it has been owned by the Big Fish Restaurant Group.  I have written plenty of times about Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth.  I thought I better write about them; don’t want them to get jealous. Popular, crowded and consistent.

This Group owns 6 restaurants, one seafood market and one seafood wholesale company.

The Summer House is located at 228 Rehoboth Ave., right in the heart of the Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-3895.  Website?  www.summerhousesaloon.com.   It opens 7 days a week.  Mondays through Saturdays for lunch at 11:30, Sunday’s Brunch at 11 a.m. and dinner every day at 4 p.m.

I am glad that Jody suggested we had lunch there.  The reviews are mixed; but mostly they are on the positive side.

We sat near the bar.  No, we did not have any spirits.  We were so busy chatting that our server had to come back a few times.  It always happens that way.

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It also happened that we all ordered salads.  Trying to work out the pounds gained eating all that summer grub.

The Chopped Salad is a standard at Summer House.  Very good.  It has fresh chopped chicken, greens, cabbage, calamari, carrots, cucumbers, tomato, eggs, mushrooms with a garlic ranch dressing.

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The next salad was the Baked Goat Cheese & Mesculine Greens, topped with grilled chicken.  The warm goat cheese was at the bottom and the rest of the greens, dried cherries, candied pecans and the lemon thyme vinaigrette followed.  It was delicious, especially when you took bites that included the warm goat cheese.

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All caught up, content and happy to have seen each other finished a very nice afternoon.

 

Note:  Summer House, just as Big Fish Grill and the rest of their restaurants, are on my top list of eateries that are fully aware of customers with food allergy concerns.  They have menus for practically every food allergy, so please do not hesitate to visit the website above mentioned and you will see everything listed on the right hand of the site, including all their specials.

 

Have a great day!!  Talk to you later….

September 27th, 2011

YOU ARE INVITED: A Pink Affair to Remember, Fundraising Event, Wellness Community of Delaware, Justin’s Beach House, Bethany Beach, Brunch, Chinese Auction, Friday, October 21st, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches

 

It is official, the name of The Wellness Community of Delaware has been changed to Cancer Support Community Delaware.  You know how it is; it takes some time for the new name to take so for the purposes of this post it can still be called The Wellness Community of Delaware.

Of course, their mission is most important.  “It is a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community”

All programs are free of charge.  For more information, please visit http://www.wellnessdelaware.org.

Their location, in our Delaware Beaches, is on the Beebe Health Campus on Rt. 24 (John J. Williams Highway) in the Medical Arts Building.

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An upcoming event is called A Pink Affair to Remember 2011….and, we are all invited to attend.

Date:  Friday, October 21st

Time:  11:00 a.m.

Location:  Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth, Delaware.

Tickets:  $30.00  It is going to be a fashionable afternoon.  Included with your ticket is a delicious brunch and fashion show.  Chinese and Silent Auctions, as well.  You can also accessorize yourself by shopping until you drop.

This fundraising event will be benefitting The Wellness Community of Delaware, and Justin’s Beach House in Bethany Beach.

I wrote a post with pictures on Justin’s Beach House on May 16, 2011.  If you would like to see it just click on the month of May and scroll down to the date.

If you have traveled on Rt. 26 in Bethany you might have noticed the over sized, light blue, Adirondack chair.  This foundation came out of a sad event for this family….you can read all about it by visiting http://www.justinjennings.org.

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When this happened they did not sit back, they took action and a foundation took place with the help of a community.  It helps “families” with cancer.  Getting away from it all in the Quiet Resort of Bethany Beach.

How to purchase tickets?  Please e-mail Apinkaffair@gmail.com and let them know the number of tickets that you would like to purchase.  Details on your ticket purchase and a reservation confirmation will be e-mailed back to you.

No e-mail?  Please call Cathi Bost at 302-644-9095.

They are still looking for donations of costume jewelry, hats, handbags, scarves, belts, shawls and gloves.  Please contact Susan Pomerantz at 302-339-6024 or Leslie McDonald at Lesliemcdonald@tarpower.net for pickup.

 

Note:  You can find on Facebook The Wellness Community-DE.

 

Have a great day….talk to you later….

September 26th, 2011

Out & About, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, BruLe, Bistro, Wine House, Lunch, Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County

 

I almost forgot to tell you about my casual lunch at BruLe, which is a bistro and a wine house in the Pineapple Grove Art District of Delray Beach.

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It was in July and Rosalyn and I had just returned from the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, where an Exhibit called Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television was underway until 9/11/11.  It was great.

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The Norton Museum of Art is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  Tel. 561-832-5196.  Website?  www.norton.org.

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Another Exhibit was From A to Z: 26 Great Photographs from the Norton Collection is still going on until October 16th.  That was great too.

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Also, until October 9th is Striking Impressisons:  European Prints from the Museum Collection.

And, The Art of War in East Asia will be on exhibit until November 13th.

It was hot and we were hungry.  I had not had lunch at BruLe, so, why not?  The address is 200 NE 2nd Ave. Right at City Walk in Delray.  The tel. is 561- 274-2046.  Website?  www.brulebistro.com.

In the above mentioned website you will be able to check their menus.  They open for lunch and dinner. 

They had a great selection of wines being that it is also a wine house.

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We ordered 2 salads.  Rosalyn ordered the Arugula Salad with candied pecans, green apple, bleu cheese and red onion and a house vinaigrette.

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I ordered their Market Salad which had baby greens, assorted veggies and a white balsamic vinaigrette.  Then, to finish it off I topped it with grilled chicken.

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Both salads were delicious on such a hot day.

I think BruLe has a very diverse menu that will agree with most of its customers.  Can’t wait to have dinner next time.

Order at the counter, take a seat and they will bring your order to your table. 

Note:  Carryout is available.  But, if you would like delivery, then call The Delray Delivery Dudes at 561-900-7060.  Visit their website, www.delraydeliverydudes.com. Their hours for delivery are:  Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m.

 

Have a great day!!  Talk to you later…

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