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August 20th, 2013

Cinema by the Surf, Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Family Movies, Dowtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches


It should be another beautiful evening in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, when Cinema by the Surf, once again will be the entertainment for families visiting the Nation’s Summer Capital.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green, starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, will be Wednesday’s (8/21) feature.  It is an enchanting comedy drama about a happily married couple…imagine that!!

The movie will start at dusk at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand located at the end of Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk.  It is first come, first serve.  Get there early because movies on a beautiful full moon night should attract many.  It is a free event!!

If you would like to take a peek at the trailer, please visit http://www.rehoboth  When the site opens scroll down to The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and click on trailer.

Have fun!!

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August 20th, 2013

Fundue, Casual Eating…They are Back!!


I think fondues are coming back.  It is that kind of entertaining that is simple, casual and most of all full of irresistible fun!!

I decided to get an electric fondue last month.  And, the electric one was very simple to use.  And, simple to clean, as well.

I used a Canola oil because it has a lower heat index.  Don’t want to burn those delicious morsels of filet.

The sauces make it all the better.  I don’t have a recipe, I just use this or that; adding spices, and jams to make each of them different.

You can sit outdoors with your fondue, or do like I did and place it on the coffee table.  They are so conducive to interesting conversation at the table.


Have a good one!!

August 18th, 2013

Ocean Suds, Laundromat, Wash & Fold, Large Capacity Washing Machines, Large Capacity Dryers, Alterations, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches


There was a time when I would see laundromats everywhere…then, there were none to be found.  I received an advertising card in the mail of a new laundromat that had opened in the Rehoboth Beach area.  I kept it just because I had some comforters that needed some help.  It usually takes forever to get them back from the dry cleaners.  I decided to check them out.

Ocean Suds Laundromat is located at 18675 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  This is the area where the Midway Shopping Center is located.  The movie theaters are here, as well. Questions?  Call 302-703-6601.  You can also find them on Facebook.

The laundromat has the perfect location…next to K & H Bagels.  Hint, hint…coffee, bagels, drop off the laundry.


Whether you are here for a week, a week-end, own an inn or a B & B, or are here for an entire season, maybe this service might be what you have been looking for.  They offer wash and fold service, which is what I did.  I dropped them off and picked them off at the end of the day.


Among the other services, commercial and residential laundry, and alterations.  To do your own laundry at Ocean Suds, a laundry card can be obtained on the premises.  It never expires, use it as much as you want.



It is not that you have to get excited about doing laundry, what you should get excited about is that you can have the friendly and helpful attendants do it for you, so that you can enjoy what the Delaware Beaches have to offer:  sunbathing, shopping, swimming, and dining.


They feel that it is a compliment when they see customers falling asleep.  That means they feel right at home.


Ocean Suds has a special corner for the young ones, as well.


The laundromat is bright and there are plenty of washers and dryers.



So, when the weather is not what it should be at the Delaware Beaches and you are drowning in laundry or your kids bring the laundry home….this might be the easiest way.

They open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  and….


Have a good one!!

August 17th, 2013

Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market, Lewes, Delaware, Gourmet Cooking Demo, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Good Morning Delmarva!!  The beautiful weather continues and it is the perfect morning to stroll the Historic Lewes Farmers Market. It opens from 8 a.m. until Noon.

For the 3rd year in a row, this market has been named Delaware Today’s Best of Delaware Farmers’ Market.  It is located at The Lewes Historical Society Complex at 10 Shipcarpenter St., at the corner of West 3rd and Shipcarpenter Street in Historic Lewes.

Tomatoes are still in abundance and check what’s special this Saturday morning:

9:30 a.m.  Wendy Carey will discuss Delaware’s coastal hazards, impacts, and response.

10:30 a.m. Chef Ted Deptula will demonstrate his gourmet cooking skills in the Lewes Historical Society’s Kitchen.  Ted has worked at Nage since 2007.  He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park, NY.  And, he, formerly was with the prestigious Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware.

Just remember that pets are not permitted unless they are service animals.

For more info., please visit

Have a Great Day!!


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August 16th, 2013

Historic Shipwreck Rescue Reenactment, Indian River Life Saving Station, Saturday, August, 17th, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


At the Delaware Beaches?  What are your plans?  Check What’s Happening at the Indian River Life Saving Station, on Saturday, August 17th, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

There are many beautiful places to visit in Southern Delaware and this one is one of my favorites.  A historic life saving station.

Back on August 29, 2010 I wrote a post with pictures on the station.  In it I mentioned that I used to drive by it all the time and never stopped.  Since that time I have stopped plenty of times and every time I like it even more.  To see my post, please click on the month of August of 2010 and scroll down to the 29th, right here on AboutMyBeaches.

The Indian River Life Saving Station at the Delaware State Park is one of only 3 sites in the country which re-creates this famous rescue demonstration to the public.

The station is located on Rt 1 (Coastal Highway), 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach, and 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet.

The ship rescue will be coming to life with interpreters dressed in period uniform.  They will reenact one of the most exciting and significant practices used to save the lives of the shipwrecked marines of our beach community’s past.

The United States Life Saving Service was a forerunner of the U.A. Coast Guard.  It was established in 1870.  It was used to launch rescue missions and assist victims of shipwrecks along America’s coastlines.

Admission for this event will be $6.50 for adults including museum tour, $4 for ages 6 to 12, $5 for seniors, 62 and older, and free for 5 years of age and under.  More info?  Please call 302-227-6991.

Have a good one!!

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August 15th, 2013

Delaware Seashore State Park, Indian River Marina, The Cottages, Hammerheads Dockside, Hook’em & Cook’em, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Another gorgeous day at the Delaware Beaches.  I know it is August but it feels like September.  The next time you are driving north or south on Coastal Highway by the new Indian River Bridge, make a point to stop by and check it out.  You might end up staying, playing and dining.  On a beautiful day, the Delaware Seashore State Park shows it all off!!


The Indian River Marina is on the north side of the Indian River Inlet, on 3945 Inlet Rd.  With all the construction that has been going on, it can get a little confusing, but it is worth stopping by.


As you drive on Inlet Rd. you will see on the left the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.  There are 3 shallow bays:  Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, and Little Assawoman Bay.  The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is responsible for habitat restoration, science and research and also community outreach.  For more information and to check the schedule of events, please visit

Plenty of parking at the Indian River Marina.  Charters and fishing trips are arranged here, as well.



Hook’em & Cook’em is a full service Bait & Tackle Shop.  Check them out at Tel. 302-226-8220.



A great service is the cleaning of your catch!!


They also sell fresh seafood…the catch of the day; sandwiches and soups.  They have a freezer with frozen seafood, as well.

The newest member is Hammerheads Dockside.  They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You might want to stop by for a drink and watch the sunset.


I have not had the opportunity to try them but just driving by a couple of times tells me that it has been very well received.

On week-ends you may want to catch a ride on the Jolly Trolley from Hammerheads in Dewey Beach to Hammerheads Dockside and back.  More info?  Call 302-227-7325.


The outdoors is the playground at the Delaware Beaches and it is great to see people fishing, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery at the waters edge.



The Cottages are adjacent to the Indian River Marina. They are so cute and have fantastic views of the Indian River Bay.  Each cottage sleeps 6.  All you have to do is bring the linens, towels, and your telephones.



You may also want to bring your beach chairs or any of those other summer essentials.  They have all the conveniences like satellite t.v., heating and air conditioning, washer and dryer, fully furnished screened porches.  Parking is just next to the cottages.



The porches offer a view to the Indian River and your own path to the water. If you love to cook outdoors, there is an area for barbecuing, with a picnic table.


The rates depend of the seasons:  Peak Season, Shoulder Season and Off Season.  For more info., please visit  Tel. 302-227-3071.

Check The Cottages….reasonable rates!!

Left or right at the Indian River Marina…it’s all there!!  Have a great Day!!


August 12th, 2013

What’s Going On? Delaware Beaches, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Southern Delaware


Someone mentioned to me yesterday that they could see a difference in the amount of people at the Delaware Beaches.  It is that time of the year when some are going back to school and others will soon have the beaches all to themselves.

So, what’s going on?


Tuesday, 8/13 – Sundown BBQ at 6:30 p.m.  It will be a fun summer evening on The Lightship Overfalls.  Rain date? Wednesday, 8/14.  The Crew of the Kalmar Nyckel will be the special guests.  The Overfalls deck will be open to catch the scenery and sunset.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.  This admission will give you pulled pork on fresh baked rolls, or a vegetable wrap, pickles, chips, cole slaw, dessert, and beverage of choice; beer, wine, or soft drink.  Food is being provided by Casa D’Amici.  More info?  Please visit  Purchase tickets online or from the Ship Store at the Overfalls dock, and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.  Call Tracy Mulveny at 302-279-0072.

Wednesday, 8/14 – On Wednesdays until August 28th Zumba with Kelly at Canalfront Park on Front Street.  6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 8/14 – The Odd Life of Timothy Green will be presented at dusk, 8:15-8:30 p.m., at Canalfront Park on 211 Front St.  It is an outdoor event, and it is also free.  Please check the weather.

Thursday, 8/15 – Summer Concert at Stango Park, by the Lewes Public Library.  The Rogues will be entertaining the crowds.  Take your chair, friends, and bug spray.  7 – 9 p.m.


Tuesday, 8/13 – Jack & The Beanstalk will be presented by Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Rt.  Admission is $10.  Please call 302-227-6766 or visit

Thursday, 8/15 – Rehoboth Beach Museum and Jolly Trolley will take you on a Local History Tour of Rehoboth Beach.  Meters in Rehoboth Beach are in effect from 10 a.m. on.  The tour begins and ends at the Anna Hazzard Museum on 17 Christian St.  The cost is $10, and it also includes your entry at the Rehoboth Beach Museum located at 511 Rehoboth Ave.  Reservations are necessary.  Please call 302-227-7310.  Websites?

Saturday, 8/17 and Sunday, 8/18 – This is the second week-end of the 40th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Show at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.  $5 admission. Please check for more information, including parking and rides on the Jolly Trolley.

DOGGIES AT THE BEACH – It is a full service facility for your dog….boarding, training, grooming and lots of love is given by the staff at Doggies at The Beach.  It is located at 18806 John J. Williams Highway or Rt. 24.  Tel. 302-644-8200.  Website?


Tuesdays – Dewey Tunes!  Hip Hop & Play on The Beach – Join 93.5 The Beach on the beach at Dagsworthy Street in Dewey between 3 and 4 p.m.  Bring your dancing flip flops for music and a live radio broadcast.  Skim-boarding demos…you are encouraged to test your skills and learn something new.  It is free!!  For more info. please call Carol Everhart at 302-227-2233.

Wednesdays – Family Bonfires on the Beach in Dewey.  Kids roast marshmallows with their families, dance and play to family friendly music.  The sticks and marshmallows are provided.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks are for sale.  Take glow love them and are great when it gets dark.

That’s enough for now…..Talk to you later.  Have a Good One!!

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August 11th, 2013

Love Figs!! Rehoboth Eats, Fried Green Tomato Fig, Bacon, Corn Stack, Recipe, Fresh Ingredients, Gluten Free!!


Using fresh ingredients makes this recipe one of my favorites.  My fig tree is a colossal one. And I am patiently waiting for them to ripen.  Then corn….we have great corn at the  Delaware Beaches.  You can use yellow, white, or a combination of the two.  Tomatoes…summer is the season for tomatoes, except I will use green ones for this recipe.


I don’t know if it was the warm winter, the rain, or what, but my fig tree is huge.  I will need a cherry picker to reach the ones on top.  I think they still have a few more weeks, though.

Last year I made a stack using these favorite ingredients.  I put it on my blog, but I am sure it is now in the blogosphere.  This recipe served one, but you know what to do if you want to multiply it.


A couple of green tomatoes

1 ear of corn

4 slices bacon cut in half

Corn Starch




1 cup figs cut in half

Balsamic Reduction

The first thing I did was to reduce one whole bottle of Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar, slowly, until it had reduced to about 1/2 cup.  If you decide to use a commercial balsamic glaze, then read the label because it will probably not be gluten free.  If you do not have a gluten allergy, then, it is your choice.

Cook the bacon in a large frying pan. Once cooked, take the bacon out and place on paper towels to drain.  Keep those drippings in the frying.  I am afraid, this recipe is not low fat or low cal.

Peel corn husk and cut off the kernels.  Set aside.

In a gallon plastic bag, place about 1 cup of corn starch and a teaspoon of pepper.

Cut green tomatoes in slices.  Place in the bag to coat.


Heat bacon drippings in the pan, adding 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.  I used Canola.

Fry the tomatoes, turning them over after a minute or so.  Fry them until they get that rich brown color.


Once done, take them out and place on paper towels to drain.

In a small frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter and add the corn.  Quickly cook, then take out and set aside.

Put another tablespoon of butter on that same small frying pan and add the figs.  They will cook quickly.  Add 2 tablespoons of honey to the pan.  Turn it off and remove from heat.


On a dinner plate, spread some of the corn, then a fried green tomato, followed by a couple of slices of bacon, add the figs and repeat the process once again, ending with a fried green tomato.

The extra figs can be scattered around the stack.  Then drizzle with the honey/butter left over from the pan.

Finish it off with the Balsamic reduction….a little bit goes a long way.



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