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December 30th, 2013

Out & About, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Stingray, Sushi Bar, Asian, Latino Grill, Happy Hour, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Downtown Rehoboth Beach Looks Beautiful this Holiday Season!!

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Almost the end of 2013, and a little Happy Hour at Stingray was our choice on Monday evening.  Stingray is located at 59 Lake Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-6476.  Website?  http://www.stingrayrestaurant.com.

Shelley and I sat by the bar….the section with nice comfortable sofas.

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We just wanted a few rolls and it just happend that Happy Hour included by one roll and get another of the same roll free!!  Sushi Happy Hour is Monday to Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on week-ends from Noon until 6 p.m., dine in only.

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We chatted, relaxed, and spent time together just like girlfriends do.  Pretty special!

Stingray has take out available until 1 a.m., Monday through Sunday from 4 p.m. on.  They have a very interesting menu and not all is Asian.  Choices of Braised Short Ribs, Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, soups and salads and so much more.  The full menu is on their website, above mentioned.

They also have a Sushi Bar on wheels, so if you are considering a working sushi bar and personal sushi chef for your next party, give them a call.

Learn how to roll sushi at Stingray by attending a Sushi 101 class.  Classes are from Noon until 2 p.m.  February, 23rd, April 27th, May 18th.  Price is $45/person.  Please visit the above mentioned website for tickets and more information.

Downtown Rehoboth Beach looked great tonight….all lit up for New Year’s.    Happy New Year!!

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December 28th, 2013

Destination? Bethany Beach, Delaware, The Quiet Resort, What’s Going On? Events, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches…Run, Walk, Plunge!

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I know that it is December, that it is winter…..that Bethany Beach, Delaware, is the Quiet Resort and the sidewalks should be rolled up until next summer….But, guess what?  A gorgeous day at the Delaware Beaches brought us 58 degrees!  Bethany Beach was crowded with visitors playing in the sand and enjoying one beautiful day in Delmarva.

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The Boardwalk is the life of this coastal town and a run to benefit First Responders was taking place.  And, today the crowds gathered to see who the winners were.

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It was for a good cause…First Responders!!

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Are you visiting Bethany Beach this Holiday Season?  Check what else is going on.

Tuesday, 12/31 – McCABE’S END-OF-SEASON CLOSING SALE – All perishables will be 50% off.  McCabe’s is located at York Beach Mall in South Bethany.  Tel. 302-539-8550.  Visit http://www.mccabesgourmet.com.  McCabe’s is a gourmet market in South Bethany offering sandwiches, salads, cheeses, kitchen gadgets, party trays, and homemade desserts.

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Wednesday, 1/14 – HAIR OF THE DOG RUN & 18th ANNUAL LEO BRADY EXERCISE LIKE THE ESKIMOS PLUNGE! – Run, Walk and or Plunge on New Year’s Day for the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation, along with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber, helping local non-profits and awarding grants and scholarships to local students.

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This will be the perfect way to begin 2014.  The Start will be at Garfield Parkway & Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Bethany Beach.  The Finish will be at the Bethany Beach Boardwalk & the Bandstand.  You can cool off with the Leo Brady Eskimo Plunge at Noon!

Post Race Party and Breakfast at Mango’s after the run with Free beer from 3rd Wave Brewing company of Delmar.

For detailed information, please visit http://www.hairofthedogrun.com.

Have a Happy New Year!  Remember that you are at the beach….kick back and relax!

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December 28th, 2013

The Snowy Owl, Rare Raptor, From The Artic, To The Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Sussex County

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A gorgeous day in the Delmarva Peninsula.  And a surprise for me when I stopped to get some info. at the Indian River Life Saving Station, which is located south of Rehoboth and Dewey Beach and just north of the Indian River Inlet.

They told me that the snowy owl was over by the dunes.  I did not have to look far….professional photographers were already there.

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Me?  I just took my camera out of my pocket.

From the Artic tundra the Snowy Owl has had a long journey.  It is the official bird of Quebec.

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They are attracted to large open spaces.  They love coastal dunes.

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This particular one looks like it is a female.  Just sitting on the dune looking probably for food to refuel.  If you spot a Snowy Owl, please be respectful and keep your distance…this is a rare raptor.

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Have a good one!!

December 27th, 2013

TGIF, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, What’s Going On? Sales Events, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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What could possibly left to buy?  I was driving past Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware….we have so many.  No parking!!  Coupons, Sales, & Offers, that’s whats going on. Out with the old and In with the new.  Some of the discounts are up to 70%.  So, if you are in that kind of mood or are already buying for next year’s Christmas, please visit http://www.tangeroutlets.com/rehoboth/coupons.

Show your AAA/CAA, AARP, or, current military I.D. for military personnel or family member and you will be able to get a free Tanger Coupon Book with hundreds of dollars in savings.

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FRIDAY, 12/27 – REHOBOTH BEACH FILM SOCIETY – Monthly Screenings feature films and discussions about the various cultures in the world, including the diversity in our own country.  THE SAPPHIRES at 7:00 p.m. at Movies at Midway on Rt. 1 or Coastal Highway,  $4 for members and $6 for future members.  Tickets will be sold at the door on a first come, first serve basis. This film is based on a true story.  It is an inspiring and lighthearted comedy about 4 Aboriginal Australian women discovered by an ambitious talen scout, who aims to transform them into a polished singing group…Watch the trailer at http://www.rehobothfilm/com/film_events_monthly_screenings.html.

SATURDAY, 12/28 – REHOBOTH BEACH FILM SOCIETY – Special New Year’s Weekend Program.  BREAKING THE GIRLS at 2:00 p.m. at Movies at Midway on Rt. 1 or Coastal Highway.  Admission is $7.  Reservations are available online, at the RBFS office or by phone agt 302-645-9095 through Noon on Friday, 12/27.  Tickets may be available at the door.  This film is co-sponsored with CAMP Rehoboth.  Beauty and intellect are a lethal combination in this sexy psychologial thriller.  The film centers on Sara, a 20-something, ambitious, law student….To watch the trailer or to make reservations, please visit http://www.rehobothfilm/com/film_events_special_screenings_events.html.

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TUESDAY, 12/31 – 11TH RACE INTO THE NEW YEAR 5k & YOUTH 1/4 MILE MINI RUN – NOON – Rain, Snow, or Shine – Join Seashore Striders and Rehoboth Beach Running Company for a run followed by pancakes!!  This race is sponsored by Rehoboth Beach Running Company and produced by the Seashore Striders Event Productions, Inc.  Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the day of race.  11:55 a.m 1/4 mile run for kids, Noon a 5K run.  The awards will be presented at RBRC and Catchers.  For more information and online registration, please visit http://www.seashorestriders.com/content/11th-race-new-year-5k.

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REHOBOTH BEACH MUSEUM HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL NEEDLEWORK EXHIBIT – The exhibit will be on display March 15, 2014 through May 11, 2014 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue.  I know that needleworkers need time to complete their pieces and the winter is a great time to complete the projects.  To receive an application with details on how to apply and how to submit needlework, please visit the museum to pick up a hard copy or download a copy from the website, http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.  You may also call 302-227-7310 for more info.

This year, stitchers can choose to enter to be judged or just for fun.  A nationally certified judge will award ribbons to those who wish to have their work judged, and a Best in Show across all categories will be awarded.  All entries will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award, voted on by visitors to the exhibit.  Fees for entering the show are $5 for each entry for members of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society.  Fee for non-members is $10 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry.  A maximum of 5 entries is allowed.  Entries can be dropped off between February 28th and March 10th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on week-ends.

Programs will be held in conjuction with the exhibit, including a presentation on Amish quilts.

Have a great week-end!!

December 26th, 2013

The Holidays in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware….Delaware Beaches, Holiday Survival Guide…Southern Delaware

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Visions of Sugar Plums dancing in…..what?  Say that again?  My visions were a little different.  That’s why on Christmas Day, my sister in law, Susie, and I took off for Downtown Rehoboth Beach to walk it all off….The Holidays!!

They say that the average American gains about 8 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.  We were on our way…reaching that goal…yikes!

Walking around Rehoboth Beach is easy, especially on Christmas Day!!  You have the town to yourselves.  So, off we went to walk off the following:

Christmas Eve dinner consisted of my stuffed pork loin, among other dishes.  My last figs were used in the stuffing.  Truly delicious and nobody was counting calories.

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Christmas morning is always soooo good.  You wake up to the aroma of sausage cooking on the stove.  This year we even added some of the leftover sweet potatoes.

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A new addition was the Turkey Scrapple by Rapa.  This scrapple has half the fat of the regular scrapple.  Cooked well done…thin and crispy is the best.

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The plate was full…a little fruit to make you feel healthier….but please don’t forget the molasses.  A must drizzled over the buckwheat cakes!!

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Cookies…a present from my neighbor….well, they never hit the gorgeous platter that accompanied them.

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Which brings me to the subject of walking around Rehoboth Beach.  It was cool but much welcomed weather!!  It is that time of the year.  Taking a walk on this beautiful coastal town is always invigorating.

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The scenic Silver Lake…This lake is one of the 3 crown jewels of Rehoboth Beach.  Along with Lake Gerar and Lake Comegys, Silver Lake is one of the fresh water lakes closest to the ocean anywhere in the country.

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Going out and About in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware….have a good one!!

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December 24th, 2013

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad…Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Southern Delaware

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Taking a drive through Rehoboth Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware…it was quiet and peaceful…I like it that way.  36 degrees on Christmas Eve.  Love the Christmas Tree, right by the Bandstand with the award winning Boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop.  Priceless!!

A Christmas Poem written by Harvey Ehrlich in 1992.  Some years I have posted the poem completely…tonight is just this:

‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck…How to live in a world that’s politically correct?

Something special was needed, a gift he might give to all without angering the left or right,

A Gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,

Each group or people, every religion;

Every ethnicity, every hue,

Everyone, everywhere…even You.

So here is that gift, it’s price beyond worth…

“May You and Your Loved ones Enjoy Peace on Earth”.

Merry Christmas y Feliz Navidad.

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December 24th, 2013

Shopping! Sea-La-Vie, Historic Berlin, Maryland, Home Accessories, Gifts…Shop Small Town U.S.A., Worcester County

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For those of you who are still doing those last minute shopping….New shop opened just recently in Historic Berlin, Maryland.  Sea-La-Vie is owned by two sisters.  It is located on 11 Artisans Way, Berlin, MD 21811.  Tel. 443-513-4768.

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The building is as cute as it can be.  Sea-La-Vie offers home accessories, gifts, and much more.  Pick up some local art, a hostess gift, a birthday present.  Or, something that might catch your fancy.

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Children’s present…and don’t forget your pet.

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Historic Berlin has plenty of charm.  It is a great town to visit any time of the year.  This town is surging in the Small Town poll, so stay tuned because Budget Travel’s “Americas Coolest Small Town 2014” will be announced in mid February.

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In the meantime stop by Sea-La-Vie.

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Merry Christmas!! Talk to you later.

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December 22nd, 2013

Shopping!! Tulip, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Gifts, Accessories, Furniture, Lighting, Shop Local, Shop Tax Free, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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Tulip is one of my “go to” stores in Rehoboth Beach.  Located at 29819 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1).  Tel. 302-226-2696.  Website?  http://www.tulipltd.com.  Tulip is completely decked out for the holidays.  It does not stop there, though, because Tulip opens year-round.  There are 2 floors and plenty of rooms to roam and find that perfect gift for the holidays.

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I have plenty of friends that have become grandmothers in 2013.  The First Christmas ornament is a must!

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The New Year’s table at the beaches reflect our casual attitude with flair and understated elegance.

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A fun New Year’s with the new ceramic Solo Cups!!

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And once the Holidays are a thing of the past….redecorating, adding something here or there….

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Art, lighting, and furniture…

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Have a great day….Merry Christmas!!  Love this soap necklace!!

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