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August 6th, 2015

Ocean City, Maryland, Sahara Motel, Oceanfront, The Boardwalk, White Marlin Open, Longboard Cafe, Barn 34, 24 Hours In Ocean City, Summer 2015


They say that during summer week-ends Ocean City, Maryland hosts between 320,000 and 345,000 vacationers.  Up to 8 million visitors annually.  Businessman Isaac Coffin built the first beach-front cottage in 1869 in order to receive paying guests.  Guests would arrive by stage coach and ferry.  The idea was to fish off the shore, and to enjoy the beautiful and long strip of sandy beach.  As it happens, soon after, others followed his lead and built houses on the strip of sand.  Then the development came as businessmen were attracted to the area.  Two hundred and fifty lots were cut into it; a corporation was formed to help with the development of the land.  And, the corporation stock of 4,000 shares were sold for $25 each.  The rest is history.


There is plenty to do in Ocean City.  The beach is so wide and very clean.  Early in the a.m. already visitors choose their spots.  Umbrellas up and they are all good to go.

I was spending 24 hours in O.C. with my friend, Cindi.  She and I were going to enjoy some of the activities that visitors love in this coastal resort.  We were staying at the Sahara Motel.  Oceanfront at the Boardwalk’s edge.  The Sahara Motel is located at 19th St. and Boardwalk.  It does have a very popular Cafe open for breakfast and lunch.  Tels. 410-289-8101, 1-800-638-1600.  Website?

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The Sahara Motel is a sister motel to:  Beachmark Motel, Tides Motel, Executive Motel, and Empress Motel & Apartments.  You can choose oceanfront, oceanview, poolside, west or tower building.  To see the other motels, please visit

The Ocean City Boardwalk is 2 1/4 miles.  Early in the a.m. walkers, bikers, and joggers take the opportunity to exercise while having the best view in town.



Sand Sculpting in OC

Sand Sculpting in OC

Just remember to touch at the end of the boardwalk to make sure your walk counts.


Turning around we went off for another 2 1/4 miles.  The Boardwalk was waking up.



You can still find some of those cottages that make you say Oh, So Cute!!  On the Boardwalk!


If you get tired of walking the Boardwalk, hop on the tram.  $3/person one way, but there are other deals available if you are spending the week.  Please visit http://www/


The 42nd Annual White Marlin Open takes place this time of the year.  August 3 – 7.  It is the World’s Largest Billfish Tournament with a purse of about $3.8 million dollars.  This year there were 370 boasts registered.   One of the activities for spectators is to go every afternoon to the Harbourside Marina to attend the weigh-in from 4 p.m. until 9:15 p.m.  Balancing the tip of the scale can make you a winner of lots of money.    Harbourside Marina is at 14th St and the Bay.  It gets crowded.  You can shop because there are plenty of vendors and you can also have something to eat and a few drinks, as well.




I bought the 2015 T-shirts but then we found a gentleman wearing one from 1988 when the purse was only $50,000.



It was a beautiful evening with plenty of boats in the marina and some were already getting ready for the next day of fishing.




The waiting was over.  Only 5 boats went out on Tuesday because of the 10 foot seas.  Finally, one of the boats, The Mahi, came in with a tuna.  The weight was 19 1/2 lbs.  If it had been 20 lbs. it would have won $12,000.


Friday, August 7th, is the last day.  If you want more info., please visit

Late night dinner at Longboard Cafe located at 6701 Coastal Highway was a good choice.  They are open for lunch and dinner.  A casual atmosphere, you may eat outdoors on their deck or inside.  Tel. 443-664-5639.  Website?


We sat at the better where we were able to see a very fast and busy bartender doing his best to keep everyone very well hydrated.


Chris Button was entertaining the patrons and he was excellent.


A Grilled Caesar for Cindi and I…it was good and plenty for sharing.


Halibut Mediterranean style for me with tomatoes, artichoke hearts, capers, lemon, wine and garlic pan sauce.  Nice white fish with a mild flavor.  Fish comes in fresh every day.


Cindi’s Wild Caught Salmon Filet was also very good…teriyaki sriracha lacquer, field greens, avocado, roasted corn, grape tomato, and a balsamic drizzle.


No need for dessert…

Getting up at 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday to go to the inlet and wish all those boats good luck was tough.  But we did it.  Hundreds of boats went out on Wednesday.


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Walking the OC Boardwalk to get energy for breakfast at Barn 34 located at 3400 Coastal Highway.  Tel. 410-289-5376.  Website?


Mary Anne, Mike, and Michael….The Lawsons!! Great to chat with them and to see them doing so well.  Barn 34 is open year-round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  It is casual…with a very friendly staff.


Cindi had The Beach Babe…Scramble eggs with sauteed onions, potato, red peppers, chorizo, stuffed into a flour tortilla, and topped with salsa and cheese.  Yum!!


I was sold the moment I heard that one of their specials was the Fried Green Tomatoes Benedict…..So delicious, the tomatoes perfectly cooked and seasoned.  Grits!!


It was time to head back to Rehoboth Beach….24 Hours in OC went by so quickly but that happens when you are in good company and having fun.  Until next time!!  Thanks Cindi!


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August 3rd, 2015

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, The Nation’s Summer Capital, Events, Activities, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


The town of Rehoboth Beach was incorporated in 1873.  It was to be a Christian Seaside Resort.  But, by 1878 the railroad was extended to Rehoboth Beach, bringing visitors and businesses to the area.  A mile long award-winning boardwalk provides the tourists and the residents opportunities for walking, and jogging practically at the water’s edge.  Through the years Rehoboth Beach has changed, but it has also kept its charm as a seaside resort where every summer memories are made.  It has come a long way.  It is a dining destination with so many of its chefs outdoing one another in friendly competition.  Entertainment, the arts, tax free shopping and the beach….yes, it is so nice living at the beach and I do not take it for granted.


What’s Going On?

Tuesday, 8/4 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents “The Snow Queen” at 7:00 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1928 Glade Rd.  More info. and tickets? 302-227-6766 For a complete schedule please visit

Wednesday, 8/5 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents “Jungle Book” at 11:00 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1928 Glade Rd.  More info. and tickets? 302-227-6766.  For a complete schedule, please visit

Thursday, 8/6 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents “Cinderella” at 11:00 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1928 Glade Rd.  More info and tickets? 302-227-6766.  For a complete schedule, please visit

Thursday, 8/6 – Epworth’s Skate Project’s Contest – 1:00 p.m. at Epworth Skate Park on Holland Glade Rd.  The inaugural Rehoboth AM Skate Jam will kick off the 2015 Summer Vibes Festival.  The event will include street and bowl contests for amateurs, complete with a panel of judges.  For more info., please contact event organizer, Jason Wilson at 760-458-7546.


Friday, 8/7 – Free Entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m….Philbilly.  This is a Philadelphia’s answer to country music.  A unique collection of musicians from varying backgrounds, each member was selected not only for their musical prowess, but their ability to put on a show.  More info?  Please visit

Saturday, 8/8 – Free Entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m….The Comfort Zone Band.  Event music is the backbone of any get together and making it live with The Comfort Zone Band makes it that much more fun.  They are a dynamic, 7-member Classic R & B band from the Eastern Shore of Maryland/Delaware and perform primarly in the Rehoboth Beach/Ocean City area.  More info?  Please visit


Saturdays, until August 29th – Delaware Comedy Theatre is performing every Saturday at 10:00 p.m. at Clear Space Theatre located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  The charge for the show is $12.00  A bar and concessions will be available throughout the show, which is adult-themed and not appropriate for children.  Delaware Comedy Theatre was formed in 2005 and is a non-profit theatre company bringing professional comedy improv training and performance to the Lewes, Rehoboth and Dewey Beach areas.  For more info. and to purchase tickets on line, please visit


Saturday and Sunday,  8/8, 8/9, 8/15, and 8/16 – The 42nd Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show at the Rehoboth Art League at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.  Ove 125 artists and artisans from around the country will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts amidst the Rehoboth Art League’s 3.5 acre historic wooded location. Tickets are $5 for adults and there is no charge for children under the age of 12.  They can be purchase at the gate or on line by visiting

Sunday, 8/9 – Free Entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand at 8:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m….US Army Jazz Ambassadors – America’s Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army.  This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad, performing America’s original art form, JAZZ.  More info? Please visit

Thursday, 8/20 – The 2015 Cinema By the Surf Summer Outdoor Film Series concludes with the animated film; “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”, starting at dusk (8:15-8:30 p.m.) at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.  The exceptionally brillian Mr. Peabody, who happens to be a dog, and his adopted son Sherman travel through time using Peabody’s ingenious invention, the WABAC machine.  It is free to the public.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more info., please visit


Sunday, 8/23 – Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s 1st Fire Fightin’ 5K Run & Walk – This fundrasing event will benefit The Capital Campaign Station 2 Building Fund.  The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co., along with Tim Bamforth, Seashore Striders Event Production, Inc. are managing the event.  The out and back course will start at the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co., Station 1 located at 219 Rehoboth Avenue, and will travel from Station 1 west on Rehoboth Ave., through the beautiful north side of Rehoboth Beach to the Boardwalk.  The course will turn around on the Boardwalk then return to Station 1 where it will end.  The post-race party will take place at Lula Brazil Restaurant at 234 Rehoboth Ave.  The 1st Fire Fightin’ 5K Run &  Walk will feature a great Tech t-shirt, custome designed medals, a fun post -race party and plenty of competitive racing and fun.  To register, please visit

Sponsor levels are available.  If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Danny Mitchell, Chairman Rehoboth Beach Fire Co. Fundraising Committee, at 302-245-8642 or email


Saturday, 9/12 – The 5th Annual Wings of Hope…A Butterfly Release to benefit Cancer Support Community of Delaware at 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Medical Arts Building, 8947 John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach.  Rain date will be Sunday, 9/13.  This is a community wide event in support of all of their Sussex County neighbors who have been touched by cancer.   This very special event embodies the Cancer Support Community Delaware’s mission of hope and support.  Admission is free and all ages are welcome.  Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available.  For more info., please contact Morgan Whalen Fabber, Special Event Coordinator or call 302-645-9150.

Nancy McDonnell & Shirley Fleegle

Nancy McDonnell & Shirley Fleegle

Monday, 9/21 – Village Improvement Association (VIA) 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit local charities.  It will be at The Peninsula.  The tournament will feature prizes for men, women and mixed groups, the longest drive, closest to the pin and other categories.  Preston Motor Boulevard will offer a car as the prize for the “hole in one” contest.  There will also be door prizes and raffles.

In addition, the event will include a Continental Breakfast and a Southern Barbecue luncheon.  The cost is $125 per person.  For additional details or to register go to:

Questions?  Please call Shirley Fleegle at 302-226-1681.

The Village Improvement Association or VIA is a unique women’s civic and charitable organization located in Rehoboth Beach.  Since its founding in 1909, members have been harnessing their collective powers to make enduring contributions to the town of Rehoboth Beach, as well as the surrounding Cape Henlopen District communities.  The VIA is a memeber of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Have a good one!!

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August 2nd, 2015

All Things Local, Old World Breads, Bakery, Quiches, Pies, Flat Breads, Lewes, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches


What gets you out of bed in the morning?  There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread….Well, I do not bake bread but I do not have to worry.  Just a few miles north of Rehoboth Beach, in Lewes, Delaware, you will find Old World Breads at 32191 Nassau Rd..  Website?


They have parking.  You can have some coffee while checking what’s baking and what’s has just come out of the ovens.  Old World Breads opens Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.


Old World Breads offers retail, wholesale and they are also a fixture in the Farmers’ Markets of the Delaware Beaches and beyond.

Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market – Tuesdays from Noon until 4 p.m.

Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market – Saturdays 8 a.m. until Noon

Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market – Sundays 8 a.m. until Noon

Milton Farmers’ Market – Fridays 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Sea Colony Farmers’ Market – Wednesdays 8 a.m. until Noon

Penn Quarter Farmers’ Market in Washington D.C. on Thursdays 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Annapolis Farmers’ Market – Sundays 8 a.m. until Noon


Red Corn, Corn Bread was delicious.  Have bought it Gluten Free in the past.  If you want it gluten free, please call ahead of time to make sure they are making it gluten free, otherwise, it will be a regular red corn, corn bread.

This time of the year, peaches, and berries. so you will find plenty of pies….making it easier to entertain all those summer guests.


Flat Breads for an easy lunch or early dinner.  Add a salad and you have a meal.


Their version of a pop tart is called toasted pastries.


Lately, my favorite pick has been the Ancient Grain Bread.


Buy all things local!!  Have a great day.

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