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March 31st, 2016

What’s Going On? Sussex Survive & Thrive Walk 2016, Saturday, May 14th, Cancer Support Community Delaware, Southern Delaware, Whoop It Up!, Chicks For Charity, Kentucky Derby Party With a Purpose

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“Through participation led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of the disease.”  The Cancer Support Community is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides suport, education and hope to people with all kinds of cancer and to their loved ones, as well.  ALL programs are offered at no cost to cancer patients, survivors, and their family members.

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I have plenty of friends with different kinds of cancer.  Come to think of it, I don’t think there is anyone that has not been touched by this physically and emotionally devastating disease. Unpredictable to say the least.  My friends that have gone through the initial diagnosis, surgeries, treatments and finally remission say that it does change you.  After going through something like that you don’t sweat the little trivial things of every day life.

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The Cancer Support Community offers so many programs and the participants form friendships and connect with one another.  The Cancer Support Community is busy fundraising this year.  The following events are coming up and I think it would a great opportunity to participate in some of them.  You are new in Southern Delaware?  Check What is Going On with this amazing organization and you might make a few new friends.

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MONDAY, APRIL 4th – Whoop It Up! For Cancer Support Community Delaware at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar at 19930 Lighthouse Plaza in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Happy Hour on Opening Day the Phillies vs. Reds.  Enjoy great bar food and watch the live opening day broadcasts.  Silent Auction, 50/50 and Baseball Trivia Games!  Open keg with purchase of $5 Commemorative Glass.  The tickets are only $20.  To get tickets, please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

Or, you may also get tickets by calling 302-645-9150.  Please join Cancer Support Community for a night of good friends and good times!!

TUESDAY, APRIL 19th – At Fish On! Restaurant at the Village of Five Points in Lewes, Delaware.  A buffet dinner with appetizers and dessert at  6:00 P.M.  $30 per person, cash or check only, payable at the door.  Checks must be payable to Fish On!.  There will be a Cash Bar available, as well.  This April Chicks for Charity Dinner will benefit Cancer Support Community Delaware.  Please RSVP to chicksdinner@gmail.com.  There will be great raffle items and a 50/50 too!  They hope to see you there.   Check http://www.chicksforcharity.us.

Chicks for Charity started in July of 2010 by Kari Ainsworth and Marcie Urgo.  They have helped so many local charitable organizations in the community.

SATURDAY, MAY 7th – Kentucky Derby Party With a Purpose at Northbeach in Dewey Beach, Delaware…fundraising for Cancer Support Community.  Opening Party for Northbeach, Summer 2016!!  Save the Date and stay tune.  Check Northbeach on Facebook, or visit http://www.deweybeachlife.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 14th – Sussex Survive & Thrive Walk 2016.  Last year my team participated in this walk.  We had a blast.  Our team was called 16 Miles or Bust!  Yes, the walk was 16 miles.  This is a big fundraising event for Cancer Support Community Delaware.  There are opportunities for sponsorships..from $300 to $7,500 for this particular walk!!  More info?  Please Call Linda Bowers at 302-645-9150 or visit the website http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

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And, Yes that was the team!!  It was for such a great cause and some of our team walkers were cancer survivors and others were walking for a loved one that had passed away.  We started early in the a.m. and finished at the 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown.

Now is 2016 and a new walk is almost around the corner.    This year the walk is called Sussex Survive & Thrive Walk 2016 and it has been tweaked.  Instead of the 16 miles there will be 10 miles.  You may also do a 3 1/2 walk and a 1 Mile Survivors Walk.  For all information regarding the walk, start a team, etc. etc. please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

The walk will begin at Gordon’s Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park in Rehoboth.  Check in will be at 7:00 a.m. and the walk will begin at 7:15 a.m.  The 3 1/2 Mile Walk will check in at 8:45 a.m. and the walk will start at 9:15 a.m.  The 1 Mile Survivors Walk will begin at Norfolk Street & the Rehoboth Boardwalk, with a check-in at 9:45 and the walk will begin at 10:15 a.m.

The Covertte Club will also be available to give rides to walkers that might want to take a break!!

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The FINISH LINE will be at the Forgotten Mile Ale House, who is sponsoring the Walk, for an After-Walk Celebration from 10:30 until Noon with food, and drinks and….AWARDS!!

Free Shuttle Transportation will be available back to the Gordon’s Pond Parking Lot beginning at 11 a.m. on a first come, first served basis.  Parking Passes for the Walk will be included in your Walk Packet, but please try to car pool if at all possible.

You may pick up Walk Packets at the Cancer Support Community at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy, Suite 312 in Rehoboth Beach.  Wednesday and Thursday May 11th and May 12th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. or on Friday, May 13th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Packets will also be available on Saturday, May 14th at walk check-in.

So what are you waiting for?….Should be fun, for a great cause, make new friends or catch up with old friends.

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March 23rd, 2016

Freeman Stage, Arts, Entertainment, Open Air Entertainment Venue, Selbyville, Bad Hair Day, Award Winning Spa, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Delaware Beaches

“Music is a moral law.  It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”  plato

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No, Patti Grimes, Executive Director, was not getting her hair done by no other than Drexel Davison, owner of Bad Hair Day in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Actually, Patti was very well coiffed.  The Freeman Stage came to have a little wine, beer, hor d’ouvres, and to chat about what is very dear to their hearts….the Arts at The Freeman Stage at Bayside.

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I thought that The Freeman Stage needed no introduction.  Everyone knows by now that this outdoor entertainment venue has been giving Southern Delaware memorable performances.  It is like Patti was saying….the first time you hear opera, the first time you see a ballet, the first time you see a live concert, it transforms you.  The legendary Bob Marley so well stated “One Good Thing about Music, when it Hits you, you feel no pain”.

Have you attended any of the peformances at The Freeman Stage?  It is located about 4 miles west of Fenwick Island.  The actual address is 31556 Winterberry Parkway, Selbyville, DE 19975.  Tel. 302-436-3015 Website? http://www.freemanstage.org.

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The Big Reveal for what is coming up to The Freeman Stage Summer 2016 will be Thursday, March 24th.  Check out the website above mentioned or visit their Facebook Page.

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Summer nights at the beach are unforgettable, more so if you attend one of the concerts at The Freeman Stage.  The Stage is quiet at times during the day, but at dusk it takes a life of its own.  People dance and how could they not?

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This summer seeing Melissa Etheridge who is such a Superstar.  Blondie, and icon from the 70’s.  And, The Wailers, entertaining us with Reggae, the music, which is influenced by mento, which is Jamaican folk music, calypso, and American Jazz.

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Summer 2016 promises to be an exceptional year, so please check the website to see who is coming to perform on this amazing stage.  You will see the performers up close and personal.

Bad Hair Day is located at 20 Lake Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-4247.  It is a full service salon and barber shop.  Website? http://www.badhairday.biz

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I want to thank Virgina and Jose Somalo who invited my friend, Jody and I.  On the photo you will see Virginia Esteban on the left, Jody, on the center and Jose on the right.  Virginia Esteban is the Editor, and Jose is the Publisher of Hoy en Delaware.  This is a completely Spanish newspaper, sold throughout the state of Delaware.

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Great to have met Leah Reynolds, right, Development Director, and Denise Allen on the left.

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It was a very nice time to be able to mingle and meet new faces.  Drexel, chatting with his guests.

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Debbie Killeen, Leah Reynolds, Virginia Esteban Somalo

Debbie Killeen, Leah Reynolds, Virginia Esteban Somalo

Have you been to Bad Hair Day?  Let me show you a bit of it while there are no customers.  Have in mind that this is an award winning spa.  They moved this past year to this new location across the street from the previous one.  They are also open 7 days a week….no excuse for not looking your best!!

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Drexel's Dad's Bike

Drexel's Dad's Bike

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It was getting time for a presentation by Patti Grimes.  She has a soft voice that commands attention.

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The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  It was established in 2007 to honor Josh Freeman after his passing on 2006.  Even though in Southern Delaware there is a lot of entertainment, this company set the tone for what is happening in the area.  Last year visitors to The Freeman Stage were in excess of 50,000.

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Many sponsorships are available. Please visit http://www.freemanstage.org, and http://www.freemanfoundation.org.

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The Freeman Stage is helping the community enjoy national class acts as well as regional and local ones.

In the meantime……

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March 21st, 2016

Meatless Monday, Global Movement, Eggplant Parm, Recipe, Easy, Make it Gluten Free!!, Delaware Beaches, Coastal Delaware

It has been a while since I have posted a recipe for Meatless Monday.  This is a “global movement, created in 2003 by Sid Lerner in association with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health”.  It is a way to eat just one day a week free of meat….go vegetarian for just that one day will help in our overall health.  For more information, and recipes, as well, please visit http://www.meatlessmonday.com.

I had a couple of good size eggplants and decided that today, being Monday, I would use them to make Eggplant Parm.  I have made this dish so many times, and every time I either add something or delete something.  I always make recipes my own.  So should you, it is fun to experiment.

2  medium to large eggplants

3 eggs

Oil for frying

Italian Breadcrumbs (If manking it gluten free, please make sure you buy some of the many available breadcrumbs that are gluten free.)

Spaghetti Sauce (I tried Mia’s Kitchen Bistro Marinara from Safeway and it is all natural and gluten free, made in Sonoma, California.)

Mozzarella Cheese (I used the already shredded cheese, but you can shred your own if you are eating gluten free. Make sure to read the labels.

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese.  I grated it myself, which is great if you are eating gluten free.  The packaged cheeses already grated might have an additive that contains gluten.

Basil

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

Slightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Put about a cup of the spaghetti sauce and spread.

Cut the eggplant in round slices.  I do not peel the eggplant.  I think the skin looks great and it is where your vitamins are, as well.

In a shallow bowl cracked the eggs and mix.  In a plate put the Italian breadcrumbs.

In a large frying pan put enough vegetable oil in order to fry the eggplant.  It does not have to be too deep.

Dip the eggplants in the eggs and then dip in the Italian breadcrumbs.

Fry them until lightly brown.  I usually get them out and let them sit on paper towels, but you can just transfer them directly to the prepared baking dish, as well.

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Arrange them on the baking dish as you wish.  You will be making two layers.

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Spread spaghetti sauce on them and also half of the mozzarella.  Repeat the process and at this point you will also sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top. Sprinkle some Basil for color too.  Then to the oven.

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Bake for about 45 minutes or so until they look like this…….

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This dish has so much color….it should also be the center of attention on your plate.  A green salad or green veggie is all you need.

For dessert, well, it is that time of the year when you just have to think that summer is around the corner but if you feel like living dangerously, well, go ahead and maybe go visit Edie Bees on Second Street in Lewes, Delaware, and grab something sweet and sinfully delish.

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March 17th, 2016

Red Truck Bakery, Guinness Stout Irish Chocolate Cake, Marshall, Warrenton, Virginia…Granola, Cranberry Orange Muffins, Cakes, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Whether you are Irish or not, most likely you will be celebrating in some form St. Patrick’s Day.  Here at the Delaware Beaches the Irish Bars are getting ready and last week-end the Annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Milton took place.  Check my little Granddaughter, Sophia, at her first St. Patty’s celebration….the hat stayed put.  In Milton she was.

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Surprise, surprise, guess what was delivered to my front door?  It is a Guinness Stout Irish Chocolate Cake!!  Sent to me by my sister in law, Susie.  The cake came from the Red Truck Bakery. The main Bakery is located at 8368 W Main Street in Marshall, Virgina.  The tel. 540-364-BAKE .  There is a Smaller Cafe at 22 Waterloo St. in Warrenton, Virginia.  Website?  http://www.redtruckbakery.com

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The question was; should I wait to St. Patty’s Day or just have a little taste right away?  I forgot to tell you that this was my birthday present, as well.  Well I opened it up.

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A little piece is all I wanted.  I had to have it. The cake was dense.  Dark as Guinness Stout and not overly sweet which is great because I thought it would go great for breakfast, as well.  It had the perfect consistency.

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Almost everyone has a passion…Brian Noyes found it.  I was so surprised when my sister in law told me that it all started in Orlean, Virginia.  I got married in Orlean at my in-law’s house, The Orlean House.  So, needless to say it brought memories.

Red Truck Bakery ships nationwide.  And everyone is talking about them.  I have not tried their granola, but I understand that it is the best.  And, why did President Obama want their pie this week?  And, how did he get it on “Pi Day”?  Please visit the above mentioned website.

Read the article by the Washington Post.  Check the reviews….they are all amazing reviews.

And it is that time of the year where we send our loved ones something to celebrate Spring!!  I am sending the Moonshine Cake….with real “Virginny hooch” to my brother for his birthday!!

I think this is a great find.  Looking forward to another piece of my Guinness Stout Irish Chocolate Cake.

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