October 4th, 2016
It is that time of the year when our beaches get a well deserved rest…..hahaha….I don’t think so. That happened so long ago, I do not even remember. If anything, every week there is something to do besides a walk on the Boardwalk, chilling out, reading, listening to live music…..so What’s Going On?
Thursday, 10/6 – WALKING TOUR OF REHOBOTH BEACH – Starting at 9 a.m. at the Bandstand. This tour is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. $10 and reservations are required by calling 302-227-7310. More info? Please visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.
Thursday, 10/6 through Sunday, 10/9 – GREYHOUNDS REACH THE BEACH – You will see hundreds of Greyhounds coming to the beach for this annual, very well attended event. And if it does rain, they don’t care. They still will have their raincoats on!! You will see them in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. Wine and Biscuit Preview Party on Wednesday evening, Ice Cream Social, and Greyhounds in Art show. More info? Please visit http:/ww.grtb.org
REHOBOTH BEACH FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS:
Wednesday, 10/5 and Thursday, 10/6 – THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. This is a new documentary by Ron Howard. Remember him? Happy Days! The touring years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966). It is the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon “The Beatles”. Screening times are at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes before each screening. Admission is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members. Location? 17701 Dartmouth Driive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa in Lewes.
Wednesday, 10/5 and Thursday 10/6 – THE HOLLARS. This is a comedy about family interaction which will make you laugh. The Director, John Krasinski, takes a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes prior to the screening. $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members. Location? 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.
The mission of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is to promote cinematic arts and to provide education and cultural enrichment for our community. For more info. on these and other events, please visit http://www.rehobothfilm.com
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 7, 8, 9 – FALL SIDEWALK SALE – In Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach….9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Get ready for some bargain shopping as the stores bring everything outside so you can get the best deals ever!! More info? Please visit http://www.beach-fun.com.
Friday, Saturday, October 7 and 8 – BUDDY FEST WEEKEND – An annual event at the beach! Raising awareness of people with Down Syndrome. Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Buddy Up Party at the Lions Club Community Center in Dewey Beach. A 1-mile walk kicks off Saturday’s events on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Bandstand. After the walk please stay and enjoy live entertainment by Mario Rocco. More info? please visit http://www.boardwalkbuddywalk.com.
Saturday, 10/8 – DEWEY GOES PINK! In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Starboard in Dewey Beach, Delaware paints the town PINK!
This is the 6th annual Dewey Goes Pink event. Race registration opens on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The race will begin at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds will go to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, now surpassing $225,000 in the first 5 years. It is a 5k race or a 1.5 mile walk. Steve “Monty” Montgomery and Adam Howard started this tradition in memory of their moms. For more info., please visit http://www.deweygoespink.com.
Saturday, 10/8 – SODEL FEST – Celebrating Wine, Food, & Music on Delmarva….Hosted by SoDel Concepts. Location? Independence Clubhouse at 237 Samuel Adams Circle in Milllsboro (closer to Rehoboth and Lewes). It is a benefit for Children & Familes First, Food Bank of Delaware and the Rotary’s End Polio Now….Noon until 4 p.m. More info and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.sodelfest.com.
Saturday, 10/8 – RUDDER ANNIVERSARY PARTY WITH THE HUBCAPS/THE FUNSTERS/LOVE SEED MAMA JUMP/GREEN MEANS GO. More info? Please call 302-227-3888 or visit http://www.deweybeachlife.com
Through Sunday, 10/9 – CLEAR SPACE THEATRE PRESENTS: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE – “A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. It is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize. Contains mature content. For more info. and tickets, please visit http://www.clearspacetheatre.org.
Clear Space Theatre is located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tel. 302-227-2270.
Friday, 10/28 – 10/30 – SEA WITCH FESTIVAL 2016 – For all activities and information for this amazing festival, please visit http://www.beach-fun.com.
Wednesday, 11/2 – GIRLS NIGHT OUT – A benefit and fundraising event for Cancer Support Community Delaware. Location? Atlantic Sands Hotel. You will Shop, Share and Make an Impact!! Cancer Support Community Delaware is located at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312 in Rehoboth Beach. All services are free of charge. More info? Please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.
Friday, 11/4 through March 12, 2017 – WINNING PHOTOS OF 2016 DELAWARE BEACH LIFE PHOTO CONTEST – An exhibit that will open On Friday, 11/4. The photograph above is from Joann Kingsly. This small, but mighty exhibit of award-winning photographs were chosen from among more than 200 entries. The images capture the many forms of life on Coastal Delaware. Location? The Rehoboth Beach Museum, located at 511 Rehoboth Ave., in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. For more info. please call 302-227-7310 or visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.
Sunday, 12/4 – SANTA FUN RUN – At The Starboard in Dewey Beach. Plenty of notice to sign up!! This is a non-competitive 1 mile run/walk. Noon until 4 p.m. More info? Please visit Events at http://www.cffde.org
KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED – No bad weather, Please!!
September 27th, 2016
This has been my year for traveling. But you know what? “Do me a favor…Stand up, walk to wherever the nearest window is, and just look outside. You may not know this, but there’s an entire planet-worth of summers, friends, sunsets, street lamps, songs, late nights, great films, and night skies waiting for you. Your life is as amazing as you want it to be, but first, you have to let it be that way.” chad sugg
I took off for Portland, Oregon, to visit a friend that I had not seen since 1973. We had so much fun. The weather was pretty good in Portland. I had no idea that it does not snow. Maybe once or twice through the years. What they do have for a winter is a day like we have had today at the Delaware Beaches…..grey and wet. They don’t even get thunderstorms. It is a drizzle. That is probably why their soil is fertile and the wine is delish.
Arriving in Portland the first thing that caught my eye from the airplane was Mt. Hood. Towards the end of my stay we decided to go up to the mountain to check out Timberline Lodge. The lodge was built in 1937. Some of the scenes of the movie The Shining were filmed here. They used aerial shots of the Timberline Lodge as part of its opening scene and also some other shots outside of the fictional Overlook Hotel.
The inspiration for the Lodge was the mountain. The architects used 3 themes to illustrate the regional heritage: hand-hewn timbers and hand-crafted furnishings to pay tribute to early pioneers, carved wood and wrought iron designs to capture the Indian spirit, and carvings of animals and paintings of wildflowers to represent wildlife native to Mt. Hood.
The timbers used were huge. The lodge had the fire going. It was rainy and cold. Plenty of hikers last week. We were hungry and thirsty so we decided to try the Ram’s Head Bar which is uniquely located on the second floor circular balcony.
We ordered some drinks. I decided to try Grady’s Spill…It is the short glass on the photo. “It’s advocaat sir, it does tend to stain. I’ll just set my Bourbon and Advocaat down…right here”…from Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Shining” Eastside Distilling egg nog advocaat liqueur, Jack Daniels, angostura bitters; served on the rocks with nutmeg, cinnamon and hazelnuts. It really tasted like an egg nog. It was good!!
And speaking of hazelnuts, Oregon is the largest producer of hazelnuts. We ordered Smoked Hazelnuts and Charcuterie.
A delicious Puree of Mushroom Soup with smoked hazelnuts, and green onions, and a Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with a rosemary crouton, and olive oil garnish.
The weather was conducive for a warm and comforting soup. But this was just a tasting. A dinner reservation was waiting in Portland where chefs are preparing some amazing dishes. Talk to you later.
September 12th, 2016
It was getting dark and the perfect time of the evening for Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. I was attending this production by Brown Box Theatre, brining free theatre to the Delmarva. This is the Six Annual Free Shakespeare at the Beach. Nothing better than enjoying a production under the stars, and on this particular night at Tower Road with one of the WWII towers paying attention.
Meet Kyler Taustin…Hometown? Ocean City, Maryland…He is the founding artistic director of Brown Box Theatre Project. He has directed all of the past Brown Box Theatre Project’s productions including all past 5 previous performances of the Annual Free Shakespeare at the Beach. Once again he has done so with Cymbeline.
Brown Box Theatre Project began in 2009. Their productions take place in intimate theatres throughout Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland and beyond. Their mission is to “create high-quality theatre and deliver their work directly to communities to expand the reach of impactful professional performing arts”.
On Monday, September 12th, Shakespeare’s Page to Stage Workshop led by Brown Box Theatre Project will take place from 3 – 4 p.m. This is an adult workshop. Then from 4:30 – 5:30 the teen workshop will take place. It is free and you still have time to pre-register by calling 302-645-2733.
On Saturday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m. this outdoor production will be behind the Lewes Library located at 111 Adams Ave. on the lawn in Lewes. Remember to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Please check their schedule at http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/schedule.html.
And for more information about Brown Box Theatre Project, please visit http://www.brownboxtheatre.org.
If you are hesitant about understanding a Shakespeare production, this particular one is very easily understood. Kyler has made a point to make sure his audience captures the essence of the play.
We thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope you put it on your social calendar!! I mentioned above that it is free of charge, but at the end of the performance donations are much appreciated.
Cymbeline “is one of Shakespeare’s rarely produced works. It is an algamation of romance, ferocity, intrigue, and fancy, all in one play”.
Have a good one!!
July 24th, 2016
Need a ride to Funland? Remember me? I am Miss Sophia and I am a little bit new at posting on a blog. So give me a chance. I will improve. There is nothing better than living at the beach! It is my playground. On such a hot week-end a day at the beach was a must.
Rehoboth Beach has parks and plenty of places to have a picnic. One of my favorites past times. I am a foodie at heart so a little to eat outdoors is always priceless!
Kids coming to Rehoboth Beach will soon find out that the Boardwalk is the life of the town. Lots of fun for young ones like me. But there is one place where the whole family will enjoy. That is Funland located at 6 Delaware Avenue and the Boardwalk. There are a lot of young kids attractions but the thrill rides that the older ones like, are also there. It opens daily at 10 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. The website is http://www.funlandrehoboth.com.
We had just been at Nicola Pizza, having dinner and a delicious Nic-o-Boli. Website? http://www.nicolapizza.com.
It was in June and the weather was still a bit cooler. So off we went to Funland. First thing my Grandmas and my Mom wanted to do was Whack-a-mole. This game was invented so long ago, in 1976. We had just gone from Nic-o-Boli to Whack-a-mole!! I was not sure about why all the screaming, but they thought it was fun. So here I am with my Mom. A Nikon Moment.
The beautiful carousel was more my speed at this stage of my life. I forgot to tell you but I have been busy mastering the art of walking. I am a bit stiff but it is definitely getting much better.
I know I am very serious on my photos but I can assure you that I was having fun. haha
I think the boat rides are the same price of so many years ago. On the first photo you can see my Dad on a green boat when he was little. He is not smiling either. On the other photo is where I am. A green boat, as well. 1 ticket per ride still!! A bargain.
Early evening is a good time for Funland. It is quieter than later at night.
I am going on the cutest little engine ride.
And then on the Police Car.
Oh no, I did not know about this next ride….but here they were taking me too!!
It was getting late and more people were starting to come in. It is right off the Boardwalk so it such an easy walk from all points in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. I will get the hang of all these rides as I get older but my first experience was a “blast”. Talk to you later!!
May 13th, 2016
Wearing the T-Shirt volunteers and runners celebrated the Super Heroes in their lives!! The Bethany Beach Breast Cancer 5 K Fun Run/3 K Walk is an annual event that has been taking place in Downtown Bethany Beach, Delaware on Mother’s Day Week-End. Every year more and more people register to honor someone and have the opportunity to spend some time at the beach.
It is a relaxed race and walk. The Founder and Chair is Ann Raskauskas and the Co-Chair is Carol Hartnett. The event just took place last week-end, but pretty soon plans for next year’s event will be taking place. The website is http://www.bethanybeachbreastcancer.com.
If you have been at the Delaware Beaches you know we have had an amazing amount of rain this week. But, it just so happened that last Saturday early in the morning the clouds broke and we even saw sunshine for a little bit of time while the race and walk took place. The Boardwalk in Bethany was the meeting place and look how pretty the ocean looked!!
I was in charge of the Information Booth and Dog Station where pooches stopped to say hello, have some water and grab a bandana.
It is a community affair with friends and families reuniting in celebration of miles stones in their lives.
This year’s theme was so much fun. The runners really got into the dressing up….
These guys were part of a team but they were so funny.
There were prizes awarded and then a little bit of stretching before starting the Run/Walk.
The Boardwalk in Bethany Beach is the center of this coastal resort town. The Boardwalk grub like fries, pizza and the rest of those yummy treats…..but I stopped at Turtle Beach Cafe on the south side of the boardwalk for a smoothie.
The Green Smoothie is so delicious and refreshing. It has banana, mango, pineapple, spinach and spirulina….also they will add yogurt, as well, but you can have it without. Spirulina is a microalgae that has high nutritional value and health benefits. It is is considered a super food.
Remember same time same place next year in Bethany Beach the Bethany Beach Breast Cancer 5K Fun Run/3K Walk will be waiting for you!!
May 10th, 2016
Heaven for those who love to gather and eat with family and friends!! Rehoboth Beach Reastaurant Week will begin on Sunday, June 5th through Friday, June 10th.
Rehoboth Beach is a dining destination for the Mid-Atlantic states. Those that are fortunate to visit the Nation’s Summer Capital can really enjoy small town atmosphere, the beaches, the boardwalk and amazing restaurants serving delicious food year round.
Restaurants will feature prix-fixe menus that make your culinary adventure both affordable and tempting.
Enjoy a 3-course meal priced at $25, $35, or $45 per person, at more than 30 participating Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, restaurants.
Need more info? Want to see the list of participating restaurants…..then, by all means visit http://www.downtownrb.com.
You may also call 302-227-2772. The restaurants will be posting menus during the week and also will be commenting on social media.
Restaurant Week in Rehoboth is the perfect opportunity to try all the great restaurants that we have at the beach before the real crowds come down.
Have a good one!!
May 4th, 2016
Here we are. We are fairly new to Selbyville. We are Alpacas. Along with LLamas we are family members of the camels but we do not have that hump. We are natives to America and we are known as animals of the new world. Get it? Nuevo Mundo.
I arrived at Jose Palma and Elizabeth Ferguson with my friend, Jody. She has known Liz for some time. Jose and Liz moved to Selbyville from Kentucky. When asking them if it was because of low property taxes, they said no. It was just a random choice after looking at several properties. Both are extremely friendly and generous with their time. This is a new business for them but they are thoroughly enjoying this new journey.
You can check Nuevo Mundo Alpaca on Facebook. The website is http://www.nuevomundoalpaca.com.
On the website Liz is going to be introducing their Alpacas. The first one being introduced is Tempest. She is a 5 year old female. On the photos that I took I am not sure which one she was but on the following photo it might be the one on the right. The brown cria was a doll.
Alpacas and Llamas are natives to the Andes. The Llama is the bigger one. The Alpaca is smaller and compact. Here is Liz feeding them. They are friendly but cautious. And like I told my friend Jody….they do spit.
Jose and Liz are introducing their Alpacas to shows and competitions. Something completely new to them. On the farm their rescued Great Pyrenees keep watch over the Alpcas.
During beautiful weather the Alpacas enjoy the gorgeousl Southern Delaware sunshine. But during inclement weather they have their barn for much needed shelter.
There is more to Nuevo Mundo Alpaca…..chickens!! Their chicken coop is precious. And Jose and Liz’s pooch thinks he owns them.
Liz and Jose are learning everything Alpaca. The fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. It is soft, durable and luxurious; a silky natural fiber.
If you have any questions please email Jose@nuevomundoalpaca.com, 502-767-9543, or Elizabeth@nuevomundoalpaca.com, 502-235-4543.
In the area there are now about 3 alpaca farms. Lewes/Rehoboth, Berlin, and now Selbyville.
Jose: Fue un placer conocerte. Espero cuando venga tu Mama pueda saborear algo de su cocina. Gracias a ti y a Liz por habernos recibido tan amablemente.
April 26th, 2016
The Delaware State Fair is a 10-day event that takes place at the end of July. This year’s event will begin on July 20th until July 30th. It is located at 18500 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952. Tel. 302-298-3269. Please visit http://www.delawarestatefair.com.
The fairgrounds include racetracks, agricultural exhibits, and stage where entertainment takes place. People think that nothing else happens at the fairgrounds besides the State Fair, but check the website above mentioned to see what is going on. Save the date for May 21st for the “In the Come Together Day Dog Show” hosted by the East Coast Bully League.
So you wonder, what my friend Susan Dimondi and I were doing there. She does have a connection to the Fairgrounds. Delaware is so small. No one ever comes here, right? I am not sure if other candidates have visited Delaware in the past year, but Donald came to see if he could snatch those 3 delegates we have to offer.
When we arrived, the arena already had about 3,500 supporters. It is a huge place.
Outside security was tight Plenty of food trucks. No alcohol. No protesters.
Hillary’s Tail of Lies….this guy was a hit on the arena. His shirt on big letters “”At this point What Difference does it Make”. No, I don’t think he likes Hillary at all. Check his website http://www.justaskamerica.com
The media was ready. Donald made his usual comments about the media….the Worst!!
Before Donald arrived, a prayer for all, the Pledge of Allegiance, The National Anthem. The crowds were so well behaved.
Donald was about to land in his helicopter.
And then the crowds went crazy. There were over 10,000 people there. Someone said to me that the whole state was there. LOL
His speeches are the same. The crowds react the same. People are definitely angry. There were people there that had just been to Berlin, Maryland, when he visited on the same week. This crowd was very patriotic and anything he said along those lines was cheered.
I was surprised to see how slender he looked in person. Even if you were not a Trump follower, you would have gotten right into it. You could not help to follow the crowd’s chantings.
So The Donald came and went. Please get out and VOTE!!