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January 26th, 2015

Dover Eats! Flavor of India, Dover, Delaware, Restaurant, Review, Northern Indian Cuisine, Southern Delaware, Kent County


The aroma of Indian food; coriander, curries, dry red chillies, turmeric, fennel….sooo good.  Only a few Indian restaurants in Delaware and one of them, Flavor of India, is located at 348 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.  Tel. 302-677-0121.  Website?  It is in the same building with a separate entrance from the Motel 8.  Believe me, the restaurant is really good.

They are open 7 days a week.  Dine in or take out.


Stopped to pick up some take-out and gave Tony the news that my husband, John, had passed away on August 31, 2013.  He was truly shocked and could not believe it.  John and I enjoyed eating at Flavor of India and also enjoyed talking to Tony.

I picked up Lamb Saagwala, which had lamb pieces and fresh spinach cooked in an Indian spicy herbal sauce.  I also picked up some Lamb Pasanda, an authentic dish from northern India. In northern India the curries are thick and the gravies are very creamy.  The basmati rice is awesome with a rich aroma… cannot find that rice in Rehoboth Beach…Flavor of India have their own connections.


In the past when dining in I have ordered the pappadom, which is like a flat bread.  Sauces are brought to the table for dipping.  You can also eat it by itself.


And dishes like the Goat Masala, which my husband loved.  Most of the goat dishes have a bone.


And, Lamb Zafrani…one of my favorites.


I took home for dessert Gajar Halwa, which is mainly made with carrots….sweet and very interesting taste.  Have had it before and still like it.  Served warm.


The sense of taste is so acute and amazing….trying the foods from northern India with so many different spices, each hitting at the right time.  So, if you have a craving for Indian food, or just want something different, go and visit Tony at Flavor of India.  I keep telling him they should open a restaurant in Rehoboth Beach.


Note:  Flavor of India continues to receive awards for being a true representation of Indian food with great service, delicious food, and reasonable prices.  They are also aware of customers with gluten free allergies.

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September 14th, 2014

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, At The Water’s Edge, Delaware Beaches, Coastal Delaware, Sussex County, Southern Delaware

On a day like today, I was walking the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  The Boardwalk is an award winning one.  Walking right along the Atlantic Ocean.  It was somewhat cool, it was already fall.  Some were on the beach, playing.  Kids never get cold; they just run around loving a day at the beach.

Then, at the water’s edge there were a group of people, mingling along with others trying to feel how cold the water was.  The group attracted my attention.  And, I took my camera out.


I started to get closer.  The family was Amish.  The Amish community closest to us is in the Dover area, or Kent County, about 40 minutes north of Rehoboth Beach.  I got a little closer still.  There were 2 other people taking photos, but I think they were just taking in the scenery.


Then I stood pretty close, but giving them their privacy.  Standing at the water’s edge, watching the waves roll in.  A serenity of sorts.  A penny for their thoughts.  It is one of my favorite photos.


Have a great day!!

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August 13th, 2014

4th Annual Wings of Hope Kicks-Off, Wednesday, August 13th, Campaing For Hope, Butterfly Release, Saturday, September 13th, Cancer Support Community Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Sussex County


The mission at The Cancer Support Community Delaware is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.  It is the only organization in Delaware dedicated exclusively to helping people cope with and manage the emotional aspect of cancer.  The professionally led programs provide emotional support, education and hope.  Best of all, all of the programs are offered free of charge.



Today, Wednesday, the 13th of August is the official kick off date for the 4th Annual Wings of Hope…the Campaing of Hope.  This prelude to the much anticipated Butterfly Release that will be taking place on Saturday, September 13th.

Businesses and organizations throughout Sussex County will be selling seeded paper buterflies to honor friends and loved ones impacted by cancer.

Epworth United Methodist Church, Grace United Methodist Church, All Saints’ Church, Dimitra Yoga, Rehoboth Beach Public Library, Tomato Sunshine and Surf Bagel are just a few of the locations selling butterflies.

Beauties and Butterflies — Salons Suporting Cancer Support Community Delaware chaired by Drexel Davison of Bad Hair Day? includes over a dozen beauty salons participating in the Wings of Hope by selling butterflies.  For a complete list of butterfly sales locations, please visit

Thousands of paper butterflies will be displayed at the Wings of Hope – A Butterfly Release on 9/13 on the grounds of the Medical Arts Building at the Beebe Health Campus on Rt. 24 in Rehoboth Beach.

This very special celebration of life is highlighted with the release of 250 live Monarch butterflies in recognition of Sussex County friends and neighbors impacted by cancer.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the admission is free.  The event will also feature vendors, demos, refreshments, and children’s activities.


For more information about the Cancer Support Community Delaware and the Wings of Hope, visit, or, call 302-645-9150.

Have a great day….sun is coming out!!

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May 29th, 2014

Beach Babes! Walk MS 2014, Twilight, Baywood Greens, May 30, 2014, Chicks for Charity, Taylor DeMario, Miss Milford, Supporting the Commitment to Creating a World Free of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches


We are Walking for MS and our team is Beach Babes….yes, that’s the name my friend, Jody, gave our team.  To tell you the truth I think it is pretty good.  We live at the beach and we are walking and coming together with others who are trying to make a statement about their commitment to creating a world free of MS.

It all started a few months ago, when we attended a Chicks for Charity dinner at Fish On in Lewes, Delaware.  This non-profit organization meets once a month and visitors and residents attending have the opportunity to meet one another, have a great dinner, silent auction and raise funds for a local organization.  They are on Facebook as Chicks for Charity (Southern Delaware).  If you want to know more or to check when the next dinner will be, just visit

It was on the March dinner that we met Taylor DeMario, Miss Milford.  Taylor has a member of ther family who was diagnosed with MS at the age of 20.  Needless to say her platform is raising awareness for individuals and families afflicted with MS.


Having seen MS first hand, has made her commitment even stronger.  Finding a cure and helping other families deal with this condition is her driving force.

Taylor DeMario will be competing for the title of Miss Delaware to be held on Sunday, June 15th at Dover Downs & Casino in Dover, Delaware.  We wish her good luck!!

Taylor was so well spoken and as I listened to her talk I thought of 2 friends that have MS.  For them I am walking.

Beach Babes is a small team, but we had to start somewhere.  Maybe next year some of the local readers can join us.  We got those hats made, we got colorful t-shirts and I think the weather is going to be perfect.

The Delaware Beaches is an excellent area for fundraising….Delaware is a small state but it has a heart of gold.

As we Walk MS 2014 we hope to come together with others, to celebrate and to show the “power of our connections”.

More info?  Please visit  Tel. 302-655-5610.

Note:  Please meet Jody, my Team Captain, with Taylor.


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March 18th, 2013

“An American Tapestry”, Songs Reflecting the Music in 20th Century America, The Delaware Choral Society, Spring Concert, Friday, April 12th, 7:00 p.m., Venue? Sanctuary at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 631 South State St., Dover, Delaware


The Delaware Choral Society was founded in Dover, Delaware (our state’s capital), in 1957 by a group of church choirs wanting to perform Handel’s Messiah.  Branching out to other choral music of the great composers; from the Renaissance to the present, renditions of spiritual and folk music.  The Society is open to every interested singer without audition.  More info?  Please visit

Join the Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. James Wilson, for their spring concert presentation featuring a compilation of 20th Century American music, including songs by Leonard Bernstein, Smauel  Barber, Randall Thompson, and many more!!

Program Highlight:  “Have Ye Not Known”? and “Ye Shall Have a Song” from Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdon.

Randall Thompson is recognized as one of the finest composers of American choral music for major works, which often incorporated jazz, folk music, and American text into an eclectic body of music, which also included orchestra and piano works, operas, and chamber music.  The Peaceable Kingdom was commissioned in 1936 by the League of Composers for the Harvard Glee Club and the Radcliffe Choral Society, and it was inspired by a painting of the same by the naturalist Edward Hicks entitled the “Preaching Quaker of Pennsylvania”.  The painting depicts Isaiah, Chapter XI, verses 6-9.  In Thompson’s work, the selected verses are proclaimed by the chorus and their meaning sets the stage for a variety of choral techniques:  opposing choruses expressing the contrast between blessings bestowed on the righteous and woes inflicted upon the wicked, soprano and bass lines mirroring each other (one moves up in pitch as the other moves down and vice versa), and double choruses whose fullness of parts embody overwhelming joy and gladness of heart.

Friday, April 12th, one single performance, at 7:00 p.m.  The concert will be hosted in the sanctuary of Holy Cross Catholic Church located at 631 South State St., Dover, DE 19901.


General Admission – $20.00

Seniors, 65 years of age and over – $15.00

Military and anyone under the age of 21 – Free

Purchase or reserve the tickets by visiting  Or, will-call reservations and further information, please call 302-245-0449, or email  Tickets may also be available at the door.

Have a great day!!

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February 21st, 2013

What’s Going On? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Activities, Events, Modern Mixture, Cake Break, Sussex County, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches…..Waiting for Spring!!


The groundhog showed that it will be an early Spring!!…..waiting.  At the beach, life is different; some might even say we take our time doing things here in, Slower Lower….time does not move from hour to hour, but one mood to the moment.  So, if you are visiting Rehoboth Beach….this is What’s Going On!

Friday, 2/22 – The Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents a showcase of this year’s Academy Award contenders for the Best Live Action Short Film.  You will have the opportunity to weigh in and cast your own vote for the winner.  This year’s slate of nominees include “Asad”, “Buzkashi Boys”, “Curfew”, “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”, and “Henry”.  Admission is $4 for members with current membership card and $6 for future members.  You can purchase the tickets by visiting the website or by calling 302-645-9095, ext. 1.  More info?  Please visit

Saturday, 2/23 – In the past few years I have had very good friends diagnosed with breast cancer.  Thank God they are all doing well after going through treatments, very courageously, I might add.  Southern Lights of Life is an Evening of Living and Giving, sponsored by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware.  From Rehoboth Beach, it takes about 1/2 hour.  Dress code is Business to Glamorous.  Cocktails at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and Silent Auction.  The program, dinner and the Live Auction will start at 8 p.m., followed by the fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors as the models.  Tickets are $150.  Dover Downs is located at 1131 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.  For details and info., please visit  Please note that this event is Kent and Sussex Counties’ premier breast cancer fundraiser.

Saturday, 2/23 – The Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents an informative documentary entitled “Cafeteria Man” as part of their 2012-2013 “On Screen/In Person” film tour, which brings filmmakers and their films together to participating communities.  It will take place at 7 p.m. in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway, located on Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.  Tickets are $4 for members and $6 for future members.  Tickets can be purchased on line at  Or, you may call 302-645-9095, ext. 1.

This engaging profile tells the true story of a rebellious, charismatic chef from New Orleans, Tony Geraci, and his mission to radically reform Baltimore’s public school food system by replacing pre-plated, processed food with locally grown freshly prepared meals.  Geraci’s recipe for change takes him, and the audience, from Baltimore to the halls of Congress and the While House.  This film was first screened at the 2011 Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.

Attention Artists:  The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is already seeking original art submissions to be adapted for promoting the 2013 Rehoboth Independent Film Festival.  Artwork must be a new and original piece created with film and coastal Delaware in mind.  Please visit

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Until Sunday, 2/24 – “The Mousetrap” presented by Clear Space Theatre Company, located at 20 Baltimore St. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Celebrating its 60th anniversary in London this year, The Mousetrap will bring murder and intrigue right here to the beach.  The master of mysery, Agatha Christie, will keep you guessing until the very end, with a twist ending that you’ll be sworn to secrecy to keep.  Please visit for tickets and more info.

Thursday, 2/28 – Fusion Wine Dinner at Salt Air, located at 50 Wilmington Ave.  Tel. 302-227-3744. Their chef, Rebecca Krebs, is creating an exotic combination of foods to compliment the palatable blended wines for the evening.  Filling fast….the popular dinners in Rehoboth by the best restaurants are winter favorites.

And…..if you get hungry while shopping and strolling through Downtown Rehoboth Beach….Modern Mixture and Cake Break are two of my favorite places to stop by in downtown Rehoboth Beach.  It goes without saying that they are hard workers and their food is delicious.  But, you can decide for yourself.


Cake Break, located at 7 South First St. – They are open all day long with delicious baked goods.  Peanut free facility and vegan and gluten free cupcakes, as well.  Tel. 302-260-9264.  Website?  Find Cake Break on Facebook, as well.


Stop by to say hello to Leo….and if he has tamales, by all means, order them.  Soooo good.  Modern Mixture opened last season in Downtown Rehoboth Beach at 62A Rehoboth Ave.  Tel. 302-227-0600.  Website?  Leo is so friendly…call him up and check was on the stove on that day.  You can also find Modern Mixture on Facebook.

Have a great day…sunny, chilly…


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September 4th, 2012

Fall Into Jazz III, Annual Music Event, Delaware Charitable Music, Inc., Sizzlin’ Jazz Lineup, The Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover, Delaware, Saturday, September 8, 2012


Delaware Charitable Music, Inc. (DCM) has finalized the sizzling lineup for Fall Into Jazz III, the organization’s annual music event, which will occur this coming Saturday, September 8th, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for the Arts.  Address?  226 St. State St., Dover, DE 19903.  Website?


Headlining this event will be the sensational saxophonist Jessy J.  With her sizzling mix of hot beats, Latin and samba rhythms, instantly captivating melodies and model looks, Jessy J has received high critical acclaim from internationally respected Jazz publications and aficionados across the board.  Fueled by sultry saxophone playing, her potent and unmistakable talent proves her much more than just another pretty face.  Never is this more perceptible than on her new album “Hot Sauce” which offers an extraordinary and seemingly effortless mix of Latin influences and mainstream Jazz.  She has worked diligently to achieve recognition for her finely honed chops, songwriting skills and a strong sense of originality.

Born in Portland, Oregon, she’s played the saxophone for over 20 years.  An accomplished singer and dancer, she sang background vocals for Michael Bolton, played with the Henry Mancini Jazz Orchestra and performed in the off-Broadway production of Blast!  She has also completed studio work with such greats as Michael Buble, Seal, the Temptations, Jessica Simpson, Michael Bolton, and Mexico’s pop diva Gloria Trevi.

Rounding this event is the return of the remarkable Kim Waters, one of the top five jazz instrumentalists in the world.  His repertoire includes traditional and contemporary jazz, soul and R & B.  With a string of #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits and 20 years at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts, saxophonist Kim Waters is adored by his legions of fans.

A true Smooth Jazz superstar, Waters thrives on live performance and he appreciatively gives his captive audience his musical all. According to the Washington Post, “Waters has a flair for composing seductive melodies.  He is like a romantic pied piper out on a long evening stroll”.  Heralded as “simply one of the planet’s best saxophonist” by Jazz Times Magazine, Kim Waters has built an impressive and enviable career giving his fans what they want.

Recognizing the impact of the economy on arts programming in public schools, DCM has committed its efforts to the support of quality music education and performance through the production of events that attempt to preserve American music traditions.  It is a mission of Delaware Charitable Music to create opportunities for young musicians to interact with each other and to be able to work with and observe music professionals in order to provide continuity between the generations and to be able to pass on musical traditions.

To order tickets for this important event, please call the Schwartz Center Box Office at 302-678-5152, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Or, visit the above mentioned website.  Standard tickets are $35 each.  Premium tickets are $45 and include a Pre-Concert Meet and Greet.  Featured performers at the cocktail party will be 12 year old jazz trumpet wunderkind, Geoff Gallante with special guests Joe Wilford on guitar, Tom Baione on bass and the soulful sound of outstanding young vocalist, Alexis Baione.

More info?

Contact:  Sydney Arzt, Delaware Charitable Music, Inc., 302-245-8292.  E-mail


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May 24th, 2012

Biggs Museum of American Art, Paintings, Sculpture, Furniture, Silver, Dover, Delaware, Delaware By Hand, Members’ Day Show, Saturday, 5/26, Zwaanendael Park, Lewes, Delaware Beaches


House on the Shore, 1981 by Edward Grant, Oil on Canvass

House on the Shore, 1981 by Edward Grant, Oil on Canvass

I am sure some of you, especially, my friends would like to ask me why am I writing a post on Dover when I should be concentrating at the Delaware Beaches.  After all, opening the 2012 Summer Season, should be the most important post; where to go, what to do, where to eat, etc. etc.  I’ll get there, don’t worry.  In the meantime, let me tell you about Dover.  Yes, our state’s Capital.

I thought I have found the neatest museum.  Come to think of it, the museum is 20 years old.  It is called the Biggs Museum of American Art.  In order to get there, you might want to know a few facts about Dover, Delaware. 

I know, that DuPont Highway is not very pretty; one fast food place after another.  It is incredible how many.  Years ago a by-pass was built so in reality unless you have business to do in Dover, you probably will not even stop.  Hopefully, this might entice you to give it a second look.

Dover was founded in 1683.  If you go a few streets back you will find The Green, right in the Capital Complex & Historic District.  It is a central square and was the location of many rallies, troop reviews and patriotic events.  It is the heart of the Historic District and the location of the Delaware Supreme Court and the Kent County Courthouse.

The Green

The Green


Dover is the home of the Dover Air Force Base.  It is also the U.S. military’s only mortuary in the continental U.S., which accepts and processes the remains of soldiers killed in battle.


A company named ILC Dover, just a few miles south, in the area known as Frederica, has been the producer of fabrics for military and aerospace uses.

NASCAR Races are held at Dover International Speedway, home of the Monster Mile.


At Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, you will find gambling and harness racing, both simulcast and live.


Dover is the only State Capital in the United States with a volunteer Fire Department.

The list goes on an on with various museums, universities, parks, and rivers in the area.

I had to get something notarized and it had to be in Dover.  Long story; boring.  As I was coming out of the building I look and saw the museum.  It is called the Biggs Museum of American Art.  It is located at 406 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901.  Tel. 302-674-2111.  Website?   You can find it on Facebook, as well.


The Biggs Museum of American Art opened in 1993.  It was founded to display the art collection of its founder, Sewell C. Biggs.  It is one of many sites within the First State Heritage Park, which is in downtown Dover, in the historic district.  The First State Heritage Park is Delaware’s first urban “park without boundaries” linking historic and cultural sites in the city that has been the seat of state government since 1777.  There is a Welcome Center at 121 Duke of York Street, where you can get more information.


From the Delaware Beach Resorts all you have to do is take Route 1 North towards Dover.  Make a slight left at Clapman Rd. Continue on to South State St. into Dover.  Make a right at North Street.  Museum is located on the right at the first stop sign.  It will probably take you about 45 minutes.

Admission to the museum is free for all ages.  There might be fees for special events, programs and workshops, though.

It is an easy museum to navigate.  Relaxing too.  You can explore the permanent collections.  American paintings collections, art forms as sculptures and images by Brandywine School illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover.  The furniture by early American cabinetmakers is gorgeous. The Museum’s Delaware Silver Study Center holds one of the finest collections of regional silver in the country.




Until June 24th a very important exhibit is presently at the Museum.  It is called Jewels of the Generations. It is the Legacy of the Loockerman and Bradford Family of Dover.  Vincent Loockerman died in 1785.  From what I read, it is said that he was probably Dover’s single largest land owner and collector of Delaware and Philadelphia made furniture of the 18th century.  His family has added over the years to that collection.  The Museum’s founder, Sewell C. Biggs, was a collector and admirer of the objects accumulated by Vincent Loockerman.  The exhibit, on loan, also has early American clothing, Victorian jewelry, American and European silver, American portraits, and Delaware and Philadelphia furniture.







This is a very active Museum.  The Children’s Sewell’s Studio is a public interactive art studio.  It is used for lectures, workshops, birthday parties and meetings.


The 2 rifles caught my attention.  They were Kentucky rifles; examples of where we get the term “lock, stock and barrel”.  All the pieces were made separately before being assembled into a rifle. They were made in Berks County, PA.  ca 1830 and 1800.


These caught my attention, as well.  The miniature Chest of Drawers, probably made in Delaware, painted wood.  Late 19th or early 20th century.  The Blanket Chest also from Delaware is painted yellow pine.  Ca 1790-1810.  And, the botton is also a Blanket Chest, CA 1800-1825, painted poplar and made in Sussex County.


This picture shows a staircase, ca 1850 made in cast iron, probably in Philadelphia.  It is original to the Museum.  This part of the Museum was used as a Delaware State Office building in the 19th century.



In this particular Gallery every painting was made by Frank E. Schoonover, many of them as illustrations for books like Robin Hood and King Arthur and His Knights.  It is painted in red because that’s the color that he included in all of his paintings.



Delaware by Hand (DBH) is the brand of the artist and artisan members of the Biggs Museum of American Art.  This coming Saturday, 5/26 at the Zwaanendael Park in Lewes, Delaware, it is the Member’s Day Show featuring unique and original artworks for sale, from 50 vendors.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free admission.

Their website is

There is also a Retail Gallery at the Biggs Museum which opens Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.  It features a rotating selection of arts and fine crafts by DBH artist member of the Biggs.

Please check the website,, for events, tickets, and information, like First Friday, which will be on June 1st where there will be a Delaware by Hand Trunk Show from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Biggs.

On Saturday, 6/9 Winescapes: Unplugged and Uncorked with Paul Cullen from 5 to 7 p.m.  An evening of contemporary jazz.  $35.

This is one of those jewels that are found just in your backyard….too crowded at the beach? Then head north.  Just 45 minutes away.

They have a beautiful collection of Tall Clocks, as well.


Note:  Information for this post was taken from Wikipedia, and Biggs Museum of American Art.


Have a good one!!

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