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August 28th, 2015

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, What’s Going On?, Activities, Events, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Summer 2015!!


In 2006, the city of Lewes was selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations”, and was named a “Preserve America Community”.  Founded in 1631, by the Dutch, Lewes is Delaware’s oldest settlement, earning it the nickname of “The First Town in The First State”.

So, What’s Going on this week-end?


Saturday, 8/29 – Historic Lewes Farmers Market…Location? The Lewes Historical Society Complex at 110 Shipcarpenter St.  Love this market.  Demonstrations during the morning…9 a.m. Maurice Catlett, Executive Chef at Fish On! in Lewes will prepare fried green tomatoes with spicy shrimp salad and blue cheese.  Love fried green tomatoes!


Saturday, 8/29 – Brews by The Bay 2015…This is the second year for this event.  Experience the only Bi-State Beer Festival in the Country.  Live music, 20+ breweries, local food, and yard games on each side.  Taste the best new craft beers from both Delaware and New Jersey.  Where?  The Cape May Terminal from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and the Lewes Terminal from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Better yet, buy a discounted combo ticket and take the ferry to both fests and decide which state has the best new brew for you.  Prices:  $48.25 for NJ only and Delaware only.  $74.50 for both Plus a roundtrip ferry ride!!  Special reduced rates for designated drivers.  Please note that no alcohol or samples can be carried on the ferry.  Beverages are available for sale on the ferry.  More info?  Please visit


Saturday, 8/29 – Free Deck Tour of the Kalmar Nyckel.  Join the crew.  Kids can ring the ship’s bell.  Please call 302-645-2791 or visit


Saturday, 8/29 – Live Music at Bethany Blues, Lewes at 18385 Coastal Highway, Entertainment begins at 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.  Stop by and listen to Captain Blue’s Bluegrass Band.  CJ and the Band lead the way with Americana/Folk Bluegrass!  Check them out at


Sunday, 8/30 – Yoga in the Park at Lewes Canalfront Park on Front Street from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.  Every Sunday until September 6th.  Sessions are by Dimitra Yoga.  Tel. 302-645-2795 or visit


Sunday, 8/30 – A Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Sail the Tall Ship of Delaware.  Join the captain and the crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas.  $60 for adults and $40 for children 7 years of age and under.  Meet at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier.


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July 19th, 2015

Destination? Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Lewes, Delaware, Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon, Grow Local, Buy Local, Eat Local, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Definitely, farmers markets are not just for chefs anymore.  In come the foodies who have a very discriminating palate.  Nothing but the best for them.  Getting up close and personal, the farmers love to show off their produce, so please ask questions!!


My friend, Cindi, drove all the way from Ocean City, Maryland, and Brenda Jones is a local.  You will find Brenda at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market most every Saturday in the a.m.  The market opens at 8 a.m. until Noon.


Historic Lewes Farmers Market is celebrating 10 years in the community.  During the summer season, you can find the market at the Lewes Historical Society Complex, located between Second & Third Streets at Shipcarpenter St.  Please note that on August 1st the market will take place at Shields Elementary School Parking Lot at 910 Shields St.  Fall hours will be 10/3 – 11/21 from 9 a.m. until Noon at Shields Elementary Parking Lot.  No pets are allowed, so leave Fido at home for a few hours.  Please visit the website at



The white tents are scattered throughtout the Historical Complex, a beautiful place to be on Saturday morning.  To find out the vendors that come to this market, please visit



Celebrate Summer’s Bounty by Growing Local, Buying Local and Eating Local!!



Please open the Historic Lewes Farmers Market website to get some of their delicious recipes…



Markets are rising in popularity because consumers can get fresh produce directly from the farm.  The pick of the day, shall we say.


Learning about ground cherries.  Had not seen them before.  They have a papery husk, which encloses the small fruit.  The fruit is small and orange.  Ground cherries are part of the same family as the tomatillos.  They are good in pies and they are also good with salsa and in a salad.


Never too early to start your day with fresh shucked oysters!!


Beautiful mushrooms!!



Peach Season and Bennett’s tent was full of beautiful peaches.  The long line of customers waited patiently but the line went fast.




“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man.  When tillage begins, other arts will follow.  The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.”  daniel webster


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May 20th, 2015

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Summer 2015, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Officially opening Summer 2015 – Memorial Week-End….no staycation for many, getting out of town and heading out to the Delaware Beaches.  These coastal towns are pretty much year-round resorts.  Every season brings surprises to the DE Beaches.  The best part is that Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island….they are all unique.  Even though they are all by the water’s edge, their make up is different.

What’s Going On?


Wednesday, 5/20 – ZUMBA in The Park at Canalfront Park.  6 to 7 p.m.  Zumba will take place until August 26th.  Free Zumba session by Kelly.  Tel. 302-645-2795.  Check

Friday, 5/22 – LAFF YOGA at the Lewes Library every Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.  It is held year-round.  It is a free event.  More info?  Please call 302-645-0576.  Remember….Laughter is The Best Medicine!!


Friday, 5/22 – OVERFALLS FOUNDATION “FLOAT YOUR BIG RED BOAT” – This is the annual Opening Party & Auction, 6 – 9 p.m….a fund raising event to help support the Overfalls Foundation and its programs.  Lightship Overfalls is one of only 17 remaining lightships out of a total of 179 built from 1820 to 1952.  It is a National Historic Landmark and one of 7 of its kind in this country still open to the public.  Tickets are available in advance at $45, or at the door for $50.  Please visit

Saturday, 5/23 – Every Saturday from 8 a.m. until Noon, HISTORIC LEWES FARMERS MARKET, takes place at the Lewes Historical Society Complex in Downtown Historic Lewes.  Meet the farmers…up close and personal!!  More info?  Please visit


Saturday, 5/23 – KALMAR NYCKEL ARRIVES!!  It arrives just in time for the first long week-end of Summer 2015!!  Location?  Cape May-Lewes Ferry Public Pier.  This ship is a faithful recreation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware.


It will head out daily….twice on Memorial Day, under full sail for a 2 1/2 hour tours of The Harbor of Refuge, off the coast of Lewes and at the mouth of the Delaware Bay estuary where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.  The ship is available for charter cruises, pirate sails, corporate events, and private parties.  For public sail tickets and further info., please visit  Note:  From 5 – 7 p.m. take a Deck Tour of Kalmar Nyckel.  The stern carvings are all newly painted!!


Sunday, 5/24 – YOGA IN THE PARK – 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. A Sunday morning routine at the Lewes Canalfront Park and until September 6th.  Free yoga session by Dimitra Yoga.  More info?  Please visit

Check What’s Coming Up!!

Saturday, 5/30 – POOCHES IN THE PARK – A day for dogs and the people who love them!! 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.  At Canalfront Park located at 211 Front St. in Lewes.  Please visit



Sunday, 6/7 – PICNIC IN THE PARK – Great Day in Lewes!!  Lewes restaurants, beer, wine, games for the kids, and music for all at Canalfront Park on 211 Front St.  $10 for adults, $15 at the door.  Check


Saturday, 6/20 – 25th ANNUAL LEWES GARDEN TOUR – Celebrating its Silver Anniversary!!  The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau sponsors its 25th Annual Lewes Garden Tour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  An extra ticketed event has been added on Friday, 6/19…A “Garden Party” from 5 to 7 p.m. will take place at Shipcarpenter Square.  It is open to the public with tickets priced at $50 each that will include a ticket to the Garden Tour on Saturday.  On Saturday’s Garden Tour there will be 10 private gardens showcased.  Tickets will go on sale on Memorial Week-End at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in the Fissher-Martin House located in Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum.  More info?  Please call 302-645-8073.  Please visit

Have a Good One!!

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May 4th, 2015

Historic Lewes Farmers Market, 10th Anniversary Celebration, Progressive Dinner, 3 Historic Homes, 3 Chefs, Eating Fresh & Local for 10 Years, Historic Lewes, Delaware Beaches, Opening Day, Saturday, May 9th!!


There were so many guests gathering for a special celebration, as the Historic Lewes Farmers Market celebrates its 10th year in the community.  Buying directly from family farmers and vendors…getting up close and personal with them.  Buying local food means it does taste better, it is fresh and therefore, more nutritious, as well.  The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will be opening for Season 2015 on Saturday, May 9th, from 8 a.m. until Noon.  Location?  The Lewes Historical Society Complex.  More info?  Please visit


Our Progressive Dinner Party in honor of HLFM started with 3 groups divided by color.  Our cards indicated the order in which we would visit each home.  My group had the color Green!!


3 Star Chefs, 3 Historic Homes….and 10 Years of Being Fresh!!  Let the party begin!!  Each of these chefs prepared light fare at each house, accompanied by specially selected wines, beers, and champagne.  Many of us did not know each other at the beginning of this journey…we were friends by dessert.


240 Second Street is the home of Nancy Staisey and Stan Divorski.  We thank them for opening their gorgeous home to all of us.  The Featured Chef was Hari Cameron, who is the Executive Chef and Owner of a(MUSE.) in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.


The patio of this home was beautiful and on a cool spring night in Lewes it was just wonderful.


Inside, Chef Hari Cameron was so busy.  Hari always has time for his guests.  He will stop what he is doing and give you complete attention, explaining everything that he is doing.  I hope he takes this as a compliment, because it is.


As he got ready for us we proceeded to get drinks and some appetizers…meats, cheeses, and mustards.


Hari outdid himself with the following:


Homemade ricotta cheese, Davidson’s exotic mushrooms, and spring peas.


Beetroot soup, fresh goat cheese, radish, and herbs and spices.  I am one of those that love beets, so, for me this was awesome!  A little spicy with a lot of flavor.


Housemade carrot pasta, bay scallops, dill and watercress.  Have you tried any of Hari’s pastas?  I have tried his pumpernickel, and now this carrot one.  The flavors are just incredible.


This first round was a total success….check my plate.  There was a pickled okra that was so yummy!!


After 45 minutes the bell rang which meant we had to go to our next rotation….

231 Second Street is the home of Jody Ware and Bob Hyberg.  Again, we thank the homeowners for opening their home.  The Featured Chef was Bill Clifton, who is the Executive Chef of the Henlopen City Oyster House in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.


This home is generally referred to as the Daniel Rodney House. He was a relation to Caesar Rodney, signer of the Declaration of Independence.  He was, also, a Governor and U.S. Senator for Delaware.  It is a fine example of early Lewes architecture, circa 1800.  Some accounts point to the late 1700s.  One link is the inference that this house may have been where the body of Camptain James Drew, Commander of HMS DeBraak, laid in state in 1798.

Chef Bill Clifton offered us…


Henlopen City Oyster House is known for its oysters.  They were the Main Event on this rotation.  Chincoteague Island Oysters pack the full salt of the Atlantic.  They are skinny and elongated…on ice, of course.


Springfield Farms braised lamb bacon, romaine, backyard jams, tomato jelly on brioche.


The Mediterranean Spring Rolls were very interesting…Calliope Farms fava bean hummus, cucumber, dried olives, sprouts and piri piri sauce.


Once again the bell rang and off we went to our next and final rotation.

228 Second Street is the home of John Mini and Robert Perri.  Many thanks for opening your home to us.  The Featured Chef was Aaron Berg, Executive Chef of The Buttery.


This was our last rotation on this very special evening.  My Green Group was still going strong…plenty to drink and to eat.  The kitchen was getting ready for us.


In the meantime, the following is what Chef Aaron Berg had for us…

Chapel Creamery Cheese Board with specialty crackers and sauces.


Shaved asparagus and arugula salad, deviled duck eggs, pickled rasperries and lavender honey.  These deviled duck eggs were awesome and my group certainly loved them  The pickled rasperry was definitely a most delicious touch.


Braised pork belly, sweet carrot puree, smoked cherry BBQ sauce.  It was crispy, perfect addition was the carrot puree…a favorite of the evening.



Enjoying drinks outdoors we did….waiting for the Cake.


It was time to cut the Historic Lewes Farmers Market Anniversary Cake.  Each home had a cake.  HLFM thanked all of us for making this evening such an unforgettable night.


Funds from this event will help HLFM operate the market so that their local farmers and vendors can grow, support their families, and build the local food movement in Delmarva.

And, until next time….have a good one!!


April 10th, 2015

Destination? Tulip Festival, April 9 – 18, 2015, Historic Lewes, Delaware, Events, Activities, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, TGIG


The timing of the tulip’s appearance is an inexact science and to that end, the committees in charge of the annual Tulip Festival in Lewes, Delaware, decided to expand the time frame of the event to enhance the chances that the tulips will be visible during the event.  The event dates span two week-ends, April 9th to April 18th, with special events planned on the first week-end.


Having said that and having visited Lewes, yesterday, Thursday….it might be better to come to see the tulips next week.  It is what it is, mother nature does it again.  But, if you like to have fun at the beach, by no means come on down.


This is the 6th Annual Tulip Festival.  The Lewes Chamber of Commerce continues to partnership with Lewes in Bloom, The Lewes Historical Society, Lewes Parks & Recreation, the Zwaanendael Museum and the Historic Lewes Farmers Market to present this annual celebration.


For a schedule of events, please visit  The Lewes Chamber of Commerce is located at 120 Kings Highway, in Lewes.  Tel. 302-645-8073  They also have a Facebook Page.


Have a great week-end!


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April 5th, 2015

Dinners, It’s All About Food & Spirits….and Philanthropy, Events, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches


“Eating is so intimate.  It’s very sensual.  When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.”  maya angelou

The Delaware Beaches are dining destinations for many.  Plenty of events revolve around food and the enjoyment of what has become a pastime for many.    It’s all About Food & Spirits!!  So, What’s Going On?


Thursday, April 9th – BOGLE VINEYARDS WINE DINNER AT PAPA GRANDE’S REHOBOTH BEACH – 6:30 P.M.  Location?  210 Second St. Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tel. 302-212-2409.  This Coastal Taqueria is offering 4 courses, including dessert.  $40, gratuity is not included.  All courses will be paired with appropriate Bogle Wines.  Offerings like Tropical Tuna Cocktail, Roasted Beet Salad, Lamb Enchilada….and sweet ending of delicious Churros.  Please call Mike Zygmonski at 302-212-2409 or email him at


Thursday, April, 9th – FORDHAM & DOMINION BEER DINNER – Hosted by Summer House in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  7:00 p.m., $30/person, gratuity not included.  4 Courses, all paired with Double D Duoble IPA honey drizzle, Candi Belgium Tripe IPA, Oak Barrel Stout, and a sweet ending of Morning Glory Espresso Stout Float…More info?  Please call 302-227-3895.  Summer House is located at 227 Rehoboth Avenue. Website?


Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April, 10th, 11th, 12th – DEWEY BEACH & REHOBOTH BEACH BACON FEST – Spend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sampling bacon delicacies in Rehoboth and Dewey Beach!!  Best information for this upcoming event can be found at  22 locations of Bacon Pleasure!!  For the competitors there will be prizes for 1st Best Bacon on the Beach, 1st Dewey Beach Bacon Fest, and 1st Rehoboth Beach Bacon Fest.  Restaurants, Caterers or Bacon Artisans, are all welcome.  Competitors must have their Best Bacon on The Beach sample ready by Noon on Saturday, April 11th and by 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 4/12. Lol!!  There will be no vegan options!!  There will be vendors and breweries…some showing off some bacon inspired creations.  Best….is to check the website and Facebook Page.


Sunday, April 12th – FASHION, FUN 7 PHILANTHROPY WITH SUSSEX COUNTY FUND FOR WOMEN – $30, $35 at the door if seating is available.  Reservations are required.  Register on or before April 10th by contacting Lynn Kokjohn at 302-841-4333.  There will be raffles, coupons, hors d’oeuvres, wine and shopping!!  Location will be Independence Hall Clubhouse located at 29762 Oliver Wolcott Dr. in Millsboro, DE 19966.  The mission of this organization is to provide funding to enhance the worth and potential of women and girls in Delaware by bringing together the collective philanthrophic power of women.  More info?  Please visit

Kari & Marcie

Kari & Marcie

Tuesday, April 21st – CHICKS FOR CHARITY DINNER WILL BENEFIT:  THE REHOBOTH ART LEAGUE.  Location?  Fish On! at the Villages of Five Point in Lewes.  6:30 p.m. $30 includes gratuity.  Cash or Check only.  Cash bar available. There will be raffle items and a 50/50.  Please RSVP to  No calls to the restaurant, please.  Chicks for Charity is always in need of raffle items and volunteers.  Please send them an email if you would like to help or have a raffle donation.  These dinners take place once a month and support a local charity.  More info?  Please visit  The Rehoboth Art League was founded in 1938.  It is a membership-based teaching and exhibiting non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging and preserving the arts in Southern Delaware.  It is located in Rehoboth Beach.


Thursday, April 23rd – NANTUCKETS, FENWICK ISLAND, PRESENTS: DUCKHORN VINEYARD WINE DINNER – 5:30 p.m. $85/person.  Enjoy wonderful foods paired with Duckhorn’s Finest Blends.  Details and reservations, please call 302-539-2607 or visit


Sunday, April 26th – 7th ANNUAL WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL – PERFECT PAIRINGS – BENEFITTING CHILDREN & FAMILIES FIRST, REHOBOTH ART LEAGUE, AND CHILDREN’S BEACH HOUSE.  4 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Tickets are $45 per person or $78 per couple.  Taste dozens of fine hand-picket wines from around the world.  Artfully paired with their chef-driven unique food and pastry specialties.  Great Silent Auction items, as well!!  Please visit—food-festival.html.  Location?  Nage Rehoboth Beach, 19730 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1).  Tel. 302-226-2037


Saturday, May 2nd – HISTORIC LEWES FARMERS MARKET PRESENTS: THREE HISTORIC HOMES, THE SUPERB CHEFS, THREE DELECTABLE MENUS….ONE MEMORABLE NIGHT.  10th year anniversary celebration!!  For tickets, please visit  More info?  Please call 302-644-1436.


Wednesday, May 13th through Sunday, May 17th – 2015 MIDATLANTIC WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL – Chefs and winemakers from all over the globe descend upon the East Coast to collaborate on 35 brunches, lunches, tastings and dinners.  Tickets are on sale now.  Please visit  Southern Delaware will be hosting some of these events.  Please visit the schedule at  Click on the links to read about the 60 plus International, National, and MidAtlantic chefs, and 23 winemakers and wineries from around the world.  There will be chefs and winemakers from 6 continents.

“Three things are needed for a good life; good friends, good food, and good songs.”  jazon zebehazy    Have a good One!!

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October 15th, 2014

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Stay Local, Have Fun, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delawre


The Second Season is one of the most beautiful ones at the Delaware Beaches.  Even though these coastal resorts are now considered year round, they are a little bit more quiet…the perfect time to discover them!!


Friday, October, 17th – CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK – NO ENTRANCE FEE – The Park celebrates its 50th anniversary and wants you to enjoy everything they offer for free….the beach, trails, its beauty.  8 a.m. until 8 p.m.  So, have fun!

Friday, October, 17th – “THE HISTORY OF DELAWARE LICENSE PLATES”  A First State Culture! – Lewes Historical Society Speaker Series will present this event at the Lewes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.  Enter the parking lot from Franklin Street.  The programs are free and open to the public.  This particular evening should be of interest to so many that value their Delaware license plates.  In most states the license tag on their cars is just that, a tag, but for some states like Delaware vehicle owners have embraced license plate ownership as a status symbol and a connection to their past.  Mike Williams, Chief of Communications for the Delaware State Division of Motor Vehicles will be the speaker on this evening.

Mr. Williams, is a native of Delaware. He will include in his discussion the desirable black and white procelain sets from the 1940s, the black stainless steel tags from the 1950s, and the story behind the controversial front style changes in the early 1990s.

Light refreshments will be served follwoing the presentation.  More info. on the Lewes Historical Society?  Please visit


Saturday, October 18th – HISTORIC LEWES FARMERS MARKET –  Saturdays from 9 a.m. until Noon at Shields Elementary School Parking Lot on Savannah Rd.  A producer only farmers market and a place for the community and visitors to gather every week.  Celebrating Jazz Festival at the Market, special guest Everett Spells will be present entertaining the crowds.  For more information of Historic Lewes Farmers Market, including recipes and events, please visit

Saturday, October 18th – BATTERY 519 OPEN HOUSE – Fort Miles was a key part of the nation’s coastal defense during and after WWII.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Fort Miles Historic Site is at 15099 Henlopen Drive, in Lewes.  Call 302-645-6852 for more info. and to register.

Docents from the Fort Miles Historic Association will be on hand to answer your questions as you tour Battery 519.  $3 per person.

Saturday, October 18th – 9th ANNUAL ” WINE, BEER & CHEESE TASTING” – At Cape Henlopen State Park Officer’s Club from 4 to 6 p.m.  Admission is $20 in advance and $24 at the door.  Tickets are available at the Park Office, Lewes Chamber of Commerce, and R & L Liquors in Lewes.  Call 302-858-6127.  Please note that your ticket will be your entrance to the Park.

Saturday, October 18th – COASTAL CONCERTS PRESENTS LEON BATES & PORTLAND STRING QUARTET – Location?  Bethel Uniqued Methodist Church Hall on Fourth & Market Streets in Lewes.  Famed pianist Leon Bates will join talents with the Portland String Quartet, a group admired for its many years of excellent music making.  This promises to be a remarkable evening of music.  For tickets please visit

Have a great time!!


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September 13th, 2014

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, 9/14/14 – 9/20/14, The Second Season in Historic Lewes, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Historic small towns, alongs scenic  waterways….resorts along the Delaware Beaches.  Historic Lewes, Delaware is the First Town in The First State.  Just as the Summer Season brings plenty of visitors to Lewes, the Second Season gives this historic town a glow…an aura. A year round resort, Lewes, is a busy little town.  If you are visiting this coming week, check what is going on.


Sunday, 9/14 – 11th ANNUAL CANNONBALL 5K RUN & TRENNY ELLIOTT MEMORIAL ONE MILE WALK – 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m.  Considered “The Most Beautiful Race in Delaware”, The Lewes Historical Society is presenting this race.  Online pre-registration is available by visiting

Location?  The Lewes Historical Society Complex at 110 Shipcarpenter Street in historic Lewes.  This race benefits the Society’s preservation and educational programming.  Breathtaking scenery along Pilottown Rd., and views of the Great Marsh, Shipcarpenter Square, Second Street, and the canal.  A description of the historic sites will be included with your registration papers.  More info?  Please visit


Sunday, 9/14 – SECOND ANNUAL LEWES DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Location?  Canalfront Park in Downtown Lewes.  Teams, sponsors, vendors and volunteers are more than ready.  This festival was created to benefit the capital campaign for the Sussex Academy, which is a public charter school that serves students, at present, grades 6 to 10 in Sussex County.  All proceeds will go directly to help pay for the campus and buildings of the Sussex Academy.

What are the Dragon Boats?  Click on  There are practices ongoing today, Saturday through 1 p.m.


Tuesday, 9/16 – CHICKS FOR CHARITY MONTHLY LUNCHEON – SOUTHERN DELAWARE THERAPEUTIC & RECREATIONAL HORSEBACK RIDING, INC. – This is a great organization that has been holding monthly dinners for Charity at Fish On! located at The Villages of Five Points in Lewes, Delaware.  Time?  6:30 p.m.  Cost?  $25.00 per person.  This price includes a delicious buffet along with salad and dessert…gratuity, as well.  There will be a cash bar available.  Cash or check only…payable to Fish On!.  Raffle items and a 50/50 will add to the excitement of the evening.  RSVP to  No calls to the restaurant, please.

Southern Delaware Therapeutic & Recreational Horseback Riding provides equine-assisted therapy, promoting the physical, emotional and educational growth of children and adults with special needs in our community.  Horseback riding is a progressive form of therapy for individuals with physical and emotional challenges.  The horses, instructors and volunteers create a caring environment that enables participants to gain valuable communication and coping skills.  For more information, please visit


Friday, 9/19 – LEWES 1812 PARK RENOVATION & MONUMENT DEDICATION – 11 a.m. until Noon.  Location?  Front St. and Savannah Rd.  Join the City of Lewes in the celebration….Celebrate the 100th year of  the War of 1812 monument and completion of Phase I of the 1812 Park renovation.  Your contributions funded the renovation.  There will be a presentation of the history of the War of 1812, a cannon salute, and light refreshments.  Family, friends, visitors are all welcome!!


Friday, 9/19 – LEWES’ THIRD OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION FRIDAY NIGHT – 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  Please note that Market Street between Front St. and Second St. will be closed to traffic from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Lewes will create a “beer garden” atmosphere on Market St…..No Beer, though….City’s ordinances. Dogfishhead commemorative glass beer steins sold, beginning, Monday, 9/15, at the Chamber’s visitor center at the Fisher-Martin House in Zwaanendael Park can be taken into participating restaurants and presented to receive a discount on Dogfish beer.  German cuisine will be featured in many of the restaurants, as well.

Dancing will take place in front of Mary Vessels Park.  Bavarian-style dancers will be performing and encouraging the public to participate too.  A 10-piece Oompah band, The Happy Wanderers, will be entertaining those gathered to participate in the festivities.


Saturday, 9/20 – HISTORIC LEWES FARMERS’ MARKET – Every Saturday!! Location?  The Lewes Historical Society Complex in Historic Lewes, from 8 a.m. until Noon. Visit the website for more information, and for recipes.


Saturday, 9/20 – RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DELAWARE 3rd ANNUAL 5k RUN/WALK – At Irish Eyes on Anglers Rd. in Lewes.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m.  Register on line by visiting  More info?  Please call 302-428-5330.


Saturday, 9/20 – LEWES ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR – Free and you do not need a ticket to attend.  21 regionally and nationally acclaimed artists will be opening their studios for an upclose and personal look at their work.  9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  For more info., please visit  To view some of the art, please visit

Have a great time!!

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