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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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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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August 11th, 2013

Kalmar Nyckel Sail, Lewes, The Wizard of Oz, Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches


August at the Delaware Beaches….It is Sunday.  What are you doing today?  Tired of the beach, shopping, and eating?  Check the following:


Kalmar Nyckel is sailing from the Lewes Cape May Ferry Terminal at 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.  This is Delaware’s Tall Ship and an Ambassador for the First State.  $60 for adults and $40 for children 17 years of age and under.  Call 302-429-7447 for reservations.


The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre is presenting The Wizard of Oz at 7 p.m. at Clear Space Theatre  Company, located at 20 Baltimore Ave., in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Admission?  $10  More info?  Please call 302-227-6766.  Visit

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August 3rd, 2013

What’s Going On? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Saturday, Sunday, Southen Delaware, Delaware Beaches


The first week-end of August is here!!  Lewes is celebrating the first week-end of August with the following activities, events, and entertainment.


Saturday, 8/3 – The Lewes Historical Society Antique Show 2013 – 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  A 50th year celebration!  Location? The Historical Society Complex at the Corner of Second Street and Shipcarpenter Street.  Admission is $5 but children under 17 are free.  Proceeds benefit their educational and preservation programs.


The show features 18th century to early 20th century antiques.  All pieces are authentic.  The Antique Show takes place among the Society’s 12 historic museums.


Casa Amici will feature a food booth, Vitelli’s Ice Cream and water Ice will have refreshing treats.  Music by David Zipse.

Saturday, 8/3 – Sydney’s Music Revival takes place every Friday and Saturday at Bethany Blues Lewes.  Location?  18385 Coastal Highway.  Tonight Lil Ronie and the Grand Dukes.  Entertainment begins at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, 8/4 – Wake up with Yoga with Soul from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.  Yoga with Soul takes place every Sunday morning until September 1st.  Just bring your mat or towel.  Location?  At Canalfront Park on Front Stree.  It is free!!

Sunday, 8/4 – Noon until 2 p.m.  Kalmar Nyckle will be docked at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal.  It is Delaware’s Ambassador.  They offer 2 1/2 hour public sails and deck tours.  Make reservations by calling 302-429-7447.  Or, visit

Also, on Sunday, it will sail from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.  All sails are $60 and $40 for children 17 and under.

Have a great week-end!!

September 6th, 2012

What’s Going On? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, The Kalmar Nyckel, Tour the DeBraak’s remains, Lewes History Happy Hour, Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market, Chocolate Tasting in The Park, Treat the Beat, Market on the Green, Chicks for Charity Southern Delaware, Lewes Cycle Sports, The Second Season at the Delaware Beaches

Never get tired of taking its picture.

Never get tired of taking its picture.

A quaint historic town, Lewes, is an attraction for many visiting the Delaware Beaches.  Lots of restaurants, shops and plenty to do.  It is a great week-end get-away; only a couple hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

If you are visiting Lewes, this is what’s going on this week-end.


Until Sunday, 9/9 – The Kalmar Nyckel is docked at the Cape-May Lewes Ferry Terminal.  Tours, Day Sail, and Even a Pirate Sail are available.  All you have to do is check their schedule by visiting  The original Kalmar Nyckel was one of America’s pioneering colonial ships.  The present one serves as Delaware’s seagoing Goodwill Ambassador.

This Memorial is at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes.

This Memorial is at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes.

If you happen to see this little, very innocent, seagull…and you are having something to eat at the On The Rocks Bar & Grill right there at the Cape May Lewes Ferry….he will steal your food. Does not matter if you are a child or a more matured individual.  I saw him.  If he could have lifted a hamburger, he would have done so.  So, you have been warned.


Friday, 9/7 – Lewes “History Happy Hour” – Jim Bertholet presents ” The Life and Work of a Surfmen in the US Life-Saving Service 1870’s-1915″, at the Lewes Life-Saving Station at the Canal and Front Street next to the Lightship Overfalls.  Mr. Bertholet is a life-long history buff who grew up on the Jersey shore and always had a particular interest in maritime history, especially the US Life-Saving Service and US Lighthouses.


Saturday, 9/8 – Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market, at the Lewes Historical Society Complex, located at 110 Shipcarpenter Street.  8 a.m. until Noon.  More info?  Please visit  The website has very good information, including recipes.

Saturday, 9/8 – The Seventh Annual Chocolate Tasting in The Park, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Biden Center in Cape Henlopen State Park.  $5.00 admission gives you 6 tastings.  Please note that admission to the State Park is still in effect.

Sunday, 9/9 – 3rd Annual Treat the Beat sponsored by the Beebe Medical Foundation.  5K Walk.  Location? At the George H.P. Smith Park at Blockhouse Pond behind Beebe Medical Center.  The 5K Walk travels through Lewes and raises funds for Cardiac and Vascular Services at Beebe Medical Center.  In 2011, $17,000 were raise from this event, and a portion of the funds were used by Beebe’s Cardiac Rehab Dept. to purchase a recumbent cross training machine.  Participation is free but all walkers must register.  All participants are encouraged to donate or raise donations.

Sunday, 9/9 – Market on the Green at The Villages of Five Points from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  More info?  Please visit

Monday, 9/10 – At the Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway, in Lewes.  His Majesty’s Sloop DeBraak, from 10 a.m.  until 2 p.m.  Learn its history.  The DeBraak capsized on May 25, 1798.  The program includes a trip to the hull facility near Cape Henlopen State Park.  It will be an interpreter-led tour of the ship’s remains.  $10 in advance by making a reservation on the website

Tuesday, 9/18 – Chicks for Charity of Southern Delaware Dinner at Fish On Restaurant located at The Villages of Five Points in Lewes, Delaware.  This group is led by Kari and Marci and is dedicated to making life a little easier for those in need.  Their first dinner was in 2010; one charity picked per month.  If you want to know more about this non-profit, please visit  It starts at 6:30 p.m.  $25 per person, guys are also welcomed.  It includes gratuity.  Cash or check only payable to Fish On.  This month’s dinner will benefit La Red Health Center.  This Center provides affordable, quality healthcare to the residents of Sussex County. There will be raffle items and a 50/50 too!!  RSVP to  No calls to the restaurant, please.

A Tip:  If you are visiting Lewes or if you are a resident of our Delaware Beaches….Want to go for a bike ride?  Park at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal and you will find a hut from Lewes Cycle Sports.  It is self serve.  Plenty of bikes for rent. Open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Tel. 302-644-2453.


Have a good one!!  Talk to you later…

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August 17th, 2011

Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware’s Tall Ship, Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Terminal, Lewes, Delaware Beaches…Hooked on..On The Rocks



It has not been even a month since I wrote about the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.  I could never get tired of that view.  Relaxing, peaceful and serene.


There is a tall ship anchored, which adds to a most spectacular and unique site.  I went to check it out. 


Its name is the Kalmar Nyckel.  It is also Delaware’s official tall ship Ambassador.  It is a recreation of the first colonial Swedish ship to arrive in America at what is now, Wilmington, Delaware.


Some of its dimensions are:

Full rigged ship, 141′, 168 gross tons.  It is owned by the Kalmar Nychel Foundation. It is one of America’s pioneering colonial ships.  For more information you can visit


The tall ship will be in Lewes through the first week in September.  You can sail the tall ship or you can also have a pirate sail, as well.  For full schedule and rates either visit the website above mentioned or, call 302-429-7447.

On Sunday, 8/28, there will be free dock tours from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.



The Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal is located at 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes. Transportation from the Terminal can be done by bus, trolley or bikes.  For schedules, please visit




I decided that I was hungry.  On the Rocks Bar & Grill was on my mind.  The hamburgers?  They say they are the best.  So, why not?


I met Ken who works along with his wife and a few others at On The Rocks.  I ordered a plain hamburger.  I wanted to get the full effect of this American favorite.

I asked Ken. What makes it so special?  His answer was that their supplier is excellent…then right before we cook it we….oh, sorry, it’s a secret.  What?  You are leaving me hanging with suspense, Ken.


It arrived as I was getting into some of that Calypso/Jimmy Buffet music.  It was 1/2 lb. beef, moist, perfectly cooked, and delicious.  Just like I had been told.  I had an iced tea.  I was lucky too.  There was a special; Tuesdays it is $8.00 for the hambuger and tea.  In the evening it is music on the deck.



Thursday is Bucket of Crabs, a draft beer or a soda for $16.  To check out their menu, specials, events, and entertainment, please visit

I was surprised by the arrival of Peggy Mitchell.  She is the Manager of Food & Retail-Lewes Delaware River & Bay Authority.  She thanked me for the the last post.  She loves her job.  You can tell.  She has a passion for it; does not feel like a job, at all.

Peggy told me that they have hosted 6 weddings this year with 2 other ones in September. Other events are also held at this beautiful spot.  More info?  Please visit

She also told me that this spot is the best kept secret.  Some locals do not want it divulged.  Sorry, that has been taken care of already.

Did I tell you how friendly everyone has been?


Have a good one!!  Talk to you later.


And, there she went again; always on time…


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