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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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April 3rd, 2015

Destination? Historic Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, 47th Annual Kite Festival, Egg Hunts, Yappy Hour!!

City Dock

City Dock

A little historical trivia never hurts….Since Lewes was the earliest settlement in the State, and Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution, the town is known as The First Town in The First State.  Lewes is named after the town of Lewes in England, located in Sussex, from which Sussex County, Delaware takes its name.  Lewes, Sussex, England, also has the same seal.


The history of Lewes dates to 1631.  Many of the houses in the Historical District and around Lewes have historical designation.  One such house and one everyone should stop by is the Fisher-Martin House where the Lewes Chamber of Commerce is located.  This house is circa 1730.  Plenty of information can be found at the Chamber, so if you are just visiting, please stopy by.  Location? 120 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958  Website? Tel. 302-645-8412


It has been a long time since Lewes rolled up its streets after the summer season until the next year.  This town is a vibrant community with plenty of restaurants, unique boutiques, museums….and so walkable.  As you stroll Lewes check some of the homes with beautiful architecture.



What’s Going On?


Friday, April 3rd – 47th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival.  10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Cape Henlopen State Park.  New this year is the Eastern Egg Hunt at 11 a.m.  The Egg Toss will begin at 1:15 p.m.  More info?  Please visit


Friday, April 3rd – Gallery Espresso Coffee House Bistro located at 12001 Old Vine Blvd. in Lewes will be hosting the Yappy Hour!!  5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Doggies at the Beach will be there.  Please stop by say hello, mingle and meet others.  For information on Doggies at The Beach, please visit


Saturday, April 4th – Lewes Canalfront Park is the perfect spot for an Easter Egg Hunt.  Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.  You can also register online, The Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. and the event will be until Noon.  The Egg Hunt is Peanut Free and Allergy friendly.  More info at the registration desk.  There will be photos with the Easter Bunny, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and Spring Time Music!!



Have a great Easter Week-End!!

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June 2nd, 2014

Destination? Lewes Canalfront Park, Historic Lewes, Delaware, Events, Cinema and Concerts by The Canal, Fitness, Yoga, Zumba, The 3rd Annual Picnic in The Park, At Canalfront Park, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


It was my first time at the 3rd Annual Picnic in The Park at Canalfront Park, in Lewes, Delaware.  One of my usual suspects, Cindi, came with me.  My first thought was Small Town U.S.A.  To see everyone sitting around, chatting, smiling and enjoying one beautiful day by the water in the First Town of the First State.  This photo says it all.


Picnic in The Park was held on Sunday, June 1st, from Noon until 3 p.m. at Canalfront Park on Front Street in Lewes.  The admission, if purchased online, was $10, otherwise, $15 at the door.  Kids 12 and under were $5.  Food and beverage tickets were $2 each at the event.  I bought $20 for Cindi and I.



Lewes restaurants were under their tents offering visitors their best and most well known delicacies:  Agave, Buttery, Gilligan’s, Half Full, Irish Eyes, Jerry’s, Kindle, Nectar, Rose and Crown, Savannah Deli and Grille, Striper Bites, Touch of Italy, and 2 Dips. These restaurants gathered around the park and from beef tenderloin chili and fresh cornbread to lobster salad sandwiches….all you had to do is give them 1 or 2 tickets, depending on the food and let the tastings begin.

Plenty of tables to sit, eat, and listen to the music.






Dogfish Head

Dogfish Head

The kids were having a blast with games you never see anymore.



The Cow Milking Contest….that, I had not seen before, but was so funny.  It had a lot of interest.


Cindi and I loved the Cotton Candy.  It was just made…so light and airy and complimentary.  As a young child I had a cotton candy machine; a small version of the one at the park.  Colorful sugar made beautiful cotton candy.

I love the photo of the 2 Cotton Candy Girls….right by Lightship Overfalls, they were experts at the Cotton Candy machine….and so typical.



All events at Lewes Canalfront Park are free to the public unless otherwise noted.  Donations are always welcome!  Please visit  You may also call 302-645-2795.

Coming Up:


Yoga In The Park until August 31st at 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Sundays!

Zumba In The Park until August 27th 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays!

Fish N’ Kids on Sunday, June 15th from 10 a.m. until Noon

Yoga Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 21st from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

CINEMA BY THE CANAL – Starting at Dusk Thursday, July 3rd – Frozen, Thursday, July 17th – Saving Mr. Banks, Thursday, July 31st – ET, Thursday, August 14th – Zookeeper, and Thursday, August 28th – Jumanji.

CONCERTS BY THE CANAL – Starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 10th – Chester River Runoff, Thursday, July 24th – Oh Boy!, Thursday, August 7th – Bullbuckers, and Thursday, August 21st – Nate Myers & The Aces.

Canalfront Park is a beautiful place to sit or stroll, and enjoy summer 2014!!



Have a good one!!

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May 16th, 2013

What’s Going On? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, The First Town in The First State, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Love the water?  Love history?  Love to shop?  Love to eat?  One answer…Lewes, Delaware.  Lewes has the perfect location.  You can swim in the bay and the ocean.  Stroll the streets of this charming and well preserved coastal town, shop at unique boutiques owned by the friendliest shopkeepers.  Eat at innovative restaurants that are the talk of the Delaware Beaches.  And, if you are a history buff, then, you are in the right town.


So, What’s Going On, Lewes?

Friday, 5/17 – Remembering Lewes – It is Lewes Historical Society May Speaker Series.  Chuck Fithian, curator of archaeology with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will bring his extensive knowledge to his presentation of “The Honour of the State has not been tarnished” Delaware in the War of 1812.  The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Lewes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on Kings Highway.

Saturday, 5/18 – Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. until Noon at the Lewes Historical Society grounds located at 110 Shipcarpenter St.  More info?  Please visit


Saturday, 5/18 – Youth Fishing Tournament for ages 16 and under at the fishing pier in Cape Henlopen State Park from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.  $10 entry fee.  T-shirts for the first 50 tournament entrants.  Prizes will be awarded.  Sunday, 5/19 will be the rain date.

Saturday, 5/18 – Lewes Celebrates Maritime Day 2013!!  9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  May 22nd is National Maritime Day.  It was first declared by Congress in 1933.  It honors the contributions of the American merchant marine, civilians who have defended the freedom of the United States since 1775.  During WWII they executed the largest sealift the world has ever seen.  Its observance also honors the maritime industry.  The Cape May – Lewes Ferry will host a local version of the celebration.  Location? The Lewes Ferry Terminal.  There will be a Remembrance Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.  Engine Room and Bridge Tours, Maritime Displays…and food and drinks available.  Rain or shine!

Canalfront Park

Canalfront Park

Saturday, 5/18 – First tour of Tour the Lighthouse!! Walk in The Steps of The Keeper…Reservations are required.  Climb to the top of the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse and take a trip to the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse for photos.  Tours are subject to change.  Check the weather.  Please call 302-644-7046 for reservations.  You may visit the website to make a reservation and check their summer tour schedule…  Tours depart from the pier located behind the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes.  Free parking is available in the Foot Passenger Lot.  Only 24 tickets will be sold per tour.  Please arrive 15 minutes early.   Life jackets are provided and must be worn.  No sandals or open toe shoes allowed. and children must be at least 13 years old, except on the dates noted.  One child per adult.  The Harbor of Refuge Light Station is presently closed for repairs.  However, tours will sail by for a close view and photos.


Saturday, 5/18 – Pooches in the Park – 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.  This is a festive and new event which caters for both, the 2-legged and 4-legged family members.  It will be held at Canalfront Park.  This sounds like so much fun!!  The day will feature a doggie spa for massages and acupuncture to drool over, pet portraits, specialized vendors, games and prizes.  Obedience, agility and dock diving skills will be showcased.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of Canalfront Park, Savannah Animal Hospital and P.U.P.S. (Pawsitively Unique Pet Shop in Lewes).  Entry fee is $5 per dog, payable on-site or on-line One dog per handler is requested.  Bring your entire family; no charge for the human element.


I stopped the other day at Lewes Canalfront Park, which is about 3 acres located on Front Street on the banks of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.  Popular events are held here year-round.  There is parking, benches, and walking paths, perfect to enjoy the beauty of Lewes.  “When the old boatyard site was being considered for retail and residential development, local residents and the Greater Lewes Foundation raised funds to develop the land as a park.  The Firends of the Lewes Canalfront Park supports the programs of the Park while the City of Lewes provides the maintenance.  New members and volunteers are always needed.



Sunday, 5/19 – Yoga By the Canal every Sunday at 8:00 a.m.  Location? Canalfront Park on Front Street in Lewes.


SAVE THE DATE – Picnic in The Park, at Canalfront Park on Front Street – Get your tickets.  This event will sell out.  Sunday, June 2nd from Noon until 3:00 p.m.  Favorite Lewes restaurants participate in making their specialties.  Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.  Adults tickets $10.  Tickets for 12 children 12 and under are $5.  Food and drink tickets are sold separately at the event; tickets are $2 each depending on the food/drink option.  My tickets on-line by visiting

Canalfront Park

Canalfront Park

NOTE:  4th Annual Delmarva on View – Lewes Library Benefit Photography Contest & Show.  Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in Photographs.  Professional and Amateur Categories.  Submit entries until June 14th.  For entry fee, rules and deadlines, please visit  You may also contact June Rose Futcher at


Have a Great Day!

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