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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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June 11th, 2013

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, The First Town in The First State, Activities, Events, Entertainment, June 11 – June 15, 2013…What’s Going On?


Busy, Busy, historic town, located at the entrance of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in Southern Delaware. Something for everyone.  What’s Going On, Lewes?

We are in the coast and a lot of the events and activities depend upon the weather.  That’s why you come to the Delaware Beaches…to experience this casual lifestyle that by no means I take for granted.  So, check the weather before you head out.

Tuesday, 6/11 – Summer Concert at Stango Park – Captain Blue’s Grass Band.  The genre?  Bluegrass.  7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Take your blanket, chair, or both, friends and bug spray.  Beautiful Stango Park in Lewes is next to the Lewes Public Library along King’s Highway.


Wednesday, 6/12 – Seining the Bay – Search the shallows with a seine net, catching fish, snails, shrimp, crabs, and other critters.  Dress appropriately; you will get wet.  No flip-flops.  Ages 5 and up with a paying adult.  No pre-registration is necessary.  Tickets are available only on the day of the program.  $5/person.  Call 302-645-6852.  Location?  Seaside Nature Center located inside the Cape Henlopen State Park (admission) on 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive.


Until Thursday, 6/13 – Chautauqua – America Takes Flight – 15th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show.  Step back in time with musical entertainment, first person theatrical performances, and numerous educational opportunities for the whole family.   Free!

Until Friday, 6/14 – 4th Annual Delmarva on View – Lewes Library Benefit Photography Contest & Show.  Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in Photographs.  Professional and Amateur Categories.  For entry, rules and deadlines, please visit


Wednesday, 6/12 – Battery 519 Museum Tour – 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. – Take a guided tour of WW II coastal defense gun battery and learn about how it functioned and why it was here.  Ages 10 and up, with a paying adult.  $5/person.  Cash only.  More info?  Please call 302-645-6852.  Call same Tel. for pre-registration.  Location?  15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, Delaware.


Wednesday, 6/12 – Zumba with Kelly!! 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Lewes Canalfront Park on Front Street, Lewes.  It is Free!!  Every Wednesday through August 28th.

Wednesday, 6/12 – Fort Miles Lantern Tour – 8:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Tour the gun battery by lantern light and experience how soldiers defended our coast during WW II.  Ages 10 and up with a paying adult.  $5/person; cash only please.  Call 302-645-6852 for more info. and to pre-register.  Location?  15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, Delaware.

Thursday, 6/13 – Ghost Crab Walk.  Meet at the Seaside Nature Center inside Cape Henlopen State Park, at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive.  The walk starts at 8:30 p.m until 9:30 p.m.  Take a flashlight and search the bay for the elusive and fast ghost crab.  Ages 7 and up with a paying adult.  $5/person.  Call 302-645-6852 for further info. and to pre-register.


Friday, 6/14 – Family Boat-Building Weekend on the Banks of the Canal – Lewes was a shipbuilding town, where hundreds of vessels were built.  Rekindle this art in Lewes as part of their Family Boatbuilding Weekend over Father’s Day weekend.  Support their participating groups and families as they build wooden boats called “Bevin Skiffs” June 14-16 in front of the Lewes Lifesaving Station to view more than 16 wooden boats made by wood boat enthusiasts.  Launching of the new handmade Bevin Skiffs at Lewes Canalfront Park on Sunday around 1 p.m. will be the place to be.  More info?  Please call 302-645-7670.


Friday, 6/14 – Flag Day on Front Street!  A Celebration of The Red, White, and Blue!!


Saturday, 6/15 – The 23rd Annual Lewes Garden Tour 2013 – Rain or Shine!!  It is sponsored by The Lewes Chamber of Commerce,  This is a self-guuided tour of 7 private gardens and one public garden in the Historic Seaport town of Lewes.  Five of this year’s gardens are all located in or near the Historic Distric.  Many of them are walking distance from the Zwaanendael Park where the Garden market and the Chamber’s Visitor Center are located.  Two of the gardens are located on the Lewes Beach-side of the canal.

Lewes’ newest public garden will be on the tour.  The Children’s Learning Garden, designed to teach children about all aspects of gardening, is a new initiative by Lewes in Bloom, the award-winning volunteer organization responsible for the beautification of Lewes.

It will be a fun day with more than 40 vendors specializing in garden related retail items and working artists will be in the tour gardens painting.  Tour visitors can enjoy beverages and lunch in the Refreshment Tent provided by Cafe Amici in Zwaanendael Park with coffee service beginning at 8 a.m.  During the hours of the tour, free shuttle service is available for ticket holders.

Cape Artists painting in the Gardens:  10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Libby Zando, Sarah Pavlik, Jean Bowers, Geri Gaskin, Ellen Serafini.

The Garden Tour will begin at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  $20/person in advance and $25 the day of the Tour.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce located at 120 Kings Highway in the Fisher-Martin House.  Payment by charge…Visa and MC by calling the chamber; 302-645-8073.  Toll free 877-465-3937.

Sunday, 6/16 – Yoga at Canalfront Park on Front Street in Lewes at 8 a.m.


Have a good one!!

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June 13th, 2012

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




The calendar of events for this historic town is full.  You will find yourselves having a great time if you are visiting Lewes.  Check out what’s going on….


Thursdays, 6/14 – WSFS Bank Summer Music Program from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Location? Stango Park at 111 Adams Ave. at Kings Highway, behind the Lewes Library.  It is a free concert.  All you have to do is bring family, friends, and chairs.  USAF Heritage will be performing; a Brass Quintet.  More info? Please call 302-644-3872.


Friday, 6/15 – Sunday, 6/17 –  Lewes Boat Builder Program – An all day event. From the 1600s until the mid 1800s hundreds of vessels of all sizes were built on Lewes Creek.  The Lewes Historical Society invites you to be part of their Family Boatbuilding Week-end over Father’s Week-end.

Wooden boats called “Bevin Skiffs” will be built by the participating groups and families. On Saturday, from 10 until 4 p.m. come to the Lewes Lifesaving Station to view more than 16 wooden boats made by wood boat hobbyists.  After construction, the groups will launch their new handmade Bevin Skiffs at the Lewes Canalfront Park, located at 211 Front St., on Sunday at around 1 p.m.

You might want to register a group to participate in next year’s event by calling 302-645-7670.  More info? Please visit


Saturday, 6/16 – Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. until Noon.  Every Saturday, rain or shine, you will find this famous market at the Lewes Historical Society Campus at 110 Shipcarpenter St.  Remember that no pets are allowed.  More info?  Visit



Saturday, 6/16 – It is the 22nd Annual Lewes Garden Tour, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Lewes is fully in bloom and these private and public gardens should be in top shape.  Rain or shine.  It is a self-guided tour of 9 private gardens and one public garden in the historic seaport town of Lewes.  You will also find a garden market with vendors specializing in garden related retail items, a free lecture on a gardening related topic and working artists in the gardens.  Food Tent in the Park.  


The Garden Tour is $15 in advance or $20 of the day of the tour.  Tickets can be purchased at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce located at 120 Kings Highway in the Fisher-Martin House.  Payment by charge (VISA and MC) can be made by calling the Chamber 302-645-8073, toll free, 877-465-3937.

The Garden Lecture will be at the Zwaanendael Park at 1 p.m. – Using Flower Essence of Life’s Stresses-The Power of Flowers.


Cape Artists painting in the Gardens from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Sunday, 6/17 – Rise & Shine Fitness N’ Fun at Canalfront Park located at 211 Front Street in Lewes.   8 a.m. until Noon.  This event is sponsored by Quest Fitness & Kayak.

Enjoy a morning of health and well being and fresh air.  The fitness activities will be provided by Quest Fitness instructors.  Donations for each activity will be benefitting the Friends of the Canal Front Park.

Yoga with Dimitra from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.

Lewes Steps Out for Fitness – Info and Sign Up Booth!! They will be there from 8 until 1 p.m.   Get outside and get healthy!!  This is a popular walking program.  Those who sign up will be getting a free pedometer from Beebe Medical Center to record your steps. Lewes Steps Out for Fitness attemps to record millions of steps by its participants during the course of the summer.  The program is free and everyone is invited to participate.  If you cannot register on Sunday, 6/17, stop by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce beginning on June 18th to sign up.  The center is open Monday through Friday from 10 to 4 p.m., Saturday, from 9 to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 to 2 p.m.  Tel. 302-645-8073. 

Fresh fruit with Ideal Nutrition, Kayak and SUP demos in the Cannal, Spinning and Boot Camp, Mat Pilates, Zumba, and Group Fitness. 

You need more info?  Please contact Matt Carter of Quest Fitness at 302-644-7020.  Or, visit



Sunday, 6/17 – Thursday, 6/21 – The 14th Annual Chautauqua with a theme this year:  Rockets Red Glare:  1812 in America.

The programs will be held at Zwaanendael Park, located at 102 Kings Highway, Stango Park located at 111 Adams Ave. at Kings Highway, behind the Lewes Library, and at the Lewes Historical Society located at 110 Shipcarpenter Street.

Chautauqua takes its name from a series of adult education programs first held at Lake Chautauqua, NY, during the late 19th century.   It was reborn in the 1970s.  Re-enactors take on the persona of celebrated historical figures, speaking and interacting with audiences.

For more information, schedule of events, and performances please visit or call 302-645-1148.


Have a great time!!  Relax!!!

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June 15th, 2011

What’s Going On?, Lewes, Delaware, Delaware Comedy Theatre, Improv, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, MERR Dolphin Sunset Cruise, Lewes Garden Tour



Have you been to Lewes lately?  The town looks so pretty; in the early evening, walking the streets of this historic town is definitely a must.

So many activities planned; I usually pick the ones that catch my attention.  Check these ones out.

Friday, June, 17th – Delaware Comedy Theatre Presents YOU LIE! – An all new improvised game show.  It will take place at FISH ON, 17300 N. Village Main, Village of Five Points in Lewes.  Seating begins at 7:00 p.m.  The show is from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.  $10.00 per person at the door.  Great food and drinks are available separately.  Please note that this is an adult show with uncensored, all-improvised material.  Call 302-645-9790 for a reservation.  Need more info?  Then visit

Improv is a form of theatre in which actors use improvisational acting techniques to perform spontaneously.  No scripts, no memorized dialogue and no rehearsed scene; in the moment.

Delaware Comedy Theatre is the longest improv theatre company in Delaware.  They are located at 1313 Glade Circle West, Rehoboth Beach, DE.  Tel. 302-258-5443.


Saturday, 6/18 – Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition continues its fight against breast cancer with the 1st Annual Tall Pines Turns Pink!!  It is a Fun 1 Mile & 5K Walk.  Registration is at 8:30 a.m.  Walk starts at 9:00 a.m.  $22 includes shirt and “pink” picnic.

For more information, or to register please visit  Tall Pines Campground is located west of Lewes, on Rt. 9.  The tel. is 302-684-1045.

Directions from Lewes/Rehoboth:  West on Rt. 9 (Lewes-Georgetown Highway), approx. 3 miles, turn right on Sweetbriar Rd., then immediately left onto Log Cabin Hill Rd.  Tall Pines Campground entrance is over the railroad tracks on your right.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is located at 165 Coastal Highway, Red Mill Center, Lewes, DE.  If you need more info., please call Cheryl at 302-644-6844.

They will have:  Surviror “Strut”, Picnc, Pink Bingo, Prizes, Karaoke, Bake Sale, Face Painting, Music, Horseshoe Challenge and miniature golf tournament.  It is for the whole family!!



Saturday, 6/18 – Some of the gardens in Lewes you cannot even see from the road.  It is only when the Lewes Garden Tour steps off for just one day that you will be able to appreciate their beauty.  There are only 8 private gardens to be viewed on Saturday.  They are of different styles and types.  All are located in the historic district; walking distance from one another.

There will be over 40 vendors at the Garden Market which will be located at Zwaanendael Park.  They will be selling gardening items.  Also, quilters and artists will be in the tour gardens painting and quilting. 

Beginning at 1 p.m. 3 garden related lectures in Zwaanendael Park will take place.  Coffee will be available at 8 a.m. and then refreshments and lunch in the tent.

At 1 p.m. John Feliciani who is the retired director of Winterthur’s Horticultural Dept. – Winter Garden.

1:45 p.m. Brenda Brady, Master Gardener and Member of the City of Lewes Parks & Recreation Commission will lecture on “Restoration of Fisher-Martin Colonial Garden.

2:30 p.m. Valery Cordrey, Co-Owner of East Coast Garden Center, RSC Landscaping and the Cordrey Center will lecture on New Plant Introductions.

Artists and Quilters will be in the Gardens from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the tour.  You can purchase them at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce visitor center in the Fisher-Martin House in Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum.  More info?  Call 302-645-8073.


Last March, 21, 2010 I went to Fenwick Island, where a gorgeous whale had “beached”.  Probably hit by a boat at sea.  It was so sad to find out that this amazing whale had perished.  I wrote a post on that day.  If you would like to read it and see the pictures, just click on the left hand side of this blog on the month of March, 2010.  Then scroll down to the date. 


The MERR Institute, Inc. is located in Nassau, DE.  It is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals and sea turtles.

MERR is authorized by the National Fisheries Service and the State of Delaware to be the official stranding respondents for the marine mammals and sea turtles of Delaware.  MERR stand for Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation.

For more info, visit  You can find them on Facebook, as well.

Saturday, 6/18 – Sunset Dolphin Cruise from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. – Tickets $70.  Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m.

The highlight will be the frolicking of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin.  Appetizers, sweets, and a tasting of Teller wines will mark the fund-raising event.  The participants will cruise through the Delaware Bay to the scenic Point at Cape Henlopen to catch the display of the resident dolphin populations.


Have a good one!!  Talk to you later…

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