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May 3rd, 2012

Delaware Beaches, Fundraising Events, The Coastal Communities Band Together to Raise Funds for Worthy Causes, “Fun-Raising” Events, May, 2012


Generous and with big hearts.  That’s how I would describe our coastal communities.  They band together to raise fund for worthy causes, while having a lot of fun.  So, if you are visiting our beaches, here is what’s going on….


Saturday, May 5th – Gardening for the Bays; The Delaware Center for Inland Bays. It is the 8th Annual Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the James Farm Ecological Preserve located at Cedar Neck Rd., Ocean View, Delaware.  For more info., please call 302-226-8105. 


Native trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses adapted to our forest and woodlands, freshwater wetlands, coastal dunes, meadows and salt marshes…Wherever your garden grows in the Inland Bays watershed…


The Delaware Center for Inland Bays protects and preserves Delaware’s Inland Bays.


They will have Rain Barrels.  To reserve your barrel, purchase it online at


Saturday, May 5th – It is Cinco de Mayo and this event brings a smile to my face.  It sounds so funny!! Chihuahua Races starting at Noon at the Dewey Beach Lifesaving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue.  $25 per dog, includes Dewey Beach dog license.  $10 if the dog already is licensed.


Being that it is Cinco de Mayo, and the Chihuahua is from Chihuahua, Mexico, then, why not?  The entry fees will support the Dewey Beach Patrol.  I first saw this race in Delray Beach, Florida and it really is so much fun. 

The owner of the fastest chihuahua will win a $100 prize.  Ribbons and lesser cash prizes will be given to winner of the prequalifying races.

If your dog is not a Chihuahua, no hay problema, because if it is 15 lbs. or under you can enter it in the I Wish I Was a Chihuahua Division.  More info?  E-mail


Saturday, May 5th – “KENTucky Derby” from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Northbeach Restaurant at 125 McKinley St & The Bay in Dewey Beach.  Rasing funds for Melanoma Research Foundation in memory of Kent McCullough.  Live and silent auctions!!  Entertainment, food and a cash bar.  Call 908-581-4110 or visit



Sunday, May 6th – Spring Fling – Doggies at the Beach, along with Pottery Place and Bin 66 is hosting the 2nd Spring Fling on Sunday from 11 to 2 p.m.  Location? 20717 Coastal Highway (forgotten mile).  Come out to this fun event and help the Georgetown Shelter, Delaware SPCA.  Meet the animals that are available for adoption.  If you are thinking about adopting a pet; then, this would be the perfect opportunity; a forever home for the ones that give so much, unconditionally.

Jim, the Top Dog, his Mother, and The Mascots

Jim, the Top Dog, his Mother, and The Mascots

Free food from Bethany Blues BBQ, door prizes, vendors, photo booth for pictures with Doggies at the Beach Mascots: Biscuit, Freckles & Bubble Gum.  Bring your dog and have fun!!

Doggies at the Beach is located at 18806 John J. Williams Highway (Rt. 24) in Rehoboth Beach.  It is a cage free facility, with 24 hour human supervision, offering day and overnight care, grooming, classes, etc. etc.  Check out their website.  Tel. 302-644-8200.  I know it well, personally, and can fully recommend it.

The Georgetown Shelter, Delaware SPCA can be found on Facebook.  Their address is: 22918 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, Delaware.  Tel. 302-856-6361.


Sunday, May 6th – Chef’s Competition Fundraising event for Paws for the Cause Foundation, at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro, Delaware. This foundation is working together with The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s Chase Away K-9 Cancer Program to find a cure for canine cancer.  2 to 5 p.m.  $40 ticket will include live entertainment by No Byscuyts, food, drinks, wine and beer tasting. 

Chefs competing are local well known chefs, Ryan Cunningham and Ted Deptula.


If Dogs Could Talk, a coffee table book, will make its debut.  The book features photos of local dogs and a second book will be in the making this year, as well.  More info. at the event.


The Cordrey Center is located at East Coast Garden Center, 30366 Cordrey Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966.  Directions: Take Rt. 24 West, then, take a right on Mt. Joy Rd. by the Royal Farms, a left onto Cordrey Rd., and 3/4 of a mile on the left you will get find your destination.  More info?  Tel. 302-682-9080.  The story is moving on why Bonnie started this foundation.  Please visit for more info.


Sunday, May 6th – Southern Delaware (SoDel) Young Life Silent Auction, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Big Fish Grill, located at 20298 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach.  Preview auction items and reserve tickets online at, or call Erin at 302-725-7777.

Coming up for SoDel Young Life is a Golf Marathon and Tournament on June 8th at the Dover Air Force Base Golf Course.  Contact Erin Windsor to register and get more info. at 302-725-7777.  Note:  The Golf Marathon will start at 8 a.m. and the Golf Tournament at 1 p.m.


Win a La Vida – 50cc Scooter, 3.1HP, Single Cylinder, Forced Air Cooled engine, 34+ MPH.  Tickets sold by Southern Sussex Rotary members.  1 ticket, $3, 2 tickets for $5, and 5 tickets for $10.  Proceeds to benefit Easter Seal Camperships and Rotary Projects.

The drawing will be July 26th.  Winner need not be present.  Sponsored by PNC Bank.  Questions?  Please call Dominique Kimbal at Barker Therapy and Rehabilitation, 302-537-7762.  Tickets can also be purchase at 118 Atlantic Ave., Suite 302, Ocean View, Delaware.  They can also be purchased at First Shore Federal Bank in Ocean View, Delaware.


Friday, May 11th – Plein Air Coastal Delaware – A benefit for Children’s Beach House, Food Bank of Delaware & Rehoboth Art League. 


Opening Art Gala from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., $200/person.  Enjoy an intimate gathering of participating artists and photographers and the excitement of the awards ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. 


General Admission from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., $100/person. 

Fine cuisine and open bar provided by The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware. 

Attire?  Cocktail Party

On Saturday, May 12th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. the Art Show continues.  It is free and open to the public.  (Donations accepted at the door.)

Please visit to register or to make a donation.

For more info.  Visit the websites of Children’s Beach House at, Food Bank of Delaware at, Rehoboth Art League



Saturday, May 12th – Bethany Beach Breast Cancer 5K Fun Run & 3K Fun Walk at 9 a.m.  Check in at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Bethany Beach Bandstand.  $30 for Same Day Registration.  For more info., please visit or contact Ann at 302-245-2154.


Saturday, May 19th – Boat Drinks Bacchanal 2012 from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., at North Beach Restaurant at 125 McKinley St. & The Bay in Dewey Beach.  Plenty of free parking, available.  Entertainment?  Jimmy & The Parrots.  Tickets are $45 in advance, which will include the concert, open bar and $5 sandwiches.  At the door, the tickets will be $50.  Raising funds for Cancer Support Community Delaware, formerly known as The Wellness Community Delaware.

Send checks to DSPHC – P.O. Box 273, Nassau, DE 19969.  You may contact Bruce Wright for more info. at 302-542-7651 or email him at


Sunday, May 20th – The Third Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Location? Tanger Outlets at 36470 Seaside Outlet Drive., Rehoboth Beach, DE.  This will be a fun and spirited event hosted by Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach, benefitting Delaware Cancer Coalition.  You have your choice of a 5K Run, a 5K Walk or a One Mile Fun Walk.  Awards to all age groups.  Please visit


Rain or shine.  Registration opens at 7 a.m.  5K race starts at 8 a.m., 5 K Walk starts at 9 a.m., and the 1 Mile Fun Walk will start at 9:15 a.m.  Visit the website to sign up!!


Monday, May 21st – Walt Wagamon Golf Classic at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club, 240 West Side Drive, at 1:00 p.m.  Tel. 302-227-3616.  Benefits Cancer Support Community Delaware, formerly known as The Wellness Community Delaware.  Website?


Tuesday, May 24th – Children’s Beach House Golf Classic from 11:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at The Peninsula on The Indian River Bay in Millsboro, Delaware.  Each golfer will receive a boxed lunch, drink tickets, and a poolside buffet BBQ dinner at 5 p.m.  Call 302-645-9185 for more info. or visit for more info. and details.



Saturday, May 26th – The JWJ Annual Memorial Day 5K.  This race is to raise funds for Justin’s Beach House, located at 844 Garfield Parkway (Rt. 26) in Bethany Beach.  I wrote a post on February 6th, with pictures, about Justin’s Beach House.  You can see it by clicking on the month of February, 2012 on the left hand of this website and scroll down to the date.


This is a house like no other in our coastal area.  I should say home because it is so warm and it welcomes, regardless of age, people afflicted with cancer.  It is a time for them, free of charge, to come and experience the intoxicating time at the beach with family and friends.  Out of sadness, a foundation began some years ago; The Justin Jennings Foundation.  Do you want to know more about it? Tel. 302-261-2510.

In order to keep up with the every day running of Justin’s Beach House, events for fundraising take place throughout the year.  So, on Saturday, May 26th they day will start at 8 a.m., rain or shine.  Day of Registration opens at 7 a.m. 

Free Kids Dash for 8 and U will begin at 7:50 a.m. at start/finish area. 

Great post race party at Mango’s Restaurant by the Bethany Beach Boardwalk.  Overall male and female champions and masters, plus top 3 in 5 year age groups (14): 9 and U to 70+.  Finisher awards to all walkers.  (No runners under the age of 5 years. without an adult running partner.)

New this year:  Chip Timed Run with certified route fast and flat with finish near the Boardwalk.

Registration and Pick Up:  Friday, May 25th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Boardwalk in Bethany Beach.

Be sure to register by May 12th to get the new short sleeved tech tee-shirts.  Anyone registered after May 12th will get cotton tees while supplies last.


Please visit for more info. If you would like to become a sponsor, you can download an application from the website, as well.


Have a great one!!  Talk to you later….relax you are at the Beach!!

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March 29th, 2011

Paws for the Cause Foundation, 1st Annual Chef’s Challenge, Research for the Cure of Canine Cancer, The Cordrey Center, Dick Bryan, Auctioneer, A Success but it does not end there…



Raison d’etre = “reason for existence”.  I have not thought about that phrase in a long time, but seeing Checkers’ portrait at the fundraising event Paws for the Cause Foundation, I could not help thinking about it. 

This little dog whose passing has given its owner a reason to not sit back, has now a non-profit foundation.  As I just mentioned, the foundation is Paws for the Cause.  The website is  The Foundation has also partnered with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s Chase Away Canine Cancer Program.  Website?

Sunday was the event.  It was a beautiful day.  The 1st Annual Chef’s Challenge was from 2 to 5 p.m.  The venue?  The Cordrey Center located at 30366 Cordrey Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966.  For more info., please visit their website



The Cordrey Center is situated among plants, flowers, shrubs.  It is also the home of East Coast Perennials.  Gorgeous flowers were already abundant. 



I arrived a few minutes early and then at 2 p.m. the place started filling up.  I have lived at the Delaware Beaches for many years, and granted, Millsboro is about 1/2 hour inland, but still I really did not know many people, at all.  


Lite fare was served courtesy of Fish On, from Lewes. 


There was a silent auction with so many items.  A few caught my attention. 



Pet Portraits by Jerry Dahl, 103 Brookthorpe Ter., Broomall, PA 19008.  Tel. 610-356-4943.


The Delaware Dog Book.  In Three Words.  It is also a fundraising event for Paws for the Cause Foundation.  I will be getting more info. but basically it consists of your dog or dogs, sitting for a photo shoot and in 3 words your description of your pet.  For more info., please visit  



Another was the Twin Lakes Brewing Co. from Greenville, DE.  Their website is The Twin Lakes Farm has a long and prestigious history dating back to our found fathers, George Washington and Caesar Rodney.  The beer is all natural, brewed using whole flower hops; unfiltered and unpasteurized.  Considered to be “all natural”  beers.



The Chef’s Challenge:


Three restaurants with their chefs were on one side of the building.  We were all asking questions and they were prepping.  The restaurants were Fish On,, Abbott’s Grill,, and Luca,





Getting ready for a food challenge takes some preparation, and here are a few pictures.  The aroma was amazing. 




Three judges were selected to sample the delicacies, which included scallops, fish, and lamb.





Even though I had to leave early, I did find out that the winner was…..



The Live Auction

There were about 6 items in the Live Auction.  The auctioneer that lent his services for this worthy cause was Richard (Dick) L. Bryan.  Dick is a native, a real estate broker, and an auctioneer with a specialty in residential and commercial real estate.  His e-mail is and his tel. is 302-645-4800.


It really was such a nice afternoon.  I congratulate Bonnie Benson for a job well done.  She really should be proud on how smoothly everything went. 


The fundraising does not end there.  Everyone that has a pet knows how attached we become to them.  They bring so much joy and love into our lives.  There will be other fundraising events and I will be passing them along to you.


Have a great day!!…talk to you later…

March 21st, 2011

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



There are plenty of new places opening up at this time of the year at the Delware Beaches.  There are a few changes, as well.

Remember how Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth had a Tiki Bar?  Well that is now their new Raw Bar.  What was originally the Tiki Bar has more high top tables that are on a first come, first serve and are located in front of the raw bar.  It is colorful and alreay a huge success!!

For lunch and dinner?  At least 2 different freshly shucked oysters and middleneck clams.  All shellfish is shucked fresh to order.  Lots of seafood and lots of Bluen Moon on tap. 


Big Fish Grill is located at 20298 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. is 302-227-Fish.  Website?


Friday, 3/25 – A Film Event – The Monthly Screenings are presented by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society.  They feature films and discussions about the various cultures in the world, including the diversity in our own country.  The screenings are held the 4th Friday of each month.  Time?  7:00 p.m. in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway.  Admission is $2 for card-carrying members and $4 for the rest of us.

On Friday the film will be Lovely, Still.  –  The approach of Christmas causes Robert Malone (Martin Landau) to feel lonely in life and love.  One snowy day he arrives home from his job at the grocery store to find a beautiful stranger named Mary (Ellen Burstyn) standing in his home.  What begins as an odd and awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a romantic late-life love affair…..Rated P



Sunday, 3/27 – 1st Annual Chef’s Challenge – Paws for the Cause.  This is a fundraising event for research for the cure of canine cancer.  It will be held at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro, Delaware from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. 

There will be so many things to enjoy; food, the chef’s challence, auctions, etc.  I wrote a post on this event on February 26th.  If you would like to check it out please just click on the month of February, 2011 and scroll down to the date.  Also the website is


Thursday, 3/31 – Cinema & Art – Another film event presented by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the Rehoboth Art League, and the Inn at Canal Square present this bi-annual film series which brings art and artists to the big screen.  The Inn at Canal Square is located at 122 Market Square, Lewes, Delaware; the perfect setting and ambiance to enhance a celebration of art and cinema.

Light reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a film screening at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15 each, and may be purchased by calling the Rehoboth Art League at 302-227-8408.  Reservations are required.

On Thursday you will see Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies – It is produced and narrated by Martin Scorsese.  It a cinematic tour through the effects of the technological revolution of the early 20th century.  Artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and other members of the avant-garde in pre World War I Paris were thrilled and challenged by many new inventions, none more than the new artistic medium called “motion pictures”…..Not Rated


It is great to see the towns waking up.  Landscaping, and prepping for the upcoming Summer Season….me?  I am just waiting patiently for a few things like these ones to be around….


Freemans Corn

Freemans Corn

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February 26th, 2011

1st Annual Chef’s Challenge, Fundraising, Event, Paws for the Cause Foundation, Research for the Cure of Canine Cancer, Chef’s Challenge, Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting, Entertainment, Silent Auction, Live Auction, The Cordrey Center, March 27, 2011



“Each of our journeys with canine cancer are different, but together, we can help find a cure.”  bonnie benson

Bonnie’s story about losing her beloved dog, Checkers, probably hits home for anyone that has had a dog succumb to cancer.  They do get our diseases, don’t they?  Bonnie did not sit back; unlike most of us, she sprung into action.  After going through that painful experience, a non-profit corporation was formed.

Paws for the Cause,  Please visit this website to see what it is all about.

This charitable foundation has partnered with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s Chase Away Canine Cancer Program

Check your calendars and see if you can attend the 1st Annual Chef’s Challenge on March 27th from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at The Cordrey Center in Millsboro, Delaware, near all the Delaware Beaches.

The Cordrey Center is one of the newest venues in Delaware to hold events like this one.  It sits on a historic property in a beautiful and secluded natural setting in Millsboro.  The address is East Coast Garden Center, 30366 Cordrey Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966.  Take Rt. 24 north, right on  Mt. Joy Rd. by the Royal Farm’s store, then left of Cordrey Rd., 3/4 of a mile on the left.  Website is

Now that you know date, time and place, then let me tell you how much fun you will have if you attend the Chef’s Challenge.

First of all, a Head to Head competition among the following Chefs:

Phil Mastrippolito of Fish On, Lewes

Ryan Cunningham of Abbott’s Grill, Milford

Drew Lopuski of Stingray, Rehoboth Beach

The price is $35 in Advance and $40 at the Door.   This will include:  Wine Tasting by Fenwick Wine Cellars, Beer Tasting by Twin Lakes Brewery, Entertainment and Silent and Live Auction.

The featured 3 chefs will compete for various awards.  There will be guest judges.  Atendees can vote for their favorite, a 50/50 raffle will take place. 

The live auction will have:  Chef’s packages, bed and breakfast-dinning package, golf packages, Cover of the 2011 Book of Dog Photography entitled “In Three Words”.

You will experience lite fare by Fish On from Lewes and, of course, live entertainment.

For more information, please call 302-644-7182, or visit

I have written about my dog, Addy, in the past.  She is a “rescued” dog and I have been thrilled to have given her a “forever” home.  But, years ago I had a Springer Spaniel named Koko and I loved her to death.  She developed diabetes and I went through the stages of helping her get through this devastating disease that also affects canines.  I know what Bonnie went through and I hope you help her raise funds for Paws for the Cause and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s Chase Away Canine Cancer Program.

On her behalf, I thank you.

Talk to you later…..have a great week-end….

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