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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 17th, 2014

Out & About, Historic Lewes, Delaware, First Town in The First State, Summer of 2014, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Lewes began as a colony in the spring of 1631.  It is the First Town in the First State.  This historic town gets better as it gets older….don’t we all wish that?  With a little help of its residents, Lewes is just gorgeous year-round.

I don’t have to have a purpose to visit Lewes, it is just a few miles north of Rehoboth Beach, where I live.  It has been so nice to see that after the unusually cold winter we have had, Lewes is still in bloom today.


Lewes is a very walkable town.  You really cannot get lost.  Anyway, if you do, just ask anyone.  The residents are proud and love to show off Historic Lewes.

The Zwaanendael Museum should be a must on your strolling Lewes.  It is located at 102 Kings Highway.  It was built in 1931 to commemorate the 300th anniversay of the first European settlement in Delaware.  Throughout the year this museum is open to the public and holds events that are of interest to the community.  For more info., please call 302-645-1148.  It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.


The Chamber of Commerce is located on 120 Kings Highway…and it is another must stop on your strolling Lewes to get the most up to date info. on what’s going on.  You may call 302-645-8073 or visit


Right next to Chamber is the new Zwaanendael Park Garden and Colonial Herbary.  The day I was walking, one of the Lewes in Bloom volunteers was tending the garden.  She was so excited…the catnip was coming up, after the tough winter.




To find out more about Lewes in Bloom, please visit


Strolling Lewes will let you admire and enjoy the beautiful architecture of this historic town.  For example, right on 217 Second Street you will find the home of John Penrose Virden.  He was a Delaware River Pilot who built the home in 1888.  It is a Bed & Breakfast.  For more information, please visit



So, What’s Going On?


Saturday, May 17th – POOCHES IN THE PARK – 1 P.M. UNTIL 3 P.M. – Location?  Canalfront Park on Front Street in Historic Lewes.  It is a great day for dogs and their owners.  There will be agility and obedience demons, photo ops, doggie massage and acupuncture.  A light lunch will be available.  Event is limited to the first 350 dogs.  All dogs must be on a 4-6 ft. non-retractable leash.  One dog per handler.  More info?  Please visit


Saturday, May 17 – MARITIME DAY – Lewes Ferry Terminal from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. – Join in a celebration of America’s Proud Maritime History.  It is a free event for scout troops, school groups, veterans and maritime enthusiasts of all ages.  Water Cannon Demos, Engine Room & Bridge Tours, Maritime Displays.  Location? 43 Cape Henlopen Drive.


Lewes enjoys a heritage that is rich in both its maritime history and its current maritime interests.


Sunday, June 1 – PICNIC IN THE PARK – Canalfront Park on Second Street – Join friends, neighbors, and fantastic local restaurants for the Park’s popular and most delicious event.  Adult entrance is $10.  Tickets for 12 and under are $5.  Food and drink tickets are sold separately at the event and are $2 each depending on the food/drink option.  You can buy the tickets by visiting

A dozen downtown-area Lewes restaurants are participating and making their specialties.  Limited space, only 1,000 tickets available.  It was sold out last year.

Have a great day!!

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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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