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August 3rd, 2015

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, The Nation’s Summer Capital, Events, Activities, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


The town of Rehoboth Beach was incorporated in 1873.  It was to be a Christian Seaside Resort.  But, by 1878 the railroad was extended to Rehoboth Beach, bringing visitors and businesses to the area.  A mile long award-winning boardwalk provides the tourists and the residents opportunities for walking, and jogging practically at the water’s edge.  Through the years Rehoboth Beach has changed, but it has also kept its charm as a seaside resort where every summer memories are made.  It has come a long way.  It is a dining destination with so many of its chefs outdoing one another in friendly competition.  Entertainment, the arts, tax free shopping and the beach….yes, it is so nice living at the beach and I do not take it for granted.


What’s Going On?

Tuesday, 8/4 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents “The Snow Queen” at 7:00 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1928 Glade Rd.  More info. and tickets? 302-227-6766 For a complete schedule please visit

Wednesday, 8/5 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents “Jungle Book” at 11:00 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1928 Glade Rd.  More info. and tickets? 302-227-6766.  For a complete schedule, please visit

Thursday, 8/6 – Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents “Cinderella” at 11:00 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1928 Glade Rd.  More info and tickets? 302-227-6766.  For a complete schedule, please visit

Thursday, 8/6 – Epworth’s Skate Project’s Contest – 1:00 p.m. at Epworth Skate Park on Holland Glade Rd.  The inaugural Rehoboth AM Skate Jam will kick off the 2015 Summer Vibes Festival.  The event will include street and bowl contests for amateurs, complete with a panel of judges.  For more info., please contact event organizer, Jason Wilson at 760-458-7546.


Friday, 8/7 – Free Entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m….Philbilly.  This is a Philadelphia’s answer to country music.  A unique collection of musicians from varying backgrounds, each member was selected not only for their musical prowess, but their ability to put on a show.  More info?  Please visit

Saturday, 8/8 – Free Entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m….The Comfort Zone Band.  Event music is the backbone of any get together and making it live with The Comfort Zone Band makes it that much more fun.  They are a dynamic, 7-member Classic R & B band from the Eastern Shore of Maryland/Delaware and perform primarly in the Rehoboth Beach/Ocean City area.  More info?  Please visit


Saturdays, until August 29th – Delaware Comedy Theatre is performing every Saturday at 10:00 p.m. at Clear Space Theatre located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  The charge for the show is $12.00  A bar and concessions will be available throughout the show, which is adult-themed and not appropriate for children.  Delaware Comedy Theatre was formed in 2005 and is a non-profit theatre company bringing professional comedy improv training and performance to the Lewes, Rehoboth and Dewey Beach areas.  For more info. and to purchase tickets on line, please visit


Saturday and Sunday,  8/8, 8/9, 8/15, and 8/16 – The 42nd Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show at the Rehoboth Art League at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.  Ove 125 artists and artisans from around the country will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts amidst the Rehoboth Art League’s 3.5 acre historic wooded location. Tickets are $5 for adults and there is no charge for children under the age of 12.  They can be purchase at the gate or on line by visiting

Sunday, 8/9 – Free Entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand at 8:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m….US Army Jazz Ambassadors – America’s Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army.  This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad, performing America’s original art form, JAZZ.  More info? Please visit

Thursday, 8/20 – The 2015 Cinema By the Surf Summer Outdoor Film Series concludes with the animated film; “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”, starting at dusk (8:15-8:30 p.m.) at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.  The exceptionally brillian Mr. Peabody, who happens to be a dog, and his adopted son Sherman travel through time using Peabody’s ingenious invention, the WABAC machine.  It is free to the public.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more info., please visit


Sunday, 8/23 – Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s 1st Fire Fightin’ 5K Run & Walk – This fundrasing event will benefit The Capital Campaign Station 2 Building Fund.  The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co., along with Tim Bamforth, Seashore Striders Event Production, Inc. are managing the event.  The out and back course will start at the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co., Station 1 located at 219 Rehoboth Avenue, and will travel from Station 1 west on Rehoboth Ave., through the beautiful north side of Rehoboth Beach to the Boardwalk.  The course will turn around on the Boardwalk then return to Station 1 where it will end.  The post-race party will take place at Lula Brazil Restaurant at 234 Rehoboth Ave.  The 1st Fire Fightin’ 5K Run &  Walk will feature a great Tech t-shirt, custome designed medals, a fun post -race party and plenty of competitive racing and fun.  To register, please visit

Sponsor levels are available.  If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Danny Mitchell, Chairman Rehoboth Beach Fire Co. Fundraising Committee, at 302-245-8642 or email


Saturday, 9/12 – The 5th Annual Wings of Hope…A Butterfly Release to benefit Cancer Support Community of Delaware at 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Medical Arts Building, 8947 John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach.  Rain date will be Sunday, 9/13.  This is a community wide event in support of all of their Sussex County neighbors who have been touched by cancer.   This very special event embodies the Cancer Support Community Delaware’s mission of hope and support.  Admission is free and all ages are welcome.  Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available.  For more info., please contact Morgan Whalen Fabber, Special Event Coordinator or call 302-645-9150.

Nancy McDonnell & Shirley Fleegle

Nancy McDonnell & Shirley Fleegle

Monday, 9/21 – Village Improvement Association (VIA) 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit local charities.  It will be at The Peninsula.  The tournament will feature prizes for men, women and mixed groups, the longest drive, closest to the pin and other categories.  Preston Motor Boulevard will offer a car as the prize for the “hole in one” contest.  There will also be door prizes and raffles.

In addition, the event will include a Continental Breakfast and a Southern Barbecue luncheon.  The cost is $125 per person.  For additional details or to register go to:

Questions?  Please call Shirley Fleegle at 302-226-1681.

The Village Improvement Association or VIA is a unique women’s civic and charitable organization located in Rehoboth Beach.  Since its founding in 1909, members have been harnessing their collective powers to make enduring contributions to the town of Rehoboth Beach, as well as the surrounding Cape Henlopen District communities.  The VIA is a memeber of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Have a good one!!

May 25th, 2015

Happy Memorial Day, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, Prayers, Hymns, Patriotic Music, All Saints’s Church, Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches


Happy Memoria Day!!  Rehoboth Beach Honors and Remembers our Veterans.  The Rehoboth Beach Veterans Memorial is located on Rehoboth Avenue right by the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.  Take a break, stop by  and pay your respects to those that have fought for our freedom.


Today, Monday, May 25th at 9:00 a.m., at Old Saints Church, located at 18 Olive Avenue there will be Prayers, Hymns & Patriotic Music.  It will be your chance to mention, outloud, the names of those you would like to remember.


And a Soldier’s Reflection by Colonel Henry W. (Buzz) Buse, III, (Ret.) U.S. Marine Corps.


11:00 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, a celebration honoring those veterans that have served during war and peace.

May 23rd, 2015

Delaware Boardwalks, Ocean City Boardwalk, Summer 2015 is Open for Business

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach

Gates have opened and visitors have been arriving since Thursday evening.  A beautiful day in Delmarva with blue skies, slightly cool temperatures, and no humidity….So perfect and hard to believe that there is no rain in the forecast for Memorial Day!!

Boardwalks are the center of the coastal towns of Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Ocean City, Maryland.  Early in the a.m. joggers, bikers, walkers….pooches too, are seen enjoying glorious days at the beach.

Hard to believe that the 3 mile long Ocean City Boardwalk, was once rolled up and stored under porches during high tide.  Please visit

Ocean City

Ocean City

Stop by Dolles for some amazing Sea Salt fudge…love it…among other sweet sensations.  Every morsel is made in-house.


Summer in Bethany Beach, Delaware, revolves around the Boardwalk.  This boardwalk is not as long as the other two, but offers so much to its visitors….entertainment or just the fact that you can take a seat on those iconic benches and look out to the Atlantic Ocean.  Please visit



Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is also known as The Nation’s Summer Capital.  The award-winning Boardwalk is a mile long.  Just make sure that when you get to the end on both sides of the boardwalk you touch the railing….it’s a local’s thing.  The entertainment begins on the Boardwalk every week.  Check



Lucky for the coastal towns that do have boardwalks.  They are successful commercial districts and tourist attractions for the whole family.


August 10th, 2014

Destination? Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Bandstand, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Summer 2014, The Nation’s Summer Capital, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware


Tic Toc, Tic Toc, it seems like summer is flying by.  Best weather ever that we all remember.  Rehoboth Beach boasts a mile long boardwalk.  It gives the locals and residents opportunities for walking, jogging, cycling or just sitting back on one of the iconic benches and people watch.

Sunday night brought our coastal area a full moon, no humidity and plenty of crowds.


On the Bandstand Oh Boy was entertaining the crowds.  A tribute to Rockabilly.



From the top of the Greene Turtle, the following photos were taken.



On the south side of the Boardwalk attractions for the whole family include Funland, a family-owned amusement park that has been a lardmark on the Boardwalk for more than 50 years.  That’s when Debbie and I decided to play whac a mole.



The night was still young and families were having fun.




And, on the north side of The Boardwalk amusements and Boardwalk Grub…pizza!!


It seems tonight everyone was eating ice cream.  Look at the lines.  The Ice Cream Store has more than 100 flavors and some of them are the craziest.


See you…..enjoy the rest of the summer.


July 25th, 2014

Destination? Bandstands, Reoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delaware, Free Entertainment, Music, Open Air Venue, By the Beach and Under the Starts, Southern Delaware

Two of our Delaware Beaches, Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach have bandstands where free entertainment is offered to visitors and residents.  In these 2 coastal towns the Bandstands are the life of the town.  With the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop it is a great place to just enjoy summer at the beach. Take your chairs, grab a bench if you get there in time, or stand up and dance!!

So, what’s going on at the Bandstands?




Friday, 7/25 – 7:30 p.m. – TYRONE WELLS – He is from Southern California.  Singer and Story Teller.  My friends are driving from Lewes to see him.  They say he is amazingt!!  Find out by visiting

Saturday, 7/26 – 7:00 p.m. – FABULOUS DIALTONES – Classic Rock from Washington, D.C.

Sunday, 7/28 – 7:00 p.m. – CHRIS WESTFALL – John Denver Tribute.  He has a tenor voice, and his style finds a balance of ‘acoustic folk’.



Friday, 7/25 – 8:00 p.m. – 78th ARMY BAND – It is the musical Ambassador for the 99th RSC, United States Army Reserserve.

Saturday, 7/26 –  8:00 p.m. – NORTH OF MASON DIXON, aka NOMad – In the country scene this high energy band opens for national acts like Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, and Rascal Flatts to name a few.

Sunday, 7/27 – 8:00 p.m. – NOTHIN’ BUT TROUBLE BAND – 4 piece regional touring band plays a blend of original and classic Americana music with 2 of the hottest guitar players this side of the Mississippi River.

January 29th, 2014

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, The Nation’s Summer Capital, Love it in The Summer, Love it in The Winter, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


A time capsule in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware?  In 1991, Rehoboth Beach celebrated its Charter Centennial.  A 6 foot by 6 foot time capsule was buried on the corner where the Chamber of Commerce is located, across from the Lighthouse traffic circle.  The plaque on the above photo identifies its location.  The capsule contains records from 1991, magazines, telephone books, and museum history records.  It also has original photos, artifacts, postcards and souveniers from 1876 to 1891, plus the original die casts for the centennial coin.  At the time, the youngest attendee was Tricia Conlon who was then 2 months old.  Her photo and family history were included as she could possibly be alive at age 99 when the capsule is opened on March 19, 2090, one year before the bicentennial celebration in 2091.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is also knows as The Nation’s Summer Capital.  In just a few months the Delaware Beaches will start waking up after a hard winter.  Our winters our usually mild and balmy….we will see what that Groundhog will hae to say on Sunday.


It was quiet in town.  Love Rehoboth Beach this time of the year!!

On trendy Baltimore Avenue.

On trendy Baltimore Avenue.

Rehoboth Avenue is Main street in Rehoboth Beach.  At the end of the avenue, the Bandstand, the Boardwalk, and the Atlantic Ocean.




An award-winning Boardwalk….it is the life of the town in the summer.



In the summer we play in the sand….in the winter, and after the storm, snow!!  The best of both worlds.




On the north side of the Boardwalk….I love this view.




One of my favorite places in Rehoboth Beach is Silver Lake.  This is a freshwater lake.  It is closer to an ocean than any other freshwater lake in the U.S.  It was once called Newbold’s Freshwater Lake.  It is a waterfowl preserve and migrating birds like geese and ducks stop to recharge on their north-south flyway.  The gazebos lining the lake have become symbolic welcomming signs to visitors of Rehoboth Beach.




Stay warm…..spring is coming!!


July 13th, 2013

Bandstands, Delaware Beaches, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Summer Concert Series 2013, Southern Delaware, Saturday, July 13th, Sunday, July 14th

Throughout the whole summer music can be heard and seen at the Bandstands in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach.  These are free concerts!!  So, eat early or late and enjoy the entertainment.


REHOBOTH BEACH – Entertainment begins at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Saturday, July 13th – The Regal Beagles.  Genre?  Soft rock.  Please visit

Sunday, July 14th – Nate Myers & The Aces.  Genre?  Americana/Blues.  Please visit


BETHANY BEACH – Entertainment in the Quiet Resort begins at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Saturday, July 13th – An Evening with the Three Tenors.  Genre?  Opera/Traditional

Sunday, July 14th – Monkee Paw.  Genre? Beach/Rock

As you can see a little bit of everything for everyone.  It is a beautiful evening so, enjoy it!!

August 25th, 2012

Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Activities for a Rainy Week-End, Delaware Beaches


Now that you have resigned yourselves that the week-end is going to be cloudy and rainy….what are you planning to do with the kids?  It would be so easy if you were by yourselves; shopping, eating, drinking.  Someday, right?

Downtown Rehoboth Beach is such a walkable town that, at least, you will not have to get back in the car and follow the masses to the outlets.

An easy one to entertain those young ones is that if it is just cloudy, let them run around on our award winning boardwalk and the beach!!  That’s an easy one. If it’s raining, then, check the following activities.  They might help.


Sunday, August 26th – Browseabout Books, located at 133 Rehoboth Ave.  At 9 a.m. is an hour of activities, stories and crafts.  Llama Llama will be there to pose for photos.  Make sure you arrive by 9 a.m. to enjoy the whole hour.  The meters do not go into effect until 10 a.m. so you will be fine.

Then, if you are here during the week, you can also go to Browseabout Books Monday through Thursday until August 30th for A time for Storytime.

8:30 a.m. until 9:10 the age group is 5 through 8 years of age.

9:15 a.m. until 9:45 the age group is 2 to 4 years of age.

For more information, please visit  They are open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

They also have coffee and pastries and places to sit, catch your breath and check out the books.

Cake Break is a gourmet cupcake company located at 7 South First Street in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  It is a nut free facility with vegan and gluten free cupcakes.  You can bring your young ones to decorate cupcakes.  It is fun!!  I have seen the kids there having a great time.  You can have some coffee and enjoy some of the following:

The Blueberry muffins have been a hit.  They are gluten free, vegan, and nut free.  I have tried them myself.


I have also had the pleasure of trying Miss Piggy.  This cupcake is the one with the bacon on top.  It is a struessel cupcake with maple bacon icing and bacon on top.   The other one on the tray is the Salty Dawg which has salted caramel.


The Cookie Monster is chocolate chip cookies, baked on chocolate ship cupcakes with or without mocha icing.


Cake Break opens at 6:30 a.m. daily.  Carries pastries, NY Bagels, Homemade breads, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, coffee, espresso and smoothies.

Crafts – Creatable Crafts is located at 146 Rehoboth Ave.  Paint your own pottery, beading, glass fusing, mosaics, paint me t-shirts.  Drop in basis.  Paint today, pick up tomorrow.  Tel. 302-227-1020.  Website?


Coastal towns have many arcades available for the young and the matured crowd.  Rehoboth Beach has a 1 mile award-winning Boardwalk.  Of course, we have arcades!!

The Beach Arcade is next to Dolle’s at 5 North Boardwalk.  Tel. 302-227-1040.


Playland Arcade is on the South side of the Boardwalk.


Surfside Arcade is on the South side of the Boardwalk, as well.


Funland is located on the South side of the Boardwalk and it is a whole amusement and arcade complex.  You will find rides and arcades for the whole family.  Website?




If you are by yourselves, then, check the following:

The Rehoboth Art League is located at 12 Dodds Lane.  Tel. 302-227-8408.,  Website?  Until Sunday, August 26th the 74th Members Fine Art Exhibit is on display at the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries.  The Members Showcase: Print Makers is at the Homestead Gallery.

From August 31st until September 30th is the 4th Regional Juried Show at the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries.  Delaware and New Mexico Paintings-Color and Form: New work by Ray Petersen, Venture Gallery. By The Sea: New Works by Denise Dumont at the Homestead Gallery.

Opening Reception is on August 31st from 5 to 7 p.m.

Please keep your eyes open for Cinema & Art coming later on in October.  Mark your calendars for the November 3rd Holiday Fair and later on in December, on the 8th is the Art League Holiday Open House.

Heidi Lowe Gallery is having a Barbara Klar Trunk Show this Saturday, 8/25, and Sunday, 8/26.  The gallery is located at 328 Rehoboth Avenue.  Check  For more info. on Barbara Klar, please check

The Rehoboth Beach Museum is the perfect place to get to know Rehoboth Beach better.  If you have been coming to the beach for years, this museum will show you how far this coastal town has come.  It is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue near the traffic circle.  The Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is in the same complex.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, college students, and military.  $2 for children 13 to 17 and the rest are free.

This museum used to be the town’s ice house and it is currently hosting two exhibits.  “Rehoboth Speaks: The Story Nation’s Summer Capital” tells the story of the founding and growth of Rehoboth Beach.  And, “World War II: Rehoboth Beach” tells the story of our beach town during the war.  Visitors will learn how local citizens helped with Civil Defense and of the local boys who were sent overseas.  Website?


Saturday – 8/25 – At the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, at 8 p.m. is Sounds of Society, a Tribute to Chicago

Sunday – 8/26 – At the Bandstand is She Said Sunday, Cover Band, at 8 p.m.

Have fun…relax!!  You are at the beach!!

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