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April 13th, 2014

Destination? Dewey Beach, Delaware, Sunny Days, Blue Skies, Rusty Rudder Opens Season 2014….Chili Cookoff!!, Event, Free, For the Whole Family, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


It was 1979 when the Rusty Rudder opened its doors.  It was the place to go and be seen.  Open air decks, plenty of music, food, and drinks….the summers came and went and the Rusty Rudder then became an institution.  Guess what? It still is.  The setting is beautiful.


Rusty Rudder is located at 113 Dickinson Street and the Bay.  The Atlantic Ocean is on one side and the Bay is on the other, making Dewey Beach a playground for adults day and night and the best of both worlds for the young ones.  A lot of work has been done inside just for the new season ahead.  For more info., please visit  Or, call tel. 302-227-3888.


Arrive by car and you will find plenty of parking available; otherwise come by boat and there are plenty of slips, as well.


Rusty Rudder was opening on Saturday, 4/12, and what a gorgeous day this coastal town had.  Plenty of shorts and flip-flops, local attire found in Dewey.  The opening of Rusty Rudder brought numerous customers, including Shelley, Mrs. Levinson and myself.  There was a Chili Cookoff and we were ready to try and vote for the best.


Surrounding the Rusty Rudder’s deck we found restaurants and individuals that were set up with their prize chili.  The conversations heard were, tasty, spicy, ground beef vs. steak chili….You went around sampling all of them.  By the time you were finished, a bowl of chili was probably devoured.


Lisa Abel’s Chili was very good.  A traditional taste full of flavor…she was the winner.

One of my favorites was prepared by Jimmy’s Grille.  It was a white chicken chili.  It really was good with just the right seasonings.



Ivy had a pretty good one too.  Those I have mentioned were my top picks, but to be honest, I did not try them all.


Big Hat No Cattle was starting to play….entertainment for everyone.  They got the crowds going and some of us were able to dance the chili off.



A big shout to the Rusty Rudder for sponsoring the table full of information on Alzheimer’s.  A devastating disease in many families causing so much despair.  For more info. on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, please visit  Save the Date:  “I Walk to End Alzheimer’s” It will be in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Saturday, October 4th.  And, on October 18th, the walk will be in Wilmington, Delaware.  Please call 800-272-3900, or visit


So now that the Season 2014 is open…..we are patiently waiting for summer!

Talk to you later.  Have a good one!!

May 28th, 2013

What’s Going On? Dewey Beach, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Dewey Beach is the perfect summer town.  It has everything….the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Rehoboth Bay to the west, separated by Coastal Highway.


It is the playground for the young at heart and the more matured crowd.  It offers watersports, bars, music, entertainment, restaurants, and plenty of sunshine!!

So, if you are visiting Dewey Beach this week, check What’s Going On?


Thursday, 5/30 – There is a Grand Opening Celebration and the public is invited!!  4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The new Beach House Dewey is opening its doors!!  Their first summer in Dewey Beach.  The event is free and you will be able to check for yourselves what Beach House Dewey has to offer.  They will be serving light refreshments…live music by Chris Steele.

Beach House Dewey is a 47 room property that was acquired in 2012 by The Bernstein Companies, one of Washington D.C.’s oldest real estate development, investment, and hotel management organizations.  The hotel is located across from the Bottle & Cork, on 1710 Highway One (Coastal Highway).  Affordable accomodations with a smart, clean, and modern design to fit into the lifestyle is what the owners have expressed.


Thursday, 5/30 – The Bacon Brothers, Kevin and Michael will be performing at The Bottle & Cork on 1807 Highway 1 at 9 p.m.  You may get tickets through

Friday, 5/31 – Lez Zeppelin will be performing at The Bottle & Cork from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.  Tickets are $15.


Rusty Rudder is located at 113 Dickinson St…..Did you know that they now have a Late Night Hot Dog Cart?  Hebrew National on the Rudder Deck from 9 p.m. until closing.  To check what’s on their schedule, please visit

Skim Camps, Skim Adventures….Summer Programs from Alley Oop and much more….located at 2000 Coastal Highway, Unit 106.  Tel. 302-227-7087.  Website  They have programs throughout the summer, so it is best you contact them directly.  You may want to also check

Surfing Lessons?  Liquid has the answer with individual surfing lessons this summer and fall.  Students will learn technique, equipment, ocean safety, and surfing etiquette.  They will learn the proper technique for paddling out, catching waves, and standing up.  The cost is $65 per person.  Groups of 4 or more, $50 per person.  Students must be 6 years old or older and be a competent ocean swimmer.  More info?  Please call Liquid at 302-227-7130 .  Website?  You may also email

July 2nd – Junior Lifeguarding Program by the Dewey Beach Patrol, ages 6 – 16.  Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Location?  Dewey Beach Lifesaving Station on Dagsworthy Street and the Beach, rain or shine.  There is a $20 registration fee.  Interested?  Check  Then, click on programs.  Tel. 302-227-6365

July 2nd – Youth Recreation by the Dewey Beach Patrol.  The program will be offered on an evening basis beginning at 5:15 p.m. and ending at sunset, weather permitting.  Location? Dagsworthy Street and the Beach.  This program is intended to provide a facility, on the beach, that will meet the recreational needs of individuals ranging in age from early adolescents to teenage.  More info?  Please visit  You may also call 302-227-6365.

Taxi Anyone?  BEACH RIDE TAXI – 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Dispatch Service.  Serving Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany and all airports.  Tels. 302-645-6800, 302-226-8294.


Jolly Trolley is the best way to get around in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey…..New App will let you know the trolley’s location while it is operating.

Have a good one!

April 19th, 2013

What’s going On? Dewey Beach, Delaware, 2013 Dewey Beach Brewfest, Admiral Dewey Day, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Dewey Beach is one coastal town that offers a variety of attractions for visitors of all ages, backgrounds and ways of life….the Atlantic Ocean and The Bay as part of the playground.  It is a casual town with plenty of music and entertainment.

Saturday, 4/20 – The 2013 Dewey Beach Brewfest – Garys Dewey Beach Grill, located at 2000 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1), Suite 105 in Dewey Beach.  Tel. 302-227-8519.  All proceeds will benefit the Boardwalk Buddy Walk in Rehoboth Beach for Down Syndrome awareness!!  There will be more than 30 Breweries, including local favorites like 16 Mile, Fordham, Old Dominion, and Dogfish Head!!  Live music from Pressing Strings and Barely Rarely with great food to go along with the drinking beer.

Tickets will be $30 in advance or $35 at the door.  Two time segments to choose from 1 – 3 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m.  Website?


Saturday, 4/20 – “Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”  Admiral Dewey Day in Dewey Beach is a celebration, a proclamation…and a time to have fun!  Music and entertainment, at the Rusty Rudder.


1:00 p.m. – The Fabulous Greaseband


At 9:00 p.m. Blue Label.  Check

Have a Great Week-End!!  Talk to you later.

March 16th, 2012

What’s Going On? Dewey Beach, Delaware, Zip Code 19971 Is Open for Business, Delaware Beaches


Dewey Beach has the perfect location.  The town is right between the ocean and the bay, therefore, affording visitors all kinds of water sports and activities.  Once you park you can walk from one restaurant or bar to another with no problem.  Does it get crowded?  That’s a given.   Music and dancing venues are located along the strip of Highway One or Coastal Highway.

Being that it is a St. Patrick’s Week-End at the beaches…please check websites or call to get the latest info.  Some have music and some don’t, but they are definitely open for the season.

The Starboard is located at 2009 Highway One (Coastal Highway)  You know how Delaware loves its “vintage” tags?  Well, check the new VIP tag for all of you that want to bypass those long lines.  What a clever idea!!  Available this week-end.


The Lighthouse is located at 124 Dickinson St., at Ruddertowne in Dewey.  302-227-4333 or visit

Que Pasa? is also located at 124 Dickinson St., at Ruddertowned in Dewey.  302-226-1820 or visit


Woody’s is located at 1904 Coastal Highway (Highway 1).

Scully’s – Ocean Side Cafe is located at 2000 Coastal Highway (Highway 1)

Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill is located at 2000 Highway One (Coastal Highway).

Hammerheads is located at 1818 Highway One (Coastal Highway).

Rusty Rudder is located at 113 Dickinson & the Bay.

Port is located at 1205 Highway One (Coastal Highway).

Whiskey Beach is located at Dickinson & Coastal Highway (Highway 1).

McShea’s Dewey Beach is located at 1705 Highway One (Coastal Highway)

Wings to Go is located at 1814 Highway One (Coastal Highway).  302-227-9555

Mama Celeste’s Pizzeria is located at 2001 Highway One (Coastal Highway) 302-227-4482

Sharky’s Grill for Breakfast and Lunch is located at 1508 Highway One (Coastal Highway).  Take out too. 302-226-3116 or

Have a great time!!  Let the Season begin…and remember,


October 1st, 2011

What’s Going On?, Dewey Beach, Events, Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch, Golf Tournament, Greyhounds Reach The Beach, Sidewalk Sales, Dewey Does Pink, Delaware Beaches



According to the 2010 census the population of the town of Dewey Beach is 341 and this number has increase dover the past 10 years.  It definitely increases during the summer when over 30,000 people enjoy what a lot believe to be “a way of life”.


Dewey’s location makes it the perfect place to visit for those who love the ocean, the bay, sports, bar hopping, restaurants and entertainment.  All this can be found on a very walkable 1 mile long strip and only 2 blocks wide.


The Atlantic Ocean on one side, the Rehoboth Bay on the other.  Dewey is a summer beach town.

It can get very quiet during the second season but during the week-end, Dewey can still hold its own.  If you are visiting, this is what you will find on Dewey’s calendar.


Sunday, October 2nd – 9th Annual Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch at Rusty Rudder – It is a fundraising event for Meals on Wheels Delaware.  Top area chefs, wines, cocktails and a very impressive silent auction.  $95  You can get tickets at or call 302-656-3257. 

Meals on Wheels offers hot meals every day, along with warm smiles from those volunteers that deliver them to so many in our area.

Sunday is not the only day where we can raise funds for this wonderful organization.

Meals on Wheels is at 32409 Lewes Georgetown Highway, Lewes, DE 19958.  Tel. 302-645-7449 or visit


Monday, October 3rd – Harry Derrickson Memorial Golf Tournament at the Rehoboth Country Club is also for Meals on Wheels.


I wrote a post on where you can certainly find all the information pertaining to this golfing day in Rehoboth.  Just click on the month of September and scroll down to the 19th.



Greyhounds Reach The Beach once again from October 7th until the 10th.  To see thousands of greyhounds and their owners getting together in Dewey is wonderful.  They have so much fun. 


Check “GreyTalk” at  

Also, if you need directions to Dewey, please visit


Some of the events I found out were an early bird walk on Wednesday, 10/5 at 1 p.m. at State Park behind Seaside Outlets on Rt. 1 parking lot behind Oskosh store.

Early bird dinner at Zogg’s on Thursday at 6 p.m. on 1 Wilmington Ave.

How about an ice cream social on Friday the 7th at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Adams Ocean Front Hotel parking lot in Dewey?


Friday, 10/7 – Sunday 10/9 – The 35th Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale will start from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Fabulous finds at great prices in the towns of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach and also on Rt. 1 Outlets.


dewey does pink

Saturday, 10/8 – “Dewey Does Pink” –  Yes, Dewey Beach is Going Pink.  The “Gugie” 5K Run & Pink Party for Breast Cancer will be at the Starboard.  It is a run/walk for 1.5 miles; non-competitive in memory of Starboard owner, Steve Montgomery’s mom. 

This event will benefit Delaware’s Breast Cancer Coalition.  Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. and the race/walk will begin at Noon. 

$20 until October 5th, otherwise it will be $25 after that date through the 8th.  You can visit for more info.


Have a Good One!!  Talk to you later….

May 1st, 2011

Dewey Beach, A Proclamation, A Celebration, Music, The Greaseband…and Non Stop Dancing, Delaware Beaches


“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”

With that in mind, there was no better place to to listen to music, on Saturday, than at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach.


The Greaseband was the first to perform, early in the afternoon but the Rudder’s deck was packed.  It was a chilly afternoon; some of us felt it, and some others were feeling no pain. 

It really was so pretty and the Rusty Rudder sits right on the bay; scenic is the word.


The moment The Greaseband started playing people were dancing. Their music reminisce so many good years of clean, fun music.  The people in attendance were a mix.  Some young; babies in tow and some, well, a little more mature.  I would like to think I was in the middle of the pack with Shelley, Paula, Mike and a few others we met.


I looked at everyone on the deck and every single person was smiling and dancing.  Letting their hair down.  Some let their hair down so much, they were dancing on tables.


The Greaseband has been together for 38 years.  Amazing that they have been able to keep it together for such a long time.  Big following.  This was the first performance of many in Dewey Beach.  Check their website


Then, champagne was served to every one for a toast on Admiral Dewey Day.  A proclamation and a celebration.  In 1981 Rusty Rudder showed up at the Delaware beaches.  A restaurant, a bar and a music venue.  This season promises to be a fun one in Dewey as the Rusty Rudder celebrates all summer long its 30 years.


Have a great day!!  Talk to you later….

April 29th, 2011

What’s Going On?, Dewey Beach, Entertainment, Town-Wide Yard Sale, DoodlesinDewey, The Greaseband, Delaware Beaches



Outdoor activities and music.  This lively coastal town is starting to wake up after a long winter.  If you are at the Delaware Beaches, this is what you will expect to find in Dewey.



Saturday, 4/30 – It’s a Town-Wide Yard Sale.  Homeowners and property owners are participating in this event and extending you an invitation to come and shop throughout Dewey Beach.  It is a Treasure Fest Community Yard Sale beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.


Saturday, 4/30 – It is the 6th Annual DoodlesinDewey.  It will meet at Saulsbury St. at 9:30 a.m.  This event is for the whole family to enjoy and participate.  Watch dogs run free, buy raffle tickets or just enjoy your time at the beach.  All proceeds benefit Food and Friends organization which delivers food to home-bound men and women.  More info?  Check these 2 websites; and



Saturday, 4/30 – Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St. and On the Deck at 3:00 p.m. is the very loved The Greaseband.  This is one of those bands that have a big following at our beaches and have been around for a long time.  They put up quite a performance.   



Later, in the evening, at 9:00 p.m. the performers will be Kristen and The Noise.  If you are wondering about the deck, do not worry because it is tented and heated.


Have a great time!!! Talk to you later…

April 1st, 2011

What’s Going On?, Dewey Beach, Que Pasa?, Lighthouse, Rusty Rudder, Opening for the Season, Delaware Beaches



If you were to drive through the Town of Dewey Beach today, you would be surprised at how quiet it is.  Don’t let that fool you.  This is a town that has become a destination for those who are young, and for some of us that want to keep being young. 

The bay on one side and the ocean on the other.  In between?  Restaurants, watersports, bars, and lots of entertainment.

April 1st seemed like a good day to start opening a few of those places in Dewey that have become so popular with visitors and residents alike.



Que Pasa?  Well, this Cantina is opening today.  Outdoor sitting is available even though at the moment it is quite chilly at the Delaware Beaches.  Indoor sitting is available, as well.  Some of their offerings are Chicken Tortilla soup, Homemade Ceviche, Chicken Tamales and Flash fried Empanadas, Shrimp a la Plancha, among many others.  Their tel. is 302-227-4333.  Website?



Rusty Rudder is also opening today.  Their tel. is 302-227-3888.  Website?  Tonight’s entertainment will be Mike Hines & The Look at 9:00 p.m.  His website, in case you want to know what they are all about, is

On Saturday, 4/2, the entertainment will be SpeakerCity and it will start at 9:00 p.m.  For more info. on this band, please check their website



Lighthouse will be opening up on Monday 4/4 with their all you can eat wings for $10.  Then on Friday, 4/8 they will have their now famous Taco Toss at the Lighthouse.  Saturday, 4/9 will be Bullbuckers Live. Their genre is Ska, Reggae, and Soul.  For more info. on this band go to their website,


The Bottle & Cork will be opening May 7th and North Beach will be opening May 20th.


Have a great week-end…talk to you later….

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