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April 10th, 2013

Hopkins Farm Creamery, Ice Cream, Lewes, Delaware….Any Day is the Perfect Day for Ice Cream!!


And, today proved to be an awesome day just for that!!


It was pretty late in the day when we arrived at Hopkins Dairy.  That’s what locals call it.  Hopkins Farm Creamery is located at Green Acres Farm on 18186 Dairy Farm Rd., Lewes, Delaware.  The farm is at the intersections of Rt.9/404 and Dairy Farm Rd.  Tel. 302-645-7163.  Website?

Green Acres Farm has been owned and operated by the same family for 4 generations.  It is the largest dairy farm in Delaware.


The people were lining up; some were discussing which flavors to order.  You can check the flavors on the boards outside. They have gluten free flavors for those with a gluten allergy.  Also, they offer sugar free ice cream, as well. Both, gluten free ice creams and those with nuts are labeled.


This gentleman ordered the very popular Chocolate Banana Walnut.  It was one of those days that ice cream needed to be eaten fast; 87 degrees at the Delaware Beaches!!


Another gentleman ordered a vanilla baby sccop.  Those are the ones that children usually order…hey, that’s what he wanted.


My husband wanted a gluten free, sugar free, vanilla milkshake.  The size was 24 ounces.  That’s the only size they had.  Half of it was gone in no time; the other is in the freezer.  I tasted it and all I can say is that it was creamy and totally delicious….and, if I had not known that it was sugar free, I would have never noticed.


Hopkins Farm Creamery opens every day, at 11 a.m.


You have to check the cows!!  Talk to you later.

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March 29th, 2013

Easter Egg Hunts, Southern Delaware, Sussex County…Sunrise Services, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes


Hunting for some Easter Egg Hunts while visiting Southern Delaware and the Delaware Beaches?  Check these out.

Saturday, 3/30 – 5th Annual Alley-OOP Egg Scoop from 9 a.m. until Nonn at New Orleans Street in Dewey Beach, Delaware.  There will be 3 separate Egg Hunts as follows:

5 years of age and under – 10:00 a.m.

6 years of age to 8 – 11:00 a.m.

9 years of age to 12 – Noon

Admission is $1.  For more information and registration, please call 302-227-7087.  Or, send an email to  Website

Saturday, 3/30 – Georgetown Chamber Easter Egg Hunt is at the Nutter Marvel Museum on South Bedford St. in Georgetown, Delaware.  The actual Egg Hunt will be at Noon.  From 11 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. there will be face painting, Moon Bounce, train rides, a clown, and pcitures with the Easter Bunny.  There is a coloring contest.  Please check the website for more info.

Sunday, 3/31 – Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at the Rusty Rudder, located on 113 Dickinson St. in Dewey Beach.  2 p.m. Egg Hunt!!  It is Free!!  Call 302-227-3888 for more info.

Easter Sunday – Sunrise Services

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware – Easter Sunday Community Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

Lewes, Delaware – Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. at Lewes Beach

Note:  Please note that Tickets are sold out for the 1st Annual Canalfront Park Easter Egg Hunt in Lewes, Delaware.

Happy Hunting!!

March 26th, 2013

Kite Flying at Cape Henlopen State Park, 45th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival, Good Friday, March 29th, Cape Henlopen State Park, No Advance Registration, Delaware Beaches


The 45th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival is dedicated in memory of former Lt. Governor, Gene Bookhammer, who founded the event 45 years ago when he was asked by Governor Peterson to participate in a kite flying contest with a Maharajah from Bharatpur, India.  Mr. Bookhammer passed away on February 23rd at the age of 94.  Over the years, he continued to attend the festival as a spectator and for the past 24 years has sponsored the Best All Around award plaque named in his honor.  At the conclusion of this year’s festival, Mr. Bookhammer’s family will be in attendance to present the Bookhammer award.

The festival is co-sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.  It will take place at Cape Henlopen State Park on Good Friday, March 29th.

There is no entry fee for competitors.  The competitions are in 3 age categories:  Children-Up to age 12; Teens-13-17, and Adults-18 & older.

Within each category, kite flyers are judged by the type of kite they are flying:  homemade or store-bought.

The Special Class awards include the Open Individual Ballet (free flight performance accompanied by music which the entrant provides), Individual Precision (compulsory figures including “The Square”, “The Mount”, and “Ladder Down” judged on technical execution), Most Senior Flyer, Youngest Flyer, Flyer Furthest From Home, Smallest Kite and Largest Kite.

The Highest Kite Award category is open to all ages and takes place approximately at 12:15 p.m.  There is no charge to watch.  Entrance fees apply for cars to enter Cape Henlopen State Park which will be collected at the entrance to the park.  $4 per car for Delaware license tags and $8 per car for out-of-state tags.  The Jolly Trolley will transport spectators to the competition field from the state park’s beach parking lot and handicap parking is available at the Seaside Nature Center parking lot.

Want to participate but do not have or have not made a kite?  Kids’ Ketch and Rehoboth Toy & Kite Company will be on-site selling a wide variety of kites with amply space adjacent to the competition field to practice in advance of the competitions which begin at 10:00 a.m.

There will be food vendors, a face painter and community organizations set up surrounding the field.

There is no advance registration.  Entrants can register on the field beginning at 9 a.m. and throughout the morning on Friday, March 29th.

The Children’s and Teen’s competitions take place from 10 a.m. to Noon, followed by the awards ceremony for the morning competitions.

Miss Cape Henlopen, Rebecca Lust, will present the morning awards.

The Highest Kite Competition begins immediately after the morning awards ceremony at approximately 12:15 p.m.  The Adult Competitions, Open Individual Ballet and Individual Precision Competition follow in the afternoon.  The awards ceremony for the afternoon competitions conclude the day’s activities.

Note:  Times may vary according to weather conditions and the number of competitors.

Have a great time!!

At Cape Henlopen State Park

At Cape Henlopen State Park

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March 14th, 2013

Edie Bees, Confection Shop, Historic Lewes, Delaware, Is Open for Business!! Chocolates, Candies…Yum!! What a treat at the Delaware Beaches!


We felt like kids in a candy store…that’s exactly where we were.  Debbie, Jody, and I decided to visit Edie Bees on its opening day….yes, this charming confection shop opened today at 115 Second Street in Historic Lewes. Sweet temptations for all of us and another excuse to stroll and shop in Lewes.


Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, the colors were amazing.  As you entered the shop an impressive rock candy arrangement greeted you.  Gorgeous!!  Taking the store in, all you can say is that it really is pretty.


Candy stores are happy places; you should have seen the smiles on people’s faces as they were coming to check the new kid in town.  The centerpiece was this huge chocolate Bunny surrounded by the best of the season.


Chocolates by DeBrand, chocolatiers from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The company was founded in 1987.


The lucky customers got to sample some of the delicious chocolates today.


Also, by DeBrand, these caught my attention.  They were called Faces of the World…our diverse world in chocolates!


Some of the candy brought a bit of nostalgia in us.  Other candy…well, we couldn’t wait to try some.  All candy is in glass containers, very visible.  And, very color coordinated.



Some interesting flavors…


These particular ones…well, they made my mouth water.


Tempting right?  You bet!!  What are you waiting for?  Have a good one!


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February 22nd, 2013

What’s Going On? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, First Town in the First State, Historic Lewes, Delaware Beaches…TGIF!!


Hello week-end!! If you are visiting the First Town in the First State, this is what’s going on in Lewes, Delaware…..The Delaware beaches might be a bit quiet this week-end, but I already can see the establishments doing repair work…I guess getting ready for another busy beach season.

Friday, 2/22 – Winter Moon Hike at the Cape Henlopen State Park from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Call and register at 302-645-6852.  Meet at the Seaside Nature Center inside the Park at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive.  Search for life in the park after dark, including deer, and night birds.  Ages 7 and up.  $2/person.


Friday, 2/22 – Just like every Friday, at 8:30 p.m., Sydney’s Music Revival will be at Bethany Blues Lewes, located at 18385 Coastal Highway.  Tonight’s entertainment will be Gary Allegretto.  California based, world touring, award winning, internationally acclaimed performer, recording artist, educator and humanitarian.  Keeping the Blues Alive!!  Using a harmonica as a tool he teaches music to heal, nourish and bring joy to children with challenges.  More info?  Please visit

Saturday, 2/23 – Battery 519 Lantern Tour,  from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Tour the gun battery by lantern light and learn how soldiers defended our coast during WWII.  Location?  Fort Miles Historical Area at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive.  Tel. 302-644-5007.   Please call 302-645-6852 to register.  $5 per person.  Ages 10 and up.


Saturday, 2/23 – Improv is a form of theatre in which actors use improvisational acting techniques to perform spontaneously.  Is in the moment; no scripts, no memorized dialogue and no rehearsal.  Delaware Comedy Theatre is the longest improve theatre company in Delaware.  First show for 2013 at Fish On!, located in the Villages of Five Points, at 17300 N Village Main, Lewes, will be Saturday, February 23rd.  “Cupid Shoots Self In Foot VI: Bad Romance Edition” will be presented by this Rehoboth Beach based non-profit improvisational theatre group and school.  The show, a free-wheeling mix of completely improvised comic scenes about the pitfalls of being in and out of love.  Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and the show runs from &;30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $10 per person at the door.  A full menu,, of fantastic food and drinks will be available, and 20% gratuity will be automatically added to the bill.  RSVP to Fish On! after 4 p.m. daily at 302-645-9790.  Please note that the show is adult-themed and not appropriate for children.  More info. on the Delaware Comedy Theatre Co?  Please visit   NOTE: This event has been postponed.  Will let you know when it is rescheduled.  Sorry.


Saturday, 2/23 – Sydney’s Music Revival at Bethany Blues Lewes, located at 18385 Coastal Highway.  Entertainment begins at 8:30 p.m. with Bill Thompson Band.  Combining world class slide guitar with soulful vocals and original music; a unique amalgamation of blues styles, with rock, funk and R & B.  More info?


Monday, 2/25 – Sunday, 3/3 – Doggies at The Beach, located at 18806 John J. Williams Highway (Rt. 24) in Rehoboth Beach is turning 5 years old March 1st!!  For this entire week, they are offering their original daycare rates.  Just mention their 5th Anniversary and receive a full day of daycare for only $21!!  More info?  Please visit, or, call 302-644-8200.  Please note that Doggies at The Beach is now offering Pet Walking in your home.  Call them for a reservation.  They are certified with American Red Cross Pet First Aid and licensed; bonded and insured.  You will receive the same quality service at home just you receive at Doggies at The Beach business.

Monday, 2/25 – Children’s Learning Garden Fundraiser at Bethany Blues, Lewes from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Lewes in Bloom receives 10% of your purchase with the Lewes in Bloom Children’s Learning Garden Coupon on February 25th.  Please visit  Click to print the coupons.  They will be needed by Bethany Blues.  The garden and its programs are designed to pique children’s curiosity about nature and gardening.


Friday, 3/1 – Monday, 3/25 – Lewes Tulip Festival Photo Contest Entries Accepted – Weeks before the 4th Annual Lewes Tulip Festival Blooms on 4/11-4/13, there is the Lewes Tulip Festival Photo Contest Entries Accepted.  You will need to visit the Lewes Chamber’s website, for important rules and deadlines regarding the contest.  This year’s categories will be: Lewes Architecture, Lewes Landscapes, Quintessential Lewes (iconic image that could only be in Lewes, i.e. Doo Dah parade), Tulips, Lewes Food, and Lewes Pets.  Drop off the photos at the Fisher-Martin House, located at 120 Kings Highway in Lewes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekdays.


Friday, 3/1 – Lunch With a Purpose Coastal Delaware – 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Baywood Greens, located at Rt. 24 in Long Neck. This non-profit organization is a monthly gathering of women that benefits a Sussex County charity.  All funds stay in Sussex County; they go directly to the charity.  It supports underserved organizations in Sussex County, and the Food Bank of Delaware.  To be added to their email luncheon list, please e-mail  The charity chosen for the March 1st luncheon is Cancer Support Community Delaware.  Lunch, raffles, silent auction, and the making of new friends.  This non-profit organization, which is statewide, has a mission:  “to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community”.  To learn more about it, please visit

Have a good one!!  Talk to you later.

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February 13th, 2013

Lunch, Cafe Azafran…Before the Barkfest Pet Pageant Passes By, Historic Lewes, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


It was Saturday, 2/9; God forbid we would miss a minute of the Barkfest’s Pet Pageant.  Jody and I were seated at Cafe Azafran, located at 109 Market Street in Historic Lewes.  It is one of those very popular local restaurants that for many years has been a favorite.  A couple of years ago, they also opened another Cafe Azafran on 18 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Lunch in the Lewes location is served daily from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Dinner is served Wednesday through Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Tel. 302-644-4446.  Website?

We chose salads for lunch, but the restaurants has soups, sandwiches, mini-wiches and mini-ensaladas….yes, there is a Mediterranean influence.  The salads tasted as good as they looked.

Chef Salad with chicken and Spanish ham over field greens, endive, artichokes, hard-boiled egg, roasted peppers, tomatoes and olives, balsamic vinaigrette and pecorino.


Spinach Salad with Manchego cheese, egg, crimini mushrooms, chickpeas, almonds, tomato, red onion, cucumber and toasted cumin vinaigrette.


We were totally satisfied, so, no dessert was necessary.  Off we went around the corner to see if the pooches were getting ready.


This was the 7th Annual Pet Pageant taking place during the festivities of Barkfest.  This was started by Lesley Bowers, owner of P.U.P.S. (Pawsitively Unique Pet Shop), located at 117 Second St. in Downtown Lewes.  Website?


This event raised funds for the Georgetown SPCA.  Website?


Doggies at The Beach….always present when helping the community to raise funds for those that cannot speak for themselves.  Website?


Then, we noticed that even the street’s name was being changed for the day…perfect!


It was so chilly but we were there to support a good cause and to have fun.  Some of the contestants were mingling; so were we.


All of a sudden I spotted Samson and Delilah.  I had seen these beautiful Standard Poodles a few years ago, also competing on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach.  Then and now.  So funny, the owners said their costumes were a little tighter this year.


There were several divisions….like the look-a-likes.


Lesley was the M.C. and stunning was a word used describing the costumes.  Jim Ford, the Mayor of Lewes, handed the awards.

The crowds gathered and cheered!!


The photographers trying to get those perfect shots for the local newspapers.


And the pageant continued…the Queen of Hearts.


Dog Gone Pizzeria!!  He was a winner.


A wagon full of Yorkies….


It was so much fun!!


This little girl was just hugging her pooch after they had won!!  Priceless!!


And, this little one found his “forever” home when his foster mom decided to keep him.


Have a great one!!


Here, here, there, feels soooo good!!

Here, here, there, feels soooo good!!

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February 6th, 2013

Lewes Winter Fest Barkfest, Friday, 2/8, Saturday, 2/9, The 7th Annual Pet Pageant, 3rd Annual Yappy Hour, Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, P.U.P.S., Pawsitively Unique Pet Shop, Historic Lewes, Delaware

One of P.U.P.S regular customers.

One of P.U.P.S regular customers.

“Dog-centric” to say the least.  Historic Lewes is going to the dogs.  The 7th Annual Lewes Winter Fest Barkfest event takes place in the Historic Commercial District surrounding Second Street and across the canal at Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant on Friday and Saturday, 2/8 and 2/9.

This is a great opportunity for Valentine’s Day shoppers, diners, and visitors to participate in this fun event.  It is for the whole family.  The retail businesses and restaurants will be offering Valentine holiday-themed specials, including discounts on specific items.

Seven years ago, the Pet Pageant was started by Lesley Bowers, owner of P.U.P.S., which is a pet friendly Pawsitively Unique Pet Shop, located on 117 Second Street.  Tel. 302-645-9010.  Website? Leslie is also responsible for the Yappy Hour component of this year’s Winter Fest Barkfest.

The Yappy Hour will be hosted by Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant on the canal in Lewes at 213 Anglers Rd.  Website? Pets, their owners, and people who like to “yap” on should be there on Friday, February 8th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on their heated, enclosed porch.

The Georgetown SPCA,, will host a “Fill the Van” during both events at which time they are soliciting donations of blankets, sheets, pet food, kitty litter, toys, dog bones and bleach for cleaning their kennels.

You can attend the Yappy Hour with or without pets.  Dogs should be on a leash with one dog and one handler.

Irish Eyes will feature specialty beverages like the Bark-tini, Cat-atonic, and Mutt-ini.  There will also be 50/50 raffle benefiting the Georgetown SPCA.  In addition, Irish Eyes is donating 10% of their total food sales for the entire day to the SPCA.

On Saturday, 2/9 at 2 p.m. the much awaited and super popular Pet Pageant returns to BARK Street (Bank Street, temporarily renamed for the event).  Pets of all sizes and shapes, ages and genders strut their stuff in front of the judges and the crowds.

The 4 categories of competition are:  Formal Wear, Leisure Wear, Companion Look Alike and Kids Freestyle (open only to children).

Registration takes place at P.U.P.S. on 117 Second Street.  You can also register the day of the event in front of Citizens Bank from Noon until 1:30 p.m.  The registration donation is $5 and benefits the Georgetown SPCA.

Note:  All contestants must be on-site no later than 1:30 p.m. to receive their entry numbers.  Contestants will line up with their owners at 1:45 p.m. behind Citizens Bank.

The judges will award 3 prizes in each of 4 categories.  This year, very special shelter dogs will be at the event to show their unconditional love and to look for their forever homes.

This year’s judges are Kathy Davison of Comcast Spotlight, Teresa Ford, owner of Kids’ Ketch, and Ashley King, owner of Piccolino.

More info?  Please contact the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 302-645-8073.


Please make sure to stop by P.U.P.S.  The store is a popular place for humans and their best friend.  It is not only for dogs.  Cats are not forgotten; they are best friends of many.


They day I stopped by I finally got to meet Leslie.  It was great to see her interaction with her customers that seemed to know the store so well.

The customers came with their dogs and they were so funny.  This puppy was just adorable.  I think his name was Kalo.


These other ones were getting to know each other.


The store has leashes, treats, bath essentials….and something for the human in the pet’s life.



Have a good one and bundle up!!

December 30th, 2012

What’s Going On?, Historic Lewes, Delaware, First Town in the First State Celebrates New Year’s, “Blast” in the New Year Annual Anchor Drop at the Overfalls, First Day, First Hike, First 2013 Screening. “Little Sparrows”


Monday, 12/31/2012 – Lewes, Delaware is the place to be when the Second Annual “Blast” in the New Year Annual Anchor Drop at the Overfalls – It is a new tradition in Historic Lewes.  Location? 219 Pilottown Rd.  Time?  11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

The Lightship Overfalls is one of only 17 remaining lightships and it is one of 7 lightships still open to the public.  It was built  in 1938.  It is also one of the only two lightships built in the 20th Century.  It was the last one to be commissioned by the U.S. Light House Service.


Get your family and friends and celebrate the New Year on the ONLY National Historic Landmark that does a ball drop on New Year’s Eve.

A lighted “ceremonial” anchor will begin its symbolic drop on New Year’s Eve from the top of the vessel’s tall mid-ship mast touching the main deck at the stroke of midnight and will coincide with a “blast” of the ship’s whistle.

There will be hot chocolate to sip, fire pits to ward off the winter chill, and, of course, music to keep everyone hopping!!


Tuesday, 1/1/2013 and Saturday, 1/5/2013 – New Year’s Point Hike (1.6 miles) – 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.   This is the First State, First Day, First Hike.  It is a national movement sponsored by America’s State Parks to have all 50 states offer First Day Hikes.  To get you to start the new year on a healthy note.  Meet at the Point Park Parking Lot at the Cape Henlopen State Park.  Please call 302-645-6852 to register and for directions.

This is a free event.  Ages 7 (with an adult) and up.

Note:  No dogs, please.

Wednesday, 1/2/2013 – Screening “Little Sparrows” at Movies at Midway, located on Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.  This is the first 2013 screening in the Around the World Series of critically acclaimed, international, independent films.  Time?  7 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

“Just as winter begins in earnest in the U.S., summer appears in Australia.  “Little Sparrows” takes the audience Down Under and introduces them to a family at a crossroads….

Happy New Year!!

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