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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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July 14th, 2014

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Summer 2014, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Lewes, Delaware is the oldest settlement in Delaware.  It was founded by the Dutch in 1631.  It does have a nickname; “The First Town in the First State”.  The town was incorporated in 1883.  Plenty to do in this coastal town that provides acess to the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beaches.

So, are you visiting Lewes or other Delaware Beaches?  This is what’s going on in Lewes this week.


Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays – TOUR THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE COLLEGE OF EARTH, OCEAN, AND ENVIRONMENT – Free Guided Tours. Location? 700 Pillottown Rd.  The idea is to introduce the public to marine science and the research activities of the college.  They have state-of-the-art ocean laboratories where they and Delaware Sea Grant College Program researchers are tackling aspects of environmental challenges such as climate change, sea level rise, renewable energy, fish ecology and harmful algal blooms.  The tours begin at 10 a.m.  More info?  Please visit


Tuesday, 7/15 – CHICKS FOR CHARITY – Gentlemen:  You are invited too!!  Don’t be shy.  Once a month Chicks for Charity takes place at Fish On, located at the Villages of Five Points in Lewes.  It opens at 6:30 p.m.  $25/person includes gratuity…cash bar available.  You get 2 delicious entrees to choose from along with appetizer and dessert.  Plus you get to meet other people in the community and raise funds for local causes.  Cash or Checks only.

Please RSVP to  Please do not call the restaurant.

July’s charity dinner will benefit:  Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  This foundation emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004).  At the age of 4, while receiving chemo, Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help her doctors find a cure for all children with cancer.  Between the time of her first stand and the time of her death, when she was 8 years old, Alex reached her goal…she raised $1,000,000.  The foundation is led by her parents and bearing her name has raised more than $80 million, funding more than 450 research projects nationally.

To learn more about Alex Lemonade Stand, visit  To learn more about Chickes for Charity Southern Delaware, please visit


Tuesday, 7/15 – STANGO PARK – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Free concerts at Stango Park at campus of the Lewes Public Library.  Take your chairs, friends and bug spray.  Entertainers will be the Milford Community Band.  In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Cape Henlopen High School.


What’s Happening at Canalfront Park? The site of the Canalfront Park was a center of activity from the time the earliest Dutch settlers built their homes and launched their ships there in 1631.  For hundreds of years the local fishermen kept their boats there.  Nowadays, it is also a center for the residents and visitors to enjoy a most scenic part of Historic Lewes.

Wednesday, 7/16 – ZUMBA – Canalfront Park on the Overlook Deck on Pillottown Rd.  Zumba starts at 6  p.m. until 7 p.m.  More info?  Please call 302-420-5127.  Check the weather before heading out!

Thursday, 7/17 – CINEMA BY THE CANAL – SAVING MR. BANKS – Free movie and open to the public at beautiful Canalfront Park.  The movies are family oriented and start at dusk.  Please take your own chair and bug repellent.

Saving Mr. Banks  is an untold true story of how Walt Disney spent 20 years trying to obtain the rights to author P.L. Travers’ treasured story so that Mary Poppins could be brought to the big screen.  The movie is 125 minutes long and it is rated PG-13.  You can see the trailer by visiting


Friday, 7/18 – LAUGHTER YOGA – Laugh out loud at the Lewes Library on Friday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.  You have license to laugh for no reason!!  Please contact Michele Buckler, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.  Tel. 302-645-0576.  Website?  Find them on Facebook as Laff Yoga and on Pintrest as Sand N Stones.


Saturday, 7/19 -HISTORIC LEWES FARMERS MARKET – This most popular market in Lewes opens at 8 a.m. until Noon at the Lewes Historical Society Complex.  It is a community gathering where you can puchase the freshest local foods available.  Check the website  They have great recipes, plus you can see ahead of time what will be happening on that particular Saturday.


Sunday, 7/20 – YOGA AT CANALFRONT PARK – At 8 a.m. on Pillottown Rd.

Have a great week!!

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August 12th, 2013

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


Someone mentioned to me yesterday that they could see a difference in the amount of people at the Delaware Beaches.  It is that time of the year when some are going back to school and others will soon have the beaches all to themselves.

So, what’s going on?


Tuesday, 8/13 – Sundown BBQ at 6:30 p.m.  It will be a fun summer evening on The Lightship Overfalls.  Rain date? Wednesday, 8/14.  The Crew of the Kalmar Nyckel will be the special guests.  The Overfalls deck will be open to catch the scenery and sunset.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.  This admission will give you pulled pork on fresh baked rolls, or a vegetable wrap, pickles, chips, cole slaw, dessert, and beverage of choice; beer, wine, or soft drink.  Food is being provided by Casa D’Amici.  More info?  Please visit  Purchase tickets online or from the Ship Store at the Overfalls dock, and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.  Call Tracy Mulveny at 302-279-0072.

Wednesday, 8/14 – On Wednesdays until August 28th Zumba with Kelly at Canalfront Park on Front Street.  6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 8/14 – The Odd Life of Timothy Green will be presented at dusk, 8:15-8:30 p.m., at Canalfront Park on 211 Front St.  It is an outdoor event, and it is also free.  Please check the weather.

Thursday, 8/15 – Summer Concert at Stango Park, by the Lewes Public Library.  The Rogues will be entertaining the crowds.  Take your chair, friends, and bug spray.  7 – 9 p.m.


Tuesday, 8/13 – Jack & The Beanstalk will be presented by Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Rt.  Admission is $10.  Please call 302-227-6766 or visit

Thursday, 8/15 – Rehoboth Beach Museum and Jolly Trolley will take you on a Local History Tour of Rehoboth Beach.  Meters in Rehoboth Beach are in effect from 10 a.m. on.  The tour begins and ends at the Anna Hazzard Museum on 17 Christian St.  The cost is $10, and it also includes your entry at the Rehoboth Beach Museum located at 511 Rehoboth Ave.  Reservations are necessary.  Please call 302-227-7310.  Websites?

Saturday, 8/17 and Sunday, 8/18 – This is the second week-end of the 40th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Show at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.  $5 admission. Please check for more information, including parking and rides on the Jolly Trolley.

DOGGIES AT THE BEACH – It is a full service facility for your dog….boarding, training, grooming and lots of love is given by the staff at Doggies at The Beach.  It is located at 18806 John J. Williams Highway or Rt. 24.  Tel. 302-644-8200.  Website?


Tuesdays – Dewey Tunes!  Hip Hop & Play on The Beach – Join 93.5 The Beach on the beach at Dagsworthy Street in Dewey between 3 and 4 p.m.  Bring your dancing flip flops for music and a live radio broadcast.  Skim-boarding demos…you are encouraged to test your skills and learn something new.  It is free!!  For more info. please call Carol Everhart at 302-227-2233.

Wednesdays – Family Bonfires on the Beach in Dewey.  Kids roast marshmallows with their families, dance and play to family friendly music.  The sticks and marshmallows are provided.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks are for sale.  Take glow love them and are great when it gets dark.

That’s enough for now…..Talk to you later.  Have a Good One!!

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July 30th, 2013

What’s Going On? Lewes, Delaware, Tuesday, 7/30/13, Wednesday, 7/31/13. Summer Fun In The First Town in The First State, Southern Delaware


Laid back coastal retreats, we have several at the Delaware Beaches!!  If you are visiting Lewes check what’s going on Tuesday, 7/30 and 7/31.  Even though Summer of 2013 is flying by….there is still plenty to do at the beaches.

Tuesday, 7/30 – University of Delaware Marine Tours – 10 a.m. through Noon.  Intrigued by the ocean?  Interested in a marine science career?  How about just curious…plenty of research is being conducted at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment.  Take a tour to find out.  It is for visitors 10 years of age and older.  Tours are offered year round and reservations should be made one week in advance.  But, on Tuesdays and Fridays during the summer and in the mornings you can tour it.  Please call 302-645-4346.

Tuesday, 7/30 – Hayrides at The Beach – Cape Henlopen State Park.  5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The hayrides begin at the Campground Parking Lot.  But, please get your tickets at the Nature Center starting at 9 a.m. today.  Tickets are $5/person and it is for ages 5 years of age and up.  First come, first serve!!  More info?  Please call 302-645-6852.


Tuesday, 7/30 – Evening Kayak Eco-Tour – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Kayak Shack at the Fishing Pier.  This is a 2 hour paddle, all equipment is provided.  Just bring drinking water, secured footwear; no flip flops.  Ages 8 and up with paying adult.  Solo paddlers have to be at least 13 years of age.  All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  $25 for a solo kayak, $35 for a tandem.  For more info., and to pre-register, please call 302-645-6852.


Tuesday, 7/30 – Summer Concert at Stango  Park – 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Bring your family and friends…and blankets, chairs, and bug spray.  Beautiful Stango Park is located next to the Lewes Public Library on Kings Highway.  Tonight is Zydeco A Go Go…the sounds of Cajun and Creole music!


Wednesday, 7/31 – Zumba with Kelly at Canalfront Park on Front Street, Lewes from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.  This is a free Zumba class that takes place on Wednesdays and is totally free!!

Wednesday, 7/31 – Cinema by the Canal – Summer Series of Outdoor Film Screenings for all ages.  “Here Comes The Boom” will be featured on Wednesday at Canalfront Park, located at 211 Front Street.  The film will begin at dusk; around 8:15 or 8:30 p.m.  Here Comes the Boom is a comedy, featuring Henry Winkler, Bas Rutten, and Salma Hayek.  It is rated PG.

Talk to you later…Have a Good One!!

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July 2nd, 2013

What’s Going On? Out & About, Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, The First Town in The First State, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Lewes, Delaware, is the perfect coastal town.  It has historic charm, unique coastal flavor, unpretentious, laid-back, plenty of character….and a choice of playgrounds; the bay or the ocean.  Shops and restaurants?  You got it!!

When the other night, my friend, Debbie asked to go and watch a swim meet at the Lewes Yatch Club I immediately accepted.  It was the end of the day.  We hoped to enjoy a sunset, grab something to eat.


It was life in Lewes like any other night.  This historic town is much loved and enjoyed by its residents…but just take a peek at the view…how could you not?



There were hundreds of kids, plenty of cheering and laughter, the University of Delaware research vessel was just coming home after a day out.  And, Debbie and I had our chicken wraps.



Don’t forget to check the gardens that surround historic homes…..they are gorgeous!!




CAPE WATER TAXI – ECO TOURS –  OSPREY BANDING –  Cape Water Taxi is what the name implies…a water taxi service.  This week the eco tour takes you to watch how they place identification tags on the osprey chicks before they take off.  This practice does not hurt the birds and it is done to gather information about the birds such as migration patterns. Tours are taking place, Tuesday, 7/2, Wednesday, 7/3, Friday, 7/5, and Monday, 7/8 from Fisherman’s Wharf at 10 a.m.  Well, this is a weather dependent type of activity.  Please call 302-644-7334, or visit  And, if you want to take the water taxi to Dewey Beach, from Lewes, and back, it runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, every week-end from June through September, weather permitting.  For the tax service you can either make reservations, online, or just go to the dock at Fisherman’s Wharf in Lewes and hop on.


Tuesday, 7/2 – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT STANGO PARK – Overtime Band.  Genre?  Classic Rock.  This is an outdoor concert series, so please check the weather.  Take your chairs, blankets, bug sprays and friends.  Location?  Next to the Lewes Public Library on Kings Highway.  It starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.  More info?  302-645-8073.

Tuesday, 7/2 – CINEMA BY THE CANAL –   Movie – Cirque du Soleil:  Worlds Away.  Location?  Canalfront Park.  It is free admission.  This is also an outdoor event, so please check the weather.

Wednesday, 7/3 – ZUMBA WITH KELLY – At Canalfront Park on Front Street.  6 p.m. until 7 p.m.  It takes place every Wednesday and it is free!!


Thursday, 7/4 – Children’s Activities will take place on Second Street in Downtown Historic Lewes, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  At 9 a.m. Games and Activities.  At 2 p.m. The Decorated Boat Parade will take place on the Canal with awards taking place afterwards at the Lightship Overfalls.  At 5…ish, the Doo Dah Parade begins.  They say it is infamous, they want you to join in the fun.  It takes to the streets in Lewes.  Jump in if you want to.  No need to register or even plan to attend.  All you need is your own fun spirit and if you have a kazoo, bicycle, wagon, yo-yo, or hula-hoop, bring them on.  The parade route is from Manila Avenue, Kings Highway, Savannah Rd, 2nd Street, market Street, and Third Street.

Friday, 7/5 – HISTORY HAPPY HOUR – 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.  Interesting dialog lead by local history buffs.  The topics can range from the early explorers of the Delaware Bay to Lewes during the Revolutionary War.  On this Friday, William H. J. Manthorpe, Jr. presents “A Century of Service – The Navy at Cape Henlopen 1898 -1996” at the Cannonball House located on Front Street.  It is free, and a glass of wine will be offered at the conclusion of the presentation.


Saturday, 7/6 – LEWES HISTORIC FARMERS MARKET – 8 a.m. until Noon.  Rain or shine.  Location?  Lewes Historical Society grounds on 110 Shipcarpenter St.


Sunday, 7/7 – YOGA AT CANALFRONT PARK – 8 a.m.  Free!!  Start your day with yoga in a beautiful setting.  Location?  Canalfront Park on Front Street.

NOTE:  The Cape Henlopen State Park has daily programs and activities for everyone in the family.  Please check

Have a Good One!!


June 17th, 2013

What’s Going On? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Tuesday through Sunday, June 18 – 23, 2013, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Lewes was settled by the Dutch in 1631.  It is located where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean.  It is great for beach goers; the bay and the ocean beaches to choose to sit back and relax or play.

Lewes is also a very comfortable walking town.  Within approximately half square mile you can stroll, shop, dine, and visit museums or juts enjoy how quaint this coastal and historic town is.


This is the time of the year when the Delaware Beaches shine and if you are visiting Lewes this week…then, What’s Going On? Lewes.

Tuesday, 6/18 – CHICKS FOR CHARITY – June Dinner at Fish On! Restaurant, located at The Village of Five Points in Lewes.  It is a great opportunity to meet new people in the community, have a nice dinner, maybe even win something and support a great cause.  Once a month a local community is chosen and on Tuesday night the proceeds will benefit La Esperanza.  The word esperanza means hope.  Faith, Hope & Charity are 3 theological virtues.  La Esperanza was founded in 1996 to primarily provide support to the increasing number of migrant workers arring in Sussex County.  It is the only bi-cultural and bilingual (501(c)(3) multi-service agency in Sussex County, Delaware that provides free culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and services in the areas of family developmet, immigration, victim services, and education for Hispanic adults, children and families.  More info? Please visit

So, why not join the many that once a month makes this a fun evening…6:30 p.m.  Two delicious entrees to choose from along with appetizer and dessert.  $25/person, includes gratuity.  Cash Bar available.  Cash or checks only please.  Payable to Fish-On. There will be raffle items and a 50/50 too.  Please RSVP to:  Please do not call the restaurant.  Please note that the email address has changed.  More info?

Tuesday, 6/18 – SUMMER CONCERT AT STANGO PARK – The evening’s entertainment will be Dr. Harmonica & Rockett 88.  Their genre?  Blues!  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Grab your friends and family, bug spray, blanket or chair and enjoy an outdoor concert in Historic Lewes.  Location?  Stango Park, next to the Lewes Public Library along Kings Highway.


Wednesday, 6/19 through Sunday, 6/23 – DELAWARE BREAKWATER KAYAK ECO-TOURS – These tours are sponsored by the Cape Henlopen State Park.  Take a tour of Delaware Bay and the Breakwater in a sit-on-top kayak!  The tour is for beginning paddlers, but can be strenuous.  10 a.m. until Noon.  All equipment is provided.  Just bring water and sunscreen.  Secure footwear only; no flip-flops.  Ages 8 and up, but solo paddlers must be at least 13 years of age and all participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Limit to 10 people.  $25 for a solo kayak, $35 for a tandem kayak.  Please call 302-645-6852 for more info. or to pre-register.  Meet at Kayak Shack at the Fishing Pier located at 42 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes,  19958.  Please remember that this event is dependent on the weather, so call to confirm if you have weather related questions on the day of the tour.


The Breakwaters are on the National Register of Historic Places as the nation’s first offshore Historic District!


Wednesday, 6/19 – ZUMBA WITH KELLY – From 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.  A good way to end your day or start your evening.  Every Wednesday through August 28th.  Location?  Lewes Canalfront Park, located on 211 Front Street in Lewes.  It is Free!


Wednesday, 6/19 – CINEMA BY THE CANAL BEGINS – The summer series of outdoor film screenings “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away” at the Lewes Canalfront Park, on 211 Front Street in Lewes. The film will begin at dusk; 8:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Admission is free!  Please take a blanket, bug spray, and friends, if you want to.

“Cirque du Soleil” Worlds Away” – In this fantasy feature, a young woman in a small Mid-Western town goes to a traveling carnival one evening, where she is urged by a silent clown to visit the carnival’s circus and see The Aerialist, the show’s star attraction.  She is entranced by The Aerialist, but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground.  She rushes to help him, but then the ground beneath them gives away and they fall through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil…..PG rated.  Runtime: 91 minutes.


Thursday,  6/20 – SUMMER SOLSTICE – 108 Sun Salutations from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Canalfront Park on 211 Front Street. This event is presented by Soul Yoga.  Kick-off the summer out in the sun with a whole lotta sweat!! A celebration of the Summer Solstice.  The teachers will guide you through 108 Sun Salutations.  Get a team together and tag in and out like a relay…the more the merrier.  Everyone is welcomed.  $20 suggested donation, which will be collected at the park.  All proceeds benefit Friends of the Canalfront Park.  Rain or shine, but in the case of thunderstorms, the rain date will be Friday, 6/21.


Friday, 6/21 – HISTORY HAPPY HOURS – Every Friday from June 14th through September 27th, featured presentations will be offered free of charge at 4 p.m. for 20-30 minutes, followed by a question-answer period.  At the conclusion of the presentations, a glass of wine will be offered.   Indulge in interesting dialog lead by local history buffs, ranging in topic from early explorers of the Delaware Bay to Lewes during the Revolutionary War.  On Friday Paul Collins presents “Early Explorers of the Delaware Bay” at the Cannonball House at 4 p.m.  The Cannon Ball House is on Front Street in Historic Lewes.  More info?  Please visit


Saturday, 6/22 – HISTORIC LEWES FARMER’S MARKET – On this date the market will meet at Shields Elementary School on 910 Shields Ave. in Lewes.  8 a.m. until Noon.  Please remember that no pets are permitted.  More info?


Saturday, 6/22 and Sunday, 6/23 – MID-ATLANTIC SEA GLASS & COASTAL ARTS FESTIVAL – It will take place at the Historic Complex of the Lewes Historical Society at Second and Shipcarpenter Streets in Lewes.  9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is $5 per person.  Children under 12, free.  A wrist band will be issued allowing entrance on both days.  Wrist bands can be purchased in advance in Historic Lewes at Sand ‘n’ Stones on Front Street or the Society’s Museum Gif shop at the Ryves Holt House at Second and Mulberry Streets.  Last year, about 3,000 visitors attended this event.  Sea glass can be found all over the world, but the beaches of the northeast United States, California, northwest England, Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Nova Scotia Italy and southern Spain are famous for their bounty of sea glass, bottles, bottle lips and stoppers, art glass, marbles, and pottery shards.  The best time to look are during spring tides and during the first low tide after a storm.


Saturday, 6/22 – TOUR THE LIGHTHOUSE! – Climb to the top of the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse and take a trip to the Harbor of Regufe Lighthouse for photos.  10:00 a.m.  Reservations are required.  Please call 302-644-7046.  Tours are subject to change and depend on the weather conditions.  I have taken this tour and it was truly amazing.  Tours depart from the pier located behind the Cape-May Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes.  Arrive at leat 15 minutes in advance.  No sandals or open toe shoes are allowed.  Children must be 13 years of age except on dates noted when children as young as 6 are allowed.  Please check


Sunday, 6/23 – YOGA BY THE CANAL – Every Sunday at 8 a.m. through September 1st.  A great way to start your day in Lewes, The First Town in The First State.  Canalfront Park is located at 211 Front Street in Historic Lewes.

Have a great week!!  Talk to you later.


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June 11th, 2013

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, The First Town in The First State, Activities, Events, Entertainment, June 11 – June 15, 2013…What’s Going On?


Busy, Busy, historic town, located at the entrance of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in Southern Delaware. Something for everyone.  What’s Going On, Lewes?

We are in the coast and a lot of the events and activities depend upon the weather.  That’s why you come to the Delaware Beaches…to experience this casual lifestyle that by no means I take for granted.  So, check the weather before you head out.

Tuesday, 6/11 – Summer Concert at Stango Park – Captain Blue’s Grass Band.  The genre?  Bluegrass.  7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Take your blanket, chair, or both, friends and bug spray.  Beautiful Stango Park in Lewes is next to the Lewes Public Library along King’s Highway.


Wednesday, 6/12 – Seining the Bay – Search the shallows with a seine net, catching fish, snails, shrimp, crabs, and other critters.  Dress appropriately; you will get wet.  No flip-flops.  Ages 5 and up with a paying adult.  No pre-registration is necessary.  Tickets are available only on the day of the program.  $5/person.  Call 302-645-6852.  Location?  Seaside Nature Center located inside the Cape Henlopen State Park (admission) on 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive.


Until Thursday, 6/13 – Chautauqua – America Takes Flight – 15th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show.  Step back in time with musical entertainment, first person theatrical performances, and numerous educational opportunities for the whole family.   Free!

Until Friday, 6/14 – 4th Annual Delmarva on View – Lewes Library Benefit Photography Contest & Show.  Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in Photographs.  Professional and Amateur Categories.  For entry, rules and deadlines, please visit


Wednesday, 6/12 – Battery 519 Museum Tour – 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. – Take a guided tour of WW II coastal defense gun battery and learn about how it functioned and why it was here.  Ages 10 and up, with a paying adult.  $5/person.  Cash only.  More info?  Please call 302-645-6852.  Call same Tel. for pre-registration.  Location?  15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, Delaware.


Wednesday, 6/12 – Zumba with Kelly!! 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Lewes Canalfront Park on Front Street, Lewes.  It is Free!!  Every Wednesday through August 28th.

Wednesday, 6/12 – Fort Miles Lantern Tour – 8:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Tour the gun battery by lantern light and experience how soldiers defended our coast during WW II.  Ages 10 and up with a paying adult.  $5/person; cash only please.  Call 302-645-6852 for more info. and to pre-register.  Location?  15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, Delaware.

Thursday, 6/13 – Ghost Crab Walk.  Meet at the Seaside Nature Center inside Cape Henlopen State Park, at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive.  The walk starts at 8:30 p.m until 9:30 p.m.  Take a flashlight and search the bay for the elusive and fast ghost crab.  Ages 7 and up with a paying adult.  $5/person.  Call 302-645-6852 for further info. and to pre-register.


Friday, 6/14 – Family Boat-Building Weekend on the Banks of the Canal – Lewes was a shipbuilding town, where hundreds of vessels were built.  Rekindle this art in Lewes as part of their Family Boatbuilding Weekend over Father’s Day weekend.  Support their participating groups and families as they build wooden boats called “Bevin Skiffs” June 14-16 in front of the Lewes Lifesaving Station to view more than 16 wooden boats made by wood boat enthusiasts.  Launching of the new handmade Bevin Skiffs at Lewes Canalfront Park on Sunday around 1 p.m. will be the place to be.  More info?  Please call 302-645-7670.


Friday, 6/14 – Flag Day on Front Street!  A Celebration of The Red, White, and Blue!!


Saturday, 6/15 – The 23rd Annual Lewes Garden Tour 2013 – Rain or Shine!!  It is sponsored by The Lewes Chamber of Commerce,  This is a self-guuided tour of 7 private gardens and one public garden in the Historic Seaport town of Lewes.  Five of this year’s gardens are all located in or near the Historic Distric.  Many of them are walking distance from the Zwaanendael Park where the Garden market and the Chamber’s Visitor Center are located.  Two of the gardens are located on the Lewes Beach-side of the canal.

Lewes’ newest public garden will be on the tour.  The Children’s Learning Garden, designed to teach children about all aspects of gardening, is a new initiative by Lewes in Bloom, the award-winning volunteer organization responsible for the beautification of Lewes.

It will be a fun day with more than 40 vendors specializing in garden related retail items and working artists will be in the tour gardens painting.  Tour visitors can enjoy beverages and lunch in the Refreshment Tent provided by Cafe Amici in Zwaanendael Park with coffee service beginning at 8 a.m.  During the hours of the tour, free shuttle service is available for ticket holders.

Cape Artists painting in the Gardens:  10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Libby Zando, Sarah Pavlik, Jean Bowers, Geri Gaskin, Ellen Serafini.

The Garden Tour will begin at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  $20/person in advance and $25 the day of the Tour.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce located at 120 Kings Highway in the Fisher-Martin House.  Payment by charge…Visa and MC by calling the chamber; 302-645-8073.  Toll free 877-465-3937.

Sunday, 6/16 – Yoga at Canalfront Park on Front Street in Lewes at 8 a.m.


Have a good one!!

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