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January 26th, 2010

What’s Going On?…Events…Activities…Delaware Beaches…Ocean City, Maryland…Delray Beach, Florida…


Enjoying the quietness of the Delaware and Ocean City, Maryland beaches is something that a lot of us cherish this time of the year.  Restaurants are open; maybe a few might close for some weeks for a well deserved break and people are still heading to the outlets for those last bargains.

Some of the happenings around the beaches are:



Zumba – If you want to add a little spice to your exercise routine this is something you might like to try.  Zumba has been added to exercise classes around the country.  It is a fusion of Latin and International Music that makes you move and have fun at the same time.  Stacy Fulton holds her Zumba classes at the Plantations Clubhouse located at 18474 Plantations Rd., Lewes, DE 19948.  Tel. 302-245-4262.  Website:   Her classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays they are at 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Note:  There are no classes this week.  Zumba will resume on Wednesday, February 3rd.

Safe Haven – A No Kill Animal Sanctuary – This is a 501(c)(3) non- profit group dedicated to providing a no-kill environment for abandoned and abused cats and dogs in Sussex County.  By December 2010 they are planning to begin operations in their new building.  Construction is starting this spring.  Their new building will be on Shingle Point Rd., off of Rt. 9.  For more information, please call 302-856-6460 or visit their website

Safe Haven has upcoming events that you might be interested in, which will be part of their fundraising:

Poker at the Beach – Saturday, February 27th from 6:00 p.m. until Midnight.  Location is at the Lighthouse Shopping Center located on Rt. 1 in Rehoboth.  Poker at the Beach will donate a portion of their proceeds to Safe Haven.

Wednesday, March 3rd – Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show to benefit Safe Haven.  This year’s theme is “Passport to the World”.  The bus will transport you on this day at a cost of $65.  This will include the admission ticket to the flower show and a contribution to Safe Haven.  Safe Haven is taking reservations now at  To keep the reservation, payments needs to be received by February 17th.  You can either send a check made out to Safe Haven and write Flower Show Benefit Trip at the bottom of the check and mail it to: Safe Haven, P.O. Box 430, Nassau, DE 19969, or, you can go on and click the special “Pay Now” button for the Flower Show Trip on their home page in the Upcoming Events.

The Safe Haven bus will leave from the K Mart shopping center at 8:00 a.m. and return by 7:00 p.m. on March 3rd.

Let’s say you have a dog and don’t have anyone to take care of it on that day, then please call Doggies at the Beach at 302-644-8200, website  and make a reservation for that day and make sure you mention the Safe Haven Flower Show Trip for a discount.  They are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and in case there is a traffic delay, they will be called and informed.


Rehoboth Beach and Milton

Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Milton Historical Society – Delmarva Roots.  On a Friday in January, February, and March of each year this winter series take place.  The featured films are about the rich history of the Delmarva region.  Each event is held at the Milton Theater, located at 110 Union Street, Milton, Delaware.  Milton is about 25 minutes north of Rehoboth Beach.  For more info. please call the Film Society Office at 302-645-9095, ext. 1 or you may also call the Milton Historical Society at 302-684-1010.  Admission for each film is $4.00.

The first film will be on Friday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m. – Beer Wars – This film was at the Independent Film Festival.  If you did not get a chance to see it, then this will be another opportunity.  The rest of the films are in February and as the dates get closer I will let you know.

“Beer Wars is a documentary that takes a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of the top selling beers.  Told from an insider’s perspective, the film, goes behind the scenes of the daily battles and all out wars that dominate one of America’s favorite industries.

Beer Wars begins as the corporate behemoths are being challenged by small, independent brewers who are shunning the status quo and creating innovative new beers.  The story is told through 2 of these entrepeneurs, Milton’s own Sam Calagione, and Rhonda Kallman, who are battling the might and tactings of Corporate America.  The film follows their struggle to achieve their “American Dream” in an industry dominated by powerful corporations unwilling to cede an inch.”  This film is not rated and running time will be 89 minutes.

Please visit for more information on this and other film events.


Ocean City, Maryland

Friday through Sunday, 1/29 – 1/31 – East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Expo. at the Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD.  Tel. 410-604-0909.

Visitors can find all types of gear, services and equipment that relates to inshore and offshore fisheries, as well as all facets of the aquaculture industry.  There is an admission fee. Friday 11 – 6 p.m., Saturday 20 – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 – 4:30 p.m.

Aquaculture is the raising and harvesting of fresh and salt water plants and animals; one of the most important being fish farming.

Saturday, 1/30 – PETCO Adoption Day – 12 Noon until 5:00 p.m. – Paws of Tomorrow will be at PETCO  located at the Ocean City, Maryland outlets, 12641-310 Ocean Gateway.  Tel. for PETCO is 410-213-1929. 

Paws of Tomorrow is a rescue organization located in Ocean View, Delaware.  I got my own Addy from this wonderful organization.  Visit their website and check their events and pets.  If you see one that captures you then send them an e-mail and see if you can meet him or her at the event. Paws of Tomorrow is also on Facebook.  Check them out.

Liquid Assets Wine & Martini Bar located on 9301 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, MD has sent an e-mail announcing  the Liquid Assets Lazy Dog Photo Contest.  Send them photos of your dog being lazy on or near the beach.  They will review the submissions and choose a winner.  I reviewed this restaurant back in August 6th of 2009.  If you would like to read the review please click on August and scroll down to the date.  Visit their website for more information.


Delray Beach, Florida

The town of Delray Beach will be hopping this week-end with all kinds of activities, so if you are in the area, I hope you are reading this post:


Cathy Balestriere, General Manager of Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar and Chairman of the City’s newly created tourism task force, is inviting the public to participate in this “fun and festive event for the whole family.  It will also be a great opportunity to meet and greet more than a dozen Pro Football stars who will be staying and playing in Delray Beach the whole week-end.” 

This is Destination Delray Beach, which will be hosting a special Pro-Bowl Kickoff Week-End Celebration.The 2010 Pro Bowl will be played one week before the Super Bowl on Sunday, January 31st, and both games will be at Dolphin Stadium.

Among the 10+ Pro Players who will be participating in Destination Delray Beach’s Pro Bowl Kickoff Week-end are:

Jamal Lewes and Jerome Harrison, Abe Elam (Cardinal Newman High School), Cleveland Browns

Reggie Walker, Arizona Cardinals

Brandon Flowers, Kansas City Chiefs (Atlantic High School, Virginia Tech)

David Clowney, NY Jets (Atlantic High School, Virginia Tech)

Sabby Piscatelli, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Boca Raton High School, Oregon State)

Pierre Garcon, Indianapolis Colts (John I. Leonard High School)

Will Middleton, Jacksonville Jaguars (rookie)

Tyrone McKenzie, New England Patriots (rookie)

Mark Duper, “Super Duper”, who played 11 seasons for the Dolphins, and is a 3 time Pro Bowl veteran will also be on hand for the festivities.

Highlights of Destination Delray’s Pro-Bowl Kickoff Week-end will include:

Thursday – January 28th – 6 until 10 p.m. – Super Art & Jazz on the Avenue sponsored by Downtown Delray Beach, (Along Atlantic Ave.) – Interactive contests including Punt, Pass & Kick; FAU football players, cheerleaders and Coach Howard Schnellenberger; football players, cheerleaders and the marching band from Atlantic High School; Delray Beach’s Rocks football players; Super Bowl merchandise and more.

At the same time Latin American Vinofest will be starting.  It will showcase wine tastings with hors d’oeuvres at 6′ long tables along the Avenue.  Go to for more info.  Atlantic Ave. will be closed for 7 blocks. 

Friday, January 29th – 5 to 9 p.m. – Pro Players Meet & Greet and Tailgate Party.  This will be along Ocean Boulevard, south of Atlantic Ave.  Starting at 5 p.m., the Santaluces High School’s marching Chiefs Drumline, reigning champions of the 2009 Florida Marching Band Competition, will drum their way from Crane’s BeachHouse at 82 Gleason Street up to Atlantic Ave., east to Ocean Blvd., then a block or so south to the main stage, where they will perform a short but rousing percussion concert.  During the last leg of their march, the drummers will be joined by a number of official NFL Players.

Tailgaters can meet the Pro Football stars and get their autographs at the open Pavilion on Ocean Blvd.  The restaurants Boston’s, Luna Rosa and Sliders will provide food and beverages for purchase, and ESPN 760 will broadcast live from the event.  Live entertainment also will be provided.

The Latin American Vinofest will have their winemakers dinner starting at 5:15 p.m. Unique food and Latin American wine pairings at participating restaurants.  Again, please visit the above mentioned website.

Saturday, January 30th – Green Market is held every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the street on SE 4th Ave., just South of Atlantic Ave.

Saturday, January 30th – 2:30 until 5:30 p.m. – Pinball Palooza Family Day:  Pinball Meets Football!! – At the Cornell Museum of Art & Culture at Old School Square.  Another chance to personally meet and greet the participating football greats.  Spin to win a place in the Kids vs. Pro Players arcade game challenge.  See amazing pinball machines and more.  Free and ticketed game activities.  $5.00 family admission (arcade games not included).

Latin American Vinofest continues with the winemakers dinner starting at 5:15 p.m.  Please visit for more info.


About Destination Delray Beach:

Under the auspices of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Destination Delray Beach is focused on promoting, developing and coordinating year-round tourism.  The task force has been charged with maximizing the positive economic impact of local tourism by establishing Delray Beach as a first-class destination.  For more information, please visit

Cathy Balestiere will be available for interview – She is the General Manager of the very popular Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar.  She is the Chair person for Destination Delray Beach.  Tel. 561-278-1700 or e-mail at

The Media Contact is Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS, Inc. Tel. 561-756-4298 or e-mail him at


Definitely, Delray is a very busy Village by the Sea!!!  Enjoy the rest of the week….Talk to you soon….

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