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April 24th, 2010

Que Pasa?, Mexican Cantina, Dewey Beach, Delaware Beaches, John Eddie, Entertainer, Musician



Well, this week, certainly, I have had a diversed group of posts.  From Fager’s in Ocean City, Maryland, Tulip Festival in Lewes, Life Saving Station, Shredder Truck, yesterday, Friday, 4/23, the preview of Avery’s Rest (archaeological dig), and ending in Dewey Beach at Que Pasa? with entertainment at Lighthouse with John Eddie.  Afterall, my blog, is AboutMyBeaches, so experiencing what these resorts have to offer is part of my job. Please, don’t laugh.  I am serious, it’s true.

I arrived at Que Pasa? at dusk.  This Mexican Cantina is located on 124 Dickinson St. in Dewey Beach.  Tel. 302-226-1820.  I wrote about this restaurant on 9/2/09.  Just go and click on the month of September and scroll down to the date.  It is an open Bar on the water, facing Rehoboth Bay.  The view could not be better.  You are able to eat at the Cantina, outdoors or you can go to their own restaurant inside.  On a beautiful evening like last night people had started happy hour early and it was crowded. 


Happy Hour is not just one happy hour anymore, it is all day.  In Dewey Beach, that’s the way of life.  It is a true beach town; water, water sports, restaurants and music. 


And that’s how my evening started.


A friend mentioned to me, last summer, that I needed to go to Dewey and listen to John Eddie.  For one reason or another I never did.  Again, she mentioned that he was playing for the first time, this season, at Lighthouse on Friday.  She is a true fan of his.

As I mentioned, Que Pasa? was full and we had drinks there and said hello to locals and residents alike.  Then, we ate inside because it does get chilly in the evening, at this time of the year. 

A few of us ordered the seared tuna.  It was so delicious, perfect portion and cooked just the way it should be, very pink in the middle.  It was accompanied with sauteed potatoes, a slaw and a chipotle sauce.  Other orders were steak quesadillas, shrimp quesadillas, crabcake sandwich.  Everyone was happy. 




We were enjoying every moment but we really were waiting for the time to arrive in order to see John Eddie.


Finally, we decided to walk around the restaurant to Lighthouse.  Que Pasa? and Lighthouse are part of the Ruddertowne Complex of entertainment venues and restaurants located in Dewey.

I was told that even though John Eddie was supposed to start at 9 p.m., he is never on time.  On Friday, the fans were getting restless since it was almost 10 p.m. and they were still setting up.  You could see everything going on because Lighthouse is not that big and it was full to capacity.

I did not know what to expect of him.  He had a boyish look and a resemblance to Bruce Springstein in the way he moves and performs.  By the way, Bruce is a fan of his. 


His music genre?  A little bit of country and a lot of rock and roll. Then add some soul and folk music; that’s John Eddie.  His website is

As a songwriter you find that his songs are very personal but some are definitely, foot stumping.


The moment, I kid you not, he started performing there was not one single person that was not dancing.  That lasted about 3 hours.  He engaged his audience and you were right there with him.  Yo Faithful! Raise Your Bottles, Raise Your Glasses and everyone did, many times.

His renditions of Rod Stewart’s 1971 Maggie Mae and Elvis’ 1969 Suspicious Minds were phenomenal.  He plays them in every show.  Fans expect him to.

His followers travel to see him perform.  Today he is at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, then to Kennet Square, PA and then to San Diego, CA.  But, this summer, starting on May 27th, he will pretty much be every Thursday, at the Cove, also located at Ruddertowne in Dewey. 

So, if you like to dance and listen to good music, put on your dancing shoes and you now know where to go.


Have a great week-end!!

April 23rd, 2010

Avery’s Rest, John & Sarah Avery, 17th Century Family, Delaware’s Frontier, Peaking into a New Exhibit, Rehoboth Beach Museum, Delaware Beaches, 5/1/10 – 5/1/11


Avery's Rest - Archaeological Site

Avery's Rest - Archaeological Site


“No research is the end; it is the beginning.  New and different questions come up.  New areas to explore present themselves.”

With this in mind I went to preview the new exhibit in the Rehoboth Museum called Captain John and Sarah Avery or Avery’s Rest.

The Rehoboth Beach Museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  Website is and the telephone is 302-227-7310.  Nancy Alexander is the Director.

Inside the Rehoboth Museum

Inside the Rehoboth Museum

Until I was invited to this event, I really did not have any idea that there was an archaeological dig in our area.  And, that it has been operating for a few years.  It does not surprise me.  Afterall, in 1682 there were only 59 landowners in this area.  What is good about this area is that since it has been mainly farm land, it has only been touched a bit.  Once you are below the plowed zone you can start finding artifcacts untouched for 300 years, as is the case with Avery’s Rest.

The exhibit is only about 1% of what the archaeologists have found.  They have chosen the ones that will be of most interest, showcasing life in the 17th century.

Through the recovery, survey, excavation and then analysis of materials left behind, we can study the past when there are no written records for historians to study.

It seems that the Avery’s were first in Massachusetts, then Maryland and then Delaware.  During his lifetime his activities and appointments would be many.  He was considered a wealthy man, being that he was a plantation owner; 800 acres.  His wife, Sarah was the first recorded school teacher in the Colony of Maryland.

The artifacts found represent daily life.  Others, reveal site specific activities.

Among the findings that caught my attention was a Piece of 8 which was the Spanish dollar.  It is a silver coin that was minted in the Spanish Empire after a Spanish currency reform in 1497.  Only 2 other coins were found in the dig.  The Piece of 8 is of particular interest since it has to have come from John Avery himself.  There were no coins, really.  Tobacco was the means of exchange.  But, John Avery was a master of the Sloop “Prosperous”, which was a Somerset County ship sailing from Maryland to the island of Barbados.

Piece of Eight - The Silver Coin behind the key

Piece of Eight - The Silver Coin behind the key

A key was found in the basement, down the steps.  Probably there must have been a door.

John Avery had 2 slaves, but he employed Indians to work for him.  There are arrowheads found in the dig; one was made out of glass. Definitely the glass did not come from the Indians.

The well shaft casing was so well constructed.  Only a man of means could have ordered that.

The Well

The Well

They do not think that the main house is where the dig is at the moment due to the fact that they could not find a source of heat.  Definitely needed in those times.

I was asking what was the excitement on the field when someone would discover an artifact.  Apparently, it is big.  But a lot of work has to be done before it comes out of the dirt.  Once that happens, it is totally disturbed.  The critical pieces would be artifacts made out of iron.  They need to be preserved, so the elements do not destroy them.

Pig Jaw Being Excavated

Pig Jaw Being Excavated

The site has not been made public in order to be kept undisturbed.

On the left, basement where key was found, Right shows below the plowed line

On the left, basement where key was found, Right shows below the plowed line

So many hours.  All volunteers.

The two people I spoke to were John Bansch, President of the Sussex County Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Delaware.  Website is  Tel. 302-841-9915.  E-mail is

Even though the work is done by volunteers, donations are needed in order for the conservancy to survive.  John will be more than happy to talk to corporate or individuals if you are interested in contributions.

The other person was Daniel R. Griffith of Griffith Archaeology Consulting (Archaeological Survey & Research).  Tel. 302-335-4286, cell 302-242-3918 and e-mail addres is

Mr. Griffith is the principal Archaeologist on the dig and is passionate about his work.

I just cannot imagine living the 17th century.  This was a frontier culture.  Diverse societies were in transition.  It would have been such a harsh life.

The Rehoboth Beach Museum should be so proud to be able to make this exhibit available.  And, us, what can I say, we are so lucky to have it.

Word of mouth is a powerful advertising tool, so pass this info. around.  Rehoboth Beach is a community with a rich history; it would be such a shame if you would leave our beaches without knowing a little bit of it.


Talk to you later……….


Note:  Information for this post was taken from the Rehoboth Museum Press Release, and from

April 22nd, 2010

How Lucky Can I Get?, Shredded Pork, Shredded Coleslaw, Shredded Sliders, Shredder Truck, Earth Day, Lewes, Delaware Beaches, Go Green



On Earth Day we celebrate the environment.  The first one was organized in 1970 to promote ideas of ecology and encourage respect for life on earth.  Also, to highlight the growing concern on pollution of the soil, air and water.  It is observed in 140 nations.

Well, I was not paying attention to today’s date.  All I know was that the shredder truck was coming between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to the parking lot at Bethany Blues.  You know?  The restaurant that specializes in barbecue.  I just went there the other day.  It is located on 618285 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1), Lewes, DE 19958.  Tel. 302-644–2500.  Website is


I wanted to get rid of some of the papers lying around the house.  I felt I was becoming part of the hoarders they show on t.v.  It is Spring so I want to start fresh.

Well, what a surprise when I got to the Bethany Blue’s parking lot.  It was packed. There was a big line waiting for the shredder truck to come back.  I looked around and the atmosphere was more like a festival.  I asked what was going on and they said it was all in the name of Earth Day and Going Green.   I thought I had a good size bag, but it was dwarfed with the amount of boxes and bags waiting to be shredded.



There was music, the shredding was free and Bethany Blues was selling shredded pork, coleslaw and sliders. 


How lucky can one get?   Talk to you later….

Note:  Info. on Earth Day was taken from

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April 22nd, 2010

Indian River Life Saving Station, Delaware State Parks, Recreation, Activities, Delaware Beaches, Spring Programs



When I wrote last year about the Indian River Life-Saving Station I mentioned that for so many years I drove past it, back and forth, and never gave it another thought.  No more of that.  Every time I drive on Rt. 1, I love the way it looks.  They have done a great job in its restoration.  It is the only station in Delaware that is still standing in its original location.


These stations were placed throughout the coastline to help rescue sailors from shipwrecks.  There was a keeper and a crew called “surfmen”.  They worked during the stormy season of September through April.


The station is located on Rt. 1, 3 miles south of Dewey Beach or one mile north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge.  It also serves as the Park Office for the Delaware Seashore State Park.  Tel. is 302-227-6991 and the website is  If you are on vacation, this is the perfect place to get acquainted with the area.  It has a shop and plenty of brochures of what they are offering our visitors, and us, residents, as well.



Up and down the coastaline of southern Delaware the beaches are taken care by the Delaware State Parks.  Some of the beaches have bath houses and concession stands.

Bath House, Tower Rd., Dewey Beach

Bath House, Tower Rd., Dewey Beach

Beach, Tower Rd., Dewey Beach

Beach, Tower Rd., Dewey Beach

Beach, Tower Rd., Dewey Beach

Beach, Tower Rd., Dewey Beach

Many programs are offered through the State Parks.  They are still in their Spring Program mode and these are a few of the programs available until the end of May:

Saturday, April 24th – 5th Annual Earth Day Beach Clean-Up at Fenwick Island State Park from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  This is a pre-season clean-up at the Delaware State Park’s “quiet beach”.  Meet at the parking lot of the main beach Bath House at the south end of Fenwick Island State Park, just north of the Bethany Fenwick Chamber of Commerce Building.  All materials needed will be supplied.  Please come dressed for the weather.  The clean-up is open to all, but we ask that groups of 10 or more call (302) 227-6991 ahead to make sure we have enough supplies on hand.

I think I did this clean-up years ago with my son and some friends; I think I cleaned up more than they did.


Friday, April 30th – Arbor Day Tree Tales Hike at 2:00 p.m. – Meet at Holts Landing parking lot for a hike to celebrate Arbor Day.  Learn about the different kinds of trees found along the 1.7 mile Sea Hawk Trail.  Find out how to identify various tree species, and learn about their traditional uses and forest folklore.  Call 302-227-6991 for directions and more info.  It is free.

Holts Landing is undiscovered.  It is a 203 acre area that contains a variety of beautiful landscapes, from bay shore beach to grassy fields and hardwood forests.  The shores of the inland bays were home to native Americans.

Holts Landing was a small family farm.  The family sold the property to the state highway department in 1957 and then in 1965 the first parcel of land was transferred to the State Park Commission.  It is home to the only pier on Delaware’s Inland Bay that was built specifically for crabbing.  It is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset.


Saturday, May 1st – Hike the Sea Hawk Trail – Holts Landing State Park parking lot.  1.7 mile trail.  Learn the history of the park, and find out about the Indian River Bay and the Assawoman Canal.  This trail is part of Delaware State Park’s Trail Challenge Program.  Call 302-227-6991 for directions and information.  It is free.


Saturday, May 1st – Burton Island Interpretive Trail Hike – 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Join park naturalists for a guided walk around the upland areas of the island and access wide expanses of salt marsh on the new state of the art boardwalks.  This is a State Nature Preserve and visitors will see a rich variety of trees, plants, and wildlife, as well as traces of man’s past inhabitations and influence on the land.  Pre-register by calling 302-227-6991.  The cost is $4/person.

Don’t know what Burton’s Island is?  It is the largest island in an archipelago of small islands that separates Rehoboth Bay from Indian River Bay.  It is just behind the barrier beach of Delaware Seashore State Park.  It is an easy 1.5 mile walk around the island and it has great views of inland bays and close-up observations of the creatures of salt marsh and upland forest.  Bring binoculars for birding and insect repellent during the summer.


Saturday, May 8th – Sailor Valentines – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  In the 1800s, sailors spent months away from home.  To fill their down time, they would create “valentines” with a mosaic of tropical seashells mounted in a wooden frame or box.  Recreate this old tradition using shells and items found on our local beaches and make a true keepsake valentine.  Pre register by calling 302-227-6991.  $15/person (includes materials and instruction)


Tuesday, May 4th (10-1 p.m.), Sunday, May 9th (10-1 p.m.) and Friday, May 21st (11-2 p.m.) – Introduction to Surf Fishing – One of the most popular pastimes on our coast.  Beginners will get a foundation in this relaxing sport, and those who want to dust off their old equipment will get a refresher.  The program will cover tackle and baits to use, current rules and regulations, fish identification and an opportunity to catch (and release) a big one!!  You must be at least 10 years old and if under 16 then you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The cost for the class includes the use of spinning rod and reel combos, tackle and bait.  You will also receive a comprehensive handout of the topics covered to keep in the tackle box.  Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station.  Size is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 302-227-6991.  $25/person.


Saturdays, May 8th and May 22nd –  10:00 – Noon – A lot of us like to drive on Delaware State Parks’ surf-fishing beaches.  This is a class that will cover the basics of safe and courteous driving.  It will also cover park rules, licensing and equipment rerquirements as well as tips and tricks from veteran surf-fishermen and Delaware State Parks staff.  Afterward, participants with a valid DE State Parks surf-fishing tag on their vehicles can head out to the beach with guidance to practice the day’s lessons.  Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station.  No pre-registration is required.  $5/person.


Friday, May 14th – Stargazing at the Seashore – 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.  Learn to navigate around the night sky and hear some of the ancient stories about the constellations.  A telescope, star maps, and binoculars will be provided.  Feel free to bring your own blanket and pillow as this is the only park program you can enjoy lying down!!!  Please do not bring a flashlight.  Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station.  Call 302-227-6991 to pre-register no later than 4 p.m. on the day of the program.  $5/person.


Saturday, May 15th and Saturday, May 29th – Turks-Head Knot Bracelets.  1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Make your own rope bracelet.  These woven rope bracelets have been worn by mariners for ages including the surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service.  A rescuer could hook the bracelet and haul victims aboard or ashore to safety should they accidently land in the water.  The rope and instruction will be provided.  You must be a t least 12 years of age.  Space is limited.  Pre-register by calling 302-227-6991.  $7.50/person includes materials and instruction.


Sunday, May 30th – Squid Dissection:  From Pen to Ink!!  10:30 a.m. unitl Noon.  Study one of the most specialized squishy creatures of the sea!!  Dissect a squid of your own and learn about their unique adaptations for survival.  At the end of the program, we will cook up our study specimens and enjoy them as the treat known as calamari!!  The fee is $8/person.  Suitable for ages 8 and up.  Space and materials are limited so please pre-register by calling 302-227-6991.


When I see all of these outdoor programs available, there is no reason to be a couch potato!!  Have a great day!!  And, talk to you later….

Note:  Information for this post was taken from the Delaware Seashore State Park Program Guide,,

April 21st, 2010

Lewes, Delaware, Historic Town, Events, Activities, Lewes Tulip Festival, Delaware Beaches, 4/23 and 4/24



Knowing that the Lewes Tulip Festival was coming up, I decided to take a drive into this charming and historic town. Besides the historic designation of Lewes, what makes this town is its residents.  They are the guardians of its preservation and it shows.  One way or another, they are all involved; they basically energize the town and it’s contagious.

In the past weeks, I had noticed all the tulips in bloom.  I did not know that they had planted over 4,000 tulips last fall.  They also created a tulip library located at the Lewes Public Library with about 28 different varieties.


As the season gets into gear, Lewes is already having plenty of events for visitors and residents alike.  For more information on what the Lewes Chamber of Commerce has to offer, please visit their website You may also call them at 302-645-8073.  Toll free number is 877-465-3937. 


If you are in Lewes, and would like to visit the Chamber, they are located on Kings Highway, in the historic Fisher-Martin House, right next to the Zwaanendael Museum.  You cannot miss it.  Betsy Reamer is their President and you may contact her at the above mentioned telephones.

For anyone that is wondering what is the historic Fisher-Martin House, I would like to inform you that this charming gambrel-roofed home was moved from the country at Coolspring (on Rt. 9) back in 1980 as part of the 350th anniversary of the first European settlement. It was built around 1730.  The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau’s Information Center make this beautiful building their home.



Being that Lewes was the first Dutch settlement in Delaware, it is the perfect place to hold a tulip festival.  Afterall, we associate tulips with the Dutch.  The town is full of them, showcasing red, white and blue, among the colors; these which are the Dutch and American flags colors.


Another part of the festival is the Photography Contest.  4 categories: Lewes Architecture, Lewes Landscapes, Quitessential Lewes (iconic Lewes images) and tulips photograped in the Lewes georgraphic area.  Two divisions: 17 and under and Adult.  Already the winners have been chosen and the photographs will be on display during the Tulip Festival at the Zwaanendael Park, under the white tent.  I saw the Grand Prize winner’s photograph and you could almost touch it.  Its name is “Satin & Velvet.


On Saturday, 4/24, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Plein Art artists from the Cape Artists will be painting in Mary Vessels Park on Market Street, Stango Park at the Lewes Library and Zwaanendael Park on Savannah Rd. and Kings Highway. 


So much to enjoy, so please join the festivities which include: Tiptoe to the Trolley Tours, Historic Preservation Awards, Photo Contest, Delft Exhibits, Plein Air Artists, Bonnet Stroll Contest.  Workshops:  Historic Preservation Sustainability, Photography, History of Tulips.  All this info. can be found by visiting



As I was leaving Lewes I noticed that I was smiling.  What can I say?  This is what this town does to you….it makes your day.  I hope you attend the festival and have a great time….talk to you later.



Note:  Information about the Fisher-Martin House was t aken from  Information on the Tulip Festival was taken from different press releases, and by visiting the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.

April 20th, 2010

Fager’s Island, Ocean City, Maryland, Restaurant, Review, Prime Rib, Sunsets



What a perfect night to have dinner at Fager’s in Ocean City, Maryland.  This very popular restaurant is located at 201-60th St. in the Bay.  Tel. 410-524-5500, toll free tel. 888-371-5400.  Website and the e-mail address is

If you are visiting Ocean City, Maryland, you are bound to show up at Fager’s during your visit.  How could you not?  If you want to have fun, this is the place to be.  Restaurant, Bar, Entertainment, Perfect Location and the Sunset is amazing, as it was tonight.  Look at that picture.  I could have sat outside but since it was still a little chilly we were all inside.

When sunset approaches, the music starts.  Not just any music, but guests will be listening to a concerto of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.  The music and the view will mesmerize anyone having dinner at that time of the evening.  And, once sunset occurs, the music stops and the clapping begins.

And, that is how our dinner started.  Tonight we saw several familiar faces and met some new ones, as well.  The restaurant was comfortably crowded.

We were all there for their prime rib.  I have to tell you that I last came to Fager’s back in December and at the time I wrote that the prime rib was not that great.  Well, tonight I would have to tell you that they outdid themselves.  The beef was beautiful, cooked to perfection, juices perfectly seasoned, accompanied with colorful veggies and a baked potato.


Some of us had salads as a starter.  I had the wedge with Blue Cheese dressing and bacon and walnuts.  I have had this salad before and it is very refreshing and the dressing is light.

Just for your info. a standing rib roast is a cut of beef from the rib section, which is one of the eight primal cuts of beef.

A slice of standing rib roast will include portions of the so-called “eye” of the rib as well as the outer, fat-marbled muscle known as the “lip” or “cap”.

Always, the best part of having dinner out, is sharing it with good friends.  It is priceless!!

Note:  Fager’s is one of the many restaurants at all of our beaches that have a gluten free menu.


Talk to you later….probably tomorrow….

April 20th, 2010

Ocean City, Maryland, Event, Ward World Championship, Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival 4/23/10-4/25/10



If there is an event that really sets Spring in our beaches is the Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival.   This is the 40th anniversary for this premier wildfowl carving competition for the most prestigious awards in wildfowl art.

Visitors from all over the world will enjoy the judging, auctions, seminars and demonstrations.  Children activities are included.  There will be about 100 exhibitor booths and supplies for this art craft. 

The venue will be the Ocean City Convention Center located on 4001 Coastal Hwy. in Ocean City, Maryland.  Tel. 410-742-4988.  Friday 10 to 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 to 4 p.m.  There will be an admission fee.

The carved bird decoy is the only truly American folk art.  Decoys have been an aid to hunters and were devised by the American Indian.  They are floating lures that ride at anchor.  The shorebird was called a “stickup” because they were mounted on sticks and set in the ground at the shore.

Of all the folk arts none is more strikingly American than the decoy.  It is definitely, indigineous to this country, popular in use and  created out of native woods.

Europe learned about decoys from America.

Two of our Eastern Shore most renowned carvers of their times were the Ward Brothers, Stephen and Lemuel of Chrisfield, Maryland.  They created waterfowl decoys and decorative bird carvings that established and maintained a unique standard of realism and artistic impression.

The Ward Brothers made hunting decoys until about the 1950’s.  Then the introduction of plastics surfaced and they switched to the production of miniature and life-sized decorative birds.

The Ward Museum is located at 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland, 21804.  Tel 410-742-4988.  Website is   This museum is dedicated to exibiting, collecting and promoting wildfowl art, and interpreting their significance through educational programs and publications.  They preserve the legacy of the Ward Brothers.

Please check their website because they hold events and exhibits year-round.

When my kids were young, they had a teacher that instilled in them the love for birds.  Her name was Mrs. Bunting.  My kids and anyone that was fortunate to be in her class would walk around with a bird book.  I have pictures of going to the Ward Museum to enjoy everything they offered.  I even have a picture of my oldest son holding a real Screech Owl; I don’t think he would want the picture published; sorry, I will leave it in the album.


Talk to you later….Have a good one!!  It is gorgeous outside.

Note:  Information for this post was taken from

April 19th, 2010

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Events, Activities, Delmarva Birding Week-End, Walk for the Animals, 4/21/10-4/25/10



Once again, as it does every season, Rehoboth Beach is wide awake.  Were you here this week-end?  It might as well have been the height of the season.  There were 45 minute waits at some of the restaurants. 

Parking meters are not in effect yet, but that will soon change. 

There are a couple of events and activities that you might be interested in.  Here they go:

It is called the Birding Week-End but it is really almost the whole week.   This event celebrates the spring migration of thousands of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl, and raptors.  The Week-End combines boat trips, paddling treks, and expeditions by foot.


The event takes place from Wednesday, April 21st until Sunday, April 25th.  There are over 40 trips covering the Delmarva Peninsula.  The best way to get information is to go to their website, You may also contact the Delmarva Low-Impact Tourism Experiences, who is bringing this event to you at 443-614-0261, or the Worcester County Tourism at 800-852-0335.

The Delmarva Peninsula possesses an extensive variety of environments, including barrier islands, tidal wetlands, cypress swamps, upland fields, and primeval forests. 

Field trips take place in the land and water that feed into the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, and the Atlantic coastal bays.  More than 400 bird species have been recorded in the region.  204 were tallied during the 2009 event.

Participating birders will be helping birds by promoting bird and habitat conservation.

There are going to be plenty of social events.  One of them will be the Rehoboth Beach Tally Rally.  This will take place on Friday, April 23rd from 5 – 7 p.m. at Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats in downtown Rehoboth Beach, 320 Rehoboth Ave.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

This is where Dogfish Head all began in 1995.  A great place to meet fellow birders for a beer, a meal, or just stop to hear some birding tales.



Saturday, April 24th – Walk for the Animals.  It is sponsored by the Delaware Humane Association.  The Delaware Humane Association speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves.

It is a 2-mile walk starting on the north end of the boardwalk in Rehoboth.  Registration is at 11 a.m., walk at Noon.  $25 in advance, $35 the day of the walk, $5 for children 6 to 16 and free for children 5 and younger.  Teams rates are available, as well.  Dogs are definitely, welcomed!!  For more info, please call 302-571-8171 or visit


Saturday and Sunday, April 24th and April 25th – Its a Jury Art Show, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Bay Vista Road near Rehoboth.  Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday 12:30 p.m. until 3  p.m.  It is Free!!  For more info. please visit or call 302-945-5177.


Have a great week.  There is still more to come at the Delaware Beaches, stay tuned.   Talk to you later…

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