TRAFFIC ALERTS & GAS PRICES: BEST GAS PRICES: $2.11 at Exxon Station near entrance to Rehoboth Beach ... Moderate to heavy traffic. Please be advised that road work on Coastal Highway, between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, may cause delays, lane closures, and/or new traffic patterns through the summer of 2016. Also, be aware of new pedestrian crossings. Expect slower traffic.

Traffic Alerts and Info: Memorial Day through Labor Day avoid travel on mid mornings or early afternoons on Saturdays as this is "Moving In Day" for weekly renters, and traffic is usually very heavy.  If you must travel on Saturday, be in the downtown parking areas by 9:00am.  Avoid leaving Rehoboth Beach late Sunday afternoons, as well as early Monday mornings.  On rainy days, Route 1 is very congested due to outlet shoppers.  Be sure to exercise caution and patience during your travels on Route 1 as there are many last minute lane changes and turns made. For a live traffic update:  Listen to 1380AM on your radio or go to Live beach traffic cameras: click here.
It's a Law!!! No texting or talking on cell phone unless a Blue-tooth device is used. Must have "hands free".

Closure of Airport Road for Drainage Improvements
WHEN:      7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1 until 3 p.m. on Friday, November 18, pending weather.
WHERE:   Airport Road between Miller Road and Old Landing Road, Rehoboth. 
WHAT:      DelDOT’s contractor JJID Inc. will be installing drainage pipes, inlets and manholes along Airport Rd, which will require the closure of Airport Road. There will also be some utility relocation work completed alongside this work.  This work will promote better drainage along a portion of the roadway. 
Detour Routes:
Old Landing Road continue north to SR 1 and then south onto Miller Road.
Miller Road continue north onto SR 1 and then south to Old Landing Road.

Rehoboth Beach Museum’s Exhibit of the Winning Photos of the Delaware Beach Life Magazine Photography Contest Opens

  An exhibit of the winning photos of this year’s Delaware Beach Life Photo Contest will open at the Museum November 4, 2016 and will run through March 12, 2017. This small, but mighty exhibit of award-winning photographs were chosen from among more than 200 entries.  These images capture the many forms of life on Coastal Delaware. “Several of the entries provided unusual views of commonplace scenes, which elevated them to winning status,” said Terry Plowman, the magazine’s editor and publisher. Several of the photographers will be present to discuss their work.
  The Museum is open Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is by donation. At this time the Museum is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The Museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue just past the canal bridge, and next to the Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce. Parking is available and the Museum is handicap accessible. 
  For information about Museum Memberships and future events, please call 302-227-7310 or visit our website at      

"Winter WonderFest" Brings Family Fun to Sussex County.  New "Christmas Village' Includes Carnival, Live Music, Skating & Holiday workshops for all Ages.
Yes, Santa, there really is a lot to do in Sussex County this year.   Beginning with a dazzling light show that will light up Cape Henlopen State Park, it’s just one of the many Winter WonderFEST attractions bringing new excitement to the Cape Region for the 2016 holiday season. The 2-mile “Light Spectacular” drive-thru holiday light show features over 60 magical light displays created by renowned designer John Brandano.   With over 30 years’ experience, Brandano, whose innovative lighting displays have been showcased along the East Coast, was selected for the Cape Henlopen project because of his commitment to engineering environmental conservation into each of his designs.  “This project is very special since carloads of families will get to see the show with such close proximity from the comfort of their vehicle.  And experience this unique park in a whole new light-- pun intended!” says Brandano with a smile.  “The lighting just adds the magic of the Christmas holiday.”

Christmas in Sussex County is going to be a lot brighter this year thanks to the collective efforts of the newly-formed Festival of Cheer, Inc. -- the non-profit organization committed to supporting the needs of Sussex County with its new Winter WonderFEST holiday venue in Lewes, DE. The Festival of Cheer Board members represent an enormous amount of professional and business experience to carefully craft this first-time event geared to the needs of Sussex County. Their collective commitment and passion for our community is second to none!

Festival of Cheer’s mission is two-fold.  First, create an inaugural event to provide a holiday venue that helps Sussex County residents and visitors create holiday memories locally, while raising funds to support C.H.E.F. -- Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation, and Beebe Healthcare, plus provide grant funding for deserving non-profit charities.  Second, ensure that funding exists to make Winter WonderFEST an on-going community venue next year, and for years to come.

Winter WonderFEST information including activities, dates, and times, along with sponsorship opportunities is available online at: .For information by phone, call 302.727.0221 

U.S. Lighthouse Society's Passport Stamps for Fourteen Foot Bank Lighthouse and the Lewes Life-Saving Station are Available at The Lewes Historical Society
The Lewes Historical Society is excited to now offer passports and stamps for the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Passport Program.  Lighthouse Passports are available at The Lewes Historical Society’s Zwaanendael Club Museum Store for $15.00.  The Lewes Historical Society stamp locations for Fourteen Foot Bank Lighthouse and the Lewes Life-Saving Station include the Cannonball House Maritime Museum at 118 Front Street, Ryves Holt House at 218 Second Street, and the Zwannendael Club Museum Store at 302 Savannah Road, all located in Lewes, Delaware.
For more information about the U.S. Lighthouse Society, visit  To learn more about The Lewes Historical Society, visit

Rehoboth Beach Film Society Announces Winning Artist
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that K. E. Jiminez’s mixed media on paper art submission titled “Tranquility” was selected as the art theme for the 19th anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. “Tranquility” will be the theme of the poster, program, ads, t-shirts, and other collateral materials. The late summer release of the poster is much anticipated throughout coastal Sussex County. Ms. Jiminez is a self-taught professional artist and illustrator. She is the third born of ten siblings, and has always loved art and used it as a means of communication. See more of her work at  Bids for the framed original art “Tranquility” will be accepted during the Film Festival (November 4 – 12, 2016) through a silent auction process held at the new Cinema Art Theater, Lewes.

Rehoboth Beach Seeking Evergreen Tree to Light Up Downtown
The Friday after Thanksgiving is a festive night in downtown Rehoboth Beach – and it all starts with the perfect tree! Rehoboth Beach Main Street (RBMS), is searching for a 35 to 40-foot evergreen tree, between the areas of Bethany and Broadkill Beach, for its annual downtown “Holiday Tree Lighting and Sing-Along” at the Rehoboth Bandstand on Friday, November 25, 2016. The larger-than- life tree ideally would be a Spruce or Douglas Fir (no Leyland Cypress please). If you think you have the right tree and wish to donate it, please call RBMS at 302.227.2772. If your tree is selected, arrangements will be made to have it taken down and transported downtown. The generous donor(s) of the tree will receive special recognition during the Tree Lighting celebration. Downtown Rehoboth’s “Holiday Tree Lighting and Sing-Along” is a cherished annual event where hundreds of spectators gather to enjoy live musical entertainment and witness the illumination of our City’s most famous Christmas tree. For more information, visit .

Rehoboth Beach Ranked #2 in "Happiest Seaside Towns in America"
Coastal Living magazine rankes Rehoboth Beach second in it's contest. Many who live, work and visit here agree! By the way, #1 was Stuart, Florida.

Lewes Historical Society Joins Delaware Library Catalog, Receives Grant to Update Website
The Lewes Historical Society is adding its library collections to the Delaware Library Catalog thanks to the efforts of Society collections volunteer Barbara Nonnemaker who is entering close to 4,000 records from the Society's in-house database.  The Society expects to add select records from its archives to the Delaware Heritage Collection as well. The Lewes Historical Society's library and archives are available to use free of charge and by appointment.  Access to parts of the collection are available at  The Delaware Library Catalog is searchable at  to explore our library collection as well as libraries across Delaware. If you are interested in donating historical materials to the collection or scheduling a research visit, please contact the Society at 302-645-7670 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additionally, the Society has recently been awarded a grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund of Jacksonille, Florida to improve access to all its collections via its own website.

RBFS Annual Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the annual Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award. First place was awarded to Towson University graduate, Max Radbill, for his short comedy, “Movie Palace.” The Honorable Mention recipient is Miami Dade College graduate, Fredrick Criswell, for his action short, “White Blood Cell.” The first place price is a $1,000 cash prize and the Honorable Mention prize is a $250 Staples gift card. The recipients were acknowledged at the Closing Celebration of the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival on November 15. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at , or call 302-645-9095.

Delaware State Parks Tops in Nation
During a September 15, 2015 ceremony in Las Vegas, The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, announced Delaware Natural Resources and Environmental Division of Parks and Recreation has won the 2016 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in the state parks system category. Amenities include Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, a water-park, Brandywine Zoo, two golf courses, two marinas and a Civil War fort, among others. Also the Gordons' Pond trail in Sussex County.

The City of Rehoboth Beach smoking ban is in effect.
The smoking ban includes the beach (except for up to 20 areas on the beach designated as smoking permitted areas which will be clearly marked), the Boardwalk, the Bandstand Plaza, City parks, and the street ends adjoining the Boardwalk. Signage is in place to delineate the designated smoking areas. The approved ordinance can be read by clicking here.

A system for pay-by-phone parking is in Rehoboth Beach. Drivers are able to pay for parking with a credit card by dialing a phone number or using a smart-phone application. This new system replaces the credit card system. This does not eliminate the ability to pay for parking with quarters. For more information about pay-by-phone parking, visit
Boardwalk Plaza Hotel earns top honors
AAA Mid-Atlantic has awarded the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel the Four Diamond Award, the travel agency's highest designation for the hospitality industry. Only 3.8% of the hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean have received a Four Diamond rating, according to AAA.

Delaware's beaches #1
State Summary: Delaware..Ranked 1st in Beach Water Quality (out of 30 states). Dewey Beach was among the "superstar" beaches in the United States, according to the report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Click here to read more.

Rehoboth Beach beach video
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Family Vacation Critic names Rehoboth Beach one of the 2015 Ten Best Beaches for Families
If you could create the ultimate beach for your family, what would it look like? Would it have calm, clean waters and powdery, soft sand? Would it be situated near other attractions, such as a playground and boardwalk? Would there be casual places to eat nearby, along with spacious, yet affordable places to stay? Rehoboth Beach has all of those qualities and then some.

Free Admission Policy Initiated for Visitors to Rehoboth Beach Museum
Admission to the Rehoboth Beach Museum at 511 Rehoboth Avenue will be free for all visitors. Museum Director Nancy Alexander said, “We want to encourage more vacationers and residents alike to make visiting - and revisiting - the museum a must-do activity when they are downtown, and we think a no-charge admission policy will help achieve that goal”. Summer hours for the Rehoboth Beach Museum are Monday-Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm. Starting November 1, the museum will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Monday, Thursday and Friday- hours will be 10am-4pm and Saturday and Sunday-11am-3pm. Click here for more information.
Rehoboth expands parking for disabled.
The Board of Commissioners voted to list the new parking spots in its code at a July 16, 2010, meeting.  The new locations in Rehoboth Beach are: Two at Dos Locos Restaurant, Two at Nicola Pizza, Two at the Greene Turtle, Four in the ocean block of Maryland Avenue, One at Grenoble Place, and One at Baltimore Avenue.  The city has also been working to make the corners of intersections accessible, as well.

 Delaware Beach Life Magazine
Featuring top-notch writing and beautiful photography, this magazine is produced not only for those who live at the beach year-round, but also for part-time residents, seasonal visitors, and ''armchair travelers'' who just want to keep in touch. 302-227-9499, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Cape Gazette
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Delaware Today Magazine
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Wilmington, DE 19805
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