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TRAFFIC ALERTS & GAS PRICES: BEST GAS PRICES: $2.27 at Exxon Station near entrance to Rehoboth Beach ...   Light to moderate traffic. Please be advised that road work along Coastal Highway between Lewes and Rehoboth. There will be lane restrictions and slower traffic. Also, 1D (Plantation Road) is undergoing changes and users will experience traffic delays.

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 www.deldot.gov/information/travel_advisory. 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".

The City of Rehoboth Beach smoking ban is in effect as of May 15, 2014.
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.

Pay-by-Phone-Parking
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 www.parkmobile.com.
Rehoboth Beach Beach #4 in 'Best Coastal Small Town' Competition

10Best Readers' Choice, chosen by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best as #4! Nicknamed 'the Nation's Summer Capital' for its proximity to Washington, Rehoboth Beach enjoys small-town friendly locals, a relaxed, beachy vibe and a mile-long beach-side boardwalk lined with ornate Victorian architecture. With no sales tax in Delaware, Rehoboth has gained a reputation for its shopping, with the usual souvenir shops in town and quite the collection of outlet malls just outside of town. Click here for the results.

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.

Fifth Annual Needlework Exhibition
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society is holding its Fifth Annual Needlework Exhibition.The works are judged by a National Academy of Needlearts certified judge, and awards are given in 10 categories. Additionally, a Best in Show awarded is given. The public is invited to visit the museum to view the show and to vote for the People’s Choice award winner. Needle workers of all ages are encouraged to enter their work. There is a nominal fee. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an electronic copy of the application form, or call (302) 227-7310 to have a paper copy mailed. Copies are also available at the front desk of the museum. 

Rehoboth Beach Main Street donates to Rehoboth Beach Public Library
Rehoboth Beach Main Street (RBMS) would like to thank everyone who supported the all new 25th Anniversary Chocolate Festival on March 7, 2015. Due to the event’s success, RBMS bestowed a check for $4,500 of the proceeds to the Rehoboth Beach Library. If you would like more information about the Rehoboth Beach Library, visit www.rehobothlibrary.org . Please visit www.downtownrb.com  for RBMS events and happenings.

The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Seeks Help
The RBHS asks the public to help with the next annual exhibit at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. The subject of the exhibit is women of Rehoboth Beach and the museum is seeking objects, photographs and information. The goal of the exhibit is to feature information about women of the past that made a significant difference in the Rehoboth Beach community, either individually, or as part of government, business or a group. There will also be a memorial section in the exhibit where the public can post photos of and tributes to female family members of days gone by. The exhibit will open May 23, but donors are encouraged to contact the museum soon to allow time to coordinate the exhibit. Members of the community are encouraged to share their objects and information and to contact the museum at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (302) 227-7310.

Museum partners with Discover Bank and Local Boys and Girls Club
The Rehoboth Beach Museum has partnered with Discover Bank and the local Boys and Girls Club to help build futures one Lego piece at a time. Discover Bank provided funds so that Rehoboth Beach local, Lydia Hastings, graduate of the University of Maryland Civil Engineering program, could create a great environment for future engineers to learn about Lego NXT Mindstorm Robotics. The Museum seeks to link the kinds of engineering tasks that it took to cut, move and store ice in the old ice house, which the museum now occupies, with today’s engineering tasks completed by robots. Recently, Lydia held a Lego Robotics course at the Boys and Girls Club of America Epworth United Methodist Church location, and it was a resounding success. The first class learned about the different Lego robotic sensors and even how to program their robots to accomplish different tasks. They had a ton of fun.

Lewes Historical Society's Boat Building Weekend
Join The Lewes Historical Society as we rekindle the Lewes tradition of boat building as part of our 2015 Family Boat Building Weekend. Held over the course of Fathers Day Weekend (June 19-21), you and your family have the chance to build your own 12’ Bevin’s Skiff and test your craftsmanship as we launch the boats in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal on Sunday afternoon. Participating groups must have 3 to 5 members present at all times throughout the weekend. A minimum of 3 adults per group is required. This activity is designed for all members of family, but recommended for children 10+ years old. All groups will be provided with the wood, hardware, and oars needed. Limited boat kits are available so please register to reserve your spot. The fee for the program is $900. The fee includes handmade build kit materials, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and a commemoration program t-shirt for each team member. To register, visit www.HistoricLewes.org , or for more information call The Lewes Historical Society at 302-645-7670.

The Lewes Historical Society Presents Gavin Braithwaite with the 2014 Dr. James E. Marvil Lifetime Service Award
Mike DiPaolo, the Society’s Executive Director, said “We like to honor those who have given their time, as Dr. Marvil did.” The Dr. James E. Marvil Lifetime Service Award was created as part of the 40th Anniversary of The Lewes Historical Society in 2002. “It’s given to someone who has demonstrated really commendable charitable work for the Society for at least 20 years,” DiPaolo said. Gavin was on the original Endowment committee and has been the committee chair for the last 10 years.  The Endowment started at $0 and since has grown to over $1.2 million.  In 2015, the Endowment will provide over $58,000 to the Society’s operating budget, through earnings from interest alone.  “It is largely from Gavin’s hard work and dedication that this came to fruition,” said DiPaolo.

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.

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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.

Lewes Historical Soceity Awarded Grant
The Lewes Historical Society has been awarded a $5,500 grant from the PNC Foundation to create a new preschool educational initiative called "Creating Little Lewes." The program is designed to use fun, developmentally appropriate activities that introduce children 5 and younger to a larger understanding of the world around them and the history of this region through role-playing and hands-on activities using the Society's resources. PNC provided the funding in support of Grow Up Great, its bilingual program in early childhood education. The Lewes Historical Society promotes and advocates the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Lewes region, through museum exhibits, educational programs, historical research and publications.  For more information, please visit www.HistoricLewes.org or call 302-645-7670.

Clear Space Welcomes New Board Members
The Clear Space Theatre Company of Rehoboth Beach proudly announces the addition of three new members to their board of directors. Lois Rubinsohn, Clayton Serman and Randy Reed were welcomed as directors at a recent board meeting. The three join current Clear Space Theatre Company board members Chris Berg (Chair), Kay Ryan (Vice Chair), Curt Christensen (Treasurer), Joan Thomas (Secretary), John N. Chapin, Jr., Nancy Feichtl, Janis Lopez, Fred Legge, Kelly Quinn and Carl Schloegel.

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs wins prestigious national award
On June 18, 2014, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs received notification from the American Association for State and Local History that the multi-dimensional interpretive program, “The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World,” is a recipient of the 2014 Award of Merit, a component of the association’s Leadership in History Awards program. The award will be presented to Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs representatives on Sept. 19, 2014 during the association’s annual meeting that will take place in St. Paul, Minn.

Dramatic “Dive Into History” Mural Added to Front of Rehoboth Beach Museum on Rehoboth Avenue
The Rehoboth Beach Museum is being dressed with a large mural on the east wall featuring a large, bright red, vintage bathing-suited diver, with bathing cap, and the logo, “Dive Into History.” Museum Executive Director Nancy Alexander explained, "We think this dramatic mural will enable our unique museum to not only stand out as a must-visit site for visitors and local residents alike, but now to also stand-out as a visual icon of Rehoboth Beach’s past and present charm."

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.

Fundraider for The Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community Delaware is pleased to be the beneficiary of funds raised through the sale of origami cranes at Tammy Nails, 19897 Hebron Road (intersection of Route 1 and Rehoboth Avenue).  100% of the proceeds will support free programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in Sussex County.  Tammy Nails can be reached at 302-227-2716 and their hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 11am to 4pm.

The Lewes Historical Society is proud to present Lewes History, Volume XVI

"The Editorial Board is very pleased to present six well-researched, informative articles about Lewes in the redesigned journal," said Midge Yearley, editor-in-chief. "They cover a broad range of topics from descriptions of Delaware Bay’s early charts and of the 14 historic piers along the town’s coastline to chronicles of political conflicts over the old Sussex County Courthouse in Lewes and of a sensational 17th century trial that took place in it to the back-story of a Civil War sword in the Society’s collection." Members of The Lewes Historical Society are welcome to one complimentary copy of Lewes History.  Copies are available for pick-up at the Ryves Holt House Museum Shop on the corner of Second and Mulberry Streets in historic Lewes.  Current hours of operation are Friday-Monday 11:00am–4:00pm.  Members who are unable to go by the Museum Gift Shop by early February will be mailed a copy. Lewes History can also be purchased by the general public for just $5.00 each at the Ryves Holt House Museum Shop, online at www.HistoricLewes.org, and at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center on Kings Highway in Lewes. Reference copies are available in the Library of The Lewes Historical Society. If you love Lewes, you will love this critically acclaimed publication.

Rehoboth Beach Recognized as one of Top East Coast Beaches by FlipKey.com
FlipKey.com is the vacation rental company of leading travel website TripAdvisor. To read about this honor click here.
Rehoboth Beach recognized as one of "Top 20 Best Vacation Destinations" for the summer
Frommer's has named Rehoboth Beach as one of the country's "20 Best Vacation Destinations" for the summer due to an abundance of family-friendly events during the summer, seafood, lovely sunsets and outdoor recreation opportunities. To read the article, please click here.

Rehoboth Beach Chosen As One of the Top 10 Bike Friendly States
The Delaware Department of Transportation has been informed that the League of  American Bicyclists released their ranking of bicycle-friendly states and Delaware ranked 10th in the nation. To read more, click here.

Travel site ranks Rehoboth among top 10 U.S. Boardwalks
Shermans Travel.com, a leading travel Web site, recently named Rehoboth Beach one of the ten best American boardwalks. Editors surveyed the nation from coast to coast, and based their picks on criteria such as amusements, food, activities, live entertainment, people watching, and history.
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 e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other Local Media
Cape Gazette
17585 Nassau Commons Blvd.
Lewes, DE 19958
302-645-7700
Fax: 302-645-1664
Delaware Today Magazine
3301 Lancaster Ave.,
Suite 5-C
Wilmington, DE 19805
800-285-0400
Delaware Beachcomber
Rehoboth
302-227-9466
TRAFFAX of Delmarva
Traffic Reporting Network
Know Before You Go!
302-245-0304
Delaware Coast Press
Rehoboth
302-227-9466
Wave Newspaper
Coastal Hwy., Bethany Beach
302-537-1881
Delaware State News
Dover: 302-674-3600
Sussex County Reader Services:
302-644-6317
WGMD Talk Radio 92.7
WBOC TV-16
WMDT TV-47

 

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