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TRAFFIC ALERTS & GAS PRICES: BEST GAS PRICES: $3.55 at Exxon Station near entrance to Rehoboth Beach ...   Light to moderate 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 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 will go into effect on 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 planned to be in place by May 15 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 coming to Rehoboth Beach in 2012. Drivers will be able to pay for parking with a credit card by dialing a phone number or using a smart-phone application. This new system will replace the credit card system now in place on the first two blocks of Rehoboth Avenue. This will not eliminate the ability to pay for parking with quarters. For more information about pay-by-phone parking, visit www.parkmobile.com.
Georgetown's Annual Coloring Contest
Visit the Chamber’s website today at  www.georgetowncoc.com  to download this year’s picture and get coloring! All entries must be received by April 16th to be judged, and all ‘Coloring Champions’ will be recognized and awarded prizes at the Easter Egg Hunt, on April 19th at the Nutter Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedfore Street, Georgetown.
The Lewes Historical Society invites you to tour the Cannonball House Maritime Museum and visit the Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop this spring-

It is the perfect time of year to come to Lewes to enjoy The Lewes Historical Society’s Cannonball House Maritime Museum and Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop. April presents new spring hours for both buildings. The Cannonball House Maritime Museum will be open seven days a week 11:00am-4:00pm. The Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop will be open every day 10:00am-5:00pm. For more information on The Lewes Historical Society, its museums, and tours, please visit www.HistoricLewes.org, or call 302-645-7670.

Cape High Photography Club Pays Tribute to Chihuly in Window Display Rehoboth Beach Museum
The Rehoboth Beach Museum partnered with The Cape Henlopen High School Photography Club and art teacher Colleen Lowe to create a tribute to glass artist Dale Chihuly in the front window of the museum. The effect of the glass-like painted sea creatures is especially vivid at night when the front windows of the museum are lit. Lowe led students in the art installation project which the museum hopes to make an annual event. Those students involved with this project: Sydney Draper, Brian Spicer, Joe Casey and Madison Bacon. The window display will be up through the end of April.

Parents Magazine Names Rehoboth Beach one of Top Ten Family Friendly Beaches
In the June 2013 Parents Magazine, Rehoboth Beach was named as one of the 10 best beach towns for families. To read the article, click here.
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, effective immediately, under a new policy announced today by the museum. 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 Beach Museum Hosts Fourth Annual Needlework Exhibit
The exhibit will be on display March 15, 2014 through May 11 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue.This year, stitchers can choose to enter to be judged or just for fun. A nationally certified judge will be award ribbons to those who wish to have their work judged, and a Best in Show across all categories will be awarded. All entries will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award, voted on by visitors to the exhibit. Fees for entering the show are $5 for each entry for members of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. For non-members the fee is $10 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry. The fee for juniors is $5 for the first entry, and $1 for each additional entry. A maximum of five entries is allowed. Entries can be dropped off between February 28 and March 10 between 10 and 4 on Mondays and Fridays and 11 and 3 on weekends. Please note that the museum is closed March 11, 12, and 13. To receive an application with details on how to apply and how to submit needlework, please visit the museum to pick up a hard copy or download a copy at the Society website at www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org. Please call (302) 227-7310 for more information. The Museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue, near the traffic circle and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. Winter hours are Monday and Friday from 10 to 4 and Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 3.

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 seeking applicants for its 2014 summer internship program.  
Introduction to Public History Internship- Undergraduate:
This 10- week program is designed to expose interns to all aspects of public history in a small to mid-sized institution.  Interns will have the opportunity to explore the variety of positions within the Society, and work with different departments to gain a better understanding of all of the elements that work together to make up the Historical Society.  
Education and Visitor Services Internship-Upper- Level Undergraduate or Graduate Student:
Offered over the course of 10 weeks, this internship allows students studying history, education, or a related field the opportunity to explore the field of informal education in a history-museum setting.  This program is designed for interns to gain first-hand experience in informal program development, tour design, volunteer training, and educator professional development.  Interns will also assist in the writing and standardization of K-12 curriculum based programming to meet the needs of local and regional educators while meeting Common Core, Next Generation Science and Delaware State History Standards.
Non- Profit Marketing and Events Intensive Internship- Undergraduate:
This six-week program allows interns to have an intensive, hands-on marketing and events experience in a small, non-profit setting. Interns will work closely with the Marketing Coordinator on two of The Society’s biggest events, the Sea Glass & Coastal Arts festival and the Summer Craft Fair.
Collections and Research Internship- Upper- Level Undergraduate or Graduate Student:
This 10 week program will be split into two unique sections. The first portion of this program allows interns to explore the collections at The Lewes Historical Society and work to catalogue objects, working within the Society’s collections software.  Additionally, interns may assist the Executive Director in special projects relating to the care, maintenance, or display of objects.  The second portion of this internship requires interns to perform extensive research and fieldwork to document some of Sussex County’s historic cemeteries, working to enhance the Coastal Delaware Cemetery Survey. 
For more info about these internships: For more information, please contact Amanda Jean Lynn, Director of Education at 302-645-7670 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

Yesteryears Photographic Emporium's Photographers Win Awards
Kamila Bikbulatova, Bryant Bredbenner and Kate Gooding were recognized at the 2013 Antique and Amusement Photographers International Photo Contest held in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 8. Bikbulatova, Bredbenner and Gooding received a total of 4 awards at the event.
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 after Replenishment
To see what our beaches look like now, 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.

Delaware Beaches Get Five Star Rating
Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach have been rated as Super Star Beaches by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The NRDC rates for swimming water quality and for following best practices such as testing water quality more than once a week and postings advisories and closings both online and on the beach. To read the complete report visit NRDC's website. 2012.
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
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WBOC TV-16
WMDT TV-47

 

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