TRAFFIC ALERTS & GAS PRICES: BEST GAS PRICES: $2.81 at WAWA 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, or lane closures. 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 http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/#advisories . 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".
DART BUS SCHEUDLE CHANGE MAY 20, 2018
Changes to DART Statewide Bus Services become effective Sunday, May 20, 2018. The new schedules are available online at New Schedules. Most routes have minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance and connections. Highlights of the changes include a new Sunday morning round trip on Routes 2 & 6; Route 13 downtown routing change; and Route 18 express trips added. New Intercounty Route 307 will begin weekday service between Lewes, Milford and Dover; New Route 210 will provide a circulator service in Milford making connections easier to Intercounty Route 303 to Georgetown or Dover, and to new Route 307 to Lewes or Dover at the Milford Walmart. In addition, DART’s Beach Bus routes begin daily service on Monday, May 21, from Lewes Transit Center and Rehoboth Park & Ride to downtown Lewes and Ferry Terminal, Rehoboth Boardwalk, outlets, Long Neck, Millsboro, Georgetown, Dewey, Bethany, Fenwick Island and Ocean City, MD.
DELAWARE DESTINATIONS IN 360 DEGREES
The three-minute video created for the Delaware Tourism Office, features Rehoboth Beach, Trap Pond and Nemours Estate in a virtual tour of the state. In order to promote tourism in new and captivating ways, the tour immerses viewers in the New Castel and Sussex County attractions. The video is available to view at the Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza on I-95 from 10AM – 2PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays or on the Delaware Tourism website, https://www.visitdelaware.com/  click and drag on the video to get the 360 degree effect.

Local Breweries Unite with “Balance Beam” Creative Fundraiser for Beebe Medical Foundation

The Balance Beam benefit for Beebe featured a variety of silent auction items including monthly prize packages from Involution Yoga, along with special Class Packs from Beach Barre and Sea Barre. In keeping with the event’s theme, Quakertown Wellness offered a Chakra balance reading for bidders. The result is good news for the Beebe Medical Foundation which received a $1,650.80 donation for its wellness program. Learn about classes and workshops, as well as screenings and health fairs, by visiting Beebe’s online calendar at www.BeebeHealthcare.org/Calendar   and by following Beebe Healthcare on Facebook.  Information about 38°-75° Brewing Co., located at 2000 Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach, DE is online at www.3875brewing.com.   Crooked Hammock Brewery and Restaurant, located at 36707 Crooked Hammock Way in Lewes, DE., is open daily year-round from 11 to 1am. Phone 302.644-SUDS (7837). www.crookedhammock.com .

NEW LOCAL BOOK BY NEW LOCAL AUTHOR
Sandie Gerken, Dagsboro resident, is proud to announce the publication of her new book, STORIED SUSSEX: A collection of historical events and stories that have shaped Sussex County, Delaware. The book is available in soft cover for a cost of $19.99. Written originally as history articles for local newspaper, High Tide News, Sandie offers these varied narratives of Sussex County because local history matters to her. Local natives and newcomers, alike, will enjoy reading and learning about events, places, traditions, industries, people, and pastimes that chronicle Sussex County’s past. Indeed, Sussex has a storied past! STORIED SUSSEX is offered through publisher, Judy Layman of Layman Enterprises (www.laymanenterprises.com, formerly High Tide News).  Visit www.StoriedSussex.com  to order by mail ($19.99 plus $8.95 shipping and handling). The book will also be available at local bookstores and various other locations in Sussex County. Storied Sussex can also be purchased directly from the author for $19.99. For information, contact Sandie Gerken at 302-732- 6835 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Sets Dates for Summer 2018
Highway One Companies and Races2Run, for the 17 th time, join forces to bring this exciting racing series to Dewey Beach for ten runs of fun with your friends and family. Along with the overall male and female winners, there are 3 winners (male and female) in five-year age categories from 9 and under to 80 and over. Proceeds from many of the races go to local charities such as Sussex Consortium, the Dewey Beach Patrol, and Tyanna Breast Cancer Foundation. The Color Run benefits the Area 41 Rotary (Lewes, Rehoboth, Longneck, Georgetown, Selbyville). There are some new and exciting changes this year.
 Register early and get the discount.
 Great prizes for winners.
 Check out the new statewide, 2018 Craft Beer Series. On July 1 st Outlet Liquor 5K will bring the series to the Rusty Rudder.
 You can now purchase online entries for you as well as gifts for friends.
 And don’t forget if you are not a runner or walker, you can always purchase just a post-race party entry to join in the excitement.
Go to http://www.races2run.com/dewey-beach- series/ to catch up on all the new happenings for 2018. Don’t forget to register early. You may sign up for one race or all ten. Beach house or family teams are also encouraged to join in the fun. Team rules are on the website or contact Barb Kursh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 302-521- 0134. Remember if you run all the races as indicated you receive prizes such as 10 Sisters awards, running attire, and a free ticket for the New Year’s Eve 2019 at the Rusty Rudder.

Rehoboth Beach Museum to Commence Second Floor Expansion; Museum will Temporarily Close January 1 to Facilitate Construction

    The Rehoboth Beach Museum announced that it will embark on a new era in 2018 by beginning construction in January of a second floor expansion of its facilities at 511 Rehoboth Avenue. Museum Director Nancy Alexander said, “With our plans to nearly double the museum’s usable space, we will be able to expand the museum’s permanent collection offerings, create more innovative special exhibitions, host more special lectures and musical events, have room for a research department, and make our facilities available for public and private events and celebrations.”
    The Museum also announced that to facilitate the second-floor construction, the Museum would be closed beginning Christmas Eve through the winter and spring months, with a hoped-for grand reopening of the new two-story facility by early June.

Closure of Jimtown Road for Road Improvements and Utilities
Lewes:  The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) would like to alert motorists that Jimtown Road between Beaver Dam Road and Robinsonville Road will be closed at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 9 until summer 2018, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances.   Local residents, emergency vehicles, and school buses will have access along Jimtown Road. These improvements include the following: installation of utilities; roadway widening; and sidewalks.

Detour Routes: Westbound: Beaver Dam Road to Kendale Road onto Robinson Road and return to Jimtown Road. 
Eastbound: Robinsonville Road to Kendale Road onto Beaver Dam Road and back to Jimtown Road.

Summer Theatre Seeks Understudies and Apprentices
The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre is accepting applications for understudies and apprentices for 2018. The company, in it’s 37th season, is seeking male and female actors to learn various roles in Cinderella and Aladdin. Understudies will need to be available for specific performances in July and August. Applicants must age 18 or older with a flexible summer schedule. Apprentices will assist with younger children in theatre camps from 9 AM to Noon on various days thorughout the summer. Apprentices must be high school age or older. To apply, send a resume or cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , attn: Steve. Information on the theatre is available at www.rehobothechildrenstheatre.org. 

FAMILY THEATRE RETURNS TO THE DELAWARE SHORE
The RSCT professional company will perform three plays in rotation. Leading off is Cinderella, the well-loved story of royalty, romance and fabulous footwear. Opening night is Wednesday, June 27 with a 7:00 PM curtain. The next week genies, sorcerers and sultans appear in a spirited production of Aladdin.  Later in July audiences will travel back in time to the Greece of storyteller Aesop with Androcles and the Lion, the fable of a brave lad who pulls a thorn from the paw of a fierce lion. Each show is performed by two actors bringing all the characters to life in the unique format that has thrilled audiences since 1982..

Once again the Epworth Methodist Church is home base for these outstanding programs. The performance schedules as well as show tickets are available online at www.rehobothchildrenstheatre.org. Information is also available by contacting the RSCT office at 302-227-6766 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Best Little Beach Towns To Visit in Summer
Rehoboth Beach made the top 10!  https://www.coastalliving.com/travel/top-10/best-beach-towns-visit-summer .
USA TODAY 10 BEST READERS’ CHOICE TRAVEL AWARDS
Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk is one of the winners of the Best Delaware Attraction category in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.  For complete information, click here.
Rehoboth Beach a Top Summer Family Destination - TripAdvisor
With summer quickly approaching, TripAdvisor recently compiled a list of “Top Summer Beach House Destinations for Families” and Rehoboth Beach tops the list!  You can find the full article here.
Rehoboth Beach Named One Of “Fifteen Waterfront Towns You Absolutely Must Visit”!
Rentals.com has named Rehoboth Beach as one of “fifteen waterfront towns you absolutely must visit”.  To view the complete article, click here

Rehoboth Beach Museum's Call for Volunteers
Members of the public who are looking for volunteer opportunities are encouraged to contact the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. Volunteer opportunities include greeting visitors, working with the archives, and completing research on objects in the permanent collection. The museum offers a relaxed working atmosphere and is handicap accessible. Volunteers can work for a few hours a month or a regular weekly schedule. Those interested are encouraged to call (302) 227-7310 and ask for the museum director, Nancy Alexander.

WE’RE WINNERS AGAIN!
 
The City of Rehoboth Beach has received two new awards and recognitions – “Top 10 Family Beaches” from Family Vacation Critic and  “11 Mid-Atlantic Small Towns that Will Charm Your Socks Off” from www.WhereTraveler.com.

Rehoboth Beach Photographers Wins at International Show
   Rehoboth Beach photographers Joclynn Benton, Brittany Dirks, Maddison Fahey, Ann Haislett and Jennifer Ricci of Yesteryears Photographic Emporium were recognized at the 2017 Antique and Amusement Photographers International Photo Contest held February 1st in Las Vegas, Nevada. The studio received a total of eight (8) awards at the event.
   Ann Haislett, manager of Yesteryears Photographic Emporium, was the big winner earning four (4) ribbons including a First place ribbon for her Chromkey portrait, a Second place ribbon for her Native American portrait and two Honorable Mentions.  Dirks received a First place ribbon for her Creative not digitally enhanced portrait.  Benton earned a Second place ribbon for her Pet portrait.  Ricci earned a Third place ribbon for her Amusement portrait and Fahey earned an Honorable Mention for her Baby portrait.  Yesteryears Photographic Emporium is located at 21 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach and specializes in Old Time Photography.  For more information, call 302-227-1288 or visit their website at www.oldtimephotosrehoboth.com.

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 www.uslhs.org.  To learn more about The Lewes Historical Society, visit www.HistoricLewes.org.

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 www.historiclewes.org.  The Delaware Library Catalog is searchable at lib.de.us  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.

Delaware State Parks Tops in Nation
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.

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.
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.

Rehoboth Beach beach video
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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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