TRAFFIC ALERTS & GAS PRICES: BEST GAS PRICES: $2.61 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".

Good news! Two DART Beach Bus Routes - Routes 201 and 204 - now run year-round. They will operate every 30 minutes, Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Route 201 provides service from the Lewes Park & Ride lot, along DE Route 1 corridor to Tanger Outlets, Rehoboth Park & Ride and Rehoboth Boardwalk. Route 204 operates between the Lewes Park & Ride and Downtown Lewes, including the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. Free parking will now be offered at both the Lewes and Rehoboth Park & Rides. In addition, the following Sussex County services (Routes 206, 212 and 215) provide Saturday service year round.

Read more here for information about fares and how to connect with the services:  https://www.dartfirststate.com/dtc.ejs?command=PublicDTCPressReleaseDisplay&id=7309

STEP BACK IN TIME
Members and friends of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society are invited to step back in time to Rehoboth Beach in the 1950s and 1960s by attending a Sock Hop on Saturday, September 29 from 7 – 10 pm at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.
Local teens once delighted in the summertime Wednesday night “boardwalk dances” held at the foot of Rehoboth Avenue, and the colder-weather “sock hops” held in the high school cafeteria. Year round, Snyder’s soda fountain shop on the Avenue was the place to be. As a local hang out for several generations, cherry and vanilla cokes and the house specialty “Bon Bons” are unforgettable sweet treats synonymous with Snyder’s.
Participants are encouraged to wear their dancing shoes (or go boardwalk barefoot style) and dance to oldie selections spun by a local DJ. Requests will be taken. Attendance is limited. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted and appreciated. The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue. Please call the Museum at 302-227-7310 to reserve your spot.
Rehoboth Beach Museum Hosts Acoustic Jam Night
For a blast from the past, don’t miss the Rehoboth Beach Museum’s re-creation of Acoustic Jam Night, the popular musical event held at The Front Page Restaurant & Bar from 1984 through 1993. This year’s Jam Night will be on Friday, Oct. 5, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.
The Jam Night will be held in the new lecture hall, which was added as part of a major renovation of the museum’s second floor.
“The Front Page was a kind of melting pot of live music in its era. It fostered a lot of different kinds of music, and gave local musicians a chance to express themselves in front of an always-supportive audience,” said Terry Plowman former owner of The Front Page. Plowman will once again emcee Acoustic Jam Night and will perform.
Over the 10 years of Acoustic Jam Night, hundreds of amateur and professional musicians performed for an enthusiastic crowd every Tuesday in the summer and every Saturday in the off-season.
Original players from the Front Page era will return, including Bill Robertson, Steve Wilson, Ken Thompson and Mike Long, all members of the house band that accompanied many of the performers. Other players will include: Stuart Vining and his singing partner, Amy Felker; Walt Hetfield, music teacher at Rehoboth Elementary and a former Front Page regular; Bill Richardson, Kent Schoch and others.
The Rehoboth Museum’s Acoustic Jam Night sells out every year, so get tickets now by calling (302) 227-7310, or stop by the museum to pay in person.
Reservations are limited. The cost is $20 and must be paid prior to the event. The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Ave. next to the visitor center. Parking is available and the museum is handicapped-accessible.
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum are a nonprofit organization. The society’s mission is to preserve and showcase artifacts that illustrated the development of the community.

REHOBOTH BEACH FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES WINNING ARTIST
Jennifer Zezenski’s acrylic on canvas titled “Casting Lines” was selected as the art theme for the 21st anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. “Casting Lines” will be the theme of the poster, Festival program, ads, merchandise, and other collateral materials. The creative concept will appear on the Festival’s poster to be released in August, 2018. In her spare time, Jen continues to enjoy painting, as well as collecting sea glass, antiquing, and of course, watching movies!  Bids for the framed original “Casting Lines” will be accepted during the Film Festival through a silent auction process at the Cinema Art Theater.   The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 1- 11, 2018). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com , or call 302-645-9095.

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.
NEW EXHIBIT TO OPEN AT ZWAANENDAEL MUSEUM JULY 7,2018

Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the exhibit utilizes photographs; and posters, tickets, timetables, maps and historical objects from the collections of the State of Delaware to tell the history of rail travel and transport in the First State. In particular, the exhibit will explore four railroads that were historically important in Delaware: The New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad (1832), the Delaware Railroad (1852), the Junction and Breakwater Railroad (1857) and the Queen Anne’s Railroad (1896). The exhibit will compliment Lewes’ 20th annual Chautauqua tent show—“All Aboard: Delaware and the Railroad ” that will take place from Sept. 13 to 15, 2018.

“Delaware Railroads: Elegant Travel and Timely Transport” will be on display beginning on July 7, 2018 and continuing for an indeterminate period of time at the Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, Del. Museum operating-hours from April 1 to Oct. 31 are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. From Nov. 1 through March 31, museum operating-hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-645-1148.

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..

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.

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.

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 ranks 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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