TRAFFIC ALERTS  Please be advised that road work along your beach travels 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".C

 

Lighthouse Tours are back for another great season!

Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse Tours
Also this year, we are once again offering tours of Harbor of Refuge Light!
2021 Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse Tour Dates:
Saturday July 24 9:00 AM Limited seats available 10:15 AM tour is sold out
Saturday, August 21, 8:30 AM Limited seats available The 9:45 AM tour is sold out
Saturday, September 25, 12:15 PM plenty of seats available The 11:00 AM tour is sold out

 http://delawarebaylights.org/

 

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival adds two shows
  
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival announced two new shows for Sunday, Oct. 17. Elan Trotman and Paul Jackson Jr. will play at 11 a.m. during brunch at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach, and JJ Sansavera and Jeff Kashiwa will play at 4:30 p.m. on the Rudder deck. As with all festival brunch and dinner shows at the Rudder, tables are only reserved in the Rusty Rudder bar theater. Open brunch seating in the restaurant will be first-come, first-served. Ticket price for the morning show includes the brunch buffet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. No food will be permitted in the theater. The festival recommends vaccination for all guests in order to make their show experience more enjoyable. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.rehobothjazz.com.

 

CHILDREN’S THEATRE BACK IN ACTION WITH HANSEL AND GRETEL
  
The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre is thrilled to announce a return to live, in-person performances for 2021! Hansel and Gretel will travel to locations throughout Sussex and Kent Counties from July 26 through August 13. The play is the newest two-actor show created by company co-founder Steve Seyfried. The RSCT production of the Brothers Grimm classic features the familiar elements: lost children, a hungry witch and a magic gingerbread cottage. However, as audiences have come to expect, the story takes a surprising twist that is sure to delight children and adults alike. Jaren Calhoun and Leah Senseney are the multi-talented actors who bring all the characters to life in this sparking, forty-five minute production.
   Delaware audiences have several opportunities to enjoy Hansel and Gretel. The schedule of free public performances include: Delmar Library, Monday, 7/26, 6:00 PM; Dover Library, performed on The Green, Tuesday, 7/27, 11:00 AM; Lewes Library, Thursday, 7/29, 10:30 AM; Seaford Library, Friday, 7/30, 1:00 PM; Freeman Stage, Selbyville, Saturday, 7/31, 10:00 AM; Frankford Library, Tuesday, 8/3, 2:00 PM; Bridgeville Library, Wednesday, 8/4, 4:00 PM; Selbyville Library, Thursday, 8/5, 1:00 PM; Lewes Canalfront Park, Thursday, 8/5, 6:30 PM; Kent County Library, performed at Brecknock Park, Wednesday, 8/11, 6:30 PM; Millsboro Library, Thursday, 8/12, 11:00; Georgetown Library, Thursday, 8/12, 3:00 PM; Corbit-Calloway Library, Odessa, Friday, 8/13, 11:00 AM.

All performances of Hansel and Gretel will take place outdoors, conforming with current Covid protocols. Some libraries require pre-registration for attendance. It is advisable to check ahead. Complete information on all RSCT activities is available at www.rehobothchildrenstheatre.org. The theatre can also be reached at 302-227-6766 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 Mr. Hetfield’s Rock and Roll Summer Camp to start July 26
   Now entering its 21st year, Mr. Hetfield’s Rock and Roll Summer Camp will begin Monday, July 26, and will continue through Friday, Aug. 6, at Rehoboth Elementary School. Each day’s schedule varies depending on the agenda.Performances will take place in Lewes and on the Rusty Rudder deck in Dewey Beach Thursday, Aug. 5.
   For more information, contact Walt Hetfield at 302-245-1670. For a full schedule and to register, go to www.misterhetfield.com  or www.rockandrollsummercamp.com .

 

28th Annual Community Anti-Drug March, Rally and Fun Day To Be Held In Georgetown
   Everlasting Hope Ministries under the leadership of Rev. Anthony “Tony” Neal will sponsor its twenty-eight Annual Community Anti-Drug Rally and March. It will be held Saturday, August 14th. The march will begin at 11:00 a.m. on the grounds of the Richard Allen School, located at 316 South Railroad Avenue in Georgetown.
   The purpose of the rally and March is to send a positive message to the entire community, especially to youth, that says yes to life and no to drugs. Participants will be carrying signs and spreading their anti-drug messages through the streets of Georgetown. The march will return to the Richard Allen School grounds, where Fun Day activities will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be a variety of games, food, bounce houses, train rides, door prizes, and more. Everything will be provided free of charge.
   Exhibit tables will also be available for those interested in distributing helpful literature and other items. Contact Tony Neal if you are interested in sponsoring a vendor table. Free tee shirts will be provided to the first 300 participants. For more information contact Vanessa Neal (302) 854-6692 or Rev. Tony Neal (302) 381-3711).

 

28th Annual Tent Services To Be Held in Georgetown
   Everlasting Hope Ministries is pleased to announce the schedule for this year’s twenty-eighth Annual Tent Services. The services will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 10th-12th, and Sunday, August 15th. Come out and join us under the big tent, which will be located on the grounds of the Richard Allen School, 316 South Railroad Avenue in Georgetown. Services will begin 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Sunday service time is 10:30 a.m.
   The purpose of these meetings is to encourage individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by drugs or alcohol. A guest speaker will present a timely message nightly to inspire and challenge those in attendance to resist drugs and alcohol. Attendees will also be challenged to strive for individual excellence through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
   The speakers are as follows: Tuesday – Pastor Levin Bailey form Pilgrim’s Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown; Wednesday – Pastor Melissa Dukes from Kingdom Life Ministries, Millsboro; Thursday – Elder Frank Gibbs Jr. from New Dimensions Family Ministries, Millsboro; Sunday morning – Rev. Tony Neal, the Host Pastor and Director of Everlasting Hope Ministries. These services are open to the public; everyone is welcome to attend. Please join us nightly at the Richard Allen School in Georgetown. For more information, please contact Rev. Tony Neal at (302) 381-3711 or (302) 854-6692.

 

Coastal Concerts 2021 - 2022 Concert Tickets
   Discounted Subscriptions for the 2021-22 Season will officially go on sale July 8, 2021. Single tickets for each individual concert will go on sale (if available) a few weeks prior to each concert in order that we may monitor the available seating capacity and environmental restrictions for our venue. Please note there has been a minimal increase in ticket prices this year to cover increases in artist fees, piano rentals, and venue costs.
   The exact number of Season Subscriptions available is based upon the maximum seating capacity permitted by our venue (Bethel United Methodist Church) AND by our best estimate of future COVID guidelines/ restrictions. If, and when our venue adds additional seating AND/OR as state and federal guideline information is updated, we may make additional tickets available.

 
DART

DART's 305 Beach Connection provides a relaxing ride from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through September 6. Fares are $2 per zone; the one-way cash fare is $6 from Wilmington and Middletown, $4 from Dover and Frederica. Riders are encouraged to buy a 3-Zones Daily Pass for $10, which can also be used on all Beach Bus services, once at either of the Park & Rides.

The Beach Bus serviceoperates 7 days a week, until September 12, with service to Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, Millsboro and Georgetown.

Download the DART Passmobile payment appfor quick, contactless and cashless fare payment. For real-time bus information, try the DART Transit app.

The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).

 

Remembering Cheryl Blackman
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware - During the month of July, the Rehoboth Beach Museum will host a display of costumes and other artifacts in honor of Cheryl Blackman, “Rehoboth’s #1 Little Person.” Blackman was well known for her colorful costumes and active fundraising efforts along Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk. Dressed as an elf, leprechaun, or in Red White and Blue for the 4th of July. Often on roller skates, Cheryl’s high energy and outgoing personality quickly achieved iconic status in the Rehoboth community. Over the years she captured the hearts of residents and visitors alike, and raised thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations, including the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, Beebe Medical Center, the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department, the Village Improvement Association and many others. In 2011 Blackman received the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award and, in 2012, she received the Jefferson Award in recognition of her Outstanding Community Service on Delmarva.
A former actor and stunt double - she once doubled as Miss Piggy in the 1984 film “The Muppets Take Manhattan” - Blackman was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She underwent years of treatment, but never lost her positive attitude and penchant for fun. On July 13, 2016 Cheryl was honored with her very own parade through the business district, ending at the Rehoboth Beach Fire Hall. Rehoboth lost one of its greatest promoters on December 7, 2016 at the age of 53.
“Remembering Cheryl” will be on display through the month of July at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm., Saturday and Sunday 9:00 to 1:00 pm.

 

Raffle Supports Downtown Restaurants and the Rehoboth Beach Museum
   Rehoboth Beach, DE - The Board of Directors of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society is pleased to announce a unique promotion to support downtown restaurants, while backing the Rehoboth Beach Museum.
   Called “Dine-a-Rama,” the raffle is supported by Society board members who purchased gift cards to 17 downtown restaurants with a total value of $3,000 to be raffled off to a lucky winner. The restaurants chosen have been generous supporters of the Museum’s Beach Ball gala for a number of years.
   Tickets can be purchased all summer, and the winner will be chosen on September 6 at 5:30 p.m. Ticket purchasers do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 and can be purchased in person at the Rehoboth Beach Museum at 511 Rehoboth Avenue Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Restaurant gift cards are from: Arena's, Back Porch Café, Big Fish Restaurant Group, Confucius Chinese Cuisine, Crystal Restaurant, The Cultured Peal Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, Fins Hospitality Group, Frank & Louie's Italian Specialties, Henlopen City Oyster House, Hickman's Meat Market, Lori's Oy Vey! Café, Mariachi Restaurant, Nicola Pizza, The Pines, SoDel Concepts, and The Starboard.
   Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Board President David Mann says: “Since the onset of the pandemic, our times have changed. The Rehoboth Beach Museum has enjoyed the support of local restaurants who have donated gift cards for our annual Beach Ball for more than a decade. Now is our chance to thank those same local restaurants by promoting them, while also supporting the Museum.”
Visit the Museum at 511 Rehoboth Avenue to purchase tickets. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 302-227-7310 for more information.

 

Revelation, Hudson Fields continue Thankful Thursdays-Summer 2021
   Revelation Craft Brewing Company and Hudson Fields have collaborated for a new community-focused event called Thankful Thursdays, which will support more than 20 nonprofits this summer season.
    Many nonprofit organizations canceled fundraising events last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankful Thursdays aims to provide support for these organizations, while also providing a family-fun atmosphere filled with good food, great brews and local music.
   “We want to help give back and provide this wonderful outdoor space for nonprofits to have the opportunity to raise money for their organizations,” said Kyle Shaffer, marketing and sales manager, Revelation Craft Brewing. “Our goal is to help these organizations and raise money in an outdoor space where people and their families can come together and have fun and feel safe.”
    Christian and Julie Hudson and Revelation have partnered for the last two years on Fridays and Saturdays by having a beer garden at the hangar at Hudson Fields. Proceeds and beer sales benefited Beebe Medical Foundation, which recently received a check for more than $4,000.
    The recent fundraising event for injured Cape Henlopen High School student Gavin Birl raised more than $130,000 to help with his medical bills.
    “This is what Revelation is all about – we’re a family- and community-oriented organization. Beer is our passion, but without this community, it wouldn’t be possible. We’re so happy to continue this partnership at Hudson Fields,” said Patrick Staggs, founder and brewmaster of Revelation.
    To learn more about participating in Thankful Thursdays or to help give back to the community, contact Kyle Shaffer at 302-233-2076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

July 22, Camp Arrowhead; July 29, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition; Aug. 5, CAMP Rehoboth; Aug. 12, Nemours Children’s Health System; Aug.19, Oak Orchard- Riverdale Boys & Girls Club; Aug. 26, Sussex Family YMCA; Sept. 2, Harry K Foundation; Sept. 9, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware; Sept. 16, Delaware Hospice; Sept. 23, Children and Families First; Sept. 30, Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth; Oct. 7, Kent-Sussex Industries; Oct. 14, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity.

 

5th Annual You Matter We Care 2021 Conference (Web Series)
   The 5th Annual YOU MATTER WE CARE summit will be viz Zoom. This web series will bring a panel of boys & Men of color and experts together to explore and process life. Hosted by Dr. Brittany Hazzard, Ed.D., LMSW, owner of LifeCHAMPS LLC and chairperson of IMPACT Delaware Inc. The Co-Host will be Dr. Julius, Ed.D, LPCMH, Co-CEO of IMPACT Delaware Inc. The topics will include Family, Church, Community, Education, Mental Health, Law Enforcement, Athletics and Entrepreneurship. Our goal is to provide a healing and safe space that will cultivate growth. We will EDUCATE, ENCOURAGE, AND EMPOWER!
   Dr. Brittany Hazzard began the You Matter We Care movement 5 years ago. She held the first conference 5 years ago. The goal was and still is to highlight and build on the strengths of black and brown people. Her mission is to support people in reaching their fullest potential. She believes that in order for that to happen one has to have efficient, consistent, and genuine support. The You Matter We Care conference focuses on males of color because so much or our world focuses on their struggles, and we will shine light on their strengths. Intentional empowerment and strength based approaches along with providing support and resources counter the negativity that often drains and oppresses our black boys, we need them to thrive in the fact that they can and will reach their fullest potential.
   Dr. Hazzard have mentored and coached black males for over 10 years. She wanted to create the conference to expand the support to reach more as well as those who love and support our black males as well.
   Panelists for 6-12-21 include: Cliffvon Howell (Caesar Rodney School District Equity Coordinator), Andre’ Allen (Chesapeake Public Schools District School Social Worker & Man Up Alumni) – current man up mentee (black male middle school student).
   This event is open to males of color and those who support them…teachers, family, community, mental and behavioral health professionals, church leaders/members, and all of males of color in your life!

   To register: https://ymwc2021.eventbrite.com/. Webinar Series Date: July 24th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

   A huge thank you to our sponsors LifeCHAMPS LLC and IMPACT Delaware Inc

 
Historic Tent House Open to Visitors
   Rehoboth Beach, DE - The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society will host a series of open houses for the historic Anna Hazzard Tent House. A portion of this historic structure dates back to 1895. It was the original home of Methodist minister Rev. Adams during the time of the Methodist Camp Meetings. Once owned by Anna Hazzard, the first female licensed realtor in Delaware, it was later donated to the city by its last owners, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald James. The house was moved from its home on Baltimore Avenue to its current location at 17 Christian Street in 1975.
   Visitors are next welcome between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 on June 16. No reservations are required. There will be lemonade and cookies, and visitors can learn more about Anna Hazzard and the Camp Meeting era in Rehoboth Beach from the Society’s volunteers. Visit www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org  for more information about this and other museum programs.
 

Rehoboth Beach Public Library updates summer service
New Hours: Starting July 6 we're resuming our regular business hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Library is open to the public. Computers and seating available. Masks recommended. Curbside & Delivery still available.

 

Rehoboth Beach Museum is open.
   Rehoboth Beach, De – The museum will operate during new hours of Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors are asked to comply with local and state regulations about wearing face masks. Free parking is available with timed parking passes. Members of the public are encouraged to check out planned on-line programs at www.rehobothbeachmusuem.org.  Beginning May 29, the museum’s new exhibit, “Congregations of Rehoboth Beach,” will open to the public.

 
Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Walking Tours are Back!!
   The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society kicks off its Walking Tours on June 2, 2021 starting at 10 a.m. at the bandstand. After a one-year hiatus due to (COVID) restrictions our historical tour guide, Jean Brolund, is back and ready to take you on a tour of downtown Rehoboth Beach from the bandstand on main street of town throughout the boardwalk and side streets. Jean has been doing these tours for the Rehoboth Beach Museum for over 5years. She combines her knowledge of the ever-changing history of Rehoboth Beach with her personal memories. Jean summered in Rehoboth Beach beginning in 1958 and lived in a tent house during that time. After she moved to the area permanently in 2012, she joined the Museum and supplemented her personal knowledge from our archives.
   This historical tour provides general information about the history of Rehoboth Beach and the changing streetscape of buildings over the years, both businesses and residential. Ms. Brolund will lead walkers from the bandstand along Rehoboth Avenue, pointing out landmarks and providing photos of historical sites and events. While touching on several of the storms that have shaped the coastline and the beachfront in town other topics covered will be the Native peoples of the area, The Methodist Camp Meetings, Hotels and Railroad service, and Horn’s Pavilion.
   Other topics on the tour may include shipwrecks, naming ships such as the Falmouth, the Merrimac, the Severn and the SS Thomas Tracy, the railroad, the Belhaven Hotel, restaurants such as the Robert Lee, Snyder’s and, of course, Funland.
The tour is a gentle 2 hour stroll around downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tour participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water or fill up a water bottle at the historic Women’s Christian Temperance Union Fountain on the boardwalk; one of the landmarks mentioned on the tour. There are restrooms available at the bandstand area.
    The cost of the tour is $10 cash, given to the tour guide. We are suggesting bubble tours of family/groups of between 5-10 people. Call the Rehoboth Beach Museum at 302-227-7310 to make a reservation. Ms. Brolund is also willing to give private tours with a minimum of 6 people. These private tours can be booked through the museum.
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society promotes education about the history of Rehoboth Beach and operates the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Memberships are available. For more information please go to www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.
 

LaBlast Dance Fitness at Cape Henlopen Senior Center
   The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is offering a brand-new fitness program sure to please.
LaBlast Dance Fitness is a partner-free fitness workout created by world-renowned dancer and fitness expert Louis Van Amstel, who has been seen on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
   The class is accessible for all levels, from the absolute beginner to the experienced dancer. LaBlast takes students through a diverse mix of famous ballroom dances set to favorite music from pop and rock to hip-hop and country. Participants experience the full array of dance styles from jive to foxtrot and Viennese waltz to Lindy hop.
   Whether one wants to tone the body, maintain a healthy lifestyle, learn to dance or just have a great time, LaBlast offers something for everyone.
   The class will be held weekly from 9 to 9:45 a.m., beginning Wednesday, March 24. The cost is $5 per session, and attendance is limited to 16 people. To reserve a spot, call 302-227-2055. Once the center is permitted to return to a five-day week, this class will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesdays.
   Instructor Joshua Beaver, originally from Thompson town, Pa., began his early dance training at Movement Laboratory with Judy Williams Henry. He attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theater. He attended the Boston Conservatory and earned a bachelor’s degree in dance in 2011. After graduating, he joined ballet company Teatrul de Balet Sibiu in Romania, where he spent three seasons rising to first soloist and choreographer. During this time, he toured and performed various classical and contemporary works, and toured throughout Europe performing in theaters in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Sicily. Shortly after returning home, Beaver joined Dayton Ballet in Ohio where he spent two seasons as a featured soloist. Before the pandemic hit, Beaver was touring nationally with the Broadway musical “An American in Paris.” He currently resides in Lewes and is involved in the fitness industry.
   For more information about the Senior Center, stop in and visit us at 11 Christian Street Rehoboth Beach, DE or website www.capehenlopenseniorcenter.org .

 
Article about Rehoboth Beach
https://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Planning-a-seaside-trip-Don-t-sleep-on-Rehoboth-16027259.php
 

Rehoboth Beach Museum Releases Video of Vintage Images and Spoken Poems to Thank Supporters
   Rehoboth Beach, DE – The Rehoboth Beach Museum has released a video of spoken poems about Rehoboth Beach from a c. 1940 book by Sadie Moore Cooke. The poems are read by Michael Sprouse, and images of vintage postcards from the museum's collection and private collections are shown throughout. Sprouse is the live on-air host of the television/radio program Coastal A&E which is broadcast every Saturday morning between 11 and 12 on TV Delmarva and between 12 and 1 PM on Delaware 105.9 FM. Mr. Sprouse also created the video. The video can be viewed on the museum’s website at www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.
The video is presented by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society as a way to say thank you to the community and to those who supported the society throughout 2020.
   The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society wishes to thank Michael Sprouse, Delaware Humanities, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and volunteers David MacDonald and Roland Forster for making this video possible. It is dedicated to the memories of Carol and Lee Jones, ardent supporters of the arts and humanities in Delaware.
The link to the video on YouTube is here:  https://youtu.be/SHnyuVmLryE   

Otherwise, folks can view the video by going to: https://rehobothbeachmuseum.org/index.php/video2

 
“Results of the Avery’s Rest Bioarchaeological Investigations"
   A video presentation by Raquel Fleskes, a doctoral candidate in biological anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Fleskes is lead author of the research paper “Ancient DNA and bioarchaeological perspectives on European and African diversity and relationships on the colonial Delaware frontier” which was published in the October 2019 edition of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Go to the following link to watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfbmiLD2FJw
 

Museum Offers Recorded Programs for Public Viewing
   Rehoboth Beach, DE - Members and friends of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society have been treated to a fun and informative series of video programs over the past four months on topics ranging from the history of Funland to the passage of the 19th Amendment. Titled “Conversations on History,” these programs, hosted by Program Manager Marge LaFond, have been posted on the museum’s YouTube channel. The recorded videos can now also be accessed on the Society’s web page at rehobothbeachmuseum.org. under the “Video/Audio” tab at the top of the home page. Other topics include Religious Congregations of Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach during the Railroad era, Ferries, Trains and Automobiles: Getting to Rehoboth Beach before the Bay Bridge, and 30 Years of CAMP Rehoboth: A Photographic Retrospective. Each program lasts about 50 minutes and can be watched at any time of any day. While there is no charge to view the programs the Society appreciates donations, which help us continue these programs.
   Donations can be made and memberships purchased on the website as well. This, and other programs, are made possible by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum and the National Endowment for the Arts. Members of the public may call (302) 227-7310 with questions about programs or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Delaware's State Museums Reopening With Self-Guided Tours
    “We are very excited and proud to welcome the public back to Delaware’s historical sites in a safe and deliberate manner,” said Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Director Tim Slavin. “Our team has worked hard to design an experience for visitors that connects them to the people, places and artifacts of our shared past, while respecting the demands of the present.”
   Delaware’s state museums include the John Dickinson Plantation, the Old State House and the Johnson Victrola Museum in Dover, the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes, and the New Castle Court House Museum.
   Tours will take place at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays (except for the Johnson Victrola Museum.) To make a tour reservation, patrons must call the museum they wish to visit. Contact information is available here.
   Self-guided tours will be 30 minutes in length and will include reference materials that can be accessed via smartphone or in single-use printed form. Due to space constraints, some museum areas will remain closed for the time being. Tour groups will be limited to four or six visitors, depending on the museum, and cloth face coverings must be worn at all times by staff, volunteers and patrons. All public museum areas will be cleaned between tour groups according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://history.delaware.gov/museums/

 

DART Resumes Full Bus Service Levels, Front Door Boardings and Fare Collection on Monday, June 1
   DART will resume full-service levels starting Monday, June 1, with the exception of the seasonal Beach Bus services in the resort areas. Front door boardings and fare collection will also be reinstated. https://www.dartfirststate.com/

 

Streaming Films
   Rehoboth Beach Film Society is inviting moviegoers to enjoy its Cinema Art Theater from the comfort of their own homes with its Virtual Theatre. Available at www.rehobothfilm.com,  users may choose from a variety of features to screen on their devices. Cost is $8 to $12.

   The Rehoboth Beach Film Society receives a portion of each registration

 

The 25 coolest towns in America: 2019   Our own Rehoboth Beach made the list.
   Each of these 25 towns, all with populations under 100,000, offers something special and has come into its own as a destination of late. Whether you’re looking for untamed wilderness or sandy beaches, deep history or provocative art, craft cocktails or cheap beer, these are the 25 coolest small towns in the US to visit next year. Read about it here:

https://matadornetwork.com/read/25-coolest-towns-america-2019/?fbclid=IwAR05Kf2lKZXObOZuZVbsngwWr9hWfkmXkcafRzZjpTQSNJ2zFoC7FmJev1k

 
The Most Underrated Place to Visit in Delaware
   Rehoboth Beach has been named "Delaware's most underrated place to visit" and the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk has been highlighted as a must-visit attraction in Rehoboth Beach, according to TripAdvisor user data.  https://www.netcredit.com/blog/most-underrated-place-visit-every-state/
 

Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament has been recognized as one of the best kids fishing tournaments in the United States
   FishingBooker, the US’s largest platform for booking fishing trips, has made a list of the best kids fishing tournaments in the entire country. Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament has been recognized as one of the best ones!
   Nothing is as rewarding as seeing your kid pull up their first fish. The joy you share at that moment, the pride you and your kid both feel, is what often sparks a lifelong love of angling. Still, your youngster can only learn so much from you (no matter how good of an angler you are). This is where the kids' fishing tournaments come in. These events are an ideal opportunity for your children to have fun and develop their skills, as well as make new friends. https://fishingbooker.com/blog/kids-fishing-tournaments-in-the-us/

 
Rehoboth Beach featured in “25 Best Family Beach Vacations to Take with Kids in the USA”
Find the full article at: https://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalsBlog/2019/02/07/best-family-beach-vacations-kids-usa/
 

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

 
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.
 
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.

 

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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