TRAFFIC ALERTS & GAS PRICES: BEST GAS PRICES: $2.42 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 . 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".

Sensory Friendly Screening of The Lion King
The Movies at Midway is proud to offer a Sensory Friendly screening of Disney’s The Lion King. The screening will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 10:00 AM with doors opening one hour prior.

This is a public screening intended for families and friends of children with autism and other special needs. The lights will be turned up while the sound is turned down. Guests are welcome to get up, move around, and talk during the movie, as well as clap, dance and sing – whatever they need to do to feel comfortable and enjoy the movie-going experience. Capacities will be limited and those with dietary restrictions may bring their own snacks.

The Movies at Midway loves to give back to our community and will donate 10% of concession sales from this screening to The Sussex Consortium for use in their new school building.

Tickets are $9.00 and may be purchased in advance at the box office.

Nighttime Bridge Closures
Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that there will be nighttime lane closures on Route 1 northbound/southbound on the bridge over Lewes Rehoboth Canal to prepare for upcoming winter work related to the bridge. These closures will begin July 15 through September 23, from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday evening until Friday morning. Flaggers will be on-site to direct motorists.

The project involves replacing the deck and substructure work as well as phased construction. Check this link for more information on the project and timeline:

Needlework Exhibit Continues a Tradition
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society will soon hold its Annual Needlework Exhibition at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. More than 80 regional needle artists participate by submitting nearly 100 entries each year. The works are judged by a National Academy of Needlearts certified judge, and awards are given in 10 categories. Additionally, a Best in Show awarded is given. The public is invited to visit the museum to view the show and to vote for the People’s Choice award winner.
Needle workers of all ages are encouraged to enter their work. There is a nominal fee. Please go to  to download a copy of the application form, or call (302) 227-7310 to have a paper copy mailed. Copies are also available at the front desk of the museum. The exhibit opens Saturday, September 14, 2019. The exhibit continues through October 27, 2019. At one o’clock on the closing day of the exhibit Chairwoman Dolores Andrew will give a presentation titled “Italian Embroidery Treasures of the Renaissance” All members of the public are welcome to attend, but reservations are required. “This is one of my favorite annual events and we hope to expand each year. Both men and women enter their beautiful hand work and I am grateful they have shared these works of needle art with us. I am also grateful for the volunteers who made this possible and for Dolores Andrew sharing her expertise as chair,” said Museum Director Nancy Alexander.
All award winners will be posted on the Society’s website at .
The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue. Museum hours are Monday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is by donation. Members enjoy special benefits. Please call 227-7310 for information.

Salisbury Rollergirls to Host Two Recruitment Nights Summer 2019!
SALISBURY - The Salisbury Rollergirls are recruiting women 18 and older to skate in their league. Recruitment nights will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 21st and Sunday, August 18th at Mitchell’s Martial Arts at 1305 South Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21804. Women of any age, athletic ability and background are encouraged to attend. No skating experience is required.

During the recruitment night sessions, participants will hear first hand how derby has changed the lives of many skaters, as well as get tips on the basics of where to purchase gear and how to prepare for boot camp. Participants will have the opportunity to ask our current skaters anything they want to know about the sport we know and love!

For questions, please contact us through our website at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From asphalt to rink, from a single squad to two intrepid teams, the Salisbury Rollergirls have steadily evolved since its inception in 2010 by founder, Eva Whipple (“Buster Skull”). The initial group of aspiring skaters has surged into a devoted league of over thirty athletes who consistently reach beyond the limits of their own abilities with the unified goal of forging the Salisbury Rollergirls into an unstoppable derby force. Check out this hard-hitting fast-skating team on Facebook or at

As the busy summer tourism season begins, DART’s daily Beach Bus service will be hitting the streets in full force, serving Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, Millsboro and Georgetown. On Monday, May 20, buses will operate frequently from early morning to late night, 7 days a week, until September 8. All buses are air-conditioned, ADA accessible and equipped with bike racks. DART is also proud to showcase the enhancements that have been made to the Lewes Transit Center. A new indoor passenger facility is opening with seating area, restrooms, ticket sales, and large monitors displaying real-time bus information and other relevant news and information. These passenger amenity and technology enhancements are all part of improving the customer experience, as people flock to the area this summer. For more information, please visit  or call 1-800-652-DART.

Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre Opens 38th Season!

Wonderland, Oz and the Indian Jungle are the exotic locations audiences of the Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre can visit this summer! Three delightful plays will take the stage at the Epworth Methodist Church. Tuesday, June 25 is opening night as The Wizard of Oz gets the fun rolling with a 7:00 PM performance. The Jungle Book joins the rotation on July 3. Alice in Wonderland opens July 10. Performances run through August 22. These cleverly staged, one hour productions are performed by the 2019 resident, professional duo, Alyssa Batsakis and Hallie Hargus. Alyssa and Hallie will spend the summer spinning the stories and creating all the familiar characters in these classic shows. Since 1982 audiences have been thrilled by the creativity and style of the two actor pieces developed by RSCT co-founders Elise and Steve Seyfried.

Tickets are $10.00. Children under 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased online at  or by calling 302-227-6766. Epworth Methodist Church is located at 19285 Holland Glade Road, one block off Highway One behind the Royal Farms. There is plenty of free parking!

Children can also demonstrate their own theatre and filmmaking skills in week-long camps beginning July 8. In the film and TV camps, teams of young producers create original films. Theatre campers join in a variety of stage games and rehearse a play that is performed for family and friends at the end of each week. Parents can register on the RSCT website or by phone.

This summer the Rehoboth Beach Public Library will again fundraise to benefit the library. They will be “selling” parking privileges in their spaces behind the library after hours during the metered period; Memorial Day until two weeks after Labor Day. The tags are not valid when the Library is open. The Library would like to extend an opportunity for purchase to local businesses. The cost will be $500.00 per space for the metered period. Spaces are provided on a first come, first serve basis. For more information or to purchase please contact: Alison Miller, Library Director at 302-227-8044 x108 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Repair work by Cianbro Corp. on the drawbridge crossing the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal is scheduled to start Monday, April 8, 2019 with completion no later than August 31, 2019 for both the Rehoboth canal bridge and the canal bridge in Lewes. Bridge repair work in Rehoboth includes replacing the existing drive system that raises and lowers the drawbridge and upgrading the bridge’s mechanical and electrical systems. There are also minor structural repairs being made, and the structural steel components will be coated. During construction there will be occasional lane shifts with nighttime lane closures and detours. Detours will be done outside the peak summer season.

Children’s Book About Lewes Wins Delaware Press Association Award
The Lost Locket of Lewes, written by Ilona E. Holland,Ed.D., illustrated by Judy Love wins first place in children’s book -- fiction category, Delaware Press Association Communications Contest 2019.   The Lewes Historical Society is proud to announce that its publication, The Lost Locket of Lewes, won the first place award in children’s fiction from the Delaware Press Association. In this beautifully illustrated book, readers join Virginia and Rodney as they discover a world in Lewes that spans two centuries. Through its unique blend of fiction and nonfiction, readers are introduced to life in Lewes in 1893. Kings Ice Cream was a fish market then and Biblion a men’s clothing shop. Leah Burton, the daughter of Dr. Rodney Burton, helps the twins solve the mystery of the locket. Author Ilona Holland drew inspiration for the story from an actual locket owned by the Lewes Historical Society. The keepsake containing a lock of hair and a photograph was found on Lewes Beach after the Great Blizzard of March 1888. No one knows how it ended up on the beach or who once owned it. After researching the Journals of the Lewes Historical Society and interviewing Hazel Brittingham and Mike DiPaolo, Dr. Holland created this original story for all ages. Since the book’s release in September 2018, Ilona has visited many area schools to share both the book and the creative process of writing historical fiction. Children respond with enthusiasm and keen interest as they learn about life in Lewes in 1893 and engage with the mystery and humor of the story.

The Lost Locket of Lewes is available at the Lewes History Museum Store and from their online shop, as well as at KidsKetch in Lewes and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth.

Races2Run and Highway One Companies Announce the 17th Summer Series
For the 17 th year the Highway One Companies and Races2Run are sponsoring 10 walk/runs from May 27th until September 7th at well-known establishments in Dewey Beach. Awards are given at each race including gift cards for winners. Other awards go to top 3 winners in five-year age categories from 9 to 80 and to top walkers. Visit for details for each of the Ten Sisters events and to register early and get a discount. If you complete all 9 events (Dewey Color Run not mandatory) there are special series-end awards.

Rehoboth Beach featured in “25 Best Family Beach Vacations to Take with Kids in the USA
Find the full article at:
Best RN Programs in Delaware - 3rd Annual Ranking
Beebe Healthcare has been named the #1 RN nursing school program out of 7 accredited nursing schools in Delaware by in it's 3rd Annual State RN Program Rankings. To view the rankings please visit:
> We've used an extended five year weighted scoring methodology to show first-time test taker NCLEX-RN pass rate consistency of program graduates. The methodology can be found here:

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:

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.
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,  click and drag on the video to get the 360 degree effect.
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 (, formerly High Tide News).  Visit  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..
The Best Little Beach Towns To Visit in Summer
Rehoboth Beach made the top 10! .
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”! 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.

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

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  To learn more about The Lewes Historical Society, visit

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  The Delaware Library Catalog is searchable at  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.

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
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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Cape Gazette
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Delaware Today Magazine
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