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August 2023 Newsletter

The Dog Days of Summer



Suddenly, July is in our rear-view mirror, and we find ourselves looking towards the end of another summer season in Rehoboth Beach. August is often a calm and quiet time of the year when we slow down and enjoy being outside and away from our regular haunts. Typically, some of the longest daylight hours of the year occur during this period. While often referred to as the Dog Days of Summer, it is a period of hot and humid weather in the Northern Hemisphere where the Eastern Shore and Rehoboth Beach are located. The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans believed that Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation after our sun, caused the heat and drought of July and August. However, it is the Earth's tilt that makes the Sun's rays more direct and longer during this time of the year. The dog days of summer are not related to the behavior or health of dogs.


The dog days of summer, however, are the perfect time for friends and family to visit Rehoboth Beach. Ample daylight hours remain to squeeze in all the things you had planned this summer but have yet to complete. That may include visiting any number of fabulous shops in beautiful downtown Rehoboth Beach or enjoying a day of fun in the sun and surf on our great beach, or just people watching while enjoying your favorite ice cream flavor, French fries, or pizza. There are many beach treats available this time of year across town for all to enjoy. The flowers and planters maintained by members of Rehoboth In Bloom, as well as individual businesses, are at the height of their beauty as they provide beautiful backdrops for pictures or just to enjoy as you stroll around downtown. It is also a time to begin enjoying a myriad of fruits and vegetables that are this year's bounty from farmers and local garden enthusiasts as they begin to harvest an abundance of produce from their farm fields and gardens.


Rehoboth Beach Main Street has selected several member businesses to showcase this month that will ensure your stay in the city is extremely gratifying for the entire family.


While here be sure and visit one of the wonderful restaurants in the Second Block Hospitality Group for a superb meal. Stop by The Pines at 56 Baltimore Avenue, The Aqua Grill at 57 Baltimore Avenue, Drift at 42.5 Baltimore Avenue, or Bodhi Kitchen at 10 N. 1st Street for a truly memorable dining experience. The company’s newest restaurant, Bodhi Kitchen, is featured in this issue of the RBMS Newsletter.


Loves Liquors, located at 305C Rehoboth Avenue, features an extensive selection of fine wines from across the globe and a broad collection of beers and spirits, including unique choices by local breweries and distilleries.


What better way to see Rehoboth Beach than a quick jog around town wearing running shoes from the Rehoboth Beach Running Company at 301 Rehoboth Avenue.


You will enjoy your stay in Rehoboth Beach so much you might want to visit Jack Lingo REALTOR® at 246 Rehoboth Avenue to check out the availability of your own personal beach cottage.


You can read more about each of these businesses later in this newsletter. Please pay particular attention to speed limits for cars, trucks, bikes, scooters, and pedestrian crossings while you are out and about in Rehoboth Beach this month. And when you’re coming to or leaving Rehoboth Beach, please Don’t Block the Box on Route 1!


Current and past issues of the newsletter are available on the RBMS Website at Newsletter | Home | Rehoboth Beach Main Street (downtownrb.com)




New Businesses & Membership Renewals


RBMS welcomes new members: L.E.H. SOAP Company and Rehoboth Toy and Kite Company!


RBMS thanks Boutique W, Lupo Italian Kitchen, and SoDel Concepts for renewing at the Green Partner level!


For information about levels and benefits of RBMS membership, go to Join | Rehoboth Beach Main Street (downtownrb.com)


Showcasing Rehoboth Beach Businesses


Bodhi Kitchen

Peter Beck



Another exciting new restaurant has opened in Rehoboth Beach! The Bodhi Kitchen opened for business to great fanfare on July 12. Located at 10 North First Street, the new restaurant is in the space that most recently housed Square One.


The Bodhi Kitchen is the second new restaurant opened in the last year by the Second Block Hospitality Group, which consists of local business leaders Lion Gardner, Tyler Townsend, Bob Suppies, and David Gonce. Last year the group opened the very successful Drift around the corner on Baltimore Avenue. They also are the team responsible for the equally successful Pines and the Aqua Grill just down the block from Drift.


The term Bodhi is a Buddhist term, a noun that means “supreme knowledge or enlightenment.” The delicious food will hopefully enlighten patrons of the restaurant! The food is Pan-Asian fusion: dumplings, noodles, and fried rice. Menu items come from Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and China.


The building has been gutted and restored to its original glory. The decor is Thai-inspired throughout the restaurant. The bar has been moved to the front, and diners sit on a raised platform. The new design has given the space a more open and less cluttered ambiance!


Hours for the Bodhi Kitchen are dinner 5:00 to 10:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday. Bodhi Kitchen is also serving lunch Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM. They also serve a dim sum brunch on Sundays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. They re-open for dinner Sunday at 5:00 PM. Reservations are recommended, you can find them on OpenTable. For more information on Bodhi Kitchen, go to https://www.bodhirb.com or call 302-567-2129.




Jack Lingo Realtor

Dan Slagle


Jack Lingo, REALTOR® is a market leader with a stellar reputation and unparalleled name recognition in Sussex County, Delaware. With three conveniently located offices in Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, and Millsboro, the family-owned and operated brokerage is happy to serve clients with residential and commercial sales and rentals.


If you wish to work with the best of the best in Southern Delaware real estate, look no further than Jack Lingo, REALTOR®. Their adaptive approach to the market, their tradition of excellence, and their commitment to total customer and client satisfaction make them an optimal choice for all of your real estate needs. They make real estate a day at the beach! View available listings today at www.jacklingo.com. Phone: 302-227-3883.


What’s Not to Love about Loves Liquors

Colleen Evans


Moving full time to Rehoboth Beach and starting a small business was a big step for Loves Liquors owners Andres Tremols and Michael Reamy. According to Tremols, he and his partner were looking to establish a business in Rehoboth Beach where they could become a part of the greater community. It was a happy accident when they saw their opportunity to acquire the former Cultured Pearl Liquor Co. After extensive research of other successful boutique liquor stores, a major rebranding and redesign of the shop, and the use of social media platforms to market the new business, Loves Liquors was born.


This very cool shop does so much more than just sell wine, spirits, and beer. Loves introduces local and visiting customers to new favorite varietals, and sets the mood with a coastal ambience, a trending playlist, and a “let’s have fun” attitude.


Loves Liquors, located at 305C Rehoboth Avenue, features an extensive selection of fine wines from across the globe—some from wineries that produce 100 cases or less of specific wines—and a broad collection of beers and spirits, including unique choices by local breweries and distilleries. Loves Liquors vows to work with smaller distributors and keep small producers at the core of its wine, beer, and spirits collection.

Community is also a top priority. “We know our neighbors. We attend each other’s get-togethers. We sit next to each other at local events,” says Loves Liquors owner Andres Tremols. “What that does is create a real sense of what matters in the Rehoboth Beach community. That camaraderie extends to partnering with other small businesses here in Rehoboth Beach for the making of a strong support network.”

Loves excels in its customer service (also a top priority), always staffed by knowledgeable salespersons with a high collective wine, spirits, and beer IQ. The friendly team serve as advisors, some who are extraordinary retirees, who will take the time to find out which wines, spirits, and beers you prefer and recommend new bottles that you are bound to enjoy.


But even the most pleasing vintage, spirit, or IPA can grow boring with repetition. This is when a trip to Loves Liquors is in order. Rather than big-box chain retailers that carry a predictable stock, Loves carries a unique selection of exciting or lesser-known labels. It’s the perfect place to explore new wines, beers, and spirits by getting recommendations from the knowledgeable staff.


“Loves has to cater to a wide range of customers, from seasonal visitors to our charming beach town, to local residents, high-ranking political players, and major community and business leaders from nearby metropolitan cities,” says owner Andres Tremols. “Yet Loves is far from pretentious, we fully embrace the small-town charm of Rehoboth Beach and have created a modern, fun, and welcoming space.”


Tremols and Reamy oversee a curated wine program packed with bottles from California, Oregon, Washington, France, Italy, Spain, and Latin America, among others. There are plenty of great values throughout. You’ll find options across all budgets, including over 4,300 bottles and prized verticals from just about every grape-growing country. Loves even has a 6-liter bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé, one of only 3 in the State of Delaware. Tremols also stocks a fine selection of spirits and IPA beer representing local, lesser-known producers as well as big names.


“Our love and passion for the wine and spirits industry, along with the town of Rehoboth Beach, are the seeds of our growth, and they will always be the foundation of our endeavors,” says Tremols.


Loves Liquors frequently hosts al fresco wine tasting events in their space to support local nonprofits like Rehoboth Beach Main Street, so make sure to follow them on Instagram for the latest news on upcoming events. #lovesliquors


To contact Loves Liquors: lovesliquorsrb@gmail.com or phone 302.227.6966



The Rehoboth Beach Running Company

Leah Jose


The Rehoboth Beach Running Company, located at 301 Rehoboth Avenue, offers the largest array of running equipment any person needs! As Delmarva’s only running store, the Rehoboth Beach Running Company is a “full scale running and triathlon specialty store.” They carry everything from running shoes and clothes to nutrition gels, recovery aid, and even biking gear.


In store, they offer a unique fitting process using Gait analysis and Apple technology to help customers find the perfect fitting shoe! This technology, along with the staff's extensive experience, allows them to help match customers’ feet with the most suitable running shoe.


Not only can they match people with their perfect shoes, but they can also help customers who struggle to find comfort with their current running shoes. Their state-of-the-art analysis can allow staff to provide customers with inserts, orthotics, or running socks to help them succeed in any cardiovascular endeavor.


What more does the Rehoboth Beach Running Company offer? A running club of course! This club gives runners the opportunity to train with others on local trails and terrains. It is not only a great way to stay fit, but also an opportunity to meet new people and explore the beautiful scenery in Rehoboth Beach!


Via an updated Facebook page, they keep people notified on upcoming races in the area. This month, the Community Matters Foundation 5k will be held on August 12th, the Inaugural PFC, “Joseph “Dimps” Marquez Memorial 5k will be held on August 19th, and the 20th Outlet Liquors at Rudder 5k will be held on August 26th! So many opportunities to stay active and involved!


As for upcoming events held by the Rehoboth Beach Running Company, do not worry! On December 2nd they will hold the annual Rehoboth Marathon and Half Marathon in town! Come out to run or support those who are!


If you are looking to satisfy your running needs, look no further than the Rehoboth Beach Running Company, 301 Rehoboth Avenue: https://www.runrb.com/, call 302-227-4848, or follow on Facebook for updates!



News from RBMS Members


Grant Awarded to Beaches—The Green Truck Shop



RBMS has awarded a Sign and Awning Grant of $500 to Beaches—The Green Truck Shop. Beaches is a home décor store with antiques, gifts, jewelry, and more! The shop is located at 33 Baltimore Avenue, Suite C. Phone: (301) 491-1007.


The presentation of the check took place on June 22. Pictured left to right are Dan Slagle, RBMS Executive Director, Cindy Lovett, RBMS Board Member and Design Committee Chair, and Dana Peccon, Owner.


Congratulations to Beaches—The Green Truck Stop!


RBMS Ribbon Cutting at Bodhi Kitchen


RBMS held a ribbon cutting at Bodhi Kitchen on July 27. Bodhi Kitchen, at 10 North 1st Street, is the newest restaurant of the Second Block Hospitality Group. Bodhi Kitchen features Asian-inspired street food offerings, a new variety of cuisine for downtown Rehoboth Beach.



Pictured, left to right, are Paul Swiderski, RBMS Economic Vitality Committee Co-Chair; Paige Townsend, Bodhi Kitchen; Sandra Skidmore, RBMS board; Mayor Stan Mills; Ben Winiarczyk, Bodhi Kitchen bartender; Bodhi Kitchen co-owners Bob Suppies and Lion Gardener; RBMS board members Steve Scheffer and Peter Pizzolongo; and RBMS President Dick Byrne.


Lupo Italian Kitchen Wins Wine Spectator Award of Excellence


The following is an excerpt of an article that appeared in the Cape Gazette on July 28, 2023. For the full article, go to Lupo Italian Kitchen wins Wine Spectator Award of Excellence | Cape Gazette


Congratulations to Lupo Italian Kitchen!


Lupo Italian Kitchen has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the seventh consecutive year. “We feature known selections as well as some great finds,” said Mike Zygmonski, beverage director, who oversees the wine program. “And we categorize our wines in a user-friendly way.”


Lupo Italian Kitchen is located in the Hotel Rehoboth at 247 Rehoboth Avenue.



CAMP Rehoboth Upcoming Events



· Coffee with Kim: Stop by CAMP Rehoboth on Wednesday mornings through August to meet our new executive director, Kim Leisey.

· SUNFESTIVAL: Tickets are going fast for CAMP Rehoboth's annual Labor Day celebration, so get them while you can! Plus, check out the latest Live auction items announced on our website at https://www.camprehoboth.com/sunfest2023live.

· We're Hiring: Check out camprehoboth.com/employment for a new job position—Health and Wellness Specialist. The Health and Wellness Specialist coordinates and provides HIV education, testing, and distribution of materials in Rehoboth and West Sussex County at several locations. Deadline for cover letters / resumes is September 1.

· Block Party 2023: The CAMP Rehoboth Block Party returns on Sunday, October 15, 11:00am to 4:00pm for festive fun and a day-long street festival with music, special performances, vendors, street food, and more! Vendor registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at camprehoboth.com/blockparty.

· CAMP Rehoboth Theatre Auditions: Two new shows this fall (Raincheck, and The Weir) are holding auditions August 7–9 at CAMP Rehoboth. Check out https://www.camprehoboth.com/arts/camp-rehoboth-20222023-season for more information on the shows, show dates, and roles available.

· Members Only! CAMP Rehoboth members can sign up for "An In-Depth Rare Evening with Ms. Dionne Warwick" for FREE at the Freeman Arts Pavilion by emailing info@camprehoboth.com.


News from Rehoboth Beach Main Street



Supporting RBMS Members’ Hiring Opportunities



RBMS is continuing to include an Opportunities Page on the RBMS website that advertises RBMS member business job openings. We currently have 10 businesses with We’re Hiring announcements! We are promoting this Opportunities campaign to potential job applicants through several vehicles: the RBMS website and social media pages, as well as announcements on Radio Rehoboth and local television stations’ websites.


We plan to post job opportunities on our Opportunities Page through August, unless we are otherwise notified in writing by the Rehoboth Beach business to remove their job opening announcement prior to August 31.


We are asking any downtown Rehoboth business with a position(s) available to email us (dan@downtownrb.com) a 2- to 3-sentence job description and include all contact information, i.e., owner/managers name, email address, and phone number; a link to the business’ website is optional. We would appreciate receipt of a high-quality logo you would like us to use with your position(s) available announcement, as well.


We thank the Rehoboth Beach business community for working with us on this effort! If you have any questions, please contact Dan Slagle at 302-227-2772.



Looking for something to do on an August afternoon...



Rehoboth Beach Then and Now—Take a self-guided walking tour on the Built Story mobile app! Tour takers can explore downtown Rehoboth Beach and learn about the 19th century religious summer camp, how the fires and storms shaped the community, the transformative impact of the railroad, and the illustrious citizens who made Rehoboth Beach what it is today. The app is available from either Android or iPhone app stores for free. The 15-stop tour of downtown focuses on how the city evolved from its 19th century roots as a rural community, the arrival of the summer religious camp in the 1870s, the arrival of the railroad, and the “battles” between the “saints and sinners” that influenced the later development of the community.


The Built Story mobile app is free and tickets for each tour are $10.00. Tickets for individual tours are good for 30 days and may be viewed more than once. The Built Story app is also your gateway to other tours around the world. Half of the proceeds from this tour benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street. For more information, call the RBMS office at 302-227-2772.



Check out the story on the RBMS Rehoboth Beach Then and Now Walking Tour in the August issue of Delaware Beach Life!



Volunteer Recognition: Cliff Martell-Fantini

Linda Corcoran


RBMS is happy to recognize Cliff Martell-Fantini as our Volunteer of the Month for August. I first met Cliff last year when I started volunteering in the RBMS office, and he was a member of the RBMS Promotions Committee, planning for our wonderful “On the Avenue Champagne Brunch and Runway Fashion Show,” which was held on November 13, 2022. It was our first time hosting this type of event, and Cliff provided much needed knowledge and direction on how to organize and produce a fabulous show, serving as Co-Chair of the Fashion Show Committee. He has a generous, friendly personality and opened his home to the Fashion Show Committee for its first of many meetings in preparation for the event. Cliff is also an active volunteer for any RBMS event needing help.


A native of Philadelphia, Cliff earned a B.A. in Art History and Education and a master’s degree for Counseling and Psychology at the College of New Jersey (NJ). He was Foundation of Art Instructor at Trenton (NJ) State College, Guidance Counselor and Director of the Gifted and Talented Program at Penns Grove Middle School, NJ, and Director of Counseling at St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf, Bronx, New York.


Creative at heart, in 1984 he began a career in Fashion and Special Events with The Great Bridal Expo (a new and fast-growing consumer trade show, direct sales and sampling outlet for the wedding industry). As Creative Director for over 30 years, he produced, choreographed, and originally modeled in a Broadway-format runway show on a US national tour. The Expo production featured an elaborate audio-visual backdrop and traveled to 40 cities a year as a popular showcase for travel advertisers promoting destination weddings and honeymoons.


A close association with the Caribbean Tourism organization began in 1984 when Cliff became a Creative Consultant for the Annual Governments of the Caribbean State Ball, beginning a long and colorful chain of music and merriment with Caribbean themed décor at the Plaza, The Waldorf Astoria, Marriott Marquis Roseland, and the Rum and Rhythm party at Tribeca 360, a stylish musical celebration focusing on food and beverages from the Region.


As part of Caribbean Week, Cliff produced consumer trade shows at the Manhattan Center, the South Street Seaport, Bowling Green, and Grand Central Station, including real-life “Marry Caribbean” wedding celebrations. Offshore, he was an on-site manager for Caribbean Tourism Conferences, working closely with hotel personnel, CTO staff, host destinations, and event sponsors to maximize impact of the week-long programs through planning, staging, and set decorations.


Beyond the travel industry, Cliff’s production company, The Martell Group, produced multi-media sales presentations in fields from fashion to home furnishings, developed advertising and merchandising programs, styling and coordination of photoshoots in the U.S. and abroad.


Internationally acclaimed, Cliff presented the work of designers at Bridal Fashion Week in New York, London, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dusseldorf and Milan. His past client list included: Disney Fairytale Weddings Alfred Angelo; Ian Stuart, Bride’s Magazine; David’s Bridal; Vera Wang; Godiva Chocolatier; Moët & Chandon; The Four Seasons Hotel; The Ritz Carlton; The KNOT; Sony, American International Fur Fair; Macy’s; The Men’s Wearhouse; Levitz Furniture; Nicole Miller; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Pfaltzgraff; T-Fal; Chaps by Ralph Lauren; Kodak; McDonald’s; Neiman Marcus; Noritake; NY Fur Fair; Liz Claiborne Fragrances; Oscar de la Renta; and a host of other travel and fashion companies.


Cliff and his husband, Richard Ambrose, moved on a permanent basis to Rehoboth Beach in 2021 to enjoy retirement by shopping, playing, entertaining and exercising, easily adapting from city life to beach life. Besides a love of Fashion, being of Italian descent, cooking is his passion, and on any given Sunday you can smell Italian meatballs and gravy permeating throughout their neighborhood.


When I asked him about serving on our Promotions Committee, Cliff said “Volunteering at RBMS has not only provided a wonderful opportunity to meet other talented, creative people in this diverse community, but has provided a personal creative outlet to use my skill set in a positive way.”

As you can see from Cliff’s vast work experience and outgoing personality, RBMS is lucky to have him as a volunteer. He and the Fashion Show Committee are already planning our next fashion show scheduled for Sunday, April 21, 2024. So, save that date for another spectacular fashion show.



Cottage and Town Awards Competition Scheduled


Nominations are now being accepted—the deadline for entries is August 11, 5:00pm. All construction must have been completed between January 1, 2022, and August 1, 2023.


The award categories are:

1. Best new construction

2. Best renovation/reconstruction

3. Best landscape design

4. Best commercial construction


Sponsors for the Cottage and Town Awards are RBMS Organization Committee Chair Rick Perry and Board Member Sandra Skidmore. Thank you, Rick and Sandra!


Winner announcements will be posted on the RBMS Website on August 21 and in the Cape Gazette on August 24. The Bellmoor Inn and Spa has once again offered to host the Award ceremony, which will take place on September 17.


Visit www.downtownrb.com for the application form and details.



EDGE Grant Competition



The Delaware Division of Small Business Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) Grant Program helps small businesses get the ‘edge’ they need to expand and innovate by providing much-needed capital assistance that these businesses may not have access to otherwise. Governor John Carney has noted, “This program has been very successful over the last few years, and we look forward to seeing how these companies and business owners grow their businesses with their grants.”


According to Deputy Secretary of State Kristopher Knight, “The EDGE grants are driven by creativity and innovation—which is reflected by the diverse array of entrepreneurs and STEM-related businesses [awarded grants recently]. With the help of the EDGE grants, we are fostering innovation with the necessary capital to help individuals start or expand their small business.”


Businesses that are less than 7 years old and employ no more than 10 staff are eligible to apply for an EDGE grant. The grants are awarded through a competitive selection process. After thorough internal review, 16 finalists pitch their proposals to an outside expert panel of judges. From there 10 companies are selected for awards. Five STEM-based companies will each receive up to $100,000 for eligible expenses while five Entrepreneur Class (non-STEM) businesses will each receive up to $50,000.


“The EDGE competition allows our division to support small business owners in Delaware who are making significant scientific advancements, creating unique products, and helping strengthen their local communities,” said Division of Small Business Director Regina Mitchell. “We are really pleased with the quality of applications received. For the next round, which will open September 1, we are working to increase the number of STEM applications we get, particularly from Kent and Sussex Counties.”


EDGE is a matching grant program. The Division of Small Business matches a winning business’s investment on a 3-to-1 basis. The business can spend EDGE grant funds on expenses that help improve the company’s long-term chances of success, such as a marketing campaign to help acquire more customers or purchasing a needed piece of equipment that can increase production capacity.


To learn more about EDGE, visit: de.gov/edge.


This article is adapted from the Delaware.gov website.



Local Businesses Adjusting to ‘Normal’ Summer

Growing year-round population, steady stream of visitors contributing to good commerce


The following is an excerpt of an article that appeared in the Cape Gazette on July 28, 2023. For the full article, go to: Local businesses adjusting to ‘normal’ summer | Cape Gazette


With August just around the corner, the Cape Region is about to hit the homestretch of summer 2023, and, for the most part, businesses are reporting a good summer.


During a commissioner meeting July 21, Crosswinds Motel owner Dale Lomas, representing the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, acknowledged hotel stays from Five Points outside Lewes and points farther south are down from last year. However, he said, there could be a couple of reasons: there are more overall hotel options, and there seems to be a leveling of post-pandemic travel.


Lomas said the issues are not exclusive to the Cape Region, as it is also happening in New Jersey and other places.


“This year, there’s been a settling back to normal, so to speak,” said Lomas.


In advance of the meeting, Lomas said he spoke with owners of long-standing businesses; he said they’re reporting a good summer. One business owner said they’re doing well, while the other business owner said they had a bad June, but they are making up for it in July, he said.


Fellow business owners and operators confirmed what Lomas said.



City Update


Annual Scholarship Assists Local Students



Three local students have received a total of $12,000 in postsecondary scholarships through the Geoff and Ken Derrickson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, which assists local first responders and their families.


Each of the following students have received a $4,000 scholarship:

· Thad Karl, a 2023 Cape Henlopen High School graduate who will enroll at the University of Delaware in the fall

· Zoe Peters, a student at the University of Delaware

· Alissa Silva, a 2023 Cape Henlopen High School graduate who will attend West Virginia this fall.


The Derrickson scholarship was established by Betsy Baumeister and Bob Derrickson to honor the lives of their sons, Ken and Geoff Derrickson, twin brothers who died separately at young ages. Baumeister and Derrickson have never forgotten the support and care their family received from Rehoboth's first responders and established the scholarship as a “thank you” to assist local first responders. Members of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department or City of Rehoboth Beach Police Department and their dependents are eligible. Eligibility also is open to fire department junior members and seasonal police cadets.


Recipients of the scholarship are in good standing with the Rehoboth Beach Police Department or Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company and were selected based on their leadership skills, participation in service organizations, and academic record.


For more information or to donate to the Geoff and Ken Derrickson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, contact the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company at P.O. Box 327, Derrickson Scholarship, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 or email scholarship@rehobothbeachfire.com.


Mark Your Calendars


The following events are happening later this summer and early fall!


· CAMP Rehoboth SUNFESTIVAL: September 2–3

· Rehoboth Beach Bears Weekend: September 14–17

· Mrs. Roper Romp: Sunday, September 24, 1:00pm

· CAMP Rehoboth Block Party: October 15, 12:00–4:00pm



Save the Date


Boardwalk Stroll

Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 1, 3, 8,10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, & 31 at 8:30am

End of Rehoboth Avenue



Hosted by Delaware Coastal Prime Timers, social group for single & coupled gay men. Optional breakfast after walk. For more information contact coastalprimetimers@gmail.com.


Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market

Tuesday, August 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Grove Park



Market bags and produce bags are available for purchase at the entrance. The RBFM is open rain or shine. Looking for fresh food, beautiful flowers, and unique artisanal goods in Rehoboth Beach? Look no further than our farmers’ market! Our market offers locally sourced and seasonal produce, handmade goods from local artisans, and a community gathering place every Tuesday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The Farmers Market provides a unique shopping experience that celebrates the best of Rehoboth Beach. Don't miss out on the freshest and most flavorful products the market has to offer! For information go to rbfarmersmarket.com


Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market Story Time

Tuesdays, August 1, 8, & 15, 10:00–10:30am

Grove Park



Summer is here and we are back at Grove Park for Storytime at 10:00am. Gather in the small pavilion during the Farmer's Market to read a few books, chat, play, and make some new friends!

This story time is open to all ages and does not require any registration.

For information, click here.



Grove Park Running/Walking Club

August 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 6:00–7:00pm


The Grove Park Running/Walking Club vision is an inclusive, welcoming community of runners and walkers who enjoy running and walking for the health of it—regardless of ability. The Club’s members are a bunch of avid runners and walkers who enjoy the comradery of running with like-minded people. Someone in the group is always training for a 5k, 10k, marathon, or triathlon. If you are looking for company for a long run, you will find someone to join you. Likewise, if you are just looking to start running and walking for fun and a little exercise, there are individuals here doing the same. Club members are a very welcoming and laid-back group of socially minded runners and walkers.


The Club’s mission is to host a 6:00pm run/walk every Tuesday of the year at Grove Park. Courses of a variety of distances are available each week. The Grove Club welcomes regular attendees and visitors free of charge. There is an option to become a member for a nominal yearly fee. Members participate in our incentive program. This program rewards members with running-related items based on attendance.


Additionally, the Club meets every Sunday at 8:00am for runs—locations vary with a pre-published schedule. Distance and pace vary with runners and walkers doing anywhere from 2 miles to 10+ miles.


The group meets on Tuesdays in the Grove Park parking lot and starts the run at 6:00pm. The location for the Sunday run varies. You can find the location for the runs here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694233740845824/files


Not only does this Club run/walk, but the Club also focuses on giving back to local organizations and charities. The Club supports People’s Place, as well as Club members volunteering with the Adopt-a-Highway Program. There is an annual fundraiser and award of a scholarship to support athletes and scholars in the Cape Henlopen School District beyond their high school years.


Doesn’t all this sound awesome!!!! Come join the Grove Park Running/Walking Club! For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694233740845824



Rehoboth Art League

50th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

Saturday, August 5, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, August 6, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, August 12, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, August 13, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Rehoboth Art League Grounds

12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres in Rehoboth Beach

RAIN or SHINE



The Rehoboth Art League’s signature summer event, the Outdoor Show, returns to our historic Henlopen Acres campus in 2023. More than 100 artists and artisans from around the country will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts amidst the Rehoboth Art league’s 3.5+ acre wooded campus, just blocks from the busy downtown Rehoboth Avenue. The annual Outdoor Show is a juried event yielding exceptional work, and many of the artists actively enjoy demonstrating their creativity during each day of the show. For information go to:


Clear Space Theatre 2023 Summer Season


Buy tickets for all performances at www.clearspacetheatre.org

Clear Space presents Jesus Christ Superstar

August 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 21, 22 at 7:30pm



What’s the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers, and the Roman Empire. The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.”


August 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 21, 22 at 10:00pm



You've seen him on stage at Clear Space, but you haven't seen him like this! Watch as Christopher Decker takes you on a big, GAY, hilarious journey through his life, featuring songs from artists including Cher, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, and Elton John to name a few! Nothing is off limits as he recalls growing up Catholic, first loves, Grindr, 8 inch...... heels—and that's just the tip of it! Come for a fabulous night of laughs, music, and costume changes.


*Mature content that may not be suitable for all ages*


Clear Space presents Kinky Boots

August 2, 3, 11, 12, 14, 15, 23, 24, 30, 31 at 7:30pm



Kinky Boots is the big-hearted musical extravaganza that won six Tonys including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album, and London’s Olivier Award for Best Musical. Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Billy Porter won a Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of Lola.


Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized... and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world.


Clear Space presents The Spongebob Musical

August 4, 5, 7, 8, 16, 17, 25, 26, 28, 29 at 7:30pm



The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!


The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny, and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau.



Clear Space Theatre

Saturday Morning Children’s Theatre

Saturdays, 11:00am



The Wizard of Oz: August 12 and 26


Remember Saturday morning cartoons? Go back to a time when we weren’t glued to cell phones and modern technology, but instead ran to see what fate befell our favorite characters! With that in mind, Clear Space has developed a summer Children’s Theatre Series performed by kids FOR kids. Clear Space brings you 30-minute versions of the beloved classics written by Clare Hughes. Only $5 per person.


CAMP Rehoboth Theatre Auditions

7:00pm, Monday, August 7, for The Weir

7:00pm, Tuesday, August 8, for The Weir

7:00pm, Wednesday, August 9, for The Weir and Rain Check

37 Baltimore Avenue



Auditions will take place at CAMP Rehoboth on August 7th, 8th, and 9th at 7:00pm for The Weir; and August 9th at 7:00pm, or by special arrangement for Rain Check.


Rain Check, by Claudia Allen, will be performed October 5th to 7th, and will be directed by Kelly Sheridan. Kelly is making her directorial debut at CAMP Rehoboth with this show.