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October 2022 Newsletter

Updated: Oct 5, 2022


Seasons Change


As sure as the hands of a clock go round, time marches on, stopping for no one or anything. And so, after a delightful summer, we find ourselves ready to welcome Fall 2022. In Rehoboth Beach, as well as all of Delmarva, it's a time of reflection on summer's end, with its memories collectively filed away, and we look forward to what the changing seasons has to offer. Our thoughts now turn to preparations for shorter days and colder nights that we instinctively know are coming, but not before we experience the beauty of Autumn. As nature quietly transforms our landscape from summer green to brilliant displays of autumn colors in vibrant red, yellow, orange, and brown. We start to shift our thinking away from summer things to pumpkins, football, leaves, bonfires, and festivals as the calendar closes in on the last quarter of the year. It is a time to reap falls bounty as we enjoy all that Rehoboth Beach has to offer. We at Rehoboth Beach Main Street encourage you to get outside and enjoy the crisp mornings and warming afternoons as you visit the many businesses that call Rehoboth Beach home as the Season's change.


There is still time to take in some of the hottest bodies of summer on the Aqua Grill sundeck while being served some of the best cocktails and American seafood cuisine. Be sure to check out the daily drink and dinner specials. Then, just across the street from Aqua is THE PINES, a classic tavern that was designed to pay homage to old Rehoboth. With its sensational interior design, lively atmosphere, and rich history of hospitality, The Pines features a full farm-to-dining-room menu downstairs while providing a thoughtfully crafted lite fare menu upstairs in the lounge, with daily happy hour specials where people can gather to eat drink and enjoy some of the best entertainment in the area.


Across downtown and just off the boardwalk between Rehoboth and Wilmington Avenues is an adorable little hidden alley called Penny Lane. It is an eclectic collection of boutique and souvenir shops, offering accessories, household goods and decorative items. Café Papillion, which specializes in crepes, is located here, serving up breakfast or brunch. Additionally, Penny Lane Liquor Store, Sean Kelly & Friends Art Gallery, Dynasty Jewelers, Sunglass Company, Archie’s Ice Cream, Electric Fish, Fun for All Toys, Gifts of Serenity/Olde Salts, Jewelstar, and Sea Finds are available for your shopping pleasure.


And new to the downtown eatery scene is the recently opened Addictive Tacos, where chef Andrea Neal is bringing Baja-style tacos from the West to the East coast while keeping the menu simple with fish and shrimp tacos and a taco bowl.


Another new shop for joggers on Rehoboth Ave is the Baltimore-based Charm City Run: a running and walking specialty company offering a wide selection of footwear along with clothing, energy bars, and treats, as well as hats and sunglasses. Additionally, the company offers foot fittings for its customers.


Before you begin your run in your new running shoes make sure you eat a hearty Italian meal at the LUPO Italian Kitchen located in the elegant Hotel Rehoboth on Rehoboth Avenue. As part of SoDel Concepts, an award-winning chef-driven restaurant group on the Culinary Coast of Southern Delaware, Lupo serves both traditional and not so traditional coastal cuisine by pairing Mediterranean flavors with locally caught seafood and local produce. Their extensive wine list, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and great happy hour deals make them a crowd favorite among visitors and locals alike.


And finally, anyone in need of a hair stylist or a spa should consider Bad Hair Day?, an award-winning salon and spa located in downtown Rehoboth Beach. They use the finest all-natural AVEDA products, and you will be sure to be rejuvenated after a visit to their salon.


We know you will enjoy your visit to all of these places, and while you are there be sure and tell them you read about them in the RBMS Newsletter. You can read more about these establishments later on in this newsletter.


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 The Coffee House Powered by Schell Brothers as a new member at the Green Partner level!


RBMS welcomes Blue Moon Restaurant and Cotton Club as new members!


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



Showcasing Rehoboth Beach Businesses


THE PINES and Aqua

Peter Beck


In mid-July, I learned that one of my friends from DC who hadn't been to Rehoboth Beach in over 10 years was coming to stay with me for the weekend. I was eager to take him to some of the most fun newer places in town. I knew that THE PINES Restaurant and Tavern and Aqua Grill would fill the bill! THE PINES/Aqua is an RBMS Yellow Partner.


THE PINES has been a huge hit since it opened in 2018. Offering dining with a coastal flair in the cozy first-floor restaurant, I made reservations several days before his arrival since I knew that diners flocked to the restaurant on a summer Friday evening. Since it was to be a warm and sticky night, I knew eating inside was the preferred option, although the lovely second-floor balcony overlooking Baltimore Avenue was calling to me.


When we arrived at THE PINES, a host greeted us cheerfully and showed us to our table. We ordered cocktails and then enjoyed the tasty crispy Brussels sprouts as an appetizer. Following that, my friend enjoyed the grilled salmon while I chowed down on the double-stacked smash burger. We elected to skip the dessert option as we were planning to cross the street to Aqua after dinner.

After we ate, I took my friend upstairs so he could see the options offered at the Top of THE PINES. A show was going on in the nightclub space, but we quickly toured the warm and comfortable upstairs bar space and took a quick peek at the view from the balcony. I explained to my friend that all sorts of shows are presented in the nightclub space: solo singers, drag shows, and comedians, and that it was a breeze to find out what shows are going on each week at THE PINES website.


Next, we opted to cross the street for the second part of our evening. As usual for a summer Friday evening people of all shapes and sizes were at Aqua Grill, enjoying the beautiful weather and the refreshing drinks. We sat with some of my friends from my neighborhood and were quickly served by an outgoing, scantily clad waiter who quickly served us our vodka sodas (with several choices of vodka options, of course)!


The music was upbeat and not so loud as to make the conversation challenging. Since we had already eaten across the street, we elected to skip eating any more food. A glance at the menu showed a lot of options for casual dining, such as burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Maybe next time!


As the evening wore on, people seemed to get friendlier and friendlier... However, eventually, it was time to call an Uber and get home to walk the dog! My friend had an amazing time and is eagerly looking forward to returning soon, maybe for Jazz Fest in mid-October. Meanwhile, I know where I will probably be spending a lot of my evenings in the next few months; since the patio at Aqua Grill is dog friendly, next time I hope to bring my four-legged friend with me!


Aqua Grill, at 57 Baltimore Avenue, is a seasonal restaurant open from April to October. On the other hand, THE PINES is open year-round. For more information visit aquagrillrehoboth.com and https://www.thepinesrb.com/, or call Aqua at 302-226-9001 and THE PINES at 302-567-2726.


Penny Lane Mall

Penny Lane, an RBMS Yellow Partner, is nestled in a quaint European inspired, open-air mall. The Penny Lane Mall features a diverse selection of shops, ensuring that the whole family’s shopping needs will be satisfied. Penny Lane Mall is located in the heart of downtown Rehoboth Beach (just a few steps from the boardwalk), with access via both Rehoboth and Wilmington Avenues. It is a favorite stop for vacationers and locals alike.


Penny Lane Mall was recently named the most underrated place in Delaware—and it's no wonder for this hidden gem with its family-owned small businesses and some of the best (tax-free!) shopping in Delaware. Many of stores have been around for decades serving Delawareans and tourists alike.


Penny Lane Mall is located at 42 Rehoboth Avenue.


Charm City Run

Richard Byrne

Charm City Run, a new RBMS Green Partner, is a Baltimore-based run specialty shoe store, with its newest location at 200 Rehoboth Avenue. After recently celebrating its 20th year, Charm City Run has opened its first location on the Delmarva peninsula, as well as the first location outside of Maryland. The bright idea of bringing Charm City Run to Rehoboth came about because the founder, Josh Levinson, spent many of his summers on the Delaware seashore, a place very dear to his heart. Other locations include the flagship store in Timonium and shops in Frederick, Bel Air, Annapolis, Columbia, and Fells Point, and a new store in Gaithersburg.


Sydney Seth, store manager, explained that all locations specialize in providing shoe-fitting services from the casual walker all the way to elite runners. I learned that the focus at Charm City Run is on providing gait analysis to help fit customers in the correct shoe to benefit their daily needs, as many people are wearing shoes that happen to be an incorrect fit, which can lead to injury and pain.


This Rehoboth Avenue store also carries numerous accessories that make long walks and runs more comfortable. This includes belts, hydration packs and bottles, reflective gear, and many more items to keep customers safe and hydrated. In addition, they provide tips on appropriate nutrition for runners. Charm City Run carries items for the non-runner as well, including apparel perfect for training or just everyday comfort, including quality clothing brands Lululemon, Vuori, Oiselle, ON, and many more.


The manager and staff look forward to being involved in the Rehoboth Beach community as Charm City Run also operates the Live. Give. Run Foundation, a nonprofit organization encouraged by the store’s mission to “inspire and move the human spirit one sole at a time.” They partner with and give to community organizations that are environmentally friendly, have a passion to encourage wellness, and support the less fortunate in our community.

This new downtown business also intends to support group runs and walks. They are currently working on adding coach led training groups targeting different race distances, which will be open to new runners as well as experienced runners who are looking for a scheduled training plan and the camaraderie among other runners.


Charm City Run, open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 5:00pm, is located at 200 Rehoboth Avenue. They can be reached at 202-278-7034 or Rehoboth Beach — Charm City Run.


SoDel Concepts

Jerry Filbin


SoDel Concepts, based in Rehoboth Beach, is the parent company for an amazing local group of creative restaurants, including Lupo Italian Kitchen on Rehoboth Avenue. SoDel, an RBMS Green Partner, is well-established as an award-winning group of restaurants that prides itself on being chef-driven, featuring simple food that is beautifully cooked. While Lupo (SoDel’s in-town restaurant) features creative Italian cuisine, the other restaurants in the group serve up a wide variety of offerings with a focus on seafood but so much more! SoDel has developed and operates sixteen restaurants from Lewes to Fenwick Island. They include Fish On, Surf Bagel, Matt’s Fish Camp, Bluecoast Seafood Grill and Raw Bar, Lupo Italian Kitchen, Thompson Island Brewing Company, Crust and Craft, Northeast Seafood Kitchen, Ocean View Brewing, Catch 54, and Papa Grande, as well as events catering at the Clubhouse at Baywood. And did we mention that SoDel features its own craft brewing?

SoDel also includes Haley/Kammerer Hospitality Consulting and Highwater Management, a hospitality management company.


SoDel’s kitchens are a star attraction on the Culinary Coast and the service staff at each location is friendly and knowledgeable about the food and helpful in suggesting wine parings to compliment a perfect meal. SoDel also supports the local community through SoDel Cares, a charitable non-profit foundation that strives to improve the community in which we live. To date, SoDel Cares has given over three quarters of a million dollars in community grants to not-for-profit organizations that assist children, at-risk youth and adults and the elderly in our communities.


Addictive Tacos

Peter Beck

I heard from some friends that Addictive Tacos at 33 Baltimore Avenue is truly addicting! Eager to try it out, I used my phone to order two tacos online: fish and shrimp. Then I hopped on my bike and pedaled to town.


Addictive Tacos, an RBMS Green Partner, is new to the Rehoboth food scene and has quickly become a popular spot for natives and tourists alike. Addictive Tacos specializes in fish and shrimp tacos, made from fresh organic fish and shrimp. Tacos include tasty fresh vegetables and a variety of sauces. Guests can eat at a counter in the cozy restaurant or in the lovely courtyard at the Shops at Baltimore Commons; of course, take-out is another dining option!


I arrived at the shop a few minutes early. Owner Andrea Neal greeted me warmly. I told her that several people had complimented her tacos, and I was eager to try them. Then we chatted briefly about her exciting new business; moments later I grabbed the bag containing the tacos that were waiting for me on the counter.


I pedaled down to the boardwalk to enjoy my lunch. I enjoyed every bite of my very tasty fresh tacos and am sure to visit again.


For more information on Addictive Tacos, check out addictivetacos.com, or call 302-278-7768. Online ordering is available and is a snap. You won’t be disappointed and might become addicted too!


Bad Hair Day?


Bad Hair Day?, an RBMS Yellow Partner, is located at 20 Lake Avenue in beautiful downtown Rehoboth Beach. Bad Hair Day? is an award-winning salon and spa that specializes in a full range of hair and body treatments for men and women of all ages and skin types. Their team of specialists take pride in providing each guest with a first-class service experience in a fun, friendly, and upbeat environment, connecting beauty, community, and well-being.


In addition to hair and beard cuts for men of all ages, which includes their world-famous shampoo experience, complete with a five-minute stress relieving scalp massage, Bad Hair Day? offers a full range of services for all, including manicures, pedicures, make up, lashes, and nails.


For those of us who enjoy the pampered treatment, they are especially happy to offer an array of massages from Aveda Aroma, Couples, Chakra Balancing, and Fusion Warm Stone Massages. Take your facial to the next level with their non-invasive treatment that uses Nano Technology to enhance product absorption without wounding or triggering inflammation in the skin. This treatment is fantastic for treating fine lines and wrinkles, evening skin tone, reducing age spots and hyperpigmentation, and improving the appearance of acne scarring and blemishes.


So, whether you are visiting Rehoboth Beach or call it home, they can have you feeling beautiful for any occasion. The staff of specialists at Bad Hair Day? consider it a privilege to be taking of you.


Inquiries may be directed to team@badhairday.biz or by calling 302-227-4247. Open every day except Sunday. Call for an appointment on Monday from 10:00am–5:00pm, Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am–8:00pm, and Saturdays from 10:00am–6:00pm.


News from Rehoboth Beach Businesses


Cooter Brown’s Announces Daily Specials


Cooter Brown’s, at 70 Rehoboth Avenue—Upstairs—has announced its off-season daily specials. Cooter Brown’s takes the best of the South and twists in their own fresh take, to offer a most unique from-scratch dining experience using smoke, brines, and picklings. Check out their Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday specials!


Above the Dunes Daily Specials


Above the Dunes, at 101 South Boardwalk, has announced its off-season happy hour and daily specials. Above The Dunes is the newest “Seafood Forward” restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, serving everything from a raw bar and lobster rolls to hamburgers and flatbreads. Above the Dunes is the number one spot in Rehoboth to dine with an ocean view. Check out their Happy Hour and Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday specials!


Happy Hour Specials

Oyster Special 10/20 Daily 3:00–6:00pm


Daily Dinner Specials

*** No Substitutes with Specials Night ***




Sunday Seafood Gumbo 11

Monday ½ Price Burgers

Tuesday Seafood Linguini 16

Wednesday Stuffed Flounder 24

Thursday Steak Frites 20


News from Rehoboth Beach Main Street


Rehoboth Beach Main Street Volunteer Opportunities


Looking for a volunteer opportunity in Rehoboth Beach? RBMS has many opportunities for people who want to help promote our city as a vibrant and enjoyable place to live as well as supporting our in-town businesses. It doesn’t matter whether you are a people-person, task-oriented, or have some special skills. We would love to talk with you about the possibilities! RBMS is a largely volunteer organization. We have only 2 employees but over a hundred volunteers providing a variety of services to the community. What does an RBMS volunteer do? Lots of things – from event support, office support, outdoor gardening, business ambassadors, information and communication support, and information analysis, just to name a few. Some of our major functions and activities include:


Communications:

Developing public communications for press, radio, social media, newsletter, website, and special events publicity and working with the executive director and social media contractor to launch events and information communications. Most needed: Writers for the monthly RBMS Newsletter.


Design:

Have you seen the downtown planters that beautify the city? Rehoboth-in-Bloom is our largest program and needs volunteers! We also need logistical help and fundraising assistance for the annual Town and Cottage Awards. Other projects include development of preservation plaques that recognize historical buildings and efforts to preserve them. Volunteers who can provide logistical support for events, such as Wreaths Across America, are also needed. Like local history? We have need for volunteers who can provide logistical support for our audio history tour and the “Rehoboth Then and Now Diorama Tour.”


Economic Vitality

We do market research, collecting data about downtown district businesses and market, and

develop business opportunities to support recruitment and retention and enhancement strategies. Volunteers are needed to help develop a collaboration that would provide housing for the seasonal labor market and property development. Volunteers are also needed to plan and manage a speakers bureau that provides technical assistance and advice to local businesses and residents.


Organizational Support:

Volunteer assistance is needed for volunteer recruitment, development and coordination. Volunteers are also needed to provide front office support for mailings and maintenance of membership and volunteer databases. Business ambassadors are needed to ensure delivery of benefits to member businesses and maintain one-on-one communication with our local businesses. Support is also needed for member recruitment, fundraising and development.

If a longer-term commitment isn’t possible, “once-and-done” logistical support for the RBMS office or events are opportunities, as well.


Promotions:

We need volunteers to support promotional activities, including event development and advertising. RBMS volunteers develop event advertising, manage emails to promote existing events downtown, such as art shows and special events, promotions, and public service campaigns. Volunteers are needed to gather information and maintain our calendar of events. Volunteers are also needed to organize and provide logistical support for special promotional events designed to promote downtown businesses including the Gumbo Crawl, “On the Avenue” Fashion Show, Community Unity Dinner, Holiday Stroll, wine tastings, and others.


RBMS Announces Roll-out of New Rehoboth Beach Virtual History Tour


Rehoboth Beach Main Street announces the availability of Rehoboth Beach Then and Now—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.

RBMS’s tour is intended to complement the wonderful walking tour provided by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Museum by providing a way to see important parts of the city’s history and development on your own schedule or from the comfort of home. RBMS’s Built Story tour highlights the people and events that shaped the city we know now including the conflagrations, the Nor’easters and hurricanes and the people who had profoundly different visions for what this coastal community could be.


The Rehoboth Beach Then and Now Tour has been under development for over a year and recording of the audio narrative was completed this summer. Narrators for the Tour are Clear Space Theater actors, Liane Hansen and David Warick and sound production was done by Rich Morel at his local studio.


The Built Story mobile app is free and tickets for each tour are $10. 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.


If your preference is personally guided group tours, please contact the Rehoboth Beach Museum at 302-227-7310.


A New RBMS Benefit: Lunch and Learn Workshops



John Urbanski, a member of the RBMS Economic Vitality Committee, is offering Lunch and Learn workshops for RBMS members. John is the East Coast partner in CSi, Community Service Institute LLC. He brings years of coalition building and community development experience to the Rehoboth area. His goal is to help individuals and organizations address business and life challenges in a positive, proactive manner so that they can be the best possible, by providing opportunities for life.


CSi prides itself in doing three things well: train and coach individuals; help businesses and organizations increase productivity, to improve their bottom line and grow; and develop strategies, systems, products, and services that individuals, businesses, and organizations need and use. CSi’s product and service offerings include strategic planning, consulting regarding project management and other topics, HR services, business assessments and evaluations, and risk management. The Lunch and Learn workshops CSi offers include Coaching: How to Improve the Lives of Others; Finding and Retaining Great Hires that Build Businesses; Tripod Leadership: Empowering People to Lead. Workshops can be tailored to the needs and interests of RBMS members. There is a fee for the workshops.


John retired as President & CEO of the United Way of Hancock County in March 2019 having served since January 2013. He was actively involved in transitioning the Hancock County United Way from program funding to initiative funding, implementing a coalition building process utilizing the Collective Impact model. John has been actively involved with the Collective Impact Forum since 2015, participating in a two-year Community of Practice project. He has also worked with the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Results Based Leadership.


John served as Executive Director of the Hancock County Agency on Aging/Senior Center from 2006-2012 where he helped establish the Hancock County Dementia Coalition in conjunction with the Northwest Ohio Alzheimer Association.


John served as a Findlay city councilman from 2008 to 2012. In 2012 he was elected as Findlay city council president, working to build public, private and non-profit collaboration in Findlay and Hancock County.


John was the co-founder and president of the Rocking U Restaurant and Urbanski Catering for 28 years. His entrepreneurial spirit and efforts set the stage for his community involvement and his non-profit role.

He was actively involved in the Findlay/Hancock County community serving as the first president of the Flag City Morning Rotary club, established in 2005. He was a past Rotary Assistant District Governor. John was also a member of the Workforce Development Coalition/ Raise the Bar, Mental Health/Substance Use Coalition, Community Partnership, and Halt Hunger Initiative. John was a governor appointee to the Ohio Department of Aging Advisory Committee. He is a past recipient of the Hancock Leadership Alumni Association Community Service Award. In 2012, John received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership Professionals.


John also served a member of the Hancock County Civil Service Commission from 2016-2019. He is an active member of the St. Jude the Apostle Catholic church and serves on various church ministries.

John lives in Lewes, Delaware with his wife, Jackie. They have three married children and six grandchildren.



RBMS Celebrated Downtown Businesses with a September 7 Ceremony


Rehoboth Beach distinguishes itself from other resort communities with an engaging mix of eclectic shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences for locals and visitors alike. Rehoboth Beach Main Street celebrated downtown companies that have been in business for 25 years or longer with an event on September 7, 2022, at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. We identified 93 long-running businesses, including five that have been in business more than 75 years. A true testament to downtown business!



During the ceremony, Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Ed Chrzanowski noted that every one of these businesses is great in its own right, but collectively they make Rehoboth Beach an experience that keeps people coming back. Mayor Stan Mills congratulated the long-standing businesses for adapting to the challenges presented to them over the years.

RBMS board member Cindy Lovett said she was spurred into action because, from time to time, she hears that “Rehoboth isn’t a good place for business, and a lot of businesses are leaving. All these businesses survived COVID, which is a testament to their hard work!”


Following the September 7 ceremony, all qualifying businesses received a “Cling” that indicates the applicable milestone achieved, which these businesses are displaying in their windows for all to see.


All of us at RBMS were excited to be part of this fabulous celebration and appreciated the participation of business members, residents, and visitors on September 7.



Volunteer Recognition: Jen Carroll

Linda Corcoran


When I first started volunteering with Rehoboth Beach Main Street in March of this year, the one name that kept coming up in almost every conversation was Jen Carroll—no matter which committee was meeting. When I met Jen in person at a Promotions Committee meeting, it was completely obvious why that happened. She’s a warm, generous woman with a mountain of energy. In fact, when I asked other RBMS volunteers for a one- to two-word description of Jen, Energizer Bunny was the most frequent description mentioned.


Jen has been a member of the RBMS Promotions Committee for several years and an RBMS Board Member for the past 2 years. She coordinates all activity surrounding the Annual Community Unity Dinner, which is always a huge success. Her involvement doesn’t stop there as she pitches in with every other event that RBMS sponsors by soliciting sponsorships, sharing ideas, and showing up to support our RBMS Members when they host an event. When asked what her favorite event is she replied, “anything that brings people to Downtown Rehoboth and helps bring residents and businesses together and enjoy our beautiful town.”


Jen and her husband have been coming to Rehoboth Beach since 1999 and moved here permanently four years ago. Jen and her husband enjoy spending time with their 27-year old daughter, family, and friends. In fact, Jen’s daughter helps her with the Community Unity Dinner, so it looks like the volunteering tradition will continue to Rehoboth Beach’s benefit.



RBMS Fall Fashion Festival

Mark your calendars! The RBMS First Annual Fall Fashion Festival, “On the Avenue,” will take place on Sunday, November 13, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. This festive event will provide the opportunity to see the fabulous fashions available from 16 of Rehoboth Beach’s fine retailers! Individual tickets are $75.00 for the champagne brunch, prepared by THE PINES, and the runway fashion show. Sponsorships are still available by contacting Robyn Rosenfeld-Aburrow at 301-807-2304. Proceeds will benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street and the Harry K Foundation.


Looking forward to seeing y’all at the Fall Fashion Festival! Tickets are on sale NOW at downtownrb.com/ontheavenue.


SAVE THE DATE


Fire Prevention Open House

October 1, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand


The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual fire prevention day activities from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. All ages are welcome to come and see the fire trucks, firefighters, water rescue boats and personal watercraft, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and many more public servants who work hard every day to help keep community members and their families safe.


Rehoboth Beach Library

October Events

226 Rehoboth Avenue


Lebkuchen Cookie Decorating

Saturday, October 1, 11:00am to 1:00pm


Decorate heart-shaped cookies in celebration of Oktoberfest, for children and families. Go to delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/9542802.


Recurring & Weekly Events

· Start a Book Club at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library!

· Creative Movement Sunday Yoga: Every Sunday, 10:30am, free of charge.

· Basic Computer Skills Help Desk: Third Tuesday of every month, 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

· Dancing with Thom: Every Wednesday! Check times for skill levels.

· Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild Free Writes: An informal gathering of writers of ALL skill levels! Meets Every Monday and Saturday at 9:00am.

Link for October Events at the Library: https://rehoboth.lib.de.us/


Browseabout Books Events

133 Rehoboth Avenue


Book Signing

Paul Brandus: Jackie

October 1, 2:00–4:00pm



The world was shocked when Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. It would not have been so surprising had the truth of their relationship—which dated back to the 1950s—been known. Jackie knew Ari almost as long as she had known John F. Kennedy—and saw qualities in him (besides money) that she found highly attractive. About the Author

A historian and keynote speaker—including at seven presidential libraries—Paul Brandus is a columnist for USA Today and Dow Jones/MarketWatch, and one of the most followed journalists in the White House press corps, with more than 375,000 Twitter followers (@WestWingReport). He is the author of books on the White House and presidency, U.S. military, and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. His podcast, Jackie, has won numerous awards. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family.


Book Signing

Lean Angstman: Out Front the Following Sea

October 2, 11:00am to 2:00pm



Out Front the Following Sea is a historical epic of one woman’s survival in a time when the wilderness is still wild, heresy is publicly punishable, and being independent is worse than scorned—it is a death sentence. At the onset of King William’s War between French and English settlers in 1689 New England, Ruth Miner is accused of witchcraft for the murder of her parents and must flee the brutality of her town. She stows away on the ship of the only other person who knows her innocence: an audacious sailor—Owen—bound to her by years of attraction, friendship, and shared secrets. But when Owen’s French ancestry finds him at odds with a violent English commander, the turmoil becomes life-or-death for the sailor, the headstrong Ruth, and the cast of Quakers, Pequot Indians, soldiers, highwaymen, and townsfolk dragged into the fray. Now Ruth must choose between sending Owen to the gallows or keeping her own neck from the noose.


Check out more In-person and online events at: https://www.browseaboutbooks.com/event

Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market

Grove Park

October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:00am to 2:00pm


Parking is now free. Stay tuned for more details on the Farmers Market Facebook page. They can’t wait to see you!


Greyhounds Reach the Beach

October 5–9

Various venues in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Dewey Beach


Greyhounds Reach the Beach® is an event for greyhound and sighthound owners. It is held every Columbus Day weekend in October. The event celebrates our greyhounds, creates awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes, and raises some funds to support greyhound adoption. The event features speakers, numerous national vendors, a Blessing of the Hounds, bus tours for you with your greyhound (when available), walking tours of Rehoboth Beach, a Thursday evening Beer and Biscuit Mixer, hound walks on the beach, special deals at area businesses. and lots of activities throughout the week. Vending starts in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Wednesday evening and continues through Sunday, with a parade on the Boardwalk. https://www.grtb.org/


10th Annual True Blue Jazz Festival

October 12–16

Various venues in Rehoboth Beach

The 10th Annual True Blue Jazz Festival returns to Downtown Rehoboth Beach,

and you don’t want to miss a single show! True Blue Jazz is THE only place to catch the best LIVE Straight Ahead Jazz Acts in Rehoboth Beach! From local & regional jazz musicians with legendary talent to nationally and internationally recognized jazz artists, masters and icons, true blue jazz delivers the real deal, in the best jazz show venues in the area. Peggy Raley and Eddie Sherman want to see you there!!! For tickets and information on shows, artists and schedules, visit: https://www.truebluejazz.org/.

2022 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Fest

October 13–16

Various venues


The 2022 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival will occur at different venues throughout the area. Celebrating 32 years of smooth jazz! For information: http://rehobothjazz.com/.







Clear Space Theater Company

Little Shop of Horrors

October 14–30

20 Baltimore Avenue


The deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has devoured the hearts of theatregoers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! We implore you: DON’T FEED THE PLANTS! For tickets, go to BUY TICKETS


CAMP Rehoboth Block Party

October 16, 11:00am to 4:00pm

Baltimore Avenue


The CAMP Rehoboth Annual Block Party will once again be held on the second block of Baltimore Avenue. Join friends of CAMP for a day of celebration and performances—and vendors including local restaurants, caterers, businesses, non-profits, and other organizations. https://www.camprehoboth.com/events/blockparty


Rehoboth Firefighters Host an Ice Cream Social

October 20, 4:30–6:30pm

Station 1, 219 Rehoboth Avenue


The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company will host a free ice cream social to promote fire prevention and safety from 4:30 to 6:30pm at Station 1. Sparky the Safety Dog will be in attendance, teaching attendees about fire safety—including smoke alarms; escape plans; stop, drop, and roll; and more. For event details, go to Facebook. All are welcome.


Federal Spirit Dinners


October 28, 2022, to May 19, 2023

7:00pm Start Time

The Federal Fritter, 62A Rehoboth Avenue

Spirit dinners at The Federal are an opportunity to experience and learn about their featured spirit each month. Guests enjoy a four-course tasting menu paired with cocktails from their roster. A representative from each company will be on-site to guide us along the expedition.


Cost is $75.00 per person plus gratuity.


Menus will be online. Sign up on The Federal website. Seating is very limited so sign up early, a credit card is required but will not be charged until conclusion of the dinner. A cancelation fee for a “no show” is the full price of the dinner with a 72-hour cancellation window.


32nd Annual Sea Witch Festival

October 28–30

Rehoboth Avenue and Various Venues


The 2022 Sea Witch Festival: Bigger and better than ever, including more entertainment, more activities, and more fun! Fun activities include: Costume Parade for people and dogs; Sea Witch® Hunt; Indoor & Outdoor Artisans and Vendor Shows; Bubble Boo & Puppies Too!; Tyke Bike; Live Bandstand Entertainment; Horseshows on the Beach; 5K Race/Walk; Hayrides; Broom Toss; Magic Shows; Lantern Tours; Fantasy Trail; Kids Games on the Beach; Kids Treasure Hunt; Trick or Treating; Haunted Bonfire and much more!



Editor’s Note


Thank you all for your support of RBMS. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me, Peter Pizzolongo, Newsletter Editor, at PeterRBMS@gmail.com.



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