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September 2022 Newsletter

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

Labor Day

(Photo Credit Keith Misener)

Seems like just yesterday we were anxiously awaiting the unofficial beginning of the 2022 beach season as Memorial Day loomed large on the calendar and now, in what seems to be a blink of the eye, the unofficial end of our summer season is upon us as we get ready to celebrate Labor Day. In between these two holidays Rehoboth Beach has played host to thousands of visitors having once again made the trek from cities and towns across the United States and beyond to bask in the sun on our glorious beaches and spend quality time with family and friends wiling away the days strolling the board walk, playing games, riding rides and eating plenty of French fries, ice cream, pizza and more while enjoying entertainment at the band stand and elsewhere across town. Rehoboth in Bloom has been busy all summer tirelessly caring for the myriad of planters proudly displaying a rainbow of colors for all to enjoy. The holiday celebrates the many contributions workers have made to America's strength, prosperity, and well-being; Rehoboth provides a place for them to enjoy the fruits of their labor. While you are out and about celebrating this month, Rehoboth Beach Main Street would like to showcase some businesses in town we think you will like. They are sure to bring a sense of joy and contentment to all who partake of their services or products.

If you or your guests are looking for space to catch up on some projects while you are away,

CoWork Reho may be just the place for you. From established enterprises to growing startups, they host an array of working professionals. CoWork Reho is about people and ideas, a place where forward thinkers, innovators, creatives, and game-changers unite. It provides

a flexible, intentionally designed workspace that includes amenities to make the workday more enjoyable and productive while improving your work experience.

If you're looking for a place to unwind, Shorebreak, an award-winning American Seafood Restaurant may be your place. Sporting a casual-yet-sophisticated modern look awash in blue & white décor, Shorebreak serves eclectic seafood fusion fare. They are an ocean- and farm-to-table American & seafood restaurant with a menu that is seasonally inspired. Shorebreak offers weekly specials, including fresh fish, meats, and soups, plus a large selection of wines. Just 133 steps to the Atlantic Ocean, Shorebreak is an excellent choice for your dining experience.

For the shoppers among you, Sassy Chic is a small family-owned and operated gift shop featuring hand crafted items, embroidery/monogramming, and other gift items. Sassy Chic takes orders for custom embroidery and monogramming, as well as offering all of their items at this site.

A truly unique decor will greet you as you enter Freddie's, an LGBTQ+, straight-friendly restaurant and bar. Enjoy happy hour with discounted beverages and special menus between 4-7 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The hours are adjusted when special events happen. Be sure to check out the Barbie Doll collection while there.

Another great place to dine is Arena's, a locally owned and operated fixture in downtown Rehoboth Beach since 1990, serving the same great high-quality food with large portions. Arena’s offers casual family-friendly dining and catering, as well as live in-house entertainment.

An award-winning women’s clothing store you’ll want to visit is Cashmere Gardens. This beautiful store features styles from established and emerging brands and is keen on artistic collaborations.

We know you will enjoy your visit to all these places as you shop and eat in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Be sure and tell them you read about them here! You can find out more about these establishments later in this newsletter.

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

New Businesses & Membership Renewals

RBMS welcomes Addictive Tacos and Charm City Run as new members at the Green Partner level!

RBMS welcomes new members:

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

Showcasing Rehoboth Beach Businesses

CoWork Reho

Dick Byrne

CoWork Reho, an RBMS Yellow Partner, is an oceanfront workspace, located directly on the Rehoboth Boardwalk, for people who are looking to make their workday more enjoyable and productive. It's designed to be a community of remote workers, innovators, forward thinkers, creatives, or those who just want to enjoy the ocean view and amenities. Amenities at CoWork Reho include exclusive 24-hour key card access, phone booths for private phone calls, high-speed Wi-Fi, and printing. The conference room, equipped with Smart TVs and glass dry-erase boards, is perfect for your next team meeting or virtual conference. All memberships also include complimentary gourmet coffee and sparkling and still water.

Jared Bowers, the owner and visionary behind CoWork Reho, is a Sussex County native and has long dreamed of the day that the Delaware beaches would become less seasonal and offer more to those who call the area home year-round. Every morning he would jog past the empty space on the boardwalk where CoWork Reho is now situated. When it went up for auction, he knew he needed to purchase it.

CoWork Reho's first summer open has been a success, hosting multiple events and meeting other business owners, vacationers, and those local to the area. Memberships include daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly commitments for a seat in the communal area, a dedicated desk, or an ocean-view private studio space. With so many different options, there is truly something for everyone, no matter what your daily work situation is. Visit to learn more and make sure to schedule a tour of this breathtaking addition to Rehoboth Beach (located directly under the Henlopen Hotel)!

CoWork Reho is located at 511 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach. Phone 302-494-0214.

Shorebreak Lodge

Dan Slagle

Good Friends, Great Food, Beach Fun has always been the Shorebreak Lodge’s mission statement: a modern casual-yet-sophisticated restaurant awash in blue & white decor serving eclectic seafood fusion fare. A 2021 Travelers Choice of Tripadvisor! Shorebreak Lodge is an RBMS member.

Enjoy good food from fresh ingredients just steps away from the Boardwalk and beach. This restaurant is a fan favorite among locals. Join Shorebreak Lodge for Happy Hour on Wednesday–Saturday from 4:00pm–5:30pm. The covered patio is open year-round and heated in the winter. Thursday nights host a special Dinner for Two: Buy one entrée and get your second for half price. Coming this Fall: a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Check the Shorebreak website and Facebook page for all specials and menus.

Reservations suggested: Call 302-227-1007. Shorebreak Lodge is open Wednesdays–Mondays for lunch and dinner. Closed on Tuesdays.

Address: 10 Wilmington Avenue.

Sassy Chic

Dick Byrne

It all started by Lynn wanting to make special place settings for her family Christmas dinner. She hand-painted personalized glasses and plates for everyone and couldn’t believe how they turned out. It went from family outings to local craft shows then regional craft shows. 1st State Sassy Glass was born and doing well. An opportunity presented itself and the business went from 1st State Sassy Glass to Sassy Chic, an RBMS Green Partner. After a great run at the Beaman’s Old ‘n Gnu property on Route 9, another space in downtown Rehoboth Beach became available at 33 D Baltimore Avenue in The Shops at Baltimore Commons in May 2019. Owners Lynn and Keith Misener haven’t looked back ever since.

The Miseners still offer a great selection of handmade items, such as Lynn’s famous shell trees, shell ornaments, shadow boxes, hand-decorated vintage sash windows, and Keith’s local photography. They also offer full-service custom monogramming and embroidery right at the shop. No matter if it’s one piece or a whole team, they can embroider your hats, shirts, jackets, and even equipment bags. Having a family gathering and need matching hats? Look no further! Sassy Chic has recently added more and more baby clothes and accessories that you must see!

Sassy Chic’s summer hours are 10:00am–8:00pm, 7 days a week. Off-season hours are from 10:00am–5:00pm, 7 days a week, unless otherwise noted on their Facebook page which is Check out their website at Phone 302-236-1842 or 302-542-1899.

Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant

Peter Beck

On a sweltering hot early August morning, one of my neighbors texted that one of her friends had canceled at the last minute to enjoy local legend Pamala Stanley performing at Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant. I immediately jumped at the chance, knowing I was in for an extremely enjoyable evening!

When we got to Freddies we sat at the bar, where we had a perfect view of the area where Pamala was to perform. Our party looked around the room and marveled at all the Barbie dolls on display on the shelves in the room. The decor was casual and comfy, and we immediately relaxed and cooled off from the intense summer heat.

As we waited for the show, we enjoyed delicious margaritas and orange crushes mixed with expert precision by the ultra-talented bartender, well-known around town as Fluffy. Our group also enjoyed some very tasty food, including a generously large basket of chicken tenders with crispy fries, yummy Philly steak egg roll bites, pretzel bites, and a large basket of onion rings. Needless to say, we had a lot of laughs as we ate and drank with gusto!

Finally, it was time for Pamala to come on stage. Decked out in a stunning blue dress, she performed energetically to all the disco hits that many of us fondly remember! Pamala was all around the room, the smoke machine and lights were flickering, and soon the entire restaurant and bar were filled with happy singing, dancing, and cheering patrons. In fact, by the end of the performance, most of the diners and drinkers were dancing enthusiastically with Pamala to the classic Donna Summer tune “Last Dance.”

Indeed, it was a wonderful night to remember! In fact, a very fun evening is always guaranteed at Freddie's Beach bar and restaurant. Freddie’s, an RBMS Member, is located at 3 South First Street, phone: 302-527-1400. For more information about drinks, food, and upcoming events, check out their website at

This just in! Freddie’s is now open 7 days a week, 4:00pm to 1:00am!

Arena’s Deli & Bar

Peter Beck

On a beautiful August afternoon, I was about to entertain three friends for lunch. Even though I had plenty of time to put together a marvelous feast, I just didn't have the energy to fuss, and I thought it would be easier to order sandwiches and avoid the hassle of cooking. Since my guests included two vegans and two carnivores, I knew that I needed to find a great deli that would meet our demands.

Confidently, I knew that Arena's Deli and Bar would be a perfect choice. Arena's—an RBMS member, located at 149 Rehoboth Avenue—has been a local favorite in town since 1990. Arena’s now offers six different locations in the beach area! Of course, being a close-to-town resident, it was most convenient to order from the downtown location.

I texted a copy of the expansive menu to my friends, who immediately responded enthusiastically to the idea. We ordered the Arugula Orchard Salad, the California Club Dude, the Buffalo Chicken Wrap, and a Powerhouse Sandwich. Ordering was quick and easy, and I was told that everything would be ready in 15 to 20 minutes.

I hopped on my bike and quickly arrived in town 15 minutes later. Our food was ready, so within minutes I was biking my way back to my house, our lunch safely sitting in the basket in front of my bike.

When my guests arrived, everyone raved about the delicious and well-prepared fresh food. Arena’s provided four bags of chips to enjoy with the lunch, as well as ample napkins. Portions were so large that one of my guests brought home half of her arugula salad for dinner that evening, and I put half of my California Club sandwich in my fridge to eat for lunch the next day.

If you are looking for a place to have a delicious quick bite, as well as a joint that serves dinner and often features enjoyable live entertainment in the evenings, do not hesitate to go to Arena's Deli and Bar! You'll find all the information you need on their website: Phone: 302-227-1272.

The Stitching of An Award-Winning Conscious Luxury Lifestyle: Cashmere Gardens!

Mike Edelin

Cashmere Gardens seamlessly styles some of the region’s most fashionable (wo)men. The luxury boutique, located in Hotel Rehoboth, is all about sustainability, with a focus on timeless fashionable pieces for those of all ages. Cashmere Gardens is an RBMS member, located at 247 Rehoboth Avenue.

The boutique features styles from established and emerging brands and is keen on artistic collaborations. Cashmere Gardens was recently named “Best Upscale Women’s Wear Store” in the state by Delaware Today Magazine. Upon entering, customers are greeted with light-pink paint on the walls, changing rooms wallpapered with a green leaf-and-key design and floored with plush carpeting, as well as velvet-covered furniture to relax on, and a variety of plants throughout. “A fashion terrarium,” as owner Justin Brown refers to the store. The boutique is constantly expanding its fashion footprint and plans to incorporate men’s clothing into its collection. Stop by today and immerse yourself in the conscious luxury lifestyle. Phone: 302-260-9407

Photo Courtesy of Cashmere Gardens

News from Rehoboth Beach Businesses

RBMS Ribbon-Cutting Held for Addictive Tacos

Addictive Tacos is a new RBMS Green Partner, serving up locally sourced, all natural, organic fish and shrimp tacos. Always fresh/never frozen/wild caught—the most addictive fish tacos in Rehoboth Beach! Located at 33A Baltimore Avenue. Phone: (302) 278-7768. For more information, please visit

RBMS held a ribbon-cutting for Addictive Tacos on August 12. Pictured center is Andrea Neal, Owner, and, left to right, RBMS Board Members Jerry Filbin, Terry Kistler, Cindy Lovett, Jill Dunham, and Richard Byrne.

Benevolence Night Held at Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats

Benefit: Rehoboth Beach Main Street

On Wednesday, August 24, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats hosted a Benevolence Night in honor of Rehoboth Beach Main Street. 10% of the evening’s proceeds were donated to RBMS. Thank you to our friends at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an RBMS Blue Partner!

News from Rehoboth Beach Main Street

This column highlights the work of the RBMS Executive Director, Dan Slagle, the RBMS Board, and the five committees, focusing on the behind-the-scenes work of the staff and volunteers, as well as the activities that are planned and carried out. For information about Dan, the RBMS Board, and the committees, go to About RBMS | Rehoboth Beach Main Street (

Recent Activities of RBMS

RBMS bid farewell to our summer intern, Alex Whitford, with a luncheon held in Grove Park on August 11. (See story on Alex in the July 2022 issue of the RBMS Newsletter.) In attendance were several RBMS board members and volunteers, Executive Director Dan Slagle, and Alex’ Dads. We are thankful for the excellent work provided by Alex during the 2022 Summer and wish him the best in his future endeavors. Alex returns to school in Farmville, Virginia, where he will be a senior in the School of Business at Longwood University.

NOTE: The work of the RBMS committees is integral to meeting the mission of Rehoboth Beach Main Street: promoting downtown Rehoboth Beach as a year-round beach town with a vibrant commercial area, attractive signage and storefronts, a full calendar of events, and economic programs benefiting the business and residential community. We are seeking volunteers to work on these committees, including the newsletter team (under the Communications Committee) and Rehoboth In Bloom (part of the Design Committee’s work). You can put as much time into your volunteer work as you have available. Come join us!

RBMS Celebrates Downtown Businesses

Rehoboth Beach distinguishes itself from other resort communities with an engaging mix of eclectic shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences for locals and visitors alike. Join us at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand at 9:00am on Wednesday, September 7, as Rehoboth Beach Main Street (RBMS) celebrates downtown businesses. In recognition of our many downtown Rehoboth Beach success stories, RBMS has identified companies who have been in business for 25 years or longer and is hosting an event to honor them.

Our research results were surprising! We identified 93 candidates, including five that have been in business more than 75 years. A true testament to downtown business!

RBMS invites businesses, residents, elected officials, and visitors to celebrate with us as we honor these longtime success stories. We encourage all business participants to wear their logo apparel and to bring employees, family members, and friends to the Bandstand on Wednesday.

All qualifying businesses will receive a “Cling” (see the graphics) that indicates the applicable milestone achieved to be displayed in their windows for all to see.

All of us at RBMS are excited to be part of this fabulous celebration and hope that you will join us at this event.

An Appreciation

Happy Anniversary, Dan!

August 26th marked Dan Slagle’s 3rd anniversary as Rehoboth Beach Main Street’s Executive Director and only full-time employee! We are so grateful to have Dan steering our ship. His hard work has resulted in the amazing growth of RBMS over the last 3 years, both in membership and the services we provide to our members and the community. Dan grew up in Cecil County, Maryland and, seeking a fresh start, came to Rehoboth Beach in 1998 to open the Hidden Treasure B&B. Dan started with RBMS as a volunteer on the Promotions Committee while he was still the manager at the Spice and Tea Exchange on Rehoboth Avenue. Dan says he was excited about RBMS’ mission and was delighted to pitch in as a volunteer. But then, Dan was encouraged to apply for the opening as RBMS Executive Director. Amazing things happen when the right people, right place, right time, and right mission come together!

Dan’s creativity, hard-work ethic, and outgoing personality have proven to be exactly what RBMS needed. Nine months after Dan came to work for us, COVID hit, and the picture for the local tourism-based economy did not look good. RBMS with Dan’s able leadership came through with a variety of innovative ideas to promote our local businesses while keeping business staff and visitors safe. Dan was the moving force behind development of outdoor dining, Meterless-Mondays, a Respect Rehoboth campaign, and a variety of outdoor promotional events to spotlight Rehoboth as a safe and still-enjoyable place. Typically, however, Dan turns the spotlight on the teams of volunteers who developed and implemented these and other programs to promote and sustain our city’s economy.

The little things are the big things! Dan worked with sources to distribute over 200 gallons of hand sanitizer and clean-kits to businesses, residents, and visitors. Dan was also behind creation of a help-wanted page for local businesses on our social media platforms. Dan also worked hard and in collaboration with city government on off-season outdoor promotional events such as the Gumbo Crawl, the Meatball Crawl, and the Margarita Crawl. Dan was also behind the development of on-line and in-person workshops to help local merchants with skills such as developing a better social media presence. Dan points to the development of outdoor dining and raising the funds to create safe sidewalk spaces as a major accomplishment during the epidemic, and that has led to the city’s exploration of permanent outdoor dining where space allows. Probably one of Dan’s greatest accomplishments for RBMS is the re-vitalization of our committees and their projects. This involves recruiting volunteers and looking for financial support for a variety of projects. Looking forward, Dan would like RBMS to strengthen its support for the community as a whole. He points to the Community Unity Dinner in December as an event that brings everyone together. He sees even greater challenges for us ahead, including finding roles for RBMS in addressing the housing shortage and transportation issues for seasonal workers. Dan also wants to work with the city and businesses to help find innovative approaches to help business development.

RBMS is in a much better place now than it was 3 years ago because of Dan’s hard work. The services we provide to businesses and the community have grown. Our membership has expanded from 25 to over 150 in-town businesses. Because of Dan’s hard work we also obtained and maintain full membership certification in National Main Street.

All of this, and Dan still finds time, with his husband RJ Willoughby for exploits with their 4-year-old grandson, Mason! He is our Energizer Bunny! Thank-you Danny for all you’ve done for Rehoboth Beach Main Street and for the Rehoboth Beach community.

RBMS Cottage & Town Awards

Rehoboth Beach Main Street would like to congratulate the winners of the RBMS 2022 Cottage and Town Awards!

Winner of Best Renovation/Restoration

Jim Williamson and Nicholas Somers, Owners

119 Columbia Avenue

Winner of Best Commercial Construction

Bob Suppies

Drift on Baltimore Avenue

Winner of Best New Construction

Robin Dole, Owner

503 Jones Lane

Winner of Best Landscape Design/Re-Design

Bellmoor Inn and Spa


Honorable Mention Renovation/Restoration

Coopers Cottages on New Castle Street

Owner: Sam Cooper

Honorable Mention Renovation/Restoration

Tom Kelly

Lincoln Street Cottage, formerly on Rehoboth Avenue

Each of these award winners have maintained the character and charm of Rehoboth Beach while bringing their buildings and landscapes into 2022.

An award ceremony was held on August 28 at the Bellmoor Inn and Spa in the courtyard. We thank Turnstone Custom Homes for sponsoring the RBMS Cottage and Town Awards and the Bellmoor Inn and Spa for hosting the awards ceremony.

When History and Tech Combine: Experience Rehoboth Beach in a New Way this Fall!

There’s a new way for visitors and locals alike to discover, or rediscover, the history of Rehoboth Beach.

Rehoboth Beach Main Street (RBMS) has partnered with Built Story to launch a new app-based self-guided tour that lets visitors explore downtown Rehoboth Beach at their own pace, either in-person or remotely. The Rehoboth Then and Now tour will guide visitors to 15 stops throughout the downtown commercial area. Tour takers will learn about the 19th Century religious summer camp, how fires and storms shaped the community, the transformative impact of the railroad, and the illustrious citizens who made Rehoboth what it is today.

Dan Slagle, Executive Director of Main Street, said, “We are very excited to offer this Rehoboth history tour which can be enjoyed at your convenience. We plan to offer more tours in the near future. Stay tuned!”

App users will enjoy audio recorded by local actors Liane Hansen and David Warick, accompanied by narrative text, illustrative photography and walking directions for each stop—all available from their phones. The ultimate in flexibility, the app allows people to take in the history on their own time. Wish to pause for a bit to savor the sights of the ocean, or to pop into a nearby coffee shop? You can do that with RBMS’ self-guided tour.

To enjoy Rehoboth Then and Now: download the free Built Story app, available on both iOS and Android. Search Rehoboth Beach, and away you go! Each tour costs $10, with half of the proceeds supporting RBMS. Once purchased, Tour Takers can start, pause, stop, and retake the tour as many times as they wish for 30 days.

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

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 Rehoboth Beach’s fine retailers! Individual tickets are $75.00 for the catered luncheon, prepared by The Pines, and the runway fashion show. Sponsorships are still available by contacting Robyn Rosenfeld Aburrow 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 go on sale September 11th at www.

We Are Excited to Announce a New Benefit for Members of Rehoboth Beach Main Street!

Paul Swiderski (RBMS EconomicVitality Committee Member) is the owner of Microbiz Accounting Financial and Business Services, LLC, in Lewes, DE, a full-service accounting firm specializing in small business. Through his firm, Paul is offering a new benefit for RBMS Members!

Social media is an immensely powerful tool to attract new customers while keeping your existing customer base in touch with you. The problem is—as business owners—finding the time to keep on top of the latest platforms and trends can be challenging, especially when it seems the only way to get this kind of valuable information is to sit through a lengthy seminar.

We totally get it! You do not have the time to leave your place of business to listen to people speak for hours to (hopefully) get 15 minutes of useful information. RBMS is happy to announce a new program that solves this problem: The Business Doctor. The Business Doctor makes house calls (15-20 minutes long) to your place of business and brings customized tips and advice on how to solve any issues your business may be facing. This program is being presented by Paul Swiderski of Microbiz Accounting Financial and Business Services, LLC.

Over the next few months, the Business Doctor will be offering house calls on how to do your social media marketing in as little time as it takes for you to drink your morning coffee. This benefit is FREE to all members of Rehoboth Beach Main Street. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Paul Swiderski at

Free Tax Analysis. Are you worried about how much you are going to owe in taxes come tax time? For instance, are you concerned that you are paying more than your fair share, what records to keep, or that you might be missing write-offs. Microbiz Accounting Financial and Business Services LLC—a full-service accounting firm specializing in small business—is offering a free consultation to members of Rehoboth Beach Main Street to address any questions and concerns you have about taxes and running a small business; review your previously filed tax returns; and give you advice on where you can save money in taxes. To find out more about this benefit contact 302-291-2714 or email

Paul Swiderski

Prior to opening his practice in 2003, Paul held various positions in the business world including CFO of the Greater Pittston (Pennsylvania) YMCA, Project Controls Director for Bell Corporation (Rochester, NY), and Controller for the Penn State Seed Company (Dallas, PA). He also currently holds a position on the Board of Directors at Bayshore Community Church (Millsboro, DE), serves on the Economic Vitality Committee of Rehoboth Beach Main Street, and is an advisor to the Board of Directors of Your Infinite Paths Foundation (Waldorf, MD). When not working, Paul enjoys running, fishing, and entertaining with his guitar.

Water, Water, Everywhere

A Workshop Presented by Save Our Lakes Alliance 3


Saturday, September 10

9:30am to 1:00pm at Rehoboth Elementary School

500 Stockley Street

We love living in our coastal communities surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the lakes, and bays. These natural resources contribute to our economy, environment, and quality of life. But, they also threaten our community as the result of dangerous conditions created by global warming, climate change, and sea level rise.

At the workshop you will learn about environmental threats that we can no longer avoid. You will also learn:

· Strategies to prepare for these dangerous threats;

· How to build sustainable communities;

· How to protect your property, health, and safety; and

· How our lakes are regulated.

Mark your calendar now! For more information, contact JKONESEY@GMAIL.COM.


Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

September 2–3

Free Live Entertainment & Family Movies at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Details and program schedule at

Friday, September 2: The Fabulous Hubcaps—50s–70s Rock and Roll

Saturday, September 3: Still Surfin—Beach Boys Tribute Band

Clear Space Theatre Company

20 Baltimore Avenue


September 2–4, 2022

Shaleeha G'ntamobi's stirring new play about an alcoholic black mother and her card sharp son trying to get out of the projects has just been accepted into the nation's preeminent theater festival. Trouble is, Shaleeha G'ntamobi doesn't exist, except in the imagination of wannabe-playwright Danny Larsen, who created her as a kind of affirmative-action nom-de-plume. But a nom-de-guerre may prove more useful as the lies pile up, shaky alliances are forged, and everyone dear to Danny must decide whether or not to run for cover as the whole thing threatens to blow up in his lily white face. Directed by and starring Karen Richards (Clear Space credits: Sister Act, Ghost) The SUBMISSION is a raw, unsentimental play about race and gender that exposes the quiet prejudice and intolerance among even our most progressive thinkers. It is both uncomfortable and impossible to not watch. For tickets:

Other Desert Cities

September 15–18, September 22–25

Other Desert Cities is a 2011 play by American playwright Jon Robin Baitz. The play premiered Off-Broadway in January 2011 and transferred to Broadway in November 2011, marking the Broadway debut of a Baitz play. The play was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Set in Palm Springs, California, Other Desert Cities follows well-to-do, aging Republicans Lyman and Polly Wyeth as their daughter, Brooke, a liberal-leaning writer, threatens to expose a disturbing family secret. The play opens in the run-up to Christmas Eve, 2004. At their opulent desert ranch, Polly and Lyman Wyeth welcome their family for Christmas. Lyman is a former U.S. ambassador, appointed by Ronald Reagan, whose politics he shares unreservedly. Like Reagan, Lyman began his career as a Hollywood actor; he met Polly while she was working as a screenwriter. Initially, a liberal, Polly’s politics have shifted rightwards during her second career as a political wife. For tickets, go to

Clear Space Theatre Company Annual Gala

Sunday, September 11, 6:00pm

Rehoboth Beach Country Club

221 West Side Drive, Rehoboth Beach

'It's a Grand Night for Singing.' Join friends of Clear Space Theatre for an evening of dinner, cocktails, entertainment, silent auction, and the reveal of the 2023 Season. Benefits Clear Space Theatre Company. Semi-formal attire. Tickets: Click here. Visit Clear Space Theatre’s website: or call 302-227-2270.

CAMP Rehoboth Sun Festival


A two-night event featuring headline entertainment and the return of SUNDANCE!

Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Avenue

CAMP Rehoboth is excited to announce the line-up for SUNFESTIVAL, its annual Labor Day celebration. You are invited to their biggest fundraiser of the year, which helps raise necessary funds for CAMP Rehoboth’s essential health, wellness, arts, and advocacy programming.

On Saturday, September 3rd, SUNFESTIVAL SHOW AND LIVE AUCTION kicks off the weekend with headliner comedian Judy Gold. Judy has been making audiences laugh for more than 3½ decades with her brutally honest, fearless, and no holds barred sense of humor. Judy’s stand-up specials appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, and LOGO, and she also won two Emmy awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Prior to the show there will be a silent and live auction so come early so you can snag one of the unique items up for bid.

On Sunday, September 4th, SUNDANCE returns after a two-year absence. Back by popular demand legendary Studio 54, Palladium, and The Saint DJ Robbie Leslie starts the night at Sundance Disco Twilight Tea playing your favorite “songs with words” under the amazing disco ball. Direct from New York, remixer, producer DJ James Anthony finishes the night with his “big room” sound.

Browseabout Books Event

Book Signing with Judy Gold

Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble

September 4, 11:00am to Noon

123 Rehoboth Avenue

In Yes I Can Say That, comedy veteran Judy Gold argues that "no one has the right to tell comics what they can or cannot joke about…. Laughter is a unifier. It's the best medicine. It's also the most palatable way to bring up seditious, subversive topics.” For Gold, nothing is more insidious than enforcing silence and repressing jokes—the job of a comedian is to expose society's demons and confront them head-on, no prisoners allowed. In ten impassioned polemics, she frames comedy as a tool of empowerment, a way to reclaim hateful rhetoric and battle the democracy-crushing plight of censorship.

Uninhibited and bold, Gold is as skilled at making readers laugh as she is at exposing uncomfortable truths about our culture and society. In this era of partisan politics and gaping inequalities, Yes I Can Say That is the refreshingly candid, wickedly funny and deliciously blunt manifesto we need.

Rehoboth Beach Piping Out Boardwalk Parade

September 5, 5:30pm

Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum is again leading the historic tradition of Piping Out the Summer on Labor Day! Bring your musical instrument and join in the fun, beginning at 5:30 in front of the Henlopen Hotel, sponsor of the event. Reservations are not needed. For more information, go to or call 302-227-7310.

The Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market

Tuesday, September 6, 13, 20, & 27, 10:00am–2:00pm

Grove Park

The Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market is open every Tuesday from May through October. They have 33 amazing vendors that can’t wait to welcome you back for the Farmers Market’s 16TH SEASON!! Stay tuned for more details on the Farmers Market Facebook page.

RBMS Celebration of Downtown Businesses

September 7, 9:00am

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

Join RBMS for a celebration of businesses that have been in Rehoboth Beach for 25+, 50+, and 75+ years! (See article above for details.)

Rehoboth Museum Beach Ball

September 10, 6:30–10:00pm

Kings Creek Country Club

1 Kings Creek Circle, Rehoboth Beach

Join friends of the Rehoboth Beach Museum to celebrate the 17th year of the best bash in town: the Rehoboth Museum Beach Ball. If you have not yet attended this great night of fun at Kings Creek Country Club, you are urged to do so. Delicious food and great dance music will make this one of the most popular events in the area. Beach Chic attire and open seating make this event casual and relaxed. This is the Museum’s biggest fund raiser of the year! Tickets start at $150 for members. For ticket information and sponsorship and volunteer information, please call the Museum at (302) 227-7310. You may purchase your tickets online at

AIDSWalk Delaware

September 17, 9:00am check-in

Step off: Grove Park (10:00am)

AIDS Delaware and the Delaware HIV Consortium will jointly present AIDS Walk Delaware, an in-person event with walkers stepping off at 10:00am on Saturday, September 17, at Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach, as well as at Brandywine Park in Wilmington. Check-in begins at 9:00am. This year’s theme is Step Up, Step Out: Remove Stigma, Eliminate HIV, Improve Lives. To register, donate, and collect donations, walkers and those who simply want to fundraise without attending in person may go to Walk is free.

CAMP Rehoboth Presents: Fay Jacobs

Aging Gracelessly: Still Rock ‘n Roll to Me

September 23, 7:00pm

CAMP Rehoboth

37 Baltimore Avenue

Fay Jacobs will perform her NEW show at CAMP Rehoboth. Rehoboth writer and sit-down comic Fay Jacobs will be at CAMP Rehoboth on Friday, September 23 with a whole new show, new stories, new advocacy, and new laughs. She will premier Aging Gracelessly: Still Rock ‘n Roll to Me in the Elkins-Archibald Atrium at CAMP. Tickets are $25 at

Mayor’s Cup Mid-Atlantic Volleyball Tournament

September 24–25

On the Beach

Mid-Atlantic Volleyball is hosting a two-day tournament for men's, women's, juniors, and coed teams. Play will take place on the beach from Wilmington Avenue to Prospect Street. Saturday check-in between 7:45 and 8:30am at Atlantic Jewelry Shop on Laurel and the Boardwalk. Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Volleyball. On the beach in Rehoboth starting at 9:00am each day. Fee to participate, free to watch. Info: or email

Rehoboth Beach Public Library

September Events

226 Rehoboth Avenue

Rehoboth Beach Public Library, located at the center of downtown Rehoboth, strives to remain a vibrant part of this community. The library serves summer visitors as well as year-round residents. Check out all the events that are happening at the library in September! Special performances, activities, guest speakers, and more. Phone: (302) 227-8044.

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

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