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Rehoboth Beach Museum through March, 2017. This exhibit of postcards dates back more than 100 years
and demonstrates the evolution of communication 
in the pre-digital age.

Southern Delaware Museums
      Southern Delaware has as many museums as it does miles of Atlantic shoreline (26 to be precise!) 
     Their dynamic exhibits bring the area's history to life with stories of shipwrecks, pirates and their booty, storms, political intrigue, and tales of early life here. Want to learn more?  Click here...

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     Southern Delaware is chock full of exciting (and fun!) learning opportunities for all grade levels.
    Teachers and homeschooling parents will find lots of great educational resources right here, just an easy drive from everywhere in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.
     From Science & Nature to History and The Arts, there's lots to learn in Southern Delaware, and with our Field Trip Passport, kids can earn prizes, too! 
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March 2017

March 11: Schubert in Spring

March 16: Comically Cinema

March 18: Young at Art

February in Southern Delaware Brings Wine, Chocolate, Theater, Music & Pirates...

     Happy February! We're one month closer to Springtime here in Southern Delaware, but winter at the beach definitely has its charms too and there's always plenty to do so come visit us! 

        Since this February newsletter is going out while there's still a little January left, there's time to share a reminder that next Tuesday, January 31, is National Plan for Vacation Day. Don't leave your vacation on the table - that's your time and it's good for your emotional and physical health to take it. Americans leave 658 million vacation days unused each year. Don't be one of them. (Of course, we'd love for you to spend your vacation here, but no matter where you choose to go, USE YOUR VACATION DAYS! You earned 'em.)    

     C heck out all the highlighted events below and remember to check out our website calendar  to make sure you don't miss a thing. (Note: we're still in the process of loading all of 2017's upcoming events, so check early and often.) Also, scroll down to get all the details on our current Southern Delaware Tourism 2017 Photo Contest. (The prizes are awesome!)

     While you're checking out our website, t ake a peek, too, at our  Eat & Drink section to see what famous Culinary Coast™ chefs are serving up for your dining (and drinking!) pleasure. If you plan to visit over the next couple of months, you'll want to look into all of the off season and locals' specials. Most restaurants offer them and you'll find awesome deals on the best eats in the Mid Atlantic.  Here's an ever growing list of specials curated by the Rehoboth Foodie. 

     Finally,  f ollow us on  Facebook  or  Twitter  (or both...) to keep up with all the latest here in Southern Delaware. Hint: Every Tuesday we post events through the weekend to Facebook and Twitter, so you won't miss a thing if you follow us! 


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P.S. Trying to eat healthy after the holidays? Scroll down to print out our February recipe  from  Culinary Coast™ chef Matthew Kern of Lewes's sensational restaurant, Heirloom. Healthy and delicious is a great combo, no? 

               Southern Delaware Tourism
Photo  Contest!

    Entries for the Southern Delaware Tourism 2017 Photo Contest will be accepted until 5 p.m. on March 15, 2017. Winners will be notified on March 31, 2017. Four prize categories include Grand Prize, People, Places, and People's Choice and the prizes are SWEET! 
    To view the entries we've received to date and vote for the People's Choice Award Winner, visit our Instagram and look for #SoDelPhotoContest2017. What are the prizes (and the rules?) Click here to find out...
Plaza Suite @ Clear Space Theatre   
Various Dates - see link

Hilarity abounds in Neil Simon's portrait of three couples occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted,, a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields, and a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter, a bride, out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom.   Read more here...
"Paradise Frost" Milton's Frozen History
Through May 29
At the Milton Historical Society. The exhibit explores a number of topics related to the theme of frozen--including the ice harvesting industry of the early twentieth century, led by notable Miltonian James "Handy" Prettyman and ice cream manufacturing.  Artifacts span the 18th through 20th centuries.   Read more here...
What We Wore
Through May 4

What We Wore is a nostalgic look at everyday clothing from 1880 to 1980. See a prized summer dress from 100 years ago, a little coat that kept a generation of children warm through the Great Depression, a flapper's woolen bathing suit, and more. Ghost stories, love stories, myths and mysteries follow these relics of everyday life.  1-4 pm Thursday-Sunday, at the Seaford Museum      Read more here...  
Lewes Polar Bear Plunge 
Sunday, February 5

The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge, held annually on the first Sunday in February, has developed into a truly unique Delaware happening and is Special Olympics Delaware's most significant fundraiser. Individuals, including many Special Olympics athletes and their family members, take the plunge into the icy Atlantic Ocean during the height of winter!  Read more here...
Coastal Concerts Presents Violinist Elena Urioste and Cellist Nicholas Canellakis
Saturday, February 11
Elena Urioste, recently selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and Nicholas Canellakis, one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation, perform at Bethel United Methodist Church Hall,Lewes. Read more here...
LHS Historic Chocolate Demonstration & Tasting
Saturday, February 11
Come by Midway School #178 for a sweet treat at The Lewes Historical Society Campus at 110 Shipcarpenter Street in Lewes between 10:00am-4:00pm. Enjoy free historic chocolate-making demonstrations and samples given by a team of Lewes Historical Society volunteer living history interpreters in period garb.  Read more here...
Revival House: Wilmington Film Mob Takeover
Thursday, February 16

The gang from the WilmFilm Festival will curate and screen some favorites for those in the Lower, Slower side of the state at the Milton Theatre.   Read more here...
Wine Dinner on the Cape May Lewes Ferry
Friday, February 17

 Enjoy fantastic bay views, while sampling the finest wines, hors d'oeuvres, and delicious meal entrees. Food items will be selected based on specific wine selections - menus are coming soon! A cash bar will also be available at the event.   Read more here...
Bucaneers, Bluebloods, & Bonapartes 
Saturday, February 18
At the Zwaanendael Museum.  Lecture by historic-site interpreter Kaitlyn Dykes. Part three of "Ship to Shore Saturdays," a four-part series that chronicles local Lewes history.  Free admission but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required.  Read more here...

24th Merchants Attic & Garage Sale
Sunday, February 19
Plan to shop at the State's Largest Indoor Garage Sale! The Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold one Supersized Merchants' Attic at Cape Henlopen High School. Approximately 90 vendors will be selling their wares including excess business inventory, antiques, collectibles, and second hand household items. Read more here...
BYOD (Bring your own dog) Yappy Hour
Thursday, February 23
Irish Eyes in Lewes will hold a BYOD (Bring Your own Dog) Yappy Hour to benefit the Delaware SPCA. Look for fun food and drink specials including Pup-Politans, Bark-Tinis, Pup-peroni Pizza, Shepherd's Pie, Foot Long Hot Dogs and delicious treats for your furry friends. They will also donate a portion of their proceeds from the entire day to the Delaware SPCA.   Read more here...
What else is happening in February? Well...

     Lots! Just check out all the activities at our museums, theaters, galleries. art leagues, and entertainment venues! Some offerings are listed below and you'll find more when you check our calendar  as well. Plus you'll find all the date and time info you need there, too. 

     January is a great month for the arts in Southern Delaware. Visual arts, performing arts, you name it, we've got it.  Live theater lovers will enjoy  Clear Space Theatre's  presentation of Neal Simon's Plaza Suite this month and  t here's always a packed schedule and a great selection of  entertainment at The Milton Theatre. The Possum Point Players in Georgetown present Enchanted April, and Milford's Second Street Players perform Sunshine Boys

     The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present special screenings of Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts, Live Action Shorts, and Short Documentaries from February 10 - 16. Check the website for days and times. 

     Also, in addition to numerous ongoing exhibits at local art galleries and art leagues (again, see our calendar for details), the Fort Miles Historical Association presents Schroeder: An Artist on the 11th and 18th at Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park.

     Delaware Seashore State ParkCape Henlopen State Park,Trap Pond State ParkAbbott's Mill Nature Center, and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge   also offer  activities this month, so make sure to check out their websites, listed in the sidebar, for all the details. 
Culinary Coast™ Recipe

Matthew Kern

Garden Fennel & Pear Salad

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is easy with this garden inspired salad

Salad Ingredients:
¼ bulb of thinly sliced fennel
2 tbl roughly chopped fennel frond
5-7 thinly shaved Brussels sprouts
1 thinly sliced pear
1 cup baby kale
1 tbl fresh picked tarragon leaves
1 tbl crushed, toasted pecans
1 ½ tsp maple vinaigrette
Vinaigrette Ingredients:
¼ cup real maple syrup
½ tsp Dijon mustard
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup blended or grapeseed oil
1 pinch of salt

To make the vinaigrette...

1. Place the maple syrup, mustard, salt, and vinegar in a blender and mix on medium speed.

2. While mixing, slowly pour in a thin stream of oil to emulsify.

3. Check seasoning (adding more salt to taste if necessary) & refrigerate for 1 hour before use

To make the salad...

1. Place all raw ingredients into a mixing bowl and drizzle your fresh dressing over top.

2. Season with a pinch of salt.

3. Mix your ingredients together until everything is nice and dressed

4. High five yourself, & serve immediately.

**Makes 2 servings

Matthew Kern, Executive Chef at Heirloom restaurant in Lewes, has spent the last 7 years in this area.  Matt could not be happier to call this place home - from spending his days off surfing & hunting, to his deep rooted connection to local farmers & a love of foraging our coast for natural goodies. 
Raised in Bethlehem, PA, Matt grew up up surrounded by food - from homemade pasta, to big family dinners, his passion for food started early & eventually led to his first restaurant job at 14. He resides in Dagsboro, DE with his wife, 2 children and 2 dogs!

For a printable version of this recipe, 

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