Bee in the Know! Here's the latest Buzz from the Delaware Beaches
Well hello friends! Welcome back to the Buzz. It's currently 23 degrees at the beach with a dusting of snow. 60 degrees tomorrow. Ah, the weather whiplash of March.

ULTA beauty. That's the huge new anchor store being built from the ground up in Tanger Seaside to the right of Eddie Bauer - cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, bath & body, haircare & more, including Rihanna's line, Fenty Beauty. In 2020 Forbes voted Ulta the Best Employers for Diversity AND, the Best Employers for Women (92% of their corporate associates are women.)

Other new Tanger stores already open: BluVintage (check out Larry, the security cat for BluVintage Instagram page - I can't make this sh*t up, people), The Country Store, and Simply Southern.

Kept hearing rumors of the amazing mushroom soup at Cafe Reho, the newest eatery on the Boardwalk, located in the Henlopen (northern end of the boards). Am very happy to report the rumors are TRUE! Everything we've tried so far has been fabulous, from the Matcha Latte to the Avocado, Egg & Cheese on a Brioche bun to that delightful soup: Vegan Mushroom Veloute with a hint of white truffle oil and shiitake mushroom “bacon”. A number of the items are dairy free, vegan, or can be made vegan, but there's no sacrificing taste - Chef Nick has got you covered. Menu is ever expanding, and the view is sublime.

Zava Cafe is coming to the former Duck Donuts space on Wilmington Avenue. The new grab-n-go plans to offer beachgoers quick and healthy foods, as well as a number of coffee options (some of the beans will be roasted in-house). They'll be open 7 am to 4 pm, seven days a week, year-round. (Check out the fun counter and green wall pictured in this article.)

The Greene Turtle on the Boardwalk will become Above The Dunes with a seafood focus and beach style atmosphere. The interior is totally redone, and they've kept the amazing ocean views. Check out the photos on their website.

Milton Fox Hole will now be offering brunch, with favorites from its predecessor, Suburban Farmhouse. Owner Kristen Latham said the Fox Hole, to be known as Fox Hole Social, will now be offering service “from coffee to cocktails.”

The Ocean View Brewing Company is on track to open mid-March with a fire pit, beer garden, and indoor and outdoor dining. I loved the description of the interior in this article.

Eating Rehoboth tours resume mid-May and are already SOLD OUT through mid-June! This is year TEN of the award-winning walking food tours of downtown Rehoboth eateries, and we are delighted with the restaurants who have joined us on this culinary adventure.

Wouldn't it be fun if a restaurant opened here and all they served was International street food? Just sayin'. Was dining at Cultured Pearl last evening, and they had a huge list of specials. Turns out they're trying different things to possibly add to their regular menu. Karla, former expediter/now server encouraged us to try the Okonomiyaki which we loved! Turns out it's a popular street food in Osaka, Japan - a savory version of a Japanese pancake, made with shredded cabbage, scallions, and your choice of protein. Yummm. The Pearl resumes their Monday Night Sushi Special on March 21.

The former executive pastry chef at The Station on Kings, (daughter of owner, Leisa B), will operate a gourmet ice cream truck outside the Station this summer. The Station has also recently partnered with a local baker to offer custom cakes for all your special occasions.

Possible waterfront restaurant in Dewey. Read more here. The Delmarva Travel Club has a new website and meetings have resumed! Not only do they showcase places they've been, they travel together too! Three trips planned for 2022 include two river cruises and a trip to Sicily.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society has two festivals on the horizon: the African American Film Festival in May, and the Jewish Film Festival in June. They are also showing all of the Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films, and Animated Short Films through March 17, AND, on March 24 will host a special event called Women Trailblazers in Music.

The Sussex County Genealogical Society Zoom meeting on March 19 will include a special presentation, “Kiss Me, I’m Irish”, tracing the paths of your Irish ancestors, by Sarah Gutmann, professional genealogist and researcher for Legacy Tree.

Irish Rose and Downtown Milford present an Irish Music and Dance Concert March 20. Bagpipers too! More details here.

CAMP Rehoboth Women's FEST returns April 7-10 with recording artist Chely Wright, comedy show, kick-off dance, golf, pickleball, craft show, seminars and a whole lot more.

The Stuart Kingston Gallery, an auction house and antique showroom on the Rehoboth Boardwalk since 1930, will move later this month. They’ll continue with jewelry and fine art at the Shoppes of Camelot, across from Atlantic Social. 

The Rehoboth Concert Band will present their "Women of Note" Benefit Concert for Cape Henlopen Senior Center, March 20 at Epworth.

The Georgetown Chamber's 21st Annual Easter Egg Hunt is April 9 at the Marvel Museum. Did you know the most common city name in the US is Washington? And number ten is Georgetown! There are 23 towns named Georgetown throughout the country.

The Great Delaware Kite Festival returns April 15. An Easter egg hunt precedes the event.

Apr 22-24 is the Coastal Delaware Running Festival. Registration is still open, but some runs are selling out!

Aren’t you loving those colorful planters in downtown Rehoboth? Then come to the First Annual Oldies Dance, a benefit for Rehoboth in Bloom, part of Rehoboth Beach Main Street on April 29!

The Milton Public Library announced a creative arts series of classes, Big Kids on Stage: A Theatre Arts Workshop, for adults 55 years and above. Free!

The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force announced its Warbird Showcase 2022 Tour Schedule. World War II aircraft will be flying at 12 cities in six states as a tribute to the thousands of men and women who built, serviced and flew them - AND YOU CAN BUY A RIDE IN ANY OF THESE AIRCRAFT! Warbird rides on the B-25 will be available locally Saturday, Oct. 1, in Georgetown. 

Off The Hook Restaurant Group will become Common Ground Hospitality. Common Ground will start with renovations at Hooked Up Ale House & Raw Bar in Millville and Off The Hook in Bethany, as well as new menu releases and logo designs for both restaurants.

2022 Southern Delaware Spring & Summer Vacation Planner is available online with February through August events, attraction listings, and the Spring & Summer Golf course guide.

FINS will open another location in Fenwick Island in the former Smitty McGee's space. What was the Pickled Pig Pub space will now house the area's sixth Arena's. Thanks to Tom R and the Foodie for the intel.

Upcoming Jolly Trolley tours: March 18 - Beach Brew Tour; March 24 - Books on the Bus – a historical fiction tour led by a local published author (free book by author included)

Fashion for Charity, a garden party luncheon/fashion show fundraiser for the Harry K Foundation, will be held at the Clubhouse at Baywood May 12. Buy your tix now (almost sold out!)

Firefly passes are now available (concerts run 9/22-9/25). The lineup includes Halsey, Green Day and Dua Lipa! The Freeman Stage is bringing Sheryl Crow (SOLD OUT), Patti LaBelle, Bonnie Raitt (SOLD OUT), and so many more. Bottle & Cork in Dewey has posted their line up as well.

I have angered the lords of Facebook and am currently unable to post on the Buzz FB page. If you know of a FB ninja acolyte who might know how to appease the gods, let me know. I'll post as soon as I can.

Drinks to go is here to stay! A bill has passed allowing you to buy alcohol for takeout, curbside or drive-thru at any Delaware restaurant, brewpub, tavern, taproom or other business with a liquor license. Forever. You have to buy at least $10 of food to get a to-go drink. Talks are underway to make Rehoboth outdoor dining permanent as well!

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Hi! My name is Deb Griffin and I write the Local Buzz. If you have family or friends thinking of buying or selling, I'd love to help! I'm a full time Realtor at The Parker Group, and part of my commissions go to Best Friends. .As a partner in the Eating Rehoboth Food Tours and an active member of the Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild, I LOVE where I live! Been here 15 years and learn more about the area every day, which is why I created the Buzz as a way to share that info with you. Enjoy!                   
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