Bee in the Know! Here's the latest Buzz from the Delaware Beaches

Hello fall! In downtown Rehoboth you can now turn right on red and skip the meters.

Rehoboth Beach Main Street 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 has 15 points of interest, providing interesting facts about the city's history, and the people who made Rehoboth what it is today.

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Fall Sidewalk Sale runs next weekend, Oct 7-9; the following Thursday, the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival begins (Oct 13), ending with a closing party Oct 16 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey.

Don’t miss “Assemblage Required“, an art show featuring the fabulous Deborah Rolig, Dee Gray, and Janice Elder (owner of Bella Luna, Rehoboth). Opening night is Oct 7. Great art! Great people! Great fun!

Dogfish Harvest Festival is Oct 8 and it’s free! Held on the Brewery grounds in Milton, the event features live music, food trucks, art and more, including a special tour of their Steampunk Treehouse. So cool! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Brandywine Valley SPCA.

Bark on the Boards is back Oct 15 with a dog diving competition, a pet psychic, yoga with puppies, and adoptable pets! Oct 16 is the CAMP Rehoboth Block Party with live music, food, arts and performances. Always a good time!

The Lewes Historical Society and the Lightship Overfalls join together for a late-night tour, Legends of the Bay: After Dark. Visit the historic Cannonball House AND the Overfalls Lightship to hear tales and exploits of lives lived and lost along Lewes shores. Thursdays in October - purchase tickets here.

Soooo much Halloween happenings - here's a sampling of what's to come. Oct 28-Boos & Brews in Lewes / Oct 29-Pipe Organ Spooktacular at All Saints Episcopal Church / Oct 30-Poe by Candlelight at the Lewes Library.

Little Shop of Horrors is at Clear Space Theatre Oct 14-30. 

Oct 15 is Freakshow, Milton Theatre's Zombiefest and Sea Witch runs Oct 28-30 in Rehoboth. Click here for the 52 page program!

The Spirit Halloween Store is now open in Tanger Seaside and the New Lift Thrift Shop is running their Halloween Extravaganza now thru Oct 31. It's the most wonderful time ... of the year!

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society Independent Film Festival is ON! You can purchase tickets NOW for the Nov 7-13 event.

Seafood fans are anxiously awaiting the opening of the Lewes Oyster House which has been keeping us posted on their progress via Facebook. Menus are up on their website!

First State Corn & More, currently a food van in Aldi’s lot in Rehoboth, will open a second location in the former Glazed space near the Boardwalk on Rehoboth Avenue. Buzz reader Donna P says the Cuban sandwiches are deelish! They also serve corn on the cob or in a cup with a variety of seasonings, fried shrimp, and loaded potatoes. Owner Jenberson Petion says this is Miami style, tropical food.

Speaking of food trucks, Smashmouth, parked in front of Big Chill, now offers breakfast Tues-Sat from 8-10. They also have happy hour M-Th, 4-6pm with $10 burgers.

The owner of Nalu (in Rehoboth and Dewey) has purchased Summer House on Rehoboth Avenue. The restaurant will feature a brand-new menu but keep the popular half-price burger night on Mondays. The old DJ booth will be reopened with DJs spinning nightly, and Tuesday Iced Tea Night with Mooney’s Iced Tea will also return.

A new Dewey eatery in the former MezCali space offers hot and cold breakfast items, coffees and cocktails, and evening ice cream and milkshakes – with or without booze. The Dewey Post brings in bagels, breads and pastries from Rockland Bakery outside New York City, Liscio’s in South Jersey, and Crack of Dawn Bakery in Berlin, MD. There are also grab-and-go meals, hot sandwiches, sweet Belgian waffles and flatbreads. The display cases were sourced from a peanut roaster who operated on the Wildwood, NJ, boardwalk in the 1860s.

There's new deliciousness on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth as well, with the arrival of Tasty, offering authentic Italian gelato, as well as sandwiches and smoothies. Open weekends only.

Grottos Grand Slam (Lewes) is getting a facelift that will include extensive interior renovations as well as a new patio, a fire pit, and an enhanced takeout area. Grotto also debuted some fun new menu items in August including shiitake mushroom pot stickers, a spinach-artichoke dip served with a house-made garlic-parmesan flatbread, a bruschetta, and fried cheese ravioli.

Greene Turtle Lewes will get a rebrand and remodel per the Rehoboth Foodie. Milford will be getting an ALDI in the Milford Plaza; Redners in Lewes should be open very soon.

A fun part of being a real estate agent is getting to see inside so many homes. You too, can view new and historic Rehoboth and Lewes kitchens while supporting a great cause! Tickets are now available for the Autumn at the Beach Kitchen Tour, a virtual feast for the eyes with unlimited viewing Oct 8 through Nov 7.

Vote for your favorite scarecrow! The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will again host the Scarecrow Show and Trail. Votes can be submitted online or via paper ballot available from the chamber office at 306 Rehoboth Ave.

Four towns in Delaware will host a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition: “Crossroads: Change in Rural America”, starting with The Historic Village in Ocean View. Now thru Nov 11.

Old Wood will be opening their second location, Old Wood Delaware at Preservation Forge, in downtown Lewes early October. Their store (on Route 9) is amazeballs, and have to reign it in whenever I stop by as I want to take everything home with me! My dining room table is made from reclaimed wood (their specialty) from a gymnasium and a bowling alley in Scranton, PA. Love it!

A Buzz shoutout to the lovely Cindy Lovett, Rehoboth Beach Main Street Board Member who not only orchestrates Rehoboth in Bloom (those gorgeous planters all over downtown Rehoboth maintained by a legion of volunteers); but recently had the idea to honor the city’s longest-running businesses - four of which have been in business more than 75 years (like Kohr Bros and Snyder’s Candy); over a dozen more than 50 years (including Nicola and Grotto’s, Robin Hood and Thrashers) and NINETY-THREE that have been here at least 25 years. Applause, applause!

New owners of RISE Fitness + Adventure will expand the gym’s offerings with cycling classes, hot yoga, childcare; and adding a restaurant and café. They are also one of a very few places that offer a balance, strength and brain exercise program for people with Parkinson's disease

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