Bee in the Know! Here's the latest Buzz from the Delaware Beaches
Hot fun in the summertime! Let's get this party started.

The 39th Zap Pro/Am World Champions of Skimboarding is Aug 13-15 in Dewey Beach. Skimmers come from all over the country, to what is considered the East Coast capital for the sport. Did you know skimboarding got its start in Hawaii, where kids would pick up pieces of broken surfboards and zip along the shore? Great read about it in Delaware Today magazine.

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Capital Ringers, a handbell ensemble based in Lewes, is looking for some additional ringers. Did you know, the Ringers own the largest set of handbells and handchimes on the Delmarva Peninsula?

Spade & Trowel in Seaford, would love new members, whether you love to garden or just want to learn more about it. Contact Pamela G here.

Groundbreaking is underway for a brand-new Dickens Parlour Theatre in Oceanview. The theater’s open-air patio will adjoin Good Earth Market’s existing gardens and veranda, so that together, they can offer entertainment, as well as great food and drinks.

Hopkins Farm ice cream fans can now get the same amazing deliciousness in downtown Rehoboth at the Mill Creamery. The new eatery is located right across from the Coffee Mill.

Speaking of Hopkins Farm - did you know they have a corn maze AND a sunflower field? Both are open to the public, and the sunflowers are for sale :)

Just got an email from a favorite lender, Wendy Smith with Embrace Loans, saying that rates are averaging 2.88% for a 30 year fixed. (She does refinancing, too!) And inventory is on the rise as sellers take advantage of the hot market.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery just announced the release of Hazy-O! dairy-free ice cream, an oat milk-based dessert inspired by one of its best-selling beers.

The Fifer Orchards donut truck(!!!) can be found in the Beacon Motel parking lot in Lewes, 7 am to 1 pm, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Do you know the VIA? (Village Improvement Association). Every time I read their history page, I get goosebumps! What a group of visionaries. Established in 1909, these women helped Rehoboth purchase the first sidewalks, curbs, streetlights, street signs, AND, they established the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. They also held Rehoboth’s first Art Show, which would later lead to the establishment of the Rehoboth Art League. Over the past 112 years they’ve petitioned for the preservation of town parks, paid to have public bathrooms installed, started a fund to build the first Convention Center, helped establish the Cape Henlopen Senior Center, helped fund construction of the first bandstand, purchase beach wheelchairs for the disabled, and so much more! Thank you VIA!! Right now they are having a fundraising raffle, and the first prize is ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS! Click here for details.

All through July, the Rehoboth Beach Museum is hosting a display of costumes and other artifacts in honor of Cheryl Blackman, “Rehoboth’s #1 Little Person.” Blackman was well known for her colorful outfits, and fantastic fundraising efforts in downtown Rehoboth. The Museum will also offer Historical Walking Tours on Wednesdays, (July 21, August 11 and August 25).

Rehoboth Beach Main Street will partner with the Canalside Inn for Rehoboth’s first Oktoberfest (Sep 25). Tickets on sale now.

Topsail Steamer, a company that provides steam pots of local seafood to take home, steam and eat, will open a store in Bethany Beach later this month. Tickled Pink, a retail store with home decor and gifts, opened in downtown Bethany at 100 Garfield Parkway. A portion of their profits will be donated to local charities.

Revival House Theater will host Jurassic Fest on July 24, with food, music, art and games, ending with the original Jurassic Park film on a large, 48 foot inflatable screen. The event takes place at Hudson Fields.

Rehoboth's new Grove Park Dock is open for business, and Cape Water Tours was right there, to launch their summer's ecotours! Great Gazette article here.

August 7 is the 13th Annual Run for The Paws, a 5k run & 1-mile pet friendly walk, in Dewey Beach.

Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday, so I am delighted to announce that Milton Theatre is bringing back Zombie Fest! (If it were up to me, I'd costume up every day). In that vein (heh heh), Mr. Moribund’s Theatre of Terror will be returning to the Riverfront Theater in Milford, for a Summer Screamer show July 30 and 31.

Deal me in! The Lewes Library's Cooks and Books program for July 20 is "Tarot & Tequila: A Tarot Guide with Cocktails". Tarot reader, author David Ross, has a collection of drink recipes, each paired with a tarot card. This is a free, virtual event. More details here!

Lots of construction under way on Route 1 including: the new Taco Reho, the new Agave restaurant (formerly Jakes), and the Aldi grocery store. Redners grocery store is finally underway in the Nassau Vineyards area.

Both Aldi and Marshall's are in talks to open stores in the Milford Plaza. Also, Downtown Milford 3rd Thursdays is back with food trucks, various vendors, and shops are open till 8 pm. Have you seen Easy Speak Spirits traveling bar known as the Alcohauler? Gotta love it. Fur Baby now has a new, larger space on Front Street (Milford), offering doggy daycare, dog and cat boarding, grooming and retail.

Every time I drive through Milford, there's something new and exciting happening - including a new Parker Group Real Estate office! Our third office is coming this fall to S. Walnut Street, in the heart of downtown. Are you interested in a career in real estate? Email Megan here :)

Lewes' Stango Park Summer Concerts are back! Lots of fun bands including Zydeco-A-Go-Go on the lineup. The Sound of Music will be at Clear Space through August 28. Christopher Peterson's Eyecons show returns this month. Coastal Concerts will kick off their seven concert schedule in October, starting with Tempesta di Mare, featuring baroque music on baroque instruments.

The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival opens October 14, with Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Grain's Rocking the Docks concerts at the Ferry continue thru Sept 9; and, they will deliver food to your space in the grass! Love that. Some shows are sold out, so grab your tickets now!

Playa Bowls will open a second location in Dewey Beach. The Lighthouse in Dewey will open soon, with live entertainment and those gorgeous bay views.

My Esperanza, a Mexican and Latino grocery store, is now open in Peddlers Village, Lewes.

The Milton Arts Guild will open a storefront location on Federal Street with gallery space for exhibits, retail space and room for workshops. A shout out to Art in Bloom, (a committee of Lewes in Bloom), for the wind spinners near the Lewes Library, the mosaic murals on the bridge over the Canal, and the large mural on the Beacon Motel.

Did you know the Delaware Discoveries Trail includes ELEVEN interactive murals created with selfies in mind! Leah Beach, executive director of the Developing Artist Collaboration, helped Delaware tourism recruit artists, and was a participating artist herself.

The FB page, "Who Would You Refer in Sussex County?", with its 15,000 members, continues to be a great source of information as well as entertainment. A post asking about Dive Bars garnered 191 (often amusing) comments...

My five year old grandson is better on an iPad than I am. You feel me? The Lewes Public Library offers free tech assistance the first and third Friday of the month. Tablets, phones, computers... you name it. See you there,

September 30 is Delaware Womenade Games Day, Ocean View, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Games, continental breakfast, Prosecco, seafood appetizers, lunch, silent auction and basket raffles. Proceeds benefit the domestic violence programs of Peoples Place. For info email here.

Dean Jobb, award-winning author and journalist, will discuss his book, The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer, during a History Book Festival program on July 22. The Zoom-based program is free, but pre-registration is required.

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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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