Arts & Entertainment

Application withdrawn from County Council for music festival

For now, concerned Harbeson-area residents can breathe a sigh of relief, as the Sussex County Council approved this week the withdrawal of a conditional-use application that would allow for a music festival on a farmland property near the town.

South Bethany to hold fourth annual ‘beauty contest’

Driving through South Bethany, motorists often notice the beautifully landscaped canal and road ends. The continued beautification of the areas has been carried out through the work of the town’s Community Enhancement Committee (CEC) and countless resident volunteers, with the creation of the Adopt-A-Canal/Road End Program.

Land to spare? Millville seeks donation for event space

In searching for new festival space, the Town of Millville is weighing all options. This week, Millville opened its doors current landowners who may be interested in donating two or more acres of property to the Town.

Garron set for Aug. 31 show in Bethany Beach

Elvis tribute act signs with Maximum Talent & Entertainment

Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis is the newest act featured on the roster of Maximum Talent & Entertainment out of Gaithersburg, Md. The non-exclusive agreement provides a marketing platform to promote and represent the act to diverse venues.

Civil War Profiles: The admiral’s wife: Sophie Madeleine DuPont

The strategy, tactics and horror of the Civil War have been thoroughly documented over the nearly 150 years since it came to an end. While most the writings have been about the men who fought the war, the role of women has received attention, as well.

Dickens to host ‘The Sunshine Boys’ early next month

For one weekend only, Sept. 4-7, the Dickens Parlour Theatre will host Neil Simon’s comedy “The Sunshine Boys,” which celebrates the best in classic sketch comedy, with beloved characters from the Vaudeville era.

An evening of conversation and performance will include a live reading featuring veteran performers Bob Fitch, Rich Bloch, David Kovac, Lisandra Tena and friends.

Film society to screen Polish film for Around the World series kickoff

­The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Lewes Public Library and Movies at Midway are launching the 2014-2015 Around the World series with the film “In The Name Of.” The Polish drama will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway.

Operation SEAs the Day preparing for Very Important Families

VIFs (Very Important Families) will arrive Sept. 2 in Bethany Beach for a week of rest and relaxation. The annual Operation SEAs the Day Warrior Family Beach Week event is for veterans who are recovering from injuries sustained while serving the country and their immediate families. During the week, Bethany Beach will host 30 VIF’s (Very Important Families) and five alumni families.

Gallery One’s new show features views through an ‘Open Window’

Inspired by the theme “Open Window,” Gallery One artists watercolored, oil painted and created in acrylic for the gallery’s featured wall for the month of September, opening Aug. 28 and running through Oct. 1.

Eagle Scout revitalizes outdoor classroom at Showell

Kids at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School can now go outside the classroom to learn, thanks to the help of Eagle Scout Michael Thompson.

Family Fun Night planned on Friday at Kids Cottage

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Kids Cottage will co-present a Family Fun Night on Friday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Kids Cottage, 35448 Wolfeneck Road, Rehoboth Beach.

Eagles guitarist Felder to perform at O.C. Bikefest

Grammy winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder has been selected to perform at O.C. Bikefest on Saturday night, Sept. 13, replacing Country singer Jamey Johnson, due to a scheduling conflict.

Alumni to return for Operation SEAs the Day

In less than a month, 30 soldiers and their immediate families will come to Bethany Beach to take part in the second year of Operation SEAs the Day, as “Very Important Families” (VIFs).

“Last year was our first year, and we brought 25 families,” said Richard Katon, a founding member and board member of Operation SEAs the Day.

Replica 16th century ship sails into Ocean City for a month

Fans of the NBC show “Crossbones” can spot one of the show’s stars in Ocean City this month, as El Galeón Andalucía — a replica of the 16th century ships that Spanish explorers sailed on to discover Florida and much of the New World — is docked at 3rd and 4th streets on the bay in the Maryland beach town and open for tours every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets available for LBWC’s annual fashion show on Oct. 8

The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club will hold their annual fashion show on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Baywood Greens. Jones New York in Rehoboth Beach will showcase their clothes. The theme for this year is “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What’s the Fashion for the fall?”

Playwright Del Shores to appear at special event

The Clear Space Theatre Company of Rehoboth Beach has announced that author Del Shores — creator of their summer hit, “Sordid Lives” and sometimes called “the grand master of Southern lowlife sensibilities” — will be appearing at the theater on Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6. Shores’ appearance is sponsored by Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center.

Dickens to host ‘The Sunshine Boys’ during month of Sept.

For one weekend only, Sept. 4-7, the Dickens Parlour Theatre will host Neil Simon’s comedy “The Sunshine Boys,” which celebrates the best in classic sketch comedy, with beloved characters from the Vaudeville era.

An evening of conversation and performance will include a live reading featuring veteran performers Bob Fitch, Rich Bloch, David Kovac, Lisandra Tena and friends.

Sandcastle contest winners announced

The 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest was held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Fisherman’s Beach in Rehoboth Beach.

Winners in the Top 10 Judge’s Favorites — Adult (15 & older) included:

• “Card Sharks” — David DeVitra, Justin Chimies and Emily Chimies;

• “Dark & Stormy Knight” — Andy West;

Civil War Profiles: Townsend’s ‘mysterious estate’ on South Mountain

It is human nature to seek a refuge from life’s daily routine, a place that fulfills our craving for relaxation and privacy. Few, however, can afford a place that is secluded yet a reasonable distance from their work environment. A Delawarean by the name of George Alfred Townsend would manage to have the best of both worlds.