Arts & Entertainment
“It was a dark and stormy night…”
A cottage at the Delaware shore can offer a holiday reprieve from the bustle of the city, a summer getaway spot filled with tranquility and relaxation or a home for someone year-round. Southeastern Sussex County has become one of the most sought-after home locations along the Mid-Atlantic seaboard, and these houses that have become home, or home away from home, for many will once again be on display next week, as the Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL) present the 21st Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour.
With so many wonderful choices of farmers’ markets in our area, for me, the decision as to which one to go to often comes down to, “Will the pudding guy be there?”
For making a positive difference in her community and inspiring others, Ocean View resident Marisa Grimes — a 2010 graduate of Worcester Preparatory School — was one of 10 teenagers from across the United States selected by Coca-Cola to be an Olympic Torchbearer in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
Paintings to form foundation of inspirational card line
Artist Ellen Rice is beginning a challenge this week — to create 50 paintings in 10 weeks and to use those paintings to inspire.
For just shy of three decades, the Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade has been entertaining thousands, celebrating the holiday with floats, cyclists and bands, leading to a fireworks finale to cap off the evening. On Wednesday, July 4, the 29th Annual Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade offers fun and excitement for the whole family. The theme of this year’s parade encourages participants and spectators to “Come and Celebrate Our National Birthday, Bethany Beach Style.”
Unite Sussex once again is offering its U.S. Camp at Frankford’s town park. The summer camp started this week and is now in full swing.
As many people flocked to the beach or a golf course this past weekend, with sunny days and temperatures in the high 80s, volunteers at Ocean View Presbyterian Church were packing meals for the hungry. In as little as 90 minutes, more than 10,000 meals were packaged for destinations in either Haiti or Uganda.
Turquoise restaurant is kicking things up a notch with bellydancing performances every Wednesday night this summer.
One of the noted events of summer in Southern Delaware is the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, and this year’s tour, celebrating the benefit’s 21st year, is promised to be special. The 21st Annual Tour to benefit the Friends of the South Coastal Library will take place Wednesday and Thursday, July 25 and 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gov. and Mrs. Jack Markell are serving as honorary chairs for the benefit once again.
“No turning back from my destiny or greatness. I’ve gone this far so I’ m sure that I’ll make it.”
For long-time woodworker Roger Galbraith, originality is the name of the game. Ever since he first picked up the hobby in the 1970s, wood-turning has developed into a never-tiring passion, opening new avenues and ideas that keep each project one-of-a-kind.
With only about eight weeks left before summer arrives, the Town of Bethany Beach is revving up for the 2012 season. Repair of the town’s dunes and dune crossings, as well as its lifeguard headquarters, and enhancements to the Garfield Parkway streetscape and to wireless Internet access are complete, or nearly so, with a new entertainment option also set to debut in the weeks to come.
Art comes in a variety of forms, across a multitude of mediums, and Deborah Martucci’s dioramas are no exception. Since 2007, Martucci’s careful touch and attention to detail has turned curious eyes onto a unique style that has been mastered by very few.
A run/walk through the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge is planned for May 6, with proceeds to benefit the Camp Barnes Summer Program. The summer camp is an overnight residential camp run by the Delaware State Police and is open to children between the ages of 10 and 13 at no cost to the camper or their family. Camp Barnes accommodates 60 campers per week for six weeks.
An evening of classic rock will be showcased on July 22 at 7:30 p.m. as Styx, along with Cheap Trick, performs at the M&T Bank Grandstand at the 2012 Delaware State Fair. Tickets for the concert were set to go on sale Thursday, April 26, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by visiting www.DelawareStateFair.com.
For their annual spring musical, Sussex Technical High School is going pink, with “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” playing May 10-13 at Possum Hall in Georgetown.
Musicians eager to entertain at the shore could get to enjoy the spotlight at Patsy’s restaurant in Bethany Beach.
Owner Patsy Dill Rankin is inviting musicians to audition for the summer season, to “give people a chance to play in front of customers, and give us a chance to see what’s out there and have live music,” she said.
The public is being invited to learn about the natural and cultural heritage of Sussex County during a series of bus tours with former Delaware State Archivist Russ McCabe. All tours begin and end at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lewes and consist of multiple stops corresponding to a given topic.
On Wednesday, May 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., journalist and bestselling author of “Black Hawk Down” Mark Bowden will be speaking at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats in Rehoboth Beach about writing, reporting, making movies – and what it’s like to interview the president (which he did just last month).