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Catch the Drift: Beach restaurant relaxed, refined

Pam George Food, Headlines

    In the late 19th century, Methodists traveled to Rehoboth Beach to renew their spirit beside the sea. These “campers” stayed in rudimentary wood houses known as tents. However, they spent most of their time listening to the Rev. Robert W. Todd’s sermons in the tabernacle. Things have changed. Zealous foodies have replaced the faithful, and the modern getaway to …

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Oysters, burgers, brews among new Delaware beach eats

Pam George Food, Headlines

  Forget the ocean. Many visitors come to Delaware’s coast for the beach eats— and with good reason. The concepts cover the gamut, from smashed burgers to samosas. What’s more, the culinary action is no longer confined to the beach as development continues along Route 1 and toward the inland bays. If you’re headed to the beach this summer, here …

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Here’s what to know about Memorial Day 2022 in Delaware

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

    After a cold, wet spring, consistently warm weather returns to Delaware with Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer. A time to remember members of the military who gave their lives for the country, the three-day weekend starting Friday night will feature multiple events marking the occasion. It will also see a stormy Friday leading into what …

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Beebe Specialty Surgical Hospital in Rehoboth ready for first patient

Pam George Headlines, Health

  Damp, chilly weather couldn’t diminish the enthusiasm of the group that gathered Thursday in Beebe Healthcare’s new Specialty Surgical Hospital. Health care leaders, board members and caregivers were on hand to cut the ribbon on the $124 million, four-story hospital, located on the Rehoboth campus just off routes 1 and 24. The hospital will care for its first patient …

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Dewey opens all dune access points to beach

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Update: Friday night Dewey announced all beach access points had been opened. Dewey Beach announced Friday afternoon that it has inspected the town’s beach access sites and opened most of the them. The three left closed are at Dagsworth Avenue, Bellevue Street and Collins Avenue, the town said about 3 p.m. “These three dune crossing will remain closed at …

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Dewey Beach closes all beach access because of nor’easter

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Dewey Beach announced about 4:30 p.m. Thursday that all beach access points in the town are closed to the public. The warning from the town said that dangerous conditions are arising from last weekend’s nor’easter A post yesterday said that the Dewey Beach and the surrounding area had seen severe beach erosion. “Damaging wind gusts and high tides have continued …

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Nesting birds need share of beach sand, too, this summer

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

DNREC will block off some areas of beach to allow birds to nest and wants to train volunteers to man those boundaries and let beachgoers know what’s happening. Piping Plover photo courtesy of DNREC.   Delaware beachgoers should be prepared to share the sands this summer, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said this week. Piping Plovers and …

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Predators, storm slow piping plover nest production

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Piping plovers had a difficult mating season in Delaware. Photo by Kevin Bronson/DNREC   How many baby plovers did piping plovers produce when they were piping on Delaware beaches in 2020? Answer: Not enough, says the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The endangered birds experienced poor nest productivity in 2021 despite record numbers of mating pairs observed …

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Once Ida passes, weather expected to be gorgeous for Labor Day

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Photo by Jim Stapleton/Unsplash   Delaware weather is expected to be gorgeous over Labor Day weekend, with sunny days and highs hovering around 80 degrees. By Thursday night, the remnants of Hurricane Ida will have swept away, leaving the coast clear for fun. Literally. The Delaware Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from Thursday until 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, …

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Fin whale that died near Cape Henlopen will be autopsied

Jonathan Budler Culture, Headlines

Officials say it will be months before they know why a fin whale died near Lewes.   A 46-foot fin whale, dubbed Willy by locals, has died after being stranded and then beached near Lewes Thursday. The MERR Institute and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to reports of the endangered fin whale, or razorback, swimming inside …