Fireworks over Rehoboth Beach (city of Rehoboth)

Your guide to Delaware fireworks, and so Fourth

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

  Most Delaware places known for Fourth of July fireworks and other Independence Day activities have announced their plans. Organizers consistently ask for people to arrive early and leave late, and the Delaware Department of Transportation warns that many events close roads, too. Dusk is about 9:05 p.m. on the Fourth, but fireworks could start as late as 9:30. Here’s …

Grenoble Place Crossing

Delaware Memorial Day dune crossing closures

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Multiple vehicle and pedestrian beach access points will be closed during Memorial Day weekend, DNREC announced Thursday. The drive-on and walk-on crossings sustained damage during a May 8 nor’easter. Unsafe drop-offs along the dunes where the crossings meet the beach necessitated the closures. Very little beach is available for drive-on surf fishing, even during low tide at the closed locations, …

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The Point at Cape Henlopen to close for season

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

DNREC PHOTO The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean and bay beach, will be closed beginning March 1 for the duration of the spring and summer. Since 1993, The Point has closed annually for most of the spring and summer to protect threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds. Those species include red knots, piping …

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Cape May-Lewes Ferry ticket sales exceed pre-pandemic levels

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Cape May-Lewes Ferry passenger counts have reached, exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Photo courtesy of CMLF on Facebook. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry has seen vehicle and passenger counts return to — and in some months exceed — pre-pandemic levels. Vehicle crossings during the month of October reached the highest number since 2007, while October’s passenger count reached the highest number since 2008. …

Thierry Langer owns the three Kaisy’s Delights locations with his wife, Nathalie. (Kaisy's Delights)

Kaisy’s Delights opens full-service dining room in Lewes

Pam George Culture, Food, Headlines

Thierry and Nathalie Langer own the three Kaisy’s Delights locations. (Kaisy’s Delights) It is hard to miss Kaisy’s Delights in Lewes. The building at Savannah and Wescoats roads resembles a mountain chalet. And then there are the colors: Lily Pulitzer pink and lime green. Locals and frequent visitors belly up to the counter for the coffee — La Colombe — …

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Lewes man flies flag below black pants to honor U.S. soldiers

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Lewes resident Harry Farreny says he will fly the U.S. flag this way for 13 weeks to honor soldiers killed in Afghanistan.     A Lewes man said he’s flying a pair of pants above the American flag in his front lawn to protest the Biden presidency and express his discontent with Biden’s handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. …

a fire truck is parked on the side of a road

You’re not the only one who thinks traffic to, around beaches is worse

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

  Dr. Beth Duncan says there are increasing numbers of accidents in front of her Lewes office.   Delaware’s beaches have seen traffic return to pre-pandemic levels — and then some, according to people driving the roads.  With the resurgence of tourism and rapid development of the coastal region, some locals say the summer of 2021 traffic has become worse …

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Beauty of popular Junction and Breakwater Trail draws locals, tourists

James Diehl Culture, Headlines

The six-mile trail from Rehoboth to Lewes is the pathway’s most popular part. Photo courtesy Southern Delaware Tourism     Delaware has been in the top 10 of “bike friendly state” lists for the last decade, and on Friday, one more link in the network of bike paths will officially open. The $513,000 Junction and Breakwater Pathway Rehoboth Beach Extension …

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Renovated East End Lighthouse off Lewes again welcoming tours

Betsy Price Beaches, Culture, Headlines

East End Lighthouse off Lewes has undergone structural repairs and been repainted. Photo by Jonathan Budler.   The East End Lighthouse in Lewes is shining brighter than ever, thanks to restoration efforts over the pandemic. Work on the historical breakwater lighthouse was completed this past December, with work lasting throughout the Summer of 2020.  Delaware’s Division of Historical and Cultural …