Metered parking will be $4 an hour this year in Rehoboth Beach. (Wikimedia Commons photo by Dough4872)

You’ll probably pay more for beach parking this year

Katie KazimirCulture, Government, Headlines

Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany beaches are increasing parking rates this summer, with Rehoboth and Dewey officials citing increased health insurance costs and other expenses. Parking rates for Lewes and Fenwick Island rates will not change. Here’s the situation in each Sussex County beach community. Rehoboth Beach parking Citing a $4.4 million deficit in the city’s proposed $37 million budget for …

Fireworks and family fun are in store for Delaware's July 4th celebrations and events.

Your guide to July 4th holiday in Delaware 

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

July Fourth – a celebration of America’s independence and often a day full of fun with family and friends – is next Tuesday. With AAA Mid-Atlantic expecting around 14% of Delaware’s population to be traveling, here’s what to know about Independence Day in the First State: Travel AAA predicts 142,000 Delawareans will travel at least 50 miles over the weekend, …

Delaware has various events to celebrate Memorial Day 2023.

Your guide to Memorial Day weekend in Delaware

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

The unofficial beginning of summer is finally here, and the First State has plenty of events to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.  While many will be soaking in the sunshine and warm weather on their favorite beach, several celebrations in Delaware remind folks of what the day is really about: honoring members of the military who gave their lives protecting the …

Fireworks over Rehoboth Beach (city of Rehoboth)

Your guide to Delaware fireworks, and so Fourth

Ken MammarellaCulture, 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 …

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Delaware Memorial Day dune crossing closures

Charlie MegginsonCulture, 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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Dewey opens all dune access points to beach

Betsy PriceCulture, 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 …

Sen. Ernie Lopez will not seek re-election in 2022

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Sen. Ernie Lopez   Republican State Senator Ernie López will not be seeking re-election in 2022, according to a press release issued by the Senate Republican Caucus Friday afternoon.  He didn’t cite a reason why. López’s district includes Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Harbeson. “It is with a great deal of thanks and humility to the people of …

From Wilmington to Bethany, your fireworks guide

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

(Photo by Jingda Chen on Unsplash) Most Delaware places famous for their Fourth of July fireworks shows have decided the shows will go on. Of course, organizers will follow the latest pandemic guidelines. Wilmington will host fireworks starting 9:15-9:30 on July 4. The best viewing location is in Tubman-Garrett Park and other Riverfront locations, said Tina Betz, director of the Mayor’s Office of …

Most plans for Independence Day fireworks go forth

Betsy PriceEvents, Featured, Headlines

(Photo by Marc Schulte from Pexels)     Most Delaware places famous for their Fourth of July fireworks shows have decided the shows will go on. But some related events have been scratched. Of course, organizers will follow pandemic guidelines as they exist on the day of the fireworks. Here’s the latest. Bethany Beach will takes two days for its celebration. Fireworks will be …