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The Point at Cape Henlopen to reopen for offseason

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach, dunes and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, will reopen for the offseason Thursday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the winter. Since 1993, The Point has closed annually each March to protect threatened and …

Shark Party

Crooked Hammock to unveil Shark Week-themed beer Wednesday

Charlie Megginson Food & Dining, Culture, Headlines

Just in time for Shark Week, Crooked Hammock Brewery has announced the return of Shark Party, a mixed berry sour that pours deep red and honors the ocean’s apex predator. The brewery will hold release parties at both its Lewes and Middletown locations, complete with a first-taste toast and a shark-themed costume contest. First Taste Toast: The first pours of …

Little League All Stars

Lewes and Laurel advance in District 3 Minor All Stars

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Lewes, Del. – District 3 All Star action is in full swing in 2022 after two years of restrictions on tournament play due to Covid 19. As the Minor All Star tournament begins everything looks back to normal including double header semi final action at the Lewes Little League Park. Lewes 11 Nanticoke 4 Finn Gannon went 4-for-4 from the plate …

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 …

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Delaware Memorial Day dune crossing closures

Charlie 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, …

The Point at Cape Henlopen to close for season

Charlie 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 …

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

Charlie 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. …

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 — …

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

Charlie 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. …

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

Charlie 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 than ever. …