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 …

A Centreville estate called Shadowbrook has set a record for Delaware property sales. (Courtesy of Steve Crifasi, Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)

Exclusive: Record $18M for Delaware residential property

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Culture, Headlines

A Centreville estate with a 10-bedroom house, five rental properties and two barns on 152 acres has just been sold for $18 million. That’s a record for Delaware, according to Steve Crifasi, the listing agent with Christopher S. Patterson, both of Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate. “It’s drop-dead beautiful,” he told DelawareLive. “What makes the property so unique is that it is …

The Holiday Open House at Rockwood Park & Museum is Dec. 1-2. (New Castle County Department of Community Services)

On this day of Christmas: Holiday events to mark on your calendar

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Here are some memorable events to celebrates Christmas in Delaware. These events run only a day or two. There’s a separate list of events that run more often. Camden-Wyoming Christmas Parade. 6 p.m. Dec. 9, starting at Caesar Rodney High School. Organized by the two towns. Caroling on the Cirle and the Georgetown Christmas Parade.  Caroling at 6 p.m. Dec. …

Nicola Pizza

Nicola Pizza move to Lewes 1 year ago ‘better for everyone’

Katie KazimirFood, Headlines

Dan Huber of Wilmington, a self-dubbed “weekend townie” who’s had a second residence in Lewes since childhood, vividly recalls being at Nicola Pizza in Rehoboth Beach when it opened  half a century ago. He was 12 and said his family was the third or fourth group to be seated at Nicola’s First Street location on June 11, 1971. “We felt …

Labor Day 2023 in Delaware

Your guide to Labor Day Weekend ‘23 in Delaware

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

Labor Day may be a federal holiday celebrating the economic and social achievements of American workers, it has come to symbolize the last days of summer.  Trips to the beach, cookouts, long weekends and lots of getting ready for school mark the first Monday in September. Sunlovers will find plenty to moon over, with the high Monday around 90. And …


Lifeguards show off skills in Rehoboth’s regional competition

Rachel Swick MavityCulture, Headlines

  University of Delaware student Meredith Lockwood  has lifeguarding in her DNA. Her father, Don Lockwood, was a Rehoboth Beach Patrol lifeguard from 1985-88 and after being a lifeguard elsewhere last year, Meredith followed him into the patrol this year. So during Wednesday’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Lifesaving Championships in Rehoboth, Meredith came to win. And have fun, of course. As she …

Free summer concerts have been going on for decades at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. (City of Rehoboth Beach photo)

42 nights of free music at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

The lineup for the 61st season of free summer concerts at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand has been announced. Concerts usually run from 8 to 9:15 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Exceptions include two sets from the Funsters on July 2, a bonus Delaware National Guard 287th concert on July 4 and no concert on Sept. 3, when the season …

Fisher's Popcorn of Delaware is expanding to Frankford.

Fisher’s Popcorn picks Frankford site to expand

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Fisher’s Popcorn of Delaware has chosen Frankford for a new $4.85 million facility that will more than quadruple space for its manufacturing and wholesale operations. The company’s current production facility in Fenwick Island is 2,000 square feet, and the new 17-acre site on Route 20 is almost 10,000 square feet. The additional space will include two kettles and a large …

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Rehoboth’s offshore wind primer aired all sides of issue

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Whether you are a big fan of offshore wind power or you want all those turbines gone with the wind, a special meeting held by Rehoboth Beach officials offered insight into the projects and processes to create them. The four-hour meeting revolved around the three projects proposed off Delaware’s coast and ultimately functioned as an illuminating primer on the issue. …

Offshore wind projects Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach to hold special meeting on offshore wind

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The City of Rehoboth Beach will hold a special meeting Tuesday focused on offshore wind projects under development off Delaware’s coast. According to the city, the meeting will include presentations from representatives of eight organizations as well as a question-and-answer session. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public, both in person and via livestream. Click …