Arts & Entertainment
The Milton Historical Society and Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Delmarva Roots film series will conclude on Friday, April 16, with a screening of “Estamos Aqui” at 7 p.m. at the Milton Theater.
The Delmarva Birding Weekend celebrates the spring migration of thousands of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors. The weekend combines boat trips, paddling treks and expeditions by foot, and takes place April 22-25.
Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club will host the annual Ravens Roost #44 Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 4, starting at 9 a.m. Funds from the event provide for the awarding of two scholarships each, to graduating seniors from Stephen Decatur High School, Worcester Prep and Indian River High School.
Participating artists in the Rehoboth Art League (RAL) and Rehoboth Beach Main Street’s Paint Out event will be working in their choice of 13 area locations. The Rehoboth Beach Arts Festival Weekend featuring Paint Out is scheduled for May 7-9.
On March 13, at Saint John’s Methodist Church in Seaford, Boy Scout Troop 281 took top honors as Troop of the Year at the Boy Scouts of America Annual Sussex District Recognition Brunch. Scoutmaster Tom Roth was presented the award by District Boy Scout of America Committee Chairman by Steve Small.
South Coastal Library’s library circulation and volunteer supervisor, Pricilla Scott, now has a new title to add to her job description. Scott was recently given the role of publicist for the Bethany Beach library.
Throughout the cold, snowy winter, 65 members of the Southern Delaware Choral Society took on a new and challenging series of weekly rehearsals in anticipation of their spring concert, “Opening Night on Broadway.” The concert will feature songs from Broadway musicals including: “Guys & Dolls,” “Chicago,” “Oklahoma,” “The Lion King,” “Avenue Q,” “Spamalot,” “Les Misera
In past columns, we’ve analyzed the strength of starting hands, or hole cards, in Texas Hold’em poker. As anyone who understands the game could tell you, a starting hand of pocket aces has the best odds of winning over any other two cards in the deck. But let’s hypothesize here: What if you are fairly certain that you are up against a powerful hand like aces?
The Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade Committee is in the process of planning for its 27th event. The Fourth of July festivities have grown over the years to the current highlight event, to which families in Bethany Beach and nearby areas look forward with great anticipation. The theme of this year’s parade is “The Declaration of Independence.” Artist Jennifer E.
The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) and Rehoboth Beach Main Street’s Paint Out event has expanded this year to include an entire weekend of arts-related events.
The Ocean View Historical Society, in conjunction with town staff, have been planning for months to reenact the Homecoming event that characterized Ocean View from the early 1900’s through 1941. And Saturday, May 15, will soon be here.
Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Music Director Julien Benichou has prepared what he hopes will be a fitting conclusion to a dynamic season of “Great Classics.” The concert is set for at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Mariner’s Bethel Church in Ocean View, with a pre-concert talk one hour before the performance.
Much entertainment is on the schedule in the Wilmington Trust Grandstand at the 91st Annual Delaware State Fair from July 22 to July 31.
“This year we are offering new forms of entertainment in hopes of reaching a broader audience,” said Danny Aguilar, assistant general manager and director of marketing for the Fair.
DiFebo’s restaurant on Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach will host a benefit fundraiser for the Southern Delaware Choral Society on Sunday, April 18, to coincide with the SDCS’s spring concerts.
In the realm of autism, “the stims” (short for stimulations) refers to an uncontrollable physical or audio release in an individual. For Zach Coffman and Brian Mahoney, better known as The Stims, the notion is rooted into their passion for music. Coffman, who has worked as a special education instructor, explains the correlation. “Music is an automatic for us,” he said. “It’s a natural thing.”
Serving the best interests of the economy of Delaware and Maryland’s coastline can be a difficult task, with a balance of agriculture and real estate, year-round activities and events and a seasonal schedule that demands careful attention. But, thanks to the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and Membership Director Carrie Subity, more and more businesses are finding their niche along the shore. And that success has been noted on a national level.
Despite wintery temperatures lingering outside, things got heated last Saturday at Indian River High School’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off, which garnered more than a dozen entries and helped raise hundreds of dollars for the school’s athletic department.
Integrative health care is not only for humans, it’s for the dogs, as well.
Under the cold, gray skies of an impending snow storm, hearts were warmed at Habitat for Humanity’s celebration blessing and ribbon-cutting on their new permanent home on Academy Street in Georgetown. Guests included U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.); Jack Tarburton, state director for USDA Rural Development; and representatives from U.S. Sen. Ted Kauffman’s office and U.S. Congressman Mike Castle’s office, along with state and local representatives.
For Father Michael Darcy, of the parish of St. Ann in Bethany Beach, becoming a priest felt like a natural progression. As a teenager, he thought about becoming a priest and spent a lot of time active in his home parish.
Say “So long” to that styrofoam solar system and “Bon voyage” to the baking soda-and-vinegar volcano. Last week, for the first time in well over a decade, Indian River High School students presented months of research and data in the form of projects at the 2010 Indian River Science Fair, and it wasn’t their parents’ kind of science fair.
Delmarva Christian High School students, on Monday of this week, got to see real-life reactions to one of their “J-Term” projects.
When it comes to New Years resolutions, “getting more exercise” is typically at the top of most people’s lists, but for more than 300 brave souls, Jan. 1, 2010, gave them an opportunity to exercise a little differently. The 14th Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos saw 315 participants courageously leap into the frigid ocean at Bethany Beach this New Year’s Day – 45 more than last year.
“This gathering isn’t about saying goodbye to Harold. Instead it’s about saying ‘Good luck,’” said Sue Ryan, owner of the Good Earth Market and self-proclaimed president of the “Harold Schmidt Fan Club.”
Having grown up as a young boy in southeastern Pennsylvania in the 1940s and 1950s, William Day now recalls the excitement and wonder that arrived with each Christmas season. His father would bring out the train set that circled the Christmas tree, and William and his siblings watched in awe. Decades later, Day and his wife, Susan, have managed to recreate the splendor and delight of the holidays with their own train set and Christmas scene in their Dagsboro home – one that has brought pleasure to their children and grandchildren and holiday guests, and will continue to do so for years to come.
There’s no questioning the hardships that local business owners are facing in today’s economy, but with the right attitude and mentality, anything can be possible. That was the message that was sent last week to many area businesspeople by Philadelphia Eagles’ legend and inspirational speaker Vince Papale.
Clear Space Productions is continuing their holiday tradition with the fifth annual production of “Scrooge!,” an original musical with book and lyrics by Ken Skrzesz and music by Doug Yetter. This year, John Marino portrays Ebenezer Scrooge.
The season of Advent offers an opportunity to celebrate the evening prayer of the Catholic Church, Vespers. Vespers have been celebrated “at the lighting of the lamps” since the early Christian era and, this year, Vespers will be celebrated on the four Sundays of Advent at St. Ann’s Catholic Church’s mission church, Our Lady of Guadalupe on Route 17, five miles south of Route 26.
For the first time, Gallery One has publish a set of holiday cards.
Each box has 16 different images – one from each of the gallery’s artists. This premier set of cards is available at Gallery One, located at 32 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View, and at Browseabout Books, 133 Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach.
Clear Space Artistic Director Doug Yetter will “Sing In the Holidays” on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Milton Theatre. Tickets for the event cost $35 and include a light-fare buffet, non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar available), sing-along sheets and an evening of holiday classics and hilarity.