Arts & Entertainment
“When Gallery One artists are asked what inspires them, the answer is overwhelmingly ‘What I see around me — the dunes, the beach, the sea, the bays and marshes, the beach cottages, the landmarks,” organizers said. And for the August theme, “Stops Along the Way,” the 15 artists travel Route 1 from Ocean City to Milton and show the viewer each of their neighborhoods.
Peggy Warfield’s collage “The Boardwalk” depicts the icons of Ocean City: Trimpers’ Ferris wheel, Thrashers fries, Kohr Brothers’ frozen custard, Dolles’ saltwater taffy.
A row of quaint cottages in soft yellow, shell pink and sky blue stand watch over the grassy dunes and the river by the Indian River bridge as Laura Hickman uses pastels to depict “Inlet Cottages.”
Peggy Warfield’s, ‘The Boardwalk,’ a collage, will be featured during Gallery One’s new show, ‘Stops Along the Way.’ Below, Lesley McCaskill’s, ‘Down on the Farm,’ a watercolor.Delaware is spotted with historical farms. Lesley McCaskill’s watercolor “Down on the Farm” shows an old red barn that is now a petting farm and vegetable and fruit stand.
Dale Sheldon’s acrylic shows a row of blue, green and purple kayaks on the beach in Lewes, as “Lewes Beach Kayaks” wait patiently for paddlers.
“The Dewey Tower,” a watercolor by Dianne Shearon, is reflective of the history of the beaches of the Atlantic. She asks the viewer to take a moment to remember and be thankful that towers like this guarded and protected the area.
After the outbreak of hostilities between the states in 1861, authorities in Washington soon acknowledged that the war would last longer than originally believed. Consequently, they called for men to join the Union army for a three-year enlistment.
Zipping through Roxana fields, two dirt-bikers kick up dust on a humid day. They stop to chat before kicking down on the starter and buzzing away for another loop.
Participants in the 23rd Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, which will benefit the Friends of the South Coastal Library, will have the opportunity to visit 10 unique homes in the Bethany Beach/Fenwick Island area. The tour will be held Wednesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tourgoers may visit all 10 homes in one day or spread the viewing over the two days of the tour.
Lenny Perez-Rivera is 9 and lives in Georgetown. He and his family have recently returned from Brazil, where they watched two World Cup games, went sightseeing and participated in a huge fan-appreciation festival. This wonderful experience was courtesy of the Make-A-Wish organization, because Lenny has leukemia.
In the words of Carl von Clausewitz, “War is … a continuation of political activity by other means.” Following the defeat of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army at Gettysburg in July 1863, President Abraham Lincoln visualized an end to the rebellion of Southern slave states and restoration of the Union.
The 37th Annual Nanticoke Indian Association Powwow will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7, at the powwow grounds east of Millsboro.
For once, kids are being encouraged to get dirty, and the Selbyville Public Library is leading the way.
The Selbyville Children’s Garden was planted in May by about 12 children in the library’s summer reading program. Now, every Tuesday at 4 p.m., children can attend the reading program — but they can help take care of their garden all week long. That means pulling weeds and watering the many plants.
“They love it,” said children’s librarian Ronshell “Shelly” Purnell.
They’re growing tomatoes, peppers, radish, cucumbers, squash, basil, parsley, cantaloupes and more. A line of sunflowers along the side of the library building is expected to reach 7 feet tall.
The veggies will be used in the teens’ Chop Challenge cooking program. They’ve even made a few dollars selling vegetables in the library.
“The parents say, ‘How do you get kids to come out and play in dirt and we can’t get ’em to clean their rooms?’” Purnell laughed. “It’s all about putting fun in little stuff like this.”
Last year, community members banded together to form Operation SEAs the Day, a beach-week event for military servicemembers and veterans who are recovering from injuries sustained while serving the country, as well as for their families.
Its mission was simple: “To organize and facilitate a beach-week event … as a means of showing our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. It is our hope that such a community-based gesture of support will be comforting and help ease their transition back into civilian life.”
This year, the Warrior Beach Week will be held on Sept. 2-7, with 30 soldiers and their families set to visit Bethany Beach and enjoy a stress-free week of family fun.
“Southern Delaware’s incredible growth as a culinary destination has led to the area becoming known throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond as the Culinary Coast,” noted representatives of Southern Delaware Tourism.
When the Army of the Potomac, under the command of Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, gained its first victory on the battlefield against Gen. Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg in early July 1863, the people of the North and the authorities in Washington were jubilant.
The 25th Annual Greek Festival will be held on July 11, 12, 13 and 14 at Ocean City’s Roland Powell Convention Center, at 41th Street and Coastal Highway. Organizers said the Greek Festival has added a Monday to the festival to accommodate people arriving in the area during the week.
Starting on Wednesday, July 16, the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild will be running a three-week Flash Prose Class, featuring both Micro Memoir and Fiction.
The Clear Space Theatre Company of Rehoboth Beach announced this week the addition of three new members to their board of directors. Lois Rubinsohn, Clayton Serman and Randy Reed were welcomed as directors at a recent board meeting.
This year’s Beach & Bay Cottage Tour is almost here. The 23rd annual tour to benefit the Friends of the South Coastal Library will take place Wednesday and Thursday, July 23 and 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An expert on promoting early literacy for all children though sign language, Baltimore author Kathy MacMillan will sign her new book, “Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together,” on Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at Bethany Beach Books. She will also offer a hands-on storytime for parents and kids of all ages at the store on Wednesday, July 16, at 9 a.m.
Lindy Promotions and Miller Lite are teaming up again for the fourth annual Dewey Beach Scavenger Hunt.
Bethany Beach’s “Operations SEAs the Day” Warrior Week is scheduled for Sept. 2-7, offering a week at the beach for recovering wounded soldiers and their families. Organizers said the plan is to show appreciation for the services and sacrifices made by the soldiers and to treat them and their families with the honor they deserve.
The most noticeable trait about Emily Jenkins is her charming, infectious giggle. That’s if you didn’t already see the 5-year-old’s crown and sash.
Emily will represent the state as Tiny Miss Delaware in America’s Natural Supreme Beauties National Pageant from July 25 to 27 in Louisville, Ky.
Travelling from Bethany Beach with her parents, Mike and Heather, Emily was just appointed to the state title about three weeks ago.
Emily can usually be heard giggling, but she said her favorite part of pageants is “going on stage” and, understandably, “getting crowned.” She’s been competing for about two years, often in Salisbury, Md., and her little sister is now winning crowns, too.
National contestants will be judged on evening gown, interview outfit and state wear, plus a stage question. State wear is an outfit the represents Delaware, such as a Dutch settlers outfit with tulips.
America’s Natural aims to keep it natural by forbidding makeup on young children, custom-made clothing and glitzy clothes.
Although she has competed on stage before, Emily won Tiny Miss Delaware by a simpler competition: sending an application and photo.