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A listing of open houses available throughout our resort area, compliments of our local Real Estate professionals.

In these dog days of summer, when it’s so hot and humid outside, something healthy, flowering and green is a welcome sight in the garden. There is one shrub that shines this time of year, and that is the shrub aptly known as summersweet or sweet pepperbush, or clethra alnifolia.

For more than 50 years, I’ve collected Native American artifacts from powwows, craft fairs and the annual holiday market at the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Early in the spring of 2020, as the pandemic was roaring to life, the Coastal Towns Historic Village in Ocean View, like so many other organizations, was forced to find alternative methods for showcasing our organization to the community.

Our latest entry in the unofficial ‘Our Community is Cooler Than Your Community’ contest (which we just made up).

Sheryl Swed, executive director of Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) this week announced a new series of events, “Butterfly Thursdays,” planned at the gardens every Thursday at 11 a.m. starting Thursday, July 29, and running through Thursday, Aug. 26.

Gallery One recently announced the theme of its August show, “Delaware Botanic Gardens,” open to the public July 28 through Aug. 31. The Delaware Botanic Gardens are located in Dagsboro, with a mission to “create a world-class, inspirational, educational public botanic garden in Southern Del…

Sunny summer weather offers children an opportunity to explore and enjoy outdoor fun. Pediatrician Dr. Taqdees Afreen, M.D., with Bayhealth Pediatrics in Milford, encourages parents to supervise youngsters’ play, as well as food and beverage intake, to ensure that the good times are not spoi…

The Rehoboth Art League’s signature summer event — its Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show — returns to Henlopen Acres for the first two weekends in August. After going virtual in 2020, the Outdoor Show is bringing artists back to coastal Delaware to showcase and sell their artwork.

The Greater Millsboro Art League is hosting a grand reopening celebration on Friday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at their facility, located at 203 Main Street in Millsboro. The Millsboro Art League is open to all.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is now recruiting interested individuals for its Oyster Gardening Program, a restoration effort that brings scientists and residents together to restore local American oysters in the Inland Bays.

“It’s been a long pandemic, and we know you are all sick and tired of being sick and tired, but now, it’s finally time to throw off your Snuggie and leave the isolation of your couch, because the Running of the Bull is back, baby!” organizers of the annual Dewey Beach event announced this week.

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County Delaware (LWVSCDE) has arranged a bus trip to historic women's suffrage sites to celebrate the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

Alison Webb, certified by the American Institute of Floral Designers and an employee at Inland Bays Garden Center, was building an ocean out of flowers this week, creating a floral display that represents the sea.

The Nanticoke Indian Tribe will present its 44th annual Powwow on Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12, at Hudson Fields in Milton — a new location that offers more space and visibility.

The purple coneflower — echinacea purpurea — is one of the most common and loved native wildflowers. It is beautiful, easy-care, not a deer favorite, and comes in different sizes and colors. We wrote about coneflowers last year, but there have been new varieties introduced, and we have learn…

Wayback Burgers, a longtime fixture in the Peninsula Crossing shopping center in Millsboro, has moved into the former Hardee’s building at 28552 DuPont Boulevard (Route 113), doubling the seating capacity and adding a window for picking up orders.

David Godwin was selling vine-reddened tomatoes and fragrant peaches at the Millsboro Farmers’ Market on a recent Saturday morning, accompanied by his 12-year-old son, Mitchell, who arranged stalks of corn on the long table where shoppers stop and select fruits and vegetables to grace their …

A dancer performs at a previous year's Nanticoke Indian Powwow. The 2021 powwow is relocating to Hudson Fields.

The famous Santa Maria — or at least a replica of the ship that was part of Christopher Columbus’s three-ship fleet that unintentionally discovered the western hemisphere — is scheduled to arrive in Ocean City, Md., next month for a 25-day stay before sailing away.

Those long, lazy days of summer come alive in the artistic and functional art on display in the “Little Gallery” located in the heart of Inland Bays Garden Center. Visitors can find something to enhance the beauty of a beach house or to decorate a table for summer family gatherings, all crea…

Dr. Samuel Swisher-McClure, M.D., recently joined Delmarva Radiation Services and Beebe Healthcare as a new Radiation Oncologist. He is currently seeing patients at the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24 in Rehoboth Beach, as well as the South Coastal Cancer Center in Millville.

While the “Itsy-Bitsy Spider” rhyme may hold a place in children’s hearts, live insect contact is typically not a positive experience for kids and their parents. Pediatrician Dr. Adaobi M. Enekwizu, M.D., of Bayhealth Pediatrics—Milford recently offered tips on how to avoid and cope with the…

The Rehoboth Art League is inviting the public to its galleries from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 23, to celebrate the opening of a new series of exhibitions, including the Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition, now in its 83rd year.

Planning for some fun in the sun this summer? The heat and humidity can be stifling at times. Whether planning to attend the Delaware State Fair, which kicks off on Thursday, or laying out on the sandy beaches, it’s important to stay safe in the heat while also navigating a social setting, s…

In July, peaches are the star attraction at all SoDel Concepts restaurants. The Rehoboth Beach-based hospitality company’s Peach Month features everything from cocktails to appetizers.

In the 19th century, author Jane Austen managed to describe the discomfort of summer with eloquence, saying, “What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.”

One of the most anticipated events of summer in Southern Delaware is the Friends of the South Coastal Library’s (FOSCL’s) major annual fundraiser, the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, and this year’s tour is almost here. The 29th annual tour ― to benefit the Friends of the South Coastal Library…

Located right at the border between Fenwick Island and Ocean City, Md., Nick’s Mini Golf allows for patrons to get a sense of the Australian Outback by venturing through 18 holes of “Golf Down Under.”

With immense flower heads, hydrangeas have an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Their colors are beautiful, with clear blues, vibrant pinks, frosty whites, lavender and rose. Easy to grow, these are a summer staple in our area, a must in any partly shaded area.

This week, after the playing of the Olympics theme that softly spread across Fairway Village, Olympic torch carrier Mike Smith entered the arena, followed by Fairway Village resident Rob Gill, who — representing VFW 7234 — smartly presented the flag. The parade of the resident states followe…

Pretty much every parent is tempted at some point to just sit on their kid. We hear you, mama bird!

Environmental experts say that when it comes to building a sustainable environmental and economic future, one of the more practical solutions is to look toward the green jobs sector, a career field that has the dual benefit of providing steady employment while also meeting future environment…

As the month of July rolls on, a small group of local folks are in the process of planning, organizing, and ultimately hosting an unusual end-of-summer celebration known as the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral. The Jazz Funeral is back after taking a one-year break due to concerns over COVID-19.

On July 6, the Delmarva Hand Dance Club donated $1,000 to the Selbyville Elks Lodge 2173 for the Welcome Home Veterans Program. Pictured, from left, are Elks Exalted Ruler Charles Derrickson and John Falcone, president of the Delmarva Hand Dance Club.