And, just like that—it’s August! Incredibly, we’re ushering out the summer season it seems we ushered in just a few minutes ago….
But hey! CAMP Rehoboth has you covered for a way to bid adieu to summer in style: SUNFESTIVAL! Part entertainment, part auction, part dance—and all great fun. Join us at the Convention Center over Labor Day weekend for a wonderful farewell to summer. Want to know more? Details start on page 8.
Of course, we can’t mention “auction” without tipping our hats to CAMP Rehoboth’s long-time auction organizer extraordinaire, Natalie Moss. There’s a tribute to Natalie, who also was a founding CAMP Rehoboth Board member and served for decades as Treasurer, on page 12. Give it a read and come away inspired.
This issue includes lots of ideas about how you might want to enjoy what remains of summer—have you seen Barbie yet? Chris Azzopardi tells us just how gay the movie is. (We already knew it was pink!) Matty Brown went to Beyoncé’s Renaissance concert—see his (enthusiastic) report in “Hear, Hear!” Mary Jo Tarallo and David Garrett have been enjoying some music performed by local girl groups—they profile four of them, starting on page 74.
Maybe you’re ready for something indoors, out of the sun? Drop by the CAMP Rehoboth Gallery to browse an exhibit comprising works by the winners of the Delaware Division of the Arts’ 2023 Fellowship awards. It’s an eclectic group of artists—and a fascinating group of pieces.
Or hang out in your kitchen on August 26—National Dog Day—and try Ed Castelli’s recipe (page 64) for some special biscuits he’ll be baking for Atti, his beloved canine. You’ll want to treat your very good boy or girl, too.
Elsewhere in the pages of this magazine—remember the feature in our June issue on dragon boat racing? Reader Kathleen Lehmann read it and wrote to tell us about her own experiences on a racing team composed of breast cancer survivors. See “Going for the Pink” on page 40.
There’s lots more, too—Rich Barnett dropped by the Delaware State Fair; Clarence Fluker mulls Labor Day; Michael Cook and Robert Dominic got to interview some fascinating folks—Ross Matthews and Laura Terruso, respectively. Sharon Morgan offers some disaster preparedness tips and resources (September is Disaster Preparedness Month), and Nancy Sakaduski reports the (chilling) stats on suicide risk among Delaware’s LGBTQ+ teens.
So find some shade, grab something cold to drink, and browse our pages—there’s plenty to keep you engaged.
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