SUNFESTIVAL? Already?! Yes, indeed—summer 2022 is drawing to a close, and CAMP Rehoboth is about to kickoff its annual celebration of all-things-sun-and-fun. Sundance, anyone? It’s baaaack! There are auctions (silent and live), fabulous entertainment, two dances, and a run/walk. See pages 7, 11 and 13 for details, grab your tickets at camprehoboth.com, and prepare to party hearty!
Of course, there is still fun in the sun to enjoy—now and in the weeks ahead. Jon Adler Kaplan has one idea—ocean swimming—and offers some suggestions in Training CAMP. Ed Castelli (Sea Salt Table) shares a great backyard get-together recipe, sure to enhance that picnic or barbecue you’re hosting. And Michael Gilles points us toward the Straight Eights’ (pun intended!) car show, cruising into our area late-September.
Maybe you just want to stay in a cool place till all that sun fades a little? Make the (short!) drive to Dover and take in the Tom Wilson exhibit at the Biggs Museum. Eric Peterson provides some back story on the artist and his deep connections with Sussex County; free passes to the exhibit are available to CAMP Rehoboth members—just stop by the CAMP Community Center to pick one up.
National Dog Day is nearly upon us (August 26), and the infamous dog days of summer have just concluded. Pattie Cinelli honors the day(s) by introducing us to her own very good boys, Gianni and Dante, and to some of the many benefits of dog ownership.
Women’s Equality Day also arrives August 26. See Ann Aptaker’s tale of swashbuckler (and opera singer) Julie d’Aubigny for an intro to a woman who clearly enjoyed a remarkable degree of equality for her time. Or, frankly, most any time. I mean—sword fighting?!
Meanwhile, Eric Wahl celebrates a seasonal favorite—the sunflower—and Fay Jacobs has a dining destination to recommend. Ah, summer!
Of course, it’s not all-fun-all-the-time. Monkeypox is a real—and painful—threat. CAMP Rehoboth spoke recently with the Delaware Division of Public Health to get answers to some common questions; see what we learned on page 26. And Clarence Fluker reports on a friend who selflessly used his own diagnosis as a springboard to educate others, rather than simply hide out till he recovered.
David Garrett and Richard Rosendall both reflect on our trying times; browse their thoughtful, informed—and informative—pieces. And resolve to vote.
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