The Way I See It
by Marj Shannon, Editor
Frankly, as summer rushes to an end and we close in on Sun Festival, the way I see it is—busy! As you’ll see in the following pages, CAMP Rehoboth—indeed, the entire beach community—is likely seeing it the same way.
For example: Sun Festival! It’s a week-long celebration this year, August 29 through September 5. Check out the events and schedule on pages 12 and 13—there’s in-person and online fun available, with something for most everyone. Feel like a run? There’s a 5K—that you can expand into a biathlon if a morning swim appeals. (There’s also a 1K walk, if you want a more leisurely start to your day.)
Maybe dance is your idea of exercise? You’re in luck! Sun Festival offers an August 29 Tea Dance at Aqua. And if you’re here for the cornhole—there’s a tournament on Tuesday, August 31.
Ready for a concert? Sun Festival has two. The Skivvies entertain at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Friday, September 3. Their show includes all the raucous fun you know to expect from this duo, and also special guests Diana Huey (The Little Mermaid) and Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk). Jennifer Holliday takes the stage at the convention center on Saturday, September 4. This is Ms. Holliday’s first visit to Rehoboth Beach—let’s give her our warmest welcome.
Maybe you want to get an up-front-and-personal look at those entertainers? Our interviews with them are on pages 14 and 16. There’s a good deal more to these folks than you’ll see during even the best of concerts; get to know them a little better in these pages. (Btw—Jennifer Holliday let slip that she’ll be working on her first movie this fall—great news!)
As the plethora of outlet stores in our area suggests—we do love our shopping. And Sun Festival is here to please, with an online (and limited live) auction. A ceramic Wizard of Oz set, anyone? Maybe a nostalgic aqua toaster? See the pix on page 11 and prepare to bid!
As summer winds down, maybe that summer romance is doing the same? Check out R & R (Romance and Other Relationships) for some tips on salvaging a friendship from a failed romance. Or maybe pick up a copy of ¡Hola Papi!—reviewed in Booked Solid; you may find some helpful advice.
Of course, the fun won’t end just because Labor Day weekend does. CAMP Rehoboth’s YOUTH Up program (for youth ages 10-19) is going strong; its next monthly social is September 10. See the Health & Wellness events listing for other YOUTH Up activities, as well as classes and get-togethers for all age groups.
Then there’s the Lambda Car Club’s annual Beach Ball Invitational car show, which cruises into town the weekend of September 25. (Like most things, it was on hiatus in 2020 but—it’s baaaack!) There’s more info on page 82; watch for some beautiful sets of wheels out there.
Feeling a little less sad over summer’s passing, and starting to look forward to fall? CAMP Rehoboth has something fun planned for October, too! Get out those calendars and pencil in the Block Party, on Sunday, October 10.
Another thing that’s new as we head into fall: Letters’ editor. I’m new to the editor’s desk, but not to Letters. You may already know me as its editorial assistant or copy editor; I’ve held both those positions over the past three years. Or, you might know me through Letters’ Health & Wellness column that I’ve written the past couple years. Given I’ve lived here (“here” being Milton) for nearly 25 years, you may just know me—from the store or the street or an event or workplace. Now, as I take on the job so capably done by my immediate predecessors, Beth Shockley and Fay Jacobs, we’ll meet—and get to know each other—in a new way. I’m looking forward to it! ▼