History Book Festival Returns
After two years of virtual programs, the Lewes History Book Festival plans this year to resume live presentations with some 20 distinguished authors of historical nonfiction and fiction works. The festival will be held September 23-25 in Lewes, Delaware.
The 2022 festival roster includes Pulitzer Prize winners and New York Times best-selling authors, as well as promising new writers. Books include biographies and topics ranging from politics and world history to exercise, medicine, and music.
The festival begins September 23 with a keynote presentation and concludes on September 25 with a closing address. Throughout the day on September 24, authors will discuss their books at venues in historic Lewes.
All events except for the keynote and closing speakers are free; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Additional information about the 2022 festival is available online at historybookfestival.org. ▼
Delmarva Nature Photo Contest 2022
Entries for the 2022 Friends of Prime Hook Delmarva Nature Photography Contest are now being accepted. The contest is open to photographers of all ages and is considered one of the best nature photography contests in this area.
Photographs must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge office at 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, Delaware on or before October 8, 2022. Detailed information is available at: friendsofprimehook.com/2022_photography_contest.
Entries will be judged by professional photographers during the week of October 9, with winners announced at a reception on Sunday, October 16, at the Refuge auditorium. ▼
The “Disney” Pie Ladies
The Pie Ladies returned as Disney characters for Rehoboth’s Independence Day Weekend festivities. In one of the city’s favorite traditions, the Pie Ladies take to the streets to deliver flavorful pastries to the community every Fourth of July weekend.
Each year, the ladies embody an extravagant theme, and this year’s did not disappoint. Responding in part to the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation in Florida, the ladies dreamt up the Disneyland fantasy. One of their helpers even dressed as Governor DeSantis. Their 2022 slogan? “It’s okay to say gay. Your favorite Disney characters.”▼ Photos: Tony Burns.