Okay, beach fans—the kick-off to the 2023 summer season is upon us! Are you ready? At CAMP Rehoboth, the answer’s a resounding “yes!” We’re so glad you’re here, whether it’s your first or 101st summer at the beach.
Another kick-off: this year’s CAMP Rehoboth membership campaign. The theme—”Welcome Home—Home is where the heart is”—is one we’re sure will resonate with so many of you, whether you are already members (new and not-so-new) or folks just now finding us. Read all about the campaign—and admire the great new logo!—in Laurie Thompson’s column (page 30).
Also in this issue, we take a quick look back at this year’s fabulous Women’s FEST—the biggest one yet. Nancy’s wrap-up begins on page 10, and Connie’s column on Women’s FEST sports appears on pages 22 and 24. Both pieces are sure to get you thinking about (and looking forward to) Women’s FEST 2024—already scheduled! We’re looking forward to it, too.
Of course, we have lots else in this issue: keeping with that sports theme, we’ve got a column on skateboarding—just in time for you to practice up for Go Skateboarding Day (June 21). Maybe you prefer water sports? Richard Rosendall doesn’t exactly recommend a sailing trip (View Point), but perhaps his description of one he “enjoyed” will lure you out to sea….
Or, how about something more leisurely? Take a look at CAMP Arts for current and future exhibitions and plan a stroll through the CAMP Rehoboth Gallery. Consider scheduling your visit to coincide with the June 3 Artist’s Reception that opens Murray Archibald’s new show. If summer means “beach read” to you, Terri Schlichenmeyer reviews Silver Alert—a great romp—on page 93, and Felice Cohen intros her latest, Half In, on page 62.
More leisure activity: The Pride Film Festival, presented by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society in partnership with CAMP Rehoboth, runs June 9-11. Local filmmaker LeAnn Erickson’s cartoon memoir—I (heart) Jack LaLanne—will be one of the short films screened; you can meet her in Michael Gilles’s Before the Beach column (page 16).
Another local favorite to celebrate: Chef Dru Tevis, winner of the Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship! Michael Cook interviewed him for Letters; read all about the competition—its challenges and rewards—on page 74.
Speaking of good food (and drink): the Kentucky Derby may be over, but Rich Barnett assures us a mint julep will taste just as good post-race. Or most any time, actually. Check out Ed Castelli’s Sea Salt Table or Lori’s Café (Dining Out) for some tasty comestibles to enjoy with it.
Sit back, bask in some sun, and browse Letters. ‘Tis the (summer) season, at last!