Can you believe it? It’s MAY already! That means we’re about to kick-off “the season”: fun in the sun at the beach. Ah, summer!
But before we get all caught up in what’s to come, let’s pause to savor what just went before: Women’s FEST! What a great long weekend of fun and camaraderie that was. Nancy Sakaduski recaps it for us in her piece on page 12; Connie Fox reports out the FEST sports news on page 64. As more than one happy FEST-goer was heard to remark, “I can’t wait for FEST 2023!”
Back to the upcoming season…. CAMP Rehoboth has a shift of its own as we move from spring-into-summer: Executive Director David Mariner leaves his post at the end of May. Letters wishes him the very best; it’ll be fun to see where he next fetches up. Of course, the CAMP Board has a plan in place to assure a smooth transition; see Wes Comb’s President’s View column (page 6).
If you’re looking for arts-related ways to brighten spring and welcome summer, CAMP Rehoboth offers some options! Among them: the CAMP Chorus (finally!) returns to the stage with concerts on May 13, 14, and 15; meet the accompanist, Dave Zipse, in CAMP Arts. While you’re on that page, enjoy a preview of CAMP’s new gallery exhibit, 30 years in 30 Photos. Intrigued? Plan a visit to see them all—they’re on view through May 31. Maybe your love is theatre? Matty Brown gives us a glimpse into the CAMP Rehoboth Theatre Company’s upcoming season. It promises to be a timely, edgy season indeed—you won’t want to miss it!
This issue’s themes are “outdoors” and “wellness.” We’ve got lots on both those topics—sometimes, simultaneously. Take our cover model, yoga instructor Nate Metz, who says, “Yoga on the beach is one of the most magical places to practice.” And Rich Barnett reports on his yoga experience these past weeks in Key West—talk about fun in the sun!
For more on wellness—May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Our columnists speak poignantly to that, too. Beth Shockley recounts her lifelong challenges with maintaining her mental health. Stephanie Belinske reports on anxiety and depression. Both of these conditions are diagnosed more often among us LGBTQ folks than among heterosexual, cisgender people. Let’s be sure we take good care—of ourselves and others.
As you kick-off your own season at the beach, remember: the meters reactivate in Rehoboth on May 15. So round up those quarters you’ve been collecting all year for just this purpose. Or head for the pay station with your credit card, or download the Parkmobile app. Fun has its price.
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