Broadcasting Rehoboth’s Queer History
Humorist and storyteller Fay Jacobs loves to talk about Rehoboth’s LGBTQ history. She’s written countless stories about that history over the years in Letters, given numerous Zoom programs about it, and has even gone on record in the Rehoboth Museum’s oral history project. As of this month, she will be sharing her stories each Thursday on Radio Rehoboth, 99.1 FM.
Her tales cover early LGBTQ visitors and celebrities, organizations, social events, historic gay bars and restaurants, and beaches. From the rise of fine dining amid a sea of fried shrimp to a hideout after a scandalous murder mystery, Rehoboth’s gay history has it all.
Fay’s reports, one story per Thursday, on Rehoboth’s Past, Present and Fabulous Future will air 6:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Listeners can also hear the stories on RadioRehoboth.com. This community radio station is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are welcome. ▼
Letters Writer Will Be Signing Books at Browseabout
Eric Peterson, a long-time columnist with Letters from CAMP Rehoboth, will be at Browseabout Books on Sunday morning, December 5, 10-noon, for a book signing for his debut novel, Loyalty, Love & Vermouth. While most of the book is set in the Washington, DC area, key scenes take place in Rehoboth Beach and Provincetown.
The novel, based on a gripping true story, is fast-paced, humorous, “and the toe-tapping, feel-good novel of the season!” according to Lambda Literary Award winner Ann McMan. Award-winning writer Michael Nava says “It’s a heart-warming and charming tale of love, loss and community—a delightful read.”
Based on the Washington Post headline, “The Case of the Purloined Pooch,” the book combines the true story of a dognapping with wry contemporary fiction about a group of friends—loyal, campy, and fun, banding together to help one of their own in a time of crisis.
Loyalty, Love & Vermouth is published by Bold Strokes Books and is available at the publisher’s website, Bookshop.org, and locally at Browseabout Books.▼
Planned Parenthood Welcomes Volunteers
Planned Parenthood is opening a new facility in Seaford, Delaware. The Seaford office will be their fourth location in Delaware and their only location in Sussex County. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a world where everyone has access to the health and education services they need, and volunteers play a crucial role in that work. If you are interested in volunteering in Seaford, or any of their locations, contact the volunteer office at (302) 655-7232 or email your name, phone number, and home address to email@example.com, attn: Volunteer Department. ▼
Roseate Spoonbill Photograph Wins Best in Show at Prime Hook Contest
Edward Crawford’s Roseate Spoonbill photograph won the Best in Show in the Friends of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge’s annual nature photography contest. Crawford captured the photo at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, where a group of four spoonbills were feeding earlier this year for several weeks. The tropical spoonbills are rarely seen this far north and are more typical of Florida or Gulf coast regions. The birds may have been blown north by strong tropical storms or hurricanes.
Twenty-eight photographers submitted 139 photos in this year’s contest. The show will be on display at the Refuge auditorium (11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton) until December 11. The public is welcome to drop by to view some of the best nature photography in the region. ▼
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 27, marks this year’s Small Business Saturday, a day devoted to encouraging shoppers to support local businesses and establishments. Be sure to stop by downtown Rehoboth Beach, stock up on holiday gifts, and patronize your favorite businesses. In last year’s proclamation commemorating Small Business Saturday, the City of Rehoboth Beach commissioners and Mayor Stan Mills said, “The City of Rehoboth Beach supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy, and preserve our communities.” They noted that such businesses were responsible for 64.9 percent of net new jobs created from 2000 to 2018. ▼