And, just like that—it’s fall! I enjoy many aspects of the season—the cooler temps, the changing leaves, the reduced traffic. The shorter days—well, not so much. Happily, this month—and those upcoming—have lots of celebrations and events to carry all of us (me especially) through till the days begin to lengthen once again.
Some of those celebrations and events come straight from CAMP Rehoboth: Block Party, anyone? It’s about to kick-off just as this issue hits the streets, after a few years of COVID- or weather-related cancellations. (I’d have my fingers crossed for this year’s success as I write this, two weeks in advance of the event, if I could do that and still type….)
Soon thereafter, on October 21, CAMP Rehoboth and Orgullo Delaware (learn more about Orgullo in Matty Brown’s feature) will partner to present the Delaware Shakespeare Community Tour’s free performance of the new Spanglish musical, Twelfth Night, O Lo Que Quieras, in the Elkins-Archibald Atrium. More info and registration at camprehoboth.com.
And, on November 1, CAMP Rehoboth and PFLAG-Rehoboth will co-sponsor an ACLU Delaware special event at Lewes Library. (See David Garrett’s Straight Talk for details.) The event promises an evening of informative presentations likely to appeal (as David notes) to “…everyone who values free speech, equal protection, LGBTQ rights, or the democratic potential of our school system.”
CAMP Rehoboth’s Golf League recently wrapped up play for the season; Mary Jo Tarallo brings us highlights (and lots of photos) in Be a Sport! Looking for a way to keep active in the off-season? Jon Adler Kaplan suggests Pilates, and Pattie Cinelli describes the rewards of a walking meditation.
Late-October brings Halloween, and our writers offer up some seasonal fare: Eric Wahl’s gardening column features poisonous plants, Brent Mundt recounts the horrors (and delights) of a Halloween costume fail, and Richard Rosendall gives us a tale from the crypt—well, okay, a cemetery.
Come November 1-2, many celebrate Día de los Muertos. Learn more about this festive occasion in a feature by new contributor Rachel Orga.
Meanwhile, Michael Gilles savors the gustatory delights of Red, White and Basil; Ed Castelli offers a recipe for an easy, hearty soup; and Rich Barnett suggests a libation to warm these fall evenings. On the entertainment front, Eric Peterson responds to the hoopla surrounding the latest Little Mermaid, Robert Dominic joyously anticipates seeing Bros, Michael Cook interviews Shangela (Dancing with the Stars), and Barbara Valletto introduces us to her new book, A Belief in Her.
I think I see a good season ahead, short days notwithstanding: things to do, places to go, people to meet, and tasty comestibles. Happy fall! ▼