Letters and Pearls
Teri and Kathy Smith-Jones, and Beau, took Letters from CAMP Rehoboth to Key West for an early spring vacation at Pearl Rainbow. We like to see where Letters gets to go, so take a copy along with you on your next vacation.
Proud Books Opens on Baltimore Avenue
Jocques LeClaire, the former manager of Lambda Rising in Rehoboth, is celebrating the opening of Proud, his new, independent bookstore, located on Baltimore Ave. in the Village by the Sea.
Thank You to the CAMP Volunteers!
CAMP Rehoboth saluted its more than 350 volunteers at a reception on the first day of spring. We couldn’t survive without their dedication. For more photos, see the CAMPshots galleries.
Fan us on Facebook; Join us Online
Keep up with everything that’s happening at the beach. Visit our new (and improved) web site—camprehoboth.com —where you can find the latest event news, read your favorite columns from Letters, and see photos of all your friends in the CAMPshots Galleries. While on the site, register for our database, and become a fan on the CAMP Rehoboth Facebook Fan Page.
Sweet Baby J’ai—A Rehoboth Favorite!
The CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST and Guardian Property Management present Sweet Baby J’ai, Saturday, April 10 at 9 p.m. at the Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts. She rocks the hall equally for women and men, gay and straight. This encore presentation gives locals the chance to catch the entertainer who caused such an uproar of delight here last Spring. Call 302-227-5620 for tickets.
Calling All Artists! LottoHEART 2
On Saturday, July 3rd, CAMP Rehoboth will host the second LottoHEART Game Show in at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The hilarious auction-raffle-show, hosted by Christopher Peterson, includes LottoHEART, the HEART of the Community live auction, and surprise raffle prizes. We’re looking for artists who would like to join the fun. Visit camprehoboth.com for details.
Book Signing and Readings at CAMP Rehoboth
Following the amazingly successful Writer’s at the Beach Conference held here in Rehoboth recently comes a Meet-the Author Book signing and reading on Saturday April 10, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a second reading and signing at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center on Sunday, April 11 at 10 a.m.
Meet nationally-known and award winning lesbian writer/publisher Fay Jacobs, author of As I Lay Frying—a Rehoboth Beach Memoir and Fried & True—Tales from Rehoboth Beach. Fried & True won the 2008 National Federation of Press Women Award for Book of the Year for Humor. Fay will be reading from her upcoming third essay collection, For Frying Out Loud, to be published late in 2010.
Jacobs, publisher of A&M Books will also be presenting the latest A&M publication, the novel The Carousel, by writer and television Producer Stefani Deoul. Deoul divides her time between Rehoboth Beach and whichever exotic location is selected for filming her latest TV gig. At the moment she is working on the TV series Haven, shooting in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Philadelphia author and frequent Rehoboth visitor S. Renee Bess will be participating as well. Bess is author of Breaking Jaie from Regal Crest Press and the novel Leave of Absence.
S. Renée Bess is a former high school teacher, who has been writing fiction, in one form or another, for many years. Her short stores have been published in the Labyrinth Newspaper, Piece of My Heart, and more. Renée is dedicated to the act of writing about African-American lesbians.
“It’s important for us to tell our own stories because we need to affirm our right to exist in the world and in the body of lesbian and gay literature...many times we are not only invisible to the non-black gay and lesbian community. We are invisible to each other.”
In addition to these three lesbian writers, meet Rehoboth resident Jackie Goff, creator of the newly released game Spellen-Meister. Did you know that playing word games keeps the brain active and can reduce the chances of dementia? Jackie knows and wants to share Spellen-Meister! She promises it’s the most challenging, yet least intimidating word game played!
Come to the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Ave. to meet the authors, laugh, learn and be part of our homegrown creativity. Call 302-227-5620 for information.
Remembering Rev. Driss Knickerbocker
The Reverend Driss Knickerbocker, former Vicar of St. Paul’s Church in Rahway, NJ died Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Pax Christi Hospice Center, which is part of St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. Father Knickerbocker was licensed in the Diocese of New Jersey and canonical in the Diocese of New Hampshire. Knickerbocker also served as interim Rector at All Saints’ Church in Rehoboth Beach, DE and Christ Church, Dover, DE.
A funeral service will take place on Thursday, April 15, 3 p.m. at Christ Church, State and Water Sts. Dover, DE.
He was predeceased by his longtime companion and life partner, George R. (Gio) Brown.