Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
The last issue of the year? How can this be! I miss you already.
As I write this, the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is in full swing and its Veteran’s Day weekend, so downtown Rehoboth is absolutely jammin’. Parking was tight last night when we took the honey’s parents out for their anniversary to the newly opened Bramble & Brine restaurant. They absolutely loved it and could not stop raving about the duck and the rib-eye steak. The décor is utterly charming, and the service is impeccable. A very welcome addition to the Rehoboth Beach dining experience.
Speaking of dining, a number of restaurants are offering quite the Thanksgiving feast this year. Your choices include Abbott’s Grill, Big Fish Grill, The Buttery, Irish Eyes, Victoria’s, and more, so if you want deliciousness without the mess, dine out! We had a lovely time at Abbott’s Grill last year, and plan to go back. If you have friends and family in town, check out the Eating Rehoboth food tours on Friday or Sunday. That’s the last weekend this year that the tours will be offered, although private tours can be arranged during December as well.
All the Tanger outlets have added new stores! You can now find Columbia Sportswear in Tanger Bayside, Jos. A. Banks in Tanger Midway, and Forever 21 in Tanger Seaside. In Lewes, there’s a new gym named Built, specializing in small class sizes, a new shop called Del-A-Wear featuring apparel with Lewes and Delaware logos, and a new CVS. I’m still trying to confirm that the construction going on next door to Superfresh is a PETCO, so stay tuned.
On the weekend this issue arrives, the Porgy and Bess and Show Boat concert performance produced by Alex Helsabeck and Doug Yetter as a benefit for CAMP Rehoboth and the Community Resource Center is sold out! Also that weekend is a fundraiser for Viki Dee at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center (November 17, 2-7 p.m.) The event includes dinner, a silent auction, a live auction, a cash bar, and lots of entertainment. (Viki Dee is a local singer who lost her home and pets in a fire last month.) Tickets are $25 and available at the door.
The weekend of November 29, will be the Annual Rehoboth Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing-along and the Rehoboth Beach Farmer’s Holiday Market. The following weekend (Dec 6-8) is the 82nd Annual Lewes Christmas Parade followed by a Christmas tree lighting and candlelight caroling in Zwaanendael Park; the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Joy concert; and the Rehoboth Art League’s 4th Annual Holiday Open House. Clear Space Theatre presents A Christmas Carol Nov 29-Dec 22, and you can visit Santa’s House on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk starting Nov 29. (On Dec 22, you can bring your pets to meet Santa as well!) On Saturday, December 7 from 10 until 3, stop by CAMP Rehoboth for the Rehoboth Beach Artists and Authors Holiday Market. Local author Fay Jacobs will be signing her newest book, Time Fries!—Aging Gracelessly in Rehoboth Beach.
I can’t believe I’m typing this, but December 31, New Year’s Eve, will bring the incomparable Starburst Gayla, one of the biggest and best women’s dining and dancing events of the year, to the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. See page 9 for more information.
Where did 2013 go? I hope yours was everything you had hoped for and that 2014 brings you all good things. See you next year!
Deb Griffin is a real estate agent living full time at the beach with her honey bunny, Greer, and two Jack Russell terrors. Email Deb Griffin