Women’s March Sussex to Offer Seminar
On Thursday, September 26, Delaware Politics 102 will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes. Sponsored by the organization Women’s March Sussex, the seminar will be presented by speaker Paulette Rappa.
This interactive session gives an overview of the Delaware Constitution, defines the roles of the three branches of the state government, and walks through how a bill becomes a law. In addition, it identifies the stakeholders in the process, and how the process, the lawmakers, and the constituents (the public) work together. Attendance at a previous Delaware Politics 101 seminar is not required.
Registration is required and is limited to 60 attendees. Visit online for more information. ▼
Locals Are Special So They Get Special Discounts
A group of local merchants, having celebrated Meterless Monday on September 16, are now doing something special for locals. First, the group has decided to brand the off-season as Locals Season, in recognition of local residents as the foundation of downtown Rehoboth Beach.
Second, the notion of Locals Season discounts came into focus. The merchants decided that they’d each select a specific day of the week to offer a 10 percent discount, with a special locals discount card. This way, local residents could shop or dine out at a discount in a variety of places all week long.
The restaurants participating so far include: Rigby’s, Dogfish Head, Cuvée Ray, Arena’s, Conch Island, The Pines, a(MUSE.), Steamin’ Blues Crab House, Café Azafran, Blackwall Hitch, Cooter Brown’s, the Pond, Purple Parrot, Mariachi, Shorebreak Lodge, Zogg’s, and Ale House. The retailers who want to participate include Spice & Tea Exchange, Snyder’s Candy, The Pink Turtle, Extended Play, Gidget’s Gadgets, and Sassy Chic. As word is spreading, the list is expected to grow.
Discount cards are $15, available at the participating restaurants and merchants, and they can be used any time after the visit when the purchase is made.
Third, as an added bonus, each time a card holder makes a purchase at a participating merchant’s Locals Season day, the patron will receive a special monthly raffle ticket. Naturally, the more merchants the patron visits, the more raffle tickets the patron can enter into the monthly drawing. The monthly raffles, as well as future downtown Locals Season events will be funded by the sale of the discount cards.
Merchants in downtown Rehoboth Beach are ready to welcome back lots of friendly faces and to usher in our official Locals Season. ▼
Prefer Wings or Wheels? How About Both!
Wings & Wheels, one of Sussex County’s premier events, will take place Saturday, October 5, at the Delaware Coastal Airport on Rudder Lane in Georgetown.
Saturday’s free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning with an opening ceremony which includes the national anthem and Presentation of Colors by the Sussex Central ROTC Color Guard. Events at the airport throughout the day include a vintage aircraft fly-in, classic car show, featured speakers, live entertainment, and craft and food vendors. This year’s event will also see the return of the fan-favorite Flour Bombing Competition at 2 p.m., as well as the Official Naval Academy Parachute Team.
Brigadier General Charles McGee, (USAF/Ret) will be an honored guest. McGee is a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen (332nd Fighter Group), and was a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam fighter pilot. He received the Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Legion of Merit. He flew a P-51 Mustang escorting bombers over Germany, Austria, and the Balkans, and later became an instructor for the B-25 Mitchell Bomber (with more than 6,300 flying hours).
On display for the day will be the B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Panchito, and the P-51 Mustang, Rosalie. McGee will be the available for photos and questions at the Panchito booth during Saturday’s car show and fly-in. ▼
Wings and Wheels Schedule of Events
- Opening Ceremonies- 10 am, Plane Tarmac
- Live Broadcast- 10 am-Noon
- Live Entertainment- Noon-4 pm, Food Court
- Naval Academy Parachute Jumps- 10 am-3 pm, Tarmac Area
- Flour Bombing Competition- 2-3 pm, Adjacent to Runway
- Flour Bombing Awards- 3 pm, Tarmac
- Car Show Awards- 3:30 pm, Car Show Area