Although it’s rather late to be saying it, this issue of Letters is our first for 2023, so—Happy New Year! May your year bring you lots of the things we cherish here at CAMP Rehoboth—sun, fun, good health, and strong connections.
Sadly, we can’t assure sunshine, but we can offer up some fun: for openers, there’s the upcoming CAMP Rehoboth Chorus concert, Hooray for Hollywood. Performances are February 17, 18, and 19; at this writing, tickets are still available for Friday and Saturday. And then there’s CAMP Rehoboth Theater’s Drip Feed, a one-woman play making its US debut on the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center stage, February 23-25. (See page 28 for an interview with its star, Tara Wisely.)
And that’s just a start. We’re also gearing up for Women’s FEST 2023, which runs April 27-30. There will be entertainment, sports, the beloved Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, and oh, so much more. See details on page 16 and watch for updates in future issues of Letters and at camprehoboth.com.
Of course, Letters itself aims to supply some of our readers’ fun—and this issue is no exception. With Valentine’s Day upon us, our writers’ thoughts turned to love—Clarence Fluker writes about some special men, and Tara Lynn Johnson tells us about her most enduring relationship. Ed Castelli gives us an easy meal to prep (and enjoy) with our Valentines.
Then there’s Terri Schlichenmeyer’s piece, which introduces us to the less-about-love, more-about-loathing vinegar Valentines of years past. I’m certain reading about them is a lot more fun than receiving them!
Letters also aims to bring readers thoughtful content on timely topics—and each February we focus attention on Black History Month. That attention takes many forms, including the outstanding art exhibit—Ignite the Light—now on display in the CAMP Rehoboth Gallery. For more on that, see CAMP Arts, page 68.
It also takes the form of pieces by Nancy Sakaduski (the Harlem Renaissance), Eric Wahl (landscape architect David Willison), and Richard Rosendall (the efforts by some to “erase” people). And don’t miss the profile of Diaz Bonville (page 4), pictured on our cover—it’s a truly inspirational read.
There are lots of other pieces to enjoy this month as well. See page 10 for introductions to the four fascinating folks who are CAMP Rehoboth’s new Board members. They include a former lacrosse player, an avid snowboarder, a video gamer, and a world traveler (and one-time bellhop). We’re excited they are bringing such a great mix of skills and experience to CAMP Rehoboth.
But wait—there’s more! Michael Gilles tells us where we can find a great meal, Eric Peterson mulls the Oscars, and Pattie Cinelli (in a nod to American Heart Month), suggests there are benefits to living from our hearts—not just our heads.
If you have questions, comments, or story ideas, I’d love to hear them! You can reach me at email@example.com. Thanks for reading Letters!