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This week's blog post features Cape Henlopen State Park, a wonderful getaway no matter where you're coming from. Be sure to check out the full post on our new and improved website!

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This Week's Featured Events!

The Jersey Tenors
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand - July 14th - 8pm - 9:15pm

The Jersey Tenors is the newest Opera/Rock Mash-up sensation that creates an explosive blend of the most iconic Opera classics alongside such Rock ‘n Roll industry greats as Queen, Journey, Elton John, and Billy Joel to name but a few.

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Prisoner of War Weekend
Fort Delaware State Park - July 15th - 10am

Join us for our biggest event of the season! Fort Delaware was built for the nation’s defense, but served as a prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War. On this special weekend we'll highlight the experience of captured Confederate soldiers. See the prisoner in-processing procedures, mail call and speak to the incarcerated rebels about their experience of the war.

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"What's Eating My Garden?"
Inland Bays Garden Center - July 15th - 10am - 12pm

There are environmentally friendly and natural ways to eliminate pests and weeds in your garden that are effective. There are more options than you think! Liz Nalle will show you how to identify beneficial and harmful insects along with those nasty weeds. You’ll learn about methods that will keep your backyard safe and friendly to pets, children and the environment. Yes, our actions influence the immediate environment and impact future generations. Bring your problem plant leaves in a tightly sealed plastic bag or a photo of your problem plant, shrub, tree if you’d like some assistance in identifying your garden problems.

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Back Porch Birding
Brandywine Creek State Park - July 15th - 2pm

Birding is a rewarding activity that you can learn with some practice. Join the naturalists on the back porch of the nature center to watch birds coming to the feeders and learn tips about birding. We’ll also discuss the ins and outs of bird feeders and their upkeep. Free! Register over the phone at (302)-655-5740.

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Summer Craft Fair
Lewes Historical Society - 110 Shipcarpenter Street - July 15th & 16th - 9am - 4pm

Highly anticipated Lewes Historical Society Summer Craft Fair will be held rain or shine. New and returning artisans hail from across Delmarva and the Eastern Shore; their expertise covers a wide variety of media including metalwork, pottery, woodwork, and watercolor to name just a few. 

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Van Halen Nation
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand - July 15th - 8pm - 9:15pm

Van Halen Nation (VHN) is the premier 80s Van Halen tribute to the David Lee Roth era of VH. Based in South Jersey, VHN has been rocking audiences and growing a loyal fan base for the past ten years. Comprised of four of the tri state areas top musicians VHN is both visually and sonically the closest tribute to the classic Van Halen.

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Wilmington Street Food Festival
Tubman Garret Riverfront Park - July 15th & 16th - 2pm - 8pm

The Wilmington Street Food Festival is coming to the Delaware Riverfront! This spectacular event will feature the Wilmington area's best restaurants & food trucks! Food items will be priced at $5 or less in order for guests to sample as many vendors as possible! Come for the food, stay for the fun as there will be tons of live entertainment, general vendors, free shuttle buses (for parking), axe throwing, mechanical bull riding, free hard seltzer sampling (VIP exclusive), crazy eating challenges, family-friendly activities, break dancing demonstration, kids fun zone & more!

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Jazz Brunch Buffet
Dickens Parlour Theatre - July 16th - 10am - 12pm

Join us for a relaxing live Jazz Brunch Buffett with the David Libby Trio in the Dickens Parlour Dining room! Mouth-watering food prepared by the Good Earth Chef will make for a perfect Sunday while enjoying the sounds of live jazz. Two seatings are available at 10 AM and 12 PM. Live music from 10:30-1 PM.

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The Whiskey Crows
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand - July 16th - 8pm - 9:15pm

This dynamic 8-piece band (including The Mystery Horns) are an upbeat rock, roll, twang and soul revue in the Jersey Shore bar band tradition. They perform an eclectic mix of classic rock, 60’s pop, alternative country and classic soul.

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Wild Eats!
Cape Henlopen State Park - July 17th - 9am - 10am

Explore the park for wild edibles and understand how you can use some of the same plants that animals eat. $5 per person. For ages 10 and up with a paying adult.

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Sea Glass Jewelry
Delaware Seashore State Park - July 18th - 2pm - 3pm

Make a simple sea glass pendant using a few basic wire-wrap techniques. Bring your own piece of sea glass or choose from our collection. Ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person.

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Seining the Bay
Cape Henlopen State Park - July 19th - 9am

Fish the shallows of Delaware Bay using a beach seine net to collect fishes, crabs and other creatures, and discover how the bay functions as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes that can get wet and muddy (no flip-flops).adult. $6 per person. For ages 5 and older with an adult.

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Little Lighthouse Keepers
South Coastal Library - July 19th - 10am - 11am

Say Hello to History! Witness as the seasons change on a lighthouse in the middle of the sea. Our littlest learners will have a chance to design their own paper lighthouse to take home using colorful stickers. This program is recommended for our younger patrons ages 6 and under.

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Bridge Between Eras
Auburn Valley State Park - July 19th - 2pm

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors on this one-hour hike. Learn about the cross-continental journey of Auburn Valley's new bridges, how they typify the industrial revolution which gives Yorklyn its flavor, and the planned arrival of new bridges in the future. Meet in the Paper Mill Parking Lot on Benge Road. Call 302-729-4280 to reserve a slot.

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Burn the Jukebox
Bethany Beach Bandstand - July 19th - 7:30pm

Burn the Jukebox is a powerhouse made up of four teenagers with an insatiable passion for music. These talented musicians, ranging in age from 15 to 16 years old, have spent countless hours perfecting their craft and mastering your favorite hits from the last five decades.

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News You Can Use

Delaware State Fair increases security efforts for 2023

Delaware State Fair

The Delaware State Fair has worked with local and state law enforcement to develop increased security that will be unveiled at the 2023 fair.

The development and installation of increased security cameras, fixed security bollards, increased police staffing, and walk-through metal detectors will play key roles in increasing security efforts as the fair prepares for 300,000 guests to visit Harrington Thursday, July 20, to Saturday, July 29.

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Wherever You Are, Cape Henlopen State Park is a Wonderful Getaway

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What if you’ve already found your dream home a bit farther from the ocean? If so, you can still spend a wonderful day – or even an overnight camp – at the extraordinarily beautiful Cape Henlopen State Park. Getting there is easy, even in the summer if you know when to go. If you’re up north it’s probably a 90-minute drive on a weekday and much faster if you’re mid-state or downstate and also able to go during the week. Once you go through the gates from the Lewes side at the end of Cape Henlopen Drive, or on the Rehoboth side near Henlopen Acres https://destateparks.com/wwwroot/maps/cape-henlopen/CapeHenlopenMap.pdf, you’ll find all kinds of ways to enjoy the sand and surf, biking and walking trails, and WWII history as well. 

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Batson Creek Estates
Frankford, DE

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A mere six miles from the Fenwick Island and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Batson Creek Estates is a tranquil community of just 110 brand-new luxury homes. Just minutes from the beautiful beaches and year-round fun of Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, and Ocean City, MD, Batson Creek Estates is an ideal community for those who want to live luxuriously surrounded by non-stop activity.

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26548 Tributary Blvd
Peninsula Lakes, Millsboro
3 BR, 2 BA • $514,990

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PENINSULA LAKES! Welcome to a unique opportunity to be a part of Peninsula Lakes which has been named Delaware's community of the year that offers many amenities including a large outdoor pool area with a lap pool and lazy river; a fabulous clubhouse with a rear patio area overlooking the large pond area and includes fitness areas, game areas, bar& great room; outdoor amenities such as pickle ball, tennis, bocce, horse shoes, dog parks and kid’s playground. The community is only minutes to grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and restaurants in addition to being only a short drive to the beach and boating in the bay.

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19801 Shirling Lane, Lewes
4 BR, 3 BA • $790,000

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PONDFRONT STUNNER! Do you love the idea of watching breathtaking sunsets over the water while sipping a cold drink by a cozy fireplace? If so, you need to check out this amazing home. The Retreat at Love Creek is a fully developed community with mature trees, ponds, a clubhouse, a community pool, and direct access to Love Creek for canoeing and kayaking (with storage for owners). There's also a playground, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball courts, and a meeting room. Plus, all the conveniences you need are just a short 3-mile drive away, including grocery stores, a movie theater, shopping, and more. The highly sought-after Retreat at Love Creek offers just the beginning of your new beach lifestyle. Oh, and did I mention the bonus sunsets? This home is an absolute beauty!

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