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Take the Chicken Plunge!

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Chicken Plunge

Most of you are familiar with Rehoboth Beach’s annual Polar Plunge - a winter event that involves jumping into the freezing ocean for a good cause. But for those who are too ‘chicken’ to launch into icy water, there is an alternative. 

The Chicken Plunge is a family-friendly activity for those who prefer to dip in when the ocean temperature is comfortable. Participants can either jump in the ocean or a baby pool. Community teams are encouraged to participate. 

The event, which benefits the Rehoboth Beach Patrol (RBP) and the Village Improvement Association (VIA), takes place this Saturday, September 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VIA Clubhouse on Grenoble Place at the north end of the boardwalk near the Henlopen Hotel. Plunge time is at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child (accompanied by a participation adult). 

RBP lifeguards will be on hand to help out as well as the Rehoboth Beach Fire Department - complete with fire truck! There will be a costume contest in addition to food, fun, games and prizes! 

As a result of last year’s event the RBP was able to purchase new defibrillation equipment. The event also benefits VIA’s outreach to local charities and scholarship funds. VIA promotes the interests, improvements and progress of Rehoboth Beach as well as perform charitable and civic work. 

The rain date for this event is Sunday, September 7.

Labor Day Doesn’t Mean Summer is Over Yet

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Labor Day

Yeah, sure, Labor Day typically marks the “official” end to the summer season, but locals know that September is the BEST month at the beach. Just because the kiddos are back to school, it doesn’t mean you can’t plan a weekend visit to Rehoboth Beach. Crowds are smaller and weather is perfect for outdoor activities - just remember to pack your jacket for slightly cooler evenings. 

Parking permits are no longer required after Labor Day weekend and parking meters come down mid-month, so parking in town is a breeze. All your favorite shops and restaurants are still open and the Jolly Trolley continues to run on weekends so you can easily buzz around town or visit neighboring Dewey Beach to check out the music festivals held throughout the month. 

Additionally, the beach remains guarded until the third weekend of September, so you can be assured that you and your family can "beach" safely. 

In the meantime, for those of you that are lucky enough to be on vacation this last week of August, be sure to drop by The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand on Thursday, August 28 at dusk (8:15 – 8:30 pm) to watch Frozen, the final movie of the 2014 Cinema By the Surf summer outdoor film series. The event is free and seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

2nd Annual Taste of Rehoboth

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Food

Food, food, glorious food! Get a taste of it at the 2nd Annual Taste of Rehoboth on Thursday, August 21 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.

Taste of Rehoboth is a “chefs’ collaborative designed to promote philanthropic organizations and food driven charities while also promoting the use of locally sourced goods and services, environmentally sustainable purchasing practices, and a focused commitment to our craft.”

This incredible, edible event, which features live cooking and culinary samples from over 15 of our finest restaurants, beer and wine pairings from Dogfish Head Brewery, live music, and silent and live auctions, is open to all ages and benefits The Food Bank Of Delaware.

Advanced tickets are $50 and may be purchased at Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Azura, or at the following restaurants: a(muse.), Eden, Espuma, Hobo’s and MIXX. Tickets are $60 at the door.

Click here for more information.

Great Walking and Biking Trails Near Rehoboth

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Walking and Biking Trails

If you want to venture away from Rehoboth Beach and the boardwalk for a nice long walk or bike ride, you won’t have to go far. There are a few scenic trails within close proximity to town where you can enjoy gorgeous views of wetlands, farmland and local wildlife.

The Junction and Breakwater Trail is a five-mile pine-studded crushed stone rail-trail that runs from Rehoboth Beach to Lewes and provides a perfect nature retreat. The mostly flat route is well-traveled by bicyclists, walkers, runners, and families with strollers and dogs. There are a few points of access for the trail in Rehoboth Beach: Wolfe Glade parking lot on Wolfe Glade Road, Holland Glade parking lot behind Tanger Outlet Seaside or Hebron Road just off Route 1 (no parking available here).

The Gordons Pond Trail, open to both bicyclists and pedestrians, is a finely crushed gravel pathway that winds through coastal maritime forest, grassy marshes, and sandy dunes. The trail was recently expanded to 3.2 miles and features a half-mile long, elevated boardwalk over dunes and wetlands. Access the trail from the Gordons Pond parking lot located at the end of Ocean Drive. About 0.75 miles in, you’ll find an observation deck, which overlooks the pond and the ocean, and provides a perfect spot for taking a breather and bird watching. Get back on the trail and you'll eventually end up at Cape Henlopen State Park where you can continue on a three-mile paved bike loop or take a two-mile detour on the Walking Dunes Trail through the park’s beautiful natural landscape.

There are several other trails within Cape Henlopen State Park. Click here to access maps and to learn more.

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