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ALE mural adds flavor

Rehoboth Ale House owner Adam Newman was tired of looking at the drab, featureless wall that faces his parking lot and can easily be seen from Wilmington Avenue.

So on the heels of the ambitious and successful Kraken mural at Dogfish Head, he hired artist Holly Fields-Scott to show off her creativity and unique style on a new mural at Rehoboth Ale House.

“We wanted to show that we’re not scared of COVID. We’re not going anywhere,” Newman said. “It shows that even during these times we’re still coming up with some ideas and things to do to keep us all moving and smiling under our masks.”

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DNREC adds ship to artificial reef

By Eric Burnley
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control recently sank the menhaden fishing boat Reedville at Reef Site 11. The coordinates of the sinking are N 38 40.423/ W 74 44.295. The ship sits in 87 feet of water and is 16 miles offshore from Indian River Inlet. She is 180 feet long and measures 38 feet from the keel to the top of the stack. With her cavernous hold, she is expected to be very attractive to both black sea bass and tog.

The Reedville was first commissioned as a Navy ship, then as an Army freight and supply vessel. When the ship was recommissioned as a menhaden purse seiner, she was named Reedville after the town in Virginia where the largest fish processing plant is located. The town is named after Capt. Elijah W. Reed, whose process for extracting fish oil from menhaden in the 19th century made him and the town very rich.

There are three other menhaden boats at Site 11 along with 997 New York subway cars, 86 Army tanks, eight tugboats, a fishing trawler and two barges. Last fall, a cruse ship was placed there as well.

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Fowler Beach nesting area reopens Aug. 29

The Fowler Beach area of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge that has been closed since March will reopen Saturday, Aug. 29.

The closure was for the benefit of federally and state-protected beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds, including red knots, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other species.

The refuge had another very successful season, fledging federally threatened piping plovers and least terns which are endangered in Delaware.

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Paul McCartney tribute with Jon Perry Aug. 28
Frank Williams solo exhibit to open Aug. 28
Juried exhibit at Rehoboth Art League to open Aug. 28
Cinema Art Theater’s ‘Fatima’ to open Aug. 28
Virtual access to ‘African Violet’ opens Aug. 28
‘Made in Bangladesh’ offered virtually Aug. 28
Peninsula Gallery reception set Aug. 29
Camera club to host free seminar Aug. 29
Hope for Livi 5K goes virtual Aug. 29
Drive-thru backpack giveaway in Rehoboth Aug. 29
Historic Lewes Farmers Markets slated Aug. 29, Sept. 2
‘Constellations’ at Clear Space Theatre Aug. 30
Watermel Run 5K set for Aug. 30 in Laurel
Weis pet shelter donations due Aug. 30
Jewelry classes at Heidi Lowe Studio Sept. 2
Fiction writers workshop online Sept. 2
Simple Things In Life exhibit to open Sept. 2
Art exhibit to open at Lavender Fields Sept. 3
History Book Festival to host online talk Sept. 3
Short’s Marine Labor Day Sale to run Sept. 3-7
Rehoboth Cottage & Town nominations open Sept. 4
Fun, online learning for ages 50 and above start Sept. 8
AIDS Walk fundraiser to go virtual Sept. 12-19
Coast Day to be virtual Oct. 4
Vendor slots open for Oct. 10 rummage sale
Mini jazz festival slated Oct. 16-18


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Meterless Monday Arts Garden held weekly in Rehoboth

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