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Tomato season then and now

This postcard from the 1920s purported this Greenabaum cannery in Seaford as the largest in the world at the time with a capacity of 10,000 baskets of tomatoes a day. The cannery also claimed to be the largest pea cannery in the world. Barges brought tomatoes to Seaford via the Nanticoke River, collected from farms up and down the Chesapeake Bay side of the peninsula.

Fresh garden tomatoes are still abundant in Sussex County. If you don't want to grow them yourself, there's several local farmers markets to visit weekly.

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Moe, Tiger and Curley

By Gene Bleile
It has been said, “Your swing is a work in progress, but a bad grip follows you to the grave.” I don’t remember who said that, but it certainly makes sense. But what if your grip and swing were so unconventional that you were known as the best ball striker in the world, but today few people know your name.

Born in 1929, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, this young boy was different from all the other boys in school or his neighborhood. At age 6, he was hit by a car and became even more reclusive. Many people just called him strange, while some said he was autistic.

He found solitude in golf and learned the game while working as a caddie at the Rockway Municipal golf course near his home. He loved the game, and it has been said that between the ages of 14 and 19, he hit over a million golf balls, which led him to become one of the best, if not the greatest golfer in Canada who ever played the game.

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Where do you go for fast food?

According to TOP Data, a nationwide marketing firm, more and more people during the COVID-19 pandemic are turning to fast-food restaurants because of drive-thru and carhop options.

In the Cape Region, residents and tourists continue to support a plethora of local restaurants. Under Phase 2 of the state of emergency, many restaurants have reopened their dining rooms for up to 60 percent capacity, while others remain limited to carry-out food.

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Lower Case Blues to perform July 23 at Quayside
Freeman Stage to present Broadway Stars July 23-24
Art as Protest online class set July 23, 30
Bestselling author hosts virtual book tour July 24
Larry XL to headline comedy show July 24
Open mic for the arts Zoom event set July 25
Richard Calvo retrospective to open at Peninsula Gallery July 25
Watermelon, heirloom tomatoes at farmers markets July 25, 29
Heavenly hibiscus at Mill Pond Garden open house July 26
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 presents Bryan Clark July 26
Diverting textiles from landfills is Green Drinks topic July 27
Heidi Lowe Gallery to offer ring-making classes July 29
The British are invading Lewes ferry July 30
History Book Festival to host talk with TaraShea Nesbit July 30
Ride for vision seeks donations by July 31
Precautions added to Wings of Hope Aug. 1 butterfly release
Lewes art committee seeks mural proposals by Aug. 14
Lewes Creative Writers conference to go virtual Aug. 14-15
OC Air Show rescheduled to Aug. 15-16
Wednesday night bonfires burning through Aug. 19
Jawsfest at Hudson Fields to benefit Beebe Aug. 20
Vintage vehicle show to benefit Blades fire department Sept. 6
Delaware Coastal Cleanup set with precautions Sept. 12
Stop, Drop & Run 5K to benefit Lewes fire department Nov. 1
Dimitra Yoga offers outdoor donation-based classes


Let's make our community shine on social media! Each week we'll pick interactions on our shares that make us smile.

via Sticky Rice Thai-style tapas opens in Lewes:

Michael Moreland: I wish you much luck and good fortune!!

JT Miller: Can't wait to try them out

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