WEEKEND #3, 2006
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
REHOBOTH BEACH BANDSTAND UPDATE
Several metered parking spaces were available for public use this weekend surrounding Rehoboth Beach's bandstand. Contractors continued to work on the project, even on Saturday. The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce says the first scheduled event for the new bandstand will be held on July 2.
The bandstand has its own e-mail list and Web site now (http://www.rehobothbeachbandstand.com/). A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of the street-scape project is planned for Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m.
On Wednesday, musicians and participants in the Delaware Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics used two flatbed trucks (above) as an impromptu bandstand. They normally use the Rehoboth Beach bandstand for this ceremony. The trucks were provided by the city's two towing contractors, Coastal Towing and Blue Hen Towing. The police blocked off part of Wilmington Avenue, while spectators filled whatever bench space they could find (below).
REHOBOTH AVENUE STREETS LIGHTS BACK ON
The new street lights went dark on the first two blocks of Rehoboth Avenue this past week. A police dispatcher said Thursday night that the power company had already been notified, investigated and determined it was the city's problem. The lights were back on for the weekend!
HOOTERS GREASE SPILL
A grease spill Thursday night on Wilmington Avenue in Rehoboth Beach was blamed on Hooters. A grease trap being transported along the sidewalk reportedly spilled, splashing grease over the sidewalk and at least one vehicle. Police monitored the situation throughout the evening, and told the manager that Hooters was responsible for clean up. Police said over the radio that one man was angry about his vehicle getting greased, and another person supposedly slipped on the pavement.
SUSSEX COUNTY PARAMEDIC BICYCLE TEAM TRAINS IN REHOBOTH BEACH
Five more Sussex County paramedics trained on the use of bicycles this past week in Rehoboth Beach. Capt. Tim Cooper says the county now has 29 trained bicycle medics. Look for the two-member bike crews this summer, during the July 4th weekend, and during other Sussex County events. The team has been in existence since 1999. Shown in front of Rehoboth Beach VFC are Jonathon Offen, Lars Granholm, Liz Moye, Glenn Marshall, Tim Cooper, Gabbi Evans, and Ed Engdahl (left to right).
CHERYL BLACKMAN WORKING HARD FOR CHRONICALLY ILL CHILDREN
As of June 9, Cheryl Blackman says she's raised $4830 by selling 966 raffle tickets for KINfolk since she started May 1. Last season Cheryl says she raised $21,520. Cheryl is a popular Rehoboth Beach icon and is often found at various restaurants collecting for charity. She appeared in the 1984 movie The Muppets Take Manhattan as a stunt double.
KINfolk, an organization which helps chronically ill children, will sponsor a wine tasting and silent art auction at the Nassau Valley Vineyards on July 27.
NICOLA PIZZA CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY
Nicola Pizza was packed with locals and other familiar faces who showed for its 35th anniversary celebration Sunday evening. WGMD's Dan Gaffney interviews Alan Henney's mom, Dagmar (right).
ON SUSSEX STREET IN REHOBOTH BEACH
Neighborhood cats lounging in the side yard at 3rd and Sussex Streets.