WEEKEND #11, 2007
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
ANNUAL SANDCASTLE CONTEST
More than 20 groups of participants received awards Saturday in Rehoboth Beach's annual sandcastle contest.
Contestants and spectators watched as the winners were announced at the Chamber of Commerce tent north of the Henlopen Hotel.
More than 20 prime oceanfront parking spaces, with threatening notes, were reserved for the sandcastle volunteers.
FREEMAN CRIME SCENE WINDS DOWN
Ocean City police wrapped up a massive crime scene investigation at Christy Freeman's residence on Sunset Drive earlier this week. The investigation has attracted national media attention.
Worcester County State's Attorney Joel J. Todd (below) was among those visiting the crime scene this past week.
The document charging Freeman with murder of her newborn was later made public.
Photos by Christopher Casale, Breaking News Network
CAMPAIGN SIGN IN B&L "IMPOUND"
It's been a couple years since we've spotted any campaign signs in the Building & Licensing inspector's stash behind the firehouse. Bob Sokolove, former mayoral candidate, took the city to court when some of his signs were taken down by the city in 2005.
This "MILLS 4 COMMISSIONER" sign was in the city's collection as of Sunday evening. It appeared to be creased in the center and missing its metal stand.
Next Saturday is the city's election.
ANOTHER TOW FROM STOCKLEY STREET LIFEGUARD PARKING!
This blue Toyota Celica with Maryland tags was removed from the lifeguard parking space on Stockley Street on Friday. Police had the Parking Meter Department change the sign reserving the pair of spaces on June 22 because it lacked the downward pair of arrows.
But despite the new sign, four more vehicles have been towed from this space, which continues to hold the record for the most lunch-time tow requests this season (as it had in 2006 as well).
A Rehoboth Beach parking permit hung from the Celica's rearview mirror.
SEASON TOW TOTALS SO FAR
Here are the season-to-date lunchtime tow request totals for lifeguard reserved parking spaces:
6 - Stockley Street, west space
2 - Brooklyn Avenue, east space
2 - Brooklyn Avenue, west space
2 - Hickman Street, west space
1 - Hickman Street, east space
1 - Norfolk Street, west space
1 - Olive Avenue, west space
1 - St. Lawrence Street, west space
1 - Virginia Avenue, east space
These totals are based on requests made by Rehoboth Beach police for tow trucks to remove unauthorized vehicles parked in lifeguard parking spaces reported during the lifeguard lunch breaks. In some cases the owner returned before the vehicle was towed, but still had to pay a tow truck show-up fee.
MORE STARCH FOR REHOBOTH SEAGULL
MONARCH BUTTERFLIES SWARM REHOBOTH
Monarch butterflies were in town Thursday evening in the area of Lake Gerar feeding on well-watered gardens with tempting Butterfly bush flowers.
For more info on the Monarch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_butterfly