WEEKEND #07, 2023

July 10, 2023

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, surprised a few alert people on Rehoboth Avenue this past Thursday after she bicycled into downtown Rehoboth Beach alongside a five-vehicle motorcade. She was spotted with Anthony Bernal, her White House senior advisor, outside Quiet Storm where they were joined by Finnegan Biden. Dale Loeser, owner of the Quiet Storm, confirmed that the First Lady was among those who visited the store and added that Biden family members have been regulars at the shop.

The entourage included about 15 to 20 Secret Service agents. How many can you spot in this photo?

Some visitors walked past seemingly oblivious to who was there, while others took photos of the First Lady.

When they cut across Rehoboth Avenue it became more apparent how many agents were involved in her protection. This isn't counting those in the double-parked SUVs.

These are screen-grabs from this video taken by Henry Bright.

Photos courtesy Henry Bright


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On Friday, the President joined the First Lady at the Biden beach house around 8 p.m. via a motorcade that departed from Dover Air Force Base. According to USAF VIP LOGISTICS, this is the President's 16th visit to his beach house since taking office and the second so far this season.

Photo courtesy Henry Bright

You know something is happening when a Coast Guard cutter anchors to that "Biden" mooring buoy.

On Saturday afternoon, the tabloid press and Twitter went wild with videos and photos of the President on the beach in North Shores. Reuters, TMZ, New York Post, Times Now and the GOP War Room were among those that posted video or photos. But the Daily Mail probably has one of the most detailed reports of all!

The President later attended 4 p.m. mass at Saint Edmond Roman Catholic Church where he was greeted by bystanders with the ubiquitous cell phone cameras!

Photo courtesy Richard Tananis

For security reasons, it appears, the President is always the last person to arrive for mass and the first to depart!

Photo courtesy Henry Bright

The POTUS motorcade consumes much of the block.

Photo courtesy Richard Tananis

Also on Saturday, an F-16 fighter jet intercepted an airplane that violated the VIP temporary flight restricted area around 10 a.m. According to this news release, the event concluded without incident. Radio audio and the airplane track have been posted online.

The President departed via Marine One Sunday morning from Gordon's Pond for Dover Air Force Base where he flew to London.


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A Mercedes, on the left, and a Volvo were involved in a crash here on State Road at Munson Street in downtown Rehoboth Beach around 4 p.m. last Monday.

Lt. Jaime Riddle, police spokesman, said the driver of the Mercedes was charged with failure to yield the right of way when a vehicle is entering or crossing the street.

All parties declined an ambulance.

Photos courtesy Dr. Thomas Evans


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Amazingly nobody was injured when the blue 2022 Jeep Wrangler rolled on its side striking two other vehicles on Coastal Highway this past Thursday in the Midway area near Lewes around 4:45 p.m.

Cpl. Amina Ali, state police spokesperson, says the Wrangler was headed south on Coastal Highway in the left lane while a white 2017 Mazda Miata was going south in the middle lane.

The Wrangler driver made an improper lane change, struck the Miata and rolled on its passenger side and then struck a silver Chevrolet Trax traveling in the right southbound lane of Coastal Highway.

The driver of the Wrangler was cited for DUI (alcohol) and improper lane change, Cpl. Ali said.

Photo courtesy David Moskowitz


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Neighbors, family and city officials celebrated Kitty Cole's 100th birthday last Friday, July 7, at her home on Olive Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. She has been a resident here for the past 70 years!

Here is granddaughter Kitty Cole with the Kitty Cole!

Henry DeWitt the bagpiper and her son, George Cole...

"As our neighbor," says Bitsy Cochran, "I have never known a day without waving or saying hi to her. Her passion for our block and Lake
Gerar have never wavered. A friend to all and adored by her family... just reinforces her amazing long life. Happy Birthday, Kitty!"

The city placed this bench in the public park behind her house with a plaque reading "Lifetime Rehoboth Beach Resident, Kitty T. Cole, July 7, 2023, Celebrating 100 Years."

More info is in the Cape Gazette.

Photos courtesy Bitsy Cochran and Mayor Stan Mills


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The CAMP Rehoboth Gallery is featuring the work of Rehoboth Beach artist Renata Price who will be exhibiting her oil paintings this month with an artist's reception at the gallery on July 22, from 4 to 6 p.m.

"The Beauty Around Us through Color, Shape and Shadow" is Price's first one-woman show. She applies her traditional "Old Masters" style to a variety of subjects.

She trained at the Art League of Alexandria, Virginia and has made good use of many training opportunities online. Art has been a lifelong passion of Renata's, as she was raised in a home adorned with the works of her artistic mother and grandmother.

Price's work is detail oriented, reflecting her background as an engineer. She is fascinated by complex shadows and reflections which are often a central characteristic of her work. Her goal is for her paintings to be hyper-realistic, reflecting scenes as she thinks they would be in a more perfect world.

Photos courtesy Yona Zucker



Many thanks to those of you who sent photos and story ideas this past week. It is a great help. I will try to post my weekly reports as my mother continues to struggle with bladder cancer and treatment. Thanks too for the prayers and well wishes. Sorry, I hadn't replied to all of them yet. If I miss an issue, I'll try and continue the following week.



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THE WEEKLY MERR REPORT--- Suzanne Thurman from the MERR Institute says her organization had no strandings or death investigations in the past week. The annual MERR dolphin count is scheduled for July 15 with a dolphin cruise planned for August 13. Info is on the MERR Facebook.


REHOBOTH POLICE TASE MAN ON BEACH--- Police were summoned to a male-female physical domestic dispute on the beach around 5:15 p.m. last Monday at Queen Street. Police say the man was non-compliant with numerous commands and ultimately resisted arrest. Dewey Beach police also assisted because Rehoboth had several officers handling other complaints.


WOMAN CHARGED AFTER STABBING MAN IN STOMACH AFTER BEING INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED--- Lt. Clifford Dempsey, Dewey Beach police spokesman, says a 25-year-old man got stabbed in the stomach by a 24-year-old woman. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Sunday on the bayside of Bellevue Street. Lt. Dempsey says the female suspect supposedly told police the man had been harassing her the previous night, and when he grabbed her the following day and touched her inappropriately, she stabbed him. She is facing multiple charges. He was taken to the hospital and later released.


DEWEY OFFICIALS REACT TO ROWDY TEENS LAST WEEKEND--- Dewey Beach officials issued this statement on Friday after the town had trouble with groups of rowdy high school kids over the holiday weekend. In addition, the town officials said that Dewey Beach will hire more police officers from other towns to help patrol on weekends.



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Oliver Whitby celebrates opening with ribbon cutting (Don Preston)

Rehoboth task force continues to get info on new library

New website to provide Rehoboth residents better communication with city

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Dune fencing installation complete in Rehoboth Beach

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Dockside Marina Bar and Grill opens at Indian River Inlet

Civilians get CERT training at Ocean View PD

Frankford officials discuss sidewalks and repairs

Fenwick canal-dredging project looks promising

FISH to host Fenwick candidates' forum July 15

Fenwick committee eyes recreational marijuana sales ban

Ocean City council adopts air rights ordinance for Majestic project

Adult-use cannabis sales begin; OCPD launches education campaign

Ocean City Beach Patrol is in need of summer lifeguards



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