WEEKEND #8, 2005

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Uh oh, not the beach too!

This weekend a sign advertising Stiles Landscape Construction appeared on Rehoboth's beach at Maryland Avenue. Presumably this is the company that created the dune crossovers in front of the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. Ironically it is just a week after mayoral candidate Bob Sokolove was told by the city that posting signs on public space was not permitted.



A banner reading "SIGN POLICE 'DA MAN'" appeared Sunday on the city's Building & Licensing Ford pickup truck used to collect campaign and other signs this summer.

Behind the Building & Licensing trailer, the collection of signs appeared to have been recently sorted. On Sunday around 3:30 p.m. this included one Shields, five Barbour and six Sokolove signs, as well as other non-campaign signs, some of which were removed weeks ago.

Interesting week for Sokolove signs

For whatever reason, the weekend ended with fewer Sokolove signs on Lake Avenue in the block behind city hall. Only nine Sokolove signs remained as of 3:30 p.m. Sunday. This same block, in and around Sokolove's 59 Lake Restaurant, has had more than its share of the bright yellow signs promoting his candidacy. At least two of the signs were reported stolen or damaged on Tuesday.

Lake Gerar Butterfly

A butterfly sits on buddleia flowers (commonly known as butterfly bush) near Lake Gerar Saturday. For butterfly gardening tips see:



This Ford pick-up caught fire during the thunderstorm around 12:45 p.m. Sunday. Smoke was visible for quite a distance. WUSA reporter Dave Statter shot this picture from his car at the intersection of Routes 113 and 404. This is the southeast corner of that intersection, across the street from the Ford dealership. Traffic was briefly blocked, but Route 113 remained open.