football player11th Annual Championship Sunday
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 2:30-8:00 p.m.
Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
Sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club

$25/adult will buy a seat to watch the second biggest football game
of the season on a super-huge screen, surrounded by your friends and
neighbors!  In addition, you also get all the tailgate food you can eat,
soda, beer and/or wine, and the good feeling that comes from
supporting a great cause!  Canned goods will be received for the
Casa San Francisco Food Pantry.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Donna Singar (302-226-8750) or Phil Allen (302-226-2230). 
Advance tickets also available at ATI Physical Therapy or Brandywine Senior Living.

If you'd driven down Rehoboth Avenue toward the Boardwalk and turned your head to the left just before the canal in the past week, you have noticed the progress being made at Shoal Harbor.  All 28 of these stylish townhomes were under contract before the first nail was driven and their buyers are eager for their new homes to be completed.  The streets are laid and future residents of Building C are getting closer to moving in!

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Sandcastle 1 Small 2The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the 35th Annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, August 3.  More than 100 teams are expected to show off their sculpting skills and imagination. 

The contest will be held at Fisherman's Beach, just to the North of the Rehoboth Boardwalk, with registration beginning at 8:30am, and the closing whistle to be blown at 3:00pm.  Event judges and spectators alike will then be welcomed into the sculpting zone where they can "ooh" and "aah," free of charge.  Winners of the sandcastle contest will be announced around 5:00pm, with prizes awarded to the top 10 Judge's Favorites in both the adult and 7-14 child divisions.

One Judge's Favorite will be awarded in the business category, and special prizes given in the 6 & under child's division. Two People's Choice Awards will also be distributed, with the public choosing one adult and one child winner. Something new is being added to the event this year!  Sand sculpting artist Darrell O'Connor will be offering sculpting demonstrations and lessons on the beach at Rehoboth Ave. and the Boardwalk on Friday, from 5-7pm.  O'Connor will also supervise work on a community sculpture beginning at10am SaturdaSandcastle Dog Smally. Members of the public will have the opportunity to assist O'Connor, two volunteers at a time, on a rotating basis.

For further details regarding the 35th Annual Sandcastle Contest, log onto, or call the Chamber at 302-227-6446.

Shoal Harbor, the highly anticipated townhome community, is well on its way to being a reality.  Ground is broken, the old structures are removed, the ground is prepared and the streets are under construction.  With its convenient location just West of the Rehoboth/Lewes Canal, Shoal Harbor will offer a warm welcome to all who enter this lovely seaside resort.  Back-up reservations are being taken through The Debbie Reed Team (302-227-3818). Check back for progress reports!

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The Importance of Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane angry iStock 680x458The key to survival and minimal property damage during a hurricane is preparedness. With a little time and money, you can secure your home and protect your family from the threat of a hurricane. Hurricane shutters are the best type of hurricane window protection for your home. Functional hurricane shutters are available in many styles and price ranges. Check with your city for local building codes related to hurricane window protection products. Second, consider the type of opening you have to cover. In some cases there may be size restrictions on the type of installation that can be done. If hiring a contractor for the job, you’ll want to consult with the installer before making a purchase.

The biggest cause of damage in a hurricane is high wind and the flying debris that is picked up by the wind. Hurricane preparedness begins when you landscape your home. For example, don’t plant large landscape trees close to the house. Falling branches can break windows or even cave in a roof.

Preparing your yard is another important step. Lawn ornaments and decorations such as birdbaths, small statues, birdhouses and feeders, grills, patio furniture and children’s toys should all be brought indoors before a storm.

Develop an emergency plan so that each member of your family knows where to go in the event of a hurricane--preferably a room without any windows. Be sure to stock this spot with emergency water, nonperishable food and supplies.

Lastly, don’t be a hero. If your city or county is recommending that everyone evacuate, then heed the warning. While no one wants to leave their home and risk it being destroyed, it’s still far better that you are not inside when damage occurs. There are many shelters set up throughout Coastal Delaware during an anticipated storm. Plan ahead by knowing the locations of the nearest shelter and emergency phone numbers.

Many lives are unnecessarily lost each year to hurricanes. Remember, preparedness is the key to minimizing property damage and loss of life in emergency situations. With a small investment in time and money , you can prepare your home and family and protect yourself against the threat of a hurricane.

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