September 30, 2007
The 12th annual Boast the Coast Maritime Festival and Lighted Boat Parade, which celebrates Lewes, Del.'s nautical heritage, will take place Saturday throughout Lewes and Cape Henlopen Park in Delaware. The event includes children's activities, craft shows, free boat tours, museum displays, seafood tasting, sidewalk sales and more. It ends with a lighted boat parade on the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal. The festival runs 10 a.m.-sunset Saturday. Tickets are $4 for Delaware residents and $8 for out-of-state residents.
March 1, 2006
MARGARET B. ANDREWS of Lewes, DE formerly of Baltimore, MD passed away Monday, February 27, 2006 at her home in Lewes, DE. She was 79. Margaret was born in Johnstown, PA daughter of the late Forest and Catherine Eckstine Byroade. She had lived in Baltimore for many years and moved to Lewes, DE 17 years ago. She was a bookkeeper for 20 years with the George Transfer Trucking Company and retired several years ago. She enjoyed traveling and was very active in the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge #2540.
October 18, 2005
MILDRED G. REID, age 74, of Harbeson, DE, formerly of North Forestville, MD, passed away at her home on Monday, October 17, 2005. Survived by her husband, Charles; three sons, Charles II, Warren L., Robert J.; a daughter, Taylor A. Reid at home; a brother, Domonic Cardellia; brother-in-law, Peter M. Reid; sister-in-law, Elaine Cardellia; six grandchildren, Taylor, Cassandra, Danielle, Bridget, Millie, Faith. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 19, at 12 noon from the chapel of Melson Funeral Services on Long Neck Road in Millsboro, DE, where friends may call after 11 A.M. Interment will be in Henlopen Memorial Park near Milton, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Sussex Central Seventh Day Adventist, Building Fund, 22514 Gravel Hill Road, Georgetown, DE 19947.
April 29, 2003
On Saturday, April 26, 2003, MARGARET D. (Dressel) GIBBS, 83, of Lewes, DE, died at Beebe Medical Center. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret "Beckman" Dressel. She is survived by her beloved husband George W. Gibbs. Mrs. Gibbs had worked for 50 years as a legal secretary in the law firm of Stocksdale, Jarrell & Svach, Baltimore, MD. Funeral Services will be held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, at 11 A.M. Wednesday, April 30, 2003.
April 1, 1999
Eleutherian Mills kitchen opensStarting today, the kitchen of Hagley Museum's du Pont family ancestral home in Wilmington, Del., will be open to the public. The kitchen and lower pantry reflect the period between 1925 and 1930 when Louise Crowninshield, the great-granddaughter of DuPont company founder E.I. du Pont, first occupied the residence. Both of the rooms have many of their original 1920s features, including built-in cabinets used to store pots and pans, two porcelain sinks which stand on slender cabriole legs, a large built-in ice box, and a 1920s Glenwood four-burner stove.
October 8, 2000
The towers hide in plain sight; there is nothing stiller or more silent on the Lewes, Del., beach. They have been part of this place for so long that people who return year after year to the Delaware resorts hardly notice them anymore. The war against the Germans, not surprisingly, isn't much on peoples' minds these days. The 11 concrete fire control towers (colloquially known as "submarine towers") have lasted far longer than anyone thought they would when they were built 60 years ago along the Delaware coast, from Cape Henlopen down to Fenwick Island.