October 2, 2003
Most families have their own beach traditions. For some, it is a trek to Ocean City every summer. For others, it is North Carolina's Outer Banks. But for many, Rehoboth Beach, Del., is the place to go to swim in the salty Atlantic and consume the many incarnations of greasy beach food. Just a short drive north from sprawling Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach offers a different experience than its Maryland neighbor. While Ocean City's main oceanside avenue is more than 100 blocks, Rehoboth is smaller with a boardwalk only about a mile long.
May 16, 2007
After four years of construction along its main drag, Rehoboth Beach is especially ready for its annual seasonal close-up. There's a refurbished bandstand at the boardwalk for evening concerts, a new high-end hotel scheduled to open by the end of the summer and a new farmers' market setting up in the park behind the visitors' center. It's yet another new chapter for a destination that's had as many incarnations as Madonna -- Rehoboth Beach started as a Methodist prayer camp, has been known as a gay mecca, and now sees its share of families.
August 31, 1998
Stroll down any street in the heart of Rehoboth Beach and you'll see the trees. Hundreds of them line the sidewalks, tracing paths from the restaurants and hotels to the beach. They look identical, these leafy red sunset maples and zelkovas. But each tree has its own story.Down by the roots you'll find the clue: A small marble tablet engraved with the name of someone -- someone young or old, tourist or resident, stricken by disease or accident. The trees in Rehoboth don't just provide comfort from the sun. They provide comfort to people who have lost loved ones.
March 1, 2009
Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival Where:: Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del. When:: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday What:: The 19th annual festival is all about chocolate, with tastings, gourmet samples, raffles and children's games. The heart of the festival is the Chocolate Baking Contest, open to kids and amateurs, as well as restaurants and professionals chefs. Categories include cookies, brownies, pies, cheesecake, candy and "most unusual."
February 24, 2005
On February 20, 2005, LELAND B. STEVENS, M.D. of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Baltimore, MD, loving husband of Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Stevens (nee Perkins); beloved father of Paula Sparks and her husband David, David L. Stevens and his wife Joann, William L. Stevens, and the late Craig B. Stevens and R. Scott Lawrence. Cherished grandfather of Shawn and Craig Sparks, Christopher, Holly, Joseph, Stacey and Lyndsay Stevens and Aaron Rreiser. Relatives and friends are invited to a remembrance gathering on Sunday, February 27 from 3 to 5 P.M. at the VIA building in Rehoboth Beach.
February 16, 2003
RALPH ABBOTT HAMER, III, age 42, of Rehoboth Beach, DE., died unexpectedly, at home in his sleep, on Thursday February 13, 2003. Born in Baltimore, MD he was a retired Military Policeman and Commercial Debt Financier. Ralph moved to Rehoboth nearly five years ago and found a special place to call home. He was an avid golfer, great dancer and loved singing and live music. He lived for long summer days golfing and cool summer nights on the Rudder Deck dancing with friends and family. He was a loving father, devoted brother and son and loyal friend.