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The City of Lewes is excited to present ten great bands for the summer concert series in Stango Park for 2020, with some modifications for social distancing. Every Tuesday evening from June 23 to August 25, there will be a free concert starting at 7:00 p.m. on the open air stage in Stango Park next to the Lewes library.  

There is No indoor rain location at this time due to COVID restrictions and limitations.  If inclement weather is in the forecast, the concert will be canceled and notifications will be sent out be email blat and posted on our Facebook page.  

Other modifications for the concert series include the phase 1 plan for Outdoor Gatherings by the Governor, which include a limit of 250 attendees, 6 feet separation between family groups,

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Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market

Garfield Parkway & Pennsylvania Avenue (PNC Bank parking lot), Bethany Beach, DE  19930
Sundays, 8 a.m. – Noon, June 7 – September 6, 2020
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Historic Lewes Farmers Market

George H. P. Smith Park (spring/summer market location), DuPont & Johnson Avenues, Lewes, DE  19958
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – Noon, May 30 – September 26, 2020
Richard A. Shields Elementary School parking lot (fall market location), Savannah Road & Sussex Drive, Lewes, DE
Saturdays, 9 a.m.- Noon, October 3 – November 21, 2020
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Historic Lewes Farmers Market at Kings Highway

37707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes, DE 19958 (Crooked Hammock Brewery)Wednesdays, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.,

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Here is a list of activities for you and your family to enjoy while still practicing social distancing:

–       Go for a bike ride or walk around your neighborhood for some fresh air

–       Bring your binoculars and go bird watching

–       Go for a nature walk and create your own scavenger hunt

–       Support a local restaurant and avoid the crowded grocery stores, purchase carry out

–       Don’t feel comfortable with carry out food? Purchase a gift card for later use

–       Get rid of those weeds and prepare your garden ready for Spring

–       Plan a game night with family or friends near and far using video chat    

–       Open a cookbook and try cooking or baking a new dish    

–       Check out online fitness, yoga,

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Adam McCann of WalletHub.com does the research for you on the best states for retirement. WalletHub.com compared 50 states using 47 key indicators of retirement-friendliness. Their analysis covers affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of life. 

Overall, Delaware comes in 6th for the overall ranking, preceded by Wyoming, Utah, New Hampshire, Colorado and Florida at 1st place. Delaware also came in 2nd for "Best WalletHub Taxpaper Ranking". 

For the full list of rankings, methodology behind these rankings and various factors to consider when choosing where you would like to retire. 

McCann, Adam. “2020's Best States to Retire” WalletHub.com, 13 January

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Kristin McKenna of Forbes explains what to take into consideration when deciding when to buy your retirement home.

When should you buy your retirement home? There are many factors to consider when making that decision. You may have good reason to purchase your retirement home before you officially retire. Finding the “perfect” home or justifying the purchase of a vacation home could be two reasons. Purchasing your retirement home early and vacationing there can be a great way to explore and get to know your new city or town before becoming a permanent resident. Depending on your situation, you might consider renting out your second home to gain supplemental income.

While this may work for some, it is important to consider that your needs and even

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VisitDelware.com shares some ideas of fun activities along the Delaware Coast to check out during the chilly months of winter.

In Delaware, there’s a special beauty that breaks through the cold and makes the beaches a desirable destination for a winter weekend getaway.

Here are some hot ideas for a cool getaway:

Get mixing: The decades-long tradition of Bloody Mary Sundays continues for locals year-round at the Starboard. Complete your morning with a Dewey Beach favorite - Crab Eggs Benedict. 

Get stuffed: Finely crafted food will warm your soul in Rehoboth Beach and during the winter, quieter atmospheres and open reservations will give you the chance to really enjoy a tasty meal. Try local hotspots like Eden, Henlopen City Oyster House, Salt

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Kerry Hannon of The New York Times explores why some retirees find themselves without a plan as they look for a new sense of purpose.

Some view retirement merely as a change from working to not working but it is so much more. Many retirees struggle with isolation and loneliness as they navigate their new life feeling a loss of identity when they no longer are working. For many, your identity is linked to your work life and plays a bigger role in your identity and connection to people than you realize.

The pressure to feel happy can also become very real as you are thought be living in the “best time of your life”. Many of your relationships change or can disappear when you move away from your working life. The human connection is a factor in the

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If you are planning on retiring soon, you may have considered the idea of moving into an active adult community. Brad Breeding of My Life Site, gives us some pros and cons of choosing to live in this type of community.

Not to be confused with a retirement home or assisted living, an active adult community is made of single-family homes, condos or townhomes that are owned by the resident with at least one member of the household being over a certain age (usually around 55 years old). Typically, these communities feature their own amenities in addition to be close to shopping, restaurants, attractions, etc. Low-maintenance or maintenance-free exteriors and common areas are the norm with interior upkeep being the responsibility of the homeowner. Active

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Michael Rubin from The Balance talks about what you should consider for your retirement to get the most out of this time in your life.

While most people look forward to all of the new found free time that retirement brings, we’ve learned that the “honeymoon” period of retirement only lasts 6-9 months. After that time period retirees report feeling the urge to become more productive.

The first step is determining what you want out of your retirement. Consider what type of personality you have, what your favorite hobbies are and what brings the most joy. Studies have shown that retirees who keep busy with regularly scheduled activities tend to lead happier lives during retirement. Just like in all stages of life, keeping engaged can help with your

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