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Shorter days, brilliantly colored foliage, and crisp, cool air are all signs that the season of fall has arrived in Delaware. As the seasons change, the Delaware beaches remain vibrant and the number of things to do in the fall challenges the number of leaves falling from the trees.

Here are the top 5 things to do this fall at the Delaware beaches: Catch 54 Fenwick Island

1. Unique Dining – The change in season often means a change in flavors like butternut squash, chicken and dumplings and pumpkin pie. Enjoy your fall favorites at the beach with a waterfront view at Catch 54, Grain on the Rocks or 99 Sea Level. 

2. Outdoor Adventures- This fall season be immersed in the natural beauty of the season. Travel a little west to hike or bike the trails of Trap Pond State

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If you’re visiting, or traveling in, Delaware this summer, it's important to do so safely.

  • Bring a face covering to wear in public settings - even outdoors!
  • Wash your hands often - bring some hand sanitizer as a convenient option.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping six feet between you and anyone outside your travel group.
  • If you're sick, stay home.
     

Travel Safely 2Plan away. Review safety precautions: We’re always learning more about COVID-19, so stay up-to-date with the latest safety practices.

Plan your stay: For a hassle-free getaway, make a travel itinerary and check in with businesses or locations you want to visit ahead of time.

Make reservations: Since seating is limited,

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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
Website/Facebook: Website | Facebook

 

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
Website/Facebook: Website | Facebook

 

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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