Visitors’ Guide to
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Foodie: It all comes
down to the sauce!
RAL outdoor show
to continue Aug. 14-15
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021 » FREE
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Lewes farmers market to
spotlight butterﬂy gardens
Horticulturist Golde to present program
The Historic Lewes Farmers Mar- release of painted lady and monarch SUBMITTED PHOTO
ket will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, butterflies.
Saturday, Aug. 14, at George H.P. Lewes in Bloom members will present a program about butterfly gardens at the Historic
Smith Park, Johnson and DuPont av- At the Aug. 7 Tomato Festival’s Lewes Farmers Market Aug. 14.
enues in Lewes. In case of inclement Biggest Tomato at Market Contest,
weather, the market moves to Shields Lenore and Craig Brady from Stag producers: 302 Aquaponics, Baywa- ship with Epworth United Methodist
Elementary School parking lot at Sus- Run Farm had the winning tomato, ter Farms, Bennett Orchards, Bodine Church Food Pantry. HLFM custom-
sex Drive and Savannah Road. a Virginia Sweet heirloom weighing Farms, Dittmar Family Farms, Hattie’s ers who want to help feed the lo-
2.4 lbs. Second place went to Shauna Garden, Jackie Blues, Kalmar Farm, cal community may purchase local
This week, market organizers are Thompson at Totem Farms with a Mandala Pies, Stag Run Farm and produce, meats, milk, and other food
happy to partner with another great Pineapple heirloom weighing 2.05 lbs. Totem Farms. from vendors to donate to the Ep-
local nonprofit for a demo. At 10 a.m. Third place went to Jay McCutch- worth program every Saturday. The
in the demo tents, butterflies take eon and Kay Carney at Weathered The market continues its SNAP produce and other foods are gathered
center stage. Warren Golde, founder Eye Farm with a Yellow Brandywine (EBT Food Stamps) program. To help after each market session and given
and horticulturist of award-winning heirloom at 1.64 lbs. The market team lower economic barriers to local, to Epworth.
Lewes in Bloom, will present a pro- members congratulate the winners healthy food, the HLFM matches up
gram about creating butterfly gardens and thank all who entered the contest. to $20 each participant each week The HLFM thanks its customers for
and show examples of many suitable with HLFM Bonus Bucks. SNAP par- their generosity.
flowers. He will be assisted by LIB Early fall produce is starting to ticipants can come to the SNAP tent
member Julie Callahan, who will dis- appear at the market with the first ap- to pick up the bonus $20 in tokens to More information is available at
cuss host plants for butterflies. ples. There are still tomatoes, melons, use at the market. WIC and SFMNP historiclewesfarmersmarket.org, and
watermelons, cantaloupes, white and coupons will also be accepted at the on Facebook and Instagram.
Callahan and LIB member John yellow peaches, nectarines, plums, market.
Roecker will explain the life cycle apricots, sweet local corn, green For details and to receive the news-
of butterflies with a demonstration beans, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, The HLFM continues its partner- letter, email [email protected]
of their developmental stages. They squash, zucchini, jams, eggs, yogurt, ersmarket.org or call 302-644-1436.
will discuss the serious population milk, butter, ice cream, mushrooms,
problems butterflies are facing today chicken, pork, beef, crabs, oysters,
and what Lewes in Bloom is doing honey and much more.
locally to create butterfly awareness.
Cindy DeEmidio, LIB membership EARLY FALL PRODUCE IS STARTING
chair, will describe the benefits of TO APPEAR AT THE MARKET WITH
being a Lewes in Bloom member. As THE FIRST APPLES.
a program finale, there will be a live
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Life is a journey history or traditions when inside.” reminds me about the 43rd
approached to head the asso- In a meeting or discussion, annual Nanticoke Powwow
BEACH WALK realized or even thought about ciation, which now has some taking place Sept. 11 and 12 at
that until reporters started 600 members. Others con- she’s learned it’s much more Hudson Fields near Milton, a
NEIL SHISTER calling and asking how it felt vinced her, though, that she effective to ask, “How do you new site this year.
to be the first female chief. was particularly well suited feel” about a subject rather
“ Life is a journey; Her response: “Compared to to help expand the tribe’s than, “What do you think?” Although the conspicuous
what?” organizational and financial location will make it easier
each day is a path.” foundations. “Nanticoke is Making history, personal to attract more visitors, some
The indigenous people ‘dis- something to be proud of.” or tribal, takes commitment, in the association argued that
- CHIEF CARMINE covered’ by Capt. John Smith action, and time, she says. “Lis- the venue had no connection
OF THE NANTICOKE in his 1608 exploration called We get to discussing wheth- tening is a big responsibility. … to the tribe. She disagrees:
themselves Kuskarawaok; er tribal culture influences Right action requires passion. “We’ll put our footprints on
When Natosha they would later be known to her style as chief, which might … With time, what’s meant to the ground.”
Norwood Carmine colonists by their Algonquin be summed up in her adage, be will be.”
was growing up in language word as Nantaquak, “Life is a journey; each day is a As we prepare to separate,
Millsboro, she can’t remem- “people of the tidewaters.” path.” She puts a premium on As she speaks, I think to she tells me, “I’ll say goodby
ber ever having heard conver- They were one of the largest the collective wisdom reached myself that some enterpris- in our way: An honor to be
sations about being Native tribes on the Eastern Shore, through group decision-mak- ing management consultant with you.”
American or a Nanticoke. 200 warriors and their fami- ing – passing the figurative could teach executives about
Decades later, she’s the chief lies. talking stick so all get to speak. Carmine’s Principles of Nan- Neil Shister, a lifelong journalist who has
of the Nanticokes, having “You get in trouble when you ticoke Leadership: “Know the reported for national publications, has
first been elected head of the The language became ex- keep things inside; it’s better truth; know the facts; know the lived part time in Lewes since 2009. He is
tribal association in 2015. tinct in the mid-1800s with to have more outside than benefits and burdens; put the the author of “Living Lewes,” “Revealing
the death of the last fluent good into action.” Rehoboth” and most recently, “Radical
We’re walking in the gentle speaker, but per Thomas Jef- Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the
surf along Lewes Beach early ferson’s order in 1792, some As we are leaving, Carmine World.”
on a quiet morning. “We were words were recorded. I ask
a river people,” Carmine said, how to say hello: “Ewenetu.”
explaining how the tribe was Thank you: “Wanishi.”
centered along what was later
named the Indian River near A linguistic scholar who’s
Millsboro. had success reclaiming other
Native American tongues is
I ask her what she sees as currently working on Nan-
she looks out over the bay ticoke. “If you have your
beach. language, you will have your
youth and your people.”
“Peace. Calming. Refresh-
ment. Clearing the mind. She adds “Gitchimanatu” to
Water taking you up the state my vocabulary list, “creator.”
of Delaware.” She pauses. “To
me, this is us.” The Nanticoke moved their
villages of dome-shaped wig-
The beach in Rehoboth, in wams (frames covered with
contrast, makes her think of cedar bark or woven marsh
‘the elders’ and a time not to be grass) with the seasons, going
proud of. That was when the to inland hunting grounds in
state closed the three Native winter. With warmer weather,
American one-room schools they went to tidewater coun-
(her grandmother taught in try where women farmed corn
one of them), and concerned and beans that were dried for
parents sent their children to later use, as well as squash, to-
the Indian school in distant bacco and pumpkins. The bay
Lawrence, Kansas, carrying waters were fished for clams,
“a cardboard suitcase with oysters, mussels and eels.
everything they owned.” She
remembers her father selling It was access to the ocean
pecks of tomatoes to towns- that gave the Nanticoke their
folk, because “My mother commercial competitive ad-
couldn’t go in the restaurants.” vantage vis-à-vis the other
tribes upcountry with whom
Carmine is the first woman they traded. Whelk shells
to head the tribe. She hadn’t washed up in the sand were
harvested, then they worked
the purple parts into beads.
These were highly valued for
ceremonial dress, and as wam-
pum, they would be exchanged
for bear and beaver pelts used
for hats and blankets.
“The best merchants of all,”
was Captain Smith’s descrip-
tion of the Nanticoke.
A real estate paralegal by
profession, Carmine was con-
cerned that she didn’t know
enough about Nanticoke
The Nanticoke harvested shells, then worked the purple parts into beads.
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Bethany boardwalk arts
festival to return Sept. 11 ON THE COVER: Riders fly high
on The Paratrooper at Funland in
The Bethany-Fenwick We are so excited to wel- sponsored by Jayne’s Reliable, RON MACARTHUR PHOTO Rehoboth Beach.
Area Chamber of Commerce come back the artists and featuring works of art gener- Cover design
will present the 43rd Annual guests, to support the arts ously donated by festival Beach Paper Editor by Teresa Rodriguez
Bethany Beach Boardwalk and local businesses, and artists and local businesses. Jen Ellingsworth
Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to to raise money for the local All proceeds from the silent For more local happenings,
5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, in school art programs. You auction will support the arts Copy Editor go to BeachPaper.com.
downtown Bethany Beach. never know the magnitude an programs of five schools in Bernadette Hearn
event can have until it cannot the Quiet Resorts Region.
This annual event hosts be held. We are grateful for The schools which benefit IT Manager/Photo Editor
more than 100 juried artists vaccines, our doctors and are Lord Baltimore Elementa- Christopher D. Foster
to showcase and sell their nurses, and the resiliency of ry School, Southern Delaware
work. The featured artists the community,” said Lauren School of the Arts, John M.
bring unique creations repre- Weaver, executive director Clayton Elementary School,
senting a variety of different of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Phillip C. Showell Elementary
mediums including paintings, Chamber of Commerce. School and Selbyville Middle
photography, woodwork, School. For information, go
metalwork, clay and jewelry. The Bethany Beach to BethanyBeachArtsFestival.
Boardwalk Arts Festival will com or call 302-539-2100.
“Events are back! 2020 was also include a silent auction
hard on just about everyone.
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The Mill Creamery now open
in downtown Rehoboth Beach
Coffee Mill owners have wanted to do this for years
By Chris Flood The shop offers 30 flavors from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven The Mill Creamery owner Mel Damascena stands outside the new shop,
[email protected] of ice cream, and a few flavors days a week. For more infor- which he co-owns with partner Bob Cartwright.
each of Italian ice and sorbet. mation, go to the business’
Businessmen Mel Dama- Damascena said in the fu- Facebook and Instagram pag-
scena and Bob Cartwright ture they’ll offer some baked es. Damascena the website,
have owned and operated The sweets, but for now it’s all themillcreamery.com, will be
Coffee Mill in Rehoboth Beach about the ice cream. up and running soon.
for 30 years. That whole time,
they’ve wanted to own an ice The Mill exclusively sells “We wanted to focus all the
cream shop. ice cream from Hopkins Farm attention on our product first,”
Creamery. Damascena said he he said.
That goal recently became and Cartwright have always
a reality when the two men been involved with the local
opened The Mill Creamery community, and it’s great to
directly across the brick walk- partner with such a popular
way in The Shops at Rehoboth local business.
Damascena and Cartwright
Damascena said he and had planned on opening by
Cartwright, who also own Memorial Day, but their start
BRASHhh on North First date got pushed to early July
Street, had been eyeing the because, as with other small
space, and when it became business owners, there were
available, he said, “We were delays in getting equipment.
like, ‘Why not? We should do
it.’ We always thought it would “It’s OK. We love the end
be a good complement to the result, and that’s what is most
Coffee Mill.” important,” he said.
A few months later, the ice The Shops at Rehoboth
cream shop was open. Dama- Mews are a little off the beaten
scena said the two businesses path, and Damascena said he
make good counterparts. Cus- likes that.
tomers can come to the coffee
shop in the morning, go do “It’s a little more secluded,
their thing during the day and where the ice cream can be
then stop by for ice cream enjoyed outside without all
later, he said. the rest of the noise. It’s a hid-
den secret,” said Damascena.
The Mill Creamery is open
CHRIS FLOOD PHOTOS
The Mill Creamery is now open in The Shops at Rehoboth Mews.