Marianne Zweig sent us this photo of a sight she encountered while strolling on a local beach. “Walking today on the bay side,” she said, “we came upon a dog who’s name is Sandy and is 11 years old taking a quick break.”
Ian Friedland submitted this photo May 16, a screenshot of the live Osprey Cam sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park. The Osprey Cam is available to the public and can be accessed via the Friends’ website at friendsofcapehenlopen.org. Currently there are three eggs in the nest.
Gabriel Wideman turned 6 years old on May 15. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, he was unable to invite friends to his house to celebrate. The Lewes Fire Department, Lewes Police Department, Delaware State Police and other family members, close friends and neighbors came together to make his day special. Members of the Lewes Fire Department, Lewes Police Department and the Delaware State Police drove down Gabriel's street with emergency lights flashing and sirens sounding. Family members, friends and neighbors followed behind. Gabriel's parents, Krystle and Cory Wideman, would like to thank everyone who played a part in making his day special. Happy Birthday, Gabriel!
Shown (l-r) are assistant fire chief Aiden Gause, Krystle Wideman, Gabriel Wideman, Cory Wideman and Lewes Police officer Tyrone Woodyard.
George Perasso of Lewes submitted this photo he took along the Junction-Breakwater Trail. “You don't have to be trapped indoors when you can walk or bike the trail safely and get good old sunshine and fresh air,” he said. “This is all right in our backyards and no charge to use it. You can even bring your dog.”
Horseshoe crabs and humans make tracks in this photo made at Broadkill Beach and submitted by M.E. Edge.
Rich Giannola sent us this beauty. “The spring migration of birds and butterflies is in full swing now,” he said. “While walking along one of the trails in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, I came across this black swallowtail butterfly who was more than happy to pose for me.”
Doris Lauckner sent this photo of Teri Dunbar providing a celebratory greeting to Carlyle Hooff for her 70th birthday May 3.
J. Darrell Dukes shared this photo he took of a whimsical birdhouse, with a visitor, at a house on Red Mill Pond.
Clay and Sadie Wakefield have a special message to share: “Our skeleton, Mr. Bones, has been entertaining neighbors while we shelter in place. Today, he is dying to go to Funland and take a spin on the bumper cars. Even skeletons need to have some fun! We can't wait for opening day!“
A group of quarantined partiers on Broadkill Road in Milton took up lawn chairs on the roadside along with a makeshift sign stating, “You Honk, We Drink.” As motorists pass by, a honk equals a sip of beer. You will notice they are practicing safe social distancing with six feet of separation between them. Shown (l-r) are Austin Carey, Richard Carey, Jacob Prettyman, Luke Workman and Torie Pedone. Photo by Al Knight. See a video of the team in action within this posting.
Jeff and Deby Evans of Milton borrowed from Monty Python’s famous "Flying Circus” sketch for their version of “The Ministry of Silly Walks.” Shown here, Jeff demonstrates a silly walks illustrated on a sign in front of his house. Many passersby got into the spirit of the silly walk. Videos accompany this posting.
“My granddaughter, Mary Colette Turkoz, 9, asked me to send you a picture of her and the thank-you signs she made to put in our living room windows at The Reserve at Sandbar in Lewes,” said Mary Jean Frank.
The John Milton statue on Mulberry Street is masked and practicing social distancing in George Ward’s photo.
Irish Eyes is spreading a message of hope by posting this gorgeous, glowing reflection of Irish Eyes at Anglers in Lewes on its social media accounts. Follow Irish Eyes on Instagram @irisheyespub and Facebook facebook.com/Irisheyespublewes.
Dolph Spain this photo of Lady Slippers on the Junction Breakwater Trail.
Milton musician Vince Varrassi hosted a Social Distance Driveway Happy Hour, where he entertained friends and neighbors - all from an appropriate six-feet distance. “Everybody got outside in the fresh air, sitting on porches, in driveways and the street.” See a video of Varrassi performing “On Broadway” that accompanies this posting.
Brooke Lowe of Millsboro submitted photos from Henry's seventh birthday drive-by celebration. The drive-by party came a day early April 5, as Henry's actual big day is April 6. "About a hundred friends and neighbors came by holding banners and honking their horns to celebrate," said Brooke.
Comfort during crisis. Jill T. Hudson of Rehoboth sent this photo of Nicola Pizza’s takeout window. “Kelley from Nicolas, providing service with a smile,” said Jill. “[I’m] grateful they are doing takeout.”
"Every year Bethany Beach shows us its colors," said Gloria Merryman. "They change with the season. A shout out to Melinda Linde, Jessica Brittingham and Caitlin Ware, who do all this work for the town so Bethany looks gorgeous."
Sarah Gazze submitted photos of sidewalk chalk art at the Villages of Five Points in Lewes. “My kids spent a good portion of the day creating inspiring chalk messages in the neighborhood,” she said.
‘Thanks for helping our community to focus on the positive aspects of life during this challenging time,” said Sarah Gazze of Villages of Five Points in Lewes, who submitted these photos of her kids and their inspiring sidewalk chalk artwork. “A little love goes a long way.”
Charlie Gifford got a sweet birthday surprise April 7, as his entry into double digits was celebrated by a surprise visit by friends, neighbors and a special salute from the Lewes Fire Department. "Between amazing friends and neighbors and the help of the Lewes Fire Department, Charlie’s birthday was a happy and amazing success," said his mom, Kate. "We love Lewes!"
Uday Jani spent an enjoyable day, walking around Lewes and enjoying the gorgeous display of tulips and flowering trees by the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.
Bright red tulips put on a show in the 1812 Park in front of Lewes Post Office in Uday Jani’s photo.
Nancy Schindler Youngdale of Rehoboth Beach sent this photo of local artist John Cooley and his handmade birdbath, which he delivered to Nancy after she commissioned him for the work.
Liz Zande’s angel is dressed for Easter in Pot Nets Bayside.
Geralyn Hashway submitted this photo of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
“After reading about people who were putting up Christmas lights as ‘hope lights’ for the end of this pandemic, we decided to wrap our roping,” wrote Peggy Castle and Debbie Geismar in Nassau Station.
Diane Milam sent this photo of chalk art along the Junction and Breakwater Trail.
Kristyn Bohan sent us this photo of Walter and Fletcher enjoying the sunshine and tulips at the Zwaanendael Museum.
Krista Scudlark’s photo of Wagamon’s Pond is a bright spot on a gloomy day.
Amanda Camenisch of Milton shared this photo. "Not my house, but I saw this on my walk. I loved seeing this sign."
“Our neighbor girls had art class with their mom on Jefferson Avenue sidewalks,” said Don Woods. “It really brightened our stay-at-home day in Lewes.”
Joe O’Neill sent this photo of his granddaughter, Haley Grace O'Neill, enjoying the tulips in Lewes.
Miss. Macadamia of Lewes, aka Miss Mackie, is enjoying her freshly weeded garden in Highland Acres during quarantine. Photo by Cathy Tessein.
“Thanks to last year's Lewes tulip dig, my Millsboro gardens look stunning,” said Joyce Livelli, who submitted this beautiful photo. “Thought you might like to consider using any of these photos to cheer people up!”
Tim Bane of Lewes submitted this photo of an inspirational sign, which shows thanks to those medical personnel who work tirelessly on our behalf.
“A robin made a nest on top of the sconce by my front door and laid several eggs,” writes Claudia Nesbit. “Only one of them has hatched so far but it is quite active and appears healthy.”
Robert Gilsdorf sent this interesting photo. "Taking a walk yesterday, Icame across this scene in historic Lewes," he wrote. "I posted it on Instagram with the caption 'Hardship or Happiness?.' Users posted their thoughts, and overwhelmingly people chose that it was more about happiness than hardship.