News Briefs 04/16/19

April 16, 2019

Rehoboth city hall closed Good Friday
Rehoboth city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave., will be closed Friday, April 19, in observance of Good Friday. Residential trash pickup will remain on the regular schedule. Go to for a trash collection calendar. For more information, contact the Communications Department at 302-227-6181, Ext. 522 or

City of Lewes offices, BPW closed April 19
The offices of Lewes City Hall and the Board of Public Works will be closed Friday, April 19, in observance of Good Friday. Offices will reopen with regular hours Monday, April 22. 

Lewes planners to meet April 17
The Lewes Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, at the Rollins Community Center. The group will receive updates on the status of several development applications, including Fishers Cove, Lewes Waterfront Preserve, Showfield, the assisted-living facility proposed by OA Vantage Point, and the project at the corner of Anglers Road and Market Street. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Lewes dune workshop set April 16
Lewes will hold a workshop at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at the Lewes Public Library to discuss the possibility of adding a dune adjacent to the Beach 1 parking lot. Discussion will also focus on the benefits of dunes to the community and the environment. The public is invited to share its thoughts. The discussion will be led by Mayor Ted Becker and City Manager Ann Marie Townshend. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Rehoboth businesses urged to adorn benches
Following the success of Benches on Baltimore in Rehoboth Beach last fall, businesses are encouraged to participate in decorating benches again this spring, beginning Friday, April 19, and lasting through Monday, May 20.
Interested businesses should use zip ties and floral wire to affix decoration to benches. No paint, chalk, nails, screws, drilling, tape, glue or adhesives of any kind should be used. No logos or advertising. For more information, call Tim at Shademakers Eyeware at 226-2222.

Rehoboth utility rates working group to meet
The Rehoboth working group studying utility rates in Rehoboth has scheduled a meeting for 1 p.m., Thursday, April 18, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls for continued discussion of a proposed rate structure for water and wastewater rates. For more information, call 302-227-6181. A full copy of the agenda can be found at town hall or online at

Henlopen Acres town hall closed Good Friday
In observance of Good Friday, Henlopen Acres town hall will be closed Friday, April 19. For more information, call 302-227-6411.

Advocates canvassing for cannabis reform in Rehoboth
The Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network will be canvassing for cannabis reform in Rehoboth twice in the coming weeks – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20, and 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 27. Meet-up locations are to be announced.
To sign up to volunteer or for more information contact

Sussex council awards grants to nonprofits
Sussex County Council awarded the following councilmanic grants at its April 9 meeting: $500 to Sussex Central High School for Business Professionals of America Conference expenses; and $500 to Rehoboth Beach Main Street for Rehoboth in Bloom to help beautify downtown Rehoboth Beach. Council also awarded a $1,000 youth grant to Ducks Unlimited for its annual Greenwing Day and a $500 youth grant to First State Community Action Agency for its sixth annual miniature golf tournament fundraiser.