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INDEX Arts & Entertainment 84 Business & Real Estate 37 Community Calendar 102 Cape Life 59 Classifieds 115 Obituaries 26 School & Education 104 Sports & Outdoors 107 “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” RESTAURATEUR Rehoboth’s Hari Cameron talks honors, future P41 FEARLESS GIRL Wall Street whirlwind for sculptor Kristen Visbal P4 REHOBOTH BEACH City gears up to plant trees in Country Club Estates P10 ENVIRONMENT Delaware Sea Grant scientists brace for budget cuts P14 SUSSEX Residents: Blessing’s compost operation stinks P16 LEWES March for Science steps off in the Cape Region P18 50¢ Delaware’s Cape Region FRIDAY, APRIL 28 - MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 SPORTS Beacon boys’ lacrosse defeats Fifer Middle School 9-4 P113 DENY HOWETH PHOTO TERRY ISLER RELEASES a biodegradeable balloon dove with handwritten mes- sages April 22, in memory of his friend, Kevin Bauer, who died in March. The life of Bauer, aka Isabella Frost, was celebrated at a special event at Purple Parrot in Rehoboth Beach where friends and family gathered to pay tribute. See story and more photos about the event on page 79. See a video at capegazette.com. DOVES SOAR FOR ISABELLA FROST CapeGazette.com HABITAT FOR HUMANITY P37 Framing frenzy at Dogfish CAPE LIFE Spring day brightened by fashion show P59 SCHOOL THEATRE Worcester students on stage in ‘Peter Pan’ P104 By Chris Flood cflood@capegazette.com A bill that would tax short-term vacation rentals under Delaware’s 8 percent Lodging Tax is facing strong opposition from the Cape Region businesses that would be most affected. “It just can’t happen,” said Kenny Hopkins, Holly Lake Campground owner. “From Bethany to Re- hoboth, it’s something that’s just going to hurt all of Eastern Sussex.” Hopkins said he learned about the bill April 24, when an email from a camping trade organization presented him with a legislative update. He said camping is an economical way for families to enjoy Campgrounds, realtors oppose lodging levy Legislation would impose tax on short-term rentals Continued on page 12 Continued on page 22 By Nick Roth nickroth@capegazette.com More than three years after placing a moratorium on townhouses in the marine-commercial zoning district, Lewes mayor and city council are reviewing options moving forward. In March 2014, council placed a moratorium on special exceptions for residential development after two townhouse projects in the district quickly gained approval from the board of adjustment. Lewes to update beachside zoning Marine-commercial aims to preserve connection to the sea