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Lewes voted among top beach towns in America! A ccording to the website retirementandgood-, 10 cities represent a selection of the best retirement destinations in the United States. The list includes Santa Fe, San Diego, Asheville, Austin, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Bend, Burlington, Savannah and Napa. These cit- ies "provide a variety of retire- ment features including great recreation options, art and cul- ture, festivals, nightlife, historic sites, good healthcare and low to moderate taxes." Curious about the 10 top retirement cities and countries overseas? Cuenca, Ecuador; Bo- quete, Panama; Bali, Indonesia; Ambergris Caye, Belize; Queen- stown, New Zealand; Granada, Nicaragua; Le Marche, Italy, Barcelona, Spain; Chiang Mai, Thailand; and Perignan, France. The April 21, 2017 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine lists 46 Best Beach Towns in America. Guess what? Lewes, Delaware is No. 7! "The highly walkable town features a small historic district, and an easy pace of life that's heavenly for those who don't want the hustle and bustle of busier beach towns." While I've enjoyed visiting many cities, I am in love with Lewes for precisely that de- scription, an easy pace of life. Last Sunday afternoon, I needed a birthday gift for my soon-to- be 2-year-old granddaughter. The outlets hold limited appeal for me. I slipped into an empty parking space on Second Street. No meters yet. Sigh. No crowds. Yes. The sales clerk at Kids’ Ketch was eager to help me find the correct size bathing suit, and suggested appropriate toys. Plus they gift wrapped my purchase for free. I enjoy shopping and eating in our town because the stores and restaurants are unique and not part of a chain. That's what makes Lewes so special! A woman was seated on the bench in front of King's Ice Cream store licking a cone while her little dog's tail wagged in anticipation of a taste. The sun had just come out when I walked past the gazebo where a husband and wife were ad- miring the tulips. "I think we should buy yellow ones for our yard too, don't you think, dear?" And he nodded. Santa Fe National Forest has 320,000 acres. San Diego boasts 600,000 acres in the Anza- Borrego Desert, but Lewes has 150 miles of paved trails in Cape Henlopen State Park, plus the Seaside Nature Center and a live osprey cam. Even Thatch the osprey knows a good home when he sees it! Spring seems colder than normal, and even though we want summer to arrive, it's nice to appreciate the peaceful moments that a small town has to offer. A quiet morning walk along the canal or a bike ride on the Junction & Breakwater Trail. Visit the Lewes Chamber of Commerce website, www.lew-, and download the 2017 calendar of events. Write to (844) 316-3334 | Expert Care. Close to Home. Can repair aortic aneurysms without making incisions. Carlos Neves, MD Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon Board Certified Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University Cooper University Hospital, Camden NJ Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia PA Author | Lecturer Lutheran Mission Society Alan Amrhine, Communications Director Lutheran Mission Society “MDDC has connected donors with the LMS Vehicle Donation Program for over six years! Great exposure, cost effective, and Wanda is so helpful.” Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, APRIL 28 - MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 67 Lisa Graff » RETIREMENT 101 Mini golf to benefit May 16, register by May 1 First State Community Action Agency invites everyone to the Fourth Annual Miniature Golf Tournament at 10 a.m., Tues- day, May 16,  at Jungle Jim’s in Rehoboth Beach. Registration is now open for teams of four; cost is $200 which includes lunch. Deadline to register is Monday, May 1. Business and individual sponsorship opportunities are also available. Proceeds support First State’s community-based programs benefitting local youth. For more information or to reg- ister, contact Kaneisha Trott at 302-856-7761, Ext. 138, or go to