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2100 Coastal Hwy. • Dewey Beach | 302-227-1182 FIVE HOME-STYLE DINNER OPTIONS EVERY MON/THURS/SUN NIGHT FOR $15. ALL DAY $3 BEER SPECIALS. EVERY FRIDAY NEW BEER RELEASE. HAPPY HOUR 3-6 PM DAILY FOOD & BEER SPECIALS BREWERY & KITCHEN Open Thur-Mon Noon-Close 90 FRIDAY, MAY 19 - MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Cape Gazette The Rehoboth Beach Museum is opening a new exhibit Sat- urday, May 27, chronicling the impact of storms on the beach area, telling the stories of famous shipwrecks, and demonstrating how the community responded with lighthouses, lifesaving sta- tions, and rebuilding efforts. The exhibit, titled Angry Water, will use photographs, documents and lectures to show the dangers severe weather brought to residents of Rehoboth Beach, shippers plying the coast- al waters, and people facing the challenges of building - and then rebuilding - the Rehoboth Beach community. Rehoboth Beach Museum Di- rector Nancy Alexander said, "While many current residents know some of the history of the famous 1962 nor'easter, they may find our interactive quiz quite a challenge." Both residents and visitors will learn about how many times the Boardwalk has been rebuilt because of storm damage, how Coin Beach got its name, and how the Cape Hen- lopen Lighthouse and local Life Saving Stations came to be built. The Storms section will de- scribe how Native Americans and European settlers coped with local hurricanes and nor'easters in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centu- ries. It will also show the impact of the 1914 storm on the new city of Rehoboth and how the 1933 storm caused Silver Lake to overflow. Finally, it will look at the 1944 nor'easter that ship- wrecked the oil tanker Thomas Tracy at the end of Brooklyn Avenue, as well as the devastat- ing 1962 storm that obliterated the shoreline. The Shipwrecks section will feature the 1785 sinking of the Faithful Steward. It will also de- scribe the 1918 sinking of the Merrimac so deep in the sand at the foot of Brooklyn Avenue that it could not be refloated, the 1956 demise of the yacht Black Spoon- bill (owned by the late singer Burl Ives), and the grounding of the oil barge Hess Hustler. The Lighthouse section will feature the history of the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse. It was built in 1765, after Philadelphia merchants organized a lottery to fund its construction to guide ships into Delaware Bay. The ex- hibit will show how it was used and renovated over the years until it succumbed to erosion and fell into the sea in 1926. The Life Saving Station section will go back to the story of how Congress established the United States Life Saving Service that set up 250 stations on the Atlantic Coast, including stations at Cape Henlopen, Dewey Beach, and In- dian River inlet. Using rowboats, and a cannon-propelled rope and pulley device, the Delmarva sta- tions collectively rescued 7,500 people before the service was folded into the new U.S. Coast Guard. The Restoration section will focus on modern efforts to re- plenish the beach, rebuild the Boardwalk and clean up after an oil spill. Alexander said, "Shipwrecks, heroic rescues, and severe storms have been the subject of legends and novels many of us have known and read since childhood. The Delaware expe- rience has been equally famous and infamous, and the museum is excited to gather these stories and history into this new exhibit. We look forward to sharing it with the public." The Rehoboth Beach Museum is at 511 Rehoboth Ave., next to the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. It is currently operating winter/spring hours: Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning on Memorial Day, the museum will be open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admis- sion is by voluntary donation. For more information, go to re- or call 302-227-7310. Rehoboth Beach Museum to open new exhibit, Angry Water, May 27 SUBMITTED PHOTOS THIS OIL BARGE, the Hess Hustler, ran aground off Rehoboth Beach in No- vember 1968. Onlookers gather near singer Burl Ives’ yacht, the Black Spoonbill, grounded at Rehoboth Beach in Oc- tober 1957. The Rehoboth Beach Film So- ciety's Cinema Art Theater will present “Colossal,” an action drama with cunningly presented humor, starting at 4 p.m., Friday, May 19. Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apart- ment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradu- ally comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of con- trol, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant exis- tence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. “Colossal” also stars Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson with performances that ensure audience members will have a good time watching this film. Additional screenings will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21; 4 p.m., Wednes- day, May 24; and 4 and 7 p.m., Thursday May 25. Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screen- ing. Admission is $8 for film society members and $10 for nonmembers. All screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dart- mouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa. For more information, go to or call 302- 645-9095. ‘Colossal’ to open at Cinema Art Theater May 19 More information: » Action drama screening hosted by film society Pre-Firefly party set at Painted Stave Distilling Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna will be hosting a Pre- Firefly Music Festival party/expo from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 21.  The event will celebrate all things Firefly with a focus on the artistic talents of members of the fan and local communities. There will be special indie alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. A food truck and local bakery will be on site.There will be ven- dors featuring festival-friendly goods including accessories, apparel, tie-dye, handcrafted jewelry, drawings and purses. Firefly fans will be display- ing artwork and festival-related projects. A charity raffle will feature fes- tival tickets and prize giveaways. There is no charge for entry. All ages are welcome. Briefly »