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IJL, O FRIDAY, MAY 29 - MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015 ARTS Indulge on Friday evenings for The Lewes Historical Society's History Happy Hour series in- cluding interesting dialog led by local history buffs, area heritage experts, and museum profession- als. These 20-30-minute featured presentations are followed by engaging question-and-answer periods. During the program, a glass of wine will be served. History Happy Hours take place Friday evenings from June through August (except June 19 and July 3), beginning at 4 p.m., in the downstairs meeting room of the Hotel Rodney at the corner of b'L ond and Market streets. These events/ire free, but - new this year - due to the pro- gram's rising'popuiarit;, a pass per person is required for admis- sion. Seating is limited. Passes are available at the Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop at the corner of Second and Mulberry streets beginning at 3 p.m. (an hour in advance) on lecture days. This program is sponsored by Hotel Rodney. History Happy Hours in June: d3n Friday, June 5, Bob Fullmer 15resents "Colonial American Beer Brewing Techniques and Tools." This inaugural topic will relate directly to the newly opened "HistorY of Brewing in the First State & Celebrat- ing 20 Off-Centered Years .of Dogfish" at The Lewes Histori- cal Society Campus. In 2014, a national survey showed that one in 10 Americans were some- how involved in home.brewing the largest percentage since the Colonial period. Fullmer will describe the tactics and tech- nologies of brewing in the past clrmpared to today. He will also be sharing samples of some of his home brews. ..Fullmer has been home brew- ing since 1995..He currently holds a master's degree from Philadelphia Biblical University. love for history and brew- ing evolved in an organization where he started to learn me- dieval brewing practices and redacting historic recipes. Today he performs brewing demon- sVations that involve brewing over an open fire using a copper kettle. Fullmer currently runs a small brewing group known as The Brotherhood of Brewers in Media, Pa. He finds great passion in brewing history and making great quality fermented beverag- es. He also enjoys educating the masses on how important beer W. s throughout time, not just as a drink for entertainment but as a very important part of life when water was not safe to drink. Fhe second History Happy Hour will take place Friday, June 12, as speaker Beth Gott presents "From Whales to War: the Story of Lewes from the Swanendael Settlement to the English Cap- ture of New Amsterdam and Beyond." June 12, 1665, is when the English officially re-incor- porated New York City under English law. Only a year previ- ously, in 1664, both Lewes and New Amsterdam were taken over and occupied by the British during an international war. Cel- ebrate the 350th anniversary of NYC during this presentation by learning how world events also affected William Penn's jurisdic- tion over the town known under the English name, Lewes, or as some called it, the Three Lower Counties on the Delaware. Gott is the lead interpreter at the Zwaanendael Museum.and has been there for over 25 years. The Zwaanendael Museum is administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs for the Delaware Department of State. She studied English and elementary education and loves history, archaeology, antiques and word games. She also en- joys reading and bird watching. Gott has lived and worked in the Lewes area for over 26 years, but has been visiting and learning its history even longer. Although there will be no His- tory Happy Hour June 19, the program will continue Friday, June 26, as Jim Bertholet.pres- ents "Captain's Talk: The Great White Hurricane." Come and hear about the blizzard known as the Great White Hurricane which swept up the East Coast and caused much loss of life and property in March 1888. Bertho- let will present on the origin and character of the storm and how destructive it was to shipping on the high seas and to the lives of all those in its path from Virginia north to Canada including folks & ENTERTAINMENT Cape Gazette in Lewes. Bertholet is a X ietnam et- eran who retired after 40 y ars in sales, sales training, and s}les management. Be tholet ils a lifelong history buff who gCew up on the Jersey s aore and[al- ways had a particular interest in maritime histoW, especD1- ly the U.S. Life-Sa ing Serx ice and U.S. lighthouses. He mo ced to Delaware in 20 0, wher he currently conduct Lewes I is- torical Society Maitime ToDrs, is a presenter at botJa the HisCpry Happy Hour and tl e Lunch - Learn programs, speaks to scr ool ' groups at the Lewe Life-Sax ng SUBMITTED PHOTO Station and is a m~mber ofq~'he THE LEWES HISTORICAL SOl- Wooden Boat Builcling Program ETY'S HISTORY HAPPY HOUR Volunteer Crew. [ PROGRAM will take place every Fri- For a complete lis ing of speak- day at 4 p.m., through Aug. 28 at Ho- tel Rodney. Shown is an example of ers, subjects and ]o~ations of~)e the impact of the Great White Hur- Lewes Historical ~ociety's ~!is- ricane on shipping. Learn more at the tory Happy Hours tp occur e~ery program Friday, June 26, as Jim Ber- Friday through Aunt st28, o for tholet presents 'Captain's Talk: The gU ~/~fo: Great White Hurricane.' For a full more information" qn the soclety, schedule, go to www.HistoricLewes. go to www.Histori Lewes.orI org. 108 Second St. Downtown Lewes (302) 703-2161 What a great time of year to discover a new u fscale casual restaurant! Our unique menu at Blue Sea Caf6 will surely be a delight to each and everyone's taste. Start your day with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, a crab Benedict or a succulent sea food crepe. Lunch is a must-have! Thai salad, gyro (made in-house) or a lobster roll will be the highlight of your day. We also have a full coffee bar and REAL fruit smoothies. Give BLUE SEA a try! Sundays) OPEN DALLY Breakfast Served from 8am to 11am (12pro on Lunch served from 11am to 3pro Free parking for curbside pickup accessed through Third Street. Enter caf6 thru rear door. Phone ahead for faster service. Delivery service available.