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140 - CAPE G - Friday, September I - Monday, September 4, 2006 Bethany jazz funeral a nod to New Orleans tradition Annual resort event set Sept. 4 on boardwalk The Southern Delaware resort area&apos;s most unusual celebration takes place in the Quiet Resort of Bethany Beach this Labor Day and everyone is invited. The 2006 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral is celebrated on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 4 with activi- ties beginning about 5:30 p.m. at the North end of the Bethany and can join in a funeral proces- sion of mourners, along with a Jazz Band, that carry a casket with a mannequin representing Summer of 2006 to its final rest- ing place at the Boardwalk Bandstand. For the 21st annual Jazz Funeral, the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral Committee selected the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity as the beneficiary of the 2006 Jazz Funeral. Members of Habitat for Humanity will collect-: Beach Boardwalk. funds during this:::_year's Jazz At the Jazz Funeral, spectators Funeral .... " go to the Bethany Beach ...... NEff this year to Bethany Boardwalk on Labor Da.Morliay- Beach's End of Summer Season . |J , Sail Lewes Continued from page 137 dredging schooner and was com- mandeered during World War II and put to work as a fireboat on the Delaware River. ..:The .tall, ship anderwcnt.a corn .... plete, authentic restoration in 1995 and was added to the National Register of Historical Places. All tall ships participating in the Sail Lewes Festival, including the bration. Lewes tall ship docking locations include Cape-May Lewes Ferry Terminal, City Dock in Lewes, Pilot's Association Dock on Pilottown Road, and the University of Delaware: Pollution Ecology Laboratory (PEL) Dock on Pilottown Road. What can locals do Friday night as part of the Sail Lewes celebra- tion? Pack a picnic and the family and head to Lewes Beach or The Cape Henlopen State Park, from 3 to 6 p.m. for the best views as all five amazing tall ships rally Virginia and the A.J. Meerwald, .togcther on the water for a mag- will be open for public tours from nifiCent Parade of Sail. Intervet, 10 a:m. to noon; Friday, Sept. 15. the, Official sponsor I of the This is the 0nly day that individ- ": Virg!nia, ;and their guests will be ual ship tours will be available at a cost of $5 per person per ship, at each individual Lewes docking site. This local prelude to the Sail Lewes Festival is the official kick- off to the Lewes and Delaware 375th anniversary weekend cele- aboard their tall ship for this sail and the official sponsor of the A.J. Meerwald, Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA), will be enjoy- ing the parade on the water from their ship as well. Beginning at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sailor's Continued from page 137 as follows: Zwaanendael Museum" Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15- 16: lO a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16: 1:30--4:30 p.m. Zwaanendael Museum booth at the Lewes-Cape May Ferry termi- nal: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16- ,7:8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to "A Sailor's Life for Me" and to the Zwaanendael Museum is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-645-1148 or visit the muse- um online at http://history.delaware.gov/muse- ums/zm/zm_main.shtml>http://hi story.delaware.gov/museums/zm/ zm_main.shtml . For information on the "Sail Lewes" tall-ships fes- tival, call 877-465-3937 or 302- 645-8073, or visit the following website: <http://375.histori- clewes.org>http://375.histori- clewes.org. The Zwaanendael Museum was built in 1931 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the state's first European colony, Swanendael, established by the Dutch along Hoorn Kill (present- day Lewes-Rehoboth Canal) in 1631. Designed by E. William Martin (architect of Legislative Hall and the Hall of Records in Dover), the museum is modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, and features a stepped facade gable with carved stonework and decorated shutters. The museum's exhibits and pre- sentations provide a showcase for Celebration is the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral Silent Auction. The new Jazz Funeral Silent Auction will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday Sept. 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bethany Blues Restaurant at 6 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Bethany Beach. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to attend the silent auction fund-raising event, said associate chairman Jim McGinniss. "Every single dollar from the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral Silent Auction goes directly to Habitat for Humanity of Sussex County," McGinniss said, "Local Sunday, Sept. 17, official Sail Lewes passports will be available for purchase at each Lewes dock- ing location. This ship-touring passport is the ONLY document which grants each holder one tour of all five tall ships in Lewes. The purchase of a .passport also grants each holder , trolley transportation to each tall ship docking location. Bring a stamped passports with all five ship-stamps to the Information Tent at the festival by 3 p.m. Saturday or Sunday for a chance to win an evening sail for two. The Cape-May Lewes Ferry Terminal GroundS, with free park- ing and free entry, is where the festival of shanty-singers, food, local merchants and fun will take place. Anyone looking for an even more authentic Sail Lewes experi- ence should purchase an advanced ticket through the Cape-May Lewes Ferry Terminal (call 800- Lewes-area maritime, military, and social history. In addition to "A Sailor's Life for Me" activities on September 15-17, the museum is currently featuring the exhibit, <http://history.delaware.gov/mus eums/zrn/pano_zw/default.shtml> "Lewes: The First Town In The First State," which documents the leading role played by the town of Lewes in the development of present-day Delaware. businesses have been very gener- ous to help us kick off the first year of the silent auction. Those who wish to bid to help out Habitat will find an interesting array of gift certificates and mer- chandise from which to choose. Remember, the silent auction is all for charity In addition to hosting the event, Bethany Blues has also generously agreed to provide light refreshments for those attending the Jazz Funeral Silent Auction." The focal point of this year's Jazz Funeral is the funeral proces- sion that usually starts at the North end of the Boardwalk and slowly proceeds to the Boardwalk 64-FERRY for ticket sales), and become a true passenger aboard a tall ship and set sail. The tall ships that will be taking guests out on the water for a scheduled sail at 5 p.m. on both Sept. 16 and 17 are the Virginia, the A.J. Meerwald (both docked at the Cape-May Lewes. Ferry Terminaland he Alliance, docked at the University of Delaware - Pollution Ecology Laboratory Dock at the end of Pilottown Rd. Visit http://375:his- bandstand to the strains of Dixieland music played by the bands. - Two New Orleans-gtyle Dixieland Jazz-ban-ds, the Dixie Cats and the Jazz Funeral Irregulars, will provide the enter- tainment as Bethany bids a fond farewell to summer 2006." Some of the tunes spectators might hear this year include "Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans" played in the key of C, "Basin Street Blues" also played in C, "When The Saints Go Matching In" in F, "Walk Close to Thee" in B flat, "Amazing Grace" Continued on page 141 toriclewes.org for more 375th event information. For information on being a Sail Lewes festival vendor or mer- chant at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal on Sept. 16-17, contact Leanne Silicato or Casey Kieffer of Make My Day Event Planning. at695-97  or ema/l- .... makemydayeyents@yah0o.c0 m. Vendor spaces ,are ailablfof $250 and $25 for nonprofit organ- izations: 1,/ " GrilledFr Lunch, try a Cuban Mix Sandwich, or Shrimp BLT .f? t For Dinner, try Pork Tenderloin or Casual Fine Dining Jumbo Lump Crabcakes Cafe Sole Full Bar 44 Baltimore Avenue Great Wine List Lunch at 11 Patio Dining! Dinner at 5:30 See our full menu at www.rehoboth.com/cafesole