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October 2, 1998

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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 2 - October 8, 1998 - 67 Third Annual Boast the q00q)ast offers fun for all in Lewes Oct. The Lewes Chamber of Com- merce and Visitors Bureau Inc., has announced plans for its third annual maritime event, "Boast the Coast," set for Saturday, Oct. 3. Boast the Coast was conceived in 1996 to showcase Lewes' nau- tical heritage and to feature activ- ities that complemented the previ- ously established Coast Day event, sponsored by the Universi- ty of Delaware's College of Ma- rine Studies, which takes place this year on Sunday, Oct. 4. According to Carole Pearce of CoreStates/First Union Bank, who is serving as this year's Boast the Coast chair, "This year's festival will feature some of the previous year's more popu- lar activities and some new ones, all with an emphasis on nautical education for all ages." Activities will take place throughout the Lewes area, in- cluding the Boast the Coast tent, located on the east side of the Lewes Canal, next to Irish Eyes Restaurant; at Cape Henlopen State Park, at the city dock; adja- cent 1812 Park; and on the Lewes Canal. In addition to the Boast the Coast activities already planned, Lewes merchants will be hosting their Fall Sidewalk Sale, and the Lewes Historical Society will sponsor .its Fall Craft Fair at the historical complex. The culmination of the day's activities will be the Lighted Boat Parade. The popularity of this as- pect Of the festival has been demonstrated by the large number of people who line the Lewes Canal banks to watch the parade of boats with their lights glisten- ing off the water's reflection. The boats will be judged for "most creatively decorated," with cash prizes of $500 for first place; $300 for second place; and $100 for third place. um's theatre troupe, the Drama Gills, will entertain audiences with silly to serious tales about creatures, including crocodiles, sharks and crabs. Cape Henlopen State Park's Seaside Nature Center manager, Chris Bennett, will unveil a new program, "Pirates, Parrots & Plun- der." Dressed as a pirate, Bennett will debunk some of the myths about the infamous pirates Cap- tain Kidd and Blackbeard and their adventures off the Delaware Coast. He'll have artifacts, swords and treasure. There will be plenty of activities under the Boast the Coast Tent. Each show will last about 45 min- utes and will be repeated two hours later. The cost to attend any or all of the shows is $5 per family and miy be paid at the tent's en- trance at any time during the day to attend later shows. The sched- ule begins with Flumpa and Friends at 11 a.m., followed by the Clamshell Theatre at noon; Pi- rates, Parrots & Plunder at 1 p.m., Flumpa at 2 p.m.; Clamshell The- atre at 3 p.m.; and Pirate, Parrots & Plunder at 4 p.m. Simultaneously, boat tours will be taking place across the Lewes Canal. Delaware's tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, returns to the Lewes City Dock and will be open beginning at 11 a.m. for tours. The United States Coast Guard Station Cape May will also participate in the day's events by sending its 47- foot motor'life boat, used primari- ly for heavy weather search and rescue missions. The cutter will also be open for free tours begin- ning at 11 a.m. There is an admis- sion charge for the Kalmar Nyck- el. Adjacent to the city dock in 1812 Park, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce restaurants will be staging a seafood tasting. From 11 a.m. to about 2 p.m, chamber member restaurants including La Rosa Negra, Aurora Grill and Cafe Italiano, will be selling their seafood specialties. Concurrently, entertainers will be performing in the park. Happy Go Lucky, a pair of clowns who have delighted Lewes area residents at a number of Lewes Chamber of Commerce events, such as the Christmas Pa- rade and British Car Show, will present a show guaranteed to de- light the child in everyone. They'll be making free animal balloons for kids at the park. Another local entertainment group, Footlight Productions, will be performing popular show tunes in the park from 1 to 3 p.m. and the Marlin- spikes Barbershop Quartet will al- so be singing in the vicinity of the park. Continued on page 68 iffit IO-lr'O 00'lr, E Fresh Pasta, Veal, Chicken and Seafood Prepared Daily OPEN DAILY This fall season Closed Mondays. 32 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach For reservations 226-1160 'l All|IlL tlI00 '/AII|| The Cape Henlopen High School Jazz Band, under the lead- ership of Barry Eli, will be per- forming on Dale Parson's vessel during the event. Cape Gazette publisher Dennis Forney will em- cee the parade from a vantage point at Fisherman's Wharf. Boat owners who would like to be eli- gible for the cash prizes should register by calling or stopping by the chamber of commerce office, located next to the Zwaanendael Museum on Kings Highway. Reg- istration forms are also available at Beach Marine, located at 635 Highway One, and at the Lewes Harbor Marina Bait & Tackle Shop. A $10 registration fee per boat will be charged. Flumpa and Friends Live will be making a return appearance with lots of interactive audience participation activities, new songs and a new set. The New Jersey State Aquari- um's Clamshell Theater will make its inaugural Boast the Coast appearance in a program featuring aquatic tales from around the world. The Aquari- Flumpa and Friends will be in Lewes to entertain chil- dren during Boast the Coast on Saturday, Oct. 3. MENU SPECIALIZING IN: WATERFRONT DINING IN LEWES WITH ACRES OF FREE PARKING!!