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October 10, 1997

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32 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 10 - October 16, 1997 Boast the Coast, Harvest Festival, Coast Day, Sidewalk Sales fill streets, seats and motels An unseasonably warn1 and clear weekend provided ideal conditions t\\;r several events that drew a steady crowd to Delaware's Cape Region o11 Oct. 4 and 5. While bargain hunters scouted tables and racks along Second Street in Lewes. on Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth and at the Rehoboth Outlets. motel managers switched on NO VACANCY signs and restaurant maitre d's answered reservation calls and calculated waiting times for tables. The fall of 1997 continues to chalk up big numbers in terms of visitors, temperatures and dry days. The Lewes Chamber of Commerce's Boast the Coast Festival, in its second year. brought greater crowds than its first year, showing strong si,,ns of beine a fine complement to the University of Delaware's award-winning Coast Day celebration. The Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday night lined the canal banks with spectators. They saw a vari- ety of vessels whose lights showed the work and creativity of their own- ers. Karen and Chuck Ulrich's giant tuna swimming up the canal took first prize of $500 while the parade photo here shows the second-prize- winning ($300) Pilots' Association launch Phil'adelphia and Capt. George Lutton's third-prize-winning ($100) sailboat Family Affair. The photos here show Dick Durham's Jazz Trio perform- ing in Lewes's 1812 Park, the boat parade, an over view of Coast Day, a Coast Guard fire boat in Roosevelt Inlet, and College of Marine Studies student Alison Snipe dis- cussing shipworms with Reina Nelson, 11, and Ashley Ploof, 11, of Dover Girl Scout Troop 890 during Coast Day. Angie Moon photos Nassau Valley Vineyards and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery invited folks to join them for the annual Harvest Fair held at Nassau Commons. While Nassau Valley's Peggy Raley learned about a Sussex County lobster from O'Lucky, a wagonload of youngsters enjoyed a hay ride around the erounds