Mar 112014

It’s that time of year again - where your beach retreat is on the horizon, be it a spring break getaway or a summer family vacation! Wyndham Vacation Rentals has a few deals that may appeal to your plans for a trip to the Quiet Resorts of the Delaware Beaches. Visit the links at the bottom for details on these vacation rental deals.


Stay for 4, Pay for 3!Promo code: BEACH4 – Book a 4 night stay and get your 4th night of rent costs for FREE! Valid on stays through April 15, 2014. Must be booked by April 12, 2014. For more info visit

Save on a Week Vacation!No promo code (must call to book) – Save 10% on any 7 night stay made between March 16, 2014 and April 28, 2014. Must be book by April 20, 2014. For more info, visit

Save on May and June Stays! - Promo code: BEACH15 – Save 15% on any stay of 3 nights or more made between May 23, 2014 (start of Memorial Day Weekend!) through June 21, 2014. Must be booked by April 19, 2014. For more information, visit

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour Special (For Bike Tour Participants only) – Promo code BEACH10 – Save 10% on any stay made the weekend of the Beach to Bike Tour Event (April 24-28, 2014). Must be booked by Aril 22, 2014. For more info, visit


Mar 032014

Pre-registration is now open for Bethany Beach for the annual Bunny Palooza 5K/10K to benefit the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation. The race will take place on Saturday, April 19  at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Bethany Beach. To register visit: To view course maps, click here.


  • Overall, Runner-Up, Masters and Age Group Awards
  • Fun, Festive Course
  • Tech Shirt to all pre-registered Runners (guaranteed to all 5k/10k participants who pre-register by a certain date)
  • Music Pre and Post race brought to you by DJ Padraig!
  • Post-race Party
  • Live music throughout the race course, Palooza Plaza with Face Painters, music, magicians, artist, games and more!
  • A perfect way to start the Spring Season
  • Finish Oceanfront on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk
  • Finishing medals (10K participants only)




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Feb 132014

What happens when you combine the talented chefs of SoDel Concepts and give them Girl Scout Cookies? You get a culinary masterpiece and a delicious event to remember!

Visit NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View, De for the 2nd Annual Girl Scout Cookies Dessert Throwdown.

Where. NorthEast Seafood Kitchen, 29 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View

When. 6-7 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 19

Cost. Free tastings

Contact. 302.537.1785 or

Cocktail Hour is from 4:45- 6 p.m. and the throwdown will feature one dessert from each SoDel Restaurant. Bonus! Desserts will be featured on each restaurant’s menu starting 2.17.14. Special guest judges.

 Posted by at 9:49 am
Feb 132014

Writing by the Sea

Is it time for your inner writer to find its voice?

In a peaceful setting on the shores of the Atlantic, you can explore new writing in a relaxed and supportive environment.  Together, even new writers will find their own stories to tell and watch their voices develop clarity.

Come write with us March 24-27, 10:00-1:00, at The Addy Sea Bed and Breakfast in beautiful Bethany Beach, Delaware.

Retreat fee:  $295.  Please register before February 28. Special Addy Sea rate for retreat attendees: $99/night (limited spaces available)

Questions:  Contact Margaret Foster at or call 410-404-6538

For more information on this great event, visit,


 Posted by at 9:38 am
Jan 072014

Oceanova Spa offers quiet retreat

OCEAN VIEW — The faces have changed at Oceanova Spa on Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View, but the relaxing atmosphere remains the same.

Rosanne Shoemaker and her late husband, Glenn, purchased the established business in April from former owner Carolyn Rix, who moved on to being a full-time mother of two small children.

The decision to purchase the spa was an easy one for the Shoemakers, although it wasn’t something they had planned. Rosanne Shoemaker had worked at the spa for two years as a manager.

“It just kind of worked out. (Owning a spa) wasn’t on my radar at all,” she said. “I just loved working here, and I loved all the people.”

Shoemaker said the spa’s focus is on customer service and providing a peaceful and relaxing experience.

“We like to keep everything low-key here, very personalized,” she said. “When people come in, they’re surprised how quiet it is. It’s like a retreat.”

Oceanova offers therapeutic massage, body treatments, facials, nail care, waxing and spa packages, as well as several lines of products. The large facility has 10 rooms used for services.

“We have some very well-skilled massage therapists and aestheticians and cosmetologists,” Shoemaker said. “We can accommodate a lot of people at one time, yet it’s very personal. You might not even know there are other people here.”

Spa services for groups are a large part of their business, Shoemaker said, including girls’ weekends, bridal parties and families.

To read the entire article please visit The Wave Newspaper.

 Posted by at 5:10 pm
Jan 062014

Many housing pundits are calling for home sales to do slightly better in 2014 than they did in 2013. To the contrary, we strongly believe that home sales will skyrocket with increases of 10-15% in 2014. Here are the three categories of buyers we believe will create this strong demand.

The First Time Buyer

The Urban Land Institute recently released a report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014, projecting that 4.48 million new households will be formed over the next three years. Millennials will make up a large portion of these new households. With the economy improving, we believe they will finally be moving out of their parents’ homes and, when they compare renting versus buying, many will choose homeownership.

The Move-Up Buyer

Over the last several years many homeowners were trapped in their home by negative equity. This prevented them from moving up to the home of their dreams. Zillow has just revealed that home equity increased by $1.9 trillion dollars in 2013 an increase of 7.9% in the last twelve months. With home values rising, this pent-up demand will finally be released and move-up properties will be in high demand.

The Immigrant Buyer

No one knows what will happen with immigration reform. However, we do know what such reform would have on housing demand. A recent study released by the Immigration Task Force of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) found that immigration reform, if passed, would dramatically increase demand for housing units; increasing residential construction spending by an average of $68 billion per year over the next 20 years. We realize that our projections are based on three situations that are still uncertain. However, we believe that these issues will come to fruition and thereby dramatically increase demand for homeownership.

Article Source: Keeping Current Matters

 Posted by at 1:37 pm
Dec 132013


Call us crazy, but here at the beach there are several annual events that involve diving into the frigid ocean during the less than ideal beach weather. For those who haven’t experienced it before, it is an item that should make the bucket list. Take a look at the plunges offered in the area, many have also expanded to include a 5K run and walk.


18th Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos & HOD 5k/10k Run Proceeds benefit Quiet Resort Charitable Foundation

  • Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014- Bethany Beach
  • Event includes a plunge, 5K & 10K


20th Annual Penguin Swim

  • Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014- Ocean City
  • Event includes a plunge

Polar Bears

Lewes Polar Bear Plunge and Run to the Plunge Benefits the Special Olympics Delaware

  • February 2, 2014- Rehoboth Beach
  • Event includes a plunge, 5k Race and Pooch Plunge






 Posted by at 3:41 pm
Dec 032013

Keeping up its great repuation for hosting interesting and tasty dinner pairing, Catch 54′s next beer dinner will take place on Friday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at Catch 54 in Fenwick Island. This event is limited to 40 people and cost $35 per person not including gratuity.

Weyerbacher Brewery will be featured.



  • Food- Oysters two ways: fried oyster with chicken salad tartlet & fried oyster with olive oil caviar and cucumbers.
  • Beer- Merry Monks


  • Food- Fish & chips: lightly smoked pan-fried bass, root chips, preserved lem.
  • Beer- Verboten Belgian Style Pale Ale


  • Food- Pork Terrine: brussels, cider, mustards.
  • Beer- 18th Anniversary Weizenbock


  • Food- Wild Board Chops: mushroom spaetzel, natural jus.
  • Beer- Quad Dark Ale


  • Food- Sweets & cheese plate
  • Beer- Old Heathen Imperial Stout

RSVP- Jim Affeldt at 302-436-8600 or

 Posted by at 5:44 pm
Dec 032013

The Town of Bethany Beach will present its annual Holiday Happenings celebration from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

This year, the festivities will be moved outdoors to the park next to Town Hall. Illuminated Crepe Myrtles will line the path to Santa and photographs will be taken of all who share their Christmas wishes.

Cookies and hot cocoa will be served, and everyone is welcome to enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, tractor rides on the beach and trolley rides through town.

A face-painter will provide entertainment, along with a school choir. Holiday music will be piped outdoors to create a truly festive atmosphere that’s fun for the whole family.

In case of inclement weather, the festivities will be moved inside Town Hall. The celebration is free and all are welcome. We hope you can join us!

Visit the town’s website for more information or call, 302-539-8011.

 Posted by at 5:20 pm