An old friend finds a new home!

Sharing a great article from Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

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The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and City of Rehoboth Beach are excited to announce the return of the beloved Dolle’s sign to the community. Installation of the sign on the western side of the Rehoboth Beach History Museum at 511 Rehoboth Avenue is scheduled for today, June 29. Rogers Sign Co. of Milton is installing the sign.
 
The bike path behind the museum will be closed during installation, which is expected to begin around 7 am. The city’s canal dock also will be closed during installation.

 “The Dolle’s sign has been a Rehoboth Beach icon for decades,” says Mayor Stan Mills. “And while change may be inevitable, it will be wonderful to have an old, familiar friend welcoming people as they enter Rehoboth Beach. I’m so pleased that the Rehoboth Beach History Museum stepped up to preserve this rather large piece of Rehoboth-canal and has found a highly visible, distinctive way to display the sign.”
 
“The Dolle’s sign is an iconic symbol of Rehoboth Beach,” says Nancy Alexander, director of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum. “The historical society is grateful to Tom Ibach for donating it to the society, and we are grateful to the City of Rehoboth Beach for cooperating with us in having the sign mounted on the museum building.
 
“The Dolle’s sign represents many happy memories for people who visit the city,” she adds. “Whether it is their first visit or one of many over the years, the sign is a symbol to so many people that vacation has begun.”  

 
More than 250 donors contributed more than $35,000 to help bring the sign to the museum.
 
The museum will host a brief ceremony, which is open to the public, at 3:30 pm today to welcome the sign to its new location. Following brief remarks, attendees will be invited to come inside to view other signs in the museum’s collection, including one recently acquired from Nicola Pizza as well as signs from Gus & Gus, the Miss Delaware Pageant, and the former Front Page restaurant, among others.

FIRE WORKS on the 4th

The City of Rehoboth Beach is set to put the “ooh” and “ahh” into the July 4 Independence Day holiday weekend with a fireworks display to launch around 9:30 pm Sunday, July 3. The display, which will launch from the beach near Brooklyn Avenue, will be visible all along Rehoboth’s mile-plus beach and boardwalk.The fireworks display will be sandwiched by a Funsters concert at the bandstand. A 10-piece band made up of lifelong friends, The Funsters will take the stage at 8 pm and again after the fireworks display. The band boasts a vast song list that covers the likes of Frank Sinatra to the Rolling Stones and the Beatles to Al Green.

Several road closures will be implemented to facilitate entry into and exit from Rehoboth Beach that evening:

  • The bandstand area will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 pm-midnight.
  • Beginning at 6 pm, only bus traffic and residents will be permitted on Henlopen and Surf avenues.
  • Vehicles will not be able to cross Rehoboth Avenue at the circle beginning at 7 pm.
  • Rehoboth Avenue eastbound and Church Street from State Route 1 will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 8:30 pm. At that point, all vehicles entering Rehoboth Beach will have to do so via State Road to Bayard Avenue.
  • Residents on Henlopen Avenue, in Henlopen Acres, and North Shores must access their residences via Second Street beginning at 8:30 pm.
  • To exit Rehoboth after the fireworks, vehicles north of Rehoboth Avenue will be directed to exit via Rehoboth and Columbia avenues. Vehicles on the south side of Rehoboth Avenue, will use Bayard Avenue to State Route 1 southbound only or Hickman or Munson streets to State Road to Route 1 north- and southbound.

DART and the Jolly Trolley will provide service into Rehoboth Beach on revised schedules the evening of July 3.

all info and pics from  Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center <rehoboth@beach-fun.com>

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