How the ruins of Cape Henlopen’s lighthouse ended up in your neighbor’s living room

By Bill Newcott | Photograph by Charlie Pyles
From the June 2019 issue


It’s the shimmer that catches your eye, the glitter-like sparkle that winks at you from a neighbor’s fireplace. Or from the chimney of an old house. Or from behind the rhododendrons in a garden.

Over the centuries, the Great Dune has offered commanding views, a wealth of natural resources, and no small amount of controversy

By Lynn R. Parks | Photograph by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
From the June 2019 issue


Cape Henlopen State Park’s Great Dune, once called the Great Sand Hill, for years has been the spot where Sussex residents went to get a good view of the coast. “From the top of the Sand Hill is a broad view all around the compass,” wrote the authors of “Delaware: A Guide to the First State,” published in 1938 by the Federal Writers’ Project, part of the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration.

Writing contest winners reflect a wide range of perceptions about the book “Just Mercy"

Intro By Maribeth Fischer | Illustrations by Patti Shreeve
From the May 2019 issue


Numerous poets, essayists and short story writers from five states — Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia — wrestled with the themes of redemption and justice in their entries to a writing contest related to the Rehoboth Reads project, offering wide-ranging perceptions of what exactly these words mean. That variety of responses is reflected in the winning entries on the following pages.