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

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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

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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

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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.