Thousands of tulips will brighten Lewes this month as the city celebrates its heritage and the eye-catching arrival of spring

By Jeanne Shook
From the April 2019 issue

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The tulip has been celebrated since its origin in the 16th-century Ottoman Empire. Sultans considered this flower a symbol of wealth, sometimes sporting one on their turbans as a sign of prosperity. In the late 1500s, Turkish traders introduced tulips to Holland, where the bulbs were cultivated, and proliferated, in large numbers.

 

Bethany’s wood-carved Indian is part of a nationwide series of statues honoring Native Americans

By Bill Newcott | Photograph by Keith Misener
From the April 2019 issue

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First of all, Peter Wolf Toth wants you to know it’s not a totem pole. That’s not a minor point. For years, whenever I visited friends in Bethany Beach, rather than tell me to turn inland at the intersection of Routes 1 and 26, they’d say, “Turn at the totem pole.”

 

Annual snow geese migration thrills some, frustrates others

By Kimberly Scott  |  Photograph by Kevin Fleming
From the Holiday 2018 issue

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You’re driving down the road on a brisk fall day, and then all of a sudden you see it — a field of white. As you slow down to take a closer look, the field explodes into the sky, a blizzard of beating wings and a symphony of squawking.

The snow geese are back.