Getting the best shots of surfers means getting close to the action — and sometimes dodging it. But that hasn’t deterred Lewes-area photographer Nick Gruber from taking the plunge, regardless of the season or conditions.

By Pam George  |  Photograph by Nick Gruber
From the September 2017 issue

PhotoEssayGruber3 Our Content - Delaware Beach Life - Results from #45In Nick Gruber’s world, getting clipped by a surfboard or smacked by a wave is just another day in paradise — even when he’s not surfing. Gruber is a cinematographer/photographer who captures surfers and skimboarders in action.

Doing it right comes with some risk. “The goal is not to get hit, but you have to get as close as you can,” he explains. “You need to make eye contact with them, and make sure they have control over their board.” In other words, he has to trust that they won’t plow into him as he treads water nearby.

A former tribal leader sheds light on his people’s rich past, difficult struggles, and hopeful — if tenuous — future

By Charles C. Clark IV
From the September 2017 issue

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The Nanticoke Indians of Delaware.

Who are we?

Where did we come from?

Where have we been?

And perhaps most importantly,

where are we going today?

The following account (and accompanying commentary) offer an insider’s look into these questions.

They are from the eyes, heart and mind of a man whose family name is synonymous with the Nanticoke Indian Tribe of Delaware, and who is directly descended from 122 years of consecutive family Nanticoke tribal chiefs.

New Lewes Historical Society museum explores the town’s past as it makes the most of ample space for artifact archives

By Lynn R. Parks | Photograph by Scott Nathan
From the September 2017 issue

FeatureLewesMuseum Our Content - Delaware Beach Life - Results from #45It wasn’t long ago — just a couple of months, in fact — that people who wanted information from the archives at the Lewes Historical Society might have had trouble getting it.

“Someone might have come in and wanted to read a paper, or look at an artifact or a photograph,” says Mike DiPaolo, the historical society’s executive director. “And I would have had to say, ‘Yes, we have that. But it’s at another site.’ Or, ‘It’s on that high shelf up there, behind four other boxes.’”

But that situation has changed. With the opening of the new Lewes History Museum, the organization has plenty of space to hold all of its archived items, which are now easily accessible.