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Old 06-18-2021, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Delmarva Peninsula
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If music is your thing, you might be interested in this. It's a tradition in Kent County, and it's a full day of fun, food, and music.

https://www.junejam.com/
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Old 06-18-2021, 12:01 PM
 
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^ Sorry, I neglected to mention: June Jam on Saturday June 19th is at C & R Campground, near Houston, in Kent County. "Houston" is pronounced "House Ton", not like in Houston, TX
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Old 06-18-2021, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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^ Sorry, I neglected to mention: June Jam on Saturday June 19th is at C & R Campground, near Houston, in Kent County. "Houston" is pronounced "House Ton", not like in Houston, TX
In NYC there is a Houston Street pronounced the same way.

I admit to still having a problem with New-ark since I am so used to New-werk, I also made the rookie mistake 9 years ago calling Lewes - Loose and I also destroyed Hockessin - Hock-es-in. You sure do make towns hard for us newbies here. I often laugh because on Wall Street you can always spot the rookie by the stock, Schlumberger. It always is called Schlum - burger, when in fact it is a French company and pronounced, Schlum-ber-jay (forgive my pronunciation guides). More useless info from the former NY'er.
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Old 06-20-2021, 06:33 PM
 
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In NYC there is a Houston Street pronounced the same way.

I also made the rookie mistake 9 years ago calling Lewes - Loose and.....
I guess we all cringe when we here our home state's names murdered. I've heard that pronunciation of Lewes a few times. And then there's Smyrna, not Smeerna. There's no Lipe Sic...Leipsic is pronounced Lip Sic. And we locals know that Little Creek, DE is really Lil' Crick. Rehoboth is usually spelled Rehobeth by newcomers. I guess I'm hard up for entertainment tonight.
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Old 06-20-2021, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I guess we all cringe when we here our home state's names murdered. I've heard that pronunciation of Lewes a few times. And then there's Smyrna, not Smeerna. There's no Lipe Sic...Leipsic is pronounced Lip Sic. And we locals know that Little Creek, DE is really Lil' Crick. Rehoboth is usually spelled Rehobeth by newcomers. I guess I'm hard up for entertainment tonight.
Now I know that you can enlighten me and maybe other newcomers on this one. We have heard the name Rehoboth pronounced as REEE-hoboth. Was there a time that it was pronounced like that? Most seem to say Rehoboth almost like a single syllabic word. Like I said, I am good on all that I mentioned except for New-ARK. I guess it came from being diverted so many times to New-werk airport that old habits die hard. As always, I so appreciate your native knowledge sharing.
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Old 06-24-2021, 06:03 PM
 
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Now I know that you can enlighten me and maybe other newcomers on this one. We have heard the name Rehoboth pronounced as REEE-hoboth. Was there a time that it was pronounced like that? Most seem to say Rehoboth almost like a single syllabic word. Like I said, I am good on all that I mentioned except for New-ARK. I guess it came from being diverted so many times to New-werk airport that old habits die hard. As always, I so appreciate your native knowledge sharing.
I've always heard Rehoboth pronounced as RE-HO-BETH.
By the way, I really miss Rehoboth's views of the beach and ocean. In the "old" days, the clean white benches lined the boardwalk, and where the boardwalk and beach meet....that was all sand. Now, there's all kinds of (what I think) ugly growth, then the sand, then the ocean. Of course, I haven't been on the boardwalk for a couple of years. Maybe that changed.
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Old 07-07-2021, 08:02 AM
 
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It's good getting back to "normal"! The Town of Wyoming is having their annual Peach Festival, the first Saturday in August, and other Kent County communities are having their annual summer events. Harrington Casino's buffet is still closed, but Murphy's on the second floor horse track/simulcast area has a great menu. Last evening I had ginger grilled salmon, steamed rice with ginger sauce on the side, and coleslaw for $22 ! It was wonderful! Husband had broiled flounder stuffed with crab meat, broccoli and a baked potato for $24 ! I love that atmosphere, too! Lots of happy, friendly people there!
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Old 07-07-2021, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Dover, DE
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Now I know that you can enlighten me and maybe other newcomers on this one. We have heard the name Rehoboth pronounced as REEE-hoboth. Was there a time that it was pronounced like that? Most seem to say Rehoboth almost like a single syllabic word. Like I said, I am good on all that I mentioned except for New-ARK. I guess it came from being diverted so many times to New-werk airport that old habits die hard. As always, I so appreciate your native knowledge sharing.
I laugh when I hear about town pronunciations. A lot of little towns in western PA were named after the Native American tribes who lived in the area. I lived in the small town of Kittanning. You wouldn't believe how people murdered that name! BTW it's....kit-TAN-ning. But then on the PA turnpike is the Kittatinny Mtn. Tunnel. That is kit-a-TIN-nee. I was driving down the turnpike with several other cars and another driver radioed to me and said "look....it's your town". Uh, nope.

Lastly we had a vo-tech school near me that was named for another tribe. It was called Lenape Vo-Tech. Imagine when I got corrected about the Lenape Tribe here. In western PA it was LEN-a-pee. Here it is len-AP-ee. Weird.
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Old 07-13-2021, 05:10 AM
 
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Default Delaware State Fair Opens July 22nd

As always, a fun family-place to be, opens July 22nd. Location: Town of Harrington, DE (Kent County).
When I was a kid, it was the "Harrington Fair".
https://www.delawarestatefair.com/
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Old 07-15-2021, 05:55 PM
 
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Default Wyoming Peach Festival (Information Here)

https://www.visitdelawarevillages.co...each-festival/
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