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August 2015

Found 7 blog entries for August 2015.

Well, a wonderful summer of 2015 in coastal Delaware is beginning to wind down. Most of the kids are back in school and attention is now turning to autumn, to football season and to crisp, cool evenings on or near the beach.

But it's also the time of year when many of coastal Delaware's biggest festivals are held, and we'll be keeping you informed on all of them in the coming weeks here in our "Weekender Blog." For a sneak peak into what's on deck at the Delaware beaches, also check out our "Favorite Festivals" blog entry from a couple of weeks ago. Lots of great events on tap for the fall to be sure.

For this week, we have a fun festival in Lewes highlighting some of the area's finest craft breweries, as well as a couple of events just across the

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The Delaware beaches have always been a fun and exciting destination for the entire family, with small-town resorts that cater to the young ones, as well as the young at heart.

So, we thought we'd highlight some of the area's best things to do and experience, when you feel like gathering up the kids and having a fun day, or night, in coastal Delaware.

As with all of our blog entries, these are in no particular order and are simply some of our favorites. We realize there are many more choices out there, but these all rank high on our "family fun meter" of things to do at the magnificent Delaware beaches.

Check them out...

1. Funland (Rehoboth Beach). Around since the early 1960s, this icon on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk has created memories

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There's been more good news recently from national leadership regarding the current and future state of American real estate, though there are also words of caution moving forward and changes that need to be made.

First the good news! The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported recently that existing home sales for the month of March rose more than 6 percent, the sixth consecutive month that year over year home sales have risen from 2014.

NAR leadership asserts that the main reasons for this are the core fundamentals of an improving economy, including job creation and "amazingly low" mortgage rates, as well as a delayed reaction from the bitterly cold winter months.

Adding to the good news, the national Association reports that more than

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Coastal Delaware is well known for many things, and fun, family-friendly annual events is certainly one of them. While there are countless happenings in the area each and every year, in this blog entry we're focusing on annual events that attract people from the entire region and provide a fun experience for all.

These are in no particular order, but they are our 10 favorites. So get out there and enjoy some of these events that help define life at the Delaware beaches.

Let's take a look...

1. Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler's Festival (Rehoboth Beach). This family-friendly event takes place on the weekend before Halloween and features, as the name implies, plenty of fiddlers and witches and all things spooky. Featuring games on the beach, a

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It's a bit of a quiet time, between all the big events of the summer and the even bigger festivals and gatherings coming up during the fall season. But don't worry – we have you covered here at the Oldfather Group with a handful of fun options on tap for this weekend.

Take in some of country music's biggest names just a few miles up the road in Harrington, or run for a good cause in Lewes. Or you can see what the artisans at the Rehoboth Art League have come up with this year. Or, for a step back in time, discover the Indian River Lifesaving Station and witness first-hand how the surfmen there used to snatch troubled souls from Mother Ocean.

Check out all of these events below in this week's "Weekender Blog" and make your plans to get out there and

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Dating back to the early years of the 17th century, there is plenty of history within the confines of Delaware's southernmost and oldest county. From when the Dutch first settled here in 1631, through the British colonization and into the American Revolution, Sussex County has always played a vital role, thanks in part to it's location along the eastern seaboard.

From old churches, to historic lighthouses, to monuments and buildings that have stood the test of time, there is plenty to see and do in southern Delaware for the history lover in all of us. Once again, we are discussing our Top Ten, but there are many more than just 10 sites in Sussex County to see and explore.

As a side note, we're not including any of southern Delaware's impressive

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Three very unique, and very different, annual festivals highlight this weekend's event calendar in coastal Delaware. Check them out – there's definitely plenty to do this time of year, when you feel like leaving the beach and venturing out into the community for some good ole' family-friendly fun.

The festival season is about to pick up now in full force, as we near the end of the traditional summer season and transition into fall, the busiest time of the year when it comes to annual festivals and local get-togethers. Case in point, the trio of culturally diverse festivals on tap over the next few days.

Read all about them in this week's edition of the "Weekender Blog,"brought to you by the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International

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