Editorial — This weekend is for the birds... well, bird-ers

Date Published: 
Jan. 25, 2018

It used to be said that the beach towns of Delmarva “rolled up the sidewalks” on Labor Day.

Obviously, that has not been the case for some time, as fall and spring have become strong seasons, themselves, thanks to festivals, races and other events that keep things jumping at the shore. Well, now it would seem that winter is no longer sitting back and accepting a smaller role.

This weekend is the third Winter Birding Weekend, and anyone who has stepped outside or washed their vehicles knows that birds are enjoying a migratory respite at our little oasis by the shore this time of year.

“This is their vacation,” said Jim Rapp, one of the organizers of the event. “They’re not breeding, so there are no kids to worry about,” he joked.

For more information on this event, visit them online at www.delmarvabirding.com.

Not to be outdone, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing Fire and Ice to downtown Bethany Beach this weekend. From Friday through Sunday, visitors will be able to enjoy impressive ice sculptures, a Southern Delaware Tourism Ice Rink, entertainers and more.

For more information on Fire and Ice, visit them online at www.FireAndIce.com.

Winter is jumping into the spotlight.