Exercise Your Mind!

Exercise Your Mind!

Exercise Your Mind!

Exercise Your Mind!

Exercise Your Mind!

Exercise Your Mind!

Exercise Your Mind!

Exercise Your Mind!


October 28, 2021

One of Fall 2021's new Love Lewes TV commercials, featuring PUZZLES and Lewes Gourmet!

July 26, 2021


We are delighted that both PUZZLES and Lewes Gourmet were included in a Delaware Today article showcasing local stores.

Shop Local at 10 Unique Boutiques at the Delaware Beaches (delawaretoday.com)

November 8, 2020

PUZZLES and Lewes Gourmet are again very happy to be part of a renewed local business community awareness campaign starting Tuesday November 10th 2020 to promote visiting Lewes and the Lewes Lights campaign - this time with a Holiday feel.  Come and visit us on the Canal at Front Street for some terrific seasonal fare, both to exercise your mind and to tickle your taste buds!

WBOC WRDE Lewes and Lewes Lights Holiday 2020 Commercial with PUZZLES and Lewes Gourmet


August 26, 2020

PUZZLES (and Lewes Gourmet too!) participated in a local retail business community awareness campaign to promote visiting Lewes.  We hope you enjoy!  (...THRILLED that they never even suggested we use sub-titles!!)

WBOC WRDE Lewes Commercial with PUZZLES and Lewes Gourmet

January 29, 2020

Happy National Puzzle Day!  PUZZLES was asked by WBOC Delmarva Life to appear in a segment celebrating National Puzzle Day, January 29, 2020, and we're always happy to help out and talk about a subject we love!

September 30, 2019

WBOC Delmarva Life Small Town Series featuring Lewes on TV, and segment on PUZZLES:

Link to Lewes segment --
Link to PUZZLES/Lewes Gourmet specific segment--

June 11, 2019

PUZZLES’ new wooden jigsaw features iconic Lewes sunset photo

Locally owned PUZZLES commissioned the work of Milton photographer Robert Young after reaching out on Facebook for photographic submissions of a quintessential Lewes sunset to be used as the image on its latest puzzle.

The 204-piece, 9.5-inch-square wooden jigsaw puzzle, “Delaware Bay Sunset,” features an iconic sunset at The Point in Cape Henlopen State Park, with the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse visible in the background.


July 11, 2018

PUZZLES jigsaw features Lightship Overfalls

Locally owned PUZZLES and the Overfalls Foundation commissioned Lewes photographer Michele Buckler to provide a photograph of the Lightship Overfalls for an exclusive jigsaw. The photo depicts the ship’s recent return to Lewes after a five-month refurbishment at the Dorchester Shipyard in New Jersey. The 550-piece jigsaw puzzle commemorates the 80th anniversary of the lightship, which is one of only seven still open to the public. The ship is berthed on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal adjacent to Lewes Canalfront Park.


February 17, 2018

New Lewes jigsaw offered at PUZZLES. Lewes resident and internationally known artist Ruth Lozner created PUZZLES’ latest jigsaw puzzle of Lewes – Greetings from Lewes, Delaware! Locally owned PUZZLES has commissioned the work of Ruth Lozner, a resident of Lewes and internationally known artist, to create its latest jigsaw puzzle of Lewes – Greetings from Lewes, Delaware! The 550-piece jigsaw puzzle celebrates iconic landmarks and images of Lewes in postcard style using the Old English scratchboard technique. Locals and visitors alike will recognize their favorite views of Lewes town, maritime areas, flora and fauna. This original piece of artwork was produced by Lozner for presentation to Lewes' namesake town in Sussex, England.


November 17, 2017

WRDE Live Broadcast from PUZZLES:


October 12, 2017

Shop, eat and fish in Lewes during construction

Andrea Spuck and Tim Southerst


December 7, 2016

Puzzles offers exclusive jigsaw celebrating Lewes “On the Canal in Lewes”.  Locally owned Puzzles has commissioned the work of Lewes photographer Michele Buckler to provide a photographic image of Lewes; it is currently available as a jigsaw puzzle at the store. The 1,000-piece puzzle celebrates Lewes' maritime heritage and the importance of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal as a center of commerce and business for hundreds of years.


September 11, 2016

Kalmar Nyckel ends Lewes season by graduating a local crew of volunteers

Markell designates it ‘Delaware's Tall Ship;

While completing training in Lewes, volunteers had the option to live aboard ship or commute if local. Shown in back (l-r) Tim Southerst, Lewes; Katia Sol-Church, Wilmington; William Ryan, Bethany Beach and Wilmington; Bart Physioc, Annapolis, Md.; Andrew Lyter, Lewes. In the middle, Ken Boone, Baltimore, Md.; Barry Birney, Ocean View and Garnet Valley, Pa.; Frank Cebula, Lewes; Ron Parks, Rehoboth and Harrisburg, Pa.; and Andrea Spuck, Lewes; In front. Claire Benesh, Lewisberry, Pa.; Shore and Relief Captain Sharon Dounce, Wilmington; Second Mate Hailee Grimes, Florida; Ship's Master, Captain Lauren Morgens, Wilmington; First Mate and Engineer Matt Rajkovich, Wilmington and Baltimore, Md. 

The Kalmar Nyckel wrapped up its 2016 August Summer Season in Lewes soon after graduating its 38th class of new volunteers. Coming from all walks of life and experience, bringing a variety of skills, these 11 men and women join approximately 300 others who can "Weather Clew, Sheet Home" and "Heave Around the Halyard."


July 10, 2016

PUZZLES and Lewes Gourmet owners celebrate anniversary with ribbon cutting

Shown are in back (l-r) Lou Braithwaite, Gavin Braithwaite, Lewes Mayor Ted Becker and Lewes Deputy Mayor Fred Beaufait. In the second row are Betsy Reamer, Lewes Chamber; Judy Doyle, employee; Sarah Smith, employee; and Rob Morgan, Lewes City Council. In front are Alexandra Southerst, John Southerst, Tim Southerst, Andrea Spuck and Elizabeth Southerst.

Tim Southerst and Andrea Spuck assumed ownership of PUZZLES and Lewes Gourmet on the canal at 108 and110 Front St. in Lewes June 30, 2015. They celebrated the one-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting with family, store colleagues, city officials and previous owners Gavin and Lou Braithwaite. The Braithwaites actively assisted the Southerst family as they transitioned into the world of retail ownership and Lewes life over the past year.


 May 17, 2016

Andrea Spuck and Tim Southerst: World travelers set roots in Lewes

Community spirit sold owners of Puzzles and Lewes Gourmet

Tim Southerst and Andrea Spuck took their family to Lewes Castle, Sussex, England, during a trip over spring break. Shown are (l-r) Tim Southerst, Andrea Spuck, John Southerst, Elizabeth Southerst and Alexandra Southerst.

There's no place like home, and Andrea Spuck and Tim Southerst didn't quite know what home felt like until they found Lewes.

The owners of Puzzles and Lewes Gourmet on Front Street have lived all over the world, including England, Amsterdam, Belgium, Germany and across the United States. But none of those places had the same feeling as Lewes.


May 3, 2016

Blog featuring a visit to PUZZLES:

PUZZLES in Lewes, Delaware, your one-stop destination for all your puzzle needs..... -- Open every day 10 - 5 year-round plus evenings in summer -- Jigsaws, crosswords, mazes, sudokus, brainteasers and lots, lots more! -- For all ages – 18 months to 100 years! -- Since 1992 – Best selection in the USA!


March 2, 2016

WRDE AE Report tv with Michael Sprouse

Join host Michael Sprouse and the A&E crew as they go for an afternoon of brain exercise at “the center of the universe” for puzzle lovers in downtown Lewes, Delaware when they visit Puzzles and puzzle enthusiast and shop owner Tim Southerst:



November 15, 2015

PUZZLES offers exclusive jigsaw celebrating Lewes' maritime heritage. PUZZLES in Lewes commissioned Delmarva artist Carol Dyer to provide the only image of Lewes currently available as a jigsaw puzzle.  Locally owned PUZZLES has commissioned the work of Delmarva artist Carol Dyer to provide the only image of Lewes currently available as a jigsaw puzzle. The 550-piece jigsaw puzzle celebrates Lewes’ maritime heritage and the importance of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal as a center of commerce and business for hundreds of years.  *** This puzzle is out of stock ***


July 25, 2014

Lewes shop owners embarking on retirement

Braithwaites reminisce about their decades downtown; stores to remain open

Gavin and Lou Braithwaite are not just well-known, established shop owners in downtown Lewes. They are active, involved citizens.


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