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Envision Frankford’s Fourth Annual Egg Scramble

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

The Town of Frankford held it’s annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19. The event had crafts and of course the egg hunt for children to participate in.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:26am

Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk planned on May 11

The 11th annual Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun 5K Run/3K Walk will be held Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. at the Bethany Beach bandstand on the boardwalk. The longstanding event, sponsored by Bethany Area Realty owner/broker Ann Raskauskas, raises...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:46am

Run JMC 5K Color Run & Kids Fun Run set for May 4

The John M. Clayton Elementary School PTO will host the 2019 RUN JMC Color Run 5K/2-Mile Trail Run & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 4, at the Indian River High School cross-country trail on Armory Road in Dagsboro, featuring a 5K and 2-mile...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:45am

Button steps out of his director’s chair and Into the Woods at Clear Space

On Friday, May 3, David Button, Artistic Director for Clear Space Theatre, steps back onto the Clear Space stage for Into the Woods. The show, which first opened on Broadway in 1987, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three, including those...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:43am

Lions to offer information on youth program

Lions Clubs leadership in District 22D will offer a special information session on a social-emotional program for youth on Saturday, May 4, at the Dewey Beach Clubhouse, located at 115 McKinley Street, Dewey Beach. The program will provide an...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:39am

Bethany Beach to host fourth annual Poseidon Festival

The 4th Annual Poseidon Festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27. The Town of Bethany Beach will host four days of island-inspired entertainment at the bandstand and Bethany Beach Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) designed...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:34am

Continuing Events

Food events:

Dollar dinner — First State community dinners are held on the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at First State Community Action Agency (308 N. Railroad Ave.) in Georgetown. Guests receive a hearty meal, plus...

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 3:34pm

Springtime Jamboree coming together for FI Lions

This year’s Springtime Jamboree — the annual two-day program featuring local country music performers — will benefit the Fenwick Island Lions Club.

The Jamboree, now in its 37th year, picks a local organization to be the beneficiary of its...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:49pm

Car rally, scavenger hunt to benefit Justin’s Beach House

Drivers, start your engines. Co-pilots, grab your binoculars. The seventh annual Poker, Scrabble & Fun Car Rallye will benefit Justin’s Beach House on Saturday, April 13, starting at Hooked Up Ale House & Raw Bar in Millville.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:41pm

JROTC students present the colors during the opening ceremonies back in 2017.

LSLL geared up for Opening Day 2019

It’s time for another season of Lower Sussex Little League baseball and softball at the Pyle Center Complex in Roxana as the organization officially throws out its first pitch Saturday, April 13, at 9 a.m.

The LSLL board and its volunteers...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:29pm

Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk planned on May 11

The 11th annual Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun 5K Run/3K Walk will be held Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. at the Bethany Beach bandstand on the boardwalk. The longstanding event, sponsored by Bethany Area Realty owner/broker Ann Raskauskas, raises...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:23pm

Selbyville adds beer sales to Old Timers Day

The Selbyville Town Council has allowed the addition of beer sales at the 62nd annual Old Timers Day festival on June 15.

When two big-name vendors requested to sell beer at the outdoor street fair, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:40pm

Frankford library staff looking to connect with community

The Frankford Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with an open house on Monday, April 8.

Dubbed Community Connect Night, the event begins at 5 p.m. with the PAWS Reading Program, during which attendees can show off their...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:38pm

We’re now officially in egg-hunting season

Those happy bursts of daffodils and forsythia can only mean one thing: Spring has finally arrived, and with it, a bumper crop of Easter egg hunts and related activities. We have gathered them up into one festive basket — so get the kids, grab...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:34pm

Ocean View to host comp plan workshop

According to Delaware state code, all Delaware municipal governments are required to develop and regularly update land-use plans. The Town of Ocean View is now beginning their most recent update, and officials are seeking the public’s input....

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:31pm

Bethany Beach to host ’Historic Movie Theaters’

On Tuesday, April 9, the Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee will host a special presentation by Michael Nazarewycz, author of “Historic Movie Theaters of Delaware.” The program will explore the genesis of the book and...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:24pm

Christy Taylor speaks to the Shore Dems at Cripple Creek Country club about a proposed charter school in the Georgetown area, and about her brother, Bryan Stevenson, author of the book ‘Just Mercy’ which is also the subject of an upcoming HBO film.

Proposed charter school would focus on area’s under-served youth

Although many in the area know Christy Taylor as a music instructor and musician, her speech to the Shore Democrats on Wednesday, March 20, centered on a different passion.

Taylor — who has taught music in the Indian River School District...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:08am

Jeremy Hager, ISA board-certified Master Arborist, and Randy Childress of Delta Nursery discuss holly tree placement at DBG.

Anderson Holly Collection arrives at DBG

On March 27, the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) received and planted 32 American holly trees that were donated from the Charles R. Anderson Holly Collection in Owings Mills, Md.

Raymond J. Sander, president of Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:48am

Mountaire sponsoring Millsboro’s Stars & Stripes

Roger Marino of Mountaire Farms presented the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce a check for $5,000 as the first Firecracker Level sponsor for the Stars & Stripes event, set for June 29 at Cupola Park in downtown Millsboro. Pictured are:...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:28am

Bunny Palooza 5K/10K run/walk set for April 20

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) recently announced that the sixth annual Bunny Palooza will take place on Saturday, April 20, the Saturday morning before Easter.

Bunny Palooza offers three options in which to participate: a...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:33am

Delmarva Birding Weekend set for April 25-28

The 2019 Delmarva Birding Weekend invites hundreds of nature enthusiasts to the shore April 25-28 to enjoy the full complement of Mid-Atlantic birds as the region welcomes warblers, tanagers and other spring migrants, and prepares to say goodbye...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:26am

Southern Sussex Rotary donates to Eagle Scout project

Southern Sussex Rotary Club member and Eagle Scout Brendan Crotty, left, presents a check from the club to Carter McCabe, a member of Boy Scout Troop 281, Life Scout and candidate for Eagle Scout, second from left. Also pictured are, from left,...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:06am

Dump those old electronics and household chemicals at Saturday collection event

It’s time to throw out the nasty stuff — the rusty paint cans, broken stereos, prehistoric cell phones, that pile of used propane canisters, ancient pesticides and the vacuum cleaner that finally gave up.

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:06am

Dickens to present ‘The President, the Prosecutor & the People’

Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville will host constitutional law expert Susan Low Bloch on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m., as part of its Inside Story leacture series, this time addressing, “The President, the Prosecutor & the People.” Bloch...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:02am

Grise Memorial Scholarship to be granted to local student

The Preceptor Omega Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Chapter this spring will be granting the 23rd Howard D. Grise Memorial Scholarship to a qualified high school graduate. Candidates must reside in the Indian River High School attendance area and...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:01am

Autism Delaware scholarships applications due April 15

Autism Delaware is now accepting applications for three scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year: the Autism Delaware Daniel & Lois Gray Memorial Scholarship, the Autism Delaware Adult with Autism Scholarship and the Autism Delaware Autism...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:56am

A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, to benefit Michael, Adler and Johanna Calhoun.

Dagsboro man recovering from deer-stand fall

“I lost three weeks of my life.”

That’s how Dagsboro resident Michael Calhoun sums up what happened after he fell out of a deer stand in Federalsburg, Md., on Nov. 25, 2018.

At the time, Calhoun, 32, was in the stand with his 11-...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:54pm

Michelle Freeman announces the lineup for the 2019 summer season at the Freeman Stage.

Freeman Stage lineup includes Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Buddy Guy

Only half of the 2019 lineup has been announced for the Freeman Stage at Bayside, but it’s already shaping up to be another banner year at the outdoor performing arts center on Route 54 near Fenwick Island.

Tickets for all shows will go on...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:17pm

CHEER requests financial support from Sussex County

At its meeting on March 12, the Sussex County Council was asked to financially support CHEER’s Cooking for Sussex Seniors program.

Ken Bock, chief executive officer for CHEER, spoke to the council about 93-year-old Coast Guard veteran...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:08pm

Webelos 2 Den leader & Assistant Cub Scout Master Brendan Crotty and Cub Master David Kittell pose with members Keagan Crotty, Colin Shoobridge, Aiden Magee, Jake Garner, Tyler Netting and James Mulholland as they display their Arrows of Light.

Local Webelos earn Arrows of Light

Pack 280 Cub Scouts held their annual Blue & Gold Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 23. Six Webelos 2 boys earned their Arrow of Light, the highest achievement in Cub Scouts: Keagan Crotty, Colin Shoobridge, Aiden Magee, Jake Garner, Tyler Netting...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:02am

Participants from 2018’s DRFC Blue-Gold game stop for a picture on the field. This year, IR’s Zach Schultz will be joining their number to represent the Indians.

Schultz selected to participate in DFRC Blue-Gold Game

It is an annual event of note throughout the state, and only select seniors are tapped each year to participate in the all-star showcase known as the DFRC Blue-Gold football game.

This year, Indian River’s Zach Schultz will represent the...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:45am

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club officers present their $1,000 donation to Operation Second Chance Chairperson Walt Ellenberger. Standing, from left, are: Val Ellenberger, Paulette Rappa, John Berner, Cathy Cardaneo, Howard Farrer, Lucille Cavan, Mike Hall, Mark Moscowitz, Kathy Williams, Connie Little, Judy Hall and Walt Ellenberger.

Rotary donation to help fund Operation Second Chance

On Jan. 15, the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club donated $1,000 to Operation Second Chance, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving wounded veterans and their families as they recover and transition back to civilian life, including more than...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:41am

Spring passport fairs planned in Dagsboro

Families with school-aged children can find it hard to leave work early and take their children out of school to process their passport applications. That’s where two upcoming “passport fairs” being hosted by the Dagsboro post office, can offer...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:39am

IRSD to try referendum again, while asking for less

Board cites concerns over security and cramped quarters

Local students will be going to school in portable trailers. How long they’re in those temporary classrooms is up to voters.

The Indian River School District will go to public referendum again on Tuesday, May 7, this time requesting just...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:44pm

Chick-fil-A awards scholarships

On Friday, March 1, Chick-fil-A in Millsboro awarded scholarships valued at $2,500 apiece to four employees. From left, franchise owner Tim Sweetman, Brandon Lewis, Katelyn Hitchens, Abigail Simpson and Gabrielle Guy pose for a photo in...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:42pm

From left, Bob Suttmiller, Colin Mullen, Andrea Kohler, Christine Arancio and Mike Hunt get together at the Giant Foods in Millville as the athletes present the store managers a plaque to thank them for hiring Special Olympics athletes.

Giant recognized for supporting local Riptide athletes

Giant Foods in Millville does more than sell food — they also support local organizations, including Special Olympics.

In fact, Giant employs four of the local Sussex Riptide Special Olympics athletes — Colin Mullen, Katie Bowers, Andrea...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:39pm

Local Lego club putting the pieces together at library

Stop in at the South Coastal Library on a Saturday, and some of the coolest kids around might be building some super-awesome things.

Started last summer, the library’s Lego Club has continued through the winter, with a solid group of...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:27pm

Short story contest open for submissions

The Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest, which is in its seventh year, is now open for submissions. The contest, which is organized by Cat & Mouse Press and sponsored by Browseabout Books, invites writers to submit stories of 500 to 3,...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:05am

Beans, Birds, & Beer on tap for March 9

The 2019 Beans, Birds, & Beer (BB&B) series is in full swing, with the next trip scheduled for March 9 in Southern Delaware.

Locally-based Delmarva Birding Weekends is inviting hundreds of nature enthusiasts to the shore for year-...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:20pm

Delaware a ‘microcosm’ of U.S. slave stats pre-Civil War

Although Sussex County had the largest numbers of slaves of the three Delaware counties during the first century of the United States’ existence, slavery was not a large part of life here, according to a Delaware history interpreter who spoke at...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:13pm

Donations sought to support students looking for Pathways

Imagine going to high school and not having enough money to buy lunch… What would you do?

Sussex Technical High School teacher assistant Jacques O. Bowe Jr. is finding out that many of his students are dealing with just that issue.

...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:11pm

First-responders recognized for service to the community

“Valor is the demonstration of boldness and bravery in the face of adversity and danger,” said Josh Mastrangelo, senior vice president of the Carl M. Freeman Companies at the Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards on Feb. 22. “In our communities, it is...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:08pm

Bayshore Community Church’s rEcess program offers parents of children with disabilities a night out once a month, and a fun evening for the children.

Bayshore offers rEcess to families with special needs

Bayshore Community Church is looking to support families with special needs by providing a once-a-month respite.

Program Director Birgitta Canfield said she and her husband had attended a fundraiser for rEcess and fell in love with the...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:25pm

First Saturday for March focuses on women’s history

DNREC’s First State Heritage Park will explore the stories and contributions of Delaware women on March 2 for the park’s monthly First Saturday in the First State program. The day’s schedule will feature a variety of free events and activities...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:47am

Eagle Scout candidate Aiden Christopher sits under the pavilion he built for the Hope Center.

Eagle candidate builds pavilion for Hope Center

Sussex Technical High School sophomore Aidan Christopher joined scouting at the age of 6. Now, 10 years later, Christopher is close to holding the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America: Eagle.

“We started planning the project around...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:41am

March is Youth Art Month at Selbyville library

For the staff of the Selbyville Public Library, March is always an exciting month because it ushers in local artwork produced by students in celebration of National Youth Art Month. The display brings with it an increase in patronage and pride,...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:18am

Race to support ‘Coach Nic’ Scholarship at Sussex Tech

On Saturday, March 9, Sussex Technical High School will host its inaugural 5K Race for Coach Nic.

The proceeds from the race will support the scholarship created in honor of the school’s former social studies and history teacher, who was...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:01am

Ocean City Breakers AAU basketball organization hosts camp

The Ocean City Breakers AAU basketball organization hosted a camp for local youth that included kids from the Indian River and Cape Henlopen school districts, as well as some from Maryland schools, on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 18. Indian...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:59am

For the sixth annual Girl Scout Cookie promotion in SoDel Concepts restaurants, Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria has whipped up fried ice cream made with Samoas. All 10 restaurants will bring their desserts to the Girl Scout Cookie Throw Down on March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro.

SoDel Concepts’ Girl Scout Cookie promotion returns

For the sixth year, SoDel Concepts is featuring its Girl Scout Cookie dessert promotion. On Feb. 13 to March 14, each of the company’s 10 restaurants featured a dessert made with a flavor of the cookies.

The friendly contest between the...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:46am

Riders from a previous Ride for Hospice event. The next event will be held Saturday, February 23rd from 8 a.m. to noon at The Freeman Fitness Center.

Neighbors support Delaware Hospice at Sea Colony’s Ride for Hospice

It takes a special kind of person to embrace a career helping people. For Peggy Dolby and her “fleet” of 385 very special volunteers who help, “The...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:26am