Communities


St. Ann’s bazaar draws in crowds of shoppers

The Parish of St. Ann’s 39th annual church bazaar was so successful — and, as its chairwoman said, certainly blessed by St. Ann, grandmother of Jesus — that planning is already beginning for next year’s 40th.

“This year it was a huge...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:58am

Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation Board Members Christina Antonioli, left, and Ron Lewis, second from left; present a donation to David Szumski of the Beebe Medical Foundation, second from right, with Laurie McFaul, president of the QRCF, right.

Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation donates $8,000 to Beebe Healthcare

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation presented the Beebe Medical Foundation with an $8,000 donation this spring to support the construction of Beebe Healthcare’s new emergency department near Millville.

The grant was made possible...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:01am

Custom surfboard to be auctioned for Clothing Our Kids

A collaborative group of artists, designers and craftsmen have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind surfboard to benefit the local non-profit organization Clothing Our Kids.

In early June, the team of local artists and craftsmen, which...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:52am

Despite rainout, Baywood Golf Classic donates $47K to Beebe

Coastal Point • Submitted

The 14th Annual Baywood Golf Classic was rained out on May 13, but the tournament was still a success, raising $47,000 for Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center. This year, Baywood Greens and Schell Brothers...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:50am

St. Ann’s bazaar expands with more items, hours and volunteers

It might sound like a cliché, but this year’s Parish of St. Ann Annual Bazaar actually is bigger and better than ever.

More tables, more items for sale, more hours and (fortunately) more volunteers — that’s just a taste of what’s in store...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:33am

Thank a Police Officer Day events planned this fall

Residents of Ocean View and Dagsboro are being encouraged to donate to, and attend, Thank a Police Officer Day at the Ocean View and Dagsboro police stations in September.

Organized by Andrea Baumann, who runs the Delmarva Supports Law...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:14am

Town of Bethany Beach to host annual Périers Day celebration

On Saturday, July 27, the Town of Bethany Beach will celebrate Périers Day, marking the twinning of the towns of Bethany Beach and Périers, France.

Périers, located in Normandy, France, was liberated by the U.S. Army 90th Infantry Division...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:19am

Every week, vehicle enthusiasts gather with their prized cars and trucks at Dairy Queen in Millsboro.

Car enthusiasts Cruise In to Millsboro weekly

What do dozens of car devotees, gathered with their classics and shiny engines, do on a hot July evening?

They meet at Dairy Queen in Millsboro for cones, conversation and the weekly Cruise In’.

“Most people who have old cars, their...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:49am

Children learn about the box turtle from Meghan Rhode of Assateague State Park.

Fenwick storytime events keep kids interested

The Barefoot Gardeners Children’s Storytime visited Fenwick Island Town Hall on Wednesday, July 10, as 20 children participated in a meet-and-greet with Ranger Meghan Rhode from Assateague State Park, who introduced the children to several of her...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:38am

Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk set for Aug. 4

On Aug. 4, the 5th Annual Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies, is planned. The 5K run/walk will benefit the work of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Delaware Valley Chapter in Sussex County.

Michael...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:06am

Heavenly Luncheon set for July 24-25

On Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 25, Ocean View Presbyterian Church’s Sewing Circle will once again offer their Heavenly Luncheon, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Offerings will include California chicken salad, pasta salad, Caesar salad,...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:32am

IR graduate Gavin Smith sets his sights on veterinary training at Delaware Technical Community College.

IR grad seeking support for college veterinary training

All those graduation cards that talk about “resting on your laurels” — that’s a nice idea, unless the recent graduate has a goal to reach and doesn’t want to waste time reaching it.

Gavin Smith didn’t take a break after graduating from...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:57pm

Logan Andrea, 6, and Elaina Andrea, 8, of Bethany Beach, show off the posters they created at a Poster Pal event Tuesday, July 9, at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach.

Operation SEAs the Day ramping up for Warrior Beach Week

Operation SEAs the Day’s Warrior Beach Week — the six-day event in which 32 wounded veterans and their families are treated to a vacation at the beach — not only offers rest and relaxation for the families, it also offers the community many...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:15pm

Former District Gov. Dr. Susan Giove congratulates Steve Grossman, who received the Paul Harris +8 Award of the Paul Harris Society.

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club inducts new officers

During a special evening meeting held at The Clubhouse at The Peninsula, the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club inducted a new slate of officers and board to serve the club for the fiscal year beginning July 1, with Assistant District Gov. Carlene...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:51am

Upcoming 5K to benefit Believe in Tomorrow foundation

A local benefit 5K race aims to help critically ill children and their families to “Believe in Tomorrow.”

The annual event will take place on Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m., beginning at the Big Chill Beach Club at the Indian River Inlet...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:34am

Christmas in July Carnival in the Park to support Santa’s Letters

Snowball fight in July? Santa and Mrs. Claus in the park when the weather is warm?

Why not? At least that’s what the founders of the Santa’s Letters charity figured — and the result is the Christmas in July Carnival in the Park, set for 10...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:33am

Eagles to host Carnival of Games on Saturday

Sure, the state fair is coming up in a couple of weeks, but for a taste of fair fun that benefits local causes, the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 4528 in Ocean View is bringing carnival fun to the Millville...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:01am

Hailing from China, from left, students Beisy Pan, Will Hoe and Giulienne Zheng enjoy St. Martha’s picnic to welcome foreign students to the community.

Event introduces foreign students to ‘the best side of America’

International students jump through many hoops to spend their summer cooking, cleaning or serving meals in coastal Delaware. St. Martha’s Episcopal Church gave the young travelers a safe place to meet and learn about American culture at the 2019...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:34pm

South Bethany celebrates nifty 50 with festival

South Bethany was overdue for a day like this.

Under blue skies and a hot sun, friends and neighbors gathered at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the municipality on June 30.

A year’s worth of planning culminated in a celebratory...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:20pm

Celebrating Independence

South Bethany’s annual Boat Parade sailed through the town canals on June 29. As always, the theming really made these float.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:17pm

Raven Holbrook, 2, of Berlin, dressed as a patriotic butterfly, draws in the sand at Cupola Park at Millsboro's Stars & Stripes Fireworks. She was there with her mother, Brittnay Lewis.

Millsboro community gathers for Stars & Stripes Fireworks

Clouds threatened and there was a spell of rain, but when it stopped, a double rainbow arching in the sky caught the attention of hundreds who gathered at Cupola Park in Millsboro on June 29 for the Stars & Stripes Fireworks.

They...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:37pm

Omar Hernandez received the Shining Star Award for his contributions at Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Bethany Beach.

SoDel Concepts employees receive Shining Star Awards

Scott Kammerer, president of Rehoboth Beach-based SoDel Concepts, recently announced the recipients of the company’s Shining Star Awards for the second quarter of 2019.

“It’s so important to recognize all of the hard work our employees do...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:27pm

From left, Rotary Area Gov. Carlene Roche, right, welcomes Southern Sussex Rotary Club’s new officers, from left: Jean Schmidt, Sue Nilsson, Amy Senseny, Scott Smith and Regan Roberts-Deck.

Southern Sussex Rotary installs new officers

On June 27, the Southern Sussex Rotary Club installed its officers for the 2020 fiscal year. The ceremony, led by Rotary Area Gov. Carlene Roche, recognized Scott Smith and Regan Roberts-Deck as co-presidents, Amy Senseny as president-elect, Jean...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:21am

Paradise Grill hosts dine-and-donate for Progress for Prostate

 

Paradise Grill has partnered with the Beebe Medical Foundation all year long to raise funds for Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center. Recently, Paradise Grill held a dine-and-donate event for the Progress for Prostate (PFP) Men’s Health...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:59am

CHEER Beach Day in Rehoboth returns after hiatus

Plans are progressing for the return of CHEER’s Beach Day in Rehoboth on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All activities are free to the public.

There will be a Health Fair at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center from 10 a.m....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:53am

Seashore State park launches educational programs

Staff at Delaware Seashore State Park are geared up for another jam-packed schedule of educational programs this season. The park, which includes the Indian River Inlet, extends for 6.5 miles between Dewey and Bethany beaches. Park staff have...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:51am

Selbyville Community Club receives awards at state convention

The GFWC Selbyville Community Club received several state awards for community service programs at the 122nd Annual Convention of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs, held in Rehoboth Beach from May 15 to May 17.

The Selbyville...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:43am

Lions pose with a bag of items collected from the LBLC Beach Clean-up of a portion of Bethany Beach. Pictured left to right, Lions Steve Straneva, Jack Bauer, Karl Gude, Pat Monahan and Paul Hammond.

Lord Baltimore Lions ‘Adopt a Beach’

Earlier this spring, Lion Steve Straneva, Environmental Committee chair for the Lord Baltimore Lions Club, announced at a meeting that he hoped the club would be able to expand environmental service projects in the club’s service region. In May,...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:37am

Children & Families First to host adult field day

Anyone who has ever wanted to relive the fun of their elementary school field days as a grownup will get that chance when Children & Families First hosts their brand new fundraiser, Adult Field Day on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:35am

Millsboro Lions Club members and officers gather with Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club, second from right. Pictured, from left, standing, are: Past President David Mitchell, Tail Twister Alberta, Ryan Director Ted Parker, Lion Tamer Greg Ryan, Treasurer Mary Lee Phillips, President Chris Cordrey, Mock and Secretary Pat Sanzone. Seated, in front, are, from left: Membership Vincent Sanzone and Director Sandra Jones.

Millsboro Lions Club installs new officers

At the Millsboro Lions Club’s regular meeting in June, held at the Georgetown Historical Society complex, Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club installed the officers for the coming year for the Millsboro club. Mock also shared with...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:25am

Bravo's vehicle being pulled from a South Bethany canal.

Police confirm Bravo, car found in South Bethany

The body of a Bethany Beach woman who had been missing for two weeks was found in a South Bethany canal just before 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28.

Approximately 16 hours later, Linda Bravo’s car was found in the canal, not far from where her...

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 3:42pm

Barefoot Gardeners to host storytime in Fenwick

The Fenwick Island Barefoot Gardeners Club has announced the dates for their summer 2019 Children’s Storytime in Fenwick Island Town Park.

Storytime will run in the Fenwick Island gazebo every Wednesday in July at 10 a.m., on July 3, 10,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:55pm

LuLaRoe fundraiser to benefit Rwandajoy charity effort

A fundraiser for children in Rwanda, in East Africa, who can’t afford everyday necessities, such as school uniforms and lunches, is planned for July 1 at Ocean View Presbyterian Church.

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., LuLaRoe Clothing — described...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:51pm

Owner’s, Bonnie and Keith (front, center) celebrate with staff, family, friends, and Chamber members.

Bonkey’s Ice Cream & Snoballs opens new location in Ocean View

On Thursday, June 20, Bonkey’s Ice Cream & Snoballs celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Ocean View, behind Ocean View Deli at 44 Atlantic Avenue, by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce....

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:05am

‘Pay It Forward’ honorees announced for July celebration

Some Pathways to Success supporters and students will be honored at the organization’s 2nd Annual “Pay It Forward” Celebration on July 27, at The Clubhouse at Baywood from 6 to 11 p.m.

Honorees include Cornelius Blake, active Pathways to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:54am

Lord Baltimore High School served students in the Ocean View area from 1920 until 1968. Graduates of all ages came together for a reunion celebration on June 22 in Georgetown. The Class of 1959 grins for a photo.

Lord Baltimore Eagles soar to an all-classes reunion

That historical Ocean View schoolhouse still inspires fond memories, and some people traveled cross-country recently to attend an All-Classes reunion of the original Lord Baltimore High School.

“L.B. truly was a remarkable experience as...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:35am

The Cove donates to Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

The Cove Bar & Grille at Bayside recently presented the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays with a donation of $2,157.53, representing 15 percent of proceeds from dine-and-donate fundraisers in April and May. Pictured, from left, are: Bayside...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:22am

Local and state officials were on hand at the Holts Landing State Park ribbon-cutting event, celebrating the park’s improvements over the last year.

Holts Landing enhancements celebrated with ribbon-cutting

DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin was joined by state Sen. Gerald Hocker, state Rep. Ronald Gray and other supporters at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 21 to celebrate new enhancements at Holts Landing State Park near Dagsboro.

Those...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:19am

Nanticoke Indian Museum offers insight to tribal history, culture

The annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow is planned for Sept. 7 and 8 this year, with much-anticipated drum groups, dance sessions, vendors, traditional foods and a worship service at 10 on Sunday morning.

Every year, the powwow, held on a...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:15am

Fireworks light up the night sky and the water in Millsboro during last year’s fireworks show.

Resort area prepares for Fourth of July events

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue, and dig out that festive spirit, as the Fourth of July is less than a week away. And, to make it easy to hit all the festivities happening in coastal Delaware and its environs for Independence Day,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:03am

Ocean View kicks off Classic Movie Wednesdays series

Classic and family films will be shown during the Town of Ocean View’s Summer of 2019 Classic Movie Wednesdays series.

Held at John West Park at 32 West Avenue, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. on three upcoming Wednesdays, with the subtitled...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:00am

Kaylee Hall, T.J. Moore and Grant Argo pose for a photo with Beau Smith during the Blue-Gold game.

More than a football game

IR students take part in 64th annual Blue-Gold game

Like the first one held 64 years ago, this year’s annual Blue-Gold football game, played Friday, June 21, at the University of Delaware’s Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium, was more than a football game.

The Delaware Foundation...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:11am

Sussex Riptide rides a wave of success at Special Olympics event

It was a banner day with some smashing success for some area tennis players at the recent state event at the Delaware Special Olympics, held at the University of Delaware.

The Sussex Riptide team, featuring athletes from all across the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:04am

Schell Brothers, Freeman open clubhouse at Tidewater Landing

Team members of Schell Brothers and the Carl M. Freeman Companies join together to open the new clubhouse and pool amenity at Tidewater Landing on May 22. Pictured in front of the living wall within the clubhouse are, from left: Tim Green, Schell...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:40am

Program offers support for younger women with breast cancer

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is offering a new program called Young Survivors in Action. Young Survivors in Action is a support group that focuses on the issues and concerns facing younger women diagnosed with breast cancer.

The...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:31am

Lord Baltimore Lions Club President Janet Bauer, left, presents the Club Lion of the Year Award to Lion Don Sherwood.

Lord Baltimore Lions Club announces new officers

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club celebrated their 73rd Charter Night & Installation Dinner on Wednesday, June 12, at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club near Dagsboro. Lions gathered with family members and guests to commemorate completion of...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:16am

Annual Selbyville Old Timer’s Day

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Old Timer’s Day on Saturday, June 15, in Selbyville. The event featured food, live music by the Bob Dickerson Band, door prizes, children’s...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:13am

State park to hold historic shipwreck rescue drill reenactment

The staff of Delaware Seashore State Park will be reenacting a 19th-century shipwreck rescue drill at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum on Thursday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. Delaware Seashore State Park is just one of two locations in the...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:23am

Bethany Independence Day parade celebrating 35th year

The Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade is reaching a milestone in 2019. Scheduled for Thursday, July 4, the parade will celebrate its 35-year anniversary with its traditional 2-mile route beginning at noon through downtown Bethany.

Anyone...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:13am

Indian River is being well represented when it comes to the annual Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game this year. During a recent event leading up to the game, IR’s Patrick Spencer, left, Kaylee Hall, center-left, and Grant Argo, right, participated in a dance with their ‘buddy’ Beau Smith, center-right.

Blue-Gold game about more than football

The 64th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game is an annual showcase for high school seniors that allows them to don their respective schools’ football helmets for one last time.

However, the game is not just about the play on the...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:52am