Bethany Beach


Cramer, Bolander to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cramer of Bethany Beach recently announced the engagement of their daughter Sara Helen Cramer, to Logan James Bolander, son of Curtis and Traci Bolander of Newark. The bride-to-be, a graduate of the University of Delaware, works...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:26am

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

Laura Hickman takes us down snow-touched dunes in ‘Looking South Bethany Beach,’ one of the many pieces on display for Gallery One’s ‘Warm & Cool’ exhibit.

Gallery One gets both ‘Warm & Cool’ for March

This month, the theme for the artists at Gallery One is a play on words: “Warm & Cool.” With the artists contemplating the chilly temperature outside (while feeling optimism for the warmth to come) and the artistic rule of juxtaposing warm...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:17am

Ellen McLaughlin’s submission to the Bethany Beach photo contest will be featured in the Town of Bethany Beach’s calendar, which will be released in May.

Bethany Beach announces photo contest winners

The Town of Bethany Beach this week announced the winners in its 2019 photo contest.

“The Town of Bethany Beach would like to acknowledge all of those who submitted photos for its annual calendar contest,” said Julie Malewski, events...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:10am

Agenda

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Non-Residential Design Review Committee will meet on March 8 at 10 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes a request from tenant Benjamin Wang for a new black awning and vinyl lettering, to...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:02am

Daddy-Daughter Dance a perfect date for young ladies

There’s a story about a woman who remembers her dad once escorting her to a father-daughter date night, at age 10. He gave her flowers, treated her to dinner, held the door and helped her realize how she always deserves to be treated by gentlemen...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:44am

Women’s Civic Club makes donations to local non-profits

The Women’s Civic Club of Bethany Beach recently made a number of donations to local non-profits and community groups.

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, the WCCBB Executive Board — President B.J. Hildebrand, Vice-President Kay Houston, Treasurer...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:44am

Bethany Beach preparing for summer with new projects

It may feel like winter outside, but Bethany Beach officials are already looking toward the summer season with a number of projects targeted at improving the town in its summertime glory.

The Bethany Beach Town Council on Friday, Jan. 18,...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:35am

Fire & Ice returning to Bethany this weekend

“It’s going to be a pretty cool vibe,” said Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce (BFACC) Executive Director Lauren Weaver about this weekend’s second annual Fire & Ice Festival.

Pun intended? Maybe. The family-friendly event is...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:25am

This January weekend offers plenty of fun

The common refrain in regards to living in our little slice of Heaven in the winter is that there isn’t a lot to do, but at least you don’t have to deal with traffic. While we can’t offer sure-fire predictions on traffic patterns this weekend, we...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:16am

Jenifer Adams-Mitchell recently won an Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Local writer wins fellowship grant

Jenifer Adams-Mitchell spends much of her time plying Delaware’s coastal waters in a kayak, and helping others to experience the same thing.

For the past year or so, however, at least in her mind, the co-owner of Coastal Kayak has been in...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:18am

Fire & Ice Festival to kick off Jan. 25

Now in its second year, the award-winning Fire & Ice Festival is set to begin on Friday, Jan. 25, in downtown Bethany Beach.

At the festival presented by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and the...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:26am

Bunny Palooza! run/walk set for April 20

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) this week announced that the eighth annual Bunny Palooza! will take place on Saturday, April 20 — the Saturday morning before Easter.

Bunny Palooza! is a 10K run or 5K run/walk to benefit the...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:15am

District to host major capital improvement, expense referendum

The Indian River School District will host a major capital improvement and current expense referendum on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

The referendum will seek funding for the construction of a new Sussex Central High School, an eight-classroom...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:53pm

Exercise Like the Eskimos

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Plunge and the Hair of the Dog Run on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 12:03pm

Annual New Year’s ritual to take place in Bethany Beach

Every year they appear, starting in the late morning hours of New Year’s Day.

They come in groups; they come singly. They huddle by the surf’s edge, eyeing the waves with a combination of wariness and bravado.

Around 11:45 a.m. they...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 2:57pm

Pedestrian killed on Route 1 in Middlesex

A New York man was killed this week while walking along Route 1 south of Bethany Beach.

Police said the incident occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 19, around 5:26 p.m., when a 2016 Nissan Frontier pickup truck was traveling northbound on Route 1...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 2:44pm

New books were delivered to Epworth Preschool in Rehoboth Beach, but will also be circulated to many other Read Aloud Sussex County locations.

BHHS Gallo Realty delivers books to Read Aloud Delaware

The goal of Read Aloud Delaware, a statewide agency that works to promote literacy, is: “Every preschool child in Delaware should be read to one-on-one.” To help achieve that goal, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty held an autumn new-...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:41am

Volunteers, participants and spectators all gathered on the boardwalk for the 2016 Hair of the Dog 5K run/walk and 10K run.

Hair of the Dog races, Eskimo plunge to kick off new year

For an eighth straight year, local residents will be able to ring in the New Year with the Annual Hair of the Dog 5K run/walk and 10K run, which are being held in conjunction with the 23rd edition of the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos plunge...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:31am

Holiday Happenings planned for Saturday

The Town of Bethany Beach will get in the spirit of the holiday season this Saturday, Dec. 1, with its annual Holiday Happenings celebration.

This year, Holiday Happenings combines with the kickoff of Weekend Wonderland.

On Dec. 1,...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:50pm

Carriage rides will be offered in Bethany Beach each Saturday in December this year, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Bethany set to transform into Weekend Wonderland

Weekends in December are full of celebrating and shopping and eating and creating. All of those things, and more, are part of this year’s Weekend Wonderland events in Bethany Beach.

This year, there are four Saturdays in December before...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:49pm

Alice & Laila

Holiday Gift Guide

Windsor Teak

Situated right along the highway in Fenwick Island, Windsor Teak Furniture offers an escape into places far and exotic with their distinct array of furniture.

Taking a prominent position in the store is a Lutyens Bench...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:07pm

Dale Sheldon’s acrylic ‘Sunlit Crab Shanty’ is just one of many paintings on exhibit at Gallery One in Ocean View during the month of December.

Gallery One to exhibit ‘Light Matters’

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme for its December exhibit, “Light Matters,” open to the public Dec. 5 through Jan. 1, 2019, ranging from the straightforward depiction of light’s illuminating effects to the more metaphorical...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:53am

Bethany to ask for public comment on proposed pedestrian pathway

It’s a project that’s been percolating in the town for a few years, but Bethany Beach officials in January will formally discuss the proposal for a pedestrian pathway on Collins Street, between Kent Avenue and E. Half-Moon Drive, and possibly...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:53pm

Weekend Wonderland in Bethany to bring holiday fun to the beach

Hosted annually the first four Saturdays in December, Weekend Wonderland in Bethany kicks off Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout downtown Bethany Beach. Local merchants will offer special promotions and activities, and a variety of...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:57pm

Bethany Beach photo contest open for entries

The Town of Bethany Beach is accepting submissions for its annual photo contest. Photos will be selected for the 2019/2020 Town calendar and widespread marketing efforts. The calendar is mailed to an estimated 3,200 households and available for...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:47pm

Some stories just tell themselves. We’re not sure what this one is saying, but it is cool.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:33pm

Oliva Brill visits with Santa at a previous Holiday Happening. Last year, all she wanted for Christmas was her two front teeth. We hope she’s got them by now!

Bethany Beach to host Holiday Happenings, tree lighting

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Town of Bethany Beach will host its annual Holiday Happenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall. The event will feature face painting and photos with Santa, with hot cocoa, cookies and a station for children to write letters...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:12pm

Bethany to host Holiday Happenings, tree lighting

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Town of Bethany Beach will host its annual Holiday Happenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall. The event will feature face painting and photos with Santa, with hot cocoa, cookies and a station for children to write letters...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:12pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, center, honors his staff for two years of writing and building support for a major water infrastructure bill.

Congress passes major bipartisan water infrastructure act

America’s Water Infrastructure Act is the first major infrastructure bill to pass the 115th U.S. Congress. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) co-authored the legislation, which was just signed into law in late October. Carper visited Bethany Beach and...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:14am

Food & Wine Festival planned for Nov. 17 in Bethany

The second annual Food & Wine Festival at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level Restaurant & Raw Bar in Bethany Beach will offer live music, food from area restaurants, wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass and a silent auction...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:06am

Bladder dam plan resurrected in Bethany

While the issue of “Harry’s bladder” has become a source of humor in Bethany Beach in the years since former Bethany Beach town councilman Harry Steele first championed a bladder dam to help address the town’s recurrent flooding problems, as of...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:44pm

Pets and humans reading for parade in Bethany this weekend

For the eighth year, Bethany Beach celebrates the spooky season with its Wags, Witches & Warlocks event, this year benefiting the Brandywine Valley S.P.C.A.’s Georgetown facility.

Wags, Witches & Warlocks is scheduled for Saturday...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:24pm

Think Beyond Pink conference at library set for Saturday

Think Beyond Pink — a women’s breast health and wellness conference hosted by Beebe Healthcare’s Women’s & Children’s Services and Tunnell Cancer Center — is set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the South Coastal...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:22pm

A map of the Assawoman Wildlife Area  showing the exact location for the planting and parking.

CIB to host Trick or Tree-t Planting Party

Fall is traditionally a time to appreciate the harvest that the land has provided, and this year, there’s a way for local ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates to give something back to the Earth.

The Center for the Inland Bays will host...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:05am

Spirits of Halloween to raise funds for Cocktails Curing Cancer

Karen Kampmann, creator of I Love Bethany Beach, said she wanted a cool inaugural fundraising event with a Halloween theme (her favorite holiday) for the Bethany Beach area and approached Lisa Condon, president of Cocktails Curing Cancer, about...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:42am

A panel comprising local business owners shared their stories of what it takes to adapt for survival in today’s economy and markets during an event held by the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce and SCORE at the Den at Bear Trap Dunes on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Local businesses adapt to survive changing times

“How many of you have heard the phrase, ‘This area has changed so much’?” asked Lauren Weaver, director of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, to a roomful of entrepreneurs.

A panel of local business owners shared their success...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:11am

Scrabble at the Beach to support Literacy Delaware

Last November, the First Annual Happy Hour Scrabble at the Beach was a tremendously successful and fun event, organizers noted this week. “Participants left saying, ‘Let us know when the next event is! We had a great time.’”

Of the 17...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:57am

Children line up for their race during last year’s Mariner’s Trail Run event.

Annual Mariners Trail Run set for Oct. 21

Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church will be hosting its 17th annual Trail Run on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge at Camp Barnes in Bayard, near Bethany Beach.

For the past 16 years, Bill Lord has been organizing and...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:25am

Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company hosting Artisans’ Fair

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 11th annual Artisans’ Fair, on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the fire house at Hollywood Street and Route 1.

Not only is the fair an opportunity to pick up...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:27am

Beth Valente practices the letter ‘H.’

A Crash Course in American Sign Language

Practice makes perfect, and locals were invited to learn the basics of American Sign Language at an Introduction to ASL class offered during the International Week of the Deaf.

It was a true language-immersion course, as instructors Luanne...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:50am

Lesley McCaskill, ‘In the Moment,’ watercolor.

Gallery One to focus on ‘Reflections’ this month

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its October exhibit, “Reflections,” open to the public through Oct. 30.

“Reflections are what artists paint. Many scenes or subjects require careful and considered thought before...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:44am

CROP Hunger Walk to mark 30th anniversary in Bethany

This year is the 30th anniversary of the CROP Hunger Walk in Bethany Beach, sponsored by the Southeast Sussex Ministerium This year’s walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Bethany Beach bandstand, with sign-in at noon and the walk at 1:...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:37am

Bethany Beach Alderman Charlie McMullen, left, swears in (from left) Rosemary Hardiman, Lew Killmer, Faith Denault and Bruce Frye to two-year terms on Bethany Beach Town Council.

Killmer named mayor of Bethany Beach, Sirkis joins P&Z

The Bethany Beach Town Council was of one voice on Monday, Sept. 17, when they held their town council reorganizational meeting, appointing the mayor, vice-mayor and council secretary-treasurer for the coming year, as well as filling a seat on...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 3:11pm

Time ticking on early-bird discount for Hair of the Dog events

It might still feel like summer outside, but it’s never too early to start thinking about New Year’s Day traditions, whether it be looking for a new one or continuing a family favorite.

The Hair of the Dog 5K/10K, along with the Leo Brady...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:48am

Week of the Deaf offers chances to learn ASL, Deaf culture

Bethany Beach and Dagsboro will celebrate the International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf) from Sept. 23 to 28.

“There is a growing population of Deaf citizens in the Bethany Beach and surrounding areas. The IWDeaf events are offered for the...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:38am

Denault joins incumbents on Bethany Beach Town Council

Bethany Beach voters this week favored a trio of council incumbents and member of the town’s Planning Commission when they went to the polls for the Bethany Beach Town Council elections on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Incumbents Rosemary Hardiman,...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:22pm

Operation SEAs the Day brings wounded warrior families to the resort area every year. Macaroni Kids has partnered with Operation SEAs the Day the past two years to offer inexpensive, fun activities for children during the weeklong event.

‘It’s like medicine’

Children of veterans reflect on beach trip’s restorative effect

Ask 4-year-old Liam Klopfenstein what his favorite part of his family’s trip to Bethany Beach is, and you’ll get a typical 4-year-old’s answer.

“Um… the beach, the waves.”

Pressed for more, he’ll mention “the restaurants… building...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:06pm

Retired U.S. Marine Greg Gerard, his fiancée, Amber Falck, and family tie the knot at the Edgewater House community room at Sea Colony during Operation SEAs the Day.

Operation SEAs the (wedding) Day

Couple ties the knot in Sea Colony ceremony thanks to quick, dedicated volunteers

When retired U.S. Marine Greg Gerard and his fiancée, Amber Falck, packed their three kids and Gerard’s service dog Infidel in the car for a week at the beach, they had no idea they’d end the week with a wedding, let alone that it would be their...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:59am

The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is a prized September tradition.

Boardwalk Arts Festival expands to the brunch scene

Festival date moved to Sunday, Sept. 9 due to weather

Update: The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9 due to Saturday's rainy weather forecast.

The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival has established itself as a popular event, bringing artists and...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:43pm