Bethany Beach


Worker critically injured in Bethany Beach fall

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating an industrial accident in Bethany Beach that seriously injured a Laurel man.

Police said the incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 13, around 2:12 p.m., at a residence that was under...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:41pm

Bethany voters re-elect incumbents in council election

Bethany Beach voters turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon this week, casting their ballots in the annual town council election to the usual backdrop of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. Three seats were up for election this year,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:58pm

Bethany Beach Dinker-Irvin Museum Open for Preview

The Bethany Beach Museum at Dinker-Irvin Cottage will open its doors to the public on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m., and will remain open on Saturdays through October, as part of a special preview being offered while the museum is still...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:58am

Some Very Important Families are in town for Warrior Family Beach Week. So many in the community strive to make it special for the families.

Heroes are welcome here

Local residents help welcome Very Important Families to the beach

Being a host family for Operation SEAs the Day’s Warrior Family Beach Week is a life-changing experience, according to two local couples.

“We, as volunteers, get so much more back, having the experience of getting to know the families and...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:20am

Bethany council candidates take their cases to the voters

Bethany Beach voters will take to the polls on Saturday, Sept. 7, between noon and 6 p.m., to select three town council members from amongst four candidates — three incumbents and a lifelong resident aiming to add his voice to the mix. (Dorian,...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:11am

Members of the Brown, Emami and Gerard families (as well as Greg Gerard’s service dog, Infidel) gathered at Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to greet the families attending Operation SEAs the Day’s Warrior Beach Week for the first time this year. The three families are among those returning as ‘alumni’ to help welcome first-time families and make sure they make the most of all the week has to offer.

Operation SEAs the Day welcomes veterans for Warrior Family Beach Week

Anyone driving by the South Coastal Library late in the afternoon on Labor Day might have thought there was a tailgate party going on.

All kinds of vehicles were there, loaded with food; children played cornhole; people laughed and hugged...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:32am

Passport Palooza set for Sept. 10 in Bethany Beach

A record number of people — especially newly naturalized U.S. citizens — are applying for U.S. passports, according to Ocean View Postmaster Mike Behringer, who noted that in towns across Delaware, people are standing in long lines to apply for...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:21am

The annual Jazz Funeral is an end-of-season tradition in Bethany Beach

Resort set to bid Summer 2019 a fond farewell

Anyone who thinks Bethany Beach is a staid, set-in-her-ways, buttoned-up old girl clearly hasn’t seen her on Labor Day.

For years — 34, in fact — Labor Day has brought out the funk, as well as the jazz, as the town “celebrates” the end of...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:19pm

Stalls and shoppers crowd the streets at a previous Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival.

Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival set for Sept. 7

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and Schell Brothers will present the 41st Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Bethany Beach.

The annual event hosts more than...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:44pm

The Freeman Stage will celebrate the end of the summer season with a performance by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and fireworks on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Freeman Stage to wrap up 2019 season with MSO, Arts & Jazz Festival

 

As September nears, the Freeman Stage is preparing to celebrate its final events of the 2019 season.

The annual Labor Day celebration with Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and fireworks will take place Saturday, Aug. 31. The...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:59pm

Beach umbrellas

So, yeah, the beach seems like the place to be right now.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:41pm

Jayden Wilkerson shows off of his costume, flanked by Bethany Beach Police Department officers Kenny Haynes, left, and Patrick Foley, right, at a previous Cops & Goblins.

Cops & Goblins to mark fifth year on Oct. 26

Guests attending the fifth annual Cops & Goblins Halloween celebration can masquerade in costume and enjoy free cheeseburgers and slices of pizza, but perhaps most important is the lesson for children — that police officers are their friends...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:07am

Bethany Beach to hold council election Sept. 7

Bethany Beach town council elections will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m., with voting at town hall. There are three council seats up for election this year, each with a two-year term.

The seats up for election in 2019...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:55pm

Anchorage Lemonade Stand supports Children’s Library

Having their home on the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, which supports the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, recently inspired some young philanthropists in South Bethany. During the two days of the Cottage Tour, Kaitlyn Troiano and Matthew...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:28am

Bethany-Fenwick Chamber to honor 2019 beach lifeguards

The Big Chill Beach Club and La Vida Hospitality, in collaboration with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, was set to host the 2019 Lifeguard Award Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The annual event honors the...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:44am

Beach towns partner for pedestrian safety

Two Coastal Highway fatalities are prompting Bethany Beach and South Bethany officials to push for better safety features along Route 1. The two towns agreed to form a coalition in July to push the issue with the Delaware Department of...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:13pm

Bethany Beach to hold council election Sept. 7

Bethany Beach town council elections will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m., with voting at town hall. There are three council seats up for election this year, each with a two-year term.

The seats up for election in 2019...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:02pm

Ellen Rice Gallery celebrating 20 years in Bethany Beach area

A celebration is beginning at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View this Saturday, and everyone is being invited to join in, said the artist, who founded the establishment in 1999 “on a wing and a prayer.”

Two decades ago, lifelong Delaware...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:06am

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

Curran releases new novel, ‘Bombs Aweigh — On to Vietnam’

“Bombs Aweigh — On to Vietnam” is the third book of the “Young Mariner” trilogy by local author Walter F. Curran.

In the story set in 1967, the young merchant mariner William Connolly sails to his next adventure on a World War II-vintage...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:06am

Agenda

Bethany Beach

• Bethany Beach town council elections will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m., with voting at town hall. There are three council seats up for election this year, each with a two-year term. The seats up for...

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:44am

Sussex Tech names final quarter of honor roll students

More than 460 students at Sussex Technical High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth marking period for the 2018-2019 academic year. Local students named to the list included:

• Bethany Beach — sophomore Evan Davis.

•...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:06am

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

Plans under way for Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral

To help make the switch from summer to fall a little more palatable, locals and summer residents celebrate the end of the Bethany Beach summer resort season with their annual Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral, to be held this year on Labor Day, Monday,...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:01am

Home 1 — The Bora Bora House

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour opens local homes to public this week

The Friends of the South Coastal Library’s major annual fundraiser, the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, directly benefits the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach and is almost here. The tour will take place Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:43am

The Delmarvalous Dolls

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 18, 2019 - 9:29am

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

Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Bethany Beach held their annual Fourth of July Parade last week.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:02pm

Bethany Beach Fireworks

Coastal Point Photos • Tyler Valliant

Bethany Beach topped off their July 4th celebrations with a fireworks display.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:59am

Jake Banaszak, left, Paul Weik, center, and B.J. Muntz, take a break at Hammerheads Dockside, where they play every Tuesday during the summer, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Lower Case Blues set to hit the Bethany boardwalk

Lower Case Blues (lcb) will be performing on the Bethany Beach bandstand on Sunday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m.

“I associate Bethany with the formal start of our music career, because it’s where we were first booked to play regularly, at the Big...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:58am

Stephen Urban, 10, of Millville, watches as his parents and others light candles during a July 1 vigil in memory of Linda Bravo, who was missing for two weeks before her body was found on July 28 and her car found July 28 and 29 in a South Bethany canal.

Missing Bethany woman’s body, car recovered from canal

Almost exactly two weeks after she was reported missing, the body of Bethany Beach resident Linda Bravo was found in a South Bethany canal. The next morning, divers found her car, ending an ordeal that included searches by helicopter, by boat and...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:39pm

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

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

Zach Kight talks to reporters about his missing mother, Linda Bravo of Bethany Beach, before a community-wide search began on Saturday, June 22, in Fenwick Island.

Search continues for missing woman

Two weeks after she was last seen leaving a Sea Colony high-rise, a Bethany Beach woman remains missing, and police have reported no new information on her possible whereabouts.

Linda Bravo, 70, of Alexander Drive in Bethany Beach, was...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:59pm

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

Maurer joins Bethany Beach Christian Church as interim pastor

Bethany Beach Christian Church Vice-Moderator Mary Johnston, left, and Pastoral Relations Chair Brenda Chisholm, right, welcome the church’s interim pastor, the Rev. Peter G. Maurer, center, on June 16.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:25am

A skimmer makes a splash after catching a wave during the Bethany Beach Skim Jam on Monday, June 24.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:22am

Police seek missing Bethany woman

Bethany Beach police are asking for the public’s help in locating Linda Lee Bravo, 70, who was last reported as seen on Thursday, June 13, at Sea Colony East near Bethany Beach.

Bravo was described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing around...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:21am

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

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

Bravo

Police seek Bethany Beach woman missing since June 13

 Bethany Beach police are asking for the public’s help in locating Linda Lee Bravo, 70, who was last reported as seen on...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 1:53pm

Success again for the Seaside Craft Show

Editor:

The 15th Annual Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show was held on Saturday, June 1. Once again, this juried show presented over a hundred crafters with a wide variety of offerings on our boardwalk and bandstand, as well as on Garfield...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:47am

Bethany Beach Beverage Company celebrates first anniversary

On Thursday, May 23, Bethany Beach Beverage Company celebrated its first year in business under new ownership by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Open daily, Bethany Beach Beverage Company offers a...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:51am

Bethany moves to reduce contractors’ parking fees

Local contractors and construction workers will have a much easier time paying for parking this summer season in Bethany Beach, after a move recently by town officials aimed at easing what had become a financial burden for many.

Adopted...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:52am

Shiplap walls are used throughout this original Nanticoke home, which will be featured as part of the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour on July 24 and 25.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 4

The ‘Beach Box’ is a compact Bethany Beach gem

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 24-25, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

 

Being a military family that...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:47am

Parish of St. Ann to host 39th Annual Bazaar

The Parish of St. Ann, located at 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, will host its 39th Annual Bazaar on Aug. 1-3. Three large buildings, plus tented areas, will sell new and gently used hand-picked items, including linens, jewelry, small...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:40am

Ninth Annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open Serves Professional Tennis to Sea Colony Beach & Tennis Resort in Bethany Beach, Delaware

Professional women’s tennis returns to Bethany Beach with the ninth annual ResortQuest® Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony – A $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit Event, to be held June 3-9, 2019, on the clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center, located south...

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 11:31am

Under the sway of the flower moon

May moons are called ‘flower moons,’ and the second full moon in a month is a ‘blue moon.’ Flower moons are called such after a Native American naming convention, based on its coincidence with the blooming of most of spring’s wildflowers. Tyler...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:55am

Scenes from a previous Seaside Craft Show give us a peak at vendors lining the boardwalk while patrons peruse their wares

Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show celebrating 15 years

This year marks the 15th anniversary for the Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show. The event will once again be held in downtown Bethany Beach, on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass,...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:53am

Beach-goers peruse the various crafts on display at a previous year’s Seaside Craft Show on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach.

Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show celebrating 15 years

This year marks the 15th anniversary for the Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show. The event will once again be held in downtown Bethany Beach, on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass,...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:37am