Bethany Beach


Guests awaken to seaside views in this oceanfront home, which will be featured in the 28th annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour on July 24-25.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 3

Casual oceanfront retreat features seaside views

(Editor’s note:  This is the third 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 and 25, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

After enjoying two previous...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:54am

Bethany Beach to host 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, May 23, 2019 - 9:45am

Ashmore named to Dean’s List for Spring 2019

Sarah Ashmore, a resident of Bethany Beach, has been named to the Emerson College Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester, the college announced this week. Ashmore is majoring in journalism and is a member of the Class of 2021. The requirement...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:39am

Bayside Tennis Club set to host Youth Tennis Camp June 10-14

“The best kept secret at the Bethany beaches” is hoping to no longer be such a great secret.

Seeing their membership numbers declining over the past couple of years, the Bayside Tennis Club is hoping to re-ignite the passion of the sport...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:46am

Agenda

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at town hall. Along with committee reports and other business, the council will consider approval of a possible supplement to the General Fund Capital...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:02am

Bethany Beach Nature Center puts World Turtle Day in the fast lane

It might seem a bit ironic to celebrate World Turtle Day early, rather than slowly and later, but that’s exactly what’s happening at the Bethany Beach Nature Center this weekend.

“Love Our Turtles Day” will be celebrated starting at 10:30...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:56am

Sea Colony named among world’s Top 20 tennis resorts, camps

Located just south of Bethany Beach, Sea Colony has recently increased its standing among the world’s elite tennis destinations, according to Tennis Resorts Online (TRO)’s 2019 rankings released on May 1.

Sea Colony is one of just four...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:37am

The renovated gourmet kitchen in this house is designed to be a cook’s dream. The home, and nine more, will be featured in the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour on July 24 and 25.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 1

Natural light enhances this recent renovation

(Editor’s note: This is the first 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 and 25, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

As they looked toward full-time...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:49am

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, May 9, 2019 - 9:28am

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, May 9, 2019 - 9:26am

Bethany Beach Books reveals first set of summer events

Bethany Beach Books is kicking off the start of the summer season by releasing the schedule of events at the independent book store in downtown Bethany Beach.

“We are honored and excited to be hosting over 65 authors this summer!”...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:22am

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. The event, sponsored by Bethany Area Realty owner/broker Ann Raskauskas, raises money to support those...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:59am

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, May 2, 2019 - 9:36am

Bethany Beach CHAC to host sand dune presentation

On Tuesday, May 7, the Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee will host a special presentation by Marine Science Camp, discussing the importance and protection of sand dunes. The program comes on the heels of the Town’s beach...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:04am

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

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

The Dinker cottage was moved to Garfield Parkway Ext. last June, and will now host the Dinker-Irvin Museum, targeted to open in 2020.

CHAC: Dinker-Irvin museum on target for 2020 opening

Public could get peek inside historic cottage this summer

Sometimes history takes a little while to percolate. That’s the case for the new Bethany Beach museum, which is now slated for its full opening around Memorial Day of 2020 —...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:48pm

Earth Day 2019 brings festivals and service opportunities

Local groups are celebrating Earth Day 2019 with both festivals and days of service. This year, Earth Day falls on Monday, April 22, so there is a weekend’s worth of activities.

‘Every Day is Earth Day’ in Bethany

Bethany Beach Nature...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

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 18, 2019 - 12:01pm

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, April 18, 2019 - 11:14am

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 18, 2019 - 11:08am

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

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

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

Bethany venue hosting ‘jazz lounge experience’

For jazz enthusiasts, this weekend offers a rare chance to sway to the cool sounds of live jazz just steps away from the shoreline in Bethany Beach.

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites will host what is being described as a true “jazz lounge...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:46am

Volunteers sought to plant 3,500 trees Friday and Saturday

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers to help plant 3,500 seedlings this weekend at the Assawoman Wildlife Area near Bethany Beach.

The planting sessions will be held at the Muddy Neck Tract off Double Bridges Road...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:43am

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour gears up for April 26-27

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, presented by NVHomes/Ryan Homes and hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, is slated for April 26-27.

The show-and-go tour brings more than 2,500 cyclists to...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:32am

Joyce Condry offers up a ‘Dutch Treat.

It’s nearly ‘Tulip Time’ at Gallery One

 

Gallery One recently announced the theme of its April exhibit, “Tulip Time,” open to the public April 3-30. “Tulip Time” is designed to celebrate the coming of spring by paying tribute to the tulip.

“Tulips have different...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:31am

Bethany library group looking for new board members

The Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL) are looking for applicants for its Board of Directors. The group is inviting applicants and nominations for a three-year term of service in support of the community library.

FOSCL is a non-...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:08am

Coastal Point • Submitted

Spring cleaning

After 14 years of sun, sand and salt, it’s time for a little spring refurbishment for the iconic Bethany Beach boardwalk clock. Town Manager Cliff Graviet said the clock has been sent back to its manufacturer, the Verdin Clock Company of...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:05pm

A crowd of people enjoys a show at the Bethany Beach bandstand in 2018. The bandstand released its 2019 summer lineup, promising another season of entertainment.

Bethany Beach reveals 2019 concert lineup

Bethany Beach’s annual Summer Concert Series on the bandstand will officially launch on Friday, June 7, and continue through Labor Day weekend, town officials announced this week.

The 2019 lineup will introduce 15 acts completely new to...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:50am

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

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