Bethany Beach


Army of volunteers ready to plant the beach

Coastal Point • File photos: Dune grass is planted by hand — one bunch at a time.The good news for organizers of the state’s annual beach grass planting day, set for Saturday, March 19, all along the coast, is that all volunteer slots have been...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:43pm

Neighbors concerned about proposed BBPD shooting range

The Bethany Beach Police Department went before the Sussex County Board of Adjustment earlier this week, with the hopes of receiving a special-use exception to operate a shooting range on a property it owns in unincorporated Frankford.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:35pm

Post-storm beach repair not in the cards at present

In the wake of two storms that heavily damaged dunes and beaches in Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Island, the potential for funding for shoring up the storm-beaten beaches remains unclear.

Last week, officials announced that...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:15am

Gallery offers ‘An Afternoon with John Pollard’

Looking for something relaxing to do this Saturday at the beach?

Longtime Bethany Beach bandstand performer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, recording artist and Cole Younger Band founder John Pollard will perform throughout the afternoon...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 6:37am

Bethany council gets a peek at proposed Central Park

Coastal Point • M. Patricia Titus: An aerial perspective of the proposed Central Park project in Bethany Beach, as prepared by Oasis Design Group.A possible future vision for Bethany Beach’s proposed “Central Park” was unveiled last week, as the...

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 4:43am

Bunny Palooza 5K/10K set for March 26 in Bethany Beach

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) announced this week that the fifth annual Bunny Palooza! 5K/10K run/walk will take place on Saturday, March 26, the Saturday morning before Easter. The Bunny Palooza home base is at the Bethany...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:05am

Sea Colony’s March Madness to benefit Boys & Girls Club

Sea Colony’s indoor courts will be rockin’ Saturday evening, March 19, for the center’s annual March Madness free tennis event and fundraiser.

Open to the public for all ages and skill levels, March Madness features music, food and games...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:34am

Town again voices opposition to proposed Mews at Bethany

The Bethany Beach Town Council has formally made known its opposition to a development of six four-unit multi-family structures proposed to be built off Garfield Parkway on property that contains forested wetlands — 1.9 acres of which would be...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:55pm

FOSCL to hold semiannual book sale next weekend

The Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL) are preparing for their semiannual book sale. The sale benefits the South Coastal Library’s library programming and other expenses that would otherwise not be funded through Sussex County. The sale...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:01pm

Registration set to open for Bike to Bay Tour 2016

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce this week announced NV Homes/Ryan Homes as the presenting sponsor for the 27th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour. To be held on Saturday, April 16, in downtown Bethany Beach, cyclists have the choice of a...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:24am

Fort Miles presentation set for Feb. 18 in Bethany

On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee will host a special presentation by Dr. Gary Wray, “Fort Miles: Past, Present, Future.” The event will take place at Bethany Beach Town Hall, 214 Garfield...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:10am

Bethany Beach accepts donation of historic cottage

The Bethany Beach Town Council this week voted unanimously to accept the donation of the turn-of-the-20th-century cottage built by one of its founders, with plans to move the historic structure to Town-owned land on the undeveloped Maryland...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 8:38am

Republicans to hold police symposium at South Coastal Library

The 38th District Republican Club is putting politics aside on Monday, Jan. 25, and instead encouraging anyone and everyone to join them at the South Coastal Library for a police symposium at the South Coastal Library.

Representatives from...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 7:50am

Beta Sigma Phi invites community to January Jam

The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi — a women’s social, cultural and service organization that gives back to those in need within the community — is hosting a January Jam dance to have fun night while raising funds to help those in need....

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:33am

Controversy surrounds possible cottage move

While Bethany Beach town officials are hoping to secure the donation of a historic cottage this week, there is opposition to the relocation of the cottage onto a town lot that some nearby residents claim is unsuitable for the structure, and for...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:31am

Dinker Cottage offers a glimpse into Bethany’s rich past

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: The kitchen of Dinker Cottage features a lamp topped by a stained-glass shade with a hole apparently caused by an errant bullet from a neighbor who was hunting squirrels.Even on a frigid January morning, well-worn...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:17am

Bethany ready to drop the ball on New Year’s Eve

Coastal Point • File Photo: Following a successful tree-lighting ceremony and a round of fun activities surrounding their Weekend Wonderland series, the town of Bethany Beach will keep the holiday momentum going with the first-ever New Year’s Eve...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6:37am

Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos set for 20th year

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Exercise Like the Eskimos participants rush out of the water after a quick dip in the Atlantic Ocean on Jan. 1, 2015.It’s been a Bethany Beach tradition for going on 20 years now, and this New Years’ Day will be...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:46am

Sole Sister: Isom continues wellness crusade at Mind, Body & Sole

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Kristina Isom stands outside Mind, Body & Sole Wellness Center in Bethany Beach.Since Kristina Isom took over the Mind, Body & Sole Wellness Center in Bethany Beach, it’s seen its fair share of expansion....

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 8:04am

Bethany prepares for possible gift of founder’s house

The Town of Bethany Beach is getting a big gift just in time for the holiday season, but it’s a gift at least a few residents hope they’ll return, or at least relocate. Resident Christina Edgar and her family have offered to donate to the Town...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:48am

Burnzy’s Bar & Grill opens up near Bethany

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Burnzy’s Bar & Grill crew with owners Jackie and Matt Burns and business partner Robbie Bedell front and center.Buffalo wings, brisket, cheesesteaks and sports headline at Burnzy’s Bar & Grill...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 4:37am

Christmas parades warm up the season

It’s time to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and prepare those Christmas lists, and local towns will welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas parades.

All the local parades begin at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade is...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:15am

Hagen, Cummings, Barton headline Entrepreneur Symposium

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Mike Cumming of Mikken Builders, left, Steve Hagen of the Off the Hook Restaurant Group, center, and Phil Barton of Barton’s Landscaping answered questions for future entrepreneurs at the South Coastal Library on...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 8:12am

Weekend Wonderland in Bethany bringing holiday fun to the beach

Weekend Wonderland in Bethany will be held the first three Saturdays in December, on Dec. 5, 12 and 19, throughout downtown Bethany Beach, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local merchants will be open, with special promotions and activities, and a variety...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:00am

Bethany Beach to host month of holiday events

Visitors to Bethany Beach and residents alike will find during the holiday season that the Town has rolled out the red carpet and added a boardwalk Christmas tree this year to light the way for holiday revelers.

The festivities get under...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:04am

New Artful Bean owners blend coffee, creativity and community

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: New owners Rose O'Hanlan and Kim Warner are bringing even more of the creative arts to the Artful Bean.It’s a coffeehouse, and it’s an art gallery. It’s a fine crafts gallery, and it’s a sandwich shop. It’s a...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 5:25am

St. Martha’s offers Christmas crafts, cookies

Christmas crafts and cookies will bespecial added sale features at the next St. Martha’s Episcopal Church used book sale on Dec. 5.

The sale will be at the church in Bethany Beach, beginning at 9 a.m. and extended until 3 p.m.

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Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:32am

Bethany Beach clarifies definition of ‘Tree of Warmth’

The Town of Bethany Beach found itself in a little unexpected controversy earlier this week after the Town posted a flyer advertising their popular Holiday Happenings event coming up Dec. 5.

On that flyer, they invited people to come to...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:25am

Doctor Fox joins Bethany Dental

Dr. Christine Fox recently brought her 20-plus years of experience as a general dentist to Bethany Dental Associates.

Fox previously owned her own practice in New Jersey before moving to Delaware to be closer to her aging parents. She...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:24am

Neighbors in Need continuing to fight local hunger through holidays

Coastal Point • Submitted: The Neighbors in Need truck is parked in the Bethany Area Realty parking lot on Rt. 26 next to Wawa on the first Sunday of each month. The community is invited to drop off canned goods and nonperishable items that will...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:15am

Cottage/Boathouse owners receive Lighthouse Award

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Tom Neville, left, and Brent Poffenberger address the crowd after winning the prestigious Lighthouse Award from the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of CommerceA tiny lighthouse is a big honor for Bethany Beach...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:49am

The fallen tree: Man rows across Atlantic, gets stuck in Assawoman Canal

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Victor Mooney kneels on his boat, pointing towards his most recent challenge in rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, a fallen tree laying across the Assawoman Canal near Ocean View.What does a Delaware tree have in...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:47am

2015 Bethany Auxiliary Artisan’s Festival preview

More than 50 local artists and craftspersons will gather at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the annual Artisan’s Festival sponsored by the BBVFC Ladies Auxiliary.

The free annual...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 5:49am

Delmarva Power washing off salt-coated North Bethany lines again

Delmarva Power crews are resuming their efforts today to pressure-wash utility lines and equipment along Route 1 between the Indian River Inlet and an area just north of Bethany Beach to remove sea salt carried inland by winds from the weekend...

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:23am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT closes Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials announced around 4:30 p.m. that, due to high water, Route 1 northbound and southbound was being closed between Bethany and Dewey Beach (including the Charles Cullen Bridge over the Indian...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:51am

Governor Issues limited state of emergency in Sussex County

With moderate to major coastal flooding expected at high tides today and tomorrow, along with high wind warnings along the coast, Gov. Jack Markell at noon on Oct. 2 issued a Limited State of Emergency for Sussex County, effective immediately....

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 8:25am

Gordon to serve another year as Bethany Beach mayor

Bethany Beach didn’t hold town council elections this year, as there were only three candidates who filed for the three available council seats, but just as with the council makeup for the coming year, the council executive roles will enter the...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 9:11am

Scot Sax, Suzie Brown bringing the blues to Dickens

Coastal Point • Submitted Scot Sax and Suzie Brown will be playing at Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville on Monday, Sept. 28.He was writing Grammy-winning songs and dropping visceral guitar riffs in the power pop/rock band Queen Electric. She...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:32am

Bethany Blues/Mango’s crew expands dining options at Bethany’s new hotel

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Danny Somoza and Donna Serafina combined their efforts to bring 99 Sea Level to reality for a trio of partners, Dick Heidenberger, Steve Montgomery and Jim Weisgerber. The restaurant is located in the new Bethany...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:04am

A shuffling of dream jobs brings new Chamber employee

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Emilie Bonano recently joined the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce as the communications manager.As soon as Emilie Bonano realized that she enjoyed marketing, she wanted to do that in a tourist location. That...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:56am

From mammals to mosaics: Boardwalk Arts Festival rides again

Coastal Point • Submitted: Photos don’t do justice to 3-D glass artworks, where the light twinkles through this mosaic bench, by Celeste Kelly.Who says Labor Day has to be the end? The summer season continues Saturday, Sept. 12, at the 37th...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:46am

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral set to bid farewell to summer

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral will be held on Monday, Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m.The annual Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral is a time-honored Labor Day tradition, but its significance depends on your point of view.

A...

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:58am

Art in the yard (yART) hits 10-year milestone in Bethany

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: MERR Director Suzanne Thurman holds a cetacean skull outside the MERR building. The marine-animal rescue organization will be the beneficiary of this year’s yART sale.This Labor Day weekend,...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:40am

Weeklong event celebrates Ellen Rice Gallery’s Bethany Beach grand opening

This Saturday kicks off a weeklong grand-opening celebration of the Ellen Rice Gallery’s move to Bethany Beach after “celebrating American creativity every day for 16 years” in Ocean View.

The event provides multiple opportunities to meet...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:58am

Jamboree Boys to play Bethany bandstand Saturday

How often do you get to see a state senator jam with his family and friends? Well, this weekend, locals and visitors will be able to enjoy music by the Jamboree Boys, featuring state Sen. Gerald Hocker on bass guitar.

On Aug. 29, at 7:30 p...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:31am

Dumping could close recycling center; neighbors all for it

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The recycling drop-off at Fresh Pond State Park could be taken away because of people abusing it. To Ocean Village residents, that would be a good thing.The Bethany Beach area is already at risk of losing the free...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:24am

Fire in North Bethany damages three houses, displaces residents

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Firefighters work on some hot spots still taking place the next day at the North Bethany home gutted by fire on Wednesday, Aug. 12.The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office this week was investigating a fire that...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:23am

Officials cut the ribbon to open the new Assawoman Canal Trail

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Gov. Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.Gov. Jack Markell on Wednesday joined DNREC Secretary David Small, federal highway officials and community leaders and groups, to...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 1:20am

Teen musician takes to iTunes and YouTube

Elliot Rhoads is 17, a summer resident of the Bethany Beach area and a singer/songwriter. And, now, he’s looking to rocket up the iTunes charts with his second song, a cover of “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon.

Rhoads also released a...

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 5:16am

Morris joins Bethany Beach council in electionless 2015

Bethany Beach will not hold town council elections in 2015. With three seats up for election this year, only three candidates filed to run: incumbents Joseph Healy and Chuck Peterson, and resident Jerry Morris, who will fill the seat held...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:23am