Bethany Beach


Local author to sign copies of novel at Bethany Beach Books

Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild member Crystal Heidel will be signing copies of her locally-set novel, “Still Life in Blood,” at Bethany Beach Books in Bethany Beach, on Friday, June 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

In the tradition of other...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:14am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 night work for June 16 to 20

Night work continues on the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project between Clarksville and Ocean View. There may be lane closures overnight from Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

• at the intersection of 26/Central...

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:42am

Coastal Point releases new Explore Coastal Delaware app

Our new, free app -- Explore Coastal Delaware -- is now available in the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explore-coastal-delaware/id886698442?mt=...) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coastalpoint...

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:29am

Coastal Point releases new Explore Coastal Delaware app

Our new, free app -- Explore Coastal Delaware -- is now available in the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explore-coastal-delaware/id886698442?mt=...) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coastalpoint...

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:29am

‘Our flag was still there’: Bethany joins national celebration for national anthem bicentennial

Americans will proudly raise their voices and the flag for a nationwide sing-along on Saturday, June 14, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

The Bethany Beach Bandstand will be a patriotic hub as a mass of...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:17am

‘Our flag was still there’: Bethany joins national celebration for national anthem bicentennial

Americans will proudly raise their voices and the flag for a nationwide sing-along on Saturday, June 14, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

The Bethany Beach Bandstand will be a patriotic hub as a mass of...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:17am

From the cow to the beach: Ba Roos serves up fresh, local ice cream at Sea Colony

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Matt Merrick and Robbie Biddel serve up some local farm-made ice cream to some happy customers at their new shop in the Sea Colony Marketplace, Ba Roos Ice Cream.Just as “farm to table” restaurants support local...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 8:05am

From the cow to the beach: Ba Roos serves up fresh, local ice cream at Sea Colony

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Matt Merrick and Robbie Biddel serve up some local farm-made ice cream to some happy customers at their new shop in the Sea Colony Marketplace, Ba Roos Ice Cream.Just as “farm to table” restaurants support local...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 8:05am

Summer programs offered at South Coastal Library

Reading programs for all ages continue to lead the parade of events scheduled for summer at the South Coastal Library. Each program revolves around discovering and exploring the world of science.

• Fizz, Boom, Read offered for kids up to...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:49am

Bethany prepares for 31st annual July 4 fun

The Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade Committee is in the process of planning its 31st annual event and is seeking volunteers. The event will take place on Friday, July 4.

The 2014 grand marshals will be Phil and Mary Rossi, in...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:47am

Bethany Nature Center to celebrate World Oceans Day

June 8 marks World Oceans Day, an annual observation to honor the world’s oceans and celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as Maryland blue crabs and marine animals kept as pets.

To show its appreciation of the world’s oceans —...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:55pm

Bethany Nature Center to celebrate World Oceans Day

June 8 marks World Oceans Day, an annual observation to honor the world’s oceans and celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as Maryland blue crabs and marine animals kept as pets.

To show its appreciation of the world’s oceans —...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:55pm

Seaside Craft Show set for 10th edition

Coastal Point • Submitted: Maureen Ickrath will be showing her photography at this year’s Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show, for the eighth time since the show’s inception 10 years ago.The boardwalk will become an art gallery when the Bethany...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:20pm

Seaside Craft Show set for 10th edition

Coastal Point • Submitted: Maureen Ickrath will be showing her photography at this year’s Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show, for the eighth time since the show’s inception 10 years ago.The boardwalk will become an art gallery when the Bethany...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:20pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for June 9 to 13

Night work continues on the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project between Clarksville and Ocean View. There may be lane closures overnight from Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

• at the intersection of Central Avenue...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 12:00pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for June 2 to 6

Night work continues on the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project between Clarksville and Ocean View. There may be lane closures overnight from Tuesday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

• at the Cedar Drive intersection (by...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:55am

Summer season begins, Streetscape winds down

With the arrival of the summer season, Bethany Beach’s Streetscape project came to a close, at least for now.

“Streetscape work is ending as I speak,” Town Manager Cliff Graviet reported at the afternoon council meeting on May 23, on the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:59am

Summer season begins, Streetscape winds down

With the arrival of the summer season, Bethany Beach’s Streetscape project came to a close, at least for now.

“Streetscape work is ending as I speak,” Town Manager Cliff Graviet reported at the afternoon council meeting on May 23, on the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:59am

Designs for Bethany Beach Ocean Suites unveiled

Coastal Point • Submitted: The lobby of the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites could look like this.Developer Jack Burbage unveiled a vision of the future Bethany Beach Ocean Suites hotel at the town council meeting on Friday, May 23, and he asked the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 9:58am

Designs for Bethany Beach Ocean Suites unveiled

Coastal Point • Submitted: The lobby of the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites could look like this.Developer Jack Burbage unveiled a vision of the future Bethany Beach Ocean Suites hotel at the town council meeting on Friday, May 23, and he asked the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 9:58am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 27 to 30

Night work continues on the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project between Clarksville and Ocean View. There may be lane closures overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Tuesday night to Friday morning:

• at the Old Mill Road intersection (...

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 6:31am

Bethany Streetscape and Route 26 project cleared for season

Local drivers have gotten used to seeing orange traffic cones this winter, but the days are getting longer, so the lane closures are getting shorter.

In downtown Bethany Beach, “All our construction work will be done this Friday,” May 23,...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:14am

Bethany Streetscape and Route 26 project cleared for season

Local drivers have gotten used to seeing orange traffic cones this winter, but the days are getting longer, so the lane closures are getting shorter.

In downtown Bethany Beach, “All our construction work will be done this Friday,” May 23,...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:14am

Operation SEAs the Day prepares for Warrior Beach Week

Coastal Point • Submitted: Operation SEAs the Day participants enjoy a personal watercraft ride in the Indian River Bay.The Bethany Beach area has become a place of respite and peace for many visitors — so much so that a number of nonprofit...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:56am

Operation SEAs the Day prepares for Warrior Beach Week

Coastal Point • Submitted: Operation SEAs the Day participants enjoy a personal watercraft ride in the Indian River Bay.The Bethany Beach area has become a place of respite and peace for many visitors — so much so that a number of nonprofit...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:56am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 19 to 22; Night work begins

Night work begins at the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues between Clarksville and Ocean View. Motorists may see lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

• between Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue to install new drainage....

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:45pm

Public can offer input on master plan for James Farm

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) will host a public workshop on Thursday, May 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, to solicit community input on the development of a Master Plan for the James Farm...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:51pm

South Coastal Library to offer composting workshop

Master Gardener to share tips on home composting

Now that spring is finally in the air, many people are flocking outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather and get their hands dirty in their gardens. In anticipation of the season, the South Coastal...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:44pm

South Coastal Library to offer composting workshop

Master Gardener to share tips on home composting

Now that spring is finally in the air, many people are flocking outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather and get their hands dirty in their gardens. In anticipation of the season, the South Coastal...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:44pm

Helicopters hover as Guard unit prepares for deployment

A recent increase in helicopter activity in Bethany Beach and the surrounding areas is actually a result of an upcoming deployment of Delaware National Guardsmen.

Lt. Col. Len Gratteri, spokesperson for the state Guard, said that...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:41pm

Helicopters hover as Guard unit prepares for deployment

A recent increase in helicopter activity in Bethany Beach and the surrounding areas is actually a result of an upcoming deployment of Delaware National Guardsmen.

Lt. Col. Len Gratteri, spokesperson for the state Guard, said that...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:41pm

Wash it, cook it, freeze it, fix it with Coastal Maytag

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: The employees at Coastal Maytag pose with an inflatable Maytag man.Coastal Maytag wants to be the best of both worlds: a local Ocean View shop that can answer any question and the seller of a major-name in appliances...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:38pm

Wash it, cook it, freeze it, fix it with Coastal Maytag

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: The employees at Coastal Maytag pose with an inflatable Maytag man.Coastal Maytag wants to be the best of both worlds: a local Ocean View shop that can answer any question and the seller of a major-name in appliances...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:38pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 12 to 16

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with no closures. Look for flaggers on Route 26. Motorists may see lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several areas on Route 26:

• between Powell Farm Road and Route 17 for...

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 2:34pm

Bethany Beach getting gussied up for summer season

Bethany Beach’s Streetscape project won’t be completely finished in time for the 2014 summer season, but with the final phase pushed back until October and other portions of the project completed or nearly so, the Town is revving up for summer,...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:55am

Bethany Beach getting gussied up for summer season

Bethany Beach’s Streetscape project won’t be completely finished in time for the 2014 summer season, but with the final phase pushed back until October and other portions of the project completed or nearly so, the Town is revving up for summer,...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:55am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 7 to 9

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with no closures. Look for flaggers on Route 26. Motorists may see lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several areas:

• between Town Road to Assawoman Canal for sewer force main...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 4:02am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Central Ave. re-opens, DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 28 to May 2

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with no closures. Look for flaggers on Route 26. Motorists may see lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several areas:

• between Powell Farm Road and Route 17 to relocate...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:10am

Food Network featuring DiFebo Osias on May 12

Special to the Coastal Point • Food Network: Lisa DiFebo Osias, far right, stands with her fellow competitors during the filming of ‘Kitchen Casino.’

Update: “Kitchen Casino” will now debut local chef Lisa DiFebo Osias on Monday, May 12, a...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:18am

Heroin: Part two of a three-part series

“My son is addicted to heroin,” said Heather LaRoue (whose name has been changed to protect her identity), an addiction specialist at a Sussex County outpatient counseling facility.

LaRoue, who has an associate’s degree in drug and alcohol...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:53am

Heroin hits close to home

With the use of heroin growing steadily over the last few years, many people have been affected. Whether you know it or not, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers may be dealing with a hidden addiction. It could be your boyfriend, whose...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:19am

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour tickets are now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 23 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the South Coastal Library or through the Cottage Tour’s website at www....

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:02am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 22 to April 25

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (Vehicles cannot turn from Central Ave....

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:54am

Bethany Beach businesses open despite construction

Although there seems to be a lot of construction orange blazing on the streets, downtown Bethany Beach is open for business.

The town is currently undergoing a Streetscape project that has left much of Garfield Parkway, and some...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:52am

IRHS Grand March to be held on Bethany Beach Boardwalk

The administration, staff and students of Indian River High School are inviting the public to join them as they celebrate Prom 2014 on Saturday, May 10, at the Bethany Beach Boardwalk.

For the first time ever, the hundreds of Indian River...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:34am

Easter Sunrise Service on the beach scheduled for April 20

Following a longstanding tradition, the Southeast Sussex Ministerium will hold an Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20,, at 6 a.m., at the bandstand in Bethany Beach.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:12am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 14 to April 18

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (Vehicles cannot turn from Central Ave....

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:47pm

Easter Sunrise Service on the beach set for Sunday, April 20

Following a longstanding tradition, the Southeast Sussex Ministerium will hold an Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20,, at 6 a.m., at the bandstand in Bethany Beach.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:22am

Bethany bookstore participating in Book Night

Bethany Beach Books is one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across the country supporting World Book Night 2014. On April 23 — Shakespeare’s birthday — 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:52am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 7 to April 11

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View for 3 to 5 weeks, weather pending.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (...

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 9:06am