Dagsboro


Connor, Wheatley throw their hats into county council ring

Dagsboro mayor takes ‘the next step’

Last week, Dagsboro Mayor Brad Connor filed to run as a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Sussex County Council.

“I’ve been in public service for 20-plus years. This is just the next step. I’ve...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:49pm

Food bank asks community for helping hand

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center will host a Fil-a-Truck event for Vethel Tabernacle Church’s Helping Hands Food Bank. The event, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help collect food...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:12am

WHYY to air segment on Clayton Theatre

This month, the Clayton Theatre is celebrating 65 years of movie magic. Dagsboro’s single-screen theatre first opened its doors in February of 1949 with a showing of “One Touch of Venus,” starring Ava Gardner.

The theater was built by...

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 8:11am

Coastal Point celebrates a decade of local news

A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.

The first cover of the Coastal Point.“Susan and I decided that the community needed a second voice...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:30am

Dagsboro considering joining social media networks

The Town of Dagsboro could soon be retweeting and following you on Facebook, after a discussion about joining major social media networks during last Monday’s town council meeting.

The idea to create an official Facebook page and Twitter...

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:09am

Dagsboro Town Council welcomes new members

The Dagsboro Town Council welcomed incoming councilman Brian Baull at last Monday’s council meeting, which Baull attended but did not participate in. Baull was elected to the council in voting on Dec. 7, finishing second among five candidates...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:56am

BREAKING NEWS: Eckerd, Baull and Ulrich elected in Dagsboro council vote

Dagsboro Town Council election results are in. Winning a two-year term on the council were: Marjorie Eckerd, with 85 votes; Brian Baull, 74 votes; and Theresa Ulrich, with 67 votes.

Candidate Diane Carey received 61 votes, while candidate...

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 2:54am

Dagsboro to hold council election Saturday, Dec. 7

The Town of Dagsboro will hold an election this Saturday, Dec. 7, to fill seats on the Dagsboro Town Council.

There are five candidates running this year: Brian Baull, Diane Carey, William DeHaven, Marjorie Eckerd and Theresa Ulrich, each...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 8:02am

Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes offers ‘Grinch’ showing to benefit Clayton Theater

Bethany Beach Books — a local, independent bookstore — has partnered with the Bethel Tabernacle Church (BTC) in Frankford to bring a showing of Universal Studios, “The Grinch” to the Clayton Theatre, in the hopes of helping to “Save the Clayton...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:49am

Residents asked to be vigilant against burglaries

In the off-season, many area police departments — including Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and South Bethany — offer home checks for residents who may be away from their homes.

“Unfortunately, what’s happening with a lot of these burglaries...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:55am

Local children thank veterans at Lighthouse Christian School program

When children at Dagsboro’s Lighthouse Christian School took to the stage on Nov. 8, they had one message: Thank you.

The annual Veterans Day program, “Caring for Our Veterans,” included student songs, poems and prayers to honor the dozens...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 1:57pm

Toomey returns to Delaware after yearlong deployment

Selbyville resident Floyd Toomey recently resumed his duties as Dagsboro’s Chief of Police, after having been deployed to Afghanistan for a year.

Coastal Point • Submitted: Selbyville resident Floyd Toomey recently returned to Delaware...

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:10am

Dagsboro Town Council still discussing IRHS sign, tower

The Dagsboro Town Council met last Monday, Oct. 28 and discussed two ongoing topics. Most notably, the council still has questions on whether or not they should move forward with a water tower maintenance program.

According to Vice Mayor...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 9:02am

Drug take-back offered at local police departments

On Saturday, Oct. 26, a number of area police departments are participating in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Take Back Initiative. According to the DEA’s Web site, “National Prescription Drug Take-Back...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:05am

Botanical gardens sponsoring native plants presentation Oct. 19

Gregg Tepper will present “The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants” on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by the Southern Delaware Botanical Gardens.

Tepper is the horticulturist...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:54am

County discusses botanic gardens, height restrictions

The Sussex County Council voted 4 to 1 on Tuesday to approve the conditional use of 36.99 acres of land in an AR-1 agricultural-residential district for use as botanic gardens and a related visitor center, conservatory, theater, nature center and...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:16am

Route 113 bypass route unpopular at DelDOT meetings

A roomful of maps didn’t show the 52 residential, 10 commercial and nine agricultural properties that would be displaced by a Route 113 bypass. But people still had plenty to say about the proposed 16.5-mile highways that would cut through...

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:03am

Memories of Clayton Theatre shared in new book

“I was 12 years old when the Clayton opened for its very first movie, ‘One Touch of Venus,’ in 1949. I believe I rode my bike there from my home on Clayton Street,” recalled Joe Kollock Jr. “The Clayton Theatre was new and modern, with bright...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:07pm

Dagsboro considers water tower maintenance, IRHS marquee

The Dagsboro Town Council met on Monday, Sept. 23, and discussed issues ranging from an electronic marquee proposed by the Indian River High School alumni committee to a water-tower maintenance program pitch from an outside company.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:04pm

Botanic garden application recommended for approval

The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously on Sept. 12 to recommend that an application from Southern Delaware Botanic Gardens Inc., for “flagship” botanic gardens and a related visitor center, conservatory, theater,...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:17pm

American Legion luncheon to benefit Puppy Rescue Mission

Dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” and that sentiment has led to the Puppy Rescue Mission to help bring home dogs adopted by American military troops overseas. American Legion Auxiliary Post 24 will support that mission in the most delicious...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:09pm

Beach Uniques offers one-of-a-kind recycled goods

The town of Dagsboro holds a lot of history, which is also true of one of the town’s newest shops, Beach Uniques.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sabrina Doney, Stacey Doney and Travis Schaeffer all work together at Beach Uniques in...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:22am

Dagsboro water loss reduced, meeting with Millsboro officials planned

Dagsboro finally has some good news about town water: they’re paying much less for it. Moreover, that’s water they possibly never used.

Dagsboro buy water from the Town of Millsboro, but for the last few years, they’ve paid for millions of...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:15am

Classic movie nights returning to Clayton Theatre

Next Monday, Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre will resume its Clayton Classics, showing classic films on Monday nights at 7 p.m. for a mere $4, as well as a new matinee offering mid-week.

Coastal Point • Submitted: An undated black-and-white...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:04am

Local crafter's work selected as gifts for Israeli dignitaries

It’s not every day that one’s artwork is given to the president or king of another country as a gift, but that’s just what happened recently for Clarksville resident Kim Frey — and it wasn’t the first time.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:37am

Bennett Orchards offering fruits of sixth generation of farmers

For many locals and visitors, it’s not truly summer at the beach unless they’ve headed out to Bennett Orchards to pick their own peaches straight from the tree.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
A tractor pulls a load of peach baskets...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:15am

Children welcome to free church day camp

Kids can stay busy for at least one week this summer as Community Lutheran Church in Frankford offers a free day camp from Monday to Friday, July 29 to Aug. 2. Spots are still available.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter
Campers at...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 9:52am

Gajdos family returns home

On July 10, after 140 days of hospitalization, Adley Paige Gajdos was finally able to come home to Frankford with her parents.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Matt and Kristen Gajdos, of Frankford, are happy to finally have Adley...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 6:59am

Age doesn't hold back Old Tymer Softball

There’s always a ball game in Dagsboro if you know where to look. Follow the winding dirt road behind Dagsboro Church of God, and you’ll find the oldest softball league in the area — or at least, the oldest players.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 6:45am

Grief Share support group to kick off with June 30 introduction

According to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a Swiss-American psychiatrist and author of the book “On Death and Dying,” there is a series of emotional stages a person will go through when dealing with impending death or loss: denial, anger, bargaining,...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:00am

Route 26 lane closures extended to June 30

The end is near for Route 26 lane closures, but further away than was planned and many had hoped. The Delaware Department of Transportation has now given utilities and road crews permission to continue closing lanes on Atlantic Avenue until June...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:37am

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Coastal Point • Laura...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Jayne's Reliable to hold Meet the Artist with Arlene Bailor

It’s easy to find a gem when visiting Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro — from stained glass to repurposed cabinets, local honey to homemade soap, blown glass and everything in between.

The store, owned by Karen and David Jayne, offers...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:46am

An Evening at the Clayton to feature 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

These days, it’s rare the one gets the chance to see Audrey Hepburn on the big screen. But, this Sunday, local movie buffs will be able to do just that.

As a part of its continuing efforts to raise the funds to transition from film to a...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:18am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

And...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

St. Patrick's Beef & Brew to benefit Clayton Theatre

Since film industry announced that it would no longer be offering film prints and would be changing over to only digital media by the end of 2012, owners and supporters of Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre have been working hard to raise the approximate...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:42pm

Gerken asks community to share Clayton memories

In 1948, Pete Hancock and Steve Campbell, along with their wives, decided to build a movie theater in Dagsboro. The Clayton Theatre screened its first film on Feb. 2, 1949, with the curtain opening on “One Touch of Venus,” starring Ava Gardner....

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:31pm

Longtime Clayton projectionist reflects on a life in film

Everyone has a favorite movie. For Charlie Thorns, it’s “Gone with the Wind.”

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Charlie Thorns has been the Clayton’s projectionist for nearly 30 years.

“Gone with the Wind had 14 reels. I did 13...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:28pm

Additional hearing planned on sewer district expansion

Sussex County will hold an additional public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District. The expansion would include an additional 82 parcels located along Route 26 that are contiguous to the existing sewer...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:55am

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

Gun sales boom, while state locks down

Gun sales have increased in the area since the December shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to several local gun retailers, but they also said that sales had already been rising because of the number of home invasions reported in the area in...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 4:49am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am

Clayton Theatre to hold classic movie nights to raise funds

Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre first opened its doors in February of 1949 with a showing of “One Touch of Venus,” starring Ava Gardner. The theater was built by brothers-in-law Alvin Cambell and Elwood Hancock, and named after U.S. Secretary of State...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:45am

BREAKING NEWS: Big League Softball World Series relocating to Roxana

The Executive Committee of the Little League International Board of Directors this week approved relocating the Big League Softball World Series tournament to Sussex County.

Currently, the Lower Sussex Little League Complex in Roxana is...

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 1:24am

Truitt and Connor elected to Dagsboro Town Council

The Town of Dagsboro held its annual council election this past weekend, and 193 residents cast their vote to elect council members.

Three candidates ran for the two seats, incumbents William DeHaven and Norwood Truitt, who currently...

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:53am