Dagsboro


Attorneys secure settlement in Dagsboro man’s case against Seaford police

Last month, a $270,000 settlement was reached between a Dagsboro man and the Town of Seaford, Del., and a city police officer.

In September 2011, Reginald Johnson was driving home after celebrating his 43rd birthday when he was pulled over...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:54am

Attorneys secure settlement in Dagsboro man’s case against Seaford police

Last month, a $270,000 settlement was reached between a Dagsboro man and the Town of Seaford, Del., and a city police officer.

In September 2011, Reginald Johnson was driving home after celebrating his 43rd birthday when he was pulled over...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:54am

Dagsboro accident a reminder to stay alert

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Road crews and emergency personnel reacted to an accident in Dagsboro on Wednesday morning.A two-car accident slowed traffic in Dagsboro earlier this week, when a pickup truck was struck while trying to turn into the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:51am

Dagsboro accident a reminder to stay alert

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Road crews and emergency personnel reacted to an accident in Dagsboro on Wednesday morning.A two-car accident slowed traffic in Dagsboro earlier this week, when a pickup truck was struck while trying to turn into the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:51am

Maryland-filmed Western to premiere at Clayton

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: ‘Day of the Gun’ will be shown at the Clayton Theater in Dagsboro on Saturday, May 24, and Monday, May 26.Dust off those spurs and don’t forget the popcorn as the Clayton Theatre presents “Day of the Gun...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:52am

Maryland-filmed Western to premiere at Clayton

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: ‘Day of the Gun’ will be shown at the Clayton Theater in Dagsboro on Saturday, May 24, and Monday, May 26.Dust off those spurs and don’t forget the popcorn as the Clayton Theatre presents “Day of the Gun...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:52am

Legion offers chance to boogie like it’s 1969

Those looking to get down this weekend can boogie over to American Legion Auxiliary Post #24 on Sunday, May 18, to “Party Like it’s 1969.”

“We were playing the jukebox, and everyone was singing along with it. I said, ‘You know — we’ve...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

Legion offers chance to boogie like it’s 1969

Those looking to get down this weekend can boogie over to American Legion Auxiliary Post #24 on Sunday, May 18, to “Party Like it’s 1969.”

“We were playing the jukebox, and everyone was singing along with it. I said, ‘You know — we’ve...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

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

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

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

Dagsboro, Fenwick, IR Inlet to see road construction

The Delaware Department of Transportation will take advantage of a break between winter weather and the summer season for some housekeeping. Sussex County will have several one-month road construction projects beginning in April, including at the...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:32am

Botanical gardens to present sustainable landscaping program

Susan Barton will present “Lessons from the Roadside: Sustainable Landscaping in the Backyard” on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Coastal Library, at 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach.

Using the lessons learned by...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:18am

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

Customers can get digital adapters at Mediacom open house April 11-12

Mediacom announced this week that it had distributed more than 22,000 digital adapters to area customers over the past eight weeks in preparation for a phase-out of analog television reception that begins April 8 and will affect viewing for cable...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 6:16am

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.

...

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.

Coastal Point • Submitted
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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.

Coastal Point • R....

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