Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island to host annual boat parade

On Saturday, July 31, the Fenwick Island Yacht Club will hold its 5th annual Fenwick Island Boat Parade. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the parade will start at Sea Island, off of Schultz Road in Fenwick, and travel down numerous lagoons and, water...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:47am

Cottage tour ready to impress, again

Outstanding architecture, astounding landscaping, inspiring home furnishings and stunning design have all combined to make particular homes and dwellings some of the most sought-after and admired ones in the area. Next week, guests on the 19th...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:48am

Farmers keep busy with local markets

The Fenwick Island and Bethany Beach farmers’ markets are up and running, and word is spreading quickly. Sue Ryan has been seeing record numbers of customers in her shop, Good Earth Market, as a result of the farmers’ market’s exposure, and some...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:05pm

Playing in the water comes with its own risks

“It doesn’t make any difference … whether you are in a pool, or the ocean. It only takes a matter of seconds.”

The frustration is evident in the voice of Fenwick Island Beach Patrol Captain Tim Ferry, in speaking about water safety and...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:47pm

Pennsylvania family wins vacation in Fenwick

In June 2009, Karen DeRiemer took a chance. She entered her family in a contest to win a $10,000 dream vacation. HomeAway, a Texas-based company that matches travelers with vacation properties all over the world, sponsored the contest to give a...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:36pm

Old Fenwick Island Days turning back time

Fenwick Island is about to go back – back to when the Blue Sands Motel was Tingle’s Motel, back when Sea Shell City was simply Ruth’s Shell Shop, back when the Ric-Mar Motel and Seaside Country Store were the new places in town and Warren’s...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4:09am

Renewable energy systems pose learning curve

Doing good deeds for the environment was certainly on the mind of Jeff Mumford of Warren’s Station restaurant in Fenwick Island when he first started researching renewable energy systems. Equally on his mind was the economic benefit and the...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:51am

Best friends reunite in Fenwick after 42 years

In 1968, Maryann Budko, Martha Leredu and Robin Fogel were the best of friends, graduating from Stamford High School in Stamford, Conn. Last weekend, the three reunited after 42 years apart, for a vacation in Fenwick Island.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:34am

Fenwick bonfire to support lifeguards

The Town of Fenwick Island will host its annual beach bonfire on Saturday, July 3, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Dagsboro Street beach. The annual event raises money for the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol, to help offset costs of attending the...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:00pm

Fourth of July celebration hitting the streets

This weekend, the nation will come together for reflection upon its independence – a time for families and friends to enjoy one another’s company. And there is no shortage of events at which to do so. Fenwick Island’s popular town bonfire will...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:55pm

Fenwick officials still struggling with wedding house

Fenwick Island is still grappling with the “wedding house,” one of two houses inside town limits that is currently being advertised as a wedding reception facility. Town Council Member Todd Smallwood informed the council at their June 25 meeting...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:53pm

Blue Scoop dishes up a treat ... for the environment

Nothing says summertime like a refreshing ice cream cone on a sweltering day, and the people behind Blue Scoop can attest to that. But the ice cream shop, situated beside Harris Teeter on Route 54 between Fenwick Island and Selbyville, Del., is...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:55pm

Markets offer farm-fresh foods all summer long

Summer officially kicked off last Monday and, with that, the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island farmers’ markets got under way. Each week this summer, through early September, farmers, growers and other local providers will bring their wares to the...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:49pm

Fenwick purchases land for park

The Town of Fenwick Island went to settlement this week on the purchase of a lot on Cannon Street that will allow the town to expand its park amenities.

Town Manager Win Abobtt said the lot, which sits behind the Public Works building on...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:42am

Futons help customers rest easy in Fenwick

In the Washington, D.C., suburbs, Ellen’s Futon Wholesalers is well known as a furniture retailer. Now, they’ve taken their popular product to Delaware for the first time, with their recent opening in Fenwick Island.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 3:51am

Farmers’ markets abuzz in Bethany and Fenwick

A harsh and brutal winter has yielded to a welcome spring and a sunny summer, and local farmers and growers have been at the benefiting end of it all. Later this month, they will come together for another summer of farmers’ markets, offering the...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:55am

Tingles give back to two local towns

Lifelong local residents Clarence “Bud” Tingle and his wife, Diane, have made a habit out of serving their community: both are members of town councils in separate towns in southeastern Sussex County.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:55am

Musical production teaches kids how to be green

The Freeman Stage will feature the musical “It’s Not Mean to be Green,” based on the book by Jamie Kleman, on June 19 at 10 a.m. The show is free and open to all ages.

Patti Grimes of the Freeman Foundation explained that the book was one...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 4:57am

Sláinte welcomes you to the family

Sláinte Pub and Restaurant – a new eatery and bar on Route 54 in West Fenwick Island – boasts both authentic Irish cuisine and traditional Irish hospitality. The restaurant held its soft opening over Memorial Day weekend, with a packed house by...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 4:13am

WEATHER ALERT: Strong thunderstorms moving into the region

At 3:35 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms moving into central and southern Delaware. Officials said the storms will be capable of producing small hail and gusty winds. In addition, very heavy rain will...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 9:53am

Body found on OC shore identified as Forte

After months of holding out hope and prayers, the worst fears of a family and an entire community have become a reality, but more questions remain to be answered. The remains that washed up onto Ocean City, Md.’s beach in late April were...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 8:30am

Fenwick council tackles 'the Wedding House'

The Fenwick Island Town Council at their council meeting on May 21, discussed “the Wedding House” – a house in the town that has since been cited for advertising as a wedding reception facility.

After being asked about the home by...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 5:10am

Officials urge boaters to be safe this season

National Safe Boating Week runs from May 22 to 28 this year, and the traditional opening to the summer boating season will start this weekend, so the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Boating Safety Office is...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 5:08am

Fenwick narrows field on building proposals

Fenwick Island’s Public Safety Building Committee has narrowed down their search for architectural and engineering firms to five. Town Manager Win Abbott said they received 21 total proposals, and the choice has been narrowed down in recent weeks...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 5:21pm

Chamber names Subity Executive Director

Last week, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed business owners to their monthly membership breakfast meeting, held this month at Mango’s in Bethany Beach. The meeting featured a presentation by Doug Robb, project manager for the...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:17am

Fenwick continues changes to ordinances

The Fenwick Island Town Council held and approved three second-readings of ordinances at their April council meeting last week.

In Chapter 120, property maintenance, they removed some language and also raised fees for mandated grass-...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 2:47pm

Pets and owners indulge in new Fenwick hotspot

Since the age of 12, Janilyn Elias recalls the family trips to the Delaware beaches throughout the summertime, and working at the then-and-now, well-known establishments, like The Right Angle and Dirty Harry’s. This spring, she’s brought a little...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 1:52pm

Fenwick Island flirts with Facebook page

Facebook and Twitter and blogs. Oh, my!

Fenwick Island residents recently heard from Greg Hughes, from the State of Delaware, regarding the advantages of municipalities having social networking accounts – specifically, Facebook.


Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 5:01am

Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour turning 21

Sunny skies and warming temperatures are headed this way, which will pair nicely with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, set to ride on Saturday, April 17, starting at 8 a.m., through the Quiet...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 3:30am

Fenwick street renamed, Warren’s gets banner

The Fenwick Island Town Council officially re-named West Essex Street Extended as Ebb Tide Cove with a resolution passed on Friday, March 26. It was the end of a year-and-a half project with Sussex County Mapping and Addressing to rename some...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 2:58am

Three charged in residential burglaries

According to the Fenwick Island Police Department, three subjects have been charged in a string of residential burglaries that occurred along the beachfront in late October of 2009.

Joseph Sam Schaffer, 21, of Mardela Springs, Md., was...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:32am

Fenwick committee searched for architect

The Fenwick Island Building Committee will solicit bids for architectural services as their next step in the public safety building process. The committee came to the consensus that a two–story, free-standing building was their best bet, as costs...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:30am

Fenwick launches redesigned Web site

Fenwick Island has officially launched its new Web site. At last month’s town council meeting, Town Manager Win Abbott explained that Town Clerk Agnes DiPietrantonio had entered the town into a competition, and they had won first prize, which was...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 5:11am

Shamrock Shanty brings a wee bit o’ Ireland to Fenwick

This past winter, the Shamrock Shanty made a move for Fenwick Island, and with St. Patrick’s Day nearly arrived, store owner Pat Griffith won’t even need the luck o’ the Irish this season, as business is already taking off.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 3:40am

Passersby help rescue dog who fell in icy pond

On Friday, Feb. 19, Nogiko Kertesz took her two shih-tzus, Skoshi and Daise-Mae, for a walk in their neighborhood in Bayside.

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Daise-Mae plays in the snow after one of the recent snow storms. Daise-Mae fell...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 2:24am

Fenwick committee discusses new public safety building

A designated public safety building is a little closer to reality in the Town of Fenwick Island, although much still needs to be decided on the issue. Mayor Audrey Serio noted that it is something the town has talked about for years, and on...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 3:09pm

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood warning in effect until Thursday (March 4) morning

A coastal storm, combined with astronomical high tides and a full moon, has resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a coastal flood warning and a hazardous weather outlook for the Bethany Beach area. Minor coastal flooding during...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 4:33am

Responding to emerging problems: Flooded roads, potholes replace snow as the travel hazard du jour

Although snowflakes are few and far between in Delaware as of 3:30 p.m., Thursday, the National Weather Service predicts that snowfall will gradually increase over the state and continue through Thursday night into Friday. However, forecasts for...

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 9:59am

Community rallies in support of Forte family

Friends and family of Greg Forte, the Selbyville man who went missing more than two weeks ago in Fenwick Island, this week retained their hope and continued their prayers as state police and investigators searched for more clues.

A subject...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:40pm

Bradley indictment alleges 103 child victims

This week saw new developments in the case of Earl Bradley, and the pain that has been felt in the community in the wake of allegations of child sexual abuse by the Lewes pediatrician has only become more far-reaching.

Earlier this week,...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:37pm

Fenwick coffee shop showcases artistic talent

West 54 Café, one of the area’s breakfast and lunch hotspots, this Sunday is debuting their monthly art show, which will feature some of the area’s most respected and emerging artists. On Sunday, Feb. 28, the Fenwick Island coffee shop’s first...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:57pm

Family, friends hold out hope, offer reward for missing man

Search efforts to find a Selbyville man who went missing from a Fenwick Island condo on Feb. 9 have been scaled back, according to Delaware State Police, but friends and family remain optimistic and hopeful for his safe return. Police said 29-...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 7:09am

Matteo's saying 'hola' to Fenwick Island

Since 2000, Matteo’s Salsa Loco has been a staple for authentic Hispanic cuisine and prize-winning cocktails in Bethany Beach. But, as of this May, they’re heading south toward the border – the state border, that is – to Fenwick Island, where a...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:01am

WEATHER ALERT: Residents encouraged to prepare for more snow; 8 inches possible on Monday

The State of Emergency in Delaware was lifted at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, by Gov. Jack Markell. But even as the state works to clean up and restore services following the back-to-back snow storms of this month, another snow event is threatening....

Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 1:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Officials urge caution as motorists return to roadways

Delaware remains under a State of Emergency on Friday morning, Feb. 12, 2010. The State of Emergency has been in effect since 12 midnight, Feb. 10. The travel bans contained in the original State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jack Markell that...

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 1:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban lifted in Sussex and Kent counties as of 6 p.m.

State of Emergency remains in effect
Gov. Jack Markell has ordered the driving restrictions for Kent and Sussex counties to be lifted as of 6 p.m. tonight.  However, the State of Emergency will remain in effect for the entire state...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:38pm

Fenwick committee discusses CAC

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee heard from Harry Haon of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Center for the Inland Bays on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Haon, also a member of the Fenwick Island Environmental Committee, spoke briefly on CAC...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:56am

Serving with valor

Despite the impending blizzard, members of eight local law enforcement agencies and fire companies, and members of the public, gathered at the Bistro at Bear Trap Dunes on Friday, Feb. 5, for the 2010 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards, honoring...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Abandoned and stranded vehicles to be towed; plowing efforts being hampered

Kent and Sussex counties are still removing disabled and abandoned vehicles from roads on their secondary and local back roads, state officials reported Thursday afternoon, noting that the vehicles have been hampering efforts to clear roads and...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban and State of Emergency to remain in place Thursday

As of 9 a.m., officials announced Thursday morning, after consultation between the Governor’s Office and state and local emergency management officials, it was decided that the State of Emergency declared by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will remain...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 4:01am