Fenwick Island

Little Red School House celebrates 20 years

It’s hard to miss the Little Red School House, complete with an antique school bell on top, on Bayard Road. The building, which blends in with the scenery and looks as if it were an actual restored school house, was, in fact, built just 20 years...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 9:57am

Popular local bread gets new local outlet

By popular demand, Old World Breads is now available at Good Earth Market in Clarksville. On Fridays and Saturdays, Steve Kogler’s Old World Breads, famously known and sought-after at the area farmers’ markets — especially for the cinnamon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:24am

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical storm leaves minimal impact on Delaware coast

Update, Sept. 6, 7:14 p.m. -- With Tropical Storm Hanna clear of the Delmarva Peninsula as late afternoon and evening arrived on Saturday, residents and visitors alike turned out by the dozens to check out the storm-tossed waves of the Atlantic...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 11:54pm

Tropical storm watch in effect; 3 to 5 inches of rain, 40 mph winds expected

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is continuing to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Hanna, which is forecast to track along the East Coast this weekend and bring gusty winds and heavy rain to Delaware. Forecasters expect...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 10:12am

Fenwick farmers’ market wraps up first year of business

Last Friday, Aug. 29, a slew of representatives and honorees spoke at the conclusion of the inaugural year of Fenwick Island’s Farmers’ Market, which started this June. Among the guests speakers were Market Master Ellen McGee, Delaware Farm...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 8:38am

Sweets with a smile

If John Delvecchio of Delvecchio’s Bakery had a slogan, “Sweets with a smile” would be it.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Delvecchio’s Bakery has been in its location on Route 54 near Fenwick Island for 11 years.

A steady...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 8:02am

Sussex County EOC monitoring tropical storms

Officials at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday that they were closely monitoring Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Hanna was expected to pass off the coast of...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 10:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware Electric Co-op issues peak alert for Wednesday, Thursday

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking all Delaware Electric Co-op members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, when its membership is expected to be using the greatest...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:06am

Bayside Chapel and Samaritan Thrift Shop a reality

“This whole thing has been one miracle after another” said the Rev. Rich Evans of the new Bayside Chapel and the Samaritan Thrift Shop near Fenwick Island. “In the past two years, this church has gone from a dream to a reality by the power of God...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 9:23am

Fenwick council approves three ordinances

The Fenwick Island Town Council met on Friday, Aug. 22, for their regular monthly meeting. At the meeting, council approved a second reading of Article 1-61-1, Permits Required, under Chapter 61-Building and Utility Construction, which inserted...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 8:44am

Freeman Foundation to wrap up Summer Series with musical finale

As summertime winds to a close, many visitors and residents in the beach communities are reflecting on the memories they made this season. Likewise, Patti Grimes, vice president of outreach and programming for the Carl M. Freeman and Joshua M....

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 8:11am

Fenwick environmentalists look at PCS

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee recently met to discuss some of their ongoing environmental interests, one being their official position on the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) proposed...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 6:07am

Brandywine Assisted Living moves into Fenwick

This week marks the grand opening of one of Sussex County’s newest assisted living programs. Brandywine Assisted Living, now operating in five states, was set to officially open its doors Thursday, Aug. 21, west of Fenwick Island. Located at the...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:27am

Freeman announces affiliation with NVHomes

The Carl M. Freeman Companies (CMF Companies) announced Tuesday, Aug. 5, that it has entered into an agreement with NVHomes to build and sell upscale residences in the CMF Companies’ Bayside community near Fenwick Island. Previously, CMF...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:44am

Chamber’s arts festival expands

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:36am

Millville fire hall to hold poker tournament

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23, at its firehouse on Route 26. Entry fee is $100, with two $25 re-buys available.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dealing begins at 7 p...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:29am

Kyle to host signing for new Fenwick history

Though not truly an island, Fenwick Island is considered by most to fit the stereotype, with its history of swashbuckling pirates anchored offshore, fierce storms pounding the coastline and treasures rumored to be buried beneath its sands.


Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:27am

Grasshoppers invade the beaches

What in the world?

Coastal Point • US FISH & Wildlife
Not one of the local offenders, but you get the picture.
Was it an omen? An Egyptian plague? Or just one of those things that no one can really explain?


Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 6:54am

Jammin' Jon's spices up the shore

There’s a new ’que in town – but as customers can tell you, this isn’t your typical backyard barbecue. Jon Yanek has a strong passion for the Caribbean islands, and a knack for great food, and he’s found a way to merge them into what’s sure to be...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 6:33am

Fenwick medical complex nears ground-breaking

The Fenwick Medical Complex plans to break ground in September, after not quite four years of planning, including re-zoning, water and sewer development and other preliminary measures.

Coastal Point:
The future site of the...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 5:06am

Beef and Beer to benefit FIBP

Over the past several years, the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol (FIBP) has stood above and beyond other programs in the region and the country. Beachgoers, including vacationers and locals alike, have recognized the dedication and caliber that the...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 2:25pm

Fenwick charter change approves by legislators

The General Assembly, as part of the slew of business conducted at the end of 2008 legislative session, has enacted House Bill 402, which changed the charter of the Town of Fenwick Island. The bill amended Section 6, Elections; Section 7,...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 8:52am

Taking a gamble

Many people take their lives for granted. Few understand just how good they have it until they that life is under threat. But, by then, it is usually too late. However, for West Fenwick Island resident Ann Kerns Bowley and her family, each day is...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 6:51am

Fenwick Island environmental group hears from Delmarva Power

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee met on Wednesday, July 9. Electricity and ways to save both energy and money were on the agenda as the group listened to a presentation from Jim Smith of Delmarva Power.

Smith, who has local ties...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 6:49am

Everybody loves a (boat) parade!

The third annual Fenwick Island Boat Parade will be held Saturday, July 19, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Coastal Point • Submitted
Fun is the main priority in the annual Fenwick Island Boat Parade.

Fashioned after an evening in...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 5:55am

Body found floating near Harpoon Hanna’s

The Delaware State Police and Ocean City, Md., police are investigating a death of a black man whose body was found floating in a canal located near Harpoon Hanna’s on Route 54 near Fenwick Island. Police said patrons of Harpoon Hanna’s called...

Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 4:35am

Bids opened in Indian River Inlet Bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:45pm

There's a whole new crane in town

Diversify. Diversify. Diversify. As any investor will say, that’s the key to success. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket and don’t have just one basket. For Ken Lloyd of Ken Lloyd Builders, his new basket is a crane.

Coastal Point...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:50pm

CurveSmart — A digital personal trainer at your fingertips

CurveSmart, the revolutionary technology five years in the making, is available at two local Curves studios, in Ocean View and on Route 54 in Williamsville Country Village.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
A group of ladies takes...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Police imposter robs motorist

Troopers seek information on suspect

The Delaware State Police mid-week were investigating a robbery that occurred Monday, June 30, about10:15 p.m., after a person imposing as a police officer allegedly stopped a motorist and took their...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 8:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Bids opened in inlet bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 3:22am

One step closer to offshore wind power

It had become somewhat doubtful over the past year that Delaware would ever have an offshore wind farm. But, in a compromise reached this week, it appears the wind park could be built about 12 miles off the coast of Rehoboth Beach by 2012.


Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 7:18am

Fenwick approves ambulance ordinance

The Fenwick Island Town Council had a full plate at their council meeting on Friday, June 20. Topping the agenda was a motion to accept the ambulance sponsor’s agreement between the so-called “Big Four” and the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 7:15am

Dirickson Creek fish kill linked to weather

Though some local residents are concerned about potentially toxic organisms in the water, last week’s hot, sunny weather is considered a likely culprit in the fish kill that left approximately 30,000 juvenile Atlantic menhaden dead in Dirickson...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 6:55am

Too much green in the yard and less in the wallet

Late spring and early summer thunderstorms have brought a bevy of rain to the area, causing lawns to explode with growth and grass to grow well higher than a grasshopper’s eye. For some area property owners, that has meant extra time spent mowing...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:37am

Fenwick to support winning beach patrol at annual bonfire

The sixth annual Fenwick Island Bonfire will light up the night on Saturday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. and go until 10:30 p.m. The rain date for the event is July 6.

Coastal Point • File Photo
Children enjoy the bonfire on the beach...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:35am

BREAKING NEWS: Delmarva Power reaches agreement for offshore wind energy

The winds of change may soon be sweeping through Delaware with renewed force.

On Monday, June 23, the powers behind the offshore wind farm - Delmarva Power and Babcock & Brown - announced they had reached an agreement.


Monday, June 23, 2008 - 10:03am

Water on tap in Fenwick Island

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee heard from representatives from Artesian Water Company at their monthly meeting on June 9, learning about how water gets “from the aquifer to your home.”

Artesian Water serves 250,000 customers,...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:04am

Food is cheap--and grown with heart--at East View Farm

For less than what you would pay at the grocery store or a commercial produce stand, people can buy fresh vegetables at East View Farm on Bayard Road almost year-round.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Alyssa Ziff, above left, tends...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:52am

All aboard the Smile Train

Like many people armed with the right attitude and plenty of determination, Brandon and Kerry Case, owners of Antique Prints in Ocean View, turned something unexpected into an opportunity.

Coastal Point • Submitted
Max Case sits...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:28am

Fenwick Island sells trash trucks, nets $48k

Fenwick Island is $48,000 richer, thanks to the recent sale of their town-owned trash trucks. Town manager Tony Carson reported at the Town Council’s May 23 meeting that, with the help of Police Chief William Boyden and his knowledge of eBay, the...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 10:59am

Hip AHA offers beach-based boot camp

HipAHA, Fenwick Island Boot Camp, is gearing up for its second season, with a June retreat fast approaching.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Megan Bren, Kim Flynn, Janet Twining and HipAHA owner Lori Martin during the boot camp...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 7:18am

Lighthouse-loving artist breaks the mold

Although new to the Delaware/Maryland coastal art scene, Dee Granger is no stranger to beach life, and no stranger to art.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Dee Granger melts pewter down for a piece she was working on. Granger will...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:45am

High Stakes raises the bar in Fenwick Island

For the past four years, Brian DeLuca has captured the essence of Philadelphia’s eats and has been supplying the shore with thousands of cheesesteaks and subs with Philly’s Finest. This past weekend, he introduced his latest establishment, High...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:34am

High-tech grocery service gives ‘Express Lane’ a whole new meaning

I stopped in at the new Harris Teeter grocery store on Route 54 a few weeks ago, for the first time, and picked up a few things on the way home. I was pleased with what I saw and returned to do my regular grocery shopping the following week. I...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:33am

Water -- all types-- high on Fenwick agenda

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee met on Wednesday, May 14 to discuss water, water and more water.

The group will continue with their plan to have a speaker come and talk important environmental issues. Last month, a...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:08am

Coast weathers severe nor'easter

Life began to return to normal in coastal Delaware on Wednesday, as flood waters from this week’s late-season nor’easter finally began to recede and damage assessment turned into recovery. The sounds of chain saws, pumps and rakes were common...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 8:45am

Fenwick Islanders ready to spruce up shore after storm

Despite this week’s nor’easter — or perhaps all the better for it — the annual Fenwick Island Beach Clean-up will be held this Saturday, May 17, at 9 a.m., starting at Dagsboro Street.

The town’s Beach Committee sponsors the event each...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 8:06am

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS: Storm causes flooding, damage, road closures, boat beaching

Photos from the May 12-13 storm are shown in slideshow format below, with newer photos toward the end. All photos are copyright © Coastal Point, LLC, and may not be used without express permission of the Coastal Point.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Inlet Bridge, Route 1 reopen

The Delaware State Police and Department of Transportation reopened Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Fred Hudson Road/Road 360 north of Bethany Beach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge late Tuesday afternoon, following a detailed inspection of the...

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 9:17am