Fenwick Island

Fenwick nixes bonfire limit increase

At Fenwick Island’s regular town council meeting held Friday, Oct 24, the council voted down a second reading that would have raised the number of permitted bonfires on the beach on a single day from three to six. They had approved a first...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 8:20am

If life hands you rain, plant a rain garden

What is a rain garden? How is it different than a pond? Who should plant one?

Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Center for Inland Bays, answered all these questions and more for the Fenwick Island Environmental...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:59am

Everything the beach bride needs — and a little advice

Engagement ring? Check.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming: Marlene Lennox of Lennox East Beach Bride in Fenwick Island stands with one of many styles of dresses she carries in her store.

Wedding date? Check.

Dress? Hmmm,...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:08am

Changes recommended for Fenwick addresses

Gone are the days when calling 911 for help meant explaining that you lived in Sewell Franklin’s old farmhouse. While one might still occasionally be able to get away with that, depending on who’s on duty at the call center, the massive amount of...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 9:18am

Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week, combined with the offshore force of Hurricane Kyle, caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 9:17am

New Fenwick Island sign divides council

The Fenwick Island Town Council met on Sept. 26, with a full agenda. The council approved the purchase of an electronic sign for town hall with a vote of 4-2, with Council Members Todd Smallwood and Vicki Carmean dissenting. The purchase is...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:59am

BREAKING NEWS: Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September storm, despite falling during hurricane season and...

Monday, September 29, 2008 - 4:37am

CIB board softens recommendation on landfill

The Board of Directors for the Center for Inland Bays bypassed a resolution put forth by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and instead passed a different motion, with a vote of 3-2.

The CAC approved a resolution...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:51am

Pre-construction begins on Inlet Bridge

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Carolann Wicks, state and local officials, residents and others were on hand at a Sept. 17 event to unveil the design for a new bridge over the Indian River Inlet and...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:47am

Parents find an educational blessing at Most Blessed Sacrament

Denise Curtis and her husband wanted to try something different when they moved to Delaware. Their children had attended public school in Montgomery County, Md., and although that public school system is noted as one of the best in the country...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:09am

Emergency officials urge preparation for looming storm

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center mid-week was monitoring a developing storm system off the eastern United States that threatened to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and prolonged higher-than-normal tides to the region for the next...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 8:21am

New inlet bridge plans unveiled

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, many area professionals and residents had their questions (and prayers) answered as state and local officials unveiled the new plans for the long-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:32am

Ryan’s small-business roots core to campaign

For Kay Ryan, running for representative for the state’s 38th District will be like an extension of the last seven years of her life before her retirement.

Special to the Coastal Point • John Dux
Candidates for state office, Bryon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:26am

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