Fenwick Island

Fenwick rejects more docks, boat lifts

The people spoke, and the Fenwick Island Town Council listened, voting 5-1 not to expand allowances for docks and boat lifts on the town’s canals at their Sept. 23 meeting.

The vote followed in the wake of a survey of property owners that...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick Island codifies apartment rule

Fenwick Island’s town council accepted a series of amendments to the town code Sept. 23, codifying what has been standard practice as regards the building and operation of apartments in the town’s commercial district.

The proposed...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Billboard plan dead in face of opposition

They didn’t have to bring in any extra seating, but the turnout of Fenwick Island-area residents in opposition to a billboard proposed near the town was apparently enough to influence the applicant: He signed in for the hearing before the Sussex...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick to weigh docks, boat lifts again

On Friday, Sept. 23, at 2:30 p.m., the Fenwick Island Town Council will hold a public hearing in the town hall to receive testimony on a proposed amendment to the town code, Chapter 160 — Zoning, Paragraph 6-b, regulations for docks and boat...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Beautification remains focus in Fenwick

Members of Fenwick Island’s Beautification Committee continued their efforts Monday, following up on a number of projects spearheaded by the committee and aimed at making the town even more aesthetically pleasing.

Topping the agenda for...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick council wrangles with the details

The Fenwick Island Town Council will continue to hold its informal “workshops-without-agenda” (WWA) on the second Saturday of the month, with a decision made by council members at just such a meeting Sept. 10.

Recent WWAs have conflicted...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick Island council votes to settle lawsuit

The Fenwick Island Town Council Friday, Aug. 26, voted to allow its insurance carrier, Scottsdale Insurance Company, to resolve the lawsuit brought by former police Maj. William Manning against the town and council members past and present.


Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick moves forward on makeover

As sand continues pumping into Fenwick Island’s beaches, the town’s streetscape has been chosen for a green makeover. The town council passed a motion Friday, Aug. 26, to approve the twofold Living Fence Project.

Fenwick Island will...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Moving Sand: Fenwick Island begins process of building new beach

Atlantis is risen in Fenwick Island this week, as dredging outfit Bean Stuyvesant replaces sands lost to the tides over the past 13 years.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Contracting company Bean Stuyvesant goes to work on the Fenwick...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick Island studies dwellings, signs

Like newspaper editors cleaning up wire copy, Fenwick Island’s ordinance commissioners pored over pages of town codes, tweaking and tightening.

For the ordinance committee’s Friday, Aug. 19 meeting, Chairman Harry Haon, also vice president...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick stays course with council

Municipal hall resembled law school in Fenwick Island Thursday morning, Aug. 11, as the town council listened to town attorney Tempe Steen untangle the town’s law books.

After the council reconfirmed its officers — Peter Frederick as mayor...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Shining the fashion light

Jeanne Hastings, long-time resident of South Bethany, has continued to satisfy her faithful customers’ demands for interesting and fashionable clothing and accessories at her store, Lighthouse Landing, located in Fenwick Island.

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dollar deals

For the residents of coastal Delaware, Dollar Buys makes a lot of sense. One Fenwick Island couple hopes it will make a lot of cents too.
Coastal Point • JOSH MILLER:
Bud and Mary Vorhees patrol the front counter at Dollar Buys, in...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dredging company staging in Fenwick

Fenwick Island Mayor Peter Frederick recently offered a heads-up to folks just rolling into town — the dredging company preparing to pump up Fenwick beaches was scheduled to start hauling beach replenishment gear back and forth on Bayard Street...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick gets the music in them

A guitarist, dressed modestly in a t-shirt and dungarees, stands in front of A Novel Idea, a book retailer in the Village of Fenwick shopping center, as he starts strumming familiar tunes. Shoppers and business owners quickly converge on the...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Hold on a sec

A hectic hurricane season in Florida has delayed until September the start of Fenwick Island’s beach replenishment project.

Bean Stuyvesant LLC, the Louisiana-based contractor, pledged to bring in equipment for the effort on Monday, Aug. 1...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick jumps into live music

At a special meeting Wednesday, the Fenwick Town Council approved an exception to its noise ordinance that will allow live jazz in a local commercial center.

The council had approved a similar resolution — by the same 5-2 margin — at its...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Outdoor concerts approved in Fenwick

The Fenwick Island Town Council voted 5-2 in favor of a resolution Friday to allow alfresco jazz concerts on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 25 at the Village of Fenwick.

The first of the eight performances, featuring an acoustic soft-...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

FISH meets council incumbents

Members of the Fenwick Island Town Council chatted with residents Saturday, July 23, at the annual assembly of the Fenwick Island Society of Homeowners (FISH).

FISH traditionally uses the meeting to introduce residents to that year’s...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Changes on tap for Route 54

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) has granted a “taproom” liquor license for what is slated to become Scotty’s Bayside Tavern, west of Fenwick Island on Route 54.

Commissioner John Cordrey outlined comments and concerns from...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fire guts decades-old cottage

No one was injured Monday afternoon when an electrical fire, sparked by an overturned utility pole, eviscerated a beach bungalow at the corner of Fenwick and Bunting avenues in Fenwick Island.
Special to the Coastal Point • JENNIFER LEHMAN...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick shop goes gluten-free

The Village of Fenwick — a little enclave of shops and eateries just north of the Maryland-Delaware line on Route 1 in Fenwick Island — has a new addition: To Life!
It’s a coffee shop and espresso bar.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick fishing club continues to organize

The Fenwick Island Fishing Club, still in its early stages of formation, held its second meeting Saturday, July 9.
Thus far, the club has determined its purpose: to have people join in a formal organization as a surf- and saltwater-fishing...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Mason-Dixon Line myth exposed at beach

Dave Welsh and his family visited the Fenwick Island Lighthouse during their vacation, expecting to see the historical mark of the Mason-Dixon Line – widely known as the symbolic divider between the north and south during the Civil War.

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Annual bonfire heats up Fenwick Island

The flames at the 3rd Annual Fenwick Island Town Bonfire were hot enough to scorch the hair off the arms of those toasting marshmallows.
Coastal Point • M. Patricia Titus:
The Fewick Island Town Bonfire drew a crowd of beach-goers....

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Incumbents keep Fenwick seats

There will be no town council election in Fenwick Island this year.
In the absence of Council President Peter Frederick, Council Member Harry Haon announced during the president’s report at the June 24 council meeting that only four...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick Island approves $1.4 million budget

Members of the Fenwick Island Town Council approved a $1.4 million budget for the town’s 2006 fiscal year at their meeting Friday, June 24. The 6-0 vote (Mayor Peter Frederick was absent) reflected the lengthy process that involved input from the...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick shops present unique choices

The Hastings family — John and Teresa Callahan — have searched the world over for the best in women’s fashion, silver, gold and gemstones, and their ships have been returning to port in the Village of Fenwick for the past 32 years.

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Junior lifeguard program beginning in Fenwick

Young aspiring lifeguards or even those with just an interest in lifeguarding have an opportunity to fulfill their needs and desires this summer.
Coastal Point • DAN GRAYBILL:
Fenwick Island Beach patrol Capt. Tim Ferry (with cap)...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bayside revealed

Carl M. Freeman communities welcomed a new addition to Sussex County on Sunday. Bayside’s model court opened on Route 54, several miles west of Fenwick Island, showcasing the five different home designs available and the Jack Nicklaus signature...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Storytime a success in Fenwick

Members of the Fenwick Island Parks and Recreation Committee declared the first storytime event of the summer season a rousing success.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Susie Henicle entertains children during storytime in Fenwick Island,...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

FenwickFenwick considers food, docks, and lifts

There were mixed reviews for two proposed ordinance changes in Fenwick Island at the June 24 town council meeting.

In both cases, further study and tweaking of the proposed ordinances were targeted as their futures, with a provisional...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Taste of Philly

Philly’s Finest, in the Lighthouse Cove shopping center (Route 54), offers north Delaware-south Pennsylvania cuisine, just west of the Route 1 hustle.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Brian DeLuca, Stephanie Maloney and Kevin Kelly, ready...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

New beach

Fenwick Islanders can breathe a sigh of relief.

Work on the planned beach reconstruction project for the town proceeded this week with the first in a series of pre-construction meetings set to get new sand pumping onto the beach in mid-...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick drafts $1.437 million budget

Fenwick Island Town Council and Budget Committee members met Tuesday, June 7, to make final tweaks to the town’s budget for the 2006 fiscal year. The final draft budget is scheduled to be presented to the town at the council’s June 24 meeting, in...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

BFACC members welcome secretary of state to breakfast

The Hon. Harriet Smith Windsor stopped by Warren’s Station in Fenwick Island on June 2, for breakfast and an informal chat regarding her duties as Delaware Secretary of State.

Windsor gave a little personal background. A Millsboro native,...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

The light keeper

Ed Chiasson’s place on Route 54 is just beautiful — drunk drivers have smashed into his hedgerow a time or two, but other than that, it’s green and quiet, with extensive landscaping and flower garden.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick hosts Delaware MADD reps

Delaware Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) founder Dolly Banks addressed locals gathered for the Fenwick Island Town Council meeting on May 20 – two days after the eighth anniversary of the death of her 23-year-old son, Michael.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick officials discuss renovations

As promised at the April meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council, Mayor Peter Frederick raised the issue of renovations to the town hall at a May 14 “workshop-without-agenda” (WWA).
Previously, Frederick had asked his fellow council...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick considers outdoor dining seating

Fenwick Island Town Council Member and Charter and Ordinance Review Committee (CORC) Chairman Harry Haon asked his committee members a simple question: Was there a way for the town to allow restaurateur Gabby Mancini to accomplish the business...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick restaurant offers a bite ... and view

According to Shark’s Cove owner Eddie O’Malley, the view is the easy part. This upper story restaurant, just west of the “Fenwick Ditch” (and around the block on Bennett Avenue) hosts a natural panorama on the Little Assawoman Bay, and plenty of...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Day to Remember--Fenwick restaurant celebrates Greek Easter

Things were jumping at Captain Pete’s last Sunday — it was Greek Easter and, like every year, owners Peter and Helen Charuhas made it a day to remember.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Lamb roasts at Captain Pete's on Sunday, April 30...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick makes move to expand dock allowances

Many Fenwick Island property owners who were not previously permitted to have a dock at their canal-side or lagoon-side properties may soon have that option. The Fenwick Island Town Council, at its April 22 meeting, heard a first reading of a...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick police to clamp down on alcohol

While thousands of Delaware high school students are preparing to attend proms in the coming weeks, the Fenwick Island Police Department, in partnership with the State of Delaware Office of Highway Safety, is preparing to make sure their special...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick business leaders brainstorm on future

Members of the Fenwick Island business community came together Wednesday, April 13, to discuss their vision for improving the town’s commercial area. The event was inspired by similar visioning workshops held for the town’s property owners in...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick prepares to cover its beach

With the summer only an arm’s length away, the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol Committee met April 9 to review lifeguard decorum and responsibilities, discuss plans for a July 2 community beach bonfire and set parameters for the planned junior...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick Island brainstorms on budget

The earliest stages of drafting Fenwick Island’s budget for the 2005-2006 fiscal year began Saturday, April 2, with a workshop aimed at determining the town’s overall needs. The process should be approximately 30 days in length, targeting...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick blooming with beautification projects

With spring sprung in coastal Delaware, the attention of Fenwick Island’s Beautification Committee has turned to making the town even more clean, attractive and brightly blooming. Members of the committee met Tuesday, April 5, to discuss the...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick signage talks proceed

Even Building Official Patricia Schuchman agrees it may be time for some accommodations in how Fenwick Island’s commercial signage works. But what those changes might be — and how they come about — is still in the earliest stages of discussion....

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Medians move forward in Fenwick

Fenwick Island Town Council tentatively awarded a $135,000 Route 1 median landscaping project to Greenscape Landscape at the March 18 council meeting.
Engineer Chuck Hauser of Davis, Bowen & Friedel (DBF) said he was still checking...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm